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US2459274A
US2459274A US572195A US57219545A US2459274A US 2459274 A US2459274 A US 2459274A US 572195 A US572195 A US 572195A US 57219545 A US57219545 A US 57219545A US 2459274 A US2459274 A US 2459274A
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Jan. 18, 1949. H. GALETZKY 2,459,274

MANDOLIN PICK Filea Jan. 10, 1945 F1 5 5. $3. 5.1 U. INVENTOR. Hyman .Gcfletzky A TTORNEY.

Patented Jan. 18, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE MANDOLIN PICK Hyman Galetzky, New York, N. Y.

Application January 10, 1945, Serial No. 572,195

3 Claims. 1

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in a mandolin pick.

More specifically, the invention proposes the construction of a mandolin pick formed of a relatively stiff resilient sheet member having a central large portion from which a small sharp prong extends to pick the strings of a mandolin or similar stringed instrument to vibrate the strings to produce clear tone effects.

Still another object of the invention proposes producing the central large portion of the pick with a small upwardly projecting handle portion which may be placed on the side of the forefinger of the hand with the thumb spaced on the top of the handle to grip the same, providing a means whereby the pick may be solidly gripped to effectively pick the strings.

Still another object of the invention proposes tapering the pick in thickness from the top to the bottom resulting in the hereinbefore mentioned sharp prong which will prevent the pick from becoming accidentally caught on the top of any of the strings of the instrument while being manipulated between the strings.

Still another object of the invention proposes the construction of a mandolin pick of various designs, each of which employs a basic feature hereinabove set forth and which are designed to meet the taste of particular user,

A still further object of the invention proposes the construction of a mandolin pick which is constructed of separate layers of material adjustably connected together in a manner to be shifted relative to each other to control the stiffness of the prong portion of the pick.

t is another object of this invention to construct a mandolin pick which is simple and durable and which can be manufactured and sold at a reasonable cost.

For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

In the accompanying drawing forming a material part of this disclosure:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a mandolin pick constructed in accordance with this invention.

Fig. 2 is a side elevational view of Fig. 1.

Fig, 3 is a perspective view of a mandolin pick constructed in accordance with another modification of this invention.

Fig. 4 is a side elevational view of Fig. 3.

Fig. 5 is a perspective view of still anothe mandolin pick.

Fig. 6 is a side elevational view of Fig. 5.

Fig. 7 is a perspective view of a mandolin pick in accordance with another embodiment of this invention.

Fig. 8 is a side elevational view of Fig. 7.

Fig. 9 is an elevational view of a mandolin pick in accordance with still another modification of this invention.

Fig. 10 is a vertical sectional view taken on the line Ill-l0 of Fig. 9.

The mandolin pick according to this invention, includes a relatively stilt sheet member ID having a central large portion H and from which a small sharp prong [2 projects. The prong l2 projects from the bottom of the central portion l Integrally formed with the portion H and extended upwards therefrom there is a small circular handle portion 13 which is adapted to be gripped between the forefinger and thumb of ones hand.

The pick to is constructed or Celluloid, thermoplastic material or other similar materials and is tapered in thickness from its top to its bottom resulting in the sharp prong l2. The sharp prong l2 permits the strings to be conveniently picked to produce clear tones effectively and also prevents the pick from catching on top of any one of the strings while being manipulated between the strings.

In the modified form of the invention disclosed in Figs. 3 and 4 the construction of the mandolin pick 10 is similar to that previously described except for the small handle portion l3. In this form of the invention the small handle I3 is in the shape of a rectangular lug extending from the top of the central portion I i In other respects this form of the invention is similar to that previously shown and like reference numerals identify like parts in each of the several views.

In Figs. 5 and 6 the mandolin pick 10 is characterized by a triangular shaped central portion II from the top of which the rectangularly shaped handle portion I3 extends.

In other respects this form of the invention is similar to that previously shown and like reference numerals identify like parts in each of the several views.

