Organette Patents

There were many patents issued pertaining to mechanical music. This list is intended to include those patents which are specifically related to organettes and their music, excluding those patents which primarily apply to cylinder or disc music boxes, player pianos, full-sized organs, etc. Most organette patents were issued from the late 1870s though 1890s. (Reissued patents follow the original in sequence.)


US Patents

General

NumberDescriptionInventorFiled   IssuedAssigneeInstrument/
Comment
6006Mode of Making and Playing Tunes to Produce MusicAdoniram F. Hunt and James S. Bradish Jan 9, 1849 dulcimer
113994Improvement in MelodeonsPeter Engers Apr 25, 1871 notes manually pressed in sequence
D12269Design for A Mechanical Musical InstrumentG. Walter Turner And Oliver H. ArnoJul 16, 1880May 17, 1881 Organina
D13603Design for a Musical-Instrument CaseGeorge W. TurnerDec 4, 1882Feb 6, 1883
D14900Design for a Case for Musical InstrumentsMerritt GallyJan 26, 1884Mar 25, 1884
16009Automatic Musical InstrumentHiram Groves Nov 4, 1856
23118Automatic Bell-RingerEmilius N. Scherr Mar 1, 1859 adjustable pins in barrel
D29822Design for a Casing for Musical InstrumentsCharles J. ReedSep 29, 1888Dec 20, 1898Charles J. Reed, Gaius W. Perkins, T.S. White and Thomas Friant
33143Metallic Reed for Musical InstrumentsAndrew H. Hammond Aug 27, 1861
53375Improvement in Musical InstrumentsLorenzo Marques Mar 20, 1866J.J. Ribon and J.M. Munoz
72129Improvement in Musical InstrumentsGeorge W. Van Dusen Dec 1, 1867 see also: RE8835
RE8835Improvement in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsGeorge W. Van DusenApr 25, 1878 Aug 5, 1879Elias P NeedhamMusical Cabinet,
see also: 72129
168561Improvement in Organs, etc.Bernhard DufnerAug 26, 1875Oct 11, 1875
184600Improvement in Automatic Musical InstrumentsPaul EhrlichOct 3, 1876Nov 21, 1876
191460Automatic Wind InstrumentElias P. NeedhamFeb 5, 1877May 29, 1877 Musical Cabinet,
Melodia
196529Improvement In Automatic Musical InstrumentsHenry B. HortonApr 3, 1877Oct 30, 1877 Autophone,
see also: RE9830
RE9830Mechanical Musical InstrumentHenry B. HortonNov 2, 1880Aug 9, 1881 Autophone,
see also: 196529
197048Improvement in Automatic Musical InstrumentsElias P. NeedhamJul 13, 1877Nov 13, 1877 Musical Cabinet,
Mechanical Orguinette,
see also: RE8451, RE8976, RE9877
RE8451Improvement in Automatic Musical InstrumentsElias P. NeedhamJul 9, 1878Oct 15, 1878 Musical Cabinet,
Mechanical Orguinette,
see also: 197048, RE8976, RE9877
RE8976Improvement in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsElias P. NeedhamJul 8, 1879Nov 18, 1879 see also: 197048, RE8451, RE9877
RE9877Mechanical Musical InstrumentElias P. NeedhamAug 4, 1880Sep 18, 1881Mason J. Matthews, John Nichol and James MorganMelodia,
Gately,
see also: 197048, RE8451, RE8976
198866Improvement in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsOliver H. ArnoNov 16, 1877Jan 1, 1878 Melodette
203257Improvement in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsMerritt GallyJan 16, 1878May 7, 1878 Clariona,
see also: RE8856
RE8856Improvement in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsMerritt GallyMay 7, 1879Aug 19, 1879 Clariona,
see also: 203257
204352Improvement in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsMason J. MatthewsDec 11, 1877May 28, 1878 Mechanical Orguinette1),
see also: RE9914
RE9914Mechanical Musical InstrumentMason J. MatthewsSep 1, 1880Oct 25, 1881The Mechanical Orguinette Companysee also: 204352
204356Improvement in Music-BoxesWilhelm MeissnerApr 18. 1876May 28, 1878 xylophone
204949Improvement in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsJ. Herbert ChaseDec 19, 1877Jun 18, 1878
210249Improvement in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsMerritt GallyJun 14, 1878Nov 26, 1878 Dulciphone
210424Improvement In Mechanical Musical InstrumentsHenry B. HortonMar 15, 1878Dec 3, 1878 Autophone,
see also: 252844
211635Improvement in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsMason J. MatthewsOct 2, 1878Jan 28, 1879 see also: RE9831, RE9876
RE9831Mechanical Musical InstrumentMason J. MatthewsAug 5, 1880Aug 9, 1881two-thirds to James Morgan and John Nicholsee also: 211635, RE9876
RE9876Mechanical Musical InstrumentMason J. MatthewsAug 5, 1880Sep 13, 1881two-thirds to James Morgan and John Nicholsee also: 211635, RE9831
211636Improvement in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsMason J. MatthewsAug 19, 1878Jan 28, 1879 The “Phuniphone”, spun around a hand-held shaft.
213160Improvement in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsOliver H. ArnoSep 7, 1878Mar 11, 1879
213442Improvement in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsOrwell H. NeedhamJan 9, 1879Mar 18, 1879 Musical Cabinet
213443Improvement in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsElias P. NeedhamJan 14, 1879Mar 18, 1879 Musical Cabinet
213604Improvement in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsO. H. ArnoJan 20, 1879Mar 25, 1879
214121Improvement in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsMerritt GallyDec 27, 1878Apr 8, 1879
215284Improvement in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsOrwell H. Needham and Charles A. NeedhamFeb 20, 1879May 13, 1879 Musical Cabinet,
Tournaphone,
Aurephone
215831Improvement in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsElias P. NeedhamFeb 24, 1879May 27, 1879 Musical Cabinet,
Tournaphone,
Aurephone
216622Improvement in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsMason J. MatthewsAug 19, 1878Jun 17, 1879
217798Improvement in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsGeorge B. KellyJan 10, 1879Jul 22, 1879 see also: RE9532
RE9532Mechanical Musical InstrumentGeorge B. Kelly and Mason J. MatthewsAug 4, 1880Jan 11, 1881Mason J. Matthews, James Morgan and John Nicholsee also: 211798
218308Improvement in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsRobert W. PainSep 20, 1878Aug 5, 1879E.P. Needham & SonMusical Cabinet
219297Improvement in Music-Sheets for Mechanical Musical InstrumentsElias P. NeedhamApr 28, 1879Sep 2, 1879 Melodia,
Gately
222030Improvement in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsMerritt GallyMay 21, 1879Nov 25, 1879
220369Improvement in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsMerritt GallyApr 24, 1879Oct 7, 1879
220737Improvement in Pneumatic Actions for OrgansJames E. TreatFeb 8, 1879Oct 21, 1879
221343Improvement in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsElias P. NeedhamJul 31, 1879Nov 4, 1879
221695Improvement in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsCharles A. NeedhamMar 15, 1879Nov 18, 1879 Tournaphone,
Aurephone
221696Improvement in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsCharles A. NeedhamAug 26, 1879Nov 18, 1879 Tournaphone,
Aurephone
223091Improvement in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsOliver H. ArnoSep 9, 1879Dec 30, 1879James Morgan
224716Mechanical Musical InstrumentElias P. NeedhamJul 11, 1879Feb 17, 1880
226279Mechanical Musical InstrumentGeorge H. Chinnock and William W. BennettJan 26, 1880Apr 6, 1880
226341Mechanical Musical InstrumentCharles A. NeedhamFeb 24, 1879Apr 6, 1880himself and Elias P Needham
226714Mechanical Musical InstrumentJohn A. CarterDec 10, 1879Apr 20, 1880
227042Pneumatic Action for OrgansOrwell H. NeedhamOct 3, 1879Apr 27, 1880E.P. Needham & Son
227714Mechanical Musical InstrumentOliver H. ArnoFeb 27, 1880May 18, 1880
2292182)Musical Top or GyrophoneMarshall A. WierOct 13, 1870Jun 22, 1880
230540Apparatus for Marking Note-Cylinders for Musical InstrumentsCarl Fogelberg and George W. GravesMar 24, 1880Jul 27, 1880Geo. Woods & Co.
231323Mechanical Musical InstrumentGeorge H. IrelandApr 2, 1880Aug 17, 1880
231786Pneumatic Action for Musical InstrumentsAzro FowlerMar 31, 1880Aug 31, 1880
231978Mechanical Musical InstrumentOliver H. ArnoMar 12, 1880Sep 7, 1880American Automatic Organ Company
