US 1832755 A
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NOV. 17, 1931. WADDELL 1,832,755
BABY HOLDING AND EXERGISING DEVICE Filed Dec. 4, 1929 2 Sheets-Sheet l .WkddeZZ.
ATTORNEY Nov. 17, 1931. o. M. WADDELL BABY HOLDING AND EXERCISING DEVICE 2 Sheets-Sheet ATTORNEY Patented Nov. 17, 1931 UNITED STATES P rE NT OFFICE OSCAR M. WAIDDELL, OF NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA BABY HOLDING AND EXERGISING- DEVICE Application filed December 4, 1929. Serial No. 411,661.
My present invention has reference to a baby holding and exercising device, and my object is to produce an extremely simple, cheaply constructed and novel device for this purpose whereby the babymay be securely strapped in a seat so that his feetwill just touch the ground or base of the improvement,-the said seat being pivotally supported to a member which is revolubly received in a socket and which member has an outer angle end to which is adjustably secured a coil spring which is also attached to the socket and whereby the infant will find amusement by traveling around a circle, can swing or teeter on the device and 'otherwlse amuse himself withoutleaving the circular path afforded by the improvement, so that the mother may arrange her chair near the infant'for either rest or work or for the attention of the infant, and further whereaccompanying drawings.
In the drawings: Figure 1 is a plan ment. v
view of the improve- Figure 2 is a side elevation thereof with s parts in section.
1 Figure 3 is a sectional view on the line 33 of Figure 2.
Figure 4 is a transverse sectional view approximately on the line fir-4 of Figure 3. In carrying out my invention I employ a flat circular base 1, which, however, at a suitable distance inward of its edge is formed with an upwardly inclined portion 2 in the nature of half cone. The central portion of the conical part 2 of the base is formed with an opening therethrough. and this opening is'preferably surrounded by a reinforcing flange. There is passed through the opening a pipe member that provides the socke'tB of the improvement. has an open lower end and is provided with The socket exterior threads adjacent said ends. This end is engaged by nuts 4 which contact with both the outer and inner faces of the conical part 2 of the base, and the said lower opening is also closed by a cap member 5. In this cap member there is arranged a race-way for anti-frictional balls 6 and these balls are in contact with the conical end 7 of a cross sectionally rounded post 8. post, at approximately the center thereof there is a flanged collar 9, and resting on this collar there is a revoluble sleeve member 10. Suitable means may be provided for holding the sleeve from upward movement on'the socket 3, the downward movement, of course, being provided by the adjustable collar 9. p y
The upperend of the post 8 extends a suitable distance beyond that of the socket 3 and the said upper end of the post is centrally slotted, as at 11; This slot receives therein the central flange of a metal T-bar 12, a pivot 13, such as a bolt engaged by a Fixed on the nut passing through the bifurcated end of the post and throughthe depending flange or web of the T-iron 12.
On one of its ends the T -iron has securely fixed thereto a seat 14: for an infant. As
disclosed by Figure 8 of the drawings the seat, from its front, is provided with rounded cut-away portion 15, between which portions thereis extended a reduced portion or web 16 which is formed and which has secured onits upper outer end an upright 17 to which the central bar for the handles 18 is connected. The flanged back and side of the seat isreinforced by a continuous strong wire member 19 which is also connected to the upright 17. e V
The second end of the T-bar or plate 12 1s bent at a downward angle, as at 20, the said end being formed with an outstanding flange or extension 21 whereby the foot of the mother or nurse of the infant occupying the seat may cause the same to turnaround the circular base 1. Through the depending flange 20 there is passed the threaded end of a hook 22. This hook is engaged by a nut 23 which contacts with the outer faceof the angle end 20 of the bar or plate 12; The
hook is engaged by one end of a coil spring 24 of sufficient strength for its purpose and the second end of the hook is engaged by an car 25 that is formed on one side of the revoluble sleeve 10.
