US 1292351 A
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L. G. MILKES.
OUTDOOR GARMENT FOR CHILDREN.
APPLICATION FILED MAR. 19. 1912.
1,292,355 1. Patented Jan. 21, 1919.
IY/TNEJSES L. G. MILKES.
OUTDOOR GARMENT FOR CHILDREN.
APPLICATION FILED MAR. 19. 1911.
1,292,355 1 Patented Jan. 21, 1919.
2 SHEETS-SHEET 2- Y/ TNESSES STATES ATEN E LEAH -G.-;MILKES, OF MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, ASSIGNOR TO V'ENUS MANUFACTUR- ING- COMPAHY, OF-MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA. A-COJRPOIRATION OF MINNESOTA.
OUTDOOR GARMEN T FOR CHILDREN.
new and useful Improvements in Outdoor Garments for Children; and I do hereby declare the following to bea full, clear, and
exact descriptionof the invention, such as will enable others-skilled in the art to which it'appertains to make and use the same.
'-My invention :has for its object toprovide an improved outdoor garment for children adapted'to be used either for sleeping or for a carriage robe, or to carry the baby. It
does away with extra mittens, leggings.
hood, and sanitary protection.
The garment can be adjusted to the rapid growth of a child from infancy until outgrown, by buttoning from first to second,
from second to third buttonhole, and withoutripping or adding anything to the gar merit.-
drafts, and gives the child the free easy movement of the hand without putting on mittens. The end can be buttoned back so that it forms an ornamental cuff, and then prevents the. loose hanging of the flap when not in use.
When the garment isoutgrown, the bottom flap can be cut off, and thus ,a perfect coat remains until the child has fully outgrown the garment or worn it out.
The rubber pad which buttons in can be unbuttoned, taken off to be boiled or washed and kept perfectly sanitary. This also protects the wear and tear of the garment and protects the mother from unsanitary conditions when holding the baby on her lap. The pad can be removed when no longer necessary, and the ribbons drawn through, makin an ornamental back which is very attractive to the garment.
The hood has a protecting wind shield which drops over the babys face, allowing air to come through. This wind shield can be easily untied and dropped back when not necessary or in use.
The improved garment is illustrated in the accompanying drawing wherein like Specification of Letters Patent. Patented J an. 21, 1919.
1917. Serial No. 155,889.
characters indicate like parts throughout the several views.
Referring to the drawings:
Figure 1 is a front elevation of the garment with the wind shield turned back,-but with thebottom flap'buttoned up'to its highest position;
Fig. 2 is a front View of the garment showing the wind shield turned down into operative position, but with the bottom-flap of the garment opened and turned down.
Fig. 3 is a front elevation of the garment showing the wind shield turned back and the=body of the garment partly opened up;
Figs. 4, 5, and 6 are views in front elevation showing different adjustments of the bottom flap of the garment; and
Fig. is a rear elevation of the garment showing the same after the bottom flap has been cut 0E.
The body of the garment is indicated by the numeral 8, and it is preferably formed double breasted and with coiSpera-ting buttons andbuttonholes at the various points marked 9. Thesleevesof the'garment are indicated by the numeral 10 and these sleeves are formed with cufi's 11 that are attached to one side of the sleeves and are provided with buttonholes 12 adapted to be fastened ontofront buttons 13 or onto rear buttons 14 provided respectively on the front and rear sides of the sleeves. The bottom flap 8 depends from the rear, or back half. of the garment body 8 and it is formed at its side edges with-.buttonholes 15 and at the intermediate portions of its lower edge with buttonholes 16, the buttonholes 16 lying horizontally with the lowermost buttonholes 15. At its sides, the body 8 of the garment isp'rovided with vertically spaced buttons 15" with which the buttonholes 15 are adapted to be engaged. In a horizontal line with the buttons 15 and with the lower button 9,'the' garment is provided with another button 17 that is adapted to be buttoned through one of the buttonholes 16 that is in vertical alinement therewith.
-Within the garment, and detachably secured to the back thereof, is a water-proof ad 18 which is provided with buttons at 9 that are adapted to be buttoned through buttonholes 20 formed in the back of the garment. The numeral 21 indicates a rib I adjusted for the infant or child at the youngest age at which the garment is to be worn. In this adjustment, the upper row of buttons made up of the two uppermost buttons 15 the button 17 and the lowermost button 9 are buttoned into the lower row of buttonholes of the flap 8}. -When the infant grows, button 17 will be lowered to point 17 and another horizontally alined button 9 will be added to the outer vertical flap of the garment; and the flap 8 will then be buttoned into its second position shown in Fig. 5, and the garment will then be longer than in the adjustments shown in Figs. 1 and 4:. lVhen the infant grows still more, but-ton 17 will be lowered to point 17" and button 9 will be lowered to point 9"; and'the flap 8 will then be adjusted into its lowermost position shown in Fig. 6. The garment is then at the greatest length that may be given with a closed flap. Obviously, instead of moving buttons 17 and 9*, as above stated,
Then too, the pad 18 being removed, the ribbon 21 may be applied through the button holes 20, not only as an ornament, but also to gather the back of the garment at the Waist line. At this time also, if desired, the.
wind shield 23 may be cut off, but if desired, it may be, of course, left on. When the garment is used as shown in Fig. 7, the child then having reached an age where mittens can be worn, the wife 11 can be turned back front flaps, the said front and bottom flaps havin cooperating fastening elements, a plurality of which elements are located at each vertical edge of said projecting bottom flap, whereby the latter may be secured in an upturned position in difl'erent vertical adjustments to vary the length of the closed garment.
2. A childs garment having front flaps and a centrally located approximately rectangular bottom flap projecting from the back of the garment beyond the lower edges of the front flaps, the front flaps being adapted to overlap to close the front of the garment, the bottom flap being arranged tofold over the front flaps to various degrees to close the bottom of the garment, means for securing the bottom flap in its several positions, the folding of the bottom flap to its greatest degree being such that the front I flaps remain unfolded.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
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