Milk-catcher for nursing-women
US 296609 A
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MILK GATGHER FOR NURSING WOMEN.
103296,609. 'Patented-Apr. 8, 1884.
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PATENT Ml'LK-.CATCHER FOR NURSING-WOMEN.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N o. 296,609, dated April 8, 1884.
Application filed July20, 1883. (No model.)
To MZ whom t may concern' Be it known that I, LYDIA EMELINE PATTEE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Smith Centre, in the countyT of Smith and State of Kansas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Milk-Catchers for Nursing- `Women5 and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to improvements in milk-catchers for nursing-women, and has for its objects to prevent the milk from wetting the clothing, and to improve the form. These objects are attained by the apparatus illus-v trated in the accompanying drawings, forining a part oi' this specification, in which- Figure l is an elevation taken from the side next the body. Fig. 2 is a frontl elevation. Fig. 3 is a sectional view. Fig. 4 is a view showing the milk-catchers or protectors adjusted to the person.
The letter A represents the convex side of the protector. B is the concave side. b b are short straps having button holes. e e are elastic strapspassing over the shoulders, and con` nected to each Aother by the strap f. The
straps e e are provided with fiat buttons, which are bnttoned to the short straps b, whereby the breast-protectors are suspended. The
shonldenstraps e e are attached to the belt E tached to the belt E, whereby the breast-protectors are held down and retained in the proper position on the body of the wearer. The belt E is fastened by a button in front, or in any other convenient manner. a is an orice to receive the nipple, and is placed on the concave surface of the protector. o
I prefer to make the protectors of white rubber or gutta percha, the saine 'material of which are made the bulbs of breast-pumps and the nipples of nursery bottles. As this is ilexible, it will not bruise the breast. and has this advantage over a breastprotector made of any rigid substance, such as glass; and the manner of fastening it to the body of the wearer enables it to be kept in place without any hard pressure on the breast.
The letter G indicates Va small orifice for emptying the contents of the breast-protector.
Having described my invention, what I desire to claim, and secure by Letters Patent, is#- In a milk-catcher for nursing-women, the protector A, having concave sideB, orifice a, and orifice C, made of iiexible material, and provided with short button-hole straps b b', in combination with elastic straps e e, having cross -strap f, and straps e', attached to the belt E, as shown and described, and for the r