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Publication numberUS1121410 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 15, 1914
Filing dateDec 8, 1913
Priority dateDec 8, 1913
Publication numberUS 1121410 A, US 1121410A, US-A-1121410, US1121410 A, US1121410A
InventorsJoseph Scribante
Original AssigneeJoseph Scribante
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Trial or fitting garment.
US 1121410 A
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Patented Dec. 15, 1914.

2 sums-$112211.





Patented Dec. 15, 1914.






Specification of Letters ZEatent. 'PatentedDec, 15, 1914 Application filed December 8, 1913. Serial No. 805,321.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, JOSEPH SORIBANTE,

residing at Pittsburgh, in the county of legheny and State ofPennsylvania, a citizen of the United States, have invented or discovered certain new and useful Improvements in Trial or Fitting Garments, of which improvements the following is a specification.

. In the manufacture of coats, it is a matter of great difficulty to obtain a-good fit if the customer is'either stoop-shouldered or leans backward from erect position. At present it is the practice to fit the garment on the man, and this involves the ripping off of the collar and sleeves and opening the shoulder seam, thus greatly increasing the labor and expense.

The invention described herein relates to an adjustable trial coat, which can be put on the customer at the time he is being measured, to determine accurately the amount the front of the coat must be short ened and the back lengthened or vice versa,

so as to-obtain the desired fit, and also to obtain data as to the necessary changes where there is an abnormal developmentof some part of the body as the stomach or hi s.

The invention is hereinafter more fully described and claimed. 1

In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, Figure l is a front elevation and Fig. 2 is a rear elevation of a garment embodying my improvements; Fig. 3 shows one-half of the garmentv with the shoulder seam open and the front and rear halves connected at the pivotal point; Figs. 4: and 5 are plan views illustrating the manner of using the'standard pattern (front an'dback) in connection with the trial garment. I

In the practice of my invention I employ a coat which is complete except sleeves, as

The sockets are by preference secured to the skirt portions, on which there is only one row of the sockets and that adjacent to the portions 2, 2 and 3 are secured to the fasteners arranged on the upper portion on the 'median or standard line a extending from the pivots, l, the coat will fit a man holding himself in a naturally erect position. But if the customer stoops forward, the standard coat will be too short in .the back. and too long in the front. In such case the skirt portions are separated from the upper por-. tion and except at the pivots and the back portion of the skirt is secured on the fasteners on one or the other of the lines I) below the standard line a dependent upon the degree of stoo of the customer. The proper length of the ack having been determined,

' the front portions 2, 2 of the skirt are attached to the fasteners along a line 0 above the standard line corresponding to the position of the line b at the back below the standard line. As for example if the back of the coat must be lengthened half an inch,

then the front must be shortened the same amount measured along vertical lines 5, and along a vertical line half the distance between said pins measured across the back. Ifthe customer leans back abnormally, the front portions 2, 2 are attached to fasteners below the standard line a the back portion 3 to fasteners an equal distance above the standard line. I

As is well known, cutters are provided with standard sizes of patterns which serve for approximately outlining the cutting pattern for each coat. On these standard patterns are drawn lines radiating from the points 00 g in Figs. 4 and 5, and spaced to correspond with the lines of fasteners on the trial coat. The standard patterns both front and back are laid on the paper from which the exact patterns are to be cut with the standard lines 0 coincidin with reference to lines d on the paper. The portions of the standard patterns above the lines at are outlined on the paper; Then the standard patterns are turned around the points of, con-.

trial coat register the reference line 0.

I After the standard patternsare thus ad justed, the portions of'the standard patterns below the reference line 0 are outlined on the paper. r

As some customers have abnormally large hips or stomachs, the lower shift portions 2', 2 am provided with adjustable sections? and 8 pivotally connected at their upper ends to the mainportions of the front skirts and provided with thesocket membersof the fasteners, while other or stud members of the'fasteners are arranged on lines radiating from a the pivotal points. 'Radlatlng lines are also; drawn on'the standard patterns corresponding to' the lines along which'the-fasj teners are secured on the trial coat;

I claim-herein as my invention: 1. A trial or fitting garment provided with: arm holes andhavingin combination,

an upper portion and front and back skirt portions pivotally connected to the upper portion at" points adjacent to the lower ends of the arm holes.

2. A trial or fitting garment consisting of portions pivotally connected whereby said portions may be adjusted to different relative positions and means for detachably connecting said portions in such relations,there- 40 by permitting the garment 'to be accurately fitted to' the customer. i

3. A trial orfitting garment provided with arm holes and having in combination, an

upper portion, independent front and back kirt portions pivotally connected to the upper portion at points adjacent to the arm holes, the upper and skirt portions "having the respective parts of separable'fastening devices attached thereto, one of the portions of the" garment having a single row of one of the'fastenin-g devices, and the other portion of the garment having the complementary parts of the fastening devices ar ranged on lines radiating from thepivot points. i In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand.

JOSEPH SCRIBANTE. Witnesses Anion A. TRlLL, FQB. Jo'YoE.

1 flopies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of r atents, I Washington; 13.0.: I I J I

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U.S. Classification33/15
Cooperative ClassificationA41H1/02