US 1419044 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
J. A. GUNDERSON. CATAIVIENIAL SACK.
APPLICATION man ocT.5,192n.
1&4195044, Patented June 6, 1922.
INVENTOR wn-pgss: ATTORNEY UNITED ySTATES PATENT OFFICE.
JULIA A. GUNDERSON. 0F SERGEANT BLUFF, IOWA. ASSIGNOR OF ONE-THIRD TO ARTHUR J'. GUNDERSON. 0F LONG BEACH. CALIFORNIA, AND ONE-THIRD TO GERTRUDE G. STRONG. OF SIOUX CITY, IOWA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented June 6, 1922.
fo all whom. if may concern:
Be it known that I, JULIA A. GUN'DERsoN,
a citizen of the United States, residing at Sergeant Bluii'. in the county of Woodbury and State ot' Iowa, have invented new and useful Improvements in Catamenial Sacks, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a catamenial sack. and comprehends a construction wherein the absorbent pad or the like can he conveniently associated with the sack or removed therefrom as the occasion requires, the sack in its entirety being designed to afford comfort to the wearer and to remain in its given position when in use.
The nature and advantages of the invention will be better undelstood when the following detailed description is read in connection with the accompanying drawings, the invention residing in the construction, combination and arrangement of parts as claimed.
In the drawing forming part of this application, like numerals of reference indicate similar parts in the several views, and wherein Figure 1 is a perspective view of the catamenial sack forming the subject matter of my invention.
Figure 2 is a transverse sectional view taken on line 2-2 of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a sectional View taken on line 3--3 of Figure 1.
Referring to the drawing in detail, 10 indicates the sack proper which is constructed from any suitable impervious material and which has its opposed side portions turned inwardly to overlie the bod portion of the sack and stitched to provi e welt edges or the like 11 and l2 respectively. The turned portions 13 are connected at their ends with transverse strips or members 14 which are also provided with welt edges 15, the transverse strips or members 14 defining with thel overturned side portions 13 a pocket for the reception of the absorbent pad or material 1G. The sack is thus strengthened or reinforced at its sides and end by ridges or beads 17. and when the absorbent pad or material 1G is positioned within the sack beneath the inturned side portions 13 and the transverse members 14, the said pad or absorbent material is held in proper position with relation to the sack. However, the sack may be provided with transverse strips of tape or other suitable flexible material 18 over which the ends of the absorbent pad or material may be folded, and pinned or otherwise suitably secured so as to prevent the pad or absorbent material from becoming casually separated from the pocket. Secured to the transverse members 14 are short pieces of fabric 19 to which the sack supporter is attached. The supporter comprises a belt 20 which is placed about the waist of the wearer, and from which belt depends spaced pairs of adjustable straps of elastic material 22. One pair of these straps are arranged at the front of the wearer and the other pair at the back, the straps supporting the sack 22. The straps carry sockets 23 for the reception of the head and ball members 24 carried by the fabric 18. Consequently, the sack can be conveniently adjusted to the comfort of the wearer. It will be further noted. that the sack is of uniform width throughout its entire length so that when it is in use the opposed edges of the sack can be arranged well up against the body of the wearer between the limbs, in a manner so that the sack cannot move out of position, the sack being flexible to provide for the necessary contraction and eX- pansion of the sack and pad for free movements of the body of the wearer. The invention is very simple in construction and particularly eiiicient for the purpose for which it is intended, the construction being such that the absorbent material or pad can be readily removed from the sack when required or associated therewith.
While it is believed that from the foregoing description the nature and advantages of the invention will be readily apparent, I desire to have it understood that I do not limit myself to what is herein shown and described, and that such changes may be resorted to when desired as fall within the scope of what is claimed.
What is claimed is A device of the class described comprising a sack of impervious material havlng inturned side portions provided with welt edges` transverse strips provided with welt edges .si-cured to the ends` of said sziek2 transverse .strips secured to one side of said suck adjacent to the opposite ends thereof, an absorbent pad disposed in said sack bet-Ween said inturned sides and the first mentioned strips :ind having tlie ends of said pail folded over the lust mentioned strips, relativelysliort. pieces of fabric seeured to tlie 10 ends of said suck and u eirenlur supporter removably secured te said pier-es of abrir'. In testimony whereof I atlix my signature.
JULIA A. GUNDERSON.