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Publication numberUS1138196 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 4, 1915
Filing dateAug 14, 1912
Publication numberUS 1138196 A, US 1138196A, US-A-1138196, US1138196 A, US1138196A
InventorsRobert N. Diei-il
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Exercising apparatus.
US 1138196 A
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l 1 38, l 965. Patented May 4, v1915,




Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented May 4, 1915.

Application led August 14, 1912. Serial No. 715,092.

` To all 'whom t may concern.'

Be it knownthat I, ROBERT N. DIEHL,'a citizen of the United States, residing at Oilfields, in the county of Fresno and State of California, have invented new and useful Improvements in Exercising Apparatus, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to an exercising apparatus.

The object of my invention is to provide a device having a plurality of bell members which may be connected by a ,removable elongated member to form a bar-bell, and which members may also be connected by a shorter removable member to form a dumb-bell, and which members may also receive separate handles to adapt them as kettle-bells.

Another object of my invention is to provide novel means in the bells whereby the weight thereof may be regulated.

The invention resides in the novel and advantageous construction hereinafter described and illustrated in they accompanying drawings.

In these drawings z-Figure l is a view` showing the device used as a dumb-bell, being partly in section. Fig. 2 is a detail view partly in elevation and partly in section showing a bell rod or bolt and attaching member. Figs. 8 and 4 respectively, are detail front and sectional views of a washer plate used in connection with the device. Fig. 5 is a detail of the wrench used in connection with the bolts'of the device, and, Fig. 6 is a detail view of one ofv the bells having a handle applied thereto and serving as a kettle-bell.

Referring to the drawings, l designates the bells of the device which are formed preferably of a hollow cylinder at one end of which is solidly secured a plate such as 2. Said plate is provided with a central screw threaded opening which is engaged by a screw threaded shank 3 of an attaching member. Said member is provided with an enlarged portion 4 provided with interior screw threads. A washer such as 5 is preferably interposed between the plate 2 and the enlarged portion 4. Through the attaching member passes a bolt 6 provided with a head or nut 7 at one end, preferably within the portion 4, and with a nut 8 at its opposite end. Said bolt 6 passes through a removable disk or plate 9 which bears against an inwardly projecting flange 10, provided on the bell cylinder. The nut 8 is preferably located beyond the disk 9 and clamps between the same and said disk a washer or plate 11 provided with a recess in which the nut 8 is situated.

Along the bolt 6 interior of thebells, are provided any suitable number of removable disks or division plates 12. Said bells are adapted to be supplied with anyk suitable weight medium desired, such as shot, sand or scrap metal. The weight medium is maintained within the bells between the disks 11, so that in case it is desired to reduce the weight of the bells, one or more of the disks 11 may be removed so as to permit the weight medium between the same to be removed, thereby providing means whereby any desired portion of the weight medium may be removed.

When the bells are used in connection` with a dumb-bell, a tube 13 provided with screw threads at each end, engages the screw threads of the portion 4 and thereby connects the bells to the same and forms a dumbbell. When the device is used as a bar-bell, the tube 13 is of the same construction but considerably longer. When the device is used to form kettle-bells the screw threads of the part 4 are engaged by screw threads of a removable handle 14, as shown in Fig. 6.

The preferred form of wrench used in adjusting the nuts is shown in Fig. 5'.

It will be seen that the attaching members provide a separate means onV each bell to be engaged by a connecting tube or handle such as 13, or to beV engaged by separate handles such as 14 whereby a dumb-bell device is provided whose bells may also be used in connection withl a bar-bell, and with a ketl paratus of hollow bell members, a connect-k ing member between said bell members and having engagement therewith, an interior flange on said bells, bolts passing through said bells and engaging said connecting member, plates on said bolts, said plates engaging said interior anges upon said 20 lindrical bell members, an integral closure Y s l1,138,1e

bells whereby to form a closure for said bells, and a plurality of division plates disposed upon said bolts for equalizing the weight within said bell members and pro- Vidingv against excessV dislodgement ot said bell `members and engaging each atlv taching member to secure -said bells to said connecting member, plates on said means forming closures for saidy bells, and Ya plurality of divisionplates removably carried by said means within the hollow portion of 'said bells for subdividing the Weight within said bell members. Y

3. An exercising apparatusincluding cyfor one Vend of'each member, a flange formed adjacent the other ends thereof, a removable closure abutting said flange, connecting means between said, closures, and means carried by first said Vmeans toA subdivide the interior of said bell between said closures.

4. An exercising apparatus rincluding hollow bell members, an integral closure for oneend of each member, attaching members threadingly engaging said closures,

flanges formed interiorly of each member adjacent their opposite ends, removable closures abutting saidflanges, connecting means between leach pair ofl closures, subdivision plates'supported in adjustable andremovable relation upon said connecting means, and means for connecting pairs `ofsaid bell members.

Witnesses: A

` H. P. `M0FFETT,


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U.S. Classification482/106
Cooperative ClassificationA63B21/00065, A63B21/0728
European ClassificationA63B21/072F