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Publication numberUS1555708 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 29, 1925
Filing dateSep 15, 1924
Priority dateSep 15, 1924
Publication numberUS 1555708 A, US 1555708A, US-A-1555708, US1555708 A, US1555708A
InventorsGale Emily Holder Morgan
Original AssigneeGale Emily Holder Morgan
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Catamenial appliance
US 1555708 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Patented Sept. 29,. 1925.




Application filed September 15, 1924. Serial No. 737,732.

n sorbent material preferably of smooth and close texture adapted to be secured to a coned socket of india-rubber or othe;1 suitable material. The device may be enclosed in a net but this is not essential.

The drawing filed herewith shows one form of device made in accordance with this invention.

a 1s a sponge or other absorbent material fitted in a socket or ccver preferably ofv india-rubber or other non-absorbent material, c is a net enclosing the sponge or other material, a silk cord al may be attached to the device.

In use the device is laid in the vagina during menstruation and can be wornwith .comfort Y lVhat I claim and desire to secure by Letters `Patent is y unitary cat-amenial device to. be worn 1n its entirety comprising an elongated cylindrical piece of absorbent material rounded at one end and to be inserted into the vagina, a conical cup like member of rubber at theother end of said elongated piece and attached to the latter, said cup like member being relatively small and having its eX- terior surface conforming to the surface of said piece whereby lateral projections are eliminated, a net enclosing the exposed portion of said elongated piece, and a cord attaclied to the apex of said cup member.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature. EMILY HOLDER MORGAN GAL'E.

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U.S. Classification604/373, 604/369, 604/904
International ClassificationA61F13/20
Cooperative ClassificationA61F13/2048, Y10S604/904, A61F13/34
European ClassificationA61F13/20B18, A61F13/34