In Figs. 7 and 8 the mandolin pick I0 is characterized by an artistically shaped central large portion II" which is provided at its sides with projecting portions l4. These projecting portions form cutouts which extend into the body of the central portions II and which increases the resiliency thereof adding to the utility of the pick when used.

In other respects this form of the invention is similar to that previously shown and like reference numerals identify like parts in each of the several views.

In the modified form of the invention shown in Figs. 9 and 10 the mandolin pick I0 is characterized by the fact that the central body portion H" is formed of a separate front layer Ill and a separate back layer 10". The layer Ill is formed with an elongated slot 55. A screw it passes freely through the slot I5 and engages a complementary threaded opening I! in the back layer ID. The screw and slot arrangement permits the position of the layers W and la to be shifted relative to each other to vary the stiffness of the small prong 32 of the pick and thus vary the efiect of the pick on the strings of the instrument when being used.

In other respects this form of the invention is similar to that previously shown and like reference numerals identify like parts in each of the several views.

While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent, is:

1. A mandolin pick comprising a relatively stiff resilient sheet member having a central large portion, a small sharp prong on the bottom of said central portion, and a small handle portion on the top of said central portion, said sheet member being formed of separate front and back layers and means for adjustably connecting them together to vary the stiffness of said prong.

2. A mandolin pick comprising a relatively stiff resilient sheet member having a central large portion, a small sharp prong on the bottom of said central portion, and a small handle portion on the top of said central portion, said sheet member being formed of separate front and back layers and means for adjustably connecting them together to vary the stifiness of said prong, comprising a screw passing freely through an elongated slot formed in one of said layers and threadedly engaging the complementary opening in the other of said layers.

3. A mandolin pick, comprising a main central section having a prong on one end and a handle on the other end smaller than said main central section, the sides of the main central section diverging upwardly from said prong and being formed with a plurality of spaced points, the pick. being constructed of sheet material consisting of layers adjustably secured together and increasing in thickness from the end prong to the handle.

HYMAN GALETZKY.

REFERENQES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 413,579 Stewart Oct. 22, 1889 753,534 Barnes Mar. 1, 1904 1,184,561 Napoletano May 23, 1916 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 259,374 Great Britain Oct. 14, 1926

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JPS5461625U (en) * 1977-10-11 1979-04-28
US4711150A (en) * 1984-12-04 1987-12-08 Hyduck Steven J Pick for stringed instruments
US4982641A (en) * 1990-01-08 1991-01-08 Duhart Dean K Guitar pick holder
US4993301A (en) * 1990-05-16 1991-02-19 Federico E. de los Santos Jagged edge pick for a stringed musical instrument
US5648622A (en) * 1996-01-18 1997-07-15 Storey; David C. Pick for a stringed musical instrument
GB2355573A (en) * 1999-10-22 2001-04-25 Giles Andrew Purnell Guitar plectrum
US6737569B2 (en) * 2002-03-04 2004-05-18 Charles Kees Pick for a stringed musical instrument
US20040194607A1 (en) * 2001-12-21 2004-10-07 Leong Weng Onn Plectrum
US20070079685A1 (en) * 2005-10-12 2007-04-12 Mizek Robert S Plectrum or pick
US7238869B1 (en) * 2006-05-12 2007-07-03 Kleckzka David H Multi-function plectrum
US20070256533A1 (en) * 2006-04-25 2007-11-08 Newmaster Josiah T Guitar pick
US20090229442A1 (en) * 2008-03-12 2009-09-17 Wingnotes De Guitaura, Llc (A Georgia Corporation) Plectrum with attached grasping devices
ITMI20090171A1 (en) * 2009-02-11 2010-08-12 Giuseppe Mocellin Tool to play guitar and similar stringed instruments
US7825315B1 (en) 2008-09-30 2010-11-02 Ron King Pick for playing musical instruments and method of using the pick
US8178767B1 (en) * 2008-09-30 2012-05-15 Ron King Pick for playing stringed musical instruments
WO2012067008A1 (en) * 2010-11-18 2012-05-24 Hirano Jun Pick for stringed instrument
US8962959B1 (en) 2012-03-10 2015-02-24 Ralph William Mier Adjustable flexture pick for stringed instruments
US20150310839A1 (en) * 2014-04-24 2015-10-29 Dalton Thomas Snyder Speed pick, associated systems and methods
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US753534A (en) * 1904-03-01 Plectrum for stringed instruments
US1184561A (en) * 1915-04-03 1916-05-23 Antonio Napoletano Plectrum for musical instruments.
GB259374A (en) * 1925-10-02 1926-10-14 Julius Maximilian Mamelok Improvements in plectrums or devices for playing stringed instruments

