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Aug. 7, 1951 A. GE JAC 2,563,232
SUPPORT FOR SANITARY NAPKINS Filed Dec. 27, 194'? 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 IN V EN TOR.
' Ida/ A. Ge Jaw Aug. 7, 1951 A. GE JAC SUPPORT FOR SANITARY NAPKINS 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Dec. 27, 1947 INVENTOR.
v BY Patented Aug. 7, 1951 UNITED, STATES PATENT OFFICE SUPPORT FOR SANITARY NAPKINS Ida A. Ge Jac, RochestenN. Y. f
Application December 27, 1947, Serial No. 794,191
Periodically the younger ladies wear sanitary napkins of various kinds. Heretofore various supports have been used for these napkins.
The'object of this invention is to provide a new and improved form of support for napkins including the Kotex type and other types as well.
These and other objects of the invention will be illustrated in the drawings, described in the specification and pointed out in the claim at the end thereof.
In the drawings:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of one of my improved napkin supports.
Figure 2 is a detail view of the ring that is sewed to the ladys garment.
Figure 3 illustrates in a general way any ladys garment that can be used to support the devices shown in Figures 1 and 2.
Figure 4 is a detail view of a part of another form of my improved napkin support, this part being provided so that it can be sewed to any suitable garment that the lady wears.
Figure 5 is a detail view of the supplemental part that can be pinned with a safety pin to the napkin and hooked into the part shown in Figure 4.
Figure 6 illustrates in a general way any lady's garment that can be used to support the devices shown in Figures 4 and 5.
In the drawings, like reference numerals indicate like parts.
In the drawings reference numeral I indicates a buckle, a clasp or a, coupling which forms the lower part of the hanger 2, it bein connected to a hook 3 at the top by a strap 4. This coupling has a hole or opening 5 in the bottom thereof through which the thin gauze end, or so-called Kotex type of napkin can be inserted. It also has a hole or opening 6 in the top thereof through which the strap 4 passes which connects it to the hook 3. The hook 3 has a hole 1 therein through which the upper part of the strap 4 passes.
In Figure 3 a garment in the form of a, belt 8 is illustrated which is merely representative of a portion of any one of a number of forms of garments which the ladies wear, such as a corset, a foundation, panty girdle, garter belt, etc., it being understood that a separate belt need not be worn for the use of this invention. On this garment 8, rings 9 and 9a and Ill and Illa are fastened at the front and back by sewing. With these rings, the hooks 3 engage and support the hanger 2 shown in Figure 1.
The napkin is supported from the hanger by 1 Claim. (01. 128-291) inserting one corner of the napkin through the opening 5 and passing the corner up and through the opening 6 in the reverse direction and then pulling it down into engagement with the teeth I l in the coupling I. It is suiiicient to have the rings 9 and 9a attached to the back of the garment and the rings 10 and lfla attached to the front of the garment and to support the napkin with two hangers as shown in Figure 1, one at the front and the other at the back engaging the hooks 3 at the top of the hanger with the rings l0 and ma at the front and the rings 9 and 9a at the back of the garment. It has been found by actual trial that this is a sufficient support for sanitary napkins of the so-called Kotex type and by supporting it in this way, a separate belt does not have to be used, but the napkin can be supported from any of the standard lady's garments above mentioned.
In Figure 5 I have shown a hanger 16a of a different type. This hanger consists of three members. The hook I5 is at the top, a tab I6 is at the bottom and a strap I! connects the tab to the hook. The tab 16 is formed of two layers of cloth suitably stitched together. One end of the strap I7 is inserted through the eye l8 in the hook l5 and the two ends of the strap are brought together and are sewed between the layers of cloth in the tab Hi.
In Figure 4 I have shown a base 20 that is fastened to the garment l9 which may be a corset, a foundation, a panty girdle or garter belt, etc. as above mentioned. In this figure the base 20 is shown which comprises a narrow tape 2| in which have been fastened the eyelets 22, 23 and 24. Partially wrapped around two sides of this tape and sewed to this tape 2| is a wider piece of cloth 25 which is formed channel shaped. The edges of the piece of cloth 25 are turned over so as to cover the edges of the tape 2i, leaving the eyelets 22, 23 and 24 exposed, on one side of the base 20, but covering the eyelets on the other side of the base. that supports the hanger shown in Figure 5, or from which it hanges. This base 20 is fastened to anyone of the garments above named bysewing and the hook N5 of the hanger shown in Figure 5 can be inserted in any one of the three eyelets and because the eyelets are closed on one side. the hook will more firmly engage with the eyelets; that is, it will be less liable to become disengaged therefrom.
Two bases are attached to the garment, one at the back at 26 and the other at the front at 21. Both of the bases are on the inside of the gar! This assembly is the base 20 v 3 ment that is next to the body and the hooks engage in the eyelets and are pressed against the body and are more positively held in engagement because they are placed between the garment and the body.
The ends of the sanitary napkin are fastened to the tabs [6 at the front and back in any suitable temporary way as by safety pins and the tabs are made of two layers of cloth so that a safety pin can, safely engage therewith without tearing the cloth. In'this way, the napkin is supported from any of the standard ladys garments without the use of a separate belt.
It will also be understood thatany of the garments above mentioned to which these hangers are attached can be referred to. generally as:
It will also be understood that the rings a and 9a and I0 and Ma are sewed to the insideot the.
garment and the rings and the hooks I are held between the garment, justas are-the hooks and round hole therein and a hole with a serrated edge through which holes the end of the napkin can be inserted so as to be supported thereby.
IDA A. GE JAC.
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