US687097A - Stringed musical instrument. - Google Patents

Stringed musical instrument. Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US687097A
US687097A US5254701A US1901052547A US687097A US 687097 A US687097 A US 687097A US 5254701 A US5254701 A US 5254701A US 1901052547 A US1901052547 A US 1901052547A US 687097 A US687097 A US 687097A
Authority
US
United States
Prior art keywords
rim
stringed musical
lining
musical instrument
instrument
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
US5254701A
Inventor
Theodore Wolfram
Original Assignee
Theodore Wolfram
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
Application filed by Theodore Wolfram filed Critical Theodore Wolfram
Priority to US5254701A priority Critical patent/US687097A/en
Application granted granted Critical
Publication of US687097A publication Critical patent/US687097A/en
Anticipated expiration legal-status Critical
Expired - Lifetime legal-status Critical Current

Links

Images

Classifications

    • GPHYSICS
    • G10MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
    • G10DSTRINGED MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; WIND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACCORDIONS OR CONCERTINAS; PERCUSSION MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; AEOLIAN HARPS; SINGING-FLAME MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • G10D1/00General design of stringed musical instruments
    • G10D1/04Plucked or strummed string instruments, e.g. harps or lyres
    • G10D1/05Plucked or strummed string instruments, e.g. harps or lyres with fret boards or fingerboards
    • G10D1/08Guitars

Description

No. 687,097. Patented Nov. l9, I901. T. WOLFRAM.
STRINGED MUSICAL INSTRUMENT.
(Application filed Mar. 23, 1901.)
(N 0 III 0 d el WITNESSES: lNVENTOH v v772 00 $707 %Zfiz?m.
ATTORNEYS NITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
THEODORE VVOLFRAM, OF COLUMBUS, OHIO.
STRINGED MUSICAL INSTRUMENT.
SPECIFICATION formingpart of Letters Patent No. 687,097, dated November 19, 1901.
Application filed March 23, 1901. Serial No. 52,547. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, THEODORE WOLFRAM, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Columbus, in the county of Franklin and State of Ohio, have invented a new and Improved Stringed Musical lnstrument,of which the following is a full,clear, and exact description.
The object of the invention is to provide certain new and useful improvements in guitars, mandolins, and similar stringed musical instruments whereby the instrument is rendered very sensitive to the touch of the player and the tone is improved both in quality and volume.
The invention consists of novel features and parts and combinations of the same, as will be fully described hereinafter and then pointed out in the claims.
A practical embodiment of the invention is represented in the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in both the views.
Figure 1 is an inverted plan view of the body of the guitar With the back removed, and Fig. 2 is a transverse section of the same on the line 2 2 in Fig. 1.
On the under side of the top of the face A of the body of the instrument is secured a rim B, spaced from the adjacent lining O,arranged on the side of the body D next to the face A, as is plainly indicated in the drawings, said side also having a suitable lining E near the lower end of the side adjacent to the back of the instrument. The rim B follows the con tour of the side D and its lining O and is uniformly spaced therefrom, so as to form a space between the rim and the lining,as willbe readily seen by. reference to the drawings. Transverse braces F are secured to the under side of the top A and extend between the sides of the rim B to terminate in the rim and leave the space between the rim, the lining, and the side completely free.
By the arrangement described the vibratory rim B and the braces F strengthen the top or face A of the body and bring the same in a condition similar to a strained drum-head,
the space between the rim B, the side D, and the lining 0 being completely free to greatly increase the vibrations when the instrument is played, for increasing the volume as well as improving the quality of the tone, and at the same time rendering the instrument exceedingly sensitive to the touch of the performer.
Having thus fully described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent-- 1. A stringed musical instrument having a body, a lining extending from the sides of the body adjacent to the top, and a vibratory rim on the under side of the top of said body, the rim being spaced from said lining, as set forth.
2. A stringed musical instrument having a body, a lining extending from the side of the body adjacent to the back, a lining extending from the side of the body adjacent to the top, a rim secured on the under side of the top of the body and spaced from the latter lining, and means for bracing the said rim, as set forth.
3. A stringed musical instrument having a body, a vibratory rim on the under side of the top of said body, the rim extending a uniform distance from the side of the body, to leave a space between the rim and the side, and braces extending from one side of the rim to the other and engaging the under side of the top of the body, as set forth.
4. A stringed musical instrument having a body with a lining extending from the sides of the body adjacent to the top of the body, a rim secured on the underside of the top of the body and uniformly spaced from said lining thereof, and transverse braces secured on the under side of the top of the body, and connected at their ends with the sides of the rim, as set forth.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
THEODORE W OLFRAM.
Witnesses:
J. D. KARNS, WM. H.
US5254701A 1901-03-23 1901-03-23 Stringed musical instrument. Expired - Lifetime US687097A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US5254701A US687097A (en) 1901-03-23 1901-03-23 Stringed musical instrument.

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US5254701A US687097A (en) 1901-03-23 1901-03-23 Stringed musical instrument.

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US687097A true US687097A (en) 1901-11-19

Family

ID=2755641

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US5254701A Expired - Lifetime US687097A (en) 1901-03-23 1901-03-23 Stringed musical instrument.

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US687097A (en)

Cited By (2)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3086420A (en) * 1958-03-08 1963-04-23 Yamamoto Kinya Musical instruments
US3443466A (en) * 1965-11-16 1969-05-13 Raymond Brakewell Box containers and the like

Cited By (2)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3086420A (en) * 1958-03-08 1963-04-23 Yamamoto Kinya Musical instruments
US3443466A (en) * 1965-11-16 1969-05-13 Raymond Brakewell Box containers and the like

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US4084475A (en) Guitar construction
US1010240A (en) Guitar.
US687097A (en) Stringed musical instrument.
US563113A (en) Haupt
US1721710A (en) Musical instrument
US766049A (en) Violin.
US636692A (en) Stringed musical instrument.
US466501A (en) Musical instrument
US1022031A (en) Guitar.
US722561A (en) Sound-beam for violins.
US2023358A (en) Musical instrument
US605942A (en) Half to frederick a
US566146A (en) dati-ian
US2370460A (en) Tone post for violins and similar musical instruments
US607359A (en) Stringed musical instrument
US497939A (en) John frederick charles abelspies
US1819371A (en) Plucked string musical instrument
US1361182A (en) Stringed musical instrument
US516427A (en) Musical instrument
US642416A (en) Bridge for musical instruments.
US529893A (en) Island
US572392A (en) Hatjpt
US627067A (en) Mandolin
US963588A (en) Zither.
US555651A (en) Musical instrument