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Publication numberUS2572627 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 23, 1951
Filing dateFeb 13, 1950
Priority dateFeb 13, 1950
Publication numberUS 2572627 A, US 2572627A, US-A-2572627, US2572627 A, US2572627A
InventorsKelly Lawrence C
Original AssigneeKelly Lawrence C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hand massaging device
US 2572627 A
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Oct. 23, 1951 L. c. KELLY 2,572,627

HAND MASSAGING DEVICE Filed Feb. 15, 1950 Qfnventor' awrence 0.12 959 Patented Oct. 23, 1951 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.

This invention relates to hand massaging devices, and more particularly to a hand massaging device having a series of massaging roller elements, in parallel relationship, in a body member, with top or hand member pivotally connected therewith and adjustable about its axis to different angular positions relative to said body member, whereby the position of said roller elements can be changed relative to the hand and the top or hand member, whereby, if said hand should be moved back and forth lengthwise of said hand, the body member and rollers could be set at an angular position to give a diiferent action of the roller elements on the human body.

Among the salient objects of the invention are: to provide a massaging device of the character referred to in which a top or hand member and a body member carrying massaging elements can be turned relative to each other, with friction holding means therebetween for holding said two members in different adjusted positions relative to each other; to provide a massaging device having parallel roller elements, each roller ele ment having longitudinally extending ridges or rib portions to more effectively massage the human flesh as said rollers are moved thereover with a certain amount of pressure thereon.

In order to fully explain the invention, I have shown on the accompanying sheet of drawings, one practical embodiment of the invention, Which I will now describe:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a massaging device, embodying my invention, with the human hand indicated in light broken lines;

Figure 2 is a vertical sectional view thereof, 1

through the middle of Fig. l, lengthwise thereof;

Figure 3 is a top plan view of the invention, with a part of the top or hand member broken away, to show the top of the body member which carries the roller elements, and showing in light broken lines how said top or hand member can be turned relative to the body member.

Referring now in detail to the drawings, the invention as here illustrated includes a channeled base member having the flat top 4, and the down-turned opposite sides 4', 4. Mounted between said sides, in parallel relationship with each other, are three massaging rollers 5, 5, 5, each having formed thereon, longitudinally thereof, ridges or ribs, as 5', for effectively massaging the human body as said rollers are moved thereover with a certain pressure. Said roller elements are rotatably mounted on shafts or bolts 6, 6, provided with retaining, split rings in their outer ends, as indicated at 6'.

Mounted on said channeled base member 4 is a top or handle 1, with a central pivot bolt ID, with inset nut H, under a hand strap [2, extending from one side to the other of said hand member as shown, and through which the human hand can be inserted, as indicated in the light broken lines.

The channeled base member 4 is also provided with a series of beveled holes as 9, 9, concentrically around the central pivot bolt It. A spring-loaded screw member 8 is mounted in said handle, with a ball 8' in its end, positioned to be pressed into any one of the holes 9, 9, as said handle is turned relative to the channeled base member 4, as indicated in light broken lines in Fig. 3, whereby to position the rollers in different positions angularly relative to the handle and the hand.

The beveled or countersunk holes located around the central pivot bolt l0 and designated 9, 9, are positioned to be engaged by the springloaded friction ball 8 in the screw member 8, as the handle 1 is turned in either direction, whereby to hold said handle in difierent positions angularly relative to the channeled base member 4, as will be understood from Fig. 3, and the broken line position of said handle. This makes it possible to position the rollers as a unit in different positions relative to the human hand for more effective massaging action on the human body, whether used in the right hand or in the left hand.

I do not limit the invention to the specific showing made to better illustrate the invention, except as I may be limited by the hereto appended claim forming a part of this specification.

I claim:

A hand massaging device including a channeled base member having its opposite sides turned down, a plurality of parallel massaging rollers mounted between said opposite sides and extending below the lower edges of said opposite sides to engage the human body, a handle pivotally mounted on said channeled base member and turnable to different angular positions relative to said channeled base member, to position said parallel massaging rollers at different angles relative to the handle and the human hand on said handle, a spring-loaded friction element in said handle, and receiving seats in said channeled base member around the pivotal axis of said handle, whereby to frictionally hold said handle in difierent positions of adjustment.


REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

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U.S. Classification601/125
International ClassificationA61H15/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61H15/0092
European ClassificationA61H15/00C