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Publication numberUS1013764 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 2, 1912
Filing dateJul 26, 1911
Priority dateJul 26, 1911
Publication numberUS 1013764 A, US 1013764A, US-A-1013764, US1013764 A, US1013764A
InventorsAbraham Goldberg
Original AssigneeAbraham Goldberg
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1013764 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed July 26, 1911. Serial No. 640,573.

Garment, of which the following is a full,-

clear, and exact description.


This invention relates to garments such as suits, dresses and the like, for use by school children, saleswomen and others, and has reference more particularly to a gar ment which comprises a body having associated therewith a movable flap, and a pocket normally concealed by said flap, said flap being movable into a position to render said pocket available for use, and means for holding said flap in said lastmentioned position.

The object of the invention is to provide a simple, strong and durable garment of any desired style, size, shape or form, which can be used by school children, saleswomen or others, who, at certain times require the use of pockets or the like which at other times are not needed, in which these pockets or other receptacles can be concealed when not in use, in which the means for concealing the pockets simulate in appearance a part of the garment body and may harmonize with the same in form and ornamentation, and in which the general appearance or style of the garment is not affected by the special device of my invention.

The invent-ion consists in the construction and combination of parts to be more fully described hereinafter and particularly set forth in the claims.

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views, and in which- Figure 1 is a front elevation of a school dress for use by girls, constituting an embodiment of my invention and showing the special pocket concealed; Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the flap in position to render the pockets available for use; Fig. 3 is an enlarged, vertical. section on the line 3-3 of Fig.2; and Figs. 4' and 5 are similar views of a modified form of myinvention.

Before proceeding to a. more detailed ex planation of my invention, it should be clearly understood that notwithstanding pockets which are to cealing these pockets,

buttons 15.

that the same is particularly useful in connection with garments to be worn by school children, it can also be advantageously applied to other forms of garments, for example to worlcdresses used by saleswomen, operatives in factories, etc. In the case of school children for example, it is desirable to provide their garments with a number of be used particularly while the children are atschool. These pockets may be used for differentpurposes, Ior example as containers for pencils, slate rags, or other implements. At other times these pockets are not necessary and would tend to render the garment unsightly. lily invention therefore provides means for conwhen they are not in use.

Certain of the details of construction shown for example herewith, form no part of the invention and can be varied in accordance with individual preference and special conditions, without deviating from the essence of the'invention as defined in the appended claims.

Referring more particularly to the drawings, I have shown for example, a dress fashioned from any suitable material, having at waist portion 10, a skirt 11, and sleeves 12. I designate the waist portion and the skirt portion together, as the body of the garment. These two parts of the garment. as separated by a belt 13 of an suitable form ha ving at the front a removable section 14 cured in place at its extremities by means of Extending downwardly from the waist of the garment body and begin ning under the belt section 14 is a normally depending flap or panel 16 of suitable form, and preferably extending to the lower edge of the skirt, where it can be secured in position by means of buttons 17 or any other suitable fastening. I prefer to constructthe flap or panel so that it resembles in appearance and simulates somr part of the body of the garment, for example some portion of the skirt, which may be constructei'l so that it, too, has the appcaraiu-c of ornamental panels.

At the under side I provide the flap with a plurality of pockets 18 of diifcrcnt shapes and sizes, and designed for different purposes. lVhen the flap is raised. as shown in Fig. 2, the pockets becimu available for use. At the same time additional pockets 19 and 20 secured to the skirt at the front thereof Patented Jan. 2, 1912.

I pleasing the appearance of in its lowered position,

dress near the waist-line end thereof to the for securing said flap no concealed by the flap, also bethereof, and means come available for use. I provide buttons or other fasteners 21 for securing-the flap in the raised position. The belt section 14 can be loosened at one end or the other when the flap is being raised, and can subsequently be again buttoned over the flap to render more the garment.

Referring more particularly to Figs. land 5,\ the modified form of my invention there shown has a garment body comprising a waist portion 22, a skirt E23, and a belt or waistband 24.

and normally tion, the dress having a pocket concealed by said flap when in a depending position, said pocket being uncovered and being availab e for use when in its raised position, said flap when in its depending position coinciding with the adjacent portion of the skirt, whereby it will simulate a part of the skirt. 2. A dress comprising a waist, a skirt, and a belt at the waist-line thereoflsaid belt having a removable art, a flap secured at lie dress under the removable part of said belt and adapted tobe arranged 1n two positions, and means for securing said flap in its different positions, said dress having a cealed by said flap, said flap when m 1135 depending position coinciding with the adjacent ortion of the skirt. I

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing GOLDBERG.

At the waistband is secured a normally depending flap 25 which, when extends through a slit or opening 26 at the waist of the garment, to the inside of the skirt, so that it can depend .at the inside in a concealed position. When it is desired to use the pocket 27 carried by the fiap it is drawn out through the slit 26 and secured in a raised position by means of the buttons 28 or any other suitable fasteners.

Having thus described my invention, 1 claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent:

1. A dress compri a normally depending witnesses. ABRAHAM Witnesses JOHN K. BRACHVOGEL,

ing a waist and a skirt,


flap secured at one ocket normally con- 30, a depending positlon and in a raised posl-

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2629101 *Feb 25, 1949Feb 24, 1953Charlotte GreenwaldConvertible apron
US3013277 *Jun 30, 1958Dec 19, 1961H A Satin & Co IncMaternity skirts
US4464798 *May 26, 1983Aug 14, 1984Jeanne LivingstoneGarment having concealed pouch
US4599750 *Aug 7, 1985Jul 15, 1986Rahaman Abdul MHand grasping member for a garment
U.S. Classification2/75, 2/211, 2/247, 2/74, D02/776
Cooperative ClassificationA41D11/00