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Publication numberUS623698 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 25, 1899
Filing dateDec 29, 1898
Publication numberUS 623698 A, US 623698A, US-A-623698, US623698 A, US623698A
InventorsGeorg Beckh
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Georg beckh
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No. 623,698. Patent d Apr. 25, I899. a. BEGKH.


(Application filed Dec. 29, 1898.)

(No Model.)



SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 623,698, dated April 25 1899.

A li ation fil d December 29,1898. Serial No. 700,595. (No model.)

To ctZZ whom, it may concern.-

Be it known that I, GEORG BEOKH, a citizen of the German Empire,residin g at Nuremberg, in the Kingdom of Bavaria and Empire of Germany, have invented certain new and usef ul Improvements in J umping-Ropes,of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a jumping-rope for the use of children; and the object of the same is to provide a jumping-rope which is attractive, unique, durable, and imponderable.

The invention consists, broadly, of a j umping-rope which comprises a pair of handles, a cord connecting the same, and a covering of helically-wound strands of tinsel upon said connecting-cord.

The invention consists, further, of a plurality of tinsel-covered cords twisted together and connecting the handles; and the invention consists, lastly, of larger and extra or additional outer coverings of helically-wound strands of tinsel arranged upon the mi d-length of the jumping-rope, so as to make that part heavier.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is an elevation of my improved jumping-rope. Fig. 2 is an enlarged longitudinal section through a handle and adjacent part of the rope. Fig. 3 is a transverse section on line 3 3, Fig. 2; and Fig. 4: is an enlarged section through the middle portion of the rope on line 4 4, Fig. 1.

Referring to the drawings, A A indicate the axially-bored handles of suitable shape, and B B the cords which connect the handles and which are secured therein by tying a knot on the ends of the cords, such knot being covered by a cap a, screwed onto the handles. The cords B B are wound tightly with small wire 0 of light weight, and then upon these wire-wound cords helically-coiled tinsel wire or strands D D are arranged so as to practically cover the cords. The ends of the tinsel-strands D pass into metallic cups or bellshaped tips D, which are strung on the connecting-cords adjacent to the handles. Between the coiled strands of tinsel D and upon the mid-length of the connecting-cords are placed other or additional coverings E E of helically-wound tinsel wire or strands. These are of greater diameter than the tinsel coverings D, so as to make the rope larger at the mid-length and to inclose the inner ends of the coverings D. Also these tinsel coverings E make the rope somewhat heavier at its midlength, so that the child can jump the better. Before fastening the ends of the connectingcords into the handles the same,with their tinsel coverings, are twisted, so as to hold together and to impart a decidedly ornamental appearance to thej umping-rope. The strands of tinsel can be of various colors, so as to make the jumping-rope attractive, which, taken with the glittering and handsome appearance of the tinsel, strikes the fancy of children and renders the device a salable article, much sought after.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. A jumping-rope, consisting of a pair of handles, a connecting-cord, small helicallywound strands of tinsel, extending from the handles toward the middle portion of and wound around the cord, and an additional or separate covering-strand of tinsel upon the middle portion of said cord, said coveringstrand being of greater diameter than the other strands, and inclosing the ends of the same, substantially as set forth.

2. A jumping-rope, consisting of a pair of handles, connecting-cords, small helicallywound strands of tinsel, wound separately around each cord, and twisted together, and additional or separate covering-strands of tinsel upon the twisted middle portion of the cords, said covering-strands being each of greater diameter than and inclosing the ends of the other strands, substantially as set forth.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name in presence of two subscribing witnesses.



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