US 681806 A
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N0. 68!,806. Patented Sept. 3, I90l.
A. MIGNAULT. LUNG PROTECTOR.
.(Application filed May 25, 1901.)
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ARMAND MIGNAULT, OF SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 681,806, dated September 3, 1901. Application filed May 25, 1901| Serial No. 61,884. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ARMAND MIGNAULT, of Salem, in the county of Essex and State of lllassachusetts,have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Lung-Protectors, of which the following, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, is a specification.
My invention relates to lung-proteztors; and it consists in certain novel features of construction, arrangement, and combination of parts, which will be readily understood by reference to the description of the accompanying drawings and to the claims hereto appended and in which my invention is clearly pointed out.
Figure 1 of the drawings illustrates my invention applied to the otherwise nude body of a man. Fig. 2 is an elevation of the side of my lung-protector which is to be placed next to the skin, with a small portion of the fur-skin turned upward and a portion of the inner lining broken away. Fig. 3 is an elevation of the outer side of my protector with a portion of the outer covering and the inner lining turned upward to expose the inner surface of the fur-skin and show the fastenings for securing the several parts together about their outer edges, and Fig. 4 is a central vertical section on line A A on Fig. 3 with the several parts secured together about their outer edges.
Lung-protectors usually comprise two pads, one for the breast and the other for the back, and as in my protector both pads are constructed alike and from the same materials a description of one will answer for both.
In the drawings, 2 represents an animalskin tanned with the fur 3 thereon, said skin having a series of small perforations 4 cut therethrough, as shown in Figs. 2 and 3. An inner lining 5, of flannel or other suitable warm textile fabric, has secured upon the face thereof next to the skin 2 by a series of lines of stitching a coating of absorbent cotton 6, and the outer face of said inner lining 5 is covered by the silk outer covering 7, said silk covering and inner lining being sewed together about their edges and to the skin 2 from 8 on one side to the upper end, across the top end, and down to 9 on the other side. Around the lower portion of the protector the skin 2 has secured thereto a series of perforated disks or socketed plates 10, and the lower part of the united inner lining 5 and silk covering 7 has secured thereto a corresponding series of disks provided with pro jecting knobs 11 to engage said socketed plates 10, and thus secure the two parts of the protector together in a well-known manner.
The upper end of each pad of the protector has secured thereto two straps or ribbons 12 and 13, by which the two pads are secured together above the wearers shoulders. Any
other conveniently-operated fastenings may be used in place of the ball-and-socket fastenings shown without affecting the principles of my invention.
The skin which I prefer to use for the inner face of the protector is a muskrat-skin, as producing the most beneficial effects, though other fur-skins may be used with a limited degree of beneficial result.
The lung-protector herein described is an improvement upon the lung-protectors now in general use when used in the manner and for the purpose for which ordinary lung-pro tectors are generally employed-that is, to aid in keeping the chest and the back between the shoulders warm in cold weather; but it is designed to perform a much more important function-viz., to serve as a ready and convenient medium by which any liquid medical preparation may be transmitted continuously to the skin of the wearer while he or she is attending to his or her ordinary duties instead of having the medicated preparation rubbed on twice a day. To accomplish this desirable result,the absorbent cotton 6 is saturat-ed with the desired medical preparation, and the fastenin gs 10 11 are secured together. When the protector is placed upon the person with the fur 3 in contact with the body of the wearer, the warmth of the body causes more or less of the medical preparation to be drawn from the absorbent cotton and through the perforations in the animal-skin and, following the hair or for of said skin 2, is deposited upon the body of the wearer. This operation continues while the protector is worn until the medical preparation placed in the absorbent cotton is exhausted, when by separating the fastenings 10 11 the cotton may be supplied with a new charge of the medicated preparation, and the protector is again in condition for transmitting the medicine continuously to the body of the wearer.
What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is-
1. In a lung-protector the combination of a sheet of animal-skin, with the fur thereof on the outside, and perforated With a series of small holes; a covering of a warm textile fabric preferably flannel; a coating of absorbent cotton secured to the side of said inner lining next to the animal-skin; and saturated with a medical'preparation as set forth.
2. In a lung-protector, the combination of a sheet of animal-skin, with the fur upon its outside and perforated with a series of small holes; an inner lining of warm textile fabric, preferably flannel; a covering of absorbent two subscribing witnesses, on this 23d day of May, A. D. 1901.
N. O. LOMBARD, J. H. STEVENSON