US 2499930 A
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March 7, 1950 H. w. SEIGER 2,499,930
NURSING BOTTLE HOLDER I Fil'ed Nov. 19, 1945 7 9 3 a g g G V /3 e 0 w nv vew 'ro Patented Mar, 7, 1950 UNITED STATES ATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.
The instant invention is a nursing bottle holder.
Nursing bottles are made in various sizes of diameter and cross-sectional shape and it is an object of the present invention to provide a holder which can be easily arranged on a chair tray, or on a bed in such a manner that an infant setting up or recumbent can safely handle a presented bottle; the device including a stiff, plane plate onto which a small pillow may be laid for resting the head of the baby whilst a bottle is suspended immediately over the face of the child in a manner for efficient flow of liquid from the bottle to the mouth of the infant.
A further object of the invention to provide for the vertical adjustment of the bottle to desired heights over the base plate and especially to provide a most simple, low-cost, affective and safe clincher ring adapted for gripping bottles of reasonable differences of cross-section shape and diameters and which is characterized as being essentially of but a single piece of resilient wire, having tong arms for quick and easy manipulation.
The invention consists in certain advancements in this art as set forth in the ensuing disclosure and having, with the above, additional objects and advantages as hereinafter developed, and whose construction, combinations and details of means, and the manner of operation will be made manifest in the following de scription of the herewith illustrative embodiment; it being understood that modifications, variations and adaptations may be resorted to within the scope, spirit and principle of the invention as it is more particularly claimed hereinafter.
Figure 1 is a perspective of the holder.
Figure 2 illustrates the holder as in use on a tray, and
Figure 3 illustrates the arrangement of a pillow on the plate for disposition of the bottle of a reclining baby.
A plane plate 2 of suitable proportions and weight as to be quite stable has afiixed to one end a perpendicular tube 3 in which is telescopic a crane post 4 having a horizontal arm 5 whose outer end is about over the center of the plate and when the arm has been adjusted to the desired height the post is set by a clamp screw 6 in the tube.
The arm has a swivel eye 1 to which is attached a fairly elastic helical spring 8 whose lower end engages a swivel eye 9 and to the eye a? is attached a circular clincher ring In with a horizontal eye H receiving the stem of the swivel i3, wherefore the ring can unlimitedly rotate as to its suspending arm 5 and have great range of swing.
Baby bottles B vary both in diameter and in cross-sectional form and the ring 10 is of resilient material, preferably wire, and has oppositely directed tangential limbs i2-I3 each with small finger pressure rings M; the limbs being relatively free so that by pinching the finger rings it toward each other the large ring Iii can be spread open to receive and then automatically spring into tight. clinching position on an intruded bottle B. By closing the clincher ring onto about the midlength of the bottle this can be about self-balanced as to its ends and an able infant can easily grasp the presented bottle and pull it over to its mouth as in Fig. 2, or, if reclining on a pillow placed on the plate 2, can tip the nipple end of the bottle down for access by the mouth of the baby.
The ring l0 is provided with any suitable cushioning means such as a small rubber tube 10a jacketing the wire. The utmost simplicity, low-cost and effectiveness of this clincher ring is a most advantageous feature of the device.
What is claimed is:
A nursing bottle holder having a generally plane bottle girdle comprising a resilient ring having relatively free, crossed and overlapping end limbs with spaced, opposite finger rests which are relatively contractive to expand the ring for ready application of the ring to one or an-- other of various sizes of bottles, and the closed side of the ring opposite to the said limbs having a hitching eye for attaching to a convenient support; the plane of the eye being parallel with the axis of the ring and which is adapted to receive a swivel pivot which is radial to the ring.
HARRY WRIGHT SEIGER.
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