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This inrentioa relates to a catamenisi appliance and h&a as its object the provision of such an appliance widen will be completely concealed when in usa, which is not subject to inadvertent dislodgement, and which can bs-worn with minimum discomfort. 'In the accompanying drawing is illustrated one form in which the invention may be embodied, but it is to be understood that this is presented by way of illustration only, as the invention may be utilized in forms varying in detail from thai here showii.'
In said drawing ' ^
Fig. I is a bottom view $
Fig. 2 is a ride view;':
Fig. 3 is a sectional view illustrating a manner of application; and
Fig. 4 is a sectional view illustrating the appliance in operative position.
'The device comprises a pad or disk 10 of spit, compressible, highly absorptive matsrial, such as long staple absorbent cotton, or other suitably coherent and flexible substance or substances. For convenience this may b© of circular cpntoffi*. and should be relatively thin to admit of the manipulation as hereinafter described. A silk string 11 is strongly secured through the middle of the disk and is tied to form a loop which will depend for several inches from the pad. The device is applied by inserting it in the manner illustrated in Fig. 3 to a position somewhat above that which it is to occupy, with the string depending. The string is then drawn downwardly with the result that the protuberant crown or central portion of the pad is retracted and the material compressed or telescoped within the surrounding portions, to s position more or less approximating that illustrated in'Fig. 4. This is accommodated by the flexible and compressible nature of &&© pad. An thus applied the device occupies a position at the lower end of the eanals the walls of which are shown in dotted lines, and is held in position by the natural muscular tension. It thus forms an effective yielding pack held under a certain degree of compression and affording complete stoppage in a position where it is completely out of
sight. When desired, it may foa •mih'drawn by the -string.
What I claim is: •
An appliance of the sort described comprising a relatively thin disk-like pad of coherent flexible compressible absorbent material, said pad being of approximately uniform thickness throughout, and having a traction string secured through its central portion, said string being of such length as to extend a substantial distance from the pad, and the pad being of such dimensions, flexijbility and compressibility that it may be convoluted and compressed by retracton of its central portion from a protuberant position relative to the marginal portions thereof by traction on the- string when the pad is conflicted.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto sub"niy name.
JAMES A, MffiLNER.