US 527922 A
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J. BAGKSTROM & P. W. JOHNSON.
. PatentedOot. 23,1894.
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JONAS BACKSTROM AND FRANK W. JOHNSON, OF STROMSBURG, NEBRASKA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters PatenG No. 527,922, dated October 23, 1 894..
Application filed April 17, 1894: Serial No. 507,393. (No model.)
To all whom/it may concern.-
Be it known that we, JONAS BAOKSTROM and FRANK W. JOHNSON, citizens of the United States, residing at Stromsburg, in the county of Polk and State of Nebraska, haveinvented a new and useful Electric Belt, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to electric belts; and it has for its object to eifect certain improve ments in that class of electric belts employing shoulder straps.
To this end the main and primary object I of the present invention is to provide a sim ple and efficient electric belt possessing exceptionally good qualities for body wear to relieve the different affections for which electric belts are used.
With these and other objects in view which will readily appear as the nature of the invention is better understood the same consists in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described, illustrated and claimed.
In the accompanying drawings:-Figure 1 is a perspective View of an electric belt con-V structed in accordance with this invention. Fig. 2 is an inside elevation of the body band or belt with the shoulder straps unattached thereto. Fig. 3 is an enlarged detail sectional view of a section of the battery chain. Fig. 4 is a detail sectional view on the line ac -m of Fig. 2.
Referring to the accompanying drawings, A represents the body band or belt, preferably made of suitable elastic webbing and adapted to encircle the body of a person next to the skin, when applied.
The body band or belt A, has attached to one end thereof the connecting loop or ring B,which is adapted to be engaged by the snap buckle O, adjustably secured on the other free end of the band or belt to provide means for readily adjusting the same to different sized persons.
The body band or belt A, has secured to the inner side thereof the absorbent lining D formed of flannel or similar material which will retain its moistness in order to energize the battery which is carried by the band or belt, and preferably, at regularly spaced points on the absorbent lining D, are stitched a series of battery pockets E, formed of silk or similar cloth and leaving exposed spaces there-between for the chain battery F.
j The chain battery F, is supported in position on the inner absorbentlining on the body band or belt by the cloth pockets E, through which pockets the battery extends, and said battery consists of a connected series of open copper and zinc links G and H, respectively, which links are formed of plates of metal bent upon themselves to form connecting loops I, at one end, and provided with openings J, through which pass the loops I in or der to properly connect the links together. The alternate arrangement of copper and zinc links G H, provides the necessary elements to completean electric battery,whichwill be energized from the damp or wet lining D, which is arranged directly in contact with the body of the wearer, and by leaving exposed spaces between the battery pockets the joint portions of the battery chain where electric actionexists are left exposed for contact with the body in order that the electric current may be transmitted thereto.
The battery F, in the body band or belt, is
doubled at its opposite ends as at K, to form a double battery, or an upper and lower row of connected, links extending in a line near the upper and lower edges of the band or belt. g The body band or belt A, is provided atitsbuckles O, secured to the front and rear ends of the shoulder straps P. The shoulder straps P,are connected at their rear ends to a short buckle or clasp strap 19, in the same manner as in an ordinary pair of suspenders, and this buckle or clasp strap has connected thereto one of the clasp or snap buckles referred to, and by this connection it will be readily seen that the shoulder straps may be entirelydisconnected from the body band or belt and also attached thereto in a very easy manner. The shoulder straps P, have secured to the inner sides thereof an absorbent lining D, anda series of cloth battery pockets E, and in these particulars are constructed in identically the same manner as the body band or belt, and near the front and rear ends. of the shoulder straps and in the battery pockets E,
are arranged the battery sections F, which are constructed similar to the battery F.
In the event of the battery on either the band or shoulder straps being found too strong, the covering or pockets for the battery may be arranged more continuously to reduce the number of exposed parts of the battery as will be obvious to those skilled in the art.
Changes in the form, proportion and the minor details of construction may be resorted to without departing from the principle or sacr'ificing any of the advantages of this invention.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed, and desired to be secured by Letters Patent, is-
1. In an electric belt, the combination of a body band or belt having an inner absorbent lining and a series of battery pockets with spaces there-between, a chain battery arranged within the battery pockets next to the absorbentlining and consisting of a connected series of copper and zinc links, joint portions of said battery being exposed between the battery pockets, substantially as set forth.
2. In an electric belt, the combination of the body band or belt having an absorbent inner lining and a battery pocket interrupted at intervals by spaces, and a double chain battery consisting of a connected series of copper and zinc links each of which comprise plates of metal bent upon themselves to form connecting loops at one end and provided with openings to receive the loops of the adjacent links the joints of said battery being exposed at said spaces, substantially as set forth.
In testimony that We claim the foregoing as our own we have hereto affixed our signatures in the presence of two witnesses.
JONAS BAOKSTROM. FRANK W. JOHNSON.
LOUIS V. HASKELL, G. O. JoHNsoN.