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G. K. GUINZBURG. GARMENT PROTECTOR.
APPLICATION FILED IuIY 11.1920.`
1,397,579. Patented Nov. 22, 1921.
UNITED STATES -PATENT OFFICE.
GEORGE K. GUINZBURG, F NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSGNOB TO I. B. KLEINERT RUBBER COMPANY, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.,
A OORPORATION 0F NEW YORK.
' Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed. `l'uly 2, 1920. Seiial No. 393,526.
' a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city, county, and State of New York, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Garment-Protectors, of which thefollowing is a specification.
This invention relates to a moisture proof garment usually worn by infants as protective covering over the ordinary absorbent diaper, and the object of this invention is to provide agarment of this character so arranged that it may be put on and taken off rapidly, and will at all times effectively prevent the egress of moisture and protect the childs'outer garments properly. By means of its particular construction and material, it provides a means for protecting the childs damp diaper from. contact with the floor, should the child be playing there, whereby possibilities of the child contracting colds or sickness is prevented.
It is well known that the ordinary form of baby pants now in use does not effectively fulfil the functions that it is desired to perform. These forms of baby ants are generally constructed of a rubberized cloth material,vand in order to allow the garment to be put onthe child, suitable 'openings in the garment are provided, and these openings `are usually adapted to be closed by buttons and button holes or other fastening means. In practice, it is found that moisture readily finds its way through these openings and also through the openings through which the legs of the child protrude. These leg openings are generally arranged to be contracted ,.,faboutithc childs legs by tapes or draw f"strings',but it is found that in order to pre- 40- veiitegrcss of moisture through these openings,.;itgis necessary to draw these strings so tightlyabout the childs legs that discom- A fortis caused to the child.
strengthen the garment; which will at all times prevent the egress of moisture and which will provide a, garment that will be worn without discomfort.
' With these objects, and other objects which may hereinafter appear, in view, I
have devised the particular arrangement of i parts hereinafter set forth and more particularly pointed out in the ,claims appended hereto.
Reference is to be had to the accompanylng drawing, forming a part hereof, in which- Figure 1 is a front elevation partly in section of a garment protector made in accordance with my invention, and
Fig. 2 is a perspective View, artly in section, showing the manner in w ich the garment is reinforced at the waist and leg openin s.
gfhroughout the various views of the drawings similar reference characters designate similar parts. l
In the preferred embodiment of my invention, as disclosed in the accompanying drawing 1 indicates the body of the garment v which is preferably made in various shapes,
and it is provided with leg lopenings 2 and the waist opening 3. These openings are provided with means for contracting them to hold them securely about the wearer in the yform of eXpansible binding-strips 4. To.
allow expansion of the bodyof the garment without distorting the same, I provide shirring 5 at the openings 2 and 3. Thus when the garment is put on or taken off the wearer, the elasticity of the expansible binding-strips 4. and the shirring 9 allows a ready disten,
sion of these openings and when the garment is in place a perfect fit at these points is provided so that egress of moisture at the points is effectively prevented.
The binding 'strips 4 are preferably of rubber or elastic material and when in position they coveror inclose the shirred edge adjacent the openings and thus form a continuous tubular inclosing-member or pocket. therefor. The elasticity of these strips 4 causes them to retain their tubular formation which greatly reinforces the edges of the openings 2 and 3 and reduces the possibility of tearing to a minimum-at these points.
The reinforcing binding-strips 4 are reads4v ily secured in position as they are secured to the edge of each ofthe .openings 2 and 3vby means of the stitches 6 which are the stitches loo los
that produce the shirrings 5 .in the garment. rlhe tubular reinforcing bindings 4f expand and contract with the shirrings and form rounded bearing and sealing surfaces which contact smoothly with the body of the wearer so that the garment can be worn with comfortand yet they act in such a manner as to seal the joint between the garment and the body or leg of the wearer and ei'ectively prevent moisture from reaching outside of the garment.
From the foregoing it is obvious that my invention is'not to be restricted to the exact embodiment shown but is broad enough to cover all structures coming within the scope of the annexed claims.
What. I claim is l. In a garment having an expansible lopening the combination with the body of the garment composed of elastic waterproof material surrounding said openin of a continuous elastic ywaterproof binding which incloses the margin of said expansible opening and contracts andv expands therewith.
2. In a garment having an expansible opening the combination with the body of the garment composed of elastic waterproof material surrounding said opening and provided with a shirred margin around said opening of a continuous elastic waterproof blnding which incloses said shirred margin and contracts and expands therewith.
3. Ina garment having an expansilole waist openlng thel combination with the body of the garment composed of elastic waterproof material surrounding said waist opening and provided with a shirred mar.- gln around said opening of a continuous elastic waterproof binding which incloses said shirred margin and contracts and expands therewith.
4. In a garment havingan expansible leg momma l opening the combination the garment composed of elastic waterproof with the body of vided with a shirred margin around said opening of a continuous elastic waterproof binding which incloses said shirred margin and contracts and expands therewith.
5. In a garment having an eXpansible waist opening and expansible leg openings the combination with thefbody of the garment composed of elastic waterproof material surrounding said several openings and provided with shirred margins around said openings of continuous elastic waterproof bindings which severally inclose said shirred margins and contract and expand therewith.
6. In a garment having an expansible opening the combination with the body of the garment composed of elastic water roof material surrounding said opening andp provided with a shirred margin around said opening of a continuous elastic waterproof binding which incloses said shirred margin and contracts and expands therewith, said binding forming a rounded bearing and] sealingsurface for contact with the body of the wearer.
7. In a garment havin an expansiblel waist openin and expans'i le leg openings the combinatlon with the body of the garment composedof elastic waterproof material surrounding said several openings and provided with shirred margins around said openings of continuous elastic waterproof bindings which severally inclose said shirredl margins and contract and expand therewith, saidibindi s forming rounded bearing and sealing sur aces for contact with the body of the wearer.
Signed at thel city, county7 and AState of.
New York this 30 of June, 1920.
GEORGE K. GUINZBURG. A'