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Publication numberUS1401859 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 27, 1921
Filing dateSep 4, 1920
Priority dateSep 4, 1920
Publication numberUS 1401859 A, US 1401859A, US-A-1401859, US1401859 A, US1401859A
InventorsBailey Charles A
Original AssigneeBailey Charles A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Vibrating shell
US 1401859 A
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C. A; BAILEY. VIBRAHNG SHELL. APPLICATION FILED SEPT- 4, 1920.

1,401,859. Patented Dec. 27, 1921.

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Be it known that L CHARLES A. BAILEY, a citizen of the United States,and a resi-' dent of Cromwell, in the countyoi Middlesex and State ofConnecticut, new and Improved Vibrating Shells, ot which the following is specification.

.My inventionrelates to the class of de vices employed to produce sound, more es .pecially as a source of amusement, and an objeet of my invention, among others, is to provide a device of this class that shall be extremely simplein construction and-that shall produce a more or less pleasing sound and one that can be made at a minn'num er;-

Forms of devices embodying my invention and in the construction and use of which.

the ob'ects herein set out as well as others may be attained, areillustrated in the 'ac- 1 companying drawings, in wh1ch--.

Fig. 4 is a perspective View of a little different form of sounding device embodying my invention. Fig. 5 is a perspective view of still another form, with parts brokenraway to show construction.

My improved vibrating shell embodies a structure that is formed from a single piece of sheet metal with sides bent up into a more or less U-shape, and with ends and a front edge bent inwardly toward each other from the sides, in the form of the device illustrated in Figs. 1 to 3 the numeral 7indicating the back of my improved vibrating shell that is preferably narrow, as compared with the sides 8, which sides are bent'at sub L l produce more or less musical sounds openings 13 and 1e are-formed inthe back and side respectively with slots 15-16 extending from said openings, the former into, cr s have invented p I Specification of Letjte'rslatent; Patgnted 27, 1921.

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meteor 17 formed betweenthe ends'ofthe back? and the ends 9, and the latterexte'ndmg into islets 18"forined between the'il'iturned ends and the'fsides, as shown in .a bulbous enlargement 20niay be formed on one or both sides for the same purpose.

Tongues 21 may also be formed at the edges of the flanges 10' projecting inwardly into the spacewithin the shell for the purpose of partially obstructing the movements of a striker 22 of any desired shapeloosely lenclosed within the case. A handle 23 may be attached to the shell inanydesired mani- "nor as a means for shaking'it to produce sounds therefrom.

The" deviceillustrate'd in Figitis'much. the same as that gust described except as toshape, the devioe 'of Figf lbeing'somewhat cubical in form but "having the back 24:, 1

sides 25, inturned ends 26 and inturned front edge 27 and also havlng holes and slots as hereinabove set forth,

In the form of the deviceillustrated in Fig. 5 the shell itself embodies a handle 28 extending from a shell body 29, the whole being of more or less Ushape' as described with respect to the other devices, this structure having bent-up sides, inturned ends and inturned front edge with the slots between the back, sides, ends and iront edge as hereinbefore described. In thls latter- It'orm of the device the striker 31 is mounted -metal of substantially U-shape in cross section, with upturned sides inturned ends, and

a flanged front edge forming an angularly,

shaped structure in all directions, and a striker loosely inclosed within the shell.

2. A sound producing device comprislng ashell formed from a single piece of sheet metal of substantially U-shape, with upturned sides, inturned ends, and a flanged front edge forming an angularly shaped structure in all directions, with slots be tween the back and the sides, and a striker loosely inclosed within the shell.

- 8. A sound producing device comprising a shell formed from a single piece of sheet metal of substantially U-shape, with upturned sides, inturned ends, and a flanged front edge forming an .angularly shaped structure in all directions, with slotsbetween the back and ends, and a striker loesely'inclosed within the shell. 7

4. A sound producing device comprising a shell formed froma single pieceofsheet metal of substantially U-shape, with upturned sides, .i nturned ends, and a flanged front edge forming an angularly shaped structure in all directions, ,with slots between the ends and sides, and astriker loosely in closed within the shell.

5.'A sound producing device comprising a shell formed from a single piece of sheet metal t substantially U-shape, with. upturned sides, inturned ends, and a flanged front edge forming an angularly shaped structure in all directions, and with openings and with slots extending from the openings into slots in the bounding walls of the shell, and a striker loosely inclosed within the shell. I

6. A sound producing device comprising a shell formed from va'single piece of sheet metal of substantially U-shape, with upa shell formed from a single piece of sheet metal of substantially U-shape in cross section, with upturned sides, inturned ends, and a flanged front edge forming an angularly shaped structure in all directions, with a space between the edges of the ends andbetween the flanges ofthe front edge,

and a striker loosely inclosed within the shell.

8. A sound producing device-comprising.

a shell formed from a single piece of sheet metal and including a back, sides extending at an angle to the back from opposlte edges there-of, ends extending at an angle to and angle to the piece which supports them, said sides and ends forming four sides of the shell, and flanges bent at an angle to and integral with the members of one of said sets and comprising the remaining wall of said shell. i

CHARLES A. BAILEY.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification446/419
International ClassificationA63H5/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63H5/00
European ClassificationA63H5/00