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Publication numberUS478872 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 12, 1892
Filing dateNov 14, 1891
Publication numberUS 478872 A, US 478872A, US-A-478872, US478872 A, US478872A
InventorsJay William Kirk- wood
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
And jay william kirk
US 478872 A
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(No Model.)


VAGINAL SYRINGE. No. 478,872. Patented July 12, 1892.




SPECIFICATION forming part Of Letters Patent NO. 478,872, dated July 12, 1892.

Application filed November 14, 1391. Serial No. 411,927. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, JOHN DALE KIRKWOOD, of Pullman, in the county of Whitman and State of Washington, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Vaginal Syringes, of which the following'is a full, clear, and eXact description.

This invention relates to that description of syringes for cleaning'the vagina and parts connected therewith in which the wash is introduced through an outer tubular portion and ejected through perforations therein and aftercleaningthetissues is discharged through an inner concentric tubular portion open at both ends.

The invention consists in a vaginal syringe of this description of novel construction, substantially as hereinafter described, and more particularly pointed out in the claim.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in both the figures.

Figure 1 represents an exterior longitudinal View in perspective of a syringe embodying my invention, and Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section of the same;

The syringe, which is constructed in one continuous piece of hard rubber, glass, or other suitable material, has its outer tubular portion A made tapering toward its inner end, with a hollow gradually-taperin g pear-shaped bulb b at its outer end, of enlarged size, that serves to fit and press closely on or against all sides or walls of the orifice or opening to the vagina to prevent the escape of .fluid past or on the outside of the syringe. The gradually-tapering inner end of the outer tubular portion A is drawn back through itself and through and beyond the outside of the bulb b to form a drain tube or duct B for the wash after it has performed its duty and matter removed with the wash to pass off beyond the outer end of the syringe into any suitable receptacle, the tubular portion B, proj ecting beyond the outer end of the bulb for the purpose, forming a nozzle 5 and being adapted to receive onto or over it, as desired, a flexible or other draintube to convey the returned wash to the receptacle. Between the tubular portions A and B is an annular space 0, opening into or in free communication with the interior of the bulb. On the exterior of the hollow bulb, which latter serves, also, as a receiver for the wash on its entry into the syringe, is a fountain or receiving-nipple d, onto which a flexible tube 6 may be fitted to convey or force the fresh wash by any suitable means into the hollow bulb b, from whence it passes along the annular passage 0 and out through perforations f in or near the back shouldered or closed ends of longitudinal grooves g, arranged in and around the tapering inner end of the tubular portion A, said grooves being open in front to conduct the wash at scattered points, as required, to the parts to be treated. The perforations f are made to incline upward or forward from their inner ends in distinction to downward and outward, which accords better with the folds of the vagina, that are opposed to an easy flow downward.

By making the syringe in one piece without joint, seam, or screw-thread dirt and other matters are prevented from being collected in the syringe, and it has no weak part to break, nor is it liable to get out of order, and is always ready for use. Furthermore, my improved syringe will give an even pressure and when applied can be adjusted up or down to close any vaginal opening. By holding the discharge or drain tube the vagina may be completely distended, then the drain-tube loosened, and the flow will continue as long as the fountain or supply is above the lower end of the drain-tube, although the fountain may be lowered, so as to be lower than the patient, and the syringe will continue to work and produce the suction. Keeping the outlet end of the drain-tube under water to prevent ingress of air, and the delivery-perforations in the tapering end of the outer tubular portion being of a suitable size, the syringe will have a s1- phonic action and the hollow bulb will at all times furnish a free supply or head to the wash.

The drain-tube will be largejenough to hold elined discharge-apertures wading from the said annular chamber through part A near its upper end, and a series of grooves or flutes extending from said apertures to the upper end of the part A, the Whole being formed in one integral pieee without seem or joint, substantially as shown and described.




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Cooperative ClassificationA61M3/0283