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7 I H. T. LOOMIS.'
ARM SUPPORT. No. 541,863. Patented July 2, 1895.
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HARRY T. LooMIs, OF ONEIDA, NEW YoRK, ASSIGNOR TO THE NATIONAL CASKET COMPANY, OF sAME PLAoE.
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N 0. 541,863, dated July 2, 1895. Application filed December 22, 1894. Serial No. 532,648. (llo model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, HARRY T. LOOMIS, of Oneida, in the county of Madison, in the State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Arm-Supports, of which the following, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings,is a full, clear, and exact description.
My invention relates to arm rests or supports for the arms of corpses while they are lying on an embalming board or table, and the object is to provide a device that can be adapted for use with persons of diiferent sizes and that will be capable of universal move ment.
My invention consists in certain combina tions of parts hereinafter described and more specifically set forth in the claims.
In the drawings hereto annexed and forming a part of this specification, Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved arm-rest or support secured to the side rail of an embalming board. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view of the same, and Fig. 3 is a top plan view of the device with a portion of the crankarm broken away.
Referring specifically to the drawings, A indicates a portion of the side-rail of an embalming board or table to which my improved arm-support is attached.
- B is a plate having a vertical dove-tailed groove therein, with a lip or projection b, at its lower end to form a stop, screwed to said rail at its ends.
0 is a crank-shaped arm having on the lower end of its downwardly extending portion a ball, C, preferably integral with the arm. This ball, 0', is held in adivided socket composed of two parts, a stationary part, D, having a dovetailed tongue, d, adapted to slide downward into the groove in the plate, B, and a swinging part, D, pivoted to and movable toward and from the stationary part, the said pivot, (1', extending horizontally below the ball. Pivoted to each side of the stationary part and at its ends, is a yoke or link, E, which extends around the swinging portion of the socket. Passing through the arch of thisyoke or link, E, and bearing against a small cavity in the convex side of the swinging partof the socket is a screw, F, provided with a suitable handle. When thescrew is turned out slightly, the ball and arm, 0, is free tobe moved in any direction and when it is moved to the desired position it can be held there by simply turning in the screw to move the parts of the socket together.
The ball 0, may be removed from the socket entirely if desired, or the entire socket may be withdrawn from the plate, B, and inserted in another plate usually secured to the opposite side of the board. This form of socket can be easily and quickly removed from both the board, A, and arm, 0, for packing in one of the shallow pockets usually contained in such board.
On the free end of the arm, 0, is swiveled a curved metal strip, 0, having its concave side turned upward to receive the arm of the corpse. This strip, 0, is provided with aver- 7o tioal pivot e and a horizontal pivot c, said pivots being, of course, at an angle to each other so that the concave piece or strip, 0, may be moved in any direction required.
A strap, 0, extends across from one end of the strip to the other to secure the arm to it.
Having described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
1. In an arm-support, the combination with the crank-shaped arm, of a curved piece mounted on the free end of the arm and provided with two pivots at an angle to each other, a ball on the opposite end of said arm,
a socket for the ball, a pivoted link, and a screw passing through said link, as and for the purpose described.
2. In an arm-support, the combination with the crank-shaped arm, of a curved piece pivoted to the free end of the arm, a ball on the 0 opposite end of the said arm, a divided socket for the ball, one part of which is pivoted and adapted to move toward and from the other part, a link pivoted to the stationary part of the socket, and a screw passing through the link and engaging the movable part of the socket as set forth.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto signed my name.
HARRY T. LooMIs. [n s.]
G. S. PARRIS, JOHN MAXWELL.