US 1740973 A
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Dec. 24, 1929. J. M mi 1,740,973
DIAPER Filed July 9, 1928 2 Sheets-Sheet l /4 TTU/RNE-v/ Dec. 24, 1929. 1 M. DIETZ 1,749,973
DIAPE'R Filed July 9, 1928 2 sheets-sheet 2 ,4 TTU/RNE 7/ Patented Dec. 24, 1929 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Application led July 9, 1928. Serial No. 291,159..
This invention relates generally to babies diapers, and particularly to an adjustable, pinless form' 0f diaper.
The main object of this invention 1s to provide an outer diaper for use over the soft cloth diaper which is placed next to the babys skin.
The second object is to eliminate the necessity of using pins.
The third object is to provide a complete adjustment for the ydiaperso that one size of garment will be of service for the ch1ld during its entire period of use.
The fourth object is to provide a suiiclent adjustment to enable the garment to comlpletely protect the bedding or clothing without being too tight for comfort or to interfere with the circulation.
The fth object is to employ an elastic water proof cloth which will give the maxlmum amount of freedom and at the same time prevent blistering of the skin.
The sixth object is to provide a high waist line for the purpose of bettervprotecting the surrounding objects.
The seventh object is to make the buttons employed removable in order to render the adjustment of the garment a simple matter, and also for laundering purposes.
rIhe eighth object is t6 insure the garment being adjusted in the same manner every time it is put into place, which is obviously diflicult when pins are employed.
The ninth object is to eliminate the tendency to bunch where pins are placed, and also to eliminate the tendency to destroy the water proof qualities of the outer diaper by frequent insertions of a pin.
These, and other objects, will become more apparent from the specification following as illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:
Figure 1 is a plan of the diaper showing same laid out fiat. Figure 2 is a view showing same folded as' used by a large child.
Figure 3 shows same folded for use on a smaller child. Figure 4 is a detail of the buttons. Figure 5 is a section taken along the line 5 5 in Figure 1. Figure 6 is aperspective view showing one way of folding the soft 5" 4inner diaper against the outer water-proof diaper. Figure 7 illustrates the outer diaper on a child with the soft inner diaper in place, but only one portion of the outer diaper folded -into position. Figure Sis similar to Figure 7 but showing the opposite side of the outer diaper folded over and buttoned to the other side. Figure 9 shows the bottom flag folded up and buttoned.
imilar numbers of reference refer to sim- 6o ilar parts throughout the several views.
Referring in detail to the drawings, the outer diaper consists of a fiat piece of waterproof elastic material 10 having a pair of laterally projecting portions 11 and 12 and 65 a downwardly projecting portion 13. Each portion 11 and 12 is provided with a plurality of button holes 14, 15, 16 and 17 which correspond With the button holes 18, 19, 20 and 21 in the portion 12. The portion 11 is also pro- 7 vided with button holes 22 and 23 which correspond with the button holes 24 and 25 in the portion 12. The portion 11 is provided with button holes 26 and 27 which correspond 75 with the button holes 28 and 29 in the portion 12 The portion 13 is provided along each side with the buttonholes 30, 31 and 32 which correspond with the button holes 33, 34 and 80 35 along the opposite edge thereof. An additional button hole 36 is placed along the middle of the lower edge 37 between the button holes 32 and 35. It is preferable to sew a tape 38 completely around the perimeter of the 85 garment.
In Figure 4 is shown the button unit which consists of a pair of buttons 39 and 40 which arepjoined together by a piece of tape 41 made endless by stitching 42. Across the upper portion of the garment is secured an elastic band 43. A reinforcing `tape 44 is provided around the waist line and has secured thereto a loop 45 to which ma be secured the soft diaper 46, as shown in igure 6.
In use the diaper is laid out flat (as 'shown in Fig. 1) with the exception of the fullness 47 caused by the elastic 43, The soft diaper 46 is now put into place and the baby is placed upon the diaper (as shown in Figure 7), the end 12 being brought around in' position as shown. 'Next the end 11 is brought around (as shown in Fi re 8) and the buttons 40-A, 40--B, 4 and 40-D having been placed through their respective button holes 14, 15, 16 and 17 are now assed through the button holes 18, 19, 20 an 21.A The b ut- ,diaper may be suspendedfor the urpos'e of supporting said inner diaper and a ing said garment to the body of a child.
JESSIE M. DIETZ.
tons -E and 40-F are also in position in the button holes 46 and 47 and the buttons 40e-G and 40--H are in 4position in the button holes 28 land 29.
When the lower iapor portion 13 is folded up (as shown in Figure 9, or Figure 3) then the button hole 36 is buttoned over the button 40-C. The button hole 32 is buttoned over the button LIO-J.
l Buttons 40-I are placed in the button holes 22 and 23 and the buttons 40-J are placed in the button holes 24 and 25.
' It can thus be seen that by employing the gotwo buttons with a connecting tape (as shown) that their positions can be varied at will, making it possible to evenly change the fit of the garment, as well as its size, to accommodate itself to the particular child on which it is placed. It will also be seen that by its use when it is found that a certain combination of holes will give the best fit for the garment it is a verysimple matter to continue to use this set of holes until the growth of the child requires an adjustment, in which event a' perfectly smooth lit is assured every time the garment is put into place. Owing to the closeness with which itfits there is absolutely no possibility of anyv of the outer clothing or bedding becoming soiled in any manner, and the maximum amount of comfort for the child is assured at all times.
While I have illustrated this garment in detail it is obvious that. certain changes might be made without departing from the spirit of this invention. For example, the number and positioning of the button holes may be varied to suit thegarment, as well as the outer lines ofthe garment itself and the manner in which the soft diaper is held in place.
I am aware that many forms of diapers have been constructed in the past; it is therefore not my desire to cover same broadly, but
I do intend to cover all such forms and modifications thereof as fall fairly within the appended claim.
A form fitting diaper consisting of a T-shaped member having a plurality of button holes along each side thereof and around