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US3650172A
US3650172A US110135A US3650172DA US3650172A US 3650172 A US3650172 A US 3650172A US 110135 A US110135 A US 110135A US 3650172D A US3650172D A US 3650172DA US 3650172 A US3650172 A US 3650172A
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    • G10DSTRINGED MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; WIND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACCORDIONS OR CONCERTINAS; PERCUSSION MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; AEOLIAN HARPS; SINGING-FLAME MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
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A guitar pick comprising an artificial nail for picking securable by a nail chuck to a natural nail and held in place by a spiral thimble.

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1451 Mar. 21, 1972 United States Patent Osborne s4] GUITARPICK 1,741,285 12/1929 Carpenter..................... ....84/322 [72] Inventor: Robert D. Osborne, Saltville, Va. FOREIGN PATENTS OR APPLICATIONS [73] Assignees The Raymond Lee Organization, Inc., New

York, NY. a part interest Jan. 27, 1971 PrimaryExaminer-Richard B. Wilkinson [22]- Filed:

Assistant Examiner-Lawrence R. Franklin 21 Appl. No.:

ABSTRACT .84/322 o 3/16 A guitar pick comprising an artificial nail for picking secura- "084/320, 322 ble by a nail chuck to a natural nail and held in place by a spiral thimble.

[51] Int. [58] Field ofSearch.....

References Cited 4 Claims, 6 Drawing Figures UNITED STATES PATENTS 413,579 l0/l889 Stewart.....................;...........l..84/322 GUITAR PICK BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION The finest guitar pick available is the human nail. However, when such a nail is permitted to grow to sufficient length, it may break readily and is often curved sufiiciently to catch on the strings.

I SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION My invention, which I call a pick-nail, utilizes an artificial nail for use as a pick secured by a nail chuck to the natural nail, both artificial nail and chuck being held in position for use by a spiral thimble.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS In the drawings:

FIG. 1 is a cross sectional view showing my invention in position for use;

FIG. 2 is a plan view of the artificial nail and chuck used in my invention;

FIG. 3 is a side view of the structure of FIG. 2;

FIG. 4 is an end view of the structure of FIG. 2;

FIG. 5 is a side view of a thimble used in my invention; and

FIG. 6 is an end view of the structure shown in FIG. 5.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS Referring now to FIGS. 1-6, an elongated artificial nail 10 having a complex curvature whereby the artificial nail can fit tightly and conformingly over a natural nail 12 is also provided with an inner clip or chuck 14 which detachably engages the exposed edge of the nail 12. A hollow spirally wound elastic thimble like structure 16 open at both ends and defining a truncated cone with slight taper slides over the two nails to hold same in place. Thereafter, a few drops of cement can be applied between the thimble and the pick-nail, thus making a unit of the two. The cementing operation can be carried out at the time of purchase. The guitarist can use one or more of my picks, typically using one on the thumb and additional ones on the first three fingers.

While I have described my invention with particular reference to the drawings, such is not to be considered as limiting its actual scope.

Having thus described this invention, what is claimed as new is:

l. A guitar pick comprising an elongated artificial nail adapted to conform to and fit over a natural nail and clip means disposed on the underside of the artificial nail to detachably hold same to the natural nail.

2. A pick as set forth in claim 1 wherein said means engages the exposed edge of the natural nail.

3. A pick as set forth in claim 2 further included a hollow truncated cone-like thimble open at both ends and adapted to slip over both nails onto the finger to detachably hold everything in position.

4. A pick as set forth in claim 3 wherein said thimble is wound into a spiral.

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1. A guitar pick comprising an elongated artificial nail adapted to conform to and fit over a natural nail and clip means disposed on the underside of the artificial nail to detachably hold same to the natural nail.
2. A pick as set forth in claim 1 wherein said means engages the exposed edge of the natural nail.
3. A pick as set forth in claim 2 further included a hollow truncated cone-like thimble open at both ends and adapted to slip over both nails onto the finger to detachably hold everything in position.
4. A pick as set forth in claim 3 wherein said thimble is wound into a spiral.
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US4741239A (en) * 1987-02-17 1988-05-03 Crafton Charles R Securement net-work configuration for holding musical instrument picks
US4843942A (en) * 1988-08-26 1989-07-04 Kachu Ishizuka Guitar pick
US4879940A (en) * 1988-10-03 1989-11-14 Pereira Mark L Pick for stringed musical instruments
US5323677A (en) * 1993-04-13 1994-06-28 Knutson John A Pick for plucking stringed musical instruments
US5837913A (en) * 1996-08-16 1998-11-17 Newman; John E. Plectrum holder and method for using the same
US6335477B1 (en) 1998-04-11 2002-01-01 Frederic Smith Miller Musical instrument picks and novel methods of use
US6797871B2 (en) 2001-06-01 2004-09-28 Greg M. Atkin Stringed instrument strumming/picking apparatus and method
WO2005017875A1 (en) * 2003-08-14 2005-02-24 West John R Fingernail pick for stringed instruments
US20050105926A1 (en) * 2003-09-05 2005-05-19 Hitachi Printing Solutions, Ltd. Electrophotographic apparatus
US7162827B1 (en) * 2003-12-31 2007-01-16 Yabusaki Kenichi K Fisherperson's tool for using slotted weights with a fishing line
US20070079685A1 (en) * 2005-10-12 2007-04-12 Mizek Robert S Plectrum or pick
WO2009082777A1 (en) * 2008-01-01 2009-07-09 Paul Slingsby A plectrum
US20100251767A1 (en) * 2009-04-03 2010-10-07 Beaton Sr Gary M Finger Jewelry Article
US20110079131A1 (en) * 2009-10-01 2011-04-07 Christopher Alan Broderick Musical instrument plectrum clip
US20120090445A1 (en) * 2010-10-15 2012-04-19 Paul Richard Gustafson Pick for string instruments
CN101551993B (en) * 2008-04-03 2012-05-23 蒋建孝 Musical instrument playing fingernail
US8766071B2 (en) * 2012-06-04 2014-07-01 Magneta Enterprises, Llc Instrument pick and method of manufacture
CN104813394A (en) * 2012-11-13 2015-07-29 塚田稔树 Stringed instrument playing assistance implement
US9155425B2 (en) 2011-09-27 2015-10-13 Travis J. Lemasters Nut opening device
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US413579A (en) * 1889-10-22 Banjo-thimble
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US1741285A (en) * 1925-05-06 1929-12-31 Richard J Carpenter Pick for musical instruments

