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Publication numberUS602861 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 26, 1898
Filing dateNov 1, 1897
Publication numberUS 602861 A, US 602861A, US-A-602861, US602861 A, US602861A
InventorsLucy B. J. Lyon
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 602861 A
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No. 602,861. Patented Apr. 26, 1898.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 602,861, dated April 26, 1898.

Application filed November 1, 1897. Serial No. 657,006 (No model.)

T0 at whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, LUCY B. J. LYON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Bridgeport, in the county of Fairfield and State of Connecticut, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Baby Harnesses; 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.

My invention has for its object to provide an improved harness or holding device which will enable mothers, nurses, and others who have the care of children to permit them to walk around, play, ascend and descend stairs or take any exercise such as children need without holding them by the arms or clothing or straining their muscles in any way and without the possibility of injury to the children, my improved device being applicable to children both before and after they learn to walk and until they are old enough to be trusted alone.

\Vith this end in View my invention consists in the novel baby-harness, which I will now describe and then specifically point out in the claim.

In the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, Figure l is a perspective illustratin g the use of my novel babyharness, and Fig. 2 is a view on an enlarged scale of the harness detached.

My novel harness consists, essentially, of three straps,which maybe of leather or textile material, as preferred, and which for convenience I will designate by A, B, and C. The ends of straps A and B, which I term the body-straps, are provided with devices for adjustably securing the said straps together. In the present instance Ihave shown strap A as provided atits free end with holes 1 and strap B as provided with a buckle 2. Straps A and B cross each other at a more or less acute angle at approximately their mid-length, as at 5, and so form a double breast-strap or support against which the child leans and by which it is supported. One end of each strap is attached to the other strap, as at 3, leaving arm apertures or openings 4 between said straps, through which the childs arms are passed, as clearly illustrated in Fig. 1. In use the crossing 5 of the straps is at the front midway between the arms. Strap C comprises a rein-strap orsupporting-loop by which the child may be lifted or held in use. The ends of this strap are attached, respectively, to straps A and B at a suitable distance from their free ends.

' It will be seen that the supporting-loop C is attached to the straps A and B at points on either side of the harness and in the rear of the arm-apertures 4:, so as to give the best support to the child. In the present instance I have shown them as attached to points 3- t. e., the points of attachment of one end of each of the straps A and B to the correspond ing strap.

Strap C in use may be made to control every motion of the child, but at the same time allows perfect freedom of the arms and hands, so that the child can carry'toys or play with perfect freedom, while at the same time all danger of a fall or injury to the child may be avoided by the attendant keeping hold of the strap.

In putting the harness on, the free ends of the straps A and B are of course disconnected, and the arms of the child are passed through openings 4, crossing 5 bein gin front. The free ends of straps A and B are then connected at the back in any suitable manner provided, as by the buckle and the holes shown in the drawings. Any other fastening may be substituted for the buckle, if preferred, it being of course understood that it is desirable that the fastening should be of such a nature that it may be tightened or loosened at any time and that the same harness may be used upon larger or smaller children of an age requiring the close attention of an attendant.

Having thus described my invention, I claim- In a baby-harness, the combination with straps A and B crossing each other and secured together at the point 5 so as to form a double breast-strap, one end of each of said straps A and B being. secured to its fellow at" some distance from said fellows other end so as to form apertures 4 through which the childs arms pass, a buckle 2 by means of which the free ends of straps A and B are adjustably connected, and a rein-strap or supporting-loop 0 having one end secured to the strap A and the other end to strap B on either side of the harness and in the rear of the armaperture 4, substantially as shown and described. 10

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

LUCY B. J. LYON. Witnesses:


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Cooperative ClassificationA01K27/003