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Publication numberUS1130343 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 2, 1915
Filing dateAug 19, 1912
Priority dateAug 19, 1912
Publication numberUS 1130343 A, US 1130343A, US-A-1130343, US1130343 A, US1130343A
InventorsKent L Seaman
Original AssigneeKent L Seaman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1130343 A
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Patented Mar. 2, (1915.




`Speciication of Letters Patent. v -i Application tiled August 18, 1912; Serial N0. 7152767.

To all whomrit may concern.'

Be it known that I,l KENT L. "SEAMAN, a.

. citizen of the United States of America, and vresident of FOrtlVayne, inthe' county of 5 Allen and State of -Indiana,"have invented certain new and v, useful Improvements in Garment-Supports, of which the following isa specification. Y

This invention relates to improvements 1n supports for trousers, and the object thereof is to afford an expedient.' by means of whichv the weight of the: trousers will be borne from the hips and-ilium bones insteadg'of from the shoulders as Withordinary s uspenders. In this manner the upper portion of the body is relievedfrom the weight of the trousers and .'the"incidental. friction' of the ordinary lSuspenders upon the shoulders and back.

to support the trousers at various heights `accordingly'as the wearer may deslre.` And, a further object is to afford a construction that will admit of the trousers lbeing' handily i) disconnected ,d from their' s upports or rel placed. without velfecting the previous ad-v justments'ina'de.' Y v l y The 4objects of the invention are accomplished bythe lconstruction illustrated by the accompanying drawings in which:

` Figure 1 isaperspective view of the apparatus with' trousers shown attached'thereto, partly cut away 1 Fig. 2 is a detail. 'View showing the -inner 'face of' one nof the adjustable supporting members; Fig. 3 is a detail view showing the outer'face of one of the stationary anchor plates in which the supporting members are- ,adjustably mountv ed; and'Fig. 4 is a detail view showing a transverse section of a portion of the appliance Withthe trousers attached thereto.

Similar numerals of referencel indicate -45jrcorresponding parts throughout the several views, and referring now to vthe same: 1 is` a waist belt composed of pliable material and constructed with a laced elastic section 2 in theback portion thereof and with a clasped sections?) in front. The particular form of elastic or lacingor the construction of the clasp'used for fastening the waist belt in front, is not material to the invention. The intention is that the waist belt shall fit about the waist snugly `immediately above garment supports especially of. that class ofA Another object is to so construct the apl pliance that adjustment may be made so as the hip and ilium bones and receive support therefrom, and at the same time` admit of more or lessl expansion of the bod,7 at'the waistl as occasion may require. Upon the outer' side 'of the waist belt are secured a number of `metallic anchor plates 4i, each of 7 which has at its upper end a keeper 5, and

throughout its central portion a series of ratentedMar. 2,1915.

button holes 6. The plates are attached to l.the waist belt in any suitable manner 'such as by means of eyelets introduced through the openings 7 in the plates. In each of the anchor plates is secured an adjustable supportingmember 8 comprising an elongated metallic platehaving upon its inner face near the lower end thereof shoulderrivets 9 that arespaced apart to fit in the corresponding pair of button holes in the anchory plate., The upper part of the supporting member is .bifurcated` and extends up through the keeper 5 and is thereby held `from shifting laterally.H Upon the inner vface ofthe trousers 10 at the upper edge t thereof, are secured' a number of metallic' stalls 11 so spaced as to correspond with the supporting' members .8. These stalls may be secured to the trousers in any suitable manner, and are designed'so as to hook over the upper ends of the specti'vely. y

Inthe use of the appliance the waist belt is first -fitted about the waist and each of the supporting members is vertically adjusted vsupporting members re in its anchor plate as may be required to hold thetrouser'sto the desired height when the stalls rest in place uponthe supporting members. The-pliable waist belt held elas- 1. 'A device for supporting garments-comprising a form-.fitting belt, a series of any cher-.plates fixed rupon the belt, and a cor- 'responding series of supporting members in adjustable connection with the plates, each of-said members having two upwardly projecting flexible supports extending parallel to each other and adapted severally to a'ordV support forA the garment.

Q3 meoes 2. A. levice for supporting garments eomlin testlmony whereof ll aix my signaprised of a form-fitting belt, and a series of ture, in presence of two Witnesses. supporting members attached to the belt and each being comprised of a flat plate having KENT L' SEAMAN 5 two upwardly projecting flexible supports Witnesses:

that extend parallel to each other ancl sev- CHAS. W. CARREL,

erally aiorol support for the garment. MATHILDA METTLER.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2514756 *Mar 22, 1948Jul 11, 1950Garren Herbert PSuspenders
US2892193 *Mar 28, 1956Jun 30, 1959Sowle Theo JCombined hip and body harness
US4188672 *May 8, 1978Feb 19, 1980Anne KalsoMini-support belt for garments
U.S. Classification2/302, 2/237
Cooperative ClassificationA41F5/00