US7317A - Keed musical instbument - Google Patents

Keed musical instbument Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US7317A
US7317A US7317DA US7317A US 7317 A US7317 A US 7317A US 7317D A US7317D A US 7317DA US 7317 A US7317 A US 7317A
Authority
US
Grant status
Grant
Patent type
Prior art keywords
reed
sounding board
musical
board
box
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
Publication date
Grant date

Links

Images

Classifications

    • GPHYSICS
    • G10MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
    • G10DSTRINGED MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; WIND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACCORDIONS OR CONCERTINAS; PERCUSSION MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • G10D7/00General design of wind musical instruments
    • G10D7/12General design of wind musical instruments of the type with free reeds, e.g. mouth-organs or trumpets for children
    • G10D7/123Mouth-organs

Description

(the reed or reeds.

YUNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

CHARLES AUSTIN, OF CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE.

REED MUSICAL INSTRUMENT.

Specification of Letters Patent No. 7,317, dated April 30, 1850.

T o all whom t may concern Be it known that I, CHARLES AUSTIN, of Concord, in the county of Merrimack and State of New Hampshire, have invented a new and useful improvement in reed musical instruments such as melodeons, seiaphins, or others of like character, in which a sounding-board is employed; and I do hereby declare that the same is fully de scribed and represented in the following specification and accompanying drawings, letters, figures, and references thereof.

Of the said drawings, Figure 1 denotes a top view of my improved sounding bo-ard and box, having the reeds applied directly to it, t-he said figure representing the series of valve chambers and valves, which are hinged to the rear edge of the upper surface of the sounding board, as turned back, for the purpose of uncovering and exhibiting the reeds. Fig. 2 is a transverse section of the above, the valve chamber in this figure being represented as turned down upon, and over the sounding board, and as covering Fig. 3 is a vertical and longitudinal section of the sounding box. Fig. 4 is a cross section of a few of the valve chambers, their reeds and the part of the sounding board to which the reeds are directly applied.

The most important feature in my improved melodeon or reed instrument, consists in entirely dispensing with any metallic frame for supporting the reed, and the opening or passage within which it vibrates; the reed opening, by my improvement, being made directly through the wooden sounding board, and not in a frame or plate of brass or metal fastened thereto, in the usual manner. The reed is fastened or screwed directly to the wooden sounding board, and extends within and over the opening. By dispensing with the metal frame, heretofore arranged for sustaining the reed and its air passage, I am not only able to very much cheapen the cost of manufacturing an instrument, but I edect a very remarkable and highly important improvement in its tone; for I have discovered that when any metallic article is placed on a sounding board, the tone will be materially and injuriously affected by it; the probable cause of such injurious action being owing either to the difficulty of conducting sound through the metal, or from an influence which it exerts on the sounding board to prevent its proper vibration.

A nother very material improvement o1` addition to the reed consists in providing it with a sounding board and box, the latter 'producing on the sound emanating from the reed an effect very like that which is exerted on the strings of a violin or violoncello by the box over which they may be strained. The upper part of this box in the reed instrument, is its sounding board, the bottom of the box being a thin board made like the sounding board; the air which is blown upon the reed being condensed in the box, and suffered to low between the sounding board and the bottom of the box, its pressure of condensed state contributing, very materially, toward an improvement of the tone.

In Figs. l and 2, A represents the sounding board, or top board of a close box or chamber B, the air from the bellows being admitted into the box, through a series of openings a, a, a, &c. formed through the front part of its bottom board The reed openings 0, c, c, &c. are rectangular apertures cut directly through the sounding board, the reeds d, (Z, (Z, &c. being respectively applied to such openings, and confined to the sounding board by screws e, e, e, &c.

A rectangular frame D, or series of valve chambers f, f', &c., is hinged to the rear edge of the sounding board by a tight hinge or piece of leather, or other suitable substance g, the lower part of this frame, or

that partof it, which rests directly on the sounding board, and between and around each of the reeds, being cushioned with leather, as seen at 7L, h, h, in order to prevent a circulation of air from one valve` placed; it being held down on, or against its seat, by a spring Z, and lifted by the key lever connected with it, in any proper manner.

