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Publication numberUS1284010 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 5, 1918
Filing dateJun 29, 1918
Priority dateJun 29, 1918
Publication numberUS 1284010 A, US 1284010A, US-A-1284010, US1284010 A, US1284010A
InventorsAllerton B Wilbur
Original AssigneeCharles S Wilbur, Allerton B Wilbur
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Nursing-bottle holder.
US 1284010 A
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A. B. WILBUR.

NURSING BOTTLE HOLDER.

APIfLICATION FILED JUNE 29.15am.

' Patented Nov. 5,1918.

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NURSING-BOTTLE l-FOLIIDER.

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To all whom it may concern."

Be it known that 1, Animation 18. WILBUR, a citizen of the United States, residing at Bridgewater, in the county of Plymouth and State of Massachusetts, have invented new and useful Improvements in Nursing-Bottle Holders, of which the following is a specifie cation v This invention is embodied in a nursingbottle holder comprising a resilient bottleholding arm adapted to confine a nursingbottle and to be flexed downwardly by the weight of the bottle and its contents, and an adjustable support for-said arm including a base clamp adapted to engage a supporting body, and an outer clamp adapted to engage said arm, said support having means for adj u'sting the outer clamp relatively to the base clamp, and for positively holding the outer clamp'in any position to which it maybe adjusted.

The object of thejnvention is to provide a holder which is adjustable on a supporting body such as a part of a crib, baby carriage,

high chair, etc., and is adaptedto resiliently support a nursing-bottle in varlous positions with relation to the supporting portion of said body, the resilient arm when flexed downwardly by thewei ht of the filled bottle maintaining the bott e nipple in position to be easily held by a babys mouth while the baby is feeding, and to automatically remove the nipple from the vicinity of the mouth when-the food has been absorbed and the bottle lightened so that the bottle does not irritate or inconvenience the baby.

0f the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification,-.-

Figure 1 s a side elevationof a bottle holder embodyingv the invention, and a sectional view of a supporting body, here'shown as a cylindrical member ofa crib.

Fig. 2 isan enlargement of a portion of Fig. 1, showing the standard and rod hereinafter referred to, at right angles to each other, instead of the angle shown by Fig-1. Fig. 3 is a section on lme 3 3 of Fig. 2. Fig. 3 is a perspective sectional view of the plate shown by Fig. 3. 4

F1g. 4: is a' fragmentary side view loongfrom the slde opposite that shown by Fig. 1. Fig. 5 is a section on line 5-5 of Fig. 1.

- Fig. his a perspective view of the'bottleholding arm removed from the support.

tpcclflcation of Letters Patent.

The same reference characters indicate the same parts in all of the figures.

In the drawings, 12 represents a lower clamp1ng-jaw adapted to bear on any suitable support 13 which may be of cylindrical or other form, the jaw 12 being preferably provided with. a notch or recess 12 and with flat faces 12 at opposite sides of the recess.

14 represents a standard which is perpen .dicular to the jaw 12 and is rigidly attached Patentel lovm h Application filedlw'une 29, 191%. aerial No. M2361.

Said jaws, the screw-threaded portion of the standard 14, and the clamping-nut 17 con-' stitute thebase clamp.

18 represents the head and 18 the threaded shank of a stud, said head being apertured to receive and turn on the smooth portion 14 of the standard. 19 represents a plate which is perforated to receive and turn loosely on the shank 18 and is provided with an oflset clamping face 19 in sliding contact with the smooth portion 14* of the standard. lhe

plate 19 is provided as best shown by Fig. 3, with a compressible sleeve 20 having an ear 21 which is also perforated to receive and turn on the shank 18 Said sleeve and ear are preferably formed integral with the plate, and bent as indicated by Fig. 3, to form a substantially cylindrical socket wall'22.

