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Nov. 8, i933.u ` F. WINANS 29E-«35,928 AUXILIARY Mus-1c RACK Filed March 15, 1957 E l.f in , nA , Y ` ATTORN EY 2,135,928 Patented Nov. 8, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,135,928 AUXILIARY MUSIC RACK Fonville Winans, Fort Worth, Tex., assignor to Jenkins Music Company, Kansas City, Mo., a corporation of Missouri Application March 15, 1937, Serial No. 130,830 3 Claims. (Cl. 45-82) My invention relates to music racks and more particularly to auxiliary music racks for pianos. The music rests provided on the music desks of pianos are primarily designed for adults. Children and near sighted persons have difficulty in using the music rests provided. There is a tendency to lean forward, thus causing a par ticularly unfavorable condition. Not only is the position at the piano improper but in leaning for 10 ward and looking upwardly an undue amount of energy is necessary, inducing fatigue and early robbing the child of its ability to concentrate at the music lesson. The correct distance of music from the player’s eyes should be sixteen inches. One object of my invention is to provide a 5 music rack which can be adapted to the music rest of the music desk on all pianos, including both the grand piano type and the upright piano type. 20 Another object of my invention is to- provide a music rest which is light in weight, can be easily adjusted and Will not scratch or injure the piano. Other and further objects of my invention will [C DI appear from the following description. In the accompanying drawing, which forms part of the instant speciñcation and is to be read in conjunction therewith and in which like refer ence numerals are used to indicate like parts in the various views; Figure 1 is a view of the rear of my music rack with parts in folded position. Figure 2 is a side elevation of the music rack shown in Figure l with parts in extended position. Figure 3 is a sectional View on an enlarged scale, taken along the line 3-3 of Figure 1. Figure 4 is a sectional View on an enlarged scale, taken along the line 4--4 of Figure 2. Figure 5 is an elevation of my music rack in position on a grand piano. 40 Figure 6 is a side elevation of my music rack in position on an upright piano. In general, my invention contemplates the provision of supporting means adapted to clamp upon the music rack of a piano which may be adjusted both as to height and as to angle. More particularly referring now to the draw~ ing, a tube I houses a rod 2 telescoped therein. The housed end of rod 2 is provided with an en larged portion 3 adapted to prevent the rod from withdrawing from the tube I. A set screw 4 is adapted to clamp the rod 3 in any given position with respect'to tube I. To the outer end of rod 2 is hinged a bracket 5. A set screw 6 is adapted 55 to clamp the bracket in any set position. To the bracket 5 is secured, by rivets 1_, a music rack 8. The bracket 5 is provided with a bent portion 9 through which the rod I 0 is adapted to slid-ably pass. The bent portion Il carries a set screw Il adapted to clamp the slîdable rod I0 in any 5 set position. Pivoted to the tubular member l is a clamp I2 provided with a clamping screw I3. The inside of the clamp I2 is provided with a felt I4, and the outer end of clamping screw I3 is provided with a felt I5 so that, when the clamp Iis fastened to a part of the piano, as will be hereinafter more fully described, the ñnish of the piano will not be marred. Slidable rod Iû carries at its lower end a foot I6 which is provided with a felt covering I'I to prevent its marring the finish of the pi-ano. The back of the music rack 8 is provided with a pair of felt strips I8, likewise to prevent mar ring the finish of the piano on which the music 20 rack is employed. In use, considering now the music rack in con nection with a grand piano, the clamp I2 is placed in position over the top of the music rest I9 of the piano. usualìy pivoted. These music rests are In order to prevent the music rest I9 from tilting, the rod Ill is extended so that the foot I6 will rest on the piano music desk or on top of the fall board of the piano, as shown in Figure 5. The adjustment is such that the effective length of the distance from the clamp to the foot I6 will be sufficient to cause these parts to act as a brace, it being understood that set screw 4, set screw 6, and set screw II are set up tight. The parts will then be in the position shown in Figure 5 and it will be observed that music may be placed upon the music rack 8 at a distance much closer to the player than it would occupy were it placed against music rest I9 of the piano proper. If it should be desired to lower the music still further, set screws 4 and Il are 40 loosened, permitting rod 2 to move out of tube I and bracket 5 to. slide over rod I0. When the desired height is reached, these set screws are tightened and the rack will remain in the set position. Set screw 6 governs the angle the rack 45 will assume. Obviously, this angle can be readily changed by simply loosening set screw 6, making the desired adjustment and resetting it. In connection' with an upright pi-ano, the clamp» 2 is clamped upon the upper portion of 50 the piano and then the lid 20 is closed. The tube I and the rack will then be supported from the clamp as shown in Figure 6. The height of the rack can be readily adjusted by simply adjust~ ing the position of rod 2 within tube I by means 55 2 of set screw 4. 2,135,928 The angle of the rack can be readily adjusted through set screw 6. It will be observed that the foot I6 and the rod I0 need not be employed in connection with an upright piano unless desired. If desired, the set screw not to be limited to the speciñc details shown and I l may be loosened and foot I6 permitted to rest against the fall board or other portion of the piano to prevent the rack from swinging. clamp adapted to be secured to a pivoted music rest of a piano, a supporting member hingedly attached to said clamp, means for varying the length of said supporting member, a music rack, The rack further may be used as a table music rack by simply moving tube l and rod 2 out wardly, making it act as a supporting leg, clamp ing it in any desired position. The angle at which the rack rests may be governed either by the angle to which the rod 2 is moved or by eX 15 tending the effective length of the leg by moving tube l outwardly over rod 2 and adjusting it to zo any desired position by means of set screw 4. It will be observed that I have accomplished the objects of my invention, providing a rack which may be adjusted to any desired height and to any desired angle, and which may be employed not only in connection with all types of pianos, both upright and grand, but also may be em ployed as a table rack. The construction is such 25 that it will not scratch the piano; it is light in weight and is easily adjusted, and will provide a music rack which will enable children to have music properly positioned, thus avoiding nervous strain and fatigue occasioned by improperly po 30 sitioned music. It will be understood that certain features and subcombinations are of utility and may be em ployed without reference to other features and sub-combinations. This is contemplated by and 35 is within the scope of my claims. It is further obvious that various changes may be made in details within the scope of my claims Without departing from the spirit of my invention. It is, therefore, to be understood that my invention is described. Having thus described my invention, what I claim is: 1. A music rack including in combination a means for adjustably positioning said music rack 10 on said supporting member, and adjustable means carried by said rack adapted to engage a portion of said piano for preventing the piano music rest from pivoting. 2. In an auxiliary music rack adapted to be used in connection with a pivoted music rest of a piano, a clamp adapted to be secured to the piano music rest, a supporting member hingedly at tached to said clamp, means for varying the length of said supporting member, a bracket po 20 sitioned on said supporting member for angular adjustment therewith, a music rack carried by said bracket, a supporting foot mounted in said bracket for movement therein, and means for securing said foot in any set position in contact with a portion of the piano for preventing the music rest from pivoting. 3. A music rack including in combination a clamp adapted to be secured to a pivoted music rest of a piano, a supporting member hingedly 30 attached to said clamp, means for varying the length of said supporting member, a bracket hingedly carried by said supporting member, means for clamping said bracket in any set po sition, a music rack carried by said bracket, and a member mounted for movement into engage ment with a part of the piano for preventing the music rest from pivoting. FONVILLE WINANS.