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US2588617A
US2588617A US614874A US61487445A US2588617A US 2588617 A US2588617 A US 2588617A US 614874 A US614874 A US 614874A US 61487445 A US61487445 A US 61487445A US 2588617 A US2588617 A US 2588617A
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Filed sept. 7,` 1945 4 Sheets-Shee l Dkeyavz @3% W625i.

March 11, 1952 v. D. DEGAN 2,588,617

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT APPARATUS Filed Sept. 7, 1945 v 4 Sheets-Shee 2 March 11, 1952 v. D. DEGAN 2,588,617

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT APPARATUS Filed Sept. 7, 1945 4 SheeS-Sheei 3 March 11, 1952 v. D. DEGAN 2,588,617

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT APPARATUS Filed Sepc.- 7, 1945 4 Sheets-Sheet 4 j@ 5. Zf'g. 4.

25 23 45 23 K 383g 45 25 34\ .a3 35 Inni/72 07" Patented Mar. 11, 1952 UNITED STATES PATENT rOFFICE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT APPARATUS VictorDal Degan, Chicago, Ill.A

Application September 7, 1945, Serial N o. 614,874

8 Claims.- (Cl. 84-376) This inventionrelates to a musical'instrument apparatusand has for one object to provide a device'upon which the separated bellows and the keyboard sections of an accordion may be mounted so that the instrument can be supported by the device insuitable position for playing.

Another object is to provide a cabinet or device adapted to receive a musical instrument for playing.`

Anotherv object'is' to` provide means for supporting the separated-bellows' and keyboard sections of an accordion so that it may be played without .the necessity of the operators wearing or carrying it.

Other'objectswill appear from time to time throughout the speciiication and claims.

This'invention-is illustrated more or less diagrammatically in the accompanying drawings, wherein:v

Figure l is a' sectional view taken through the keyboard section of an accordion and through a device for supporting' it;

Figure 2 is a perspective view ofthe device shown in Figure l, looking toward the position occupied by the'player;

Figure 3 is a perspective View of the device, looking lin a direction generally opposite from that of Figure 2, and showing the device alone withoutthe accordion.

Figurei isa sectional detail on an enlarged scale taken at line 4 4 ofi Figure 1;

'Figure 5 is a longitudinal sectional detail taken on an enlarged scale at line 5-5 of Figure 4; and

Figure 6 is a detail of parts shown in Figure 5, looking' in the direction of the arrow A,

Like parts are indicated by like characters throughout the specification and the drawings.

In the particular form shown, the device comprises an accordion-carrying member supported on legs I, which may be joined by cross members 2'- and alongitudinal member 3. A foot rest f3 may be positioned on the device, if desired.

Since the device is arranged to permit playing with the operator in a seated position, it is convenient to secure a chair or bench to the device so that relative movement of the two is impossible, There is thus shown a chair 5 having a leg or legs 5, which may be joined by a cross member This cross member, as shown, is removably se cured to one or both of the cross members 2 by a bolt or bolts 8 having thumb nuts 9.

As shown particularly in Figure 3, the device has a partially open bottom, and it isv formed ofv frame-like members 'which includea front longitudinalmember I0, an intermediate longitudinal CIK 2 member i I, a small extended longitudinal member l2 and end frame parts I3. Spacing or po'- sitioning members i4, I4 may be positioned as shown particularly in Figure 3.

Above the member I2 is positioned an inclined enclosing member I5 which forms the bottom of a more or less box-like member having sides I and I'I and ends i8 and I9. As shown in Figures l and 3, the end i9 has an opening or passage 20 formed through it. The device may be enclosed by a curved member 2i and by ends 22.

An air chamber is positioned at one side of the device, as shown particularly in Figures l, 2 and 3. It is indicated generally by the numeral 23 and may be of any desirable shape. It is formed to provide an air passage or conduit portion 2d within it. This passage is in communication with the opening 20 in the end member I 9.

A more or less tubular passage forming member`25-is secured to the air chamber 23 and is in communication with it, as shown particularly in Figures 4 and 5'. The inner wall or face oi the air chamber 23 may be perforated to permit passage therethrough of a fastening member 25. in this case the member comprises a bolt which is threaded to receive a nut 2l'. A member 28 may be positioned on the adjacent face or" the member 23 to provide a level surface of Contact for the nut 2l. Engaging members or hooks 28 and 29a may be movably mounted on the member Il to receive and latch an accordion in place, as will be described below.

The member i@ may also be perforated to receive pins or attaching means 3B when the accordion is in place.

Secured to the member 25 is a plate-like member 3i which may have an upturned flangev 32 about its edge. On its inner surface the plate 3l is provided with a bolt-supporting' member 33 which is held in place by screws 34, or otherwise. The member 33 is cut away, as at 35, to permit the passage of air and serves, as shown particularly in Figures 5 and d, to receive the bolt or screw 23 which is removably held in place by nuts 35. By means of this construction, the plate 3i is held in place upon the air chamber 23. As shown, the plate 3E is perforated, as at 3l, and this perforation is in register with the member 25. If desired, there may be positioned about the perforation or opening 3l a member 38 and a gasket 38 which is in contact with one end of the member 25.

The structure thusfar described comprises a means for Vsupporting 'an accordion in suitable po= siton so that it may be played by a player or operator in a seated position without the necessity of supporting any of the weight of the accordion. Y

In general, an accordion comprises two main parts-a bellows section and a keyboard section. When the present invention is in use, a standard accordion that is, one having keyboard and bellows sections arranged for separation in a conventional manner such as shown in U. S. patent issued to Berlin 2,070,853 of February 16, 1937, is separated into these two parts and the bellows section is mounted upon the plate-like member 31 and the keyboard section is mounted upon the framework of the device. The bellows section is shown thus mounted in Figures 1, 2, 4 and 5. Only so much of the accordion mechanism is shown as is necessary for an understanding of the device and its use.

