US 1086179 A
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B.AHUNSAKBR. MUSIC RACK.
APPLICATION FILED MAY 26, 1913.
1,086,179. Patented Feb. 3, 1914.
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ELMER A.' HUNsAKER, 0F LINDSAY, CALIFORNIA,
T all whom it may concern Be it known that I, ELMERA. HUNSAKER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Lindsay, in the county of Tulare and State of California, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Music-Racks, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in music racks and more particularly to an adjustable music rack whereby the music may be held at any desired angle according to the position of the instrument, the object of the invention being to provide a music holder which is readily applicable to the body of an instrument so that the same may be supported in position to hold the music where it can be readily seen by the player.
Another object of the invention is to provide a music holder of the above character which will possess advantages in points of eiliciency and durability, is inexpensive ofV manufacture and at the same time is simple in construction and operation.
lVith the above and other objects in view, this invent-ion consists in the novel features of construction and the combination and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter more fully described, pointed out in the claim and shown in the accompanying drawings, in Which- Figure l is a top plan view illustrating the application of my improved music rack; F ig. 2 is a side elevation; Fig. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view taken through the movable clamping member; Fig. 4 is a transverse sectional view talten through o e of the joints which connect the various paiits.
Referring more particularly to the drawings, 1 indicates the body or sup orting plate, the ends of which are cur ed, as
shown at 2, and disposed at right angles to the body portion. Secured to eachjof the angularly disposed ends are the clamping members 3 and 3. The clamping member 3 is rigidly secured to one end of the body while the clamping member 3 is adjustably secured by means of the screw bolt 4, said screw bolt being threaded within one end of the body and having its inner end loosely engaged with thc body 5 of the clamping member 3. A head G is formed upon the outer end of the screw bolt It whereby the same may be readily manipulated to securely Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed May 26A, 1913.
4them from deadenin Patented Feb. 3, 1914. Serial No. 769,975.
clamp themembers 3 and 3 of the guitar.
Pivotall secured, as shown at 7, to the body mem er l is a brace arm 8, the outer ends of. which are provided with the cork cngagingmembers 9 which are adapted to engage against the side of the instrument to against the body .hold the clamping body more firmly to the instrument, the cork carried by the clarnping members 9 and 3 and 3 will prevent the sound of the instrument. A connectm arm 10 is provided, the outer end of whic is formed with a pivot connection, as shown at l1;` and which comprises the two oppositely disposed memshown at 18, to the outerend of one of the arms 16. Pivotally secured to the outer ends of the arms 17 arev the resilient retaining members 19, the outer ends of which are curved and bent uponthemselves to form the spring clasp member 20, beneath which the music is adapted to be engaged to support the same before the player.
It will be vreadily -,apparent that` the various connecting joints are provided 'with the coil springs 15 so as to frictionally hold the various parts of the device in their adr.
justed positionand prevent their swingingA until force is applied thereto. Fl'om thls it will be apparent that the device isoextremely l simple in construction land can be quickly and readily applied to the body of .the 1nstrument so as to support the music 1n such position where it can be easily seen by the i player.
It will also be apparentthat the device can be manufactured at a comparatively low cost.
While I have shown and described the preferred form of my invention, it will be obvious that various changes in the details of construction and in the roportions may be resorted to forsuccessu ly carrying my invention into practice without sacri cing any of the novel features or departing from the scope of the appended claim.
What I claim is A device of the class described including a body member, clamping members carried by each end of the body, and adapted to engage an instrument, a brace member pivotaliy secured to the intermediate portion of the body md adapted to engage the side of an instru nent, cork engaging members secured to the uter ends of the brace member, a connectixg member pivotally secured to the outer fad of the body member, intermediate arms ivotally secured to the connecting member, (rirved supporting,` arms pivotally Connected :,f, their inner ends to the outer end of one of the intermediate arms and clasp members pivotaiiy secured to the oit-'Ver ends of the supporting arms, a joint between the connecting member and the intermediate arms Comprising oppositely disposed cup-shaped l members, a rivet eonnetlzling` said `members and a coil spring arranged between the memf bers to trictionalbs7 engage the same and prevent rotation thereof until' force is applied. 2 In testimony whereof hereunto aiTiX my signatlu'e in the presence of two witnesses.
ELMER A. HUNSAKER.