US 3019019 A
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Jan. 30, 1962 F. c. FORTE 3,019,019
HAND WRESTLING APPARATUS Filed Jan. 13, 1961 JNVENTOR. F RH/vc/s C. FORTE H TTORNEY United tates Patent HAND WRESTLING APPARATUS Francis C. Forte, 29 Essex Ave., Waterbury, Conn. Filed Jan. 13, 1961, Ser. No. 82,538 4 Claims. (Cl. 272-81) This invention relates to an exercising apparatus, and more particularly to a self-operated device for practicing hand wrestling.
One object of the present invention is to provide an apparatus of the above nature which will be simple in construction, inexpensive to manufacture, easy to install and manipulate, compact, ornamental in appearance, and very efiicient and durable in use.
With these and other objects in view, there has been illustrated on the accompanying drawing, one formv in which the invention may conveniently be embodied in practice.
In the drawing:
FIG. 1 represents a front view of the hand wrestling apparatus as it appears during use by the right arm and when attached to a table.
FIG. 2 is a perspective view of the same shown detached from the table.
FIG. 3 is a fragmentary view of the upper part of the hand wrestling apparatus, with the table and clamp shown in dot and dash lines.
Referring now to the drawing in which like reference numerals denote corresponding parts throughout the several views, the numeral indicates a table, to which is attached a bracket B by means of a rigid deep throat C-clamp 11 having an upper arm 12 adapted to rest on the top of a triangular base 10a of said bracket B, and a lower arm 12a adapted to be located beneath said table. The elbow of the C-clamp 11 fits within a centralizing slot 11a. The lower arm 12a of the clamp 11 has an enlarged tubular boss 13 which is tapped with screw threads to receive a vertical clamping screw 14 having rigidly attached at its lower end a handle 15, and having a rockable flat table-engaging pad 16 at the upper end thereof.
The triangular base 10a of the bracket B is provided with three upstanding flanges 1'7, 18, 19, each of which has a threaded hole 19a for receiving bolts 22, 23, 24, respectively, as clearly shown in FIG. 2 of the drawing.
Provision is also made of an upstanding V-shaped yoke 20, having vertical spaced apart lower ends which are adapted to be attached to the flanges 17, 18 by means of the pair of horizontal bolts 22, 23 respectively, screwed into tapped holes in said lower ends.
Provision is also made of an upper vertical bolt 24a which is adapted to be screwed into a tapped hole in the upper horizontal section of the yoke 20, and which also passes through an aperture 27 (FIG. 3) in the upper horizontal section 27a of an inclined front strip 21 having a tapped hole 27!) intermediate its ends.
Provision is also made of an adjustable inclined upper slide 25, having a central elongated slot 26 for receiving a thumb screw 28 which is threaded into the tapped hole 27b of the front strip 21. The thumb screw 28 is provided with a flange 29 which overlies the inclined slide 25, and said slide has at its upper end a pair of spaced apart parallel fork arms 30, 31 for supporting a hori- 3,019,019 Patented Jan. 30, 1962 zontal pin 32 upon which a pulley sheave 33 is mounted, said sheave being embraced by the two top fork arms 30, 31.
A tubular handle 39 is connected by means of a D- shaped Wire member 36 to the top horizontally extending end link of a chain 34, said member 36 having inturned forward ends 37, 38 (FIG. 2), which pass into the ends of the handle 39.
The pulley sheave 33 is provided with a plurality of spaced pockets 33a for receiving alternate links of the chain 34, without slippage, as clearly shown in FIG. 2. The chain 34 is adapted to pass over the sheave 33 and extend downwardly for connection with a hook 41 of a weight supporting rod 40, leaving a section. 35 of said chain hanging loosely below said hook.
At the bottom of the rod 40, provision is made of a fiat circular plate 42 for holding a plurality of standard circular weights 43, 44, 45, which Weights have rounded rims 46 and circular center holes 47 which are sufliciently large to pass over the hook 41 and permit easy removal and replacement of said weights.
The numerals 48, 49, 50 indicate circular holes located at the three corners of the base 10a for permitting said bracket to be detachably secured to said table if desired, in which case the Gelamp 11 would not be necessary.
Operation In operation, when the improved exercising apparatus is being used, the elbow of the user U will be placed upon the table 10, and he will grasp the hollow handle 39 with his hand, as shown in FIG. 1. By pulling forwardly on the handle 39, the weights 43, 44, 45 suspended by the chain 34, the rod 40 and the plate 43 may be raised any desired distance.
One advantage of this invention is that the use of the hook 41 permits the rod 40 to be easily disconnected from the lower part of the chain 34, so that the weights 43, 44, 45 may be changed whenever desired.
While there has been disclosed in this specification one form in which the invention may be embodied, it is to be understood that this form is shown for the purpose of illustration only, and that the invention is not limited to the specific disclosure, but may be modified and embodied in various other equivalent forms without departing from its spirit. In short, the invention includes all the modifications and embodiments coming within the scope of the following claims.
Having thus fully described the invention, what is claimed as new and for which it is desired to secure Letters Patent is:
1. In an exercising apparatus, a bracket for attachment to one edge of a table, said bracket comprising a base, a U-shaped yoke secured to said base, an inclined strip at right angles to said yoke secured to said base and to said yoke, a pulley sheave holding member slidably mounted on said strip and having an elongated slot through which passes a thumb screw threaded into said strip for locking said sheave holding member at any desired adjusted elevation, a chain passing over said sheave and carrying weights at the lower end thereof, the top of said chain being provided with a handle adapted to be grasped by the users hand and pulled forwardly for raising said weights.
2. The invention as defined in claim 1", wherein said weights are supported upon a rod having a base plate, said rod having an upper hook secured to said chain and said weights having large circular holes in the center thereof of sufiicient size to permit said weights to pass 'over said book.
3. The invention as defined in claim 1, in which said bracket is secured to said table by a C-shaped clamp having a handle-operated screw engaging the under surface of said table, and having a fixed upper arm for engaging the top of said table.
4. The invention as defined in claim 1, in which said handleis' secured to said chain bya' D-shape'd' wire member passing through the upper end link of said chain.
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