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Nov. 20 1923 R. A. LANGERMAN WAISTCOAT Filed Feb. 13.
Patented Nov. 20, 1923.
UNITED TATES RICHARD A. LANGERMAN, OF LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY.
Application filed February 13, 1923. Serial No. 618,864.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, RICHARD A, LANGER- MAN, a citizen of the United States of America, and resident of Louisville, in the county of Jefferson and State of Kentucky, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Waistcoats, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to garments, and particularly to Waistcoats.
An object of this invention is to produce a garment of the character indicated having novel means by which it can be adjusted to forms of different dimensions as to height and girth, and by which the adjustment can be made expeditiously in order that a garment of a uniform size may be caused to fit different people.
It is an object of this invention to provide novel means whereby the shoulder straps or sections of a waistcoat may be drawn rearwardly and downwardly, to a greater or less extent, according to the size of the person being fitted, novel means being provided for holding the said parts in the adjusted positions indicated.
It is furthermore an object of this invention to produce means by which the girth sizes of the garment may be changed to suit particular requirements as well.
It is a further object of this invention to produce a device of the character indicated which comprises comparativelv few inexpensive parts of simple construction.
lVith the foregoing and other objects in View, the invention consists in the details of construction, and in the arrangement and combination of parts to be hereinafter more fully set forth and claimed.
In describing the invention indetail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawings forming part of this application wherein like characters denote corresponding parts in the several views, and in which'- Figure 1 illustrates a view in perspective of a garment embodying the invention;
Figure 2 illustrates a view in elevation showing the rear portion of the garment;
Figure 3 illustrates a sectional view of a depending tab.
In these drawings, 5 and 6 denote the side sections of a waistcoat secured together at their front edges by the usual fastenings 7 such as buttons and the like. Each section has a shoulder strap or portion 8, and these straps at the rear ends are secured together as at 9 and terminate in a depending portion or tab 10 with transversely disposed recesses or pockets 11. may be provided for producing the pocket-like structure, but in this embodiment of the invention, two layers of material are secured together by transverse stitching, as shown at 12, the rows of stitching being in spaced relation to one another in order that pockets or loops may be formed between the said rows, and these pockets are intended to receive the transversely disposed straps 13 and 141: which connect the rear edges of the sections 5 and 6' together. Preferably the straps l3 and 14 are adjustable as to length, through the medium of buckles 15 or the like, and when the straps are drawn or released, the girth of the vest will be regulared or changed to suit the size of the person being fitted,
It will be apparent from an inspection of the drawing that if the shoulder straps are drawn rearwardly and down the back of the person being fitted, the straps 13 and 14 would be placed in the pockets toward the top of the tab or depending portion 10, whereas the said shoulder straps could be lengthened or moved toward the front and downwardly at the front bv allowing the tab to rise in the rear, after which the straps 13 and 14; would be placed in appropriate pockets or loops, according to the adjust ment desired.
It will be apparent from the foregoing description that a wide range of adjustment may be attained by the simple means l1eretoforedescribed, and the advantages thereof will be apparent to one skilled in the art.
In a waistcoat, body embracing sections having their edges connected together at the front, shoulder sections extending upwardly and rearwardly from the front sections, an element to which the rear ends of the shoulder sections are secured, the said element being adapted to extend down the back of the wearer and having pockets arranged transversely therein, adjustable straps connected to the rear edges of the body embracing sec tions and adjustable in the several pockets of the depending portion, substantially as described.
RICHARD A. LANGERMAN.
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