Improvement in exercising-machines
US 137394 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
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LEONARD D. TICE, OE NEW YORK, N. Y.
IMPROVEMENT IN EXERCISING-MACHINES.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 137,394, dated April 1V, 1873; application filed January 28, 1873.
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, LEONARD D. TICE, of New York, N. Y., have invented certain Inlprovements in Means of Physical Culture and Exercise, of which the following is a specilication:
The object of my invention is to provide a means for physical culture and exercise. An Oar is provided with the proper resisting mechanism, so arranged as to conform to the lnotion of a boat, being propelled through the water by oars. This is accomplished, as shown, by the following figures:
Figure l is a top view of the machine. The
y frame A carries two wheels, B and G, connected by the belt g, carried around the tighteningpulley b. f is a friction-brake, pressed against the rim of the fly-wheel C to give the required resistance. Fig. 2 is a side elevation. 'The oar-lock c has a shaft, h, extending through the frange A, Wheel B, into the bea-ring J. Attached to the shaft h is a pair of friction-clutches, more fully shown in Fig. 3.
c, the oar-lock; d, the oar; la k, the frictionclutches; Z l, the friction-arms, made fast upon the shaft h; a, the driven pulley, upon the .but not uniform; by its use a more natural and elastic feeling is obtained, and a development of the muscles is secured identical with that produced by rowing.
In combination with an oar-lock, c, shaft h, and an operating-lever, d, the friction-clutches 7c, Wheels B and G, pulleys a b, brakes f e, and belt g, all arranged substantially as described, and for the purpose set forth.
LEONARD D. TICE.
J NO. J. BORDMAN, J CHN F. SCHOEN.