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Publication numberUS1779594 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 28, 1930
Filing dateDec 19, 1929
Priority dateDec 19, 1929
Publication numberUS 1779594 A, US 1779594A, US-A-1779594, US1779594 A, US1779594A
InventorsHall David Collins
Original AssigneeHall David Collins
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Exercising device
US 1779594 A
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' Oct. 28, 1930. D, C, HALL EXERCISING DEVICE Filed Dec. 19, 1929 C'. Hall /Zez www `Patentedk Oct. 28,119,30 y i Y .i V- Y UNITEDfsTATEs PATENT oFFIcEf i VsxEReIsINGr `DEVICE Applitonmea necemberie, 1929.7seria1 No. 415,272."

and Inore particularly to an exercising device thereto and shown in section, knovvnas a bar bell', although theVv invention Fig. 3 is a sectional View taken on the line maybe embodied in a. dumb bell or kettle 3 3 of Fig. 2. 'y c 5 bell. At the present time bar bellsare in use Fig. lls a fragmentary sectionalfview 55 having Weights removably mounted upon the through a Weight taken on the line l-'4 of "This invention relates to exercising devices tion of the bar bell'vvith a Weight applied end portions of its bar but these Weights Fig. 3, 'and are slid longitudinally of the bar into and Fig. 5 is a side elevation of a kettlebell out of place thereon and secured Vby a set formed in accordance Withthis invention.

screvs7 or-other suitable securing means. This The bar bell shown in Figure Yl consists of 60- makes it difficult to remove the Weights or a bar l 'Which maybe of any lengthdesired apply .additionalV Weights tothe bar as and at its ends carries disks2 which are Weights near the extreme ends of theV bar preferably rotatably mounted upon the'bar Y must be removed Vbefore inner Weightscan so that the bar when resting upon a floor V `be taken 'off `or set in' place in Vtheir p roper maybe rolled along the same either for eon- 6 5 positions. venience in moving thebar bell when not Therefore, one object of theinvention is in use or for the purposeof pushing the bar' to provide a'bar bellror dumb bell in Which bell along the loor When taking exercises.

the Weights may be individually applied or The end portions 3 of the bar are rectangular removed Withoutdisturbing other Weights in cross section and upon `th'eseend portions 70 i already in place upon the bar. f of the bar are disposed anumber of disks 4L Another object 'of the invention is to V so which are Welded or otherwise firmly se-` form'the Weights that when they/are not cured'in spaced relation to eachother. Thesein use they maybe set on edge in a box or disks constitute partitions which divide the equivalent holder instead of being stacked end portions of the bar into'seatsofvarious 75V in a pile upon the floor andl thereby allow y Widths and betweenthese partitions are-'to Weights to be removed Vfrom the box apbe` disposed Weights 5 .which are of such plied to the bar Without disturbing other thicknesses that they lit snugly upon thebar Weights not in use.. This eliminates a great betvveenthepartitions. It Will thus be seen 3 dealofshifting of vweights and Vresulting that'theweights have special seatsto 'received noise which takes'placeWhenheavy metal them and vvhen `,the'yl are applied. in their Weights are piled one upon another. proper positions the'bar bell will be evenly Another object of the invention is to pro-Qv balanced. These vWeights are of'less;y diamvide the Weights With securingmeans for re-V eter than'the disks 2 and, therefore, the 'bar leasably holding them upon the barhaving bell maybe 'rolled` along a licor without the S5 actuating means adapted to serve as a han- Weights contacting WithV the floor. Theredle and permit theweight to be veryeasily]V fora, there Wllllell@ danger; 4O ltllfgllfllgV liftedxoffthegbar or set in placethereon. elellts 0.1 SeCullIlg meanSfOf 15h?. Welghts lAnother object "of the Ainvention is to fso Stlkmg, the floor @und ffllsogtlefwflghtslayconstructthe Weight and its securing means be apphed t0, the beu Wlthollt St'lkllg that the securing.. meansfwill, be disposed thor'fth t i L" l l WithinA the weight where a Win be Shield, .FWO Y @Wglbdl Stscnsbu@ .e @SWW d and reventedfrom becomin broken. m lgures 29 3 ans 4 an 're @umg to the-Se e .P .I g v figures itvvill'be seen that eachwveight con- 71h? @Veni-19p ls'l lustffrated m the accom. sists of a main disk or body portion 6and `95 PanY-llgdm'lmgWhg??? an auxiliary disk. 7 which is securedtothe f Fgu'e; l {Sang/W s hOWmg the mPlPVedmain disk'by screvvs8 and serves as aclosure bar bell 1n side ,elevation with the Weights for the Opensde pocket gformed in the removed, y main disk. VRegistering slots l() vandll are Fig. 2 is an enlarged view ofonev end porformed radiallyof the tvvo disks in alinementV No with the pocket 9 and at their inner ends these slots communicate with the inner end of the pocket but the pocket is of greater width than the slots, as clearly shown in Figure 3. By this arrangement the weight may be applied to the bar, as shown in Figures 2 and 3, with the bar seated in the inner ends of the slots and extending through the inner end portion of the pocket. Therefore, the weights may be individually applied or removed from the bar withoutdisturbing other weights in place thereon and it will also not be necessary to remove the disks 2in order to apply or remove weiglits.

