US 830757 A
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No. 830,757. PATLNTLD SEPT. 11, 1906. c. L. WILLIAMS. GATAMLNIAL PROTECTOR.
APPLICATION FILED NOV. 22. 1905.
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L. WiLnIAMs, or cansado,v LLrNois. -QAAMENIAL PRoTEGToB.
specification vf-'Letters Patent.
Patented Sept. 11,1906.A l
, Ane1'ititiasaied`nbvemtrz2.1905. 'srilinazasem To azzvthomfiamay gonemf -Be it known that'l, CLARA L.' W' "tanins, a
y citizen of-the United States, residing at Chicago,fint he countyT ofCook and State of Illinois', have inventedI `a` new 'and "useful lm rovement in Catamenial Protectors, of
i which therfollowingis a'specification.
The object of m invention is to provide a novel and simpli ed" construction of catamenial protector .which shall 'present material advantages in use over other articles for the saine purpose. A
Among the advantage'swhich it is the obj ect of my improvement to afford are durabilit due to the construction .adapting the artic e to be washed without injury to or impairment of lany ofthe parts; cleanliness, due to the construction avoiding presentation o f any portion of the article in ,the way of the discharge and to vthe manner `inwhich it adapts the napkin to be confined in the protector without pinning or tacking, whereby all need for contact of the hands of the wearer with the soiled part of the napkin in changing the latter is avoided, and comfort to the wearerfdue to' the avoidance by the construction of any means for holding the napkin in the protector tending to cause chafing or discomfort.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of the protector; Fig. 2, a
similar view of the pad or napkin for holding whichtheprotectoris provided; and IFig. 3', a central'longitudinal section of `the protector, showing the pad confined therein.
The article consists of a strip a of suitable dimensions-say about eighteen inches long and four inches Wide--ofI Waterproof cloth,
preferably'of the variety known as rubbercloth," having one rubber-coated surface-,`` which affords the' upper surface in the fnis'hed article, and a pocket' on each end of the strip a, formed wit a strip a', preferably of the same waterproof material, with its rubber-coated surface innermost, and of about one-third the length, or less, ofthe strip a, to
which it is fastened by binding-tapes, sewed entirely about the edges of the strip a and about the entire end and side edges of the pocket-forming strip, thereby leaving -free the edge of the latter which crosses the'strip a.. The ockets thus provided at opposite sides of t e transverse center`1` of the article receive the ends of the napkin A, folded to conform to the width of the protector, the endsbeing tucked into the pockets, which are 'sufficiently deep to retain the napkin `smoothlyzin place without other means of fastening it-such as pins, tacking-stitches,l or elasticstraps such as are sometimes provided to tie together the folded edges of the article and stretch across the napkin between the ockets for holding the napkin in place. Al such fastening means areobjectionable because of their tendency to chafe, thepinning and tacking means referred to' presenting the further objection of requiring to be unfastened by the hands for changing the napkin and the folded edges and Acrossstraps referred to presenting the further objectionof being lia le to become soiled, while the straps are liable to impairment by washing the article, and thus impair'the durability` of Vthe article;
Straps d d extend from the ends of the protector to afford means4 for fastening it to the belt or corset'of the user. When the article is fastened in place, the construction leaves -the napkin free to yield longitudinally and to .said first-named strip, and provided With an unobstructed napkin-space between the open pocket ends and presenting an open, flat and smooth surface free from folds or ridges, and securing means on the 'ends of .the
article, for the pu oseset forth.
C ARA L. WILLIAMS.
` W. B. DAvrEs,
J. H. LANDES.