|Publication number||US2547924 A|
|Publication date||Apr 10, 1951|
|Filing date||May 2, 1949|
|Priority date||May 2, 1949|
|Publication number||US 2547924 A, US 2547924A, US-A-2547924, US2547924 A, US2547924A|
|Inventors||Citro Alphonse P|
|Original Assignee||Citro Alphonse P|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (2), Referenced by (27), Classifications (9)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
April 10, 1951 A, cn- 2,547,924
GUITAR STAND Filed May 2, 1949 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 l 72/ sij zzi f I 0 3 r,/ r I 70 1 I I I I 1 l 54 66 Inventor April 10, 1951 I p, |TRO 2,547,924
GUITAR STAND Filed May 2, 1949 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 I u ventor Alphonse P. Cit/o mu awe; 1 5m Patented Apr. 10, 1951 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE GUITAR STAND Alphonse P. Citro, Summit Hill, Pa. Application May 2, 1949, Serial No. 90,837 6 Claims. (01. 84-327) This invention relates to novel and useful improvements in a guitar stand and more specifically pertains to a collapsible supporting stand for holding guitars and the like in easily adjusted position for the convenience of the musician.
The principal object of this invention is to provide an improved stand for supporting guitars and similar instruments in any predetermined position for the convenience of the musician; and wherein the supporting stand is of a construction specifically adapted to perm-it compact collapsing for storage and transportation, and celerity of assembly.
These, together with various ancillary features and objects of the invention which will later become apparent as the following description proceeds, are attained by this invention, a preferred embodiment of which has been illustrated by way of example only in the accompanying drawings, wherein: v I Figure l is a perspective view showing the de vice in its assembled position and indicating the manner in which the same is adapted to support .a guitar;
Figure 2- is an elevational view, parts being broken away and shown in section of the construction of the device of Figure 1;
4 Figure 3 is a plan view taken substantially upon the horizontal plane indicated by the section line 3-3 of Figure 2 of the supporting head of the invention;
- Figure 4 is a fragmentary group perspective ,view showing the manner in which the legs are detachably hinged to the support stand; and,
Figure 5 is a fragmentary horizontal sectional view taken substantially upon the plane of the section line 5-5 of Figure 2 and illustrating the construction of the guitar clamping means.
Referring now more specifically to the accompanying drawings, wherein like numerals designate similar parts throughout the various views,
the numeral I 0 designates generally the improved supporting stand for a guitar and similar instrument. This stand includes telescoping tubular sections l2 and [4 which form an adjustable standard of the stand. I The lower section I2 is provided'at any suitable manner, and a thumb screw I 8 is threaded in the collar or sleeve I6 and extends through the same and through the section l2 for engagement with the section I4 to thereby adjustably lock the base section section for detachably other instrument without same. "Extending downwardly into the head or supsame in various vertically adjusted positions with respect to the base section l2.
Suitably attached to the base section [2 is a second collar or sleeve 20 of brass or similar material and which is slidably mounted upon the base section l2, a thumb screw 22 extending through this sleeve for adjusting the same in different vertical positions upon the base section. The sleeve 12 is provided with a plurality of radially extending ears 24, to each of which is pivotally secured as by a pin 26, a brace rod 28 whose lower end is hinged as by a pin 30 to laterally extending ears 32 conveniently positioned between the ends of tubular legs 34.
Preferably adjacent its lower end, the base section I2 is provided with radially extending brackets or straps 36, see Fig. 4, which are brazed, welded or otherwise rigidly secured to the outer surface of the base section, which straps serve to clamp and retain bushings 38 to the outer surface of the base section. Each of the legs 34 is bifurcated at one end to provide lugs or ears 40 apertured as at 42, which ears embrace the bracket 36 and the bushing 38, and are hinged .22 is released, the leg assembly consisting of the their brace rods 28 and the 28 may be readily adjusted to support the l2, and the guitar carrying upper [4 at various adjusted heights. When tightening the thumb screw 22, the stand is securely locked so that the legs will be firmly seplurality of legs 34, sleeve cured and will adequately support the guitar stand and the guitar or other instrument carried thereby.
Referring now to the upper section [4, it will be seen that the upper end of the same is closed as by a plug 46 welded, brazed or otherwise secured therein, this plug having a threaded bore receiving the threaded shank 48 of a ball member 50.
A head or support block ently be of wood or other suitable material, and which is preferably of the shape shown in Figure 1, that is having a flat bottom surface and a semicylindrical upper surface is provided with a covering material 54 which may conveniently comprise a sheet of sponge rubber, felt or other similar cushioning material to support the guitar or danger of marring the 52 which may conveniport block 52 from the upper surface thereof, is a bore or recess 56 in which is slidably received a ing heretofore necessary in the instrument during performing upon the same.
