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W. L. HENDRICK. MUSIC RAKVYOR BAND INSTRUMENTS.
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lVILLIAM L. IIENDRICK, OF l-OS'lON, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSGNOR OF ONE- lI'ALF TO llDlV'ARD (l. SCA'IES, OF SAME PLACE.
WIUSICHRACK FOR BAND INSTRUMENTS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 394,856, da e; December 18, 1888.
Application tiled September 16, 1887. Serial No. 249,856. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that l, lVIlJLLLLi'I L. HENDRICK, of Boston, in the county ot' Sutlollc, State 0l Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Music-Racks for Band Instruments, ot' which the following is a description suliiciently full, clear, and exact to enahle any person skilled in the art or science to which said invention appertains to make and use the same, reference heilig had to the accompanying drawings, forming part ot this specilication, in which Figure l is a trontelevation oli' my improved music-rack, reln'esented as in use; Fig. 2, a side elevation ot' the same; and Fig'. Si, a rear elevation et' the holders, the supportiiig-rod being shown as broken oli'.
Like letters oli reference im'licate corresponding parts in the dit'lerenl'/ tgures ot.' the drawings.
My invention relates to that class ol' musicracks which are adjustable, and more especially adapted t'or use on hand instruments; and it consists in anovel construction and arrangement o't' parts, as hereinafter more .fully set forth and claimed, the object being to produce a more ett'ective and otherwise desiralile device ot this character than is now in ordinary use.
The nature and operation of the improvement will be readily inn'l ;\rstmnl hy all con- Versant with such matters trom the following explanation.
In the drawings, A represents the supporting-bar, and l U the holders. The supporting-bar consists of: a metallic rod, n'el'erahl y square in cross-section. The holders .l C consist of two sheets o't metal adj nstahly arranged on the rod A, at right angles thereto, hymeans of slides c, :formed of pieces otf said sheets cut out and lient or :t'olded to inclose the rod A, as shown at i/ in Fig. Si. lhc metallic sheets composing the holders l; C are longitudinally locnt or folded inward toward each other to 'forni lips on, (see Fig. 2,) adapted to receive the edges ot' the hook or music-sheet K, as the case may be. The holder thus constructed can he produced Very cheaply, being' stamped in one piece from sheet metal. To the upper portion ot' the slide fr, on the holder B, is secured a clamp, l), provided with a thumb-screw, d, by means of which said holder can be secured in any desirable position on the rod A. A curved metallic spring, g, is pivoted at 'i to the lower edge oi the holder (l, near one end thereol, and near the other end ol' said holder there is a stud or stop, 7i, t'or supporting' the tree end ot' said spring when not in use, as shown by the dotted lines in Fig. il. A clamp, 7i', is adjustalily secured on the rod A, below the holder C, by means ot" a thumb-screw, l, and externally around said rod is disposed a coiled spring', D, which rests upon the clamp and supports the holder (l when the rack is in a vertical position.
In the use ot' my improvement the holder l having been secured in position on the rod A hy means ot the clamp and screw d, the clamp l; is vmoved on said rod, carrying with it the spring l) and holder (l, until the dis tance between said holders is slightly less than the height ot.' the hook or music, K, to be used, a'l'ter which said clamp is :fastened by means ot the screw l. Ally forcing the holder (l downward and compressing the spring D the hook may nowlie easily inserted between the holders, and will he securely held in position therein by thc expansive action of 'the spring. ly turning the spring g on its pivotal support i', so that its t'ree end will rest against the li'acc oli' thel music or book, the sheets or leaves will be prevented t'rom lieing accidentally turned, and in case a single sheet of music is used, as in Fig. l, it will he prevented Vfrom lolding or bulging in the middle and becoming displaced trom the holders.
It will hc readily sccn thathy adjusting' the clamp lo', as 'lescrihed, the rack can Vhe ai'lapted for use with inusic-hmiks or sheets ol' music of different sizes, and itl any ot' its parts bcconic accidentally lost or ln'oken they can loe readily restored without the necessity 0i' replacing the whole rack, as is frequently the ease in music-racks ot' this class.
Having thus explained my invention, what andan external Spiral Springsurroundingsaid I elaiin is-M rod between the Stop and the lower holder,
The Combination of an singular rod consti- Substantially as described. Tilting The body of L ninSiC-sl'mnl, :L holder \VILLIAM L. I'IENDRICK. 5 thereon for the Top of the 1nnSo-sheet, a llritnesses:
yielding; holder thereon for the liorloin ot' the 0. M. SHAW, illusie-Sheet', :i slop lwli'nv the lower holder, C. A. SHAW.