232165Mechanical Musical InstrumentOliver H. ArnoJan 24, 1880Sep 14, 1880James Morgan
233147Mechanical Musical InstrumentIsaiah M. FurbishMay 27, 1880Oct 12, 1880William H. JohnsonMechanical Orguinette
233721Mechanical Musical InstrumentOliver H. ArnoJun 18, 1880Oct 26, 1880American Automatic Organ Company
236275Valve for Organ-BellowsFrank StoneSep 28, 1880Jan 4, 1881 Dulciphone,
Clariona
238102Mechanical Musical InstrumentAzro FowlerJun 10, 1880Feb 22, 1881 Aurephone
238138Mechanical Musical InstrumentMason J. MatthewsApr 22, 1880Feb 22, 1881
238139Mechanical Musical InstrumentMason J. Matthews and George B. KellyApr 21, 1880Feb 22, 1881
238145Mechanical Musical InstrumentElias P. Needham and Azro FowlerJul 3, 1880Feb 22, 1881
238146Mechanical Musical InstrumentElias P. NeedhamJun 4, 1880Feb 22, 1881E.P. Needham & Son
238156Mechanical Musical InstrumentJohn P. RichardsonApr 21, 1880Feb 22, 1881
238413Mechanical Musical InstrumentMason J. Matthews Mar 1, 1881two-thirds to John Nichol and James Morgan
239213Mechanical Musical InstrumentOliver H. ArnoAug 25, 1880Mar 22, 1881American Automatic Organ CompanyOrganina,
see also: RE10279
RE10279Mechanical Musical InstrumentOliver H. ArnoJan 20, 1882Jan 30, 1883The American Automatic Organ Companysee also: 239213
239303Mechanical Musical InstrumentWilliam H. AllenDec 3, 1880Mar 29, 1881 “Transgraphone” (music box with “endless staff”)
240156Mechanical Musical InstrumentRobert W. MatthewsJan 19, 1881Apr 2, 1881
240787Mechanical Musical InstrumentGeorge W. Turner and Oliver H. ArnoFeb 8, 1881Apr 26, 1881The American Automatic Organ Company
241993Mechanical Musical InstrumentGeorge B. Kelly and J. Herbert ChaseAug 30, 1880May 24, 1881
242307Mechanism for Transmitting MotionAndrew H. HammondApr 9, 1881May 31, 1881
242419Mechanical Musical InstrumentGeorge B. KellyFeb 19, 1881May 31, 1881
242786Mechanical Musical InstrumentJohn McTammany, Jr.Mar 22, 1880Jun 14, 1881Alexander McTammany
242857Mechanical Musical InstrumentOliver H. ArnoFeb 23, 1881Jun 14, 1881American Automatic Organ Company
243661Mechanical Musical InstrumentGeorge W. TurnerJan 17, 1881Jun 28, 1881
243720Mechanical Musical InstrumentHirem B. NickersonOct 22, 1880Jul 5, 1881
244069Mechanical Musical InstrumentJohn McTammany, Jr.Mar 23, 1880Jul 12, 1881Alexander McTammany
244922Mechanical Musical InstrumentElias P. Needham and Charles A. NeedhamApr 2 1881Jul 26, 1881
245113Mechanical Musical InstrumentOliver H. ArnoMay 6, 1881Aug 2, 1881The American Automatic Organ Company
245238Mechanical Musical InstrumentFrank StoneApr 22, 1881Aug 2, 1881The Munroe Organ Reed CompanyOrganina
245426Mechanical Musical InstrumentOliver H. Arno Aug 9, 1881American Automatic Organ CompanyOrganina
247774Mechanical Musical InstrumentJoseph MetzgerMar 25, 1881Oct 4, 1881
248943Mechanical Musical InstrumentJohn McTammanyJul 28, 1881Nov 1, 1881
249200Mechanical Musical InstrumentHiram B. NickersonFeb 25, 1881Nov 8, 1881
249330Mechanical Musical InstrumentMerritt GallyMar 24, 1881Nov 8, 1881
250833Mechanical Musical InstrumentOrwell H. NeedhamJul 28, 1881Dec 13, 1881Elias P. Needham and Charles A. Needham
251706Pneumatic Lever for Mechanical Musical InstrumentsAlonzo DurkeeApr 21, 1881Jan 3, 1882Moses Harris
251727Mechanical Musical InstrumentRobert W. PainApr 21, 1881Jan 3, 1882Moses Harris
251846Mechanical Musical InstrumentAlonzo DurkeeMay 12, 1881Jan 3, 1882Moses Harris
251861Mechanical Musical InstrumentAzro FowlerMay 13, 1881Jan 3, 1882Moses Harris
251929Mechanical Musical InstrumentRobert W. PainMay 12, 1881Jan 3, 1882Moses Harris
251930Automatic HarmonicaRobert W. PainJune 23, 1881Jan 3, 1882Moses Harris
251977Mechanical Musical InstrumentHenry WegmanSep 17, 1881Jan 3, 1882
252614Automatic Musical InstrumentJohn McTammanyNov 11, 1881Jan 24, 1882
252844Mechanical Musical InstrumentHenry B. Morris and Lucien A. BrottSep 19, 1881Jan 24, 1882The Autophone Companyimprovement on 210424
252977Mechanical Musical InstrumentOtto SpaetheJun 21, 1881Jan 31, 1882
253855Mechanical OrganettePatrick J DugganAug 22, 1881Feb 21, 1882
254644Mechanical Musical InstrumentAndrew H. HammondJan 31, 1881Mar 7, 1882
254645Mechanical Musical InstrumentAndrew H. HammondSep 8, 1881Mar 7, 1882 Tournaphone
254882Metallic Reed for Musical InstrumentsWilliam MonroeApr 9, 1881Mar 14, 1882The Munroe Organ Reed CompanyTournaphone
256101Mechanical Musical InstrumentJoseph Herbert ChaseAug 15, 1881Apr 4, 1882Walter F. Abbot
256219Mechanical Musical InstrumentGustavus W. IngallsOct 14, 1881Apr 11, 1882
257112Mechanical ToyWilliam A. WebberMar 9, 1882Apr 25, 1882
258508Mechanical Musical InstrumentGeorge W. Van DusenMar 9, 1882May 23, 1882
258667Mechanical Musical InstrumentOrwell H. NeedhamJan 12, 1881May 30, 1882John Nichol, James Morgan and Jane Matthews
258908OrganCarl Fogelberg and George W. GravesJan 14, 1881Jun 6, 1882
258955Mechanical Musical InstrumentHenry S. TaylorJul 12, 1880Jun 6, 1882one-half to George H. Chinnock
259412Mechanical Musical InstrumentJohn McTammanyDec 23, 1880Jun 13, 1882Alexander McTammany
260109Automatic Musical InstrumentJohn McTammany, Jr.Apr 1, 1882Jun 27, 1882
261413Mechanical Musical InstrumentWilliam A. WebberApr 13, 1882Jul 18, 1882
261483Valve for Reed-OrgansJohn P. RichardsonMar 18, 1882Jul 18, 1882
262858Mechanical Musical InstrumentGeorge W. TurnerMay 19, 1882Aug 15, 1882The American Automatic Organ Company
263282Mechanical Musical InstrumentEdwin H. BrownApr 3, 1882Aug 22, 1882The Tournaphone Music Company
263295Mechanical Musical InstrumentJames MorganMar 22, 1882Aug 22, 1882The Tournaphone Music Company
263503Mechanical Musical InstrumentGeorge A. FowlerApr 21, 1882Aug 29, 1882
263787Mechanical Musical InstrumentGustavus W. IngallsApr 22, 1882Sep 5, 1882
263788Mechanical Musical InstrumentGustavus W. Ingalls and Amial E. PhelpsJune 17, 1882Sep 5, 1882Gustavus W. Ingalls
264027Mechanical Musical InstrumentJ. Herbert ChaseJan 30, 1882Sep 5, 1882Walter F. Abbot
266036Mechanical Musical InstrumentGustavus W. IngallsJun 16, 1882Oct 17, 1882
266071Mechanical Musical InstrumentOliver H. ArnoMar 14, 1882Oct 17, 1882The American Automatic Organ Company
266411Attachment for Mechanical Musical InstrumentsOliver H. ArnoJune 22, 1881Oct 24, 1882
266914Mechanical Musical InstrumentFrank StoneJan 16, 1882Oct 31, 1882The Munroe Organ Reed CompanyRoyal Orguinette
267364Feed and Rewinding Apparatus for Perforated Music-SheetsRobert W. PainMar 13, 1882Nov 14, 1882The National Automatic Piano and Organ Manufacturing Company
267874Combined Sewing-Machine and Musical InstrumentGeorge D. Garvie and George WoodJun 17, 1882Nov 21, 1882 Dulciphone
268528Device for Converting MotionRobert W. PainApr 15, 1882Dec 5, 1882The National Automatic Piano and Organ Manufacturing Company
268925Mechanical Musical InstrumentHenry B. MorrisFeb 13, 1882Dec 12, 1882The Autophone CompanyAutophone
268979Mechanical Musical InstrumentOliver H. ArnoMar 15, 1882Dec 12, 1882The American Automatic Organ Company
269164Mechanical Musical InstrumentOliver H. ArnoMar 14, 1882Dec 12, 1882The American Automatic Organ Company
269615Mechanical Musical InstrumentOliver H. ArnoSep 7, 1882Dec 26, 1882The American Automatic Organ CompanyGem Organetta
270606Mechanical Musical InstrumentRobert W. PainMar 23, 1882Jan 16, 1883The National Automatic Piano And Organ Manufacturing Company
270686Mechanical Musical InstrumentJoseph MetzgerMay 23, 1882Jan 16, 1883
271064Winding-Roller for Musical InstrumentsAndrew H. HammondDec 22, 1881Jan 23, 1883 Tournaphone
271606Pneumatic Action for OrgansWilliam F. CooperJun 19, 1882Feb 6, 1883
272269Mechanical Musical InstrumentJean LacapeOct 4, 1882Feb 13, 1883J. Lacape & Co.
272090Music-RollHenry SchmoeleJun 17, 1882Feb 1883
273120Mechanical Musical InstrumentJohn McTammanyAug 30, 1881Feb 27, 1883Alexander McTammany
273870Mechanical Musical InstrumentJohn McTammanyMar 14, 1882Mar 13, 1883Alexander McTammany
