US 1225945 A
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"I. L. P. FEINSTE|N. CHILDS UNDERGAHMENT.
APPLICATION FILED MIAR. 23. 1916. 1,225,945. Patented May 15,1917.
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` .TENNIE'L r. FEINSTEIN. or GRAND ronxs, Noa'rn DAKOTA.
Speoillcaticn o! Letters Patent.
Application llled March 23, 191,6. aerial No. 6,119.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JENNIE L. P. FExN- STEIN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Grand Forks, county of Grandy Forks and State of North Dakota, have Vin vente certain new and useful Improvements in Childrens Underarmentsmf which the folcation. This invention relates to childrens undergarments.
It has heretofore been a common practice to support a childs petticoat, drawers .and
stockin from an undervest, necessitating an additional article of .cloth1ng.
. My object is to dispense with' the skeleton or cloth vest heretofore commonly used for this purpose and to provide an improved undergarment having-improved means for 'supporting the stockings and petticoat when the invention is embodied in a union suit, and also supporting the vdrawers when 1t 1s 'embodied in an undershirt, thus relieving the weight and strain on the childs shoulders incident to the use of a vest and more evenly distributing the weight and strain so that greater comfortwill be obtained.
The embodiments of the invention which are hereinafter set forth and disclosed in the accompanying drawings are to be considered as illustrative, rather than restrictive, of the scope of the invention, which is susceptible of modification.
In the accompanying drawings:
Figure 1 is a front view showing the invention embodied in-a knit union undergarsuit, as shown in Fig. l, because the neccs-` sity for separate drawers and their attachment to the multi-knit band is obvxated. but
the invention canl be just as well carried out in a knit undershirt, such as shown in Fig.
2, it only being necessary to addadditional 'belt3 which is an integral buttons to the knit band for the attachment of the separte drawers, not shown, which are then necessary.
Referring first to Flig. 1, the union suit 1 is of knit material throughout and it may have any kind of a full-drop, or, semi-,drop
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seat, not shown, and provided with any ordinary or perferred front opening 2. One` part ofV my invention is obtained by the provision of a thickened, strengthened, knit lor homogeneous part of the garment. A
T he thickened belt -3a of the knit shirt 1 of Fig. 2 is in all respects similar to the knit belt 3. The belt or band 3 is preferably triple knitor,it may have any desired number of layers or knittings 4, as shown in Fig. 5, and the knitting may be of any ordinary or preferred kind. The purpose .of this band or belt is-notto afford elasticity or yielding such as has'been `heretofore commonly emplo ed.in union suits to relievestrain Whent e wearer is in a stooping post'ure and to afford greater comfort at the crotch, but on the contrary, belt 3 is composed of a plurality of knittings or layers for the purpose of added strength and to minimize yielding or stretching and to afford a suitable' supporting band for the pettic-oat, stockings and, when embodied in a shirt as in Fig. 2, also the drawers.
The belt 3 extends all theway around the garment whether a union. garment, as in Fig.
1, or an undershirt, as in Fig. 2, but, in any event', Where the front opening 2 should cross the band, thelatter is left open or noncontinuous at .5, which would be thecase in a union suit and might, or might not, be trueV of an. undershirt.
For the support of the pettieoat I provide any suitable number of buttons 6, so that the petticoat may be directly buttoned to the 'multi-knit belt 3, or 3. These buttons may be directly connected to the belt 3, but they are preferably stitched through the belt toa reinforcing piece 'of fabric 7. as shown more clearly in Fig. 4. to avoid injury to the belt.
. Vhere the invention iscarried outA in ashirt, I also provide lower buttons `8 at'the` front and. rear of the belt for the detachable connection of the drawers, as shown in Fig.
the fabric 7. Either separate pieces vof ios- These will also be reiuforr'zed by attachment to pieces of fabric corresponding tofabrieu'? or a continuous .tape may be used 110 as the reinforcing medium and, while the tape is not disclosed, it is to be considered within the scope and spirit of the invention. lAt suitable points the belt `3' is provided with eyelets 9 which may be either worked in the belt or be of metal, the latter form being shown. My invention comprehends both forms, but metal eyelets arevpreferred as they will better withstand the strain and wear. Whether of metal, or. worked, there ers 13 may be easilyinserted throughl the4 eyelets without the points of the pins .puncturing the body of the wearer, and when in use, the protective pieces 10 4prevent abrasion of the skin. The 'stocking supporters 13 are permanently carried by the fixed parts of the safetypins 12 at 14. To detach the stockings, it is only necessary to un'- clasp the safety-pins and slip them out of the eyelets 9, thus entirely obviating the necessity of opening the usual stocking clasps 15, much time being thus saved'in putting 4on or removing the stockings. The petticoat and the drawers, if used with a shirt alone, ma be readily buttoned to or unbuttoned rom the belt 3.
www l With my improvements, the strain which has' heretofore been placed solely on the childs shoulders, due to the emplo ment of an undervest, is partly borne by te shoul-v ders and partly by the body, rendering wearing of the garment more'comfortable,
which 1s due in .some measure to the elas ticity of the bodyvand drawer portions of the union suit of Figi-1, or the body and skirt of the shirt of F 1g. 2. While it is possible that the belt 3 may have some elasticity, this is incidental to theknit construction thereof and triple knitting during the manufacture of the garment is provided to strengthen, solidify and prevent' stretching lets adapted to receive fastening devices for garment supporters and a reinforcing piece connected to the b elt behind. the eyelets and provided'with an intermediate free portion. In testimony whereof, I hereunto aiix my signature.
. JENNIE L. P. FEINSTEIN.