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US2521336A
US2521336A US66881146A US2521336A US 2521336 A US2521336 A US 2521336A US 66881146 A US66881146 A US 66881146A US 2521336 A US2521336 A US 2521336A
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p 1950 M. BRAMSON 2,521,336

- DRUMSTICK Filed May 10, 1946 L" 'I'IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIiIII/fl vulllux 'IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIZ INVENTOR Mfll/P/CE BPFJMSON ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 5, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.

The present invention relates to drumsticks and is more particularly directed toward weighted drumsticks adapted for use by a drummer as a wrist exerciser or for playing.

The conventional drumstick has a handle and a drum striking tip at one end of the handle, and. the weight, feel, and inertia of the usual drumstick depends upon its diameter, length, and the material from which it is made. In order that a drummer may exercise the wrists and develop the muscles of the forearm without actually playing the drum, it has been found desirable to use a stick simulating the drumstick as an exerciser, which can be handled much the same as the drumstick in playing the drums. The ordinary drumstick is not entirely suitable for such an exerciser as it does not create a sufficient reaction in the joints and muscles of the user.

The present invention contemplates that the drumstick will have a tubular handle adapted to carry a filler, the filler being made up of a number of elements replaceably received in the handle, and will be such as to cause a reaction in the users arms whereby the muscles may be strengthened and the desired flexibility and suppleness of the wrists maintained.

Other and further objects will hereinafter appear as the description proceeds.

The accompanying drawings show, for purposes of illustrating the present invention, three embodiments in which the invention may take form, it being understood that the drawings are illustrative of the invention rather than limiting the same.

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Figure 1 is a longitudinal sectional view through an improved form of drumstick;

Figure 2 is a section on the line 2--2 of Figure 1; and

Figures 3 and 4 are views similar to Figure 1 illustrating modified forms of filler.

The drumstick has a drum striking tip ll] of conventional shape. This tip is securely carried on a tubular handle H either by being integral therewith or by joining together two parts. The handle may be made of any suitable drilled or tubular material and is here shown as being internally threaded at 13 to receive a cap 14. In external appearance the drumstick will appear the same as an ordinary drumstick.

In the form shown in Figure 1 the handle of the drumstick is filled by a number of balls l5 held against longitudinal movement in the handle by a compression spring l6. These balls may be made of various materials and have various weights so that the over-all weight of the filler can be varied.

Figure 3 illustrates filler elements I! which are tubular and Figure 4 illustrates filler elements H! which have large diameter ends l9 and smaller diameter mid portions 20. The filler elements used at one time need not all be alike in weight, but should all be the same diameter so that they will not be loose in the handle. They may be made of graduated lengths, wall thicknesses and weight so that in any particular handle one can insert a number of the filler elements and as the filler elements have such variation in weight, the mass distribution lengthwise of the handle and the over-all weight of the drumstick can be varied through Wide limits. Where desired the filler may be a single piece of material held in place by the cushion spring. In this Way it is possible for the user to load the drumstick so that it may have a wide range of weight, as well as inertia effects 'When it is manipulated, and cause varying effects on the muscles of the operator, as well as in the playing of the instruments when it is used for the production of music.

Since it is obvious that the invention may be embodied in other forms and constructions within the scope of the claim, I wish it to be understood that the particular forms shown are but a few of these many forms, and various modifications and changes being possible, I do not otherwise limit myself in any way with respect thereto.

What is claimed is:

A drumstick comprising a smooth bore tube forming the dominant length of the stick, a striking tip fixedly secured to one end of the tube, a cap threadedly secured to the other end of the tube, and a preselected filler for the tube for securing correspondingly varied inertia effects of the drumstick when used for playing or for muscle exercise and comprising a series of filler elements of the same overall length inside the bore of the tube and a compression spring of uniform compressed length, the spring and filler elements being confined between the cap and tip so as to fill the tube, the filler elements being of uniform diameter to fit inside the tube and of selected mass so that the weight and position of the center of gravity of the drumstick may be varied in accordance with th character and distribution of filler elements.

MAURICE BRAMSON.

