US2466554A - Combination drumstick and maraca - Google Patents

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US2466554A
US2466554A US67887446A US2466554A US 2466554 A US2466554 A US 2466554A US 67887446 A US67887446 A US 67887446A US 2466554 A US2466554 A US 2466554A
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April 5, 1949. MOSSEY 2,466,554

COMBINATION DRUM STICK AND MQBAC-A Filed June 24, 1946 INVENTOR. HA m? y M0555 y Patented Apr. 5, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE COMBINATION DRUMSTICK AND MARACA Harry Mossey, Denver, 0010.

Application June 24, 1946, Serial No. 678,874

4 Claims.

This invention relates to a drum stick of the snare drum type. In the usual orchestra or band it is necessary for the drummer, or some other member of the band, to shake the maracas during the playing of certain pieces, such as rhumbas. If the drummer is used for this purpose, the drums must be eliminated, and if a musician is hired for this purpose, he will have no duties during the rendition of straight music.

The principal object of this invention is to provide a device which will enable the drummer to continue with his drums and still produce the effect of the maracas.

Another object of the invention is to provide a snare drum stick with a hollow, gourd-like maraca so that the vibration of the drum stick during the regular drumming will be imparted to the maraca so that the drumming and the maraca effect will be in perfect rhythm.

Other objects and advantages reside in the detail construction of the invention, which is designed for simplicity, economy, and efficiency. These will become more apparent from the following description.

In the following detailed description of the invention, reference is had to the accompanying drawing which forms a part hereof. Like numerals refer to like parts in all views of the drawing and throughout the description.

In the drawing:

Fig. 1 is a side elevation of a conventional snare drum stick, with the invention applied thereto; and

Fig. 2 is a similar View, partly in cross-section, the sectional portion being taken on the line 2-2, Fig. 1.

The particular type of drum stick employed forms no part of the present invention. It may be any of the conventional types of snare drum sticks, such as illustrated on the drawing at 10.

The invention is applied to the stick ID by placing a hollow ball ll about the stick ID intermediate its extremities and in a position somewhat closer to the drum extremity of the stick than to the hand extremity thereof.

The ball l may be formed of any suitable material which will give a hard, dry, rattling sound. It could be formed of the conventional maraca gourd, or it could be formed from hard plastic or similar material.

If formed of the latter material, it is preferred to form two, diametrically opposite openings for the passage of the stick l0, one of the openings being smaller than the other to accommodate the natural taper of the drum stick. Each opening is surrounded on the interior of the ball by means of a sleeve-like flange 12 which may be cemented or otherwise permanently secured to the stick [I].

The ball contains a quantity of hard, loose, rattling members l3, such as steel shot or the like.

In use, two of these improved rhumba-type sticks are used by the drummer in playing his snare drum at the regular beat tempo. It can be readily seen that each stroke of each stick will cause the loose members l3 to rattle in the hollow ball ll, giving the desired maraca or rhumba effect.

While a specific form of the improvement has been described and illustrated herein, it is desired to be understood that the same may be varied, within the scope of the appended claims, without departing from the spirit of the invention.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed and desired secured by Letters Patent is:

l. A drum stick for producing a maraca efiect comprising: an elongated drum stick; a drumengaging end at one extremity of said stick; a hand-engaging end at the other extremity of said stick; a hollow ball member secured about said stick, the latter passing diametrically through the former; a plurality of loose, hard, rattling members contained within said ball; said ball being secured to said stick intermediate the extremities of the latter and relatively closer to the drum-engaging end than the hand-engaging end; and inwardly extending flanges formed on said ball and surrounding said stick, said flanges being permanently secured to said stick.

2. The combination with a snare drum stick of the type tapering from a relatively thick handle extremity to a relatively thin drum-engaging extremity of a hollow ball member fixedly secured on and surrounding said drum stick intermediate its extremities, and a plurality of loose, rattling particles carried in said hollow ball member.

3. The combination with a snare drum stick of the type tapering from a relatively thick the latter, and a plurality of loose members in it said ball to produce a rattling sound as said stick vibrates against a drum.

4. The combination with a snare drum stick of 4 a maraca gourd mounted thereon, said stick passing through said gourd sufliciently far to allow said drum stick to be used for its normal snare drum purposes.

HARRY MOSSEY.

