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Publication numberUS1012802 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 26, 1911
Filing dateJan 22, 1910
Priority dateJan 22, 1910
Publication numberUS 1012802 A, US 1012802A, US-A-1012802, US1012802 A, US1012802A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Exercising device.
US 1012802 A
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Patented Dec. 26, 1911.



Y '0 all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JOHN H. BRoeAN, a

' citizen of the United States, residing at Philadelphia, in the county of Philadelphia and State of'Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Exercising Devices, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to exercising devices and. more particularly to that class of exerciser adapted to be gripped by the two hands and maneuvered about the body.

The main object of my invention is to produce a device of the kind that when properly used will bring as many ofthe muscles of the body as possible into active and strenuous play, even into violent op eration, if desired.

"With this object in view, I have produced an exerciser in which elasticity has been eliminated as a'feature, thus causing a positive action upon the muscles brought into lay.

p One of my principal 'objects is to produce a strong, durable and eflicient device, at

a .cost sulficiently low to be within the reach of almost any one.

WVith these and other objects in view, I endeavor to clearly illustrate my invention in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a top plan view of my exerciser, Fig. 2 is a view of the handle of my device with the hand grip in longitudinal section, Fig. 3 is a longitudinal section of one end connecting strap, showing the re inforcing means and a portion of the handle, Fig. 4 is. a detail of the reinforcing device, Fig, 5 is a view of the central part of the strap shown in sect-ion with a shortening device, Fig. 6 is a device for shortening the strap.

Like numerals of reference indicate like parts throughout the several views and in the specification.

My exerciser consists of a flexible nonelastic member 1, approximately the length of a persons arm. This member is attached at each end to an arc-shaped handle or bail as 2 and 3, to which are secured the revolving hand grips 4 and 5, through the medium of the bosses 6 which are counter sunk into the ends of the hand grips and Specification of Letters Patent.

- like.

' Patented Dec.26,1911.

Application filed January 22, 1910. Serial No. 539,571.

the extreme ends of which are enlarged to form a head. 9. The bosses 6 are secured to the hand grips by nails or screws 10, or by any other suitable means.

The ends 11 of the member 1 are passed over reinforcing members 12 which engage the bails 2 and 3 and return upon thems'elves forming an eye 13 therein which is somewhat larger than the bail allowing of its free movement on the bail. The member 1 and the reinforcing members 12 are secured to one another and to the .bail through the medium of the rivets 14 or the The portion 15 of the reinforcing member 12 which bears against the 'bail member is arc-shaped and has a smooth surface so that it will have a free and-easy form bearings 7 for the ends of the bails 8,

movement on the bail and will readily slide from one part to another thereof.

A shortening device 16, may be secured to the member 1 for the purpose of chang'-' ing the length of the exerciser as-shown in ig. 4. Y

The member 1 may be constructed of any desired flexible, non-elastic material such as leather or the like. This member has a swinging motion on the bails and also has a lateral sliding motion thereon. The hand grips have a revolving motion on the bails and these three independent motions permit of a rapid and easy movement of the parts making the exerciseradapt itself to any angle or position.

The exerciser is preferably about the length of the arm of the person using it but may be longer or shorter as found desirable, the shorter the device .the more violent the exercise. When lengthened it becomes milder.

To procure-the best results the hands should embrace the hand grips with the palms. facing outwardly and the exerciser should be raised first above the head, then lowered toward the back of the body and maneuvered into as many positionsas possible.- When properly used this exerciser will bring practically all the muscles of the arms and trunk of the body as well as many of the muscles of the lower extremities into play, expands the chest, enforces deep breathing and excites the blood into a rapid parting from'the spirit of my invention.

non-elastic member "arms,

delightful tingling and refreshing sensa- 7 tion.

y The members 1 may be rigid instead of flexible and various changes may be made from the form herein shown without d'e- Having described my invention I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent 1.- An exercising device consistingof a' n0n-elastic length of the reach of a users outstretched I ends of member approximately the arms, and movable-handles onthe said member.-

2. An exercising device consisting of a approximately the length of the reach of a users outstretched .and universally movable handles on the ends of said member.

3.. An exercisng device consisting of a non-elastic member approximately the length of the" reach of a users outstretched the'ends of said "member, said member bei'n'g'fiexible.

,4. An, exercising device consisting of a non-elastic member approximately length of the reach of a users outstretched arms, anduniversally movable handles on the ends of said member, said member b'emember.

5. Anexercising device consisting of a non-flexible member length of the reach of the outstretched arms handles slidable on said member and -r0- tatable gripping members on said handles; In testimony whereof I aflix my signature', in presence of two witnesses. JOHN H. BROGAN, Witnesses: I Y CEOELIN BLUM, FREDRICKA STUT'Z.

arms, and universally movable handles on ing flexible, and means for shortening said of a user, means for shortening said member,-


approximately the

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U.S. Classification482/91
Cooperative ClassificationA63B23/12, A63B21/0004, A63B21/0023
European ClassificationA63B21/002B, A63B23/12, A63B21/00D