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Ji'.. 2%, 111., T. A. HUGHES 292299433 SAFETY CRADLE Filed Sept. 28, 1938 INVENTOR.
Thomas A.Hughes M v WM ATTORNEYS.
Patented Ja 21, 1941 UNH'ED STTES ATENT. "o'FFic SAFETY caanmi lhomas a. Hughes, Shaker Heights, Ohio Application September 28, ms, Serial No. 232,162
some other duty such as answering the telephone during which time they could not safely and conveniently leave the babyalone and it is one of the main objects of this invention to provide a safety cradle which can be used for supporting the child while in the bath tub in such a manner that, should the baby suddenly be left without observation, could not fall into the 'water or against the side of the bath tub with consequent injury to. itself.
It is a further object to provide a safety cradle which can be used for keeping the baby in an 29 upright sitting position on any surface such as a table or a chair from which the baby could not disengage itself.
It is a further object to provide a safety device which adheres to any surface to which it is applied with sufiicient strength to withstand any effort of a baby of tender years to remove it;
and it is a further object to provide a safety device which is formed so as not to be capable of injury to the baby.
It is also an object of this invention to provide a device for the above named purposes which is light in-weight, strong in construction and economical in manufacture and which can be stored in a minimum amount of space with a minimum amount of effort.
Proceeding-now to a more detailed description of this invention in the drawing of which Fig. 1 is a view of the device set upon a table and which shows how the child is seated therein; Fig. 2 is a it) view of the device in larger scale than Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a cross sectional view of the tubular supports as seen in the direction of the arrows 3-3 of Fig. 2; and Fig. is a cross-sectional view of the device looking along the arrows 41% of Fig. 2 which shows the anchoring oi the suction cups.
Proceeding now in more detail to the description or the device, it will be seen that it consists mainly of tubular base supports 5 which are substantially parallel and spaced from each other a suiiicient distance to permit a small child to be placed between the tubular supports. The ends of these tubular supports are turned up wardly at 2 to form substantially vertical supports 3 which in turn support a substantially horizontal U-shaped portion t. The legs 5 of the U-shaped portion a are substantially parallel to the base support sections 1 and. at a height consistent with the average build and measurements of a baby of approximately one year or less of age.
Fastened to the supports 5 are suction cups a it which are fastened to the supports by means of screws l, as can be seen in Fig. 4 which is in serted through holes in the tubular sections i and which screws into a threaded portion a of the suction cup 6. It can be seen from the drawing that the entire device is made of metal tubing which is entirely covered with rubber tubing as can be 'seen in Fig. 3 wherein a is the metal tubing and it the rubber tubing covering it. It is of course not necessary that tubing be 35 used but that any other material which lends itself ior use in this device such as iron rod or even wood may be used. The rubber tubing also may be dispensed with and the entire device may be rust proofed in any suitable manner, as ior in- W stance, chromium plating.
The open end of the U-shaped section ii is closed off by a closure which in this embodiment consists of a leather or fabric strap ii rastened to one leg of the upright 3 by means of an 25 eyelet l2 and which has at its other end a snap fastener it of any commercial design which can be hooked into another eyelet it. le it is not shown, other eyelets similar to it may be fastened to one of the legs 5 of the U=shapecl so section it so as to reduce the opening through which the body of the child above its aim pits may extend.
It will now be seen, in view of the above, that the invention provides a device in which a baby 5 is placed so that the legs of the U-shaped section 3 come immediately below the arm pits of the baby placed therein and that when the belt M is properly fastened, the child will not disengage itself therefrom and it will also be seen that it is not in a position in which it can, by its own exertion in any direction, disengage the suction cups 6 from the surface to which they have been attached.
Having thus described my invention, what I 45 claim is;
A cradle frame comprising a U-shaped sub stantially horizontally disposed portion whose opposite ends are downwardly turned to form supports, the ends of which are backwardly and 5d horizontally turned in parallel spaced relation to each other and substantially parallel to said U-shaped portion and spaced therefrom, and closure means for the open end of said U-shaped portion and suction cup means attached to the 55 base members.
THOMAS A. HUG-ES.