23 represents a rod passing through the.

socket 252 and frictionally engaged with said sleeve, the rod being adapted to turn in the sleeve and confined] therein by friction by means of a clamping-nut 24, engaged with the shank 18 and bearmg on the ear 21.

lit will be seen that the operationof screwing home the elamping nut simultaneously compresses the sleeve 20 and presses the a I llhh clamping face 19 against the smooth portion of the standard it, the arm 23 being therefore firmly secured to the standard Min any angularposition desired. lhe smooth standi 5), and with a clamping face- 28 formed by ni le in any scribed, enables the bottle en one side of the sleeve.

29 represents the head, and-29 the screw threaded shank of a stud, the shank passing through theears27, and being provided with a clamping-nut 30 which, when tightened, compresses the sleeve 26 on the rod 23. The head 29 is provided with a transverse orifice 31 through which passes the shank portion .32 of the bottle-holding arm hereinafter described. The operation of tighten- 1ng the nut 30 simultaneously compresses the sleeve 26 and presses the shank portion 32 against the clamping face 28, thus securing the bottle-holding arm firmly to the rod 23. The sleeve 26, .the stud 29, and the clampmg-nut 30 constitute an outer clamp.

The bottle holding arm is preferably made of a single length of resilient wire which includes the shank portion 32,. a helically colled portion 33, and a cradle portion formed by bending the wire to provide two l ops 35 and 36, and a neck 37 connecting said loops. The loops 35 and 36 are formed to surround more of a nursing-bottle 38, and to normally contract on said periphery and thus confine the bottle with suflicient security, the bottom of the bottle resting on one end of the coiled spring 33. When the bottle is charged with food its weight deflects the resilientarm downwardly, as indicated by dotted lines in Fig. 1. The adjustable support above degaged with the bottle-holdmg position that may be'desirable relatively to the supporting body 13. In practice, the ad'ustment should be such that the n1pple of t e filled bottle may-be convenlently held by a babys mouth, the weight of the bottle and its contents holding the nipple in position for convenient use. When the food has been absorbed and the baby releases the nipple,

, cally raises thebottle so that the nipple is removed from annoying proximityto the babys mouth,

The clamping face 28 of the sleeve 26 is "preferably provided with radial notches 39 (Fig. 4), each of which is adapted to receive one s1de ofthe shankportion 32 and: cause an mterlocking engagement with the sleeve and the shank portion.

The details of constructionof the base the standard fixed to a mem er 0 clamp, a rod, a universal omt connectlon than half of the periphery arm to be ad usted with its the resilient arm automati-' fine a nursing-bottle and to be flexed downwardly by the weight of the bottle and its contents, and an adjustable support for said arm including a base clamp adapted to engage'a supporting body, a standard fixed to a member of the baseclamp, a rod a universal joint connection between said standard and rod having meansfor securing said rod in various positions relatively to the standard, and an'outer clamp adapted to engage said rod and resilient arm and adjustable on the rod, said outer clamp having means for positively engaging 'the rod,

whereby theouter clam may be secured in any position to which it may be adjusted.

2. A nursing-bottle holder comprising a bottle-holding arm composed. of a length of resilient wire having a shank portion, a coiled portion, and a bottle-confining cradle portion adapted by said coiled portion-to be flexed downwardly by the weight of the bottle and its contents, and an adjustable support for said arm including a base clamp adapted to engage a sup ortin body, a the base between said standard and rodhaving means for securing said rod in various posltions relatively to the standard, and an outer clamp adapted to engage and permit longitudinal adjustment of the shank portion of said resilient arm and adjustable on said rod, said outer clamp havin means for positively engaging the rod an shank, whereby the outer clampmay be secured in any posi- I tion to which it may be adjusted.

