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Publication numberUS1002912 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 12, 1911
Filing dateJan 25, 1911
Priority dateJan 25, 1911
Publication numberUS 1002912 A, US 1002912A, US-A-1002912, US1002912 A, US1002912A
InventorsJohn B Guy
Original AssigneeJohn B Guy
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Union bathing-suit.
US 1002912 A
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J. B. GUY.



Patented Sept. 12, 1911.





Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Sept, 12, 1911,

Application filed January 25, 1911.

Serial No. 604,596.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, JOHN B. GUY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Brockton, in the county of Plymouth and State of Massachusetts, have invented new and useful Improvements in Union BathingSuits, of which the following is a specification.

The invention relates to a bathing suit, and more particularly to the class of life preserving union bathingapparel, suits or the like. 7

The primary object of the invention is the provision of a suit of this character in which a wearer will be sustained in a body of water, should such wearer venture beyond the shallow water line while bathing.

Another object of the invention is the provision of a suit of this character in which a wearer can easily get into the same, and that will be worn with comfort, and also allow freedom of movement of the limbs of such wearer, thus the possibility of drowning during bathing will be reduced to a mlnimum, thereby giving assurance to the wearer while in a body of water.-

A further object of the invention is the provision of a suit which is designed as a life preserver when worn, and that is simple,

durable, and eflicient in its purpose, and inexpensive in manufacture.

With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in the construction,combination and arrangement of parts, as will be hereinafter more fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and pointed out in the claim hereunto appended.

In the drawings: Figure 1 is a front elevation of a union bathing suit constructed in accordance with, the invention, showing it applied to the body of a wearer which is illustrated in dotted lines. Fig. 2 is a similar view with the suit open at its front. Fig. 3 is a rear elevation. Fig. 4 is a sectional view on the line 44 of Fig. 1. Fig. 5 is a sectional view on the line 55 of Fig. 1. Fig. 6 is a sectional view on the line 6-6 of Fig. 1..

Similar reference characters indicate corresponding parts throughout the several views of the drawings.

Referring to the drawings by numerals, the union bathing suit comprises a jacket or vest 8 provided with arm holes 9, and is opened at its front longitudinally thereof, the front of the jacket being provided with buttons 10 and button holes 11, respectively, so that the said vest or jacket may be fastened in the ordinary well known manner. This jacket or vest 8 is preferably made of suitable fabric which possesses elasticity, so as to be pliable and yieldable to every movement of the body of the wearer, and is made with-an inner and outer layer of cloth l2 and 13, respectively, which are stitched, as at 14., lengthwise of the body to form cells or compartments 15 for receiving and re.- taining buoyant substance, as will be hereinafter more fully described. The compart- .ments 15 in the jacket. or vest 8 are filled with cork particles 16 which serve as a buoyant medium. The compartments 15 extending from the waistline of the jacket or vest 8 to the arm holes are of considerably less length than the remaining compartments, so as to allow freedom of movement of the arms of the wearer when the jacket is 1n pos1tion upon the body of the latter and the arms are engaged in the arm holes therein.

Suitably secured to the jacket or vest 8 about the open neck thereof is a rolled collar 17 which provides a suitable pocket for the reception of cork particles'lG entirely filling the same.

Carried by the jacket or vest 8 are trousers 18 having the usual legs 19, including the inner and outer layers of cloth 20 and 21, respectively, which are stitched lengthwise of the legs 19, and at the hips thereof to provide compartments or cells 22, in which are deposited cork particles 23 entirely filling the same, the compartments or cells 22 being separated at the seat 24 of the trousers,

- so that comfort is attained when the wearer of the said trousers 18 will be normally disengaged from the front of the said jacket or vest 8, but to allow the closing of the trousers and the connection thereof at the front with the vest, there are provided the ordinary hook and eye fasteners 26 and 27, the hooks being suitably secured to the trousers 18 at the Waist band thereof, while the eyes 27 are suitably-secured to the jacket or vest 8 at the waist line thereof. Stitched or otherwise secured to the 5 crotch of the'trousers 18 is one end of a casing 28, the same being formed with a suitable compartment receiving cork particles 29, the casing 28 being detachably connected at'jits opposlte end to one end of a further casing 30 containing a suitable compartment in which is held cork particles 31, the oppo- "site endof the casing 30 being secured to the collar 17, and these casings are positioned to overlie the buttoned front of the jacket 5 or vest and the fly 25 when the suit is worn by a wearer.

At the hip lines of the trousers 18 are .At the upper part of the trousers 18 in the front thereof between the hips and the fly 25 are formed suitable pockets in which is disposed buoyant substance, such as cork, as is clearly shown in the drawings.

What is claimed is: i

A suit of the class described, comprising a jacket, trousers connected thereto at its back to the back of the jacket, the said jacket and trousers being formed with compartments extending lengthwise thereof, buoyant material filling the said compartments, means carried by the trousers and jacket respectively at the fronts thereof to engage witheach other for the connection of the same, belt sections connected to the hip lines of the trousers and having cooperative tabs and buckles for connection of the same to overliethe waist lines of the trousers and jacket at the front thereof, and casings connected with the jacket and the trousers to overlie the fly of the trousers and the fastened overlapped front of the jacket, res )ectively.

n testimony whereof I afiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.


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U.S. Classification441/102
Cooperative ClassificationA41D7/003