US 935854 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
W. H. LINBRODE.
APPLICATION FILED MAR.9, 1909.
Patented Oct. 5, 1909.
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Specification of Letters Patent.
atented Oct. 5, 1909.
Application filed March 9, 1909. Serial No. 482,888.
To all who-m it may concern:
Be it known that I, NILLIAM H. Linnnonn, a citizen of the United States, residing in Bethlehem townshlp, 1n the county of i E Stark and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Exercisers Designed More Especially for the Amusement of. Children; and I do hereby declare that the followiin is a'full. clear, and exact descri tion of t 1e same, reference being had to tie accompanying drawing, making a partof this specification, and to thenumerals and figures of referencemarked thereon, in \vhich-- Figure 1 is a perspective View showing the different )arts properly arranged. Fig. 2 is a vertiei l section showing parts of the arallel standard and lllllStItttlll" the vibratmg bar joint or pivotal connection. Fig. 3 is a detached top view of the spring holding plate. Fig. 4 is a detached view showing the stirrup bar in an inverted position from that illustrated in Fig. l.
The present invention has relation to exercisers and it consistsin the novel arrange: ment hereinafter described and particularly pointed out in the claims.
Similar numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts in all thefigures of the drawing.
In the accompanying drawing, 1 represents the base bar which is designed to be placed upon the floor or other support and may be securely connected if desired, or suitable cross base bars such as 2 may be used to prevent any lateral or tilting movement of the arts located above the base 1. To the base ar 1 are securely attached the vertical upright bars 3, which upright bars are held in proper relationship with reference to each other by suitable space blocks 4. About midway between the ends of the vertical bars 3 is pivotally attached the vibrating bar 5 which bar is pivotally attached near one of its ends. The vibrating bar 5 is provided at one of its free ends with a suitable saddle or seat 6 upon which a child or person is to sit. In the drawing I have shown what might be termed a common bicycle saddle but it will be understood in some instances it may be desirable to use a seat having a back and side arms so that a young child can be held without liability of falling.- Directly in front of the saddle is located the stirru-p bar 7 from which bar extends the stirrup straps 8 to bar 5 as illustrated 111 Fi 1.
the .bottom or lower ends of which are connected in any convenient and well known manner the stirrups 9. For the pur ose of providing suitable attachment for tie stirrup bar 7 and the stirrups 9, the vibrating bar 5 is rovided with a series of apertures, 10, whic 1 apertures are for the purpose of receiving the connecting pin 11.
For the purpose of preventing any pivotal or twisting movement of the stirrup bar 7, said bar is provided with which recess is for the purpose of receiving the upper edge or ortion of the vibrating To the opposite end of the vibratin ar 5 to that upon which the seat or saddfe 6 is attached and u )on the opposite side of the pivotal point 0 said bar is located the late 13, which plate is provided with the e ongated slot 14 and a series of open grooves 15 located at right angles to the slot 14;. The vibrating bar 5 is also provided with the elongated slot 16 corresponding in length with the slot 14.
To the base bar 1 is attachedthe book 17 to which hook is connected the short cross head 18 to which cross head are attached the bottom or lower ends of the spring heads 19, the top or upper ends of the springs being connected to the upper crosshe'ad 20, to which upper cross head is connected the T bar 21. It will be understood that by moving the T bar 1 to or from the pivotal point of the vibrating bar 5 the levera e will be increased or decreased upon tile springs 19, thereby, increasing or decreasing the resiliency of the springs with reference to the vibrating bar 5.
To the top or upper ends of the parallel bars 3 is pivotally attached the lever arm 22; to the free end of which lever arm is attached a handle 23, said handle being located in such a position that it can be grasped and held by a person sitting upon the saddle (3.
For the purpose of providin r means for causing the lever arm 22 and the vibrating bar 5 to vibrate in unison or practically so the connecting link 24 is provided, which connecting link is pivotally attached at its top and bottom ends to the brackets 25, which brackets are connected to the vibrating bar 5 and the lever arm 22 respectively.
For the purpose of assisting in holding the parallel vertical bars 3 in true vertical position the brace bars 26 are provided,
the recess 12,,
which brace bars, also act as guides to prejnear the seat, a spring interpose vent any lateral'springing movement of the vibrating bar 5. v
In use a childwhen occu ying the saddle or seat 6 grasps the hand e 23 and by an upward and ownward. movement of said handle an upwardand downward movement is imparted to the vibrating bar 5.
For'thepurposeof adjusting the bar 5 to or from the base 1 the standards are rovided with a series of apertures 27 in w ich apertures is located the pifi or bolt 28, which 1n or bolt is assed throu h the vibrating ar 5' as best i ustrated in ig. 2. For the purpose of preventingrapid wear the apertures 27 are provided with the metal thimbles 29 and the aperture 30 formed in the vibrating bar 5 is provided with the metal sleeve 31. In Fi 1 I have shown an ordinary split heade bolt which is designedto rovide a means for easily detaching said Bolt and a ain placing it in position when it is. desire to change the vertical adjustment of the vibrating bar 5.
Having fully described my. invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-- 1 3 1. In a device of the character described, the combination of a base, a standard secured to said base, a vibrating bar 'pivoted intermediate its ends, said bar provided with a seat at one of its ends and st1rru )8 located between the base and the vibrating bar, said spring located at the opposite end from that to which the seat is attached, a lever. arm pivoted to the standard, said lever arm rovided with a handle at its free end an a link adapted to-connect the vibrating bar and lever arm together, substantially as and for the purpose specified.
2. In a device of the character described,- a base, a standard secured to said base, a
vibrating bar pivoted intermediate its ends and provided with a seat at its endand the opposite end of said vibrating bar Iprovided wlth a grooved plate, a spring, a T
ar operatively connected with the s ring and adapted to be adjusted to or mm the pivotal oint of thevibrating bar and a lever arm ocated above the vibrating bar and connected to saidvibrating bar substantially as and for the purpose speci ed.
3. In a device of the character-described, the combination of a base, a standard secured to said. base, a vibrating bar ivoted intermediate its ends, means for at justing said vibrating bar .to or from the base,.a stirrup bar adjustably attached to, the vibrating bar and a lever arm pivoted to the standard and operatively connected to said vibrating 'bar and a spring interposed between the base and the vibrating bar substantially as and for the purpose speciiied.
4. In a device of the character described, the combination of a base, a standard secured-to said base, said standard provided with a series of apertures, said apertures provided with thimbles, a vibrating bar pivoted intermediate its ends, said bar provided with a seat stirrups carried by the vietween the base and the vlbrating bar ant.
an operating arm pivoted to the standard and operatively connected to the vibrating bar, substantially as and for the purpose specified.
In testimony that I claim the above, I"
have hereunto subscribed my name in the presence of two witnesses.
WILLIAM H. LINERODE.
Witnesses E. W. SPIDELL, LoUIs G. Peron.