US2557061A - Music box with selective operation means - Google Patents

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US2557061A US187393A US18739350A US2557061A US 2557061 A US2557061 A US 2557061A US 187393 A US187393 A US 187393A US 18739350 A US18739350 A US 18739350A US 2557061 A US2557061 A US 2557061A
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  • the present invention relates in general to a music box and in particular to a record for playing a plurality of different musical selections on a music box.
  • the primary object of the present invention is the provision of a music box record which is utilized mechanically in determining the positions of a series of actuator elements to produce a desired musical selection on the music box.
  • Another object is the provision of a record by which the notes for a particular musical selection may be selected by one unfamiliar with musical notation and especially by a child unable to read letters or numbers.
  • a further object is the provision of a perforated record which may be mounted directly on a perforated carrier member in the music box, each side of the record having provision for selecting a plurality of different musical selections to be played by the music box.
  • Fig. 1 is a front view of a music box provided with a record pursuant to the present invention, parts being broken away for illustration;
  • Fig. 2 is a sectional view, on a larger scale, taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1;
  • Fig. 3 is a sectional view, on a larger scale, taken on the line 33 of Fig. 1;
  • Fig. 4 is a fragmentary view of the record illustrated in Fig. 1;
  • Fig. 5 is a side view of another form of music box provided with a record pursuant to the present invention, portions being broken away for illustration;
  • Fig. 6 is a sectional view taken on the line 66 of Fig. 5;
  • Fig. 7 is a front view of the record illustrated in Fig. 5.
  • the music box It which is provided with a record 12 pursuant to the present invention.
  • the music box II] is provided with the opposing side walls M and [6, the opposing end walls It and 20, a bottom wall 22, and a top wall 24 provided with a central circular opening 26.
  • a post 28 is mounted centrally of the bottom wall 22 by screws 30, said post supporting a member or disk 32 positioned in said opening 26 and mounted for rotation on said post.
  • Said disk is provided with an opening 34 at the center thereof, a screw 36 being threaded into post 28 through said opening. It will be noted that the screw has a loose fit in opening 34 and that the screw head 38 overlies said opening and is spaced from the disk.
  • the drive mechanism is of the manual type and comprises a crank shaft 44 which is mounted for rotation in an opening 46 which extends through the end wall 20.
  • a toothed drive wheel 48 is mounted on the end 50 of shaft 44, interiorly of the box 10, by means of the screw 52.
  • the teeth 54 on the periphery of the drive wheel 48 cooperate with the openings 49 in disk 32 for rotating the latter in a manner well known to those skilled in the art.
  • the crank shaft 44 is provided with a handle portion 56, said portion being mounted in a flanged bushing 58 which is secured to the outer surface of the wall 20 by screws 69, a set screw 62 adjustably mounting the shaft in the bushmg.
  • the disk 32 is disposed in the opening 26 in the upper wall 24 and, in order to retain said disk against movement outwardly of the box It, provision is made for a cover 64 which is secured to the box by the screws 66, said cover being mounted directly upon the upper Wall 24 and being provided with a central opening 68 having a smaller diameter than the opening 26 whereby the cover overlies a peripheral portion of the disk 32.
  • a music member or tone producing mechanism '55 is mounted on the bottom wall 22 between post 23 and the side wall 18.
  • the mechanism ii] is constituted by a comb of vibrating music tongues, tone elements, or reeds 72, which are of such size and shape, and are so arranged, that when they are caused to vibrate in order, they produce a musical scale.
  • the reeds 12 may be of any desired number to produce any desired number of notes.
  • thirteen reeds F2 are provided, said reeds being mounted on a base it which is secured to the bottom wall 22 by means of the screws iii.
  • the reeds !2 will be so chosen that they will correspond in tone with the notes of the musical scale and there will preferably be at least eight so that a complete octave can be played and said reeds should preferably be sufficient in number to contain all the sharps and flats within the octave.
  • the radial rows 82 determining the measure of the particular musical selection, the measure being varied by the speed of rotation of the disk 32.
  • an actuator or peg 84 is inserted in one of the concentric circles I8 for striking the free end of the companion reed of the particular circle, as the peg is rotated by disk 32 past the mechanism 19.
  • the peg 84 is provided with a finger portion 89 and with a shank 88 of reduced diameter which extends through the opening 88 far enough into the box I8 to actuate a reed 12 as it is rotated past said reed. It will be apparent that any reed 12 may be actuated for producing a particular note by inserting the peg 84 in an opening 88 in the companion circle I8.
  • the aforementioned record I2 Said record is preferably formed of cardboard or any other suitable sheet material.
  • the record I2, as here shown, is in the form of a disk similar to disk 32 but of lesser diameter.
  • the record I2 is provided with the central aperture 99 through which the screw head 38 extends when the record is mounted on disk 32.
  • Said record lies within the central opening 68 in the cover 84, the peripheral edge 89 of the record being spaced from the inner peripheral edge 'II of said cover.
  • the record I2 is provided with a plurality of concentric circles 92 similar to the concentric circles I8 in the disk 32.
  • each of the circles 92 is apertured at 94 at each point of intersection between said circles and the record radii, in the same manner as the apertures 88 in disk 32. Therefore, it will be apparent that said apertured circles 92 also provide in the record the radial perforated rows 96 which are similar to the radial rows 82 in the disk.
  • each of the concentrac circles 92 of the record is in registry with each of the concentric circles 18 of the disk, and each of the radial rows 96 of the record is in registry with each of the radial rows 82 of the disk.
  • certain of the apertures 94 in the record I2 may be identified, in any suitable manner, to indicate the particular openings in the disk into which the pegs are to be inserted for playing said selection. For example, as shown in Fig. 4, certain of the apertures 94 have been encircled by a colored mark, as indicated at 98. Assuming now that the mark 98 represents a red circle, it will be understood that all of the notes comprising the particular selection are identified by red marks 98. Therefore, in order to play this particular selection, it is necessary only to insert the pegs 84 through the holes whiQh are encircled in red on the record I2.
  • any suitable indicia for example, the arrow-head 99 may be provided on record I2 to indicate the start of the selection.
