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Publication numberUS2630289 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 3, 1953
Filing dateOct 5, 1949
Priority dateOct 5, 1949
Publication numberUS 2630289 A, US 2630289A, US-A-2630289, US2630289 A, US2630289A
InventorsSelig Clifford B R
Original AssigneeSelig Clifford B R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bass violin folding stand
US 2630289 A
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BASS VIOLIN FOLDING STAND Filed Oct. 5, 1949 2 SHEETS-SHEET 2 INVENTOR. 25 6/ ff 07'a BE5e/z' A'ITDRN EYS Patented Mar. 3, 1953 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE BASS VIOLIN FOLDING STAND Clifford B. R. Selig, Lima, Ohio Application October 5, 1949, Serial No. 119,705

2 Claims.

This invention relates to strands for supporting musical instruments, and in particular a post or pedestal having three folding legs with an upwardly extended stem having a collar thereon and in which the stem receives the end pin that fits into the bottom of a string bass violin.

The purpose of this invention is to provide means for supporting a bass violin in the playing position wherein the instrument is completely supported and the hands of the player are free.

The bass violin is an awkward instrument to hold and, particularly when used in jazz bands where it is desired to use at least one hand for gestures the instruments are supported against a wall or other objects and in some cases efforts are made to support the instrument between the legs, With this thought in mind this invention contemplates a small comparatively invisible stand that may be folded for positioning in an instrument case and that is provided with a stem that receives the end pin which fits into the bottom of the instrument so that the instrument may be completely supported thereby.

The object of this invention is, therefore, to provide means for constructing a folding portable stand for musical instruments in which the stand may be stored in an instrument case and which when set up for use is substantially invisible and at the same time completely supports the instrument.

Another object of the invention is to provide a musical instrument stand upon which a bass violin may be completely supported which does not require changes in the construction of the violin or that attachments be permanently mounted on the instrument.

Another object of the invention is to provide a folding stand for bass violins that completely supports the instrument in the playing position, which is of a comparatively simple and economical construction.

With these and other objects and advantages in view the invention embodies a substantially solid bass member with outwardly extended legs pivotally mounted between ears on the sides thereof, and a stem extended upwardly from the bass member for receiving the end pin in the lower end of the instrument.

Other features and advantages of the invention will appear from the following description taken in connection with the drawings wherein:

Figure 1 is an elevational view of the stand with the end pin and wall of the instrument shown in section.

Figure 2 is a view looking upward toward the under side of the stand.

Figure 3 is a sectional plan taken on line 3-3 of Figure 1 showing the stand with parts broken away.

Figure 4 is also a view looking upwardly toward the lower end of the stand with parts omitted and-with parts broken away.

Figure 5 is a cross section through the central part of the stand taken on line 5-5 of Figure 3 with the legs shown extended outwardly and shown in elevation,

Referring now to the drawings wherein like reference characters denote corresponding parts the bass violin stand of this invention includes a substantially solid base Ill having a cap II with a stem 12 mounted on the base and extended upwardly therefrom, and legs [3 which are pivotally mounted on the base.

The base In is substantially triangular shaped as shown in Figure 3 and pairs of ears l4 and 15 are provided on flat sides [6, I? and is. The arms or legs l3 which are provided with nobs l9 on the outer ends are pivotally mounted between the ears l4 and IS on pins 20, and the inner ends of the legs are provided with extensions 2| that engage the upper beveled surface 22 of a locking disc 23 that is held by a thumb nut 24 on a threaded stud 25 which extends downwardly from the base l0. These parts are positioned in a recess 26 in the lower end of the base Ill.

The upper surface of the base I0 is also provided with a recess, as indicated by the numeral 21, and the recess 21 receives a lower arcuate surface of a collar 28 on the lower end of the stem l2. An enlarged section 29 is also provided on the lower end of the stem above the collar 23. The cap I] is secured to the base In by screws 30 and the cap is provided with an opening 3! in which the section 29 of the stem is positioned and also a recess 32 in which the upper part of the collar 28 is positioned. The opening 3! of the cap I l is provided with a notch 33 for receiving the part 29 of the stem l2 to retain the stem in a slightly inclined position when not in use. The inner ends of the extensions 2! of the legs l3 are provided with arcuate recesses 34.

The stem I2 is provided with a set collar 35 having a set screw 36 therein which provides a seat for the tubular end pin 31 of a bass violin or string bass 38.

With the parts arranged in this manner the leg l3 may be folded to positions substantially parallel with the stem so that the stand may be positioned in an instrument case for storage and transportation and when it is desired to use the device the legs are extended outwardly as 3 illustrated in Figures 1 and 5 and the disc 23 with the thumb nut 24 secures the legs in the outwardly extended position with the stem 12 extended upwardly. The end pin 31 fits into the bottom of the string bass or bass violin positioned over the upper end oi. the stem.

It will be understood that modifications may be made in the design and arrangement of the parts without departing from the spirit of the invention.

What is claimed is:

1. A musical instrument stand comprising a base having pairs of cars extended from the sides thereof and having recesses in the upper and lower surfaces, legs having extensions onthe inner ends pivotally mounted between the ears of the base and positioned with the extensions extended into the recess in the lower surface of the base, a threaded stud extended downwardly from the base and positioned in the recess in the lower surface thereof, a disc having a beveled upper surface positioned on the threaded stud, a thumb nut threaded on the stud for securing the disc against the extensions of the legs for holding the legs in outwardly extended supporting positions,

a stem having a collar with arcuate peripheral surfaces extended upwardly from the base with the collard positioned in the recess in the upper surface thereof, and a cap mounted on the base and having an opening therethrough larger in diameter than the stem for providing freedom of movement of the stem and having a recess in the under surface for receiving the collar on the lower end of the stem.

2. A musical instrument stand as in claim 1 wherein a set collar is adjustably mounted on the stem for positioning the end pin in the bottom of a bass violin on the stem.


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

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U.S. Classification248/169, 248/170, 984/257
International ClassificationF16M11/22, F16M11/20, G10G5/00
Cooperative ClassificationG10G5/00, F16M11/22
European ClassificationG10G5/00, F16M11/22