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Publication numberUS787168 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 11, 1905
Filing dateSep 12, 1904
Priority dateSep 12, 1904
Publication numberUS 787168 A, US 787168A, US-A-787168, US787168 A, US787168A
InventorsMarion E Gibson
Original AssigneeAndrew J Pembroke, Robert P Curts, Marion E Gibson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Movement-cure apparatus.
US 787168 A
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APPLIGATION FILED SEPT.12, 1904. ma No. 787.168. PATENTED APR. ll, 1905. M. E. GIBSON.




UNTTED STATES Patented April 11, 1905.



SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 787,168, dated April 11, 1905.

Application tiled September 12,1904. Serial No. 224,097.

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Be it known that I. MacrosT E. (iinsox, a citizen ot the United States,i'esiding at Columbus, in the county ot Franklin and State ot' Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Movement-Unie Apparatus; and I do hereby declare the following' to be a tull, clear. and exact descriptionot' the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

The object ot' this invention is to provide an improved machine ot' the kind stated which shall be more easily manipulated than those now on the market.

The invention consists in the construction hereinafter described and claimed.

ln the accompanving drawing's, showing an embodiment ot' the invention, Figure I is a side elevation showing' in broken lines other positions ot parts. Fig'. Q isa sectional view illustrating the counterbalancing construction. Fig'. B is a detail, on a larger scale, show ing' the vibratingor massaging' implement, the casing' in which it works, and the handle by which it is directed. Fig. l is a detail showing' the mechanism to operate the vibrator. Fig'. 3 is a horizontal section on the line .1'.1', Fig'. sl, looking down.

In the views, l designates a vertically-arranged tubular standard mounted on a base l, having' casters on which the apparatus as a whole can be easily moved about the tloor. The operative parts are supported on a post 2, sliding in the standard l. The post '2 is made non-rotative with respect to the standard l by means ot' a feather Q, engaging' an appropriate notch in the cap on the standard l. Swiveled on the upperend ot' the post '2 is a horizontal bracket-arm 3, and hinged to the outer extremity ot' this is another arm, 3, On the extremity ot' the arm 3 is pivotally supported, so as to swing horizontally and rock vertically, the motor l, (preferably an electric motor,) having a tubular extension i, in which the shat'tl" for operating' the vibrating' implement turns. The shaft ih, which is rigid, but rotated by the motor, has at its outer end a crank-pin lf to winch 1s attached one end ot' the reciprocating' and vibrating' rod 5, which receives at its other end the striking' or contacting' head t3. The head 6 is shown tobc threaded into place, so that other forms ot' striking' device can be substituted for that shown. .is be tore indicated, the reciprocating rod 5 works in a casing T, which is made so that it can revolve on the end ot' the extension i, so that the blows ot' the head G can be applied to the human body in various directions. The rod 5 has both a reciprocating and a vibratory movement, the latterimparting a rubbing movement to the head (j, and to vary the extent ot' the vibratorymovement I provide in the casing T a sliding' block b, having'a laterally-elong'ated hole 8, tln'oug'h which the rod 6 reciprocates. By adjusting the sliding' block S toward thc shat't 4" the vibrations are made greater. The sliding' block can be tixed in the position to which it is adjusted by means ot' a knurled clamping-nut 9, that turns on a screw Sl', passing through a slot C in the back ot' the casing T.

l() designates the handle by which the massaging implement is directed. This can be formed with the plate T for covering' the casing' T.

ll dcsignatcsa weight lor counterbalancing the motor and the operative parts. This weight encircles the standardl and is connected with the lower end ot' the posti by means ot' chains ll, that pass over pulleys Il" in the cap at the top ot' the standard down into the interior ot' the standard. This weight so tar counterbalances the post l and the superstructure thereon that the superstructure will naturally remain in any position to which it is adjusted.

In order to save time in manipulation, it is ot paramount importance that the motor and the operative parts be raised and lowered by the application ot' comparatively slight torce on the handle ll): but because the handle l0 is somewhat remote from the line oi motion ot the post 2 in the standard l the application otl pressure is likely to tilt the postand ettect a binding' ot' the post in the standard. The arrangement ot' the arms I) and 3 overcomes this diiliculty and permits the weight ofthe superstructure to be nearly balanced with respect to the aXis of the post 2, and hence when the parts are placed in the position indicated by broken lines in the upper part of Fig. l slight pressure on the handle l() e`ects the lowering of the superstructure.

The case is different, however, when the structure is to be raised. I find that the position indicated in full lines, Fig. l, is the best for raising the structure. This I believe to be due to the fact that the preponderance of weight is near the point of application of the lifting force.

What I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

1. In a movement-cure apparatus, the combination of a standard, a support sliding vertically with respect thereto, a bracket-arm swiveled at the upper end of said support, an arm hinged to said bracket-arm and capable of being completely rotated on the hinging point, a motor supported on said arm and a massaging implement to be operated by said motor.

2. In a movement-cure apparatus, the comoperated by said shaft 4b, and a handle for manipulating said parts whereby the motor-l: can be moved to stand on one side of the vertical line of movement of the sliding support and the massaging implement on the other, substantially as described. l

3. In a movement-cure apparatus, the combination of a motor, a crank-shaft driven by said motor, a reciprocating' and vibrating rod operated by the crank-shaft for carrying the massaging implement, a easing in which said rod works revoluble about the crank-shaft independently of the shaft and means whereby the Vibration of said rod can be varied without varying the length of the reciprocating strokes, substantially as described.

4. In a movement-cure apparatus, the combination of a motor, a crank-shaft driven by said motor, the reciprocating and vibrating rod, operated by the crank-shaft, for carrying the massaging implement, a casing in which said rod works revoluble about the crankshaft independently of the motor, and a perforated adjustable block through which said rod reciprocates forvarying the degree of vibration of the rod with means for fixing the same in adjusted position.

In testimony whereof I ax my signature in presence of two witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationA61H23/0254