Connect public, paid and private patent data with Google Patents Public Datasets

Page turner for sheet music and the like

Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US3665093A
US3665093A US3665093DA US3665093A US 3665093 A US3665093 A US 3665093A US 3665093D A US3665093D A US 3665093DA US 3665093 A US3665093 A US 3665093A
Authority
US
Grant status
Grant
Patent type
Prior art keywords
music
board
sheet
invention
cord
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Lifetime
Application number
Inventor
Joseph H Machnacz
Original Assignee
Joseph H Machnacz
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Grant date

Links

Images

Classifications

    • BPERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
    • B42BOOKBINDING; ALBUMS; FILES; SPECIAL PRINTED MATTER
    • B42DBOOKS; BOOK COVERS; LOOSE LEAVES; PRINTED MATTER CHARACTERISED BY IDENTIFICATION OR SECURITY FEATURES; PRINTED MATTER OF SPECIAL FORMAT OR STYLE NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; DEVICES FOR USE THEREWITH AND NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; MOVABLE-STRIP WRITING OR READING APPARATUS
    • B42D9/00Bookmarkers; Spot indicators; Devices for holding books open; Leaf turners
    • B42D9/04Leaf turners
    • B42D9/08Leaf turners having radial arms, one per leaf, operated successively
    • B42D9/088Leaf turners having radial arms, one per leaf, operated successively actuated by means other than springs

Abstract

This invention consists of a rectangular board having a longitudinally disposed upturned lower edge to prevent the sheet of music or the like that is placed on the board from sliding off. Two diametrically opposed spring clips on the board hold the music in place. An electric motor is located on the upper right hand corner of the board, the motor being provided with a pulley that has an endless cord encompassing the same, the cord also encompasses a free-turning pulley that is located on the opposite side of the board. A wire track is suitably mounted parallel to the just-mentioned cord. The purpose of the wire track is to provide a means of guiding a swivel fastener which is connected to the cord and also to a spring clip, the spring clip being secured to the sheet of music or page that is to be turned. A foot-operated switch, that is connected to an electric motor, completes the construction of this invention which is preferably mounted on a vertically disposed stand.

Description

United States Patent Machnacz [451 May 23, 1972 PAGE TURNER FOR SHEET MUSIC AND THE LIKE Joseph H. Machnacz, 12216 Aster Rd., Philadelphia, Pa. 19154 Filed: Sept. 3, 1970 Appl. No.: 69,213

lnventor:

References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS Primary Examiner-Richard B. Wilkinson Assistant Examiner-Lawrence R. Franklin [57] ABSTRACT This invention consists of a rectangular board having a longitudinally disposed upturned lower edge to prevent the sheet of music or the like that is placed on the board from sliding off. Two diametrically opposed spring clips on the board hold the music in place. An electric motor is located on the upper right hand comer of the board, the motor being provided with a pulley that has an endless cord encompassing the same, the cord also encompasses a free-tuming pulley that is located on the opposite side of the board. A wire track is suitably mounted parallel to the just-mentioned cord. The purpose of the wire track is to provide a means of guiding a swivel fastener which is connected to the cord and also to a spring clip, the spring clip being secured to the sheet of music or page that is to be turned. A foot-operated switch, that is connected to an electric motor, completes the construction of this invention which is preferably mounted on a vertically disposed stand.

3 Claims, 2 Drawing Figures Patented May 23, 1972 INV ENTOR JOSEPH H. MACHNACZ PAGE TURNER FOR SHEET MUSIC AND THE LIKE This invention relates to page tumers which are devices used to turn the pages of a book or of music; more particularly to a page turner especially made for the purpose of turning pages of sheet music or the like.

It is the principal object of this invention to provide a page turner for sheet music and the like that can be operated by ones foot since it requires the use of both hands to play most musical instruments.

Another object of this invention is to provide a page turner for sheet music and the like that is mounted on a stand in front of the musician.

Still another object of this invention is to provide a page turner for sheet music and the like that embodies the combination of simple mechanical mechanism and an electric motor for the turning of the sheet music or the like.

With these objects already in view, other objects will no doubt appear hereinafter as the reading of this specification and its appended claims proceeds and the accompanying drawing is examined in connection therewith.

In the drawing:

FIG. 1 is a pictorial view of this invention in actual use.

FIG. 2 is an enlarged pictorial view of the major part of this invention.

