A collection pouch (presumably worn mostly outside of the body), with a cup-like top section with slits in the base, that allows the blood to pass through and collect in the pouch.
(via Google Patents – OCR text – has errors!) https://www.google.com/patents/US599955
GATAMENIAL SACK AND WOMB SUPPORTER.
Patented Mar. 1, 1898.
UNITE STATES PATENT OFFICE.
SETH BEACH, OF TOLEDO, OHIO.
CATAMENIAL SACK AND WOMB-SUPPORTER.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 599,955, dated March 1, 1898.
Application filed May 12, 1897. Serial No. 636,164. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, SETH BEACH, of Toledo, county of Lucas, and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Catamenial Sacks and Womb-Supporters; and I do declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, which will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompa nying drawings, and to the numerals of reference marked thereon, which form part of this specification. v I
My invention relates to a catamenial sack and womb-supporter, and has for its object to provide a sack or receptacle of resilient material, the mouth thereof to be in contact with the mouth of the womb and to receive the secretions of the female organs. The
formation of the mouth portion and the body.
portion of the sack will effectually prevent any outflow therefrom and offer no impediments to the inflow of the secretions as the wearer of the sack assumes any attitude.
A further object is to reinforce the circular mouth portions of the sack to act as a support for the womb by pressure of the less re silient mouthpiece against the walls of the vagina.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is an elevationconstructed in accordance with my invention. Fig. 2 is a vertical section showing the reinforced ring of the inverted conical mouthpiece and the sack. Fig. 3 is a plan eleva- 7 of the mouthpiece 8. The ring 7 is of larger diameter, whereby the contraction of the ring 5 of the throat portion 3 secures the sack 1 to the mouthpiece 8. The ring 7 possesses less resiliency and is of larger diameter than the ring 5, whereby it Will expand against the walls of the vagina and support the womb.
Integral with the ring 7, supporting the womb, is an inverted conical mouthpiece 9, having slits or other openings 10 in the apex thereof for the inflow of the secretions. The slit-s upon the apex form a plurality of angular portions 11, which close the apertures 12. As the wearer assumes a lying attitude the upper wall 13 of the conical throat will fall over the conical mouthpiece and close the angular portions 11, as shown in dotted lines, Fig. 2, the secretions flowing into the annular space 14, between the conical mouth portion and the throat portion’of the sack. The pendent sack 1 is supported from the body of the wearer by suitable means.
What I claim is In a catamenial sack and womb-supporter, a resilient pendent sack, a neck, a throat, a ring upon the inner surface at the mouth of the throat and integral therewith, engaging an annular groove formed upon a less resilient ring of the mouthpiece, whereby the sack is secured to the mouthpiece, an inverted conical mouth portion integral with the larger ring, and a plurality of slits upon the apex of the inverted conical portion, whereby there is formed a plurality of coacting valves integral with the mouthpiece.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I hereby affix my signature in presence of two Witnesses.
H. H. MARTIN, MAUD SoHUMAcHER.