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Publication numberUS2356260 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 22, 1944
Filing dateSep 2, 1941
Priority dateSep 2, 1941
Publication numberUS 2356260 A, US 2356260A, US-A-2356260, US2356260 A, US2356260A
InventorsWilliam H Maxwell
Original AssigneeWilliam H Maxwell
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Exercising device
US 2356260 A
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Aug. 22, 1944. Wr H MAXWELL; l 2,356,260

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EXERCISING DEVICE Filed Sept. 2, 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 hyp/222% Patented Aug. 22, 1944 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE EXERCISING DEVICE William H. Maxwell, Newport Beach, Calif. Application September 2, 1941, Serial No. 409,222

14 Claims.

This invention relates to exercising devices and it is a general object of the invention to provide a practical, effectiveand inexpensive device for exercising various muscles of vthe body, particularly those vof the chest, back, shoulders and arms.

Another object of this invention is to provide an exercising device useful -in correcting round shoulders and in developing and working the chest, back, neck and shoulder muscles.

Another object of this invention is to provide an exercising device of the character referred to that may be safely and effectively employed by persons of both sexes and of all ages without special skill or training.

Another object of this invention is to provide an exercising device of the character .referred to the action of which may be varied to suit various individuals and for progressive corrective action and muscle development.

Another object of this invention is to provide an exercising device embodying a pair of swingable rods or bars to be grasped when the arms of the user are extended from his sides and having means for resisting inward swinging of the bars so that the user actively employs the muscles of his back, shoulders and neck when he draws the bars inwardly.

Another object of this invention is to provide an exercising device of the character mentioned in which the means for yieldingly resisting inward swinging of the bars are individually adjustable to provide the selected or required resistance at the respective bars.

Another object of this invention is to provide an exercising device of the character mentioned in which the bars are mounted to swing on both vertical and horizontal axes to provide for a wide range of operating .conditions and to permit the bars to hang vertically adjacent the wall or other support when not in use.

Another object of this invention is to provide an exercising device of the character referred to having means for preventing downward swinging of the bars to retain the bars in position for immediate use and to relieve the user of the weight of the bars when this is desired or necessary.

Another object of this invention is to provide an exercising device of the character referred to embodying Optional weight means for installation on the bars to apply additional weight to the users arms, which weight -means are adjustable along the bars to vary the extent ofV this additional load on the user. f

Another object of this invention is to provide an exercising device. of the character referred to embodying means for yieldingly resistingrout- Ward swinging of the bars or movementrof the bars awayfrom one another, which means is adjustable or capable of regulation to vary its action.

Another object of .this invention is to provide an exercising device of the character referred to embodying simple, dependable and very effective means for removably mounting the device on a wall Yor other support. A Ysimple lbracket or socket plate is provided on the wall to removably receive the body of the device, serving to dependably retain the device itself without the necessity of using screws, `bolts or like means. The mounting plate may be readily mounted at `the selected or required heightV and, if desired, vertically spaced mounting plates may be ,employed ,to provide for the positioning of the deviceatgdifferent elevations for use Vby persons of different heights.

Another object of this invention is to provide an exercising device of the .character referred to in .which the means for yieldingly resisting inward swinging .of each bar is individually adjustable by merely rotatingthe bar.

Another object of this invention is to provide an exercising device of the general character mentioned which is extremely simple andinexpensive to manufacture, light in weight, convenient to handle and use, and Valso strong and durable.

A further object of this invention is to provide an exercising device of the character referred to embodying novel and particularly effective means for supporting the bars for independent swinging and for rotation about their longitudinal axes.

The various objects and features 4of my invention will be fully understood'from the following detailed description of typical preferred forms and applications of my invention. throughout which description reference is made to the 'accompanying drawings, in which;

Fig. 1 is a front View of the device provided by this inventionwith the bars in depending positions and withweightsapplied to the bars. Fig. 2 is 'a side elevation'of the device as shown in Fig. l. Fig. 3 is a .topor plan View of the device as shown in Fig. 1. Fig. 44` is an enlarged fragmentary vertical detailed sectional View of one of the bar mounting means. Fig..5 is ahorizontal detailed sectional view taken as indicated by line 5-5 on Fig. 2, illustrating one ofthe weights.

