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Publication numberUS1472234 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 30, 1923
Filing dateOct 10, 1921
Priority dateOct 10, 1921
Publication numberUS 1472234 A, US 1472234A, US-A-1472234, US1472234 A, US1472234A
InventorsFred Thomas James
Original AssigneeFred Thomas James
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bust developer
US 1472234 A
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Patented Oct. 30, 1923.

JAMES FRED radins,




Application led October 10, 1921. Serial No. 506,803.

To all whom t may concern.'

Beit known that I, JAMES FRED THOMAS, a citizen of the United States, residing at Clarinda, in the county of Page and State` of Iowa, have inventedcertain new and useful Improvements in Bust Developers;and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same. 4

My invention relates to-bust developers of the form in which the breast is expanded into a suction cup with the nipple received A in a supplemental cup within the aforesaid cup, provision being made for exhausting the air from both cups thru a tube leadmg from the nipple-receiving cup.

One object of the invention is to connect a suction bulb directly with the tube which extends outwardly from the nipple-receiving c up and to extend a flexible sleeve from the bulb to the neck of the outer cup through which the tube passes, whereby to establish an et'ective air tight connection.

A further aim is to mount the above mentioned tube slidably in the neck of the outer cup so that the bulb may serve as a handle for moving it inwardly and outwardly to produce an added massage action on the nipple of the breast after that nipple 1s received in the relatively small inner cup.

Withthe foregoing in view, the invention resides in the novel subject matter hereinafter described and claimed, the descriptive matter being supplemented by the accompanying drawings.

Figs. 1 and 2 are sectional views showing the relation of parts prior to reception of the nipple in the inner cup and after reception of said nipple in the cup and outward movement of the latter.

In the drawings above briefly described, the numeral 1 desi ates la suction cup formed of glass, Celluloid, hard rubber, or any other desired material and of a size to accommodate a human breast when the latter is expanded by suction into the cup. The closed end of the cup 1 is provided with an outward bulge or bell 2 from which a neck 3 extends, the outer end of said neck being provided with an external rib 4. Passing slidably through the neckl 3 is a non-yielding tube 5 whose inner endl is formed with a small suction cup 6 adapted to receive the nipple of the breast when the latter has been expanded in the cup 1 to a pre-determined extent. The outer end of the tube 5 is connected 1n any suitable way with a suction bulb 7 which is commonly formed of rubber, the end or neck 8 of the bulb being provided with a rib 9 snapped into a groove 10 in the outer end of the tube 5 so as to establish an effective connection between the two, by means of which it is insured that inward or outward movement of the bulb 7, shall similarly move the tube 5 and the nipple-receivmg cup 6. v

To establish an air tight connection between the tube 5 and the neck 3, I provide the neck 9 ofthe bulb 7 with an integral sleeve or skirt 11 whose lower end 12 is snapped around the neck 3 under the rib 4.

The dimensions of the skirt 11 are such that it will readily permit inward and outward slidin of the tube 5 as will be clear by comparing igs. 1 and 2.

As common with devices of this character, the bulb 7 is equipped with an air expelling valve 13 through which escape of air takes place when the bulb is compressed. When this action takes place, a small check valve 14 vin the tube 5 closes so that no air can be driveninto either of the suction cups. When now the pressure on the bulb is released and it becomes distended under its inherent resiliency, the valve 14 opens, the valve 13 closes, and suction is consequently produced through the tube'5. This suction, when the cup 1 is placed over the breast as seen in Fig. 1, will expand the latter as shown by the dotted lines so that eventually the nipple is received in the small cup 6. A massaging action may now be produced upon the nipple by continually operating the bulb 7 and in addition, the entire breast may be stretched outwardly by pulling upon the bulb to slide the tube 5 and cup 6 outwardly into the bell 2 as illustrated in Fig. 2. By constructing the device in, or approximately in the manner shown and described, great stimulation and developement of the breast may be effected in a simple and convenient manner and since excellent results may be obtained from the details disclosed, they may well be followed. I wish it understood, however, that within the scope of the invention as claimed, numerous minor changes may be made.

I claim:

1. A breast developer comprising a cup to receive the breast, saidcup having an outwardly extending neck, a tube passing Wardly extending neck, a tube passing through said neck and having a nipp1ereslidably through said neck and having a ceiving cup within the other cup, a suction nipple-receiving cup within the other cup, a bulb ,havin its end secured upon said tube, suction bulb having its end secured upon l5 5 and a.` flexible air tight sleeve extending said tube and serving as a handle to move from said end of the bulb around the outer said tube and its cup inwardly and outportionof said tube and secured around wardly. l said neck, 'said sleeve having air tight en- In testimony whereof I have hereunto set gagement with both said bulb and said neck. my hand. 1o 2. A breast developer comprising a cup to receive the breast, said cup having an out- JAMES FRED THOMAS.

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U.S. Classification601/14
International ClassificationA61H9/00
Cooperative ClassificationA61H2205/082, A61H9/005
European ClassificationA61H9/00P