US 1200858 A
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PILLOW FOR USE ON SHIPS, BOATS, AND OTHER CRAFT.
APPLICATION FILED IUNE I8, 1914.
1,200,858. Patented Oct. 10, 1916.
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PILLOW FOR USE ON SHIPS, BOATS, AND OTHER CRAFT,
APPLICATION Fl LED IUNEWB, 1914.
HYMAN LIN'nEnf'o WHITECH'AIEL, Lonnon, ENGLAND.
rrnnow Eon osE on snrrs, roars, AND OTHER. CRAFT.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Oct. 10, 1916.
Application filed June 18, 1914. Serial No. 845,873.
, To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, HYMAN LINDER, a subject of the King of Great Britain, residing at 14 High street, Whitechapel, in the county of London, England, have invented new and useful Improvements in and Relating to Pillows for Use on Ships, Boats, and
other Craft, of which the following is a specification. I My invention relates to improvements in .those pillows adapted to be withdrawn from pillow slips and converted into life saving devices in the form of vests comprising front andjback portions.
- I provide a pillow-slip ofany convenient form. This slip is adapted to receive a pillow formed from two pillows of kapoc fiber connected together by duck, canvas or other suitable material. The pillow adapted to. .20
be worn in front is appreciably of larger dimensions than the pillow adapted to be worn behind the person. The dimensions of said I two pillows are such that should the wearer become .insensible while in the water, he
.will be supported by these pillows face upward. The duck or canvas junction between the kapoc pillows is provided with an opening through which the head of the user can be passed when it is desired touse the pillow as a life saving apparatus. The corners of one of said pieces of kapoc are provided with straps or hands adapted to be passed around the person and tied over the other pillow when it is used asa life saving device.
My invention is illustrated by way of example in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 shows a plan view of the pillow extended for use as a life saving device.
Fig. 2 shows a side view of Fig. 1. Fig. 8
shows a sectional view .of the pillow packed in a pillow-slip. Fig. 4 shows the pillow in position on the person. Fig. 5 shows a view of the pillow in use in the water, and Fig. 6 shows a view of an alternative form in which a head rest is attached to the back portion.
Referring now to the drawings-the pillow of my invention is formed of a tapering front part 1 conveniently divided into four compartments containing kapoc fiber and a tapering back part 2 divided into two compartments. The said front and back parts are'joined together by a junction strip 3 of duck, canvas or other suitable material. The said part 3 is provided with a central openthe part 3 are cut away so as to allow of the pillow fitting over the shoulders of the wearer easily. The front portion 1 of the pillow is of dimensions appreciably larger than the rear portion 2, and these dimensions are so adjusted that should the wearer become insensible while in the water, he will be supported by the pillow face upward.
The corners of the back portion 2 of the pillow are provided withstraps 6 adapted to be tied over the front portion 1 around the person as shown in Fig. 4, while the straps 7 on-the upper portions of both the front and back of the pillow are adapted to be tied under the arms of the wearer.
The sectional view in Fig. 3 shows the pillow packed in a pillow-slip 5 so as to form a pillow of convenient shape to rest upon.
In Fig. 6 I show a head rest 8 attached to the back portion 2 adapted to support the head of the user should he become insensible in the water.
What I claim is A kapoc pillow of the kind adapted to be used as a life preserver, comprising a tapering back portion formed of two compartments, a recess in said tapering back portion, a head rest attached by a flexible connection to said tapering back portion and adapted to lie in said recess when the pillow is in the folded position and to take up a position under the head of the wearer when the pillow is in use as a life preserver, a tapering front portion of larger dimensions than said tapering back portion formed of four compartments and adapted to hold the O. J. Wow.