277129Mechanical Musical InstrumentAndrew H. HammondAug 10, 1882May 8, 1883
277309Mechanical Musical InstrumentNewman R. MarshmanApr 12, 1882May 8, 1883
278771Mechanical Musical InstrumentEdwin H. BrownApr 10, 1882Jun 5, 1883
279933Mechanical Musical InstrumentMerritt GallyOct 9, 1882Jun 26, 1883 Clariona
280789Reed for Musical InstrumentMellen Bray and George W. McClintockFeb 7, 1882Jul 10, 1883Mellen Bray
282179Mechanical Musical InstrumentAlonzo DurkeeMar 7, 1883Jul 31, 1883The National Automatic Piano And Organ Manufacturing Company
282877Mechanical Musical InstrumentMerritt GallyApr 20, 1862Aug 7, 1883 Clariona
284315Mechanical Musical InstrumentJohn McTammany, Jr.Mar 23, 1883Sep 4, 1883
284844Mechanical Musical InstrumentAndrew H. HammondNov 14, 1882Sep 11, 1883 Aurephone
287599Mechanical Musical InstrumentEmil WelteJan 3, 1883Oct 30, 1883
290672Mechanical Musical InstrumentPaul EhrlichJan 29, 1883Dec 25, 1883 Ariston
290697Automatic Musical InstrumentJohn McTammany Dec 25, 1883Alexander McTammanysee also: 321738
2907263)Mechanical Musical InstrumentOtto ZabekowApr 11, 1883Dec 25, 1883
292671Automatic Musical InstrumentJohn McTammany, Jr.Jun 20, 1883Jan 29, 1884Alexander McTammany
293184Mechanical Musical InstrumentNewman R. MarshmanNov 6, 1877Feb 5, 1884The Mechanical Orguinette Company
296165Mechanical Musical InstrumentAndrew H. HammondNov 14, 1882Apr 1, 1884 Aurephone
296238Mechanical Musical InstrumentOtto SpaetheJun 9, 1883Apr 1, 1884
296685Mechanical Musical InstrumentMerritt GallyJan 16, 1884Apr 8, 1884
298066Mechanical Musical InstrumentGeorge H. ChinnockNov 20, 1882May 6, 1884
305806Mechanical Musical InstrumentMerritt GallyMar 6, 1882Sep 30, 1884
3072224)Hand-OrganCarl PietschmannJul 12, 1884Oct 28, 1884 Herophon
308242Mechanical Musical InstrumentPaul EhrlichJan 14, 1884Nov 18, 1884The Fabrik Leipziger Musikwerke (Paul Ehrlich & Co.)
308619Music-Roller for Mechanical Musical InstrumentsJohn MaxfieldJan 5, 1884Dec 2, 1884Jackson A. Nichol
309616Mechanical Musical InstrumentMerritt GallyOct 30, 1882Dec 23, 1884
312636Mechanical Musical InstrumentMamert HockSep 9, 1883Feb 24, 1885
314012Mechanical Musical InstrumentMerritt GallyMar 5, 1881Mar 17, 1885
3142345)Organ-ReedMerritt GallyAug 9, 1884Mar 24, 1885
3142356)Organ-ReedMerritt GallyFeb 25, 1884Mar 24, 1885
3154937)Musical ReedMerritt GallyAug 9, 1884Apr 14, 1885
318448Mechanical Musical InstrumentJ. Herbert ChaseSep 7, 1883May 26, 1885
321738Mechanical Musical InstrumentJohn McTammanyNov 27, 1883Jul 7, 1885Alexander McTammanyimprovement on 290697
322554Mechanical Musical InstrumentRobert W. PainOct 13, 1884Jul 21, 1885
322566Mechanical Musical InstrumentLucius T. StanleyJul 28, 1884Jul 21, 1885J. Stewart Morgan
323829Pneumatic Action for OrgansHilborne L. Roosevelt and Charles S. HaskellJul 24, 1884Aug 4, 1885Hilborne L. Roosevelt
324371Organ-ReedMerritt GallyMar 27, 1885Aug 18, 1885
326172Mechanical Musical InstrumentFrank StoneApr 1, 1883Sep 15, 1885The Munroe Organ Reed Company
326638Organ-ReedMerritt GallyJun 3, 1885Sep 22, 1885
327038Device for Attaching Music-Sheets to RollersHugh ThomasApr 17, 1884Sep 29, 1885
328503Automatic Musical InstrumentJohn McTammanyMar 19, 1884Oct 20, 1885Alexander McTammany
329304Mechanical Musical InstrumentMerritt GallyFeb 12, 1885Oct 27, 1885
3294088)Mechanical AccordianCarl OettelNov 6, 1883Oct 27, 1885 barrel-operated accordian
3294199)Mechanical Musical InstrumentMarshall Arthur WierNov 4, 1884Oct 27, 1885
329473Mechanical Musical InstrumentTheodoee MeinholdJun 24, 1884Nov 3, 1885
331747Mechanical Musical InstrumentMerritt GallyJul 11, 1854Dec 1, 1885
33364510)Mechanical Musical InstrumentHeinrich LorenzApr 9, 1884Jan 5, 1886
335271Valve for Musical InstrumentsJ. Herbert ChaseJan 13, 1885Feb 2, 1886The Mechanical Orguinette Company
335272Mechanical Musical InstrumentJ. Herbert ChaseMay 20, 1885Feb 2, 1886The Mechanical Orguinette Company
335534Mechanical Musical InstrumentRobert W. PainApr 20, 1885Feb 1886The Mechanical Orguinette Company
33590311)Mechanical Musical InstrumentFriedrich Ernst Paul EhrlichJul 11, 1885Feb 9, 1886
338496Mechanical Musical InstrumentFriedrich Ernst Paul EhrlichSep 24, 1885Mar 23, 1886
338740Combined Organ and Sewing-MachineJacob R. HesslerJul 24, 1885Mar 30, 1886
339237Mechanical Musical InstrumentArthur WalesSep 1, 1885Apr 6, 1886
340876Mechanical Musical InstrumentPaul Hermann HartlingDec 31, 1884Apr 27, 1886
34311612)Mechanical Musical InstrumentFriedrich Ernst Paul EhrlichJul 14, 1885Jun 1, 1886
343795Mechanical Musical InstrumentHugo BurckasMay 27, 1885Jun 15, 1886
34390013)Mechanical Musical InstrumentMerritt GallyMay 15, 1884Jun 15, 1886
345673Valve for Organ-BellowsJ. Herbert ChaseOct 5, 1885Jul 20, 1886
346152Mechanical Musical InstrumentMerritt GallyApr 23, 1885Jul 27, 1886
347199Musical TopRobert RichardsonJan 18, 1886Aug 10, 1886
349634Mechanical Musical InstrumentFriedrich Ernst Paul EhrlichJun 2, 1880Sep 21, 1886
350541Mechanical Musical InstrumentOskar Paul LochmannMay 21, 1886Oct 12, 1886
351171Mechanical Musical InstrumentMerritt GallyDec 23, 1884Oct 19, 1886
351172Mechanical Musical InstrumentMerritt GallyOct 24, 1885Oct 19, 1886
351173Pneumatic Action for Musical InstrumentsMerritt GallyMar 17, 1886Oct 19, 1886
352054Mechanical Musical InstrumentHeinrich Friedrich HambruchFeb 17, 1886Nov 2, 1886
35343414)Mechanical Musical InstrumentEmil Gustav SturmMar 17, 1886Nov 30, 1886
355201Air-Engine for Mechanical Musical InstrumentsWilliam D. ParkerDec 3, 1885Dec 28, 1886
355229Pneumatic Engine for Musical-Instrument ActionsFrank StoneSep 12, 1885Dec 28, 1886
356421Pneumatic Motor for OrgansRobert W. Pain and William B. TremaineJul 24, 1884Jan 18, 1887David L. Proudfit
356422Mechanical Musical InstrumentRobert W. PainDec 3, 1884Jan 18, 1887The Mechanical Orguinette Company
356599Mechanical Musical InstrumentRobert W. PainDec 3, 1885Jan 25, 1887The Mechanical Orguinette Company
356690Mechanical Musical InstrumentGeorge B. KellyMar 11, 1886Jan 25, 1887
357502Mechanical Musical InstrumentGiovanni Racca and William SewardSep 7, 1886Feb 8, 1887
358157Mechanical Musical InstrumentFrank Ernest KenyonSep 13, 1886Feb 22, 1887 xylophone
35927915)Automatic Musical InstrumentEllis ParrMay 25, 1886Mar 15, 1887
360163Mechanical Musical InstrumentCarl KretschmarJul 6, 1886Mar 29, 1887
36028016)Mechanical Musical InstrumentJ. Herbert ChaseJuly 11, 1882Mar 29, 1887
361200Mechanical Musical InstrumentOliver H. ArnoApr 2, 1886Apr 12, 1887The Arno Musical Box Company
361201Mechanical Musical InstrumentOliver H. ArnoNov 26, 1886Apr 12, 1887The Arno Musical Box CompanyArno (music box)
363082Pneumatic Action for Musical InstrumentsFrederick Pritchard and Gustave H. AhlstromMar 3, 1886May 17, 1887
363480Mechanical Musical InstrumentFerdinand PietschmannMar 12, 1887May 24, 1887
36359117)Mechanical Musical InstrumentJ. Herbert ChaseMay 12, 1884May 24, 1887The Mechanical Orguinette Company
363480Mechanical Musical InstrumentFerdinand PietschmannMar 12, 1887May 24, 1887
363841Mechanical Musical InstrumentHenry B. Morris, Samuel R. Tisdel, and Fred. LabarSep 21, 1886May 31, 1887The Autophone CompanyRoller Organ
368080Mechanical Musical InstrumentFriedrich Ernst Paul EhrlichJan 17, 1887Aug 9, 1887
368164Pneumatic Action for Musical InstrumentsWilliam D. ParkerOct 23. 1886Aug 9, 1887The Munroe Organ Reed Company
368165Pneumatic Action for Musical InstrumentsWilliam D. ParkerFeb 21, 1887Aug 9, 1887The Munroe Organ Reed Company
369293Attachment for OrguinettesRobert M. LowneJun 6, 1667Aug 30, 1887
369667Mechanical Musical InstrumentJames E. TreatNov 17, 1882Sep 6, 1887The Automatic Music Paper Company
370466Mechanical Musical InstrumentMerritt GallyJul 25, 1887Sep 27, 1887
373588Machine for Making Reed-PlatesAndrew H. HammondAug 8, 1887Nov 22, 1887
374616Automatic Musical InstrumentJohn McTammanyJan 21, 1886Dec 13, 1887
