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Publication numberUS1610805 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 14, 1926
Filing dateSep 14, 1923
Priority dateSep 14, 1923
Publication numberUS 1610805 A, US 1610805A, US-A-1610805, US1610805 A, US1610805A
InventorsRandolph Monro
Original AssigneeRandolph Monro
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Carrier for gas masks
US 1610805 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Dec. 14 ,1926. 1,610,805

- R. MONRO CARRIER FUR GAS MASKS Filedvsept. 14, 1923 Randolph Manna Patented Dec. 14, 1926.

stars RANDOLPH MONRO. 0F EDGEVVGOD, MARYLAND.

CARRIER FOR' GAS MASKS.

Application filed September 14. 1923. Serial No. 662,728.

This invention relates to a carrier or satchel for a gas mask or respirating apparatus which consists of the usual facepiece, canister and connecting hose from the face-piece to the canister.

Among the objects of this invention is to provide a carrier for a respirating apparatus which may he carried at the side of the wearer so as to result in little or practically no hindrance or interference With the movements and operations of the wearer and cause the wearer a minimum of discomfort when carrying the device.

A further object of this invention is to provide a carrier which will permit quick and ready insertion therein and withdrawal therefrom of the face-piece of the gas mask or respirator so that when in use the wearer may conveniently withdraw the mask from the carrier and position same upon his face with a minimum loss of time, and when the use of the mask is discontinued the wearer may readily insert same in the carrier.

With the above and other objects in view, the present invention resides in the novel features of construction, formation, combination and arrangements of parts, to be hereinafter more fully described, claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawing wherein:

1 is a perspective view of the carrier.

Fig. 2 is a frag-mental perspective view showing the position of the covering flap of the carrier opening when in open position. The carrier comprises a bag l having a compartment 2 which is adapted to receive the canister of the respirating outfit. I prefer tohold the canister in position by a lower strap 3 and an upper strap 4. This strap 4 is detachablefrom the wall of the bag at 5 so that the canister maybe withdrawn and replaced when desired. The bag 1 also contains the compartment 6 which is adjacent to the compartment 2 and contains the downward projecting portion or pocket 7. In using my device I prefer to have the compartment 2 in the rear and compartment 6 in front. This compartment 6 is provided with a front opening 8 which I prefer to cover with a flap 9. This flap is secured at the bottom by the fastener and stud 10 and at its top" the fastener or spring socket 11 may be either secured to the stud 12 or stud 13. The former position gives a tight closure and is used when the face-piece 1S kept w1th1n the carrier.

However, when the mask is in use, the hose will project through the opening 8 and will not permit the tight closure of the fastener 11 to the stud 12, in which case the flap may be fastened to the stud 13.

The loop 14 is attached to the strap 3 and serves tohold acontainer having an antidimming set or outfit for keeping the lenses of the face-piece clear.

The above construction provides a carrier which is very comfortable to wear. Even when the entire respirating outfit is inserted in the carrier, the latter will have a flat con,- tour, as distinguished from the old type of 79 carrier which is box-shaped and cumbersome. The canister defines the distance of the walls of the bag from each other in the compartment 2. In compartment 6, however, the distance of these Walls decreases from the compartment 2 to the front of compartment 6 and since the carrier is so adjusted at the side of the wearer that the compartment 6 is at the side of the wearer, this flattened contour of the carrier is of so decided advantage in allowing free and easy movement of the hand and body.

The carrier is provided at the top with a shoulder strap 15 which has the adjustable buckles 1-6 and detachable fastening hooks 17 and 18. There is also provided upon the carrier the belt or waist strap 19 wihch has the adjustable buckle 20 and the detachable fastening hooks 21 and 22.

In using this device thecarrier is positioned at the side of the wearer and the strap or belt 19 fastened around the body or waist of the wearer. The shoulder strap which passes around the neck of the wearer is then securely fastened. vVhen it is desired to withdraw the gas mask from the carrier the flap 9 is opened and the gas mask is withdrawn and adjusted upon the face of the wearer. The flap may then be closed by clasping the fastener 11 to the stud '13. After using the mask, it may be returned to the carrier by opening the flap '13 and positioning the mask in the compartment 6. The flap is then closed by clasping the fastener 1.1 to thestud 12. 'When the mask and conduit are within the compartment (3, the hose rests in the pocket 7 and the compartment 2. The facepieceis held in a position where it is not subjected to unnecessary strain tending to impair its efficiency and use. The facepiece and conduit are not held at the side of one another, thereby avoiding a bulging of the conipartment 6.