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US5263395A (en) * 1986-07-21 1993-11-23 Phillips Kristan B Drumsticks
US5265514A (en) * 1992-10-28 1993-11-30 Schertz Joseph M Rattle drumstick
US5477768A (en) * 1993-07-09 1995-12-26 Swift; Donald J. Multi-purpose drum ball joint simulator
FR2804535A1 (en) * 2000-01-28 2001-08-03 Herve Voirin Stick for playing percussion instruments has bulge close to tip to provide balance
US6316709B1 (en) * 2000-08-24 2001-11-13 Pernan Global, Inc. Adaptable percussion accessory for a percussion tool
US20090000459A1 (en) * 2007-06-28 2009-01-01 Lento James A Striking member for use with a percussion instrument
US20090025534A1 (en) * 2005-05-22 2009-01-29 Peter Gropp Device for practicing percussion instrument technique
US7534948B2 (en) 2000-03-21 2009-05-19 Rice Steven H Method and apparatus for a device to create a musical noise
US20100058919A1 (en) * 2008-09-09 2010-03-11 Rice James A Combination drumstick
US20110067554A1 (en) * 2009-09-24 2011-03-24 Taninbaum Richard L Percussion accessories for drumsticks
DE102010004039A1 (en) * 2010-01-05 2011-07-07 Reischmann, Johannes Otto, 60322 Drumstick for creating sound on e.g. vibraphone, has yarn covered kernel whose end is secured on flail stalk, when impinging flail stalk on percussion instrument so as to produce hard sounds
US8242342B2 (en) * 2010-04-22 2012-08-14 Ed Bettinelli Hands-free percussion instrument and related methods
US8723009B2 (en) 2012-03-13 2014-05-13 Patrick T. Sullivan Drumstick mounted mutable tambourine
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US4640177A (en) * 1984-10-26 1987-02-03 Elliott Jr Francis J J Drumsticks or mallets with para-hemispheroidal heads and their assembly
US5263395A (en) * 1986-07-21 1993-11-23 Phillips Kristan B Drumsticks
US5265514A (en) * 1992-10-28 1993-11-30 Schertz Joseph M Rattle drumstick
US5477768A (en) * 1993-07-09 1995-12-26 Swift; Donald J. Multi-purpose drum ball joint simulator
FR2804535A1 (en) * 2000-01-28 2001-08-03 Herve Voirin Stick for playing percussion instruments has bulge close to tip to provide balance
US7534948B2 (en) 2000-03-21 2009-05-19 Rice Steven H Method and apparatus for a device to create a musical noise
US6316709B1 (en) * 2000-08-24 2001-11-13 Pernan Global, Inc. Adaptable percussion accessory for a percussion tool
US20090025534A1 (en) * 2005-05-22 2009-01-29 Peter Gropp Device for practicing percussion instrument technique
US20090000459A1 (en) * 2007-06-28 2009-01-01 Lento James A Striking member for use with a percussion instrument
US7649133B2 (en) * 2007-06-28 2010-01-19 Lento James A Striking member for use with a percussion instrument
US20100058919A1 (en) * 2008-09-09 2010-03-11 Rice James A Combination drumstick
US7960635B2 (en) 2008-09-09 2011-06-14 James A Rice Combination drumstick
US20110067554A1 (en) * 2009-09-24 2011-03-24 Taninbaum Richard L Percussion accessories for drumsticks
US8058541B2 (en) * 2009-09-24 2011-11-15 Rhythm Tech Inc. Percussion accessories for drumsticks
DE102010004039A1 (en) * 2010-01-05 2011-07-07 Reischmann, Johannes Otto, 60322 Drumstick for creating sound on e.g. vibraphone, has yarn covered kernel whose end is secured on flail stalk, when impinging flail stalk on percussion instrument so as to produce hard sounds
US8242342B2 (en) * 2010-04-22 2012-08-14 Ed Bettinelli Hands-free percussion instrument and related methods
US8895828B1 (en) * 2011-03-24 2014-11-25 Von Barlow Clix stixs
US8723009B2 (en) 2012-03-13 2014-05-13 Patrick T. Sullivan Drumstick mounted mutable tambourine
US9837057B1 (en) 2015-09-18 2017-12-05 Jaime Broce Jespersen Telescoping, interchangeable, drumstick/shaker

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