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July 5, 1938. Q_ T_~ BUFFALOW 2,122,556 VIBRATORY MASSAGER Filed Oct. 3, 1935 @swf T ßzyjfßzlaw; Patented July 5, 1938 2,122,556 ' UNITEDY STATES Prr'riïla'rl OFFICE@ 2,122,556 VIBRATORY MASSAGER Oscar Thomas Bulïalow, Chattanooga, Tenn. Application October 3, 1935, Serial N0. 43,451 5 Claims. (Cl. 128-49) This invention relates to a vibratory massager, and it aims to provide a novel construction of ' massaging arm having ball or roller means to more efñciently move over and massage the spinal 5 tissues and the feet, although capable of use generally. It further aims to provide a removable element between the balls, for massaging purposes, prefer ably projecting slightly beyond the balls. The more specíñc objects and advantages will _,ecome apparent and in part be pointed out here inafter in connection with accompanying draw mg. In said drawing: Figure 1 is a side elevation of a vibratory mas saging apparatus constructed in accordance with the invention; Figure 2 is a right hand end elevation of the parts of Figure 1; and 20 `Figure 3 is a substantially central vertical sec bolts 25, mounted by screw threads at 26, in vertical arms 21 and 28, rising from the cross arm 2|. Due to this construction, the bolts or screws 25 may be removed to release the balls 23 for inspection or replacement. In the use of the device, there is a double action, double roller eiîect, for use on the tissues, especially the spinal, while vibrating at the same time and enabling the applicator to reach any and all of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, nerves, blood vessels, lymph tissues, etc. As the button 22 projects outwardly farther than the applicator balls 23, the structure in treating the feet, ñt into the hollow or contour of the sole of the foot, vibrating and massaging 15 out the congestion and stimulating the circulation. With the center applicator 22 in place, the de vice is especially adapted to treating the feet, and by removing the applicator ball I9, the vi tional view through the massaging ball and ad brator can be used for practically any part of. the jacent parts. Referring specifically to the drawing, I0 desig body: that is, chest, abdomen, arms, legs, and especially up and down the spinal column, with nates a vibratory arm, the same being adapted As shown, it is connected by an arm I I to a frame I2 mount ing an electric motor I3, Whose drive shaft has a conventional vibrating connection as at I4 with the vibrating arm I0. The motor I3 may receive 30 electric current from any suitable source. As shown, conductors I5 are connected to the motor, one end of which has a plug IB adapted to engage a suitable socket, and the conductor or cable preferably containing a switch I1 therein. Frame 35 52 has a vertical portion terminating in a ñnger engaging ring or the like I8, to facilitate handling and manipulation of the instrument. Said vibratory arm I0 is vertically disposed and centrally has a button or massaging member i9 detachably connected by a screw stud 20 to 25 to be vibrated in any suitable manner. a cross arm 2I on the vibratory arm. The outer surface of. the button I9 is spherical as shown at 22, and the button may be made of any suitable material such as soft, medium, or hard rubber, 45 or even metal, for instance, aluminum. On each side of the massaging button 22 is a massaging and guiding ball 23, the projection or button 22 extending outwardly slightly farther than the periphery of the balls 23. Such balls 23 may be made of the same material as men tioned with respect to the button 22. However, a very eiïective combination consists of the ball 23 being made of soft rubber and used with a button 22 made of aluminum. Said balls 23 have 55 axial metallic sleeves 24, which are journaled on the balls 23 rolling on either side of the spinal processes, as application is made to the tissues, 25 which reaches all of the superñcial and deep muscles, ligaments, tendons, arteries, veins, lymphatics, etc., with ease to the operator and comfort to the patient, vibrating and massaging out the congestion and stimulating the circulation 30 to all of the soft tissues. Various changes may be resorted to, such as a heavy base plate which will be used in placing the vibrator on the ñoor, giving weight and steadiness to the vibrator as it is being used for treating the feet, also a change in the size and location of the hand holds, for instance using pistol grip at one end, or both ends, or any other type especially suited for handling this device. Various other changes may be resorted to pro vided they fall within the spirit and scope of. the invention. I claim as my inventionz--~ 1. A structure of the class described comprising an arm for vibration in a single plane, an appli cator on said arm, balls rotatably mounted on said arm adjacent said applicator, the axis oi’ rotation of said balls being in the plane of vibra tion of said arm, and rotatable over said body only in a plane substantially at right angles to 50 the plane of vibration of said arm, means remov ably securing the applicator in place, and the applicator having a spherical massaging portion. 2. A structure of the class described compris ing a motor, an arm associated with said motor 55 2 ` « ~ - 2,122,556 for vibration ina single plane, balls of soft yield able material rotatably mounted on said arm, the axis vibration of rotation of saidof arm, saidtoballs roll being over the in the bodyplane at sub stantially right angles to the plane of vibration of said arm whereby to manipulate the tissues. 3. AA structure of the class described compris ing a motor, an arm pivotally associated with said motor for vibration about its pivot, balls of 10 yieldable material rotatably mounted adjacent the one plane end ofofsaid oscillation arm, the of axis said of arm, rotation and said being balls being freely movable over the body during the os cillation of said arm. 4. A structure of the class described compris ing a motor, an arm pivotallgy mounted on said motor for oscillation about said pivot, balls of yieldable material rotatably mounted on said arm adjacent one end, the axis of rotation of said balls lying in the plane of oscillation of said arm, whereby to engage the tissues of the body and manipulate them, and means joining the shaft of said motor lto said arm. 5. A structure of the class described compris ing an arm mounted to vibrate in a single plane, balls of yieldable material rotatably mounted on said arm adjacent one end, the axis of rotation of said balls being in the plane of Vibration of said arm, and rotatable over said body only in a plane substantially at right angles to the plane of Vi bration of said arm. OSCAR T. BUFFALOW.