US 1982790 A
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Dec. 4, 1934. A HARBO 1,982,790
MUSIC PRINTING STAMP Filed April 11, 1932 /nz/enf0r ALF F. HAPBO By h/ls Afforneys Patented Dec. 4, 1934 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.
My invention provides an extremely simple, convenient and efficient device especially adapted for the printing of the various notations, signs and characters used in printed music, and is adapted to be used as a substitute for what is usually designated as manuscript writing or printing of music. The device will be found useful for professional writers of music as well as amateurs and students.
My improved device comprises a hub having a plurality of diverging and radiating fingers that terminate at their outer ends in heads provided with various characters used in the writing or manuscript printing of music. The nature of the device will be more readily understood after having described several of the several forms thereof.
In the accompanying drawing, which illustrates the invention, like characters indicate like parts throughout the several views.
Referring to the drawing:
Fig. 1 is a front elevation showing the improved device applied to a writing instrument such as a pen or pencil; and
Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the parts shown in Fig. 1.
In the arrangement shown in the drawing, the hub 12 is in the form of a sleeve telescoped onto the body of a pencil 11 and provided with only two projecting fingers 13, equipped at their ends with type 14, one of which is a whole note and the other of which is the head of a quarter note. In this arrangement, the point of the pencil 11 is positioned where it may be brought into use simply by turning the fingers 13 upward or out of the way. This so-called pencil 11 may be a pencil or a pen and the same is true in respect to the so-called pencil 11. With this device, the heads only of the notes will be printed and if the note is other than a whole note, it will be completed by a pen or pencil. Any other musical notations would have to be made by the pen or pencil.
One of the most difiicult things in printing notes is to make the heads of the proper form and proper size. This tool provides that means, and by the addition of a very small number of other printing characters or type, provides a very simple means for rapidly producing or printing musical notes, with a resulting music that closely approaches press printed music and which will be very neat and legible.
With the device shown, great speed can be attained.
With the type-equipped fingers positioned as described, and secured to a holding stem such as a pencil, the different characters can be quickly brought into position for printing simply by rotation of the device on its axis and hence with very little experience, the operator will be able to print characters very rapidly.
The type or characters at the ends of the fingers for ordinary printing, will be lar material, but for mimeographing, such type of rubber or simiwould be steel or type metal so that they will properly cut a stencil.
It is important to note that the plurality of fingers 13, of which two are shown, are eccentrically offset from the axis of the pen or pencil and are contained within less than 180 degrees measured around the circumference of the pen or pencil,
What I claim is:
A device of the kind described comprising a head in the form of a sleeve adapted to be telescoped around and frictionally engaged with a pointed marking instrument and provided with a plurality of eccentrically offset diverging fingers spaced from each other within less than 180 degrees measured in the circumference of the said pen or pencil, said fingers at their ends having individual spaced type or printing characters, said parts being made from a single piece of sheet metal, and in further combination with a pointed marking instrument frictionally telescoped through said sleeve with its point approximately at the axis of said sleeve and tially as far from said sleeve as the type-equipped ends of said fingers.
projected substan- ALF F. HARBO.