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Publication numberUS906763 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 15, 1908
Filing dateDec 3, 1907
Priority dateDec 3, 1907
Publication numberUS 906763 A, US 906763A, US-A-906763, US906763 A, US906763A
InventorsJohn P Cushing Winship
Original AssigneeJohn P Cushing Winship
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Physical exerciser.
US 906763 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Application Bled December 3, 1907.

Patented Dec. 15, 1908.

Serial No. 404,975.

To all whom it may concern.'

Be it known that I, JOHN P. CUsHrNG WIN- SHIP, a citizen of the United States, residing at the city of Boston, in the county of Suffolk and State of Massachusetts, have invented a new and useful Improved Physical EXerciser, of which the following is a specification.

This invention consists of an improved eX- erciser, hereinafter fully described, for physical development and strengthening, more particularly, of the muscles of the arms, back, chest and shoulders, and thereby and in other ways, as for instance, in the use of the eXerciser by a working or forcing back of the shoulders therewith, while at the same time the body is more or less thrown or moved forward, to expand the chest, to'

strengthen and improve the vital organs of the body, to beneficially correct the carriage of the head, body and shoulders, and to relieve and eradicate round and drooping shoulders as well as other unnatural and imperfect conditions of all the said several and other parte of the person.

In t e accompanying drawings, forming a part of this description, the eXerciser of this invention is illustrated.

Figure 1 is a view of the eXerciser in its use. Fig. 2 is a plan view of the two rods and of the securing means, certain parts being broken away, and Fig. 3 is a section on the line 3 3, Fig. 2.

In the drawings, Aand B are the two inflexible and rigid tubes 5 O is a handle at one end D of each rod A and B, and E and F are means, hereinafter explained, at the opposite end G of each rod through which they are attached to a suitable support. The tubes may be of metal, each say 30 inches long and outside and -g--inside diameter.

As illustrated, each rod A, B, at and along its inside, has an inflexible and immovable wire H in two lengths, and this wire at the end G of each rod has a loop or eye E, one part of the attaching means before referred to, which is of a diameter to overlap the face a of said end G and this wire at the other end D of each rod, constitutes a bow-shaped handle C suitable for being grasped by the hand and this handle overlaps said end D of the rod. Each rod A, B, by its loop E, is hung on a metal screw-eye or loop Fr which with the loop E constitute the attaching means for the rods, as before stated.

The screw-eyes F may be secured directly to a house-wall, as at L, or to a block or holder K, which may be common to both rods, or there may be a separate holder K for each rod, and if secured as last stated, the block or blocks K are to be suitably attached to a proper support therefor. Rods secured as described obviously when not in use can hang or depend from their attaching means.

In using this eXerciser the handles are grasped by the hands and the rods brought to a more or less arallel and horizontal position, and with tiie body erect and between said handle-ends of the rods and the front upper arms more or less vertical. and the front fore arms more or less extending horizontally outward from the body and toward the suspended ends of the rods, by a then pressing or forcing forward, through the arms on and along the length of said rods and toward the support on which the rods are hung, while at the same time moving or forcing the chest forward and backward, and inhaling and exhaling, and bracing the body by the feet, obviously, as said pressing forward on the rods is resisted by their said support the ultimate result and effect thereof, with a proper use of the exerciser from time to time, must necessarily be a substantial development and strengthening of the muscles of the arms, shoulders, chest, back and neck and to a more or less limited extent also of the muscles of the feet and legs, a relief and eradication of rounding and drooping shoulders, and an improvement in the carriage of the head, neck, shoulders and body.

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

A ph sical exerciser composed of two rigid an non-eXtensible metal tubes, a metal w1re extended in two continuous lengths through each of said tubes and projecting from its opposite open ends and an eye formed at one end and a handle formed at the other end of said opposite rojected ends of each of said wire-lengths, an both eye and handle overlapping the Wall of the tube, in my hand in the presence of two subscribing combination with tWo eyes iXed and spaced Witnesses.

a art on a rigid upright support, and each of l y i Wlhioh eyes has e, rod by its eye suspended JOHN P' OUSHING VINSHIP' .5 thereon, substantially as and for the uses and Witnesses:

purposes specified. ALBERT W. BROWN, In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set l CHARLES R. BROWN.

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Cooperative ClassificationA63B21/0023