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Publication numberUS1074389 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 30, 1913
Filing dateMay 19, 1911
Priority dateMay 19, 1911
Publication numberUS 1074389 A, US 1074389A, US-A-1074389, US1074389 A, US1074389A
InventorsGeorge Sullivan
Original AssigneeGeorge Sullivan
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1074389 A
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Patented Sept. 30, 1913.




Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed May 19, 1911.

Patented Sept. 30, 1913. Serial No. 628,334.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, Gnonon SULLIVAN, a citizen of the United States, residing at No. 43 Brevoort Place, borough of Brooklyn, city, county, and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Lapdtobes; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

WVith the object of providing a practical and easily adjustable covering or robe for the lower part of the trunk and limbs of automobolists, tourists on shipboardand those desiring to be protected against cold and wind in exposed places, I have devised the robe hereinafter specifically described in connection with the accompanying drawing. This robe consists of a substantially rectangular major piece of material which is joined throughout approximately the third middle part of one edge to a minor piece of substantially like width and rectangular form. The minor piece may be a continuation of the same piece with the major piece,

or sewn thereto or joined thereto in a de-- tachable manner, the manner of joining not being deemed essential to this description, and it sufiices to say that these major and minor parts are joined throughout approximately the middle third of their contiguous edges when the robe is used in the manner herein specified.

Referring to the accompanying drawing, Figure 1 illustrates the manner in which this robe is applied to afford protection to the body and legs and feet of the wearer. Fig. 2 shows the major piece adjusted and the position of the minor piece before it is wrapped about the legs and secured; and Fig. 3 shows the robe lying flat with one corner of the minor piece lifted to show the fastening loops on its under side.

Referring to Fig. 3, the major piece A and the minor piece B are shown as fashioned from one piece of material by making incisions C, from opposite edges. Each of these incisions extending inwardly for ap proximately one-third of the entire width of the robe. The flaps or separated ends D, D, of the minor piece are provided with suitable fastenings to admit of their being secured together when overlapped about the limbs and these fastenings are shown as buttons E on the inner side of one flap D, and corresponding cord loops F on the outer side of the other flap D, though other fastenings may be equally well employed.

The manner in which the robe is to be applied to the wearer is as follows: The feet are placed upon the. robe at the points indi' cated by the dotted soles G in Fig. 3, when the major piece A is folded upwardly in front of the person and then wrapped about the body lapping at the back. The minor piece B is then folded up at the back of the legs outside of the lap of the major piece A and brought around the front where it is lapped and secured by the buttons B and loops F. This secures the folds of the lower parts of the robe, effectually incasing the feet, and the upper part about the waist is held in place by the body as the wearer is seated.

This robe has been illustrated in the drawing, and described above, as of a suitable size for one person, but it will be obvious that itmay conveniently be made to accommodate more than one person if desired.

What I claim is:

1. A robe adapted for the protection of the body by being provided with a major portion capable of being wrapped about and under the body and a minor portion capable of being wrapped in the opposite direction about the lower part of the body and over said previously wrapped major portion, said major and minor portions being joined throughout only those middle portions of their edges which lie adjacent the heels of the wearer when the robe is adjusted in the manner herein described; substantially as described.

2. A robe to be folded about the lower part of the body comprising a body portion adapted to lie under the feet and fold about the body lapping at the back, and an end portion forming a continuation of that central part lying under the feet but disunited from said body portion adjacent the lateral edges thereof and adapted to be folded about the legs lapping at the front; substantially as described.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature, in presence of two witnesses.




Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, D. G.

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U.S. Classification2/69, D02/719
Cooperative ClassificationA41D13/0015