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Publication numberUS2188602 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 30, 1940
Filing dateDec 23, 1937
Priority dateDec 23, 1937
Publication numberUS 2188602 A, US 2188602A, US-A-2188602, US2188602 A, US2188602A
InventorsHall George E
Original AssigneeHall George E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Music stand
US 2188602 A
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Jan. 30, 1940. G; E, HALL 2,188,602

MUSIC STAND Filed Dec. 23,, 1937 2 Shqets-Sheet 1 I Zhwmtor g 50x96 5. H/ LL.

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Application December 23, 1931, Serial No. 181,332

4 Claims. (01. 45-60) This invention relates to music stands and has Said flange 2Q may be secured to wall l2 in any for its main object the provision of a stand which suitable way as, for example, by means of an adis collapsible or foldable and of light weight so hesive. that it is readily portable. Shelf I8 is releasably supported in horizontal Another object of the invention is the provision position by brackets 22 which are foldably con- I of music stands which can be produced at such nected to side wall [4 each by means of its flange low cost that it is financially practical for an orportion 24 secured to said side walls respectively. chestra or other musical organization to own a in any Su tab e manner, as for p y means plurality of set of stands which can be left at of an adhesive. Each bracket 22 is provided with 10 various places at which the orchestra may play' a vertical slot 26 open at the top edge of the 10 at different times thereby making it unnecessary b acket and terminating short of the lower e e to carry the stands from one place to the other. f said bracket. Provision is made for releas- A further object of the invention is to pro id ably securing shelf l8 to brackets 22 and for this music stands which conveniently lend themselves p p S Shelf is p ded wi h members 28 to ornamental treatment or decoration or for which interlock with bracket 22 as illustrated in 15 harmonizing the same with the surroundings of Figs. 1 and 4. Each member 28 is foldably conthe places where the orchestras may play, nected to the surface of shelf l8 by its portion 3|] A yet further object of the invention is gen- Which y be secured in Position in y Suitable erally to provide a music stand of the character y. Preferably y means of a ad esive. Each described whichcan be made of sheet material member 28 is provided with a slot 32 in which a and which is of improved appearance and utility. the P n of a k 2 bel w i s slot 26 is re- The above objects of the invention and other ceived when members 28 are interlocked with said objects which might hereinafter appear will be brackets, the portion of member 28 which is rebest understood from the following description ceived in slot 28 of bracket 22 is continuous and 25 considered with reference to the accompanying p e Shoulder 34 which engages t e bo o drawings. edge of slot 26 in bracket 22. Brackets 22 and In the drawings: members 28 besides constituting to releasably Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a music stand Supp Shelf in horizontal p s i n 9- 8 0 embodying the present invention; stitute interlocking means for releasably holding :m Fig. 2 is a horizontal sectional view on the line h front W and the Side Walls 0f the 80 22 of Fig. 1; stand in proper operative relation for supporting Fig. 3 is a vertical. sectional view on theline the top l6 and further together with shelf is 3-3 of Fig. 1; reinforce the stand and make the same more Fig. 4 is a fragmentary perspective view-of a Sturdy w u lded and in use. Shelf 18 m y 3:, part of the stand; be used to support music sheets and as here 35 Fig. 5 is a plan view of the parts from which sh wn is p d d w openings IQ r upp rtthe stand is made, and ing parts, such as mutes and mouthpieces of Fig. 6 is a perspective view of the stand in musical instruments. collapsed or folded condition. It will be observed more particularly from an Referring now to the drawings in greater deinspection of Figs. 1, 2 and 3 that the walls of 0 tail, themusic stand I0 is made of any suitable the Sta d a e e n o ced at their edges by sheet material which is relatively stiff, prefertically extended folded portions 36 adjacent the ably corrugated paper board of conventional three front and side walls of the stand, by the top folded ply construction having flat outer layers between p rtion 38 of front wall l2, by the inwardly toldwhich an inner corrugated layer is secured. Said ed bottom portion of front wall l2, by the in-' 5 stand as here shown comprises a vertical front wardly folded bottom portions 42, and vertically wall'l2, spaced vertical side wall l4 and a downextending folded portions 84 of side walls I4. wardly inclined horizontal top Hi, all of which Said folded portions 38 to 4'0 inclusive are prefmay be. made of corrugated paper, card-board, erably secured permanently to the adjacent sur- I or any other suitable sheet material. Said stand face portions of walls l2 and I4 respectively in o also comprises an inner shelf l8 of cardboard or any suitable manner preferably by means of an corrugated paper board. Said shelf is foldably adhesive. secured by means of its flange portion 20 to' the It will be understood that side walls M are innerside of front wall l2 and which extends for foldable inwardly in-relation to front wall l2 and the full width of the stand between side walls I. in overlapping relation to each other along fold u lines 46 at the junction of said side walls with the inwardly folded portions 36 of front wall I 2. Thus, comparing Figs. 1 and 6 it will be observed that side Walls l4 can be folded from the position illustrated in Fig. 1 wherein side walls l4 are indisposed in extended position at right angles to front wall l2 in the operative condition of the stand to the overlapping folded position in which said walls overlapped each other and lie substantially fiat in parallel relation to said front wall in the collapsed condition of the stand.

