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P. nLLowmRl-z. NURSING BOTTLE SUPPORT.
No; 530,435. Pa tented Dec. 4,1894.
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FREDERIOK HENRY townRR or BROOKLYN, NEW YoRK.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 530,435, dated December 4, 1894. Application filed February 21,1894. Serial No. 500,952. (lilo model.)
To all whom it may concern;
Be it known that I, FREDERICK HENRY Low- ERRE, a citizen of the United States, residing at Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Nursing-Bottle Supports; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same. i
This invention refers to an improvement in bottle holders for nursing use, the object being to construct a holder or support capable of carrying the bottle in the natural position in which it is customarily held by handso that the nipple on the bottle may be kept in proximity to the childs mouth and readily accessible thereby whenever wanted for use, whereby the tedious work of holding the bottle by handas without this holder must often be done for hours-is obviated entirely or reduced to a minimum, and the invention consists in the construction, arrangement and combination of parts, substantially as will be hereinafter described and then more particularly pointed out in the appended claim.
In the annexed drawings, illustrating my inventionzFigure 1 is a perspective view of my improved nursing-bottle holder with the bottle arranged therewith in position for use. Fig. 2 is a cross sectional elevation of the same. Fig. 3 is a rear elevation with the bottle removed.
Similar letters of reference designate like parts in the different figures of the drawings.
A designates a pad or stufied' cushion of any suitable size and made in any desired manner, it having one side as A preferably broadened to serve as a base on which it may rest, although of course I am not restricted to the use of the holder in the position shown in the drawings and it may be differently shaped or made in any desired form. This cushion A is provided at a suitable point with a transversely-located passage B which is preferably of a somewhat conical form being broader at one end than at the other. This passage is designed to receive the nursing bottle which lies therein in a horizontal position.
D denotes an example of nursing-bottle of the ordinary form having an enlarged flat body and a sloping shoulder D which merges into the narrow neck and its mouth being provided with the nipple d. It will be noted that the passage B is narrow in its vertical width to conform to the fiat shape of the body ofthe bottle.
On one side of the body A and covering the smaller end of the transverse passage B is a loose pocket 0 secured at its edges by stitch- 'ing to body A as shown in Fig. 1, or by any other,, suitable means. The sheet or flap which makes this pocket may be of any desired size and shape. Said pocket is provided at a point opposite to the passage 8 with an opening 0 which consequently is in line horizontally with passage B. This pocket 0, therefore is in effect to provide an extension of passage B and to serve as a further support for the bottle D. It provides a movable support for the bottle-neck, so that the nipple will have a considerable play in any direction without displacing the bottle sufficiently to draw it out of its support.
The position of the bottle in my improved ing the liquid inthe nursing bottle warm.
In nursing a child by holding the bottle with the hand it is customary to remove the child from its bed to the nurses lap. Every time a child is removed from its bed particularly at night there are great chances of its catching cold; again in nursing a child by hand the person holding the bottle will almost in- Variablyinadvertently allow the bottle to assume such an angle that theneck of the bottle is not kept full and consequently the infant is filling itself with wind which produces wind colic.
With the holder the child is not removed therein, of aflap or pocket providing a movable extension for said passage. 10
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
FREDERICK HENRY LOWERRE.
CURTIS R; HATHEWAY,
E. P. SPARKS.