Fig. 6 is an enlarged horizontal detailed sectional view taken as indicated by line 6-6 on'Fig. 2 showing one of the spring adjusting nuts. Fig. 7 is a face or front elevation of the device with the weights removed and the bars held in the extended horizontal positions. Fig. 8 is a top or plan view of the device with the bars held in the elevated plane and provided with the spring means for yieldingly resisting outward swinging of the bars. Fig. 9 is an enlarged vertical detailed sectional view taken as indicated by line 9 9 on Fig. 8. Fig. 10 is a perspective View of the clip for holding the bars in the elevated plane. Fig. 11 is an enlarged vertical detailed sectional View taken as indicated by line II-II on Fig. 8 and Fig. 12 is an enlarged fragmentary side elevation of one of the bar levers.

The exercising device of this invention may be said to comprise, generally, a mounting plate I9, a body II removably engaged on the plate I9, a pair of bars I2, means I3 for supporting the bars I2 on the body II for independent universal swinging and for rotation on their longitudinal axes, means I4 for yieldingly resisting swinging of the bars I2, and other elements, the details and functions of which will be later described in detail.

The mounting plate I is adapted to be applied to a wall W or other vertical support and serves to removably mount or carry the body II. The plate I0 presents an extensive flat rear face for bearing on the wall W and has spaced openings near its edges for receiving screws I5, bolts or similar members for attaching the plate to the wall W. Spaced downwardly convergent ribs I6 are provided on the front of the plate I9 and these ribs I6 carry inturned flanges I1. The ribs I and their flanges I1 define a socket or pocket I3 for receiving a part of the body II, as will be later described. The ribs I6 may terminate before reaching the lower end of the plate Il! and their lower ends may be spaced apart. It will be observed that the plate I0 is an inexpensive onepiece element easily installed on the wall W or other selected support. Where the exercising device is to be used by persons of different heights it may be desired to provide a series of vertically spaced plates I or to arrange the plates I0 in other manners at different elevations as required.

The body II serves to carry the bars I2 and other elements of the device and is removably seated on the plate Ill. In the preferred structure the body I I is a rigid one-piece member including a substantially vertical base or rear part I9 designed to fit the pocket I8. The part I9 has downwardly convergent side edges and is proportioned to engage behind the flanges I1 of the ribs I6. The body part I9 is merely passed downwardly into the pocket I8 from its upper end, and the tapered edges of the part I9 seat down on the inner sides of the convergent ribs I6 to derpendably support the body I I. The lower end of the body part I9 is exposed below the ribs I1 so that it is readily accessible in the event the part I9 sticks in the pocket I8. The broad rear side of the part I9 flatly bears against the face of the plate I9 and the engagement of the edge portions of the part I9 with the ribs I6 and their flanges I1 dependably retains the body II in the operative position. The body II further includes a forwardly projecting generally horizontal major part 20. The body part projects forwardly from the upper end of the rear part I9 and is provided at its under side with a strengthening rib 2l which merges with the back part I9. Laterally projecting lugs 22 are provided on the part 29 adjacent its outer end. The lugs 22 are aligned and present flat parallel front and rear ends and cylindrically curved side surfaces. The body II, just described, may be a simple one-piece casting.