FIG. 3 is an enlarged pictorial view of that detail of this invention that is enclosed within the arrowed ellipse and indicated by the number 3 in FIG. 2, although the hereinafter described electric motor is not shown for reasons of clarity.

FIG. 4 is an enlarged pictorial view of that detail of this invention that is enclosed within the arrowed ellipse and indicated by the number 4 in FIG. 2.

In the several views of the accompanying drawing, like parts of this invention are indicated by like reference numbers.

Looking first at FIG. 2 of the accompanying drawing it will be seen that this invention consists of a rectangular board 7 or the like on which sheet music or the like is placed. The lower longitudinal edge 8 of the aforesaid board 7 is upturned at right angle in order to prevent the sheet music or whatever else is placed on the board from falling off when the board is mounted at an angle on the top of the vertically disposed stand 9, as one can see by looking at FIG. 1 of the drawing.

Continued examination of the already-mentioned FIG. 2 of the drawing will show that the music 10 is held on the aforesaid board 7 by means of two opposed spring clips 11. A longitudinally disposed wire track 12 has integrally formed and vertically disposed wire legs 13 at each end thereof that are suitably secured to the top of the aforesaid board 7 above the upper edge of the sheet music 10. A spring music holding clip 14 is mounted on one end of a swivel fastener 15 that has its other end encompassing the aforesaid wire track 12. A portion of the aforesaid swivel fastener 15 is suitably secured to the cord 16 that encompasses the free-turning pulley 17. Freeturning pulley 17 is supported by the pulley holder 18 which is mounted on one end of the aforesaid board 7 between the upper edge of one page of the sheet music 10 and one of the aforesaid legs 13 of the wire track 12. The aforesaid cord 16 also encompasses the pulley 19 that is secured to the shaft 20 of the electric motor 21 that is also mounted on the aforesaid board 7 of this invention. The aforesaid electric motor 21 is connected by the electric cord 22 to a foot-operated switch 23, as one can see by looking at FIG. 1 of the accompanying drawing.

The way in which this novel invention works is obvious from examination of the drawing. It will be understood even by those not experienced in the art that when a sheet of music or a page of a book is placed on the aforesaid rectangular board 7 and held in place by the two aforesaid spring'clips 11, and a page of the music is to be turned by the holding clip 14, all one has to do, after plugging in the aforesaid electric motor 21 to a source of electricity, is to step down on the previously-mentioned foot-operated switch 23. Thiswill activate the motor 21 which will rotate the aforesaid pulley 19. When pulley 19 is rotated, the encompassing cord 16 will move automatically longitudinally In a counter-clockwise direction, as IS indicate by the arrowed line in FIG. 2 of the drawing. Since the swivel fastener 15, that has one end secured to the aforesaid spring holding clip 14, is secured to the cord 16 and guided by and stabilized by the longitudinally disposed wire track 12 that is parallel to the cord 16, the spring clip 14 will be moved over to the left side of the aforesaid board 7 and thus turn the page of music to that side of the board.

Obviously, many details not shown in the accompanying drawing can be added to this invention if it is so desired. For example, a simple device can be added to the left hand side of the board to automatically disconnect the aforesaid spring clip 14 from the music after the page has been turned. A second device can be added to the right hand side of the board to automatically cause the clip to grasp another page or sheet of music after the clip has been returned to the right hand side of the board 7 by the automatic reversing of the direction of rotation of the aforesaid electric motor 21. The board 7 can be equipped with an electric light for the reading of the music or book, if it is so desired.

This invention, whose construction and operation has now been described in detail, is subject to any and all changes and/or modifications that one may care to make in so long as the changes and/or modifications fall within the scope and intent of the appended claims.

What I now claim as new is:

1. A page turner for sheet music and the like, comprising a board on which sheet music is placed and secured, the board being substantially rectangular in shape and having a longitudinally disposed upturned lower edge, the said board being mounted on the upper end of a vertically disposed stand, electrically activated means for turning the sheet music or page when it is so desired, the said electrically activated means for turning the sheet music comprising an electric motor that is provided with a pulley which is encompassed in part by an endless cord that extends longitudinally to the other end of the said board where the cord encompasses in part a free-turning pulley that is supported by a pulley holder which is secured to the said board; and a spring clip adapted to be clipped to the sheet of music that is to be turned, the said clip being secured to one end of a swivel that is secured to the said cord.

2. The invention of claim 1, wherein the said swivel is guided by a wire track that is suitably secured to the said board parallel to the said endless cord.

