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Publication numberUSRE26606 E
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 10, 1969
Filing dateJun 15, 1967
Priority dateJun 15, 1967
Publication numberUS RE26606 E, US RE26606E, US-E-RE26606, USRE26606 E, USRE26606E
InventorsPeter William Dodge
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Gymnastic apparatus
US RE26606 E
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June 10, 1969 P. w. DODGE GYMNASTIC APPARATUS Original Filed March 12, 1963 JTTORNEY United States Patent 26,606 GYMNASTIC APPARATUS Peter William Dodge, 112 W. 75th St, New York, N.Y. 10023 Original No. 3,189,347, dated June 15, 1965, Set. No. 264,668, Mar. 12, 1963. Application for reissue June 15, 1967, Ser. No. 653,586

Int. Cl. A63h 1/00, 21/06 US. Cl. 272-62 5 Claims Matter enclosed in heavy brackets appears in the original patent but forms no part of this reissue specification; matter printed in italics indicates the additions made by reissue.

ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE Exercising frame which makes possible the exercise of a maximum number of the muscles of the human body. The frame comprises two anguiarly attached base members, a back vertical post attached at the joint of the base members, and a pair of from vertical posts attached to an intermediate point of each base member. Above the head of the user, there is a cross member connecting the tops of the front posts, and a brace connecting the top of the back post with the midpoint of the cross member.

This invention relates to an exercising frame on which a person may exercise. It is an object of this invention to provide a mechanism which can be set up in any suitable place with great ease and which makes possible the exercise of a maximum number of the muscles of the body. The device is in fact the equivalent of most of the apparatus customarily found in a gymnasium, but in a form that may be easily set up or removed at will.

The device comprises a frame on which [the more important] exercising devices may be set up for use, but from which they may easily be removed and put away.

The invention is disclosed in the accompanying drawings in which [FIG. 1 shows the frame work set up to support a horizontal bar at any height convenient for the user. FIG. 2 shows how the frame work may be used with a horizontal bar having weights on its ends that may be raised and manipulated in the usual way.]

FIG. 1 is a frontal perspective view of the gymnastic apparatus according to the invention, set up to support an exemplary exercising apparatus, namely a horizontal bar, at any height convenient for the user; and

FIG. 2 is a view similar to that of FIG. I but set up for use with another exercising apparatus, namely a horizontal bar having weights on its ends, that may be raised and manipulated as required.

[The frame is also adapted to support suitable pins or a cross bar on which a plank may rest, so that the operator, while lying on his back upon said plank, may utilize the apparatus] As shown in FIG. 1 of the drawings the base of the device comprises two legs and 11 joined together at an angle by a connector 13 which also supports a vertical post 12 of greater height than the user of the device. Each of the legs 10 and 11 has an intermediate connector [14-15], 14, 15 for supporting [a third vertical post] respective vertical posts [16-17] 16, 17. The posts [16-17] are attached at their tops to a cross bar comprising two equal parts 18 and 18a joined together by a T-connector a.

The post is connected at its top to a bar 20 by a connector 19 at one end and is connected to [a] the connector 20a at the other end.

[This framework as thus described comprises the rigid framework of the existing device] Re. 26,605 Reissued June 10, 1969 The purpose of this framework is to furnish support for the various bars or pulleys or other exercising devices which may be held rigidly in place without the need of being attached to the walls [or] of the room.

The framework constituting the inventive gymnastic apparatus is also adopted to support suitable pins or a cross bar on which a plank may rest, so that the user, while lying on his back upon said plank, may utilize the apparatus.

[In the device] When set up as shown in FIG. 1, slidable sleeves 21, [and] 22 are carried upon the vertical posts [16-17] 16, 17, which sleeves have also horizontal sockets [25-26] 25, 26 in which an exercising bar 27 may be inserted. The height of the sleeves on the vertical posts is determined by pins [23-24] 23, 24 on which the sleeves [21-22] 21, 22 may rest. Thus the horizontal bar 27 may be supported at any height desired.

In the use of the device as shown in FIG. 2 a horizontal bar 30 may be carried by the sockets 25 and 26, on the outside face of posts 16 and 17, the sockets being vertically slidable on the posts.

The horizontal bar 30 has a weight 31 attached to each end beyond the sockets. A sleeve 34 which embraces the middle portion of bar 30 is connected by a harness 32 to a cord 33 which in turn is carried through pulleys 28 and 29 upon the bar 20 to a handle 35, so that by pulling the handle down the weights 31 may be raised.

