US 1315621 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
HOLDER FOR NURSING BOTTLES.
APPLICATION FILED mm. 11, me.
1,315,62L Patented Sept. 9,1919.
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A TTORNEYS UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
ARTHUR IBLRLOW, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF TO WALTER MoDOUGALL, or BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.
HOLDER FOB NURSING-BOTTLES.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Sept. 9, 1919.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ARTHUR BARnow, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of New York, borough of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of ew York, have made and invented certain new and useful Improvements in Holders for Nursing- Bottles, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a holder for nursing bottles, the object being to provide an article of this character, which is of neat and simple design and so constructed that it may be conveniently secured to a baby carriage, crib, or high chair or other articles of furniture or support. The device is further so constructed and arranged that the bottle, which is supported thereby, may be quickly and easily brought within reach of the infant or turned so as to be out of the way, all of which features being incorporated in a design which may be economically manufactured.
A further object is to provide a bottle holder with support attachments therefor, each attachment being of such a nature that it is particularly adapted to engage, and be permanently secured to a high chair, a crib, or other articles of furniture, and the supporting portion of the device may be in stantly secured to either of these attachments and also may quickly and easily be detached therefrom, thus allowing the device to be transferred to different articles of furniture and thus always be within convenient reach of the infant.
Other objects and advantages will appear as the description proceeds, wherein it is to be understood that changes in the precise embodiment of my invention can be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit thereof.
The preferred embodiment of my invention is disclosed in the accompanying drawings, wherein Figure 1 is a view in perspective of the supporting device, and diagrammatically illustrating a bottle secured thereto;
Fig. 2 is a detailed view in top plan of the bottle supporting end of the device, illustrating, by dottedlines, the manner in which the bottleclamp may revolve;
Fig. 1s a view in section of the bottle supporting end of the device taken on a plane at right angles to the plane of Fi 2, and lllustrating the hinged joint upon w ich the clamp is mounted, and by means of which it may revolve;
Flg. 4 is a detailed view in section of the supported end of the device, and illustratmg a bracket which is adapted to engage a post of a high chair or a similar article of furniture;
Fig. 1s a to plan View of this type of supporting brac et;
Fig. 6 is a detailed view in perspective of a somewhat different form of supporting bracket, this type providing for a large range of adjustment and being particularly adapted for use upon cribs or similar articles of furniture;
Fig. 7 is a view in front elevation of this latter type of supporting bracket.
Referrlng specifically to the several views, the main arm 10 is provided at one extremity with the right angle and turned supporting end 11, this extremity being the one which is adapted to engage the several types of brackets, and be supported thereby. The opposite extremity of the main arm has secured thereto the circular and spaced plates Y 12, the same in conjunction with a hub 13 and inner plates 14, constituting a hinged joint, and to which the bottle clamp is secured. The plates 12 are each provided with the semi-cylindrical extensions 12' which fit within and rigidly engage the free end of the main arm 10.
The bottle clamp 15 is preferably formed of a single length of spring metal, bent in the form of a circle and to the middle of which is fixedly secured a sleeve 16. The inner plates 14 of the hinged joint are provi ded with the radially extending semi-cylindrical shafts, fitting within and interlocking with the sleeve 16, and thus rotatably support the bottle clam The bottle clamp is accordingly mounte for rotation about plate. The
a diametric axis, '5. e. an axis at right angles to the lon 'tudinal axes of the bottle, and is also capa le of angular movement or adjustment about an axis at ri ht angles thereto, that is about the axiso the hinge connection or joint provlded by the plates 12 and 14 and the hub 13. This practically universal support of the bottle provides for a large rang: of adjustment thereof, and renders the all times.
