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SECTION I - CLASS DEFINITION

This class provides for design patents claiming ornamental designs for:

1. Keyboard Type

2. Wind Instrument

3. String Instrument

4. Printing Equipment

5. Percussion Instrument

6. Mechanical Instrument

7. Miscellaneous

(1) Note. Design patents in this class are classified by what is claimed and shown in full lines only. Broken, hatched or stippled lines, which may be included in design patent drawings, are considered as environment only.

SECTION II - REFERENCES TO OTHER CLASSES

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D3Travel Goods and Personal Belongings,   subclass 204 for musical instrument case.
D6Furnishings,   subclasses 407 through 635for recording disc or magnetic tape-type holder or storage cabinet; and subclass 701 for sheet music stand.
D10Measuring, Testing, or Signalling Instruments,   subclasses 118 through 118.2for bell or wind chime designs.
D14Recording, Communication, or Information Retrieval Equipment,   subclasses 120 through 122for audio recording medium or carrier; subclasses 124-265 for audio recording, transmission, or playing equipment; subclass 158 for voice synthesizer.
D21Games, Toys, and Sports Goods,   subclass 400 for baton; subclasses 405-411 for sounding or noise making toy including toy musical instrument.

SUBCLASSES

[List of Patents for class D17 subclass 1]    1KEYBOARD TYPE:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Design for musical instrument that includes an arrangement of keys.

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D3Travel Goods and Personal Belongings,   subclass 204 for musical instrument case.
D6Furnishings,   subclass 701 for sheet music stand.
D10Measuring, Testing, or Signalling Instruments,   subclasses 118 through 118.2for bell or wind chime designs.
D21Games, Toys, and Sports Goods,   subclasses 405 through 411for sounding or noise making toy including toy musical instrument; subclass 410 for toy xylophone.
  
[List of Patents for class D17 subclass 2]    2Combined with diverse article:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.  Design that includes the disclosure of another design which, if claimed separately, would be classified in a subsequent subclass or class.
  
[List of Patents for class D17 subclass 3]    3Accordion:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.  Design for a portable box-shaped musical instrument with bellows and keys or buttons.
  
[List of Patents for class D17 subclass 4]    4Element or attachment:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 3.  Design directed to parts or attachment for an accordion.
  
[List of Patents for class D17 subclass 5]    5Organ or cabinet therefor:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.  Design for musical instrument or furniture enclosure therefor that includes pipes that sound notes when air is forced through them.
(1) Note. Includes electronic-type organ.

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12,for harmonica or mouth organ.

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D21Games, Toys, and Sports Goods,   subclass 409 for toy piano or organ.
  
[List of Patents for class D17 subclass 6]    6Multiple keyboard:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 5.  Design that includes plural arrays or arrangements keys.
  
[List of Patents for class D17 subclass 7]    7Piano or cabinet therefor:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.  Design for musical instrument or furniture enclosure therefor which sounds by interior hammers striking metal strings operated by pressing keys.

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D21Games, Toys, and Sports Goods,   subclass 409 for toy piano or organ.
  
[List of Patents for class D17 subclass 8]    8Grand type:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 7.  Design that is harp-shaped and arranged on substantially a horizontal axis.
  
[List of Patents for class D17 subclass 9]    9Element or attachment:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 1.  Design directed to part or accessory not elsewhere provided for.

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D6Furnishings,   subclass 701 for sheet music stand.
  
[List of Patents for class D17 subclass 10]    10WIND INSTRUMENT:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Design that produces sound by passage of an air current, especially the player s breath.

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D3Travel Goods and Personal Belongings,   subclass 204 for music instrument case.
D10Measuring, Testing, or Signalling Instruments,   subclasses 118 through 118.2for bell or wind chime designs.
D21Games, Toys, and Sports Goods,   subclass 411 for air operated sounding or noise making toy.
  
[List of Patents for class D17 subclass 11]    11Cornet or trumpet:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 10.  Design for a brass-type wind instrument consisting of a narrow straight or curved tube flared at one end that may or may not include keys or buttons.
  
[List of Patents for class D17 subclass 12]    12Harmonica:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 10.  Design for a small instrument that is usually hand held and played by blowing and sucking air through it.
  
