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J. H. PETERMANN.
WRIST SUPPORT FOR VIOLIN PLAYERS. No. 542,278. Patented July 9, 1895.
WI NESSES IN VENTOR UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JOHN H. PETERMANN, OF TRENTON, NEW JERSEY.
WRIST-SUPPORT FOR VIOLIN-PLAYERS.
$PEGIF1CATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 542,278, dated July 9, 1895.
Application filed June 20, 1894. Serial No. 515,180. (No model.)
T0 at whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, JOHN H. PETERMANN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Trenton, in the county of Mercer and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in lVrist-Supports for Violin- Players, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to devices for supporting the wrists of violin-players While using such instruments; and the object of my invention is to provide a device which, being interposed between the neck of the violin and the wrist or hand of the player, will maintain the wrist and hand in a natural and easy position.
XVithoutsome supporting deviceinterposed between the wrist or hand and the neck of the violin the player is compelled to bend his wrist in toward the neck of the instrument and support the violin on the lower part of the palm of the hand in order to use the hugers upon the strings; but such a position of the wrist and hand is unnatural, and the movement of the fingers is by no means so free as is desirable. By the use of my device much greater freedom of motion is obtained for the fingers and playing upon the instrument is made much easier.
In the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, Figure 1 shows the support adjusted to the wrist and in use. Fig. 2 is a front view of the support. Fig. 3 is a vertical cross-sectional view of the support, taken through its middle line; and Fig. 4 is a rear elevation of the support.
In the drawings, A indicates the body of the support. B indicates the extensible top thereof. 0 indicates the adjustment-pin, and D indicates the retaining-band.
The support may be of wood, vulcanite, celluloid, or other suitable material, and is constructed in two parts, the base and the extensible top. Upon one side of the baseis formed a vertical groove a, and in the middle of this groove is formed a longitudinal slot 1), passing through the wall of the base. The lower end of the base is curved inwardly from its sides and properly rounded to restupon the wrist or palm of the hand without cutting or bruising it, and to the shoulders formed on the lower sides of the base at each end of the curve mentioned is attached a band, preferably of some elastic material, to retain the support in its position upon the hand or wrist. The extensible top is forked or crotched at its upper end, as shown in Figs. 2 and 4, and is provided with alongitudinal tongue 0, extend ing downwardly from the crotch or fork and so proportioned and formed as to slide within the groove a. Attached to the tongue 0 and passing through it is the adjustment-pin O, which is threaded at one end and bears an internally-threaded nut or button cl, which on being turned one way or the other will permit the tongue 0 to slide in the groove a or hold it firmly against the base A at any desired point Within the limit of the slot 7).
It will thus be seen that the entire support is an adjustable device, which may be lengthened or shortened to suit the convenience and comfort of the player, accordingly-as he prefers to have his wrist held farther from or near to the neck of the violin while using the instrument, a matter largely dependent upon the size of the hand.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is- 1. A wrist support for violin players forked or crotched at each end adapted to embrace the hand or wrist at one end and the neck of the violin'at the other end and having a retaining band attached to the forks of one end thereof; substantially as shown and described.
2. A wristsupport for violin players consisting of two or more parts extensibly adjustable as to each other, said support being forked or crotched at each end and adapted to embrace the hand or wrist at one end and the neck of the violin at the other end thereof; substantially as shown and described.
3. A wrist support for violin players consisting of two parts, each of said parts being crotched or forked at one end, one of said parts having a tongue adapted to play in or upon the other of said parts, in combination with an adjustable clamping device adapted to clamp the two parts together at various points within the degree of their extensibility; substantially as shown and described.
4. Awrist support for violin players consist- ICO ing' of two forked or crotched parts relatively combination with a clamping device adjustadjustable to each other, one of said parts ably connecting said parts; substantially as having a tongue adapted to play within or shown and described.
upon the other of said parts, and the other of JOHN H. PETERMANN. said parts having a perpendicular groove within which said tongue is placed and a retaining band attached to the forks thereof, in
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US3619470A (en) * 1970-04-03 1971-11-09 George Dee Harris Hand-positioning device for violinists
US8829317B1 (en) * 2013-03-15 2014-09-09 Harmonious Designs, LLC Wrist alignment device for stringed musical instruments
US8969691B1 (en) 2013-02-26 2015-03-03 Paul Reynolds Extension block for a stringed instrument
US9489930B1 (en) * 2015-10-20 2016-11-08 Harmonious Designs Llc Wrist alignment device for stringed musical instruments

Cited By (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3619470A (en) * 1970-04-03 1971-11-09 George Dee Harris Hand-positioning device for violinists
US8969691B1 (en) 2013-02-26 2015-03-03 Paul Reynolds Extension block for a stringed instrument
US8829317B1 (en) * 2013-03-15 2014-09-09 Harmonious Designs, LLC Wrist alignment device for stringed musical instruments
US9489930B1 (en) * 2015-10-20 2016-11-08 Harmonious Designs Llc Wrist alignment device for stringed musical instruments

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