3. The invention of claim 2, wherein the said electric motor is provided with a foot-operated switch for the control of the said motor.

Claims (3)

1. A page turner for sheet music and the like, comprising a board on which sheet music is placed and secured, the board being substantially rectangular in shape and having a longitudinally disposed upturned lower edge, the said board being mounted on the upper end of a vertically disposed stand, electrically activated means for turning the sheet music or page when it is so desired, the said electrically activated means for turning the sheet music comprising an electric motor that is provided with a pulley which is encompassed in part by an endless cord that extends longitudinally to the other end of the said board where the cord encompasses in part a free-turning pulley that is supported by a pulley holder which is secured to the said board; and a spring clip adapted to be clipped to the sheet of music that is to be turned, the said clip being secured to one end of a swivel that is secured to the said cord.
2. The invention of claim 1, wherein thE said swivel is guided by a wire track that is suitably secured to the said board parallel to the said endless cord.
3. The invention of claim 2, wherein the said electric motor is provided with a foot-operated switch for the control of the said motor.
US3665093A 1970-09-03 1970-09-03 Page turner for sheet music and the like Expired - Lifetime US3665093A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US6921370 true 1970-09-03 1970-09-03

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US3665093A true US3665093A (en) 1972-05-23

Family

ID=22087463

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US3665093A Expired - Lifetime US3665093A (en) 1970-09-03 1970-09-03 Page turner for sheet music and the like

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US3665093A (en)

Cited By (8)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US5203248A (en) * 1992-02-25 1993-04-20 Carr Douglas J Portable page turner for music sheets
WO1994002327A1 (en) * 1992-07-15 1994-02-03 Jones, William Page turning apparatus
US5962801A (en) * 1998-01-08 1999-10-05 Bowman; Tim Page turner
US6107558A (en) * 1999-02-17 2000-08-22 Cowan; William W. Universal semi-automatic hand-portable page-changer
US20040187669A1 (en) * 2003-03-26 2004-09-30 Steffens Robert S. Page turning arrangement
US20060236573A1 (en) * 2002-12-23 2006-10-26 Jozsef Bognar Display apparatus for changing images
US7307207B1 (en) 2006-10-10 2007-12-11 Davis Gregg R Music page turning apparatus
CN102663999A (en) * 2012-04-09 2012-09-12 王梦晗 Instrument for turning pages of musical notation book at fixed time

Cited By (9)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US5203248A (en) * 1992-02-25 1993-04-20 Carr Douglas J Portable page turner for music sheets
WO1994002327A1 (en) * 1992-07-15 1994-02-03 Jones, William Page turning apparatus
US5962801A (en) * 1998-01-08 1999-10-05 Bowman; Tim Page turner
US6107558A (en) * 1999-02-17 2000-08-22 Cowan; William W. Universal semi-automatic hand-portable page-changer
US20060236573A1 (en) * 2002-12-23 2006-10-26 Jozsef Bognar Display apparatus for changing images
US20040187669A1 (en) * 2003-03-26 2004-09-30 Steffens Robert S. Page turning arrangement
US6841726B2 (en) 2003-03-26 2005-01-11 Steffen Rosen Llc Page turning arrangment
US7307207B1 (en) 2006-10-10 2007-12-11 Davis Gregg R Music page turning apparatus
CN102663999A (en) * 2012-04-09 2012-09-12 王梦晗 Instrument for turning pages of musical notation book at fixed time

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US3991967A (en) Book holder
US3889914A (en) Book support rack
US2219091A (en) Bookrest
US2231235A (en) Case for electrophonic instruments
US3575078A (en) Musical string instrument
GB2293915A (en) Computer controlled electronic music display unit
US4150807A (en) Book holding device
US4593597A (en) Page-turning apparatus
US2242737A (en) Paper holding board
US1169869A (en) Book-stand.
US3604727A (en) Copyholder and assembler
US4610416A (en) Book holder
US2908465A (en) Holder for a bedreader
US2216876A (en) Supporting device
US4395057A (en) Book holder
US20080149801A1 (en) Opened Book Holding Device
US2319436A (en) Reader's aid and bookmark
US3350150A (en) Book holder
US4558527A (en) Reading aid apparatus, especially a copyholder for typewriters
US1469163A (en) Bookmark
US4040195A (en) Page turner apparatus
US2117668A (en) Book holder
US3056329A (en) Tremolo device for stringed instruments
US2284501A (en) Time study board
US4126304A (en) Circuit board holder