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Publication numberUS1001940 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 29, 1911
Filing dateJun 16, 1904
Priority dateJun 16, 1904
Publication numberUS 1001940 A, US 1001940A, US-A-1001940, US1001940 A, US1001940A
InventorsWilliam Epstein, Samuel Epstein
Original AssigneeWilliam Epstein, Samuel Epstein
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Self-fitting petticoat.
US 1001940 A
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W. & s. EPSTEIN. SELF FITTING PETTIGOAT. APPLICATION FILED JUNE 16. 1904 1,001,940, Patented Aug. 29, 1911.




Specification .1 Letters Patent. I P t nted Aug. 29, 1911.

Application filed June 16, 1904. Serial No. 212,903.

To all whom it may concern: I

Be it known that we, WILLIAM Ersrnm, a citizen of the United States, residing at 46 West One Hundred and Seventeenth street, in the borough of Manhattan, city and county of New York and State of New York, United States of America, and SAM UEL EPs'rEIN, a subject of Russia, residing at 17 WVest One Hundred and Twelfth street, in the borough of Manhattan, city and county of New York and State of New York, United States of America, have invented a new and useful Improvement in SelfFitting Petticoats, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to an improvement in the construction of self-fitting petticoats,

, and other garments that are held in position on the person by means offastenings secured to the waist band of thepetticoat or other garment.

Heretofore in the manufacture of petticoats, it was necessary to make a great variety of sizes of petticoats to conform to the different dimensions of the waists of wearers of petticoats; whereas our invention is so constructed, that two'or three sizes are sufficient to cover all the many sizes manufactured under the old system.

The principal object of our invention is to make a self-fitting petticoat, that will expand at the waist-band and the hips to several sizes larger than when it is in its normal condition, and conform to the shape and fit snugly the figure of the wearer.

Another object of our invention is to economize in manufacture and construction of self-fitting petticoats by means of inserting an elastic material to form part of the two side gores, and part of the waist band. Other objects and advantages will hereinafter appear. V

In the drawings forming part of this specification,Figure 1 is a rear elevation of a self-fitting petticoat .made in' accordance with our invention. Fig. 2 is a front eleva tion of same. Fig. 3 is a side elevation of our inventlon embodied withour II'IIPIOVG ments.

In the several views like parts are identified by like signs.

Referring to Fig. 1, 1 designates a petticoat, 2 and 3 gores made of elastic material extending from the top of the petticoat 1 to the hip 1; said gores are placed one on each side of the petticoat 1-. The top ends of the gores 2 and 3, form part of the waist-band 4. The gores 2 and 3 are attached to the gores 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, and when all the edges of the gores are sewed together, they form a petticoat as shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3. The upper ends 10 and 11 of the gores? and S are attached to the lower ends 12 and 13 of the gores 2 and 3. The ends 10 and 11 of the gores 7 and 8 are gathered to facilitate the expansion. of the gores 2 and 3 when applied to a form larger than the size of the waistband 4-. The petticoat is fastened in the rear by means of spring catches let and 15, which are secured to flaps 16 and 17 of thegores 5 and 6.

It will be seen that when a petticoat con- I structed in accordance with the drawings shown, is applied to a person having waist larger than the waistband of the petticoat, the elastic gores will expand and conform to the size and shape of the person, and will lit snugly without any discomfort to the I person.

Having thus described our invention, we claim A'skirt comprising the usual waist band and attached gores having side sections removed therefrom to provide openings, each of said openings gradually increasing in width downwardly over the hip portlon of the skirt, and sections of elastic material of a shape corresponding to that of such openings secured to the edges of the latter.

In testimony whereof we have signed-our names to this specification.




BENJ. Ersrrlm.

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U.S. Classification2/221, 2/401, 2/211
Cooperative ClassificationA41D1/20