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Publication numberUS1465675 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 21, 1923
Filing dateNov 28, 1918
Publication numberUS 1465675 A, US 1465675A, US-A-1465675, US1465675 A, US1465675A
InventorsMichael J. Mcintyre
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Musical toy ob insteument
US 1465675 A
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Patented Aug. 21, 1923.

MICHA L J. MQ'INTYRE; or ama, new YonK. 1

MUSICAL TOZ on 'rnstrnuian'nrg Application filed November 28, 1919; Serial-N0. 340,894.

1T0 all whom. it may concern Be it: known that MioI-mnn J. MolNrYnn, a citizen or". the l nited dtates residing in the town of Eden. in the county 05 Erie and. State of New York. have invente'il new and useful Improvements in Musical Toys or Instruments, of w isaspecification. v

This invention relates to improvements in musical toys or instruments, commonly.

nich the following known as a l'azoo which comprises, essen tially a hollow instrument body and a diaphragm adapted tobevibrated toproduce.

musical and other sounds by directing sounds or noises into said instrument body.

It also belongs to that class of kazoo having a passage straight through it with the diaphragm located at, the side of this passage and has for its object. to provide a simple inexpensive and improved construction.

- Another object is to provide an instrument with a practically' straight taper from the mouthpiece to theoutlet being smaller at the outlet which is fitted withan internal horn arrangement, whereby the instrument can be played as a razoo by making the proper sounds, or changed instantly to a horn by simply blowing and without remov ing; the instrument from the mouth.

In the accompanying drawings, Fig. 1 is a plan of my improved musical toy. Fig. 2 is an end WOW ot the large or mouthpiece end.

Fig. 3 is aside elevation. Fig.4 is a longi Figs. 5 and 6 tudinal sectional elevation. w are end and side elevations of the-diaphragm holder. Figs. 7 and 8 are plan and side elevations ot' the horn piece.

Like character-s ot reference refer to like parts in the several figures. 1 is the body of the instrument, having a flat top at, and a semicircular shape 5 from sides to bottom. 4 and .5 are practically straight longitudinally extending from the "large end 2. which is the mouthpiece, to the smaller end 3,.whi'ch is the outlet. The body, 1 is formed of one piece of ma terial, preferably tin, and when rolled to the proper shape the ends are bent together as at 6. forming; a solid joint without the use of solder or other like material. 7 7

7 is a circular hole throughthe top of the body 1 to communicate with the diaphragm 15, which is held above itby the holder 8; His a ring over which thediaphragm 15 is stretched and to which it is fastened. 9 is a circular shaped pocket formed in the holder 8 tohold the diaphragm thejflat top of holder Sand 10; 10 its curved sides. 10, 10 are curved sideways and tapered longitudinally to lit the si 3 0? the body 1, and are o't such a that the holder .8 can be passed longitudina lly oi"; the

end 2 until it is held firmly in pl--' at the position which will locate the dia directly over the hole 7. 12 is v onholder 8' to assist in moving it to pus. on body 1 and to hold the instrument; played. 13, 13 etc. are holes throu top oit. pocket 9 to givethe instrur out the propertone when the diaphragm '15 is vi-v brated.

' 16- is the horn body having the same i, ,1 7 1 v:() r "from the smaller end 3 towards the larger ii is tapered-shape asthe inside of the end 3 oi instrument body 1 to the line'22. The balof thehorn body 23, isstraight. tubular in shape and 'cut cit on a diagonal line 17 making an opening elliptical in shape. th same as reed 18. which is fastened to ita .24. The free end. ot-18 is bent to cite opcning 19.2 Horng16lwhen in place strument body 1, as shown in Fig. 41. is? tened in place byv a puiioh mark 20 on r. body 1 and a punchmark 21' on 16.

The operation of the instrument is as lows: placing thecnd 2 in the'iaouth and luimmine' a tune or making; various sounds the diaphragm 1.5 is vibrated and gives torth the well known tones'o'i a so while. simply blowing into the instriimerihthe ree 18 is vibrated to give the sounds of a horn' Various modifications o the term shown may be employed without departiuo from the spirit ofthe invention as set forth in the claims. 7 l r I claim:

'1. In aninstrument ot the character described,-

tubular body provided with an inlet opening at one end and a side opening. a contracted outlet end with a horn reed therein. said reed inclined toward said inlet opening, and a diaphragm over said side with a mouth-piece end. an outlet end and.

nstrument of thc'character ie 7..

a side opening said body being largest at themouthpiece end and smallest. at the out 7 let end, a horn reed inside of outlet end with Y 7 said reed inclined toward said mouth-piece end and a diaphragm ovensaid side. openin 7

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U.S. Classification446/203, 446/416
Cooperative ClassificationA63H5/00