US 1502276 A
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A. G. SIEBERT BABY HARNESS Filed Feb. 23, 1923 2 Sheets-Sheet l A. G. SIEBERT BABY HARNESS Filed Feb. 23, 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 reamed Jul 22, 1924.
' UNI-TED STATES ANNA e. summer, or RENO, NEVADA.
Application filed February.23, 1923. Serial No. 620,760.'
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ANNA G. SIEBERT, a citizen of the United States, residing at Reno, in the county of Waslioe and State of Nevada, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in a Baby Harness, of which the following is a specification.
The invention relates to improvements in a baby harness to prevent an infant from climbing or accidentally falling from a bed or crib.
It is an object of the invention to provide a harness which may be detachably applied to a bed or crib, having a body attaching part secured to an infant to permit the infant to have a rolling movement which is so limited,"
however, as to prevent the baby from accidentally fallingor climbing from the bed. It is a primary object of my invention to provide an attachment of this character that is very simple in construction and one which is composed substantially entirely of a fabric whereby it can be used without causing discomfort to the infant, and will, as before stated, permit the infant to have a substantial range of movement, yet, at the same time, will so limit this movement as to prevent the child wearing the harness from becoming injured by accidentally falling from the bed.
In the accompanying drawings, I have shown a simple embodiment of the invention, but this disclosure is simply for the purpose of illustration, and many changes can be made without departing. from the spirit of this invention. l
In the drawings, Fig. 1 is a view of'the device as applied to a bed;
Fig. 2 is an end view of the device when moved to one side;
Fig. 3 is a side elevation;
Fig. 4 is a top plan View; and
Fig. 5 is a detail view on line 5-5 of Fig. 3.
Referring now more particularly to the drawings, wherein like reference characters indicate corresponding parts, the numeral 1 designates a fastening strap which is preferably composed of canvas, leather, or other flexible materials. This strap near each end is preferably split to provide the fastening tapes 2, by means of which the fastening strap may be secured by tying or the like to the side rails of a bedstead. In lieu of fastening the strap in this manner, any.
employed, but by splitting each end of the strap it is possible to fasten the stra to the bed without resorting to the use 0 applied buckles, clasps, etc. The fastening strap 1 is preferably of a substantial width and composed of some inelastic material.
To the fastening strap, intermediate its ends, I attach oppositely disposed rolling tapes 3, 4, 5, and 6 b stitching 7 and 8 respectively, the row 0 stitching 8 extending are secured by stitchingto a body band 9.
Thisband is of a substantial width and preferably composed of a strong fabric. The stitchin 10 unites the free end of each strap to said ody band, and this stitching is disposed transversely so that as the infant grows and it is desired that he have a greater freedom of movement the stitching is ripped from time to time. It will be clearly understood that the tapes 3 and 4 secured to the left hand side of the fastening stra 1 extend toward the right, and are secure to the body band 9 beyond its center on the righthand side, as shown in the disclosure.
The tapes 5 and 6, which are secured to the opposite side of the fastening strap 1 extend over, and are connected to, the body band beyond its center on its left hand side. This permits a free movement of the bod band relative to the fastening strap in eit er direction, the sets of rolling tapes in' effect overlapping and providing a maximum movement with the use of very short rolling tapes, in view of the fact that the rolling movement in one direction is limited by one set of tapes, while the rolling movement in the other direction is limited by the second set of tapes. Stitched to the body band 9, I preferably provide a pair ,of shoulder straps 11 which extend up and around the shoulders of the infant, the ends of said shoulder straps being united to the body band. The ends of the body band are, of course, fastened around the waist of the child by any suitable. fastenin means, preferably a safety pin, and the s oulder straps Ill may be united to the front of the body band movement in either direction and also a.
slight longitudinal movement. When the device is in use, the fastening strap 1 is united to the bed by fastening the same to the side rails, mattress, or springs, according to which may be most suitable and convenient. The body band 9 with the shoulder straps is secured to the infant, and it will be fully appreciated that when the harness is thus applied the infant is free to roll in either direction laterally from the center of the bed, but the rolling tapes 3 to 6 inclusive are so proportioned and so arranged with reference to the positions relatively to each other and to the infant that the freedom of movement is limited-to prevent the infant from rolling or falling from the bed and yet no appreciable slack is permitted in the rolling straps which might otherwise, if differently arranged, become tangled with the arms, hands or limbs of the infant thereby causing discomfort, and frustrating the freedom of movement described. The infant will be unconscious of restraintand yet safe and will be free from irritation and annoyance because he is thereby permitted the rolling movement that the tapes or rolling straps permit.
It will furthermore be appreciated that in using this device, the child may be removed from the harness in case of a fire or other emergency by removing the sin le safety pin or clasp employed for uniting t e body band to the shoulder straps. The device is constructed so that there 1s no dan er of the tapes or straps stran ling the ch (1, and furthermore, it is united to the child at points where no pressure is permited on any vital organs.
Having thus described the invention, what I claim as new is:
1. In a baby harness, the combination with a fastenin band adapted to be secured to a bed, of a exible body band, and means for connecting said body band to said fastening band to permit a relative movement thereof laterally in either direction, said means comprising a pair of separated rolling tapes adapted to occupy parallel planes, the opposite ends of adjacent tapes being ermanently secured to said fastening ban with the other end of each tape being secured to said body band to permit a substantial lateral movement of said body band relative to said fastening band.
2. In a baby harness, the combination with a retainin strap adapted to be secured to a bed, a be y band, parallel flexible elements adapted to secure said body band to said retaining strap to permit a lateral movement thereof in either direction, the opposite ends of adjacent flexible elements being permanently secured to said retaining strap with the other end of each element secured to said body band to permit a substantial lateral movement of said body band with referenc to said retaining element. 1
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.
ANN A G SI'EBERT.