375531Mechanical Musical InstrumentGeorge H. Chinnock and Henry S. TaylorJan 3, 1883Dec 27, 1887
376443Musical InstrumentAlpheus LowmillerNov 9, 1882Jan 17, 1888
376725Mechanical Musical InstrumentWilliam B. TremaineMar 16, 1887Jan 17, 1888
379887Repeating-Check for Music-Sheets of Mechanical Musical InstrumentsJesse CrannellOct 8, 1887Mar 20, 1888
380608Mechanical Musical InstrumentLouis Emile Jerome ThibouvillEAug 18, 1887Apr 3, 1888
380716Mechanical Musical InstrumentMerritt GallyAug 2, 1887Apr 10, 1888
385999Valve for BellowsJ. Herbert ChaseAug 19, 1882Jul 10, 1888
387141Mechanical Musical InstrumentHugo BurckasMar 8, 1887Jul 31, 1888
387635Mechanical Musical InstrumentMerritt GallyApr 17, 1888Aug 14, 1888
390385Mechanical Musical InstrumentJohn McTammanyMar 19, 1886Oct 2, 1888
390386Mechanical Musical InstrumentJohn McTammanyJun 20, 1887Oct 2, 1888
393312Reed-OrganFrederick PritchardDec 1, 1887Nov 20, 1888
393456Mechanical Musical InstrumentGeorge F. WellsJul 24, 1888Nov 27, 1888one-half to Manley C. Lawton
393686OrganArian BerkelandJun 4, 1887Nov 27, 1888
394005Pneumatic Action for Musical InstrumentsWilliam D. ParkerApr 12, 1888Dec 4, 1888The Aeolian Organ and Music Company
394006Pneumatic Wind Musical InstrumentWilliam D. ParkerMay 7, 1888Dec 4, 1888The Aeolian Organ and Music Company
394794Mechanical Musical InstrumentFrank StoneMay 26, 1888Dec 18, 1888The Aeolian Organ And Music Company
396955Pneumatic Action for OrgansFrederick PritchardApr 30, 1888Jan 29, 1889
400102Automatic Musical InstrumentJohn McTammanyOct 23, 1885Mar 26, 1889
400123Musical ToyJean SchoennerOct 12, 1888Mar 26, 1889
407521Musical TopGeorg FischerAug 29, 1888Jul 1889
407801Mechanical OrganEdwin S. VoteyAug 10, 1888Jul 30, 1889
409678Mechanical Musical InstrumentMerritt GallyMar 12, 1888Aug 27, 1889
410875Process of Making Barrels of Musical InstrumentsCharles C. Carpenter 2nd and Lucien A. BrottFeb 13,1889Sep 10, 1889L.A. Barber & Co.
417581OrganRobert W. PainJan 23, 1889Dec 17, 1889The Aeolian Organ and Music Company
425368Musical Instrument TopGeorge ColeMay 16, 1889Apr 8, 1890
43393518)Mechanical Musical InstrumentFriedrich Ernst Paul EhrlichJan 6, 1890Aug 12, 1890
443909Automatic Musical InstrumentJames Michael FarmerSep 24, 1890Dec 30, 1890
447970Mechanical Musical InstrumentCarl PietschmannSep 29, 1890Mar 10, 1891The Berliner Musik Instrumenten Fabrik (Chas. F. Pietschmann & Söhne)Manopan
449439Musical InstrumentEmil FreinerJan 2, 1890Mar 31, 1891Francisca Freiner
454472Stage Setting For Theatrical Representation of GamesJoseph HartFeb 20, 1891Jun 23, 1891 uses an organette as a “diversion”
457445Mechanical Musical InstrumentWilhelm Otto SpaetheOct 27, 1890Aug 11, 1891
459590Mechanical Musical InstrumentJohann Ludwig MüllerJul 2, 1890Sep 15, 1891
462963Musical InstrumentFrancesco AllasiaMay 7, 1891Nov 10, 1891
471559Mechanical Musical InstrumentCarl KretschmarOct 27, 1891Mar 29, 1892
47499919)Mechanical Musical InstrumentFerdinand PietschmannOct 29, 1891May 17, 1892
491223Mechanical Musical InstrumentFerdinand PietschmannAug 11, 1892Feb 7, 1893
494664Mechanical Musical InstrumentTheodor ZöllnerSep 4, 1891Apr 4, 1893Thost & Richter
498573Automatic Cut-Off for Musical InstrumentsConstantin RieggerDec 16, 1892May 30, 1893
517805Mechanical Musical InstrumentGeorge B. KellyMay 15, 1893Apr 3, 1894
518329Musical InstrumentFriedeich Adolf RichterMar 28, 1893Apr 17, 1894 accordian
519737Musical InstrumentFriedeich Adolf RichterNov 16, 1893May 15, 1894
520297Musical InstrumentJoseph H. Chase and James B. TracyMay 10, 1892May 22, 1894The Aeolian Organ and Music Company
530107ToyWillford A. HillMar 12, 1894Dec 4, 1894one-half to John C. Millerwheel-driven
540059Automatic Musical InstrumentDaniel ImhofFeb 19, 1895May 28, 1895Imhof & Mukle
544322Tracker for Mechanical Musical InstrumentsHenry C. ReichardtDec 18, 1894Aug 13, 1895Kock & Weiser
545156Pneumatic Musical InstrumentRobert A. GallyFeb 12, 1895Aug 27, 1895
552796Mechanical Musical InstrumentWilliam B. Tremaine and Robert W. PainJun 21, 1895Jan 7, 1896
560283Automatic Musical InstrumentAdolf RichterJul 8, 1895May 19, 1896
561004Composite Musical InstrumentWilliam LangenfeldJul 8, 1895May 26, 1896
561881Electric ChimeJames H. Gerry and Frederick M. SchmidtMar 18, 1895Jun 1896The Self-Winding Clock Companypaper roll
563415Mechanical Musical InstrumentWilliam Herbert RollinsMar 10, 1896Jul 7, 1896
56615020)Mechanical Musical InstrumentPaul EhrlichSep 18, 1895Aug 18, 1896
56477521)Musical BoxJean Billon-HallerDec 21, 1895Jul 28, 1896
572950Music-BoxFrank J. BernardMay 9, 1895Dec 15, 1896The American Music Box Company
574186Automatic OrganTheodore P. BrownJun 27, 1895Dec 29, 1896 improvement on 552796
576032Pneumatic Musical InstrumentMelville ClarkJul 27, 1896Jan 26, 1897
578127Mechanical Musical InstrumentEmil WelteFeb 12. 1896Mar 2, 1897
580436Striking Apparatus for Metallic or Other Similar InstrumentsErnst Oscar UhligJul 21, 1896Apr 13, 1897Uhlig, Schwerin & Co., Fabrik Mechanischer Kindermusik-Instrumentexylophone
582866Musical InstrumentPaul LochmannApr 11, 1896May 18, 1897 zither
590918Mechanical Musical InstrumentLouis StockerApr 29, 1897Sep 28, 1897
594236Mechanical Musical InstrumentPaul EhrlichDec 23, 1895Nov 23, 1897
596768Automatically-Operated Stringed Musical InstrumentsOliver H. ArnoSep 4, 1896Jan 4, 1898
599703Mechanical Music-WorkFriedrich GronauJun 12, 1897Mar 1, 1898
627999Mechanical Musical InstrumentFeiedrich GronauFeb 23, 1898Jul 4, 1899
628535Self-Playing Device for OrgansFrederick W. HedgelandDec 20, 1897Jul 11, 1899The W.W. Kimball Company
632698Pneumatically-Operated OrganMelville ClarkMay 23, 1898Sep 12, 1899
634601Automatic Musical InstrumentMorris S. WrightOct 15, 1898Oct 10, 1899
635416Pneumatic Self-Playing InstrumentCharles S. BatdorfNov 15, 1898Oct 24, 1899James W. Eatonbells
638000Musical InstrumentBenhof Edwin BenhardusFeb 14, 1898Nov 28, 1899
638615Automatic Musical InstrumentMorris S. WrightOct 15, 1898Dec 5, 1899
638709Means for Controlling Registration of Self-Playing OrgansFrederick W. HedgelandFeb 13, 1899Dec 12, 1899The W.W. Kimball Company
639477Pneumatic Valve-ActionJoseph WeiserJun 18, 1898Dec 19, 1899one half to Hermann Leonard
645172Self-Playing InstrumentEmory C. HiscockJun 19, 1896Mar 13, 1900The W.W. Kimball Company
649219Musical Box for CyclesCarl SchönlankOct 11, 1897May 8, 1900 bicycle-powered
RE13124Controlling Mechanism for Self-Playing Musical Instruments and Music-Rolls ThereforTimothy B. PowersOct 17, 1903Jun 28, 1910The Telelectric Company
692208Mechanical Musical InstrumentJohn McTammanyAug 4, 1898Jan 28, 1902 wind instruments
697980Automatic Musical InstrumentJules CarpentierDec 17, 1900Apr 22, 1902
700035Xylophone-PlayerFrederick R. GoolmanMay 18, 1901May 13, 1902
747802Self-Playing Musical InstrumentJacob Suter and Wenzel LenkFeb 3, 1903Dec 22, 1903 zither
770300Musical DrumOttomar Meinel and Ernst MeinelMar 30, 1903Sep 20, 1904
779716Pneumatic Action for Musical InstrumentsEugene De KleistMar 23, 1904Jan 10, 1905
817950Mechanically-Played AccordionAlfred ZulegerAug 15, 1904Apr 17, 1906
841424Merry-Go-RoundGeorge Bester MckinneyMar 16, 1906Jan 15, 1907 incorporates a Roller Organ for music
845165Automatic Organ-ActionJohn W. DavisSep 26, 1906Feb 26, 1907The Davis Piano Player Company
970136HornEtienne TesteDec 2, 1908Sep 13, 1910 Testophone
977238Automatic Trembler Particularly Applicable to Warning ApparatusEtienne TesteDec 28, 1908Nov 29, 1910 Testophone
977084Auto-OrganJames Ross EnglandNov 1, 1909Nov 29, 1910 pulley-driven
1018661Operating Mechanism for Automatic Accordions and the LikeReinhardt GlierDec 29, 1910Feb 27, 1912
1103705Automatic Multiple-Note HornEtienne TesteApr 3, 1911Jul 14, 1914 Testophone
1836961Automatic AccordionRichard GeartnerMay 18, 1931Dec 15, 1931
2055158Automatically operable organJoseph VerbeeckMar 3, 1928Apr 18, 1939 accordian
2640383Toy Hand OrganCharles FeltmanJan 27, 1951Jun 2, 1953

