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Publication numberUS1154689 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 28, 1915
Filing dateMay 19, 1915
Priority dateMay 19, 1915
Publication numberUS 1154689 A, US 1154689A, US-A-1154689, US1154689 A, US1154689A
InventorsWakeman Bradley
Original AssigneeWakeman Bradley
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1154689 A
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PatentedSept. 28, 1915.

WAKEMAN BRADLEY, orbn'rnoi'r; mxciire'aivy ARMOR.

all? whom it, mag concern y 4 4 Be it known that I, WVAKEMAN BRADLEY,

{la citizen of the'United States ofAmerica, \lresiding at Detroit, in the county of Wayne tain new and useful Improvements in Ai'mor, of which the following is a specifi.'

canon, reference being had therein to the accoinpanying drawings. I fl his invention relates to an armor which wilFafiord protection to soldiers and aviators by protecting and shielding the greater part of the body.

The object of my invention is to provide a body armor or shield that can be co1nforttreating or lying upon damp ground, the armor being non-penetrable by an ordinary bullet or bayonet thrust besides serving functionally as a shield in front of a trench.

The above and many other objects are attained by a mechanical construction that will be hereinafter described and then claimed, and reference will now be had' to the drawings, wherein Figure 1 is a front elevation of'a body armor as worn by a soldier; Fig. 2 shows the armor as worn on the back of a soldier; Fig. '3 is a perspective View of the body armor; Fig. at is a vertical sectional view of the same; Fig. 5 is a side elevation of the body,armor on the ground, and in position to protect the back of a soldier against dampness; Fig. 6 is a cross sectional view of the armorin position as a shield'at the edge'ofa trench. p

In the construction of the body armor, the best of light and durable steel or similar metal is used of sufficient thickness to prevent penetration by bullets, bayonets, spears or other missiles or hand manipulated implements of war.

The body armor comprises a chest protector 1 having shoulder straps 2, a neck portion 3, arm pit portions 4, a stomach portion 5, and leg pieces 6. The chest pro ably worn by a soldier, when charging, re-

I I Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Sept; 28 Application filed May 19, 191 5. H SerialNo. 29,232.

ed to extend underneath thear'ms.

, shoulder straps 2 fit =comfortably'ov'erfthe 5 and State of Michigan, have invented cer shoulders from which the armor issuspendtector 1 covers the entire chest portion of. abody and the arm pit portions lare adapt- The ed, and these shoulder straps pe 1 ir'rij (of, the

armorf 'being ,worn uponithe front ofthe body when charging and transferred to the 1 back I of; the 5 body, when rel re'ating.- The neck portion .3 protects the front or back ofthe neck according to the'way the armor,

is. worn, an'dflthe leg pieces .6 are, bent outwardly and 'roundedlwherebya soldier can easily walk or" run. when wearingthe armor.

Cooperating with the shoulder straps 2 in preventing accidental displacement of the armor is a belt or strap 7 adapted to be buckled around the waist of a body when the armor is worn upon the front'or back of the body. The shape of the armor is such that it can be used for various purposes, two of which have been illustrated in Figs. 5 and 6. What I claim is i A body armor comprising a one-piece metallic chest protector having integral shoulder straps for suspending said armor from the shoulders upon the chest or backof' the body, a neck portion at the upper edge of the chest protector and between the shoulder straps thereof and adapted to protect the neck,armpit portions at the side edges of said chest protector, a stomach portion below said chestprotector, upwardly bent and rounded leg pieces at the lower'edge of said stomach portion, and straps carried by the side edges of the stomach portion and adapted to bebuckled around the body to cooperate with, said shoulder straps in retaining the armor on the body.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.


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U.S. Classification2/2.5, 2/464, 2/463, 2/92, 2/461, D29/101.3, 109/49.5, 128/DIG.230
Cooperative ClassificationY10S128/23, F41H1/02