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Publication numberUS1308396 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 1, 1919
Filing dateOct 11, 1912
Publication numberUS 1308396 A, US 1308396A, US-A-1308396, US1308396 A, US1308396A
InventorsFranklin Chatfield
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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APPLI'CAHGN FILED 061311.31912.

Patented July 1, 1919.



APPLlcATioN FILED ocT.1|.1912,

Patented July 1, 1919.



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`.Application led ctober 11, 19m. Serial No. 725,203.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, FRANKLIN CHATFIELD, of Minneapolis, Hennepin county, Minne- Sota, have invented certain new and useful' Improvements in lUndergarments, of which the following` is a specification.

My inventlon relatesv to union undergar ments and particularly to that type haring a closed crotch, and the object of the invention is to provide a pair of combined gores and flaps for closing the posterior opening 'of the garment and the crotch and allowing sufficient fullness of the goods for an ample or wide openin A. further obJect is to provide a garment in which the pull of the flaps in exposing the opening will be on the elastic portiono the fabric,I where considerable stretch will be obtained, ratherv than upon the seams in the crotch or the beck of the garment.

A further object is to provide improved` means for attaching the under flap to the back of the garment.

JThe invention consists nerally in 'the arment hereinafter descrid and :particun arly pointed out in the claim.

In the accompanying' drawings forming part of this specication, 'Figure 1 is a rear view of a portion of the garment embodying my invention,

Fig. 2vis a similar view, showing the flaps spread apart to expose the opening,

means of stitching them together,

F Hap Fig. 5 is a similar view, showing aslightly modified construction.

n the drawin 2 represents a union-suit garment made o? fabric tubing, or knit fiat or woven, as preferred,' having the usuel front opening 3. Vhen the garment is made from a fabric tube, the tube is slit at the back to form the posterior opening end to allow'vfq'rftle insertion ofthe gores at the I thigh portions of the'legs. The referred form of opening I have indicate at 4 in Fig. 2. The ores 5- and 6 are preferahl triangular in orm, having lower portions 4 which extend down into the legs end are stitched to the inner leg portions. The inner ed s of these Egores lap by one enother, es in iceted in ig; 4, end are stitched toig. 3 is a similar View, showing the underv tension upwardly to and one of the let/emi edges Y 'being joined to the edge of the correspondgethe'r at 8, 'some little distance from the 55 point where the lower edges of the gores 7 are stitched to the front of the garment. The positionof these stitches 8. causes the pull in separatin the laps to be exerted on ne fabric ien, instead of the mw of so stitches at the lower ends of the ores, consequently there will 'be greater i dem of movement of the flaps and a wider opening is thereby obtained. The outerside edges or the gores'. are stitched to the back of the '65 die ortion of the garment. The inn /edges/f@ p enseres/far of t e gores lap by one another en elly c'ose the posterior opening, einen@ 5 has a button 10 on its inner ed to A. a tab 11 that is secured to the eechfo'/'t g garment on the inside. The outer Rap 6 i buttoned et 12 tothe back of the garmenton 75 the opposite side of the opening sind covers the longitudinali seem of the ore 5 end cooperates with this gore to orm e double thickness at .the beck of the rment."

in Fig. 5 -a` slightly modified construction 8@ is shown, in which et 13 the gems ere stitched to ether by parallel rows of stitch@ instead of iverging rows, as shownin Fig. d. The result, however, Vis practically the seine, es the. pull in separatin seam et the lower ends of the gores.

l', ceim es my invention A bifurcated underefarment, having e manently closed crete formed by e pair osi e@ correspondingly shaped seat-piece insertions, each .having its lower ve'igle formed into a single thighgore extension, seemed to* the edge of the front. side inseam ,of the corresponding leg eyondthe front median line of the garment and lapping-by the correspondingportion of the other seatpiece insertion end stitched thereto by e riiw of stitches extending side of the front median line of the germent,A

of eech seat-piece ing reer side body end leg portion of the garment, from the point of the thigh-'gore 105 extension to e. point shove the seat, the other later-ei edge oi? said seat-piece left flee from the4 lower end of the front row of stitches,

the tdeps will be exerted on the fabric itse ,if instead of on the from-the point ofseid ex- 95 I downwardly` et one 104D.4

joining it to the other sent-piece. fo :1 pointI above tho sent, :nul means for detnehuhly connu-tingr theI free edge of eneh sent-piece, at. al pointI substantially mid-way of its lengih to tho body of tho giu-nient beyond the lino of permanent attachment of the other seat-piece, substantially nsdescribcd.

In witness whel'oof I have hereunto :zeil my Wil messes:


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US6668382 *Nov 13, 2002Dec 30, 2003Andre L. WrightBaby garment
U.S. Classification2/78.2
Cooperative ClassificationA41B9/08