With Keyboard

NumberDescriptionInventorFiled   IssuedAssigneeInstrument/
Comment
13946Machine for Registering MusicH.B. Horton22) Dec 18, 1855 non-musical keyboard recorder
50381Improvement in Musical InstrumentsFrancis Peabody Oct 10, 1865 disc-operated organ
40573Keyed Instrument of MusicFrancis Peabody Nov 10, 1863 see also: RE1866
RE1866Keyed Instrument of MusicFrancis Peabody Feb 7, 1865 see also: 40573
73080Improvement in MelodeonsWilliam Cooper Jan 7, 1868 Clariona
157891Improvement in Barrel-Attachments for Reed OrgansJohn Van DorenJun 4, 1874Dec 15, 1874
222030Improvement in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsMerritt GallyMay 21, 1879Nov 25, 1879 Clariona
326171Organ-ActionFrank StoneApr 1, 1883Sep 15, 1885The Munroe Organ Reed Company
344646Musical InstrumentMerritt GallySep 17, 1885Jun 29, 1886
353894Pneumatic Action for Musical InstrumentsFrank StoneJun 1, 1886Dec 7, 1886
355336Valve-Action for Musical InstrumentsWilliam D. ParkerDec 3, 1885Jan 4, 1887
355880Mechanical Musical InstrumentAlbert Andrew McIntireFeb 3, 1886Jan 11, 1887
361299Mechanical Musical InstrumentCharles A. KustnerMay 14, 1886Apr 19, 1887The Pianophone Company
361300Mechanical Musical InstrumentCharles A. KustnerJune 9, 1886Apr 19, 1887The Pianophone Company
363245OrganGeorge B. KellyJun 26, 1885May 17, 1887
364813Musical InstrumentMerritt GallyJan 23, 1886Jun 14, 1887
412657Automatic Musical InstrumentRobert W. PainJan 23, 1889Oct 8, 1889The Aeolian Organ And Music Company
462460Automatic OrganGeorge F. WellsNov 20, 1890Nov 3, 1891
46757223)Mechanical Attachment for Musical InstrumentsJohn Cocchi and Friedrich August ZeitlerSep 9, 1891Jan 26, 1892
473338Automatic Governor for Pneumatic MotorsWilliam D. ParkerOct 16, 1891Apr 19, 1892three-fourths to Edward H. White
487767Pneumatic Action for OrgansJarvis PeloubetMay 23, 1892Dec 13, 1892Lyon & Healy
488482Musical InstrumentRobert W. PainDec 4, 1890Dec 20, 1892
531831OrganTheodore P. Brown and Andrew H. HammondJun 21, 1894Jan 1, 1895
558562Musical InstrumentRobert W. PainDec 31, 1894Apr 21, 1896
570200OrganJoseph H. ChaseDec 31, 1894Oct 27, 1896The Aeolian Company
576029Pneumatic OrganMelville ClarkDec 2, 1895Jan 26, 1897
576030Pneumaticly-Operated Musical InstrumentMelville ClarkDec 28, 1895Jan 26, 1897
576031Reed-OrganMelville ClarkMar 26, 1896Jan 26, 1897
587270Automatic Combination-PianoWilliam D. ParkerMar 8, 1897Jul 27, 1897Edward H. White
592641Automatic Piano-PlayerWilliam D. Parker and Edward H. WhiteApr 5, 1897Oct 26, 1897Edward H. White
593216Self-Playing InstrumentFrederick W. HedgelandJan 23, 1897Nov 9, 1897The W.W. Kimball Company
595342Musical InstrumentWilliam Herbert RollinsFeb 28, 1896Dec 14, 1897
602936Pneumatic-OrganMelville ClarkJun 4, 1897Apr 26, 1898
603127Pneumatic-OrganMelville ClarkDec 20, 1897Apr 26, 1898
608252Self-Playing OrganJoseph Herbert ChaseFeb 5, 1897Aug 2, 1898
621289Mechanical Musical InstrumentWilliam Herbert RollinsSep 2, 1896Mar 14, 1899
638245Self Playing OrganEmory C. HiscockJun 3, 1899Dec 5, 1899The W.W. Kimball Company
640922Mechanical Musical InstrumentCharles A. KustnerNov 11, 1895Jan 9, 1900
659210Pneumatic OrganMelville ClarkJul 15, 1898Oct 9, 1900

