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Publication numberUS2507620 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 16, 1950
Filing dateAug 15, 1947
Priority dateAug 15, 1947
Publication numberUS 2507620 A, US 2507620A, US-A-2507620, US2507620 A, US2507620A
InventorsVal Barbara Frank C
Original AssigneeVal Barbara Frank C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Collapsible music stand
US 2507620 A
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y 1950 F. c. VAL BARBARA COLLAPSIBLE MUSIC STAND 2 Shee'ts-Sheet 1 Filed Aug. 15, 1947 Inventor Frank 6. Va/ Barbara y 1950 F. c. VAL BARBARA 2,507,620

COLLAPSIBLE MUSIC STAND Filed Aug. 15, 1 947 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Inventor Frank 6. Val Barbara WWW Em Patented May 16, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE COLLAPSIBLE MUSIC STAND Frank 0. Val Barbara, New Orleans, La.

Application August 15, 1947, Serial No. 768,813

-2 Claims. (Cl. 45-421) The present invention relates to new and useful improvements in collapsible music stands adapted to be folded and collapsed for conveniently carrying from place to place.

An important object of the present invention is to provide an article of this character constructed of sheet material and including a fiat foldable pedestal portion secured in an open position by a folding shelf carried thereby and a removable rack supported on the upper edge of the pedestal portion and on which sheet music may be supported.

A further object of the invention is to provide a music stand of this character constructed of inexpensive lightweight sheet material and providing novel means for detachably connecting the rack to the upper edge of the pedestal portion without requiring the use of special fastening devices.

A still 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 hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view.

Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view.

Figure 3 is a transverse sectional view taken on a line 3-3 of Figure 2.

Figure 4 is a perspective view of the pedestal portion of the stand.

Figure 5 is a perspective view of the rack for the sheet music prior to the folding of its lower flange.

Figure 6 is a similar view with the lower flange folded upwardly, and

Figure '7 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view taken on a line 1---! of Figure 2.

Referring now to the drawings in detail wherein for the purpose of illustration I have disclosed a preferred embodiment of the invention the numeral 5 designates the music stand generally which includes a pedestal portion 6 constructed of light weight rigid material such as cardboard, plastic, light weight metal or the like and foldable along a vertical medial line 1 to provide a pair of upstanding walls 8 and 9 which are foldable upon each other.

The lower edges of the Walls 8 and 9 are folded upwardly upon themselves as shown at in to provide a double thickness of material to reinforce the lower edges of said walls. The outer vertical edges of the walls 8 and 9 are likewise folded inwardly upon themselves as shown at H to reinforce the same and to provide a rounded edge at the bottom and side edges of the pedestal portion 6.

A shell 12 is provided with a foldable edge l3 which is secured to the inner surface of the wall 9 and the inner free edge of the shelf is formed with a downwardly extending foldable tongue [4 adapted for engagement in a pocket [5 formed intermediate the ends of a supporting strip l6 which is cemented or otherwise secured in a horizontal position to the inner surface of the wall 8. The edge of the shelf l2 at opposite sides of the tongue [4 are folded inwardly under the shelf as shown at l! to reinforce the edge thereof.

The upper edges of the Walls 8 and 9 are inclined upwardly toward the upper end of the fold line I and are bent downwardly upon themselves as shown at [8 to reinforce the upper edge of the pedestal.

The front upper edges of the walls 8 and 9 forwardly of the reinforcing flanges it are formed with downwardly inclined slits I9 for receiving notches 20 on the lower edge of a flange 2i formed at the lower edge of a rack 22 of sheet material, the notches 20 having wedging engagement with the slits l9.

Th rack 22 is supported on the upper inclined edges of the walls 8 and 9 as shown in Figures 1 and 2 of the drawings and the flange 2| extends downwardly from an upstanding ledge 23 formed at the lower edge of the rack by folding the ledge upwardly along the horizontal fold line 24, the flange being folded against the ledge 23 to provide a double thickness of material to strengthen the same.

The upper edge of the rack 22 is also strengthened by folding the same downwardly upon itself at shown at 25.

From the foregoing it will be apparent that by removing the rack 22 from the upper edge of the pedestal portion of the stand and swinging the shelf I2 upwardly against the wall 9 as shown in Figure 4 of the drawings the walls 8 and 9 may be folded upon themselves into a compact form. The ledge 23 for the rack 22 may also be folded into the plane of the rack as shown in Figure 5 into a, fiat position in the plane of the rack and thus the parts may be stored in a compact form or conveniently carried.

In view of the foregoing description taken in 3 conjunction with the accompanying drawings it is believed that a clear understanding of the device will be quite apparent to those skilled in this art. A more detailed description is accordingly deemed unnecessary.

It is understood, however, that even though there is herein shown and described a preferred embodiment of the invention the same is susceptible to certain changes fully comprehended by the spirit of the invention as herein described and the scope of the appended claims.

I claim:

1. A collapsible music stand comprising a Dedes tal portion of sheet material foldable upon itself along a vertical medial line, said pedestal portion having upper edges inclined upwardly toward its center, a fiat sheet music holder'supported on the inclined upper edge of said pedestal portion, a shelf hingedly connected at one edge to one foldable side of the pedestal portion, a downwardly foldable tongue at an adjacent edge of the shelf, and 'a strip of material secured at its ends in 'a horizontal position to the other of the foldable sides of the pedestal portion, the intermediate portion of the strip being free and offset to'form a pocket for lockably receiving the tongue.

2. A collapsible music stand comprising a pedestal portion of sheet material foldable upon itself along a vertical medial line to 'form a pair of angularly related walls, said'wa'lls having upper edges inclined upwardly toward the medial line,

4 upstanding shoulders formed at the lower ends of the upper edges, slits formed in the lower ends of the upper edges adjacent to said shoulders, a flat sheet music holder detachably supported on the inclined upper edges 01' the walls, an upstanding rail at the lower edge of the holder and a downwardly extending flange at the lower edge of the holder, said flange having V-shaped notches interfitting with the slits in the upper edges of the walls, a shelf hingedly connected at one edge to one of the walls and means for detachably affixing the other edge of the shelf to the other wall so that the shelf is locked in a horizontal position when the walls are spread into open relationship.

FRANK C. VAL BARBARA.

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

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,455,569 Caminoni May 15, 1923 2,167,483 Kr-aemer July 25, 1939 2,188,602 Hall Jan. 30, 1940 2,383,287 Berg Aug. 21, 1945 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 267,402 Great Britain Mar. 17, 1927

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/459
International ClassificationA47B19/00, A47B19/08
Cooperative ClassificationA47B19/08
European ClassificationA47B19/08