Top wall It is foldably secured to front wall l4 and more particularly to the downwardly folded portion 38 thereof by means of a strip 46 of suitable flexible sheet material, such as linen cloth, said strip extending preferably for the full width of, top I6. As said top is supported in downwardly inclined position by side walls l4 the latter have downwardly inclined upper edge portions 48 on which top is rests when the stand is unfolded and assembled for use. Saidtop is provided with an upwardly extending folded portion 50 to provide a retaining ledge for the music placed on the top. Said retaining ledge is foldable along a line 5| so that the entire top may be in flat condition when the stand is collapsed and folded. The ledge portion 50 of said box is reinforced by a folded portion 5'4! secured to the underside of the marginally edge portion of the top in any suitable way as, for example, by means of an adhesive. upwardly and outwardly extending relation as clearly shown in Figs. 1 and 3 by means of the upwardly inclined edge portions 54' of side walls i4. Top i6 is releasably secured in position illustrated in Figs. 1 and 3 by the engagement of intermediate portions 56 of the front edges of side walls I4 between their inclined edge portions 48 and 54 in slots 58 provided adjacent the side edges of top I6.

The stand constructed as above described may be made from the blanks of material illustrated in Fig. 5. It will be observed from an inspectionof Fig. 5 that front wall l2 and side walls H are formed from a single blank and it will be understood that the dotted lines indicate lines of fold. Top [6 is formed from a single blank of material which .is folded along the dotted lines in making the same. Shelf l8, and interlocking members 22 and -28 which are also preferably made of corrugated paper board, are formed from separate pieces of material and are secured in the above described position and relation as hereinbefore set forth. It will be understood that while top i6 is preferably made from a separate blank of material for convenience in manufacture it can be formed integral with the blank material from which walls i2 and 14 are formed. Flu'ther it will be understood that while side walls are shown formed integral with front wall l2, said side walls can be made as initially separate parts and subsequently attached to front wall I2.

It will be appreciated that as the music standsembodying the present invention are made of sheet material, said stands are readily susceptible of' pleasing ornamentation and decoration as may be desired. The stands may be provided in different colors readily obtained by the color of the sheet material utilized in making the stands, and if desired additional decorations may be readily applied to the surface of said sheet material.

Thus it is seen that the music stands con- Ledge 50 is supported in structed as herein shown and described are well adapted to accomplish the object of the present invention.

It will be understood, however, that the invention may be embodied otherwise than as here shown and that in the illustrated embodiment certain changes in the construction and arrange ment of parts may be made. Therefore, I do not wish to be limited precisely to the present construction except as may be required by the scope of the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A collapsible music stand comprising a front wall, side walls foldablyconnected to said front wall adjacent the opposite side edges thereof whereby said side walls can be moved toward said front wall to overlie the latter in the collapsed condition of the stand and away from said front wall to extended position in the operative condition of the stand, said side walls having upper edge portions which, in extended position.

of said side walls, are downwardly inclined in a direction away from said front, a top foldably connected to said front wall adjacent the top edge thereof and adapted to engage said inclined edge portions of the side walls in the extended position thereof, said top wall being supported by said inclined edge portions of said side walls, means extending horizontally between said side walls in the extended position thereof and releasably connected thereto for holding them in said extended position, said top having a rear marginal edge portion foldable to upwardly inclined position to provide a retaining ledge, and said side walls having at their top edges upwardly inclined edge portions engageable by said ledge portion for supporting the latter in said upwardly inclined position.

2. A collapsible music stand comprising a front wall having inwardly folded side edge portions, side walls foldably connected to said folded portions of said front wall whereby said side walls can be moved toward said front wall to overlie the latter in the collapsed condition of the stand and away from said front wall to extended position in the operative condition of the stand, said front wall having a folded upper edge portion, and a top foldably connected to said folded upper edge portion below the top edge of said front wall and releasably engageable with the. upper edge portions of said side walls in the extended position thereof, and an upwardly extending ledge formed at the rear edge of said top.

3. A collapsible music stand comprising a front wall having inwardly folded side edge portions,

side walls foldably connected to said folded portions of said front wall whereby said side walls can be moved toward said front wall to overlie the latter in the collapsed condition of the stand and away from said front wall to extended position in the operative condition of the stand, said front wall having an inwardly folded upper edge portion, and a top foldably connected to said folded upper edge portion and releasably enleasably' securing the latter in engagement with said side-walls in extended position thereof.

4. A collapsible music stand comprising a front Wall, side walls foldably connected to said front wall adjacent the opposite side edge thereof whereby saidside walls can be moved toward said front wall to overlie the latter in the collapsed condition of the stand and away from said front wall to extended position in the operative condition of the stand, said side walls having upper edge portions which, in the extended position of said side walls, are downwardly inclined in a direction away from said front wall, a top foldably connected to said front wall adjacent the top edge thereof and adapted to engage said inclined edge portions of the side walls in the extended position thereof, said side walls having outer edge portions inclined upwardly, and said top having a foldable ledge portion at the outer side thereof engageable with said upwardly inclined edge portions.

GEORGE E. HALL.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/459, 248/174, 211/135
International ClassificationA47B19/00, A47B19/08
Cooperative ClassificationA47B19/08
European ClassificationA47B19/08