US 1472906 A
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Nov. 6', 1923. 1,472,906
A c. R. GORRELL FlN'L'fER EXEHCISER Filed April 27. 1922 'TYE NT El?. P @MQW Patented Nov. 6, 1923,
CHARLES E. GORRELL, 0F TDLEDO, OHIO.
Appiication ledrApril 27, 1922. Serial No. 556,844.
To aU whom it ymary concern:
Be it known that I, CHARM-:s R. Goimsrt, a citizen of the United States, und a resident of Toledo, in the county of Lucas and State of Ohio.Y have made an Invention .-Lppertnin` ing to e Finger Exerciser; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, und exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the nrt to which it vappertains to ineke and `use the sume, reference being had to the accoinpnnying drawings, and to the characters of reference marked thexeon,wliich form a purt of this Specification.
My invention has for its object to provide :i simple and efficient finger exercising device to increase by repeated use of the device the muscular strength of the fingers of players of musical instruments of different kinds.
Structures containing the invention may partake of different forms and di'er iu their details. To illustrate a practical upto extend tofnear the center-of the frame. n structure containing the invention und shall describeI it hereinafter. The structure Selected is` shown in the accompanying drawings.' y
Figure 1 of the drawings illustrates u front view of the device. I* ig. 2 illustrutes an edge view. Fig. 3 illustrates a vertical sectional view taken on the line 3 3 indicated in Fig. 1. Fig. 4 illustrates the position of parts of the device when used in a certain wey. Fig. 5 illustrates the position of parts of the device when another exercise is takin place.
l in t e figures illustrates the frame of the exerciscr. The frame may partake of any form. As shown. it is an oblong frame, and it is provided with n plurality of rubber elastics 2 that are connected to the frame by any suitable means1 such as by the staples 3. ln the form shown, the clastics are suspended from the top of the frame. Uther elastics msj.' be secured to other parts of the frame, such as the elastic 4 may be secured to one of the sides by Ineens of the staple 5, and one or more elastics 6 may be secured to the bottom of the frame by the staple?.
ln the use of the device the ends of one or more of the fingers. including the thumb, may be inserted in the elastic rubber bands and the fingers moved from the point at which thc band is secured in any direction within the area of the inerio'r of the frame. as for example, the fingers may be insert in the elastic band suspended from the top of the frame and the fingers depressed or 0i moved diagonally. and in so doing the muscles nre exercised by overcoming the elasticity of the'bands in order to stretch them the required distance. The frame is preferably constructed so as to have oon?-J inserted` in the bands 6 sea'm secured to the side of the frame to exercise the muscles that roduee lateral movement of the fingers. uscles that produce rota*- tion of the wrists may also be exercised by inserting the fingers in one or more of the bands und moving the entire hand while 9 the fingers are held against movement caused by the elasticity of the bonds that are being stretched by such movement of the wrist.
In a finger exereiser .'n rectangular frame l5 having considerable thickness for readily supporting the frame on one side edge. u' plurality of elastic bands connected to theupper side of the frame and depending* therefrom to near the center of the frame, 9"
and nn elast-ic band secured to one end of the frame neer the center of the end und on the inside of the frame and of s. length to extend to near the center of tlle'frame.
In testimony \vhereof,'I have hereuntb W signed my nume to this specification.
CHARLES R. s oiuuzu;` y
Certificate of Correction.
ttvrs Patent No. lATOC grantod Novmnhvr Cv W23. upon the application nl' Charles R. (Ymrell. offIolelln, Ohio, fur nn impl-m r mehr, in Finger lxiercisers," an error appears in the printed sperilmtmi requiring correction :is folluws: Page 1, line 24. strike out the words and pvriml in exlc'ul lo near the center uf the frame. and insert instead the syllable. and wohl`V jllirfafian 0 he m'anz'on )zum selen-lied; und that the Said Lcttvrs Patent shimll be read with this correction therein that the sama muy cunfnrm lo the rerum of the case in the Patent Office.
It is hereby ccrliliml `that in Le Signed and sealed this '14th day of October, A. I). 1924.
[SEAL] l KARL FENNING,
Acting Uonwnssimwr of Pate/ifs.