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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
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    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
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W.. M. MARSHALL. lEXERCISIN'G-IVIACIIIN'F.

Patented June 26.1877.

ff aan Attorney N. PETERS. FHOTLLITH-OGRAPHER, WASHINGTDN. S C.

UETTEE STATES PATENT @Errea WILLIAM M. MARSHALL, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.

IMPROVEMENT IN EXERCISING-MACHINES.

' Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 192,338, dated June 26, 1877; application led November To all whom it may concer/n:

Beitknown that I, WILLIAM M. MARSHALL, of the city and county of Philadelphia, and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Exercising Apparatus and I do hereby declare the following to be a clear and exact description of the nature thereof, sufficient to enable others skilled in the art to which my invention appertains to fully understand, make, and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, making part of this specification, in which- Figure l is a sid-e elevation ofthe device embodying my invention. Fig. 2 is a top View of the same in service and lengthened. Fig. 3 is an enlarged View of one of the handles. Fig. 4 is a section thereof in line a' w, Fig. 3.

Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in the several figures.

My invention consists of a strip or rod of elastic material, and handles at the ends thereof, which ,handles are to be grasped and the strip or rod bent in bow-form, the resist-A ance and resilience of which are rendered available for purposes of exercise, expansion of the chest, and purposes of calisthenics generally.

lt also consists of the handles, so formed that the thumbs will have easy bearings thereagainst.

Referring to the drawings, A represents a long rod or strip of steel, wood, or other material, which, though elastic so as to be bent into the form of a bow or curve, is inelastic in the direction of its length. To each end of the rod there is firmly secured a handle, B, which is preferably of round or bulbous form, so as to be easily and tightly grasped, and tbe portion against which the thumbs will become in contact are flattened, as at a, made to form bearings for the thumbs during the exercising operations.

When the device is in its normal position, or not in service, the rod A and handles B extend in a right line, as shown in Fig. l.

The operation is as follows: The handles Vends of the rod are then drawn inwardly or toward each other, so as to bow ,the rod, as shown'in Fig. 2, and this operation has a tendency to throw back the shoulders and expand the chest, when the lungs may be ininated, the beneficial eifects of which are evident. .When the rod is relieved of strain, owing to its resilience, it returns to its rightlined shape, and by alternately bowing the rod and allowing it to straighten, the arms, shoulders, and chest will be exercised in a gentle but powerful manner.

During the manipulation of the device the fingers will grasp the handles B B and the thumbs will lie along and against the dattened faces a, thereof, whereby the hands will not slip, and the thumbs will have greater` purchase and power during the working of walking, during which greater good may be4 accomplished by rocking the body, and there are numerous other advantageous applications thereof. Y

If desired, the faces of the handles may be cushioned with suitable soft material, as shown by dotted lines, Fig. l, so as to ease the pressure of the thumbs against the handles.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as newand desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

l. The rod A, made of elastic material, but non-elastic in the direction of its length, and the( handles B B, combined and operating substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

2. The elastic rod A, non-elastic in the direction of its length, in combination with the handles B B, formed with bearing-faces a a.

for the thumbs, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

WM. M. MARSHALL.

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JOHN A. WIEDERsHEIM, A. P. GRANT.

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US4327907A (en) * 1980-09-05 1982-05-04 Devries Daniel A Portable exercise device
US4725057A (en) * 1984-04-27 1988-02-16 Tessema Shifferaw Universal exercising machine
US4865316A (en) * 1988-06-20 1989-09-12 Power Play Tools, Inc. Isokinetic exercise apparatus for arms and chest
US5911652A (en) * 1997-12-03 1999-06-15 Jackson; Benjamin F. Roll-back exerciser
US6106438A (en) * 1999-02-08 2000-08-22 Dean; C. David Bi-directional torsion spring wrist hand and forearm exerciser
US20030232707A1 (en) * 2002-06-14 2003-12-18 Icon Ip, Inc. Exercise device with centrally mounted resistance rod
US6770011B1 (en) * 2002-06-26 2004-08-03 Robert Sylvester Hinds Elastic grip exerciser
US20040198571A1 (en) * 2003-04-02 2004-10-07 Brigham Young University. Substantially constant-force exercise machine
US20050049121A1 (en) * 2003-08-25 2005-03-03 Dalebout William T. Exercise device with centrally mounted resistance rod and automatic weight selector apparatus
US20050143230A1 (en) * 2003-08-25 2005-06-30 Dalebout William T. Exercise device with single resilient elongate rod and weight selector controller
US20050202944A1 (en) * 2004-01-21 2005-09-15 Clifton Deal Exerciser and massager apparatus
US7041041B1 (en) * 2002-03-21 2006-05-09 Robert Scott Evans Exercise equipment
US7070545B2 (en) 2002-07-01 2006-07-04 Nautilus, Inc. Leg press and abdominal crunch exercise machine
US7083554B1 (en) 1997-02-27 2006-08-01 Nautilus, Inc. Exercise machine with infinite position range limiter and automatic belt tensioning system
US7108641B2 (en) 2000-05-03 2006-09-19 Nautilus, Inc. Exercise equipment with multi-positioning handles
US7115080B2 (en) 2002-08-01 2006-10-03 Nautilus, Inc. Collapsible seat for combination hack squat and leg press machine
US20100009822A1 (en) * 2002-12-17 2010-01-14 Holleman John C Exercise Device and System, and Methods of Using Same
US7922635B2 (en) 2000-03-10 2011-04-12 Nautilus, Inc. Adjustable-load unitary multi-position bench exercise unit
US20110201483A1 (en) * 2002-12-17 2011-08-18 Holleman John C Exercise Device and System, and Methods of Using Same
US10188890B2 (en) 2013-12-26 2019-01-29 Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. Magnetic resistance mechanism in a cable machine
USD844079S1 (en) * 2017-09-13 2019-03-26 Aleksandar Ratajac Exercise device
US10252109B2 (en) 2016-05-13 2019-04-09 Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. Weight platform treadmill
US10279212B2 (en) 2013-03-14 2019-05-07 Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. Strength training apparatus with flywheel and related methods
US10293211B2 (en) 2016-03-18 2019-05-21 Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. Coordinated weight selection
US10426989B2 (en) 2014-06-09 2019-10-01 Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. Cable system incorporated into a treadmill
US10441840B2 (en) 2016-03-18 2019-10-15 Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. Collapsible strength exercise machine
US10449416B2 (en) 2015-08-26 2019-10-22 Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. Strength exercise mechanisms
USD865879S1 (en) * 2019-06-14 2019-11-05 Bruce Hymanson Isokinetic oscillating exerciser

