Patent Model - Improvement in Skipping Apparatus

Maker and role
Jesse Crandall (b.1835, d.1920), Patentee
Jesse Crandall (b.1835, d.1920), Assignee
Sylvanus White, Assignee
Production date
Nov 09 1875
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Fabric, stuffing, metal
16 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 4 1/2" (41.9 x 24.1 x 11.4cm)
Crandall assigned his rights to himself and Sylvanus White. His invention was "intended as a substitute for the jumping or skipping ropes now usually employed by children; and consists in applying a rotary crank-shaft to a belt, which is put around the waist of the player, and in attaching a hoop or hoops to the ends of such rotary shaft, so that the player, by revolving the shaft by means of the cranks, may cause the hoop or hoops to revolve around his body, the player being obliged to jump over such hoop as the same approaches his feet, as he would with an ordinary jumping-rope." (Patent Number 169,625)
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