From the foregoing, 'eration of "changes will art after a consideration sired to limit the invention cylindrical plug 58 which may be of metal or wood or any other suitable material. Extending through the side of the block and screw threadedly engaged in the plug 58, is the threaded shank 60 of a knurled thumb screw 62, having a shouldered portion E i for clamping the lower and longitudinally slotted extremity 66 of a clamping member to the block. The slot 88 in the lower portion E6, is thus capable of both radial and rotational adjustment about the thumb screw 62. Extending upwardly from the portion 66 is a vertical section it having a horizontally extending upper section i2 and a downwardly extending portion M. The sections l0, l2 and i4 may be suitably covered with a layer or sheath of suitable cushioning material such as rubber or felt. Rigidly at tached in any suitable manner to the upper sur face of the head or support block 52, clamp having a horizontally extending lower portion 16 and a vertically extending portion 18. As will now be understood by reference to Figure 1, the horizontal sections i l and i8 together with the vertical portion it serve to yieldingly cushion and clamp about the sides of a guitar or similar instrument for thereby securely holding the same as indicated in Figure 1.
Obviously, by loosening the thumb screw 62, the guitar may be positioned in diflerent inclined positions upon the curved upper surface of the support block 54.
As will now be seen by reference particularly to Figure 3, the cushioning sheet 54 which envelops the curved upper surface and the sides of the head or support block 52, has its edges drawn beneath the bottom surface of the block and retained thereon in clamped position by a steel plate 89, secured as by screws e2. This steel plate further serves to support complementary socket members 8t and 86, one of which is welded or otherwise rigidly attached to the plate, while the other complementary member is secured to the stationary complementary member as by an adjusting screw 83, These socket members are adapted to embrace and friction'ally engage the ball 5E3, whereby the stand head 52 may be swivelly supported in variousinclined positions as desired.
This device provides the musician with a light weight, inexpensive stand which may be easily and compactly folded into a small bundle for transportation or storage, yet may be quickly erected and adjusted to suit theindividual preference and convenience of the user, and will then entirely support at any desired position a guitar or other musical instrument, thus relieving the musician oi the entire task of supporting the instrument. This advantage is of considerable importance since in orchestras and the like, the musician is unduly tired by the weight of his instrument after long periods of performing upon the same; and moreover is inconvenienced by the customary shoulder strap or guitar cord and avoids the unsightly disarrangement of his clothhugging of the the construction and opthe device will be readily understood and further explanation is believed to be unneces'sary.
However since numerous modifications and readily occur to those skilled in the of the foregoing specifidrawings, it is not deto the exact construccation and accompanying tion shown and described, but all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the appended claims.
Having thus disclosed and described the invention, what is claimed as new is as follows:
1. A guitar stand comprising a standard, a head swivelly mounted thereon, a clamp for engaging the indentation in one side of a guitar for supporting the same upon said head, said head having a convex upper surface for engaging the indentation of the other side of a guitar and said clamp being movable about said surface to support the guitar at varying inclinations.
2. The combination of claim 1 including a sheet of cushioning material covering the curved surface of the head and extending beneath said head, a plate clamping said sheet to the undersurface of the head and supporting the head upon the standard.
3. The combination of claim 1, said clamp comprising a stationary jaw having a horizontal portion secured to the head and an upwardly extending extremity, a movable jaw having a horizontal portion parallel to and spaced above said first horizontal portion and a vertical por-;- tion adjustably secured to said head.
4. The combination of claim 1, said clamp comprising a stationary jaw having a horizontal portion secured to the head and an upwardly extending extremity, a movable jaw having a horizontal portion parallel to and spaced above said first horizontal portion and a vertical por tion adjustably secured to said head, said vertical portion having a longitudinal slot, a fastening screw extending through said slot and clamping said vertical portion to said head in both radial and rotational adjustment about said screw.
5. A guitar stand comprising a standard, a head swivelly mounted thereon, a clamp for sup= porting a guitar upon said head, said head having a convex upper surface and said clamp being movable about said surface to support the guitar at varying inclinations, said 'standard comprising telescoping sections, means securing said sections in longitudinally adjusted positions, said head being mounted on one section and a leg assembly mounted on the other section.
6. A guitar stand comprising a standard, a head swivelly mounted thereon, a clamp for supporting a guitar upon said head, said head having a convex upper surface and said clamp being movable about said surface to support the guitar at varying inclinations, said standard comprising telescoping sections, means securing said sec-- 'tions in longitudinally adjusted positions, said head being mounted on one section and a leg assembly mounted on the other section, said leg assembly including a plurality of legs terminally pivoted tosaid other section, a collar slidably adjustable upon said other section and brace rods terminally pivoted to said collar and to said legs.
ALPHONSE P. CITRO.
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|U.S. Classification||84/327, 984/257|
|International Classification||F16M11/22, F16M11/20, G10G5/00|
|Cooperative Classification||F16M11/22, G10G5/00|
|European Classification||G10G5/00, F16M11/22|