What I claim as my invention or improvement in reed instruments, made With a sounding board, is,

To make the reed opening c, directly throughA the Wooden sounding board, in combination with the applying of the reed directly to the same, and fastening it to the sounding board; instead of using any metallic frame for the opening and reed, as has been the customary method of making and constructing such instruments; my sald invention, by dispensing With'the said metal frame, not only producing a remarkable improvement in the tone, but a great saving in the cost of construction of an instrument.

In testimony whereof I have hereto set my signature, this twelfth day of February,

CHARLES AUSTIN. Witnesses:

R. H. EDDY, CALEB EDDY.

US7317A Keed musical instbument Expired - Lifetime US7317A (en)

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US7317A true US7317A (en) 1850-04-30

Family

ID=2067624

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US7317A Expired - Lifetime US7317A (en) Keed musical instbument

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US7317A (en)

Cited By (7)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US20020162019A1 (en) * 2001-04-25 2002-10-31 Berry Michael C. Method and system for managing access to services
US20020162004A1 (en) * 2001-04-25 2002-10-31 Gunter Carl A. Method and system for managing access to services
US20020162002A1 (en) * 2001-04-25 2002-10-31 Gunter Carl A. Method and system for controlling access to services
US20030172299A1 (en) * 2002-03-05 2003-09-11 Gunter Carl A. Method and system for maintaining secure access to web server services using permissions
US20030172297A1 (en) * 2002-03-05 2003-09-11 Gunter Carl A. Method and system for maintaining secure access to web server services using public keys
US20030236977A1 (en) * 2001-04-25 2003-12-25 Levas Robert George Method and system for providing secure access to applications
US20050086540A1 (en) * 2001-04-25 2005-04-21 Probaris Technologies, Inc. Method for automatically generating list of meeting participants and delegating permission

Cited By (7)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US20020162019A1 (en) * 2001-04-25 2002-10-31 Berry Michael C. Method and system for managing access to services
US20020162004A1 (en) * 2001-04-25 2002-10-31 Gunter Carl A. Method and system for managing access to services
US20020162002A1 (en) * 2001-04-25 2002-10-31 Gunter Carl A. Method and system for controlling access to services
US20030236977A1 (en) * 2001-04-25 2003-12-25 Levas Robert George Method and system for providing secure access to applications
US20050086540A1 (en) * 2001-04-25 2005-04-21 Probaris Technologies, Inc. Method for automatically generating list of meeting participants and delegating permission
US20030172299A1 (en) * 2002-03-05 2003-09-11 Gunter Carl A. Method and system for maintaining secure access to web server services using permissions
US20030172297A1 (en) * 2002-03-05 2003-09-11 Gunter Carl A. Method and system for maintaining secure access to web server services using public keys

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US3251257A (en) Stringed instrument of guitar type
US4211139A (en) Pickup mechanism
US4411186A (en) Stringed musical instrument having soundboard
US2407312A (en) Plastic harmonica
US3605545A (en) Adjustable bridge for stringed musical instrument
US4738178A (en) Electric stringed instrument having sound characteristics of banjos and guitars
US2491788A (en) Bridge for fretted stringed musical instruments
US3049958A (en) Electro-piano
US3205754A (en) Becwar keys
US1817951A (en) Harp
US2953052A (en) Electronic acoustical stringed instrument
US1365839A (en) Bridge for stringed musical instruments
US2846915A (en) Adjustable bridge for stringed musical instruments
US3255657A (en) Piano frame and bridge bar therefor
US2084266A (en) Musical instrument
US766049A (en) Violin.
US692751A (en) Capo tasto.
US2800050A (en) Stringed musical instrument
US3311009A (en) Piano soundboard
US2042080A (en) String musical instrument
US494485A (en) Attachment for guitars
US454905A (en) Charles p
US6696627B2 (en) Support structure for a stringed instrument
WO1995021442A1 (en) A musical instrument provided with a sound board
US636692A (en) Stringed musical instrument.