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Publication numberUS1155544 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 5, 1915
Filing dateFeb 21, 1914
Priority dateFeb 21, 1914
Publication numberUS 1155544 A, US 1155544A, US-A-1155544, US1155544 A, US1155544A
InventorsCharles A Bonoff
Original AssigneeCharles A Bonoff
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1155544 A
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1,155,544. Patented Oct. 5,1915.

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Application filed February 21, 1914.

T 0 all whom it may concern Be it known that I, CHARLES A. BoNorF, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of borough of Brooklyn, county of Kings, city and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Gowns, of which the following is a specification, accompanied bydrawings.

This invention relates to improvements in gowns, but more particularly to gowns adapted to be used as aprons, and the objects of the invention are to improve upon such apron or working gowns and increase their adaptability for use on a large scale, for instance, in factories, where a suitable and convenient gown or garment of this nature is largely used over the ordinary street dress or clothes of the worker.

A gown of this character should be simple and inexpensive, but neat and attractive, and should be easily laundried, since the washing is an increased item of expense, especially where the gowns are furnished in great quantities.

One of the objections to the ordinary gown is, that the ironing cannot be done flat, on account of the sleeves, and I have been able to remedy this defect, by making the sleeves detachable from the body, so that both the body and the sleeves can be ironed flat.

Another objection to the usual gown for workers is, that many different sizes must be made, but I am enabled to fit many different individuals with the same size of gown, by making the body portion sleeveless, with adjustable shoulder portions and arm holes, to which the detachable sleeves are adjustably connected. Sleeves of a given size may thus be made to fit gowns which have been adjusted at the shoulder portions and arm holes to different sizes, because the material of the gown or the sleeve may be adjusted or pinched together, as desired.

The drawings show the preferred embodiments of the invention, in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of a gown with one sleeve removed, and Fig. 2 is a similar view without the buttons, and Fig. 3 is a detail view of a button.

Referring to the drawings, A represents the body and skirt portion of the gown, which is formed of front and rear members permanently secured together and without sleeves, and the shoulder portions Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Oct. 5, 1915.

Serial No. 820,120.

B and C are preferably adapted to overlap as shown, forming arm holes D extending well below the position of the arm pit, so that there shall be ample freedom of movement when the sleeves are attached. The separable overlapping shoulder portions B and C may be provided, if desired, with suitable means for adjustably connecting said portions together so as to vary the amount of overlap and thus vary the size of the arm openings. In Fig. 1 I have shown several rows of removable buttons E, but other suitable equivalent means may be used instead, if desired, or else the overlapping shoulder portions may be simply pinned together, as shown in Fig. 2, by suitable pins, as safety pins, or ornamental clasp pins.

The detachable tubular sleeves F formed separately and independently of the body of the garment may be simply pinned to the shoulder pieces B and over and around the arm openings after the garment is on the wearer, or else removable buttons Gr may be provided around the arm open ings, cooperating with button holes H on the sleeves. If desired, the buttons could be on the sleeves, or other suitable equivalent means could be used to fasten the sleeves to the body portion of the gown over and around the arm openings.

Both the body portion and the sleeves are preferably so constructed that theymay be easily laundried and laid out fiat for ironing. The buttons are made removable for the purpose of washing the garments, and any suitable type of removable button may be used, having a shank a and retainer 7) for instance, as shown.

If the sleeve is too long, it may be con nected higher up on the shoulder portions, in any suitable manner, as for example by causing the button holes H at the top of the sleeve to cooperate with any desired row of buttons E, and the open portion of the sleeve may be made to fit the arm opening by suitably manipulating the material.

It has been found that a gown made in accordance with this invention is very much more useful and desirable than the usual form and a great amount of time, labor and expense is saved in the laundrying, as well as in the initial cost of manufacture. A few standard sizes can readily be made to fit substantially all figures, and the gown can be made to more or less conform to the fi ure, if desired, and thus present an attractive appearance.

I claim and desire to obtain by Letters Patent the following:

An apron gown for Workers comprisinga body and skirt formed of front and rear members permanently secured together, said body having arm openings extending for a substantial distance below the position of the arm pits, to afford freedom of movement of the wearer when the sleeves are attached, the said body also having separable overlapping shoulder portions provided with rows of devices for adjustably connecting the said separable shoulder portions together to vary the amount of overlap and thus vary the size of the arm openings, detachable tubular sleeves formed separately and independently of the body of the garment, and means for attachably and adjustably securing said sleeves .to the body of the garment over and around the arm openings to fit arm openings of different sizes, said means including devices adapted to cooperate with any of said rows of devices to secure the sleeves in diflerent positions on the shoulder portions to thereby vary the length of the sleeves, both the body, skirt and sleeves being adapted to be laid flat for ironing.

In testimony whereof'I have signed this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.


Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissionerof Patents.

Washington, D. O.

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U.S. Classification2/48, 2/74, 2/114, 2/126, 2/269
Cooperative ClassificationA41D13/04