  • the handle 56 When the handle 56 is operated to rotate the disk 32, the pegs 84 will actuate the reeds 12 in proper order to perform the selected musical selection.
  • additional markings in other colors may be provided.
  • green markings are provided at I and blue markings are provided at I82 indicating two additional selections which may be performed on the record I2. Therefore, it will be apparent that in order to perform any one of the three different selections indicated by the three different series of colored markings in Fig. 4, the operator need only be able to distinguish among the three different colors represented thereof. It will be understood that a greater or smaller number of different selections may be provided for on the particular record than as here shown, and that indicia other than colored circles may be used for this purpose.
  • both sides of the record I2 may be provided withindicia so that each record may be used for a greater number of different selections. It will be apparent that the record may be removed from the disk 32 by first removing the pegs 84 and that the record may then be turned so that the other side abuts the disk 32, or the record may be replaced with a different record, it being noted that the pegs 84 serve to retain the record in position in the music box.
  • the invention is applied to a music box I84 which is provided with a drum or closed cylinder I03.
  • the music box I94 comprises a mounting member or support I88 having the opposing end walls III! and II2, and the opposing side walls I I4 and I I6 integral with a bottom wall II8, said side walls being lower than said end walls.
  • a music producing mechanism I28 which is similar in all respects to the music-producing mechanism 78, is mounted on the bottom wall I I8, so that the reeds I22 are disposed ina plane perpendicular to the end walls I I8 and H2.
  • the drum or cylinder I98 is mounted for rotation between said end walls, said cylinder being provided with centrally disposed lateral extensions I23 and I24 at opposite sides, respectively, thereof.
  • An axle I28 is secured in a recessed portion or seat I27 of extension I23 by the screw I28 and extends through a bearing aperture I38 formed in end wall at I III.
  • a crank shaft I32 is similarly secured in a recessed portion or seat I33 of extension I24 by screw I34, said shaft extending through the bearing aperture I33 in the end wall I I2. It will be understood that the bearing apertures I38 and I36 are in alignment.
  • Crank shaft I32 is provided with a handle portion I38 for rotating the drum I06.
  • the drum I88 is provided with a plurality of circumferential perforated rings I48.
  • the rings I49 are equal in number to the reeds I22, there being one ring of openings in registry with or in opposition to each of the reeds I22 so that each ring of openings is used to provide one particular note or tone.
  • the openings I42 in the rings I48 are arranged in rows I44 which extend axially of the cylinder along the periphery thereof. Each of said rows I44 determines the measures of the particular piece of music in the same manner as the radial rows 82 in the disk 32. It will be apparent that the pegs 134 may be placed in any opening in each of the rings I45! for producing a particular note upon actuating the particular reed I22 companion to said ring of openings.
  • the record I46 is used in conjunction with the music box I04 for setting up the pegs 84 to perform a particular musical selection in the same manner as the record I2.
  • Record I46 is substantially rectangular in form and is provided with the longitudinal perforated rows I48 having the openings I50 which are arranged in transverse rows I 52.
  • the record I46 is provided with the colored rings 98, Hill and I 02 as on the record I2.
  • the pegs 84 secure the record I 46 in position on the drum I 06, as illustrated in Figs.
  • the record I46 is provided at end I54 with holes I55 and I53 which are spaced laterallyoutwardly of the longitudinal lines of openings I48 which correspond to the perforated circles I49 on the drum I05, it being understood that the transverse rows I52 of the record I46 correspond to the axial rows I44 on the drum I05.
  • the record I46 is provided with the tabs I69 and I62 which are provided with the openings I64 and I65, respectively, which are in alignment with said openings E55 and I58, respectively.
  • the openings I64 and I66 will be in registry with the openings I56 and I58, respectively, and the pegs I68 may be inserted through said registered openings, as illustrated in Fig. 6, for retaining the ends of the record I 46 against movement. It will be noted thatsince the pegs I68 are disposed laterally outwardly of the adjacent perforated circles I46 and I48, said pegs will not operate any of the reeds I22.
  • record I46 may also be marked on the opposite side thereof and that the number of selections indicated on each side may be more or less than as here shown and that other types of markings may be used.
  • the records such as I2 and I46 or other records embodying the present invention, may be formed of paper since they need not be self-supporting and do not support the pegs 84.
  • a music box having a music-producing member and an additional member, said members being movably mounted with respect to each other, said music-producing member having a series of music-producing elements tuned to a predetermined tone relationship, said additional member having defined therein series of apertures opposite said elements, respectively, to receive and hold a series of actuators in posi-' tion at different points along lines extending in the direction of the relative movement of the members for causing said elements to sound when the members are given a relative movement, said actuators being removably mounted in said apertures and shiftable to dverent positions along said lines for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined order and timed relation; the combination with said actuators of a record adapted for removable mounting on said additional member, said record having a series of apertures similar to said series in said additional member so that the apertures in said record are in registry with the apertures in said additional member when said record is mounted thereon, said actuators being receivable in registered pairs of said apertures whereby said record is retained in fixed position on said music
  • a music box having a music-producing member and an additional member, said members being movably mounted with respect to each other, said music-producing member having a series of music-producing elements tuned to a predetermined tone relationship, said additional member having defined therein series of apertures opposite said elements, respectively, to receive and hold a series of actuators in position at different points along lines extending in the direction of the relative movement of the members for causing said elements to sound when the members are given a relative movement, said actuators being removably mounted in said apertures and shiftable to difierent positions along said lines for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined order and timed relation; the combination with said actuators of a record adapted for removable mounting on said additional member, said record having a series of apertures similar to said series in said additional member so that the apertures in said record are in registry with the apertures in said additional member when said record is mounted thereon, said actuators being receivable in registered pairs of said apertures whereby said record is retained in fixed position on said additional member, and in
  • a record for use with a music box provided with a series of musical elements each tuned to a related tone and a member mounted for movement relative to said elements, said member having a series of apertures for each of said elements, respectively, each of said series extending in the direction of movement of said member, and actuators removably mounted in said apertures and shiftable to difierent positions in each of said series of apertures for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined order and timed relation as said actuators are moved past saidelements; said record being removably mountable on said member for movement thereby, said record being provided with similar aperture series each in registry with a companion aperture series, respectively, in said member when said record is mounted thereon, whereby said actuators are receivable in registered pairs of said apertures, and indicia means at selected record apertures for indicating selected points along said apertures series in said member at which actuators are to be positioned for playing a predetermined musical selection.
