US1177537A - Key-operated tubular chimes. - Google Patents

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US1177537A
US1177537A US85421614A US1914854216A US1177537A US 1177537 A US1177537 A US 1177537A US 85421614 A US85421614 A US 85421614A US 1914854216 A US1914854216 A US 1914854216A US 1177537 A US1177537 A US 1177537A
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  • My invention relates f t o improvementsf'in musical lnstruments of the characterknown tion.” .1 7
  • the object of this invention is to produce a simple and inexpensive'deviceicapableof s being easily and'quickly knocked' down for fstorage purposesp 1 the character referred 'to'which'maybee'asily means of a as tubular'chimes and more especially to th at type of chimes adapted to be played by;
  • v In thedrawings: 1 is a perspecof a modified form of the device; V: i
  • the numeral 1 indicates the cross bar
  • the numerals 2and 3 the supports of a frame which is carrled'np'on apa'lr of castings 4, the supports Q'and 31being screwed into the sockets 5 in said castings
  • The'castings 4 are supportedbyfront andiearvlegs
  • Suitable elbows llare provided for connect-y ing" the crossbar and'the'supports 2 and'g which are'also preferably formed of hollow rods or pipes.
  • i i i isfprovided-with s1ots13 it; either end adapted'to fit around the supports.
  • bracebar 16 is provided 'to strenghten and'give rigidity to the'frame of the device I" and preferably connects the rear legs? as 7 shown in Fig.1.
  • the brace barisprefen' abl vcurved as shown in "the drawings and lts'ends are screwethreadedc nto castings 17 by which means the brace'bars are connected to thelegs 17 thecastings being attached to:
  • the tubes QO are' formed of. anvde'sirable metal, pref "erablv of'a'metal which .will give a clear bell-like, tone.wl 1en struckwith a suitable instrument
  • These tubes aremade of'differentflengths in order to produce notes of 1 different pitch?
  • the tubes'20 are located through apertures 22 in the board12gsaid apertures being of sufficient diameter to allow'a Slight. movement of thetubes. a i
  • the hammer brackets' 24 are suspended in any suitable and well known beneath *theflkey board 12 and connected thereto manner. Pivoted at 25 to each of the brackets is a hammer 26 provided with a'striking face 27- 'cornposedof leatheror other suitable material. It will benoti ed that the, hammerisprovided withfan off-set portion a 28 whicjh brin s the striking facelin aline-,
  • Y lVhenitj is desired to play uponpany'particular chime tube the key corresponding 7 thereto is depressed, thusraising the for,-
  • shield 44 preferably composed ofsheet; metal" ornamented; in any desired manneriis” a'ttherefrom for the shown being adapted to be hung; upon a 7 1 wall-.3 vIn this constructioniithe frame eon- I o -sis'tsj of side pieces 45 connected together at? tachedtoxthe board any suitable and well knownjmanner and" depends downwardly slightly modified form ofdevice, the form theirtop by means of aboard 46 and at the lower "extremities, by the' ilboard 47; The c ""i tubes 20? will besupported:inthe same man-Q1 ner; as those in the: first form E although ⁇ in this ,n odi-fied form of the ⁇ device "the tubes.
  • V p e I musical instrument comprising a [supporting frame, aboard oonnectedl tosaido i frame,said board provided with ⁇ apertures,"

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e. RESSLER. KEY OPERATED TUBULAR CHIMES.
APPLI. CATIQN FILED JULY 3|, l9'l4.-
Patented Mar. 28, 1916.
/ THE COLUMBIA PLANOGRAPH 170., WASHINGTON, D. c.
. EORGE REssLEB-y QF CA /Q Be it known thatIQGEom-m REssLEm a citi- 'zen of the UnitedStates,residing at Canton,
in'the county o f 'Stark :and State of Ohio,
have invented new and useful Key Operated Tubular Chimes, of i Whl C h" the follow? ing isa specification.
My invention relates f t o improvementsf'in musical lnstruments of the characterknown tion." .1 7
The object of this inventionis to produce a simple and inexpensive'deviceicapableof s being easily and'quickly knocked' down for fstorage purposesp 1 the character referred 'to'which'maybee'asily means of a as tubular'chimes and more especially to th at type of chimes adapted to be played by;
manually operated! hammer I acr f 1 A [further Ob ect 18 t6 P ovide a defiant played by those not skilled inmusic;
Afurtherob' instr ument of the character referred toconi- I prising a series of tubular chime's suspended 'within' a frame and adapted to be played upon by means of a manually operated mer action. 7 s r A 'NVith these objects in view the invention consists in the novel construction andarrangement of parts, hereinafterdescribed, illustrated in the accompanying 'drawings,- and particularly pointed out inth e' appendt ed claim, itbeingunderstoodthat various changes in the form; proportions, size and 7 minor details of construction maybe made withoutdeparting from the spirit or sacrificing any of theadvantages of the inven'g tion.
