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June 29, 1965 s, WALUNG 3,191,484
DRUM SUPPORT Filed June 24, 1963 United States Patent 3,191,484 DRUM SUPPORT Albert S. Walling, 2967 Canal Ave., Long Beach, Calif. Filed June 24, 1963, Ser. No. 289,960 2 Claims. (Cl. 84-421) My invention relates to improvements in drum support, and particularly its application to the fixed relative position of various type of drums and other percussion instruments during use with a band or orchestra; and the objects of my invention are, first, to provide a novel type of drum support which will keep the relative position of a variety and multitude of drums, cymbals, and other percussion instruments in fixed relative position for the expedient'use by a drummer; second, to provide a drum support which permits the speedy and easy assembly of a multitude of drums, cymbals, and other percussion instruments in fixed relative position to each other and to the user thereof; third, to provide a drum support which can be installed simply and manufactured easily and inexpensively; and fourth, to provide a device which serves to standardize and fix the relative location of instruments normally used by a drummer and the preselected distance of such instruments from the drummer.
Additional objects, together with further advantages derived in using the present invention, will become apparent from the following detailed description thereof taken together with the accompanying drawing, forming part of the specification in which:
FIGURE 1 is a view in the perspective of my drum support assembly;
FIGURE 2 is an elevational view of the base of my drum support attached to a bass drum;
FIGURE 3 is an elevational view of the clamp attaching the base to the bass drum;
FIGURE 4 is a plan view of the clamp illustrated in FIGURE 3;
FIGURE 5 is a portion of my device for attachment of timbal drums used in connection with a bass drum;
FIGURE 6 is a cross-sectional view of the split ball socket, taken on line 6--6 of FIGURE 5;
FIGURE 7 is an elevational view of a portion of my drum support for the attachment of cow bell percussion instruments; and
FIGURE 8 is a plan fragmentary view of my drum support extending from the base outwardly for the at tachment of a plurality of bongo-type drums.
Similar numerals refer to similar parts throughout the several views.
The invention described in the accompanying drawing comprises a base, 10, suitably attached to the bass drum, 5, and a plurality of extensions extending outwardly from said base and supporting at the end thereof a plurality of timbal drums, 7, 7, and a snare drum, 6, and an extension, extending outwardly from the top of the base and at right angle thereto, and having attached by suitable connection thereto a plurality of percussion instruments and bongo drums, 8, 8.
The base, 10, comprises a tubular portion, 13, having a general U-shape, attached at selected intervals to the cylindrical wall of a bass drum, 5, by a plurality of clamps, 14. I
Each clamp, 14, is attached to the drum by means of a flange, 9, from which screws, 16, 16, extend through openings provided in the cylindrical wall of the drum for the stationary attachment of said clamps to the bass drum, 5. The tubular portion, 13, is secured toeach clamp, 14, by a thumb screw, 15, for the support of the tubular portion, 13.
Affixed in the manner herein described, the base provides not only the support for the extensions attached thereto for the purpose of supporting a plurality of 3,191,484 Patented June 29,1965
" drums and other percussion instruments, but also provides thereby support for the bass drum itself.
A plurality of extensions, 11, are removably attached to the base, 10, extending outwardly therefrom in preselected directions to suit the drummer, and hold the snare drum 6, and a plurality of timbal drums, 7, 7, in relative position to each other and to the bass drum, 5.
Each extension, 11, comprises generally a T-fitting, 17,
slid-ably arranged about the tubular portion, 13, and aflixed thereto by means of a thumb screw, 15.
A ball socket, 19, is welded to the stem ofthe T-fit-' ting, 17, extending at right angle substantially horizontally from the tubular portion, 13, of the base, 10, and the ball portion 34 of the ball joint, 21, is adjustably affixed to the socket portion, 19, by a conventional cap, 22.
A pipe extension, 23, selected as to length by the drummer, extends from the ball joint, 21, of the connection for a predetermined distance selected by the drummer.
