US 1975303 A
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Oct. 2, 1934. WALKER ET A 1,975,303
' INSTRUMENT HOLDER Filed July 28, 1932 2 Sheeis-Sheei 1 I IN VENTOR: HA Row A/AAKAER B Y 70!?7'7/1157? 6. 14px: m:-
Oct. 2, 1934. H, WALKER ET L 1,975,303
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HAR'OLD Muf i r NEE C. ADA/-15 A TTORNEY Patented Oct. 2, 1934 7 UNITED STATES k 1,975,3oi
INSTRUMENT HOLDER Harold Walker and Mortimer .0. Adams, Rochester, N. Y.
Application July 28, 1932, Serial No. 625,497
3 Claims. (0 1.248-40) This invention relates to instrument holders for use in connection with-music stands and has for'one of its objects to provide a holder which is readily; attached to or detached from any of the well known types of music stands.
Another object of this invention is to so construct the instrument holder that it can be collapsed and stored in alsmall space in the instru ment case.
Another object of this invention is to so construct the holder that it will support the instrument without danger of damage to it.
Another object of the invention is to so construct the holder that in one of its forms it is especially-adapted for the support of musical instruments ina horizontal position and in a modified form is adapted to support musical instruments in a vertical position.
Another object of this invention is to provide the holder with one or more supports for mutes used in connectionwith the instrument supported by the instrument holder.
These and other objects of this invention will become more readily apparent from the detailed tached thereto.
Figure 2 is a detail top plan view of the cross member of my instrument holder.
Figure 3 is a detail perspective view of one of the supporting brackets of the instrument holder.
Figure 4 is a detail top plan view of the mute holder forming part of my instrument holder.
Figure 5 is a front elevation of a modified form of my instrument holder.
Figure 6 is a side elevation of the same.
Figure 7 is a top plan view of the same.
In the several figures of the'drawings like reference numerals indicate like parts.
The instrument holder, in accordance with this invention, comprises the horizontal bracket 1 which, in the form illustrated in Figures 1 and 2, extends to either side of the upright 2 of the music stand. The bracket 1 has a V shaped channel 3 formed in the middle of it in order to partially encircle the periphery of the upright of the H music stand and line up the bracket in a horizontal position with relation thereto. The bracket is removably fastened to the upright of the music stand by means of the clamping member 4 which extends parallel to the bracket 1 and is provided at one end thereof with the spacing flange 5 and at the other end with the V shaped clamping'j'aw '6. Both the bracket 1 and the clamping member are perforated to have the clamping bolt 7 pass therethru and hold the clamping member 4 sothat its clamping'jaw 6 is located opposite to the V shaped channel 3 in the bracket 1. The '60 bracket 1 and the clamping member thus partially embrace the upright of the music stand and by tightening the thumbnut 8 on the olamping bolt the bracket may be firmly clamped thereto.
Each end of the bracket 1 is twisted to provide the angular seats 9 and 10 to which the supporting arms 11 and 12 are removably fastened. For. this purpose each of the angular seats, as well as, the ends of the supporting arms, are suitably perforated to have a clampingbolt l3 clamp one of the supporting arms at each end of the bracket 1.
A thumbnut 14 is used on each bolt 13 to permit these bolts to be readily tightened or loosened on the under side of the angular seats of the bracket.
To keep the supporting arms 11 and 12 from turning after they have been clamped in place by the bolts 13, a flange 15 is bent up from each of the angular seats on the outside thereof. These flanges engage the side of the supporting s0 arms and thus hold them in line therewith. The supporting arms project downwardly and outwardly from the bracket and at their outer ends are bent upwardly at suitable angles to form a cradle in which such instruments as trumpets can be safely placed and supported in a horizontal position. Each of the supporting arms is covered with felt or other suitable material in order to keep the arms from scratching the instrument when brought in contact therewith. '96
In this way a musician can quickly and easily place his trumpet or other instrument within easy reach on the instrument holder. If a mute is used on the instrument, it can be left therein V without interfering with the holder. '95
. Other mutes may be held in readiness for the player on the instrument holder by the mute holder which comprises the bifurcated bracket 16 which has the circular metal loops 17 and 18 mounted to swing thereon. The mutes, which are cone shaped, may be inserted into the circular loops so as to be easily withdrawn therefrom whenever needed. The bifurcated end of the bracket of the mute holder engages one of the I clamping bolts 13 and is held clamped to the under side of one of the angular seats by the thumbnut which is threaded thereon.
To collapse the instrument holder forstorage in the instrument case the thumbnut 8 is released to first release the bracket from the up- 1 10 right of the music stand. After this thumbnuts 14 are released until the supporting arms are free to be swung on the bracket 1 parallel thereto. In releasing the thumbnuts 14 the mute holder bracket is released from the bracket and with the mute holder folded together one above the other it can be placed alongside the bracket 1 to confine all of the members of the instrument holder into a minimum space.
In Figures 5 to 7 inclusive we have illustrated a modified form of the instrument holder which is especially adapted for the support of such instruments as saxophones. In this modified form of the instrument holder the bracket 20 is fastened to the upright of the music stand in the same manner as the bracket 1 illustrated in Figure 1. However bracket 20 extends only to one side of the upright of the music stand and its angular seat 21 has a practically straight arm removably attached thereto. At the upper end of this, arm above the bracket 20 is located a semicircular cradle 22 and at the lower end of the arm is mounted a similar semicircular cradle 23. Both of the cradles face the front and project upwardly at an angle. The upper cradle is adapted ,to engage behind and partially surround the bell, of the instrument and the lower cradle is adapted to partially surround the instrument below the bell in order to hold the instrument in a substantially vertical position parallel to the music stand. Both ends of both of the cradles are covered with a suitable covering to prevent injury to the instrument when it is placed thereon.
1. An instrument holder for upright members comprising a horizontal bracket, a clamping member for removably clamping said horizontal bracket to the upright with a portion of the bracket projecting from either side of the upright, an inclined seat formed at the outer ends of said bracket, a flange at the end of each of said seats, a pair of supporting arms removably attached to said seats and held parallel to each other by said flanges.
.2. An instrument holder comprising a horizontal bracket, an inclined seat formed at one end of said bracket having an arm adapted to rest ontop of said inclined seat, a removable bracket to partially encircle said upright member, a
clamping member-for said horizontal bracket having a V shaped jaw at the outer end thereof, clamping means for. clamping said uprightmember between said clamping jawand said, channel in said bracket, a pair of parallel arms .oneon each side .of .said .uprightmember projecting from said bracket 1 forwardly of said upright member and a pair of muteholders mounted to swing on saidbracketin. a horizontal plane rearwardly or" said upright .member.
HAROLD WALKER. MORTIMER o- ADAMS.