US 1602689 A
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'Oct- 12 1926. 1,602,689
H. LISSNER ADJUSTABLE WAISTBAND FOR TROUSERS Filed March 1926 unman: HermanI/L'ssner Patented Oct; 12, 1926.
UN TED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
HERMAN LISSNER, or New YORK, N. Y.- c
- ADJUSTABLE WAISTBAND FOR TROUSERS.
Application filed March 27, 1926. Serial No. 97,988.
so that the trousers can be quickly altered at the waist line to fit the wearer of the trousers. l v i further object of the invention 1s to practice the method in such a manner that when the trousers are altered at the waist line, thatis made larger or smaller, the
waist line will present as finished an ap pearance as it presented Originally and before the trousers'were altered at this point.
A further object of the invention is to provide in the waist band at the seam which connects the side sections of the trousers togetherl an inwardly disposed pleat reinforced by stiffening material, one sideof theple at bridging the seam and the other side ofthe pleat having spaced edges whereby the side sections of the trousers may be folded snugly, against each other thus male ,,to provide a new and improved method of ing it possible to stack a great number of pairs of trousers upon a table flat surface in approximately level condition.
A still further object of the invention is manufacturing and altering trousers, in which a machine can be used almost wholly and which results not only in a better and neater garment but, which enables the garments to be produced by the less skilled mechanic, and then too at a saving of time, expense and efforts.
In the accompanying drawing:
Figure 1 is a fragmentary view showing the upper immediate portions of a pair of trousers with the improved waist band applied thereto.
Figure 2 is a longitudinal sectional view out on the line 22 of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is an enlarged transverse sectional view out on the line 33 of Figure 2.
As is well known so-called ready-made trousers have to be altered at the waist line in almost every instance to fit the buyer thereof. \Vhen, therefore, the waist band is in two sections it is necessary not only to alter the trousers material to increase or decrease the waist line of the trousers matorial, but alter the waist band with it and of the invention is to provide 'gether by a seam 3 then finish off the waist band to give it the finished'appearance it had in the first place.
In the present invention the altering of the trousers at the waistline is greatly facilitated by providing a band and method with which such an alteration can be made qu cker than is possible with the old method pointed out. Furthermore, the waist band maybefolded at therear seam of the tionsers so that the leg sections of the trousers may lie flat or close against each other thus permitting a number of pairs of'pants to be stacked in approximately level or flat con.- dition upon a table or plane surface.
As illustrated in the drawing the trousers consist of side sections 1 and 52 joined towhich forms the rear seam of the trousers and the said section having respective folds 4: and 5 which are inwardly disposed and lie at the opposite sides of the seam 3. During the process of altering the trousers the seam 3 is ripped and the folds 4: and 5 are takenup or let out as may be required and the sections are rejoined by a new seam 3;.
The waist band consists of a single strip 6 which is reinforced at its inner sides by a strip 7 of suitable reinforcing material. The wait band and the reinforcing strip are provided with a pleat 8 which is inwardly disposed and which extends transversely across the seam 3 as best shown in Figure 2 of the drawing. The said seam lies between the intermediate portion of the waist band and the inner surfaces of the trouser section and The pleat is provided at its outer" side with spaced edges 9 so that when the intermediate portion of the pleat is folded these edges may come together and thus provide a hinge for the trousers as a whole which permits the sections 1 and 2 tov be folded close together by folding that portion of the pleat 8 only which extends across the seam 3 and by folding the sections 1 and 2 at the said seam 3. When the trousers are altered the pleat 8 is taken up or let out as desired but the edges 9 are always positioned spaced from each other and the edges of the pleat and the strips 6 and 7 are secured to the sections 1 and 2 of the trousers by a waist seam 10 as best shown in Figure 1 of the drawing.
It will be observed that the trouser sections are joined together by the back seam 3 which is disposed transversely of the waist line of the sections and the folds 4 extend inwardly of the said trouser sections and have surfaces in direct contact with the inner surfaces of the sections. Thus, the said folds fit snugly and closely against the sections. The continuous side of the pleats 8 is disposed inwardly toward the seam 3 and lies directly against the inner surfaces of the folds 4 but is not disclosed between the folds and the sections. The edges 9 of the pleat are spaced from each other beyond the opposite sides of the seam 3 and are also spaced from the said seam by the continuous side portion of the pleat. Therefore, the trousers may be folded snugly at the seam 3 as ample clearance space is provided between the edges 9 to permit the goods to bend without bulging or buckling. At the same time the folds 4 being in direct contact with the inner surfaces of the sections 1 and will permit the waist line of the trousers to fit snugly around the waist of a wearer when being worn.
From the foregoing description of the construction of my improved device, it will be seen that I have provided a simple, inc pensive and eflicient means for carrying out the objects of the invention, and while I have particularly described the elements best adapted to perform the functions set forth, it is obvious that various changes in form, proportion, and in the minor details of construction may be resorted to, without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the principles of the invention.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is:
1. Trousers comprising side sections joined together by a seam disposed across the waist line, each of said sections having an inwardly disposed fold, said folds being disposed at opposite sides of the seam and with surfaces in close contact with the inner surfaces of the sections, a waist band consisting of a continuous strip of material applied along the waist line of the sections, said strip being provided with a pleat which is inwardly disposed toward the seam and lies between the intern'iediat-e portion of the strip and against the adjacent surfaces of the folds and which extends transversely across the seam at the meeting edges of the folds, said pleat having edge folds which lie in close contact with the intermediate portions of the pleat.
2. Trousers comprising sections joined by a seam which is disposed transversely of the waist line, each of said sections having an inwardly disposed fold, said folds lying at the opposite sides of the seam and with surfaces in close contact with the inner surfaces of the sections, a waist band consisting of continuous strips of material provided at its intern'rcdiate portion with an illwardly disposed pleat which lies between the intermediate portion of the waist band and the folds and which extends transversely across the seam at the meeting edges of the folds, said pleat having spaced edges ly-' ing beyond the opposite sides of the seam.
3. The method of making and altering the waist line of a pair of trousers which con sist in sewing the sections of the trousers together at the back and with folds at the opposite sides of the'seam, said folds having surfaces brought in close contact with the inner surfaces of the sections, then sewing a continuous strip of waist band to the waist line of the sections of the trousers with a pleat formed in the waist band strip at the seam between the sections, said pleat being inwardly disposed towards the seam and lying against the adjacent surfaces of the folds and the intermediate portion of the waist band strip and finally fixing the edges of the pleat with relation to the seam.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.
' HERMAN LISSNER.