US 695356 A
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No, 695,356. Patented Mar. u, |902. s. A. wAs'HBunu.
(Application led. Doc. 9, 1901.)
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BURTON A. VVASHBURN, OF VICKLIFFE, KENTUCKY.
SPEClFlCATlON forming part of Letters Eatent No. 695,356, dated March 11, 1902. Application filed leceinbcr 9, 1901x Serial No. 85,222. (No model.)
To all 1.071.071?, 'it may concern:
Be it known that l, BURTONA. WASHBURN, of Wickliffe,in the countyo'f Ballard and State of Kentucky, have invented a new and Improved lliedicineApplicator, of which the following is a specification.
My invention is an improved `instru ment or device 'l'or applying medicineslto the vagina and os uteri or neck oi the womb. The same is formed of three principal parts-namely, a tube or barrel suitably constructed to adapt it for insertion in the vagina and open at the insertible end, a cup-like medicine-holder which is contained and adapted to slide in said tube, and a plunger or ejector which works in the said holder and is used-io force out the medicine.
The details of constructionand combination of parts and operation are as hereinafter described, reference being had to accompanying drawings, in Which- Figure lis a longitudinal section of the instrument. Fig. 2 is a similar section, the
medicine -holder and ejector being shown changed in position. Fig. 3 is a longitudinal section of the medicine-holder. Fig. it is a side View ol the ejector.
The body A of the applicator' is a tube having a length suitable for its purpose, and its distal or insertible end a provided With an opening a and made rounded or conical, as shown, so that it may be inserted easily and Without producing irritation of the vaginal membranes. The other end of the tube A is provided With a screw-cap a2, having a central openin g through which the tubular shank or stem l) of the medicine-holder B is adapted to slide. The said holder B is a cup-like receptacle fitted within the tube A, but adapted to slide easily. Within the holder B is fitted the disk-like plunger or ejector C, which is provided with a solid stem e, that is slidable in thehollow stem b of the medicine-holder. It Will be noted that the said stem b is made of such length that the holder proper,B, may be forced to the position shown in Fig. 2, contiguous to the rounded end a of the tube A; also, that the stem c of the ejector C is made longer than that of the medicine-holder B, so that the disk or ejector proper,G,may be forced to the open end of the holder B, as shown in Fig. 2. The respective stems ZJ and o are provided vvith enlarged heads b and cl, as shown.
To use the instrument, the cap a2 of tube A is unscrewed, and the holder B, with its contained ejector, is drawn out and charged with the medicine which it is desired to apply. Then the detached parts are replaced in the tube A and the holder B is pushed down to a point contiguous to the distal end a, asin Fig. 2. The patient or physician now inserts the applicator into the vagina, so that it touches the os or neck of the womb, When due pressure is applied to the projecting end c of the ejector C to force the disk out of the cup-B,`as shown in Fig. 2, whereby the medicine will obviously be driven out into contact with the 0s and adjacent membranes of the vagina.
In some eases it is practicable to place the medicine in the open end a of the tube A, and thus in the holder B, in place of removing the latter for the purpose.
It is apparent that the instrument may be used for applying remedies in the form of salves,"powders, and semiliquids With great facility and carries them into direct contact With the diseased part, a manner of adminis tration Which is greatly to be preferred to the use of vaginal tablets and suppositorics, Whose useis objectionable for various reasons.
'What I claim is 1.- The improved medicineapplicator consisting of a tubular cylindrical body having its distal end provided with an opening, a cuplike medicine-holder adapted to slide in said body and having a tubular stem, and an ejector adapted to slide in said holder, the stems or both holder and ejector being accessible exteriorly to the body, as shown and described.
2. The improved medicine-applicatorcomprising the cylindrical tube whose insertible end is conical and provided with a dischargeopening, the medicine-holder adapted to iit and slide in said tube and having its inner end open, a tubular stem for the holder Which slides through said cap and is provided With an enlargement atits outer end, the dish-like ejector, adapted to slide in said holder and provided with a stem that extends through the holder-stem, and provided with an en TOO largement at its outer end, as shown and de- Workng in said holder, and means for opersorbed. ating the holder and ejeotol1 independently as 3. In a Vaginal medicine-applicator, the and fol` the purpose specified.
combination with a cylindrical tube having BURTON A. VASHBURN.
an opening at its insertible end, of L cup-like 'l Witnesses: f
1n edioine-holder which is slidable in said tube JAMES H. THARP,
and open at its outer end, and an ejector J. M. HAMMONDS.