Exercise machine

Exercise machine
  • Title :     Exercise machine
  • Artist:     Unknown, Designer Health Developing Apparatus Co., Inc. Maker
  • Accession:     XX1989.444
  • Country:     United States Bridgeport Connecticut
  • Date:     circa 1905
  • Dimensions:     Inches 6-3/8 13 24-1/2, Centimeters 16.2 33.0 62.2
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Industrial Design
  • Collection Theme:     Health, Hygiene and Fitness
  • Subject:     Leisure/Sports , Health/Hygiene , Metal/Metal Design , Industrial Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     XX1989.444.JPG
  • Tags:     Health, Hygiene, and Fitness~Industrial Design
Aluminum and brass rectangular abdominal exerciser and rowing machine with folded hinged design for easy storage; four spring coils attached to plate at rear with rope and canvas pulleys connecting to respective abdominal and rowing mechanisms creating push-pull exercise; black painted wood and metal handles at front; overall abstract floral ornamentation on obverse surfaces.