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July 28, 1925. 1,547,268
F. SOTOMAYOR' EXERCISING APPARATUS Filed A ril 14, 924 ZSheets-Sheet 1 ,a v -a 1/ attain July 28,1925. 1,547,268
F. SOTOMAYOR EXERCISING APPARATUS ile April 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 1 amen Patented July 28, 1925.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
To all whom Be it known that citizen of the FAUSTINO .SOTOMAYOR, 0F
SALINAS, PORTO RICO.
it may concern:
I, FAUSTINO So'roMAYon, United States, residing at Salinas, in the Department of Guayama, Porto Rico, have mvented certain new and'useful Improvement of which 5 in an Exercising Apparatus the following is a specification.
This invention relates to exercising apparatus, and it consists inthe novel features hereinafter described and claimed.
An object of the invention is to an apparatus its parts so they may be more or less use of the ap provide of the character stated having arranged and assembled that shifted or adjusted whereby effort will be required in the paratus, thus making it possible to vary the exercises, and by shifting or adjusting the parts and features ofa single apparatus.
or type which is generally known weight and the path of movement of The apparatus is of that form as a chest the weight may be disposed from a vertical position to a position inclined at any angle within the radius of an arc of 90 degrees.
With the above objects in view the apparatus includes a vertically fixed standard having an arm pivotally mounted at the lower portion thereof, a segment is connected at its standard and upper portion with the said at its lower end with the same support upon which the standard is mountwith a catch The second s rees and is provided a set of ratchet teeth.
The segment describes an arc of 90 deat its under side with The arm is provided be engaged in the be disposed between the standard upon which it is mounted. mounted which may tandard is vertically beyond the end of the segment and a pulley carrier is adjustably mounted thereon. A weight is slidably mounted upon the arm and a flexible element is end with the connected at one weight trained over the end of the pulley which is mounted upon the second mentioned standard.
In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 is a side elevation of the exercising apparatus.
Figure 2 is Figure 3 is sectional view of Figure 1.
Figure 4 is the arm out o a transverse sectional view of n the line H of Figure 1.
The arm 2is preferably made of channel iron, although it may be made of any other. shape or any other material. Aweight 4 is slidably mounted upon the arm 2. and is provided with edge flanges 5 which engage around the sides of the said arm as best shown in Figure 4; of the drawings; A segrent 5 is connected at its upper end with the standard 1 and at its lower end withthe floor or the same support upon which-the standard 1 is mounted. The segment 5 is rovide-d at its under side. with a set of ratchet teeth 6. The segment 5 may be composed of two sections which are spaced-from each other or a single section which is slotted longitudinally as preferred. A bolt 7 is slidably mounted at the outer. free end of the arm 2 and may engage the teeth 6 whereby the arm 2 may be held at a desired angle with relation to the horizontal line. A guide roller 8 is mounted upon the outer free end of the arm 2 and a chain 9 is trained over the said guide roller. The inner end of the chain 9 is connected with the weight 4. Spaced standards 10 are mounted at the outer end of the segment 5 and are vertically disposed. These standards are provided along their vertical heights with series of spaced openings 11 adapted to receive pins 12. Sleeves 13 are slidably mounted upon the standards 10 and the pins 12 pass through the said sleeves and enter the openings 11 whereby the sleeves are held in vertically adjusted positions upon the said standards 10. The sleeves 13 are connected together by a transversely disposed bearing 14: which receive the ends of a shaft 16, the said shaft having a sprocket wheel 15 mounted thereon. The chain 9 hereinbefore described is trained under the sprocket wheel 15 and carries at its outer end a handle bar 17.
From the above description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings it will be seen that an exercising apparatus is provided wherein the arm 2 thereof may be readily positioned at any desired angle with relation to a horizontal line and that when the handle bar 17 is grasped by one who is exercising and the chain 9 is moved longitudinally, the weight at will reciprocate back and forth along the bar 2. According to the angle of disposition of the bar 2 with relation to a horizontal line the eflort to carry on the exercise will vary, that is to say a greater effort will be required to carry on the exercise it the arm 2 is vertically disposed than would be necessary if the said arm 2 is disposed at an acute angle with relation to a horizontal line.
Having thus described the invention, what I claim is 1. An exercising apparatus comprising a vertically positioned standard, a segment connected with the standard and with the support upon which the standard is mounted and provided at its under side with ratchet teeth, an arm pivotally mounted at the lower portion of the standard, means carried by the arm for engaging the teeth of the segment, a weight slidably mounted upon the arm, a guide pulley journaled at the upper end portion of the armand a flexible element connected with the weight trained over the guide pulley.
2. An exercising apparatus comprising a vertically disposed standard, a segment connected with said standard, an arm pivoted to the standard, means for adjustably securing the free end portion of the arm to the segment, a weight slidably mounted upon the arm, a pulley journaled at the free end trained over the pulley and connected with the weight.
at. An exercising a 'iparatus comprising a vertically disposed standard, a segment connected therewith, an arm pivotally connected with the standard, means for adjustably securing the free end portion of the arm to" the segment, a weight slidably mounted upon the arm, a guide pulley journaled at the free end portion of the arm, a standard erected beyond the segment, a pulley adjustably mounted upon the last mentioned standard, and a flexible element trained under the last mentioned pulley, over the first mentioned pulley and connected with the weight.
5. An exercising apparatus comprising a standard, a segment connected with said standard, an arm pivoted to the standard and adjustably engaging said segment, a weight slidably mounted upon the arm, and a flexible element movable along said arm and connected to said weight.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.