US 2907539 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Oct. 6, 1959 A. H. VARDAN SHOULDER BABY BOTTLE HOLDER Filed June 21, 1957 INVENTOR ATTORNEYS.
Ji'nnH-Vardan m It- United rates Patent SHOULDER BABY BOTTLE HOLDER Ann H. Vardan, North Sacramento, Calif.
Application June 21, 1957, Serial No. 667,167
1 Claim. (Cl. 248-104) This invention relates to nursing bottles, the primary object of the invention being to provide a holder for nursing bottles in the form of a bracket which will be supported by placing the hook of the bracket or holder over the shoulder of the person feeding an infant, thereby leaving the hands of the person nursing the infant free for other purposes than holding the bottle.
An important object of the invention is to provide a holder of this character which will support a nursing bottle at the proper angle to permit of the nursing infant draining the contents of the bottle.
Another object of the invention is to provide a holder or support for a nursing bottle which may be adjusted to various positions for the convenience of the nursing infant while held in the arms of the person feeding the infant.
A still further object of the invention is to provide a supporting bracket in the form of an arm which may be hung over the shoulder of the person holding the nursing infant, insuring the nursing bottle being held at the desired nursing position.
With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts, hereinafter more fully described and pointed out in the claims, it being understood that changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of parts without departing from the spirit of the invention as claimed.
Referring to the drawing:
Figure l is an elevational view of a holder constructed in accordance with the invention illustrating a nursing bottle as supported thereby.
Fig. 2 is a front elevational view thereof.
Fig. 3 is a sectional view taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken on line 4-4 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 5 is a fragmentary sectional view through the bracket and arm of the holder.
Fig. 6 is a sectional view taken on line 6-6 of Fig. 4.
Fig. 7 is a side view of the nursing bottle clamping band and bracket wherein a permanent magnet is used to hold the nursing bottle in position.
Referring to the drawing in detail, the device comprises a bracket indicated generally by the reference character 5, which bracket is constructed preferably of a length of semi-rigid wire material bent upon itself, providing a pair of members 6 spaced apart and covered by a cloth covering member 7. This bracket is bent at 8 to fit over the shoulder of the person using the device. Secured to the bracket 5 as by means of the rivets 9, is a block 10 which is provided with a bore 11 extending vertically therethrough, the opening being so constructed that the wall thereof is disposed substantially Patented Oct. 6, 1959 "ice at an oblique angle with respect to the side edges of the block, as better shown by Fig. 6 of the drawing. The open upper end of the bore 11 receives the right-angled leg 12 of the inverted U-shaped member 13 which is removably held in position within said bore. The leg 12 of said inverted U-shaped member 13 provides a support for the elastic band 14 which is riveted to the arm by the rivets 15, and as shown the U-shaped support fits over one edge of said block holding said U-shaped support against lateral movement. As shown, the band 14 is substantially wide and so constructed that a nursing bottle, such as indicated by the reference character 16, may be readily forced thereinto, the band stretching to grip the nursing bottle 16 securely holding the bottle in position.
In the form of the invention as shown by Fig. 7, a permanent magnet 17 provides a support for the elastic band 18 which is secured thereto by means of rivets 19. A
steel plate indicated by the reference character 20, is
secured to the bracket 5 and cooperates with the magnet 17 in attracting the elastic band supporting the nursing bottle. It will be noted that due to this construction a member 18 may be adjusted readily by merely rotating the member 18 with respect to the plate 20, the magnet acting as means to secure the band 18 to the bracket.
From the foregoing it will be seen that due to the construction shown and described, the racket may be positioned over the shoulder of a person holding an infant during the nursing period, and the nursing bottle held therein will be disposed at the proper angle for the convenience of the infant.
It will further be seen that with the device as shown and described, the person holding an infant during the nursing period, will have her hands free to properly hold the infant, or for other purposes.
Further, should it be desired to rearrange the curvature of the bracket 5 to more securely fit over the shoulder of a person holding an infant during the nursing period, the bracket may be bent at will to the desired shape.
Having thus described the invention, What is claimed In a shoulder baby bottle holder of the character described, a bracket comprising a length of semi-rigid wire material bent upon itself to fit over the shoulder of the human body, said bracket providing a pair of spaced members, a cloth totally enclosing said bracket, 2. block secured to one end of said bracket, said bracket having an opening extending therethrough and disposed at an oblique angle with respect to the side edges of said block, an inverted U-shaped member providing spaced legs, one of said legs being fitted within said opening of said block, the other leg of said inverted U-shaped member fitting over the outer surface of said block in contact therewith, and an elastic band secured to said inverted U-shaped member for frictionally gripping a nursing bottle held therein.
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