US 1397381 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
l Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Nov. 15, 1221.
Application led ctober 8, 1919, Serial No. 329,295. Renewed October 6, 1921. Serial No. 505,966.
To all whom t may concern:
Be it known that l, SALLIE W. LAING, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Shreveport, in the parish of Caddo and State of Louisiana, have invented a new and Improved Infants Garment, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
The invention relates to wearing apparel and its object is to provide a new and improved infants garment combining a baby waist, an abdominal binder and sleeping stockings, and arranged to permit of quickly and conveniently placing the garment in position on the infant to give the desired comfort to the infant and to keep the infant warm and to protect it against drafts of air especially at the abdominal region.
Another object is to provide a means for conveniently attaching a diaper to the garment and without producing1 the undesirable pressure on the abdominal region.
With these and other objects in View, the invention consistsof certain novel features of construction as hereinafter shown and described and then specifically pointed out in the claim.
A practical embodiment of the invention is represented in the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.
Figure 1 is a perspective View of the infants garment as applied;
Fig. 2 is an enlarged plan view of the infants garment in open position; and
Fig. 3 is a cross section of the same on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2.
The infants garment in its general construction comprises a waist 10, a binder 11 and sleeping stockings 12. The body of the waist 10 is provided with armholes 15, and the said body is adapted to be opened and closed at the back of the infant by the use of suitable fastening means such as buttons 16 and buttonholes 17. The binder 11 is attached at its upper edge to the waist 10 at the waist line 18 thereof with the lower portion of the waist overlying the binder 11, which latter is preferably made of flannel or similar soft material. rlhe side edges of the binder 11 are in alinement with the sides of the body of the waist 10, as plainly indicated in Fig. 2, and when the garment is spread out the said side edges diverge in the direction from the top to the bottom.
rlhe waist 10 is provided at the front with a depending tab 20 and at the rear with depending tabs 21, and to the said tabs 20 and 21 are adapted to be fastened, by safety pins 22 or other fastening devices, the infants diaper 23, as indicated in Fig. 1. rlhe lower portion of the waist 10 is provided at the sides with depending tabs 25 to which are detachably secured tabs 26 extending upwardly from the upper ends of the sleeping stockings 12. In order to detachably connect the tabs 26 with the tabs 25 use is made of suitable fastening devices 30, such as buttons and buttonholes, as illustrated in the drawings. By the arrangement described the waist fits snugly around the infants chest while the binder provides the desired fullness to completely inclose the abdominal portion of the infant and thus provide the desired protection.
It will be noticed that by the arrangement described, the binder 11, which is of unbroken continuity, properly incloses the abdominal region and the lower portion of the back of the infant, and as this binder` is made of flannel or` similar material it keeps the body of the infant warm and protected against drafts of air or the like. It also be noticed that this binder is wholly supported from the body of the waist 10 and as the latter closes at the back no closing means are needed for the binder 11 as the side edges of the latter are in alinement with the side edges of the body of the waist 10. It will further be noticed that by the arrangement described the sleeping stockings 12 are supported from the waist and hence the infant is not liable to accidentally slip ed' the stockings. The tabs 26 of the stockings 12 are at the front thereof and consequently do not interfere with the freedom of the infants legs.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent As an article of manufacture, an infants garment, comprising an infants waist adapted to be opened and closed at the back, the
said Waist being provided at the front and back With diaper tabs and et the sides With stocking supporting tabs, the tabs depending from the lower edge of the Waist, and an' 5 abdominal binder attached at its upper endto the lower portion of the waist, abovethe said tabs, the seid binder extending be-' yond the lower edges of the said tabs and the latter overlyin the binder on the outside thereof, the si e edges of the binder being in alinement With the side edges of the Waist, the said side edges of the Waist and binder divergng in a downward direction.
SALLIE W. LAING.