Improvement in armpit-shields
US 142875 A
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Arm-Pit Shields. Neg-142,875., PatentedSeptembrl6,1873.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JAMES SIBLEY, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
IMPROVEMENT m ARMPlT-SHlELDS.-
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 142,875, dated September 16, 1873; application filed May 24, 1873.
To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, JAMES SIBLEY, of New York city, in the countyand State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Ladies Dress-Shields, of which the following is a specification;
The object of this invention is to provide means for protecting the dresses of ladies from the ruinous effects of perspiration under the arms; and it consists in a shield or protector made of what is known as chamois-skin or equivalent material-and oiled silk or equivalent material in combination.
In the accompanying drawing, Figure 1 shows the shield as applied. Fig. 2 is a section of the shield taken on the line aa: of Fig.
Fig. 3 is a side view.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.
This shield is made in two parts or flaps, of crescent form, as seen in Fig. 3, doubled together, the parts being each of chamois-skin, or similargood absorbing material, and oiled silk. a is the leather. b is the oiled silk. The.
leather and the silk are stitched together, as seen in Fig. 2, at a.
the shield is also stitched. Fig. 3 is partly in section. The white line is the oiled silk, which is simply the lining of the leather. 9 is the The upper portion d of dress. The shield is worn between the arm and body and-the dress, and is preferably attached to the dress. It absorbs the perspiration and protects the dress. The chamois-skin I is a good absorbent, and the oiled silk prevents the moisture fromreachi-n'g the dress. Other material may be used as an absorbent, but I prefer chamoisskin. The lining may also be of any light water-proof material; but oiled silk is preferred.
. I do not confine myself to the particular form shown, but consider it the best for the purpose. Each flap may be made of more than two thicknesses, if' desired, a soft and pliable absorbent and a water-proof lining being the essential feature of the invention.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
=As a new article of manufacture,-an armpit-protector for ladiesdresses ibrmed of an absorbent material, a, provided with a Water proof lining, b, substantially as shown and described.
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