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No. 628,lll. Patented July 4, I899. I S. M. MGHATTON.
(Application filed Mar. 11. 1899.)
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
SAMUEL M. MOHATTON, OF SALEM, ILLINOIS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 628,111, dated July 4, 1899.
Application filed March 11,1899.
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that LSAMUEL M. McIIArToN,a citizen of the United States, residing at Salem, in the county of Marion, State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Nose Screens and Pressers, of which the following is a specification,reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.
This invention relates to a nose screen and presser, and has for its object to provide a frame adapted to exert a constant and gentle pressure upon the gristle and bone of the nose, whereby when the membrane of the nostril becomesirritated from cold, catarrh, or particles of foreign matter this enlargement is overcome and the healing facilitated by the gentle pressure and compression upon the opposite sides of the nose.
Afurther object is to provide a removable screen which can be applied to the lower portion of this frame to exclude cold air, particles of dust, or foreign matter or to contain or carry a medicinal compound adapted to be used in healing the membrane of the nose.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will hereinafter appear in the following description,and the novel features thereof will be particularly pointed out in the appended claims.
In the drawings, Figure 1 represents the application of the invention. Fig. 2 is a vertical section through the frame and screenholder with the screening substance removed, and Fig. 3 is a front elevation of the same.
Like letters of reference indicate like parts throughout the several figures of the draw.-
The letter A designates the presser-frame, which may be constructed of metal or any desired resilient material adapted to exert a gentle spring-pressure against the upper sides of the nose and is so bent as to present flat surfaces A for pressing against the bone or gristle of the nose. This presser-framemay itself be of such spring material that when expanded and placed upon the nose the pressure therefrom will be constant; but it has also been found desirable to provide a spring member B to assist in this pressure, which member is mounted upon the longitudinal brace B and has its opposite ends connected to the portions A of the presser-frame. The
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spring B gives the necessary pressure at all times to the frame; but if it is desired to secure an additional pressure at any point upon the nose other than at the sides of the frame -A this may be accomplished by means of the separate spring G, as indicated by dotted lines in Fig. 2, which can be secured to the projecting or free end B of the brace B. This free end B is of slightly resilient or spring material and isprovided with an opening at its lower end for the purpose of retaining in position the nose-screen D. This screen D is removably connected to the lower portion A of the frame A by means of bent or hooked portions D at the inner end of the screenframe, While the outer portion of said frame is provided with a pin D adapted to enter the aperture in the free end B of the member B. By this means of connection the member B may be pressed inward to release the outer portion of the screen-frame D ,and thus permitits ready removal from the presser-frame A. The nose-screen D may be provided with a suitable fabric covering E, as shown in Fig. 1, adapted to exclude dust or other particles of matter and to retain, if desired, any suitable medicinal compound to be used in the treatment of the inflamed membrane of'the nose. The presser-frame may likewise be lined or covered with a fabric F whenit is desired for any reasonfor instance, cold or irritation to protect the exterior surface or skin of the nose.
It will be obvious from the foregoing that the frame produced by this construction is light in weight, easily applied, and the removability of the screen-holder permits the use of the presser-frame with or without the same, as the conditions of treatment may demand. The gentle and constant pressure upon the bone and gristle compresses the membrane, so as to limit the amount of air passing through the nostril and the consequent irritation due to excessive cold or particles of matter, while in addition'this operation is particularly desirable in the treatment for colds and catarrh, wherein the screen-holder carries a proper medicinal compound.
Having described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. A nose-presser frame comprising resilicut or spring members adapted to bear upon opposite sides of the nose throughout substantially the length of the base thereof, and a brace provided with an auxiliary spring having its opposite ends connected to said presser-frame; substantially as specified.
2. A nose-presser frame comprising substantially parallel resilient or spring members extending longitudinally of the frame and adapted to bear yieldingly upon opposite sides of the nose throughout substantially the length of the base thereof, and a screen-holder connected to the lower portion of said presserframe; substantially as specified.
3. A nose-presser frame comprising resili out or spring members adapted to bear upon opposite sides of the nose throughout substantially the length of the base thereof, a brace provided with an auxiliary spring having its opposite ends connected to said presser- SAMUEL M. MCHATTON.
W. A. BALL, D. D. HAYNIE.