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Publication numberUS767221 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 9, 1904
Filing dateJul 19, 1902
Priority dateJul 19, 1902
Publication numberUS 767221 A, US 767221A, US-A-767221, US767221 A, US767221A
InventorsClaude Lauraine Hagen
Original AssigneeClaude Lauraine Hagen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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No. 767,221. PATENTE@ AUG. 9, 1904; C. L. HAGEN. IRAIN'ING MACHINE.v

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UNITED STATE-s Patented August-9, 1.904.



SPECIFICATION forming 1m: of Leners patera No. 767,221, dated August' 9. 1904.

Application Sled July 19, '1903. Serial No.116f235. 4K0 model.)

Be it known that l. Charm: Larnusn ll.\ tax-1N. a citizen of the L'nitcd States. and a -resident ofthecityof .\`e\v York. borough'of -anhattan. in the county and State of .\'ew York. have invented a new and lmproved Training- .\lachine.'of which the following isa fulLcIcar. aml exact description.

This invention relatestoa machine for facilitating the athletic exercises or trainingr of men and animals.

It is prcfenibly applied as an exercisingor training machine for men, in which connection it is here illustrated, although it will be obvious from the followingdescription that it may be used with equal atlvantage for the training and exhibition of animals.

its general characteristic is a frame and an endless apron which is held on rollers in the frame` `said apron moving under the feet of,

the person using the machine.

One of the prime features of the invention lies in the, peculiar construction of the rollers which support thehpron, these rollers being arranged in rows, the members of which are spaced apart and the members of one row bcing arranged to overlap or lit between the members of the adjacent row, thus providing a comparatively uniform treading-surface, which constitutes` a greatinlvantage over prior constructions, in which rollers of continuous or uuvarying diameter were laid side b v side and had the apron run over them.

The invention involves various other features of construction and arrangement of parts, which will be hereinafter fullyset forth.

This specification is an exact description of one example of my im'ention,wl1ilethc claims detine the actual scope thereof.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying tlrawings.fo1xning a part of this specitication, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.

Figure 1 is a plan view of the invention with a part of the apron broken away. Fig. 2 is a section on the line 2 2 of Fig. 1, and Fig. 3 is a section on the line 3 3 of Fig. 1.

The form and dimensions of the framing are not essential. 1 prefer, however, to construct the frame u in rectangular form, as

illustra-ted. The rollers are arranged in transverse rows` each row being carried on an axial shaft e. which shafts are mounted to turn in the sides of the frame. (See Fig. 3.) The rollers are preferably fastened to or formed integral --with the shafts e. and these shafts turn in the frame. Said rolleis are spaced from each other on their shafts. and the rollers of the second line are arranged between the spaced rollers` ofthe lirst line with theirperipheries closely approaching thel shaft c of said lirst line of rollers. The next or third line of rollers is arranged correspondingly with the second line, andso on throughout the machine.

indicates the endless apron, which may be constructed of' any suitable material and which is run over the rollersand within the frame, as shown.

Now it will be observed that owing to the peculiar form and arrangement of'the rollers a thoroughly regular and uniform tread is provided for the person using the machine. ln machines of this sort heretofore devised the uniform rollers laid side by side left deep cavities l'wtwecn each roller, and the fabric apron bent down into these cavities, greatly interfering with the tread of the person running on the apron.l This disadvantage is cntirely overcome by my improvements.

. One of the end shafts c, as best shown in Fig. 3, is-mounted in longitudinally-disposed slots` u' in the frame 1, so that said shaft may he adjusted transversely of itself to regulate the tension of the apron (l. To facilitate the adjustment of this shaft, wedges e are provided, said wedges working in vertical slots formed in the frame a. By this device the tension of the apron may be regulated at will. 'hen using the apparatus for horses or other quadrnpeds, a suitable harness (not shown) will be provi-ded; but when using the machine as a training apparatus for men stanchions f are employed., these stanehions having laterally-turned lower portions f', terminating in square extremities j", adapted to engage in sockets u. formed in the side portions of the frame a. r/ indicates a wearplate, of metal, which is placed over said sockets 11"', as shown, and which serves to prevent 2 v Y Y 'ie-:,221

fout departing froin't'he spirit of my luren j (ion.

5 supporting-stanchious may he adjuftcd into rariouv positions to suit the convenience of the user. The square endsf of the stanchions litting loowly in the square sockets u i permit the tanchion to he turned so that their curved portiousj" will project for\\'ard,.f

rear\\-artl, or to either -"ide.

Further. hy

hit'ting the -`tan`chiou from one socket u to another their po ition on the frame may also he adjusted. l5 from the staneluom and rehttcd thento in set-screws or other fastenings of any forni The `Qtanchu'ins` f and handles desi red.

The handlc /i mayhc removed g llena lf colbider myself entitled to all foral of the invention as may 'lie within the intent of my elainw.

Harinar thn. descrihed inr invention. lehiim as new and dwire tosccnre l Letten Patent-- l. tmining-machix'a, nunpri-ing a phrral-ity of rims of rollen` the nieuil'crs of said rows of rolhfra` living spared from each other. and the spaced.nwnilicrs of .one ron' of rollers littin;r lwtu'ecn or idelappingr the spaced nicnilawof tlwatljarent rmx. llercliv to form an cxwntially continuum lwd haring :in irregular upper `ux-fare. andan apron mounted t to more over .mid rollers, said apron living: an adjustment desired. and their elevation 3 on the stancluons may also he regulated hy 2Q should he adjusted to sait the convenience of the user, and then the handlc '/i should he grasped. the person runnin;r over the apron (l, which slides from under his feet, and. ala though the user does notactnally advance, v'-5 the physical ctleet is exactly the saaie as though hc were runnin.r overa plane urface.

1n using thel apparat-ns for exercisin; r animals a suitable harnca` should be prorided, and the animal may he run on the apron very much the same asinthc \\clll no\rn treadmill. This device iS particularly advantageous for Abtcadying a horse 0r like animal'while its gait is being studied or photographed. For ex*- ainple, farriers freqnentlv trot or canter a horse before applying the shoes, so as to determine the position a shoe should take, andthis apparatus will be very valuable to such persons, since itl may be placed in thc shop and does not require any more room than ap proximately the length of a horse.

Various changes in the form and details of my invention may be resorted to at will withflcxihlc ir. all directionsto permit it to sink into the irrcgruhu'ities` in thi` upper `-urfaceof `Qaid. lied, whereby a lirm footing is secured for an animal treading: 0n theapmn.

2. Anexercisingderice,coinprisinga frame` treading,r xneam held therein. a stam-Ixion harin;r an angular lower portion littcd within a corrcspomling angular carit)l in the frame, und a handle-arm projectingr transversely from the Stanchiun. whereby upon adjusting the stanchion iu said curitythc handle-arm may he projected in dillerent directions to suit the convenience of the user.

.5. An excrci-singdericeomprisinga frame,

treading uieam` held therein. a stanchion having an angular lower portion adjustahly litted in a correspondin,"r cavity in theI frame, the stanehion also harinar a lateral bend therein. and a handle-arm projecting:transversely from the lstanchion above the lateral bend thereof.

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US5393287 *Oct 6, 1993Feb 28, 1995Papapaschalis; DimitriosExercise device
US7008352 *Mar 25, 2004Mar 7, 2006Ego S.R.L.Treadmill for performing physical exercise having simplified actuation means
US20040198559 *Mar 25, 2004Oct 7, 2004Ego S.R.L.Treadmill for performing physical exercise having simplified actuation means
Cooperative ClassificationA63B22/02