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Publication numberUS576292 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 2, 1897
Filing dateApr 7, 1896
Publication numberUS 576292 A, US 576292A, US-A-576292, US576292 A, US576292A
InventorsEdward L. Vanderburgii
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 576292 A
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 576,292, dated February 2, 1897'.

Application filed April 7,1896.

Serial No. 586,537. (No model.)

.State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Baby-Carriers, of which the following is aspeciication, reference being made to the drawings accompanying and forming a part of the same.

My invention'is an improvement in those devices which are used for carrying infants and young children and supporting their weight from the shoulders of the person carrying them, instead of depending upon the strength of the arms.

The object of my improvements is to produce a light, strong, and convenient device for this purpose more free from the complicated trappings heretofore proposed and more comfortable for the occupant carried thereby.

My improvements, residing mainly in details of construction, will be more specically described by reference to the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure l is a View of a woman carrying a child in the improved carrier, illustrating the general manner of using the de ice Eig. 2 is a longitudinal central section of the carrier.

I employ a light wicker basket, somewhat flat, with an upwardly-extending back A and spreading and downwardly-extending front B, and with easy curves in its general conformation to fit closely against the body of the person using it.

In order to give strength tothe basket and afford a means of support, a stout Wire C is run centrally through the wicker from front to rear, and bent to form an eye or ring D at a point a few inches from the rear edge. An eye or ring E is also attached to the edge or rim on each side of the flat forward porrigidity, is detachably connected with these eyes.

The carrier is supported by a band orstrap G, adjustable in length and provided with suitable hooks at its ends, one to engage with the ring D and the other with an eye or ring I-I, formed at the center of the bail or arch E by bending around the wire at that point. This device is preferably carried by passing the strap over one shoulder, around the back,

and under the right arm, as shown in Fig. l.

The child is placed in the depression in the carrier, with its legs under the bail, and the strap adj usted to support the basket at aconvenient height. By this means the Weight of the basket and its occupant is supported from the back and shoulders, is prevented from tipping sidewise, and, forms a simple and convenient means of carrying a helpless child.

I do not regard as essential the specific form of the basket, although it should conform to the general shape shown.

l. A baby-carrier comprising in combination a basket substantially as described, a rigid bail attached to the sides or edges near the forward end, an eye or'ring near the rear end and a strap or band the ends of which are connected to the said eye or ring and to the center of the bail, as set forth.

2. In a baby-carrier, the combination of a wicker basket or receptacle having a stout Wire running through it longitudinally and bent near the rear end to form an eye or ring, a rigid bail detachably attached to the sides or edges near the forward end and formed with an eye or ring at its center, and a strap the ends of which engage with said eyes or rings, as set forth.


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