Dec. 24, 1946. 2,413,232 E. H. HURLEY SWING Filed Oct. 19, 1943 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 20 7 /z a ‘ ‘ .jzz?wzey ' INVENTOR. arrows/E ys . Dec. 24, 1946._ 2,413,232 E. H. HURLEY SWING Filed Oct. 19, ‘1.943 #12:: 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 .1 .33 ~37 694/ 36 46 40- 34 ~37 a /////v ' Bf” 1%.”: INVENf'OR. BY xrrro R/YEVS . 2,413,232 Patented Dec. 24, 1946 UNITED ENT OFFICE STATES ' 2,413,232 SWING Earl H. Hurley, Emporium, Pa. vApplication October 19, 1943, Serial No. 506,889 3 Claims. (01. 155—65) 1 This invention relates to :an exercising device in the form of a swing, designed primarily as a muscle building means-and excess weight reducer. An important object of the invention is to pro 2 bar 6 and forwardly extended converging arms ‘2. The bracket also embodies a vertical bar 8 that connects with ‘the ‘bar 6, at a-point interme diate the ends of the bar ‘8, -as clearly shown by vide a swing having an operating means embody Cl Figure 3 of the drawings. The reference char acter 9 indicates abrace bar, which extends from ing levers controlled by the person seated in the the upper end of the bar 8, to the forward end swing, whereby the swing will be caused to move of the bracket proper, vor at a point where the when the operator exerts a pull on the levers, bars ‘l are connected ‘with each other. providing an exercising device with exceptional The horizontal rod 1 0 is supported ‘by the "brack recreational and amusement qualities, due pri 10 et, and provides the support for "the swing proper, marily, to the ease of operation. which includes side bars H, which are provided Another object of the invention is to provide with straps l2 at their upper ends, the straps 12 a device of this character ‘which may be used being positioned around the horizontal bar to with exceptionally bene?cial results, in restor pivot thereon. ing action to injured muscles, nerves and the The seat of the swing is indicated by the refer like, suffered by wounded members of the armed ence character I3 and is provided with pivot pins forces. M at its ends, which operate in openings formed Still another important object of the inven at the lowerends of the bars H. The seat, while tion is to provide a swing actuating means which will permit the operation of the swing with a 20 it is adapted for pivotal movement between the bars vl l, acts-tohold the bars ll in proper spaced long or short movement, with a minimum arm relation with respect to each other. A brace bar stroke. indicated at I5 is disposed between the bars [-1, With the foregoing and other objects in View, and holds the bars II in spaced relation at their which will appear as the description proceeds, upper ends. the invention resides in the vcombination and ar rangement of parts and in the details of con struction hereinafter described and ‘claimed, it being understood thatchanges in the precise em bodiment of the invention herein described, may be made within'the scope of what is claimed, with out departing from the spirit of the invention. Referring to the drawings: Figure 1 is a side elevational View of a swing constructed in accordance with the invention, and illustrating the swing as supported from a ; wall bracket. Figure 2 is a front elevational view thereof. Figure 3 is a plan view of the swing and the bracket. . Figure 4 is an elevational view of a modi?ed form of the invention, illustrating the swing as mounted on a supporting frame. Figure 5 is a sectional View taken on line 5-5 of Figure 4. Figure 6 is a sectional view taken on line 6-6 of Figure 5. Figure '7 is a fragmental elevational View of a modi?ed form of seat, illustrating a back strap as connected therewith. Figure 8 is a fragmental detail view illustrating the hand grip of the levers, this strap being shown as connected thereto. Referring to the drawing in detail, the support ing bracket for the swing is indicated generally by the reference character 5 and includes a rear The bars ‘1 are connected by means of the spaced bars [6 which are disposed in parallel relation with respect to each other, as (clearly _ shown by Figure 3 of the drawings. ,Journaled in the bars I6 is a pivot pin l‘! to which the upper end of the operating rod I8 is pivotally connected. The lower end of the oper ating rod extends to a point in proximity to the operator’s seat, and is connected with the mem ber l9, through the medium of the pivot pin 23, the member l9 being formed with a cutout portion in its end, to receive the lower end of the operat ing rod l8. This member I9 is pivotally mounted on the rod 2! that extends between the bars II, the ends of the rod 2| being disposed in openings formed in the bars. Spacers 22 are disposed on the rod 2|, between the member 19 and inner surfaces of the bars H, to the end that the member l9 will be held properly centered on the rod '2I and at the same time, will be permitted to pivot freely on the rod 