Holder for nursing-bottles
US 611857 A
Abstract available in
Claims available in
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
m. 61!,857 Patented Oct. 4, I898. A. c. BUCK.
HOLDER FOR NURSING BOTTLES.
(Application filed May 26 1898.)
WITNESSES: /N VENTOH g I A7TOHNEYS.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
ALEXANDER CHRISTOPHER-BUCK, OF JAMESBURG, NEW JERSEY.
HOLDER FOR NURSING-BOTTLES.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 611,857, dated October 4, 1898.
Application filed May 26,1898. Serial No. 681,812. (No model.)
T0 at whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ALEXANDER CHRISTO- PHER BUCK, of Jamesburg, in the county of Middlesex and State of New Jersey, have invented a new and Improved Holder for Nursing-Bottles, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
The object of the invention is to provide a simple, durable, and economic device for holding nursing-bottles in such a position upon a pillow that an infant may turn to or from a nipple and take or release it more readily than it could take or release the natural :breast.
A further object of the invention is to provide a holder for a nursing-bottle which will obviate the necessity of frequently holding the bottle by hand and presenting it to the infant and which will also prevent the bottle from dropping from the crib or bed and being broken, as is frequently the case with an unprotected bottle.
The invention consists in the novel construction and combination of the several parts, as will be hereinafter fully set forth, and pointed out in the claim.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in both figures.
Figure 1 is a perspective View of the'improved holder and a nursing bottle held thereby; and Fig. 2 is a perspective View of the holder, the bottle being removed.
The holder is preferably made of a spring material, and consists of a bottom plate A, which may be straight or more or less inclined, lugs 10, which are carried upward from opposite sides of the base-plate near the rear, the lugs being more or less curved, so as to fit closely to the sides of the bottle that. may be placed in the holder, and a lug 11, which also extends upwardly from the base-plate and is adapted to engage with the rear end of the bottle 19, as shown in Fig. 1. The base-plate A is preferably made of less width at its forward end than at its rear portion, and at the forward end of the base-plate a standard 12 is formed integral with the said base-plate, which standard is carried upward from the base-plate and is given more or less of a forward inclination, as shown in Fig. 2. The
standard 12 is provided with an upper enlarged section 13, which is usually and preferably of circular form, and the enlarged section of the standard 12 has an opening 14 made therein of sufficient size to admit of the outward passage of the nipple and the neck of the bottle, and in order that the neck of the bottle shall not interfere with the comfort of the infant the enlargement 13 of the standard is provided with a marginal bead 15, made in any suitable or. approved manner. While the bead 15 is preferred, it will be understood that the enlargement 13 may be covered by a soft materialas, for example, chamois.
Recesses 16 are made in the base A at each side of the rear lug 11, and recesses 17 are also made at each side of the base portion of the front standard 12. Safety-pins 18 are employed in connection with the holder, one being located at the rear and the other at the front, and these safety-pins extend over the rear and forward recesses 16 and 17 and are adapted to fasten the holder upon the pillow or other support for the head of the infant, it being understood that the holder will be so placed upon the support or the pillow that the nipple of the nursing-bottle will be in such position that the infant may readily take the nipple by simply turning its head. The nursing-bottle is placed in position in the holder by passing the neck through the openin g 1-l of the standard 12 and then forcing the body of the bottle between the spring-lugs 10 and 11, as shown in Fig. 1.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent 4 A holder for nursing-bottles, the holder having a base provided with a contracted front portion extended upwardly to form a standard, a spring-lug at each side of the base and a spring-lug at the rear portion of the base between which lugs the bottle may be engaged, the standard having an enlarged upper portion provided with an orifice receiving the neck of the bottle.
ALEXANDER CHRISTOPHER BUCK.
J. H. ENRIGHT, CHRIS ELLIOTT.