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Publication numberUS505873 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 3, 1893
Publication numberUS 505873 A, US 505873A, US-A-505873, US505873 A, US505873A
InventorsJoseph Bomgardner
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 505873 A
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(No Model.) Q J. BOMGARDNER.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 505,873, dated October 3, 1893.

Application filed December 30, 1892- Serial No. 456,780. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, JOSEPH BOMGARDNER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Wilmot, in the county of Stark and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Ice-Pillows; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being had to the annexed drawings, making a part of this specification, and to the letters of ref erence marked thereon, in which- Figure 1, is top View of the ice pillow. Fig. 2, is an edge view of the pillow, showing the same collapsed. Fig. 3, is a sectional view showing the pillow inflated and illustrating the position of the ice-receptacle. Fig. 4., is the bottom or under side of the ice-pillow.

The present invention has relation to icepillows, designed and calculated to be used for embalming purposes, by undertakers and it consists of the novel construction herein- 1 after described and. particularly pointed out in the claim.

, Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures of the drawlngs.

In the accompanying drawiugsArepresents the top or upper side of the pillow, to which is attached the under or bottom side B, in any convenient and well known manner.

To one edge of the pillow proper is securely attached in the ordinary manner the inflating-tube C, which inflating-tube is constructed in the ordinary manner, and is provided with the screw threaded cap a. The top or upper side of the pillow is provided with an aperture such as b, and is for the purpose hereinafter described. To the under side B, is securely attached the center piece or section D, which center piece or section is located directly below the aperture b this center piece or section D, is so attached that it will form an ice-pocket for the reception of ice, around which is located the air chamber E.

It will be understood that the pillow proper should be formed of rubber or like material, and when inflated it will assume the position illustrated in Figs. 1 and 3; and when the same is inflated, small particles of ice are placed in the pocket through the aperture 1). For the purpose of removing the water, as the ice becomes melted, the drain tube 0, is

provided, which drain tube is preferably 10- cated as illustrated in the drawings; to which tube may be attached a hose leading to any suitable receptacle to receive the water. It will be understood that by this peculiar arrangement, the head of a corpse can be kept cool, and thereby retard mortification.

It will be understood that the center-piece D, should be so attached to the bottom B, that no air can pass from the inflated portion of the pillow to the ice-pocket.

Having fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

The combination of a pillow provided with the sides A and B, the aperture 1), an inflating tube such as O, the center section D, an ice chamber, and the drain tube 0, all arranged substantially as described, and for the purpose specified.

In testimony that I claim the above I have hereunto subscribed my name in the presence of two witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationF25D23/12