US 1506248 A
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Aug. 26, 1924.
G. S. MONROSE BRASSIERE Filed May 2, 1923 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Aug. 26, 1924. 1,506,248
G. S. MONROSE BRAssIERB Filed May 2, 1923 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented 2'3 GEOFGINE S. MOJJROSE, OF TAMPA, FLUEIDA.
Application "led May a, 1923. Serial ,"t'lo. 636,112.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that Gnonornn S. MoNnosn,
a citizen of the United States, residing at Tampa, in the county of Hillsborough and State of Florida, has invented certain new and useful improvements in Brassieres, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to apparel and more particularly to the type of garments known as brassieres, camisoles and bust confiners.
An object of my invention is to provide a form-fitting garment having certain means for shaping and conforming the garment to the wearer s b'ody whereby all surplus flesh is comfortably and properly supported adjacent the top of the garment.
Another object of my invention is the provision of means for supporting, securing and adjusting the garment on the wearers body in a positive, secure and easily manipulated manner.
Other objects of my invention will be evident from the following specification taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, where'n like reference characters designate similar parts Figure 1 is a front perspective view of the garment in position on the wearer s body.
Fig. 2 is a front view detached from the body.
Fig. 3 is a rear view of the garment shown in Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 is a side view oi' a section oi. the 5 garment.
Fig. 5 is a sectional view taken on line 55 of Fig. Q.
Fig. 6 is a front perspective view of a modified form or the garment.
- Fig. is a perspective view of the garment shown in 6, laid out fiat, and I Fig. 8 is a sectional view taken on line 0 r o-8 of Fig. Z.
In the drawings the numeral 1 designates a brassiere, camisole or similar garment, comprising two similar sections, 2 and 3, each section consistin of a front body covering portion a, a side oody covering portion 5 and a rear body covering portion 6. in the diaphragm portion ad acent the lower edge of each front covering portion a are positioned plurality of spaced-apart, horiaontally extending eyelets and adjacent the rear edge of the portion 6 are positioned a plurality of vertically extending eyelets 8. The front edge of each portion 4, approximately midway between the upper and lower edges thereof, is darted or cut out at 9 and the sides of the cut portion subsequently stitch d together, as is indicated at 10. The upper edge of each garment section 2 and 3 is provided witha curved armpit engaging portion 11, terminating inv upstanding front and rear substantially pointed portions 12 and 13 adapted to be positioned immediately in front and rear of the wearers armpits and slightly above the same. Each of the substantially pointed portions 12 and 13 is provided with eyelets 14.
The front edges of the portions (P of the garment sections 2 and 3 are shown vertically connected to each other by a row or": stitches lfi, although it will be understood that the sections 2 and 3 may be formed integral at this point. The vertical rear edges of the garment sections 6 are detachably and adjustably connected to each other by single continuous lace or draw string 30, slidably threaded through the eyelets 8 from the top of the garment to a point adjacent the bottom thereof, where it extends outwardly in difierent directions to form double strand ends 16 and 17 providing loop portions 18. Slidably carried on each of said strands 16 and 1? are hooks l9 having loop portions 31 adapted to engage the loop portions 18 of said strands and serving to securely hold the garment in adjusted position on the wearers body when engaged in the eyelets 7, as is clearly shown in the drawings.
lit will be understood that the lacings or drawstrings may be formed continuous by permanently uniting the ends of the strands where they reenter the eyelets at the bottom of the vertical row of eyelets 8. l prefer however to provide an additional adjustment at this point by tying the free ends of the strands on the inner side of the garment, as will be readily understood.
Extending across the diaphragm portion of the front body covering port-ion 4 and shoulder straps 21, each of the ends of which lOO positioned vertically extending stiffening means 23.
The modification shown in Figures 6 and 7- differ from the garment already described in that. the front edges of the front portions 4 of the garment-sections 2 and 3 are detachably connected to each other by a vertical row of fastening means such as hooks and eyes and stifi'ening means 26, such as bone, are suitably secured and arranged throughout the garment Where more rigid supporting means is desired. In the modi fication the darts or pleats 10 are omitted. Although I have shown and described a preferred construction and modification of my invention for accomplishing the objects heretofore enumerated, it Will be understood that various other modifications may be made therein by those skilled in the art Without departing from the spirit of my invention, as defined in the following claim.
What I claim is:
A brassiere adapted to envelope the wearers body and comprising a plurality of portions having a front reinforced diaphragm portion, a, series of horizontally spaced securing means on said diaphragm portion, and rear complementary vertical edges detachably and adjustably connected by lacing means adapted to extend around said brassiere and detachablyand adjustably engage said securing means on said diaphragm portion.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature. 1
GEORGINE S. MONROSE.