US 1328832 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
T. W. HANRATH.
APPLICATION I'IL ED JUNE I5. 1916.
Patented Jan. 27, 1920.
THEODORE W. HANRATH, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Jan. 27, 1920.
Application filed June 15. 1916. Serial No. 103,853.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, THEODORE \V. HAN- earn, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Baby-Carriers,
of which I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, forming a part of this specification.
Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved baby carrier. Fig. 2 is a fractional view upon an enlarged scale on line 2 of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a perspective view showing the manner in which the carrier maybe conveniently folded.
The present invention has for its object to provide a simple, cheap and efficient device whereby infants and small children may be conveniently carried. The invention consists in the novel features of construction hereinafter described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and particularly pointed out in the claims at the end of this specification.
The carrier is preferably formed of leather, leatherette, canvas, or like flexible material, so that when not .in use it may be readily folded into a very small space. As shown, the sides A and bottom A of the carrier are formed from a single piece of material and the back A is formed from another piece that is united to the rear edges of the sides and bottom by a stout bindinga, stitched thereto, as shown in Fig. 2. Preferably, a binding a is secured around the edges of the sides, bottom and back, as clearly shown in Fig. 1.
Across the sides A and bottom A extend the stay strips B of flexible material, these stay strips being securely united to the sides and bottom, and the upper end portions B of the stay strips are turned downward and securely fastened, as by stitching, to the sides A. The looped upper ends of the stay strips B are shown as provided with rings 1) to which are connected suitable handles C by means of which the carrier will be suspended.
Across the bottom A of the carrier at its front extends a brace strip D, preferably of wood or like stiff material, and over this brace strip D is preferably placed a pad E that may consist of cotton, wool, excelsior, or like material, held in place by means of a fabric cover 0 that is united, as at e and (1 to the bottom A of the carrier.
To the rear portion of the carrier at its opposite sides is connected a retaining strap 1, preferably provided with a. snap hook a ring f and an adjusting buckle f this retaining strap serving to hold the infant in the carrier.
From the foregoing description it will be seen that when the device is in position for use, as shown in Fig. 1, the infant may be placed within the carrier and the strap F will be brought around and in front of the infant. The carrier may then be grasped by the handles C and the infant can be readily carried by two persons, each grasping one of the handles C. The padded brace strip at the front of the bottom A efl'ectiveely serves to prevent the sagging of the front of the carrier, thus avoiding the danger of the infant slipping from the carrier. So, also, the pad prevents any cutting or chafing of the infants legs and any cramping of the legs, which would occur if the padded brace strip were omitted.
The stay strips B effectively serve to sustain the strain of the infants weight and distribute the weight properly upon the handles C that are preferably formed of rigid material.
When the carrier is to be folded into small compass so that it may be conveniently packed or carried in the. pocket, the sides A will be folded over upon the bottom A, as indicated in Fig. 3, after which the back portion A (which is shown partly folded in Fig. 3) will be turned forward and over onto the sides A. a The precise details of construction above set forth may be varied without departing from the spirit of the invention and features of the invention may be employed without its adoption as an entirety.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is- 1 1. A collapsible baby carrier having a bottom, sides and back of flexible material with a transverse brace strip secured to the bottom at its front, handles at the top of said sides, and stay strips to which said handles are connected, one of said stay strips extending down said sides and around said bottom beneath said brace strip.
a rigid transver bottom at its fro se brace strip secured to the nt, handles at the top of said strips at the back sides and stay strips to which said handles are connected, the stay strips at the front extending down said sides to and beneath 10 the ends of said brace strip and the stay extending down said sides and beneath said bottom.
THEODQRE W. HAN RATH.