In order that the bottle may be brought within reach of the infant, as well as adjusted with regards to its local position, the main arm is provided with the turned supporting end 11, the extremity of which is hollow, and thus adapted to rotatably engage a post 17 which is carried by the suporting bracket 18. The supporting bracket is stamped from a blank sheet of metal and comprises a yoke 19, which is adapted to embrace an upstanding portion of a chair, crib or allied article of furniture, and by means of a thumb or clamping screw 20 rigidly and fixedly engage the same. Projecting from the upper and lower extremities of this yoke are the supporting plates 21 and 22, the upper plate 21 being provided with an open-' ing 23 therein, an through and beyond which extends the split post 17 this post being fixedly secured to and supported by the lower plate 22 and is somewhat smaller in diameter than the opening 23 in the upper turned supporting end 11 of the main arm is adapted to fitdown over the split 0st 17 and ass between the said post and t e side wal s of the opening 23 and, bearing down upon the lower plate 22, be supported thereby. The post 17 being split, prevents the accidental removal of the main arm from the supporting bracket and the opening within the upper plate provides a bearing for the turned end of the main arm, and thus prevents undue pressure and leverage being brought to bear upon the post 17. The above -outlined. construction of the bracket allows it to be economically manufactured and the upper extremity of the post, being provided with a rounded end, allows the main arm to be conveniently and easily positioned thereon, and when so located, forms an efficient bearing therefor.
In some instances it is referable to provide a supportin post or the main arm which may be a justed with regard to its height and inclination, and, with this in view, the somewhat different form of bracket is provided, as illustrated in Figs. 6 and 7, this type of bracket being particularly efiicient for usewith baby carriages and other articles of furniture. In this type of bracket, a circular disk 24 is provided, and is formed with a raised rim 25, in which-are formed ttle conveniently accessible at the diametrically arranged notches 26. The disk is provide with a central opening 27 through which passes a bolt 28, the outer extremit of which is threaded and provided with t e thumb or wing nut 29, and the remote and headed extremity carries a U- sha ed clamp 30. This clamp, which inclu es the spaced and apertured arms 31, is adapted to be drawn a inst the outer surface of the notched rim y the wing nut and bolt, and, in so doing, the rod 32,/which extends through the openings in the arms of the clamp, is brought into adjusted and fixed contact with the notched rim and is so held. The upper extremity 33 of the rod is some what reduced in diameter, and is rendered resilient by the o ening 34, which extends lengthwise thereo ThlS reduced upper extremityforms a post which is adapted to frictionally'receive the turned and supportins end of the main arm thereon, and provi e a sup ort therefor, the shoulder, formed by the re uction in diameter df the upper extremity of the rod, constituting a ledge 35 upon which the lower extremity of the sup portin end of the mainv arm is adapted to rest. ith this type of bracket not only is the main arm adapted to swing about its turned end, but the axes, about which it swings, may be adjusted at various angles and the main arm also raised and lowered.
With the various types of brackets, as thus described, a single main supporting arm may be utilized for supporting a bottle upon a high chair, crib or baby carriage, and forms an eflicient support for a bottle, which may be easily and conveniently maintained within reach of an infant.
The supporting of the post incorporatesa sufiicient amount of reslliency therein, so that it frictionally engages the side walls of the turned supporting end of the main arm,
and prevents the accidental detachment stationary in its adjusted positions.
What I claim is J 1. A bottle supportin device comprising a main arm with a hol ow supportin end extending at an angle thereto, a bottle 0 amp carried by said arm and mounted for movement in different plane's; a bracket provided with means for clampin it to 'a supporting structure and having p ates spaced apart from each other, and a post carried by one of said plates and extending through an opening provided in the other,,said post being adapted to enter the hollow supporting end of said main arm. v
2. A bottle supporting device including a main arm, spaced plates provided with confronting and radially extending semi-cylindrical members fixedly engaging said main arm, a pair of plates pivotally secured to and embraced between the aforementioned Signed at N ew York, borough of Brookplates and rovided with radially extending lyn, 1n the county of Kings and State of 10 semi-cylin rical members collectively form- New York, this 7th day of March, A. D.
ing a shaft, 9. bottle clamp, a sleeve carried 1916.
thereby and rotatably engaging said shaft, ARTHUR BARLOW. the axle of which latter extends at an le Witnesses:
to the axisof the pivotal mountingof t e WALTER MCDOUGALL,
inner plates. MARGARET M. Rona.