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Publication numberUS2493224 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 3, 1950
Filing dateFeb 2, 1946
Priority dateFeb 2, 1946
Publication numberUS 2493224 A, US 2493224A, US-A-2493224, US2493224 A, US2493224A
InventorsDohman Quincy E, Harold Brunt
Original AssigneeDohman Quincy E, Harold Brunt
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Skipping hoop
US 2493224 A
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Jan. 3, 1950 H. BRUNT ETAL 2,493,224

SKIPPING HOOP Filed Feb. 2, 1946 v INVENTORS HAROLD BRUNT QUINCY E. DOHMAN A TTOR/V' Y Patented Jan. 3, 1950 SKIPPING HOOP Harold Brunt, Los Angeles, and Quincy E. Dohman, South Gate, Calif.

Application February 2, 1946, Serial No. 645,038

2 Claims.

This invention relates to skipping hoops and has for its primary object to provide an improved, simple and effective amusement device for minors and a wholesome exercising device for adults.

Another object of the present invention is L provide a skipping hoop embodying simply constructed and effective means whereby the hoop is readily kept in circular motion by the user thereof.

Our invention also has for its objects to provide such means that are positive in operation, convenient in use, easily installed in a working position and easily disconnected therefrom, economical of manufacture, relatively simple, and of general superiority and serviceability.

The invention also comprises novel details of construction and novel combinations and arrangements of parts, which will more fully appear in the course of the following description. However, the drawings merely show and the following description merely describes embodiments of the present invention, which are given by way of illustration or example only.

In the drawings, like reference characters designate similar parts in the several views.

Fig. 1 is a front view of a skipping hoop embodying the present invention.

Fig. 2 is an enlarged fragmentary longitudinal sectional view of the handle portion of the hoop.

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary cross-sectional view :u

as taken on the line 33 of Fig. 2.

Figs. 4, 5 and 6 are views respectively similar to Figs. 1, 2 and 3, Fig. 6 being taken on line 6-5 of Fig. 5.

The hoop illustrated in two forms, each comprises a circular endless member I B, offset or crank means H integrally formed with the member l0, and handle means l2 provided on said offset or crank means I I.

The member to is simply formed of round wire or rod suitably welded at butting ends to be seamless and integral. In practice, the hoop formed by the member ID is made in a variety of sizes to suit the different heights of users, it being desired that a hoop be substantially waist-high 4.

to a user.

In the form of Figs. 1, 2 and 3, the offset means ll comprises a crank-like portion formed as a straight part l3 and integral crank arms l4 connecting the straight part and the member In. While shown offset inwardly toward the center of the hoop, said straight part l3 may be offset outwardly or at any desired angle with respect to the hoop.

In the form of Figs. 4, 5 and 6, the offset means 55 ll comprises two oppositely offset crank-like portions formed as straight parts 15 and 16, an insral connecting cramk arm 11 for the parts l5 and I B and integral conneacting crank arms I8 and Q for the parts l5 and 16, respectively, and the member H). In the drawing-{the parts I5 and I6 are shown, respectively, inwardly and outwardly offset with respect to the hoop.- These parts, however, may be relatively offset at various angles.

As seen in Figs. 1, 2 and 3, the handle means l2 may comprise a single integral member having two side-bir-side grips 20 and 2|, whereas said means in Figs. 4, 5 and 6 comprise lndividual handle g ips 22 and 23, one on each part [5 and H5. The handle grips are mounted to be freely rotatable and cannot be displaced from their positions, being retained in place by the crank arms 14 or the crank arms l1, l8 and I9, as the case may be.

The hoop is easily and simply rotated by grasping the handle means thereof and twirling or rotating the member I0 so that it passes over the head of the user and under the feet, in the manner of a skipping rope. The offset cranks afford means whereby the hoop can be kept in motion. The structure provided assures that the hoop can be held in a centered position while in use since the location of the handles is retained by the crank arms. The hoop shown in Fig. 4 requires an opposed circular motion of the grips 22 and 23 to keep the hoop in motion, whereas the hoop of Fig. 1 is kept in motion by a circular movement of the dual hand grip by both hands simultaneously.

While we have illustrated and described what we now regard as the preferred embodiments of our invention, the constructions are, of course, subject to modifications without departing from the spirit and scope of our invention. We, therefore, do not wish to restrict ourselves to the particular forms of construction illustrated and described, but desire to avail ourselves of all modifications that may fall within the scope of the appended claims.

Having thus described our invention, what we claim and desire-to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A skipping hoop comprising an endless and integral member the major portion of which is formed to comprise a curved loop and the remainder of which is formed as a straight portion offset inwardly toward the center of the loop, crank arm portions integrally connecting the ends of the curved loop and straight portion, and a. tubular handle freely rotatable on said straight portion and held against endwise displacement by the crank arms, said handle having two side-byside hand grips formed thereon.

2. A skipping hoop comprising an endless and integral member the major portion Of which is formed to comprise a curved loop and the remainder of which is formed as a straight portion ofiset with respect to the curved loop, crank arm portions-integrallyronnecting theends of the curvedloop 'andstraight portion, and a tubular handle freely rotatable on said straight portion and held against endwise displacement by the crank arms, said handle having two side-by-side hand grips formed thereon.


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U.S. Classification482/81
International ClassificationA63H33/02, A63H33/00
Cooperative ClassificationA63B19/00, A63B5/20, A63H33/02
European ClassificationA63H33/02