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- I PATENTED N0'VI2'4, 1903. me. P. BLOMQVIST, manor: FOR CORRECTING SPINAL OU-RVATURE.
-APPLIUATION FILED DEG. 22,1902.
INVENTOR PM MNEY.
WITNESSES a UNITED STATES Patented November 24, 1903.
CARL GUST/P.13LOMQVIST, or OMAHA, NEBRASKA.
osvlon FOR CORRECTING S PlNAL CU RVATU RE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 744,713, dated November 24, 1903. Application filed December 22, 1902. Serial No. 136,284. (No model.)
To all whom itmay concern:
' Be it known that'I, CARL GUs'T P. BLoM- QVIST, a citizen of the United States, residing at Omaha,,in the cou'ntyofDouglas and State of Nebraska, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Devices for Correcting Spinal Curvature; and Ido herebydeclare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
My invention relates to devioesfor correct ing lateral spinal curvature; and it is the object thereof to provide a means for maintaining a correcting pressure on the convex side of the curvature during the time the person so deformed is lying down or sleeping.
The invention lies in the means employed for the above purposes.
A perspective View of my device is shown in the accompanying drawing. The same consists in a pad or cushion 1, made of cloth or other suitable material, stuffed with padding material and held to its form by stitching 2' 2, &c., as shown. The said pad at the ends 3 is of substantially rectangular form. The sides 4 are considerably longer than the width of the ends 3. The lower side 5 is substantially fiat, and the upper side curves inwardly, making a semicylindrical depression 6, adapted to fit around the body of the person using the pad. At one end of the pad thelong straps 7 7,havin g the perforations 8 8, &c. therein,are sewed onto the pad,as shown. At the other end of the pad are thestraps 9 9, carrying the buckles 1O l0 and being sewed onto the pad the same as the straps 7 7.
ward corrective pressure is exerted on the curvature, the persistent application of said corrective pressure'finally resulting in removing the curvature.
Now, having described my invention, wh'at I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, isx As ameans of correctinglateral spinalcurvature, 'a pad filled with suitable stuffing material and held to its form by stitching, the said pad being of oblong form, substantially fiat at the lower side thereof and having a curveddepression in the upper side thereof adapted to fit around the body of a person, and straps secured to the pad, having buckles thereon and being adapted to pass around the body of a person and secure the pad thereto, whereby, when reclining, an upward corrective pressure is exerted on the spine of the person wearing the pad, substantially as shown and described.
In testimony whereof I hereunto affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
CARL eus'r. P. BLoMovIsT.
H. J. OOWGILL, D. 0-. BARNELL.