US3261606A - Rowing-type exercising equipment - Google Patents

Rowing-type exercising equipment Download PDF

Info

Publication number
US3261606A
US3261606A US38670664A US3261606A US 3261606 A US3261606 A US 3261606A US 38670664 A US38670664 A US 38670664A US 3261606 A US3261606 A US 3261606A
Authority
US
United States
Prior art keywords
seat
means
cable
levers
frame
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
Elia Petros
Elia Kiki
Original Assignee
Elia Petros
Elia Kiki
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
Priority to GB3216963A priority Critical patent/GB1060281A/en
Application filed by Elia Petros, Elia Kiki filed Critical Elia Petros
Priority claimed from US53122266 external-priority patent/US3380737A/en
Application granted granted Critical
Publication of US3261606A publication Critical patent/US3261606A/en
Anticipated expiration legal-status Critical
Application status is Expired - Lifetime legal-status Critical

Links

Images

Classifications

    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B21/00Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices
    • A63B21/06User-manipulated weights
    • A63B21/068User-manipulated weights using user's body weight
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B21/00Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices
    • A63B21/15Arrangements for force transmissions
    • A63B21/151Using flexible elements for reciprocating movements, e.g. ropes or chains
    • A63B21/154Using flexible elements for reciprocating movements, e.g. ropes or chains using special pulley-assemblies
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B22/00Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements
    • A63B22/0076Rowing machines for conditioning the cardio-vascular system
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B22/00Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements
    • A63B22/0076Rowing machines for conditioning the cardio-vascular system
    • A63B2022/0079Rowing machines for conditioning the cardio-vascular system with a pulling cable
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B21/00Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices
    • A63B21/02Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices using resilient force-resisters
    • A63B21/055Exercising apparatus for developing or strengthening the muscles or joints of the body by working against a counterforce, with or without measuring devices using resilient force-resisters extension element type
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B22/00Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements
    • A63B22/0087Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements with a seat or torso support moving during the exercise, e.g. reformers
    • A63B22/0089Exercising apparatus specially adapted for conditioning the cardio-vascular system, for training agility or co-ordination of movements with a seat or torso support moving during the exercise, e.g. reformers a counterforce being provided to the support
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A63SPORTS; GAMES; AMUSEMENTS
    • A63BAPPARATUS FOR PHYSICAL TRAINING, GYMNASTICS, SWIMMING, CLIMBING, OR FENCING; BALL GAMES; TRAINING EQUIPMENT
    • A63B2208/00Characteristics or parameters related to the user or player
    • A63B2208/12Characteristics or parameters related to the user or player specially adapted for children

Description

July 19, 1966 P. ELIA ETAL 3,261,606

ROWING-TYPE EXERCISING EQUIPMENT Filed July 31, 1964 Inventors Pe'rpos iL/A k/z/ L/A Attorney United States Patent 3,261,606 RQWING-TYPE EXERCISING EQUIPMENT Petr-0s Elia and Kiki Elia, both of 7 Lowther Hill, London SE. 23, England Filed July 31, 1964, Ser. No. 386,706 Claims priority, application Great Britain, Aug. 14, 1963, 32,169/ 63 Claims. (Cl. 272-72) This invention relates to equipment for physical training, and aims at the provision of simple and effective means for rowing exercises.

The invention consists in rowing-type exercising equipment comprising a frame incorporating parallel side limbs, a seat, two supports beneath the seat, one adjacent to each side thereof, each support being formed of a pair of levers pivoted together scissors-fashion at an intermediate point of their length, the said seat being carried by the upper ends of said pairs of levers, and the upper end of at least one lever of each pair being movable in relation to the seat, roller means mounted on the lower ends of said levers, running on the parallel side-limbs of said frame serving as rails, pulleys mounted in said frame, a flexible cable running round said pulleys and looped round the said rollers mounted at the lower ends of said seat supports, one end of said cable being secured to a fixed point of said frame, and the other end of the cable being provided with gripping means to facilitate hauling on the cable by an operator sitting on said seat, in order to cause a scissors movement of said pairs of levers, and thereby lift said seat upwards from the said side-limbs of the frame.

