UNITED STATES PATENT OEEIeE. E. S.EEHAUSEN, or MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE. TUNING ATTACHMENT FOR` GUITARS:y Specification forming part of Letters Patent'No. 69,259, dated September 24, 1867. To all 'Lohom it may concern: , ' in a metal socket, j", inthe lower edge of the` Be it known that LH. SEEHAUsEN,of Mein-= mortis'e a", andthe frame B‘îs provided. at phis, inthe Vcounty of v_Shelby and. State of each sideof its back or rear part 'witlrpro Tennessee, have invented a new and Improved jecting arms or guides g`,-which` bear against TuningAttachinent for Guitars, Banjos, and the rear of theìhead A at each sideof the similar String Instruments; and-_Ido hereby‘.V mortise a', and prevent the frame B from t.urn-, declare that _the following is a full, clear, and ing when the" screw D is turned. n exact ,description thereof, which will enable In tuning -the. instrument, the frame B, by. others skilled _in the art to make and use the .turning the screwD, is adjusted in the mor same, reference beingliad to the aecompanyin g tise a? as high as it'ean be, the upper end of drawings, forming partv of this specitieation.-- - B being closed against the upperedgeof the The object _of _this inventionëis to obtain a inortise af', and the strings are strained irntil' Very simple -meansv‘whereby the strin'gs of a brought in tuneby turning the arbors or rods guitar, banjo,'or Othersimilar string instru a through the medium _of the worm-'wheels and; ment maxai'ter being` used, be relaxed with. vscrews b c. After use the strings are relaxed >greater facility than hitherto, and when re'-_ by screwing Vdown theframe B a trifle-say quired for usev be morereadily tightened and Vfrom, six toeight turns of the screw D'-the tuned. A rods or arbors .a of the several strings not be-V . In the accompanying» sheet of drawings, ing touched. In tuning'tlie instrument again, Figure l is _a front view of arguita-r-head hav the frame B is raised toits former position, ing niy improvement applied to it; Fig. 2, al andthe strings will be stïrainedas before, and side sectional view'of the. same, taken in the the instrument brought nearly in tune by' one line-œ œ, Fig. 1. - . .. single nianipulatioma *very slight adjustment f _ Similar letters of reference indicate like of the strings individually being required in parts. .-f ì A representsa guitarhead, havinga rectan gular hole or m ortise, af, made en ti rel y' through ~ order to bring the-instrument into perfect tune. It will be seen, therefore, th'atmy improvel it, inì‘which a.'inetallic frame„B," is fitted, the> .-_rnent admitsof all the strings being'r'elaxed fram'ebeing somewhat shorter-than the mor-_ and tightened simultaneously, and renders. it tise, in order _to admit oil-¿the former having la capable of being tuned'withifar- greater facility. certain degree of play or movement in the than heretofore.- ‘ latter. . . Having thus described my invention, I'claim The frame 'B is provided with the usuai-arf as' new and desire to secure by Letters Pat bors or rods 4t, to which one end of the 1- se'v- ~ ent--A eral 'strin gs of the'implement is attached, and l Placing- the ordinary tuning mechanism or' each strained 'by turning its'arbor or ,--rod a afguitar, banjo,_or other Isimilar string in through the medium of' a,worm-wheel,V b, and.A strumentï in an adjustable frame,-B','ñtted.in screw c.- -This tuning mechanism is the vsame the head of the instrument, and all arranged as-»usuah and therefore does not require a _ substantially in the manner as and for the pur special description.v _ _ v. ’ D isa serew,_which'passes through a hole, ' d,.in the _.end ‘off _the head A and through the frame„B,'and Worksfininternal screws ethere in. - The lower end of the screw Dl _is stopped pose set forth.v _ Witnesses: CEAS. F. HASTY, R. LooKwooD. Y _ H.A SEEHAUSEN.
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