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Publication numberUS1245272 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 6, 1917
Filing dateMar 31, 1917
Priority dateMar 31, 1917
Publication numberUS 1245272 A, US 1245272A, US-A-1245272, US1245272 A, US1245272A
InventorsRasmus J Rasmussen
Original AssigneeRasmus J Rasmussen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1245272 A
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1,245,272 Patented Nov. 6, 1917.



1,245 $72 Patent ed Nov. 6, 1917.




Application filed March 31, 1917.

To all "whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, Rasrrus J. Rasmussen, a subject of the King of Denmark, and a resident of the city of Harvard, county of McHenry, and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Trousers-Supports, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to improvements in trousers supports or suspenders, the object of the invention being to provide improved trousers supporting or suspending means which may be concealed under the shirt and trousers of the wearer so as to be entirely unnoticeable. Other objects will appear hereinafter.

The invention consists in the combinations and arrangements of parts hereinafter described and claimed.

The invention will be best understood by reference to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, and in which,

Figure 1 is a fragmentary perspective view illustrating the employment of one form of the invention in connection with a shirt and trousers,

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the construction shown in Fig. 1, as seen from the rear,

Figs. 8 and 4% front and rear views respectively of the shirt alone,

Fig. 5, an enlarged front elevation of one of the fastening members which are applied to the trousers for engagement with the suspender ends,

Figs. 6 and 7, sections taken on lines 6-6 and 77 respectively of Fig. 5, and

Fig. 8, a fragmentary front elevation of one end of the suspenders.

The preferred form of construction as illustrated in the drawings comprises three connecting members 10 which, when in use, are arranged within the trousers adjacent the upper edge 12 thereof, two of said members being arranged at the front and one at the back of the trousers. Each of said members is formed of thin sheet metal, and the same is shaped to conform substantially with the contour of the adjacent portion of the body of the wearer so that, when the trousers are worn, said members 10 will lie flat against the body and will be entirely unnoticeable from without. The upper end of each member 10 is comparatively wide, and

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Nov. 6, 1917.

Serial No. 158,955.

adapted to engage as clearly seen in Figs.

1 and 2.

rhe suspenders 15 are worn under the shirt 16 of the wearer, and in order to permit of the passage of the suspender ends through the shirt, the latter is formed withvertically extending slits or openings 17 as seen in the several views. A single opening 17 is provided centrally in the back of the shirt, a plurality of spaced openings being provided at each side of the front of the shirt in order to afford adjustment and adapt the shirt for use by persons of various sizes.

Through the employment of the members 10 it will be seen that the points of connection of the suspender ends with the trousers, that is the points 141, are located far enough below the upper edge of the trousers, that the opening 17 will be entirely concealed below the upper edge of the trousers and thus be entirely unnoticeable. Moreover the comparatively wide formation of the upper ends of the members 10 serves to positively insure the retention of the upper edge of the trousers in proper place and formation, and at the same time the members 10 engaging against the lower ends of the shirt will serve to positively hold the same against upward slipping from within the trousers.

In order to prevent the ends of the suspenders slipping upwardly upon detachment of the same from the trousers, a belt 18 is employed which encircles the body of the wearer under the shirt, said belt being adapted for engagement with loops 19 which are provided on the suspenders adj acent the lower ends thereof.

\Vhile I have illustrated and described the preferred form of construction for carrying my invention into effect, this is capable of variation and modification without departing from the spirit of the invention. I, therefore, do not wish to be limited to the precise details of construction set forth, but desire to avail myself of such variations and modifications as come within the scope of the appended claims.

Having described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. The combination with a pair of suspenders adapted to be worn under the shirt; means for connecting the ends of said suspenders with trousers, said means comprising rigid members connected with and projecting downwardly from the upper edge of a pair of trousers at the inner side thereof; and buttons at the lower ends of said members for engagement with said suspenders, substantially as described.

2. The combination with a pair of suspenders for trousers adapted to be worn under the shirt; and a belt adapted to encircle the body of the wearer and to engage with the ends of said suspenders for holding the same against upward slipping when said ends are detached from the trousers, substantially as described.

3. The combination with a pair of suspenders for trousers adapted to be worn under the shirt; means for holding the ends of said suspenders against upward slipping when the same are detached from the trousers, said means comprising a belt adapted to encircle the body of the wearer; and loops on said suspender ends for engagement with said belt, substantially as described.

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


Witnesses JOSHUA R. H. PoTTs, Harm F. LILLIS.

Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents. Washington, D. 0.

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U.S. Classification2/302, 2/117
Cooperative ClassificationA41F5/00