US 1428495 A
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Patented e t. 5, 1922.
Patented Sept. 5, 1922.
STATES OWEN F. RADCLIFFE, 0F LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.
ZINC-OXIDE ADHESIVE PLASTER.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, OWEN F. RADCLIFFE, a subject of the King of Great Britain, residing at Los Angeles, in the county of Los Angeles and State of California, have invented new and useful Improvements in Zinc-Oxide Adhesive Plasters, of which the following is a specification.
It is the object of this invention to provide an adhesive plaster for healing cuts and the like, the plaster being so arranged as to draw together the edges of the cut and thereby eliminate the necessity of stitching the cut.
The invention will be readily understood from the following description of the accompanying drawings, in which:
Figure 1 is a'perspective view showing an adhesive plaster in position for use before drawing together the sectionsof the same.
Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the sections of the plaster drawn together so as to bring together the edges of the cut covered by the plaster.
Fig. 3 is a plan view of one section of the plaster.
Fig. 4 is a transverse section on the' line 4'4 of Fig. 3.
The improved adhesive plaster is employed in connection with cuts and the like, and in the present illustration of the invention, I have shown a cut 1 upon the back of a hand 2. The adhesive plaster is made of two similar sections shown in detail in Figs. 3 and 4, and each comprising a suitable stripof usual adhesive plast er as shown at 3. The end of this strip is reversely bent upon itself and stitched to the strip as shown at 4, in order to provide an end groove 5 extending transversely of the strip, and a flap 6 also extending across the strip. A suitable stiifener shown as a flexible metallic strip 7 is received in the groove 5.
In use-two of'the plaster strips are em ployed in connection with a out, said sections of the plaster being a right and left Application filed December 22, 1920. Serial No. 432,515.
hand section respectively adapted to have their stiffened ends arranged along side of one another. The sections are secured to the skin at the respective sides of the cut 1 by the adhesive material forming a part of the plaster, and the stiffened ends of the sectlons extend parallel to the sides of the cut. The flaps 6 are then laced together by a thread 8 as shown in Figure 1, and the thread is then drawn tight so as to pull the flaps 6 toward one another as shown in Fig. 2. The thread is secured in this position, so that the flaps will remain together. The sections of the plaster being secured to the skin when the sections are thus drawn together, the sides of the cut will be drawn together and held in such position, while the-plaster remains upon the-skin. p
It will be noted that the stiffened ends of the plaster sections will tend to more readily draw the edges of the cut toward one another and retain the same in such position in order that the cut may heal. The stiifeners 7 being of flexible material, the ends of the plaster sections may readily bend, so as to conform to the contour of the surface upon which the plaster is positioned.
Various changes may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention as claimed.
What is claimed is:
A plaster comprising a pair of adhesive strips having their confronting edges folded upon themselves to form grooves co-extensive in width with the strips and terminal flaps at the upper sides of thestrips, flexible stiffening members within the grooves, and
a lacing member engaging the flaps for drawing the strips toward each other, securing the flaps in overlapped relation and the stiffening members in spaced relation to. each other.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification.
OWEN F. RADOLIFFE.