"figures of the drawing.
v In thedrawings: 1 is a perspecof a modified form of the device; V: i
v. Similar numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts throughout the several Referring more specllicallyjtoithe con structicn disclosed in Figsql to 41 inclusive of thedrawings, the numeral 1 indicates the cross bar, the numerals 2and 3 the supports of a frame which is carrled'np'on apa'lr of castings 4, the supports Q'and 31being screwed into the sockets 5 in said castings; The'castings 4: are supportedbyfront andiearvlegs The board 12 ect s to provide 1 1111181031 xnY-orum'riin TUBLULAJQ dams.
G and 7-respectively, preferablviformedof v s eeificationofJLetters Patent? Pat nt d l fa ncanen fi1ea a'u1 31, 914ifs fiaigq 4 hollowrods or "pipes provided with right hand screw threads at their upper extrem-, ltlBSEldElPtQdtO be screwed into the "son'zk ets 8 c c a in the castings 4 and with left hand threads 7 at the; lowerextremities. adapted to be) screwedinto the sockets9 of the'bases 10.
Suitable elbows llare provided for connect-y ing" the crossbar and'the'supports 2 and'g which are'also preferably formed of hollow rods or pipes.
2: and 3 andrests upon'the castings 4, the
i i i isfprovided-with s1ots13 it; either end adapted'to fit around the supports.
screw threaded stems; 14 providedupon the cast ng passing through suitable; apertures j in the boardi'and wing nuts 15 being pro 'vided' upon 1 said screw 7 threaded stems to hold the key board firmly upon the castings; A bracebar 16 is provided 'to strenghten and'give rigidity to the'frame of the device I" and preferably connects the rear legs? as 7 shown in Fig.1. V The brace barisprefen' abl vcurved as shown in "the drawings and lts'ends are screwethreadedc nto castings 17 by which means the brace'bars are connected to thelegs 17 thecastings being attached to:
said legs by means of thumb screws 18.
Upon the'undersijde of the cross bar 1 a'series of spaced supporting hooks '19ofrom 1 i which the chime tubes "20 are suspended by I i means of the hangingj'cords 21. The tubes QO are' formed of. anvde'sirable metal, pref "erablv of'a'metal which .will give a clear bell-like, tone.wl 1en struckwith a suitable instrument These tubes aremade of'differentflengths in order to produce notes of 1 different pitch? The tubes'20 "are located through apertures 22 in the board12gsaid apertures being of sufficient diameter to allow'a Slight. movement of thetubes. a i
lining23 of felt or other suitable material being placed within the apertures.
The hammer brackets' 24 are suspended in any suitable and well known beneath *theflkey board 12 and connected thereto manner. Pivoted at 25 to each of the brackets is a hammer 26 provided with a'striking face 27- 'cornposedof leatheror other suitable material. It will benoti ed that the, hammerisprovided withfan off-set portion a 28 whicjh brin s the striking facelin aline-,
ment withthe center of the chimetubei. The
upper endof'the spring 29'is connected at 30 to the hammer and it's lower extremit is. connected to the downwardly dependingfl arm fixed upon the bracket 24. A" stop 32 covered-with rubbenonbther suitable sound deadening material is provided for the hammer to Contact with" when the hamsaid key being pivotallyattached: to the V37 alo catedfinr' the ,keyi-iboards Upper and '7 lower stops; 38 v and39 respectively arepro-v vided to limit themovementofthe forward 3 v V J A D oted at 415m the forward extremity of the;
extremity of the lever, a jack iQbeing pivleven and provided with akspring 42 which -1 is-also connected tojthe arm 31, a pad 4 3 'thesingingoftlie'fsprings;
Y lVhenitj is desired to play uponpany'particular chime tube the key corresponding 7 thereto is depressed, thusraising the for,-
' ward end of the-lever 3,.thejack thereon of :felt" .or other suitable material being 10} cated upon the arm at-thepoints where thesprings are connected thereto for the pur pose of deadening the sound obviating contacting with the forwardlipof the pertion 28 of the hammer, thus 'throwing the hammer; back andout of engagement: with Y the tube. :The tube will follow the hammer o for a short distancei until it is; moved into- 1,;the: vertical, position when it will become stationary; the hammer continuing to travel away fromthe tube. Asgthe pressure upon thek ey is continued the forward'endof the leyerlwill be raised-until thej racks, pass upward out. of engagement with the; lip upon the. hamme at which; time-the spring29' will: pull the "hammer against the tube; with it considerable force, thus'eausingthe tube to] Vibrate, and: producing a musical sound,
I Sinee eachofthe tubes is hung in such a V, A series of numerals arejprovided upon o 1 1 position that itfisjnormally held outof v i 'as the hammers-is moved back preparatoryto striking a blowjupon the tube, the tube will swing into-a vertical position, moving plumb by the hammer it will 'be obvious that toward the hammer as the hammer' returns to strike the tube thus issuing'a'loud, clear and"uniformtone upon' each operation of the hammer.
