US 1778545 A
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Oct. 14, 1930 P. E. ALLEN 1,778,545
` BOTTLE HOLDER e Filed Feb. e, 1928 2 sheets-sheet 1 l l WI Oct. 14,' 1930. P. E. ALLEN 1,778,545
' I BOTTLE HOLDER I Filed Feb. s, 192s 2 shuts-sheet 2 Patented Oct. 14, 1930 i 1 ...l v E A 4.
' rar Nr orrica PAUL a. ALLEN, or NILEs CENTER, ILLINoIs BOTTLE HOLDER Application led February 6, 1928. Serial No. 252,140.
This invention relates to improvements in bottle holders and more particularly tothe ,type of bottle holder adapted for use `by babies whichA may be conveniently placed in position for use by a baby when lying down or t will securely hold the bottle; further to provide a novel construction of bottle holder having a' base of sufficient Weight to give it stability and adapted to' lay in the crib or bug,`
and the basethereof adapted to readily adjust itself to the. surface or objecton which it isv placed; further to provide a new and novel construction of base for such bottle holder enclosing a materialy of sufficient Weight, the filler for said base comprising a yieldable material; further to provide a new and'novel base having means for securing access to the interior of said base in order to change, remove or refill the base with the yieldable material; further to provide a gripping means for the bottle of new and novel construction adapted to firmly hold the bottle in the adjusted position; further to provide a bottle hlder of maximum simplicity, efficiency, economy and ease of operation; and `such further objects, advantages and capabilities as will laterfmore fully appear.
My invention further resides in the combination, construction and arrangement of parts illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and' While I haveshovm therein a pre-l ferred embodiment, I desire it to be understood that the same is susceptible of modifica.J tion and change Without departing from th spirit of'rny invention. y
In the drawings Fig. 1 is a View in side elevation of my new7 and novel bottle holder having a bottle inserted in the ipping means, the bottle holder and bottle ein'g also shown in dotted outline in an adjusted position.
Fig. 2 is atop plan viewfof my construction.
Fig. 3 is a vertical cross sectional view on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 isa fragmentary view in side elevation of my .bottle holder, butdisclosing an alternating form-fof `holding :orwgripping means. Y j.
Fig. 5 is a vertical cross-seetional'view fon the line 5--5 of Fig. 4.
Fig. G-is atop plan View of the bottle holder showing `the bottle removed, the holder being provided with an alternate form of holding or gripping means.
Fig. 7 is a vertical cross-sectional View on `the line 7-7'of Fig. 6 and disclosing means providing access tothe interior of the base.
Fig. 8 is a top plan'vievv with an alternate form of holding or gripping means for the bottle, a fragmentary portion of the bottle being shown in dotted outline. j
F'g. 9 is a v ieW in perspective of the holding or gripping means shown in Fig. 8.
Referring to the drawings, the bottle holder comprises a base l and a holding or oripping means for holding or gripping a bottle. In Figs. 1,-2 and' 3, the holding or gripping means comprises a pair of elastic bands 2, 2. Although two members are shown in the drawings, any number of bands y or a single member may be provided', the onl requisite being that this member be of su ficient width to hold the bottle in its adj usted position and prevent its easy displacement. This gripping or holding means is attached to the base 1 by any suitable means. rI`he body or base l comprises a bag of rubber or of any yieldable fabric, which Will readily adapt itself to the configuration of the body or material upon which this base or body vis placed. It readily adjusts itself so that the bottle may be placed in any angle depending upon the position of the baby. The bottle is designated generally at 3 and is providedl with a nipple ltof the usual construction. The material that is used as filler in the base or body is generally sand, gravel, shot, or other suitable yieldable material of desirable 1 Weight, so that when the body is placed upon an object it will'readily adapt itself to the configuration of the object on Which it is placed, and
in Fig. 1 of the drawings. The holding members 2, 2 are of elastic or other suitable yieldable material which may be stretched when the bottle is to be inserted and thereafter to contract and tightly grip the bottle and hold it in position.
In Figs. 4 and 5, the holding means is shown as a single web or vstrip 2a of elastic or other suitable yieldable material, this holding means being provided with a pair of fasteners 5, 5. The portion of the holding means adjacent the base or body l, is secured thereto by any suitable means roviding a substantially rigid connection etween the holding neans and the body or base. Being of elastic or yieldable material, the holding means 2a will readily adapt itself to bottles of different diameters or cross sections.
