US 1678584 A
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Patented July 24, 1928.
EARL BRANSON, or' BANNACK, MQNTANA. y
Applicationfiled August18,.1926. Serial No. 130,013.V
My invention relates to a body brace to be applied to the back of the wearer and held by shoulder straps and leg straps. The general object of my invention is to provide a device of the indicated character which may be securely applied to the body and whichwill be effective for its purpose..
The nature of my invention and its dis tinguishing features and advantages will appearas the description proceeds. l
Reference isto be had to the accompanying drawings forming part of this specitication, it being understood that the drawings are merely illustrative of one example of the4 invention. .y
Figure 1 is a perspective frontview showing my improved body brace applied.
Figure 2 is a rear perspective view showing the brace applied. 1
"Figure is an enlarged detailin vertical section on the line 3 3 of Figure 2.
Figure l is a horizontal sectional view taken on the line 1-T11 of Figure 2.
Figure 5 is a perspective view of a connecting buckle arranged at the crossing of the leg straps. y In carrying out my invention in accordance with the illustrated example, a back pad 10 is provided having a belt 11 provided with a buckle 111. On the back pad 10 are casings 12 on a plate 13, said casings housing springs 141, vertically disposed. Springs 14 are connected with shoulder strapsrl and leg strapsl. For connecting straps 15 I preferably employ snap hooks 17 on billets 18 secured to piece 19, preferably of leather, as are pad 10, belt 11 and shoulder and leg straps.
The shoulderstraps have buckles 20. The
leg straps lare connected to springs 14 by 40 means of snap hooks 117 connected with bil lets118 to piece 119 of leather or equivalent strong material. The leg straps 16 have buckles 21 for tightening the same, and also the leg straps are Vcrossed at the back and passed through loops on a slide 22, which loops are joined by L crossbar 23, said crossbar having a stud 2d for entering one o'ffa series of holes in the straps 16, certain of the holes in the straps at the same time receiving the tongues or the buckles 21.
The above described device embodies means to adjust the same properly on the personoithe wearer and constrains the wearer to assume an erect posture. I
y I would state furthermore that while the illustrated example constitutes a practical embodiment of my invention, l do not limit myself strictly to the exact details herein illustrated, since, manifestly, the same can be considerably varied without departure from the spirit of the invention, as defined in the appended claim.
Vhat l claim is:
A body brace of the character described, including a back pad, a plurality of vertically disposed casings, means Vmounting said casings on said back pad, springs housed in said casings, members on said springs at both the top and bottom thereof, series of'70 snap hooks above and below the springs and; detachably engaging said members on the springs, elements to which the respective series of snapv hooks are secured, leg straps connected with the lower one of said ele- 75. ments, and shoulder straps connected with the upper one of said elements.
Y, EARL VBRANSON.