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Publication numberUS286657 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 16, 1883
Filing dateAug 11, 1883
Publication numberUS 286657 A, US 286657A, US-A-286657, US286657 A, US286657A
InventorsChaeles P. Waee
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Suspensory bandage
US 286657 A
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No. 286,657.. Patented 001;. 16, 1883.

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SPECIFICgLTI forming part of Letters Patent No. 286,657, dated October 16, 1883.

To @ZZ whom it may concern,.-

YBe it known that I, CHARLES F. IVARE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Camden, in the county of Camden and State of N ew 5 Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Suspensory Bandages, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.

My invention relates Ato suspensory bandages for males; and the novelty consists in the construction, arrangement, and adaptation of parts, as will be. more 'fully hereinafter set forth, and specifically pointed out in the claim.

The object of the invention is to provide a device or appliance which shall be inexpensive of manufacture', of ready application, siniple and efficient in operation, and which shall have features designed to overcome faults which have been found to exist heretofore in ihis class of-devices.

y To these ends the invention consists, essentially, in the features illustrated in the accompanying drawings, which form a part of this specification, and inwhich- Figure l is a perspective view of the bandage, and Fig. 2 aview showing the puckeringstring in operation.

Referring to the drawings, in which similar letters of reference indicate like parts in both the gur es, A designates the bag or sack formed of netting or open fabric, and having a central v stay, a., and a front-edge binding, a. The

plate-pieces B are connected in front by a text- .ile strip, C, through apertures in which op-y erates a puckering tape, D. This tapeA D passes freely between the walls of the pieces B, and through a passage, a, formed in the rearv binding, E, of the sack A, its free ends proj ect- Application filed August 11. 1883. (No model.)

ing in front of the stripQkat which point they `may be tied together to give any desired adjustment to the sack. In this class of surgical appliancesi great trouble and inconvenience frequently arise from the fact when the wearer stoops forward the weight of the scrotum carries the sack forward in the apparel, and upon the wearer again assuming a normal position the sack adheres to the apparel, and the parts which it is desired to support pass out of the sack. I provide against such a result by extending the rearportion of the sack up higher, and in providing the puckering-tape D, as shown, which operates directly upon that part of the. sack.

F designates the waist-strap, having the usual buckles, and f straps which connect the rear portion of the sack with the belt and support it in that direction. 1

I am aware that puckeringtapes have heretofore been used, and I therefore dornot claim the same broadly; but

What I claim as new is- Thesuspensory bandage herein described, consisting of the sack A, having its rear portion extended upward and the binding formed into a passage for the reception of a puckering-tape, the plate-pieces B, textile strip C, the belt F, straps f, attached to rear lower por tion ofv sack, and the puclrering-tap'e D, secured to the central strip, Call combined, arranged, and operating as and for the purposes set forth. A l

In testimony whereof I aiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationA61F5/40