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C. LIGHTSINGER, Jr. MOUTH-HARMONICAS.

No.173,652, Patented Feb.15,1876.

UNITED STATEs PATENT OFFICE.

CASPER LIGHTSINGER, J 3., OF BRATTLEBOROUGH, VERMONT, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF HIS RIGHT TO E. D. TUTILE, OF WATERBURY, CONN.

IMPROVEMENT IN MOUTH-HARMONICAS.

Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 173,652, dated February 15, 1876; application filed January 13, 1876.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, (JASPER LIGHTSINGER, J r., of Brattleborough, State of Vermont, have invented Improvements in Harmonicas, of which the following is a specification The objects of my invention are- First, so to attach the reeds to the cells of the instrument that if any should become damaged by being broken or out of tune they could be removed and others substituted without trouble and at slight expense. A reed, a, and reed block, b, together are technically termed a reed, which [will designate It, to distinguish from the reed a.

By making the reeds R independent of each other, and fitting them to the cells 0 c by means of the tongue and groove d, each can be readily removed and replaced without disturbing any of the others. The expense of one reed, B, would be small compared with that of a new plate containing the whole number used on one side of the instrument,

as in the old style.

Second, the block B, being that part of the instrument forming the cells 0, becomes very offensive by the absorption of saliva. To prevent this I enamel the block.

Third, inoutlrpieces of various material have been used, the difficulties experienced,

The mouth-piece m is made of wood, and enameled. It is attached to the block B by 'means of the pins 1) 12, one at each end, or by means of the tongue and groove t, the tongue if being an extension of the partition dividing the cells on opposite sides of the block B. This tongue, fitting into agroove in the mouth-piece 112-, forms a practically air-tight joint between the cells.

Fourth, the plates 8 s, forming the sides of the instrument, are made of crystallized tin, and are not subject to oxidation. This is cheap and ornamental, and preferable over brass or German silver.

Figure 1 is a side view, partially in section: Fig. 2 shows mouth-piece and part of mouthpiece removed; Fig. 3, reed cell and block;

Fig. 4, section of harmonica through center enameled month-piece m, attached thereto by means of the pins 19 or tongue and groove t.

CASPER LIGHTSINGER, JR. In presence of- WM. S. NEWTON, W. S. HOLLAND.

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Cited By (6)

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US2472681A (en) * 1947-01-31 1949-06-07 Proll Gustave Toy musical instrument
US2595316A (en) * 1948-07-13 1952-05-06 Charles E Wetzler Reed operated musical instrument
US2641950A (en) * 1948-04-23 1953-06-16 West Joseph Harmonica
US8993863B1 (en) * 2013-10-21 2015-03-31 Philip Sardo Harmonica and technology for retrofitting harmonica
US9003659B1 (en) 2013-10-21 2015-04-14 Philip Sardo Method of retrofitting a harmonica
EP3061085A1 (en) * 2013-10-21 2016-08-31 Sardo, Philip Harmonica and technology for retrofitting harmonica

Cited By (8)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2472681A (en) * 1947-01-31 1949-06-07 Proll Gustave Toy musical instrument
US2641950A (en) * 1948-04-23 1953-06-16 West Joseph Harmonica
US2595316A (en) * 1948-07-13 1952-05-06 Charles E Wetzler Reed operated musical instrument
US8993863B1 (en) * 2013-10-21 2015-03-31 Philip Sardo Harmonica and technology for retrofitting harmonica
US9003659B1 (en) 2013-10-21 2015-04-14 Philip Sardo Method of retrofitting a harmonica
US20150107438A1 (en) * 2013-10-21 2015-04-23 Philip Sardo Harmonica and Technology For Retrofitting Harmonica
EP3061085A1 (en) * 2013-10-21 2016-08-31 Sardo, Philip Harmonica and technology for retrofitting harmonica
EP3061085A4 (en) * 2013-10-21 2017-08-02 Sardo, Philip Harmonica and technology for retrofitting harmonica

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