US 829754 A
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PATENTED AUG. 28 1906.:
C. J. BAILEY- EXEROISING APPARATUS.
APPLICATION FILED FEB ZO. 1906.
UNITED STATES PATENT CHARLES J. BAILEY, or NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Au 28, 1906.
Application filed February 20,1906. Serial No. 302,016.
To all whom it may concern.-
Exercising Apparatus, of which the following description, in connection with the accompanying drawings, is a specification, like letters on the drawings representing like parts.
This invention has for its object the production of a novel exercising apparatus.
My apparatus comprises a hand-bar provided with a sheave that co'acts with a flexible member sustained by a plurality of sheaves. In the manner in which I have exemplified my invention the bar is made movable over suitable guides, and the guides are sustained in a frame shown as portable, which may be tipped more or less out of a perpendicular plane, according to the height of a person using the apparatus, the frame being shown as having a cross-bar over which a person may bend the body when grasping the hand-bar in using the apparatus.
Figure 1, in perspective, shows one of the best forms in which I have embodied my invention, the same being set up for use. Fig. 2 is a modification of the same.
Referring to the drawings, A represents a longitudinal frame comprising side bars a and a bottom bar I) and a top bar I). Between the top and bottom bars I have located guides c and have combined with these guides a hand-bar d, the hand-bar being shown as provided with holes through which the guidebars are extended. The hand-bar between its ends is provided with a sheave e, and the top bar I) is provided with a plurality of sheaves f. I pass under the sheave e a flexible member or spring 9, leading said member over the sheaves f, thence through holes in the hand-bar, and thence to the bottom bar I). This member or spring may be made of any suitable material. It may be either a wire spring or a piece of rubber or a yielding cord. It may be composed of wire springs and rubber united and covered with any usual braided or other covering. The strength to be exerted by the user of the apparatus grasping the opposite ends of the hand-bar when the bar 18 moved downwardly on the guides will be resisted by the flexible or spring member; but my invention would not be departed from if said member were made as a cord without any elasticity whatever and was connected with metallic springs, as shown in Fig. 2.
The frame A is shown as provided with pivoted legs B, the legs being united to the frame by means of hinges C, and'to hold the free ends of the lower end of the frame I have shown the legs and frame as provided with an adjusting device, represented as a pivotedlink' h, connected with the frame and suitably notched and engaging studs h on the legs.
Instead of the adjusting device shown I the legs more or less distant from.
may emp y y ordinary adjusting or ing means commonly employed in connection with folding step-ladders. It will be readily understood that the flexible connection through the springs mentioned may be of greater or less strength to require the exertion of greater or less force to move thehandbar downwardly from its inoperative position, Fig. 1.
Having fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
1. Exercising apparatus comprising a frame, guides, a hand-bar having a sheave, a flexible connection, and means to support said flexible connection as the hand-bar is moved longitudinally of said guides.
2. Exercising apparatus comprising a frame, guides, a hand-bar having a sheave, a yielding springy flexible connection, means to sustain said connection independently of the hand-bar, said connection yielding as the hand-bar is moved longitudinally of said guides.
3. Exercising apparatus comprising guides, a hand-bar having a sheave, a yielding member to support the sheave on the hand-bar, and means for supporting the yieldingv member while the hand-bar is being moved longitudinally of said guides.
4. Exercising apparatus comprising a frame having side and top and bottom bars, a guide, legs to sustain said frame in adjusted position, a handbar movable longitudinally of said guides, a yielding flexible connection, means to sustain said connection and a sheave carried by the hand-bar and sustained by said connection.
5. Exercising apparatus comprising a frame, guides sustained by said frame, a hand-piece having holes to embrace said guides, and other holes for thepassage there- In testimony whereof I have signed my through of flexible connection, a sheave susname to this specification in the presence of tained by said hand-bar, a flexible connectwo subscribing Witnesses.
tion on which said sheave rests, and means CHARLES J. BAILEY. 5 for sustaining said flexible connection, the Witnesses:
latter yielding as the hand-bar is moved lon- GEO. W. GREGORY,
gitudinally of said guides. MARGARET A. DUNN.