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-W. B. DRIVER.
INFANTS"DRESSINGVSTAND. APPLICATION FILED MAR. 11, 1920.
Patnted'Alm- 15, 19 2 2.
UNITED STATES PnTENT omce.
wILRuR R. DRIVER, or EAST ORANGE, NEW JERSEY, ASSIGNOR TO NEW MANUFACTURING 00., A CORPORATION oF'NEw YORK.
YORK. BATH INFANTS DRESSING STAND.
To all whom it may camera: I Be it' known that I, WILBUR B. DRIVER, a citizen of the United States, residing at East Orange, county of Essex, and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Infants Dressing Stands, fully described andrepresented in the following specification and the accompanying drawings, forming a part of the same.
This invention relates to certain improvements in dressing stands for infants.
It is the especial object of the present nvention to produce a stand-on which an mfant may be dried after its bath or otherwise cared for, thus avoiding the necessity of holding the infant in the lap and permittin it to be better and more easily handled, t is stand being provided with means for preventing the infant from accidentally rollin off the stand.
A urther, object of; theiinvention is to provide a stand which shall be'light, which ca gghe folded up so as to be readily transferable ';and stored in a small space, and whichfinay'. be provided with aprotecting Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Aug. 15, 1922- Application filed March 11, 1920. Serial No. 364,908.
- legs 3 are connected by a similar-tie rod 5.
best form of for holdinothe legs in open These parts may conveniently be made of wood, or any light metal may be employed. These pairs of legs are movable on pivots- 2, to open and closed position, and in the stands means will shown in *ig. 1. Whilethis means may be, var ed, as there shown, there is provided at each end of the stand latches 6, being pivapron having pockets or receptacles carrying toilet articles.
With these and other objects not speclfically referred to, inview, the invention consists incertainnovelconstructions and parts which will .be fully described in connection with the-accompanying drawings and. then i -specifically pointed out in the claims hereunto appended,
In these drawings: ,Flglll'e -1 is a perspective view of. the improved stand in its preferred form.
Figure 2 is a. central vertical sect on through the stand shown in Fig. 1. s
Figure 3 is a detail sectional view on an enlarged scale: showingthe method of attaching the fabric tothe stand.
Referring now to the drawi'ngs, the stand in its preferred formwill be a foldlng stand,
that'is, a stand which may be collapsed so that it can-be readily carried about and can be kept, when notin use, in a small space, which is an item of importance in bath room furniture.
In the construction shown, there is pro vided a pair of oppositely disposed legs 1,
pivotally secured at 2, to a similar pair of oppositely disposed legs 3. The legs- 1 are connected. together by a tie rod 4, and the.
oted at 7 to one of the legs hooked ends 8 adapted to take on the other legs. the firmly locked in open position.
and having over pins 9 be provided position, as
With this construction; parts may be readily collapsed or held Secured to the upper ends of the legs are transverse supporting bars 10', 11, which form supports for the flexible fabric as canvas 1 2, which when the parts are in open positlon extendsbetween the supports and .on which theinfant rests. Thisfabric is secured at one end to one of the supports, as 10, in any suitable manner,
between the supports and is secured to the various ways, a simple and convenient wayis that illustrated in which the, fabric is depressed between the supporting bars. This is done by providing what may be termed stretcher bars 15, one of these bars being provided at each side of .the frame, being secured. in the legs and located a suiiicient distance below the supporting bars 10, 11 to form ridges or walls 16, of the desired depth. The fabric 12 is looped around under the stretcher bars as shown in Figs. .2 and 3, and if desired may be caught by stitches 17 or other suitable fastening devices for holding bars. With this constructionv a firm support for the infant is provided and one which tends to prevent the infant from accidentally falling off the support.
In constructions embodying the invention in its bestform, anapron will be provided for protecting the person attending the-infant from being wet. While this apron y ns". of tacks 13. The fabric is extendedajcross so be forme'd' in the apron, these-pocketsformmay be formed in various ways, preferably the fabric '12 is extended at one side beyond 1 the supporting bars, as beyond bar 11, to
form the apron, marked 18, and furthermore inthe best cdnstrhctions'this extension is'cut away centrally, as indicated 3 at 19, to provide room forthe knees of a sitting person. If desired large pockets 20 may be formed on each side'of the apron and additional middle pockets-21 may likewise ing convenient meansfor holding small .toilet articles or articles of wearing apparel. 1 It will be seen by the construction shown and described, that a very convenient dressingstand has been provided, in which'there isa comfortable support for the infant, so
formedas to prevent the infant from accidentally falling off the stand,and at the same time a protection for the person attending the infant.
While the invention has been shown and described inits preferred form, it will be understood that various changes may be made in the means for producing the walls 7 or ridges and in the means for securing the posed supporting" bars secured lengthwise to the upper portions of the opposed legs, a
fabric top secured to the supporting bars and extending therebetween and stretcher rods at each side of'the frame upon which the fabric is stretched, said rods being located below the supporting bars and acting to de.
press the fabric slightly between the bars and thus form low sidewiseextending ridges or walls, as and for the purpose described.
2. A dressing stand for infants, comprising a folding frame including opposedpairs of pivotallyconnected legs and supporting bars secured to the upper ends of the legs,
and a. fabric topsecured to the bars and ,eX-' tending between them andextended atone side so as to depend below the bar at that side and form a protecting apron, a latch bar pivoted to one leg and adapted for re-'. movable engagement with the other'leg to releasably hold the frame in an extended position, and stretcher rods located below the supports around which the fabric ispassedy-andacting to slightly depress the fabric between the bars and form low ridges or walls ,as and for the purpose described.
3. A. dressing stand for infants, comprising a folding frame including opposed pairs of pivotally connected legs, a latchassociatedwith each pair of legs for releasably holding the same extended, opposed supporting bars connected to the upper portions of the opposite legs, stretcher rodslocated slightly-belmvthe supporting bars and connected with the opposite legs and a fabric top secured to the bars and about the rods so that the rods will hold the apron relatively taut and provide opposed ledges substantially as described and for the purposes set forth. v
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand.
'WILBUR B. DRIVER.-