US 1405744 A
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S. S. SAMPLINER.
APPLICATION FILED DEC.27,1916.
Patnted Feb. 7, 1922.
* UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
SAMUEL s. SAMPLINER, or CLEVELAND, onro, 'ASSIGNOR TO THE mc KNITTING MILLS comrm, or CLEVELAND, OHIO, A CORPORATION oronro;
Specification of Letters Patent. Patented eb 7, 1922; Application filed December 27, 1916." Serial No. 139,159. iv
To all whom t may 007mm.-
Be it known that SA UEL S. SAMnLInnR, a citizen of the United States, residing at Cleveland, in the county of Cuyahoga and State of Ohio,has invented certain new and useful Improvements 1 in Neck Garments, of which the following is aspecification.
My invention relates to improvements 1n neck garment and has for its ob ect the provision of means for readily fastening the same so that the ends may be used as a chest protector and shoulder drape.
The improvement of my inventlon 15 embodied in a continuously knitted neck scarf of such length as to depend along the chest of the wearer and pass over the shoulder respectively; the fastening means comprising a longitudinal slot in the knitted fabric of which the garment is made. This slot may be reinforced by means of a suitable clip, if found necessary, for positively fastening the garment upon the wearers neck. Moreover, the ends preferably are folded back upon themselves to form a pointed terminal of augmented body, better adapting the same to be passed throughthe slot.
I am aware that neck garments such as scarfs and ties have previously been devised,"
wherein a transverse slot was formed in the substantially inextensible neck portion thereof, through which one end was adapted to be passed. However, my improvement differs therefrom in providing a garment entirely of knitted fabric, preferably longitudinally ribbed or chain knitted, wherein a longitudinal slot is provided between adjacent ribs or chains thereof. These bordering ribs tend to close upon an inserted end portion, under strain, while a transverse slot tends to open under similar conditions. Moreover, my improved garment preferably is knitted of fieecyclinging yarns and, as
stated, the slot may be augmented by a suitable metallic or other clip. A longitudinal slot will be found to present little tendency to cause unravelling of the fabric and this slight tendency is easily overcome by an elastic stitching or overcasting, which does not impair the clinging tendency of the longitudinally positioned slot.
The features of my invention may best be described in connection with the accompanying drawings, wherein,
Fig. 1 is a view of my improved neck garment as positioned-for use upon the neck of the wearer, A V
Fig. 2 is a plan view thereof partially broken away with a detail showing one form of fastening clip,'and
Fig. 3 is an enlarged plan view of one end, diagrammatically indicating the ribbed knitted structure. o p l Throughout the different figures, I have employed the same character of reference to indicate similar parts. My improved neck garment may advantageously be made of continuous lengths ofknitted fabric or though the striping is merely a matter of choice. Preferably, the knitted fabric from which the garment is made has longitudie nal ribs a or is chain knitted of soft fleecy yarns, so that the slot 6 tends to close and there. is very little unravelling. However, this may be entirely overcome by elastic stitches b about the slot, which in some cases may be used to overcast a small V-shaped metallic clip 0 at the inner end of the slot,
as indicated in Fig. 2. Ordinarily, this is not necessary unless the garment is to be very .firmly held about the wearers neck. The corners or ends 03 of the fabric may advantageously be folded back upon the body 7 and stitched together to form-a pointed re- 7 inforced terminal, which is better adapted to be passed through the slot, and optionally tassels e or other ornamentation may be supplied to the neck garment.
As shown in Fig. 1, the right hand end of the garment is passed through the slot, thereby causing said slot to elasticall grip the same intermediately of a pleate portion a, and thereby holding the garment easily in place about the wearers .neck. This right hand end may be draped over down to afford a covering for the chest immediatel-y abovethecollar opening of the wearers coat. This securing means ordinarily is suflicient to insure a snug fit Without other adjuncts or fastening means which might become broken or lost. The clip 0, however, may be resorted'to for gripping the edge of the inserted end and holding it securely against displacement. The garment as thus constructed is both simple, cheap, and affords adequate protection for the neck and chest. I
Having now described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, the following 1. A'neck scarf, comprising alength of longitudinally ribbed fabric adaptedto encircle the wearers neck and terminally lie along his chest; said fabric having a lon itudinal slit between adjacent ribs of t e knitting,through which an end is adapted to be passed and closely held in adjusted positions about the neck.
2. A neck garment of the class described,
comprising a length ofloosely knitted fabric adapted to encircle the wearers neck and terminally extend along'the wearers' chest and shoulder; said fabric having a slit formed intermediately thereof, through which an end is adapted to be passed, and a closed V-shaped clip associated with said slit at its retaining terminal for holding the inserted end portion in adjusted position, substantially as set forth.
3. A neck and chest covering, comprising a length of longitudinally ribbed fabric of uniform width said fabric having a constricting slot between two adjacent ribs shorter than the width of the fabric, positioned near its middle portion, through which an end. is adapted to be passed and held in adjusted position, andanend folded tering said slotv readily. V 1
In testimony whereof I SAMUEL s. SAMPLINER.
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