US 1329119 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
' M. s. GEORGE.
APPLICATION FILED JUNE 1, 1919.
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APPLICATION FlLED JUNE 7. :919.
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MAUDE SINCLAIR GEORGE, OF ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI.
Specification of Letters I'atcnt.
Patented Jan. 27., 1920.
Application filed June 7, 1919. Serial No. 302,488.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, MAUDE Smcnam Greece, a citizen of the United States, residing at St. Louis, in the county of St. Louis and State of Missouri, have invented a new and useful Baby-Pants, of which the following is a specification.
The present invention is a cover or protector for diapers commonly known as baby pants.
The object of the invention is the production of a baby pants which, when worn, have the full appearance of ordinary cloth drawers but which are so constructed as will prevent moisture from seeping through from the diaper and running down the legs of the wearer.
It, is also an important object of the invention to produce a high quality baby pants of the above nature which can be readily cleaned, washed, boiled and ironed and which are highly etiicient for the purposes intended.
The features of the invention reside in an outer cover of cloth cut and trimmed in such manner as to fully resemble childrens drawers and in a similarly cut lining of impervious material independent of and to lie co-extensive with the cloth cover so that the moisture from the diaper will not penetrate or soil the outer cover.
Other features of the invention reside in. the novel manner in which the impervious lining is detachably secured in position relativetothe outer cover through fastening instrumentalities which also engage cooperating means on the outer cover to secure the garment upon the child.
With these and other objects and features in view the invention further resides in sundry details of construction, combination and arrangement of elements which will hereinafter appear from the following detailed description and from the appended claims.
In the drawings which show the preferred embodiments of the invention, as at present devised:
Figure 1 is a front viewof the garment with one side buttoned up and the other side laid open in order to clearly illustrate the arrangement of elements and construction thereof,
Fig. 2 is a view of the inside of the garment when fully unbuttoned and spread out flat, in order to illustrate the form or construction of the blanks of material from which the garments are made,
Fig. 3 is an enlarged fragmentary detailed rear view of the garment, as shown in Fig. 1 to illustrate the construction of the gathering means used for contracting the waist line of the garment,
Fig. 1 is a front view of a modified form of garment in its unbuttoned condition and partly'laid open to illustrate its construction and the manner of detachably securing the inner lining thereto, and
Fig. 5 is a front view of the impervious lining for the modified form of garment shown in Fig. 4, the lining being removed from the outer cover.
With particular reference to the drawings, the protector or baby pants comprises an outer cover 1 of suitable cloth fabric which for convenience will be termed drawers-cover because it forms an outer cover in every way resembling childrens ordinary drawers; and further comprises an inner lining 2 for the drawers-cover of an impervious material, preferably of sheet rubber known as dental dam. The cover 1 and lining 2 are each cut to lie co-extensive with each other, and each comprising a seat portion or back flap a and a, and a front flap b and b with an intervening crotch portion 0 and 0', respectively. The back flaps a and a are of a greater width than the front flap in order to provide side flaps d and d for the cover and lining respectively. "The edges of the crotch portion 0 and c are cut inwardly on a curve, as clearly shown at 3 in Fig. 2, to provide leg openings 4 (Fig. 1). In order to give the garment the proper shape to fit the body, the side flaps d and d and the front flaps b and b gradually narrow in width from the leg openings to their top edges, the top edges of the flaps a and b of the drawers-cover being rovided with waistband sections 6 and 6 respectively. The edges of the lining 2 are suitably bound with a cloth braid 5 to prevent the rubber from readily tearing or splitting at its edges, and the edges of the drawers-cover 1 are finished off by hemming or in any other suitable fashion, while the edges of the le openings 1 of the cover 1 may be trimmed with lace to give the garment a fanciful appearance.
As above stated the cover 1 and lining 2 are to lie co-extensive with each other, the
lining being entirely loose and free from the drawers-cover excepting at points now to be mentioned, and as clearly illustrated in Fig. 1.'
