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Publication numberUS710864 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 7, 1902
Filing dateMay 21, 1902
Priority dateMay 21, 1902
Publication numberUS 710864 A, US 710864A, US-A-710864, US710864 A, US710864A
InventorsDaniel Hogan, Christian William Meinecke
Original AssigneeMeinecke & Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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No. 7|0,864. Patented Oct. 7, I902.


(Application filed May 21, 1902.]

(No Model.)

WITNESSES INVENTORS (Zrzki/arzld (made w an!!! a an {/1 BY 3 ATTORNEY m scams Prrzns m. mo'rc-Lwnm wasummon u c UNiTnn STATns DANIEL HOGAN, OF NE YORK, N. Y.,




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 710,864, dated October 7, 1902.

Application filed May 21, 1902,

T to whom, it TIY/(LZ/ concern:

Be it known that we, DANIEL HOGAN, residing in the city, county, and State of New York, and CHRISTIAN WILLIAM MEINEOKE,

residing at Jersey City, in the county of Hudson and State of New Jersey, citizens of the United States, have invented new and useful Improvements in Water-Bags, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a hot-water bag which can be adapted to various requirements or for use under varying conditions.

The invention resides in certain novel features of construction set forth in the following specification and claims and illustrated in the annexed drawings, in which- Figure 1 shows the bag spread. Fig. 2 shows the bag as it appears when held or suspended by the handle. Fig. is a section at the crease portion of the bag. Fig. 4 shows the bag in muff form. Fig. 5 is a section across the fold or crease of the bag.

In the drawings is shown a bag or appliance which can be folded or doubled into two equal sections a a. The crease or fold is thus located centrally between the extremities of the bag, as seen at a. A filling opening or funnel is shown at b in one wall of the bag and clear or detached from the other wall or the crease of such other or under wall.

When the bag is closed or the stopper 0 in place, water or fluid can distribute itself or pass from one side or compartment in the bag to the other through between the plug 0 and the underlying crease portion or wall.

In making the bag the two Walls are taken of equal size and united about the outer edge by cement or binding or in a practical manner known in rubber manufacture. One of the walls, which can be distinguished as the under wall, is practically made unbroken or as a continuous sheet or piece of material. The other or upper wall is centrally perforated to provide a filling or pouring opening at the point of attachment of ;the mouth or funnel. The bag when doubled or folded in half will then have the centrally-located filling-opening lying at the crease or fold.

The upper and lower bag-walls at the center or crease line are secured or cemented to- Serial No. 108,394. (No model.)

gether inside part way from each edge along such crease formed by doubling the bag. Such fastening-line or connecting of the walls extends across the bag from each edge, but does not extend across underneath the funnel or mouth, so that the Walls at the inner central bag portion under the month are unconnected or uncemented to allow communication over or across the crease portion or line. Such fastening together of part of the center line of the bag -walls prevents the lower wall bulging away from the upper Wall, and the bag when filled still remains in condition for being doubled or folded in half at the central cross or crease line.

Say the bag is held suspended by its funnel or the handle d, with the two bag-sections or fiaps depending, then astream of water flowing or poured into the funnel or mouthb will fill or feed across or to each side of the crease into the two bag-compartments.

The device is shown provided with a chain f, having a rubber or elastic ring 6 ,which can be stretched or slipped over or about the handle of the plug or stopper to secure it against loss. If removed from the stopper and passed, after the manner of a button, through a buttonhole or about the eyelets or rings e, the ring g, with chain f, will hold the eyelets c together to hold the bag in tubular or muff-like form. The eyelets are shown at the center or longitudinal median line of the bag. The funnel can be brought to position outside or inside said muff or tube. The hands can be slipped into such muff to be cooled or 8 warmed, as the bag is used or filled with ice or hot water, according to demand. VVheu doubled, the bag is brought to small compass to be used, for example, by children or on a smaller surface of the body.

Say the bag-flaps are partly spread, then the bag can straddle or sit like a saddle on a curved part of the body-say the neck, shoulder, or limbsand tied or secured in place by aid of the eyelets or lugs e.

Whenfiat or extended, the bag can be applied, say, to the chest in cases of pneumonia, or to the stomach or abdomen or to cover a poultice or stupe.

W'hen doubled, with the funnel inside or 100 between the pockets o'r compartments, the device can be used as a face-bag or throatbag, the funnel being out of the way.

The bag can always be so applied that the funnel is out of the Way-that is, out of contact with the body or patient.

The funnel being centrally located, the under or contact face of the bag will not bulge, or, in other words, lie or conform in such manner that the entire bottom or under face comes into contact with the parts without any tendency of the bag to bulge in the center.

A suitably-fitting cover can be applied to the bag, if seen fit.

What we claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. A water-bag or appliance comprising two walls or sides adapted to be doubled or folded in half and secured or cemented together inside part way from each edge along the crease formed by doubling, and unconnected or uncernented at the inner central portion to allow communication over or across the crease portion, one of the walls having a centrally-loprovided with an elastic ring adapted to secure the stopper to the bag or to hold the bag in tubular or muff form.

In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationA61F7/086, B65D81/3886, Y10S383/901