US 1815928 A
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' July 28, 1931. D. H. MURPHY I PORTABLE SUPPORT FOR MASSAGE APPARATUS Filed Jan. '7, 1931 UNITED STA T es j PORTABLE SUPPORT FOR'MASSAGE rrA A'rus "Apphcatio n filed January 7, 1931. Serial No., 507,105.
1 This inventionrelates toa portable support which'is particularly adapted for suspend ing apparatus that" is designed to be used for massagingthe abdominal portions of the body-such an apparatus, for example, ashas electric ally driven rotatable applicators of the character disclosed in my application for V patent Serial No. 471,131, filed July 28,1930.
The object ofthe present invention is to provide a simple and inexpensive support for p apparatusof the type referred to, which may be conveniently moved to the side of a bed or couch and arrangedin such position that the massaging apparatus, may be swung over av reclining patient and readily adjusted vertically so that theapplicator of the apparatus will bear upon'the patientwith thedesired .pressure 'and will operatein the required I manner, the connection of the apparatus to the support being such ;-that theapparatus may be instantlyre'moved from the support whenwanted for. other use,lthat is, for use Y, upon different portionsof the bodythan the v i c'lining position. I
abdomen of a patient and inother than're- The embodiment of the invention has a j relatively heavy base-with a tubular post extending up from one edge] Supported by the post so as-tobe vertically and rotatably adjustable is a horizontally extending arm.
Vertically movable through the outer end of the arm is threaded spindle that at its "lower end has a dependingbail "with hooked endswhich'are adapted to detachably receive the handles ofthe massaging apparatus. A hand wheel is threaded upon thespindle 'above the arrnjin suchmanner that byturningthe hand wheel the spindle and bail. carry- 1 'ing theimassage apparatus maybe lowered andraised according-tofthe massaging pressure to which'thepatient isto be subjected.
Themassaging apparatus is hung on the bail and the base pushed under a bed or couch.
The arm is swung over and-raised or lowered to accommodatethe massaging apparatus to sitiong v v i v The threaded spindle 9 extends freely DANIEL HAYES URr Yjor'wnsr imnrronn, oonivnoriourj the general position of the patient, and then i i the hand wheel turned to adjust the massaging apparatus in such manner as to limit the downward pressure of the apparatus according to the condition of the patient, but without interfering with a slight upward movement of the apparatus;
Inthe accompanying drawings Fig. 1
shows a side elevation of the apparatus. F ig.
2, on larger scale, shows a sideelevation of -I the outer end of the arm with the adjusting afront elevation of the parts shown in Fig.
. 2. Fig. tie a horizontalsection through the end ofthe arm.
The base 1 of the support illustrated has I casters 2 at one edge and feet 3 at the opposite I edge. Extending upward from the edge over the feet isa tubular post 4 in which telescopes an extension 5. The upper end of the. extension is bent at right angles to form-an I i spindle and wheel, and the bail. Fig.3'shovgs arm 6. A set screw 7 is threaded intova col- I lar8 fastened to the upper endof the tubular post for securing the extension after the arm g has been elevated or lowered to'the desired height and turned to the desired angular pothrough ablock 1O fastened to the outer end of the arm. The spindle has a longitudinal groove 11 and the end of a screw 12is thread-- vent anyrotary movement of the spindle but without interfering withv its vertical move 'ment. A hand wheel 13 is threaded on the spindle above the block, and by turning this wheel the spindle may be raisedor lowered. The bail 14 is fastened to the lower end of the spindle. The free ends of the bail are bent g to 'form loops15 which are designed to re- 8 ceive the handles 16 of the massage appara f tus 17 thatis illustrated as having rotatable" 1 ball applicators 18.
The invention claimed is: j I A portable support for a massaging ap edthrough the block into this groove to prel I paratus, eomprising a base, a tubular post extending upward from one edge of the 'ba'se, an angular arm having a vertical limb and a horizontal-limb, the vertical limb telescoping Within the tubular post and adjustable vertically and angularly with relation thereto, a
spindle threaded through the outer end of the horizontal limb'ofsaid arm, means for preventing the rotation of said spindle, a wheel threaded on said spindle for effecting a vertical adjustment of the spindle, and a bail fastened toanddependingfrom the spindle, saidba-il having open loopsat its lower ends .for' detachably engaging and. support. ing the handles.Q,, he,.mas ag ng pparatus-,. 1
DANIEL HAYES MURPHYI