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Publication numberUS980464 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 3, 1911
Filing dateJun 3, 1909
Priority dateJun 3, 1909
Publication numberUS 980464 A, US 980464A, US-A-980464, US980464 A, US980464A
InventorsWilliam C Wermuth
Original AssigneeWilliam C Wermuth
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Trough arm-sling or the like.
US 980464 A
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Patented Jan. 3, 1911.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Jan. 3, 1911.

- Application' flled'June 3, 1909. Serial No. 500,020.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, WILLIAM C.- WEB MUTII, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Im rovements in Trough Arm- Slings or the Like, of which the following is a description.

My invention is designedfor the purpose of supporting the forearm, as in the case of fractures or other injury, or when because of any injury or disease, itis desirable to properly support the forearm and hand.

It is intended to take the place of the crude method generally employed which consists in a handkerchief or slingtied about the neck in the loop of which the arm or hand is loosely supported.

To this end my invention consists in the novel construction, arrangement and combination of parts herein shown and described and more particularly pointed out in the claims.

In the drawings wherein like reference characters indicate like or corresponding parts, Figure 1 is a front view of a figure showing my improved appliance in place and illustrating the preferred manner of securing the same, Fig. 2 illustrates the back of the figure showing the suspensory slings or straps crossed upon the back to firmly retain the sling in position, Fig. 3 is a front elevation of my improved sling, and Fig. 4 is a fragmentary View showing a slight modification.

In the drawings in which the preferred construction is shown, 1 represents a trough shaped part of suitable material such for example, as strong muslin cloth, which may be readily sterilized and cleansed, or of any preferred material suitable for the purpose. In the preferred construction shown one end, as at 2 is closed while the other end as at 3 is preferably open. Suitable straps 4t-ft are preferably provided having one end as at 5 secured to one side of the trough 1, and the free ends of sufficient length to permit their being passed across the back and over the shoulder as indicated and thence suitably secured to the trough to support the same.

In the preferred construction shown a slit 6 is formed through that side of the trough to which the straps are attached, and preferably through the secured ends of the sterilizing the device.

straps as shown, while corresponding slits 7 are formed in the opposite side of the trough. Through these slits or apertures the frceends of the straps t are passed after being adjusted .to the body, preferably in the manner shown, and are thence bent upward and backward and attached in any suitable v manner to the said straps. In the form shown in Fig. 1, this is preferably done by a suitable attaching means 9, which here consist of ordinary safety pins. The advantage of the use of these consist in the fact that they are easily removable in cleansing and In theform shown in Fig. at, suitable button and butt-on hole connections are made on the parts, which are preferably adjustable to regulate the height of the sling when it is attached to the person.

In the preferred form the manner of adjusting the sling is as follows: The arm is placed in the sling with the elbow arranged Close to the closed end 2 thereof. The straps 44 are then passed up the front side of the body and over the shoulders, and are thence crossed, as shown in Fig. 2, with the free ends passing under the arms, thence through the slits 6. and 7 respectively, and thence bent upward and backward and at tached at the proper point upon the straps 4.. This method of applying the device may be modified or varied as desired.

The entire device is exceedingly conven f changed by securing the ends at the desired".

points. 'When applied as shown the arm is securely held without discomfort of any nature, the solidity of afiixation proves of inestimableadvantage' in cases of children in securing the arm against the annoyances and dangers of escaping parts. It is extremely convenient when the arm is placed in a cast or in splintsv or dressed in any other manner desirable or necessary.

Having thus described my invention 1t 15 obvious that varions immaterial modifications may be made in the construction,.arrangement or application of the same Without departing from the spirit of my invention, hence I. do not wish to be understood as'v -limiting myself. to the. exact-form, construction scribed;

and arrangement shown and de- What I claim as new anddesire to secure byLetter'sPatent is: r .;;-1{.l"An;arm'fsling comprising a trou hv ;,i-part of su table matenal, provi ed it "--fisuspensoryjslings or-straps, each havereto. 2. Inajdevice of the kinddescribed and "in-combination, a reversible trough-sha ed member hav ng oneend closed and the ot er end open, and having formed therein near each end, slits or apertures substantially registering with one another-on the opposite side of the trough, and suspensory slings or straps attached to one edge of the trough and ofsufiicient len h to ermit the free end to extend over t e shou der and diagonally across the back, thence to be passed through the slits in the trough and bent upward and backward to be attached to said straps. i

In testimony .whereof, I have hereunto signed my name in the presence of two subscribing. witnesses.



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Cooperative ClassificationA61F5/3738