US 786136 A
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BEST AV CQPY PATENTED MAR. 28,1905
E. O. MORISON.
APPLIUATION FILED SEPT. 21, 1904.
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Patented March 28, 1905.
EMMA G. MORI SON. OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
BEST AVAILABLE CO? CATAMENi-AL BAN DAGE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 786,136, dated March 2-8, 1905.
Application filedSepteinbei 21,1904- Serial No. 225,340.
To all whom, it 171,111 concern:
Beitknown that I, EMMA (J. MORISON, a citizen of the United States. residing at New York city, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented new and usefullmprovements in Catamenial Bandages, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relation to catarnenial bandages; and the object of the invention is to provide a simple and effective article of this character which can be, inexpensively made and which can be Worn without discomfort to the user and without possibility of staining the clothing or limbs.
The device is of such a construction that a soiled napkin or cloth can be quickly and easily removed and a fresh one as quickly and easily put in its place.
In'the drawings accompanying and forming part of this specification 1 have selected for convenience of illustration one simple adaptation involving my invention, which I will fully set forth in the following descrip tion; but I do not limit myself to the exact disclosure. thus made, for certain variations may be adopted within the scope of my claims succeeding said description.
Referring to said drawings, Figure l is a perspective View of a catamemal bandage including my invention. Fig. 2 isa detall view of the bandage proper or pad-holder, and Fig. 3 is a cross-sectional elevation ot'said bandage I after described is suspended from some suit able form of waistband, the one illustrated being denoted in a general way by 5 and being represented as consisting of two parts, as 6 and 7, and elastic strips, each designated by 8, connecting the ends of the front and back parts 6 and 7, respectively. One of the elastic strips 8 in practice is adapted to be detachably united with the front strip 6for example, by means of a buttonhole connection or in any other desirable way. The parts 6 and 7 may be formed of muslin or other desirable 1naterial-ordinarily in two pieces stitched together along their. edges.
The waistband or belt may be madeoi' different sizes to adapt it to the girth of the user.
The bandage proper or pad-holder is designated by 9, and it is represented as being of composite form, consisting in the present in stance of an upper thickness or sheet 10 of suitable waterproof material. as rubber, and a lower thickness, as 11, of textile material, such as muslin. Any equivalent materials might be employed in lieu of the rubber and muslin composing the ccnnposite pad-holder,
although 1 have found these materials highlysatistactory for my purposes.
The pad-holder parts 10 and 11 are of similar width, they being stitched throughout their entire length along their side edges, and in such a manner that the textile fabric ,or muslin 11 does not appear on the upper surface of the bandage proper or pad-h ldcr,,by virtue of which it is not possible for such art 11 to absorb any of the menstrual fluid. By reason of the fact that the upper thickness or sheet 10 is of waterproof material it can be readily cleansed. The facing of muslin on the under side of the rubber sheet prevents the latter from coming in contact with the limbs of the user, while the l iandage proper, as a. whole, forms a support and a shield or guard for the napkin or pad in order to prevent the same from coming against the clothing.
Ordinarily the textile fabric or lower thickness ii of the bzmdage proper or pad-holder 9 prevents puckering or buckling of the rubber sheeting 10. To prevent absolutely un' der all conditions such puckering of the rub ber sheet, it may be positively united with the textile fabric or thickness 11 ii". any desirable way-t'or example, by two lines of waterproof cement, as 12, suitably interposed between the two thicknesses of the pad. The rear or back ends of the two thicknesses 10 and 11 of the pad-holder terminate at a common place and are stitched together or otherwise secured and are connected with the back part? of the waistband or belt in some elastic manner for example, by several elastic strips, each denoted rbyml 3 and siiitcliedoi" otherwise "suitably attached at their ends to the waistband and pad-holder, respectively. The forward I of an elastic loop, as 15, depends.
tie loop serves as a means for the connection end of the textile fabric or thickness 11 ex- 14, to which anapkin or pad can be pinned.
By reason of this construction it is unnecessary that the pin should pass through the waterproof material, as in case it did it would injure the waterproof material and rust it,
particularly when the waterproof material was composed of rubber.
From the rear end of the waistband 5 and naturally connected with the back part? there- This elasof the rear part of a napkin or pad, as 16, with the waistband. The rear end of such napkin is passed through the loop and pinned to the body of the napkinfor example, by means of a safety-pin. It will be seen that the rear ends of the bandage proper or padholder and napkin or pad are independently and elastically connected with the waistband, whereby they can have independent or relative movements and whereby the user can assume different positions without discomfort.
From the forward end of the waistband an elastic loop, as 17, depends, the same serving as a means for the connection of the forward ends of the napkin and bandage with the waistband. The tab 14 of the pad-holder 9 will be passed through the loop, as will the front end of the napkin, and the two parts will be connected together below the loop, the napkin of course being fastened to the tab-- for example, by means of a safetypin. reason of the tab, as hereinbefore set forth, the pin need not extend through the waterproof portion of the pad-holder.
At desirable points in the length of the padholder and extending transversely thereof are loops 10 of any desirable material, preferably also of elastic material, and. between which and the body of the pad the napkin or pad is passed. These loops l8 limit the lateral motion of the napkin or pad and as they are BEST AVAlLABLE CC? of elastic material permit up-and-down mo- 'simply used for convenience, for the parts might be reversed. However, the part 6 is ordinarily located at the front, while the part 7 is located at the back. For this reason 1 adopt the terms in question.
Having now described my invention, what I claim is- 1. A catamenial bandage including a waistband, a pad-holder, a plurality of elastic strips connected each permanently at one end with the rear end of said pad-holder, the opposite ends of said strips being permanently connected to and depending from the rear of the waistband, an elastic loop depending from the rear of the waistband, and an elastic loop depending from the front of said waistband, the
'front end of the pad-holder being adapted to pass through the front loop.
2. A catamenial bandage comprising a padholder composed of an upper thickness of waterproof material and a lower thickness of textile fabric united together along their side edges, and lines of cement between the said two thicknesses for holding them together, to prevent puckering of the waterproof material, the latter serving to directly support a pad.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in presence of two subscribing witnesses.
EMMA C. MORISON.
HEATH SUTHERLAND, ADDISON G. FLETCHER.