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Publication numberUS1363981 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 28, 1920
Filing dateFeb 5, 1920
Priority dateFeb 5, 1920
Publication numberUS 1363981 A, US 1363981A, US-A-1363981, US1363981 A, US1363981A
InventorsWilliam M Jenkins, William H Vaughan
Original AssigneeWilliam M Jenkins, William H Vaughan
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ventilated body-garment
US 1363981 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

W.,M. JENKINS AND W. H. VAUGHAN.

VENTILATED BODY GARMENT. APPLICATION FILED FEB. 5. 1920.

Patented Dec. 28, 1920.

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W. M. JENKINS AND W. H. VAUGHAN.

VENTILATED BODY GARMENT.

APPLICATION FILED FEB. 5. I920.

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WILLIAM M. JENKINS AND WILLIAM H. VAUGHAN, 0F DALLAS, TEXAS.

VENTILATED BODY-GARMENT.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dec. 28, 1920.

Application filed February 5, 1920. Serial No. 356,559.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that we, WILLIAM M. JEN- KINS and WILLIAM H. VAUGHAN, citizens of the United States, residing at Dallas, in the county of Dallas and State of Texas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Ventilated Body-Garments; and we do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

This invention relates to ventilated body garments, and more specifically to the class of garments known as union-oversuits or unionalls.

One object of this invention is to generally improve upon garments of this character by providing an improved shoulder covering in connection with an apertured armpit portion, for reinforcing these portions of the garment and at the same time providing an air passage from which rain is effectively excluded.

Other objects and advantages will be pointed out or implied in the following details of description in connection with the accompanying drawings in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of the complete garment, showing the front portion of the garment.

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the 00111- plete garment, showing the rear portion thereof.

Fig. 3 is an enlarged detail perspective view illustrating the garment in an unfinished state, showing the flaps or tongues of the covering spaced from the parts of the trunk-receiving portion and the adjacent sleeve to which these tongues are secured when the garment is completed.

Fig. 4: is a sectional detail view, the sec tion being taken substantially along the line 44 of Fig. 3, of the finished garment.

Fig. 5 is a detail sectional view, the see tion being taken substantially along the line 55 of Fig. 3, of the finished garment.

Fig. 6 is an enlarged detail perspective view somewhat similar to Fig. 8, but showing one of the tongues of the covering in its final or useful position.

Referring to these drawings in detail, in which similar reference characters correspond with similar parts throughout the several views, and in which the trousers portion 1 may be of any appropriate construction and secured to the trunk-receiving portion 2 by any appropriate means, the invention consists in the details of construction hereinafter described specifically as follows:

The sleeves 3 are secured to the trunk-receiving portion 2 in the usual way except that the lower part 4 of each sleeve is not directly stitched or secured to the armpit portion 5, and an opening or slot 6 extends transversely from a point below the front shoulder portion to a point below the rear shoulder portion of the garment. A yoke or covering 7 may be formed of a single piece of sheet material, or may consist of two pieces joined at 7 (see Fig. 2). This yoke or covering includes 2 pairs of tongues,

the tongues of each pair being designated. by the numerals 8 and 9 respectively. The.

trunk-receiving portion has two inwardly turned substantlally vertical edges 10 whose upper ends termlnate at the respective armpit portions, and the primarily free ends of the tongues 8 and 9 extend between and are stitched to the adjacent inwardly turned edges 10, as clearly shown in Figs. 4 and 5.

Referring to Fig. 4, it will be seen that the sleeve 3 is also formed with inwardly,

turned edges adjacent to each armpit por tion, as indicated at 11, and that the inwardly turned edges or ends of the tongues 8 and 9 also extend between the edges 11 and are stitched thereto in the same manner in which they are stiched to the inwardly turned portions 10, as shown in Fig. 5.

The upper edges of the tongues 8 and 9 of each pair are stitched throughout their combined length to the lower armpit portion of the adjacent sleeve 3, as indicated at 12 in Fig. 4E, and it is to be understood that the stitching 12 holds these tongues in such close-fitting relation to the sleeve 3 that water cannot enter this joint. The portions of the tongues 8 and 9 which overlie the front and rear shoulder portions of the garment are stitched thereto, but the lower edges 8 and 9 are disconnected or free from engagement with the parts of the trunkreceiving portion in front of and in rear of the armpit portion (as clearly illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2), to provide front and rear air passages 13 and 14 (see Figs. 4. and 5).

Referring again to Fig. 4, it will be seen that the tongues 8 and 9 not only provide said air passages, but also provide an efii cient reinforcement between the passages 13 and 14 and connect the lower portion of the sleeve 3 with the upper portion of the inwardly turned elements of the trunk-re ceiving portion 2.

The main portion of the yoke 7 extends over the tops of the shoulder portions and not only reinforces this portion but provides an additional thickness for cushioning the part of the shoulder on which a carpenter or other workman carries lumber or other material. I

It is not intended to limit this invention to the exact details of construction as described in the foregoing, but changes may be made within the scope of the inventive ideas as implied and claimed.

lVhat we claim as our invention is:

1. In a body garment comprising a trunkreceiving portion and sleeves and having openings in its armpit portions, reinforcing and passage-forming portions comprising two pairs of tongues, the tongues of each pair having their lower ends meeting under the adjacent sleeve and stitched to one another and to the trunk-receiving portion below and adjacent each opening, the upper edges of each pair of tongues being stitched throughout their combined length to the adjacent sleeves, the lower edges of each pair of tongues being stitched to the trunk-receiving portion in front and in rear of the adjacent shoulder portion, each of said tongues having a free lower edge portion extending from. the stitching at its lower end to the stitching at its portion which overlies the adjacent shoulder portion, thereby providing a combined. reinforcement and a pair of rain-excluding air passages for each armpit portion.

2. In a body garment comprising a trunkreceiving portion and sleeves and having openings in its armpit portions, a yoke of sheetmaterial extending over and around each shoulder portion and including two pairs of tongues, the tongues of each pair having their lower ends meeting under the adjacent sleeve and stitched to one another and to the trunk-receiving portion below and adjacent each opening, the upper edges of each pair of tongues being stitched throughout their combined length to the adjacent sleeves, the lower edges of each pair of tongues being stitched to the trunk-receiving portions in front and in rear of the adjacent shoulder portion, each of said tongues having a free lower edge portion extending from the stitching at its lower end to the stitching at its portion which overlies the adjacent shoulder portion, thereby providing a combined reinforcement and a pair of rain-excluding air passages for each armpit portion.

In a body garment comprising a trunk receiving portion and sleeves and having openings in its armpit portions, said trunkreceiving portion having inwardly turned edges at each armpit portion, reinforcing and passage-forming portions comprising two pairs of tongues, the tongues of each pair having their lower ends meeting under the adjacent sleeve and extending between said inwardly turned edges and stitched to one another and to the inwardly turned edges of the trunk-receiving portion below and adjacent each opening, the upper edges of each pair of tongues being stitched throughout their combined length to the adjacent sleeve, the lower edges of each pair of tongues being stitched to the trunk-receiving portion in front and in rear of the adjacent shoulder portion, each of said tongues having a free lower edge portion extending from the stitching at its lower end to the stitching at its portion which overlies the adjacent shoulder portion, thereby providing a combined reinforcement and a pair of rain-excluding air passages for each armpit portion.

In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands.

WILLIAM M. JENKINS. WILLIAM H. VAUGHAN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/79, 2/DIG.100, D02/743
International ClassificationA41D27/28
Cooperative ClassificationY10S2/01, A41D27/28
European ClassificationA41D27/28