|Publication number||US605237 A|
|Publication date||Jun 7, 1898|
|Filing date||Jan 11, 1895|
|Publication number||US 605237 A, US 605237A, US-A-605237, US605237 A, US605237A|
|Inventors||Fenton E. Spink|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (21), Classifications (7)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
(No Model.) 7
F. E. SPINK.
N0. 605,237. Patented June 7, 1898..
FENTON E. SPINK, OF CLEVELAND, OI-IIO.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 605,237, dated June 7, 1898. Application filed January 11, 1895. fierial No. 534,536- (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Beit known that I, FnNToN E. SPINK, a
citizen of the United States, residing at Oleveland, in the county of Ouyahoga and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Exercising Devices; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of. the invention, which will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
My invention relates to exercising devices; and the invention consists in an exercising device made of elastic material and designed to be used to exercise the arms and all parts of the body, substantially as shown and described, and particularly pointed out in the claim.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of my device and the figure of a man as it appears in one exercise. Fig. 2 is a back view of a man and the device as it appears in an exercise for the arms laterally from the shoulder. Fig. 3 is a plan View of the device alone with a section broken out, and Fig. 4 is an edge view thereof. Fig. 5 is van enlarged longitudinal sectional view of one though of course it may be larger or smaller,
according to the person who uses it, and in lieu of tubing an elastic cord or rope may be employed. 7 The tube or material is cut to a sufficient length to form" both strands or ends A of the article, and each part is provided with a hand-loop 2 at its extremity. Each strand is about three feet long. It may be longer or shorter, but three feet gives a very satisfactory length. Therefore to produce my device I take about six feet of rubber tubing or its equivalent and form the loops 2 by curing the extremities and fastening the ends at 3, as shown. This curing of the tube makes the handle-loop solid and fixes the end by securing it into the material integrally, making the union homogeneous. Aslight enlargement representing a band 4 isshown at this point of intersectionin order that the joint where the loop begins may be reinforced. As a further means of strength at this point I have laid a piece of cloth 5 or its equivalent in the fork of the loop, which prevents the parts from tearing at that point, but does not materially affect the elasticity of the loop. Having thus constructed the handle portions 2, I attach the said part to the ring 113 at its middle by the tie-loop 6. This tie is made at exactly the middle of said elastic part, so as to give the same length to the two ends; but I have found that there is such strain and friction on the loop 6 when there is nothing elastic beyond it that it very soon Wears out and snaps asunder, thus rendering the device useless, and hence I have devised a means of relief both to the loop and the parts or branches A which is deemed a veryimportant part of the invention. This relief part consists inthe elastic strap O, fixed at one end-to ringB and at the other to its own ring or hook D. This strap O at once returnsthe strain at 6, as well as taking general strain and wear of the entire device in itself. It is,
indeed, made and intended for this purpose,
and it is manufactured and used as a sepa rate article of manufacture and sale and canbe bought alone when a new one is needed, the two rings B and D being connected therewith. I
In Fig. 2 the device is shown in a distinctly arm-and-shoulder exercise, the hands being engaged in the loops 2 at one side and. in the ring 13 at the other side, although it might be engagedin the ring D instead. cellent exercise is obtained byengaging one foot in the loops 2 and putting the thumb of the corresponding hand through the ring B and then going through a directly-up-anddown movement in which the arm is stretched its full length, and, alternating from'side to side in this way, or without changing position of device, the hand may be elevated at armslength and the exercise be transferred to the leg by raising and lowering the foot.
Obviously each strand or part A might be a separate piece attached to ring B. Gener-= Another exally, however, both strands are in one piece handholds and secured by looping to the ring, IO secured to ring 13, substantially as shown or substantially as set forth.
in some equivalent way. Witness my hand to the foregoing specifi- I claim cation this 3d day of January, 1895.
An exercisin device for the body arms and limbs consisting of an elastric strap or strand, FENTON SPINK' means to engage one end thereof to a fixed Witnesses: object, a ring at the opposite end thereof, an ALEX. C. MACKENZIE,
elastic strap or strand provided With elastic GEO. O. JOHNSON.
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|Cooperative Classification||A63B21/0552, A63B21/0557, A63B23/12, A63B21/0004|
|European Classification||A63B23/12, A63B21/055D, A63B21/00D|