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Publication numberUS1833426 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 24, 1931
Filing dateJan 11, 1930
Priority dateJan 11, 1930
Publication numberUS 1833426 A, US 1833426A, US-A-1833426, US1833426 A, US1833426A
InventorsKnudson Henry
Original AssigneeKnudson Henry
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Spine corrector
US 1833426 A
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Novo 24, 1931. H, KNUDSON 1,833,426

SPINE CORRECTOR' Filed Jan. ll, 1950 l. frauds 011 atentedNov. 24,1931A nl i UNITED STATES sPINE connnoron j 'j j Application mea January 11,5319'30# serialn5420471.4

The present linvention relates to devices adapted for massaging or correcting spinal defects.

An object of this invention is to provide 5 a device for thoroughly massaging the vertebrae of the spinal column. Y Y Y Y' Another object of this invention is to provide a device which' may be adjustably positioned on a wall or upright member and 10 which may be used to massage the muscles of the back and the spinal column.

A further object of this invention is'to provide a device which may be readily and cheaply manufactured and which is so constructed that it will notv be easily injured during the massaging operation.

A still further object of this invention is to provide a device of this character which is so constructed as to have contact with all of the vertebrae in the spinal column so as to massage all of the members simultaneously. A Y

The above and various objects and advantages of this invention will in part be def scribed in and in part be understood from the following detailed description of the present preferred embodiment, the same being illustrated in the accompanying drawings wherein: Y

30 Figure 1 is a detail side elevation of a device constructed according to the preferred j .a thumb nut 19 or the like so. that thefmass'agv Qing member -12` may Abe positioned onthe guide members 11 at the desiredheight.- Itl l -is,of course, understoodthat'theV base member 10 may beals'ov mounted insub'stantiallyhorizontall position or, if desired, is provided with .suitable handles vor hand engaging members embodiment of this invention; t

Figure 2 is a longitudinal section taken substantially through the center of the device; and

Figure 3 is a transverse sectiontaken substantially on the line 3-3 of Figure 1.

Referring to the drawings wherein like numerals of reference designate corresponding meral 10 designates generally an elongated base portion upon which are mounted a pair of parallel guide or supporting members 11 which are mounted upon the base in spaced relation to each other j and are preferably adapted to have their opposite end portions protrude outwardly or beyond the opposite.

end portions of the base.

A spinal column corrector or massagery D generally` designated `as 12 is adjustably parts throughout the several views, the nu- Y mountedgllpon the parallel guide members 11. i

PATENT oFFic The massager 12 preferably comprises a pair Y H ofmas'sz'tgin'g members 13 whichv are Vmounted-in spaced relationto each other andare provided with a depending or downwardly eXtendingtenon 14: which is adapted'toY slidably engage between the parallel guide members 11. The `massaging* members 13 Vare preferably-of a configuration to Yconform to f the configurationvof the spinal columnfand i are providedwith a plurality of upstanding rubbing or; spinal column engaging members 15 which Vvareispaced'ly` positioned along the .outer edge lportion of the massaging (members lf3. Thevertebraeengaging members 15 are preferably of substantially taper.- Ving configuration and are. provided at the outer end portionthereof with rounded or blunt ends 16 so that the spine engaging members 1 5 may rcontact with the skin without' injury or abrasion. c j 5 4 lhe base member 10 is :preferably adapted to be'mounted in substantiallyA vertical position as ron a wall or other vertical supporting member and the tenon member 14 is` prolvided with a plurality .of notches l17 'inithe inner edge portion thereof which are adapted 'lhebolt members 1.8,may be provided so that itmay-bemanipulated by the hand.

The number of outwardly extending vertebrae engaging members 15. which are posifto adjustably receive bolt members 18'which Y tionedzon the massaging members 13 preferably conform to the number of vertebrae in the spinal column so that only a relatively in order to massage each vertebra.

In the preferredembodiment of this'in'- f it is, of course, understoodfthat it may be n slight movement of the massager is necessary {9,5

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constructed of any other suitable material suchV as rubber, Celluloid, metal or the like.y l

The vertebraeV engaging members 23 are preferably spaced apart Ya sufficient distance so as to massage the oppositefsides Vofqthe K vertebrae simultaneously.

In thevuse .of thisvrdevice, the base preferably mounted in substantially vertical Vpositionfas on a Wall Vor other verticalsup-V Y .porting member, and .the.massaginglllellbers, LV u p l'rvertically adjusted so asy to engagethe" vspine of a person in substantially standing A, Vor upright position. The tenon liniay be provided with a desired `number'ofT1014.h,tS *f I. fi* v 17 so that the massager 13 may be moved upwardly; or l'downvvardly'- tothe-desired height. VAlhen the desired height has been determined, the thumb nut 19 maybe tightL enedso as to vfirmly hold the massaging members '13 against movement whereupon the per- "son'desiring the treatment may stand in front massaging ymembers 13. y y

" The' oscillating movement of the spine on "of thedevice and place spifneagainstfthe 'the` engaging members 15 VVwill thoroughly massagethe vertebrae andthereby cure nu- VAmerous/ailments or'the like vresulting from dislocated or' injured/vertebrae.

Itis `rcourse understood; that 'various Y changes and modificationsmay'be made in "the details ofcon'struction and design ofthe jabove specifically-'described embodiment 'of thex'invention Without departing 'from the' spiritthereof, such changes and modifications being restricted only'by thefscope ofthe /v 7 i.

- .l member comprising a'par .of'elongatedmassaging membersv havinga plurality ofV ontwardly converging vertebrae engaging means mounted thereon, anda longitudinally 'dis- "r "posed'teno-n adapted to be positioned vbet-Ween l Y said guide means, said' tenon" havinga pluf rali'ty of transversely disposedf'slots therethrough',.and afpairy of securing boltrscarred A Yby the 'guide means and engaging the tenon in selected slots thereof wherebyy tov adjustbase. i Y f In testimony whereof VIhereunto aiiX my MSignature. A j i i HENRY `A spine corrector ofthe character described "comprising a base, a pair of longitudinally 'vdcSpOSedguidemembers mounted onthebase, afsp'nalrcolumnmassaging member adjust- 'y Y fablyfmountedwon the base, said massaging

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U.S. Classification606/240, 601/136, 601/134
International ClassificationA61H7/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61H7/001, A61H2201/1284
European ClassificationA61H7/00B