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Publication numberUS2011471 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 13, 1935
Filing dateNov 27, 1933
Priority dateNov 27, 1933
Publication numberUS 2011471 A, US 2011471A, US-A-2011471, US2011471 A, US2011471A
InventorsBonness Paul H, Casagrande Louis B
Original AssigneeClum Mfg Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Body massaging appliance
US 2011471 A
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Aug. 1935- L. B. CASAGRANDE ET AL ,471

BODY MASSAGING APPLINCE Filed Nov. '27, 1933 INVENTORS ATTORNEY Patented Aug. 13, 1935 -UNITE D STATES BODY MASSAGING APPLIANCE Louis B. Casagrande, Wauwatosm and Paul H. Bonness, Milwaukee, Wis., assignats 't0 Clum Manufacturing Company, Milwaukee, Wis., en corporation ofWisconsin Application November 27, 1933, Serial No. 699,874 11 Claims. (01. 128-59) invention relates to improvements in body massa a p es.

.I,t ,is the primary bject of the invention to prois2 abcdymas a i app a ce hich wili.cMDficate more accurately than has heretoiore been possiic le, the manipulation of the, flesh by skiiled human fingers.

More specificaHy stated, it is proposed to, pro: vide a dev1 ce in which massage; rollers, rotatabiy moupt ed on adjacent; axes at an acute angle to ach .other ma be axi y adjustab1e t and from point of; intersection of these axes, and. are also, axially. yieidabie automaticaliy from said point of intersection in the course of manipulation oi the flesh preesed therebetween.

0therobjects of the invention pertain to the mechanicaiconstructionof the apparatus t0 pro-- vide; asimple permanent assembly of the partg forthe purposes stated.

. In the; drawing:

Figure 1 is a general p rspective of appartus eb9dsng the invention.

; Figure aview of the appar&tuspartiail in 3 partiahy broken awayto an axialsection to show construction shown in Figure 3 the connection of the handietherewith.

Figure 4 is an enlarged detail view taken in sectien. in the plane indicated at '4 in Figure 2.

."Figure 5 is adetaii in perspective 01:; the handle Like parts are identified, by the same reference characters throughout theseverai v iews.

Thctoolhead; 8:prei6rabiv comprises a diecas t ing cored to provide boxes at 1 having; afiat side 8, asbestshowniniig. 4', These bores are intersected by keris, 9 in wh ih qperate the knurled nuts la for the adjustment of spindles l i.

The spindles l i are flattened at l2 t0 engage the fiat surfaces 8 of the respective ocres and are screw threaded to receive threadedconnectionwith the nuts i, whereby the spindles may be adjusted axially to and irom the point at which the respective bores I would intersect if projected upwardiy as viewed in Fig. 2. The engagement of the fiat sides I2 oi the spindies with the fiat sides 8 01 their respective ocres, provides a splined connection which prevents the spindies irom rotating and permits them to ieed axiafly when the proper nut li) is manipulated by the operator. The arrangement provided is such that the rollers I5 may be moved through a considerable range of adjustment between the full and dotted 1ine positions shown in Fig. 2. V

The rollers [5 are provided with bushings such de elevation of the app aratus as that show n at L6 2 to turn freeiy upon the spindies; H-. A sDlit washer at H end about the spindle and abutted the bUShing l6 limits the,extent to which the, relier may move on the spindie toward; the head 6'. A smaH: washer at l8 at the enterend of the spindle- 1S2 disposed in a recess in the end ci bushing l.;6 and provides an, abutment ter a compression spring t9 wl ich e gerts a thrust upon the bushing tending; 17:0: mainain the roller-normaliy at;its extra-me limit ci movement tov v ard head 6.

In the casti-ng' of head 64, thehead is provided with a boss at. 20) having a, recess M Qmi plementary to a lughandle socket 23. A screw 24 has its head seated in the in-terior et thehandie socket and, passes through the lue 22 and; boss 2fi into the head: 6; to anchor the socket rigidlv and non-rotatably t0 thehead; A Woodenor any suitabie handle 2,5 is engaged in the socket 23 and is heldby. a wood; screw.2 entering th handle through the soc ket tram the under side: as. shown Fig. 3.

v The angle btween thehead 6; and the, axis of handle 25 -ensures that the implement wili be'hei d at the correct angle foi! proper application to thebody. The bores i in, the head: hold the, spinn. dies il atthe proper acute angle With. reierenca to. each other. This angle; is, approXknfltel .50, degrees. With the parts chus angularly related: and spported, it wili be. found that when'thc roliers l-5 are pa ssed over the b,odybx a; nushing, movement on handie 2;5 theroliers l5.wili tend to. draw the flesh ofthe body up in a roll 01' mm between the rollers with a definita massaam action upon. tiflesh timsengaged,

Aszthe drawn between the roi-1s L5,there: is a reaction on the relis; tending to= move them outwardly upon their respective spindles Il against the compression of the respective springs 22 which is formcd on the and thereby prevents the massaging action from becoming toc severe.

