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No. 727,444. PATBNTED MAY 5., 1903.
APPLICATION FILED Nov. 2e, 1902.
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EMILE RECORDON, OF GENEVA, SWITZERLAND.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 727,444, dated May 5, 1903. Application led November 26, 1902. `Serial No. 132,851. (No model.)
To all whom, it may concern,.-
Beit known that I, EMILE RECORDON, merchant, of Geneva, Switzerland, have invented certain new and usefulImprovements in and Relating to Life-Preservers, of which the following is a specification.
The invention consists of a life-buoy orlifepreserver which is liable to be easily adjusted to persons of different stature.
The drawings show by way of example two forms of execution of the invention.
Figure l shows one form of execution of the buoy or life-preserver as a whole. Fig. 2 shows how the latter is to be fitted to a mans body. Fig. 3 is a section at a larger scale of a portion of another form of construction of the buoy. Fig. elis a View seen from right to left of- Fig. 3.
Two floats a and b, consisting each of a series of cork plates connected to one another by means of wooden bolts o and CZ, are connected to each other by means of two adjustable shoulder-straps e andf, the ends of which are traversed by the said bolts c and d. Underneath the floats a and b there are straps g, g', and h, the ends of which are also traversed by the said bolts c and 'CZ and on each of which are formed one lor more loops for receiving the adjustable belt According to the stature of the person the beltvl may be passed through the upper loops or through the lower ones.
As illustrated by Fig. 2, the buoy or lifepreserver is tted to the body in such a way as to retain one of the floats on the chest and the other one on the lower portion of the back of the person bearing the said buoy or lifepreserver, so that the body is kept over water without being hindered in its motions.
The construction as shown in Figs. 3 and 4L is one intended for children and short persons, for whom with the arrangement of the straps h as shown in Fig. l the float h would be placed too high.
The cork plates may be connected to one another by means of other suitable means than the bolts c and CZ. They may, for instance, be entirely rc-covered by a linen sack,
to which the shoulder-straps e and fare to be fastened.
Having thus fully described my invention, I claiml. A life-preserver, comprising a plurality of cork fioats, adjustable shoulder-straps attached to the upper side of said floats, straps attached tothe lower side of the Iioats and provided with a plurality of loops, and an adjustable belt passing through said loops, substantially as set forth;
2. A life-preserver, comprising a plurality of floats composed of a series of cork plates, bolts passing through the cork plates for securing the same one to the other, adjustable shoulder-straps attached to the upper side of the fioats, straps attached to the lower side of the floats and provided with a plurality of loops, and an adjustable belt passing through the loops of the straps, substantially as set forth.
3. A life-preserver, comprising a plurality of ioats each composed of a series of cork plates, adjustable shoulder-straps, straps provided with a plurality of loops, bolts passing through the iioats for securing the plates and attaching the ends of the shoulder-straps and upper ends of the'straps to the fioats, and an adjustable belt passing through the loops of the straps, substantially as set forth.
4f. In a life-preserver, the c ombination,with the floats composed of a series of cork plates and held together by bolts, adjustable shellider-straps attached to the upper side of the fioats, straps attachedto the lower side of the floats and provided with'a plurality of loops placed consecutively along the length ot' the straps, and an adjustable belt passing through the loops of the straps, substantially as set forth.
In testimony that I-claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name in presence of two subscribing witnesses.