Connect public, paid and private patent data with Google Patents Public Datasets

Swimming appliance

Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US1839489A
US1839489A US44726030A US1839489A US 1839489 A US1839489 A US 1839489A US 44726030 A US44726030 A US 44726030A US 1839489 A US1839489 A US 1839489A
Authority
US
Grant status
Grant
Patent type
Prior art keywords
body
portion
webs
swimming
secured
Prior art date
Legal status (The legal status is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the status listed.)
Expired - Lifetime
Application number
Inventor
Meroussis Nickolas
Original Assignee
Meroussis Nickolas
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Grant date

Links

Images

Classifications

    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B31/00Swimming aids
    • A63B31/08Swim fins, flippers or other swimming aids held by, or attachable to, the hands, arms, feet or legs
    • A63B31/12Swim fins, flippers or other swimming aids held by, or attachable to, the hands, arms, feet or legs held by, or attachable to, the arms or legs

Description

Jan. 5, 1932. N. MERoussls SWIMMING APPLIANCE Filed April 25 1950 l mh.

MmaL/s/Swkauggn 9'* ATTORNEY Patented Jan. 5, 1932 NIcxoLAs MERoUssIs, or `NEW Yoan. '1m-Y.

SWIMMING APPLIANGE Y Application led April 25,

This invention relates to swimming appliances and has for an object the provision of a simply constructed and effective device which will make swimming easier and more enjoyable to those who wear it. With the above and other objects in View, the invention further includes the following novel features and details of construction to be fully described and illustrated in the accompanying drawings and the appended claims.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 illustrates a swimmer equipped with my improved swimming appliance and its parts in sections.

Figure 2 is a perspective view showing a swimmer from the side, wearing the swimming appliance shown in Figure 1 and in the act of swimming; and

Figure 3 is a rear view of the swimmer wearing the appliance of my invention `and in the act of swimming.

Referring to the drawings for a more detailed description thereof, the numeral 5 indicates a triangular web positioned between the legs as clearly shown in Figures 1 and 3. This web is secured to the legs of theswimmer by means of holding members 7 each comprising front straps 8 and rear straps 9 which are secured together by meansy of buckles 10, the straps 8 and 9 encircling the legs of the swimmer.

The triangle 5 is secured to a body portion 12 by means of divergent straps 14 which are secured by means of buckles 15 to straps 16 depending from the lower edge of the body portion 12. The body portion 12 may be made of any suitable material such made of a flexible water-proof material such for example as rubberized cloth. Y The portion 12 is fastened by buckles 12a.

The body portion 12 has extending from the upper edge of its front portion a pair of straps 18 which are secured by means of buckles 19 to respective members of a pair of straps 20 which run over the shoulders of the swimmer and are secured to the upperV edge of the back portion of the body member 12. Secured to the respective sides of the j body member 12 are a pair of triangular 1930. [serial No. 447,250.

webs-22, one between each'arm and the lswimmers body. The webs 22'are secured to the arms of the swimmer by meansof fastening' members 24, each of which has front straps 25 and rear straps 26, the front and rear straps being` secured together by means of buckles 27. The webs 22 are'secured tothe body member 12 along the lines 30, which `it will be noted are a litt-le to the front of the side of the body. 1 Whenthus attached-Q.:

the webs 22`extend backwardly about fifteen degrees tok the arms. This disposition of the-webs is suitable for ordinary swimming. However if the'backstroke is vto be used in swimming` the webs are to be reversely inclined. That is to say, the lines of attachf ment of the webs to the body member will be slightly back` of the side 4of the body member or in other'words back of thedotted lines 32 which indicate the side of the body. While my appliance is shown' and described as a two piece device, itis to be understood that it can be united by cloth or canvas and serve as a swimming suit without departing from the invention. n f f VTo enhance the foldingand unfolding movements of the web, resilient reinforcing elements may be used such as resilient blades arranged or, molded in the web in such a way that will allow the folding and unfoldi:

- ing of the web.

From the above it is apparent that this device will give to the swimmer the means a fish has. Lifting the arms parallel to the body to a distance allowed by the triangle webs 22, opening one elbow at the right and v `the otherv elbow t th l ft t l t for example as canvas but 1t 1s preferably a e e a 'an ang e O the body and making fast backward movement of the arms and feet from a bended position of the body, will result in a powerful forward propelling force with less eiiort than will be required of a swimmer not wearing my device, as myappliance involves simply the movement of the elbows and not the full extension of the arms as applied to or-KH dinary swimming.

From the foregoing the advantages and novel features of the invention will be readily apparent.

, What I claim is:

1. A swimming appliance comprising a body portion, a pair of Webs, one under each arm, secured to said body portion, and means for securing said Webs to the arms, said Webs being secured to said body portion at an angle .to the body.