  • a record for use with a music box provided with a series of musical elements each tuned to a related tone and a member mounted for movement relative to said elements, said member having a series of apertures for each of said elements, respectively, each of said series extending in the direction of movement of said member,
  • actuators removably mounted in said aper tures and shiftable to different positions in each of said series for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined order and timed relation as said actuators are moved past said elements; said record being removably mountable on said member for movement thereby, said record being. provided with a similar aperture series each in registry with a companion aperture series, respectively, in said member when said record is mounted thereon, whereby said actuators are receivable in registered pairs of said apertures, said record being retained in position onsaid member by said actuators.
  • a record for use with a music box provided with a series of musical elements each tuned to a related tone and a member mounted for movement' relative to said elements, said member hav-- ing a series of apertures for each of said elements, respectively, each of said series extending in the direction of movement of said member, and actuators removably mounted in said apertures and shiftable to different positions in each of said series for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined order and timed relation as said actuators are moved past said elements; said record being removablymountable on said member for movement thereby, said record being provided with similar aperture series each in registry with a companion aperture series, respectively, in said member when said record is mounted thereon, whereby said: actuators are receivable in registered pairs of said apertures, and a plurality of indicia series, each at selected record apertures, respectively, each of said indicia series indicating a series of selected points along said aperture series in said member at which actuators are to be positioned for playing a predetermined musical selection.
  • a record for use with a music box provided with a series of musical elements each tuned to a related tone and a disk mounted for rotation relative to said elements, said disk having a series of apertured concentric circles, there being one circle for each of said elements, respectively,
  • said record comprising a disk removably mountable on said first mentioned disk for rotation thereby, said record being provided with similar apertured concentriccircles, the apertures in said record circles being aligned along radii of said record so that the apertures of said record are in registry with the apertures in said first mentioned disk when said record is mounted thereon, whereby said actuators are receivable in registered pairs of said apertures, and indicia means at selected record apertures for indicating selected points along said concentric circles in said first mentioned disk at which actuators are to be positioned for playing a predetermined musical selection.
  • a music box provided with a series of musical elements each tuned to a related tone and a disk mounted for rotation relative to said elements, said disk having a series of apertured concentric circles, there being one circle for each of said elements, respectively, the apertures in said circles being aligned along radii of said disk, and actuators removably mounted in said apertures and shiftable to different positions in each of said concentric circles for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined order and timed relation as said disk is rotated; the combination with said actuators of a record disk adapted for removable mounting on said first disk, said record being provided with similar apertured concentric circles, the apertures in said record circles being aligned along radii of said record so that the apertures of said record are in registry with the apertures in said first men- 7 tioned disk when said record is mounted thereon,
  • said actuators being receivable in registered pairs of said apertures whereby said record is retained in fixed position on said first mentioned disk.
  • a record for use with a music box provided with a series of musical elements, each tuned to a related tone and a cylinder mounted for rotation relative to said elements, said cylinder having in its peripheral surface series of apertures extending circumferentially thereof, there being one series for each of said elements, respectively, the apertures in said series being arranged in additional series extending axially of said cylinder, and actuator removably mounted in said apertures and shiftable to different positions in each of said circumferential series for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined order and timed relation as said cylinder is rotated; said record comprising a member removably mountable on the peripheral surface of the cylinder, said record being provided with longitudinal aperture series, the apertures in each of said longitudinal series being aligned in additional series extending transversely of said record whereby, when said record is mounted on said cylinder, said longitudinal series are in registry with said circumferential series, respectively, and said transverse series are in alignment with said axially extending series, respectively, so that said actuators are receivable
  • a record for use with a music box provided with a series of musical elements each tuned to a related tone and a cylinder mounted for rotation relative to said elements, said cylinder having in its peripheral surface series of apertures extending circumferentially thereof, there being one series for each of said elements, respectively, the apertures in said series being arranged in additional series extending axially of said cylinder, and actuators removably mounted in said apertures and shiftable to different positions in each of said circumferential series for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined order and timed relation as said cylinder is rotated; said record comprising a member removably mountable on the peripheral surface of the cylinder, said record being provided with longitudinal aperture series, the apertures in each of said longitudinal series being aligned in additional series extending transversely of said record whereby, when said record is mounted on said cylinder, said longitudinal series are in registry with said circumferential series, respectively, and said transverse series are in alignment with said axially extending series, respectively, so that said actuators are receivable
  • a music box provided with a series of removably mounted in said apertures and shiftable to different positions in each of said circumferential series for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined order and timed relation as said cylinder is rotated; the combination with said actuators of a record removably mountable'on the peripheral surface of said cylinder, said record being provided with longitudinal aperture series, the apertures in each of said longitudinal series being aligned in additional series extending transversely of said record whereby, when said record is mounted on said cylinder, said longitudinal series are in registry with said cirmusical elements each tuned to a related tone and a cylinder mounted for rotation relative to said elements, said cylinder having on its peripheral surface series of apertures extending circumferentially thereof, there being one series for each of said elements, respectively, the apertures in said series being arranged in additional series extending axially of said cylinder, and actuators cumferential series, respectively, and said transverse series are in alignment with said axially extending series, respectively, so that said actuators are rece
  • a music box provided with a series of musical elements each tuned to a related toneand a cylinder mounted for rotation relative to said elements, said cylinder having on its peripheral surface series of apertures extending longitudinally thereof, there being one series for each of said elements, respectively, the apertures in said series being arranged in additional series extending axially of said cylinder, and actuators removably mounted in said apertures and shiftable to diiferent positions in each of said circumferential series for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined order and timed relation as said cylinder is rotated; the combination with said actuators of a record removably mountable on the peripheral surface of said cylinder, said record being provided with longitudinal aperture series, the apertures in each of said longitudinal series being aligned in additional series extending transversely of said record whereby, when said record is mounted on said cylinder, said longitudinal series are in registry with said circumferential series, respectively, and said transverse series are in alignment with said axially extending series, respectively, so that said actuators are receivable
  • a record for use with a music box provided with a series of musical elements each tuned to a related tone and a cylinder mounted for rotation relative to said elements, said cylinder having in its peripheral surface series of apertures extending circumferentially thereof, there being one series for each of said elements, respectively, the apertures in said series being arranged in additional series extending axially of said cylinder, and actuators removably mounted in said apertures and shiftable to different positions in each of said circumferential series for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined orderand timed relation as said cylinder is rotated; said record comprising a rectangular flexible member removably mountable on the peripheral surface of said cylinder, said record being provided with longitudinal aperture series, the apertures in each of said longitudinal series being aligned in additional series extending transversely of said record whereby, when said record is mounted on said cylinder, said longitudinal series are in registry with said circumferential series, respectively, and said transverse series are in alignment with said axially extending series, respectively, so that said actuators are 13 rece
  • a record for use with a music box provided with a series of musical elements each tuned to a related tone and a cylinder mounted for rotation relative to said elements, said cylinder having in its peripheral surface series of apertures extending circumferentially thereof, there being one series for each of said elements, respectively, the apertures in said series being arranged in additional series extending axially of said cylinder, and actuators removably mounted in said apertures and shiftable to different positions in each of said circumferential series for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined order and timed relation.
