US1739791A - Horn-reenforcing means - Google Patents

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US1739791A
US1739791A US31322628A US1739791A US 1739791 A US1739791 A US 1739791A US 31322628 A US31322628 A US 31322628A US 1739791 A US1739791 A US 1739791A
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Dec. 17,1929. JIGULICK 1,739,791

HORN REENFORCING MEANS Filed Oct. 18. 1928 I gwwm aw amok $3M fink x6 Fatented Dec. 1 7, 1929 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE EDWARD J. GULICK, OF ELKHART, INDIANA, ASSIGNOR TO G. G. CONN, L'ID., O]? ELKHART, INDIANA, A CORPORATION OF INDIANA HORN-REENFORCING MEANS Application filed October 18, 1828.

This invention relates ,to valved wind musical instruments, and particularly to large heavy bass horns.

The tubular body section of a large bass horn is made of very thin sheet metal and the horn unit is relatively very heavy. There is, therefore, the liability and great tendency for the body section of the instrument to bend or warp and to be subject to torsional distortions due to the size and weight of the instrument generally and the weight of the bell section particularly. In addition, the body sectlon of the horn is subject, to a degree, to audible vibration when the instrument is played.

The principal object of my invention is to provide reenforcing means, in the form of metal strips, for the curved horn body to pre vent distortion or audible vibration thereof.

Other minor objects are mentioned and described herein.

The preferred embodiment of the invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein Figure 1 illustrates a bass horn of the largest type;

Fig. 2 is a section taken on line 2-2 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a view taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 4 illustrates two views of one form of reenforcing strip;

Fig. 5 illustrates two views of another form of reenforcing strip;

Fig. 6 is a transverse sectional view through the reenforcing strip made of metal of uniform thickness, and

Fig. 7 is a similar view through a modified form of strip.

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

, Referring to the details of the drawing the numerals 1, 2 and 3 indicate three of the main tapered tubular and curved branch sections of a large bass horn suitably connected together by the usual joint rings t and 5. Numeral 6 indicates the bow section of the horn which is connected with the branch 3 by the joint ring 7. The bell section 8 of the instrument, which is very large and heavy, is

Serial No. 313,226.

connected with the bow section 6 in any suitable manner, as by a joint ring, not shown.

The base horn unitdescribed is both large and heavy and somewhat top-heavy. Also, the larger branch sections 2 and 3,,being made of thin sheet metal, are subject to distortion and sound vibration if not reenforced in some manner. To prevent such distortion and audible vibration of the sections 2 and 3 aplurality of reenforcing strips are soldered, or otherwise welded, to the exterior of said sec tions, said strips extending longitudinally thereof both at the outer periphery and also on the side of each of said sections.

As illustrated, reenforcing strips 9,10 and 11, which are made of flat sheet metal and arcuate in cross-section (Fig. 6) are soldered to the outer periphery of each of the branch sections 2 and 3 and are curvitally bent longitudinally to correspond with the curve of said branch sections, the two strips 9 and 11 being flared in relation to the center strip 10 to correspond with the degree of taper of the horn section.

Two views of the formation of strips 9, 10 and 11. are illustrated in Fig. 4. The side reenforcing strip 12 may be soldered to each branch section 2 and 3, and this element is curved laterally to correspond with the curve of the branch side wall, as illustrated in the two views thereof in Fig. 5. See also Fig. 2.

The preferred form of the strips in crosssection is illustrated in Fig. 6, but the modification 13 shown in Fig. 7 is also used and is most effective, although somewhat heavier.

I claim:

1. In a valved wind musical instrument provided with a tubular tapered curved body section, reenforcing means for said body section, said means including a curved metal strip welded to the exterior of the body section and extending longitudinally thereof.

2. In a valved Wind musical instrument provided with a tubular tapered curved body section, reenforcing means for said body sec- 9 tion, said means including a curved metal stripwelded to the exterior of the body section and at the outer periphery thereof, said strip being concavo-convex in cross-section.

3. In a valved windmusical instrument v provided With a tubular tapered curved body section, reenforcing means for said body sec tion, said means including a metal strip Welded to the exterior of said body section and 5 upon the side thereof, said strip being curved laterally to conform to the side wall of said body section.

4. In a valved Wind musical instrument provided with .atubular tapered curved body section, reenforcing means forsaid body section, said means including a plurality of spaced curved metal strips Welded to the exterior of said body section, said strips being curved longitudinally thereof to conform to the curvature of said body section.

5. In a valved Wind musical instrument provided with. a tubular tapered curved body section, reenforcing'means for said body section, said means including va plurality of Curved metal strips Welded to the exterior 'of'saidbody-section, said strips being curved longitudinallythereof to conform to the curvature ofthe body section, and said strips including a center strip and opposed side strips,

the latter being flared in relation to said center 1 strip.

'6. 'In a valved Wind musical instrument provided With a tubulartapered curved body section, reenforcing means for said body section, said means including a plurality of spaced curvedmetal strips welded to the exterior of said body, one or more of said strips being curvedlongitudinally thereof to conform to "the curvature of said body section,

36 and one or more of said strips being curved l'aterally'thereofto conform to the curve of the sidewall of saidbody section.

EDWARD J GULIOK.

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