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Nov. 8, i933.u
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F. WINANS
29E-«35,928
AUXILIARY Mus-1c RACK
Filed March 15, 1957
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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