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Publication numberUS1187725 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 20, 1916
Filing dateAug 12, 1914
Priority dateAug 12, 1914
Publication numberUS 1187725 A, US 1187725A, US-A-1187725, US1187725 A, US1187725A
InventorsWalter A Goldsmith
Original AssigneeWalter A Goldsmith
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable garment.
US 1187725 A
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1 9 1 @Vfififi Patented June 20, 1916.




Specification of Letters Patent.

Application filed August 12, 1914. Serial No. 856,365.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that T, WALTER A. GonnsMI'rH, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Cleveland, county oi Cuyahoga, State of Ohio, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Adjustable Garments, of which the following is a specification, the principle of the invention being herein explained and the best mode in which I have contemplated applying that principle, so as to distinguish it from other inventions.

The present invention relates to a means for adjusting sizes of garments and in particular of skirts in which it is desirable to make only one or two standard sizes and then adjust to the individual wearer.

To the accomplishment of the foregoing and related ends, said invention, then, con sists of the means hereinafter fully described and particularly pointed out in the claim.

The annexed drawing and the following description set forth in detail certain mechanism, embodying the invention, such disclosed means constituting, however, butone of various mechanical forms in which the principle of the invention may be used.

In said annexed drawing: Figure 1 shows a side elevation of a skirt constructed in accordance with my improved invention; Figs. 2 and 3 are similar views of the same; Fig. 4: is a side elevation of the adjusting means consisting of a cord or tape, and Fig. 5 is a transverse section on the line 5-5 in Fig. 1.

In Fig. 1 there is shown a skirt 1 open at one side and provided with the usual button for fastening together at the top. The skirt is provided at the top with the usual waist band 3 and upon either side of the opening there are formed two parallel casings 4E and 5, such casings being closed at their adjacent ends and open at their outer ends. Disposed in each of such casings 4- and 5 are cords or tapes 6 which are attached to the garment at the inner ends of the casings, and extend out of the open ends of the same. The casings 4E and 5 are parallel but are entirely separate from each other and are of about the width of tapes 6 placed therein. In this way the tapes are prevented from twisting or kinking which would affect their length and render the indicated adjustments inaccurate. The tape may be formed either in separate strips or a single looped strip such as is illustrated in Fig. l may be employed, in which event the lnner end of the loop is passed around the button and sewed to the waist band at that end of the casing.

Adjacent to the open ends of each two sets of parallel casings is a buttonhole 7 of a suflicient size to permit the ends of the adjusting cords to be passed through the same when desired. One cord in each two parallel casings is marked as illustrated in Fig. 4 to indicate the size of the garment when the cords are pulled outwardly from the casings to adjust the garment to the wearer. It will ordinarily be suihcient to mark but one of each two parallel tapes.

The skirt is shown in Fig. 1 with the ends of the tapes extending from out of the easings, the skirt then being at its largest size. To adjust the same the four cords are drawn outwardly from the casings until the desired size is shown by the numerals of the tapes. Thus if a 30-inch waist band is desired the tapes are drawn out until the numerals 30 just show at the ends of the casings. The ends of the two extending tapes are then tied together, as illustrated in Fig. 2, and the ends are passed through the buttonhole as illustrated in Fig. 3, thus permitting the garment to have a neat appearance when adjusted to the proper size. In this way it is possible to make but one or two standard sizes of skirts, and yet adjust the same to any one 01' a dozen or more difierent sizes by means of the simple adjusting tapes illustrated in the drawings. It will be understood that it is not essential to provide two sets of adjusting tapes, although a better appearance and fit is secured when the garment is adjusted from either side. It is intended that the skirt here illustrated will be adjusted by simultaneously drawing out all four tapes. Accordingly the numerals indieating the size in inches are placed but onehalf inch apart.

Other modes of applying the principle of my invention may be employed instead of the one explained, change being made as regards the mechanism herein disclosed, provided the means stated by the following claim or the equivalent of such stated means be employed.

I therefore particularly point out and distinctly claim as my invention:

A11 adjutable skirt having two separate parallel casings in either side in the waist Patented June 2d, T916.

band, such four casings having their adjacent ends'closed and the other ends open, a button-hole adjacent the openends of each two separate parallel casings, and a tape in each ofthe four casings, said tapes being attached at the closedends of the casings and extending from the open ends, one of such tapes in each pair of separate parallel casings being marked to indicate the size of the i0 skirt, whereby the size ofthe skirt can be accurately and evenly adjusted by drawing out the tapesfrom parallel hems and knotting the same together, the ends of the tapes then being passed through said buttonholes.

Signed by me, this 11th day of August, 1914. WALTER A. GOLDSMITH.

Attested by H. B. FAY, A. L. GILL.

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Washington, 10.0.

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US4860383 *Jun 6, 1988Aug 29, 1989Warn Storme GDecorative garment
U.S. Classification2/221
Cooperative ClassificationA41D1/20