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US1885672A
US1885672A US547092A US54709231A US1885672A US 1885672 A US1885672 A US 1885672A US 547092 A US547092 A US 547092A US 54709231 A US54709231 A US 54709231A US 1885672 A US1885672 A US 1885672A
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  • This invention relates to musical string instruments and has for the primary object, the provision of a device of the above stated character which will be convenient and easy 6 to play and will produce musical tones which are mellow and sweet and is capable of permitting any character of music to be played thereon.
  • Another object of this invention is the provision of a musical string instrument of the above stated character which will be simple, durable and efficient and which may be manufactured and sold at a comparatively low cost.
  • Figure 2 is a fragmentary vertical section illustration the means of mounting and ad justing one end of the string.
  • Figure 3 is a fragmentary front elevation illustrating the same.
  • Figure 4i is a fragmentary front elevation illustrating the mounting of the string bridge to the body of the instrument.
  • Figure 5 is a fragmentary sectional view illustrating the means of attaching the other end of the string to the body of the instrument.
  • the numeral 1 indicates a metallic cylindrical and elongated body.
  • the body 1 may be made of aluminum or any other metal suitable for the purpose and is of semi-hollow formation, the upper end of the body being of solid. formation as shown in Figure 1 and has secured thereto a head 2 of tubular construction and including a series of angularly related portions to provide the head of an artistic appearance.
  • the lower end of the body is received within a tubular sound boX 1931. Serial No. 547,092.
  • a circular bridge 8 is secured within a groove or seat formed in the body 1 by rivets or other suitable fasteners and is provided with a peripheral groove 9 to receive the string 5.
  • the string 5 after passing over the bridge 8 is trained over a second bridge 5 9 of circular formation and provided with a peripheral groove and is journaled in a slot 10 of the head 2.
  • the head 2 is provided with a tone regulator 11 adjacent to the bridge 9 and has the string 5 secured thereto and is adapted to wind a portion of said string thereon for the purpose of tuning or tension ing the string as desired.
  • the free end of the sound box 3 has a funnel shaped element 12 secured thereto for the purpose of permitting the sound within the sound box to easily escape with a soft and mellow tone.
  • the sounds or tones of the string are delivered into the sound box by the end of the string anchored within said tone box due so to the string passing through the opening 4 without contacting with the walls thereof and also by the brid e 8.
  • a hook shaped rest 13 is secured to the sound box 8 and is adapted to rest on the floor B5 or a support while the upper end of the body 1 is positioned against the shoulder of the player, thus the instrument is supported in an inclined position so that the bow held in one hand of the player may be moved across the string 5 in the proper manner to produce musical tones.
  • the musician grips the string 5 along the upper end of the body with the thumb and fingers of the other hand for the purpose of changing the tones of the string.
  • the string 5 may be of any well known type and preferably made from guts or hairs of horses tails.
  • a musical string instrument comprising an elongated tubular body forming a portion of a sound box, a head of hollow formation secured to one end of the body, a musical string adj ustably secured to the head, a tubular element connected to the other end of the body and cooperating with the latter to form a complete sound boX, said element including angularly related portions and one of said portions disposed at substantially right angles to the body and provided with oppositely disposed openings to receive the string and permit the latter to enter the sound box and to extend substantially parallel with the body, a string securing means having the string secured thereto and mounted in one of the openings of the sound box with a string extending across said sound box, and a bridge between the string and the body.

