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Jan. 11, 19-38. _ H_ |__ HUSSMANN 2,104,927 EXERCISER Filed April 12, 1957 Fifi Far?" L/?asmann ATTORNEY 2,104,927 Patented Jan. 11, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT oFricE 2,104,927 EXERCISER Harry L. Hussmann, Los Angeles, Calif. Application April 12, 1937, Serial No. 136,328 2 Claims. (Cl. 272—57) This invention relates to an implement for exercising the human foot, both as a means for strengthening the muscles of'the foot and for the purpose of correcting certain foot deformities 5 or abnormal conditions. Among the objects of the invention are to pro vide a simpli?ed less expensive foot exerciser, and one that will be very durable and easy to use. Also to provide a single article which will be adapted simultaneously to exercise both feet of the user, and which will be constructed in such a manner as to aid the user in keeping his - as In doing this he will place a foot upon each frusto-conical surface it. The outward taper of each of said surfaces it will tend to keep the feet out of contact with each other, while the ridges Ii will keep the feet from sliding off from 10 the ends of the implement. Owing to the trans versely rounded character of said ridges they form smooth, comfortable abutments engageable feet out of contact with each other while he is by the outer sides of the feet of the user. making use of the device to exercise them. Owing to the fact that the ridges II are pref Another object of the invention is to provide an improved article for massaging the soles of erably of a somewhat greater diameter than the the feet while it is being used to exercise the foot ‘ intermediate portion of the implement said inter mediate portion is kept out of contact with the muscles. floor and hence, during the exercise of the feet, Still another object of the invention is to pro vide an improved massaging and exercising arti~ does not pick up dust or germs from the floor and transfer the same to the soles of the feet. ole, which may be used by an operator on a pa Furthermore, the circular ridges Ii travel upon tient of the human body. Other objects, advantages and features of the the ?oor and therefore exercise the leg muscles to a greater extent, by necessitating longer leg invention may hereinafter appear. Referring to the accompanying drawing, which movements than take place in devices where the illustrates what is‘ at present deemed to be a roller does not bodily move back and forth when preferred embodiment of the invention, Fig. 1 is a side elevation of the device. Fig. 2 is an end elevation thereof. Referring in detail to the drawing, the foot exerciser implement shown consists of an ap proximately fusiform body l0 surrounded at each end with a rounded ridge II .and desirably hav ing through it an axial bore or passage l2. The body portion In of the implement is shown having, throughout’ its mid-length portion, a cy lindrical exterior surface l3, and from each end of this surface a frusto-conical area l4 extends at O subject, while occupying a chair or other seat, will place the implement upon the portion of the ?oor underlying his feet and, while pressing upon the implement with the soles of his feet will roll the implement back and forth upon the floor. to'the inner side of the ridge II at that end of the implement. The surface l4, however need not be truly frusto-conical, but could, for ex ample, be of a longitudinally concaved or con vexed character without departing from the scope of the claimed invention. The hole l2 through the implement serves to roll the exerciser upon .a mandrel, and to lighten its weight, and is partially desirable when a cast metal or other heavy material is used. The im plement may, however, be made of wood, or of 50 formed sheet metal. In using the implement as a foot exerciser the used as an exerciser. I claim: 1. A foot exerciser consisting solely of an elon gated symmetrical body having a central portion of a substantially uniform diameter, there being a uniform decrease in the diameter of said body at each side of said central portion, said decreas ing diameter being terminated by a circular ridge portion at each end of said body, the diameter of each of said ridge portions being greater than the diameter of said central portion. 2. A foot exerciser consisting of an elongated body having a substantially cylindrical central portion and outwardly tapering frusto-conical end portions, and having around each end a cir cular ridge, said body being adapted for being rolled back and forth upon a floor under pres sure simultaneously from the soles of both feet of a person in a seated posture, said end ridges being of a greater diameter than the intermedi ate portion of the implement in order to keep said intermediate portion thereof out of contact with a plane surface upon which the implement a is supportable. HARRY L. HUSSMANN.