US 1257617 A
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A. M.LEE. DRESS SHIELD.
APPLICATION FILED OCT. 23, 1916.
lPuten Feb. 26, 1918.
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Application filed October 23, 1916.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ANN MAsoN LEE, of Richmond, in the county of Henrico and State of Virginia, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Dress- Shields, of which the following is a specification.
The object of the invention is to provide a means to facilitate the attaching and detaching of the dress shield by the wearer, and also to provide fastenings for the shield which conducc to the entire comfort of the wearer.
In the accompanying drawings, Figures 1 and 2 are plan views of the arm side and body side, respectively, of the shield. Fig. 3, is a detailed section in the plane indicated by the line 33 in Fig. 1.
The improvements are shown applied to a dress shield made in a usual way, that is, folded in equal parts to form a portion fitting against the body and another portion fitting the underside of the arm. It is like wise made of any suitable material of which .dress shields may be made such as, for example, rubberized silk.
A, represents the side of the dress shield fitting under the arm of the wearer and is provided below its center and at opposite edges, with eyelets B, through which an adjustable elastic strap C, freely passes.
v This strap fits around the outside of the arm and holds the shield securely in place. The free ends of the strap C, are prevented from pulling through the eyelets B, by having fixed therein an eyelet D, of a size larger than the diameter of the eyelets B. This strap C, may be adjusted either by the wearer tying a knot in one end thereof or by bringing one of the ends around the edge of the arm portion and sewing the eyelet B, at any place upon the strap C, hence making the strap any length desired.
Depending from the bottom of the body portion E, of the shield is an elastic holder F, upon which a safety pin G, is hung by means of the shank H, thereon, which is provided with a slit 1, through which the elastic holder F, passes. I
Near the juncture of the arm'and body arts are two elastic suspenders J and K. These suspenders are similar in construction and therefore only one will be described.
The arm portion A, is provided at each corner with an eyelet L, through which one end of the suspender is passed. An eyelet Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Feb. as, rare.
Serial No. 127,116.
M, is then fixed in this end of the suspender which is thereupon folded over upon itself and made fast by being sewed, the thread passing through and'around the eyelet M. If the thread holding the ends of the suspenders fast should break, they, or either of them, would still be maintained in'position on the shield by means of the eyelet M, which can not pass through the eyelet L. Thus, the suspender is permanently affixed to one portion of the shield.
These suspenders are adapted to pass through or fit around any strap which may be ordinarily worn, or is already over the shoulder, the free end of the suspender being adapted to be fastened to the shield by a detachable snap fastener. As here shown, the
- free end of each suspender is equipped with a socket N, and the body portion of the shield is equipped with a corresponding ball section 0, of the fastener. Both parts of the fastener are secured to their respective carriers by sewing which passes through holes P, in each section.
A dress shield equipped as above described is more easily adjusted than other shields, and the wearer is saved the pulling and discomfort common to other shields which have straps over the shoulders or other arrangements more complicated and more binding.
I claim 1. A dress shield folded to constitute a body portion and an arm portion having, in
combination, elastic suspenders at opposite sides of the shield and near the juncture of the two portions each permanently attached at one end to one portion of the shield and detachably fastened at its other end to the other portion of the shield andadapted to pass through or around any strap ordinarily worn over the shoulder; an elastic strap passing freely through eyelets in the arm portion and fitting over the arm for holding said arm portion in position; an elastic holder attached to the bottom of the body portion; and fastening means, consisting of a pin, depended from said elastic holder by means of a metal shank attached to the pin, said fastening means being adapted to hold the body portion down in osition.
2. A dress shield folde to constitute a body portion and an arm portion, two susponders each at opposite sides of the shield and each attached near the juncture of the two portions of the shield, adapted to pass through or around any strap ordinarily worn over the shoulder, said arm portion being held in position by means of a strap fitting around the arm, and said body ortion being held in place by means dependlng from the bottom of the bod portion.
3. A dress shie d folded to constitute a body portion and an arm portion, said arm portion being held in osition by means of a 10 strap fitting around t e arm and the shield being held in place by means of suspenders at opposite sides of the shield each having one end permanently attached to the shield and its other end detachably fastened to the shield, and adapted to fit around any strap 15 already over the shoulder.-
In witness whereof, I have hereunto signed my name.
ANN MASON LEE.