US 976564 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
M. A. eoonsolv.
APPLICATION FILED DBO. 6, 1909.
976,564.- Patented Nov. 22,1910.
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MILTON A. GOODSON, OF CHILDRESS/ TEXAS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed December 6, 1909.
Patented Nov. 22, 1910. Serial No. 531,619.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, MILTON A. GooDsoN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Childress, in the county'of Childress and State of Texas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Braces, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.
This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in body braces and has for its object to provide a device of this character which is adapted to support and strengthen the back and thighs of the wearer to relieve the strain occasioned when a stooping posture must be retained for an indefinite time.
Another object is to provide a device of very simple construction which is adapted to encircle the body of the wearer immediately above the waist line and is provided with elastic thigh bands attached thereto, whereby the device will be retained in its proper position.
With these and other objects in view, the invention consists of the novel features of construction and the combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter fully described and claimed, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of my improved body brace; and Fig. 2 is a side elevation illustrating the application of the device.
Persons whose occupations require that they assume a stooping posture which must be maintained for hours at a time are generally alfected with various alliictions which undermine their health. The more important afflictions which are directly due to the above cause are derangement of the kidneys and bladder and loss of vitality. These ailments are quite common among the cotton pickers and while my improved brace is particularly designed for those employed in such occupations, it will be obvious that the same may be also used by those engaged in numerous other pursuits with remedial and advantageous results.
With the above object in view, the invention comprises two elastic body bands 5. These bands are of the same length and are l slightly spaced one above the other. They are also each provided in their corresponding ends with buttons and button holes by means of which the ends of the bands may be secured together over the abdomen of the wearer and slightly above the waist line. These bands are secured together by means of a short strap 6, and upon each side of these straps the ends of the parallel elastic bands 7 are secured. As shown in the drawings, these bands 7 depend from the back of the body bands and are connected intermediate of their ends by'means of the transverse strips 8. To the lower ends of each pair of the strips 7, the thigh bands 9 are secured. These bands are similar to the body bands 5 and are provided on their ends with buttons and button holes by means of which they are secured about the thighs of the wearer. When in position, as shown in Fig. 2, the vertical straps 7 extend from the thighs over the hips of the wearer and assimilate the strains which are occasioned by the contortions of the body, as the wearer pursues his labors. The limbs are also greatly strengthened and the movements of the user will not tire the muscles or have any debilitating influence upon his strength.
From the foregoing it will be seen that I have provided a body brace of comparatively simple construction which is admirably adapted for the purposes in view. It may be very quickly secured upon the body and can be manufactured at an extremely low cost.
While I have set forth in detail the particular manner in. which the device would preferably be formed, it will be obvious that various minor modifications may be resorted to without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages thereof.
Having thus described the invention what is claimed is:
As a new article of manufacture, the herein described body brace comprising two spaced parallel elastic bands centrally connected together between their ends and adapted to encircle the body of the wearer above the waist line, a pair of parallel elastic straps secured to each of the body bands upon each side of the connected central portion thereof, said pairs of straps depending from the body bands and extending in di vergentrelation to each other, a, thigh strap secured to thelower ends of each pair of elastic straps intermediate of their ends to pr vide a strengthening- Web.
In testimony whereof Ihereunto aifix my elastic straps adaptedto encircle the thigh signaturein thebpresence of two Witnesses.
5 of the wearer, said pairs of elastic straps being adapted to extend over the hips from the waistline to the thighs, and a transverse strap secured to and connecting the parallel ILTON A. GOODSON. Witnesses B. M. CARTER, O. N. MORGAN.