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Publication numberUS1209750 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 26, 1916
Filing dateApr 6, 1915
Priority dateApr 6, 1915
Publication numberUS 1209750 A, US 1209750A, US-A-1209750, US1209750 A, US1209750A
InventorsHarry J O'leary
Original AssigneeHarry J O'leary
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Music-rack attachment for slide-trombones and like instruments.
US 1209750 A
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H. J. OLEARY.

MUSIC RACK ATTACHMENT FOR SLIDE TROMBONES AND LIKE INSTRUMENTS- APPLICATION FILED APR. 6. I9l5- am zY 3 W w 3L 1% m P H J 7, 9 MW m m 1 c D. N m m m. V m r M m w s m m R n a u s m TINTTED %TATE% FATE HARRY J. OLEARY, OF INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA.

MUSIC-RACK ATTAQI-IMENT FOR SLIDE-TROMBONES AND LIKE INSTRUMENTS.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dec. 26, Hide.

Application filed April 6, 1915. Serial No. 19,583.

proper position when playing the instrument and folded against the instrument so as to assume a substantially vertical posi tion when the musician is carrying the instrument at his side.

Further objects of the invention are to provide a device of this character whichis simple and inexpensive in its construction, which can be easily and quicklyapplied to the instrument or removed therefrom, which can be easily and quickly adjusted to hold the music at the desired distance from the eyes, which provides a sufficiently rigid construction to hold the music securely while marching and which can be very compactly folded when not in use so as to be readily carried in the pocket or instrument case.

With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in certain novel combinations and arrangements of the parts as will more fully appear as the description proceeds, the novel features thereof being pointed out in the appended claims.

For a full understanding of the invention, reference is to be had to the following description and accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 is a side elevation of a music rack constructed in accordance with the invention, showing the same as distended and in the position assumed when in use, the position of the rack when folded against the instrument being indicated by dotted lines. Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the music rack in a folded position. Fig. 3 is a side elevation of a slide trombone of conventional construction showing the manner of applying the music rack attachment thereto. Fig. 4; is a transverse sectional view taken on the line 44: of Fig. 1. Fig. 5

is a transverse sectional view taken on the line.55 of Fig. 1.

Corresponding and like parts are referred to in the following description and indi, cated in all the views of the drawings by the same reference characters.

For the purpose of illustration the invention has been shown as applied to a slide trombone A of the conventional construction, although it will be understood that the music rack can be employed with equal facility in connection with various other musical instruments of a similar character.

Specifically describing the present embodiment of the invention, the numeral 1 designates a clamp which is adapted to be removably fitted upon or applied to the trombone A at a point adjacent the mouth piece thereof. The clamp may be of any suitable construction, although in the present instance it is shown as in the form of a split ring which is provided with a clamp ing screw 2. Rigidly secured to one side of the clamp 1 and projecting therefrom so as to extend longitudinally along the instrument is a tubular stock 3. A rod l telescopes within the tubular stock 3 and is also mounted to have a rotary movement therein. Suitable clamping means is provided for locking the rod against either a rotary or telescoping movement within the stock 3 when the device is in use, said clamping means being shown in the present instance as being in the form of a split collar 5 which is applied to the end of the tubular stock 3 and is provided with a clamping screw 6.

The extremity of the rod 4 is bifurcated,

as indicated at 7, and has one end of a curved arm or elbow 8 pivotally mounted therein. a clamping screw 9 being provided to lock the elbow against pivotal movement when the device is in use. The pivot end. of the elbow 8 is provided with a stop shoulder 8" which engages the base of the bifurcation 7 to limit the swinging movement of the elbow in one direction when the arm of the elbow reaches a position in alinement with the rod 4. The opposite arm of the elbow 8 is provided with a music holder of the conventional construction, including a back frame 10 and a spring clamping arm 11.

In Fig. 1 the device is shown as extended and in the position assumed when in use.

The rod 4: is rotated within the tubular stock 3 so that the clamping sleeve 1 and music clamp project laterally in opposite directions from the opposite ends of the device, the elbow 8 being swung outwardly until the shoulder 8 thereof engages the base of the bifurcation 7 and the pivot arm of the elbow is in substantial alinement with the rod 4:. The rod 4 can be telescoped within the tubular stock 3 and the device thus adjusted so as to hold the music at the desired distance from the eyes of the musician. When carrying the instrument at the side, as when marching, the elbow 8 would be swung upwardly so as to bring the music in a substantially vertical position against the side of the instrument, thereby preventing all danger of loss of the music. When the device is not in use, it can be very compactly folded so as to be readily carried in the pocket of the uniform or in the instrument case. The rod 4 is then completely telescoped within the tubular stock 3 and rotated therein to bring the music clamp on the same side of the rack as the clamping collar 1. The elbow S is swung inwardly until the music clamp engages the tubular stock 3, as indicated by Fig. 2, thereby providing a very compact article which occupies but little space and can be conveniently carried in the pocket or instrument case with out difliculty or annoyance.

Having thus described the invention, what- I claim as new anddesire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. A music rack attachment for slide trombones and like instruments, including a also adapted to have a rotary movement therein, means for locking the rod in an adjusted position within the stock, an elbow having one arm thereof pivotally connected to the projecting end of the rod, a music holder applied to theopposite arm of the elbow, and means for locking the elbow against swinging movement, the music holder being adapted to be folded toward the rod and the rod being adapted to be telescoped within the tubular stock and rotated therein to bring the music holder on the same side thereof as the instrument engaging clamp.

2. A music rack attachment for slide trombones and like instruments, including a tubular stock mounted to extend longitudinally of the instrument, an instrument engaging clamp applied to one end of the tubular stock and projecting laterally therefrom, a clamping sleeve at the opposite end of the tubular stock, a rod telescopically mounted within the tubular stock and projecting through the clamping sleeve, said rod being also susceptible of a rotary movement, an elbow having one arm thereof pivotally connected to the projecting end of the rod, a music holder carried by the opposite arm of the elbow, stop means for limiting the swinging movement of the elbow when the pivot arm thereof is moved into alinement with the rod, and means for locking the elbow against swinging movement, the music holder being adapted to fold toward the rod and the rod being adapted to be telescoped within the tubular stock and rotated therein to bring the music holder on the same side thereof as'the instrument engaging clamp.

In'testimony whereof I afiix my signature in presence of two witnesses;

HARRY J. OLEARY.

Witnesses:

J ACOB FULTZ, HENRY HOLT.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents Washington, D. G.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/443
Cooperative ClassificationA47B23/004