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No..235,8s4. Y Patented Dec. 28,1880..
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l UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JOHN KOBFF, OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 235,884, dated December 28, 1880,
Application filed May 11, 1880. (Model.) a
To all whom it may concern:
Beit known that I, JOHN KORFE, of Boston, in the county of Suffolk and State of Massachusetts, have invented a new and useful Improvementin Menstrual Pads, of which the following is a specification.
rIhe invention relates to the pads worn by women during the menstrual period and the manner of applying the same.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure l is a plan view; Fig. 2, the inclosed wire loop, and Fig. 3 a sectional view of the device as worn.
The object of this invention is to provide a pad which can be worn with comfort and ease, which can be readily changed when necessary, and which will be of so little value thatit can be destroyed as soon as removed from the person, thus avoiding laundrying a lot of soiled napkins, as also avoiding having them about the house from the time they are used until sent to be laundried.
I am aware that rubber pockets, in which to place a sponge or other absorbent material,-
have been used for this purpose; but such appliance is bulky and uncomfortable, besides being excessively hot. The ordinary napkin is open to the same objections; but this device is entirely unobjectionable on these accounts.
'.Ihel material which I preferably use is what is known as absorbent cotton,7 on account of the large amount of moisture Lwhich it will take up and hold 5 but I can use any other material without departing from the spirit of my invention.
In the construction of my pad I form ahollow flexible core, prei'erabl y of soft paper, marked A in the drawings, forming a part of this specification. About this I place the cotton or other substance, B, and secure it thereto.
In use the Wire loop O is passed through the core A and the ends secured to Suspenders on a belt about the Waist. One or both of the Suspenders may be elastic, so that the appliance may give with themotions of the body. By means of buckles or equivalent devices on the Suspenders the pad is put i n position to fully cover the vulva.
When it becomesl necessary to change the pad the front end of the loop C is released from its'fastening, the soiled pad withdrawn, a clean one threaded upon the loop, and the end again secured. The sides of the wire loop O are given enough spring to hold the pad in place with some firmness, to prevent it from moving from its proper position.
What I claim is- 1. As an article of manufacture, a menstrual pad consisting of an absorbent material-wound about and secured to a hollow flexible core, substantially as described.
2. A menstrual pad formed substantially as described, in combination with the wire loop C, as set forth and described, and for the purpose speciied.
FRANK C. FIsKE, U. S. G. WHITE.