The bars I2 are elongate members forming the principal operating elements of the device, being adapted to be swung or manipulated by the user. There is a pair of like or complementary bars I2 formed at their inner ends for connection with the mounting means I3 and provided at their outer ends with handles or grip means. The bars I2 are preferably formed of tubular stock such as pipe or tubing. Threaded stems 23 are fixed to the inner ends of the bars to continue inwardly therefrom. The stems 23 may be fitted in the tubular stock of the bars I2 and then welded or otherwise fixed to the bars or the inner end portions of the bars themselves might be threaded. The handles on the outer ends of the bars I2 may be of any suitable construction or form. In the embodiment of the invention illustrated, the handles include stirrup like handle members 24 fixed to the ends of the bars I2 as by Welding. The members 24 extend laterally from the bars I2 and then curve forwardly. Suitable grips 25 are secured to the outer ends of the members 24 to extend at right angles therefrom. The grips 25 are spaced beyond the outer ends of the bars I2 and are preferably arranged so that their longitudinal axes intersect the longitudinal axes of the bars. The grips 25 may be formed of or may carry rubber, Wood, or the like, for safe convenient engagement by the user. As illustrated in the drawings, the major tubular portions of the bars l2 are preferably uniform in external diameter.

The means I3 mount or support the bars I2 on the outer portion of the body II for universal swinging and for free independent rotation about their respective longitudinal axes. The means I3 each includes a mounting member which I will term a carrier 25. Each carrier 26 has a pair of spaced generally parallel vertical yokes or forks 21 and a pair of spaced generally parallel yokes or forks 28 projecting forwardly from the front side of the foremost fork 21. rThe forks 28 are disposed at right angles to the forks 21. The forks 21 receive or straddle a lug 2 so the inner and outer forks 21 are at the opposite ends of the lugs.

The invention provides novel means for pivotally connecting the forks 21 of the carriers 23 with the lugs 22 to allow the carriers 26 and their bars i2 to move about generally horizontal axes. The lugs 22 have central horizontal openings 29 and the forks 21 have openings 30 for registering with the openings 29, see Fig. 4. Pivot pins 3i are passed rearwardly into the openings 29 and 30. The shafts 3| are of sufficient length to extend rearwardly beyond the rear sides of the rear forks 21 and cotter keys 32 are passed through transverse openings in the pins 3I at the rear sides of the rear forks 21 to prevent forward displacement of the pins 3l. Raised parts or projections 33 are provided on the carriers 26 behind the ends of the pins 3| to hold the pins against rearward displacement. With the structure just described the carriers 26 and their respective bars I2 are mounted on the body II to swing about horizontal axes normal to the wall W and spaced at opposite sides of the body II.

The means I3 further include structures for connecting `the bars I2 with'their carriers 25 for'swinging aboutaxes -normal tothe axes of the pins 3| Vand for rotationfabout their longitudina-l axes. The forwardforks 28- ofthe carriers 2Y6-have-transverse openings 34 normal to the longitudinal aXes "of the adjacent pins 3|. The axes of the openings 34may intersect'the axesof the pins 3|. Pins N35 of substantial diameter are pivotally carried-in t-heopenings 34 toY extend `between thev forks 28. 'Transverse openings 36 are provided inthe pins 35 intermediate their ends; The axes ofthe openings 35I may occupy the same planes as the vlongitudinal axes of the horizontal pivot pins 3|. `The threaded stems 23 fof the-bars I2 have'reduced or plain end parts 31 which pass through and `freely turn in the openings 36. The reduced parts-` 31 leave shoulders 38 on the stems `-23-whch cooperate with the pins 35 to limit endwise movement of the bars |2-in one direction; `Vlfashers 38 are provided on the reducedV end parts 31 and Cotter keys 49 are passed-through transverse openings in the parts 3l' behindthe washers so that the washers vcooperate vwith the pins 35 to hold the bar s against longitudinal movement in. the other direction; The washers 39- are Y-engageable with the forks 28 to'prevent displacement or" the pins 35 from Vthe openings 34; With the structure just described the bars i2 are independently swingable about axes transverse of the axes of the pins 3|; giving the bars complete or un- Versal swinging motion. VIt Will be olbserved that while the bars 'I2 are freely rotatable about their individual longitudinal axes they are effectively held against longitudinal movement and displacement.' i

The means I4 yieldingly resists inward swinging of the barsk I2, that is, swinging of the bars toward one another, when they are arranged as shown in Figs. l and 8. Itis a feature of the invention that the means I4 are independently adjustable to vary theV resistance to swinging of their respective bars. Each means `-I4includes a nut 4| havingthreaded engagement with the threaded stem 23 of the bar |2. The nuts 4I are adapted to travel along the stems 23-upon rotation of the bars I2, as will ibe later described. Each nut 4I has a pair of diametrically opposite radial arms 42.