In order to releasably secure the weights, there has been provided securing means mounted in the pockets of the weights. The securing means for eachweight consists of grapples 12 which extend longitudinally in the pocket and have their upper or outer ends pivotally mounted by means of a pin 18 and their inner ends bent to form hooks 14 which engage beneath the bar, as clearly shown in Figure 3. The shankportions of the grapples extend through slots or recesses 15 formedin a spreader plate 16 which extends between the grapples above the inner ends of the slots 10 and 11 and this spreader plate is provided with a handle 17 which projects upwardly into a recess 18 formed in the periphery of the weight at the open end of the pocket and terminates in an eye or equivalent hand-hold 19 by means of which the handle may be easily grasped and drawn outwardly in order to move the spreader plate outwardly and cause the grapples to be swung apart out of engagement with the bar. A spring 2O is disposed about the handle with its lower or inner end bearing against the spreader plate and its upper end contacting with a washer 21 which bears against abutment .pins 22 proj ecting from the fixed side wall of the pocket at opposite sides of the handle. By this arrangement tlie spreader plate and'handle will be yieldably held against outward movement and when the handle is released after setting a Weight in place upon the bar the handle and spreader will be moved inwardly until the spreader plate contacts with abutment pins 23 and the grapples are again engaged about the bar to securely but releasably hold the weight in place upon the bar. It will thus be seen that the weight has been provided with securing means having an actuating handle serving not only as means to actuate the securing means for the weight but also as a handle by means of which the weight may be easily lifted out of a box or otherl receptacle in which it is stored when not in use and applied to the -bar or removed from the bar and returned to its storage receptacle.

When the bar bell is in use, a selected number of weights are applied to its end portions between the partitions 4 and when they are set in place and the handles released the The kettle bell shown in Figure 5 is similar -1 in construction to thebar bell and dumb bell and consists of a bar 24 which is rectangular in cross section and carries disks 25 corresponding to the disks 2. At one end the bai 24 carries ahandle 26 by means of which the kettle bell may be lifted when in use. Disks or partitions 27 corresponding to the parttions 4 are fixed upon the bar 24 in proper spaced relation to each other and between these partitions Vare to be applied weights which are similar in construction to those previously described. While the disks and weights have been shown circular, it will be understood that they may be rectangular, hexagonal or any other shape desired.

Having thus described the invention, l claim:

1. An exercising device comprising a shaft having a portion non-'circular in cross section, disks carried by said shaft adjacent its ends, partitions fixed upon the non-circular portion of said shaft in spaced relation 'to each other, and weights fitting upon 'said shaft between said partitions and relea'sably secured thereon.

2. An exercising device `comprising a shaft having a portion noii-circular in cross section, disks carried by said shaft adjacent its ends, partitions fixed upon the non-circular portion of said shaft in spaced relation to each other, weights fitting upon said sha-ft between saidA partitions and ,having slots opening through their marginslto facilitate application and removal ofthe weights, and'means carried by rsaid weights to secure the same y i upon the shaft.`

3. An exercisingdevice comprising a shaft,

disks carried by saidshaft to restupon a floor and support the shaft in an elevated position,

partitions carried by 'said shaft and spaced fir' from each other longitudinally thereofQand weights fitting uponW said" shaft between said' partitions. Y

4. An exercising device comprising a shaft, disks carried by said shaftto rest upon a Hoor and support the shaft in an elevated position, partitions carried by said shaft and spaced from each other longitudinally thereof,

weights fitting upon said shaft between saidV partitions and each formed witlia slot leading from its margin to 4permit application and removal of the weight, and means carried by each weighttov releasably secure the weight upon the shaft.

5. An exercising device comprisinga shaft,

releasably secureeach weight constituting a` lifting handle for the weight.

6. An exercising device comprising a shaft, disks carried by said shaft-to rest upon a floor and support the shaft in an elevated position, partitions carried by said shaft and lspaced from each other longitudinally thereof, weights fitting upon said shaft between said partitions and each formed with a slot leading from its margin to permit application and removal of the weight, and means carried by each Weight to releasably secure the weight upon the shaft consisting of clutches pivoted to said weight above its slot and adapted to extend across opposite side portions of said shaft land engage beneath the shaft, a spreader extending between and slidably engaged with said clutches, a handle for said spreader movable outwardly of the Weight to move the spreader in aV spreading direction, and means to yieldably resist outward movement of said handle andV spreader.

7. An exercising device comprising a shaft,

partitions carried by said shaft and spaced from each Iother longitudinally thereof, weights ttingupon said shaft between said partitions and each formed with a slot leading from its margin to permit application and removal of the weight, each weight consisting of a main section formed with a pocket opening at one end through its periphery and an auxiliary section constituting 'a closure for oneside of said pocket, and clutch means in said pocket to engageY said shaft and retain the weight thereon having actuating means accessible through the open outer end of the pocket. Y

8. An exercising device comprising a shaft,

l disks carried by said shaft to rest upon a floor and support the shaft in an elevated position, partitions carried by said shaft and spaced from each other longitudinally thereof,v

weights fitting upon saidshaft between said partitions and each formed with a slot leading from its margin to` permit application and removal of the weight and also formed with a pocket leading from the inner end of the shaft receivingslot and opening at one end through the periphery of the weight, and

means in said pocket to secure said weight Y upon said shaft having an actuating element accessible through the'open end of the pocket. In testimony whereof I aftix my signature.

DAVID HALL [1.. s.]

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Classifications
U.S. Classification482/107
International ClassificationA63B21/072
Cooperative ClassificationA63B21/0724, A63B21/0728
European ClassificationA63B21/072F