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Publication numberUS1547560 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 28, 1925
Filing dateOct 3, 1923
Priority dateOct 3, 1923
Publication numberUS 1547560 A, US 1547560A, US-A-1547560, US1547560 A, US1547560A
InventorsAaron Burdwise
Original AssigneeAaron Burdwise
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pick for stringed instruments
US 1547560 A
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July 28, 1925.

1,547,560 A. BURDWISE PICK FOR STRINGED INSTRUMENTS Filed Oct. :5, 1923 Patented July 28, 1925.




Application filed October 3, 1923. Serial No. 666,233.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, AARON BURDWISE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Baltimore, in the State of Maryland, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Picks for Stringed Instruments, of which the following is aspecification.

This invention relates to improvements in picks for stringed instruments, and has for its object to provide apick so shaped that it fits the contour of the thumb and index finger when held therebetween, and which will enable the pointed end to strike the strings of the instrument squarely with the flat side when being used.

The invention consists of the novel c0nstruction and arrangement hereinafter more fully set forth in the following specification and pointed out in detail in the appended claim.

In the accompanying drawings,-

Figure 1 is a top plan view of my invention.

Figure 2 is aside elevation of same.

I Figure 3 is an edge view of Figure 2.

Referring to the accompanying drawing, forming part of this specification, and in which like reference numerais designate like parts throughout the several views thereof,

1 designates the pick which has a flat taper- 30 ing lower end 2 and its opposite end 3 broad and slightly twisted with respect to the end 2, as shown in Figures 1 and 8, so that the upper end 3 will fit the contour of the thumb and index finger when held therebetween, 85 and the end 2 will be in a position to strike the strings of the instrument with its flat side.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is:

A pick for stringed instruments having one end flat and pointed and a broad opposite end slightly twisted with respect to the flat end to fit the contour of the thumb and index finger when held therebetween.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature.


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U.S. Classification84/322, 984/123
International ClassificationG10D3/00, G10D3/16
Cooperative ClassificationG10D3/163
European ClassificationG10D3/16B