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Publication numberUS2525115 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 10, 1950
Filing dateAug 23, 1946
Priority dateAug 23, 1946
Publication numberUS 2525115 A, US 2525115A, US-A-2525115, US2525115 A, US2525115A
InventorsBritton Orson J
Original AssigneeBritton Orson J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bib construction
US 2525115 A
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Oct. 10, 1950 o J. BRITTQN BIB CONSTRUCTION Filed Aug. 25, 1946 INVENIOR. $190M firzfi aza BY hwrfflw/ Patentedoct. 10, 1950 v STATS My invention relates to a child bib.

An object of my invention is to provide an improved bib construction for use by small children while eating which is inexpensive to manu facture, easy to apply to and remove from the child and fully protects the childs clothing from being soiled.

Another object of my invention is to provide a combined bib and protective cover therefor both of which are carried and supported by a common flexible ring which may be easily applied. to and removed from the childs neck.

A further object of my invention is to provide a combined bib and protective cover therefor both of which are carried by a flexible ring which may be quickly and easily applied to various neck sizes and in which the bib is arranged so that it may be removed from the ring for application of a clean bib without disturbing the protective cover.

My invention further contemplates the pro vision of a bib assembly wherein the ring which supports the bib and is applied to the neck of the childis arranged with offsets so constructed, and arranged as to support the bib in a position such that when placed on the child the bib is stretched taut beneath the chin of the child so as to prevent the dropping of food particles beneath the upper edge of the bib and the consequent soiling of the childs clothing.

Other objects and advantages of my invention will be particularly set forth in the claims and will be apparent from the following description, when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which:

Fig. 1 is a rear elevation of the novel bib assembly of my invention showing uppermost the side of the bib which is placed against the clothing of the child;

Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken substantially on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1 in the direction indicated by the arrows;

Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken substantially on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1 in the direction indicated by the arrows; and

Fig. 4 is a view showing the ring support which carries the bib and by whichthe bib is supported from the neck of the child.

The childs-bib assembly of my invention comprises the bib proper H, a protective cover i2 and a supporting partial ring l3. The bib proper H may be of any suitable material but preferably is of a rough toweling adapted to absorb reasonable amounts of wet foods such as soup or milk likely to be spilled by a child while eating.

1 Elaine. (@l. 2-9) ihe protective cover l2 which lies on the inner side toward the child may be of thin sheet rubber or other suitable rubberized or water repcllent material. The bib proper i l and the protective cover 52 lie in superimposed flat relation to each other as shown most clearly in Fig. 2.

The supporting ring is may be of a suitable material, for example, a plastic such as Lucite or Plexiglass. Preferably also the ring 53 is somewhat resilient so that it may be spread apart at its open ends it. The distance across the opening defined by the ends i l, together with the flexibility of the material of which the ring is made, enables the bib assembly to be employed with children having a relatively wide range of neck sizes. The ring, at its ends, is curved on a smooth circle, as shown at it, so as to present a smooth non-irritating surface to the neck of the child. -When applied, the ends 1 iengage the neck just behind the largest diameter of the neck of the child.

Any suitable means may be employed to enable the protective cover E2 to be threaded over the partial ring 23. As shown in the'drawings, on the inner side of the protective cover, a segment of material H has been stitched, as indicated at it, to the protective cover. Between the protective cover and the segment of material I I an an nular opening l9 extends through which the ring is is threaded, as shown in the drawings (see Fig. 2).

The opening i9 is somewhat larger in cross sectional area, as shown in Figs. 2 and 3, to accommodate freely the enlarged ends i l of the ring and permitsome looseness after the ring is threaded so that the ring 13 may be expanded or the distance between the ends increased, in the manner described above, to enable the ring to be slipped over the neck of the child without tearing the stitching or otherwise damaging the protective cover.

Any suitable means may be provided for enabling the bib proper i I to be threaded over the ring. As shown in the drawings, a pair of strips of material 2i are sewed to the inner side of the bib proper l l in such manner as to leave en-- larged open loops through which the ring may be threaded as illustrated in the drawings. The loops are loose with respect to the ring to allow expansion of the ring and to permit ease of threading the ring therethrough.

It will now be noted that the loops 22 are spaced apart by approximately the diameter of the ring so that the upper edge 23 of the bib lies approximately across a diameter of the ring. The

belowthe position shown in Fig. 1.

upper edge 23 of the bib is preferably folded. over and stitched, as shown at 25, to give some stiffness to the upper edge and minimize the tendency of the relatively soft flexible material to sag or gape at the uper edge.

A certain amount of fullness is allowed alon the top edge 23 so that when the bib assembly is applied to the childs neck the fullness is taken up by the neck contour and the upper edge is stretched taut across and shapes'itself to the neck to prevent food from dropping on the inside of the bib. Moreover, it will be noted that the upper edge 24 of the protective cover is spaced below the upper edge 23 of the bib proper whereby milk or other liquid material which may drip down the chin of the child is received and absorbed'by the material of which the bib proper is made.

As a further aid to supporting the bib so that the upper edge 23 thereof lies approximately across a diameter of the ring, the ring is provided with a pair of offsets or bent portions '26 which act as stops to prevent the bib from slipping down The offsets 26 divide the ring into two sections, an arms section '21 and an arc section 28. Preferably the location of the offsets, to prevent slipping of the bib, should-be approximately at the juncture defining the maximum width of the arms section and the arc section. The offsets not only prevent the bib proper from slipping downward but also prevent the protective cover from shifting upward.

It will now be appreciated that when the bib assembly is applied to the childs neck the offsets and the spacing and looseness of the loops enables the expansion of the ring while still supporting the bib in its proper position. With the bib supported, the material of the-bib along 'theupper edge is drawn-somewhat taut, without undue pressure, by reason-of the roundedcontour of the childs neck. In addition the expansion of the ring, in most cases, causes the ring to engage the ends 29 of the loops and pull the material across the upper edge 23'taut.

V It will further be noted that the bib assembly may be easily removed from the childs neck 4 merely by grasping the lower edge thereof and pulling slightly thereon so as to spread the resilient ring. Moreover, it will be observed that the protective cover is first threaded over the ring and that the bib proper I l is applied thereafter. This enables the bib proper II, when it has become soiled, to be removed and replaced without disturbing the protective cover.

While I have shown and described the preferred form of my invention, it will be apparent that various changes and modifications may be made therein, particularly in the form and relation of parts without departing from the subject of my invention as set forth in the appended claim.

I claim:

A childs bib assembly comprising, in combination, a bib having an upper edge adapted to extend beneath the chin of the child, a resilient partial ring having spaced apart ends adapted to be slipped overth'e neck "of the child, a protective cover for thebib having atop edge and having means for enabling it to be'threade'd over the ring, spaced means on the bib enabling the bib to be threaded over the ring with the 'top'edge of the bib above the top edge of the protective cover, said means being spaced apart a distance approximatelythe diameter of the ring whereby when the bib assembly is applied to the child the upper edge of the bib lies substantially taut beneath the childs chin and extends approxtmately across the diameter of the ring, and a pair of offsets on opposite sides of the ring-for aiding in supporting the bib in said approximate diametral position.


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U.S. Classification2/49.2, 2/52, D02/861
International ClassificationA41B13/10, A41B13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41B13/10
European ClassificationA41B13/10