The Technical History of the Player

The Technical History of the Player

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...feature that rescues this patent from oblivion as the other two elements of the combination, namely, the sheet and means for feeding it were embodied in the patent of Seytre. But the Van Dusen patent does not relate to a self contained musical instrument as neither reeds nor strings are shown nor described. Reference is made to the key lever T, and assuming such to represent the key of an organ or piano. then in that event this invention belongs to the department of keyboard attachments such as the Pape, Fourneaux, McTammany, Gally and other cabinet players that might be mentioned. But the reader may demurr to my crediting the secondary or striking pneumatic to Van Dusen. in view of the Fourneaux patent of 1863, which it is admitted embodied a striking pneumatic. But the Fourneaux device did not employ the perforated sheet to govern the action thereof. On the contrary it employed a pin-cylinder that usurped the function of the perforated sheet and, therefore, consigned the Fourneaux invention to the orcheslrion and cylinder music box class with which we have nothing to do. United States Patent Office. George W. Van Dusen. of Wiiliamsburg, New York. Letters Patent No. 72,129, dated December 10, 1867. IMPROVEMENT IN MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. The schedule referred to in these Letters Patent and making part of the same. To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, George W. Van Dusen, of Williamsburg, in the county of Kings, and State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Musical Instruments: and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, which will enable others skilled in the art to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236981189
  • 9781236981189