Referring to the snare drum, 6, for instance, the flanged portion of a split ball joint, 21', is attached to the cylindrical Wall of the snare drum, 6, by openings therein provided and screws, 24, 24, extending through said cylindrical wall and afiixed by suitable washers, 25, 25, and thumb nuts, 26, 26, attached on the inside of the snare drum, 6. The split ball joint, 21, comprises the a guide ring, 29, holding the split cylindrical sections base, 27, the split cylindrical segments, 28, of the joint, in relative position, and the adjustment ring, 30, threadedly attached to the base of the joint and designed to tighten the split sections about the shaft to which the joint is afiixed. In assembling, the extension, 23, is extended through the split ball joint and through the base onto the snare drum, 6, and is affixed in relative position to the base, 10, by the tightening of the adjustment ring, 30.
A number of these extensions, 11, are used to attach a plurality of drums such as the timbal drums, 7, 7, shown, to the base, 10.
An extension, 12, extends from the top of the base, 10, at right angle outwardly therefrom, generally comprising a T-fitting, 31, removably attached to the base, 10, by a thumb screw, 15, extending through the wall of the T-fitting against the tubular portion, 13.
A ball socket joint, 32, is welded to the stem of the T-fitting, 31, extending at right angle substantially horizontally from the tubular portion, 13, of the base, 10, and a pipe extension, 33, selected as to length by the drummer, extends from the ball portion, 34', of the ball socket joint, 32, for a predetermined distance.
A plurality of sleeves, 35, 35, is affixed about the pipe extension, 33, by means of a thumb screw, 36, 36.
At right angle from the pipe extension, 33, a ball socket joint, 37, 37, is welded on opposite sides of each sleeve, 35, 35, and extends at right angle therefrom.
A split ball joint, 38, 38, is attached to each end of a stem portion, 39, 39, extending from each ball socket joint, 37, 37, and attached to the free end thereof are bongo drums, 8, 8, in the manner heretofore described in connection with the snare drum.
Cow bell percussion instruments, 41, 41, are atlixed above the T-fitting, 31, by removably attaching them to a horizontal bracket, 42, held in a horizontal elevated position above, and resting upon the T-fitting, 31, by supporting arms, 43, 43, and threadedly afiixed to the T- fitting, 31, by a bolt, 44.
It is understood that while I have described a preferred embodyment of my invention, the same may be changed in particulars without departing from the spirit of my invention.
1. In a device of the class described, comprising a base drum, a base having an inverted U-shape attached to said drum by suitable means, a plurality of T-fittings removably attached to said base and provided with a stem carrying a ball socket joint extending substantially horizontally at right angles from said base, extensions extending from each ball socket joint at a selected predetermined distance extending substantially horizontally at right angles therefrom and carrying a split ball socket joint at the free end thereof, means affixed to the pivotal portion of the split ball socket joint affixed to selected percussion instruments, a T-fitting adjustably afiixed to the base above the drum, a ball socket joint rigidly aifixed to the stem of the T-fitting and extending at substantially sion of preselected length extending from the ball portion right angle horizontally from the base, a pipe extenof the ball socket joint outwardly and substantially horizontally, a plurality of sleeves affixed about the pipe extension at predetermined intervals, ball socket joints rigidly aflixed on opposite sides of each sleeve and extending at right angle horizontally therefrom, a tubular extension extending from each ball socket joint, a split ball socket joint attached to the free end of the tubular extension, percussion means rigidly aflixed t the pivotal portion of each split ball socket joint, supporting arms rigidly aflixed to the last named T-fitting and supporting thereon a horizontal bracket attached to the last named T-fitting by suitable means, and adapted to removably support percussion instruments.
2. In a device of the class described, a drum, a base of inverted U-shape attached about that drum, a plurality of extensions removably attached to said base and extending substantially horizontally at right angles therefrom, each extension including a T-fitting, a ball socket joint afiixed to the stem of each T-fitting, and an extension extending substantially horizontally and outwardly from said base and having adjustably attached thereto a plurality of sleeves, and suitable means for the adjustable attachment of percussion instruments to said sleeves at a predetermined distance from said drum.
References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 511,479 12/93 Westbrook 287-12 X 1,464,279 8/23 I-Iindley 211-13 2,844,864 7/58 Bendett 84421 FOREIGN PATENTS 623,771 5/49 Great Britain.
645,070 10/50 Great Britain.
OTHER REFERENCES Leedy Mfg. Co., Catalog 44, page 16.
CLAUDE A. LE ROY, Primary Examiner.