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US753534A (en) * 1904-03-01 Plectrum for stringed instruments
US1184561A (en) * 1915-04-03 1916-05-23 Antonio Napoletano Plectrum for musical instruments.
GB259374A (en) * 1925-10-02 1926-10-14 Julius Maximilian Mamelok Improvements in plectrums or devices for playing stringed instruments

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JPS489125U (en) * 1971-06-15 1973-02-01
JPS5461625U (en) * 1977-10-11 1979-04-28
JPS56309Y2 (en) * 1977-10-11 1981-01-07
US4711150A (en) * 1984-12-04 1987-12-08 Hyduck Steven J Pick for stringed instruments
US4982641A (en) * 1990-01-08 1991-01-08 Duhart Dean K Guitar pick holder
US4993301A (en) * 1990-05-16 1991-02-19 Federico E. de los Santos Jagged edge pick for a stringed musical instrument
US5648622A (en) * 1996-01-18 1997-07-15 Storey; David C. Pick for a stringed musical instrument
GB2355573A (en) * 1999-10-22 2001-04-25 Giles Andrew Purnell Guitar plectrum
US20040194607A1 (en) * 2001-12-21 2004-10-07 Leong Weng Onn Plectrum
US7067729B2 (en) * 2001-12-21 2006-06-27 Weng Onn Leong Plectrum
US6737569B2 (en) * 2002-03-04 2004-05-18 Charles Kees Pick for a stringed musical instrument
US20070079685A1 (en) * 2005-10-12 2007-04-12 Mizek Robert S Plectrum or pick
US7462768B2 (en) * 2006-04-25 2008-12-09 Newmaster Josiah T Guitar pick
US20070256533A1 (en) * 2006-04-25 2007-11-08 Newmaster Josiah T Guitar pick
US7238869B1 (en) * 2006-05-12 2007-07-03 Kleckzka David H Multi-function plectrum
US20090229442A1 (en) * 2008-03-12 2009-09-17 Wingnotes De Guitaura, Llc (A Georgia Corporation) Plectrum with attached grasping devices
US7825315B1 (en) 2008-09-30 2010-11-02 Ron King Pick for playing musical instruments and method of using the pick
US8178767B1 (en) * 2008-09-30 2012-05-15 Ron King Pick for playing stringed musical instruments
ITMI20090171A1 (en) * 2009-02-11 2010-08-12 Giuseppe Mocellin Tool to play guitar and similar stringed instruments
WO2012067008A1 (en) * 2010-11-18 2012-05-24 Hirano Jun Pick for stringed instrument
JP2012123350A (en) * 2010-11-18 2012-06-28 Jun Hirano Pick for stringed instrument
US8962959B1 (en) 2012-03-10 2015-02-24 Ralph William Mier Adjustable flexture pick for stringed instruments
US20170084254A1 (en) * 2014-03-07 2017-03-23 The Tonecat Company An ergonomic musical instrument plectrum
US9947300B2 (en) * 2014-03-07 2018-04-17 The Tonecat Company Ergonomic musical instrument plectrum
US20150310839A1 (en) * 2014-04-24 2015-10-29 Dalton Thomas Snyder Speed pick, associated systems and methods
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