The invention will he clearly understood from the following description of one form (given, however, merely by way of example, which it may assume, and this decription will be more readily followed by reference to the accompanying drawing representing in side elevation one form of rowing machine in accordance with the invention.

In one form of rowing machine in accordance with the invention as shown in the aforesaid drawing a tubular base frame comprises two comparatively closely spaced parallel sides 57 with an upturned widened rectangular loop- 59 at the forward end, the frame being supported on splayed legs 58 at the front and rear ends respectively.

The side limbs 57 serve as rails for wheels 61 at the lower ends of two pairs of scissors-lever supports 62 carrying a padded framed seat 60. The upper ends of the supports 62 are movably connected to the sides of the frame by pinend-slot connections, as illustrated. A cable 32, with handlebar 33, runs over pulleys 63, 64- on shafts mounted in the loop 59, and encircles, at 66, pulleys on the shafts of the two pairs of wheels 61 beneath the seat '60. The rear end of the cable 32 is looped as at 65 over a cross-bar of the rear legs 58.

When an operator seats himself on the seat 60, and pulls on the bar 33 and cable 32, in the manner of rowing practice, the cable 32 will first draw together the pairs of wheels 61 to rock the pairs of scissors levers 62 and thus lift the seat 60 with the operator thereon.

The operator having thus raised the seat by the handlebar 33, may place his feet against the side limbs of the loop 59, or against footrests (not shown) secured thereto, and is then in a position to perform the conventional rowing operation by pulling on the handlebar 33 while sliding the seat 60 on the rails 57 in the usual manner.

From the above description it will be seen that the invention provides a simple and effective rowing machine for physical training, but it should be understood that the invention is not limited solely to the details of the forms described above, which may be modified, in order to meet various conditions and requirements encountered, Without departing from the scope of the invention.

What we claim is:

1. Rowing-type exercising equipment comprising a frame incorporating parallel side limits, a seat, two supports beneath the seat, one adjacent to each side thereof, each support being formed of a pair of levers pivoted together scissors-fashion at an intermediate point of their length, the said seat being carried by the upper ends of said pairs of levers, and the upper end of at least one lever of each pair being movable in relation to the seat, means connecting the lower ends of the two forward levers, further means connecting the lower ends of the two rearward levers, said means and said further means each having portions to run on said parallel side limbs, said means and said further means each having intermediate portions for receiving a cable thereover, pulleys mounted in said frame, a flexible cable running around said pulleys and looped around said intermediate portions of said means and of said further means, one end of said cable being secured to a fixed point of said frame, and the other end of the cable being provided with gripping means to facilitate hauling on the cable by an operator sitting on said seat, in order to cause a scissors movement of said pairs of levers, and thereby lift said seat upwards from the said side-limbs of the frame.

2. Equipment according to claim 1 wherein said frame is formed at its forward end with an upstanding p, and a cable pulley is mounted in said loop.

3. Equipment according to claim '1 wherein said frame is supported above the ground by splayed feet at its ends.

4. Equipment according to claim 1 wherein the fixed point of the frame to which one end of said cable is secured is formed by a crossbar at the rear end of the frame.

5. Equipment according to claim 1 wherein the frame is formed of metal tube.

References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 209,377 10/ 1878 Britt 272-72 1,905,092 4/ 1933 Hardy 272-72 1,982,872 12/1934 Husted 272-72 2,145,940 2/1939 Marlowe 272-72 2,183,345 12/1939 Brandon 272-72 2,714,507 8/1955 Goodrich 272-72 FOREIGN PATENTS 772,794 8/ 1934 France.

161,441 9/ 1904 Germany.

224,839 11/ 1924 Great Britain.

464,884 7/ 1951 Italy.

99,125 5/ 1953 Switzerland.

RICHARD C. PINKHAM, Primary Examiner.