The means I4 further includes rearward extensions or levers 44 on the carriers 23. The levers 44 may be integral continuations of the carriers and in the preferred construction extend rearwardly toward the wall W and then `curve laterally. As best illustrated in `iig. l2 of the drawings, the rear or outer ends of `the levers 44 are forked or divided so each has two branches 45. The arms`42 of the nuts 4| and the outer ends of the branches 45 of the levers 44 have eyes or openings 46.

The means i4 for yieldingly resisting inward swinging of vthe vbars I2 further include sets or pairs of extensible springs 41. The springs 41 have hooked or looped end parts engaged in the openings 46 whereby the springs are coupled between the arms 42 of the nuts 4I and the branches 45 of the levers 44. The springs 41 may Ibe coiled springs of selected or required length and strength. The length of the arms 42 and the spacing of the branches 45 are suicient to cause the springs 41 to clear the carriers 26, the lugs 22, etc. when the bars I2 are swung toward one another in elevated positions such as shown in Fig. 8 of the drawings.` This vprevents the springs 41 from contacting the carriers 26 and other parts when the bars -'I2 are operated in this way with the nuts 4I adjusted inwardly toward the carriers 28. It will be apparent that the invention can be carried out =by using a single spring for each lbar instead of pairs of springs as just described.

The coupling of the spaced springs `41 with the nut arms 42 effectively holds the nuts 4| against rotation. Accordingly, rotation of a bar rI2 causes its respective nut 4I to travel in or out on the stem 23 depending upon the direction of rotation of the bar. This inward or outward adjustment ofthe nuts 4| regulates or changes the leverage of the means I4, that is, it varies the leverage of the springs with reference Vvto thev bars. It will be apparent how adjustment of the nuts 4| along their stems 23 regulates the action of the means I4. When the bars I2 are extended ina horizontal plane, as shown in Fig. 7 of the drawings, the grips 25 are grasped by the user and the bars are drawn inwardly or toward one another. This operation of the bars |2 is resisted by the springs 41, the springs being stretched or elongated upon inward swinging of the bars. The action or resistance oiered by the springs 41 with a given swinging of the bars I2 depends upon the adjustment of the nuts 4I on the stems 23. Simple rotation of the individual bars I2 regulates the means I4 to condition the device for use by various individuals and the means I4 may be quickly and easily adjusted to provide any desired degree of resistance to inward swinging of the bars.

The invention provides a removable and readily adjustable means for increasing the weight of the bars to impos-e an additional load on the arms of the user. One or more weights 48 may be provided for each bar I2. The weights 48 are preferably formed of material of relatively high specic gravity, for example, they may be formed of cast iron, or the like. Each weight 48 may be in the form of a disc provided with a notch 49 extending from its periphery inward to its'center and the inner parts of the notches 49 are rounded to receive or conform to the bodies of the bars I2, see Fig. 5. A lug 50 projects inwardly from one wall of each notch 49 and set screws 5| are threaded inwardly through openings in the lugs. When the set screws 5I are backed away the weights 48 are readily arranged on the bars I2. The weights 48 may be shifted longitudinally along the bars I2 to selected positions and the screws 5| tightened down to `clamp the weights 48 in the selected places. It will be seen that by shifting the weights 48 inward or outward on the bars I2 that the leverage effect of the weights 48 on the users arms may be reduced or increased at will. Furthermore, each bar I2 may be provided with one or more weights 48, as desired or required. The weights 48 may be readily removed when it is preferred to use the bars without weights.

