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1. (WO1979000877) MUSICAL INSTRUMENT WITH SPRING BARS AND MANUAL ROTARY ACTUATORS
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Pub. No.:    WO/1979/000877    International Application No.:    PCT/US1979/000188
Publication Date: 01.11.1979 International Filing Date: 22.03.1979
IPC:
G10D 13/08 (2006.01)
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Priority Data:
892215 04.04.1978 US
Title (EN) MUSICAL INSTRUMENT WITH SPRING BARS AND MANUAL ROTARY ACTUATORS
(FR) INSTRUMENT MUSICAL AVEC LAMES DE RESSORT ET MOYENS D"ACTIONNEMENT ROTATIFS MANUELS
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(EN)A musical instrument employing several musically tuned spring bars (2) which are played independently at the option of the user by manually turning rotary actuators (3). Each rotary actuator comprises three parts: a turning wheel (4); a separate portion (5) bearing protusions (19) to engage, flex and release the corresponding musical bar (2) as the user rotates the turning wheel (4) a part of its full rotation; and a part (6) acting with a suitable means such as a leaf type spring (7) serving to brake the actuator each time a bar (2) is struck until the user again rotates the turning wheel (4). The instrument is enclosed in a resonant housing (8) having openings (18) through which a part of each turning wheel (4) extends for access to the player.
(FR)un instrument musical utilise plusieurs lames de ressort accordees musicalement (2) qui sont mises en action independamment au gre de l"usager en tournant manuellement des moyens d"actionnement rotatifs (3). Chaque moyen rotatif comprend trois parties: une roue (4); une partie separee (5) portant des saillies (19) qui s"engagent dans la lame musicale correspondante (2), la font flechir et la relachent lorsque l"usager fait effectuer a la roue (4) une rotation partielle; et une piece (6) agissant avec des moyens appropries tels qu"un ressort du type a lame (7) servant a freiner le moyen d"actionnement a chaque fois qu"une lame (2) est frappee jusqu"a ce que l"usager fasse de nouveau tourner la roue (4). L"instrument est enferme dans une enceinte de resonance (8) ayant des ouvertures (18) a travers lesquelles une partie de chaque roue (4) se prolonge pour que l"usager puisse y avoir acces.
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)