Musical base for desk top articles
Sound-generating containment structure
Structure of a musical picture frame Patent #: 5271173
ApplicationNo. 728562 filed on 10/10/1996
US Classes:84/95.2, Combined84/94.2, Combined84/602, Digital memory circuit (e.g., RAM, ROM, etc.)446/265, Sounding446/404With means facilitating combination with diverse art device
ExaminersPrimary: Spyrou, Cassandra
International ClassG10F 001/06
AbstractA rotating musical serving plate (10) with a serving plate (12) removably attached thereto. A support (14) has a base (14A) which is securely attached to a lower distal end of a pedestal (14B). The upper distal end of the pedestal (14B) is securely attached to a bearing ring (14C) having a plurality of bearing retainers (14CA) functioning to rotatably restrain a plurality of bearings (14CB). A drive (16) has plurality of mounting lugs (16AA) securely attached around an outside lower distal portion of a perimeter of a drive housing (16A). The drive (16) is securely attached to the base (14A) by a plurality of mounting lugs (16AA) by a fastener. An upper distal end of the drive housing (16A) is securely attached to a drive cover (16B). The drive cover (16B) at a central portion is securely attached to a drive spindle bearing (16D). The serving plate spindle socket (12AA) cooperates with a drive fluted adapter (16E) to securely removably attach the serving plate spindle socket (12AA) thereto. An audio device (18) has the case (18A) which is securely attached to the base (14A) by a fastener. The case (18A) has an ON/OFF switch (18B) which function to control the audio device (18). The case (18A) further has a speaker (18C) which functions to transmit acoustical energy, the audio device (18) functions to emit speech, music and other sounds appropriate to the product displayed on the serving plate (12).