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US2697374A
US2697374A US351094A US35109453A US2697374A US 2697374 A US2697374 A US 2697374A US 351094 A US351094 A US 351094A US 35109453 A US35109453 A US 35109453A US 2697374 A US2697374 A US 2697374A
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Dec. 21, 1954 E. M. UNGH 2,697,374

VIOLIN SUPPORT 1 Filed April 27, 1953 United States Patent VIOLIN SUPPORT Elgard Malvin Ungh, Stockholm, Sweden Application April 27, 1953, Serial No. 351,094 3 Claims. (Cl. 84-280) This invention refers to improvements in the violin support disclosed in my prior U. S. Patent 2,575,569.

The support according to the present invention is mainly characterized by the fact that two end parts of the support are joined by a strip-like element, each end part being provided with an outward and an inward hinge, the axes of turning of which consist of plugs placed perpendicular to each other. The outward plug is arranged to pivotally keep clamping members of the end-parts in suitable angular position. The plug is attached to the outward end of a resilient arm, the inward end of which is pivotal around the inward turn plug, which is almost parallel with the strip-like element. The inward turn plug is attached to an unfolded arm at the end of the strip-like element. In this way, the underside of the strip-like element, arranged to support the violin players shoulder part, can be pivoted to a suitable angular position in relation to the violins underside.

To more clearly explain the present invention, a preferred embodiment of the improved violin support will be described with reference to the accompanying drawing in the following text, from which further characteristic features of the invention will readily appear.

In the drawing, Fig. 1 is a plan view of the violin support as viewed from above and with the contour of the violin indicated by dashed lines.

Fig. 2 is a side view of the support with the end view of the violin indicated by dashed lines.

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary longitudinal section of one end portion of the support said section being taken along the line ill-III in Fig. 4 and on enlarged scale.

Fig. 4 is a sectional view of part of the support end portion of Fig. 3 as viewed from section line IVIV in Fig. 3.

The violin support shown in the drawing is provided with a strip-like supporting member 1 of light metal or some similar material. The longitudinal edges of the member 1 are bent upwardly to form flanges 2. The underside of the member 1 which is intended to rest on the shoulder of the player, and the flanges are covered with velvet 3 or similar material. The member 1 is flexible to a certain degree, so that it can be bent to fit the shoulder. The outer ends of the member 1 are bent upwardly at right angles, so that they form ears 4, to which are attached pivot shafts 5, mainly parallel with the longitudinal member 1. Each of the shafts 5 pivotally connects the inner end of an articulated arm 6, made of some resilient material such as spring steel. Each of the arms 6 is bent like an 8 so that the part outward is perpendicular to the part inward. To the outer end of the arms 6 is attached a pivot shaft 7, which is substantially perpendicular to the shaft 5. About the shaft 7 of the outer end of each arm is pivoted a yoke-formed disc 8 of metal, the opposite ends of which are bent upwards, so that they form two claw-like grippers 9, which are covered with rubber sleeves 10. The gripping members 9 are adapted to en gage the bottom edge 12 and the side part 13 of the violin 1. By the resilience of the arms 6, the violin support can be attached to the opposite edges of the violin. The gripping members 9 may be adjusted to any suitable angular position in relation to the edges of the violin by turning around the pivot 7, and supporting member 1, which is adapted to rest on the shoulder of the violin play er, is also adjusted very easily to any suitable angular position in relation to the bottom of the violin.

The violin support above described with reference to the drawing may of course be varied in several ways Within the scope of the appended claims.

I claim:

1. In a violin support, the combination of a strip-like supporting member having end portions extending upwardly at substantially right angles to said supporting member proper, two strip-like resilient intermediate articulated members each having two shanks the planes of which are substantially perpendicular to each other, pivot means connecting one shank of each articulated member to the respective one of said end portions and aving a pivot axis substantially parallel with the longitudinal direction of said supporting member, two gripping members each having claw means for engaging a side edge of a violin and other pivot means connecting each of said gripping members to the other shank of the respective one of said articulated members, and said other pivot means having its axis substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of said supporting member.

2. A violin support as claimed in claim 1, in which each gripping member comprises a disc, having upwardly bent ears forming said claw means and a central portion pivoted to its corresponding articulated member.

