US 1038656 A
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J. G. F. RBUTER.
APPLICATION IILEI) JUNE 6, 1910.
m mm m .0\ 2a. m 63 w m n. m M m n J m u a I y E Witnesses 5 JEAN G. F. BEUTER, OF WATERIBURY, CONNECTICUT.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Sept. 1'7, 1912.
Application filed June 6, 1910. Serial No. 585,365.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JEAN G. F. REUTER, -a citizen of the UnitedStates,
residing in of New Haven Waterbury, in the count ave invented cerand State of Connecticut,
tam new and useful Im rovements in Spray-Vibrators, of which t e following is a specification.
This disk has abent The object of this invention is to provide a rotary massage device that can be conveniently used in connection with a bath by employing the Water pressure to actuatethe device and at the same time provide wet massage by allowing some of the water used to drive the device to pass through the massage member-or produce a spray.
In the accompan ing drawing representing embodiments o my invention, Figure 1 is a section on line 1--1 of Fig. 2. Fig. 2 is.
a section on the line 22 of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 shows one of the vanes or buckets of the motor; and Fig. 4 shows a modification.
The device is shown as comprising a somewhat drum-sliaped casing member 5 comprising a sidemember 6 at one side, and a member 7 at the 0 'posite side having a flange part 0 the casing. The disk portion 7 is provided with numerous perforations. A disk'9 issuitably attached adjacent the disk portion 7 andois correspondingly perforated.
rounding the projecting flange portion. 11 of the disk 7 w ereby it is held in position. By swinging 7 the perforations may be made to register or to close each other,
cont-rolled at will. The disk portion 6 has a socket portion 12 forming a bearing for a shaft 13, whose other end has a bearin in a journal portion 14 supported by a ent socket portion 15. of the disk member 7.-
This shaft carries a motor in the nature of a turbine, denoted generally by lfishown as comprising a series of buckets 17, which i buckets do not extend to. the periphery or to 19 whereby water is admitted to engage the I the sides of the chamber, but leave a small space therein whereby the water may find access to the perforated side member 7. The
produce an effective massage, 'tated from the action of the through the massa emember. the perforated dis ortion .8 that orms the peripheral angie portion 10 sur-' this disk 9 relative to the disk whereby the outlet from the chamber through these holes 'is device during its regulating the passage of the water from the 1 chamber is provided with a tangential inlet buckets and cause rotation of the shaft. A suitable outlet 20 is provided for the water that has acted upon the buckets. A handle, may be attached to the member by being secured to the casing around the socket portion 12 thereof. The shaft 13 projects through the disk members 7 and 9 and carries a massage member that will serve to water on the buckets.
InfFi-g. 2 is shown a rubber massage member 21 that is removably secured to the shaft by a screw 22. This massage member has passages therethrough permitting the water to pass through the perforated side members to find outlet. vBy this means it will be seen that the water which serves to rotate the massage member will also serve to produce a wet massage by some of it passing By turning 9 the amount of such water can be controlled; or the water can be cut off entirely from the massage-member, and a dry massage obtained. The massage by being romember. can be removed and a spray device v is provided. -In Fig. 4 is shown a similar device in which a brush of bristles 25 is employed instead of the massage member 21.
Having thus described my invention, I claim:
The combination ofa casing, a fluid motor rotatable in the casingand providedwith a shaft projecting through the casing, an inlet member for the casing arranged. to direct fluid againsbthe motor to rotate the same, the casing having passages in one side giving exit to the water after engaging the motor, a massage device carried by-the shaftoutside of the motor, .such device having passages 'registerin with the said outlet passages in the casmg during the rotation of the device whereby the Water after driving the motor will pass through the massage rotation, and means for casing to the massage device. I
v JEAN G. EREUTER. I Witnesses:
HOWARD B. Snow, rmnwoon L. Rowmnn.