US 1818717 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
- Aug.' 1l, 1931.
H.' A. KLIEGL Music STAND Filed Sept. 6. 1928 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 mately two feet Patented Aug. 11, 1931 :UNITED STATES HERBERT A. .KLIEGIQy OF NEW YORK,
ELECTRIC STAGE LIGHTING Co., INC., CENEWZYCRK, N.Y.','A' CORPORATION ,0E
NEW YORK Y Application filed September This invention pertains to music stands. Such stands were formerly provided with open frame music'rests of wood or metal of only suiiieient width to hold an open sheet of music. Later designs of stands are provided with music rests having upturned sides in order to better control the illumination of the score and prevent the escape of stray beams oflight. Y
It is sometimes necessary for the stand to accommodate more than a single open sheet of music. With the old open side music rests this could be done by simply letting the edges of the sheets project beyond the sides of the rest. wWith the present enclosed side type of rest it is not practical to let the music project over the sides.
A demand has therefore arisen for a stand .having an adjustable music rest which normally provides a space for music approxiexpanded instantly to a greater width when the necessity for extra space arises, andr bel as quickly returned to normal condition when the need for the extra width has passed. The principal object of the present invention is to provide such a stand.
Further and other objects and advantages will be hereinafter set forth in vthe accomj' panying specification and claims, and shown inthe drawings, which by way ofillustration show what is now considered to be the preferred embodiment of the invention.y
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the stand with parts in normal position, the operativel wide, andV which may be MUSIC STAND 6', 1928. Serial No. 304,189.
plate y10 .turned up alo bottom vrest 12l is bead14. Theupper edge of likewise yrolled yto form bead 1 PATENT OFFICE N. Y., AssIeNoRY To ELIEGL nRos. UNIVERSAL ng'its lower edge to form the bottom rest 12. yTheouter edge of vrolled to form a hollow` plate 10 is y Supported on the upper part of plate 10 is lamp 20 controlled Vby terior of the music rest a reflector hoord 18 containing an electric pull chain 22.
When the lamp is turned onthe entire in-v is flooded with light.
To lprevent loss of light past .the sides of the stand I provide side malposition are'close plate 10 as in Fig. 1.
being immovably' fixed walls 24,A which in nor? against the sides of However, instead of 1n those positions r theyv are` manuallyadjustable as will now be explained.
The'A forward, upward, edge of each wall 24 is'turned in the form of a bead 26 to en-1 close and or rod.
grip a portion 28 of a circular'wire The protrudingV lower end of the wirey is bent at right angles to form a plunger-like portion 30 which 'enters bead 14 and is freey to slide back and 'forth therein, the beadv serving as The protruding -upp bent in two directions a guide land support.
er'end of1 rod 28 is j to provide the hori-' zontalplunger-like portion 32 which enters bead 16 just as rod 30 entersbead14.y This arrangementpermits side walls 24 toabe moved horizontally to and fromlthe vsides Integral with eachwall of the ,music rack;
24 is a plate 34 extending behind and parallel'r to platexlO, and another plate .36
and parallel to'bottom underneath rest 12.
Pivotally mounted atj38 von the rear of platel 10 is ay lever having adiscilike upper portion' 40 and a downwardly, protruding handle 42. Each bacl; 4by' alinl 44,t o disc'40l plate 34V connected in such `manner that whenllever 142 "isnt the right as inITV Fig. 1,
.side wallsj24'aredrawnclose to the ends vof back 'plate' 1.0,. When the left the sidewalls fram. the ceded" Plate lever 42 is pushed to are positioned away 10 as in Fig. 2, thus A servetoi support the operative Width of said music rest may be changed at the will of the operator, said side walls being guided by rods secured thereto and slidably guided in said beads.
6. The invention which each side wall is provided with an auxiliary back plate and bottom rest, for the purpose set forth.
In testimony whereof nature.
I hereto aiiix my sig- HERBERT A. KLIEGL.
entire musicy rest on f vertical. rod;` 52 which. is adjustably support-l Y ed for height in floor stan 56 is a bulls-eye signal lamp with which. We are not concerned in cation. It is `tobe understood that the invention is not limitedto the specific construction illustrated and described but can be embodied, in other` forms without departure from its spirit as defined the following claims.
1. A, musicy stand comprising in combination, a musicl restr and means comprising ay lever manually operable at the front .of the rest for changing the width thereof.
2. A music'stand comprising in combination, a music rest, side walls therefon, and means comprising a lever manually operable at the front of the rest for moving said walls relatively to said music rest whereby the operative width of said music rest may be changed at the will of the operator.
3. A. music stand comprising in combination, a music rest having a back plate and bottom rest, side walls therefor, auxiliary back pla-tes and bOttom rests attached to said side walls and overlapping said first mentionedback plate andbottom rest, and'means comprising a lever manually operable at the front of the rest fory moving said side walls and the parts attached thereto relatively to the. music rest whereby the operative widthAv of said music rest. maybe changed substantially as described.`
4., A`music stand comprising in combinatonaan illuminated inclined music rest having upturned sideand bottom wallsnmanually operable means for moving said side walls to change the width of said. rest, and auxiliary devices automatically positioned whensaid side walls are moved whereby the escape ofqlight past the side and bottom edges of said rest is prevented in all positions of theside` walls.v Y
5. A. music stand comprising in combination, a music rest having aback plateV and bottomrest, `a-beadv alongthe upper edge of saidbackxplate, ahead, along the outer edge ofi said bottom` rest, side walls, and manually operable.y devices for movingl said side walls relatively to said music rest lwhereby the the present appliset forth in claim 5 in las