US 1610324 A
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Dec. 14,1926. 1,610,324
W. J. ROCHE ET AL v EXERCI SING DEVI GE Filed March 5, 1926 I are e n-vcnfou :riguirs 1 s'plan vie o thi f yflnt q t 1 a Anotlier iirrportan t featured the'egerciser is that when the eta-reaps" are -disconnected a iri areeis nefiaiiis t'i Patented. Dec. 14 1926.
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may feperfo'rii W,ltl1" 1tS a pitted ag'ainst-tlie resistance Morl specifically I feet "in the" and an ular sition, to exercise the chest, back or leg'rriu's} infrmoi g'abdQ an cles sittingomthe fiogr, and using the After going throfiglr'vvitli the sitt ng ex:
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,v rollerand the bracketin s 9 mounted. V
7 metal or other suitable material, aria-pres:
' lie y enema mom vi-d edgxvith opppsed. Mears G and 7 having ries a handle 17.
means of a'Wing nut 9 or the like. A roller 10 of hard Wood, or equivalent material, is
mounted on the spindle 8, and is provided The bracket 5 an eye 18, adapted to receive a snap hook 19, which is connected by chains 20 to stir-; rups 21, or the eye 18 may be connected with a hook 252 secured to the Wall of the room. All of the metallic parts of the exerciser are preferably nickel plated, and the other parts are finished in such a manner as to present an attractive appearance.
1 .si l ifi assistanoi the, 'a 'rdtheman-ni' in which it' avbe used 1 practically ino"i t pee-s es epa threaded spinis provided centrally with .ercises the dievice can be disconnected from I a chest: devel 1:19am used'as V7 p ,1 ?t-h back s ret'c'lfing thei "elastic e01 erc s,-;r=he"re11er ro ,anelbracket fi may-be allowed to ride on the" elastic cords," since their weight is very-little andwil'zlf offier I n itereiice infc'hest exercis ing ffIfdesird,? hoavver, the bracket and roller maybe reinov'ed'merely by takin off th wi fi .9 1;"2 2 r rap-t I fromthe bracket 5,1 the lattermay'be ephnected't'o ithe teale 22 secur d in the side wan or doo'r "am'e i abdiaii the-height f-ofl' the steamers. "rh n, af'perso n vvith'hacktothe 116015 22 may rfsrmy valuable exerarses, slio "aims str "ht" out er Sid, 95
ways, 'wh1ch" eve-lo e the muscleser ithe steamers, as yvll-ias those'of foregoing"description, it will te ses thatfiv neve -premise ene as-rs hich-maiy be usedi n elf-great Vatra -er y "f-Witlf th operator'either sitting or standing. 'Praotically all of the muscles in the legs, arms, back, chest-and abdomen may be exercised in the most efficient manner; While" We have shown and described specifically the details' of construction representing one form in which the invention may be embodied,itis to be understood that various modifications may befl 'made in the form and relation of'the va-SIUU: v
rious parts thereof withoutany material 'departure from the salient features of the invention as expressed in the claims. 7
What is claimed is:
' 1."In anrexerclsingdevice, the combination of abracke't, a, guide member supported thereby, a flexible elastic member passing about said guide member and provided at] each end With a handle, the ends of said elastic members being otherwise "free so' I that they may be moved independently in any direction, a pair of flexible members, each connected at one end to said: bracket with its other end free, and a stirrup conconnected at one end to said bracket with nected to each of-said freeends.
, '2. In an exercisingdevice, the combina tion of a bracket, a detachable guide member carried thereby, a flexible elastic member passing about said guide member with each end provided with a handle but otherwise free, a pair of flexible members, each its other end free, and a 'pair of zstirrups connected respectively to the free ends of the Y last-mentioned flexible members, whereby the handles and elastic member may be used in connection with the 'iguide' member, bracket and stirrups, or may be used alone upon freeing the same from the guide member by the detachment of the latter from the bracket V 3,111 an exercising device, the combination of a bracket having. a pair ofearswith alined openingstherein, a spindle remov-' ably mounted in said openings, a roller adapted to be mounted on the spindle and having circumferential grooves, elastic cords adapted to be guided over the roller in said grooves, handles connected respectively to the ends of the several cords, a pair offlexible members, each connected at one end, to said bracket with its other end free, and a pair of stirrups connected to the respective free ends I .7 I
4. In an exercising device, the combination of a bracket having a pair of cars with aspindle removably mounted in said ears,
a-roller adapted to be vmounted on the spindle and having circumferential v grooves, elastic cords adapted to be guided over the roller in said grooves, handles connected respectively to the ends of the several cords, said bracket having an eye located centrally of its rear side, and a pair of stirrups with flexible members connected thereto and demounted in said ears, a roller adapted to be mounted on the, spindle and'having circumferential grooves in which said cords may be guided over the roller, a palr of. flexible members, each connected at one end'to said bracket with its other end free, and a pair of stirrups connected to the respective free ends. I I v 6, In an exercising device, the combina- 'tachably connected with said eye, whereby r tion of'apair of handles, a head 'swiveled t0 each handle, a plurality of elastic cords con-1 necting the two heads, a bracket 'vhaving) a y pair of spaced ears, a spindle remova mounted in said cars, a roller'adapted to be mounted on the spindle and having circumferential grooves in whichsaidcords may be guided over the roller, saidbracket having an eyelocated centrally'of its rear side, and a pair of stirrups with flexible members connected thereto anddetachably connected with said eye, whereby the device maybe used with the bracket free, or connected to the stirrups, or connected to a stationary hook, or the handles and elastic cords may be used alone upon freeing the same from from the bracket. a In testimony that we claim the foregoing as our own, we have hereto aifixed oursignatures.
HOWARD L. MOORE.
WILLIAM J; Rooms] the roller by the detachment ofthe spindle I