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H. GADE. Musi-cal Tys.

.Patented Jung 30, 1874.

ITNTTED STATES PATENT OFFICE,

HERMANN GADE, OF NEYV YORK, N.'Y.

IMPROVEMENT IN MUSICAL TOYS.

Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 152,554, dated J une 30, 1874; application led June 3, 1874.

To all whom 'it may concern:

Be it known that I, HERMANN GADE, of New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented a new and `Improved Musical Toy, of which the following is a speeication:

Figure l is a longitudinal central section of my improved musical toy; Fig. 2, an innerend view of the mouth-piece of the same; and Fig. 3 an inner-end view of the toy proper.

Similar letters of reference indicate correspending parts in all the figures.

rlhis invention relates to anew construction of musical toys; and consists in al'ipending the pipe to an elastic expansihle bag, which has a mouth-piece through which it can be expanded, said mouthpiece carrying a valve to prevent the escape through it of the air from the bag, while the pipe is provided at its inner end with a tongue or other instrument,

which is vibrated to produce a sound as the air from the bag escapes into the pipe, and with apertures along its side to vary the sound produced by elosiii g and openin g them alternately with the lingers.

In the drawing, the letter A represents the mouth-piece of my improved musical toy, B, the expansible bag; and C, the ilutc proper. rlhe mouthpiece A is made ot wood or other material, of tubular or other convenient shape, and is at its inner end inserted within and securely fastened to the bag B. This bag is made of very thin india-rubber, or other expansive material, and is in Fi e'. l represented to be extended. The pipe C is also made ot' tubular or equivalent form, and secured at its inner end to the bag, through which said end is introduced. Preferably the pipe and 1nouthpiece are arranged at opposite sides of the bag, as in Fig. l. The inner end of the mouthpiece is closed by an outwardly-closing valve, a, of rubber or other material, so that said valve, though allowing` air to be blown into the bag through the mouth-piece, will absoutely prevent the escape of air from the bag toward and through such mouth-piece. The inner end of the pipe U has its opening partially closed by a piece of thin rubber, b, or equivalent material, which serves the purpose of a tongue or reed in a wind instrument, by creating a sound by vibration as the air from the bag passes` along its edge into the pipe. rlhe pipe has a series of holes, dd, along its side, so that the player, by placing' his fingers successively over these several holes, or some ot' them, may vary the sound produced and obtain a succession ot' different sounds, as may suit his fancy.

In operation, it is first necessary to apply the mouth to the mouth-piece A and introduce air into the bag with a degree of velocity' su perior to that with which the air can escape from the bag into the llute. The bag being thus expanded the mouth is withdrawn and the bag will then constitute an air-reservoir, from which, under thc contracting. force of the material from which the bag is made, the air will be slowly and steadily forced into the pipe C, the player meanwhile applying his lingers to the apertures d d in the desired succession.

In this manner an amusing toy will be produced, which will possess the advantage over the ordinary tlute that the players attention is, during playing, not divided between the use ofthe tin gers and the application of the proper quantity of air.

I claim as my invention- As a new article of manufacture, a musical toy composed of the mouth-piece A, having the valve a., the expansible bag B, and pipe C, all constructed and arranged substantially as herein shown and described.

HERMANN GADF.

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F. V. BRrEsEN, Clins. RAETTIG.

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Cited By (5)

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US2509429A (en) * 1947-09-29 1950-05-30 Harlow B Grow Musical instrument
US2737074A (en) * 1952-02-18 1956-03-06 Magnus Harmouica Corp Toy bagpipe
US3476006A (en) * 1967-05-19 1969-11-04 George Alexander Wright Bagpipes
US3756112A (en) * 1971-04-07 1973-09-04 W Adams Bagpipes
US6031168A (en) * 1998-12-08 2000-02-29 Damm; Edward A. Practice bagpipe chanter

Cited By (5)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2509429A (en) * 1947-09-29 1950-05-30 Harlow B Grow Musical instrument
US2737074A (en) * 1952-02-18 1956-03-06 Magnus Harmouica Corp Toy bagpipe
US3476006A (en) * 1967-05-19 1969-11-04 George Alexander Wright Bagpipes
US3756112A (en) * 1971-04-07 1973-09-04 W Adams Bagpipes
US6031168A (en) * 1998-12-08 2000-02-29 Damm; Edward A. Practice bagpipe chanter

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