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Publication numberUS1539569 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 26, 1925
Filing dateJun 7, 1924
Priority dateJun 7, 1924
Publication numberUS 1539569 A, US 1539569A, US-A-1539569, US1539569 A, US1539569A
InventorsHubert James
Original AssigneeHubert James
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Exercising apparatus
US 1539569 A
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1,539,569 J HUBERT EXERCISING APPARATUS Filed June '7, 1924 16.2. FIG. 3. FIG 5. FIG

May 26, 1925.

FIG 1 tic material, a plurality of strips may be Patented May 26, 1925..

UNITED ST'FES JAMES HUBERT, 0F REWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, ENGLAND.

EXERCISING APPARATUS.

Application filed June 7,

T0 a7l whom it may concern:

Be it known that I. JAMEs Hnnnn'r, a subject of the King of Great Britain and Ireland, residing at Byker, in the city and county of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Exercising Apparatus, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawing.

This invention relates to exercising apparatus, and has for its object to provide an improved construction which will be strong and can be cheaply manufactured.

Exercising apparatus according to my invention comprises one or more strips of rubber or other elastic material attached at their ends to suspending members which may be provided with hand gage wall hooks or the like, tachment comprising a clamp suspending member and a cylindrical block fixed at the end of the rubber strip, which block may be moulded in one with the strip or formed by two semi-cylindrical blocks cemented or otherwise firmly attached to each side of the end of the strip, the open ends of the clamp being beaded over and tightly held against said strip on the inside of said block by a wire loop passed through said beads. Instead of a single strip of elasetachably disposed between a pairv of suspending members, or the suspending members of a plurality of strips may be detachably connected to frames provided with hand grips. In a modified construction an the means of atelastic strip is transversely folded centrally of its length and clamped as above described to a transverse rod having eyes at its ends engaged by hooks which engage the suspending members of a pair of exercising devices.

The accompanying drawings illustrate several forms of'exercising apparatus embodying my invention. In the drawings, Figure 1 is an elevation of a chest expander and Figure 2 is a side view, to a larger'scale, of one end thereof. Figure 3 is asection of one end of the rubber strip illustrating a modification. Figure 4 is a similar view to 'Figure 1 illustrating another construction of chest expander, and Figure 5 is a section, to a. larger scale. on the line XX in Figure 4. Figure 6 IS apart similar view to 4 illustrating a modification.

grips or may enembracing the l Figure 1924. Serial No. 718,522.

and Figure 7 is an elevation of a developer,

on the line 8 is a section, to a larger scale, Y-Y in Fig. 7.

Referring to Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawings, in the chest expander therein illustrated, a is a long continuous strip of sheetrubber and b is a hand grip mounted on a Ushaped suspending member 0. of the rubber strip a is attached to the member 0 by astrip of metal d forming a clamp of width equal to that of the rubber strip. The clamp 12 is first folded round the member 0 and is then shaped to embrace two semi-cylindrical blocks c of rubber, wood or other suitable material cemented or otherwise suitably firmly attached to the end of the rubber strip a which is disposed between them. The open ends of the clamp d are beaded over as indicated at 'f' and tightly held against the strip a on block e by a loop of wire 9 passed through said beads. Instead of the semi-cylindrical blocks 6, the ends of the rubber strip a may be moulded in the form of cylindrical blocks 6 as shown in Fig. 3..

The clamp (Z is prevented from opening by the wire 9, and has a very strong grip on the end of the rubber strip a, good sheet rubber is employed, the construc-' .tion forms. a practically unbreakable chest expander.

Instead of a single stri of rubber or elastic material, I may emp 0y, as shown in Figs. 4, 5 and 6, a plurality of strips separately attached by clamps (Z to a removable rod h which forms part of the suspending member sand is normally secured therein by nuts j. If desired, one or more of the spaced by distance pieces In, or the hooks it may be directly attached to a suspendeing member 0 such as is shown in Figs. 1 and 2.