The keyboard section is indicated generally by the numeral 4B. It includes a reed box 4I. To prevent damage to the reeds, the reed box may be providedi with a perforated metallic screen 42 which, when the accordion is separated into parts, prevents damage to the reeds. The pins 39 pass through flanges 43 on the reed box, and the latches 29 pass also through suitable flanges on the reed box. This condition is shown in Figure l in detail. The keyboard position is therefore supported in the framework of Figure 3 and may be played by the right hand of the operator in the conventional manner.

The bellows section of the accordion is designated generally by the numeral 44 and it is secured to the platelike member 3l by screws 45, or otherwise. These screws pass through suitable perforations or openings in the member 3I and engage members 46 which form a part of the framework of the standard bellows section. The bellows is thus supported at the left of the player and may be mounted and used in the customary manner. v

The ordinary or standard accordion is normally divisible into two sections which form, in effect, units and may be separated or joined together at the will of the player. Ordinarily for playing they are joined together and the accordion is supported by the player and used as a unit. When the accordion is to be used as shown, these two sections are separated and the bellows section is placed upon and secured to the member 3|, while the keyboard section is placed upon the general framework shown.

Airtight joints are provided so that air when drawn into the bellows section is discharged through the connection and the air chamber 23 to the reed box of the keyboard section. The accordion in this position is supported entirely by the device shown, but is played in the conventional manner, the right hand playing the keys of the keyboard section and the left hand operating the bellows and playing the keys of the bellows section.

Although I have shown an operative form of my invention, it will be recognized that many changes in the form, shape and arrangement of parts can be made without departing from the spirit of the invention, and my showing is therefore to be taken as, in a sense, diagrammatic.

The use and operation of this invention are as follows: v

To use the device of this invention, the standard accordion is separate-d into its two main sections land the keyboard section is secured to the main framework by the pins and the latches 29, or by any suitable means which will hold it into aireli)A 4 tight contact with the chamber formed by the members I5, I6, I'I, I8 and I9.

The bellows section is secured to the member 3| by screws 45 or by any suitable means for holding it in airtight Contact and communication with the passage defined by the plate 3I, the members 38, 39, 25 and 23. The accordion, when thus secured to the device, is in position and condition for playing.

The operator may sit on the bench or chair 5 or otherwise support himself, and he is then free to play the accordion in the conventional manner, playing upon the keys of the keyboard section with his right hand and operating the bellows and playing upon the bass keys of the bellows section with his left hand.

Iclaim:

1. In combination with a standard accordion comprising a keyboard section and a separable bellows section, means for supporting the two sections separately in playing relation, comprising members adapted to support the bellows sec-- tion and to provide a path for air from the bellows section, and a member to support the keyboard section and including conduit means providing a path for air moving from the bellows section to the keyboard section.

2. In combination with a standard accordion comprising a keyboard section and a separable bellows section, means for supporting the two sections separately in playing relation, comprising members adapted removably to support the bel-A lows section and to provide a path for air fromy board section and including conduit means providing a path for air moving from the bellows section to the keyboard section, said bellows Section supporting members including means for maintaining said supporting members and said keyboard section supporting member in fixed relation with respect to each other.

4. In combination with an accordion adapted to be separated into keyboard and bellows assemblies, means for supporting the assemblies while separated, said supporting means including a member adapted to support the keyboard assembly, and a separate member adapted to support the bellows assembly, said members defining air passages from the bellows assembly to the keyboard assembly, the bellows-supporting asembly being positioned to the left of a player positioned in playing position with respect to the keyboard assembly, whereby the accordion assemblies are in position for normal playing when supported.

5; As a new article of manufacture, a supporting device for supporting the separated keyboard and bellows assemblies of a standard accordion,

said supporting device including members defining a space adapted removably to receive a keyboard assembly for playing with the right hand and including separate means for receiving and supporting the bellows assembly in position to be played by the left hand of a player positioned in playing position with respect to the keyboard seotion, said means dening air passages from the bellows assembly to the keyboard assembly.

6. In combination with a standard accordion comprising a keyboard section and a separable bellows section, means for supporting the two sections in playing relation while separated, comprising members adapted to support the bellows section and to provide a path for air from the bellows section, and a member to support the keyboard section and to provide a path for air moving from the bellows section to the keyboard section, and player supporting means for using the weight of a player to hold the accordion supporting means operatively connected to one of said members in xed position.

7. In combination with a standard accordion comprising a keyboard section and a. separable bellows section, means for supporting the two sections in playing relation while separated, comprising members ladapted removably to support g" the bellows section and to provide a path for air from the bellows section, and a member to support the keyboard section and to provide a path for air moving from the bellows section to the keyboard section, and player supporting means 6 prising members adapted to support the bellows section and to provide a path for air from the bellows section, and means removably to support the keyboard section and to provide a path for air moving from the bellows section to the keyboard section, and player supporting means operatively connected to the support member for said keyboard section for using the weight of a player to hold the accordion supporting means in xed position, said bellows section supporting members including means for maintaining said supporting members and said keyboard section supporting means in fixed relation with respect to each other.

VICTOR DAL DEGAN.

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US2796796A (en) * 1954-01-28 1957-06-25 Earl L Bolle Reed organ and stand
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US1882960A (en) * 1931-08-01 1932-10-18 Sater Samuel Foot pedal piano accordion
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CN104157272A (en) * 2014-08-27 2014-11-19 钱万标 Chinese zither stand

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