US 1608096 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Nov. 23 1926.
M. FRIEDMAN GARTER Filed May 22, 1924 INVENTOH' @0% Hf, f4,
.Patented Nov. 23, 19h26.
. MYRELLE FRIEDMAN, F NEW YORK, N. Y.
1 l. Application med my 22,
/'l This invention relates to womens garters and more especially 1s designed to provide a garter adapted for use 1n connection with womens rolled stockings,that is,'f'or womens full length stockings, the ends of which are rolled vand worn below the knees. In this position the upper portion of the stocking is lowered and rolled into a -thickened circular band, instead of being worn in the customary manner. One ofthe objects of my invention is to provide a garter which will be a sepa- 'rate vand complete article of manufacture having two bands of elastic provided with j an intermediate shirred body portion, and l5 which can be lapplied to lthe rolled portion of astocking so that one of the bands of elastic can be located above the roll of the stocking and the other can belocated below the. roll of thestocking. My invention has no relation to garter devices forming an integral part of stockings, and which cannot therefore-be applied to the roll:` of a stocking inthe manner above mentioned.`
Further .objectsof the invention will be apparent from the drawing in which- Fig. A1 is a lperspective view showing'the manner 1n w Fig 2 is a perspective view partly in section showing the garter-in place.
Fig. 3 is a perspective -v-iew of the garter alone. r
Fig. 4 is'a' sectional elevation.
- v Fig. 5 4is a sectional view.
`lIn this particular embodiment of my improved garter, the same is constructed of two separate and Vdistinct narrow and continuous bands of elastic and A -which are positioned at the top and bottom of the garter. The body -of the garter is made of silk. or
' other suit-abletextile material, the edges of the silk beingv sewn-'over toform hems or'.
into the elastic bands A and A in the ordi, nary manner. The, elastic bands A .and A are stretached with respect to the fabric B constituting the bodyv of theA garter as in the constructionv of ordinary garters, so that ich my improved garter is i924. serial No. 715,041. x
pocket for holding the\rolled top of the rolled stocking as well as concealing the roll. A garter made in this fashion will conform much better to the lines ofthe stocking and of the leg where rolledV stockings are worn.
As shown in Fig. 5','"when the garter is worn, the up er band ofelastic A is located above the rolled portion of the stocking, and the lower band A is located substantially below the rolled portion of the stocking and the relatively non-elastic fabric body portion of the garter is laterally extended to enclose the roll or rolled portion of the stocking. Hence, as can be clearly seen in Fig. 5, the width of the garter is slightly greater'than the width of the roll or rolled portion of the stocking, so that the body portion B acts as a pockt to snugly enclose the roll of the stocking. Since the body of the arter has Aruiles or gathers formed therein, 1t isfreely extensible withrespect to the bands of elastic. so that it can enclose the roll R of the stocking without producing an uncomfortable binding effect lwhen the bands of elastic are iii the p'osition shown in Fig.l 5.
The same -e'bject as explained in this particular i embodiment may be attained 1n a lgarter where the Abody is also made either of elastic material or even of sheet rubber and having l lower ed 'esof the garter than in themiddle,
so that t e central portiony of the garter isunder less' tension than the upper andv lower edges. ForV instance, a garter ma be made where the body of the same is of e astio webbin but -in this'case the body should be lun er less tension .than the. edges of the garter.
. Where the body of lthe garter is made for instance, of sheet rubber f or bathing purrposes, then the edges of the gartermay also be made `of rubber, but care should be taken that in this case also, such 'edges should have a greater tension than the middle portion' of the garter.v This vcoalld0 be accomplished by having the garter provided with thickened edges, for example. It is essential that the tenslon on the upper and lower edges of the arter be greater in order that ra. loose pocket e formed ln the center of the gartm".
. Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim is:
- As a complete articleof manufacture, al
garter having spaced independent bands of elast-ic connected tof an intermedia 'body portion made of mzterial less elastic than /4 y a greater tension at the upper and