US 1504932 A
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M: H. BOEHMER OPERATING GOWN Filed Feb. 15, 1922 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Aug. 12. 1924.
M. H. BOEHMER OPERATING GOWN 2 Sheets-Shae t 2 Filed Feb. 15, 1922 wil Patented Aug. 12, 1924.
UNITED STATES MATTHEW H. BOEHMEE, 01E PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
To all whom it may] concern:
Be it known that I, MATTHEW H. BOEHMER, a citizen of the United States, residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, have invented an Operating Grown, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to garments particularly adapted for use by dentists, surgeons and other practitioners for sanitary purposes, the main object of the invention being to provide a garment or gown which may be donned over the regular clothes or in lieu of them, as may be desired, and which in either case will substantially cover the under garments, and which further while being, in fact, an integral garment, will have the appearance of a two-piece garment of the usual type comprising both coat and trousers.
A further object of the invention is to provide the garment with a double back portion tending to prevent the passage of perspiration to the outer layer of the ma terial.
The invention further resides in advantageous and improvin details of construction hereinafter descri ed.
In the attached drawings:
Figure 1, is a front view of the garment with the coat portion laid open;
Fig. 2, is a section on the line 2-2, Fig. 1, and I Fig. 3, is a section on the line 3-3, Fig. 1.
With reference to the drawings, the garment comprises in effect a coat portion 1 and trousers portion 2. The coat portion 1 is substantially similar to the usual form of jacket, having in the present instance a collar 3 at the top and being provided with tapes 4:, 4, at the edges whereby it may be secured at the front of the wearer, the tapes performing the function of the buttons usually employed. The trousers 2 of the garment are essentially similar in form to the regulation trousers, but are extended upwardly above the waist line at the back, this extended portion indicated by the reference numeral 5 being secured to the coat 1 in a manner hereinafter described.
As further varying from the standard trousers form, the trousers 2 are provided at the front with and constituting each a portion of the legs 6 and 7 of the trousers, flaps 8 and 9, the latter overlying the former, as clearly illustrated in Fig. 1. Each of the flaps 8 and 9 is provided with a belt-like Application filed February 15, 1922. Serial 1%. 536,740. \5
extension 10 and 11 respectively which are adapted to be passed around the waist to secure the garment at this point firmly to the body of the wearer and to retain the flaps in normal closing position. Preferably these extensions 10 and 11 are sufficiently long to pass almost completely around the body of the wearer of the garment, and tapes Hand 13 are provided at the ends of these extensions whereby the ends of the latter may be secured at the front of the garment after they have been passed around the waist. As shown in Fig. 1, the leg 7 of the trousers is provided near the top with an opening 1 1 through which the extension 10 passes to the outside of the trousers.
As best shown in Fig. 1, the upper extension 5 of the trousers conforms substantially to the outline of the human back, and has its edges 15 secured to the coat 1 from the points 16, 16, at each side, which are slightly above the waist line, to and along the base of the collar 3.
It will be apparent. from the foregoing description and from the drawings that by means of the extension 5 of the trousers portion of the garmentwhich extends to the collar a double back is formed providing against the soaking of perspiration through the back of the coat; and that furthermore although the garment is formed in one piece, it gives the effect of a two-piece garment of standard form. It will, of course, be understood that the trousers portion of the garment may be attached to the coat in manners other than that herein illustrated and described with no departure from the essential features of the invention, and that further, this coat portion is not limited to any particular length, but may extend, if so wired, completely to the bottom of the trousers iportion, as is indicated by the broken lines in Fig. 3. It will also be noted that by reason of the flap formation at the front of the trousers and the securing exextensions 10 and 11, the garments may be adapted to use by individuals of varying proportions, and that further a close, protee-tion at this portion of the garment is obtained with an exceedingly neat and efficient securing means.
1. A one-piece garment comprising coat and trousers portions, the trousers being permanently attached to the coat only by a strip of material extending from the back of the trousers to the collar of the coat intermediatethe arm openings, said strip being adapted, While constituting an inner back for the coat, to lie entirely behind and be hid by the body of one Wearing the garment.
2. A one-piece garment comprising coat and trousers portions, the trousers being permanently attached to the coat only by a strip of material extending from the back of the'trousers to the collar ofthe coat intermediate the arm openings and secured to the coat along the top edge of the strip and down the side edges to points on the latter short of the top of the trousers, the strip being adapted, back for the coat, to lie entirely behind and be hid by the body of one Wearing the gar- Inent.
MATTHEW H. BOEHMER.
while constituting an inner 1