Mouth-Blown

NumberDescriptionInventorFiled   IssuedAssigneeInstrument/
Comment
129746Improvement in Musical InstrumentsAntonio L. Mora Jul 23, 1872 trumpet
211634Improvement in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsMason J. MatthewsNov 15, 1878Jan 28, 1879 see also: RE9861
RE9861Mechanical Musical InstrumentMason J. Matthews Sep 6, 1881James Morgan and John Nicholsee also: 211634
32942024)Mechanical Musical Instrument MarshallArthur WierNov 15, 1884Oct 27, 1885
422964Mechanical Indicator for MusiciansJohn McTammanyJun 14, 1889Mar 1890 non-musical teaching aid
427360Reed-OrganFrederick PritchardMar 25, 1889May 6, 1890 trumpet
569777Musical InstrumentHubbard D.B. WilliamsNov 6, 1895Oct 20, 1896
744546Musical InstrumentHenry Eberly HibshmanMar 6, 1903Nov 17, 1903Clarence James McCuaig
777370Musical InstrumentHenry Eberly HibshmanNov 10, 1903Dec 13, 1904
873035Automatic Sheet-Music CornetCharles Edmond Fauth and George David SkamperApr 20, 1906Dec 10, 1907 trumpet
1010724Musical InstrumentHermann ClaussenSep 25, 1909Dec 5, 1911 trumpet
1497289Musical InstrumentDavid BrownSep 16, 1921Jun 10, 1924 trumpet
1560497Musical InstrumentJoseph Le Roy BanksJul 19, 1922Nov 3, 1925 Rolmonica,
see also: RE16986
RE16986Musical InstrumentJoseph Le Roy BanksNov 3, 1927Jun 5, 1928 Rolmonica,
see also: 1560497
1720991Musical InstrumentJoseph Le Roy BanksDec 14, 1927Jul 16, 1929
1750791Musical InstrumentHerbert G. BeyerNov 3, 1928Mar 18, 1930
1750792Musical InstrumentHerbert G. BeyerNov 17, 1928Mar 18, 1930
1752978ToyHenry O. DrotningApr 12, 1929Apr 1, 1930 saxophonoe
1791903Musical-Instrument PlayerWarren Victor PrinceAug 17, 1929Feb 10, 1931 whistle
1798055Musical InstrumentJoseph Le Roy BanksNov 7, 1928Mar 24, 1931
1813337Musical InstrumentM.D. Zimmerman and Harry PullenMar 22, 1930Jul 7, 1931International Patents CorporationFireside Player
PlaRola
1814730Sound InstrumentHubert A. MyersMar 21, 1930Jul 14, 1931one-half to Arthur S. Hickock
1865522Musical InstrumentMichael JacksonOct 20, 1930Jul 5, 1932
1884003Mechanical Musical InstrumentHarry LichtmanMay 21, 1930Oct 25, 1932
209492Improvement in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsNewman R. Marshman and Mason J. MatthewsMay 22, 1878Oct 29, 1878 Trumpetto
2200430Musical Instrument And Method Of Assembling The SameHarry FallenJan 26, 1937May 14, 1940PlaRola CorporationPlaRola,
Nor-Cos
2479738Musical InstrumentJerome L. Goldstein and Mathew A. StrumerNov 20, 1946Aug 23, 1949
2506039Musical ToyMoses SivitzApr 22, 1949May 2, 1950Bromo-Mint Companypipes
2543471Mechanical Device for Teaching Harmonica PlayingJames L SchollDec 27, 1946Feb 27, 1951 non-musical
2669150Musical InstrumentPaul ShklarMay 10, 1951Feb 16, 1954
2694333Player HarmonicaVincent A. CostelloJun 29, 1951Nov 16, 1954Nor-Cos CorporationNor-Cos
2833174Toy Musical InstrumentWilliam D. Nonnamaker, William M. Nonnamaker and Lloyd O. LohausJul 11, 1955May 6, 1958
3186286Educational Musical ToysFolke Hugo Torsten SwenssonFeb 1, 1963Jun 1, 1965 via hose
3247748ToyMarvin I. Glass and Arthur E. NeumannMar 2, 1964Apr 26, 1966Marvin Glass & Associateswhistle

Tune-Sheets, etc.

170402Improvement in Electric Music-SheetsWilliam F. Schmoele and Henry Schmoele, Jr.May 15, 1875Nov 23, 1875one-third to Charles Schmoele
187860Improvement in Sheets for Automatic Musical InstrumentsPurdy B. HoytSep 21, 1876Feb 27, 1877
189144Improvement in Paper-Perforating MachinesRoswell T. SmithOct 6, 1876Apr 3, 1877 see also: RE9429
RE9429Paper-Perforating MachineRoswell T. SmithApr 17, 1880Oct 19, 1880 see also: 189144
219297Improvement in Music-Sheets for Mechanical Musical InstrumentsElias P. NeedhamApr 28, 1879Sep 2, 1879 Melodia,
Tournaphone,
Aurephone
223675Process of Manufacturing Perforated Sheets for Mechanical Musical InstrumentsGeorge B. KellyJun 14, 1879Jan 20, 1880The Mechanical Orguinette Company
223676Apparatus for Cutting Pattern-Plates to be Used in the Manufacture of Perforated Music-SheetsGeorge B. KellyJun 14, 1879Jan 20, 1880The Mechanical Orguinette Company
223866Machine for Perforating Sheets of Paper for Automatic Musical InstrumentsRoswell T. SmithJun 5, 1879Jan 27, 1880 see also: RE9653
RE9653Paper-Perforating MachineRoswell T. SmithOct 26, 1880Apr 12, 1881 see also: 223866
233882Paper-Perforating MachineRoswell T. SmithMar 1, 1880Nov 2, 1880 see also: RE10311
RE10311Paper-Perforating MachineRoswell T. SmithFeb 19, 1883Apr 10, 1883 see also: 233882
224715Music-Sheet for Mechanical Musical InstrumentsElias P NeedhamMay 8, 1879Feb 17, 1880
US255246Music-Sheet for OrguinettesLouis BrauerApr 12, 1881Mar 21, 1882
258072Perforated Music-SheetWillis JohnsonApr 20, 1881May 16, 1882The American Automatic Organ Company
259340Art of Perforating Music-paper For Automatic OrgansRoswell T. SmithFeb 11, 1881Jun 13, 1882
286108Music-Sheet For Mechanical Musical InstrumentsJefferson BaileySep 20, 1882Oct 2, 1883The McTammany Organette Company
287062Machine for Perforating Music-paper for Automatic Musical InstrumentsRoswell T. SmithMay 9, 1883Oct 23, 1883 see also: 318049
300368Machine For Punching Perforated Sheet-musicHenry B. HortonSep 30, 1881Jun 17, 1884The Automatic Music Paper Companymusic for Aurephone
308624Machine for Creasing Sheet-MusicJames MorganApr 21, 1882Dec 2, 1884J. Stewart Morgan
310501Music-Sheet for Mechanical Musical InstrumentsPaul EhrlichMay 21, 1884Jan 6, 1885
315052Machine For Inserting Pins In Music-BarrelsHenry B. MorrisMay 1, 1884Apr 7, 1885The Autophone Companymusic for Roller Organ
318049Machine for Cutting Music-Paper for Automatic Musical InstrumentsRoswell T. SmithAug 29, 1883May 19, 1885 improvement on 287062
322390Barrel for Mechanical Musical InstrumentsHenry B. MorrisMay 1, 1884Jul 14, 1885The Autophone Companymusic for Roller Organ
33091325)Machine for Perforating Music-Sheets for Mechanical Musical InstrumentsJohn MaxfieldOct 25, 1884Nov 24, 1885
339679Machine For Making And Inserting Staples In Music-RollersHenry B. MorrisOct 8, 1885Apr 13, 1886The Autophone Company
350747Perforated Music Sheet for Mechanical Musical InstrumentsGeorge B. KellyDec 5, 1885Oct 12, 1886
350748Perforated Music-SheetGeorge B. KellyDec 7, 1885Oct 12, 1886
38987226)Machine for Perforating Music-BandsJules CarpentierMay 28, 1887Sep 25, 1888
425935Music-Sheet for Mechanical Musical InstrumentsFriedrich Ernst Paul EhrlichJan 18, 1890Apr 15, 1890 Ariston
442130Machine For Preparing Music-RollersHenry B. MorrisMay 2, 1890Dec 9, 1890The Autophone Company
443252Music-Sheet for Mechanical Musical InstrumentsGeorge H. ChinnockSep 22, 1888Dec 23, 1890
452203Music-Sheet for Mechanical Musical InstrumentsWilliam A. WebberJan 29, 1891May 12, 1891The Aeolian Organ and Music Company
489568Perforated Sheet or Plate for Musical InstrumentsAlexander PetersonJun 13, 1892Jan 10, 1893
497323Music-Sheet for Mechanical Musical InstrumentsRudolph M. HunterFeb 8, 1893May 16, 1893 improvement on 452203
505878Perforated Music-SheetWillard H. GilmanJan 6, 1893Oct 3, 1893William S. Reed
517752Perforating-MachineGeorge B. KellyJun 30, 1893Apr 3, 1894
527970Machine for Making Perforated Sheet-MusicWilfred E. GriggsNov 24, 1893Oct 23, 1894
529995Tune-Sheet for Automatic Musical InstrumentsAugust AmthorJul 12, 1894Nov 27, 1894
54613327)Music-Sheet for Mechanical Musical InstrumentPaul EhrlichApr 13, 1895Sep 10, 1895
560540Note-Sheet for Mechanical Musical InstrumentsAdolf RichterSep 19, 1895May 19, 1896
593165Tune-Sheet for Mechanical Musical InstrumentsJohn E. SandersAug 27, 1896Nov 2, 1897
593694Machine for Perforating PaperHarold W. Shonnard and George Howlett DavisJan 23, 1896Nov 16, 1897The Aeolian Company
657682Spiral Note-SheetAdolf StaffelsteinMar 30, 1900Sep 11, 1900
671724Machine for Perforating Music-Sheets for Self-Playing InstrumentsRobert A. GallySep 7, 1900Apr 9, 1901
682272Case for Perforated Music-Sheets for Musical InstrumentsTimothy B. PowersNov 16, 1900Sep 10, 1901The Magnetic Piano Company
697821Music-RollLewis Benjamine DomanJul 22, 1901Apr 15, 1902
698104Machine for Cutting Perforated Sheets for Automatic Musical InstrumentsMelville ClarkMay 2, 1898Apr 22, 1902
707283Operating-Sheet for Automatic Musical InstrumentsEdwin S. VoteyOct 30, 1900Aug 19, 1902The Aeolian Company
726676Perforator for Music-RollsErnest B. Gregor and Maximillian F. GregorFeb 24, 1902Apr 28, 1903
736228Music-Sheet for Mechanical Musical InstrumentsCharles L. DavisNov 12, 1902Aug 11, 1903Wilcox & White Company

