|Publication number||US317474 A|
|Publication date||May 5, 1885|
|Filing date||Nov 24, 1884|
|Publication number||US 317474 A, US 317474A, US-A-317474, US317474 A, US317474A|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (5), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
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Elm-317.474. Patented May 5, 1885.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
ISAAC STROUSE, OF NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 317,474, dated May 5, 1885.
Application filed November 24, 1884.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ISAAC Sraonsn, of New Haven, in the county of New Haven and State of Connecticut, have invented. a new Improvement in Shoulder-Braces and I do hereby declare the following, when taken in connection with accompanying drawings and the letters of reference marked thereon, to bea full, clear, and exact description of the same, and which said drawings constitute part of this specification, and represent, in-
Figure 1, a perspective view from the back; Fig. 2, the stays detached.
This invention relates to an improvement in shoulder-braces, designed also as a backsupport; and the invention consists in the construction, as hereinafter described, and more particularly recited in the claims.
The back-support consists of two reverselycurved sections, A B, with an intermediate vertical section, 0. In each of the curvedsections A B a steel stay is introduced, these stays seen in Fig. 2 detached, and shown in broken lines, Fig. 1. These parts are made of double thickness, to form pockets into which the stays may be introduced. The curve of these portions A B is from about the waistline upward, respectively to the left and right, and from the waist-line downward, respectively to the left and right-that is, the stays are substantially segment-shaped, as seen in Fig. 2, the concave sides respectively to the left and right, and convex sides toward each other. The side portions, AB, extend upward and over the shoulder, returning beneath the arm, terminating in straps to, which are secured to their respective stayed portions by a buckle, lg,- or equivalent fastening device.
At the front the shoulder-straps are provided with suspender-ends D, to support the trousers at the front. 0n the back two separate adjustable straps, E E, are applied well up on the back, extending downward, and terminating in button-holes to be attached to the buttons on the trousers at the back.
From each of the portions A B a strap, F, extends around the waist and forward. At the front is an abdominal pad, G, to the ends of which the straps F F are adjustably secured by buckles d or otherwise, and so that (No model.)
the support may be adjusted around the body.
The curved sections or portions A B conform to the natural curve of the body, and afford a firm support to the back each side the spine.
The central portion, C, may or may not be stayed, according to the requirements of the wearer.
I claim l. The her ein-described shoulder brace, consisting ot the back, composed of the two side portions, A B, each provided with a segmentshaped stay, the convex edges of the stays toward each other, the two convex edges united by a vertical central portion, C, the two portions A B extended from their upper end to form shoulder-straps, the straps extending over to the front and returned under the arm, adjustably secured to the respective sides, and also provided with suspender-ends D, with separate adjustable straps E on the back, provided with button-holes at their free end, the said side portions also provided with straps F near their lower end, extending to the front around the body, and adjustably connected, substantially as described.
2. The hereindescribed shoulder-brace, consistin g of the back composed of the two side portions, A B, each provided with a segmentshaped stay, the convex edge of the stays toward each other, the two convex edges united by a vertical central portion, C, the two portions A B extended from their upper end to form shoulder-straps, the straps extending over to the front and returned under the arm,
adj ustabl y secured to the respective sides, and also provided with suspender-ends D, with separate adjustable straps E on the back, provided with button-holes at their free end, the said side portions also provided with straps F near their lon er end, extending to the front around the body, with an abdominal support, G, in front, the said straps F adjustably connected to the respective ends of the said support G, substantially as described.
J 0s. 0. EARLE, L. E. TOOGKER.
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