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Publication numberUS1577037 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 16, 1926
Filing dateOct 31, 1924
Priority dateOct 31, 1924
Publication numberUS 1577037 A, US 1577037A, US-A-1577037, US1577037 A, US1577037A
InventorsCharles Kocher
Original AssigneeCharles Kocher
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Amusement apparatus
US 1577037 A
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Patented Mar. 16, 1926.

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citizen ofthe UnitedlSta-tes'and .residentiof v Kehoshafin the .countyof, Ke'noslia. and 5 State -of WVisconsin, have invented certain hnewaand useful Improvements in Amuse-Q The primaryobject of the present invention is to provide a deviceiof the foregoing character, which may be operated. by a single person, instead of the customary two required to balance devices of this character.

A further objectresides in the provision of means whereby the apparatus may be adjusted .to persons of various height and weight.

A still further object resides in the. specific construction of the counter-balancing means, whereby the same .is rendered inoperative during a portion of the upward movement of the person using the apparatus.

With the above and other objects in view, which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the novel condevised for the practical application of the principles thereof. 7

Figure 1 is a side elevation illustrating one form in which the invention may be designed, and

Figure 2 is a plan View, partly in section, as indicated on the line 2-2 of Figure 1.

Referring now more particularly to the accompanying drawings, wherein the pres ent invention is designed to be portable, the same comprises a base 1 having secured thereto a standard 2 composed of a pair of upright members3 and the brace members 4, both of which are slightly spaced apart for the reception of the horizontal beam 5 struction, combination and arrangement of- The beam 5 is supported \up'ona ftilcrum (icomprising a bolt carried 'by the uprights For the purpose of adjustment, that -is'to permit. raising and lowering the 'beam' .5 for persons of various heights, tlienprights 3 flare ,proyided with a plurality of vertically spaced-holes 7, for'the reception of the fiill crum 6. The fbeam- 5 is supported on the fulcrum'by' means of the spaced .nothsS, which may be formed in a casting secured to the bottom,as shown, or formed in the beam itself. These notches permit longitudinal adjustment to the beam 5 to compensate forpersons of different weight, thereby eliminating the necessity of adjusting the counter-balancing means to be later described.

The free end of the beam 5 is provided with a seat 9, of any conventional structure, and positioned on the beam directly in front of the seat, is an upright member 10, which may be of any figurative shape, such as that which is slidably secured one'end of the counter-balancing spring 14, the other end of which is anchored to the base 1, where the same is employed. However, in instances where the device is permanently set up, it 7 will be readily appreciated that the standards can be secured directly to the floor, in 4 which instance the spring 14 would likewise be anchored to the floor.

From the foregoing description it will be seen that in the operation'of the device the spring 14 will serve as a counter balance for the person positioned upon the free end of the beam 5, and will assist in his upward movement to that point Where the beam 5 is approximately horizontal. Further upward movement of the operator, brought about through his own effort, will cause the counter-balanced end of the beam totravel downwardly, during which movement the end of the spring 14 retained within the loop 13 will travel' rearwardly within the loop, thus rendering the spring 1n- .operative during this portion of the downward stroke of the counter-balanced end of the beam, which prevents buckling of the spring and a tendency to force this end of the beam upwardly with corresponding u pward movement of the occupant.

To assist the counterbalance spring let in cushioning the downward movement of the operator, the free end of the beam has secured thereto a bumper spring which engages the base or floor at the limit of the downward movement of the beam. It is also obvious that the bumper spring 15 will assist the counter-balance spring 14 in the initial upward movement of the free end of the beam.

From the foregoing, it will be seen that a very simple and compact apparatus has been rovided, which will readily permit of use By a single person, and which maybe easily and uiclzly adjusted for height and weight.

A device of the character described, co1nprising, a base, a standard carried by said base, a fulcrumcarried by the standard, a beam mounted on said fulcrum and provided with an occupant seat at one end, an upright secured on the beam in front of said seat and provided with handles, an upwardly inclined loop carried by the opposite end of said beam, a counter-balance spring having one end anchored to said base and the other end slidably secured within said loop, and means for cushioning the free end of said beam.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing I have hereunto set my hand at Kenosha, in the county of Kenosha and State of VViS- consin.


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U.S. Classification472/105, 472/112
International ClassificationA63G11/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63G11/00
European ClassificationA63G11/00