US 806482 A
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No'. 806,482. 4 f PATBNTBD DBO. 5, 1905.
v n s.H.MooRE.
OBESITY BELT. APPLIOATIOK Hunsn'. 1s, 1904.
" UNITED 'sr-ArEs PATENT oEEicE.
Speccation of Letters Patent..
Patented Dec. 5, 1905.
Application med september 13. 1904.' serai No. 224,248.
To a/Z whom it may concern:
. Be it known that I, SrLAs H. MOORE, of the city, county, and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Obesity- Belt, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
My invention relates to `improvements in lobesity-belts such as are worn upon the body to reduce flesh.
The object of my invention is to produce a Asim le and eective belt which can be buc ed'upon the body land which willsubmit the parts of the body with which it contacts to automatic massage, thereby reducing the flesh at this point and indirectly reducing the entire weight of the body. It is well known that by mani ulating the body with a corrugated roller of) wood, rubber, or other firm material the massage eect reduces weight and flesh. Acting on this principle I rovide means for bringing a series of these ro ers into position on .the body, and particularly across the abdomen, in such a wa that the natural movements of the body will7 cause the rollers to act both vertically Yand laterally, so as to subject the body to a continuous, but mild and yet eective, massaging, thereby producing the desired eect.
body. Fi 2 is an enlarged With these en s in v iew my invention consists of certain features of construction and combinations of arts, whichwill be hereinafter described and) claimed.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a art of this specification, in which similar gures of reference indicate corresponding plarts in all the figures.
Figure 1 is a parta y diagrammatic view showing the application of the belt to the erspective view, part y in section, of the be t embodying my invention; and Fig. 3 is a detail view showin a modified and preferred arrangement o? a joint of the belt.
In carrying my invention into effect I use a flexible wire frame 10, which has parallel members, and these are light and flexible, as stated, though in the drawings they are exa gerated to show more clearly the structure o? the belt. The wire has at one end a suitable buckle 11 and atthe other end a strap 12 for engaging the buckle; but the strap and buckle can be of any approved style, and the means for supporting the s ools 14 and 15, presently referred to, can a so.be .varied without departing from the principle of my invention, which includes any suitable means for supporting the massaging-spools in the proper position. As shown, the parallel members of the frame 10 have cross-members 13, which have a xed position with relation to the frame, and the parallel members of tne frame 10 carry loose rollers or spools 14, which are of a firm structure, being made of wood, rubber, or other suitable material and which are corrugated, so as to have the esilred massaging and reducing effect on the The members 13 carry short s ools 15, the corrugations of which are at rig t angles to those of the spools 14, and so when the belt isin place the rollers and spools act both vertically and laterally on the body. Instead of having the arts 12 and `13 as shown the said members can e jointed together, as shown at 16 in Fig.' 3, thus making the belt more flexible, and this latter arrangement is referred for this reason. In practice the around the body rather loosely, so Athat the rollers 14 and 15 will come across the lower part of the abdomen. .In sitting the flesh with its natural movements will come in contact with the rollers, which will act, as stated, to reduce the iiesh by automatic massaging.
It is clear that other means can be' substituted for the members 10 and 13 for supportelt is strappeding the rollers without aecting the princii ple of the belt.
It will be noticed that the several rollers of the belt have parallel corrugations and that the rollers are tapering, being largest 'm the middle. This causes them to have the right action on the flesh, as the rollers shift about continually, and the flesh is excited lby the corrugated action, and it is wedged up and pushed about between the rollers, owin to the aforesaid tapering shape. The ro ers should also be essentially circular in crosssection, so that they can turn entirely over, if necessary, during'the movements of the aecting their action on 'theskin.
Having thus fully described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure byLetters Patent- 1. A belt of the kind described constructed of the belt and the second series of rollers be- 1 1o body without injuring the wearer and without 1 oo tical and lateral supports so as to turn at angles to each other.
SILAS H. MOORE.
CHARLES C. OHARA, EDWARD T.DEMPSEY.