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Aug. 30, 1938. D. E. FlTcHl-:TT 2,128,293 AUXILIARY MUSIC RACK- FOR PIANOS Filed March 29, 1937 mizïj`_ë .. / ____ „ `„_ _. | III|||. III» _ u. um. j w Í i., ¿Fig INVENTOR, Patented Aug. 3o, 193s f' 2,128,293 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,128,293 AUXILIARY MUSIC RACK FOR PIANOS Darline Evinger Fitchett, Denver, Colo. Application March 29, 1937, Serial No. 133,548 3 Claims. (Cl. 234-180) This invention relates to a child’s music rack for pianos. The usual music rack on a piano is positioned at the proper height for adults and it is exceed5 ingly inconvenient for a small child to constantly look upwardly toward the music thence downwardly toward the keys. The principal object of this invention is, to provide a portable folding music rack, which can 10 be easily placed on any piano to support the music immediately above the piano keys so that both the music and the keys will be conveniently visible to a small child. Another object of the invention is to so con15 struct the device that it can be easily folded into a relatively small package that may be easily carried by a music teacher when giving lessons to small children. A further object of the invention is to provide I5 bear against each other to maintain the mem ber perfectly flat and horizontal over the hinge. It is preferred to have the division I'I slightly off-center so that when the rack is folded, as shown in Fig. 3, one of the end blocks I6 will pass 5 the other. Each extremity of the channel member and each end block I6 is preferably covered with felt padding I9 to prevent marring the piano finish. The member I 5 is formed with a channel in its 19 top bordered by two longitudinally extending beads 20 which hold the music in place. The length of the device allows it to fit securely be tween the two end walls I4 when the blocks I6 are resting on the keyboard blocks I3 of the piano. 15 It can be readily seen that the device can be easily slipped into place over the key board with out marring or damaging the piano and that it will support the music at a position much lower 20 a child’s music rack which will position the music forward over the keys so as to place it closer to the child’s eyes and yet which will not interfere with the full use of the keys for their entire than the usual music rack. 20 While a specific form of the improvement has been described and illustrated herein, it is de sired to be understood that the same may be length. Other objects and advantages reside in the detail construction of the invention, which is designed for simplicity, economy, and efficiency. These will become more apparent from the following description. 30 In the following detailed description of the invention reference is had to the accompanying varied, within the scope of the appended claims, without departing from the spirit of the invention. 25 Having thus described the invention, what is claimed and desired secured by Letters Patent is: 1. An auxiliary music rack for pianos consist ing of a complete unattached unit comprising: a ""0 straight channel member of a length to pass be drawing which forms a part hereof. Like numerals refer to like parts in all views of the drawing and throughout the description. 35 In the drawing:Fig. 1 illustrates the invention in place upon a piano. . Fig. 2 is a side elevation thereof in the extended position. ,10 Fig. 3 is a similar view in the folded position. Fig. 4 is an enlarged View through the device taken on the line 4_4, Fig. 2. Fig. 5 is a similar view taken on the line 5_5, Fig. 4. In the drawing a typical piano is indicated at ,5. Ul Il) with its usual music rack indicated at II, key tween the end walls of a piano key-board; and a supporting block attached to the underside of 25 board at I2, keyboard blocks at I3, and keyboard end walls at I4. The invention comprises a relatively long, chan5.9 nel member I5 supported at each extremity upon a supporting block I6. The member I5 is pref- erably divided, as shown at I'I, into two parts which are hinged together by means of a suitable bottom hinge I8. When in the extended position 55 the extremities of the two sections of the member each extremity of said member to support the latter above the end blocks of said key-board 3.3 suiñciently far above the keys to allow a player’s hands to be inserted thereunder. 2. All auXîlíal‘y muSíC rack ÍOI‘ pianos COIlSiStiIlg of a complete unattached unit comprising: a straight channel member of a length to pass be- 1G tween the end walls of a piano key-board; a supporting block attached to the under side of each extremity of said member to support the latter above the end blocks of said key-board suiìciently far above the keys to allow a player’s f G hands to be inserted thereunder, said member being formed of two aligned sections; and a hinge joining said sections, said hinge being positioned on the bottom of said member so that the ends of said sections will contact and prevent said Si) member from collapsing at its middle. 3. An auxiliary music rack for pianos consist ing of a complete unattached unit comprising: a straight channel member of a length to pass be tween the end walls of a piano key-board; a sup- .35 2 2,128,293 porting block attached to the under side of each extremity of said member to support the latter above the end blocks of said key-board sufficiently far above the keys to allow a player’s hands to be inserted thereunder, said member being formed of two aligned sections; and a hinge joining said sections, said hinge being positioned on the bot tom of said member so that the ends of said sections will Contact and prevent said member from collapsing at its middle, one of said sections being longer than the other so that the block of one section will fold inside the block of the 5 other section. DARLINE EVIN GER FITCHETT.