3. A violin support as claimed in claim 2, and in which said claw means are covered with soft material.

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Cited By (11)

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US3631754A (en) * 1969-02-26 1972-01-04 Joseph Kun Violin support
US5270474A (en) * 1989-09-26 1993-12-14 Joseph Kun Violin or the like shoulder rest
WO2004077398A1 (en) * 2003-02-26 2004-09-10 The Kun Shoulder Rest Inc. A clamping member for a violin shoulder rest
US20060207405A1 (en) * 2005-03-08 2006-09-21 Joe Armstrong Instrument support
US7531727B2 (en) 2005-12-30 2009-05-12 Buttemer Evan D Chin rest for musical instrument
US20120011982A1 (en) * 2009-04-01 2012-01-19 Kenneth Gordon Johnson Shoulder rest
USD788839S1 (en) * 2015-02-11 2017-06-06 The Kun Shoulder Rest Inc. Shoulder rest for musical instrument
USD793470S1 (en) * 2015-02-11 2017-08-01 The Kun Shoulder Rest Inc. Shoulder rest for musical instrument
USD794114S1 (en) * 2015-02-11 2017-08-08 The Kun Shoulder Rest Inc. Shoulder rest for musical instrument
USD794704S1 (en) * 2015-02-02 2017-08-15 The Kun Shoulder Rest Inc. Shoulder rest for musical instrument
US20170301327A1 (en) * 2016-04-18 2017-10-19 Silverman Musical Enterprises, LLC Harness for a violin or viola

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US2110023A (en) * 1937-04-28 1938-03-01 Mcgowan Harold Violin body rest
US2522944A (en) * 1948-02-19 1950-09-19 Goldberger Erno Meir Shoulder rest for violins
US2575569A (en) * 1947-11-07 1951-11-20 Ungh Elgard Malvin Violin support

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US2110023A (en) * 1937-04-28 1938-03-01 Mcgowan Harold Violin body rest
US2575569A (en) * 1947-11-07 1951-11-20 Ungh Elgard Malvin Violin support
US2522944A (en) * 1948-02-19 1950-09-19 Goldberger Erno Meir Shoulder rest for violins

Cited By (17)

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Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3631754A (en) * 1969-02-26 1972-01-04 Joseph Kun Violin support
US5270474A (en) * 1989-09-26 1993-12-14 Joseph Kun Violin or the like shoulder rest
US7385124B2 (en) 2003-02-26 2008-06-10 The Kun Shoulder Rest, Inc. Clamping member for a violin shoulder rest
WO2004077398A1 (en) * 2003-02-26 2004-09-10 The Kun Shoulder Rest Inc. A clamping member for a violin shoulder rest
US20060174743A1 (en) * 2003-02-26 2006-08-10 Vittorio Clemente Clamping member for a violin shoulder rest
CN100545905C (en) 2003-02-26 2009-09-30 库恩.舒尔德.雷斯特公司 A clamping member for a violin shoulder rest
US7368645B2 (en) 2005-03-08 2008-05-06 The Portabene Company, Llc Instrument support
US20060207405A1 (en) * 2005-03-08 2006-09-21 Joe Armstrong Instrument support
US7531727B2 (en) 2005-12-30 2009-05-12 Buttemer Evan D Chin rest for musical instrument
US20120011982A1 (en) * 2009-04-01 2012-01-19 Kenneth Gordon Johnson Shoulder rest
US8492629B2 (en) * 2009-04-01 2013-07-23 Pure Acoustic Ltd. Shoulder rest
USD794704S1 (en) * 2015-02-02 2017-08-15 The Kun Shoulder Rest Inc. Shoulder rest for musical instrument
USD788839S1 (en) * 2015-02-11 2017-06-06 The Kun Shoulder Rest Inc. Shoulder rest for musical instrument
USD793470S1 (en) * 2015-02-11 2017-08-01 The Kun Shoulder Rest Inc. Shoulder rest for musical instrument
USD794114S1 (en) * 2015-02-11 2017-08-08 The Kun Shoulder Rest Inc. Shoulder rest for musical instrument
US20170301327A1 (en) * 2016-04-18 2017-10-19 Silverman Musical Enterprises, LLC Harness for a violin or viola
US10089970B2 (en) * 2016-04-18 2018-10-02 Silverman Musical Enterprises, LLC Harness for a violin or viola

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