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ATTU RN EYE Patented Oct. 15, 1946 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE BABY CARRIER Frederick D. Wood, Jacksonville, Fla.
Application October 9, 1944, Serial No. 557,828
2 Claims. 1
My present invention, in its broad aspect, has to do with improvements in devices for carrying children or infants, and more particularly, it is my purpose to provide a device of thi character, which has a supporting seat for the child or infant, which is designed to support the child in a position facing the carrier or facing away from the carrier, and which has an adjustable supporting strap or sling designed to suspend the seat from the shoulder of the carrier, and a body rest part, or pad, to comfortably engage the body of the carrier to steady the seat against the body.
Other advantages and objects of my invention may be briefly defined as follows: (1) to sustain the entire load from the houlders of the. carrier rather than from the arms, it being merely necessary with my device to use one arm to go about the child to steady it; (2), to provide a device which is comfortable both for the child and the carrier; (3), to provide means for adjusting the device to different sizes of persons; and (4), to provide a simple, sturdy, structure which may be manufactured and sold at small cost, and which may be easily kept in a clean and sanitary condition.
Other equally important object and advantages of my invention will be apparent from the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, but changes in size, shape, form, construction, arrangement and correlation of part may be made, provided they fall within the purview of my broad inventive concept and the scope of the appended claims.
In the drawings, wherein I have illustrated a preferred form of my invention:
Figure 1 is a view of the same in use;
Figure 2 is a perspective view of my device;
Figure 3 is a front elevation;
Figure 4 is a plan view, with the supporting strap or sling in section, and taken on the line d4 of Figure 3, and
Figure 5 is a vertical section taken on the line 5-5 of Figure 3.
In the drawings wherein like characters of reference are used to designate like or similar parts:
The numeral l designates a seat which may be formed of hard wood, plastic, or any other suitable material, and which is elongated and has ends 2 curved toward each other as shown in Figure 4 with rounded corners 3. Since it is contemplated that a child will occupy the seat, as shown in Figure 1, either facing toward the carrier, or mother, or away from the carrier with its legs hanging over the sides of the seat, I provide curved leg depressions d and 5 in each side edge of the seat, and between leg depressions 4, the seat is somewhat extended and squared off as at 6 to mount a body rest part or pad or block I which is curved to fit comfortably against a persons side and extends above and below the seat. The block 1 is rabbeted as at 8--see Figure 5--to receive the squared 01f edge 9 of the seat as shown in Figures 4 and 5. All corners and edges of both the block or pad and the seat are beveled and rounded as at H].
Attached to the bottom of the seat and extending up about the ends 2 are the relatively wide end ll of a strap or sling E2. The edges of the ends converge upwardly as at It toward the shoulder length It of the strap or sling, and the length of the strap or sling is adjustable through the instrumentality of a buckle [5 or other adjusting means. The strap may be formed of webbing or other suitable material, and in operation, the child may be supported facing the carrier, as in Figure 1, or facing away from the carrier, and all the weight is sustained by the shoulder of the carrier. It is necessary to use only one arm, and that for guarding or steadying the child.
It is believed that the operation and advantages of my invention will be apparent from the foregoing, but interpretation of the scope thereof should only be conclusive when made in the light of the subjoined claims.
1. An infant supporting device, comprising an elongated seat, the ends of which are curved toward each other, spaced leg depressions at each side of the seat, an adjustable shoulder strap attached to the seat at its ends, and a curved block secured at its transverse medial line at one side of the seat to support the same from the body of the carrier.
2. An infant carrying device, comprising an elongated seat having beveled edges and ends curved toward each other, and spaced curved leg depressions in each side of the seat, a curved body engaging block secured at its transverse medial line on one side of the seat, and an adjustable shoulder strap having relatively wide end portions attached to the seat at its ends.
FREDERICK D. WOOD.