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4327907A (en) * 1980-09-05 1982-05-04 Devries Daniel A Portable exercise device
US4725057A (en) * 1984-04-27 1988-02-16 Tessema Shifferaw Universal exercising machine
US4865316A (en) * 1988-06-20 1989-09-12 Power Play Tools, Inc. Isokinetic exercise apparatus for arms and chest
US7083554B1 (en) 1997-02-27 2006-08-01 Nautilus, Inc. Exercise machine with infinite position range limiter and automatic belt tensioning system
US5911652A (en) * 1997-12-03 1999-06-15 Jackson; Benjamin F. Roll-back exerciser
US6106438A (en) * 1999-02-08 2000-08-22 Dean; C. David Bi-directional torsion spring wrist hand and forearm exerciser
US7922635B2 (en) 2000-03-10 2011-04-12 Nautilus, Inc. Adjustable-load unitary multi-position bench exercise unit
US7108641B2 (en) 2000-05-03 2006-09-19 Nautilus, Inc. Exercise equipment with multi-positioning handles
US7608028B2 (en) 2000-05-03 2009-10-27 Nautilus, Inc. Exercise equipment with multi-positioning handles
US7041041B1 (en) * 2002-03-21 2006-05-09 Robert Scott Evans Exercise equipment
US7250022B2 (en) 2002-06-14 2007-07-31 Dalebout William T Exercise device with centrally mounted resistance rod
US20080020912A1 (en) * 2002-06-14 2008-01-24 Icon Ip, Inc. Exercise device with centrally mounted resistance rod
US7798946B2 (en) 2002-06-14 2010-09-21 Icon Ip, Inc. Exercise device with centrally mounted resistance rod
US20030232707A1 (en) * 2002-06-14 2003-12-18 Icon Ip, Inc. Exercise device with centrally mounted resistance rod
US6770011B1 (en) * 2002-06-26 2004-08-03 Robert Sylvester Hinds Elastic grip exerciser
US7608022B2 (en) 2002-07-01 2009-10-27 Nautilus, Inc. Leg press and abdominal crunch exercise machine
US7070545B2 (en) 2002-07-01 2006-07-04 Nautilus, Inc. Leg press and abdominal crunch exercise machine
US7115080B2 (en) 2002-08-01 2006-10-03 Nautilus, Inc. Collapsible seat for combination hack squat and leg press machine
US20100009822A1 (en) * 2002-12-17 2010-01-14 Holleman John C Exercise Device and System, and Methods of Using Same
US20110201483A1 (en) * 2002-12-17 2011-08-18 Holleman John C Exercise Device and System, and Methods of Using Same
US20040198571A1 (en) * 2003-04-02 2004-10-07 Brigham Young University. Substantially constant-force exercise machine
US7060012B2 (en) 2003-04-02 2006-06-13 Brigham Young University Substantially constant-force exercise machine
US7537552B2 (en) 2003-08-25 2009-05-26 Icon Ip, Inc. (State Of Delaware) Exercise device with centrally mounted resistance rod and automatic weight selector apparatus
US20050143230A1 (en) * 2003-08-25 2005-06-30 Dalebout William T. Exercise device with single resilient elongate rod and weight selector controller
US20050049121A1 (en) * 2003-08-25 2005-03-03 Dalebout William T. Exercise device with centrally mounted resistance rod and automatic weight selector apparatus
US7429236B2 (en) 2003-08-25 2008-09-30 Icon Ip, Inc. Exercise device with single resilient elongate rod and weight selector controller
US20050202944A1 (en) * 2004-01-21 2005-09-15 Clifton Deal Exerciser and massager apparatus
US7291101B2 (en) * 2004-01-21 2007-11-06 Clifton Deal Exerciser and massager apparatus
US10279212B2 (en) 2013-03-14 2019-05-07 Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. Strength training apparatus with flywheel and related methods
US10188890B2 (en) 2013-12-26 2019-01-29 Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. Magnetic resistance mechanism in a cable machine
US10426989B2 (en) 2014-06-09 2019-10-01 Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. Cable system incorporated into a treadmill
US10449416B2 (en) 2015-08-26 2019-10-22 Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. Strength exercise mechanisms
US10293211B2 (en) 2016-03-18 2019-05-21 Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. Coordinated weight selection
US10441840B2 (en) 2016-03-18 2019-10-15 Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. Collapsible strength exercise machine
US10252109B2 (en) 2016-05-13 2019-04-09 Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. Weight platform treadmill
USD844079S1 (en) * 2017-09-13 2019-03-26 Aleksandar Ratajac Exercise device
USD865879S1 (en) * 2019-06-14 2019-11-05 Bruce Hymanson Isokinetic oscillating exerciser

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