3. A nursing-bottle holder comprising a resilient bottle-holding arm ada ted to confine a nursing bottle and to be exed downwardly by the weight ofthe bottle and its contents, and an adjustable support for said arm including a lower clamping-jaw, a standard fixed to said jaw, said-standard being screw-threaded at its .lower portion and .smooth at its upper portion, an upper clamping-jaw. loosely engaged with said standard, a clamping nut engaged. with the thread of said standard and bearing on the upper aw, said jaws, threaded standard por tion, and nut constitufling a base clamp adapted to engagea supporting body, a universaljoint one member of which is a portion of said standard,- said joint including a compressible sleeve adapted to turn on said standard, and means for securin said sleeve to said standard in various angul ar positions, a rod frictionally ,engaged with said sleeve naeame and connected with the standard by said joint, and an outer clamp carried by said rod andadapted to engage said bottle-holding arm.

d. A nursing-bottle holder comprising a resilientbottle-holding arm adapted to confine a nursing bottle and to be flexed downwardly by the weight of the bottle and its contents, and an adjustable support for said arm including a lower clamping-jaw, a standard fixed to said jaw, said standard be ing screw-threaded at its lower portion and smooth at its upper portion, an upper clamping-jaw loosely engaged with said standard, a clamping nut engaged with the thread of said standard and bearing on the upper jaw, said jaws, threaded standard portion, and nut constituting a base clamp adapted to engage a'supporting body, a uni versal joint one member of which is a portion, of said standard, said joint includmga compressible sleeve adapted to turn on said standard, and means for securing said sleeve to said standard in various angular positions, a rod frictionally engaged with said sleeve-and connected with the standardby I 'said joint, a split sleeve movable on said rod and proyided with apertured ears and with a clam'pmg face formed by one side of the sleeve, astud including a screw-threaded shank inserted insaldears, and an apertured head receiving said bottle-holding arm, 1 and a clamping-nut engaged with said shank and adapted to simultaneously compress said sleeve and press said arm against said clam ing face, said sleeve, stud, and clamping-n t constituting an outer clamp adapted to engage said arm,

,5. A nursing-bottle holder comprising a portion, and nut constituting a base clamp adapted to engage a supporting body, a stud including a screw-threaded shank, and an apertured head receiving and adapted to turn on the smooth portion of-the standard, I

a plate perforated to receive and turn on said shank and having a'clampingface in I sliding contact with the smooth portion of the standard, and a compressible sleeve having an ear also perforated to receive and turn on said shank, a clamping-nut engaged with said shank and adapted to simultaneously compress said sleeve and press said clamping face against the smooth portion of thestandard, said standard portion, stud, plate, sleeve and clamping-nut constitutinga universal joint, a rod frictionally engaged with said sleeve, and connected with the standard by said joint, and an outerclamp carried by said rod and adapted to engage said bottle-holding arm.

6. A nursing-bottle holder comprising a resilient bottle-holding arm adapted to confine a nursing'bottle and to be flexed downwardly by the weight of the bottle and its contents, and an adjustable support for said arm including a lower clamping-jaw, a standard fired to said jaw, saidstandard being screw-threaded at its lower portion. and smooth at its upper portion, an upper clamping-jaw loosely engaged with said 1 standard, a clamping-nut engaged with the a thread of. said standard and bearing on the upper jaw, said jaws, ,threaded standard portion, and nut constituting a base clamp adapted toengage a supporting body, a will I versal joint one member of which is appr tion of said standard, said joint lncludlng a compressible sleeve adapted to turn on said standard, and means for securing said sleeve to sald standard m various angular positions, a rod frictionally engaged with saidsleeve and'connectedfwith the standard by said joint, a split sleeve movable on. said rod and provided with apertured ears and .with a clamping face formed by one side of the sleeve, a stud including a screw-threaded shank inserted in said ears, and an "a erturedhead receiving said bottle-hol ing arm, and a clamping-nut engaged with said shank and adapted to simultaneously corn press said sleeve and press said arm against saidclamping face, said sleeve, stud, and

clamping-nut constituting anouter clamp adapted to engage said arm, said clamping face being provided with arm-engaging notches radiating from the axis of said stud. In teStimony whereof. l have atfixed my signature. I

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Classifications
U.S. Classification248/103, 248/230.3, 248/279.1
Cooperative ClassificationA61J9/06