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Publication numberUS655509 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 7, 1900
Filing dateOct 31, 1899
Priority dateOct 31, 1899
Publication numberUS 655509 A, US 655509A, US-A-655509, US655509 A, US655509A
InventorsHaldora Olson
Original AssigneeHaldora Olson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Obstetrical appliance.
US 655509 A
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No. 655,509. PatentedAug. 7, |900. H. 0Ls0N.


(Application filed Oct. 81, 1899.)

(No Model.)

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 655,509, dated August 7, 1900.

Application tiled October 3l, 1899. Serial No. 735,391. (No model.)

To all whom, it may concern:

Be it known that I, I-IALDQRA OLSON, of Duluth, in the county of St. Louis and State of lllinnesota, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Obstetrical Appliances; 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.

This invention relates to obstetrical appliances.

The object is to provide a simple appliance of this character capable of being used as a partu rient by persons of ordinary intelligence and one that will be safe and reliable and will not in any way injure the child or its mother.

The appliance is made entirely of flexible material, preferably of the best quality of silk ribbons. A loop formed by the ribbon is placed beneath the lower jaw and back of the neck of the infant. This loop is adjustable. To it is secured one end of a second ribbon, which is extended in line with the ends of the looped ribbon. By grasping these ribbons an easy steady pull is exerted on the child. On the loop of the ribbon is a finger-pocket to aid in applying the loop to the childs head.

The invention will be hereinafter fully set forth, and particularly pointed out in the claims.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure l is a View showing the application of my appliance. Fig. 2 shows the way in which it is handled preparatory to being applied. Fig. 3 is a perspective view. Fig. lll shows a detail. Fig. 5 shows two of the ribbons prior to cornpletion.

Referring to the drawings, A designates a ribbon, which is generally of about six feet in length, and a a second ribbon of about two feet eight inches, which at one end is permanently secured, preferably by stitching, to the center o' ribbon A. On either side of the connection of ribbon d the ribbon A is turned over, as at d', and stitched at the turn or crossing. To one of these turned portions of ribbon A is stitched a small ring or band b, through which the other section of ribbon A is inserted, so as to form a loop B, the other turned portion'of the ribbon being normally within ring or band b. Thus the loop B may be easily enlarged by a slight outward pressure on the looped portion of ribbon A. To this ribbon, at about the point of union with ribbon d, is attached a pocket O, preferably formed by stitching a separate section of silk to the loop B. This pocket is open, one end being slightly contracted. It is intended to accommodate the first and second fingers of the operator in applying the device.

In practice the appliance is taken in the right hand, with the iirst linger inserted into the pocket C,the thumb and remainingngers being placedwithin loop B on each side of ribbon a. With the fingers spread apart, so as to distend loop B, the appliance is inserted in such way that the loop goes around the head of the child, one part to be below the neck and the other part ,below the lower jaw, as shown in Fig. 1. When in proper position, the finger in the pocket is kept stationary, and the thumb and long linger (or it may be done with the other hand) adjust the band b to prevent slipping. The inner end of ribbon (L is placed across one of the ears and the portions of loop B joined by band b are located over the other ear. With the ends of the several ribbons even an easy steady pull is exerted. The appliance will not slip 0E if properly adj usted and no injury will be occasioned lto mother or child, the appliance aiding nature with extreme safety. All the strain on the child is on the neck and lower jaw, centering across the ears, and there is no interference with the childs windpipe.

I claim as my invention-"- l. An obstetrical appliance comprising a ribbon turned back upon itself to form an adj ustable loop, a band or ring encircling the two sections of said ribbon, said loop being designed to be passed beneath the lower jaw and back of the neck of an infant, and a second ribbon secured to said loop, said ribbons being extended along the sides of the infants head, as set forth.

2. An obstetrical appliance composed of a ribbon, an adjustable loop therein, a finger- In testimony whereof l have signed this pocket on suoli loop, and a second luibbon sespeciozttion in the presence of two subscribonled to the loop, :is set forth.

3. An obstetrical appliance composed of a ing witnesses. ribbon, it band forming a, loop in such ribbon, HALD ORA OLSON. 5 a linger-pocket on such loop, and a second Witnesses:

ribbon secured to the loop, snbgtztntially as Y I. GRETTUM,

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Cooperative ClassificationA61B17/44