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US1684392A
US1684392A US99436A US9943626A US1684392A US 1684392 A US1684392 A US 1684392A US 99436 A US99436 A US 99436A US 9943626 A US9943626 A US 9943626A US 1684392 A US1684392 A US 1684392A
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Sept. 18, 1928. 1,684,392

- E. J. GULICK HORN BELL Filed April 1926 Patented sea. 18, 1928.

PATENT oF ICE,

' EDN'ARD J. GULICK, F ELKHAET, .IR'DIANA. V

HORN BELL.

a lication filed: April 3, 1926. Serial no. 99,436.-

My invention relates to wind musical instruments of the hornt-ype, and especially to the horn bell of thebass and other very large horns.

The bell of the bass horn, as it has been built, is made of very thin sheet metal, preferably brass, is very large in diameter, fragile, easily bent or warped or dented, and

readily subject to audible vibrati on when the l instrument is played. V

The object of my invention is to provide a reinforced horn bell which will not warp or distort under changes of temperature, or emit audible vibration when the player "uses the instrument.

The preferred embodiment of myinvention is illustrated in the accompanying drawin g in which Figure 1 is a front elevation of a bass horn bell to which my invention is applied; FigureQ a vertical cross-section taken through the bell at 1'1 ght angles to Flg.

1; Fig. 3 is a plan view of one of the reinforcing rings; and Fig. 4 isasection taken on line l l of Fig. 3.

Similar numerals of reference indicate like parts throughout the several views on the drawing.

Referring to the details of the drawing the numeral 1 indicates the curved tubular body of a, bass horn which terminates in the usual large belled section 2 which, in bass horns, and the like, is very large in diameter, fragile, easily bent or warped, and, without some reinforcing means, will readily emit audible vibration when the instrument is played.

lVhe-n' the horn bell is provided with my improved reinforcing means, as hereinafter described, it becomes much more stable in every respect, and does not give, forth audible vibration when the instrument is played. B extensive tests I have found that the most e fective reinforcing means comprises, a plurality, or series, of circular, or elliptical metal rings or strips 3, 4, 5 and 6 arranged around the horn bell interior and soldered or brazed thereto at spared intervals, although said reinforcin g elen'ientsmay be secured to the horn bell. exterior with equal effect and success.

I An d while I show elements 3 and 5 to be sub? i stantially ellipticalring-like members, and elements t and 6 to be substantially circular, it is to be understood that the entire series of reinforcing elements may be composed of either form to the exclusion of the other,

with very good results, and that it is the intent to apply'either or both forms in the practical. use of the invention.

Each of the ring-like reinforcing members 3, 4, 5 and 6 is preferably made of a strip of flexible metal, preferably brass, bent to the desired circular or elliptical form, as well as laterally to conform with the curve of the horn bell, and butt welded or soldered and plated to insure a smooth and invisible joint, the top surface of the strip being preferably somewhat convex and the bottom surface flat to facilitate contact with the bell surface.

I claim: 7 I 1 1. A bell for a wind musical instrument ofthe class described provided witha series of bent reinforcing strips arranged around the bell surface and permanently secured thereto.

2. A bell for a wind musical instrument of the class described provided with a series of reinforcing strips bent longitudinally and latcrallyto conform to the bell curvefand arranged in spaced order around the instrument bell and secured thereto by metallic cement. I

3. A bell for a wind musical instrument of the class described provided with a series of curved reinforcing strips arranged around the bell surface and permanently soldered thereto.

4. In a bell for a windrmusical instrument of the class described, a reinforcing means for said bell and comprising a strip of metal bent longitudinally and laterally thereof to conform to the curve-of the bell and permanentlysecured to the bell by metallic cement.

5. In a bell for a wind musical instrument of the class described, a reinforcing means for said bell and comprising a strip of metal bent longitudinally and laterally thereof to conform to the curve of the bell and having its ends united to form an endless element, said soldered thereto in spaced relation.

7; In a bell for a wind musical instrument of the class described, reenforcing means for said bell and comprlslng a strip of metal bent longitudinally and laterally thereof to con-' form to the curve of the bell and secured to gaging a fragment only of the diametrical the bell interior by metallic cement. extent of the bell surface.

8. In a bell for a wind musical instrument 10. A bell for a Wind musical instrument 15 of the class described, reenforcing means for of the class described and provided with a 5 said bell and comprising a strip of metal of Series of reenforcing metal strips arranged irregular formation, bent to conform to the around the interior surface of the bell and curve of the bell and secured to the interior angularly of the axis thereof, said strips besurface thereof by metallic cement, ing permanently secured to the bell by metal- 20 9. In a bell for a Wind instrument of the lie Cement- 10 class described, reenforcing means for said In Witness whereof I have hereunto afiixed bell and including a strip of metal secured to my signature this 1st day of April, 1926. the bell surface by metallic cement and en- EDWARD J. GULICK.

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