"In Figs. 6 and 7 are disclosed an alternate form of base or body la provided with a metallic holding means 2b. The holding means comprises a pair of resilient fingers 6, 6 provided at the lower surface with a. screw cap member 7, adapted to screw into the top of the body or base. These resilient fingers are suitably connected to the screw cap member, or they may be made integral therewith so as to provide a rigid connection with the screw cap member which in turn is connected to the body or base. This screw cap member allows access to the interior of the body or vbase for changing, removing, or refilling the j contents of the body or base. A second screw cap 8 may be provided in the bottom of the base or body. This allows-ready access to the bottom for the filling or refilling of the contents without removing the holding means and the upper cap member. Although Fig. 7 shows a screw cap member in both the top and bottom, only onesuch member is necessary to secure access to the interior of the body or base. Although a screw cap means is disclosed, a friction cap or lid means'such as is ordinarily used'in cans or containers where the ca or lid is secured to the ycan or container y friction alone, may be provided. Figs. 8 and 9 disclose an alternate construction of holding means or keeper comprising la metallic member having an arcuate exten- 5o sion 9 provided with fingers 10, 10 of suitable yieldable material. These fingers may be made integral with the extension or may be attached thereto by any suitable means so as to provide a substantially rigid construction. The extension 9 slides into a kee tached to the body or base of t e holder. When it is desired to inserta bottle into the holding means, the resilient fingers 10, A1() are forced apart and the bottle is inserted therein and fit conformablyin the extension 9. The keeper prevents displacement ofthe bottle and the fingers and extension hold the bottle in adjusted position.V
In the construction disclosed, the body is K of some yieldable material or fabric that read-- r 11 at ily adjusts itself to the position in which it is placed and to the configuration of the body ormaterials upon or a'galnst which it contacts. The holder is admirably adapted for being positioned in the bed, go-cart, carriage, or other container or vehicle in which the baby is placed, the base of the holder being of sufficient weight and filled with suitable yieldable material so that the position in which the holder is placed cannot be readily altered by the baby. It prevents the ready displacement of the bottle so that when the same is Ipositioned at a certain height or angle it will remain at such height and angle so that the baby may, without undue exertion, avail itself of the contents of the bottle. My construction does away with the use of projecting fingers or pedestals having projecting fingers that are dangerous to a baby. There are no sharp projections with which the babys head or body may Contact so that there is no danger ofinjury accompanying the use of my improved bottle holder. In the construction shown in Figs. l to 3 inclusive, the bottle holder is constructed entirely of rubber or other fabric except for the filler which is contained in the base, so that it can be washed or cleaned and thus kept in sanitary condition. Also it is perfectly harmless to the baby as no metallic members or projections are provided with which the baby could contact. In this form, the filler is inserted before the bag or base is closedor sealed, and access to the interior thereafter, is not necessary. It will be' particularly observed that in all of the forms of the invention above described, the
holding means has a normally fixed or immovable engagement with the base, so as to prevent any substantial movement of the bottle with respect to the base, while in use.
Having thus disclosed my invention, I
1. A bottle holder comprising a .bag of flexible material, 'a filler for said bag which is yieldable so that said bag will adapt itself to the configuration of any support upon which it may rest, and bottle holding means located wholly'outside of the base-so asto support the bottle exteriorly of the latter, said holdingl means having a normally immovable en-v gagement with said base, so as to prevent any substantial movement of the bottle relative to the base.
cles within said bag capable of chan 'ng their.AVV I' relative positions, and resilient bott e engaging means connected with said bag exteriorly thereof and constituting the sole bottle engaging' means, said bottlev engaging means having a normally immovable engagement with said base, so as to prevent any Isubstanlzial movement of the bottle relative to the ase. A
4. A bottle holder comprising a exible bag having'aller of heavy mobile particles capable of changing their relative positions, and a bottle enga 'ng' clip connected with f the exterior ofsald ag and positioned to support a bottle above the same.
5. .A bottle holder comprising a Hexible bag provided with a yieldable filling material, l said bag being provlded with an opening for access to the interior thereof, means normally closin said opening, and meansfor holding a bott e in a position above and resting upon said bag. 4 6. A bottle holder com risingla iexible bag provided with a yielda le il 'ng material, said bag being provided with an opening for access to the interior'thereof means normally closing'said openin ,fsaid closing means being provided with a; ottle engaging clip;
In witness whereof I hereunto subscribeI my name to this specification.
PAUL E. ALLEN.