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Publication numberUS1787136 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 30, 1930
Filing dateJul 30, 1928
Priority dateJul 30, 1928
Publication numberUS 1787136 A, US 1787136A, US-A-1787136, US1787136 A, US1787136A
InventorsBeauchamp George D
Original AssigneeBeauchamp George D
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pick for stringed musical instruments
US 1787136 A
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Dec. 30, 1930.

GID. BEAUCHAMP 1,787,136

PICK FOR STRINGED MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS Filed July 30, 1928 IN ENTOR. 680 1 fifieauchamp ATTORNEY.

Patented Dec. 30, 1930 GEORGE D. BEAUCHAMP, OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA PICK FOR STRING-ED MUSiCAIi INSTRUMENTS I Application filed. July 30, 1928. Serial No. 296,192.

This invention relates to a new and novel construction for-picks for strmged musical instruments whereby a metal or steel pick adapted for use on the thumb or finger may be satisfactorily used instead of the present celluloid picks now in common use.

The. advantage of using a metal or steel pick instead of a celluloid pick is that the celluloid pick tends at times to produce scratchy tones which are practically eliminated by the use of a metal pick which also permits a louder andclearer tone to be produced from stringed musical instruments than has heretofore been possible.

An object of my invention is to provide a novel pick for stringed musical instruments such as guitars, banjos and the like, and which will tenaciously adhere to the wearers thumb or finger without requiring the same to be tightly worn or clamped upon the thumb or finger. Y

Another object is to provide a novel pick that will have a maximum of resiliency to provide for easy adjustment of the pick upon the thumb or finger of the wearer.

Another object is to provide a novel pick whereby perspiration under the pick is reduced to a minimum thereby tending to prevent the pick from slipping oil the linger or thumb and which has heretofore been largely caused by such resultant perspiration.

Other objects, advantages, and features of invention may appear from the accompanying drawing, the subj oined detail description, and the appended claims.

The accompanying drawing illustrates the invention in some of the forms I at present deem preferable.

Figure 1 is a plan view of a pick particularly adapted for use in connection with a guitar and which is constructed in accordance with my invention and adapted for use as a thumb pick. 1

Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the pick shown in Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a bottom view of the picks shown in Figs. 1 and 2.

Fig. 4 is a plan view of another style of pick embodying my invention and adapted for use as a finger pick or thimble.

Fig. 5 is a side elevation of the pick shown in Fig.4. I

vFig. 6 is-a bottom view of the pick shown in Figs. 4 and 5. v

, My invention comprises a pick 1 formed of ,agstripofsheet metal preferably of high grade hand polished German silver having sho'wnand which terminates in a point or tip 3 that is adapted to be brought into engagement with the strings for a musical instrument 1n the usual manner.

The base 2 is provided with a plurality of recesses or perforations l that provide means whereby perspiration of the thumb or fina base 2 preferably of a configurationas gerupon which the'pick'; is positioned is reduced to aminimum and thereby tends to eliminate slipping of the pick onthe-thumb or finger.

The perforations also provide ,means whereby the flesh of the thumb or fingersecurely engages the pick by protruding therein and further reduces'to a minimum likeli hood of the pick slipping fromadjusted position.

The pick 1 is provided with retaining,

means a which is provided with a plurality of perforations 5 for the same purpose as above'set forth and such retaining means, as shown in Fig. 1, is formed by bending the pick upon itself as at b so as to form the member a that is curved as shown in Fig. 2 to form a recess to receive the thumb or finger of the user.

The pick shown in Figs. 1-3 is preferably for use on'the thumb, as will be apparent to those skilledin the art.

In Figs. 45-6 I have shown a pick 1 particularly adapted for use on the forefinger and which comprises a base 2 having a con- 9 figuration as shown and being provided with perforations 4' and retaining means (1' extending from the end opposite the point or tip 3 and which means are provided with perforations 5'.

The advantages of the perforations have been set forth above and also provide for greater flexibility of the materials forming the pick so as to providefor easier adjustment.

The use and operation of the picks herein described it is believed Will be apparent to those skilled in the art.

I claim:

1. A pick for stringed musical instruments comprising a base member, terminat-- 111g 1n a tip adapted for string engagement,- said base member belng provided With a per foration.

2. A pick for stringed musical instruments comprising a strlp of sheet metal bent at one end to form retaining means, and provided with a plurality of recesses into which the flesh of the finger or thumb is adapted to protrude to aid in holding the pick in adjusted position.

A pick for stringed musical instruments comprising a base member having a recess formed therein; retaining means at one end of said member, and there being a recess provided. in said retaining means to aid in bold ing the pick in adjusted position.

4. A pick for stringed musical instruments comprlsing a base member terminating in a tip adapted for string engagement; there being a perforation in said base member; said base member being bent at its end opposite said tip to provide retaining means; and there being a perforation in said retaining means.

5. A pick for stringed musical instruments comprising a base member provided with a plurality of perforations; and retaining means extending from said member and being provided with a plurality of perforations.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand at Los Angeles, California, this 27th day of June, 1928.

GEORGE D. BEAUCHAMP.

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