2!. Handles indicated at 23 are connected with the member l9, and extend downwardly to positions where they may be readily grasped by the per son seated on the seat l3, to operate the swing. As clearly shown by Figure 1 of the drawings, the operating rod extends at an oblique angle with respect to the bars I I, under normal condi tions, and the member l9 extends at an oblique 2,413,232 3 4 , angle with respect to the operating rod l8, so that a pull on the handles 23, will tend to push the lower ends of the bars ll forwardly. In the form of the invention as illustrated by sheet 2 of the drawings, the swing is shown as supported by the supporting frame which includes end members 25, each of which end members in dles 45 and are provided with loops 41, which encircle the wrist of the operator so that in the event that the operator’s grip slips, the hands of the operator will be held adjacent to the han dles so that the handles may be again readily gripped for operation. As shown by Figure 7, the swing seat which is indicated by the reference character 48, is sup the upper ends thereof, the lower ends of the ported between the pivot bars 49, the bars 49 bars 26 being connected to the horizontal base 10 being formed with elongated openings, through bars 21, at points in spaced relation with the which the back strap 50 extends, providing a back cludes inclined bars 26 that cross each other near ends of the base bars 21. The end members are held in spaced relation with respect to each other, by means of the transverse bars 29, which con rest for the operator to insure against the opera tor falling rearwardly, from the swing. What is claimed is: meet with the bars 26 at their upper ends. The 15 1. In a swing, a support, a supporting rod on frame also includes inclined brace bars 30, that connect with the central transverse bar 3!, and the support, a pair of seat supporting cables piv otally mounted on the supporting rod, rigid bars have their upper ends connected with the bars secured to the cables, in parallel relation there 26. End bars 32 have connection with the trans with, an actuating rod pivotally connected with verse bars 29, and are provided with openings in 20 said support, an operating member pivotally which the ends of the supporting rod 33 are mounted between the rigid bars, and to which the positioned, the supporting rod 33 providing a actuating rod is pivotally connected, and han support for the cables 34, which are shown as dles connected with the operating member to be looped around the rod 33 and secured thereon, pulled by a person sitting on the seat of the swing, in such a way that the cables may pivot on the 25 operating the swing. rod when the swing is in motion. The lower ends of the cables 34, extend through openings in the seat 35, where they are secured. While the operating mechanism in this form of the invention, is similar to the operating mech anism as illustrated on sheet 1 of the drawings, the cables are braced, by means of the bars 36. 2. In a swing, a support, a supporting rod on the support, a pair of seat supporting cables piv otally mounted on the supporting rod, an actu ating rod pivotally connected with said support, 30 means for connecting the actuating rod to said cables comprising an operating member pivotally mounted between the cables and to which said Eye-bolts 31 extend through the bars 36, at the actuating rod is pivotally connected, handles ends thereof, the cables being extended through connected with the operating member, and by the eye-bolts which eye-bolts are secured ?rmly 35 means of which the actuating rod is operated, in position, by means of the nuts 38. The eye and wrist straps secured to the handles and bolts 31 are partially embedded in the bars 36, adapted to connect the wrists of a person seated to prevent rotation'of the eye-bolts. on the seat of the swing, with the handles. Connected to the bars 29, are spaced parallel 3. In a swing, a support, a supporting rod on bars 39 which are formed with openings in which 40 the support, a pair of seat supporting cables piv the ends of the pivot pin 4| are mounted, the otally mounted on the supporting rod, rigid bars operating bar 42, being shown as pivotally mount- ' secured to the cables, in parallel relation there ed on the pivot pin 4|. The lower end of the with, an operating bar pivotally connected with bar 42 has pivotal connection with the member said support, an operating member connected to 43, which in turn is pivotally mounted on the the rigid bars and being also connected to the op rod 44 that extends through bearing openings in erating bar, and handles connected with the oper the bars 36. Handles 45 are connected with the ating member to be pulled by a person sitting on - member 43 and are so disposed that they may be the seat of the swing, operating the swing. readily gripped by an operator seated on the seat. Wrist straps 46 are secured to the han EARL H. HURLEY.