The seat 14: is arranged over the straight circular portion 1 of the base so that the infants feet may rest upon this portion of the said base. The infant by moving his feet may thus travel around the circular base. The up and down movement of the infant on the seat will cause the bar 12 to swing against the tension of the spring 24 on its pivot 13. The device does not occupy but a comparatively small space in a room, and it will be apparent that the mother or nurse may be comfortably seated for work, reading, etc.. in close proximity to the improvement. The foot extension 21 on the bar or plate 12 not only provides for the rotation of the said bar but a downward pressure on the said extension 21 permits of the vertical swinging of the bar on the pivot 13, so that when the infant does not feel in a disposition to operate the improvement himself. the nurse or mother may operate the same.
It is thought that the foregoing description will fully set forth the simplicity of the construction and the advantages thereof so that further detailed description will not be required.
Having described the invention, I claim:
1. A circular base, a socket arising centrally therefrom. a post guided for rotation in the socket and extending therethrough, a bar pivoted to the post having one end arral'iged at an angle and supportingon its top, adjacent its other end, a seat for an infant and which seat is arranged over the outer periphcry of the base, a revoluble sleeve on the socket, means holding the sleeve from longitudinal movement, and a spring connection between the sleeve and the angle end of the bar.
2. A device for the purpose set forth, com.- prising a base which is annular in plan and which has a central conical portion, a tubular socket having one end passing throughv the center of the conical-portion of the base, nuts screwed on the post and contacting with the opposite faces of the base, a cap member on the lower end of the socket, a ball carrying raceway in the cap member, a post having a conical end engaged by the balls, a bar pivotally secured. to the outer end of the post, said bar supporting on its top, acent one of its ends a seat for an infant, and which seat is disposed over the periphery of the base, the second end of the bar being arranged at an angle, a revoluble sleeve on thesocket, a coiled spring having one end connected with the sleeve and an adjustable hook element engaging the second end of the spring and passing through the angle end of the bar. 7
3. f; device for the purpose set forth, comprising a base which is annular in plan and which has a central conical portion, a tubular socket having one end passing through the center of the conical portion of the base, nuts screwed on the post and contacting with the opposite faces of the base, a cap member on the lower end of the socket, a ball carrying raceway in the cap member, a post having a conical end engaged by the balls, a bar pivotally secured to the outer end of the post, said bar supporting on its top, adjacent one of its ends a seat for an infant and which seat is disposed over a periphery of the base, the second end of the bar being arranged at an angle, a revoluble sleeve on the socket, a spring having one end connected with the sleeve and an adjustablehook element engaging the second end of the sleeve and passing throughthe angle end of the bar and the extremity of the angle end of the bar having an outwardly directed portion providing a pedal.
4. In a device for the purpose set forth, a base which is round in plan and which has a central conical portion, a tubular bearing fixed in the center of the conical portion of the base, anti-frictional ballsin the bearing, a post-which is round in cross section and which has a pointed end received in the bearing, and the said pointed end engaging with the anti-frictional balls, an adjustable collar on the bearing, a revoluble sleeve resting on the collar, said post having its outer end bifurcated, a T-bar having its central flange received in the bifurcated end and pivoted to the post, said bar supportingon one=end a seat frame and which seat is arranged directly above the periphery of the'base, the second end of the bar being disposed at an angle and merging into an out-turned portion I providing a pedal, a hook adjustably secured to the angle end of the bar, a spring having one of its ends connected with the hook and its second end connected to the revoluble sleeve.
5. In a device for the purpose set forth, a base which is round in plan and which has a central conical portion, a tubular bearing fixed in the center of the conical portion of the base, anti-frictional balls in the bearing, a post which is round in cross section and which has a pointed end received in the bearing, and the said pointed end engaging with the anti-frictional balls, an adjustable collar on the bearing, a revoluble sleeve resting on the collar, said post having its outer end bifurcated, a T-bar having its centralflange received in the bifurcated end and pivoted to the post, said bar supporting on one end a seat frame and which seat is arranged direct-ly above the periphery of the base, the second. end of the bar being disposed at an angle and merging into an outturned portion providing a pedal, a hook adjustably secured to the angle end of the bar, a spring having