  • said record comprising a rectangular flexible member removably mountable on the peripheral surface of said cylinder, said record being provided with longitudinal aperture series, the apertures in each of said longitudinal series being aligned in additional series extending transversely of said record whereby, when said 14 record is mounted on said cylinder, said longitudinal series are in registry with said circumferential series, respectively, and said transverse series are in alignment with said axially extending series, respectively, so that said actuators are receivable in registered pairs of said apertures, and indicia means at selected record apertures for indicating selected points along said circumferential series at which actuators are to be positioned for playing a predetermined musical selection, and means at the opposite ends of said rectangular member for retaining said ends in position in said cylinder.

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June 19, 1951 GOLDMAN 2,557,061
MUSIC BOX WITH SELECTIVE OPERATION MEANS Filed Sept. 29, 1950 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 --o o oo 060 oaooo o o 0500 o oogooboooo q Pig .7
IN VEN TOR. 04 V/DAGOADMAA/ ATTOR/VE Y5 Patented June 19, 1951 MUSIC BOX WITH SE LECTIVE OPERATION EANS David A. Goldman, Brooklyn, N. Y. Application September 29, 1950, Serial No. 187,393
20 Claims.
The present invention relates in general to a music box and in particular to a record for playing a plurality of different musical selections on a music box.
The primary object of the present invention is the provision of a music box record which is utilized mechanically in determining the positions of a series of actuator elements to produce a desired musical selection on the music box.
Another object is the provision of a record by which the notes for a particular musical selection may be selected by one unfamiliar with musical notation and especially by a child unable to read letters or numbers.
A further object is the provision of a perforated record which may be mounted directly on a perforated carrier member in the music box, each side of the record having provision for selecting a plurality of different musical selections to be played by the music box.
The above and other objects, features and advantages of the present invention will be more fully understood from the following description considered in connection with the accompanying illustrative drawings.
In the drawings:
Fig. 1 is a front view of a music box provided with a record pursuant to the present invention, parts being broken away for illustration;
Fig. 2 is a sectional view, on a larger scale, taken on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a sectional view, on a larger scale, taken on the line 33 of Fig. 1;
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary view of the record illustrated in Fig. 1;
Fig. 5 is a side view of another form of music box provided with a record pursuant to the present invention, portions being broken away for illustration;
Fig. 6 is a sectional view taken on the line 66 of Fig. 5; and
Fig. 7 is a front view of the record illustrated in Fig. 5.
Referring now to Figs. 1 through 4 in detail, there is shown the music box It which is provided with a record 12 pursuant to the present invention. As here shown, the music box II] is provided with the opposing side walls M and [6, the opposing end walls It and 20, a bottom wall 22, and a top wall 24 provided with a central circular opening 26. A post 28 is mounted centrally of the bottom wall 22 by screws 30, said post supporting a member or disk 32 positioned in said opening 26 and mounted for rotation on said post. Said disk is provided with an opening 34 at the center thereof, a screw 36 being threaded into post 28 through said opening. It will be noted that the screw has a loose fit in opening 34 and that the screw head 38 overlies said opening and is spaced from the disk.
To provide for the rotation of the disk 32, the latter is provided, adjacent the periphery thereof, with the circumferentially extending apertures at which cooperate with a drive mechanism 42. As here shown, the drive mechanism is of the manual type and comprises a crank shaft 44 which is mounted for rotation in an opening 46 which extends through the end wall 20. A toothed drive wheel 48 is mounted on the end 50 of shaft 44, interiorly of the box 10, by means of the screw 52. The teeth 54 on the periphery of the drive wheel 48 cooperate with the openings 49 in disk 32 for rotating the latter in a manner well known to those skilled in the art. The crank shaft 44 is provided with a handle portion 56, said portion being mounted in a flanged bushing 58 which is secured to the outer surface of the wall 20 by screws 69, a set screw 62 adjustably mounting the shaft in the bushmg.
It will be noted that the disk 32 is disposed in the opening 26 in the upper wall 24 and, in order to retain said disk against movement outwardly of the box It, provision is made for a cover 64 which is secured to the box by the screws 66, said cover being mounted directly upon the upper Wall 24 and being provided with a central opening 68 having a smaller diameter than the opening 26 whereby the cover overlies a peripheral portion of the disk 32.
A music member or tone producing mechanism '55 is mounted on the bottom wall 22 between post 23 and the side wall 18. As here shown, the mechanism ii] is constituted by a comb of vibrating music tongues, tone elements, or reeds 72, which are of such size and shape, and are so arranged, that when they are caused to vibrate in order, they produce a musical scale. The reeds 12 may be of any desired number to produce any desired number of notes. As here shown, thirteen reeds F2 are provided, said reeds being mounted on a base it which is secured to the bottom wall 22 by means of the screws iii. It will be understood that the reeds !2 will be so chosen that they will correspond in tone with the notes of the musical scale and there will preferably be at least eight so that a complete octave can be played and said reeds should preferably be sufficient in number to contain all the sharps and flats within the octave.
intended to cooperate with a specific reed I2 to produce one tone of the music box, the radial rows 82 determining the measure of the particular musical selection, the measure being varied by the speed of rotation of the disk 32.
