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N. L. BIEH-L GARMENT SUPPORT Filed Jan. 29, 1925 Patented May 1924..
Umro STATES- 1,4,7? A NT OFFICE.
-NICHOLAS L. IBIE HL, OF LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.
Application filed ranuar ae, 192a Serial no. 615,570.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, NICHOLAS L. BIEHL,
a citizen of the United States, residing at new and useful Garment Support,.of which the following is a specification. p i
This invention relates to a garment supsuch as, forexample, a skirt or trousers to support the garment' from the war the person wearing the same.
An "object of the invention isto provide" a garment support that can be employedin place of the ordinary loose belt Worn with trousers to \bind the trousers about the waist of the wearer. Such belts are relatively narrow and the weight of the garment tends to 'pull the belt down, unless said belt is buckled very tightly, in which case: some of the organs of the body are unduly compressed. I p
object of: this invention is to provide for supporting a garment without unduly compressing tends'to creepup at the waist and pull out of the trousers, thus, presenting an un-,'
Aiifobject of this invention is to provide a garment support that tidy appearance.
Another object of this inventionis to provide a garment sup-port that can be port cannot take place.
worn. on the inside of the trousers and readily 1 attached thereto so that relative trousers and sup-' movement between the A furtherobject .of the invention'is to so construct the garment support that it will not winkle and tend to fold over at its upper margin, due to the weight of the garment attached thereto.
The accompanying drawings illustrate the invention:
Figure 1 shows in dotted lines a garment support constructed in accordance with the provisions of this invention in place withat the inner face any of the organsof the body of the wearer. I V Another'common fault of the ordinary trouser-supporting belt is thatthe shirt in the waist-fitting portion of a garment, as it would appear when 'being worn, a fragment of a shirt also being shown.
Fig. 2 is an enlarged elevation looking Figure 1. I i i V Fig. 3 is an elevation looking at the outer face of the band. port adapted tobe worn witha garment ment of the garment.
Fig-5 is an enlargedfsectional elevation on the line indicated bye-5, Figure 1; ,7 Fig. "6' is an enlarged sectional detail on the line indicated by 6 6, Figure 3.
F ig..7 is a' longitudinal view of a modiof the band; shown fication ofthe means for mountingthe fas- I te'ning' means on the garment.
There "is provided a lband, indicated in general, by the character lL. The band is relatively broad 'and may, ifde'sired, coniprise a plurality of sections. In this particular instance the'band 11 comprises end sections 12, and intermediate sections 13 constructed of relatively heavy material, preferably of double thickness. The sections 12 are connected to the sections 13 "by, strips 14, preferably made of elastic webbing. The sections 13 are connected to one another by a strip 141 of relatively thin material and also by adjusting means com- 4 prising tapes 15, 16 and buckles 171, so i that the girth 'ofthe band may be readily increased or decreased tosuit the wearer thereof. Preferably the members 12 de crease in" width toward the strips 14. This is also true of'the sections 13. Thus the [band is relatively broad in front and rear and relatively narrowv over the hips, ad-
' jacent which the-strips 1 1, are positioned.
The member 141 is positioned in the middle of theback of the wearer and the sections 12 fit across the abdomen. v
Cooperating. snap-fastening members 17 18 or ,other. fastening. devices are secured tothe free wider ends of the sections 12 so that said ends may 'ber'eadily connected for securingjthe bandabout the waist.'
The bandis-provided with'transversely.
extending busks 27 made of whalebone, steel, or other suitable material and said busks are sewed in place between the two thicknesses of material constituting the sections 12, 13. This is clearly shown in Figure 6, the stitching being indicated at 19. Preferably the busks are positioned in pairs, the upper ends of the busks of each pair being spaced \but slightly.,-
Cooperating fastening devices are provided at intervals along the uppermargin of the inner face of the waist-fitting portion a of the garment, indicated at Z), and the upper margin of the outer face of the band, to detachably secure the garment to the band. The fastening devices on the garment b are indicated at andthe fasteningdevices on the band are indicated at 21. In this particular instance the fastening devices 20, 21 are the well known snap fasteners. The
fastening devices 21 are positioned on the band between the adjacent upper ends of the paired busks so that when strain comes upon the fastening members the upper margin of v the band will not be pulleddownwardly and cause the band to wrinkle. 'Even a relatively heavy garment may thus be supported without inconveniencing the wearer of the garment support since theband is broad and retains its shape under the strain imposed on it. The fastening members 20 are preferablysecured to a tape 221 or tapes 22 that are sewed to the inner faceof the waist-fitting portion of the garment, the stitches being indicated at 23 in Figure 5. It has been hereinbefore-stated that the sections 12, 13 are preferably formed from a double thickness of fabric. The upper and lower margins of the sections12 are provided with binding strips 24 extending from end to end of each section. The sections 13- are provided on their upper and lower margins with binding strips 25'which also extendalong the margins of the strip 1&1.
It will be clear from the foregomg'that,
2 practice, either the band may be attached to the trousers, before the trousers are donned, the trouserszthen slipped on, and the ends of the band connected over the shirt by the fastening members 17, 18; or the band may be placed in position about the waist overthe shirt and the ends joined, and then the trousers slipped on and'se'cured to the band by connecting the fastening members 20,21.
The elastic strips 14: permit the band to yield sufiiciently not to inconvenience movements of the wearer, and at the same time said elastic stripshold the band close about the body so as to prevent downward slipping of the band and the garment attached thereto.
, Owing to the narrower portions 14 of'the band being adjacent thehips, bending and turning movements'of the body can be made without inconvenience and without wrink ling and displacement ofany of the band sections. i I
If the busks were placed singly instead of jacent the fasteners 21 would not be held rigid as is the case where the busks are pairedas shown, for the fasteners extend through the material of the band and, consequently, the fasteners 21 cannot be attached to the band so as to register exactly with the busks. It will also be clear, by referring to Figure 6, thatthere are formed channels 26 on opposite faces of the band between each two adjacent busks. Thus the fasteners, which protrude from the opposite faces of the band, are accommodated in the channels 26 and will not tend to pressinto the wearers body 'andprove uncomfortable;
It is to be noted that the'tape 221 constitutes a band when secured to. the garment and that said band has the advantage that, when the fasteners 20 are attached thereto, said fasteners are properly spaced for engagement with the fasteners 21." "Thus the manufacturer will make one. or more ofthe bands 221 with the fasteners 20 in-place thereon properly spaced, and'the purchaser need only sew the bands inplace inthe various garments that are to be supported. Thus the application of the fasteners 20. to the garment is facilitated.
I claim 5 1. The combination with the waist-fitting portion of a garment supported at the waist, of a band provided with transversely extending busks arrangedvin pairs, the .u per end of the bus'ks of each pair being slig tly. spaced, cooperating, fastening devices at.in' tervals along the inner face-of the waistfitting portion, and the upper margin of the outer face of the bandto detachably secure the band to the'garmenathe fastening devices on the bandbeing between the adj acent upper ends of the'paired busks, and means. to releasably connect the ends of the band.
2. A garment. support comprising a band provided with transversely extending bu'sks arranged in pairs, the upper ends of the busks of each pair beinggslightly spaced,
snap fastener elements between the adjacent upper ends of the paired bu'sks, a plurality l of tapes each provided with snap fastener elements spaced the same as the first-named snap fastener elements to, cooperate therewith, said tapes being adapted to be secured to various garments of a persons wardrob'e,
and means'to releasably connect the ends of the band.
Signed at Los Angeles, California, this 17th day of January, 1923, v i
-' NICHOLAS BIEHL.