My device possesses many advantages over similar devices heretofore employed. The construction admits of great etliciency and low cost of manufacture. Aside from the straps and metallic portions of the carrier, it may be made from a single-piece blank of fabric. A. suitable fabric for this purpose is heavy duck r sail-cloth. As compared to the carriers for gas masks 'heretofore employed, my device admitsof greater facility and speed of mesh adjustment upon the face of the wearer when standing (ii-prone. In military maneuverswhere it is required to make excavations, or where a soldier is required to rollo'r crawl. upon the 7 ground, or when lying or falling in a prone position or when standing or marching, my device adds considerably to the comfort of the soldier" over what is derived from the other types of carriers; It also possesses increased security of. adjustment, better weather-proof qualities and enhanced military appearance. Furthermore, this carrier does not interfere with the cartridge belt and other equipment carried by soldiers.

The present invention is not limited to the specific details set forth in the foregoing examples which should be construed as illustrative and not by way of limitation, and in view of'the numerous modifications which may be effected therein without departing from the spirit and scope of this invention, it is desired that only such limitations be imposed as are indicated in the appended claims. 7 j

I claim as my invention:

1,21 carrier for a respirating apparatus consisting of a face-piece and canister connected by a conduit, said carrier comprising a bag having a tightly-fitting compartment for holding the canister and another compartment adjacent thereto and having a lower projecting portion for holding said face-piece and said conduit and said latter compartment being of suflicient size to hold said face-piece and conduit so that'the distance between the walls of said latter compartment will gradually diminish in the direction from said first-nained compartment when the facepiece and conduit are placed in said second-named compartment, and shoulder and waist straps attached to said bag.

2. A carrier for a respiratingapparatus consisting of a face-piece and canister connectedby a conduit, said carrier comprising a fabric bag having a"c0mpartment for holding the canister and another compartment adjacent thereto and having a lower projecting portion for holdin said facepiece and said conduit and saic latter compartment being of suilicient size to hold said face-piece and conduit so that the distance between the walls of said latter compartrn'cnt will gradually diminish in the direction from said first-named compartment when the facerpicce and conduit are placed in said second named compartment, and adjusta le shoulder and waist straps attached to said bag.

3. it carrier for a respirating apparatus consfs, of a. face-piece and canister connected a conduit, said carrier comprising asome bag having a tightly-fitting rear compartment for holding the canister and a forward compartment adjacent thereto and having a lower projecting portion for holding 3 l'face-piece and said conduit and said forward compartment being of sutli c'ient size'to hold saidfacepiece and conduit tl at the distance between the walls of said forward compartment will gradually diminish in the direction from said rear compartment when the face-piece and conduit are placed in said forward compa'rt nzent, an-adjustable shoulder strap at thetop of said bag and an adjustable waist strap upon the side of said bag.

L A carrier for a respirating apparatus consisting of a face-piece and canister connected by a conduit, said carrier comprising a fabric bag having a tightly-fitting rear compartment for holding the canister and a forward compartment adjacent thereto and having a lower projecting portion for holdingv said face-piece and said conduit, said latter compartment being of sufficient size to hold said face-piece and conduit so that the distance between the walls of said for ward compartment will gradually diminish in thedirection from said rear compartment when the face-piece and conduit are placed second-named compartment being provided with a flap-covered opening for permitting insertion and withdrawal of said face-piece and conduit, an adjustable shoulder strap at the top of said bag and an adjustable waist strap upon the side ofsaid ba 5. A carrier for a respirating apparatus consisting of a face-piece and canister connected by a conduit, said carrier comprising a fabric bag having a tightly-fitting rear compartment for holding the canister and a forward compartment adjacent thereto and having a lower projecting portion for holding said face-piece and said conduit, said forward compartment being of sullicient size to hold said face-piece and conduit so that the distance between the walls of said forward compartment will gradually diminish in the direction from said rear compartment when the face-piece and conduit are placed in said forward compartment, a flap-covered opening at the front end of said forward compartment for permitting insertion and withdrawal of said face-piece and conduit, a

fastener upon said flap adapted to engage with a stud upon said bag for tightly covering said opening and with another stud upon said bag for loosely covering said opening.

6. A carrier for a respirating apparatus consisting of a face-piece and canister connected by a conduit, said carrier comprising a fabric bag having a tightly-fitting rear compartment for holding the canister and a forward compartment adjacent thereto and having a lower projecting portion for holding said face-piece and said conduit, and said forward compartment being of sufficient size to hold said face-piece and conduit so that the distance between the walls of said forward compartment will gradually diminish in the direction from said rear compartment when the face-piece and conduit are placed in said forward compartment, a flapcovered opening at the front end of said forward compartment for permitting insertion and withdrawal of said face-piece and conduit, a fastener upon said flap adapted to engage with a stud upon said bag for tightly covering said opening and with another stud upon said bag for loosely covering said opening, an adjustable shoulder strap at the top of said bag and an ad justable waist strap upon the side of said ba RANDOLPH MONRO.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification224/607, 224/625, 224/621, 224/236, 224/616, 224/622
International ClassificationA62B25/00
Cooperative ClassificationA62B25/00
European ClassificationA62B25/00