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Publication numberUSRE14618 E
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 25, 1919
Filing dateJul 23, 1917
Publication numberUS RE14618 E, US RE14618E, US-E-RE14618, USRE14618 E, USRE14618E
InventorsJean Chanaud
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

J. CHANAUD.

EXERCISI NG APPARATUS.

Mar. 25, APPLICATION FIL'ED JAN. 25. III!- 5Z2: Jarz $252 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

JEAN CHANAUD, or NEW YORK, N. Y.

ExERoIsIiye APrARAirUs.

Specification of Reis sued Iiette r s Patent. Reissfled 25,1912

Original No. 1,265,620, dated November 26, 1918, Serial No. 152,292 filed July 23. 1917. Application for reissue filed aanimr zs, 191'9.'-- Serial No. 273,202. i

To all whom'it may concern.

Be it known that I, JEAN CHANAUD, a citizen of France, residing at New York city, in the county of New Yo-rk and State of the body of the user while the arms are in out-stretched position and with the same strain exerted upon each arm.

Another object is to so construct an apparatus of this character as to allow movements of great amplitude and yet use only an ordinary coiled spring.

Another object is to so construct an appa ratus of this character in which the cables will be prevented from becoming entangled when not in use.

Still another object of the invention is to provide apparatus of this character, the parts of which are designed to be mounted on supports arranged at diametrically opposite points to permit the device to be employed for exercises which could not otherwise be accomplished.

With the foregoing and other objects in view, which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being, understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed may be made within the scope of what is claimed without departing from the spirit of the invention.

In the accompanying drawings 2-- Figure 1 is a front elevation of the apparatus, i

Fig. 2 is a similar view of the lower end of the cord or cable showing a slightly different form of connection for the hand grip, and

Fig. 3 is a transverse section taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 2 looking downward.

Fig. 4 is a detail of the limiting member for the cable.

In the embodiment illustrated the improved apparatus embodying this invention is shown mounted upona suitable support and includes vertically spaced supporting hooks. A coiled spring 3 of heavy wire and:

of ample strength tof resist the strains to which it may be subjected is shown connectother end of said spring is engaged with a hook 4 ofa tackle supported by a cord or cable 14;. Another tackle is supported on the upper hook being" engaged therewith means bf an eye and carries a pulley 13 rotatably mounted therein.

A flexible cord or cable 14 which may be of any suitable or desired length and which is connected with the tackle at one end, passes over pulley 13, and is provided at its free end with a hand grip l5 constructed preferably as shown in Fig. 1 and having a roller 16 to permit the device to sli within the hand of the exerciser without in uring it.

The hand grips one only of which is here shown are preferably detachably connected with the free ends of the cables 14 by means of hooks as 17 carried by one end of a heavy wire which is coiled tightly around the end of the cable 14: as is shown clearly in Fig. 2 and by means of which said hook is securely attached to the cable.

In Fig. 2 the hook 17 is shown with the end thereof in alinement with the cable and the stop is formed by winding the oppoeo ed at one end with the loWer hook while the site end of the wire 18 around the cable 14 and forming a substantially U-shaped loop 19 as is shown clearly in Fig. 3. This loop 19 which projects laterally or radially from the cable 14 will operate to prevent the passage of the cable end through pulley 13 should it be released with the hand grip removed. The cable 14 projects into hook 17 and is rounded, as at 14: so as to close the hook thus preventing accidental removal of the handle or grip 15.

A limiting or stop member 20, shown more clearly in Fig. 4 is secured about cable 14 adjacent pulley 13. This member is in the shape of a loop formed from a piece of spring wire and bent in upon itself to form By constructing and mounting the cable 1 14 in the manner above described and as shown when the hand grips 15 are released:

by the user, thecoiled springs 3 will draw them upward and hold the cahleunder ten possibility of the sion thereby preventing all stretches thereof vbecoming entangled. I

now foon'sider to be the best embodiment thereof, I desire, to have it understood that i the deviceshow'n is merely fillustrative and" that such changes he madeas are within the scope of the c aimed invention.

I.claim t a In an exercising apparatus including a emcrtnaeam meansfor limiting movemen'tof the cable through the block,incl-uding a single strand of wire having one terminal coiled about the cable to form closely spaced eonvolutions and a single larger con vo1u-tion spacedfro1n the cable to form a stop, theother terminaljbeing formed into a hook forlthe purpose set forth.

In testimony whereof I affixiny' signa- -ture in presence of two witnesses: a n a a n JEAN CHANAUD. Witnesses; s a e WiLiLLA S. FOWLER;

FRANK J. RINALDI.

Copies-of this patent may obtained for fiv ecents eaeli; by addressing "the Cpmm issioner at 1 a1;e1t1;:1,

Washington, 11.0." p

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