International Patents

General

NumberDescriptionInventorFiled   IssuedAssigneeInstrument/
Comment
CA11685Improvements On Mechanical Musical Instruments
Perfectionnements Aux Instruments De Musique Mecaniques
Arno, Oliver H. Aug 28, 1880The American Automatic Organ Company
CH103678Appareil de musique automatiqueMadame Julia Adèle Hirt Mar 5, 1923
DE22159Neuerung an mechanischen MusikwerkenClaude Gavioli Jan 28, 1882
DE26775Eine Schraubenfläche bildendes, dirchlochtes Notenblatt für Mechanische SpielwerkeMamert Hock Jul 20, 1883
DE28364Neuerung an Schraubenförmigen NotenblätternMamert Hock Jul 20, 1883
DE29387Deckel- und Walzerlagerung an der unter No. 23366 patentirten Mundharmonika mit MechanikOtto Zabekow May 4, 1884 see also: DE23366
DE30100Einrichtung an Apparaten zum mechanischen Spielen von Tasten-InstrumentenRobert Hodges Bishop und William Down May 10, 1884
DE32800Auswechselbare Bezüge für SpielwalzenEllis Parr Jan 13, 1885
DE33398Gegliedertes Notenblatt für mechanische MusikwerkeFriedrich Ernst Paul Ehrlich Apr 9, 1885
DE33509SpielwerkFirma Lamy Söhne Mar 21, 1885
DE36066Mechanisches Musikwerk mit einem an den Rändern in Gleitbahnen Gefürten NotenblattEugen Wellner and Emil Prager Sep 19, 1885 Melyphon
DE36805Neuerung in der Notenblätt-Führung bei mechanischen MusikwerkenEugen Wellner und Emil Prager Mar 31, 1885
DE38234Einrichtung zum Festlegen von Notenblättern auf WalzenJ. Morgner Feb 13, 1886
DE39560TrommelleierkastenCh. F. Pietschmann & Söhne Jan 28, 1886
DE41933Vorrichtung zum mechanischen Spielen von TasteninstrumentenActiengesellschaft Fabrik Leipziger Musikwerke vorm. Paul Ehrlich & Company Nov 12, 1886 see also: DE42163
DE42163Vorrichtung zum mechanischen Spielen von TasteninstrumentenActiengesellschaft Fabrik Leipziger Musikwerke vorm. Paul Ehrlich & Company Jan 6, 1887 see also: DE41933
DE42203Leierkasten mit seitlich angeordnetem besonderen MusikkastenCh. F. Pietschmann & Söhne Dec 1, 1886
DE42239Drehorgel mit durchlochtem NotenblattLouis Emile Jérôme Thibouville Jul 14, 1887 Organina Thibouville
DE45844Anordnung der Tragscheibe für NotenblätterMamert Hock Feb 23, 1888
DE46543Musikinstrument für KinderH & W Pataky Apr 7, 1888
DE49836Bewegungsmechanismus für durchlochte Notenblätter bei mechanischen MusikwerkenWilhelm Dick und Rudolf Freydeck Nov 29, 1888
DE50171Mechanischen Musikwerk mit bandförmigem NotenblattErnst Malke Mar 30, 1899
DE50626Vorrichtung zum Bewegen bändformiger Notenblätter bei mechanischen MusikwerkenErnst Malke Apr 21, 1889
DE52392Bewegungsvorrichtung für NotenblätterBerliner Musikinstrumentenfabrik vorm. Ch. F. Pietschmann & Söhne Nov 6, 1888
DE52533Gegliedertes Notenblatt für mechanische MusikwerkeActiengesellschaft Fabrik Leipziger Musikwerke vorm. Paul Ehrlich & Company Apr 9. 1885
DE58625Neuerung an Zungenstimmen-MusikwerkenOtto Schmidt Dec 5, 1890
DE59175Antriebvorrichtung bei mechanischen MusikwerkenBerliner Musik-Instrumenten-Fabrik, Actiengesellschaft, vorm. Ch. F. Pietschmann & Söhne Mar 8, 1891
DE59176Bewegliche Füfse an Notenblatt-MusikwerkenBerliner Musik-Instrumenten-Fabrik, Actiengesellschaft, vorm. Ch. F. Pietschmann & Söhne Mar 15, 1891
DE61563Tastenanordnung für Musikwerke mit durchlochtem NotenblattCarl Kretschmar Aug 9, 1891 see also: DE66483
DE62967Vorrichtung zum mechanischen Spielen von TasteninstrumentenJ. Cocchi Jun 7, 1891
DE66483Tastenanordnung für Musikwerke mit durchlochtem NotenblattCarl Kretschmar Apr 1, 1892 see also: DE61563
DE68348Vorrichtung zum mechanischen Spielen von TasteninstrumentenRobert Streich und Eugen Bauer Dec 25, 1891
DE78143Mechanischen Musikwerk mit umkehrbarer Bewegungsrichtung des NotenbandesValentin Schreiber Sep 23, 1893
DE83680Vorrichtung zur Nachahmung des Gesanges der KanarienvögelCarl Kretschmar und Paul Fehling Sep 11, 1894
DE87299Mechanischen Musikwerk mit Stahistimmen und endlosem NotenblattWerner Leube Aug 31, 1895
DE90162Verfahren zur Herstellung zusammenlegbarer Notenschablonen für Mechanische MusikwerkeGavioli & Cie June 3, 1896
DE90501Vorrichtung zum selbstthätigen Aufspeichern der aus gelenkig verbundenen Theilen bestehenden Notenblätten bei ihrem Austritt aus Mechanischen MusikwerkenGavioli & Cie Jun 3, 1896
DE107602Mechanischen Musikwerk mit Stahistimmen unf aufwickelbaren Metall-NotenbändernEugen Mirau Nov 2, 1898
DE136118Vorrichtung zum mechanischen Spielen von TasteninstrumentenFrederick Engelhardt und Alfred Paul Roth Dec 31, 1901
DE141684Wendegetriebe für die Notenförderung bei MusikwerkenReiss & Klemm Jul 31, 1902
FR2050609Jouet musical pneumatiqueRené WoltzJun 18, 1969Apr 2, 1971
GB188203119 Joseph Mark Draper and James Bartholomew DraperJul 1, 1882 Draper's Orchestral
GB188203291 Merritt GallyJul 11, 1882 Clariona,
Royal Orguinette
GB188203660 Paul EhrlichAug 2, 1882 Ariston
GB188616579 Alfred MaxfieldJul 27, 1886 Maxfield
GB188639050Miniature Street Piano Feb 2, 1886 Orpheus,
Pianette
GB188712670Improvements in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsJoseph Mark DraperSep 19, 1887Aug 3, 1888 Draper's Orchestral
GB188714334 Robert Mann LowneAug 5, 1877 endless band adapter (Celestina)
GB189305060 Friedrich Adolf RichterMar 8, 1893 accordion
GB189311672Improvements in or connected with Mechanical Musical InstrumentsFerdinand PietschmannJun 14, 1893Jul 22, 1893
GB189314666Improvements in Mechanical Musical Instruments with Tone Producing ReedsWilhelm Alfred SeiferJul 31, 1893Oct 7, 1893
GB189317528Improvements in or connected with Musical InstrumentsFriedrich Adolf RichterSep 8, 1893Oct 28, 1893
GB189320889Improvements in Automatic or Mechanical Musical InstrumentsPaul EhrlichJul 31, 1894Sep 1, 1894
GB189417202Improvements in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsJohann Emil MuckerMay 28, 1895Jun 29, 1895
GB189500366Improvements in and relating to Automatic Musical InstrumentsImhof & MuckleJan 5, 1895Feb 9, 1895
GB189513611Improvements in Pneumatic Musical InstrumentsRobert Allen GallyJul 16, 1895Oct 26, 1895
GB189517318Improvements in or connected with Mechanical Musical InstrumentsFriedrich Adolf RichterSep 17, 1895Feb 1, 1896
GB189616579Improvements in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsAlfred MaxfieldJul 27, 1896Oct 10, 1896
GB189713021Improvements in Motors used in Mechanical Musical InstrumentsAlfred MaxfieldMay 27, 1897Jul 10, 1897
GB697872AccordionsDiego GobbiMay 29, 1951Sep 30, 1953

With Keyboard

NumberDescriptionInventorFiled   IssuedAssigneeInstrument/
Comment
DE48500Mit einer Noten - Anzeige - Vorrichtung versehener Apparat zum Spielen von Klavieren und HarmoniumsAndreas Wider Sep 25, 1888
DE51235Vorrichtung zum mechanischen Anschlagen der Tasten von Pianinos, Harmoniums und dergleichen InstrumentenJ. Cocchi und F.A. Zeitler Aug 6, 1889 see also: DE55710
DE55710Vorrichtung zum mechanischen Spielen von TasteninstrumentenJ. Cocchi und F.A. Zeitler Jan 23, 1890 see also: DE51235
DE63875Einrichtung zum mechanischen Anschlagen der Tasten von Pianino's, Harmonium's, u. dergl. InstrumentenFirma Peterson & Co. Aug 6, 1889
DE90919Harmonium mit Einrichtung zum mechanischen Spielen desselbenE. Lippmann Jul 2, 1896

