Improvement in suspenders
US 112746 A
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TOHIMSELF AND FREDERIC Gr. FORD' Letters Patent No. 112,746, dated March 14, 1871.
IMPROVEMENT lN SUSPENDERS.
The Schedule referred to in these Letters Patent and making part ofthesame.
To all whom fit' may concern:
, Beit known that I, SYDNEY E. SMITH, of the city and county of Washington, in the District of Columbia, have invented an Improved Suspender for Pantaloons and similar articles of apparel ,and I dohereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the same, and the manner in which it is to be used and worn, .reference being had'to the accompanying drawing through letters of reference marked thereon, and in which- Figure l represents a nearly-face View of a person with my improved suspender applied;
Figure 2 is a rear view of the same l Figure 3 is a plan of -the suspender constructed with double end and tag; and
Figure 4, a similar view of one with'siugle end and tag.
The same letters indicate like parts in all the figures.
The ordinary suspender, consisting of two straps passing over the shoulders and intersecting or cross; ing each otherat the back, is objectionable onaccouut of the constant chaling and wear ofthe shirt or other garment over which they are worn, occasioned by the motions of the body backward and forward from a vertical to an inclined position, which also causes undue-strain upon the buttons by which they are con-v nected with the pantaloons.
` To obviate these objections and at the same time furnish a more comfortable article of wear for the purpose is'the object of my invention, which consists in novel construction and mode of applying `the suspender to the person and to the pantaloons, by which all restraint upon the motion of the body, all chafing of the shirt and strain upon the buttons vconsequent upon such motion, are nearly, if not entirely, avoided.
Referring to the drawing- A represents the suspender, consisting of' `a single piece of webbing, which may be finished with a double` the breast, one to each side, where it is buttoned tothe vwaistband of the pantaloons.
By this arrangement perfect freedom is afforded for the motion of the'body without varying the tension of the suspender, all inclination, of it to slide or slip olic the shoulder is obviated, and it can also be manufactured at about one-half the cost of those now in use.
What is here claimed, and desired to be secured by Letters Patent, is-
A pantaloon-suspender constructed of a single piece of webbing, with an adjustable tag at one or both ends, for operation as shown and described, as a new articlel of manufacture.
SYDNEY E. SMITH. Witnesses:
W.v MORRIS SMITH, 1. Lotus CLUBB.