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Publication numberUS1247254 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 20, 1917
Filing dateOct 2, 1915
Priority dateOct 2, 1915
Publication numberUS 1247254 A, US 1247254A, US-A-1247254, US1247254 A, US1247254A
InventorsHarry B Fox
Original AssigneeHarry B Fox
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1247254 A
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Application filed October 2, 1915.

To all whom t may concern.'

Be it known that l, HARRY B. FOX, a citizen of the United Statesof America, residing at Peru, in the county of Miami and State of Indiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Garments, of which the following is a specification, referi ence being had therein to the accompanying drawing.

rlhis invention relates to garments and has for its-objectthe production of a simple and efficient garment which is reinforced at the points thereof which are adapted to receive the greatest amount Vof wear.

Another object of this invention is the production ofV a simple and efficient reinforcing means which is firmly and efficiently securedto the garment at certain points to prevent the garment from being torn when severe pressure isbrought to bear thereon or when suddenly pulled upon or jerked.

With these and other objects in view, this invention consists of certain novel combinations, constructions, and arrangements of parts as will be hereinafter fully described and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings:-

Figure l is a front elevation of a combination garment, showing the reinforcing means formed thereon.

Fig. 2 is an elevation of the inner face of one of the legs of the garment.

Fig. 3 is an elevation of the arm-hole of the garment, showing the reinforcing means thereon.

Fig. i isa section taken on line l-4c of Fig. 2.

Fig. 5 is a section taken on line 5--5 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 6 is a section taken on line 6--6 of Fig. 2.

Fig. 7 is a section taken on line 7-7 of Fig. 8.

Fig. 8 is a rear elevation of a portion of the combination garment, showing the lacing guides formed around the waist-line of the garment.

Fig. 9 is a section taken on line 9-9 of Fig. 8.

Referring to the accompanying drawings by numerals it will be seen that 1 designates the body of the garment which may be provided with the usual arm holes 2, if so desired when the body of the garment is cut to form what is commonly known as a coin- Specicaton of Letters Patent.

Patent-fed Nov. 20, 12M.

Serial No. 53,736.

`bination garment. A reinforcing strip 3 is nrmly secured to the inner face of the garment and constitutes a substantially segmental reinforcing strip having its upper or outer edges conforming to the contour of the arni-hole e: as illustrated, in Fig. 3 of the drawings. This reinforcing strip 3 extends for a considerable distance below the armhole land upon either side of the side seam 5 of the garment so as to protect the armhole along the bottom thereof against unusual strain or wear.

By carefully considering Figs. l and 2, the reinforcing means of the leg sections will be clearly understood. The lower portions of the garment comprising the leg sections is provided with a backwardly folded seam 6 extending around the entire inner edge of the leg section for constituting an opening between the leg sections. The opening 7 formed between the leg sections is so formed as to extend for practically the entire length of the leg section, allowing only a. short bridge portion S between the bottom of the leg and the opening or slit 7.

By carefully considering Fig. 4f, itwill be seen that the inner edge of the leg section has the edges folded backwardly for constituting a seam 9 and the reinforcing strip l0 is fitted in the inner face of each leg section and has a backwardly bent portion l1 fitted under the backwardly bent portion or seam 9 of the leg section. These backwardly bent portions 9 and 11 are stitched in a firm position by means of the stitches l2. A binding tape 13 passes over the seams 9 and 11 and has the edges thereof firmly secured to the leg sections by means of the strip let. This structure is clearly illustrated in Fig. l of the drawings. The reinforcing strips l0 have their side edges cut to conform to the contour of the leg section and the inner side edges are firmly stitched below the hem or seam 6 as illustrated clearly in Fig. 2 of the drawings. These reinforcing strips 10 are firmly stitched along their outer faces l5 to the leg sections of the garment and thereby constitute an efficient reinforcing means for the leg section of the garment at the very point where the greatest amount of strain takes place, especially when the slit portion of the garment, comprising the leg sections thereof are drawn quickly apart.

It should be understood that the reinforcing strips 10 may constitute ameans for reinforcing the leg portions of the garment and will at the same time prevent the garment from being torn at the point where the greatest amount of strain takes place when the opening between the leg sections are quickly `drawn apart or to an open position.

In Figs. 8 and 9 there is shown a portion of the garment known as ,the waist-line, wherein'a draw stringguide is inserted having a plurality of spaced apertures 17 formed therein, through which a draw string 18 passes for the purposeof permitting the union or combination garment to ybe drawn 'together around the waist of the wearer. y

From the `foregoing description it will be seen that a very simple and efficient device l has-been produced for permitting a garment to be manufactured out of thin material and greatest amount of wear, and at the same t1me,prevent'the garment from being accidentally torn or ripped when sudden strain is brought to bear upon the garment.

As a new article of manufacture, a garment comprising a pair of leg sections, each section provided with a binding tape extending around the inner ec ge thereof, said garment provided with an opening between said leg sections, the opening extending substantially throughout the entire lengthv of one side of each 'leg section, each leg section provided with aV joining seam for connecting the edges of fthe 'leg sections, each section also provided with a reinforcing strip taperling toward the seam of the leg section, the

'the 'leg sections to thebottoia ends 'of `the leg sections, a reinforcing bindingftap'e efrtending over the adjoining edges ofthe' Vreinforcing strips :for thoroughly bracing and reinforcin-gv the leg sections at the pointof greatest strain when the 4legv sections are pulled apart.`

In testimonywhereof Ihhereunto my signature. Y A


Coiies of-this patent may be` obtained for ve cents each, by addressing* 'the"0'01rxiissione`1ofTatts,

Washington, D. 0'.

U.S. Classification2/78.2
Cooperative ClassificationA41B9/08