US 908959 A
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APPLICATION FILED MAR. 26, 1908.
908,959. Pa tented Jan. 5, 1909.
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CHARLES MATTHEW COOKE, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
B AND AGE-SUPPORT.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Jan. 5, 1909.
Application filed March 26, 1908. Serial No. 423,310.
To all whom it may concern:
'Be it known that 1, CHARLES MATTHEW Coons, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of New York, borough of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Bandage-Support, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
The invention relates to bandages in the form of bands or ribbons wound around the leg of a person afflicted with varicose veins and other ailments.
The object of the invention is to provide a new and improved support for holding the bandage of the type mentioned securely in place, to prevent the bandage from slipping on the leg, and thus allow the bandage to properly fulfil its legitimate functions to the fullest advantage.
The invention consists of novel features and parts and combinations of the same, which will be more fully described hereinafter and then pointed out in the claims.
A practical embodiment of the invention is represented in the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.
Figure 1 is a side elevation of the improvement as applied; Fig. 2 is an enlarged side elevation of the improvement applied to the calf of the leg, part of the bandage being broken out; Fig. 3 is a plan view of the same; and Fig. 4 is an enlarged sectional plan view of the same.
The support for holding the bandage A in position on the calf of the leg B, as shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3, consists of two flexible members C, C arranged lengthwise of the leg at the sides thereof, and each of the members C terminates at its upper end in an angular offset C extending rearwardly, that is, the offsets of the two flexible members C, C extend towards each other and engage the beginning portion of the calf of the leg, so as to hold the members C, C against downward movement. Each of the members C, C consists of a core C of sheet metal or other suitable flexible material, and a covering C of a fabric material inclosing the said core. The core C is provided on its outer face with struck-up projections E, which penetrate the outer face of the covering C and the said projections A, when the latter is wrapped around the leg, and pass over the outer faces of the members C, C, so that the projections C engage the layers of the bandage A, to hold the latter against slipping. Now as the angular offsets or arms C of the two members C, C hold the members against down ward movement, and the members by their projections C hold the bandage A against slipping, it is evident that the bandage is securely held in place, and is thus in a position to fulfil its legitimate purpose to the fullest advantage.
In practice, one end of the bandage A is wrapped around the foot and ankle of the leg, and then the layer of the bandage at the lower ends of the flexible members C is doubled up in the direction of its width to form a pocket, for the lower ends of the flexible members to rest in. The wrapping of the bandage A is then continued, that is, the bandage is wound over the said members, as indicated in Figs. 1 and 2, so that the bandage engages the projections C as previously explained.
In case a bandage is used on the upper portion of the leg, as shown in Fig. 1, then a flexible member D is supported on each side of the leg by the use of elastic bands E, E, connected at their upper ends to loops F, adapted to engage one of a series of buttons G held on a tab H depending from a belt H worn by the person at the waist. One of the elastic bands E connects with the inside of the upper end of the flexible member D, while the other elastic band E connects with the inside of the member, a distance from the upper end, so as to hold the flexible member securely in position when the person walks, sits down or rises. The lower end of each flexible member D is preferably enlarged as at D and fits into a pocket formed by doubling one of the layers of the bandage, as above described in reference to the member C, and the member D is provided with outward projections D for engagement by the bandage when the latter is wrapped around the leg, to securely hold the bandage against slipping. As the member D is supported from the waist of the wearer and the layers of the bandage are held against slipping by the projections D it is evident that the bandage is not liable to slip on the wearers leg.
By the arrangement described each of the C are adapted to be engaged by the bandage l flexible members C and D is supported both at the upper and the lower ends, and as the bandage engages the projections C*, D ,.it is vse curely held in place on the non-slipping flexible members. It is understood that by doubling the layers of the bandage for forming pockets for the lower ends of the flexible members C and D to rest in,.the said flexible members C and D are held against downward movement, and by use of the projections D the bandage is held against "slipping around on the leg.
.Having thus described my invention, I
claim as new and desire to secure by Letters .Patent:
'1. A bandage support, comprising a flexi- ;ble member having projections on its outer ,"face for engagement by the bandage wound :aroundthe leg and passing over and cover- Zing said member, and having at one end means wherebyit may be attached to the 'body ofthe wearer for the purpose set forth.
2. In combination, a .band bandage, and a supportfor the same 111' the form of a flexr :ble member, having an angular onset at one end and provided on its outer face with retaining means for the bandage, the said member being arranged lengthwise of the wound around the leg and passing over and covering the said member.
3. In combination w1th a belt, a flexible 'member having retaining means on its outer I fabric covering.
5. A bandage support, comprising a flexible member having a core, and a fabric covering for the same, the said core being provided on its face with struck-up projections penetrating the face portion of the said fabric covering, one end of :the flexible member having an angular arm.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
CHARLES MATTHEW COOKE. .Vitnesses CHARLES. HERBERT CooKE,
THEO. Gr. Hos'rER.
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