A. W. KRAMER, Assistant Examiner.

Claims (1)

1. ROWING-TYPE EXERCISING EQUIPMENT COMPRISING A FRAME INCORPORATING PARALLEL SIDE LIMITS, A SEAT, TWO SUPPORTS BENEATH THE SEAT, ONE ADJACENT TO EACH SIDE THEREOF, EACH SUPPORT BEING FORMED OF A PAIR OF LEVERS PIVOTED TOGETHER SCISSORS-FASHION AT AN INTERMEDIATE POINT OF THEIR LENGTH, THE SAID SEAT BEING CARRIED BY THE UPPER ENDS OF SAID PAIRS OF LEVERS, AND THE UPPER END OF AT LEAST ONE LEVER OF EACH PAIR BEING MOVABLE IN RELATION TO THE SEAT, MEANS CONNECTING THE LOWER ENDS OF THE TWO FORWARD LEVERS, FURTHER MEANS CONNECTING THE LOWER ENDS OF THE TWO REARWARD LEVERS, SAID MEANS AND SAID FURTHER MEANS EACH HAVING PORTIONS TO RUN ON SAID PARALLEL SIDE LIMBS, SAID MEANS AND SAID FURTHER MEANS EACH HAVING INTERMEDIATE PORTIONS FOR RECEIVING A CABLE THEREOVER, PULLEYS MOUNTED IN SAID FRAME, A FLEXIBLE CABLE RUNNING AROUND SAID PULLEYS AND LOOPED AROUND SAID INTERMEDIATE PORTIONS OF SAID MEANS AND OF SAID FURTHER MEANS, ONE END OF SAID CABLE BEING SECURED TO A FIXED POINT OF SAID FRAME, AND THE OTHER END OF THE CABLE BEING PROVIDED WITH GRIPPING MEANS TO FACILITATE HAULING ON THE CABLE BY AN OPERATOR SITTING ON SAID SEAT, IN ORDER TO CAUSE A SCISSORS MOVEMENT OF SAID PAIRS OF LEVERS, AND THEREBY LIFT SAID SEAT UPWARDS FROM THE SAID SIDE-LIMBS OF THE FRAME.
US38670664 1963-08-14 1964-07-31 Rowing-type exercising equipment Expired - Lifetime US3261606A (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
GB3216963A GB1060281A (en) 1963-08-14 1963-08-14 Improvements in and relating to physical training equipment

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
US53122266 US3380737A (en) 1964-07-31 1966-03-02 Rowing-type exercising equipment

Publications (1)

Publication Number Publication Date
US3261606A true US3261606A (en) 1966-07-19

Family

ID=10334375

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
US38670664 Expired - Lifetime US3261606A (en) 1963-08-14 1964-07-31 Rowing-type exercising equipment

Country Status (2)

Country Link
US (1) US3261606A (en)
GB (1) GB1060281A (en)

Cited By (15)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3394934A (en) * 1965-01-27 1968-07-30 Elia Petros Physical training equipment
US4684121A (en) * 1986-11-05 1987-08-04 Nestegard Sander C Multiple exercise unit
US4768776A (en) * 1987-03-30 1988-09-06 Anthony Giannotti Rowing exercise machine extension
US5066005A (en) * 1990-10-01 1991-11-19 Luecke Thomas W Enhanced core movement training bench
US5295931A (en) * 1992-09-04 1994-03-22 Nordictrack, Inc. Rowing machine exercise apparatus
US6120425A (en) * 1998-10-21 2000-09-19 Endelman; Ken Exercise apparatus
US6186929B1 (en) 1999-03-11 2001-02-13 Balanced Body, Inc. Reformer exercise apparatus
US6371895B1 (en) 1999-03-11 2002-04-16 Balanced Body, Inc. Reformer exercise apparatus
US6527685B2 (en) 1999-03-11 2003-03-04 Balanced Body, Inc. Reformer exercise apparatus
US20030195095A1 (en) * 1999-03-11 2003-10-16 Ken Endelman Reformer exercise apparatus
US20040176227A1 (en) * 1999-03-11 2004-09-09 Ken Endelman Reformer exercise apparatus having a trapeze bar
US20050113226A1 (en) * 2003-11-25 2005-05-26 Balanced Body, Inc. Reformer exercise apparatus anchor bar assembly
US20080058174A1 (en) * 2005-03-01 2008-03-06 Balanced Body, Inc. Carriage for a collapsible reformer exercise apparatus
US8721511B2 (en) 2011-07-13 2014-05-13 Balanced Body, Inc. Reformer exercise apparatus
US20140296044A1 (en) * 2013-04-01 2014-10-02 Jason J. Kucharski Method and apparatus for extremity rehabilitation

