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Publication numberUS1184561 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 23, 1916
Filing dateApr 3, 1915
Priority dateApr 3, 1915
Publication numberUS 1184561 A, US 1184561A, US-A-1184561, US1184561 A, US1184561A
InventorsAntonio Napoletano
Original AssigneeAntonio Napoletano
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Plectrum for musical instruments.
US 1184561 A
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Specification Letters L'itt i ntentcd May 23, illiiifi.

Application filed .ilgn'il 3, 1915. Serial 337e, 19,374.

To (ZZZ 207mm z'zfmo r concern Be it known that I, An'ronio .lflaroignmno, a citizen of Italy, residing at ilfiilltown, in the county of Middlesex and State of New Jersey, have invented new and Useful linprovcments in Ploctrafor Musical instruments, of which the following is a specification.

This intention relates to glectra for musical instruments and more particularly to mandolin picks.

The principal object of the invention is to provide a simple and ellicient holder for picks which Will give a line grip and permit the proper tremolo action.

it is a, further object of the invention to provide device of this character which is flexible, in which the pick is remorably held so as to be conveniently replaced when Worn or broken and in which the same grip is obtained as with the ordinary form oi? shell pick.

Further objects of the invention. will appear as the following description i 5 read in connection with the accompanying drawings, and in whichz-- Figure 1 is a perspective View. is an enlarged sectional View.

In the specific embodiment of the invention as illustrated herein, I employ a holder 1 of the outline shown or any other suitable outline, said holder being constructed of rubber or other similar flexible and resilient material provided with a longitudinal channel 2 and a through aperture 3 poses the pick in the center oi the holder ll, shown, and "prov for the entrance of the flesh of the thereby increasing the grip obtained. 'l he channel 2 extends from the forward end of the body and to a point in the the aperture and on opposite sides thereof. The pick which may be constructed of any suitable material such as horn, shell, celluloid a rmess ii n e rs,

forced into the channel against the resiliency of the rubber and is, therefore, hold -within the channel by frictional cngne'einent of the Walls thereof upon the faces and edges of the pick.

With a device of this character picks may be made considerably smaller than usual and may be readily replaced when broken or Worn. At the same time the holder produces a. covering which has great frictional qualities and which provides for a firm grip upon the pick whic i is impossible with the smooth shell, celluloid or horn picks how in present use. r

llk'hat is claimed is:-

l. in com nation with an ovoid Zithcr av one piece resilient holder provided with a through opening and a channel, th Walls of which inrlosothe edge of the larger or the like end of said pick.

comlnnation with an ovoid zither pick, a one piece resilient holder provided with a. longitudinally extending channel, the Walls of which resiliently grip the edge in? the larger end of the nick. and iurthcr provided with a pair of openings each communicatino' with said recess and the exterior of the holder.

3.. in combination with an ovoid Zither pick, a one piece resilient holder provided wit. it longituilinally extending channel, iii: of which resiliently grip the edge lfil fil' end of the pick and further ith a pair of openings. each coin with said recess and the exterior '2 holder. ch of said openings lying .llel to oi" we of said pick.

testimony whereof l allix my signature in presence of two Witnesses.


Mani HEADLEY, Ammnoo R. llossi.

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U.S. Classification84/322
Cooperative ClassificationG10D3/163