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Publication numberUS598773 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 8, 1898
Filing dateAug 23, 1897
Publication numberUS 598773 A, US 598773A, US-A-598773, US598773 A, US598773A
InventorsAugustus Figge
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External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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(No Model.)

A. FIGGE.

HAND APPLIANCE FOR MASSAGE.

Patented Feb. 8, 1898 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

AUGUSTUS FIGGE, OF HAMELN, GERMANY.

HAND APPLIANCE FOR MASSAGE.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 598,773, dated February 8, 1898.

Application filed August 23, 1897. Serial No. 649,212. (No model.)

' describe, referring to the accompanying drawings.

Figure l is a front View, Fig. 2 is a side 1 View, partly in section, and Fig. 3 is a back the back of the plates are fixed straps D and E, of leather or other suitable flexible material, into which straps the hand ofthe operator can be inserted, so that he holds the appliance as a glove and can effect massage by pressing and moving the balls over any part of the body of the patient.

Having thus described the nature of this invention and the best means I know of carrying the same into practical effect, I claim- A massage appliance consisting of several plates hinged together, each provided with sockets on its under side,- balls secured in said sockets and free to revolve therein and straps attached to said plates by which the appliance can be readily grasped and held by the hand, substantially as and for the purpose described.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification, in the presence of two subscribing witnesses, this 2d day of August, A. D. 1897.

AUGUSTUS FIGGE.

Witnesses MANSFELD, J OH. VIRACKE.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA61H2015/0064