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Publication numberUS1272519 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 16, 1918
Filing dateOct 1, 1917
Priority dateOct 1, 1917
Publication numberUS 1272519 A, US 1272519A, US-A-1272519, US1272519 A, US1272519A
InventorsMark A Piper
Original AssigneeMark A Piper
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1272519 A
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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented July 16, 1918.

Application flledOctober 1, 1917. Serial No. 194,100.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, MARK A. PIPER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Marblehead, in the county of Essex and State of Massachusetts, have invented new and useful Improvements in Trousers-Belts, of which the following is a specification.

This invention has for its objectto provide a trousers belt adapted when in use to support trousers by exerting inward pressure mainly on the hips of the wearer without exerting uncomfortable pressure on the back and abdomen.

The invention is embodied in the improvement which I will now proceed todescribe and claim.

Of the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification,

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a belt embodying the invention.

Fig. 2 is an edge view of the same showing the contour of the belt when in use.

The same reference characters indicate the same parts in all the figures.

My improved belt includes a back section and an abdominal section each of which is flexible and inelastic or inextensible, the back section being composed of a single strip 12, while the abdominal section is composed of two strips or members 13 and 14 each of said strips 12, 13 and 14 being of inextensiblematerial such as belt leather.

The members 13 and 14 are adjustably connected, the member 13 as here shown being provided with a buckle 15 and a loop 16 adapted to engage the section 14. The belt also includes two hip sections 17 each of which is elastic and adapted to be elongated and put under tension and to contract to its normal length by its own resilience. The sections 17 may be composed of strips of ordinary elastic webbing and their end portions are stitched or otherwise secured to the back and abdominal sections.

In practice the belt is adjusted to the body and contracted 'until the hip sections are stretched. Fig. 2 shows approximately the contour of the beltwhen thus adjusted, the normal length of the hip sections being indicated by dotted lines and the full lines showing the hip sections stretched.

It will now be seen that the effort of the hip sections to contract causes said sections to exert inward pressure on the wearers hips as indicated by the arrows in Fig. 2.

I find that the inward pressure at the hip sections is considerably greater than at the back and abdominal sections, and that the tension required on the back and abdominal sections to maintain the hip sections suitably stretched, is so light that there is no uncomfortable pressure on the back and abdomen. The belt may therefore be buckled so loosely that its pressure on the back and abdomen is practically negligible, sufficient support for the trousers being the inward pressure of the hip sections. The back and abdominal sections are preferably longer than the hip sections, so that the pressure due to the contraction of the hip sections is widely distributed, the chief pressure being localized at the hips and being relativel light elsewhere. The general form of the belt does not differ from that of ordinary belts adapted for application to a trousers waist-band without. positive attachment thereto. In other words, the longitudinal edges of the belt are substantially parallel, so that'the belt is adapted to be passed freely through the belt-sustaining loops with which waist-bands are ordinarily provided.

I claim:

A trousers belt having substantially parallel longitudinal edges and adapted for application to a waist-band without positive attachment thereto, said belt comprising longer flexible inelastic back and abdominal sections, one of said sections being composed of adjustably connected members so that the circumference of the belt may be varied, and two shorter elastic hip sections connecting the inelastic sections and adapted to be stretched and exert a localized pressure on the wearers hips when the belt is adjusted to stretch said hip sections, the pressure of the inelastic sections on the back and abdomen of the wearer being limited to that required to stretch the the hip sections.

In testimony whereof I have aliixed my signature.


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U.S. Classification2/339
Cooperative ClassificationA41F9/002