It may be desired to provide the devicewith optional or removal means for holding the bars I2 in raised or elevated positions and in a common horizontal plane as shown in Fig. '7. This means comprises a simple clip 52 of inverted U shape. The clip 52 may bev an elongate member provided at its opposite ends with down turned ears 53. With the bars I2 brought to raised positions in a common horizontal plane, as shown in Fig. 7, the clip is placed on the upper side of the body II to extend across the tops of the lugs 22 with the ears 53 extending downwardly at the outer sides of the lugs 22 to engage between the lugs 22 and the inner sides or faces 54 of the carriers 26. Figs. '1, 8 and 9 of the drawings illustrate the manner in which the clip 52 extends across the upper face of the body II and has its ears 53 engaging between the lugs 22 and the inner surfaces 54 of the carriers 26. The engagement of the carrier surfaces 54 with the clip ears 53 prevents downward swinging of the carriers and thus retains the carriers 26 and their respective bars I2 in the raised common plane. When the clip 52 is employed the us-er is relieved of the weight of the bars I2, carriers 26, etc. and the arms may be operated horizontally without subjecting the user to the weight of these parts. The clip 52 may be left in place as long as required and may be easily disengaged and removed from the device when it is desired to allow the bars I2 to be used in the usual way and to normally hang down adjacent the wall W.

As illustrated in Figs. 8 and 11 of the drawings the device may embody means for yieldingly resisting outward swinging of the bars I2, that is, movement of the bars away from one another when in the raised operative position. This means for yieldingly resisting outward movement of the bars I2 is adjustable. The means for resisting outward swinging of the bars I2 includes clips or clamps 56 engageable with the bars I2. The clamps 56 are yoke like parts shaped to conform to the bodies of the bars I2 and provided with spaced out turned arms 51, see Fig. 11. The opposite sides of the clamps 56 have projecting lugs or ears 58. Clamp screws 59 are arranged in openings in the arms 51. Upon tightening of the screws 56 the arms 51 are drawn toward one another to tighten the clamps 56 on the bars I2. Upon loosening of the screws 59 the clamps 56 expand and are freely shiftable along the bars. An extensible coiled spring 66 has loops 6I at its ends engaged through openings in the lugs 58 of the clamps 56. Therspring 60 is formed and proportioned to resist outward swinging of the bars I2 the desired extent and may be replaced by other springs 66 of diiferent weights or strengths. When the spring 60 is to be employed the nuts 4I are preferably threaded inwardly to their innermost positions to reduce the movement resisting action of the springs 41 to a minimum. The spring 60 is of greater strength than the springs 41 when the springs 41 are thus retracted. The engag-ement of the hooks 6I with the lugs 58 may be such that the spring 60 may be detached from the clamps 56 to permit the employment of weaker or stronger springs or to permit the use of the device without a spring for resisting outward swinging of the bars I2. The clamps 56 may be constructed so that upon removal of their screws 59 they may be removed or disengaged from the bars I2. The clamps 56 may be slid inwardly on the bars to the reduced stems 23 and may be constructed to be readily disengaged from the stems. The clamps 56 may be replaced on the bars when it is desired to again use the spring 66.

In the operation of the device it will be assumed that the body II is removably seated on the plate I6 and that the device is to be employed without the clip 52, the weights 43 or the spring 6U. The means I4 for yieldingly resisting inward swinging of the bars I2 may be independently adjusted to offer the required resistance to movement of the bars. scribed, these adjustments are made by merely rotating the bars I2 to thread their respective As above de? nuts 4I in or out on the stems 23. The resistance u to movement of the bars I2 may be equal or unequal resistances may be provided if desired.