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Nov. 1, 1932. J, BARREDO I 1,885,672
MUSICAL STRING INSTRUMENT Filed June 26, 1951 Patented Nov. 1, 1932 UNITED STATES JOSE B. BARBEDO, DE LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA MUSICAL STRING INSTRUMENT Application filed June 26,
This invention relates to musical string instruments and has for the primary object, the provision of a device of the above stated character which will be convenient and easy 6 to play and will produce musical tones which are mellow and sweet and is capable of permitting any character of music to be played thereon.
Another object of this invention is the provision of a musical string instrument of the above stated character which will be simple, durable and efficient and which may be manufactured and sold at a comparatively low cost.
lVith these and other objects in view, this invention consists in certain novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts to be hereinafter more fully described and claimed. 41 For a complete understanding of my invention, reference is to be had to the following description and accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 is a side elevation partly in section illustrating a musical string instrument constructed in accordance with my invention.
Figure 2 is a fragmentary vertical section illustration the means of mounting and ad justing one end of the string.
Figure 3 is a fragmentary front elevation illustrating the same.
Figure 4i is a fragmentary front elevation illustrating the mounting of the string bridge to the body of the instrument.
Figure 5 is a fragmentary sectional view illustrating the means of attaching the other end of the string to the body of the instrument.
Referring in detail to the drawing, the numeral 1 indicates a metallic cylindrical and elongated body. The body 1 may be made of aluminum or any other metal suitable for the purpose and is of semi-hollow formation, the upper end of the body being of solid. formation as shown in Figure 1 and has secured thereto a head 2 of tubular construction and including a series of angularly related portions to provide the head of an artistic appearance. The lower end of the body is received within a tubular sound boX 1931. Serial No. 547,092.
3 which includes a plurality of angularly related portions and one of said portions is provided with oppositely disposed openings 4 and l through which a string 5 may be passed. An anchoring element 6 of tapered formation is secured to the end of the string and positioned within one of the openings 4 and is provided with a flange portion 7 to engage the outer wall of the sound box 3.
A circular bridge 8 is secured within a groove or seat formed in the body 1 by rivets or other suitable fasteners and is provided with a peripheral groove 9 to receive the string 5. The string 5 after passing over the bridge 8 is trained over a second bridge 5 9 of circular formation and provided with a peripheral groove and is journaled in a slot 10 of the head 2. The head 2 is provided with a tone regulator 11 adjacent to the bridge 9 and has the string 5 secured thereto and is adapted to wind a portion of said string thereon for the purpose of tuning or tension ing the string as desired.
The free end of the sound box 3 has a funnel shaped element 12 secured thereto for the purpose of permitting the sound within the sound box to easily escape with a soft and mellow tone. The sounds or tones of the string are delivered into the sound box by the end of the string anchored within said tone box due so to the string passing through the opening 4 without contacting with the walls thereof and also by the brid e 8.
A hook shaped rest 13 is secured to the sound box 8 and is adapted to rest on the floor B5 or a support while the upper end of the body 1 is positioned against the shoulder of the player, thus the instrument is supported in an inclined position so that the bow held in one hand of the player may be moved across the string 5 in the proper manner to produce musical tones. The musician grips the string 5 along the upper end of the body with the thumb and fingers of the other hand for the purpose of changing the tones of the string.
The string 5 may be of any well known type and preferably made from guts or hairs of horses tails.
While I h ave shown and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, it will be 109 understood that minor changes in construction, combination and arrangement of parts may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of my invention, as claimed.
Having thus described my invention, What I claim is:
A musical string instrument comprising an elongated tubular body forming a portion of a sound box, a head of hollow formation secured to one end of the body, a musical string adj ustably secured to the head, a tubular element connected to the other end of the body and cooperating with the latter to form a complete sound boX, said element including angularly related portions and one of said portions disposed at substantially right angles to the body and provided with oppositely disposed openings to receive the string and permit the latter to enter the sound box and to extend substantially parallel with the body, a string securing means having the string secured thereto and mounted in one of the openings of the sound box with a string extending across said sound box, and a bridge between the string and the body.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
JOSE B. BARREDO
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DE4432107A1 (en) * 1994-09-09 1995-04-13 Gisbert Paech Bell harp
ITTO20130131A1 (en) * 2013-02-15 2014-08-16 Andrea Vettori PERCUSSION MUSICAL INSTRUMENT
US20140366703A1 (en) * 2010-09-06 2014-12-18 Sankarasubrahmani Uday Shankar Continuous pitch wind musical instrument and a composite string instrument and continuous pitch wind musical instrument

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
DE4432107A1 (en) * 1994-09-09 1995-04-13 Gisbert Paech Bell harp
US20140366703A1 (en) * 2010-09-06 2014-12-18 Sankarasubrahmani Uday Shankar Continuous pitch wind musical instrument and a composite string instrument and continuous pitch wind musical instrument
US9412343B2 (en) * 2010-09-06 2016-08-09 Sankarasubrahmani Uday Shankar Continuous pitch wind musical instrument and a composite string instrument and continuous pitch wind musical instrument
ITTO20130131A1 (en) * 2013-02-15 2014-08-16 Andrea Vettori PERCUSSION MUSICAL INSTRUMENT

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