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Publication numberUS926245 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 29, 1909
Filing dateAug 25, 1904
Priority dateAug 25, 1904
Publication numberUS 926245 A, US 926245A, US-A-926245, US926245 A, US926245A
InventorsWillis H Coon
Original AssigneeNellie L Coon
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Massage instrument.
US 926245 A
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926,245. Patented June 29, 1909.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented June 29, 1909.

Application filed August 25, 1904. Serial No. 222,146.

To all whom "it may concern:

Be it knownthat I, WILLIS H. COON, of Rochester in the county of Monroe and State of llew York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Massage Instruments; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact de scription of the same, reference being had t0. the accompanying drawings, formin a part of this specification, and to the re erence-numerals marked thereon.

My present invention has for its object to provide an instrument adapted to be employed for massing or treating the human body by external, mechanical manipulation, and, it consists generally of a revoluble body or drum mounted upon a suitable handle or support, which in addition to being made hollow in form, to receive water or other liquid, is also provided with a chamber adapted to contain a heating device by means of which the liquid may be retained ina Warm or heated condition for av considerable length of time. 7

To these and other ends the invention consists in certain improvements and combinatlons of parts all as Wlll be hereinafter more fully described the novel features being pointed out in the claims at the end of the specification. 4

In the drawings: Figure 1 is a perspective view of an instrument constructed in accord-' ance with my invention. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view, and Fig. 3 is a cross sectional View thereof. Fig. 4 is a sectional View similar to Fig. 2, illustrating the instrument provided with a modified form of heating device. Fig. 5 is a detail perspective view of the heating device. Fig. 6 is a detail view of the handle of the instrument.

Similar reference numerals in the several figures indicate similar parts.

An instrument embodying my invention comprises a hollow cylindrical body portion or roller 1 having the ends 2 and 3 through which extends a centrally arranged tubular sleeve 4 forming an interior chamber for a purpose to be more fully described hereinafter. Fitting into the ends of the chamber 10. In practice, this hand piece ma be connected in proximity to the roller, i desired, or a joint 11 may be interposed in the arm 9 dividing the latter into two portions which may be adjusted at an angle to each other and secured by a set screw 12 permitting an operator when employing the instrument, for personal application, to more conveniengly reach inaccessible portions of the The body or roller 1 of the instrument is provided with a sheath or covering 13 of rubber, or the like, the surface of whlch may be plain or corrugated to suit the particular purpose for which the instrument may be employed; This covering may be attached to, or formed integrally with, the roller, but I preferably make it removable so that different covers may be interchanged and if desired one may be substituted which is composed of absorbent material, such as cloth, to permit the device to be used for applying liniment or similar medicinal preparations. The space between the outer shell of the body and the sleeve 4 is adapted to be filled with water and for this reason the end 3 is provided with an aperture 1.4 which is nor mally closed by the screw cap 15. The arms 7 and 8 of the handle are yielding and may be moved snificiently to permit the caps 5 to be detached to allow a roller to be removed and replaced by another one, and also to afford access to the chamber formed within the sleeve 4, whereby a heatin device such as'an iron 16 as shown in Fig. 5, may be inserted after having been heated in any suitable manner, said iron being provided with a perforated eye 17 at one end thereof by means of which itmay be handled. The outer shell and the sleeve 4 of the body are constructed of thin sheet metal, preferably copper which will readily radiate the heatfrom the inclosed iron, the size of the latter and the volume of water contained in the surrounding chamber being proportionate so that the outer surface of the body or drum cannot be heated to a dangerous temperature, but will be retained in a warm condition for a considerable length of time.

In Fig. 4 I have illustrated a form of the device adapted to be used where an electric current is available which may be utilized The heatin -At the outer end of the hand piece 9 17 of vulcanized rubber or similar material forming a suitable bearing on which the body or drum may rotate without forming a short circuit between the supporting arms.

of a suitab e coil 20 of wire, which is removably inserted w1thin the sleeve 4, having at its-ends spring fingers or contacts 21 bear-- mg against the inner faces of the caps 5..

