US 2552462 A
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May 8, 1951 A. S AVRIN BIB Filed Dec. 30, 1949 ANNA 5A VR/IV Patented May 8, 1951 BIB Anna Savrin, New York, N. Y.
Application December 30, 1949, Serial No. 135,864
2 Claims. (01. 2-49) The invention comprehends an improved bib.
Bibs, since time immemorial, have been made to cover the neck region and front of an infant but these conventional constructions have been and are ineffective to keep food particles and liquids from soiling the childs garments. Stated otherwise, there has been, to my knowledge, no bib made which will preclude food or liquids from getting behind the bib at the neck region, or soaking through the bib, if not of water proof material.
Another disadvantage of prior constructions is that many infants are allergic to bibs made of plastic compositions, when such bibs are caused to touch the infants neck, and it must touch to be of any use.
One object of my invention is a bib including a disposable or washable insert which can be expeditiously fitted on the infant at meal time and will assure that garments will not be soiled or besmirched.
Another, and important object of my invention comprehends the provision of a bib, the body of which may be made of plastic or other material and may be used by all infants, even by those allergic to plastics for the reason that the disposable or washable insert is interposed between the said body portion and the infants neck. Chafing is precluded, the bib may be readily washed, and food particles and liquids are prevented from soiling the garments worn under the bib.
Briefly described the bib comprises an apronlike covering having a pocket disposed in the upper portion thereof; a fastening means disposed on the back of the pocket; a disposable or washable insert in the nature of a soft and absorbent blank of material with one end adapted to be inserted in the lower portion of the pocket, the insert draped over the neck portion of the bib and the other end held by the fastening means. Ties or other fasteners are provided on the bib for securing it over an infants garments, and to the child.
In the drawings:
Fig. 1 depicts a front elevational view of the bib as worn by an infant.
Fig. 2 is a rear view of the bib with an insert positioned therein and showing rear securing means and the bib ties.
Fig. 3 is a cross-section along lines 33 of Fig. 1.
In the drawings, the bib 5 consists generally of quasi-rectangular body portion or covering 6, with cut-out or neck portion 1. The upper part of the bib is provided with a pocket 8, the front covering 9 of which is cut-out and provided with binding as at ll! in a shape resembling a letter V with a rounded bottom, the upper portion of the pocket '8 being stitched laterally to the opposite sides of the bib as at H while the lowerpart is stitched along line [2.
Conventional binding [3 may be attached at the outer edges of bib 5.
On the rear of the pocket, at [4, is afiixed elastic 15, as best shown in Fig. 2, while upper ties I6 extend from the corners of the neck portion of the bib, and lower ties ll from the sides thereof.
The bib may be fabricated of plastics, of rubber composition or any other material.
The insert I8 is preferably formed of :a blank, which may be rectangular, soft and absorbent, and may be disposable, if made of cellulosederivative material, or washable, if manufactured of textiles.
As illustrated in the drawings, insert I8 covers the neck of the bib, thecut-out portion of pocket 8 and extends forwardly into and is held by the front covering 9 of the pocket and the body portion 6 of the bib, while the rear portion is impinged against the rear of the bib by elastic l5.
When secured to the infant, the bib provides an admirable covering and prevents the soiling of garments by either food particles or liquids, with napkin-like insert l8 protecting the neck and front of the infant to catch and absorb any liquids that may drip from the mouth, and protect the garments underneath from soiling.
The insert may be thrown away after soiling, another insert placed in the pocket 8, over the neck and in back under elastic [5. Or, when soiled, if made of textiles, the insert may be washed. The body portion of the bib, too, lends itself readily to expeditious rinsing out.
Further, as stated before, infants with an allergy to plastics may wear the bib as insert l8 protects the neck from contact with the plastic or other composition of the body portion.
The bib is susceptible of modification, for example, the line of stitching l2 may be omitted, leaving the pocket open at the bottom, or a slide fastener may be provided along line I12, these modifications not being shown.
I reserve the right to make such changes and modifications a may come within the scope of the appended claims.
1. A bib for an infant including-an upper body and garment covering portion having a cut out section to accommodate the neck of the infant, a pocket formed on the front and upper part of said body portion with a quasi-V-shaped recess at the front and upper part of the pocket, an insert comprising a blank of absorbent material, one part of which is insertable into and held by the lower part of the pocket, over the said out out section and means at the rear of the body portion of the bib to hold another part of said insert against the rear of the bib, whereby the said insert is interposed between the neck of the infant and the bib.
2. A bib for infants including, in combination, a garment covering blank having a recessed section to accommodate the neck of an infant, a 15 Number pocket formed on said garment covering blank, said pocket having a relatively lange cut-out portion at the front thereof, means at the rear of the bib for holding an article thereagainst, an insert comprising a blank of absorbent material, one part of which is insertable into and held by the lower part of the pocket, covering the said cutout portion and another part held under said fastening means, whereby the said insert is interposed between the neck of the infant and the bib.
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