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Publication numberUS2621330 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 16, 1952
Filing dateFeb 12, 1951
Priority dateFeb 12, 1951
Publication numberUS 2621330 A, US 2621330A, US-A-2621330, US2621330 A, US2621330A
InventorsMusselwhite Yolanda H
Original AssigneeMusselwhite Yolanda H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

Dec. 16, 1952 H. MussELwHlTE 2,621,330

Filed Feb. l2, 1951 2 SHEETS-SHEET l JNVENTOR. d YaANoA/xnqssa wH/ TE Dec. 16, 1952 Y. H. MussELwHITE BIB 2 Sl-IEETS-Sl-{EET 2 Filed Feb. 12, 1951 INVENTOR. YOZ ANDA ,9, 0556i WHITE Patented Dec. 16, 1952 Unirse STAT-es Para-Nr orgies B1B Yunnan. naissante, washington, D. c. Appliatisnrbruay 12, 1951, serial No; 210567 I (o1. z -9) 4 Claims.

This invention relates to a vbib'whch is ,principally intended for use upon babieswhile they are being fed but it is to be understood that the bib is not restricted to such" use.

When a baby is being fed it often happens that milk, soup, cereals, and other soft or liquid foods will run downwardly from the babys mouth across the chin and drip onto a bib. This is objectionable as the bib is quickly soiled and if used to wipe the babys mouth and chin smears the food about the babys face instead of wiping the babys face clean.

Therefore it is one object of the invention to p-rovide a bib formed of soft absorbent material and including a portion constituting a shield which is disposed in front of the bib and upon which spilled food will drop and may be rolled into the shield, the shield also serving as a napkin for wiping the babys face when necessary.

Another object of the invention is to provide a combined bib and shield or napkin which may be formed from a nat rectangular sheet of soft absorbent paper having one end portion cut to provide the supporting strips and the shield between the strips, thereby allowing a large number of the cut sheets to be stacked and packed in bundles, boxes, or other suitable containers where they will be kept clean and from which they may be readily removed for use when needed.

Another object of the invention is to provide a bib of this character which is formed of soft absorbent paper or other suitable material and may be easily torn loose after being used and deposited in a waste basket instead of being washed and again used.

With these and other objects in view the improved bib consists of a construction and arrangements of parts illustrated in the accompanying drawings wherein:

Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the improved bib in use.

Figure 2 is a view of the bib as it appears before being used.

Figure 3 is a transverse sectional view taken along the line 3-3 of the Figure 2.

Figure 4 is a perspective view of the bib with the tongue or napkin turned downwardly into position for use;

Figure 5 is a vertical sectional view taken along the line 5-'5 of Figure 4.

Figure 6 is a side view showing the bib in use and its tongue or napkin shown turned upwardly to a wiping position by a dotted line.

Figure 7 is a View similar to Figure 2 showing a bib of modified formation.

Figure 8 isa' perspective view'of theA bib shown iii-Figure' with its napkin'turnedA downwardly.

Figure 9 is 'a view showing a bib of another modied construction. Y

This improved bib is primarily intendedfor use uponbabies or otherLsma'll children andis preferably formed from soft absorbent paperof the type used for ymaking face' tissuesbut it'will beunderstood that other soft absorbent materials may be used. The sheet of'paper'maybe of single thickness cr of double thickness andbeforebeing cut to form the bib. is of "elongated rectangular shape. This sheet of Apaper IA has ak straight ycut lower edgeZ and its sideedges 3 are straight throughout the major portion ofVv its length, as shown in Figures 3 and'4, or straight throughout its entire length, as shown in Figures 7,'8, and 9. Referring now to Figures 1 through 5v it Willbe seen that the upper portion of the sheet or blank I is cut from its side edges to form longitudinally vcurved edge portions and in spaced relation vslits extend for approximatelyfhalf the'length of the blank' and'divide the upper portion therevof into side strips and `a centrally located tongue l. The central tongue 'landfthe'side strips 6 have their lower ends 'united with the lower portion of the blank which forms the body portion 8 of the bib. As initially formed the body portion 8 of the bib and the side strips and the center tongue are all in the same plane. Therefore the bibs are flat sheets and may be stacked one upon another in a compact mass and wrapped or boxed for sale and storage before being used. When a bib is to be used the center tongue is turned outwardly and downwardly, as shown in Figures 4 and 5, and forms a napkin or shield which is disposed in front of the body portion B of the bib and remains in this position when the strips 6 are drawn rearwardly about a babys neck and tied together at the back, as shown at 9 in Figure 6. Since the blank or sheet of paper is cut as shown in Figure 2 the strips are curved inwardly towards their upper ends and they will t comfortably about the babys neck and rest flat against the babys shoulders. The bib will then be supported in front of the baby, as shown in Figures 1 and 6, and if the baby slobbers or spits up its food while being fed the food which runs downwardly along the babys chin will fall against the front surface of the napkin instead of upon the body portion of the bib Where it would be liable to wet the bib to such an extent that the babys dress would be soiled. It

