US 2449741 A
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' BABY HARNESS FOR CHAIRS Filed Aug. 5, 1947 w .INVENTOR 5 GENEVIEVE M. FlTZPATRlCK ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 21, 1948 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE BABY HARNESS FOR CHAIRS Genevieve M. Fitzpatrick, Portland, Oreg. Application August 5, 1947, Serial No. 766,171
This invention relates to baby harness for chairs and is particularly adapted to be used in connection with high chairs.
The primary object of the invention is to provide a harness to be applied to a baby for holding the baby in a high chair or chair.
Another object of the invention is to provide a harness that is simple in construction, easy to apply and that will prevent the baby from rising up in the chair and falling out of the chair.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a baby harness made of a material that can be kept in a sanitary condition.
With my new and improved baby harness the baby is prevented from slidin underneath the harness out of the chair, and as stated above is prevented from rising up in the chair, but will still have freedom of movement.
These and other incidental objects will be ap parent in the drawings, specification and claims.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a high chair having a baby sitting therein and secured thereto by my new and improved harness.
Figure 2 is a rear perspective of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a perspective of the harness removed from the baby.
Figure 4 is a lay out view of the harness.
Referring specifically to the drawings:
My new and improved baby harness. as best shown in Figs. 3 and 4, comprises a flexible sheet I, preferably made from plastic materials or the like, although not necessarily limited to this kind of material. The sheet is bifurcated at 2 to form straps 3 extending beyond the full width body 4 of the sheet.
Tie straps 5 are secured to the body 4 0f the harness at 6 by any suitable means, as for instance sewing, gluing, or passing through a loop formed on the sheet. The straps are preferably fastened on the inner side of the harness as best illustrated in Figure 3.
The outer ends 9 of the straps 3 are secured together and have a ring 8 secured thereto at HI. I do not wish to be limited to securing the ends 9 of the straps together, as they may not be secured together and the ring 8 may be replaced by grommets secured to the ends 9 of the straps and adapted to receive the tie straps 5.
The main body portion of the sheet 4 provides 2 a bib, as best illustrated in Figure 1, and a pocket 1 may form a part thereof, as best illustrated in Figure 4. The harness may have a finished edging H, preferably ruffled, to increase the attractiveness of its appearance,
I will now describe the use of my new and improved harness for securing a baby to a chair. The straps 3 of the harness are placed over the shoulders of the baby and brought down behind its back, as illustrated in Figures 1 and 2. The tie straps 5 are then passed around the childs Waist and through the ring 8 and around the back of the chair and tied at l 2. It can be readily seen that this holds the baby down in the chair preventing the baby from rising up or sliding for- Ward, but provides plenty of freedom of movement of its arms and legs. The body 4 of the harness provides a bib for the baby as stated above.
I do not wish to be limited to the exact structure as shown and described, as other embodiments may be substituted still coming within the scope of the claims.
What is claimed is:
1. A baby harness for securing a child in a chair or the like, comprising an elongated sheet that is bifurcated from one end through a major portion of its length to form a full width portion at one end with the bifurcations forming straps extending therefrom, the full-width portion being of a width to cover the chest of the child for service as a bib and the straps being of a length to extend over the shoulders and down the back of the child, a ring member uniting the free ends of the straps, a tie member secured to and across the bib-formin full width portion, and bein of a length to extend around the body of the child, through said ring member and about the back of a chair.
2. A harness as defined in claim 1 wherein a pocket is formed across the front of the bottom of the full Width bib portion.
GENEVIEVE M. FITZPATRICK.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Name Date Shaw Aug. 12, 1941 Number