US 966591 A
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R. T. PAYNE. EMBALMING INSTRUMENT.
APPLIUATIOH FILED MAY 12, 1910.
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' pulley 18, which is itself suspended by a cord UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
RICHARD T. PAYNE, OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
( .EMBALMING INSTRUM NT.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that l. Ricnann T. PAYNE. a citizen of the United States. residing at- San l rancisco. in the'county of San Francisco and State of California. have invented new and useful Improvements in lhnbalming Instruments, of which the following is a specification.
The present invention relates to an improvementin embahn-ing instruments, the object of the invention being to provide an instrument of this character by which the operation of embahning can be performed with comparative ease and very effectively.
In the accompanyingdrawingrthe figure is a perspective view of the apparatus. certain parts being shown in vertical section.
Referring to the drawing, 1 indicates the end pieces of a frame or stand 2, secured to gether at-the back by a bar 3, and at the top by two parallel bars 4.
5 indicates a pump cylinder, in which reciprocates a plunger (5, having a stem 7 adapted to be operatcd-bya handle 8. The upper end of the cylinder is closed by a cap 9 through which the stem of the plunger passes, said cap having two holes 10 therein to permit the escape of air when the plunger is drawn up. The cylinder is supported upon the two parallel bars 4 by a flange 11, while at the same time it can be moved longitudinally of the frame and can also have a limited tilting movement. Below lsaid flange 8 is a second flange 12. Connexlted to the lower end of saidcylinder is a pipe 13 extending in line with the axis thereof and terminating in a nozzle 14 to which is connected a rubber hosepipe 15, leading from a vessel 16 adapted to be suspended at any suitable height by a cord 17 leading over a 19 from a suitable support, as the ceiling of; a room. Extending laterally from the lower end of said cylinder 5 is'a pipe 20, havin therein a valve 21, and on the end of sai pipe is a flexible tube 22 connected by a Y coupling 23 with two flexible tubes 24, 25. The tube 24 is for use with the femoral arteries and the tube 25 for use with the bronchial arteries. The tube 24 is connected by a Y-coupling 26 with two flexible tubes 27 and the flexible tube 25 is connected by a Specification of Letters Patent.
Y-coupling 28 with two flexible tubes 29 Patented Aug. 9, 1910.
Application filed May 12, 1910. Serial No. 560,806.
Secured to the ends of the flexible tubes 22, 29, are finely pointed nozzles 30. Each of rubber tubes 21 29 has thereon a pinch cock 31 so that in case one, two or three nozzles need to b'e'closed, they can be shut off in a moment. Tncase they all need to be closed, this can be done by turning the valve 21. v
The instrument is used in the following manner: The stand with the cylinder thereon issuitably placed relatively to the corpse to be treated. The respective nozzles are intro duced into the femoral and bronchial arteries. By pulling upward upon the handle of the pump a powerful suction is created through said nozzles, which tends to loosenerally found in the arteries after death, thus permitting the cmbalming fluid to penetrate into said arteries and to pass fully therethrough. The glass receptacle is lowered and a sufficient quantity of embalming fluid is poured thereinto, and then it is raised into position-by means of the pulley. When elevated to such height as the condition of the body may require, the fluid "will flow by gravity -downthrough the rubber hose into the airpump and therefrom into the respective nozzles and thence into the arteries, no pumping being ordinarily necessary. At
the same time the pressure on the fluid can be increased, if necessary, by
the application of force to the pump plunger.
I claim: The combination of a ,frame, a cylinder movably supported upon saidirame, a plunger therein having a stem extending through the top of said cylinder, a hose pipe eonnected to the lower portion of-jsaid cylinder, a vessel connected to'.the u per end of said pipe, means whereby the helght of the vessel may be varied, flexible pipes, means for conmeeting them to the lower end of the cylinder, and finely pointed nozzles connected to the ends of said pipes remote from the c'ylinder, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand in the presence 'of two subscribing witnesses.
. RICHARD T. PAYNE.
Witnesses F. M. WRIGHT, D. B. RICHARDS,