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Nov. 28, 1933. TRAUTWEIN 1,937,448
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9 k212i ,i fi l O Patented Nov. 28, 1933 1,937,442 MASSAGI NG APPARATUS Fritz Trautwein, Freiburg-in-Breisgau, Germany Application J anuary 19,
1932, Serial No. 587,571.
and in Germany January 26, 1931 1 Claim.
I have filed an application in Germany on January 26, 1931.
This invention relates to massaging apparatus, 7
and particularly to those of the hydraulic type.
II t is an object of this invention to provide a portable apparatus having provision for connection to'domestic water systems and preferably those having hot and cold water circulating pipesto which the said apparatus may be connected.
In many of the water systems of municipalities, the water pressure is variable and not sufliciently powerful to deliver a jet with adequate force to effect massaging of the scalp or parts to be treated, and this is especially true where the circulating pipes reach great elevations as they do in high buildings.
It is an object of this invention, therefore, to provide a distributing apparatus by which water from the service pipes may be commingled for airegulating the temperature and thereafter expelled under such pressure as is desirable for massaging purposes It is a further object of this invention to provide means for expelling the water under force Iand to provide novel means for regulating the pressure and controlling the operation of the propelling instrumentalities.
It is a further object of this invention to pro-- vide a device of the character indicated in order jthat it may be readily transportable and in which its connection to and disconnection from the water system may be expeditiously accomplished, the
said device proving efiicient and satisfactory in use, as well as comparatively inexpensive to proiduce and maintain.
With the foregoingand other objects in view, the invention consists in the details of construction, and in the arrangement and combination of parts to be hereinafter more fully set forth and jclaimed.
In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawings forming part of this application, wherein like charp acters denote corresponding parts in the several Iviews, and in which- Figure 1 illustrates a view in elevation of an apparatus embodying the invention with one side regulated and since'the dial 1 is readily in view,
electric type which may b p ied with current through an electric fixture c which is conventionally illustrated,'it being understood that the motor will have suitable wiring for utilizing current delivered through the said electric fixture; The armature shaft 2 of the motor is connected to the shaft 3 of the pump by suitable means, but these elements may be of any, appropriate con-' struction and need not be described in detail. A,
control switch 4 may be used for regulating the current to the motor and, by this and other means to be presently explained, the pressure of the water issuing from the pump may be regulated.
A hand wheel d may be used to control the mechanism of a valve 5, which is conventionally 1 shown, and the said valve is designed to regulate the pressure of water passingthroughthe pipe e to be used, as will be presently explained. A dial f of a gage 6 is exposed at the top of the casing, and a pipe '7 leads to the said gage and communi- 5 cates with a pipe, to be presently explained. Pipes g, and h have nipples which may be connected to the hot and cold water spigots of. a Water system, and the pipe 9/ has a connection 2 with a mixingvalve 10, whereas the pipe h has a 9. connection with the'mixing valve through a pipe 9, it being understood that the-spigots to which the pipes g and -h are connected will be utilized for determining the fiow of water to the pipes to insure. a proper temperature. 85
A pipe 111. connects the mixing valve with the pump and hence as the pump is operated it will act to force water to a pipe n which is connected to the pump by the. pipe 6. It is shown in the drawing that the pipe 7 communicates with the pipe 12 and therefore the pressure of water in'the pipe'n will be registered'by' the gage 6. A pipe 0 is in communication withthe top of the pipe n and a hose or pipe (not shown) may be connected to it for utilizing the water which has been compressed by the pump.
By means of this apparatus, the temperature of the water, as well as the pressure, may be an operator can regulate the valves or the-operation of the pump to secure the desired results.
The gage p is also visible at the top of the casing and it has a pipe 10 communicating with the bottom of the pipe n for registering the temlog tively to the hot and cold water pipes of a house system, a third pipe leading from said valve to the intake side of the pump, a fourth pipe leading from said pump in whichpipe the pressure of the water is increased as compared with the pressure in the pipes of the house system, the said pipe extending to the exterior of the casing and then providedwith means for. connection to a massaging-instrumentality, a valve in said fourth pipe having an operating handle on the exterior of the casing, and means carried by the casing to control the speed of said motor. I
- FRITZ TRAUTWEIN.