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Sept. 1, 1925.
R. w. s'r. C. CARVER APPARATUS FOR H OLDING A CHILD IN A SEAT Filed June '7, 1934 Patented Sept. 1, 1925.
RICHARD W. ST. C. CARVER, OF EVANSTON, ILLINOIS.
APPARATUS FOR HOLDING A CHILD IN A SEAT.
Application filed June 7,
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, 'Rioniino W. ST. C. Canvnn, a citizen of the United States,'and resident of Evanston, county of Cook, and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Apparatus for Holding a Child in a Seat, of which the following is a specification, and which are illustrated in the accon'ipanying drawings, forming a part thereof/ This invention relates to devices for pre venting children from falling from the seats of chairs, vehicles and the like.
The principal objects of the invention are the provision of new and improved means for preventing a child from falling from a seat, that will interfere with the movements of his limbs to a minimum extent, that is cheap to manufacture, easily applied, efficient in operation, and that is not likely to become broken or get out of order. 1
Other and further objects and advantages of the invention will appear from the fol lowing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, of which Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a childs carriage showing my invention in position thereon;
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the holding device;
Fig. 3 is a side elevation with parts in section;
Fig. 4: is a detail showing the securing strap; and
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a childs high chair showing the application of the invention thereto.
()n the drawing, the reference character 10 designates a childs carriage or sulky provided with a seat 11, foot-rest 12, retaining members about the seat comprising sides or side arms 13 and a back 14, as are usual in such constructions.
In securing children in position so they cannot fall from the seats of chairs, vehicles and the like, it is desirable that the movements of their limbs be interfered with as little as possible in order not to injure or irritate the children in any way. Children in falling from chairs or the seats of vehi cles either slide downwardly from the seat or climb up in the seat and fall therefrom. Small children are not strong enough to raise themselves from the seat by placing only one foot thereon and advantage is 1924. Serial No. 718,498.
taken of this fact for preventing the child from climbing up inthe seat by providing suitable means for securing one foot in such a manner as to prevent its being placed within the seat. Any suitable means may be employed for thispurpose. Preferably, a flexible holding member 15 is employed for connecting one of the childs limbs to the vehicle. As shown, the holding member comprises'a collar 16 which is adapted to be secured about the childs ankle. The collar is of material width so as not to chafe the childs ankle. One end of the collar may be provided with a reduced perforated portion 17 for engaging a buckle 18 secured to one end of a strap 19. The inner end of the strap 19 is preferably secured to the collar adjacent the reduced portion as by being stitched thereto as shown at 20. The strap 19 passes around the collar and extends through a loop formed by the slots 21 and 22 adjacent to one end of the collar. A ring 23 is mounted on the strap 19 and is freely slidable thereon. A flexible strap 24: is connected to the ring in the usual manner. The free end of the strap is provided with a buckle for adjustably engaging the other end of the strap to form a loop 25 whereby the strap may be looped about or connected to any convenient portion 26 of the vehicle adjacent to the foot rest.
In use, the collar 16 is secured about-the childs ankle, the buckle permitting the collar to be properly adjusted, and the loop 25 secured about a portion of the vehicle adjacent to the foot rest. The length of the holding member is then adjusted by means of the buckle 27 to the desired length. Pref erably the length is such that the child cannot get the anchored foot up into the seat.
Suitable securing means are also provided for preventing the child from sliding downwardly out of the seat. Any appropriate means may be employed for this purpose. As shown, a flexible strap 28 of leather or other suitable material having the attaching means 29 and 30 at each end thereof is adapted to be passed around the body of the seat and the straplor holding member 15 Will, prevent it from climbingup-into the seat With its feet and falling therefrom.
In Fig. 5 is shown the application of the holding member to achilds chair'.- Thechair as shown comprises the seat 31 supporting legs 32, a foot rest 83,1'etaining members comprising the sidesorside arms 34 and the back 35, and a guard, tray or table 86 pivoted to the back .35, all of which are of the usual or Well known construction, In this construction, a screw eye 37 may be attached to the leg 32 adjacent the foot rest, through which the holding member 15-is adapted to be extended. The shield or table 36 is usually so constructed that the same will prevent the child from sliding downwardly out ofthe chair. Iflhowever, this is not sufiicient, the securing element 28 may be employed as in the constructionshown in Fighl.
It is thought from the foregoing taken in connection With the accompanying .draW- ings that the construction and operation of my device will be apparent to those'skilled inthe art,and that va-rious changes in size, shape, proportion and details of construction maybe made Without departing from the spirit and scope .ofthe appended claim.
I claim as my invention:
A restraining device, comprising a collar of substantialWidthterminating at one end into an elongated reduced portion having perforations therein; a strap secured at-one end to and adjacent the reducedfiportion of the exterior ,of said collar and having a buckle on the free end thereof, the free end of said strap being passed througha loop formed in said collar, a ring sli'dably mounted on said strap; and a second "strap passedthrough said ring,
RICHARD V. ST. C. CARVER.