In order to produce a particular musical note, an actuator or peg 84 is inserted in one of the concentric circles I8 for striking the free end of the companion reed of the particular circle, as the peg is rotated by disk 32 past the mechanism 19. It will be noted that the peg 84 is provided with a finger portion 89 and with a shank 88 of reduced diameter which extends through the opening 88 far enough into the box I8 to actuate a reed 12 as it is rotated past said reed. It will be apparent that any reed 12 may be actuated for producing a particular note by inserting the peg 84 in an opening 88 in the companion circle I8.
In order to play a particular musical selection on the music box I 8, there is provided the aforementioned record I2. Said record is preferably formed of cardboard or any other suitable sheet material. The record I2, as here shown, is in the form of a disk similar to disk 32 but of lesser diameter. The record I2 is provided with the central aperture 99 through which the screw head 38 extends when the record is mounted on disk 32. Said record lies within the central opening 68 in the cover 84, the peripheral edge 89 of the record being spaced from the inner peripheral edge 'II of said cover. The record I2 is provided with a plurality of concentric circles 92 similar to the concentric circles I8 in the disk 32. Each of the circles 92 is apertured at 94 at each point of intersection between said circles and the record radii, in the same manner as the apertures 88 in disk 32. Therefore, it will be apparent that said apertured circles 92 also provide in the record the radial perforated rows 96 which are similar to the radial rows 82 in the disk. When the record I2 is mounted in position upon the disk 32, it will be understood that each of the concentrac circles 92 of the record is in registry with each of the concentric circles 18 of the disk, and each of the radial rows 96 of the record is in registry with each of the radial rows 82 of the disk. With the record I2 so mounted on the disk 32, the actuators 84 will extend through the aligned apertures 94 and 89 of the record and the disk, respectively, for operating the reeds 72, as illustrated in Fig. 2.
For performing a particular musical selection, certain of the apertures 94 in the record I2 may be identified, in any suitable manner, to indicate the particular openings in the disk into which the pegs are to be inserted for playing said selection. For example, as shown in Fig. 4, certain of the apertures 94 have been encircled by a colored mark, as indicated at 98. Assuming now that the mark 98 represents a red circle, it will be understood that all of the notes comprising the particular selection are identified by red marks 98. Therefore, in order to play this particular selection, it is necessary only to insert the pegs 84 through the holes whiQh are encircled in red on the record I2. If desired, any suitable indicia, for example, the arrow-head 99 may be provided on record I2 to indicate the start of the selection. When the handle 56 is operated to rotate the disk 32, the pegs 84 will actuate the reeds 12 in proper order to perform the selected musical selection.
To provide for the playing of additional selections with the same record I2, additional markings in other colors may be provided. For example, as illustrated in Fig. 4, green markings are provided at I and blue markings are provided at I82 indicating two additional selections which may be performed on the record I2. Therefore, it will be apparent that in order to perform any one of the three different selections indicated by the three different series of colored markings in Fig. 4, the operator need only be able to distinguish among the three different colors represented thereof. It will be understood that a greater or smaller number of different selections may be provided for on the particular record than as here shown, and that indicia other than colored circles may be used for this purpose. In addition, it will be understood that both sides of the record I2 may be provided withindicia so that each record may be used for a greater number of different selections. It will be apparent that the record may be removed from the disk 32 by first removing the pegs 84 and that the record may then be turned so that the other side abuts the disk 32, or the record may be replaced with a different record, it being noted that the pegs 84 serve to retain the record in position in the music box.
In the embodiment illustrated inFig. 5, the invention is applied to a music box I84 which is provided with a drum or closed cylinder I03. As here shown, the music box I94 comprises a mounting member or support I88 having the opposing end walls III! and II2, and the opposing side walls I I4 and I I6 integral with a bottom wall II8, said side walls being lower than said end walls. A music producing mechanism I28, which is similar in all respects to the music-producing mechanism 78, is mounted on the bottom wall I I8, so that the reeds I22 are disposed ina plane perpendicular to the end walls I I8 and H2. The drum or cylinder I98 is mounted for rotation between said end walls, said cylinder being provided with centrally disposed lateral extensions I23 and I24 at opposite sides, respectively, thereof. An axle I28 is secured in a recessed portion or seat I27 of extension I23 by the screw I28 and extends through a bearing aperture I38 formed in end wall at I III. A crank shaft I32 is similarly secured in a recessed portion or seat I33 of extension I24 by screw I34, said shaft extending through the bearing aperture I33 in the end wall I I2. It will be understood that the bearing apertures I38 and I36 are in alignment. Crank shaft I32 is provided with a handle portion I38 for rotating the drum I06.
The drum I88 is provided with a plurality of circumferential perforated rings I48. The rings I49 are equal in number to the reeds I22, there being one ring of openings in registry with or in opposition to each of the reeds I22 so that each ring of openings is used to provide one particular note or tone. The openings I42 in the rings I48 are arranged in rows I44 which extend axially of the cylinder along the periphery thereof. Each of said rows I44 determines the measures of the particular piece of music in the same manner as the radial rows 82 in the disk 32. It will be apparent that the pegs 134 may be placed in any opening in each of the rings I45! for producing a particular note upon actuating the particular reed I22 companion to said ring of openings.
