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Publication numberUS400491 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 2, 1889
Filing dateDec 29, 1888
Publication numberUS 400491 A, US 400491A, US-A-400491, US400491 A, US400491A
InventorsGeorge B. Ross
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Combined syringe and medicine-case
US 400491 A
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 400,491, dated April 2, 1889. Application filed December 29, 1888. `Serial No. 294,914. (No modell) To @ZZ whont t may concern:

Beit known that I, GEORGE Bi ROSS, a citizen ofthe United States, residing in Buffalo, in the county of Erie and State of New. York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Pocket Medicine-Cases, of which the following is a specification.

The object of my invention is to provide a convenient-combined pocket-case and syringe for carrying medicine, and having also within it the means for mixing the medicine with liquid and administering it when required, all of which will be f lly and clearly hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a side `elevation ofthe device. Fig. 2 is a vertical longitudinal central section through the same. Fig. 3 is a vertical longitudinal central. section through the syringe separate from` the case, showing it partly opened or the piston partly Withdrawn, and a small pellet or tablet of` medicine in position to be shaken up with water or other liquid and dissolved. Fig. 4 is a cross-section through line a Z9, Fig. 1.

In said drawings, 1 represents the outer case. 2 is a reduced portion'adapted to receive the cover 3, which is fitted nicely, so as to leave all of the same diameter. .This outer case is preferably made of hard rubber or celluloid; but it may be made of glass, metal, or other suitable material. In the lower portion, near the end, is a ringor washer, 4, of

felt, or other similar material. Its object is to prevent the nozzle of the syringe from being pushed down ltoo far into the case. It also tends to keep the end of the syringe in a central position within the case, and also pro- If desired, the case 3 may be adapted to ing slipped on, as shown. l

The body or outer syringecase, 5, is preferably made of glass; but it may be composed of any well-known 'material suitable for the purpose. It is provided with the usual reduced portion or nozzle, 6, and at the top is an outwardly-projecting flange, 7, adapted to rest against the top edge of the reduced portion 2 of the outer case, to prevent it from bea ing pushed in too far, and thereby injure the nozzle 6. The plunger or piston is a hollow receptacle, 8, having near the lower end a reduced portion, 9, to receive a suitable packing, 10, of cottonor other soft packing material, to insure a water-tight it within the case 5. At the opposite end of the plunger is a ring or projecting rib, 11. Against this rib is a thin soft piece of felt, 12, or other similar soft material, surrounding the plunger and extending a short distance down from the rib. Its obj ect is to keep the plunger central within the case 5, and prevent it from going too far into the case. At the top of the plunger is another rib or iiange, 13, and an opening adapted to receive a stopper or cork, 14. This plunger, being a hollow receptacle, holds the medicine, preferably in the form of small soluble pellets or tablets 15, as being the most convenient to insure a proper dose of the medicine being used; but the medicine may be put up in any form desired.

The operation of the device is as follows: lVhen one or more pellets or tablets are sufficient for a dose, the case 1 is opened, the syringe taken out, and the plunger removed. A single one or more tablets are then taken out from the receptacle, by removing the stopper 14, and put into the case 5, as shown at 16, Fig. 3. The plungerS (to which the stopper 14 has been returned) is now inserted, and a sufficient amount of water (or other liquid) drawn in, and by placing the finger over the end of the nozzle it may be shaken until the ing the medicine and operating the syringe,

and having an opening at the outer end provided with a stopper for closing it, and a packing of soft material for insuring a tight IOO joint for the piston Within the body of the and a stopper for closing the open end 0f the syringe, substantially as described. plunger, substantially as described.

2. The combination of the holding-case 1,

provided with a cover and an elastic Washer, GEORGE B' ROSS Witnesses:


5 4, a syringe-case, 5, a hollow plunger or piston, 8, provided with a packing, lO, for holding: the medicine and operating the syringe,

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Cooperative ClassificationA61M5/31511