Suture-needle and case
US 373372 A
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J. LA FOREST KING. 7 SUTURE NBE'LE AND CASE. No. 373,372. Patented Nov..15, 1887.
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JAMES LA FOREST KING, OF SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS.
sUTURE-NEEDLE AND CASE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 373,372, dated November l5, 1857.
Application filed July 30, 1887. Serial No. 245,725. (No model.)
and Wire-Carrier; and I do declare the follow- Ving to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains tomake and use the same, reference being had to the accompanylng drawings, and to letters or figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specication.
Figure 1 of' the drawings is a representation of this invention, and is a sid/e View, partly broken away. Fig. 2 is alongitudinalsection. Fig. 3 is a longitudinal section showing the case closed. Fig. 4t is a section of the forward end of the case with the wire-carrier in place. Figs. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 are details.
The invention is a combined snture-needle handle carrier; anditconsistsin the construction and novel combination of parts, rhereinafter described, and pointed out in the appended claims.
Referring to the drawings by letter, A designates'a cylindrical casing composed of the parts B and O, which are properly tapped at their adjoining ends for the former to screw upon the latter.- The part B hasa closed outer or rear end and is perfectly cylindrical. Its open end is provided with a stopper, B', of cork or othersuitable material, to retain the needles carried therein when the neck oi' the part O is turned outward. The part C beyond its inner cylindrical part is provided with the neck D, centrally bored for the passage of a needle. The part O just where the neck begins is threaded externally, so that the neck can be put in the part B and the part C and screwed therein. The stopper B is then inserted into the open end ot' the part O. This construction is for convenience of carriage.
disan inclined perforation in the part O just Where the cylindrical part begins to contract into the neck, and is intended to aid in producing tension.
Upon the end of the neck D is the hollow Spherical head E, having an opening, e, diai metrically opposite its communication with the bore of the neck, and a number of other ASpring J attached to it. provided'with the arms K K, punched in at 7c 2k to form journals thatenter the orifices of the central opening ofthe bobbin, so that the latvdi'ametricallyopposite openings, F, extending centrally around it from the opening e.
G is a set-screw engaging in a tapped openring, g, in the head E at right angles to the openings e and F, and H is a tension-canal on the side ot` the Vhead opposite the set-screw.
The heel of the needle L is placed in the opening. e, and held tirmly 'in place by the setscrew G; or, if it is desired to give it different inclinations whenV using it on different parts of the body, themheel is placed in any two diametrically-opposite openings F and held by the set-screw.
* I isaspool-shaped bobbin having the curved The said spring is ter can turn thereon'.- The spring bears on the 'ligature to produce tension, and the ligature passes through an opening, j, in the spring,
which is adjacent to the neck, thence through 'the perforation d, thence through the passage H in the head back of the needle L, and then through the eye of the needle, being drawn far enough through to be taken hold of when the needle is passed during an operation. If more tension is needed, the ligature maybe wound in one or m're turns around the neck before passing it through the passage H.
If desired, a hollow needle, M, may be used,
and the ligature passed directly through the hollow neck and the needle.
In using wire the same would, in this case, be bent down into a groove after passing through the outer orifice of the needle, which is about a quarter of an inch from the point.
The needle can be held entirely within the neck and casing by the set-screw or projecting at any distance from out the head.
Some ot' the advantages of the invention are I as follows: There are no openings in the coinbined case and handle, except the opening in the neck for the passage of the needle and the tension-opening at the beginning of the neck for the ligature,and the parts are not connected by hingejoints or springs. Consequently the Iblood cannot enter While performing an operation;or,should a little enter,the casing can be very readily cleansed or disinfected after unscrewinff the parts. It is compact, simple,
' and strong, and one set-screw only is neces- IoO I i l i l, l im i l. m i .1MM Nimmt l,
sary to hold the needle in whatever position the same may be placed. With it catgut, thread, silk, animal ligatures, or wire may be used, and it may carry a number of bobbins, so that the size of thread can be quickly changed when necessary during an operation.
Having described my invention, I claim- 1. The combination, with the cylindrical casing made in two detachablyconnected sections, the frontsection havinga neck, ateusionchannel through the hase ot' the neck, and a head provided with a tension channel or opening and a needle-perforation, of the needle, the set-screw to retain the needle, and the bobbin in the interior of the easing, substantially as specified.
2. Thecomhination,withthccylindrical twopart casing provided with a neck. a tension passage or channel through the base ot' the neck,aud a head provided with a tension-open ing and needle-perforation, ot' the needle, the sctscrew to retain. the same, the spoolshaped bobbin, and thc spring attached to said bob bin and pressing ou the ligature, which passes thence out of the tension opening in the base Of the neck, substantially as specified.
3. The combination, with the cylindrical casing made in two parts screwing together and provided with a perforated neck and head, 0f a needle fitting in the perforation of the head and a set-screwengaging a tapped opening in the head, so as to hold the needle entirely within the neck and casing or any distance out from the head, substantially as speci- 4. The combination, with the cylindrical casing provided with a neck and a hollow head thereon havinga series of diametrically-opposite openings in it, the members of which series are all situated in the same axial plane of the head and neck, of a needle having its heel of proper size to iit into any two opposite members of said series, anda set-screw engaging in a threaded opening in the head,whieh opening is equally distant from and at right angles to the members of the series of openings, so as to bind upon the needle in any position thelatter may be, substantially as specified.
5. The combined needle easing and handle made in two detachable parts and having a stopper or detachable partition between the two parts, so as to form a compartment to hold needles and a compartment for the reception of the bobbin, and having no openings eX- cept those for the needle and for the ligature, substantially as specified.
6. The herein-described combined handle and ease forsnture-needles, consisting ot' the cylindrical body A, consisting of the parts B and C,scrcwing together and having thestopper or detachable partition between them, the perforated neck D, standing from the end of the part C, the tension-opening d at the beginning of the neck, the head E, provided with the opening c opposite the perforation of the neck, the tension-canal H, and the diametrically'opposite opening F, and the set-screw G, substantially as specified.
In testimony whereet` [affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
J. LA FOREST KING.
B. J. HARDIN, SAML. D. SoHoLIJs.