Families Citing this family (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US4641833A (en) * 1982-07-21 1987-02-10 Comdox No. Pty. Ltd. Exercise machine
GB2133298B (en) * 1983-01-07 1986-03-19 David James Gibbs Rowing machine
GB2133705A (en) * 1983-01-21 1984-08-01 Spenby Limited Exercising device
GB2137104B (en) * 1983-03-31 1987-04-15 Gabriel Doyle Limb - exercising apparatus

Citations (10)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US209377A (en) * 1878-02-27 1878-10-29 Improvement in exercising-machines
DE161441C (en) * 1904-09-07 1905-06-20
CH99125A (en) * 1920-12-08 1923-05-01 Sloman Ricardo Device for the mechanical utilization of human labor by using a movable seat.
GB224839A (en) * 1924-07-30 1924-11-20 Veraldo Calzetti Gymnastic apparatus
US1905092A (en) * 1931-08-11 1933-04-25 Health Develth Developing Appa Exercise machine
FR772794A (en) * 1934-05-03 1934-11-06 Device bodily exercise for performing rowing movement
US1982872A (en) * 1932-11-25 1934-12-04 Harry H Newton Exerciser
US2145940A (en) * 1937-02-08 1939-02-07 Harold J Marlowe Exercising machine
US2183345A (en) * 1939-01-21 1939-12-12 Alfred E Brandon Boat for exercises
US2714507A (en) * 1950-09-19 1955-08-02 Norris E Goodrich Exercising machine

Patent Citations (10)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US209377A (en) * 1878-02-27 1878-10-29 Improvement in exercising-machines
DE161441C (en) * 1904-09-07 1905-06-20
CH99125A (en) * 1920-12-08 1923-05-01 Sloman Ricardo Device for the mechanical utilization of human labor by using a movable seat.
GB224839A (en) * 1924-07-30 1924-11-20 Veraldo Calzetti Gymnastic apparatus
US1905092A (en) * 1931-08-11 1933-04-25 Health Develth Developing Appa Exercise machine
US1982872A (en) * 1932-11-25 1934-12-04 Harry H Newton Exerciser
FR772794A (en) * 1934-05-03 1934-11-06 Device bodily exercise for performing rowing movement
US2145940A (en) * 1937-02-08 1939-02-07 Harold J Marlowe Exercising machine
US2183345A (en) * 1939-01-21 1939-12-12 Alfred E Brandon Boat for exercises
US2714507A (en) * 1950-09-19 1955-08-02 Norris E Goodrich Exercising machine

