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Publication numberUS1177473 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 28, 1916
Filing dateMay 8, 1915
Priority dateMay 8, 1915
Publication numberUS 1177473 A, US 1177473A, US-A-1177473, US1177473 A, US1177473A
InventorsEllsworth R Bathrick
Original AssigneeEllsworth R Bathrick
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Exercising apparatus.
US 1177473 A
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1,177,473. Patnted Mar. 28,1916. Fig.1. a



To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ELLsWonTH R. BATH- Specification of Letters Patent.

RICK, a citizen of the United States, residing at Akron, in the county of Summit and State of Ohio, have inventedcertain new and useful Improvements in Exercising Apparatus, of which the following is a specificaticn.

This invention relates to exercising apparatus, and is designed as an improvement on or development of the exercising apparatus forming the subject-matter of an ap. plication for United States Letters Patent, filed by me under date of July 9, 1914, Serial No. 849,950.

The invention disclosed in the application referred to consists in combining with a bedstead, exercising apparatus consisting of horizontal bars, and the present invention utilizes the bed structure of said application as a support for the punching-bag.

The primary object of this invention is to provide a bed structure with a punching-bag exercising device.

Theinvention further contemplates means for supporting the punching-bag upon a' bed so that the bag and its rebound-board may be adjusted both vertically and radially with relation to the bed, to permit the bag' to be swung into convenient position for use. a V

The invention also includes means for securing the exercising device at different adjustments.

The construction of the improvement will be fully described hereinafter, and its features of novelty set forth and defined in the appended claims.

In the drawings Figure 1 is a view in perspective of a portion of a bedstead with my improvement applied thereto. Fig. 2 is a detail secticnal side elevation of the adjustable supporting means for the punchingbag. Fig. 3 is a detail elevation of a modified form of the invention. Fig. 4 is a detail vertical sectional view illustrating the locking means for the adjustablesupporting device for the punching bag, and Fig. 5 is a detail horizontal section of Fig. 4.

The reference numerals l and 2 designate the side rails of a bed preferably constructed'of metal and connected in the'usual manner to the head and foot of the bed. to either of which but generally to the foot portion thereof, my improved exercising device may be secured.

Only one end of-the bed structure, the foot porticn, is shown in the drawing comprising a transverse bar 3 and two oppositely-curved side supports 4 connected to the bar 3 by parallel vertical bars 5 pro- I vided at their upperends with sleevesG through which the curved side supports' l extend, and at'their lower ends with horizontal sleeves 7thr0ugh which the transverse bar 3 extends. It will thus be seen that the inner'meinbers of each of the pairs of vertical bars 5 are separated, permitting ac cess to the bed between said bars. 7

The curved side supports 4 are connected at points opposite the ends of the side rails by a truss-rodS provided with sleeves 9 to receive the side supports 4 and with sleeves 10 to receive the lower ends of inclined braces 11, the upper ends of which are securedby sockets 12 depending from sleeves 12 The sleeves 12 are horizontally alined with similar, sleeves on the opposite end (not shown) of the bed structure to receive and support horizontal bars 13'adapted to be used for exercising purposes. The construction thus-far described is similar to that disclosed in the pending application above referred to., The present improvement is adapted for use in connection with the construction described as well as with any other form of. bed structure, the invention involvedin this application consisting in adjustably attaching and supporting a punching bag from a bedstead, particularly the foot portion thereof.

Numeral 14' designates a vertically-disposed rotatable standard supported within a sleeve bearing 15 projecting upwardly from one of the sleeves 6 upon the adjacent curved side bar 4. It is to be understood that the term standard may include an upright member as a rod or pipe. The upper end of the standard 14 terminates in a right-angular or radially-extending arm 1-5 preferably tubular in form to receive an arm 16 adiustably secured to the tubular arm 15 as by a set screw 17 and having secured to its under s de a board 18 serving as a rebound board for a punching bag 19 depending Patented Mar. 28, 1916. Application filed May 8, 1915. Serial No. 26,809. i i

be employed, the means here shown com prising a disk 21 formed. with peripheralnotches 22, said disk 21 being mounted upon the standard 14, and adapted to be engaged by a spring catch 23 secured at its lower. end

as by screws 24 to the sleeve 6 or other convenient part of the bed structure. The catch which support the punching-bag and its rebound board maybe readily adjusted to any positionconvenient to the user with relation to the bed structure and floor space, and as will be apparent, the spring catch is adapted to lock the device in whatever position it may be adjusted to. The standard 14 is also vertically adjustable as already described.

In Fig. 3, a modified construction is shown in which the rotatable standard 14% is illustrated in connection with 'a difierent form of bed structure frcm that shown in'Fig. 1, the modification showing an ordinary vertical corner post 5 of tubular construction to receive, the vertically-adjustable and rotatable standard 1 F. This modified form as'well as suchother variations modifications of the invention as may be resorted to without departing from the spirit of the in'vention'as defined by the appended claims is within the scope of the invention.

What. I claim as new is:- i

1. An exercising device adapted for at tachment to abed comprising a rotatable standard'secured to a bed, and v capable of vertical adjustment, a punching bagfsup ported by said standard, and means for looking said standard at difierent radial adjustments consisting of means adjustably fixed, to the standard, and a spring latch engaging said means to prevent rotary and verticalv movement ofthe standard.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the C We sh l ngtom I). C

ardadapted to be attached-t0 a bed, a punching-bag and rebcundboard therefor supported by said standard, a lccking device for. said standard consisting: of a notched 5 disk adjustably fixed on said standard,andi a catch secured to the bedadapted to engage; the disk to prevent rotary and vertical movements of the standard.

3. A'vertical and rotary adjustable stand-i ard adapted tobe attached to-a bed, a punch. ing bag and rebound board therefor supiw ported by said standard, a locking=device-- for said standard consisting'of a notched disk adjustably fixed on said standard, and i a catch secured to the bed and adapted 560,,

engage the notches of said disk and 'al'sjo't'd.

overlie said disk to prevent rotary and tical movements of the standard.

4. An exercising device including. a sup;

port, a standard loosely mounted in said. support, a disk ad ustably fixed ongsajidf standard and resting onsaid supjnordhndgi I catch carried by said suppcrt'ad apted to engage said disk to prevent rotaryiand vertical movements of the standard 5.. An exercising device including asap-y port, a standard looselymountedjin sardf support, means forengaging said supportc for holding the standard inadjusted vertical] 7 position, and means cooperatingwanna aforesaid means for preventing rotary and vertical movements of .the'standard.

6. An exercislng device ncluding a hol low support a standard loosely mounted; therein, a perlpherally notcheddisk'adjus tgably fixed onfsaid standard and resting 51pm said support, a springcatchengagingfth'ei notches in the disk to prevent rota'ry'rnov'--- ment of the standard, and a-l'ug carr'ied by the catch overlying theidisk to prevent up ward movement ofthe standard whereby 7 same is held stationary.


' EL RTH- R. BATHBIGIQ ommlssioner of rqtentgi In testimony whereof I my signer.

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U.S. Classification482/87
Cooperative ClassificationA63B69/205