Mouth-Blown

NumberDescriptionInventorFiled   IssuedAssigneeInstrument/
Comment
CH97077Harmonica mécaniqueGeorges Oscar MesserlyJul 18, 1921Dec 1, 1922
CH135770Instrument de musiqueJoseph Le Roy BanksOct 29, 1928Oct 15, 1929
CH138624Instrument de musiqueHerbert George BeyerMar 11, 1929Mar 15, 1930
DE9689SchablonenflöteKonrad Trobach und Franz Rosenzweig Nov 18, 1879 flute
DE23366Mundharmonika mit MechanikOtto Zabekow Jul 7, 1882 see also: DE29387
DE46566Blasinstrument für KinderAnton Dorner Jun 20, 1888 mechanical trumpet
DE50531Kindertrompete mit Melodienplatte, Melodienband, oder MelodiencylinderOswald Rauner Apr 16, 1889
DE61821Bewegungsrichtung für mechanische TrompetenFirma Ullmann & Engelmann Jan 23, 1891 trumpet
DE83918Blasinstrument mit Zungenstimmen und von einem durchlochtem Notenblatt Bethätigten PumpenventilenKarl Lux i. F.C.A Lux Dec 25, 1894 trumpet
DE97261Musikinstrument mit ZungenstimmenJohann Bammes Mar 2, 1897
DE101533Mechanisch spielbares BlasinstrumentGustav Kley Mar 13, 1898
DE127921Blasinstrument mit Zungenstimmen und Notenblatt oder NotenwalzeLeo Beutler Apr 13, 1901
DE129190Blasinstrument mit Zungenstimmen und durchlochtem NotenblattMaximilian Janka Mar 17, 1901
DE150350Blasinstrument mit selbstdrehender, vom Blaswind angetriebener MusikwalzeF. Ant. Hubbuch Jul 28, 1903
DE154728Mechanisches BlasinstrumentHenry Eberly Hibshman und Clarence James McCuaig Jul 16, 1903
DE189729Mechanische Mundharmonika mit Einrichtung zur Schrittweisen Fortschaltung des NotenbandesMenzenhauer & Schmidt Aug 26, 1906 Pistonet
DE227462Mechanische Mundharmonika mit durchlochtem NotenblattOttomar Meinel Dec 22, 1909
DE403580Mechanische MundharmonikaJoseph Le Roy Banks und Clausen & Company Nov 17, 1922
DE444999Blasinstrument mit StimmenzungenHeinrich Maaß Apr 17, 1925
DE502116Mechanische MundharmonikaHerbert George BeyerJun 26, 1930Jul 11, 1930 Rolmonica
DE529926Mechanische MundharmonikaThe Rolmonica Patents Company June 6, 1928 Rolmonica
DE533553Mechanische MundharmonikaFirma Otto Hermann Böhm Aug 17, 1928
DE544848Mechanisch spielbare MundharmonikaKarl Adolf Ludwig Oct 3, 1928
FR333631Perfectionnements aux instruments de musiqueHenry Eberly Hibshman et Clarence James McCuaig Jul 7, 1903
FR655427Dispositif pour instruments à vent ou harmonicas permettant d'utiliser un rouleau de papier perforéThe Rolmonica Patents CompanyJun 6, 1928Apr 18, 1929 Rolmonica
GB322678Musical InstrumentHerbert George BeyerJan 18, 1929Dec 12, 1929
GB444647Automatic mouth-organsHarry PullenOct 12, 1934Mar 25, 1936
GB658322Improvements in musical toyCowan, De Groot, Ltd.Aug 13, 1949Oct 3, 1951 whistle

Tune Sheets, etc.

NumberDescriptionInventorFiled   IssuedAssigneeInstrument/
Comment
DE29775Neuerung an NotenblätternFabrik Leipziger Musikwerke vorm. Paul Ehrlich & Company Apr 24, 1884
DE64005Metallnotenblatt für Mechanische Musik-WerkeBerliner Musik-Instrumenten-Fabrik, Actien-Gesellschaft, vorm. Ch. F. Pietschmann & Söhne Feb 16, 1892
DE69446Metallnotenblatt für Mechanische MusikwerkeBerliner Musik-Instrumenten-Fabrik, Actien-Gesellschaft, vorm. Ch. F. Pietschmann & Söhne Feb 16, 1892
DE70177Metallnotenblatt für Mechanische MusikwerkeBerliner Musik-Instrumenten-Fabrik, Actien-Gesellschaft, vorm. Ch. F. Pietschmann & Söhne Jan 8, 1893
DE78063Auswechselbare Notenplatte für Walzen mit nach Schraubenlinien verlaufenden NotenreihenHermann Frenzel Jan 30, 1894
DE86343Notenblatt aus Pappe o. dgl. mit durch Metallblech verstärken Oeffnungen für die TransporträderOtto Foehr Aug 8, 1895
DE110784Notenblattführung bei mechanischen MusikwerkenBernhard Göppert und Julius Jacobi Aug 1, 1899
DE143089Notenblatträger für mechanischen MusikwerkeFriedrich Schübbe Aug 20, 1902
GB189409446Improvements in Perforated Tune Discs and Sheets for Mechanical Musical InstrumentsFriedrich Adolf RichterMay 12, 1894Jul 7, 1894
GB189414380Improvements in and connected with Music Sheets for Mechanical Musical InstrumentsFriedrich Adolf RichterJul 26, 1894Sep 1, 1894
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GB189505951New or Improved Apparatus for Moving and Guiding in a Rectilinear and Positive Manner Long and Endless Music Sheets for Mechanical Musical InstrumentsFriedrich Adolf RichterMar 21, 1895Apr 27, 1895
GB189516000Improvements in or connected with Music Sheets for Mechanical Musical InstrumentsFriedrich Adolf RichterAug 26, 1895Sep 28, 1895
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1) The date shown on an instrument was “Oct 28, 1878”, but this patent seems the likely intent.
2) Patented in England Sep 6, 1878, in France Mar 10, 1878
3) Patented in France Jul 19, 1852 No. 150197
4) Patented in Germany Sep 24, 1883 No. 24074, Jan 30, 1884 No. 25745
5) , 6) , 7) Patented in England May 14, 1884 No. 7708
8) Patented in Germany Feb 23, 1883 No. 24405, and in Austria-Hungary Jun 14, 1883 Vol. 33 folio 1161, and Vol. 17 folio 1128
9) Patented in England Jan 1, 1884 No. 19
10) Patented in Belgium March 15, 1884 No. 64512, in France March 15, 1884 No. 160974, in England Mar 15, 1884 No. 4968, in Italy May 19, 1884, No. 16808/268, in Austria-Hungary Sep 21, 1884 No. 16788 and No. 42809, in Denmark Feb 10, 1885 No. 748
11) Patented in France Dec 11, 1884 No. 165870
12) Patented in Germany Dec 24, 1884 No. 32391, June 16, 1885 No. 34254, in France Feb 9, 1885 No. 166911, in England May 30, 1885 No. 6585, in Belgium Aug 14, 1885 No. 69908, in Austria-Hungary Nov 12, 1885 XIX 2258, XXXV 2225
13) Patented in England July 11, 1882 No. 3291
14) Patented in France Feb 9, 1886 No. 174051, and in England Feb 10, 1880 No. 1971
15) Patented in England Sep 17, 1885 No. 11052, in Belgium Feb 17, 1886, No. 53118, in Germany Feb 19, 1886 No. 8270, in France Feb 20, 1886 No. 161042, nd in Austria-Hungary June 24, 1886, No. 7,903
16) Patented in England Sep 29, 1883 No. 4633
17) Patented in England Sep 14, 1883 No. 4410
18) Patented in Switzerland Dec 20, 1888 No. 402
19) Patented in Austria-Hungary Aug 1, 1891 No. 36656, 61711, in England Aug 18, 1891 No. 13903, in France Aug 19, 1891 No. 202271
20) Patented in Germany Jun 21, 1893 No. 78501, in England Nov 3, 1893, No. 20889, in France Mar 1, 1894 No. 236656, in Austria Mar 2, 1894 No. 58758, in Hungary Mar 2, 1894 No. 90401
21) Patented in Switzerland Jul 5, 1895 No. 10494
22) Henry B. Horton was the author of several Autophone patents.
23) Patented in Germany Aug 6, 1889 No. 51235, and Jan 23, 1890 No. 55710, in England Apr 17, 1890 No. 5862, and in Spain May 31, 1890 No. 10872
24) Patented in England Jun 4, 1884 No. 8564
25) Patented in England Apr 16, 1884 No. 6432
26) Patented in France Feb 25, 1885 No. 107277, and in England May 17, 1887 No. 7194
27) Patented in Germany Nov 8, 1892 No. 79765, in England May 29, 1893 No. 10518, in Austria-Hungary Aug 1, 1893 No. 22849, No. 38065
 
 
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