In exercising with the device the user faces the apparatus and vholds the grips 25 with the palms up. The bars I2 are then swung outwardly or apart until the users arms are extended substantially straight out or horizontally from the sides of his body. The user assumes a good postural standing position with his arms extended and leans forwardly to shift a portion of his weight to the balls of his feet. This thrusts his body forward and applies a tension to the muscles of the chest and shoulders. While leaning forward the user may rock back and forth slightly to work the chest muscles and vary the tension on the same. This exercise is completed when the user returns his body to the original vertical position.

The device may be employed to actively work and shorten the muscles of the back in the region of the shoulders. The user assumes a position between the bars I2 with his arms extended horizontally and grasps the grips 25. he user then moves his body forwardly to bring his shoulders slightly ahead of the line extending between the grips 25. The bars I2 are then pulled or drawn toward the body, bending the elbows slightly. In performing this operation the resistance to movement of the bars I2 offered by the springs 41 should be overcome as far as possible by the muscles of the back instead of those of the arms. The arms are returned to the extended substantially horizontal positions and the exercise repeated. The exercises above described and various other exercises may be performed with the user either standing or sitting as conditions may require. A wide yvariety of exercises may be carried out by using the bars I2 when extended at different angles and by varying the adjustment of the spring means i4.

It will be apparent that a Wide variety of additional exercises can be had by adding the weights or by adding the spring 60, or both.

Having described only typical preferred forms and applications of my invention, I do not wish to be limited or restricted tothe specific details herein set forth, but Wish to reserve to myself any variations or modifications that may appear to those skilled in the art or fall within the scope of the following claims.

Having described my invention, I claim:

l. An exercising device comprising a body, a. pair of bars, means for mounting the bars on the body for swingingl movement toward and away from one another and for rotation about their longitudinal axes, and means for yieldingly resisting swinging of the bars in one direction comprising a spring for each bar anchored at one end, and a member movable along the bar upon rotation of the bar about its longitudinal axis and securing the other end of the spring.

2. In an exercising device, a bar, means mounting the bar for swinging movement and for rotation about its longitudinal axis, and means for yieldingly resisting swinging of the bar in one direction, comprising'a. nut threaded on the bar to travel therealong, and a spring having one end anchored and having its other end secured to the nut to prevent rotation of the same and to be adjusted upon rotation of the bar.

3. An exercising device comprising a body, a pair of bars, means for mounting corresponding ends of the bars on the body for swinging movement about generally vertical axes so that the assenso user may swing the bars toward and away from one another, handle on the bars, a spring for extending between the bars to yieldingly resist swinging of the bars away from one another about said axes, and means for connecting` the spring with the bars and shiftable along the bars to vary the action of the spring.

4. An exercising device comprising a body to be mounted on a vertical support, carriers secured to the body for independent swinging about spaced horizontal axes, bars carried by the carriers for swinging about axes transverse of the rst named axes and adapted to be swung toward and away 'from one another in a horizontal plane, and releasable means for preventing swinging of the carriers to retain the same in positions where the bars are swingable about substantially vertical axes to move in a substantially horizontal plane.

5. An exercising device comprising a body to be mounted on a vertical support, carriers in front of the body, lugs on opposite sides of the body, forks on the carriers receiving the lugs, substantially horizontal pins carried by the lugs and cooperating with the forks to swngably mount the carriers on the body, forks on the front sides of the first named forks, bars to be swung by the user and arranged with their inner ends in the second named forks, and pins carried by the second named forks and having transverse openings receiving the bars to support the bars for swinging about axes transverse of the axes of movement of the carriers.

6. An exercising device comprising a body to be mounted on a vertical support, carriers in front of the body, lugs on opposite sides of the body, forks on the carriers receiving the lugs, substantially horizontal pins carried by the lugs and cooperating with the forks to swingably mount the carriers on the body, forks on the front sides of the first named forks, bars to be swung by the user and arranged with their inner ends in the second named forks, pins carried by the second named forks to pivot about axes transverse of the axes of movement of the carriers, the last named pins having transverse openings, and means retaining the inner portions of the bars in said transverse openings for rotation.