2. A swimmingV appliance comprising a body portion, a pair of Webs, one under eaoli arm, secured to said body portion, and means .20 means-for securing the last mentioned Web to the ylegs and means vfor securing the last ,mentioned Web to the body fportion.

l4;. .1A .swimming appliance lcomprising a body portion, a pair of Webs, one under each arms, Vsecured to said body portion, means Vorseeuring said Webs to the arms, said Webs being secured to said body portion at an an Igle of about 15 degrees to the body, a Webbetween fthe legs, means Jfor securing the last 3.o .mentioned Web to the legs and means for .securing the last mentioned Vweb to the body portion.

r5. A .swimming v appliance comprising -a body portion, a pair of Webs, one under each arm, securedtosaid body portion, means for securing said-Webs yto the arms, vsaid Webs being :secured to said body portion at an angle to the body, and shoulder straps for hold- .fing :said body portion. In testimony herein I aiix ymy signature.

, NIGKOLAS MEROUSSIS.

US1839489A 1930-04-25 1930-04-25 Swimming appliance Expired - Lifetime US1839489A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US1839489A US1839489A (en) 1930-04-25 1930-04-25 Swimming appliance

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US1839489A US1839489A (en) 1930-04-25 1930-04-25 Swimming appliance

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US1839489A true US1839489A (en) 1932-01-05

Family

ID=23775629

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US1839489A Expired - Lifetime US1839489A (en) 1930-04-25 1930-04-25 Swimming appliance

Country Status (1)

Country Link
US (1) US1839489A (en)

Cited By (9)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2802223A (en) * 1952-08-08 1957-08-13 Magone Roscoe Swimming devices
US2975438A (en) * 1957-06-24 1961-03-21 Magone Roscoe Swimming device
US3335441A (en) * 1966-03-07 1967-08-15 Gerald W Wolfe Swimming fins and planes
DE2461682A1 (en) * 1974-12-27 1976-07-08 Kingsford Grayson William Training harness for improvement of swimming movements - has arm and wrist straps linked by adjustable chains in order to keep arms bent
US6484319B1 (en) 2000-02-24 2002-11-26 Addidas International B.V. Full body swimsuit
US20050193461A1 (en) * 2004-02-10 2005-09-08 Adidas International Marketing B.V. Garment
US9302137B1 (en) 2013-07-22 2016-04-05 Christopher Joseph Yelvington Resistance-applying garment, connector for use in garment, and method of forming garment
US9849339B1 (en) * 2016-08-17 2017-12-26 Donald Stanley Body fin for swimming
USD809245S1 (en) 2015-11-27 2018-02-06 Adidas Ag Garment

Cited By (14)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2802223A (en) * 1952-08-08 1957-08-13 Magone Roscoe Swimming devices
US2975438A (en) * 1957-06-24 1961-03-21 Magone Roscoe Swimming device
US3335441A (en) * 1966-03-07 1967-08-15 Gerald W Wolfe Swimming fins and planes
DE2461682A1 (en) * 1974-12-27 1976-07-08 Kingsford Grayson William Training harness for improvement of swimming movements - has arm and wrist straps linked by adjustable chains in order to keep arms bent
US6484319B1 (en) 2000-02-24 2002-11-26 Addidas International B.V. Full body swimsuit
US6546560B2 (en) 2000-02-24 2003-04-15 Adidas International B.V. Full body swimsuit
US7631367B2 (en) 2004-02-10 2009-12-15 Adidas International Marketing B.V. Garment
US20050193461A1 (en) * 2004-02-10 2005-09-08 Adidas International Marketing B.V. Garment
US8356363B2 (en) 2004-02-10 2013-01-22 Adidas International Marketing B.V. Garment
US8407814B2 (en) 2004-02-10 2013-04-02 Adidas International Marketing B.V. Garment
US8578514B2 (en) 2004-02-10 2013-11-12 Adidas International Marketing B.V. Garment
US9302137B1 (en) 2013-07-22 2016-04-05 Christopher Joseph Yelvington Resistance-applying garment, connector for use in garment, and method of forming garment
USD809245S1 (en) 2015-11-27 2018-02-06 Adidas Ag Garment
US9849339B1 (en) * 2016-08-17 2017-12-26 Donald Stanley Body fin for swimming

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US3344449A (en) Swimming device of mermaid shape
US3246342A (en) Wearing apparel
US3096760A (en) Sacroiliac support
US2754532A (en) Sportsman's towel
US2343468A (en) Propulsion device for swimmers
US783012A (en) Swimming device.
US1605679A (en) Beach chair and the like
US3124387A (en) Seating structures
US2626394A (en) Cushion pad
US3107371A (en) Swimming device
US2075372A (en) Game device
US1749999A (en) Manually-held supporting device for assisting children in learning to walk
US605237A (en) Exercising device
US2710643A (en) Table supported child's seat
US2657477A (en) Foot and/or footwear protector
US1270207A (en) Suspension device for umbrellas and the like.
US1861455A (en) Seat cover
US2186918A (en) Overcoat
US1803538A (en) Head covering
US608351A (en) Convertible garment and tent
US579695A (en) Mokreale
US3680563A (en) Duo heating pad
US879124A (en) Bib.
US1561400A (en) Device for preventing thumb sucking
US2894270A (en) Water saddle