US 1010015 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
S. G. GADDY.
SKIPPING APPLIANCE AND PHYSICAL BXERGISING DEVICE.
APPLIOATION FILED IEB.9, 1911.
1,010,015, Patented Nov. 28 1911.
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S. 'C. GADDY. SKIPPING APPLIANCE AND PHYSICAL EXEROISING DEVICE.
APPLICATION FILED PEB.9, 1911.
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SKIPPING APPLIANCE AND PHYSICAL-EXERCISING DEVICE.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented NOV. 28, 1911.
Application filed February 9, 1911. Serial No. 607,468.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, SYDNEY CHARLES CADDY, a subject of His Majesty the King of England, residing at Avondale, Keynsham, near Bristol, in the county of Somerset, Kingdom of England, manager, have invented a certain new and useful Improved Skipping Appliance and Physical-Exercising Device, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to an improved exercising appliance adapted to be used as a skipping rope or physical exerciser as desired.
The object of my invent-ion is to provide a device as mentioned which may be used by children as a skipping rope and which is adapted to be arranged and used for exercising and developing the muscles of the body and limbs.
A further object of my invention is to provide a device as mentioned which may be folded into small compass for packing or transportation.
Other objects will appear hereinafter.
With these objects in View my invention consists generally in a pair of handle members or grips, a flexible member or rope of coiled spring wire connecting said handles and means on the handles for engaging the rope when looped in several laps.
My invention further consists in a device as mentioned in which each of the handles are formed of a pair of wire loops spaced apart and forming resilient or spring grips.
My invention further consists in a device as mentioned in which the two loops of each handle are spaced apart by metal clips, which clips constitute the means for engaging the loops of the rope when arranged as an exerciser.
My invention further consists in a suitable connection between a pair of handles as mentioned and the rope whereby one of the handles may be slipped along the rope until the clips of the two handles engage and the rope wound about the two handles between the loops constituting'the same.
My invention further consists in various details of construction and arrangements of parts all as will be fully described hereinafter and particularly pointed out in the claims.
My invention will be more readily understood by reference to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification and in which Figure l is a View illustrating the device arranged to be used as a skipping rope, Fig. 2 a side elevation of one of the handles and the adjacent end of the rope, Fig. 3 is a plan view of one of the handles, Fig. 4 is a view illustrating the device folded or coiled for packing or shipping, Fig. 5 is a view illustrating the device arranged to be used as a chest expander or other exercising purposes, Fig. 6 is a detail side elevation of a cap adapted to be placed over the clip member of the handle, Fig. 7 is a plan view illustrating the cap in position on the clip, the loops of the handle being illustrated in section, and Fig. 8 is a side elevation of the portion of the device illustrated in Fig. 7.
Referring now to the drawings a indicates the flexible member or rope portion and b the handles. The rope a is formed of a length of helically coiled spring wire and is provided at the ends with solid tips or nipples e which are preferably cylindrical and provided with the enlarged substantially hemispherical heads 6, the purpose of which will appear hereinafter.
The handles each comprise a pair of wire loops 6 and a metal clip d connecting the same in spaced relation. The loops are formed with straight base portions 6 to which the clip d is rigidly secured so as to hold these portions in fixed spaced relation and with the loops 6 slightly flaring from the base to the outer or hand engaging portion as shown clearly in Fig. 3. The portions 6" extend an appreciable distance be yond the ends of the clip and are then outwardly oifset as at b forming a contracted space B for the reception of the loops of the member a when used as an exerciser and an enlarged space B to receive the member a when coiled about the handles for packing as shown in Fig. 4L. The clips 03 are rigidly secured to the loops 5 and the loops are made of spring wire so that the handles constitute spring grips for exercising the muscles of the hand and fore-arm.
The clip cl is provided with a substantially central perforation to receive the nipple e, the head 6 resting upon the upper face of the clip. When using the device as a skipping rope the member a is extended its full length as shown in Fig. 1, and as the nipples e are free to rotate in the clips d,
there is no danger of the rope becoming twisted or tangled. When it is desired to use the device as a chest expander or similar exerciser, the member a is doubled into several loops and the loops engaged over the clips (Z of the handles as illustrated in Fig. 5. The clips (Z are notched at the ends, as
at d which construction together with the rounded heads 6 prevents sharp bends in the member a which would tend to injure the same.
The member a slips readily through the aperture in both of the clips cl so that either of the handles may be passed along the rope into engagement with the other and the rope coiled about both as shown clearly in Fig. 4.
If desired a rounded metal cap d may be provided secured to the clip cl and covering the head 6 which will prevent the nipples slipping from the clips (Z and also present a smooth surface to the member or rope a when looped about the same.
Having described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. A device of the class described, comprising a pair of handles, a flexible elastic member connecting said handles and means on said handles for engaging loops formed in said flexible member, substantially as described.
2. A device of the class described, comprising a pair of handles, a flexible elastic member connecting said handles, each of said handles comprising a pair of wire loops and a metal clip rigidly connected to said loops and holding the same in spaced relation, substantially as described.
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3. A device of the class described, comprising a pair of handles, each consisting of a pair of spring wire loops and a metal clip rigidly connecting said loops at the base and holding the same in spaced and flared posi tion, and a flexible member connecting the clips of the handles, substantially as described.
4. A device of the class described, com prising a pair of handles each formed of a pair of spaced loops, and a flexible member connecting said handles, said handles being rotatably and slidably mounted on said member, substantially as described.
5. In a device of the class described, a I
flexible member and a pair of handles thereon, each of said handles comprising a pair of wire loops and a clip rigidly connecting the bases of said loops in spaced relation, said bases being laterally ofl-set each side of said clip and said handles being slidably mounted on said flexible member, substantially as described.
6. In a device of the class described, a pair of handles each comprising a pair of loops and a clip connecting the same in spaced relation, and a flexible member comprising a length of helically coiled wire, a cylindrical nipple on each end of said member sWiveled in said clips and a head on each of said nipples, substantially as described.
In testimony, that I claim the foregoing as my invention, I have signed my name in presence of two subscribing witnesses.
SYDNEY CHARLES CADDY.
J. S. WVITHERS,
addressing the Commissioner of Patents,
Washington, D. G.