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APPLICATION FILED NOV.24,19
Patented Feb. 11
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Specification of Letters ratent.
Patented Feb. 111, 191&
Application iiiea Keve nber 94,1811. Serial No. seesaw.
To all whom it may concern: I
Be it known that I, Moaais Fnnin ius, a citizen of the United States, residing at Philadel his in the county of Philadelphia and Sta e oi Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Overcoats, of which thefollowing is a specifloat-ion.
My invention relates to improvements in overcoats, the object of the invention being to provide an improved overcoat which ma be reversed or turned inside out, and'wil form a perfect overcoat in either position.
A further object is to provide a single rment, two overcoats bothinside and outside bein perfectly made, each having its own pocEets, and the arment adapts to be worn with eithersi 0' out, the sides being preferably of diflerent materials, and both inside and outside materials so secured together articularly. throughobfi the edges thereof t at the arment will be perfectly finished from bot sides, and there will be no rough edges or enlargements. V
A further object is to prdvide a coat of this character which is adapted especially for use by detectives, as it enables the dctective tomaterially change his 'ap arance by simply reversing his coat, and t is is of very great importance while shadow ng a sus ct.
\Ivith these and other objects in view, the invention consists in certain novel features of construction and combinations and arrangements of parts, as will be more fully hereinafter described and pointed out in the claim.
In the accompanying drawings: Figure 1, is a egerspective view illustrating my impro'v coat showing the same open to illustrate the inside as well as the outside. Fig. 2, is a view in elevation showin the removable collar 9 as it is adapted o be positioned on the coat. Fig. 3, is a view of the inner face of said removable collar. Fig.
is a view in section on the line 44 of 4 Fig. 1. Fi 5, is a view in section on the line' 5-45 0 Fig. 1, and Fig. 6, illustrates in improvement with a modified form of co lar with one end of the collar turned up.
Myim rovcd coat coin rises an outer coat 1 an an inner coat 2. Vhile I refer to these coats as inner and outer coats,-it is to be understood that their positions may be exactly reversed, so that either of said coats maybe inner or outer as desired. I refer to these arts as coats and not one as the coat, and t eother as a lining, because each is as rfect a coat as the other, and the garment is equall well ada ted to be worn, with either si e out, and t e casual observer can not detect any differences in the coat, ex-
cept such as are designed in order to make the coat appear ditlerently.' These coats 1 and 2 are made of very different materials, for example one coat is preferably of light goods and the other of dark, one of plain" goods and the other of plaid or mixed goods, and one may be water-proof if desired.
For purposes of clearness in description.
I ,will refer to coat 1 as the outer coat, and coat 2 as the inner coat. These coats 1 and 2 throughout their edges are secured as shown in Fig. t5. That is, the ed es of the coats are turned inwardly upon themselves in line with the filling 3, and as the inturned edges of the arment are the same in thick ness as the tilting when a line of stitching 4 is passed through the inturned edges, the edge of the garment will be smooth, and there will be no unevenness or enlargements. The outer garment 1 is preferably provided with a patch pocket 5, and the inside arment with an inserted pocket 6. Tiesc pockets are opposite each other, so that when the armentis in use, one may serve as an insi e pocket if'desired. .In manufacturing the coat, I may use severai styles of collar, for example, Fig. 1 shows the coat provided with a collar to match the material of the outside coat 1, and in this collar, buttons 7 are provided to enter button holes Bin a removable collar 9, which collar is adapted to be attached when the coat 2 is worn outside. This collar has hooks and eyes 10 at its ends to secure it in closed position ointhe coat, and when not desired may he carried in a pocket of the garment.
In Fiiz. 6, I illustrate the coat having a fixed co lar 11, which oii'one face has the material of the coat 1, and on its other face the material of'the coat 2, so that it may be turned inside out with the coat, and will conform to the material of the (out \vorn outside. This garment is therefore two garments in one, because it enables the user to turn it inside out, and thus have two gurments of ditl'crcnt i\ppeai-aiice.,'Tlic said garment is provided with buttons 12 inside that it may be readily .buttoned in either -flposit-ion.
When a detective is shadowin a thief 5 or ;a suspect, and he desires to c ange his general appearance, he ma readily slip into a doorwa or vestibule an reverse his coat, He will t erefore'step out a different lookingyman and fool the suspect.
arious slight changes might be made in the general form and arrangement of parts described without departing from my invention, and hence I do not limit m self to the precise details set forth, but consider myself at liberty to make such changes and alterations as fairly fall within the spirit and scope of the ap ended claim.
Having thus escribed my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
A reversible coat of the character described, comprising two completely cut and sewed coats, one secured inside the other, a fixed collar on one garment, buttonson the inside of said collar, and a collar conforming in material to the other garment, and having button holes to receive the buttons on the collar, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
Ee'ras FRIEDMAN, Cass. E. Porre.
Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. O."