US 1110694 A
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V. H. JENNINGS.
APPLICATION FILED APR.11, 1914.
1,1 10,694, Patented Sept. 15,1914,
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VICTOR n. JENNINGS, on woncnsTnn, NassACnusnTTs, ASSIGNOB To MILLS wovnN CARTRIDGE BELT COMPANY, on woncnsrnn, MASSACHUSETTS, A CORPORATION OF MASSACHUSETTS.
Patented Sept. 15, 1914.
I Application filed April 11, 1914. Serial No. 831,292.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, VIoTon H. JENNINGS, a citizen of the United States, residing at Worcester, in the countyof Worcester, State of Massachusetts, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in WovenBandoleers, of which the following is a specifica tion, reference being had therein to the ac-,
The invention cons'i cartridge-carrier of the'class known as bandoleers. I a a My present bandoleer resembles that of my prior application filed SeptemberBO, 1912, Serial No. 228,000 in that it has the body thereof composed of web-material woven with integral'pockets or pouches for cartridges, and has attached flaps 0r covers for such pockets or pouches, as customary in the case of the leading forms ofcartridge= belts and the like cartridge-carriers at pres-1 ent in use. The said pocketed web-material has, as woven, a natural and permanent longitudinal edgewise curvature. By reason of such curvature the pocket-web is so shaped in the weaving that, when the bandoleer is worn, the portion thereof which goes over the wearers shoulder shall lie flat and smoothly upon the latter, with its pressure equally distributed so as to obviate tendency to chafe, or cut, or unduly oppress the wearer; so that, also, the hanging portions shall extend in an easy curve downward u on the wearers chest and back and across his body without distorting the pocket-web from its natural shape, and without uneven sagglng or bulglng outward; and'so that the portlon of the pocket-web which passes around the side of the wearer shall lie flate wise and easily against such side.
A feature of my present invention is a bandoleer comprising a pocket-web woven described above, with the concave margin of the web woven along the back walls of sts in an improved the pockets in separated plies whereby a housing slit for. the reception of the attaching end of a cover or flap is produced, the said plies being joined together in the weavmg at a suitable distance below the open mouth of a pocket or pouch to limit the eintrance of the said end into the housing s it.
Another feature of my invention isthe reinforcement of the curved pocket-web at and adjacent its convex margin to strengthen the bottoms of the pockets and enable them to withstand wear better. 1 1
An embodiment of the invention is illus integralportions of the pocket-web. The
said pockets as'woven are of suitable pouch form and-of the required dimensions. The
patch 3"with its pockets 41 is separately formed and applied to the web-portion or section 2, it being conveniently secured in place thereon, as by means of stitches or rivets. Theflaps or covers 5, 5 aresepa ,rately formed and applied," the manner of application being explained hereinafter. The straps 6 and 7 are separately formed and attached.
"As woven, the pocket-web with its integral pockets 4: formed in the weaving has a pronounced ,longitudmal edgewlse curvature, which is shown to best advantage in il g. 2. The result of this curvatureis, as shown inFig. 1, to enable the part whlch rests upon the shoulder of the wearer to lie thereon ina flat and smooth state, bearing iuniformly. across its entire width, without any tendenoyto-cut, ch'afe, or otherwise oppress the wearer. The portions which hang down from the shoulder of the wearer lie smoothly and snugly against his chest and back, without tendency to gape away therefrom, while the portion or portionsextend ing around his side below his arm fit smoothly and snugly in place.
- 4, 4-,- are. single pockets arranged side by 115 formed and applied in connection with the pockets 4P. All of the pockets. have the months or openings thereof directed toward the concave edge of the bandoleer, Pockets side in "the respective groups, while the pockets 4%:wh1ch are smaller than. the others, are arranged oneabove the other on the pocket-patch piece 3.
saidhousing slit'being produced by forming.
. Fig. 3 illustratesthe housing slit that is formed in the back-wall 4- of the pocket 4 at the concave edge of the bandoleer, the
thetupper portion of the said'back-wall in two plies fl, 4?, by well known procedure in weaving. The slit extends only part-way down the back of the pocket, its depth being just'enough'to receive asufiicient portion of the length of the flap or covert to provide for securely'attaching the flap or cover to thep ocketwall. The bottom of the housing slit co-i'istitutcs a stop which limits the extent of the entrance of the attaching end of' the flap or cover intc the housing slit. It is unnecessary thatthe insertedportion of the flap or cover should extend more than part way down from the mouth of the pocket. It will be observed that the'housing slit facilitates the quick applicationof the flap or cover to the back-wall ofthe pocket or pouchpan'dno further care or adjustment in ma'k-ingapplication of the flap-or cover is necessary otherjthan topush theattaching end vof the flap or cover down into the housing slit until itreaches the bottom" of the said slit. The flapor cover is secured within the housing slit by means of stitches or rivets or staples which secure-the two separate plies and the attaching end ot-the cover or flap together. y j s A singlecontinuous housing slitrnay extend the entire length'of the concave edge or margin of the bandol'eer, or discontinuous.
' housing slits maybe produced in the said edge or margin, one thereof pocketsor pouches 4. I
Thelreinforceinent of the bottoms of the for each of the v pockets or pouches 4 along andadjacent the i convex edge or margin of the bandoleer is indicated by'the heavy shading-in Figs. 1; "and 2, and by the increased thicknessof the a pocket Walls at the bottom in Fig. 3. This Gopies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissionerfot jgatei ts,
pockets or pouches. g T I In testimony whereof I aflix my s gnature reinforcement may be produced either by an ncrease n the thlclmess, or by anlncrease 1n the strength and durability. .4
The body'of my improved; bandoleer; with its pockets, itslongitudinal edgewise curva- .ture, its housing slit or slits, and its reinfor cotip'erating'with the "socket-fastenings 9, 9 of the flaps or' coverst. I claim as my 1nvention;; 1. A woven ,bandoleer comprising; a
taocketeweb" woven with integral ockets-or Q pouches in two longitudinal series-"or groups,
such groupsor series separated by aninter vening sp ace, Y-and; said" 'pocketweb also formed, as woven; with a]naturalper manent longitudinal 'ed ewise i'cu-rvature, and a patch-pocket piece attached to the pocket-web .at the said space between I respective groups or series.)
' QLYA; woven bandol eer comprising, a,
pocket-web woven with integral pockets or:
pouches and 'withfi-a longitudinaledgewise curvature, and also having in the back-wall} of a pocket orpou'ch a housing lslitiformed in the weaving, said; slit opening toward the' concave edge of the bandole'er and extend-ing only part-way down 'the depth of the pocket or pouch, witha cover or flap/having its attaching end, occupying the said housingslit and making contact with the bottom of said slit.
3..YA woven 'bandoleer comprising a pocket-web woven with lntegral pockets or pouches and with a longitudinal edgewlse curvature, and-also having in'. the back-wall of a pocket or pouch a housing slitifoimed in the weaving, said slit' opening toward the 1concave edge of theb'andoleer, andekteiid iinghnly part-way down the depth of-It-he pocket or pouch, with cover or flapl having its attaching end o 'ccupying the said housingslitand making contact wlththe bottomzoi;
said slit, said pocket-webreinforcedfat and.
adjacent, its convex margin to thereby the bottoms of the strengthen and rei'n'force 'in' presenee of two witnesses.
gALIOE M. TIsnA n, i HORACE D. S'rEvENs.
Washington, D. C. I j
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