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Publication numberUS532359 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 8, 1895
Filing dateNov 20, 1893
Publication numberUS 532359 A, US 532359A, US-A-532359, US532359 A, US532359A
InventorsSamuel J. Bradley
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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(No Model.)


No. 532,359.I

Patented Jan. 8, 1895.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 532,359, dated. January 8, 1895.

Application tiled N ovemberZO, 1893. Serial No. 491,477. (No-model.)

I 5 rod adapted to carry on its surface a suf.-l

icent quantity of the medicine, and to be mounted in the bottle; have reference to the combination of such rod with the bottle and its stopper; have reference to a rod grooved 2o to assist the carriage of the medicine to the diseased tissues and the deposit of the same thereon.

In the accompanying drawings on which like reference letters indicate correspond- 2 5 ing parts, Figure l represents a vertical sectional View of a medicine bottle and a medif cine rod mounted therein; Fig. 2, an enlarged view of a spirallygrooved rod; Fig. 3, a detacliedview of Aa rod With straight grooves; 3o Fig. 4, an enlarged view of a portion of such rod; and Fig. 5, a rod havingindentations to carry the medicine.

The letter A designates a bottle of any convenient shape adapted to contain medicine. 3 5 In vspecial diseases this medicine may be nnctuous or semi-solid and a wide-mouthed bottle is preferred. A stopper B tits the mouth of the bottle and in said stopper is mounted a rod C, preferably in an opening 4o through which it may be Withdrawn from the bottle Without disturbing the stopper, yet litting tight therein when seated as in Fig. l. This rod is made of glass, gutta percha, Wood, any suitable metal,or other material possess- 4 5 ing sufficient rigidity for the purpose to which it is applied, and is formed with a rounded point. t may be grooved spirally or straight, or otherwise adapted to carry the medicine on its surface. The grooves are lled with 5o the semi-solid medicine in the bottle, the surplus is wiped off and left inside the bottle as the rod is drawn out, and the warmth of the affected parts when the rod is applied thereto increases the fluidity of the medicine and, pressing into the grooves, Wipes the medicine 5 5 therefrom as the rod is Withdrawn. In the case of wounds or other openings in the body forming channels more or less closed, the spirally-grooved, straight-grooved, or indented rod will carry the medicine inward Without 6a being rubbed oi2 at the mouth of the wound or channel. The warmth and compressive action of the Surrounding adjacent tissues, will melt and evenly spread the medicine on the walls of the wound or channel, as the rod is l65 Withdrawn. The rounded edges of the ridges and the rounded point prevent injury to the tissues and even the spiral form may thus be inserted straight and drawn out spirally, as described. The rod when inserted in the stop- 7o per as shown in Fig. l, closes the opening therein and is safely carried. A head c affords means to Withdraw it Without disturbing the stopper itself. The rod is thus safe A from fracture, and the medicine from spilling. 75

The term rod used herein, designates any stem-like piece of more or less rigidity or stilness, according to the channel it is intended to explore with the outwardly carried medicine. By the grooves, the medicine is evenly 8o applied along the Whole length of the channel reached by the rod, without the abrasive action incident to the use of asponge or swab. The medicine is applied evenly along the channel, instead of in a certain spot, as when 85 injected by a syringe; and only the desired quantity of medicine need be appliedA by this rod.

It is evident that other forms of rods may be employed, such for instance as that shown 9c in Fig. 5, wherein a rod is shown as formed with indentations that are adapted to carry "the medicine to the aected tissues in suita single-piece rod of non-corrosive material, to:

of uniform size throughout round pointed at its end and having a series of grooves in its 3. A medicine applying device consisting of a non-corrosive rod, of uniform size, having 15 straight sides, a round pointed end, and straight longitudinal grooves in its sides in which the medicine is adapted to be deposited and carried, substantially as described.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature 2o in presence of two Witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationA61M35/00