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Publication numberUS1462279 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 17, 1923
Filing dateJun 4, 1920
Priority dateJun 4, 1920
Publication numberUS 1462279 A, US 1462279A, US-A-1462279, US1462279 A, US1462279A
InventorsVictor Guinzburg
Original AssigneeKleinert I B Rubber Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Elastic fabric
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V. GUINZBURG ELASTIC FABRIC Filed June 4, 1920 Z/v (WV mmmAmminmvimnmvnnm uml Patented July l?, 1923.


ELAs'rIc Fannie.

Application filed June 4,

To all whom t may concern.: Y

Be it known that l, Vic'ron GUINZBURG, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city, county, and `State of New York, have invented a certain and useful Improvement in Elastic Fabrics, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to an elastic .fabric which is composed of a combination ofI unraveling. Thus the necessity' for hem- 1D elastic and inelastic materials and which is adapted for use in connection with articles of wearing apparel. The object of this invention is to provide an elastic or expansible fabric which can be economically made;

ES which will be light in weight and which will possess a maximum amount of elasticity.

A further object' of this invention is to provide an elastic fabric which will be particularly adapted for use in connection with t articles of wearing apparel, more especially such articles as hose supporters, belts, waist -bands for garments and many other articles.

With these objects and other objects which may hereinafter appear in view, l have devised the particular arrangement of parts hereinafter set forth and more particularly pointed out in the claim appended hereto.

Reference is to be had to the accompanye ing drawing, forming a part hereof, 1n

which- Figure 1 is a front view of a strip of elastic fabric madein accordance with my invention; y'

il Figure 2 is a rear elevation of the same;

Figure 3 is a sectional view of the line 3--3 of Figure 1, looking in the direction of the arrows.

Thron hout the various views of the draw- B ings similar reference characters designate Similar parts.

In the referred embodiment of my invention, as disclosed in the accompanyin drawing, 1 indicates a section of materia which i is preferably in the nature of an inelastic textile material, such as muslin, silk or the like. This strip or section 1 is gathered or shirred throughout its length and thus forms a glurality of ,folds or shirrings 2. i

I ecured to one face of the section of inelastic material 1 and at the ed es thereof, are two strips of an elastic material 3.' These strips 'are preferably in the nature of nar- 1920. serial No. 386,564.

row, flat elastic webbing and are secured to the inelastic fabric 1 by means of a form of overstitching such as is disclosed ate.

It will be noted that the form of stitching disclosed as at 4 performs two functions, one of which is to enclose the elastic stri 3 and secure it to the strip 1 and the ot er being to provide an edging for the inelastic strip l to prevent it from fraying or stitching the edges of the strip 1 is avoided as the reinforcing'of the edges of the inelastic strip 1 and the attachment of the elastic strip 3 thereto is performed by the one operation of sewing the stitches 4 in position.

The use of the stitches 4 in placeof hemstitched edges results in considerable saving of material due to the fact that the turning-in of the material to produce the hemmed edges is not necessary.

Intermediate of the elastic strips 3 but on the opposite side of the inelastic strip 1 is a flat, unshirred strip of elastic 5, which is secured in place by means of the line of stitching 6. It will thus be seen that the edge strips of elastic are situated on one side of the inelastic stripI while the central elastic strip is placed on the opposite side. All of the strips may however, be placed on one side and the arrangement of the strips may be varied without departing from the spirit of m invention.

The strips 3 fma be spaced apart as desired or as many o these strips may be used as may be necessary according to the width of the fabric to be produced It will also be noted that'the elastic strips 3 are unshirred and that the inelastic fabric situated between these strips is provided with sufficient fullness to permit the strip of material thus produced to have a slight lateral expansion and to conform to the body of the wearer under al1 conditions.

The shirrings or folds 2 in the inelastic material permit the inelastic material to move with the elastic strips when said strips are stretched and the entire piece of fabric thus possesses elasticity within the limits of stretch or expansion of the shirrin or folds produced in the inelastic materia 1.

Fromthe foregoing, it is .obvious that my invention is not to be restricted to the exact strips of elastic secured to it by stitching,

10 some of said strips being secured on one face of the fabric and a strip on the opposite face thereof, two of said strips constituting Hat, unshirred elastic.strips at the opposite longitudinal edges of said fabric strip, and over-stitching enclosing said edge strips to secure the sameto one face of the fabric strip and to provide a reinforcement for the edges of said fabric strip.

Signed at the city,county and State of `New York this 2nd day of June, 1920.


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U.S. Classification112/414, 2/400, 2/237, 139/421, 160/330
International ClassificationA41D31/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41D31/00
European ClassificationA41D31/00