US 1077277 A
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S. A. HOLMES.
LATRINE SEAT SHIELD. APPLICATION FILED 33.13, 1913.
Patented Nov; .4, 1913.
Inventor Attornevs I To all whom it may concern:
- tection against contagion.
- in the scope of what is claimed without departing from the spirit of the invention.
The invention has been illustrated .in-the back of the front end of the seat. The blank is also provided with a relatively wide aml UNITED- "STATES PATENT OFFICE,
SAMUEL a noimizs, or sromu Liane, IOWA.
' Be it known that I, SAMUEL A. HOLMES, a citizen of the United States, residing at Storm Lake, in the county of Buena Vista and State of Iowa, have invented anew and useful Latrine-Seat-Shield, of which the following is a specification,
The, present inventlon relates to latrine seat shields, and'aims to provide a novel and improved device of] this eha'racter' adapted to be applied to the seat in a novel and etlicient manner and to serve as apro- With the foregoing and other objects'in view which will-appear as the description" proceeds, the invention resides'in. the'combinationand arrangement of. parts and the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed can bemade withaccompanying drawing, wherein Figural isa plan view ofaishieldi Fig. 2 is a perspective View thereof as applied to v the seat.
Referring specifically to thedrawing, the shield comprises ablank of suitable paper or'other' material, Whichrnay beoiled or otherwise treated with sterilizing or antisepticagents. This blank has been desig-" nated by the numeral 3 and is of a contour sligl-it-ly' larger than the 'seat in order to properly cover the entire space. I The blank is provided with a central opening 4 and an inwardly projecting guard flap 5, which flap is adaptedto be folded downward in short flan 6 at its" front end providedwith Specification of Letters Patent. Application filed February 13, 1913. Serial No. 748,168.
, acoommodatethe front'end of the seat, and
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an elongated transverse slot 7, thereby forming a flat U-shaped strap terminally attached to the forward end of the blank. V
In use, the shield may be readily placed on the. seat, the flap. 5 being folded in' wardly in rear of'the front and of the seat, i
and the flap or strap 6. being folded over and below the front end of the-,seat,so that it will be held between the front end of the seat and the front'end of the bowl or hopper. The strap maythuspass readily below the front end of the seat, the opening or slot 7 accommodating the frontend of the seat to permit of the folding of the flap or strap-under the seat. The strap and the j flap 5 thus retain the-"shield in position, and the shieldas a whole providesaisuitable protection'against contagion, as will be ap-. parent. a
The shield may be. inexpensively manufactured for individual use, and may be.
folded if desired in order that they maybe better stored, shipped or carried about. I
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed -as n'ew-is': Y
1. A latrine seatshield comprising a blank I I having a flap to fold u'nderthe front endof the seat with'aslot in the iiap accoms modate the front end of the seat.
2.,A latrine seat shieldoomprising blankhaving aflap to foldunder the front end of the seat witha slot in the flapfto having a guard flap to fold in back of the front vend of the seat.
ture in the presence of two'witnesses.
' SAMUEL A. HOLMES.
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