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Publication numberUS2475873 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 12, 1949
Filing dateJun 19, 1945
Priority dateJun 19, 1945
Publication numberUS 2475873 A, US 2475873A, US-A-2475873, US2475873 A, US2475873A
InventorsBanta Donald L
Original AssigneeBanta Donald L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Practice drum
US 2475873 A
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July 12, 1949. BANTA 2,475,873

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Patented July 12, 1949 UNITED STATES PAT ENT OFFICE 2,475.853 TrIi-ACTIGEfiSituM 'DonaldLf Banta, Terre iIautef Iiid. "iteration June 19, 19Z5f 'striaiito? 1666.576 relates. (01.14 411) The present invention relat'esto newariiiguseful improvements inv practice drums designed to be used by persons'learning to play a drum, and has for its primary pbjectto combine therewith means for carrying the drumsticks whereby a combined-practice d'rum"and carrying case is provided.

A furthe pbiect OfQthBJfiIlYeMion S provide a practice drum constructed in the forrn of a pair Jof'discs hingedly connected to eachother at lone'edge," together with 'means for suppo ing the jupper disc in'an' open inclined position; and pro-- vidinga cushion on the uppersurface thereof for use in practicingthe'playingof'a drum.

,A further object of the inventio is, to provide "a pi'a'ctice'drumof this character in' which the hingedly connected discs form a carryingc'asein which the drumsticks may be conveniently carried.

A further object of the invention is to provide a device of this character of simple and practical construction, which is neat and attractive in appearance, relatively inexpensive to manufacture and otherwise well adapted for the purposes for which the same is intended.

Other objects and advantages reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully described hereinafter and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawing forming part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:

Figure 1 is a side elevational view.

Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view.

Figure 3 is a plan view of the case with the upper disc or cover removed.

Figure 4 is a sectional view taken substantially on a line 4-4 of Figure 2.

Figure 5 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view of the connection for a sectional drumstick.

Referring now to the drawing in detail, wherein for the purpose of illustration I have disclosed a preferred embodiment of the invention, the numeral 5 designates the practice drum generally which comprises upper and lower discs 6 and l, the lower disc constituting the bottom of a carrying case, while the upper disc 6 constitutes the lid therefor which is hingedly connected at one edge, as indicated at 8, to one edge of the lower disc 1, whereby the upper disc may swing upwardly at its free edge relative to the lower disc.

The surface of the lower disc I is recessed to form a compartment 9 within which a pair of sectional drumsticks ID are adapted to be carried, one section of the drumsticks being provided with a threaded socket 12, while the other section of the j he'other longitudinal' edges fof the props are inemajge rjisf was" with threaaed s 'tud I I" at eaded engagement the socket to secure the F sections of the drumstick in assembled relation, as"'indii'zatedin Figure 5 of thedra'wing.

. 'The'f compartment gii formed with recessed are adapted for positioning, the props o the recess 9 by, meahs'jof hinge members lfi athed to one lon itudinal, edge of jthe props.

clined'asindicated at l6 andladapted for swinging j, "upward ly1intoan upstanding osition; as shown to advantage in Figure 4 of the drawing 'for'supportim tne 11d Gin anxinclin apositi n. h i, n' I d eslf fifo g e p ops are pIiovid'edj withfljlugsf ;1 adapted to enterrec'ejs sesj. l8 in'jtheluiidefside "of the lid 6 tosecure the" props against accidental downwardly folding position.

To the under side of lid 6 is also attached one end of a chain or other flexible member 19 having a coil spring 20 attached to its lower end and secured in the recess 9 of the bottom section I of the case, the chain I9 limiting the opening movement of the lid 6 and the spring 20' exerting a downward pulling force on the lid when the latter is in its open position to maintain the same tightly on the upper edges of the props M.

The lid 6 is provided with a spring catch 2! adapted for engaging a detent 22 carried by the bottom section 1 to secure the lid in its closed position when the props M are folded downwardly in the extension l3 of the recess 9 in the manner as indicated in Figure 3 of the drawing.

