US 2004428 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
June 11, 1935. .1. M. DAVIES MASSAGE APPARATUS Filed April 26, 1932 INVENTOR.
Patented June 11, 1935. Q
UNITED STATES PATENT QFFICE V r r 1,004,428", q
John M. Davies, Denver, Colo. Application April 26, 1932, Serial No. 607,523
his nv nt n at s to assa apparatus, The unit shown at 20 consists of a plurality of and its main object is to provide a mechanism of knuckles 2|, held apart byinterposed spacerstZ very simpleconstruction which maybe produced in a U'-shaped holder 23. The holder has aperat low cost, which is operated by hand and which aired flanges at opposite sides of the bar I2 and 5 is eflicient in the treatment of disorders or the bolts 24 extending through the apertures of the 5 invigoration of body-parts, for which devices of flanges, and one of the notches of the bar fastens this character are commonly employed. the unit to the bar. The unit shown at 25 is made Other objects of the invention principally resimilarly'to that hereinbefore described, exceptsiding in details of construction and novel coming that there is a larger number of knuckles. binations and arrangements of parts will be fully 1 v The unit shown at 26 comprises a number of brought out in the course of the following descrip; wheels 21 mounted for rotation between flanges tion a of a holder 28 which is fastened in a notch of the In the accompanying drawing, in the several carrier by means of a bolt 29. The wheels may views of which like parts are similarly designated, be rotatably supported by a shaft composed of Figure-1 represents afront elevation of a masa bolt 30 extending through apertures of the ent invention,
Figure 2, a section taken' on the line 22, rubber or metal or any other suitable material,
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Figure 3, a transverse section along the line varying requirements.
' 3-3, Figure 2, and n In the operation of the apparatus, the user Figure 4, a transverse section on the line 4-4, stands in front of the standard in any desired Figure 2. position. He may face the apparatus or may Referring further 0' the drawing, the referstand with his back or with a side toward the wee numeral 5 deslgnates a standard, in pracsame, according to the part of the body to be' 7 means of a nail or hook projecting through a move's the carrier up and downwardly by means hole 7 in a flange 8.
The standard is hollow and of substantially springs automatically return the carrier to its rectangular section, and it has in its front wall 9 n m p n after each m v ment- In th s alongitudinal slot I B. V manner, the body is subjected to a rubbing or A carrier composedof a flat bar I! is fitted in ad act t e f cts o which ay be yieldingly in a median position by coiled springs against the m ssage device 1' dev projecting ward movement by rollers l5 engaging the rear Ca er '6 another. 40
wall of the standard, and a roller l6 engaging a What I claim and desire to secure by Letters side wall ll of the same. Patent is: i Handles I8 extending lengthwise of the carrier V 1. Massage apparatus comprising a support, a
at opposite sides of the exterior portion of the carrier mounted for vertical reciprocating movesame, function for the manual operation of the ment thereon, springs yieldinglyopposing movet The front edge of the bar l2, exteriorly of the a 2. Massage apparatus comprising a hollow hollow standard, has a series of notches IQ, for standard having a slottedlwall, a carrier movable the adjustable attachment of rubbing or massage in the slot of said wall and projecting exteriorly units of dilferent characters. Three .of these of the standard, springs in thestandard yieldunits have been shown in the drawing, and their ingly resisting movement of the carrier in oppoconstruction may be varied according to difsite directions, means on the carrier for its manual ferent requirements.
actuation, and a massage device on the carrier. I
3. Massage apparatus comprising a hollow standard having a slotted wall, a carriage inthe standard having a projecting portion in the slot and partially outside the standard, rollers on the carriage movable along the rear wall of the standard and a separate roller movable along the side wall 'of the standard, the rollers cooperating to permit movement of the carriage in the standard, springs in the standard yieldingly resisting'movement of the carrier in opposite directions, a massage device mounted on the exterior portion of the carriage, and means for manual actuation of the carriage.
JOHN M. DAVIES.