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Publication numberUS3545330 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 8, 1970
Filing dateSep 20, 1968
Priority dateSep 20, 1968
Publication numberUS 3545330 A, US 3545330A, US-A-3545330, US3545330 A, US3545330A
InventorsNosco Jeanne M
Original AssigneeNosco Jeanne M
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Violin bow teaching attachment
US 3545330 A
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United States Patent Jeanne M. Nosco 2418 Yale Ave., Royal Oak, Michigan 48067 Sept. 20, 1968 Dec. 8, 1970 Inventor App]. No. Filed Patented VIOLIN BOW TEACHING ATTACHMENT [56] References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,820,388 1/1958 Rolland 84/282 3,272,055 9/1966 Henkle 84/283 Primary Examiner-Richard B. Wilkinson Assistant Examiner- Lawrence R. Franklin Attorney-Barnes, Kisselle, Raisch & Choate ABSTRACT: A violin bow including an attachment mounted on the end of the bow for supporting markers so that when the bow is manipulated adjacent a surface in the manner of playing a violin, the markers make a mark on the surface.

VIOLIN BOW TEACHING ATTACHMENT This invention relates to teaching the playing of a violin or the like.

BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION In teaching the violin and in the learning of the playing of the violin by a student, one of the most difficult problems is the manipulation of the violin bow; Heretofore various guides have been provided in association with the violin in an efiort to guide the student in the proper manipulation.

Among the objects of the present invention are to provide a violin bow attachment that can be utilized in connection with the violin bow so that when the bow is manipulated adjacent a surface such as blackboard or a large piece of paper, lines are scribed on the surface indicating the manner in which the bow is manipulated; to provide such a bow attachment which is relatively light in weight and will not interfere with the normal balance or feel of the violin bow; to provide such a violin bow attachment which can be readily removed and'reapplied.

DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS FIG. 1 is a part sectional side elevational view of a violin bow and bow attachment embodying the invention.

FIG. 2 is a fragmentary plan view of the same.

FIG. 3 is a perspective view of the violin bow attachment.

FIG. 4 is a longitudinal sectional view taken along the line 4-in FIG. 2.

FIG. 5 is a transverse sectional view taken along the line 5-5 in FIG. 2.

DESCRIPTION Referring to FIGS. 1 and 2, the violin bow of conventional construction comprises a gripping portion 11 and a free end 12. The attachment 13 is preferably made of resilient plastic removably mounted on the free end 12 of the bow and comprises a longitudinally extending portion 14 with spaced flexible lips 15 that snap overthe longitudinally extending portion 16 ofthe bow (FIG. 5). v

The attachment 13 further includes a main body portion 17 that has a wall 18 extending transversely over the free end 12 of the bow and side walls 19 extending downwardly alongside the free end 12. Inwardly extending ribs 20 snap over the inner portion 21 of the end portion 12 to retain the attachment 13 in position. The attachment further includes a pair of openings 22 that have their axes extending parallel and longitudinally of the bow to receive a marker23 such as a piece of chalk, an ink pen or the like.

The attachment further includes an opening 24 extending transversely of the longitudinal axis of the bow for receiving another marker 23.

In use the attachment is applied to the bow and then themovements, the teacher can criticize and correct any deficien- V cies in such movements. By providing markers 23 that extend longitudinally as well as transversely various types of violin bow movements can be studied and criticized. In the absence of the teacher, the student can practice the manipulation having been shown the proper markings that should be made on the surface. By utilizing the crayons as the markers or pencils or pens, the violin bow attachment can be utilized in connection with other surfaces such as paper.

I claim: l. The combination comprising: a violin bow; a marker capable of making a mark on a surface; and means for supporting said marker on said bow whereby when said bow is manipulated adjacent a surface in the manner simulating playing of a violin, the marker will make a mark on said surface. 2. The combination set forth in claim 1 wherein said means for supporting said marker is removably mounted on said bow ad acent the end of said bow opposite the gripping portion of the bow.

3. The combination set forth in claim 1 wherein said means for supporting said marker is such that the marker extends outwardly and longitudinally of said bow.

4. The combination set forth in claim 1 wherein said means for supporting said marker is such that said marker extends transversely of said bow.

5. The combination set forth in claim 1 including two additional markers capable of making a mark on a surface, said means for supporting said marker being such that a pair of said markers are supported and extend outwardly and longitudinally of the bow and a third said marker extends transversely away from said bow.

6. For use with a violin bow:

a marker capable of making a mark on a surface; and

an attachment for supporting said marker on said bow whereby when said bow is manipulated adjacent a surface in the manner simulating playing of a violin, the marker will make a mark on said surface.

7. The combination set forth in claim 6 wherein said attachment is adapted to be removably mounted on said how adjacent the end of said bow opposite, the gripping portion of the bow.

8. The combination set forth in claim 6 wherein said attachment supports said marker so that it extends outwardly and longitudinally of said bow.

9. The combination set forth in claim 6 wherein said attachment supports said marker so that it extends transversely of said bow.

10. The combination set forth in claim 6 including two additional markers capable of making a mark on a surface, said attachment supporting a pair of said markers that extend outwardly and longitudinally of the bow and a third said marker that extends transversely away from said bow.

11. The combination set forth in claim 6 wherein said attachment includes at least one opening for supporting said marker. I

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3726177 *Nov 23, 1971Apr 10, 1973Kaplan BMethod and apparatus for instruction of stringed instrument bow stick angulation
US4332496 *May 11, 1981Jun 1, 1982Branch John KBow pencil
US4371278 *Feb 20, 1981Feb 1, 1983Joo Hong KMusical pen
US4453447 *Sep 30, 1982Jun 12, 1984Shinneman Leonice LPercussion instruments bow
US4493238 *Jan 17, 1983Jan 15, 1985Ruggiero RicciViolin bow with adjustable weight
Classifications
U.S. Classification84/282, 84/470.00R, 84/283, 84/453, 84/329, 401/195, 401/52, 984/122
International ClassificationG10D3/00, G10D3/16
Cooperative ClassificationG10D3/16
European ClassificationG10D3/16