US 1212805 A
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UNITED STATES- PATENT OFFICE.
MARC NEWMAN, 0F CHICAGQIILJINOIS.
Specication cf Letters Patent.
Application filed July 3, 1916.
nection with boys clothing, but is also adapted for more general use.
The object of the invention is to so thicken the material at the points subjected to excessive wear that the life of the garment will be materially prolonged.
The reinforcement'of the piesent invention is particularly useful in connection with garments of the cheap all wool variety, which are made from a material which is comparatively weak, and by the use of the present reinforcement such garments can be so made as to afford a much longer period of wear than is ordinarily the case.
The invention consists essentially in the provision of a reinforcing patch applied to the under or inner side of the garment and stitched thereto by closely spaced lines of concealed stitching, so that the two sections of fabric become in effect a single fabric of double thickness with no visible stitchingr to indicate the presence of the reinforcing patch. By .stitching the garment in this way, if the first layer of fabric becomes worn through, the worn edges will be caught and held by the stitching, so that they-will not become frayed and unsightly, as is the case where an, ordinary uiistitelied reinforcing patch is employed.
The invention consists iu the features hereinafter described and claiiiied.
In the drawings: Figure 1 is a view ot a pair of boys trousers turned inside out to expose the reinforcing patch in the scat;
Fig. 2, is a view of the patch in the knee;
and Fig. 3 is au enlarged sectional View of the same.
The patch ol' the present invention is shown as applied to the seat of the trousers,y
although similar patches may be applied to the knee portions or elsewhere, as shown in Fig. 2. In the garment illustrated, the fabric of the leg portion of the trousers is indicated by the numeral 3. The patch 4 is applied to the seat and knee of the trousers inside of the leg portion thereof, and as shown, a lining 5 is employed which overlatented Jan. 16, 1917.
serial No. 107,455. i
laps the raw 'edge of the patch and is stitched thereto 4by a line of exteriorly invisible stitching (5, which stitching, further more, is continued to aflord a multiplicity of closely spaced lilies of exteriorly invisible stitching 7, ruiming through the body of the patch and serving to unite all portions there,-
of firmly and in effect integrally with the remainder of the trouser fabric., with the result that a two-ply reinforced garment is produced, which possesses greatly increased wearing liioperties without in any way exteriorly disclosing,r the presence of the reinforcement.
The stitching employed for the present purpose isof a kind which is well known in the tailoringart, and is produced on a iiiachine especially designed for that purpose, but heretofore, so far as I am aware, it' has never been employed for the purpose of iiilegrall)v uniting lto the main fabric a reinforcing patch of the 'character involved iii this invention, or applied for a Similar purpose..
The number otI rows of stitching can be' varied to sonic extent, hut in all cases it is desirable to provide siillicient stitching to prevent frayiiig of the material when worn and to reinforce the material and increase its tensile strength to the desired degree. ln addition i'o its function in uniting the two 'fabric scctionsjnto an integral whole, the stitching itself materially adds to the tensile, strength and wearing capacity of the fabric, since it serves to more closely unite thc ,vai-iis composing each section of the fabric and relieve individual yarns from undue sti-ain when subjected toy wear. By uniting the lining to the patch in the inaniier shown, the necessity for separate stitch 'section of the fabric, so that it will be invisible. from the outside and will notV impair the .appearance of the garment in the'- sliglitest degree By using the patch of the present invention, a cheap garment made from Ainterior materials v may be strengthened tosuch an extent as toaflord as long or longer service than lgarments inadc in `the usual way of expensive materials. 4
AUthough the lining is described :1s-.overlapping the edge of the patch, a reverse arrangement might be employed in that the patch may overlap the lining, in which case the stitching will serve to overcast the raw edge of the patch and prevent fraying thereof. In some cases alsoL-it may be desirable to employ the lining itself for reinforcing 'pui-poses, in which case those portions of the fabric which require reinforcement will have the lining at such points stitched thereto in the manner plilevionsly described.
1` A garment having a reinforcing patch of the same material applied directly thereto and united tothe fabric thereof by closely spaced lines of stitching extending only partially through the exposed fabric ofthe garment and invisible f rom the exterior thereof and forming in. eect a fabric of double thickness, and having a lining -overlapping the ed e of the patch and united therewith by t e same kind of stitching, substantially as described.
A garment having a reinforcing patch of the same material applied directly thereto and united to the fabric thereof by closely spared lines of stitching extending only partially through the exposed fabric of the garmentand invisible from the exterior thereof, and forming in effect a fabric of double thickness, and having a lining lapping,r the edge ofthe patch and united thereto h v stitching, substantially as described.
MARC NEWMAN. Witnesses Saunier. WV. BANNING, 'FRANCES M. Fnos'r.