The record I46 is used in conjunction with the music box I04 for setting up the pegs 84 to perform a particular musical selection in the same manner as the record I2. Record I46 is substantially rectangular in form and is provided with the longitudinal perforated rows I48 having the openings I50 which are arranged in transverse rows I 52. When record I45 is mounted on cylinder I06, as in Fig. 5, rows ['48 register with rows I40 in the cylinder and rows I52 register with rows I44 so that all openings I5Il register with openings I42. It will be noted that the record I46 is provided with the colored rings 98, Hill and I 02 as on the record I2. It will also be noted that the pegs 84 secure the record I 46 in position on the drum I 06, as illustrated in Figs. 5 and 6. As here illustrated, additional means are pro vided for securing the opposite ends I53 and I54 of record 46. As here shown, the record I46 is provided at end I54 with holes I55 and I53 which are spaced laterallyoutwardly of the longitudinal lines of openings I48 which correspond to the perforated circles I49 on the drum I05, it being understood that the transverse rows I52 of the record I46 correspond to the axial rows I44 on the drum I05. At its end I53 the record I46 is provided with the tabs I69 and I62 which are provided with the openings I64 and I65, respectively, which are in alignment with said openings E55 and I58, respectively. When the record I48 is mounted on the drum I06, the openings I64 and I66 will be in registry with the openings I56 and I58, respectively, and the pegs I68 may be inserted through said registered openings, as illustrated in Fig. 6, for retaining the ends of the record I 46 against movement. It will be noted thatsince the pegs I68 are disposed laterally outwardly of the adjacent perforated circles I46 and I48, said pegs will not operate any of the reeds I22.
It will be understood that record I46 may also be marked on the opposite side thereof and that the number of selections indicated on each side may be more or less than as here shown and that other types of markings may be used.
It will be noted that the records, such as I2 and I46 or other records embodying the present invention, may be formed of paper since they need not be self-supporting and do not support the pegs 84.
While I have shown and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it will be understood that various changes may be made in the present invention without departing from the underlying idea or principles of the invention within the scope of the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:
1. A record for use with a music box having a music-producing member and an additional member, said members being movably mounted with respect to each other, said music-producing member having a series of elements tuned to a predetermined tone relationship, said additional member having defined therein series of apertures opposite said elements, respectively, to receive and .hold a series of actuators in position at different points along lines extending in the direction of the relative movement of the membore for causing said elements to sound when the members are given a relative movement, said actuators being removably mounted .in saidapertures and shiftable to diiferent positions along said lines for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined order and timed relation; said record being removably mountable on said additional member and being provided with a series of apertures similar to said series in said additional member so that the apertures in said record are in registry with the apertures in said additional member when said record is mounted thereon, whereby said actuators are receivable in registered pairs of said apertures, and indicia means at selected record apertures for in dicating selected points along said lines at which actuators are to be positioned for playing a predetermined musical selection.
2. A record for use with a music box having a g music-producing member and an additional member, said members being movably mounted with respect to each other, said music-producing member having a series of elements tuned to a predetermined tone relationship, said additional member having defined therein series of apertures opposite said elements, respectively, to receive and hold a series of actuators in position at different points along lines extending in the direction of the relative movement of the members for causing said elements to sound when the members are given a relative movement, said actuators being removably mounted in said apertures and shiftable to different positions along said lines for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined order and timed relation; said record being removably mountable on said additional member and being provided with a series of apertures similar to said series in said additional members so that the apertures in said record are in registry with the apertures in said additional member when said record is mounted thereon, whereby said actuators are receivable in registered pairs of said apertures, and a plurality of indicia series, each at selected record apertures, respectively, each of said in dicia series indicating a series of selected points along said lines at which actuators are to be positioned for playing a predetermined musical selection.
3. A record for use with a music box having a music-producing member and an additional member, said members being movably mounted with respect to each other, said music-producing member having a series of elements tuned to a predetermined tone relationship, said additional member having defined therein series of apertures opposite said elements, respectively, to receive and hold a series of actuators in position at difierent points along lines extending in the direction of the relative movement of the members for causing said elements to sound when the members are given a relative movement, said actuators being removably mounted in said apertures and shiftable to different positions along said lines for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined order and timed relation; said record being removably mountable on said additional member and being provided with a series of apertures similar to said series in said additional member so that the apertures in said record are in registry with the apertures in said additional member when said record is mounted thereon, whereby said actuators are receivable in registered pairs of said apertures, and indicia means on the opposite surfaces of said record, the indicia means at each surface indicating selected record apertures for indicating selected points along said lines at which actuators are to be positioned for playing a predetermined musical selection.
4. A record for use with a music box having a music-producing member and an additional member, said members being movably mounted with respect to each other, said music-producing member having a series of elements tuned to a predetermined tone relationship, said additional member having defined therein series of apertures opposite said elements, respectivly, to receive and hold a series of actuators in position at different points along lines extending in the direction of the relative movement of the members for causing said elements to sound when the members are given a relative movement, said actuators bein removably mounted in said apertures and shiftable to diiTerent positions along said lines for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined order and timed relation; said record being removably mountable on said additional member and being provided with .a series of apertures similar to said series in-said additional member so that the apertures in said record are in registry with the apertures in said additional member when said record is mounted thereon, whereby said actuators are receivable in registered pairs of said apertures, and indicia means at selected record apertures for indicating selected points along said lines at which actuators are to be positioned for playing a predetermined musical selection, said record having a form similar to the form of said additional member for movement thereby.
5. A record for use with a music box having a music-producing member and an additional member, said members being movably mounted with respect to each other, said music-producing member having a series of elements tuned to a predetermined tone relationship, said additional member havingdefined therein series of apertures opposite said elements, respectively, to receive and hold a series of actuators in position at difierent points along lines extending in the direction of the relative movement of the members for causing said elements to sound when the members are given a relative movement, said actuators being removably mounted in said apertures and 'shiftable to different positions along said lines for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined order and timed relation; said record being removably mountable on said additional member and being provided with a series of apertures similar to said series in said additional member so that the apertures in said record are in registry with the apertures in said additional member when said record is mounted thereon, whereby said actuators are receivable in registered pairs of said apertures, said record being retained in fixed position on said member by said actuators.
6. A record for use with a music box having a music-producing member and an additional member, said members being movably mounted with respect to each other, said music-producing member having a series of elements tuned to a predetermined tone relationship, said additional member having defined therein series of apertures opposite said elements, respectively, to receive and hold a series of actuators in position at different points along lines extending in the direction of the relative movement of the members for causing said elements to sound when the members are given a relative movement, said actuators being removably mounted in said apertures and shiftable to different positions along said lines for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined order and timed relation; said record being removably mountable on said additional member and being provided with a series of apertures similar to said series in said additional member so that the apertures in said record are in registry with the apertures in said additional member when said record is mounted thereon, whereby said actuators are receivable in registered pairs of said apertures, and indicia means at selected record apertures for indicating selected points along said lines at which actuators are to be positioned for playing a predetermined musical selection, said indicia means being colored markings at the selected record apertures.