The top of the lid 6 is provided with a rubber or other resilient pad 23 which may thus be used as a practice pad by a drummer.

From the foregoing it will be apparent that when the lid 6 is secured in its raised position, the device may be used as a practice drum and when the lid is closed, the device may be used as a carrying case for the drumsticks.

It is believed the details of construction, manner of operation and. advantages of the device will be readily understood from the foregoing without further detailed explanation.

While I have herein illustrated and described a preferred embodiment of the invention, it will be apparent that various changes may be made in construction without departing from the spirit of the invention, or from the scope of the appended claims.

Having thus described the invention, what I claim is:

1. In a practice drum, including a drum pad,

a disc providing mounting means for said pad, and a base substantially coextensive with said disc and hingedly connected thereto, the improvement comprising said base having an upper surface in underlying relation to said disc, a pair of laterally-spaced props, means hingedly connecting said props to said upper surface of said base for swinging movement to and from elevated and folded positions, said props being adapted in said elevated positions to support said disc and pad in an elevated position, said upper surface of said base being formed with a recess therein for seating and concealing said props in said folded position, and spring means connecting said disc and base together and operative to resiliently lock said disc and props in said elevated positions.

2. In a practice drum, including a drum pad, a disc providing mounting means for said pad, and a base substantially coextensive with said disc and hingedly connected thereto, the improvement comprising said base having an upper surface in underlying relation to said disc, a pair of laterally-spaced props, means hingedly connecting said props to said upper surface of said base for swinging movement to and from elevated and folded positions, said props being adapted in said elevated positions to support said disc and pad in an elevated position, said upper surface of said base being formed with a recess therein for seating and concealing said props in said folded position, said props and disc being formed with interfitting pin-and-socket means adapted for interfitting engagement to retain said props in said elevated position, and means including a coil spring connecting said disc and. base together and resiliently locking said disc and props in said elevated positions.

3. In a practice drum, including a drum pad, a disc providing mounting means for said pad, and a base substantially coextensive with said disc and hingedly connected thereto, the improvement comprising a pair of laterally-spaced props, means hingedly connecting said props to said base for swinging movement to and from elevated and folded positions, said props being adapted in said elevated positions to support said disc and pad in an elevated position, said base being formed with a recess therein for seating said props in said folded position, said props and disc being formed with interfitting means adapted for interfitting engagement to position said props in said elevated position, means including a coil spring connecting said disc and base together and resiliently locking said disc and props in said elevated positions, and said recess including laterally-spaced prop-receiving portions and an intermediate portion adapted to receive drum sticks therein.

, DONALD L. BANTA.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,688,561 Straub Oct. 23, 1938 2,287,183 Lively June 23, 1942 2,326,305 Morarre Aug. 10, 1943 OTHER REFERENCES The Music Trade Review of October 4, 1924, page 24.

Patent Citations
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US1688561 *Oct 30, 1926Oct 23, 1928Straub Joseph JPractice drum
US2287183 *Dec 29, 1941Jun 23, 1942 Musical instrument
US2326305 *Mar 27, 1942Aug 10, 1943Morarre Thomas OPractice drum
Referenced by
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US3180198 *Jan 23, 1962Apr 27, 1965Joseph SingermanTuning fork anvil
US4406207 *Dec 4, 1981Sep 27, 1983Criscione John JPercussion practice pad
US5929354 *Jan 30, 1997Jul 27, 1999Ethos International CorporationOne-piece drum practice pad and method of practicing drumming
US7723593 *Jun 11, 2009May 25, 2010Prentice Georgia RReversable drum practice pads
US7812235Jan 23, 2009Oct 12, 2010Randall L MayMarching percussionist practice pad with structure that emulates a drum
Classifications
U.S. Classification84/411.00R, 984/150
International ClassificationG10D13/00, G10D13/02
Cooperative ClassificationG10D13/029
European ClassificationG10D13/02K