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Publication numberUS1595576 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 10, 1926
Filing dateMay 14, 1924
Priority dateMay 14, 1924
Publication numberUS 1595576 A, US 1595576A, US-A-1595576, US1595576 A, US1595576A
InventorsBinner Scognamillo Rose
Original AssigneeBinner Scognamillo Rose
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Form-fitting mold
US 1595576 A
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Aug. 1o, 192e.A 1,595,576

R. B. SCOGNAMILLO FORM FITTING MOLD Filed May 14, 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet l R036 Bin ner- Scognczm? Zo Aug. 10 1926.

R. B. ScOGNAMiLLo FORM FITTING MoLD Filed May l4 1924 R036 Binner cozamlo ,4 TTIIIMIEY and pliable,

Patented Aug. 10, 1926.



Appuuon fue@ may 14,1924. serial No. 713,228.

This `invention^is a form.v fitting mold to be `used as a substitute for corsets.

The primary object of the invention is to provide a support for the natural figure, and

a foundation for the draping of garments, conforming to the figure, and preserving definition of the natural lines thereof in the normal movementA of the body, so constructed and arranged that any displacement of the fiesh. during such movement is in the direction of the length of the body. Corsets are designed toshape the figure by displacing portions of the body in various directions to attain the end desired. Such devices are usually of rigid-or semirigid material, clasp the figure closely, and shape the body form desired.

In the resent invention the form-fitting mold is-siiaped to fit the natural figure of thewearer and to touch lightly throughout the entireQ-area thereof, but without undue pressure in any art, andit is so constructed that the natura served in the normal movements of the body. With thisobj ect in view, I provide a mold of tubular formation, and of a material elastic circumferentially in order that it may be slipped `upon the body. The normal contraction above the hips partially supports the mold, but I do not rely u on this for the sole su port. A form ttlng brassire is provided), constructed and arranged to support the bust and retain it in its natural lines, and the brassire supplements the action of the mold and cooperates therewith, in preserving the natural body'lines, land serves also as a support for the mold, being in turn supported from the shoulders of the wearer.

The material of the im roved mold is soft and to a limlted extent stretchable in every direction, but in certain directions where iat lines 'are desired, with free movement, I provide means in the form of non-elastic inserts or bridge ieces to de- {ine `and reserve such lines. In other locations w ere a firmer support than merely a non-elastic insert is desirable, as for instance at the front, I arrange semi-rigid stays, and the stays are extended well above the waist line to 'su port the diaphragm and the or ans just eneath the same and connected ierewith. f

In the drawings forming a part hereof:

by ie'sh displacement to the \without undue pressure at any lines of the gure are pre-Y Fig. 1 is a front view of the improved form fitting mold in use.

Fig. 2 is a side view.

Fig. 3 is a rear view.

Fig. 4 is a perspective plan view brassire spread out.

Fig. 5 is a similar view of the mold.

In l he present embodiment of the invenof the tion the improved mold or garment is oftubular formation, and is composed/.of four pieces of loosely woven or knit material, which is elastic in one direction, in the present instance circumferentially of the tubular structure. The four pieces are cut to such measure, that when connected in the manner to be presently described, they will {it the form ofl the wearer, touching lightly throughout the area of the garment, but

oint. The garment is composed of a ack piece l, two similar side pieces 2, and a front pie'ce 3. Each of the pieces 1, 2 and 3, extends the` full length oi the garment from the top to the bottom thereof, and their adjacent edges are connected by non-elastic tapes 4 and 5, the tapes 4 connecting the back with the side pieces, while the tapes 5 connect the side pieces with the front piece. Each of the pieces has a selvage edge 6 at its ,upper end and a similar edge 7 at its lower end, and the saidedges 7 of the four pieces are connected at the lower end of the mold in a continuous and gracefully curved line, as shown in Fig. 5

'- The side pieces 2 are woven in such manner that they narrow toward the front piece 3, as clearly shown in Fig. 5, this narrowing being produced by the formation of darts 5a woven in the material. Since the four pieces are substantially the same length, the narrowing of the side pieces and the connection ofthefront piece with the selvageed e 7 in alinement with the selvage edges o the side pieces, causes the upper end of the front piece 3 to extend well above the upper edges of the side pieces, as shown in ig. 5. This ,would leave a considerable portion of the upper end of the front piece disconnected vat its side edgesv from the side pieces-and strips 15 of elastic material are arranged between the tapes 4 and the tapes 5, the upper edges of the strips-15 being in e'ect continuations of the selvage edge 6 of the/back piece.

At the back of the garment, it is desirable the brassire and the mold to have straight lines, without interfering with the movement of the parts, and I insert at this point a non-elastic bridge piece 8 extending the full length of the back piece between the selvage edges and secured on the inner face thereof by tapes 9. This portion of the material between the tapes 9 circumferentially of the garment. The tapes 4 and 5 which connect the back, the side and the front' pieces are also'non-elastic and prevent stretching of the material along such lines. It will be noticed, referring to Fig. 2, that the'tapes 4 which connect the back and side pieces are at the sides of the body, and the said tapes preserve the lines of the figure at the sides.

At the front a firmer support than merely a non-elastic insert is desirable to support the diaphragm and organs adjacent thereto, and at this point I arrange a series of semirigid stays, the stays being arranged in pairs indicated at 10 and 11, respectively. The stays 10 extend from `the selvage edge 6 of the front piece about half the length of the said piece, and are arranged in sheaths in the tapes 5. The stays 11 are of the same length as the stays 10, and are held in sheaths in non-elastic tapes 12, which are secured to the inner face of the front piece 3, at the center thereof, the said tapes extending the full length of the front piece between the selvage edges 6 and 7.