It will be clear that the framework of the device when assembled as [to] shown may also be used as a support for any other well type of exerciser desired, without any need to attach it to a wall or to the ceiling. Moreover, the

device can be completely disassembled for packing, storage or transportation.

The basic feature of the device will be seen to be the rigid frame which while resting on the floor gives rigid support either overhead or laterally, without the need of disfiguring the floors, walls or ceiling by attaching fixtures.

[What is claimed:] What I claim is:

1. [An exerciser] A gymnastic apparatus comprising a pair of base bars connected together at one end, said bars being spread to form an open triangle in which a user may stand, the bottom surface of said bars being in a common plane adapted to engage a supporting surface, a pair of lateral vertical posts having their bottom ends [rigidly] attached [respectively] to [a] respective mid [point] points on said base bars and providing a space between them, said vertical posts extending substantially above the head of the user, a first upper bar [comprising] constituting a cross bar [rigidly] connecting the tops of said vertical posts, a third vertical post having its bottom end attached to and extending up from the apex of [the] said triangle, and being of a height equal to that of said lateral posts, and a second upper bar [comprising] constituting a bracing bar [rigidly] connecting the top of said [apex] third vertical post to a mid point on said cross [bars,] bar [and exercising apparatus connected to at least one of the said upper bars].

2. [A device] The gymnastic apparatus according to claim 1, [wherein said] further comprising exercising apparatus [is] mounted on [said bracing bars] at least one of said posts and said upper bars.

3. An exercising frame comprising two base members attached together at an angle of less than and a back vertical post attached to said members at their joint, a pair of from vertical posts, one being attached to an intermediate point of each base member, said posts being straight and of equal lengths, a cross member attached to the tops of said front posts at a height above the head of the used, a brace attaching the top of said back post to the mid point of said cross member, the latter as well as said brace being in a substantially horizontal plane parallel to that of said base merrgbers, at least some of the afore-said attachments between said base members and said back post at said joint, said base members and the respective front posts, said tops of the front posts and the respective ends of said cross member, and between said top of the back post as well as said mid point of the cross member and the respective ends of said brace allowing easy set-up and disassembly of the exercising frame for packing, storage and transportation, sleeves slidable on said from posts, and a horizontal bar removably passed through said sleeves, said front posts being provided with a number of bores for receiving respective pins on which said sleeves may rest.

4. An exercising frame comprising two base members attached together at an angle of less than 90 and a back vertical post attached to said members at their joint, a pair of front vertical posts, one being attached to an intermediate point of each base member, said posts being straight and of equal lengths, a cross member attached to the tops of said front posts at a height above the head of the user, a brace attaching the top of said back post to the mid point of said cross member, the latter as well as said brace being in a substantially horizontal plane parallel to that of said base members, at least some of the afore-said attachments between said base members and said back post at said joint, said base members and the respective from posts, said tops of the front posts and the respective ends of said cross member, and between said top of the back post as well as said mid point of the cross member and the respective ends of said brace allowing easy set-up and disassembly of the exercising frame for packing, storage and transportation, and at least one pulley attached to the underside of one of said cross member and said brace, whereby a cord having a weight on one end and a handle on the other end may be passed over said pulley, to act as an exerciser on the frame.

5. The exercising frame according to claim 4, further comprising sleeves slidable on said front posts, and a horizontal bar attachable to said sleeve, said cord being attached at said one end to said bar so that the latter acts as the weight.

References Cited The following references, cited by the Examiner, are of record in the patented file of this patent or the original patent.

UNITED STATES PATENTS 411,701 9/1889 Wilson 248-97 1,972,654 9/1934 Heath 248-13 XR FOREIGN PATENTS 456,790 3/ 1928 Germany. 9,748 11/ 1908 France. 738,579 12/1932 France.

RICHARD C. PINKHAM, Primary Examiner.

W. R. BROWNE, Assistant Examiner.

US. Cl. X.R. 248--97; 272-81 Patent No. R 95 50;; Dated June 10 ]969 Inventor(s) n WLXJ-dlfl .uuugge It is certified that error appears in the above-identified patent and that said Letters Patent are hereby corrected as shown below:

'- Column 2, line '71 (claim 5 line 8) "used" should read correctly user and column 4, line 9 (claim 5, line 5) "sleeve" should read correctly sleeves The Patentee' a correct residential or post-office address is 159 Second Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10005.

SIGNED AND SEALED AUG 2 6 I959 SE/u .Ahcst:

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Classifications
U.S. Classification482/38, 248/97, 482/130
International ClassificationA63B21/06
Cooperative ClassificationA63B2021/0614, A63B21/06
European ClassificationA63B21/06