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

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 275,627 Foster et al Apr. 10, 1883 807,493 Phillips Dec. 19, 1905 861,158 Bucknum July 23, 1907 897,201 Gannon Aug. 25, 1908 1,130,355 Von Eschen Mar. 2, 1915 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 3,989 Australia Dec. 10, 1931

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US3147660A (en) * 1961-04-11 1964-09-08 Brilhart Musical Instr Corp Drum-stick
US3301119A (en) * 1966-02-10 1967-01-31 Gilbert Anna Marie Drumstick
US3422719A (en) * 1966-08-22 1969-01-21 Albert Payson Playing stick for a percussion instrument
US3659843A (en) * 1970-10-27 1972-05-02 John Kojigian Jr Exercising belt
US3722350A (en) * 1970-07-29 1973-03-27 C Cordes Metal drum stick
US3958485A (en) * 1975-07-07 1976-05-25 Peters Thomas O Drumstick
US4040323A (en) * 1976-02-10 1977-08-09 Kline Gregory G Synthetic material drumstick
US5044250A (en) * 1990-05-29 1991-09-03 Beyer David M Drumstick with sounding pellets
US5218152A (en) * 1991-06-12 1993-06-08 Campbell Francis W Drumstick balanced for juggling
US5244445A (en) * 1986-07-14 1993-09-14 Robert Amesquita Exercise wand and method
US5265514A (en) * 1992-10-28 1993-11-30 Schertz Joseph M Rattle drumstick
US5554092A (en) * 1994-06-03 1996-09-10 Dacomed Corporation Apparatus and method for testing and exercising pelvic muscles
WO1999017274A1 (en) * 1997-09-30 1999-04-08 Johnson Peter M Weights for drum-stick
US6068581A (en) * 1998-04-29 2000-05-30 Timm Medical Technologies, Inc. Method and apparatus for testing and exercising pelvic muscles
WO2003005338A1 (en) * 2001-07-06 2003-01-16 Mark Geoffrey Milne Modular drumstick
US20040063554A1 (en) * 2001-12-20 2004-04-01 Kevin Wince Encapsulated weight system
US20050211059A1 (en) * 2004-03-24 2005-09-29 Kunstgiesserei Walter Rom Bell and clapper for bells
US20080096736A1 (en) * 2006-06-30 2008-04-24 Richard Blackford Exercise device
US20080202317A1 (en) * 2007-02-22 2008-08-28 Dino J Capotosto Exercise training device
US20090025534A1 (en) * 2005-05-22 2009-01-29 Peter Gropp Device for practicing percussion instrument technique
US20100307318A1 (en) * 2009-06-05 2010-12-09 Samuel Ruttenberg Hinged drumstick
US20100307317A1 (en) * 2009-06-05 2010-12-09 Samuel Ruttenberg Hinged Drumstick
US8618397B2 (en) 2009-06-05 2013-12-31 Hingestix Llc Hinged drumstick
US8748722B2 (en) 2009-06-05 2014-06-10 Hingestix Llc Hinged drumstick
US8895828B1 (en) * 2011-03-24 2014-11-25 Von Barlow Clix stixs
US9012751B2 (en) 2009-06-05 2015-04-21 Hingestix Llc Hinged drumstick
US9626943B1 (en) 2010-01-07 2017-04-18 David James Hughlett Method and apparatus for producing balanced drumstick pairs
US9852720B2 (en) 2016-02-05 2017-12-26 William R. Benner, Jr. Device for reducing vibration in impact tools and associated methods

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US807493A (en) * 1905-02-09 1905-12-19 Addison D Phillips Drumstick.
US861158A (en) * 1907-03-07 1907-07-23 William H Bucknum Cue.
US897201A (en) * 1907-09-28 1908-08-25 James T Gannon Flexible policeman's club.
US1130355A (en) * 1915-01-26 1915-03-02 Edward L Von Eschen Policeman's billy.

