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F. w. ROUSH. I NURSING BOTTLE HOLDER.
APPLICATION FILED MAY 12, 1911.
1,01 3,22 1 Patented Jan. 2, 1912.
U TED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
- FRANKLIN w. nousn, F DAYTON, OHIO.
I I To all whom it may concern.
Be it known that I, FRANKLIN I a citizen of the United States, residing at Dayton, in the county of Montgomery and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Nursing-Bottle Holders, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to bottle holders, andv particularly to a device adapted to securely support infants nursing bottles in a conven: ient and accessible position.
The object of the invention is to simplify the structure as Well as the means and mode ofoperation of such devices, whereby they will not only be cheapened in construction but will be more eflicient in use, easily and readily adjusted and unlikely to get out ofrepalr.
A further object of the invention'is to provide a device of this character which will readily and automatically accommodate itself to bottles of various sizes or shapes.
A 'further object of the invention is to provide a flexible holder or support, which while maintaining its engagement withthe bottle will yield to permit the bottle to as.- sume various positions of use.
With thecabove primary and other inci dental objects-in view as will more fully appear in the specification, the invention consists of the features of construction, the parts and combinations thereof, and the mode of operation of their equivalents as hereinafter described and .set forth in the claims. I
Referring to the drawings, Figure .1 is a detail view of the assembled support, or holder. Fig. 2 is a erspective view showing the application 0 the holder to baby carriage or perambu'latorn Fig. 3 is a perspective view showin the application of the bottle holder to a childs crib. Fig. 4 is ,a detail view of a modification of the elastic holding members. Fig. 5 is a detailed view showing the attachment. of the device to the. pivotal stud of the top bows of the vehicle.
In constructing the device, there 'is employed a central bottle engaging member, comprisin parallel elastic engagers-a and a, adapte to extend on opposite sides of the bottle as shown in Fig. 2. The inner or hottle engaging surfaces of the engagers a and a are of tenacious material whereby the bottle will not readily slip from between the 5 Specification of Letters Patent.
W1 Rouse} PatentedJan. 2,1912.
Application m n la-51911., Serial no. 626,654.
shown a modification of the holding member and hold the bottle however small it may be in comparison with the holding members.
Extending in opposite directionsilfrom the parallel elastic tenacious engagers a and (1 comprising the holding member are -tape straps 6 preferably of nonelastic'material connected with the engagers a and a by links or hooks 6 The links o r*-connections are preferably in the form ofsnap hooks whereby the strap 1) may be detached from. I the engaging member permitting the elastic engagers a and a to be replaced when worn or when it has lostits elasticity. The snap hooks are formed straight or square at their extremities whereby the elastic engagers a and a will have an even bearing throughout their entire width, thereby causing the engagers to evenly grip the bottle throughout their. entire width. The eye porband of considerable-width, such as are used. "for holding packets of papers. In Fig. 4 is [comprising parallel independent elastic engagers united at each end by suitable tabs allel engagers a and a will securely clasp tion of the snap hook is also formed; square thereby distributing the strain throughout the width of the strap 6. At their outer'extremities the straps or tapes 6 I; carry eye members 0 bf a substantially triangular form which engage loopspr rings 0 These rings or loops 0 are adaptedto engage over studs I or projections d located on opposite sides of the childs baby carriage or crib as shown in Fig. 2. The normal length of the device hetween the rings or loops 0 0 is less than the distance between the studs or projections I) carried at opposite sides of the baby carriage, crib or chair, whereby the parallel elastic engagers a a are placed undertension by the engagement of the loops 0' over the studs d. While the elastic engagers a o are placed, under tension by the engagement of the device over the studs d at opposite sides of the buggy, crib or chair, the tension of the engager is further increased by the insertion of the bottle between the bands as shown-in Fig. 2 where it is securely gripped by the tension of the engagers and heldby the tenacity of the material. While the bottle is securely held by the tension and tenacity of the engagers a a the elasticity of. said band permits the bottle to yield either up is securely held the'support is extremely elastic or yielding to permit various adjustments of the bottle. i
Connected to each of the rings or loops 0 by snap hooks'e are strap extensions 6 carrying at their opposite extremities eye" members a connected by links 6 with rings 6'. It may sometimes be found that studs or projections d are not conveniently located upon the-sides of the baby buggy, crib or chair, in which case the strap extensions 6 may be employed to secure the holder in .place by passing such strap extensions e downward. and attaching the ring e to stud or book 6 located in the bottom of the buggy, crib or chair as shown in Fig. 2. Furthermore the strap extensions 6 will be found convenient for securing the bottle holder in its adjusted osition whereby the child cannot accidentally or otherwise disengage the loops or rings 0 from the studs or projections d. In the absence of stud orrojections' d the strap extensionse will be Iound useful for attaching the device to side rails of the crib as showninFig, 3 or to the bows of the baby carriage top bypassing said strap extensionse'around the sidev rail or around the top bow and engaging the terminal rin e in the sna Fig. 5. ne or both 0 the strap. extensions e may be-provided with buckles f or other suitable take up devices whereby the holder vwill be adaptable to baby carriages or cribs of different width.
The engagers a a may be formed entirely of. rubber or of rubber fabric or other elastic material and provided with a tenacious inner surface. However it has been'found 1 in practice thata wide endless band of rubber of ordinary typeis suitable for this purpose. I
In Fig. 5 is illustrated the mode of attaching the device to baby carriages having tops or canopies. In applying the device to such carriages, the loops or rings 0 are en gaged over the trunnion studs g of the canopy bows 9 as clearly shown in said figure. v
From the above description it will be apparent that there is thus produced a bottle holder'of the character described possessing the particularfeatures of advantage before enumerated as desirable, but which obviously is i susceptible of modification in its form, proportion,-
detail construction; and
hook e as shown in arrangement of parts without departing from the principle involved or sacrificing any of its advantages.
Having thus described my invention I claim:
1. In a holding device of the character described, two paralleLelastic engagers adapted to simultaneously engage the opposite sides of the articleto be supported, nonelastic lateral extensions extending from said elastic engagers, and separated attachment devices to be engaged by the lateral extensions spaced farther apart than the normal length of ,the engagers and extenextensions at such widely separated points as tomaintain the elastic members under tension.
3. In a holding described,.an elastic holding member, opposing tenacious engaging surfaces within said memb'er between which the article to be held is inserted and oppositely extending attachment members adapted to maintain the holding member under tension thereby causing the tenacious surfaces to engage the article, "substantially as specified.
4:. In a holding device of the character described, a holding member of tenacious material, within which the article to be held is to be engaged, laterally extending non-elastic straps on opposite sides of the said holdcharacter device of "the character I ing member, detachable connections between Q the straps and holding member, eye"mem-.
bers carried at the extremities of said straps andadapte'd to engage, separated supporting devices.
'5. In a holdingfdevice of the character I the extremities of the said lateral straps and adapted to engage widely separatedsupporting means whereby the holding member will be maintained under tension.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 29th day of April A. D. 1911.
FRANKLIN w. soUsH.
C. A. CRAIGHEAD, FRANK L. WALKER.