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ZER WATERS., O-'F BJLOOMING'ION, ILLINOIS.'

Letters Patent No. 93,144, lated July 27, 1869.

IMPROVEMENT IN COMBINED .ABDOMINAL AND 'UTERINE SUPPZORTER.

. The Schedule referred to :in these Letters Patent and making part of the same.

' To whom t't may concern being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the.

letters of reference marked thereon, making a part of this specification. v

'lho object of my invention is to furnish an abdominal and uterine supporter, which can be adjusted t0 any form of person, and will hold up or support both abdomen and uterus, in case of 'Prolapsus altera', at the same time.

Figure 1 isa perspective. of my supporter.

Figure 2 is a section view ofthe cup and tube.

Letter A represents the springs, by means of which the pads are held against the body, and which'ma'y be made of steel, rubber, or any other suitable material.

The two front ends of these springs are pivoted to the ends of the metal rod B, in such a manner as to allow them to swing freely around.

lo this rod B there are attached the two front pads, C, and the long curved arm or rod D, by means of suitable clasps or thumb-screws, and has a slot cut in each end, so as to receive the ends of the springs.,

To each one ofthe pads C there is attached a small clamp, E, by means ofwhiehthey are fastened to the rod B. By loosening the thumb-screws in these clamps, the pads can be placed at any desirable point,.and then secured there, and as they can be turned to any angle, they can be made to suit the shape of any abdomen.

As the springs A have been made adjustable, by means of the joints at F, these pads, in case of great corpulenec,cau be'moved down,so as to rest just upon the groin.

Upon the opposite ends of the springs from the rod B, there are placedtwo more pads, smaller than the front ones, which serve as a support for the back, and as a rest for the ends of the springs.

F11-stoned to the rod B, by means of the clamp H, is the long curved arm I), which ext-ends downward, and is then curved buck toward the wearer.

By means of the clamp, the arm can be lowered or raised, as may be desired, in order to elevate or depress the cup I.

'.lhe lower end of this arm has a small ball cast upon it, which iitsin the small en p 7,' screwed upon the end of the tube M. This cup has a hole in its bottom, so as to allow the ball a to be placed within it, and can either be screwed uptight againstthe end ofthe tube, or can be left loose enough to form an'universa-l joint, so that the cup I can accommodate itself to the uterus in any position.

Secured to the rod or arm D, by thevuniversal joint, atthe point l, is a hollow tube, M, upon which the cup I rests, and which has a screw-thread cut upon .f

its interior at the top, and has au opening at the bottom of its hollow, so as to allow the Vsecretions from the uterus to ow out.

Screwed into this tube ,is the cup I, which has a hollow screw-rod extending downward, which is to be screwed into the tube, as seen in iig. 2, so that the cup can be lowered or raised, as maybe desired.4 The uterus rests in this cup, which has an opening in its bottom, so that the secretions can pass down into the tube beneath, thus saving the vagina from the eXcoriating eiects so often produced by acrid discharges.

The object in having a double tube at the point sA is to provide a means by which the distance between the cup and the joint maybe lengthened or shortened,

without obstructing the channel through which the secretions flow. This channel may be varied by using different kinds of screws, but I do not desire to Irestrict myself to any particular kind.

When it is not necessary to4 use the c up or the arm D, the supporter can be used alone, to support'the abdomen or uterus, by pressure, which is necessary in some cases of pregnancy.' It is especially designed for the use of all females who are suffering from prolapsfus atei-t', and who need an abdominal or uterine-supporter.

By taking the cup in the left hand a-nd the pads U in 'the right, by holding the left one still, it will be readily seen that the right can be moved freely in any direction, thus showing how perfectly the cup remains in its place, supporting the uterus perfectly'still, while the body may be turned in any direction.

Having thus described my invention,

That I claim, anddesire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

l. The hinged clamp E, controlled bya set-screw, whereby the pads O C- are adjusted laterally, and at different angles of inclination, in Xed positions upon the longitudinal bar B, substantially as andfor the purpose specied.

2. The combination of the cup I with a dependent hollow screw, withinthe tube M,.cap l, arm D, and ball a, substantially in the manner set forth.

3. The springs A A, pads G G, pivots F F, hinged clamps E E, bars B B, and pads C C, all arranged substantially in the manner set forth.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing, I have hereunto set my hand, this 9th day of Apiiil, 1869.

ZERA WATERS.

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It. L. DAVIS, A. C( SwEE'rsnR.

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