[List of Patents for class D17 subclass 13]    13Element or attachment:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 10.  Design directed to part or accessory not elsewhere provided for.

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D3Travel Goods and Personal Belongings,   subclass 204 for musical instrument case.
  
[List of Patents for class D17 subclass 14]    14STRING INSTRUMENT:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Design that produces sounds by the vibration of a narrow cord of wire or catgut-type material.

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D3Travel Goods and Personal Belongings,   subclass 204 for musical instrument case.
D6Furnishings,   subclass 701 for sheet music stand.
D21Games, Toys, and Sports Goods,   subclasses 405 through 411for sounding or noise making toy including toy musical instrument.
  
[List of Patents for class D17 subclass 15]    15Plural neck:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 14.  Design that includes two or more end pieces for holding and tightening the string members.
  
[List of Patents for class D17 subclass 16]    16Harp:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 14.  Design for a musical instrument or frame therefor, usually upright, consisting of strings stretched on a roughly triangular frame, played by plucking with the fingers.
  
[List of Patents for class D17 subclass 17]    17Violin:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 14.  Design for a musical instrument or body therefor with four strings, played with a bow.
  
[List of Patents for class D17 subclass 18]    18Simulative:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 14.  Design that includes an ornamental feature or features that show the ornamental appearance of another article either as applied ornamentation or form.
(1) Note. The search for a musical instrument that simulates the appearance of another object should also include the appropriate Design Class and Subclass(es) for the actual object being simulated.
  
[List of Patents for class D17 subclass 19]    19Symmetrical outline:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 14.  Design that includes a peripheral configuration that is identical on both sides or each side is substantially a mirror image of the other.
  
[List of Patents for class D17 subclass 20]    20Element or attachment:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 14.  Design directed to part or accessory not elsewhere provided for.
  
[List of Patents for class D17 subclass 21]    21Bridge, tailpiece, or vibrato unit:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 20.  Design for string support elevator member, end support member, or attachment to control vibration.
  
[List of Patents for class D17 subclass 22]    22PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Design that produces sounds by striking or hitting objects against one another.

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D3Travel Goods and Personal Belongings,   subclass 204 for musical instrument case.
D6Furnishings,   subclass 701 for sheet music stand.
D10Measuring, Testing, or Signalling Instruments,   subclasses 118 through 118.2for bell or wind chime designs.
D21Games, Toys, and Sports Goods,   subclasses 405 through 411for sounding or noise making toy including toy musical instrument.
  
[List of Patents for class D17 subclass 23]    23Xylophone or marimba:
 This subclass is indented under subclass 22.  Design for musical instrument consisting of flat bars graduated in length, which produce tones when struck.

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D21Games, Toys, and Sports Goods,   subclass 410 for toy xylophone.
  
[List of Patents for class D17 subclass 24]    24MECHANICAL INSTRUMENT:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Design for music box type.
(1) Note. Includes music box.

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D6Furnishings,   subclasses 407 through 635for recording disc or magnetic tape-type holder or storage cabinet.
D10Measuring, Testing, or Signalling Instruments,   subclasses 118 through 118.2for bell or wind chime designs.
D14Recording, Communication, or Information Retrieval Equipment,   subclasses 124 through 265for audio recording, transmission or playing equipment; subclasses 474-480 for audio recording medium or carrier.
D21Games, Toys and Sports Goods,   subclasses 405 through 411for sounding or noise making toy.
  
[List of Patents for class D17 subclass 99]    99MISCELLANEOUS:
 This subclass is indented under the class definition.  Design for musical instrument-type equipment not elsewhere provided for.

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D3Travel Goods and Personal Belongings,   subclass 204 for musical instrument case.
D6Furnishings,   subclasses 407 through 635for recording disc or magnetic tape-type holder or storage cabinet; and subclass 701 for sheet music stand.
D14Recording, Communication, or Information Retrieval Equipment,   subclasses 124 through 265for audio recording, transmission or playing equipment; subclass 158 for voice synthesizer; subclasses 474-480 for audio recording medium or carrier.
D21Games, Toys, and Sports Goods,   subclass 400 for baton; subclasses 405-411 for sounding or noise making toy including toy musical instrument.
  

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