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Publication numberUS1059192 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 15, 1913
Filing dateJan 30, 1912
Priority dateJan 30, 1912
Publication numberUS 1059192 A, US 1059192A, US-A-1059192, US1059192 A, US1059192A
InventorsRobert Wm Mills
Original AssigneeRobert Wm Mills
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that 1, ROBERT citizen of theUnited States, residin at Chicago, in the county of Cook and tate of Illinois, have inventeda new and useful Drum-Stand, of which the following is a WQMm, a

This invention relates to drum stands and oneof its objects is to provide a structure of this type which can be quickly collapsed into a small' bundle and which, when set up forusejoonstitutes a rigid support for a drum.

A further object is to' rovide a stand of this type which can be a justed for-holding drums of difierent sizes and which, furthermore, can be quickly adjusted to support the drum at any desired elevation. and at any predetermined angle.

With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it beingunderstood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed can be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention.

In the accom anying drawings, the preferred form of die invention has been shown.

In said drawings :-Figure 1 is a side elevation of-thedrum stand, the parts being .shown adjusted to operative positions. Fig.

2 is a vertical longitudinal section through thestand. FigJ'3 is a perspective view of the head of the stand as viewed from above. Fig. t is a perspective view of the adjustable drum engaging element.

Referring to the figures by characters of reference 1 designates a tu ular standard having a collar 2 at its lower end from which ears 3 radiate, there being braces 4 pivotally connected to these ears. The outer ends of the braces are pivotally attached, as at 5, to legs 6 at points between the ends of the legs, the upper ends of these legs being pivotally connected to ears 7 radiating from a sleeve 8. Said sleeve is mounted to slide along the tubular standard 1 and is split,

the outwardly extending terminals 9 of the sleeve being engaged by a clamping screw 10, whereby the said sleeve can beclamped upon the standard so as to hold the legs 6 in any desired positions relative to the standard.

v Specification of Letters Patent. Application fled January 80, 1912, Serial No. 674,850.-

Patented Apr. 15,1913.

' When the stand is in-use the sleeve 8 is preferably located close to the collar 2 and the braces 4 and legs 6 thus converge downwardly, the braces serving to prevent the legs fromswin 'ng relativeto the standard.

-When it is deslred to fold the legs against the standard,,sleeve 8 is moved upwardly along said standard and thus causes the legs 6 to pull upwardly on the outer ends of the braces 4 and to swing said braces upwardly and inwardly against the standard. The legs also assume positions substantially parallel 'with the braces and with the stan ard. The position of one of the legs and its braces when folded has been indicated by dotted lines in Fig. 2.

The upper end of the standard l is split,

as indicated at '11 in Fig. 2 and surrounded by a split collar 12th'e outstanding terminals 13 of which are engaged by a clamping screw 14. A rod 15 is slidably mounted within the standard 1, this rod constituting anextension of the standard and being adapted to be held in any desired position relative to the tubular member 1 of the standard by tightening the screw 14 and thus contracting the up r or split end of the tubular standard 1 a out the rod 15.

The upper end of rod 15 is provided with a head 16 straddled by a, yoke 17 which is pivotally connected to the head. The intermediate portion of the yoke is riveted or otherwise secured to the lower end portion of the main strip 18 of the head of the stand.

Said strip has alining upper and lower 1011-.

gitudinal slots 19 and 20 respectively formed therein, the lower slot 20 being slidably engaged by a clamping screw 21. This screw extends through a slide 22 and is engaged by a wing nut 23 or the like whereby the screw can be tightened so as to clamp the slide 22 upon the lower face of the strip 18 and thus hold the slide against movement. A brace 24 is pivot-ally connected at one end tothe slide 22 and at its other endto the head'16 on rod 15. The side edges of the slide 22 are preferably upturned so as to engage the side edges of the strip 18, as shown at'25 in Figs.

1 and 3.

A stud 26 is slidably mounted within the slot 20 and has a head at its lower end for preventing the stud from being raised out of the slot. This stud extends downwardly from the pivotally connected ends of lihks 27 and said links are pivotally attached, as

at 28, to arms 29 pivotally connected as at 30, to one end portion of the strip 18. The other ends of the arms 29 are provided with upstanding jaws 31 preferably arranged at right angles thereto. The lin s 27 and arms 29 are so proportioned that when stud 26 is moved against one end wall of slot 20, the links 27 will hold arms 29 at an angle of about 120 degrees relative to the strip 18. By swinging the arms 29 in the direction indicated by the arrows inFig. 3, however, said arms can be brought to positions along the sides of strip 18, the stud 26, during this movement, traveling along the slot 20 toward the far end thereof.

