Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Screen reader users: click this link for accessible mode. Accessible mode has the same essential features but works better with your reader.


  1. Advanced Patent Search
Publication numberUS516612 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 13, 1894
Filing dateApr 28, 1893
Publication numberUS 516612 A, US 516612A, US-A-516612, US516612 A, US516612A
InventorsWilliam J. Rappold
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
William j
US 516612 A
Abstract  available in
Previous page
Next page
Claims  available in
Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

(No Model.)


Patented Mar.- 13, 1894.





SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 516,612, dated March 13, 1894.

Application filed April 28, 1893. Serial No.4'72,164. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that 1, WILLIAM J. RAPPOLD, acitizen of the United States, residing in the city and county of Philadelphia, State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and usef ul Improvement in Drum and Cymbal Pedals or Beaters, which improvement is fully set forth in the following specification and accompanying drawings.

My invention consists of a novel device whereby a drum and cymbal may be simultaneously beaten.

It also consists of an adjustable stand for the drum.

It also consists of the construction of the parts, whereby they may be folded in com pact form. V

Figure 1 represents a perspective view of a drum and cymbal beater embodying my invention. Fig. 2 represents a partial side elevation and partial longitudinal vertical section thereof. Fig. 3 represents vertical sections, showing the knuckle or knuckle joint of one of the heaters, and the operating treadle thereof. Fig. 4: represents a transverse vertical section of a portion on line as, on, Fig. 1.

Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in the several figures.

Referring to the drawings: A designates a base from which rises the standard 13, to which may be secured a cymbal C, shown in dotted lines in Fig. 2. Connected with said standard B is an ear D, on which is mounted the lever E, whose upper end carries the beater F for said cymbal C, the beater in the present case being of the form of a ring.

Rising from the base A, is an ear G on which is mounted the rocking block or arm H, to which latter is secured the drum stick or beater J, whose head K is adjacent to the drum L, and opposite to the cymbal beater. On the base A is a stand M, which is adapted to seat the drum thereon, the same being movable on the base so as to adjust the drum relatively to the head of the drum beater. A screw N is fitted in the bottom piece of the stand and adapted to engage with the base A so as to hold said stand in adjusted position.

The lower ends of the lever E and stick J are connected by the hook P and eye Q, so that the motion of said stick may be communicated to said lever.

R designates a treadle which is mounted on the base A and has its forward end connected with the block H by a knuckle S formed of a tongue and groove, whereby the motion of the treadle may be imparted to said block. A spring T bears upwardly against the treadle for restoring the same and connected parts to their normal positions.

U designates a foot rest which is pivotally connected with the base A by means of a strap or bar V, so that said rest may remain in a right line with the tongue or be turned laterally or to the right or left, to suit the convenience and requirements of the player.

The operation is as follows: The treadle is depressed, whereby motion is imparted to the stick J, and consequently to the lever E, and thus the drum and cymbal are simultaneously beaten or struck. When the pedal is letgo, the parts assume their normal positions, it being evident that the operations of beating are accomplished in a simple, convenient and practical manner, besides being true or in time. In order to permit the parts of the device to be folded, the standard B is fitted in a socket W, which is secured to the base A, and the treadle R is mounted on said socket, it having an opening so as to be freely fitted over the same. The hookP is disconnected from the eye Q, and the block H and treadle R turned in such manner that the parts of the knuckle joint S are separated as shown in the upper part of Fig. 3. The stickJ may now be lowered into horizontal, or nearly horizontal position, as shown at the bottom of Fig. 3, and the standard B may be Withdrawn from the socket W and with its connected parts laid upon the treadle, &c., thus making a compact package, convenient for carrying, storing, the.

It is evident that the drum may be transposed to the position of the cymbal, and vice versa. In this case the length of the lever and arm or stick, or the position of the instruments require to be adjusted relatively to the part to be beaten or struck.

a lever carrying a beater and connected with an ear on said standard, a treadle mounted on the base, and a pivoted block connected with the treadle and with the arm carrying the said beater, said parts being combined substantially as described.

4. A beater and an operating treadle therefor, and a knuckle at the connection of said treadle and the axial portion of said beater, said parts being combined substantially as described.

5. In a drum or cymbal beater, a foot rest connected with the base thereof by meansof a bar which permits said rest to be turned laterally, substantially as described.

6. In a drum or cymbal beater, a base on which the operating mechanism of the same is mounted and a stand for the drum adjustably fitted on said base, substantially as described.

7. In a drum or cymbal beater, an instrument-supporting standard, a socket on the base removably receiving said standard, and an operating treadle for said beater, mounted on said socket, substantially as described.

8. A base with a standard thereon, a lever pivoted to said standard and carrying a beater, a treadle mounted onsaid base, a rocking block operated by said treadle, a drum stick on said arm, and means substantially as described for detachably connecting said lever and drum stick, said parts being combined substantially as described.


Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3185014 *Dec 4, 1962May 25, 1965Russel RossStand with improved sock cymbals
US3195391 *Apr 9, 1964Jul 20, 1965Joseph PetersDrum operating mechanism
US4829874 *Jun 29, 1988May 16, 1989Hoshino Gakki Co., Ltd.Support for bass drums
US7645928 *Sep 26, 2007Jan 12, 2010James Leverne GrahamBass drum system and method
US8723008 *Feb 8, 2013May 13, 2014Dean James DarnellKick stand for snare drum
US9053687 *Mar 6, 2014Jun 9, 2015Gary BensonDrum restraint device
US20060005689 *Apr 7, 2005Jan 12, 2006Fusamitsu ItoPedal coupling device and bass drum
US20090078106 *Sep 26, 2007Mar 26, 2009James Leverne GrahamBass Drum System and Method
DE3830444A1 *Sep 7, 1988Apr 27, 1989Hoshino Gakki Co LtdTrommelhalterung
Cooperative ClassificationG10D13/006