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Publication numberUS1872256 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 16, 1932
Filing dateApr 20, 1931
Priority dateApr 20, 1931
Publication numberUS 1872256 A, US 1872256A, US-A-1872256, US1872256 A, US1872256A
InventorsDenney Fred
Original AssigneeDenney Fred
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Exercising apparatus
US 1872256 A
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Aug. 16, 1932. F. DENNEY 1,872;256

EXERCISING APPARATUS Filed April 20, 1931 ATTORNEY Patented Aug. 16, 1932 FRED DENNEY, F OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON EXERCISING "ArrAnA'rUs Application filed April 20.

This invention relates to improvementsin exercising apparatus and which embodles among other characteristics a resilient seat support whereby sudden jerks and jars moldent to the employment of the apparatus w1ll not be transmitted to the body of the operator.

An additional object of the invention contemplates the provision and arrangement of hand operated means located within conven- 1 ient reach of the operator while the foot operated means is in active use.

More specifically stated the hand operated means is provided with yieldable retracting means adj ustably connected therewith to regulate the degree of tension against which the user must exercise.

With the above and other objects in view, the invention further consists of the following novel features and details of construction, to be hereinafter more fully described illustrated in the accompanying drawing and pointed out in the appended claims.

In the drawing Figure 1 is a longitudinal sectional view taken through the invention.

Figure 2 is a top plan view of the invention.

Referring to the drawing in detail wherein like characters of reference denote corresponding parts, the reference character 10 indicates the base of the exercising apparatus which carries spaced laterally projecting complemental supporting members 11 and 12 upon the under side thereof; the latter being spaced from the immediate surface of a floor structure through the employment of resilient anti-skid members 13. The latter mentioned members are preferably -construot ed of sponge or live rubber. One end of the base 10 is upwardly and rearwardly curved upon itself to provide a semi-circular portion 14 for yieldably supporting a seat or saddle 15 which may be in the nature of a conventional bicycle saddle.

The base 10 and portion 14 are preferably constructed of spring steel to provide the necessary resiliency for the seat whereby ordinary jolts and jars caused by the feet and hands of the operator will not be transmitted 1931. Sei*ial 1l'o. 53i,551.

to his body. An adjustable splitsleeve 16 carried upon supporting members 17 downwardly and outwardly projecting therefrom are supported upon the upper side of the base 10 through the employment of attaching ears 18. The intermediate portion of a crank shaft 19 is j ournaled within a bushing 20 carried by the sleeve 16 whereby the operator of the apparatus may readily rotate the journaled portion of the crank shaft through the employment of pedals 21 outwardly projecting from the terminals of the crank shaft. A lever 22, having a flattened portion 23 at its lowermost end, is journally mounted for rocking motion between spaced ears 24 upstanding from an attaching plate 25 included upon the upper surface of the base 10. A cross bar 26, carried by and right angularly disposed upon the uppermost end of the lever 22 provides convenient hand-holds for the operator in a manner to be better understood in the following description of the invention. A compression spring 27 having connection at one end with the immediate of the braces 17 and adjustably connected at its opposite end with the lever 22 through the employment of a clamping band 28 is designed to place or otherwise exercise a yieldable retracting motion to said lever in a direction opposed to that of the operators body position upon the saddle 15.

From the foregoing, it will be noted that the pedal arrangement will exercise the operators body from the waist down whereas the oscillating of the lever 22 will exercise the body from the waist up whereby all of the muscles of the body will be exercised at one and the same time.

The invention is susceptible of various changes in its form, proportions and minor details of construction and the right is herein reserved to make such changes as properly fall within the scope of the appended claims.

Having described the invention, what is claimed is:

1. An exercising apparatus comprising a resiliently supported base, one end of the base being curved upwardly and rearwardly upon itself, a saddle carried upon the free end of the upwardly and rearwardly curved portion, a foot operated crank shaft mounted upon the base, and a lever swingably mounted upon the base between the seat and crank shaft between the legs of the operator.

2. An exercising apparatus comprising a resiliently supported base, one end of the base being curved upwardly and rearwardly upon itself, a saddle carried upon the free end of the upwardly and rearwardly curved portion, a foot operated crank shaft mounted upon the base, a lever swingably mounted upon the base between the seat and crank shaft between the legs of the operator, and

spring means interposed between and adjustably connected with the crank shaft support and lever for yieldably retracting the lever to occupy a position away fromthe seat.

In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.


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U.S. Classification482/62, 482/63, D21/674
International ClassificationA63B23/04, A63B69/06, A63B23/035
Cooperative ClassificationA63B22/08, A63B22/0056, A63B2022/0035, A63B22/0605, A63B22/0012
European ClassificationA63B22/00A6S, A63B22/06C, A63B22/00P6, A63B22/08