'7. An exercising device comprising a body to be mounted on a vertical support, carriers in front of the body, lugs on opposite sides of the body, forks on the carriers receiving the lugs, substantially horizontal pins carried by the lugs and cooperating with the forks to swingably mount the carriers on the body, forks on the front sides of the first named forks, bars to be swung by the user and arranged with their inner ends in the second named forks, pins carried by the second named forks to pivot about axes transverse of the axes of movement of the carriers, the last named pins having transverse openings, means retaining the inner portions of the bars in said transverse openings for rotation, and means for yieldingly resisting swinging of the bars regulable by rotation of the bars.

8. An exercising device comprising a body to be mounted on a vertical support, carriers in front of the body, lugs on opposite sides of the body, forks on the carriers receiving the lugs, substantially horizontal pins carried by the lugs and cooperating with the forks to swingably mount the carriers on the body, forks on the front sides of the first named forks, bars to be swung by the user and arranged with their inner ends in the second named forks, pins carried by the second named forks to pivot about axes transverse of the axes of movement of the carriers, the last named pins having transverse openings, means retaining the inner portions of the bars in said transverse openings for rotation, and means for each bar for yieldingly resisting swinging ofthe same reg ulable by rotation of their respective bars.

9. Anexercising device comprising a body to be mounted on a vertical support, carriers supported on the body to swing about horizontal axes, levers on the carriers projecting inwardly toward the support, bars secured to the carriers to swing about axes transverse of the axes of movement of the carriers so that they may be swung toward and away from one another by the user, and springs coupled between the bars and levers to yieldingly resist swinging of the bars toward one another.

10. An exercising device comprising a body to be mounted on a vertical support, carriers supported on the body to swing about horizontal axes, levers extending inwardly from the carriers toward the support, bars secured to the carriers t0 swing about axes transverse of the axes of movement of the carriers so that they may be swung toward and away from one another by the user, parts adjustable along the bars, and springs coupled between the levers and said parts for yieldingly resisting swinging of the bars toward one another.

11. In an exercising device, a mounting means, a pair of bars, and means for supporting the bars on the mounting means comprising carriers supported on the mounting means for movement about spaced horizontal axes, and means for supporting the bars on the carriers for movement about axes substantially intersecting the axes of movement of the carriers.

12. In an exercising device, a mounting means, a pair of bars, a carrier for each bar, means for supporting the carriers on the mounting means for movement about substantially horizontal axes. and means in adjacent relation to the last named means for supporting the inner ends of the bars on the carriers for movement about axes substantially intersecting the axes of movement of the carriers.

13. An exercising device comprising a body to be mounted on a vertical support, a pair of exercising bars, a carrier for each bar, means for supporting the carriers on the body for movement about substantially horizontal axes, means for supporting the bars on their respective carriers for swinging movement about axes which are in substantially intersecting relation to the axes of movement of the carriers, levers on the carriers extending inwardly toward the support, and means for yieldingly resisting swinging of the bars in one direction comprising springs connected with the bars and anchored to said levers.

14. An exercising device comprising a body to be mounted on a vertical support, a pair of exercising bars, a carrier for each bar, means for supporting the carriers on the body for movement about substantially horizontal axes, means for supporting the bars on their respective carriers for swinging movement about axes which are in substantially intersecting relation to the axes of movement of the carriers, levers on the carriers extending inwardly toward the support, and means for yieldingly resisting swinging of the bars in one direction comprising nuts adjustably screw threaded on the bars, and springs connected between the nuts and the levers.

WILLIAM H. MAXWELL.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification482/129, 482/109, 482/97
International ClassificationA63B21/06, A63B21/04
Cooperative ClassificationA63B21/0615, A63B21/1492, A63B21/04, A63B21/0004
European ClassificationA63B21/14M6, A63B21/00D, A63B21/04