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Publication numberUS1229195 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 5, 1917
Filing dateSep 9, 1916
Priority dateSep 9, 1916
Publication numberUS 1229195 A, US 1229195A, US-A-1229195, US1229195 A, US1229195A
InventorsThomas P Hamilton
Original AssigneeBauer & Black
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Surgical swab.
US 1229195 A
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Specification of Letters Patent. Patented June 5, 1917,

Application filed September 9, 1916. Serial No. 119,190.

useful Improvements in Surgical S abs, of'

which the following is a specification.

T his invention relates to a surgical. swab and has for its object the provision of a simple .means for transporting small quantities of a cleansing. antiseptic or healing liqp md in a manner best adapted to render it` quickly available and readily applicable when needed.

Further objects andadi'antages of my invention will be apparent as it is better-understood by reference to the following specilic-ation when read in connection with the' accompanying drawing illustrating the preferred embodiment thereof, inavhich- Figure l is a side elevation of a complete sivab according to my invention; y

Fig. Q is a longitudinal section through the swab;

.F 3 is an elevationpartially in section of' the tubular fabric which surrounds and incloses the liquid container, and

Fig. 4 is a transverse section on thev line lm-l of' Fig. 3L

Referring to the drawing, indicates an elongated sealed container of glass or other readily friable material adapted'to contain a quantity of liquid In sealing the container l I provide a constricted portion or i neck 3 projecting from one end thereof, the

purpose of which will hereafter more fully appear.

The container l is Completely inclosed ivithin a Wrapper 4t consisting Vof tubular fabric, the inner diameter of which corresponds closely to the outer diameter of the container l. The tubular fabric is braided, knitted or ivoven and is raveled at one end It is slipped over the container l with the raveled end 5 adjacent the constricted portion or neck 3 and is fastened, preferably by means of a cord 6, beyond the neck 3 to retainthe neck 3 Within the Wrapper 4tuhen the former is broken. end 5 of the Wrapper 4 forms a brush or applicator for the liquid. The Wrapper L except for the 'portion beyond the neck 3 is1 in'il'iregnated ivith a liquid resisting material, preferably paraffin and beeswax the free end 7 of the Wrapper 4 being yfolded The raveled v over the rounded end of' the container l in which position it is retained by the impregnating material.

A To utilize my invention it is necessary merely to break the neck 3 of the container l whereupon the liquid is allowed to tion' to the applicator. The liquid is readily applied by. grasping the impregnated Wrapper 'el about the container l which does not absorb anyof the liquid. Then the vcontents of the container has been utilized the sivab is discarded; During the-application of the liquid the broken end of the receptacle l is retained by the cord 6 and can not escape to the Wound being treated. i

My invention is partici'ilarly desirable Vas a means for transporting`andwapplying iodin to Wounds since small but efficient quantities of iodin may be readilyy carried by in-- dividuals in a form which makes it quickly available and readily applicable When needed. My invention, as will be apparent, is equally etcient as a means for transporting. and applying liquids other than iodin and l do notdesire to be limited to a. means adapted only to contain iodin. The tubular Wrapper forms al smooth and regular Sheath of practically uniform thickness insubstantial uniformity of size and shape of the'svi'abs. The container can readily be inserted in the sheath and it is only necessary to tie thebrush end and seal the other end thereof to Wholly inclose and protect the container.

vIt Will be readily understood that Various changes may be made inv theform, construction and arrangement of the parts without` departing from-the spirit and scope of the invention or sacrificing any of its material advantages, the form hereinbef'ore described being merely av preferred embodiment thereof.

I claim:

l. A surgical swab comprising an elongated friable liquid container, and a tubu.

lar cireuniferentially." continuous, textile sheath fabricated t0 receive and snugly 1nclose said container, said sheath extending beyond one end of the container to form a'4 brush. l

2. A surgical swab comprising an elongated friable liquid container, a tubular eircumferentially continuous textile sheath fabricated tb receive and snuglj'inclose said container, Said sheath extending beyondnne end of the co'rltainei* and rave1ed'to-orm a brush.- f

3. A' surgical Aswab comprising anelngated friable liquid contain'ei",[a1-tubular textilesheath lfabricated t'o Ijeceive'and snugly inclokse Said container, saidrsh'eath eX- tending beyond one end f thontainnand i mveled to rm a bsh, theopposite end of 10 the sheathffbeing sealed and the Whole sheath, except, thebush, being impregnated with a gllliq-id .resistant material.


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U.S. Classification604/3, 401/282, 401/132
Cooperative ClassificationA61M35/006