US 1505053 A
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Aug. 12 1924.
D4 MILLHAUSER GARMENT Filed Feb. 23, 1924 A TTORNEYS Patented Aug. 12, 1924.
UNITED STATES DAVID MILLI-IAUSER, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.
Application filed February 23, 1924. Serial No. 694,679.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, DAVID MILLHAUsnn, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of New York, borough of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Garment, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
This invention relates to garments and has for an object to provide an improved construction which is in the nature of a coat wherein the parts are so formed that the sleeves may be adjusted to act in the usual manner of the sleeves of a coat or to be moved to a position out of the way so that the garment will present a substantial vest structure.
Another obj ect of the invention is to provide a garment'in the nature of a coat or sweater wherein partially detachable arms are provided capable of use when the garment is used as a coat and capable of being folded interiorly of the body of the garment and completely out of view when the garment is to be used as a vest.
In the accompanying drawing- Figure 1 is a view of a figure with a garment embodying the invention applied thereto.
Figure 2 is a view similar to Figure 1 but showing the arms of the garment moved to an inner position.
Figure 3 is a partial elevation of a garment looking at the same from the inside, said view illustrating the appearance of the sleeve from the inside.
Figure 1 is a view similar to Figure 3 but showing the sleeve moved to an inside inoperative position.
Figure 5 is a sectional view through Figure 3, approximately on line 5-5.
Figure 6 is a sectional view through. Figure at, approximately on line 6-45.
Figure 7 is a fragmentaryvsectional view through Figure 1, approximately on line Figure 8 is a plan view of a gusset illustrating certain features of the invention.
Figure 9 is a view similar to Figure 5 but showing a slightly modified construction.
Referring to the accompanying drawing by numerals, 1 indicates the body of a garment and 2 and 3 the sleeves. These memhere may be made from knit goods to rep resent a sweater which is provided with the usual front opening held together by buttons or other suitable fastening means 41.. In some uses for sweaters and similar garments, it is desirable to have the complete garment as shown in Figure 1 while in other instances it may be desirable to use the body 1 but not the sleeves 2 and 3. 'F or instance, in going to and from a golf course, it is desired to use the entire garment as shown in Figure 1 but when playing golf, it is very desirable to have the arms free and, consequently, to eliminate, if possible, the'sleeves 2 and 3 while-retaining the body 1 for the sake of warmth. hen the sleeves 2 and 3 have been removed, the body will appear as shown in Figure 1, namely, substantially as a large vest.
As shownparticularly in Figures 3 to 7. a special construction of garment is provided whereby the sleeves 52 and 3 may be eliminated as shown in Figure 2 though held in a given inoperative position as shown in Figure 4c. In order to accomplish this result, each of the sleeves is provided with a gusset 5 stitched at 6 to the sleeve 3 for instance, and stitched at 7 to the body '1. The gusset 5 is stitched to the body 1 from substantially point 8 to point 9 which is almost a half circle. The remaining half circle of the arm opening is provided with a strip 10 having part of several snap fasteners 11. The remaining parts of these snap fasteners are secured to a strip 12 stitched or otherwise connected to the upper half of the sleeve 3 as indicated in Figure The complete snap fasteners 13 when connected together as shown in Figure 5, hold the sleeve 3 in its usual position. as shown in Figure 1.
When it is desired to convert the complete sweater into a vest structure as shown in Figure 2, the snap fasteners 13 are loosened or released and the sleeve pushed through the sleeve opening and allowed to hang downwardly as shown in Figure 4 where it is held in that position by suitable snap fasteners 14, which snap fasteners may be of any well known or desired type. hen the sleeve is in its inner position as shown in Figure 1. the gusset 5 as illustrated in Figure 6, will permit the sleeve to hang down wardly in a straight vertical position without exposing any parts through the arm opening whereby the body 1 will appear as if it had no sleeves and the arms will be as illustrated particularly in Figures 5 and 6.
, However, if preferred, the modified structure shown in Figure 9 may be used wherein the inner part of the sleeve is provided with an extension acting as gusset 5 and stitched to the body 1 in a similar manner to the Way the gusset 5 is stitched in place. In this form of the invention; the strips 10 and 12 carrying the respective parts of the vsnap fasteners 13, are used;
What I claim is:
1. A garment providedwith a body and a pair of sleeves, said garment presenting a sweater structure, means ,for permanently connecting the lower partlof the upper ends of each of'said sleeves to said body for holding the sleeves permanently to the body, and means on the 'upper half of the upper ends of said sleeves for removably connecting said upper ends to said body whereby said last mentioned means may be disconnected and the-sleeves forced into the body for exposing the arm holes whereby the resulting structure will present a vest.
2. A garment, comprising a pair of sleeves and a body representing a complete sweater, a gusset connected to the lower edge of the upper end of each of the sleeves, said gussets being connected to said body, and a plurality of disengage-able means connecting the upper-half of each of said sleeves to the upper part of the body whereby the upper part of the sleeves may be readily disconnected from the body and said gussets may be folded inwardly for causing the sleeves to hang within the body, and co-acting means carried by the body and sleeves for disengageably connecting the lower ends of each of the sleeves to the under surface of said body.
3. A garment, provided with a body and a pairof sleeves, said garment presenting a sweater structure, each of said sleeves having means projecting from the lower part of the upper ends thereof permanently secured to the body for holding the sleeves permanently to the body, and means on the upper half of the upper ends thereof for removably connecting said upper ends to said body whereby said last mentioned means may be disconnected and the sleeves forced into the body for exposing the armholes whereby the resulting structure will resent a vest.