The ro11ers l5 are preferably made of soma reiatively elastic materiai such as rubber, which is not only yieldable but is also capable of exerting a substantial frictional twist upon the flesh engaged thereby. Any materials may be used, however, Within the purposes of the present invention, which is principafly directed to the mechanical organization and the manualiy and automaticaily operabie adjustments herein disclosed.

We claim:

1. In a flesh massaging tool, the combination with a. pair of associated spindles, of rollers journaled to turn upon the axes of the respective spindles and reciprocable in the direction of the axes thereof and means 150 permit axial movement of the rollers when the flash unduly accumulates between the rollers.

2. In a massaging tool, the combination With a pair of associated spindles, oi roller applicators rotatabl' encircling the spindles and axially movable thereon, and means resiliently opposing the movement of the roller applicators axially of their respective spindles from predetermined positions thereon.

3. In a flash massaging implement, the combination with a handle, of a pair of spindles diverg-" ing from each other, means connecting said spindles With said handle at an angle to each other, and relier applicators rotatably encircling the respective spindles for rotation thereon and for reciprocation to and from said handle whereby to permit axi,l movement of the rollers when the fiesh unduly aiccumulates between the rollers.

4. In a massage implement, the combination with a handie, a pair of angularlv related spindles having ends remote from the handle, and means for connectingsaid spindles with the handle in mutually divergentpositions, of a pair of roller applicators mounted on the respective spindles for rotation thereon, and spring awayirom said handle and from each other when m'eans yieldably urging the respective applicators from said ends of the spindles toward said handle, said applicators being automatically yieldable against the compression of said means in operation.

5. The combination with a pair ;of diverging spindles, et roller applicators journaled upon the spindles and rotatably and axially movable thereon, means limitihg the movement of the respective applicators upon their spindles in a direction of approach toward each other, and means resilientiyopposing the axial movement of the respective applicatoxs in directions away from each other.

691m 3, massage implement, the combination with a supporting spindle, of an applicator roller r provided with a bushing guided upon said spindle for rotation and'axial movement thereon, said bushing having a recess, a spring seated against said brushing at the end of said recess and provided with a scat upon said spindle, whereby said spring is housed within said recess and opposes axial movement of said applicator upon said j spindle in one direction.

7. A massage implement comprising the Combination with a supporting head and a pair of angularly divergent spindles, of means adjustably mounting said spindles in said head for movement therein inthe' general direction 01. their respective axes, relier applicators carried by the spindles to partake of theiraXial adjustment respecting said head, said roller applicators being mounted on their respective spindles for axial movement with respect to the spindles, and springs interposed between said appiicators and their respective spindles for opposing such relative axial movement.

8. A massage implement comprising the combination with a supporting head, of a pair'of anguiarly divergent spindles, roller applicators rotatable and axially movable thereon, and means for individually opposing resiliently the movement of said applicators in an axial direction away fromsaid head.

9. A massage implement comprising the combination with a supporting head, of a pair of angulariy divergent spindles individually splined in said head,- nuts axially confined with respect to said head and rotatably engaged in threaded connection with the respective spindles for their individuai axiai adjustment, said nuts being exposed at the sides of said head for manipulation and roller applicators rotatably mounted on the respective spindles ment. V

10; A massage implement comprising the combination with' a supporting head, .ofapair oi spindles connected with said head, meansior' axially adjusting at least one of said spindles respecting said head, roller applicators mounted t partake of such adjuston the respective spindles for rotation and axial' movement thereon, means definin; the limit of axiai movement of said appiicators toward said head, and means for resiliently opposing the yielding of said applicators irom said limit of the abutment means of their respective spindles,

whereby yieldably to oppose the movement of said applicators away from said head.


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U.S. Classification601/129, 601/128
International ClassificationA61H15/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61H15/0092
European ClassificationA61H15/00C