7. In a music box having a music-producing member and an additional member, said members being movably mounted with respect to each other, said music-producing member having a series of music-producing elements tuned to a predetermined tone relationship, said additional member having defined therein series of apertures opposite said elements, respectively, to receive and hold a series of actuators in posi-' tion at different points along lines extending in the direction of the relative movement of the members for causing said elements to sound when the members are given a relative movement, said actuators being removably mounted in said apertures and shiftable to diilerent positions along said lines for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined order and timed relation; the combination with said actuators of a record adapted for removable mounting on said additional member, said record having a series of apertures similar to said series in said additional member so that the apertures in said record are in registry with the apertures in said additional member when said record is mounted thereon, said actuators being receivable in registered pairs of said apertures whereby said record is retained in fixed position on said additional member.
8. In a music box having a music-producing member and an additional member, said members being movably mounted with respect to each other, said music-producing member having a series of music-producing elements tuned to a predetermined tone relationship, said additional member having defined therein series of apertures opposite said elements, respectively, to receive and hold a series of actuators in position at different points along lines extending in the direction of the relative movement of the members for causing said elements to sound when the members are given a relative movement, said actuators being removably mounted in said apertures and shiftable to difierent positions along said lines for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined order and timed relation; the combination with said actuators of a record adapted for removable mounting on said additional member, said record having a series of apertures similar to said series in said additional member so that the apertures in said record are in registry with the apertures in said additional member when said record is mounted thereon, said actuators being receivable in registered pairs of said apertures whereby said record is retained in fixed position on said additional member, and indicia means at selected record apertures for indicating selected points along said lines at which actuators are to be 9 positioned for playing a predetermined musical selection.
9. A record for use with a music box provided with a series of musical elements each tuned to a related tone and a member mounted for movement relative to said elements, said member having a series of apertures for each of said elements, respectively, each of said series extending in the direction of movement of said member, and actuators removably mounted in said apertures and shiftable to difierent positions in each of said series of apertures for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined order and timed relation as said actuators are moved past saidelements; said record being removably mountable on said member for movement thereby, said record being provided with similar aperture series each in registry with a companion aperture series, respectively, in said member when said record is mounted thereon, whereby said actuators are receivable in registered pairs of said apertures, and indicia means at selected record apertures for indicating selected points along said apertures series in said member at which actuators are to be positioned for playing a predetermined musical selection.
10. A record for use with a music box provided with a series of musical elements each tuned to a related tone and a member mounted for movement relative to said elements, said member having a series of apertures for each of said elements, respectively, each of said series extending in the direction of movement of said member,
and actuators removably mounted in said aper tures and shiftable to different positions in each of said series for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined order and timed relation as said actuators are moved past said elements; said record being removably mountable on said member for movement thereby, said record being. provided with a similar aperture series each in registry with a companion aperture series, respectively, in said member when said record is mounted thereon, whereby said actuators are receivable in registered pairs of said apertures, said record being retained in position onsaid member by said actuators.
11. A record for use with a music box provided with a series of musical elements each tuned to a related tone and a member mounted for movement' relative to said elements, said member hav-- ing a series of apertures for each of said elements, respectively, each of said series extending in the direction of movement of said member, and actuators removably mounted in said apertures and shiftable to different positions in each of said series for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined order and timed relation as said actuators are moved past said elements; said record being removablymountable on said member for movement thereby, said record being provided with similar aperture series each in registry with a companion aperture series, respectively, in said member when said record is mounted thereon, whereby said: actuators are receivable in registered pairs of said apertures, and a plurality of indicia series, each at selected record apertures, respectively, each of said indicia series indicating a series of selected points along said aperture series in said member at which actuators are to be positioned for playing a predetermined musical selection.
12. Arecord for use with amusic box provided with a series of musical elements each tuned to first mentioned series for determining a related tone and a member mounted for movement relative to said elements, said member having a series of apertures for each or" said elements, respectively, each of said series extending in the direction of movement of said member, the apertures in each of said series being aligned in additional series extending transversely of said the measure of a musical selection, and actuators removably mounted in said apertures and shiftable to difierent positions in each of said first mentioned series for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined order and timed relation as said actuators are moved past said elements; said record being removably mountable on said member for movement thereby, said record being provided withapertures arranged in both said first mentioned and said additional series, the aperture series of said record being in registry with companion aperture series, respectively, in said member when said record is mounted thereon, whereby said actuators are receivable in registered pairs of said apertures, and indicia means at selected record apertures for indicating selected points along said first mentioned aperture series in said member at which actuators are to be positioned for playing a predetermined musical selection.
13. A record for use with a music box provided with a series of musical elements each tuned to a related tone and a disk mounted for rotation relative to said elements, said disk having a series of apertured concentric circles, there being one circle for each of said elements, respectively,
- the apertures in said circles being aligned along radii of said disk, and actuators removably mounted in said apertures and shiftable to different positions in each of said concentric circles for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined order and timed relation as said disk is rotated; said record comprising a disk removably mountable on said first mentioned disk for rotation thereby, said record being provided with similar apertured concentriccircles, the apertures in said record circles being aligned along radii of said record so that the apertures of said record are in registry with the apertures in said first mentioned disk when said record is mounted thereon, whereby said actuators are receivable in registered pairs of said apertures, and indicia means at selected record apertures for indicating selected points along said concentric circles in said first mentioned disk at which actuators are to be positioned for playing a predetermined musical selection.
14. In a music box provided with a series of musical elements each tuned to a related tone and a disk mounted for rotation relative to said elements, said disk having a series of apertured concentric circles, there being one circle for each of said elements, respectively, the apertures in said circles being aligned along radii of said disk, and actuators removably mounted in said apertures and shiftable to different positions in each of said concentric circles for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined order and timed relation as said disk is rotated; the combination with said actuators of a record disk adapted for removable mounting on said first disk, said record being provided with similar apertured concentric circles, the apertures in said record circles being aligned along radii of said record so that the apertures of said record are in registry with the apertures in said first men- 7 tioned disk when said record is mounted thereon,
ll said actuators being receivable in registered pairs of said apertures whereby said record is retained in fixed position on said first mentioned disk.
