US 677489 A
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UNTTED STATES Enron.
SARAH ANN WOODS, OF FLUSHING, NEWV YORK.
SIECIFIGATIQN forming part of Letters Patent No. 677,489, dated July 2, 1901. Application filed August 6, 1900. Serial No. 25,985. (No model.)
To ctZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, SARAH ANN Woons, a citizen of the United States, residing at Flushing, Long Island, in the county of Queens and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Water-Bags, of which the followingis a full and complete specification, such as will enable those skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
This invention relates to water-bags such as are usually employed by invalids and others and which are filled with hot water and placed in contact with various portions of the body; and the object thereof is to provide a bag of this class with a handle, by means of which it may be moved from point to point without taking hold of the bag.
The invention is fully disclosed in the following specification, of which the accompanying drawing forms a part, said drawing being a sectional elevation of a water-bag made according to my invention.
In the practice of my invention I provide a water-bag 5, composed of rubber, rubber and canvas, or other suitable material, and said bag is provided at one end with a tubular handle 6, formed integrally therewith or formed from any suitable material and secured thereto, and said handle is provided at the end opposite the bag with a ring 7, by which the bag may be suspended from a hook or other support, and the central bore 8 of the handle opens through said ring, as shown at 9, and is provided with a screw-threaded socket 10, adapted to receive a screw-threaded closure plug or cap 11.
The means for closing the end of the tubular handle may be the same as those ordinarily employed or may be of any desired construction, and in this form of construction the bag is filled through the handle, as will be readily understood, and the said handle may be made of any desired stiffness in order that the bag may be moved from point to point by means thereof.
' My improved bag is particularly adapted for use by invalids while lying in bed, and by means of the extended handle the invalid may move the bag so as to apply the same to different parts of the body or limbs without changing .position, and my invention is notv limited to the material of the bag and handle nor to the construction thereof otherwise than is herein claimed.
My improved water-bag is simple in con struction and operation, and-it will be apparent that changes in and modifications of the construction herein described may be made without departing from'the spirit of my invention or sacrificing its advantages.
Having fully described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- 1. A water-bag provided with an extended handle, of such stiifness as to enable the bag to be manipulated or moved from point to point, said handle being tubular in form, whereby the bag may be filled therethrough and means for closing the bag, substantially as shown and described.
2. A water-bag provided with an extended handle, of such stiffness as to enable the bag to be manipulated or moved from point to point, said handle being tubular in form, whereby the bag may be filled therethrough, and said handle being provided at the end thereof with a ring, substantially as shown and described.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name, in presence of the subscribing witnesses, this 30th day of August, 1900.
SARAH ANN \VOODS.
ELIHU F. HARRIS, I. H. QUINLAN.