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APPLlcATloN msn ucr. 12. 191e.
Patented July 24, 1917.
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MAX BERKWITS, OF NEW YQRK, N. Y., ASSIGNOR T0 LAYMAN BERKWITS CO., INC., 0F
NEW YORK, N. Y., A CORPORATION 0F NEW YORK. i
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented July 24, 191'?.
Application led October 12, 1916. Serial No. 125,217.
To all whom t may concern:
Be it known that I, MAX Bnnnwrrs, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of New York, borough of the Bronx, in the county of Bronx and State of New York, have invented a new and lrn proved Beltless Coat, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
The invention relates to wearing apparel, and its object is to provide a new and improved beltless coat arranged to provide a belt effect at the same time reducing the amount of the coat bod material usually required in making a coat and permitting the use of comparatively small pieces in manufacturing the coat.
In order to produce the desired result, use is made of a body consisting of an upper portion including sleeves and a collar, a lower or skirt portion spaced from the said upper portion, and a band insert permanently connecting the upper and lower portions with each other, the said band insert being in contrast with the said upper and lower portions and simulating a belt. Use is also made of band inserts in the sleeves in harmony with the band insert of the coat body.
A practical embodiment of the invention is represented in the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.
Figure 1 is a front perspective view of the beltless coat as applied;
Fig. 2 is a reduced rear perspective view of the same;
Fig. 3 is an enlarged cross section of the same on the line 3-'3 of Fig. l; and
Fig. 4 is an enlarged sectional plan view of the same on the line 4 4 of Fig. 1.
The coat in its general construction consists of an upper body portion 10, a lower or skirt portion 11 and a bodily inserted band or insert 12 permanently connecting the upper and lower portions 10 and 11 with each other. The upper body portion 10 includes a suitable collar 13 and sleeves 14 and the upper and lower portions 10 and 11 are made of the same fabric material while the band insert 12 is of a fabric material in contrast with the said upper and lower portions and it simulates a belt, so that the coat while being without a belt has a belt effect,
as will be readily understood by reference to Figs. 1 and 2.
ln practice, the band insert 12 is provided with inwardly doubled-up upper and lower portions 15 and 16, of which the doubledup portion 15 is overlaid by the lower end 17 of the upper body portion 10, and the said portions 15, 17 are fastened together by rows of stitches 18 and 19, as plainly indicated in Fig. 1. In a similar manner the doubledeup lower portion 16 is overlaid by the upper end 20 of the lower body portion 11 and the said parts are fastened together by rows of stitches 21 and 22. The lower edge of the overlying portion 17 is provided with a suitable binding 23 fastened in place by rows of stitches 24, and a similar binding 25 is fastened by stitches 26 to the upper edge of the overlying portion 2O of the lower body portion 11. By doubling up the upper and lower portions of the band insert 12 a rough edge is prevented and a smooth connection is had between the body portions 10 'and 11 and the band insert 12. By the use of the bands 23 and 25 the rough edges are avoided at the inside of the coat at the corresponding edges of the upper and lower body portions 10 and 11. The back seams 30 and 31 of the coat are continuous with the upper and lower body portions 10 and 11 and the band insert 12, as indicated in Fig. 2.
Each of the sleeves 14 is provided with a band insert 40 which preferably extends only at the outer side of the sleeve, and this insert is joined to the corresponding upper and lower sleeve portions 41 and 42, the same as above described in reference to the band insert 12 and the upper and lower body portions 10 and l1. The band inserts 40 of the sleeves 14 are of the same material as the band insert 12 so as to be in harmony with the same, and the band inserts 40 are in hori- Zontal alinement with the band insert 12 of the coat body so that a harmonious effect is produced.
The coat is open at the front, as is usual, and suitable fastening devices are provided for fastening the front portions in overlying relation together whenever it is desired to close the coat. The other parts of the coatI` such as the pockets and the like, are of the usual character. I
t will be noticed that by the arrangement described the upper and lower portions 10 Yand 1l ofthe coat body can be made of comparatively small pieces of fabric material and a considerable amount of :this material is saved by the use `of the band insertV 12 which is of different material and connects the upper and lower portions lO and '11 pern manently with each other and the appearance of having `a belt while, in fact no belt is used.
I-aving thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by ALetters Patent 1. As :an article of manufacture,.a fbeltless coat :comprising an .upper section including sleeves and collar, a lower section spaced from .the upper section, and an independent band bodily yinserted between and permanently connecting the said upper and lower sections with each other, and means for securing the upper and lower edges -o-f said band to the edges `of `said coatsections, said band being substantially flush with said coat sections, andsimulating a `belt effect.
2. As :aniarticlefof manufacture, a beltless coat, comprising a body made of an upper portion including sleeves and collar, a lower Copies of this patent may be `obtained for or skirt portion spaced from the upper portion, and a "band insert having inwardly doubled up upper and lower ends, the lower end of Athe upper body portion overlying the upper doubled yend of the said band insert and the upper end of the lower body portion overlying the doubled up lower end of the gives the coatwsaid band insert, and stitches fastening the said overlying members together.
3. As an article off manufacture, a beltless coat, comprising a body made of an upper' portion including sleeves, y.and collar, za :lower por-.tion spaced from the upper portion, the upper :and flower portions :being of fsame inayteria/Landaband insert -of different material `having inwardly doubled up upper and lower ends, lthe lower end ofthe upper body -portion overlying the upper doubled rend of ithe said lband linsert and the upper end of the lower body ,portion overlying the doubled up lower'end of thesafi d `b and insert, stitches fastening the said overlying members together, ya binding attached to 'the lower edgeiof the upper 'body portion, and `a binding attac-hed to the `upper edge of the lower bodfy portion.
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