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US1363902A
US1363902A US293627A US29362719A US1363902A US 1363902 A US1363902 A US 1363902A US 293627 A US293627 A US 293627A US 29362719 A US29362719 A US 29362719A US 1363902 A US1363902 A US 1363902A
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  • This invention relates to an anchor for the end of a string adapted to be used in connection with musical instruments.
  • anchoring means adapted to be applied to such end and to engage the key of an instrument so that the string may be applied to the key with the loss of only an instant of time.
  • Fig. 2 is an enlarged view illustrating such anchoring device.
  • the reference numeral l designates a key provided with a transverse bore 2 in the usual manner.
  • a pin formed preferably with atapered shank 3, projects into the bore 2, a groove l being formed below the head 5 by virtue of an annular shoulder 6 extending around the upper portion of the shank 3 and spaced from the head 5.
  • a string 7, which may be formed with twisted and silk-wound ends 8, has one of its ends seating within the groove l and around the shank 8.
  • the end of the said string may be quickly and securely applied to any key, such as 1.
  • the provision or" the shoulder 6 makes it impossible for the shank 3 to slide too far within the bore 2, as well as preventing the displacement of the looped end of the string 7 from the shank 3, this displacement being also effectually guarded against at the upper end of the shank by means of the head 5.
  • an instrument string a pin formed with a groove adjacent one of its ends, one of the ends of said instrument string being permanently secured to said pin, and seating within said groove.
  • an instrument string a pin formed with a groove adjacent one of its ends, one of the ends of said instrument string being permanently secured to said pin and seating within said groove, said pin being formed with a tapered shank adapted to aiiord a removable connection between said pin and the transverse bore of an instrument key.

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I 0. J. MULLER. SECURING MEANS FOR THE ENDS 0F STRINGS FOR INSTRUMENTS.
APPLICATION FILED APR. 30. 1919! 1,363,902, Patented Dec. 28', 1920,
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ATTORNEYS UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
OTTO J. MULLER, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF T0 LADISLAV KAPLAN, OF CLINTON, CONNECTICUT.
SECURING MEANS FOR THE ENDS OF STRINGS FOR INSTRUMENTS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dec. 28, 1920.
Application filed April 30, 1919. Serial No. 293,627.
To all whom 112- may concern:
Be it known that I, O'rro J. MULLER, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of New York, borough of Manhattan, in the county and State of New York, have invented new and Improved Securing Means for the Ends of Strings for Instruments, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
This invention relates to an anchor for the end of a string adapted to be used in connection with musical instruments.
It is well known that considerable dithculty has been experienced in threading the ends of strings for musical instruments through the rotatable keys adapted to receive them; and this has been more particularly true in connection with strings adapted for use on the violin, of which probably the metallic E string may be numbered among the most diflicult strings to properly thread.
To facilitate the application of the end of a string to a key, I have devised a simple form of anchoring means adapted to be applied to such end and to engage the key of an instrument so that the string may be applied to the key with the loss of only an instant of time.
Reference is had to the accompanying drawings which illustrate one practical embodiment of my invention, and in which- Figure 1 is a side elevation of a key having applied to it a metallic E string to whose end is secured my improved anchoring device; and
Fig. 2 is an enlarged view illustrating such anchoring device.
In these two figures, the reference numeral l designates a key provided with a transverse bore 2 in the usual manner. A pin, formed preferably with atapered shank 3, projects into the bore 2, a groove l being formed below the head 5 by virtue of an annular shoulder 6 extending around the upper portion of the shank 3 and spaced from the head 5.
A string 7, which may be formed with twisted and silk-wound ends 8, has one of its ends seating within the groove l and around the shank 8.
It will now be seen that by virtue of the tapered shank 3, to which the string 7 is secured, the end of the said string may be quickly and securely applied to any key, such as 1. Further, the provision or" the shoulder 6 makes it impossible for the shank 3 to slide too far within the bore 2, as well as preventing the displacement of the looped end of the string 7 from the shank 3, this displacement being also effectually guarded against at the upper end of the shank by means of the head 5.
I wish it understood that although I have shown the shank 3, in its associated parts, applied to a metallic E string for a violin, the same is equally applicable to any of the strings of a violin, and might, for that matter, readily be used in connection with the strings of any musical instrument, such as a piano or a harp, as with this device the strings may easily be applied to keys without any danger of their being accidentally displaced. In fact, the shank 3 in its component parts might be applicable for the securing oi the looped end of any string within any opening.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent:
1. As an article of manufacture, an instrument string, a pin formed with a groove adjacent one of its ends, one of the ends of said instrument string being permanently secured to said pin, and seating within said groove.
2. As an article of manufacture, an instrument string, a pin formed with a groove adjacent one of its ends, one of the ends of said instrument string being permanently secured to said pin and seating within said groove, said pin being formed with a tapered shank adapted to aiiord a removable connection between said pin and the transverse bore of an instrument key.
OTTO J. MULLER.
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Cited By (7)

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US4138919A (en) * 1977-02-03 1979-02-13 Miller Roger D String set and string securing apparatus for musical instruments
US4348934A (en) * 1980-06-25 1982-09-14 Saburo Ogata Tuning device for stringed musical instruments
US4549460A (en) * 1983-05-06 1985-10-29 Fender Musical Instruments Corporation Electric bass guitar incorporating fine-tuning and string length-adjusting means
US4581976A (en) * 1984-08-28 1986-04-15 Ernie Ball, Inc. Reinforced musical instrument string
US5372057A (en) * 1992-05-28 1994-12-13 Hart; Joseph Musical instrument string attachment means
US6677511B2 (en) * 2000-05-15 2004-01-13 Velvet Strings Sa String for musical instrument
GB2504514A (en) * 2012-07-28 2014-02-05 Andrew John Mccann A string locking device used when restringing a musical instrument

Cited By (7)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4138919A (en) * 1977-02-03 1979-02-13 Miller Roger D String set and string securing apparatus for musical instruments
US4348934A (en) * 1980-06-25 1982-09-14 Saburo Ogata Tuning device for stringed musical instruments
US4549460A (en) * 1983-05-06 1985-10-29 Fender Musical Instruments Corporation Electric bass guitar incorporating fine-tuning and string length-adjusting means
US4581976A (en) * 1984-08-28 1986-04-15 Ernie Ball, Inc. Reinforced musical instrument string
US5372057A (en) * 1992-05-28 1994-12-13 Hart; Joseph Musical instrument string attachment means
US6677511B2 (en) * 2000-05-15 2004-01-13 Velvet Strings Sa String for musical instrument
GB2504514A (en) * 2012-07-28 2014-02-05 Andrew John Mccann A string locking device used when restringing a musical instrument

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