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Publication numberUS1653857 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 27, 1927
Filing dateAug 9, 1926
Priority dateAug 9, 1926
Publication numberUS 1653857 A, US 1653857A, US-A-1653857, US1653857 A, US1653857A
InventorsJames Kelly Anna B
Original AssigneeJames Kelly Anna B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Catamenial bandage
US 1653857 A
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Dec. 27, 1927. 1,653,857

A. B. J. KELLY CATAMENIALI BANDAGE Filed Aug. 9. 1926 /8 n I /2 M Patented Dec. 27, 1927.




Application filed August 9, 1926.

My invention relates to catamenial bandages and has for an object to provide a very simple and inexpensive device which may be readily placed in its proper position in con nection with the absorbent pad or the like withoutthe usual chafing due to slipping. 1' further object of my invention resides in the construction of a device that may be readily folded and carried in an envelope or CPI material. The protective covering, 10, is

formed slightly wider along the center thereof and is provided with slightly reduced end portions, 11. Each of the extreme ends, 11, a a looped or backwardly bent upon them selves as indicated at 12, for the purpose of being passed through the connectors, 13. The loops, 12, are, of course, securely stitched or otherwise fastened to the body portion of the protective covering, 10.

Relatively short strips or tabs, 14, are secured to the ends. 11, adjacent to the loops, 12, and are provided on their free or inner ends with means for fastening the absorbent material utilized for this purpose such as safety pins,

Elastic strips, 16 and 17, are provided with looped portions, 18 and 19, for the purpose of securing them with respect to the connecting members,l3. The outer ends of the elastic strips, 16 and 17, are each provided with slightly enlarged or covered and reinforced portions, 19, so that my sanitary device may be readily applied to any suitable wearing apparel by means of safety pins or the like. a

It will be noted that the main section 10 Serial No. 128,228.

and the strips and connectors 17 are each formed at the ends with return folds of the material which is stitched so as to form open-ended loops, and that the metallic connector 13 is of elongated loop form passing loosely'through the formed loops of the main section and connectors. This loop formation of the main section and connectors provides adouble thickness of material at these points and naturally increases the resistance against folding or buckling at these points. Thus, with the metallic connector employed, the main section and connectors are maintained flat at their points of juncture, to materially aid in holding the parts in positions of best service and prevent the folding or doubling of the parts in use, which latter is a disadvantage of the usual devices of this type.

My invention, it will 110W be readily un 'derstood, provides a hammock like protective covering which is highly practical, very light in weight, and which may be Worn with entire comfort by thin or stout persons without the usual irritation or fear of displacement.

What I claim is:

In a catamenial bandage, a main section of greatest Width centrally of itslength, the

ends of the section being formed in return bends and stitched to provide a hinge joint portion, napkin connecting strips secured to the hinge joint portions of the main section and overlying one face of the main section,

an elastic strip arranged beyond each end of the main section and each formed with a return bend and stitched to provide a hinge joint portion, and metallic connectors of narrow endless-loop form, said connectors having a length slightly greater than the hinge joint portions of the main section and elastic strip, the parallel side portions of the connectors seating loosely in the return bend folds of the hinge joint portions of the main section end and adjacent elastic strip, whereby the connectors serve to maintain the spread of the ends of the main section and of the elastic strips to hold such in flat relation and at the same time provide a free hinge connection between the parts.


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U.S. Classification604/398
International ClassificationA61F13/56, A61F13/64
Cooperative ClassificationA61F13/64
European ClassificationA61F13/64