Figs. 7 and 8 show an exerciser comprising strips of rubber a each attached at one end to suspending members 0 having hand grips b as described in connection with Figs.

1 and 2, and at their other ends by clamps (Z to links m which are attached by swivel hooks p to eyes t at the ends of a transverse and, when Each end Cal rod g. A clamp d attaches said rod to a long strip of rubber 1' which is tolded transversely centrally of its length, the ends of the strip 1- being attached by clamps d to links m which can be engaged with wall hooks or the like. The folded centre portion of the rubber strip 1' embraces a cylindrical block 8 of rubber, wood or other suitable material loosely fold, the clamp d binding the rubber strip around the block.

By my invention I provide exercising apparatus than the usual type, and is very efficient in use. i

What I claim and ters Patent is 2- 1. Exercising apparatus comprising a pair of suspending'members, a strip of elastic material disposed therebetween, cylindrical blocks fixed at the. ends of said strip, clamps embracing said suspending members and said cylindrical blocks, the open ends of said clamps being headed over, and wire lpops passing through said beads to retain the open ends of said clamps tightly against said strip on the inside of said blocks.

.2. Exercising apparatus comprising a pair of suspending members, a strip of elastic material disposed therebetween, cylindrical blocks fixed at the ends of said strip, clamps embracing said suspending members and said cylindrical blocks, the open ends of said clamps being beaded over, and wire loops passing through said beads to retain desire to secure by Let the open ends of said clamps tightly againstsaid strip on the inside of said blocks, said suspending members being provided with hand grips.

3. Exercising apparatus comprising a pair of suspending members, a plurality of strips .Of elastic material detachably disposed therebetween, cylindrical blocks fixed at the disposed within the which is comparatively cheap tomanufacture, is strong and much lighter ends of said strips, clamps embracing said suspending members and said cylindrical blocks, the open ends of said clamps being beaded over, and wire loops passing through said beads to retain the open ends of said clamps tightly against said strips on the inside of said blocks.

4. Exercising apparatus comprising a pair of suspending members, a strip of elastic material disposed therebetween, cylindrical blocks fixed at the ends of said strip, clamps embracing said suspending members and said cylindrical blocks, the open ends of said clamps being beaded over, and wire loops passing through said beads to retain the open ends of said clamps tightly against said strip on the inside of said blocks, the suspending members of a plurality of said strips being detachably connected to frames provided with hand grips.

' '5. Exercising apparatus comprising a pair of suspending members, a strip of elastic material disposed therebetween, cylindrical blocks fixed at the ends of said strip, clamps embracing said suspending members and said cylindrical blocks, the open ends or said clamps being beaded over, and wire loops passing through said beads to retain the open ends of said clamps tightly against said strip on the inside of said blocks, said stri of elastic material being transversely folc ed, a cylindrical block within said fold, a clamp embracing a transverse rod and said fold and block, the open end of said clamp being beaded over, a Wire loop passing through said beads to retain the open end of said clamp against said strip on the inside of said block, eyes at the ends of said rod, connecting. hooks, and a plurality of exercising devices attached by said hooks to said rod.

In testimony whereof, I affix my signature.

JAMES HUBERT.

Referenced by
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US3815904 *Dec 15, 1972Jun 11, 1974Swedish Health Prod IncSpring-type exercising device
US5069449 *Jan 26, 1990Dec 3, 1991Wardwell Mary MStrap device for increasing lung capacity
US7798945 *Jul 14, 2009Sep 21, 2010Ming-Jen KoAdjustable exercising device
US20140171275 *Dec 17, 2012Jun 19, 2014Kevin TatumBench press exercise training apparatus
Classifications
U.S. Classification482/125
International ClassificationA63B21/055
Cooperative ClassificationA63B21/00043, A63B21/0004, A63B21/00065, A63B21/0552, A63B2021/169, A63B21/0557, A63B21/0442, A63B21/0555
European ClassificationA63B21/00D2, A63B21/00D, A63B21/055D