US 718114 A
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No. 718,114. PATENTED JAN. 1a, 1903.
J 11. E. PINNEY.
REGEPTAGLE FOR STRINGS FOR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.
APPLIOATiON FILED JAN. 17, 1902.
HENRY E. FINNEY, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
RECEPTACLE FOR STRINGS FOR MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.
-aPECIFIGJ-MLION' forming part of LettersPaten't N0. 718,1 14, dated January 13, 1903. Application filed January l7, 1902. Serial No. 90,108 No model) To all whont it may concern:
Be it known that I, HENRY E. FINNEY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illi nois, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Receptacles for Strings for Musical Instruments, of which the following is a specification.
The object of my invention is to provide a simple and compact compositive receptacle particularly adapted for containing pianostrings in coil form and arranged to separate the different strings, to permit a desired length of any particular string to be readily uncoiled and separated from the remainder of the coil, Where, as is usually the case with piano-strings, a single coil comprises several lengths of strings, and especially to provide a compact form of composite receptacle which can be conveniently carried about and used by piano-tuners.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a top plan view of a set of complemental string-holdingreceptacles involving my invention and arranged within an inclosing case, the top of said case being removed. Fig. 2 is a section through Fig.1 on line 2 2, the top of the case being present. Fig. 3 is aperspective View of one of the complemental string-holding receptacles. y
The composite receptacle, as shown, comprises a set or series of annular complemental receptacles A, B, G, and D, adapted to receive and contain coils of strings and respectively of different diametric measurements, whereby one of such complemental receptacles may nest or fit within another, the subreceptacle or case A being adapted to fit or nest within the diametrically larger subreceptacle or case B, the latter being adapted doors for opening and closing them; but asa preferred and very much simpler way I form each complemental receptacle with an opening along its inner side. For piano-strings I usually provide three sets of these complemental receptacles and arrange them as in Fig. 1, in" which the top setAB CD is superposed upon a lower corresponding set A B G D, which latter is in turn superposed upon a corresponding set A B 0 D The sets of complemental receptacles thus arranged are preferably placed'within an outer cylindric caseE,having a suitable cap or cover 6 and also having a centrally arranged cylindric compartment e,which extends up through the registering openings of the inner or central complemental receptacles A A A With such arrangementthe outersides of the complemental receptacles A A A will respectively close the open inner sides of the next larger complemental receptacles B B B and the outer sides of these complemental receptacles B B B will close the open inner sides of the outer and largest complemental receptacles O 0' G which in turn will similarly close the recep tacles D D D As to the open inner sides of the centrally-arranged complemental receptacles A A A such sides will be closed by the outer wall of the compartment 6'. This central compartment can be closed at its bottom end by the ordinary bottom side of the outer case E, and its open top end can be normally closed by the lid or cap 6 of the case. The central compartment in addition to thus closing the central compartments A A A also forms a convenient receptacle for various little matters usually carried by pianotuners.
The comple mental receptacles can be easily removed from and replaced within the outer case E, and when removed the strings or any desired length of string can be readily drawn out for use. It is desirable that the strings should be kept in coil form and free from sharp or acute bends, and hence each stringholding chamber is made continuous and ourvilinear. These complemental receptacles can therefore be made ovate in place of strictly circular, and hence it is understood that as herein used the term annular comprehends a toroidal or analogous form adapted to permit the complemental receptacles to properly contain coils of strings for musical instruments. The number of annular complemental receptacles may be varied, it being observed that the drawings illustrate a number particularly desirable for carrying a full set of piano-strings.
What I claim as my invention is 1. A composite receptacle for musical-instrument strings, comprising a set of independent casings forming hollow rings of different diameters and removably fitting one Within another, each of said casings forming a complete and independent hollow annulus having an annular chamber adapted to receive an annular coil of string for musical instruments, said receptacles being open along their inner circumference and arranged whereby the opening along the inner circumference of one receptacleis closed by the outer circumferential side of the next smaller casing.
2. A composite receptacle for strings for musical instruments, comprising a cylindriccasing E having a central cylindric chamber 6' rising from its bottom and forming a compartment for holding articles; and a plurality of sets of independent casings forming hollow rings of different diameters and removably fitting one within another, each of said casings forminga complete and independent hollow annulus having an annular chamber adapted to receive an annular coil of string for musical instruments, said sets of annular receptacles being arranged one upon another, and the receptacles being open along their inner circumference and arranged whereby in each set the opening along the inner circumference of one receptacle is closed by the outer circumferential side of the next smaller receptacle, With the exception of the smallest receptacle which has its inner circumferential opening opposite and closed by the outer Wall of the compartment e,
HENRY E. FINNEY.
CHARLES G. PAGE, OTTILIE O. FREIBERG.