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Publication numberUS1308805 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 8, 1919
Filing dateNov 3, 1916
Publication numberUS 1308805 A, US 1308805A, US-A-1308805, US1308805 A, US1308805A
InventorsCharles Nehrke
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Massage apparatus
US 1308805 A
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1,308,805. I Patented July 8, 1919.




messnen mam.

To all whom it may concern: 1

Be it known that I, CHARLES NEHRKE, a

I citizen of the United States, and a resident of Brooklyn, in' the countyof Kings and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Massage A paratus, of V which the following is a speci cation.

The invention relates to vacuum massage apparatus, more particularly to a small,

compact and portable device which may be conveniently operated, for example manually. It has for its object to provide an inexpensive apparatus of this character in which the massage action, secured by moving a vacuum cup over the-surfaceto be treated, may be combined with the benefi- -cial efi'ect's produced-upon theskin by the y 30131011101 light.

In the accompanying drawings, which;

illustrate the invention- Figure p massage apparatus; and Fig. 2is a vertlcal section therethrough.

Fig. 3 is a horizontal section, taken "on the line 33, Fig. 2.

. -.Similar characters of reference designate 7 corresponding parts throughout the several news. a

' Referring to the drawings, 10 designates a container or cylinder suitably closed at the forward end as. by means of a block of insulation material 11,.the outer portion thereof having a lip 12' and forming a cup 13. Inthis block 11 is mounted a socket adapted to'receive an electric lamp 14 which is designed to be lighted from a suitable source of electricity such as a battery 15 cona for reciprocation within. the cylinder 10.

5o 10 between the block 11 and the said piston 20, whereby the latter is normally forced.

The piston may consist of a washer 21 of leather or the like and be held between two plates 22 which are secured to the inner end of the piston rod by means of nuts 23. A coiled sprlng 24 is mounted in'the cylinder Specification of Letters Patent.

1 1s an elevation of the improved outwardly into the position indicated in fu .lines in Fig. 2 of the drawings.

- Patented July 8, 1919. Application filed November 3, 1916, Serial No. 129,274. Renewed December 4, 1918. Serial No. 265,317.

spring 24. At the same time, the vacuum cup 13 is pressed against the skin, the lamp .14 having been a previously lighted. The inward motion of said piston forces the air contained in cylinder 10 out through a port,

25 of the bloc 11; andupon releasing the pressure on the said piston, the latter is 'automaticallyreturned under the action of spring 2 1, creatlng a vacuum in the cup 13 and thereby affecting the skin over which .said cup is moved, and, moreover, subjecting the same simultaneously therewith to the action of intense light produced by the forth, a cylinder, and a piston' operating thereln to produce a vacuum; a'plug clos-.

ing one end of said cylinder and terminating in a vacuum cup communicating with the' interior of said cylinder; an electric lamp mounted in said plug; and resilient means 7o lamp 14. Under the vacuum, the skin, in

included between said plug and said piston. f 2. In apparatus of the character set forth,

a cylinder, and a piston operating therein produce a vacuum; a plug closing one end ofsaid cylinder'and terminating in a vacuum cup. communicating with the interiorofsald cyllnder; an electric lamp mounted in said plug, and a reflector for j same mounted in the vacuum cup; and resilient' means included between said plug and said-piston.

Signed at New New York and State of New York, this day of October, A. D. 1916.

CHARLES unimxin.

York, in the county of 2

U.S. Classification601/8, 604/20
Cooperative ClassificationA61H9/005