theboard opposite to each. of the ;keys so (topics jot this'patentimay be obtaineil for thatia personnot'skilled in music may easily and readily learn to operate thedevice: A"
shield 44 preferably composed ofsheet; metal" ornamented; in any desired manneriis" a'ttherefrom for the shown being adapted to be hung; upon a 7 1 wall-.3 vIn this constructioniithe frame eon- I o -sis'tsj of side pieces 45 connected together at? tachedtoxthe board any suitable and well knownjmanner and" depends downwardly slightly modified form ofdevice, the form theirtop by means of aboard 46 and at the lower "extremities, by the' ilboard 47; The c ""i tubes 20? will besupported:inthe same man-Q1 ner; as those in the: first form E although {in this ,n odi-fied form of the} device "the tubes. 1 i l would ipreferably "besuspended fromijhooks 1 1* placed directly f in the board 46; although so I A sliieldI48 preferably of ornamented sheet metal is provided around t'he boa rd' 4.621501 c the, purpose of hiding the suspendingloords'o of thectub'e; and a shield ll provided;
. around the board; The'constru'ction'of the;
hammersand' keys is the same infthisform i.
this detail of the; construction is immaterial mentioned forinQ, i r Y v, Althoughthe drawings and above specifif cation fdlSClOSQ the best mode infwhioh Ihave ofr thel device as, in the form of th elfirst-v contemplated embodyingmy invention ldei J sire to be not' limited to the details of such disclosure, for; in theffurther practical apq j plication of my 7 inventiomf many V ehangeS 5 1 i. 3
form and construction. be ma e as ci'r-j cumstances require, or 'experience suggests; 1
without departing, from the spirit of tl'ie inev; vention, withinthescope" of the appended claim; a o
I'clann: V p e I musical instrument comprising a [supporting frame, aboard oonnectedl tosaido i frame,said board provided with} apertures,"
a fseries of Chime tubessupported by said '1 i as'eriesof brackets connectedtofsaid board ff j ad acent'sald' ch me'tubes', a hammeripivot frame" and suspended in thee said apertures,
ally-mounted upon each ofysaidibrackets;
and holding said chime'tubes outof plumb, it springs holding-said hammer inengagemen't with said" chime, tubes,- a*lever pivotallyq mountedfupon each of said-brackets, jacks carried upon theextremities of {said levers f j' and" adapted; to engageqsaid .'hammers,i.
springs holding. said jacks out of engage ment, with said hammers, keys slidably mounted throughsaid board and connected o to. said, levers, and" a screen connected said board. v, 1 l a In" testimony that I/olaim the above; I
s vm-Bononx five cents each by addressing the Commissioner "of Patentsy M wasmngtomnrofl h H purpose .ofhidingfrom ylew the' mechanism of the hammer. Y
InliFig. 5 is shown asideelevationof a 1 to a have hereuntosubscribed my name in the presence-of two witnesses r L GEORGERES S ER-
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US2540925A (en) * 1945-11-10 1951-02-06 Zimmerman Harry Musical instrument of the xylophone type
AT390152B (en) * 1987-05-26 1990-03-26 Rivadeneira Leonardo Tubular glockenspiel with striking instrument
US5158462A (en) * 1991-06-11 1992-10-27 Hones Edward W Multiple-collision acceleration demonstrator and toy
US20190017500A1 (en) * 2016-03-18 2019-01-17 Welco Co., Ltd. Tube pump

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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US2540925A (en) * 1945-11-10 1951-02-06 Zimmerman Harry Musical instrument of the xylophone type
AT390152B (en) * 1987-05-26 1990-03-26 Rivadeneira Leonardo Tubular glockenspiel with striking instrument
US5158462A (en) * 1991-06-11 1992-10-27 Hones Edward W Multiple-collision acceleration demonstrator and toy
US20190017500A1 (en) * 2016-03-18 2019-01-17 Welco Co., Ltd. Tube pump

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