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Publication numberUS1478773 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 25, 1923
Filing dateNov 13, 1919
Priority dateNov 13, 1919
Publication numberUS 1478773 A, US 1478773A, US-A-1478773, US1478773 A, US1478773A
InventorsStocker Carolyn W
Original AssigneeStocker Carolyn W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shoulder-strap retainer
US 1478773 A
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SHOULDER STRAP RETAINER Filed Nov. l5 1919 In renfor- Carolyn W mer @aient @ed 25, 1923.



Application filed November 13, 1919. Serial No. 337,734.

To all whom t may concern:

Be it known that I, CARoLYN S'rocnnn, a citizen of the United States, residing at 111 East Stewart Avenue, Lansdowne, in the county of Delaware and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Shoulder-Strap Retainers, of which the following is a specification.

My invention is intended to be used with low cut underclothing for women having shoulder straps which are long enough to tend to slip down over the rshoulders of the 'ell'el.

The purpose of my invention is to retain the shoulder straps by a retaining tie or band which ern/rages the strap or straps passing over both shoulders to hold them against separation and may surround the straps merely, or may be secured to the straps, if desired, to -rnaintain the height of the tie. My construction is well adapted for decorative effects.

I have illustrated my invention by but one general form, which has proved to be practical, efficient and inexpensive and which at the same time well illustrates the principles of myl invention.

Figure 1 is a rear elevation showing a Woman having one of my ties in place upon her clothing.

Figure 2 is an enlarged broken elevation of a portion of Figure 1. i

Figure 3 is a section of Figure 2 taken upon line 3-3.

Figures 4 and 5 correspond in part to Figures 2 and 3 but show a slightly different tie or band.

Figure 6 is a cross section of Figure 2 upon line 6 6.

In Figure 1 two pairs of shoulder straps 7 7', 8-8 are shown retaining an undervest 9 and a corset cover 10 in position. These straps have a tendency to slide down over the shoulders 11-11, as is well known vand I have provided aretaining tie or band l2 to. prevent this.

This tie may be fastened to the straps or about themin any suitable way and I have arranged in the form shown in Figures 1, 2 and 3 to have the ends 13-13 of the band to surround the shoulder straps. For this purpose I have formed the ends as loops 14-15 and have secured the ends of each loop to the adjacent fabrieof the Where it is found that the retaining tie slips down-on the shoulder straps, as may occur, this is readily corrected b fastening the ends of the tie to a particular part of the shoulder straps. I have shown in Figures 4 and 5 one of the many ways bv whlch this can be done with the loop form of fastener Ifor the tie. Herel the loop 15 1s shorter than in the form shown in Figures l, 2 and 3 and the resilient-headandsocket fastener 16 is passed thru or, preferably, the parts are merely closed over the shoulder straps so as to include the fabric of these straps between the cooperating head-and-socket-members.

Whichever form be desired, whether merely to surround the shoulder strap or straps or to be fastened to them, various forms of carrying it out will occur to every seamstress in view of the disclosure which I have made.

In the construction shown thetie is made up of a central strip 17 (Figure 6) of preferably elastic material and a surrounding decorative fabric casing 18.1onger than the strip with the result that the contraction of the elastic strip gives a shirred or gathered effect to the casing as best seen in Figures 2 and 4. The decoration is further carried out by rosettes 19 covering the fasteners.

In operation the garments are put on by the wearer and the tie is then applied to surround the shoulder straps of the garments or is secured to them. Where the straps of but a single garment are to be held, the` tie can be partly or even wholly ap lied before the garment is put on.

t will be obvious that where the elastic-` ity of the tie is not desired the same decorative effect may be obtained by making the strip shorter than the length of the casing 13 or a desirable decorative effect can' be secured by other means.

lHaving thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1. A-garment having shoulder straps in l combination with a removable elastic tie adapted .to retain the strapaagainst lateral movement, and a cover for tli`e tie. l

2. A shoulder strap. retainer comprising a casing, a resilient strip within the easing,

shorter than the casing and terminals upon and loop, terminals upon the strip adapted the strip adapted to engage with the fabric to extend from yone shoulder strap to the l0 of the shoulder strap, one located at each other to surround and frictionally engage -end of the strippreventing separation of `the strap to prevent undue separation of the straps and held against vertical move the straps and to be removed from the mentl by the straps. straps.

3. A shoulder strap'retainer, comprising a. casing, a resilient strip within the casing CAROLYN W. STOCKER.

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U.S. Classification2/323, 2/300
International ClassificationA41F15/00, A41F15/02
Cooperative ClassificationA41F15/02
European ClassificationA41F15/02