should also be noted that a person feeding the baby may grasp the napkin 1 and turn it upwardly, as indicated by dotted lines in Figure 6, and catch food ejected from the babys mouth and roll this food in the napkin and also wipe the babys mouth and chin. If the napkin is sufciently soiled to make further use of the bib desirable it may be easily and `quickly removed by exerting pull which will tear the supporting strips and thus completely free the bib, which may then be rolled or crushed in a persons hand and deposited in a Waste basket or other suitable receptacle. Another bib may then be applied if the baby has not been fully fed. Since the napkin 1 is of substantially elliptical or oval shape it will cover a relatively large area of the body portion of the bib and food dripping from a babys chin will be sure to land against the napkin,

In Figures 7 and 8 there has been shown a bib which is of a modified formation. In this embodiment of the invention the slits 5 are straight throughout their length, instead of being curved longitudinally, and the side edges of the paper sheet or blank are straight throughout the entire length thereof. Therefore the strips E' are straight instead of being curved longitudinally, but since the slits 5 converge downwardly the strips 6' taper in width towards their free upper ends and the tongue or napkin gradually increased in width towards its free end. The manner in which this form of bib is used is the same as previously described, the supporting strips being passed rearwardly about a babys neck and tied at the back and the central tongue being folded forwardly and downwardly to a depending position in front of the bib where it serves as a shield or napkin.

The bib shown in Figure 9 is similar to that illustrated in Figures 7 and 8 and is cut to form side strips 6' and a center tongue or napkin 1 but instead of merely forming slits in the upper portion of the sheet or blank it is cut to form pronounced slots l0 which space the side strips and the center tongue from each other to such an extent that the center tongue may be very easily turned forwardly and downwardly and the supporting strips easily tied about a babys neck. It should also be noted that this form of bib has been shown formed of soft absorbent fabric of the type used for wash l.clothes and towels, edges of the bib bound with tape Il to prevent raveling.

Having thus described the invention what is claimed is:

1. A combined bib and napkin comprising an elongated sheet of soft absorbent material cut along a pair of laterally spaced lines from one end thereof for a substantial distance towards the opposite end of the sheet and being evenly spaced from the opposite side edges of the sheet and thereby providing a pair of elongated neck engaging tying strips and an elongated napkin intermediate the said strips, the unitary connection between the attached end of the bib and the portion of the napkin between the cuts providing a transverse fold line whereby the napkin normally depends from the said fold line in a position superposed on said bib providing a protective area of multiple thickness and may be turned upwardly above said bib to a position of contact with a wearers face.

2. The structure of claim 1 wherein the cuts are straight throughout their length and converge downwardly, thereby providing neck engaging tie strips which taper in width towards their free ends.

3. The structure of claim 1 wherein the cuts converge downwardly, thereby providing neck engaging strips which taper towards their free ends and a napkin which increases in width towards its free end.

4. The structure of claim l wherein the cuts are arcuate longitudinally of the sheet of material and thereby provide neck engaging tie strips curved longitudinally.

YOLANDA H. MUSSELWHITE.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the le of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 2,417,787 Smith Mar. 18, 1947 2,492,599 Smith Dec. 27, 1949 2,551,907 Serebrin 1 May 8, 1951

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US2760200 *Feb 26, 1953Aug 28, 1956Shamyer Jr George HDisposable paper bibs for infants
US2782419 *May 26, 1954Feb 26, 1957Sophia SwartzScarf square and triangle
US2859446 *Jun 14, 1956Nov 11, 1958Paterson Pacific Parchment ComBib
US3815153 *Mar 29, 1973Jun 11, 1974Becton Dickinson CoProtective garments
US3871027 *Jan 22, 1974Mar 18, 1975Holsopple Herman LCombination burp pad and bib
US5809568 *Feb 28, 1997Sep 22, 1998Morris-Jones; MurielDisposable bibs
US5822792 *Jul 30, 1997Oct 20, 1998The Procter & Gamble CompanyBib having an improved neck opening
US5991919 *Jan 22, 1998Nov 30, 1999Baggetto; ArleneStay dry collar
US8695113Oct 10, 2011Apr 15, 2014Bob E. StoutProtective garment
Classifications
U.S. Classification2/49.1
International ClassificationA41B13/00, A41B13/10
Cooperative ClassificationA41B13/10, A41B2400/52
European ClassificationA41B13/10