1s a plate 22 having sockets connected by wires 23 and 24, as shown in dotted lines to the outer ends of the conductorsformmg the arms 7 and 8', said sockets being adapted to receive pins 25 and 26 on the ends of circuit wires, as shown, leading from any convenient source of current- Suppl From this it will be seen that when the-pms 25 and 26 are placed in their respective sockets an electric current may be passed through the arms 7 and 8', and through the contacts 21 into the coil 20 causing the latter to become heated and likewise heating the water contained in the body or drum to any desired temperature. p

An instrument embodying my invention is simple in construction and embodies but few parts, which ma be readily assembled. By making the hen le detachable fronrthe bodies, those having different coverin s or surfaces, may be interchan ed and em p oyed for different purposes and y arranglng the electric heating coil whereby it may be removed from its chamber, the same instrument may be heated by employing an iron or by other means if a source of current supply 1s inaccessible to the operator.

I claim as my invention: 7

.1. In a massage instrument comprising a body having a chamber ada ted tocontain water and a separate cham er adapted to receive a heating device and a handle on the body for manipulating it.

2. A massage instrument comprising a handle and a body revolubly supported thereon provided with a central chamber adapted to contain a heating device the walls of said chamber being separated from the walls of the body to provide a surrounding water chamber.

3. In a massage instrument, the combination with a drum and an open-ended imperforate sleeve extending therethrough and connected at. its ends to the drum, of removable caps journaled within the open ends of the sleeve and a handle having arms engaging the caps.

.4. In a massa e instrument, the combination with acy indrical drum having in device in this instance consists eaaaas.

closin ends and an imperioratelsleeve er: ranged therein open at. itsends and .su-

ported in the ends.of the drum, ofa han-1 andjdetachable connections carried-thereon and journaled within the sleeve.

5. Ina massage instrument, thetcombination-with a drum provided withia' -central,

tubular-chamber, oi?v a jointed handle having arms supporting the body and a clamping device for adjustably securingflie parts of the handle together.

' 6. In a massa e 1nstrument, the combine tion with a hol ow drum, asleeve therein and an electric heating. device independent of the drum and located in the sleeve, of a handle revolubly supporting said drum and conductors leading om the heating device to the exterior of the drum. T

7 In a massage instrument, the combination with a revoluble-drum and an electric heating device therein revoluble with the drum, having contacts leadingoutwardly at opposite'ends of the drum, of a handle having arms revolubly supporting the drum at its ends and connected to the contacts and current supply conductors colmected to the .arms.

8. In a massa e instrument, the combmation with a revo uble drum and a removable heating device supported therein and revoluble withthe drum, having contacts leading outwardly at the ends of the drum, of

a andle having supporting arms comprising conductors adapted to be connected to a source of current supply and pivotal congections between the arms and the heating evlce.

9. In a massage instrument, the combina sulated from the body, and a handle comprising arms attached'to the'caps and forming conductors adapted to be connected to a source of current supply and contacts be- 1 tween the caps and the heating device.

11. In a massage instrument, the combination with a drum and a removable heating device supported therein, of a handle shaving supportmg armsflcomprising con-' ductors- WlllCh are pivotally connected to the heating device and are adapted to be connected to a source of current supply.

12. In a massage instrument, the combination With a hollow drum and an electric I porting said drum and conductors leading 10 heating device independent of the drum and from the heating device and passing through located therein, of a handle revolubly supthe handle and adapted to be connected to a porting said drum and conductors leading source of current supply.

5, from the heating device to the exterior of the drum 7 WILLIS H. coon.

13. In. a massage instrument, the combi- Witnesses:

nation with a drum and an electric heating F. N. HOWARD,

device therein, of a handle revolubly sup- F. F. CHURCH.

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Cooperative ClassificationA61H2201/0207