Cited By (26)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3394934A (en) * 1965-01-27 1968-07-30 Elia Petros Physical training equipment
US4684121A (en) * 1986-11-05 1987-08-04 Nestegard Sander C Multiple exercise unit
US4768776A (en) * 1987-03-30 1988-09-06 Anthony Giannotti Rowing exercise machine extension
US5066005A (en) * 1990-10-01 1991-11-19 Luecke Thomas W Enhanced core movement training bench
US5295931A (en) * 1992-09-04 1994-03-22 Nordictrack, Inc. Rowing machine exercise apparatus
US6120425A (en) * 1998-10-21 2000-09-19 Endelman; Ken Exercise apparatus
US6338704B1 (en) 1998-10-21 2002-01-15 Balanced Body, Inc. Exercise apparatus
US6971976B2 (en) 1999-03-11 2005-12-06 Balanced Body, Inc. Reformer exercise apparatus
US6371895B1 (en) 1999-03-11 2002-04-16 Balanced Body, Inc. Reformer exercise apparatus
US6527685B2 (en) 1999-03-11 2003-03-04 Balanced Body, Inc. Reformer exercise apparatus
US20030195095A1 (en) * 1999-03-11 2003-10-16 Ken Endelman Reformer exercise apparatus
US20040176227A1 (en) * 1999-03-11 2004-09-09 Ken Endelman Reformer exercise apparatus having a trapeze bar
US7125369B2 (en) 1999-03-11 2006-10-24 Balanced Body, Inc. Reformer exercise apparatus having a trapeze bar
US6186929B1 (en) 1999-03-11 2001-02-13 Balanced Body, Inc. Reformer exercise apparatus
US6926650B2 (en) 1999-03-11 2005-08-09 Balanced Body, Inc. Collapsible reformer exercise apparatus
US7288053B2 (en) 2003-11-25 2007-10-30 Balanced Body, Inc. Reformer exercise apparatus anchor bar and carriage stop/assembly
US20050113226A1 (en) * 2003-11-25 2005-05-26 Balanced Body, Inc. Reformer exercise apparatus anchor bar assembly
US7163500B2 (en) 2003-11-25 2007-01-16 Balanced Body, Inc. Reformer exercise apparatus anchor bar assembly
US20050113227A1 (en) * 2003-11-25 2005-05-26 Balanced Body, Inc. Reformer exercise apparatus anchor bar and carriage stop/assembly
US20080058174A1 (en) * 2005-03-01 2008-03-06 Balanced Body, Inc. Carriage for a collapsible reformer exercise apparatus
US7465261B2 (en) 2005-03-01 2008-12-16 Balanced Body, Inc. Carriage for a collapsible reformer exercise apparatus
US8721511B2 (en) 2011-07-13 2014-05-13 Balanced Body, Inc. Reformer exercise apparatus
US9132311B2 (en) 2011-07-13 2015-09-15 Balanced Body, Inc. Reformer exercise apparatus footbar support assembly
US20140296044A1 (en) * 2013-04-01 2014-10-02 Jason J. Kucharski Method and apparatus for extremity rehabilitation
US9630042B2 (en) * 2013-04-01 2017-04-25 Jason J. Kucharski Method and apparatus for extremity rehabilitation
US10046192B2 (en) * 2013-04-01 2018-08-14 Jason J. Kucharski Method and apparatus for extremity rehabilitation

Also Published As

Publication number Publication date
GB1060281A (en) 1967-03-01

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US3446503A (en) Pull type exercising device
US5029801A (en) Adjustable incline system for exercise equipment
AU603597B2 (en) Exercising machine
US3620530A (en) Elastic band-resistance exercising device
US4964632A (en) Compact multi-function weight-training exerciser
US5476431A (en) Resistance apparatus for exercise equipment
US5906564A (en) Adjustable incline traveling platform exercise apparatus
US5484365A (en) Leg press exercise machine
US4529194A (en) Cardiovascular exercise machine
US5733229A (en) Exercise apparatus using body weight resistance
US2315485A (en) Exercising device
DE69912627T2 (en) Exercises for the whole body
US4101124A (en) Pull type exercising apparatus
US5004228A (en) Leg stretching apparatus
US5184991A (en) Exercise machine
US5711749A (en) Trunk strengthening cardiovascular exercise apparatus
US4632385A (en) Walking exercise apparatus
EP0021557A2 (en) Exercise apparatus
US3756595A (en) Leg exercising device for simulating ice skating
US7731638B2 (en) Exercise machine with moving user support and multiple part linkage
US6752745B1 (en) Exercise apparatus
EP0553536A1 (en) Gymnastic apparatus
US2572149A (en) Wheel chair attachment
US6264588B1 (en) Composite motion machine
US4589656A (en) Aerobic exercise device for increased user comfort