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US413579A (en) * 1889-10-22 Banjo-thimble
AT67827B (en) * 1912-01-23 1915-02-10 Josef Ritter Von Peichl Konzertlyra and Lyraspielringe.
US1741285A (en) * 1925-05-06 1929-12-31 Richard J Carpenter Pick for musical instruments

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US4741239A (en) * 1987-02-17 1988-05-03 Crafton Charles R Securement net-work configuration for holding musical instrument picks
US4843942A (en) * 1988-08-26 1989-07-04 Kachu Ishizuka Guitar pick
EP0356023A2 (en) * 1988-08-26 1990-02-28 Kachu Ishizuka Guitar pick
EP0356023A3 (en) * 1988-08-26 1992-04-01 Kachu Ishizuka Guitar pick
US4879940A (en) * 1988-10-03 1989-11-14 Pereira Mark L Pick for stringed musical instruments
US5323677A (en) * 1993-04-13 1994-06-28 Knutson John A Pick for plucking stringed musical instruments
US5837913A (en) * 1996-08-16 1998-11-17 Newman; John E. Plectrum holder and method for using the same
US6335477B1 (en) 1998-04-11 2002-01-01 Frederic Smith Miller Musical instrument picks and novel methods of use
US6797871B2 (en) 2001-06-01 2004-09-28 Greg M. Atkin Stringed instrument strumming/picking apparatus and method
WO2005017875A1 (en) * 2003-08-14 2005-02-24 West John R Fingernail pick for stringed instruments
US20050066790A1 (en) * 2003-08-14 2005-03-31 West John R. Fingernail pick for stringed instruments
US7179976B2 (en) 2003-08-14 2007-02-20 West John R Fingernail pick for stringed instruments
US20050105926A1 (en) * 2003-09-05 2005-05-19 Hitachi Printing Solutions, Ltd. Electrophotographic apparatus
US7162827B1 (en) * 2003-12-31 2007-01-16 Yabusaki Kenichi K Fisherperson's tool for using slotted weights with a fishing line
US20070079685A1 (en) * 2005-10-12 2007-04-12 Mizek Robert S Plectrum or pick
US8017845B2 (en) * 2008-01-01 2011-09-13 Paul Slingsby Plectrum
WO2009082777A1 (en) * 2008-01-01 2009-07-09 Paul Slingsby A plectrum
GB2468434B (en) * 2008-01-01 2011-09-21 Paul Slingsby A plectrum
US20100282043A1 (en) * 2008-01-01 2010-11-11 Paul Slingsby plectrum
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GB2468434A (en) * 2008-01-01 2010-09-08 Paul Slingsby A plectrum
CN101551993B (en) * 2008-04-03 2012-05-23 蒋建孝 Musical instrument playing fingernail
US20100251767A1 (en) * 2009-04-03 2010-10-07 Beaton Sr Gary M Finger Jewelry Article
US7977557B2 (en) * 2009-10-01 2011-07-12 Christopher Alan Broderick Musical instrument plectrum clip
US20110079131A1 (en) * 2009-10-01 2011-04-07 Christopher Alan Broderick Musical instrument plectrum clip
US20120090445A1 (en) * 2010-10-15 2012-04-19 Paul Richard Gustafson Pick for string instruments
US8502053B2 (en) * 2010-10-15 2013-08-06 Paul Richard Gustafson Pick for string instruments
US9155425B2 (en) 2011-09-27 2015-10-13 Travis J. Lemasters Nut opening device
US8766071B2 (en) * 2012-06-04 2014-07-01 Magneta Enterprises, Llc Instrument pick and method of manufacture
CN104813394A (en) * 2012-11-13 2015-07-29 塚田稔树 Stringed instrument playing assistance implement
CN104813394B (en) * 2012-11-13 2017-12-12 塚田稔树 Stringed musical instrument plays additional device
USD884780S1 (en) 2018-06-11 2020-05-19 Joseph Farabaugh Pick holder for a stringed instrument

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