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Publication numberUS1195904 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 22, 1916
Filing dateOct 23, 1915
Publication numberUS 1195904 A, US 1195904A, US-A-1195904, US1195904 A, US1195904A
InventorsJennie L. Bornstein
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Infant-napkin protector
US 1195904 A
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1 1 95,904. Patented Aug. 22, 1916.



- Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Aug. 22, 1916.

Application filed October -23, 1915. Serial No. 57,537.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, J ENNIE'L. BORNSTEIN, citizen of the United States, residing at Dayton, in the county of Montgomery and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and use ful Improvements in Infant-Napkin Protectors; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

My invention consists in the novel features hereinafter described, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, in which I have shown two embodiments of the same,

selected by me for purposes of illustration, and the said invention is fully disclosed in the following description and claim.

Referring to the drawing, Figure 1 is a front view of my improved infant napkin holder or protector, the same being shown in open position before it is applied to the wearer. Fig. 2 is a front elevation of the device closed, or inthe position it assumes whenrin use. Fig. 3 is a detail perspective view showing one of the side flaps of the same. Fig. 4 is a detail of a modification.

The object of my invention is to provide a holder or protector for a childs napkin,

adapted to be attached to the undershirt and so constructed that it can be quickly placed upon the childs body to cover the ordinary napkin, and which when worn, will effectually prevent moisture or the like from escaping.

My improved protector can also be worn with comfort by the child, owing to the im proved design employed in my construction and the obviation of rigid fastening means. Also in my device, the protector not only serves as a cover, but will perform the function of a diaper.

With the foregoing general objects outlined, and with other objects in view, which will be apparent as the nature of the device is better understood, the present invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiments of the invention disclosed may be made within the scope of the claim and without departin from the spirit of the invention. 7

The protector is preferably made of a single piece of fabric of any desired character and the upper or body portion 1 of the blank is wider than the lower or front port on The upper edge 3 of the body portlon 1s straight and is provided intermediate its ends with a tab twhich is adapted to recelve the fastening means by which the protector is secured to the childs undershirt. The top edge 3 is also provided with a casing 5 formed by sewing the lateral edges of a tape to the protector and a draw string 6 passes through said casing and its ends are adapted to be tied when the garment is in use, for drawing the upper edge of the protector into snug engagement with the wearers body. Strings 7 are also provided on the upper edge of the body portion and are adapted to be united with similar strings on the front or lower portion 2 in a manner hereinafter described.

The upper portions of the ends 8 of the body portlon are curved, as shown at.9, and the lower portions of the ends are inclined downwardly and inwardly from the curved portions as shown at 10.

An intermediate part 11 of the protector blank, has its side edges 12 suitabl shaped to fit around the limbsof the chi d, when the garment is worn, and in casings 13 on said edges 12 are draw strings 14, the ends of which are adapted to be tied forzdrawing the side edges 12 intolsnug engagement with the childs limbs.

The side edges 15 of the lower portion 2 of the protector are inclined downwardly and inwardly from the curved portions 12 and the bottom edge of the protector is straight. strings 17 are secured to the lower portion 2 at the pointsofwmeeting of the edges 15 and 16 and the edges of the entire protector are provided with a reinforcing or binding tape 18. r i.

In applying the protector, the blank lies as in Fig. 1 and the child is laid upon the childs stomach and the ends of the draw string 6 are united. The blank is then folded across the intermediate portion 11 and the lower portion 2 of the blank is brought upwardly over the childs stomach to form the front of the garment. The strlngs 7 and 17 are now tied together, as shown in Fig. 2, and this secures the hot- In Fig. 4 I have shown a detail of a modificat-ion in which the draw string at the upper edge of the diaper protector is omitted and in lieu thereof I have provided a plurality of strings 20, (only one being shown) one of which is on each of the ends 21 of the upper'portion 22 of the protector, and these strings are adapted to be umted for securing the upper edge of the protector to the childs body in a manner which will be apparent.

It will be understodd that I intend to either make the blank of waterproof material or line the same with suitable impervious fabric.

.It will be apparent that a garment of the construction described, can be easily and expeditiously donned or removed and when worn will effectually prevent the escape of moisture or the like from the interior of the same. It will also be evident that the device is sanitary and may be worn with comfort owing to the absence of any rigid parts which might have a tendency to rub or chafe the child.

What I claim and desire to ters Patent is A napkin protector comprising a body portion having side flaps, a plurality of flexible fastening means provided on the upper edge of said body portion between the lateral ends thereof, a draw string also provided on the upper edge of said body portion, the ends of which are adapted to be united in securing the protector to the body of the wearer, an intermediate portion of said protector provided on its side edges with curved portions having draw strings, the ends of which are adapted to be united secure by Letto secure said side edges around the limbsof the wearer, and a lower portion of said protector provided with flexible fastening means which are adapted to be secured to the first named flexible fastening means of the body portion when the garment is worn.

In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.


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U.S. Classification2/402
Cooperative ClassificationA41B13/04