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Publication numberUS1491528 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 22, 1924
Filing dateAug 8, 1922
Priority dateAug 8, 1922
Publication numberUS 1491528 A, US 1491528A, US-A-1491528, US1491528 A, US1491528A
InventorsGeorge K Guinzburg
Original AssigneeKleinert I B Rubber Co
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garment protector
US 1491528 A
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Application Filed August 8, 1922. Serial No. 580,405.

To all whom it may concern.:

Beit known that I, Gnonon K. GUiNzUnG, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city, county, and State of New York, e have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Garment Protectors, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a garment protector or baby pants usually worn by in- 1G fants or young children to protect the outer clothing, and the object 4of this invention is to provide a device of this character which may be worn comfortably at all times and 'which will be very effective in preventing the escape of moisture resulting in consequent damage to the childs outer clothing.

As these garments are preferably made of` an imperviousinaterial they sometimes prove uncomfortable at certainA warm seasons of the year unless suitable means are provided for their ventilation, and a further object of this invention therefore is to provide suitable Ventilating 'means -for a garment of this character, ,such ifentilating means bethe garment that the possibility of leakage therethrough is greatly minimized.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a garment protector preferably a made of sheet rubber or any other impervious material provided'at opposite sides ad jacent the Waist openings with-suitable ventilat1ngopenings, such openings bemg so formed that the possibility of the garment' tearing at that point is avoidedyand said openings being also formed that they are normally keptopen to at all times permit the free'entrance of air land thorough ventilation of the garment, is provided. y

I am aware that garment protectors made of an impervious material and provided with Ventilating openings have been heretofore made but these'have generally been so constructed that the openings have been held ing preferably located in' such a position in p air to enter the garment to produce the desired thorough ventilation. As will be hereinafter set forth, my improved garment is designed to overcome the defects found in the present forms of garment, and to provide a garment protector which can be worn with comfort and safety at all times. n

Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawing, forming a part hereof, in Which- Figure 1 is a front elevation of a garment protector made in accordance with my invention; v

Figure 2 is a perspective View of that portion of the garment wherein one of the ven tilating openings is located:

Figure 3 is a sectional view on the line e-'of Figure 2, looking in the direction of the arrows; and

, Figure 4 is a sectional view on the line L of Figure 1, looking in the direction of the arrows.

Throughout the various views of the drawings, similar reference characters designate similar parts. g

In the preferred embodiment of my invention, as disclosed in the accompanying drawing, 1 indicates the front panel of the body of the garment, and 2 indicates the back. i

The front and back portions 1 and 2 of the body are united by side seams which extend diagonally from the shirred leg openings fr.

through the strips 7 and through the over- 5 lapped portions of the body. T his construce.. v

tion produces a seam which bv reason of its finished construction on both sides of the garment, enables the garment to be reuersihle vand if desired, worn with either side outerlos applicable for use as a garment protector for infants and children. but it will be understood that it. may be used as a protective device for women, and may be formed with legs or trouser portions as desired without departing 'from the spirit of my invention.

At 5 is shown tbe wai'f' opening which is similar in all respects to the leg openings in that it is produced with a shirred marginal` portion. and is also p'rovided with a flat strip of an extremely resilient and elastic material secured over the inner tace of the shirring. These strips are shown at S and are secured in position by the double lines of stitching indicated at 9. This arrangement permits expansion of the garment at the waist and leg openings to enable it to be placed on or removed from the wearer. and forms the subject matter of prior patents issued to me.

The ventilatiug openings. indicated at 5, 5, are preferably located on the lines ot the side seams 3. 3, and extend downwardly from thc waist opening (i and terminate a short dist-ance. below the same. When so located the openings are in a position where protection is not necessary and the possibility of leakage therethrough is extremely slight. To produce an opening which will be so reinforced that tearing of the material of the body will not readily occur, l utilize a strip of tough and resilient material which l ser-ure about the edge ot the opening 5. Suc-h strips are indicated at l0 and may be preferably secured in place by any suitable means. either adhesive or otherwise. and in this instance l utilize stitching l1.

The material of the binding l0 is of such resilient stillness that it normally holds they opening 5 distended or fully open regardless oi" the movements of the body of the wearer. 'This is an extremely important function of this portion of the device. Furthermore the binding l() provides a form of rim or mouth which projects outwardly Vfrom the body of the wearer and permits the free entry ot' air.

The openings 5. 5 may be formed by cutting dmvnvfardly 'from the upper edge or waist line ot the garmentv and thence holding the upper portions 'ot said openings, after the bindings l0 have been placed in position. in overlapped position so that when the waist opening strip 8 is scwed in position, its securing stitches 9 will extend through the overlapped portions of the body above the openings 5 to lform a continuous and closed waist opening.

The above described construction is ideal for the purpose. lt enables the openings 5 to be produced by straight stitching, enabling the garments to be turned out with accuracy and speed: it avoids the cutting out of portions ot' the body1 to produce the ventilating openings and consequent waste of material, and finally produces Ventilating openings which are extremely ellective and enable the garment to be comfortably worn under all conditions of use.

Having describedfone embodiment of my invention it is obvious that the same is not to be restricted thereto, but is broad enough vto cover all structures coming within the scope of the annexed claims.

ll'hat I claim is 1. An article of the class described comprising a garment having e-Xpansible waist and leg openings, said garment having ventilating openings extending downward from the waist opening and having means normally holding said openings in open position, with port-ions of said garment above the ventilating openings overlapped and permanently secured at the waist line ins'uch overlapped position.-

2- A garment of impervious material having a ventilating opening, the edge of the material surrounding said opening being covered by a binding of expansible material of tubular formation and of sufficient resiliency to retain said opening in a distended or open position, with ortions o the garment at the waist line an above the opening being overlapped and permanently secured together in such overlapped relationship. l

3. A garment of expansiblc impe-rviops material having a pair of Ventilating openings. each of said` openings beginning at the waist line of the garment and extending downward below the same, a tubular and elastic binding secured on the edge of the material surrounding the openings, said'.

binding being of suicient resiliency to hold said openings normally open vor distended, l

with portions of the garment above the openings overlapped and permanently Secured in such overlapped position.

4. An article of the class described comprising a garment having aair of ventilating openings, each of sai openings beginning at the. waist line of the garment and extending below the same, said garment being shirred adjacent the waist band and havinga fiat expansible band secured over the shirring, with portions of the garment above the Ventilating openings being overlapped and`held in such overlapped position'by the' securing means for the band.

Signed at. the city, county and State of New York, this 28th day of July, 1922.


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U.S. Classification2/400, D02/712, 2/DIG.100, 2/401
International ClassificationA41B13/04
Cooperative ClassificationA41B13/04, Y10S2/01
European ClassificationA41B13/04