US 1746111 A
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B. F. FISHER Feb. 4, 1930.
EXERCISING DEVICE Filed Feb. l5, 1929 2 Sheets-Sheet l ATTORNEY Feb. 4, 1930. B. F. FISHER 1,746,111
` EXERcIsING DEVICE Filed Feb. 15, 1929 2 sheets-sneer 2 NVENTOR ATTORNEY Patented Feb. 4, 193.()V
BENJAMIN F. FISHER, or LmGmiow-Ai nXnncIsINGr` Dnvrcn Application mea' February 15, iezafser'i Nt. 240,150.'
This invention relates to an exercising device, the general object of the invention being to provide means whereby one canstretch himself so as to exercise the muscles and parts 5 of the body, which will act to benet the body by removing excessive fat, relieve cramps and generally tone the body. j Another object of the invention is to so arrange and construct the partsthat one can vuse'fthe device while lying in bed or on a couch or on the Hoor, and also to make the device collapsible so that it will occupy but little space when not in use and which can be adjusted to suit the height of the person using the same.
This invention also consistsl in certain other features of construction and in the'combination and'arrangement ofthe several parte, to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying `drawings and specifically pointed out in the appended claim.
In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawings wherein like characters denote like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which Figure 1 is a perspective view showing one form of the invention in use. Y
Figure 2 is a transverse sectional view through the central part of the device, the section being taken on line 2-2 of Figure 3.
Figure 3 is a section on line 3 -3 of Figure 2. j A f Figure 4 is a detail sectional view showing how a leg is connected with the table part of the device. v 'c Figure 5 is ay perspective view of one of the legs and its brace.
Figure 6 is a perspective view showing another form of the devicein use.'
Figure 7 is a plan view ofthis device.
Referring to Figures 1 to 5, the character A indicates a table which is formed of the sections 1 and 2, these sections being prefer- 5 ably formed of metal with their edges rolled and ywith the inner end of the'section 1 telec lscoping into the section 2l so that the table is adjustable as to itslength. The parts are held in adjusted position by a pin 3 at each side thereof passing through perforations in the telescopinglparts of thesections. leg 4l i i isarranged adjacent each cornerof the table, eachleg having a horizontally arranged cylindrical portion `5 at its upper end for fitting in therolle'd'edge at the end of'each section 55 so that the leg can be folded against the section when not in'use.` `A brace 6 is pivoted to each leg and'has a hook 7 "at its outer end for engaging the edge of the-rolled part of the side of each section and each legis lpro-'k vided with a projection 8 which carries a thumb screw 9 which, when tightened, will engage the rolled edge and thus lirrnly con? I nect the brace with the section.k Portions of the rolled edge of the end of eachsection'are' cut away to receive the-rollers 10 and the metal formed by the cut portions is benty to form bearing parts for the pintles 11 of the rollers. Each section is provided with a pair of longitudinally extending grooves 12 which are in alignment with the rollers of each sec-` tion and straps 13 pass through these grooves'. andv around therollers, as shown in Figures 1 and 3. A hand'grip 14 is fastened to one end of each strap-and a cuff 15 fastened to the 7 5 other end thereof. v Thus when the table is set up and its sections properly adjusted, the user attaches the cuffs to hisankles and thenlies upon the table, either on his back or on his stomach,` and grips the handles, as shown in Figure 1.v Thus by exerting a pull on the handles, the straps are so moved that the body of the user n is stretched' and thus the muscles and parts of the body are exercised.
Figures 6 and 7 show a modification 'in which a frame B of rectangular shaper is used, this frame comprising the U-shaped end parts 16, with the lconnectingrods 17 telescoping into the tubular limbs of the U- shaped parts and fastened to the same by the pins 18 so that the length of the frame can be adjusted. The cuEs 15 are connected to one of the end pieces of the frame by the straps 19.
In using this modified form of the device, the user attaches the'cuffs to his ankles, as in the first form, and then grasps the other end of the frame, as shown in Figure 6, sothat. he can stretch himself by pulling upon the cross' piece with his hands. This device iS also collapsible and adjustable and it can be used on a bed, couch or the like or on the floor.
It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and'novel features of the invention Will be readily apparent.
It is to be understood that changes may be made in the `construction and in the conibination and arrangement of the several parts,
provided that such changes fall Within the' scope of the appended clainn What I claim is:-
An exercising device comprising a rectan-KVV gular frame composed of tWo U-shaped inembers, each having hollow limb portions, a
pair of rods having their end portions sliding in the limbs, pins for adjustably. connecting the rods with the limbs whereby the length of the frame can be adjusted, straps connected with the bight of one U-shaped part and cuffs connected with the straps whereby a person can attach the cuffs to his ankles and grip the other bight With his hands.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature.
BENJAMIN F, FISHER.