US 1471507 A
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M9 Lm Hml E HVL mm u KHJ @we Re El Vi OF Oct. 23 1923.
INVENTOR f'iaw OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
ovERsUIT on ovERALLs.
Application 'filed .Tune 11, 1919. Serial No. 303,513.
To all whom t may concern.'
Be` it known that GEORGE K. SMITH, a citizen of the United States, and resident of 2744 E. Tremont Ave., New hvYork city, in the county of Bronx andState of New York, have invented cert-ain new and useful mprovements in 'O'versuits or Overalls, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to overalls or suits which may be worn over other clothing for its protection or may be used inv other ways.
rll`he main object ofthe invention is to pro` vide an article of clothing as indicated which shall be simple, easily put on and taken off' and, when in position, shall be wcll-itting and readily adjustable to the different movements and positions of the wearer.
A further object of the invention is to provide van improved L garment securing means.
Other and ancillary objects of the inven-` tion will appear hereinafter.
In the accompanying drawings which illustrate the invention;
Fig. 1 is a sfide view of a suit embodying the invention,
Fig. 2 is a front view of the same,
Fig. 3 is a back view .of the same,
Fig. 4 is a view, on an enlarged scale of the improved garment'securing means,
Fig. 5 is a section on the line 5-5 of Fig. 4. and
Fig. 6 is a section on the line of Fig. 2 showing a section of the knee protect-or. Referring to the drawings, the apparatus comprises a' trousers portion 1 ,and a coat portion 2. o
It will be observed that the garment is in one piece extending continuously from the neck to the lower end of the trousers. EX-
tending up from lthe waist line there is on each side of the coat portion, a slit 3, while in the trousers portion there is a slit 4 on 'each side extending downwardly from the waist line. This results in the formation of 4Jthe flap 5 on the coat and the flap 6 at the back of the trousers. lt is by reason of the opening formed by the flaps 5 and 6 which, as will be seen, are separated across the back, that the wearer can get into `and out of the suit. With the suit in the condition as shown in Fig. 1 the lower ap may be lowered and the upper flap raised.
ltt will be seen that the coat portion is permanently closed circumferentially of the ferred body of the wearer so that in order forthe wearer to get into it his head is inserted from the back through the neck portion 7 in much the same way that any one puts on a shirt or a sweater.y Likewise the legs of the 9 and 10 in the coat portion, after which they may be inserted in buckles 11 and 12 at the front of the garment` the flap of the trousers portion thus being drawn into closed relation to each other and to the front portion of the suit. A
n order to prevent any possible sagging away from each other fof the back portions of the coat and trousers, an elastic support is provided which comprises t-hev elastic bands 13, 14 and 15 `joined at their endsso as to form a triangle as shown. Also at each of the apices of the triangle is secured oneI member of a snap fastening as is shown clearly at 16 in Fig. 5. Secured to the coat portion is one member of a snap fastening 17, while the two other half fastenings are secured to the trousers portion at 18 and 19. When the ila-ps of the trousers and coat portions have been placed in closed relation the snaps upon the triangular shaped piece reto may `be secured in position as shown in Fig. 3. Thehalf fastenings at the ljunctions of this triangular portion being snapped upon the other half fastenings secured on the coat and trousers portions of the garment as described.
To guard against wear of the knees of the garment horse-shoe shaped portions of leather or other suitable material 20 and 21, y,are sewed or rivetednpon the garment, the top being left unsecured'so as to form the opening for apocket as indicated in Fig. 6. Waste or other cushioning material may then be inserted into the pockets so as to relieve the knees of the wearer when he is obliged to kneel upon the ground or bring his/ knees against hard substances. prevents him from accidentally knocking his knees against hard substances and so hurting or injuring them. By making the pockets horse-shoe shaped the mouth of the pocket is made restricted so that any packlt also lll@ parting from its spirit and is not.,
ing or cushioning material cannot readily Work its Way'out.
While the inventionv hasvbeen illustrated in what is considered its best application, it may have other embodiments Without de\ therefore,
limited to the structures shown in the drawings. i
i and coat portions What ll claim is:
Anne piece garment comprising trouser formed continuous With each other,said garment being formed With slits at the sides extending upwardly from the Waistline 'and downwardly from the mariee? Waistline, said garment being separated S across the hack from one slde slit to the other forming coat and trouser flaps, a belt secured to the upper edge of said trouser Hap, loops secured to the lower edge of said coat ap and engagealole by said belt and huoliles secured to said garment at the front and engagealole by said belt' for holding said flaps in closed position.
GERGE K. SMllTH.
Witnesses .HENRY VAN'rrnBUaerr,