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G. G. FILSON.
APPLIOATION FILED 001'. 2a, 1912.
Patented Mar. 3, 1914.
oLINToN o. FILSON, or SEATTLE, WASHINGTON.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed October 28, 1912. Serial No. 728,177.
To all whom it mag concern Be it known that I, CLINTON C. FILsoN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Seattle, in the county of King and State of WVashington, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Shirts, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to improvements in upper garments, as shirts, coats and the like; and has for its object to provide a garment of suitable and improved design and character for the especial use of field engineers, forest rangers, cruisers, prospectors and others requiring a strong, serviceable garment adapted to afford protection from the weather and to furnish the conveniences required in such usage. I
To these ends the invention relates to the combination with a shirt of ordinary or suitable construction, of an additional. thickness of the shirt fabric overlaying the shoulders of the garment extending downwardly in front to the arm-pit of the wearer upon each side of the collar and downwardly in the rear covering substantially the entire shoulders and back of the wearer with a double thickness of the fabric.
The invention further relates to the novel adaptation of said rearwardly extending portion of said overlaying thickness of fabric to provide a receptacle or pocket of large and convenient size to receive articles of a bulky nature carried by the wearer.
The invention still further relates to the novel construction and adaptation of the front pockets of said garment and the cover ing flaps therefor to overlay and protect the lower seams of said forwardly extending portion of the said superposed material as well as to afford a neat and wellappearing finish to this portion of the garment.
The invention still further relates to the novel construction, combination and adaptation of parts of the garment, and as a whole, as will be ,more fully described in the following specification, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, and finally set forth in the appended claim.
In said drawings, Figure 1 is a rear perspective view of a shirt showing an embodiment of my invention applied thereto. Fig. 2 is a fragmentary front view of the same. Fig. 3 is a vertical cross-section through 3- 3 of Fig. 2.
Referring to said drawings, the reference numeral 1 designates a body garment, as a shirt or coat, fashioned in the customary manner and of any suitable material. A superposed thickness 2 of the same material is applied and secured over the shoulder and at the front and back of the garment, as will now be described. Said added ply 2 of material extends over substantially the entire back of the wearer from near the bot tom of the shirt, as at 3, and upwardlv nearly the entire width of the back to the shirt-collar 4 where it is bifurcated and ex tends over the shoulders of the garment,
.upon each side of said collar and downwardly upon the front or breast of the garment, as at 5, where it desirably extends to the lower edge of the sleeves, as at 6. Said superposed material is secured at the back of the garment by a sewed scam 7 along its bottom edge which is continued upwardly, as at 8, along the lateral edges thereof terminating at a position below the armpits of the garment to afford an opening 9 upon each side to admit the hand of the wearer and the reception of articles between the superposed material and the shirt proper and access to the large pocket 10 formed by said scams 7 and 8. The side edges of said superposed material are further secured by a seam 11 commencing at the arm-pits and extending over the shoulders anddownwardly upon the front of the garment to the front lower extremity 6 of said material. The bifurcated portion of said material is similarly secured by a seam 12 around the collar of the garment and extending down wardly at the front and secured under the buttonhole band 13 and the corresponding portion (not shown) carrying the buttons of the shirt. Said lower edges are likewise secured by a sewed seam.
Numerals 14 and 15 indicate breast pockets upon each side, respectively, of the front of the garment. Said pockets are desirably of ample sizehaving their open upper edges extend above and to overlay the edges 6 of said superposed material and they desirably extend laterally from as close proximity of t-hesleeve of the garment as comfort will admit to within close relation of said band 13. Flaps 16 and 17 are provided for the respective side pockets and are secured by sewed seams 18 through the garment material proper and the superposed material affording additional reinforcement of the Patented Mar. 3, 1914.
latter in proximity of the edge 6. Said flaps may be provided with snap fastenings 19 whereby ,they may be reliably secured over the respective pockets and to further protect said lower edges 6 from injury.
The numerals E20, 21 and 22 indicate re spectively, additional pockets of special design for various purposes; that designated by 22 being superposed upon the pocket 15 and divided by spaced vertical seams 23 into a plurality of narrow compartments for the reception of pencils and the like and are arranged to be covered by the flap 17.
It will be noted that the garment as constructed in accordance with my invention is characterized by a double thickness of material extending integrally over the back and shoulders of the wearer and downwardly in front covering thereby the upper-portion of the breast. There is thus provided two plys of fabric over these vital portions of the garment through which theperson of the wearer is most affected by the weather and especially by rain or other forms of moisture. I
It is well known that two or more thicknesses of fabric have greater eiiicacy in resisting the effects of cold or dampness than one thickness equal to the combined weight of the former. Similarly, in the present construction, an equal or greater effect in protection from weather will be had by use of a lighter weight of material than would be obtained by use of a single thickness of equal weight. Said superposed material extends over the shoulder integrally, as described, without seam or other break in its rounded outline. \Vhen the garmentis com posed of waterproof material and. is intended to altogether exclude rain, as it is very well adapted to do, such construction is an added advantage in' affording a seamless exterior thickness that fully protects the.
shoulder seams 24 o f the fabric underneath.
The protection afforded the wearer by the double-ply arrangement of said material is carried out further by the arrangementof the pockets 1 1 and 15 that practically cover the breast of the garment upon each side of vand as such, articles of not too great weight may be carried with great convenience.
The arrangement of the forwardly extending portions 5 and the combination of the overlaying pockets 14 and 15 and the flaps 16 and 17 afford a novel and eficctive adaptation and furnish full protection to the edges (3 against being ripped and serves as a pleasing finish to the garment by covering somewhatsaid edges and obviating any objections to any unusual appearance.
\Vhile I have described my invention with considerable detail, I do not intend to confine myself to the precise construction shown, as obviously considerable variation from the same in detail may be made within the scope of the claim without departing from the spirit of the invention or sacrificing its advantages.
Having described my invention, what I claim, is
A shirt provided with a superposed layer of fabric, said superposed layer substantially covering the whole back portion of the shirt and bifurcated at its upper end to provide a pair of forwardly extending breast portions terminating at a point substantially at the armpits, said superposed layer being stitched along the major portion of its marginal edges the back portion thereof extending from the armpits to the waist line being free,
breast pockets upon the shirt proper and flaps for said pockets stitched along the upper edges through the shirt proper and the superposed layer to reinforce- 'the superposed'layer at this point.
Signed at Seattle, Wash, this 22nd day of October, 1912.
CLINTON GwFII JSON. \Vitnesses omen Barnes, E. PETERSON.