/ Slot 19 within strip 18 has a clamping screw 32 mounted to slide therein, said screw being engaged by a wing nut 33 or the like. Screw 32 extends through a slide 34 the side edges of which are turned downwardly so as toengage the side edges of the strip 18. These downturned edges have been indicated at 35 in Fig. 4 and constitute means for preventing the slide from turning about the screw 32 as an axis. Ears 36 are formed at one end of slide 34 and a plate 37 is pivotally connected to these cars and has a longitudinal slot 38. Plate 37 is; straddled by a slide 39 having guide flanges 40 along its side edges which engage the sides of the plate 37. Slide 39 has a jaw 41 extending from its free end. A clamping screw 42 extends through the slide 39 and is slidably mounted within the slot 38, said screw being engaged by a wing nut 43 or the like whereby slide 39 ,can'be fastened in any position to which it may be adjusted relative to the plate 37.

It is to be understood that when the drum stand is not in use the legs 6 can be folded upwardly and inwardly a ainstthe-standard as hereinbefore descri d, the arms 29 can be swung into positions parallel with the sides of strip 18, and the plate 37 and the parts connected thereto can be swung downwardly onto the strip 18. Also, by

loosening the screw 21, said screw can be By providing a slide 34 which is adjustably mounted, the jaw 41 can be adjusted so as to engage drums of different sizes.

In using the stand a drum is placed on" the strip 18 so that its lower hoop will bear against the jaws 31. Slide 34 is then adjusted toward the drumso as to fit closeliy thereagainst after which the slide 39 is a otally connecte justed longitudinally relative to the plate 37 so as to bring its jaw 41 tightly into engagement with the upper edge of the lower hoop of the drum. Slide 39 is then secured by means of the screw '42 and the drum will thus be held firmly in position. 'It is apparent that the drum can be adjusted to different angles-relative to the horizontal by releasing slide 22 and then tilting the strip 18 until the desired angle has been obtained after which said slide can be again secured so as to hold strip 18 against further .movement relative to the standard.

While two alining slots 19 and 20 have been shown and described, it is to be understood that in lieu thereof, a single slot may be formed inv the strip 18, said s 0t receiving both the clamping screw 21 and the screw 32.

What is claimed is 1. A drum stand including a sup orting structure, a strip pivotally connected thereto and foldable downwardly thereagainst, normally diverging arms pivotally connected, at one end, to one end portion of the strip, drum engaging jaws upon the arms, said arms being foldable onto the strip, links pivotally connected to each other at one end and adjustably connected at said end to the strip the other ends of the links being pivotally connected to the arms, said links being shiftable toward the arms to extend them to active position and being shiftable away from the arms to fold them onto the strip, and a drum engaging jaw adjustably connected to the'strip.

2. A drum stand including a supporting structure, a strip pivotally connecte thereto and adapted to fold downwardly thereagainst, jaw carrying arms pivotally connected, at one end, to one end of the strip and normally diverging awa from the strip, links pivotally connecte at one end to each other and a-djustably connected at said end to the strip, said-links being pivotally connected at their other'ends to the arms and being shiftable toward the arms to move them to active positions and being movable away from the arms to swing them into position upon the strip, a slide adjustably mounted on the strip, a plate hingedly connected thereto, and a aw adjustably' connectedto' the plate.

3. A drum, stand including a supporting structure, a londgitudinally slotted strip ivthereto and adapted to old downwardly thereagainst, normally diverging jaw carrying arms pivotally connected at one end to one end portion of the strip, pivotally connected links adjustably connected to the strip, and pivotally connected to the respective arms and being shiftable toward the arms to move them to active position and movableaway from the arms to bring them into folded position upon the slotted strip, a brace pivotally connected to 18v the supporting structure, a slide engaging asmy own, I have hereto aflixedfmy signathe shieldportlilonbof the strip anal pliwliotally ture m'the presence of two witnesses. connec to t e race, a secon si e 1141- 'justably connected to the slotted strip, a ROBERT M 5 plate hingedly connected thereto, and a jaw Witnesses: p

adjustably connected to the plate. F. B. L cK,

In testimony that I claim the foregoing L. A. MAIERHOFER/

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U.S. Classification84/421, 248/171, 248/177.1
Cooperative ClassificationG10D13/026