Hose supporting straps 13 may be connetced with the pieces 2, and with the ends of the tapes 9, and buttons 14 are connected with the tapes 9 and with the tapes 5 and 12 near the to s thereof for a purpose to be presently dgscribed. j,

The contraction at the upper end of the garment as a whole, causes 1t toA embrace the ody lightly just above the hips, and this natural contraction aids in the support of the garment, but I do not rely solely upon the same. s

An additionl and principal support is provided in the shape of a brassire. This 1s composed of four pieces of suitable material, indicated at 16 and 17, respectively. The pieces 16 are suitably shaped by darts 18 to support the bust in its natural position and maintain its form, and they are of an aggregate length to extend across the front ffh the chest from one side line to the other. as indicated at 19 by a line of stitching or in any other suitable manner, and the pieces 17 are connected to the outer ends of the jsneces 16, by similar lines of stitching 20.

houlder straps 21 are'connected with thepieces 16 and 17 respectively, for supportin from the shou held in place on elastic which) is ar-` means of non-elastic ders, and the brassire is thebodv bv a strap 22 of prevents stretching of that selvage edge 7 of the side' ey are connected at the center of the front ranged between the free ends at the lower ved e thereof, as shown in Fig. 3.

traps 23 depend from the pieces 17 near their outer ends, and the saidstraps are designed to engage the buttons on the tapes 9. A strip 24 is connected with the lower edges of the pieces 16 at the center of the brassire, and this strip has button holes for engaging the buttons on the tapes 5 and 12. The strap 22 carries buttons which are engaged by button holes at the opposite end of the brassire. It will be noticed, refertring to Figs. 1 and 3, that the brassire is cut low enough at the front and is open low enough at the back, so that no part thereof will be exposed when evening dress is worn.

Referring to the drawing, it will be noticed that the lower edge of the ybrassire is spaced above the upper edge of the mold, a distance such that a zone of the body of considerable width is free from both. This zone insures that only the flesh of the wearer will be perceptible through the outer garments to adancing partner, for instance.

The improved mold is shaped to fit the body from a point just above the hips to ust below the perineum, although it is obvlous that it may be of any desired length. The four pieces which compose tne garment extend the full length thereof, and since all are of flexible material, the entire garment is freel flexible, conformin to the movement o the body in every position, and with no discomfort to the wearer, preserving the natural youthful form. While extremely iiexible in every part, except at the top of the front, the garmentlyet oHers sufficient support to the bod and forms a sufficiently firm `foundation or the draping of garments. The open or porous mesh weave provides for ventilation, and the only part of the garment which is even semi-rigid, is at the top of the front, as before stated. Since the garment is elastic and resilient circumferentially, minor changes in weight will not effect the fit thereof.

It will be noticed, referring to Fig. 4, that strap 22 is connected to the lace with which the edge of the brassire is trimmed. The strip 24 is, however, connected directly to the body of the brassire, dropping in front of the strip. The button holes which engage the buttons on the ends of -the strap 22 are in the lace trimming at the opposite end of the brassire.

ile the invention is shown in a vpreferred form, it will be apparent that changes and modifications may be made inthe structure disclosed without departing from the spiritof the invention as defined in the appended claims. 4

1. A tubular form fitting garment of the ste -in type, composed of a front, a back, an side pieces, all of woven elastic, said v garment when in pla-ce and stayed at its side edges and intermediate its side edges by semi-rigid stays extending downwardly from the upper portion thereof, said front piece and the edges providing a straight front effect, and a non-elastic bridge piece at the.

back, connected to the back piece at the side edges of the bridge piece by non-elastic tapes, said bridge piece at its top being relatively narrow as regards the back piece, and at itsl bottom relatively wide to provide for a Hat hip effect.

2. A tubular form fitting garment of the step-in type, composed of a front, back and side pieces alll of woven elastic, the front relatively narrow and decreasing in width from the topA thereof, non-elastic tapes connecting the several ieces at their adjacent edges, the pieces having selvage edges at the top and bottom of the garment and so connected together that at the bottom of the garment the selvage edges are in alinement, and at the top ofthe garment the selvage edges of the back and side pieces are in alinement, the side pieces narrowed toward the front l'piece whereby the upper end of the front piece is extended well above thel side 'and back piece to support the front ofthe body above the waist line, and the lower end is raised above the lower ends of the side pieces. 3. A tubular form fitting garment of the step-in type, composed of a back piece, side pieces and a front piece all of woven elastic and connected together at their adjacent side edges by'non-elastic connections, the ends of the garment of reduced cross section and the garment between the said ends provided with darts to constrain the garment to fit closely over the hips from a low waist line just above the hips to just below the peri.- neum, the front piece of the garment of greater length than the side` and back pieces, and connected to the side pieces to extend above the remaining pieces, and stayed over a portion at the upper end thereof to provide a flat front effect, and a brassire of a circumferential length such that when in place the ends at the back will be spaced well' apart from leach other, said ends'connected at their lower corners by a flexible strap, shoulder straps extending from the upper corners of the said ends to the front of the brassire, and means to connect the brassire to the garment by the front piece, and at each end of the brassire at the back. Signed at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York this 3rd day of May, A. D. 1924.


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US2791773 *Mar 15, 1954May 14, 1957Lemonde Corset CompanyGarment joint
US6164899 *Apr 22, 1999Dec 26, 2000Automated Concepts, Inc.Disk transfer apparatus
U.S. Classification450/13
International ClassificationA41C1/06, A41C1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41C1/06
European ClassificationA41C1/06