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M. W. ADAMS.
APPucATloN man Au's.25, 1911.
1',.?,63,0'715,1l Patented Dec. 21,1920.
lNvEN'ToR UNITED STATES MATTHEW W. ADAMS, OF CLEVELAND, OHIO.
Application led August 25, 1917.
To all tu hom t may concer/nl.'
Be it known that I, MATTHEW W. ADAMS, a citizen of the United States, residing at Cleveland, in the county of Cuyahoga and State of 0hio, have invented new and useful Improvements in Bandages, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to surgery, and more especially to bandages, and the object of the same is to produce a first aid bandage by means of which a wound or injury can be quickly bound up or a dressing applied and held thereon, and the well known tendency of the bandage to become soaked with blood is avoided.
rl`his object is carried out by making one end of the bandage waterproof so as to overlie the wound or the dressing, and constructing the remainder of the bandage in such manner that it will overlie and hold the water proof section in place.
Details are set forth below and shown in the drawings wherein- Figure l is a perspective view of this bandage as applied to the wrist.
2 is a plan view of the bandage, and Fig. 3 is a similar view of an extension.
Fig. e is a perspective view ofthe bandage and extension connected.
The body of this bandage is a strap or band l of leather, fabric or other suitable flexible material, and at one end the body is preferably continued into a pair of tongues 2. having perforations 3. At its other end a suitable section 4l is rendered waterproof while yet remaining flexible, and this may be done by dipping this end of the band in or saturating or coating it with any appro priate waterproof liquid or compound, although it is quite within the spirit of my invention to cover one or both faces and certainly the inner face of this end of the band with a waterproof sheet as of rubber, or pos siblj7 to sew or otherwise attach a rubber band to this end of the body band. To the outer face of the body adjacent the waterproof section is attached a pair of buckles 5.
In use, let us assume that a soldier has been injured in 'the wrist, and the wound is bleeding profusely. He places a Wad of gauze or other surgical dressing on the Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Dec. 21, 1920.
serial No. 188,154.
wound, lays the waterproof section of the bandage thereover, wraps the body of the bandage thence around his wrist, passes the tongues 2 through the buckles 5, and draws them up tight so as to fasten the whole in place. This holds the dressing on the wound, prevents excessive and perhaps dan gerous bleeding as would be thecase if an artery had been severed, prevents the admission of dirt or septic matter to, the fresh wound, andif the bandage is drawn up sufficiently tight-prevents in a large measure the loss of blood and the contamination of his clothing and extraneous objects thereby. I do not wish to be limited particularly to the fastening devices shown and described, but the perforated tongues can be passed through and engaged with the buckles by one hand and the structure shown is perhaps as simple and serviceable'as any.
In Fig. 3 is shown an extension member whose body is composed of a similar strap or band ll having a pair of perforated tongues 12 at one end and a pair of buckles l5 near its other end, and the waterproof section is here omitted. Fig. 4 shows this extension as applied to the right end of the bandage proper as illustrated in Fig. 2, and the waterproof section 4 lies beneath or behind the body of the extension. It could be applied over a wound on the side, for instance, and the entire bandage has now been extended so that it is long enough to reach around the waist. It is quite possible to supply the bandage with a comparatively short main member l having the waterproof section 4:, and one or two extension members so that the main member can be lengthened for use on a large limb or even around the body.
What is claimed is:
A bandage comprising in combination an elongated member, a water proof section formed at one end of said member, straps extending from the opposite end of vsaid member and buckles secured to the member and spaced between the water proof end and the straps and in alinement with the latter.
In testimont whereof I affix my signature.
ATTI-IEW W. ADAMS.