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US1645918A
US1645918A US50408A US5040825A US1645918A US 1645918 A US1645918 A US 1645918A US 50408 A US50408 A US 50408A US 5040825 A US5040825 A US 5040825A US 1645918 A US1645918 A US 1645918A
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    • G10DSTRINGED MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; WIND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACCORDIONS OR CONCERTINAS; PERCUSSION MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; AEOLIAN HARPS; SINGING-FLAME MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • G10D3/00Details of, or accessories for, stringed musical instruments, e.g. slide-bars
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A. MIELE PICK CONTAINER Oct. 18. 1927.

Filed Au Patented Qct. 18, 1927.

UNITED STATES ADOLPI-I MIELE, OF PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA."

PICK CONTAINER. 7

Application filed August 15, 1925. Serial No. 50,408.

' \This invention relates to holders or containers and more in particular to containers ,to. be used in connectlon wlth strlng-m- .struments played by meansof picks. The primary object ofthis inventlon is to I i provide a container for picks which is readily adapted to be secured to thetail-pieces of banjos, mandolins,. guitars, or other similar pick-operated instruments for the purpose of greatly V ing of picks. Another object of thls 1nventionis to provide a container for picks which is very compact in size, artisticand lwhich can be manufactured at low cost. Ad-

ditional. features and advantages of this invention will appear from the following description considered in vconnection with the accompanying drawing forming a part of .this application and in which Figal' is a cross-section through my pickcontainer as applied to. a mandolin.

Fig 2: is a front elevation of the con tainerin its closed condition. r

Fig. '3'is a longitudinal section through a container, mounted on a mandolin, for instance. v

Fig. i is a perspective'view of a tail-piece as commonly used on mandolins and banjos.

Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the baseportion of the container.

Fig. 6 shows in perspective the appllcation of the pick-container to a banjo.

Fig. 7 is a similar view showing a modified construction adapted especially for guitars and similar musical instruments using curled picks, instead of flat ones.

Referring to the drawings, my pick-container is to be used in connection with string instruments having tail-pieces substantially similar in shape to the one shown inFig. 4. When required, instruments provided with different kinds of tail-pieces may have vthe latter substituted by tail-pieces adapted to my container, as the cost of such parts is generally very slight and the transformation very easily made.

Each tail-piece comprises a vertical portion 1 having struck-up lugs 2 to which the lower ends of the strings S of the instrument are fastened and screw apertures 3 for securing the tail-piece to the body of the instrument. The horizontal portion 4 of the tail-piece is bent along its two long sides to provide the two parallel guideribs 5. a

The pick-container proper consists of the reducing the loss or mislaybase B and the cover C, both made preferably of stamped metal. The base B com prises a bottom 6 the long sides .of which are folded downwardly to form the'grooves 7 adapted to slidably engagethe guide-ribs 5 of the tail-piece.

up the lower vends of the strings S, "said extension being preferably given some area general appearance compatible with the thicknessand the" number of picks P which are to be stored in the container in order to. not interfere with the proper playing of thejnstrument.

if desired, raised strips 11 be struck out of the bottom for inserting therebetweenthe An extension '8 is pro,-' vided at the lower endof the base to, cover.

picks P andprevent their rattling. abou't' in the container, 'whilethe instrument is being played. I I

The cover is hingedly mountedon the base by means of'a pin 12 which is inserted in the buckles'13 and 14 provided respectively on the cover and the base. Opposite the buckles there is provided on the cover the downwardly directed resilient catch-tongue 15 which isfadapted for-snap-engagement with the corresponding side of the base. A spring 16 is also used to normally clamp the cover on the base and prevent the falling out of picks. a

As shown especially in Figs. 2 and 6, the cover is preferably given a fanciful shape, such as that of a lyra, to improve the artistic appearance of my invention.

As stated before, the "modification shown in Fig. 7 is intended to be used on string instruments using the more voluminous curled-picks, such as the guitar. Such picks require considerably higher containers than fiat picks, and for that reason, said containers would interfere with the playing of the instrument if placed on top of the latter. Mechanically speaking, the construction of this modification is substantially identical to the one described above and it varies only in that thecontainer is mounted'on the vertical portion 1 of the tail-piece, thereby offering no handicap to the free movements of the players arm. Also, for purely practical reasons, the hinge-connection 17 between the base and the cover is preferably placed at .the bottom and the catch-tongue 18 at the top of the container.

As will. be understood, as suggested herein, there may be slight changes made in the construction and arrangement of the details of my invention Without departing from the field and scope of the same, and I intendto include all such variations, as fall within the scope of the appended claims, in this application, inwhich the preferred forms only of y invention have been disclosed.

claim 1- 1. pick-container for a-stringed musical instrument having a tail-piece, said container comprising box-like base and, a cover hingedly linounted thereon, and means for securing vsaid base directly to the tail piece a .of said instrument.

2. pick-container for astringed musical instrument havinga tall-piece, said container acornprising a box-like base and a cover instrument hingedly mounted thereon, and means pro- .videdion said base forslidably engaging the tailpiece of said instrument.

3. A piek-container for a stringed musical instrument having tail-piece, said container cojrnprising a boX-likebase a cover hingedly mounted-thereon; means provided on'said .baseafor slidably engaging said tail piece,

andresilientmeans fornormally closing said" cover upon said base.

,4, pick-container for a stringed musical havlng ata11-p1ece, sald container comprising a box-hke base; a cover hingedly cover upon said base, and means formed in t egrally with said base for securing picks therein. i i

4 instrument having a tail-piece, said container comprising a box-like base; a cover 'hin'gedly mounted"thereon; means provided on said base for slidablywengaging said tail piece, said base, having strips struck-up from the bottom thereof and in spaced parallel relation thereto fat the purpose of i g picks'thgr b t V A pick-containerlor a stringed musical I '7. A pick container for a stringed musical instrument having a tail-piece, said container comprising a base; a cover therefor; means provided on the base for slidably engaging said tail-piece; said base having strluclc up portions forming the vertical sides of said container and strips struck up from the bottom and in spaced parallel relation thereto for the purposexof insertingfpicks.

In testimony whereof I aflix inysignature.

AD OLPH MIELE.

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Cited By (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4467693A (en) * 1982-09-30 1984-08-28 The Wright Co. Inc. Holder for guitar plectra
AU662005B2 (en) * 1991-08-20 1995-08-17 Paul Brendon McCarthy Plectrum dispenser improvement
US7629522B1 (en) 2007-10-05 2009-12-08 Isaacson Adam M Springed pick pincher

Cited By (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4467693A (en) * 1982-09-30 1984-08-28 The Wright Co. Inc. Holder for guitar plectra
AU662005B2 (en) * 1991-08-20 1995-08-17 Paul Brendon McCarthy Plectrum dispenser improvement
US7629522B1 (en) 2007-10-05 2009-12-08 Isaacson Adam M Springed pick pincher

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