15. A record for use with a music box provided with a series of musical elements, each tuned to a related tone and a cylinder mounted for rotation relative to said elements, said cylinder having in its peripheral surface series of apertures extending circumferentially thereof, there being one series for each of said elements, respectively, the apertures in said series being arranged in additional series extending axially of said cylinder, and actuator removably mounted in said apertures and shiftable to different positions in each of said circumferential series for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined order and timed relation as said cylinder is rotated; said record comprising a member removably mountable on the peripheral surface of the cylinder, said record being provided with longitudinal aperture series, the apertures in each of said longitudinal series being aligned in additional series extending transversely of said record whereby, when said record is mounted on said cylinder, said longitudinal series are in registry with said circumferential series, respectively, and said transverse series are in alignment with said axially extending series, respectively, so that said actuators are receivable in registered pairs of said apertures, and indicia means at selected record apertures for indicating selected points along said circumferential series at which actuators are to be positioned for playing a predetermined musical selection.
16. A record for use with a music box provided with a series of musical elements each tuned to a related tone and a cylinder mounted for rotation relative to said elements, said cylinder having in its peripheral surface series of apertures extending circumferentially thereof, there being one series for each of said elements, respectively, the apertures in said series being arranged in additional series extending axially of said cylinder, and actuators removably mounted in said apertures and shiftable to different positions in each of said circumferential series for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined order and timed relation as said cylinder is rotated; said record comprising a member removably mountable on the peripheral surface of the cylinder, said record being provided with longitudinal aperture series, the apertures in each of said longitudinal series being aligned in additional series extending transversely of said record whereby, when said record is mounted on said cylinder, said longitudinal series are in registry with said circumferential series, respectively, and said transverse series are in alignment with said axially extending series, respectively, so that said actuators are receivable in registered pairs of said apertures, and indicia means at selected record apertures for indicating selected points along said circumferential series at which actuators are to be positioned for playing a predetermined musical selection, and means for retaining the ends of said record in fixed position on said cylinder.
17. In a music box provided with a series of removably mounted in said apertures and shiftable to different positions in each of said circumferential series for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined order and timed relation as said cylinder is rotated; the combination with said actuators of a record removably mountable'on the peripheral surface of said cylinder, said record being provided with longitudinal aperture series, the apertures in each of said longitudinal series being aligned in additional series extending transversely of said record whereby, when said record is mounted on said cylinder, said longitudinal series are in registry with said cirmusical elements each tuned to a related tone and a cylinder mounted for rotation relative to said elements, said cylinder having on its peripheral surface series of apertures extending circumferentially thereof, there being one series for each of said elements, respectively, the apertures in said series being arranged in additional series extending axially of said cylinder, and actuators cumferential series, respectively, and said transverse series are in alignment with said axially extending series, respectively, so that said actuators are receivable in registered pairs of said apertures for retaining the record in fixed position on said cylinder.
18. In a music box provided with a series of musical elements each tuned to a related toneand a cylinder mounted for rotation relative to said elements, said cylinder having on its peripheral surface series of apertures extending longitudinally thereof, there being one series for each of said elements, respectively, the apertures in said series being arranged in additional series extending axially of said cylinder, and actuators removably mounted in said apertures and shiftable to diiferent positions in each of said circumferential series for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined order and timed relation as said cylinder is rotated; the combination with said actuators of a record removably mountable on the peripheral surface of said cylinder, said record being provided with longitudinal aperture series, the apertures in each of said longitudinal series being aligned in additional series extending transversely of said record whereby, when said record is mounted on said cylinder, said longitudinal series are in registry with said circumferential series, respectively, and said transverse series are in alignment with said axially extending series, respectively, so that said actuators are receivable in registered pairs of said apertures for retaining the record in fixed position on said cylinder, and means for retaining the ends of said record in fixed position on said cylinder.
19. A record for use with a music box provided with a series of musical elements each tuned to a related tone and a cylinder mounted for rotation relative to said elements, said cylinder having in its peripheral surface series of apertures extending circumferentially thereof, there being one series for each of said elements, respectively, the apertures in said series being arranged in additional series extending axially of said cylinder, and actuators removably mounted in said apertures and shiftable to different positions in each of said circumferential series for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined orderand timed relation as said cylinder is rotated; said record comprising a rectangular flexible member removably mountable on the peripheral surface of said cylinder, said record being provided with longitudinal aperture series, the apertures in each of said longitudinal series being aligned in additional series extending transversely of said record whereby, when said record is mounted on said cylinder, said longitudinal series are in registry with said circumferential series, respectively, and said transverse series are in alignment with said axially extending series, respectively, so that said actuators are 13 receivable in registered pairs of said apertures, and indicia means at selected record apertures for indicating selected points along said circumferential series at which actuators are to be positioned for playing a predetermined musical selection.
20. A record for use with a music box provided with a series of musical elements each tuned to a related tone and a cylinder mounted for rotation relative to said elements, said cylinder having in its peripheral surface series of apertures extending circumferentially thereof, there being one series for each of said elements, respectively, the apertures in said series being arranged in additional series extending axially of said cylinder, and actuators removably mounted in said apertures and shiftable to different positions in each of said circumferential series for causing said elements to sound in the desired predetermined order and timed relation. as said cylinder is rotated; said record comprising a rectangular flexible member removably mountable on the peripheral surface of said cylinder, said record being provided with longitudinal aperture series, the apertures in each of said longitudinal series being aligned in additional series extending transversely of said record whereby, when said 14 record is mounted on said cylinder, said longitudinal series are in registry with said circumferential series, respectively, and said transverse series are in alignment with said axially extending series, respectively, so that said actuators are receivable in registered pairs of said apertures, and indicia means at selected record apertures for indicating selected points along said circumferential series at which actuators are to be positioned for playing a predetermined musical selection, and means at the opposite ends of said rectangular member for retaining said ends in position in said cylinder.
DAVID A. GOLDMAN.
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