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US807493A (en) * 1905-02-09 1905-12-19 Addison D Phillips Drumstick.
US861158A (en) * 1907-03-07 1907-07-23 William H Bucknum Cue.
US897201A (en) * 1907-09-28 1908-08-25 James T Gannon Flexible policeman's club.
US1130355A (en) * 1915-01-26 1915-03-02 Edward L Von Eschen Policeman's billy.

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US3147660A (en) * 1961-04-11 1964-09-08 Brilhart Musical Instr Corp Drum-stick
US3301119A (en) * 1966-02-10 1967-01-31 Gilbert Anna Marie Drumstick
US3422719A (en) * 1966-08-22 1969-01-21 Albert Payson Playing stick for a percussion instrument
US3722350A (en) * 1970-07-29 1973-03-27 C Cordes Metal drum stick
US3659843A (en) * 1970-10-27 1972-05-02 John Kojigian Jr Exercising belt
US3958485A (en) * 1975-07-07 1976-05-25 Peters Thomas O Drumstick
US4040323A (en) * 1976-02-10 1977-08-09 Kline Gregory G Synthetic material drumstick
US5244445A (en) * 1986-07-14 1993-09-14 Robert Amesquita Exercise wand and method
US5044250A (en) * 1990-05-29 1991-09-03 Beyer David M Drumstick with sounding pellets
US5218152A (en) * 1991-06-12 1993-06-08 Campbell Francis W Drumstick balanced for juggling
US5265514A (en) * 1992-10-28 1993-11-30 Schertz Joseph M Rattle drumstick
US5554092A (en) * 1994-06-03 1996-09-10 Dacomed Corporation Apparatus and method for testing and exercising pelvic muscles
WO1999017274A1 (en) * 1997-09-30 1999-04-08 Johnson Peter M Weights for drum-stick
US6028261A (en) * 1997-09-30 2000-02-22 Johnson; Peter M. Drum stick weights
US6068581A (en) * 1998-04-29 2000-05-30 Timm Medical Technologies, Inc. Method and apparatus for testing and exercising pelvic muscles
WO2003005338A1 (en) * 2001-07-06 2003-01-16 Mark Geoffrey Milne Modular drumstick
US20040231493A1 (en) * 2001-07-06 2004-11-25 Milne Mark Geoffrey Modular drumstick
US20040063554A1 (en) * 2001-12-20 2004-04-01 Kevin Wince Encapsulated weight system
US20050211059A1 (en) * 2004-03-24 2005-09-29 Kunstgiesserei Walter Rom Bell and clapper for bells
US7220904B2 (en) * 2004-03-24 2007-05-22 Walter Rom Bell and clapper for bells
US20090025534A1 (en) * 2005-05-22 2009-01-29 Peter Gropp Device for practicing percussion instrument technique
US20080096736A1 (en) * 2006-06-30 2008-04-24 Richard Blackford Exercise device
US20080202317A1 (en) * 2007-02-22 2008-08-28 Dino J Capotosto Exercise training device
US7557286B2 (en) * 2007-02-22 2009-07-07 Dino J Capotosto Exercise training device
US20100307317A1 (en) * 2009-06-05 2010-12-09 Samuel Ruttenberg Hinged Drumstick
US20100307318A1 (en) * 2009-06-05 2010-12-09 Samuel Ruttenberg Hinged drumstick
US7897859B2 (en) * 2009-06-05 2011-03-01 Samuel Ruttenberg Hinged drumstick
US8253003B2 (en) 2009-06-05 2012-08-28 Hingestix Llc Hinged drumstick
US8618397B2 (en) 2009-06-05 2013-12-31 Hingestix Llc Hinged drumstick
US8748722B2 (en) 2009-06-05 2014-06-10 Hingestix Llc Hinged drumstick
US9012751B2 (en) 2009-06-05 2015-04-21 Hingestix Llc Hinged drumstick
US9626943B1 (en) 2010-01-07 2017-04-18 David James Hughlett Method and apparatus for producing balanced drumstick pairs
US8895828B1 (en) * 2011-03-24 2014-11-25 Von Barlow Clix stixs
US9852720B2 (en) 2016-02-05 2017-12-26 William R. Benner, Jr. Device for reducing vibration in impact tools and associated methods

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