The top edges of the rear flap a and of the front flap 'b of the lining 2 have buttons 7 secured thereto at substantially central points, which engage with corresponding button-holes in the waistband sections 6 and 6 of the cover 1. The top edges of the flaps d of the lining have secured thereto buttons 8 adapted to secure the entire garment in position on thebody by, first, engaging in a loop 9, one on each upper corner of the front flap 6, whereby the lining is first fastened upon the child. The buttons 8 'next engage in button-holes 10 in the respective adjacent ends of the waistband as clearly shown in Fig. 1. The side flaps d and the side edges of the front flap a of the cover may be further closed by a button and button-hole fastening 11 located adjacent the leg openings 4. Obviously to fasten or unfasten the garment it is only necessary to unfasten the buttons- 8 and 11, the buttons retaining the lining attached to the cover except when it is desired to entirely remove the lining. The
invention is not limited to a button and button-hole fastening means herein shown and described because any substantial equivalent may be substituted which will prove to be equally eflective, cheap and which may be manipulated with equal celerity, provided,
the spirit of invention and the arrange ment and manner of fastening above recited are carried out. v
To prevent moisture from running down the leg of the wearer, a gathering cord 12 is disposed in a suitable hem secured to the edges of the leg openings of the lining 2 in order to contract the openings about the legs. There is no gathering means provided in .the leg openings of the outer cover 1 so that its drawers effect will not be destroyed. The rear waistband portion 6 of the outer cover is provided with a gathering means for the purpose of reducing the waistband. This means, preferably, consists of two strings 13 and 14 arranged to have one of their ends overlapping for a considerable distance and secured at their extremities to the waistband as at 13 and 14, respectively. The overlapped portions of the strings may be covered by a hem or suitable strip of material 15 secured to the waistband, while their free ends are accessible for adjustment mani ulations and to be tied together.
In igs. 4 and 5 is shown a modified form of baby pants made from blanks of material the same as shown in Fig. 2, the inner lining 16 being independent of and removable from the drawers-cover 17. This form of the invention is identical with the one shown in Figs. 1 and 2 with the exception 'to provide a side that the side edge of one of the side flaps 18 and 18', of the drawers-cover and lining, respectively, are permanently secured by stitching, or other suitable means, 19 and 19 to the adjacent edge of the front flap of the cover and lining, respectively, as clearly shown in Figs. 4 and The edges of the other side flaps 18 and 18 are permanently secured to the adjacent side edge of the front flap of the cover and lining by stitching, or other means, only at points 20 and 20 immediately above the leg openings 21 in order placket permitting the garment to be easily put on and removed from the child.
The impervious lining 16 is maintained in position within the cover 17 ,by a plurality of snap fasteners 22, or the like, secured at suitable intervals alon the upper edge of the lining and cover. The waistband of the cover 17 is provided with a continuous hem through which a gathering cord 23 passes for securing the waistband about the wearer. It is within the scope of the invention to dispense with this cord 23 and provide a suitable button fastening means for maintainin the garment upon the wearer.
In both of the embodiments above described, it is obvious that the impervious lining may be readily detached and removed from the cloth coy'er which is made to resemble childrens drawers. The lining is cut the same shape as the cover and is coextensive therewith so that soiling of the cover from the diaper is prevented. Also, by having the cover and lining detachable, the cover can be boiled, washed and ironed to keep it a good white and the rubber otherwise suitablycleaned as the rubber would not stand boiling or ironing. It is clear that the above invention gives a highly efiicient and desirable garment bearing all resemblance of. childrens ordinary drawers while at the same time acting as a diaper protector and capable of being thoroughly washed and ironed.
The water-proof lining 2 is of such material as will not affect the cloth cover 1 by the latter being in contact with the lining. It has been found that in the use of some materials for the lining 2 the latter has a corrosive effect upon the cloth covers after the garments have been in stock for considerable time. vantage, applicant has found from experiment that the use of steam cured dentaldam sheet rubber overcomes the above drawbacks and has proven entirely satisfactory,
To overcome this disadsince there are no acids or such substances tion. However, it is to be understood that certain changes in the construction, comproof lining coextensive with said cover, said cover and llnlng being folded trans- I versely at their center to provide front and back flaps with an intermediate crotch por tion, the end edges of said front and back fla s of said cover opposing to provide the waistband of the garment, means suspending said lining from the waistband portions of the front and back flaps of the cover, means closing opposing side edges of the front and back flaps of the cover and lining, thereby providing leg openings at the edges of the crotch portion, and means for adjusting the size of the leg openings of said lining only.
2. Baby pants comprising an outer cover of cloth material and an independent inner waterproof lining co-extensive with cover, said pants including a back flap and a front flap with an intermediate crotch portion forming the leg openings, the ends of said flaps opposing and forming a waistband of the garment, means for adjusting the size of the leg openings of the lining only, a pair of buttons one secured to each upper corner of one flap of the lining and enga eable with a button-hole in the correspon ing upper corners of the other flap of the lining and with button-holes in the adjacent upper corners of the front and rear flaps of the cover.
3. Baby pants comprising an outer cover of cloth material and an independent inner waterproof linin co-extensive with cover, said pants including a back flap and a front flap with an intermediate crotch portion forming the leg opening, the ends of said flaps opposing and forming the waist band of the garment, a pair of buttons one secured to each upper corner of a flap of the lining and engageable with a button-hole in corresponding uppe corners of the other flap of the lining an with button-holes in the adj acentupper corners of the front and rear flaps of the cover, and means securing the side edges of said back and front flaps of the cover together at points adjacent the leg openings therein.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand.
'MAUDE SINCLAIR GEORGE.