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Feb. j 22, 1927.
v M'. LIGHTER WORKER" s APRON Filed Feb. 9, 1924 JJSUREJ.
INVENTOR /ALw/v L/CHTER H/s ATTORNEY tion, and
Patented Feb. 22, 1921.
' UNITED STATES PATEN OF C MALVICN' LIGHTER, OF NEW YORK,
N. Y., ASSIGNOR TO HIMSELF AND LOUIS JACOBS,
PARTNERS, TRADING AS STIGKLESS FAN GOMPA'NIY, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
- womn's' APRON.
- a lication filed February 9, 1924. serial no. 691,642.
. My invention relates to workers aprons;
that is, to aprons used by workmen, cooks, waiters, etc, in
relations where the apron desirable to protect the is necessary or lt'from beclothing of the person wearing coming soiled.
More particularly stated I seek to produce a light and serviceable apron, made up mainly of cheap material, such as paper or thin cardboard, the apron having considerable strength and durability combined with simplicity, and being adapted to be made upon a scale either large .or small.
My improved apron comprises relatively few parts, and these. are so arranged as to reduce to a minimum the wear and tear of the apron while in use, and also while being handled or shipped prior to the normal use for which it is intended.
My apron is also well adapted for advertising, in that it is suitable for displaying a legend or other advertising device, though this feature is'not in every instance essential.
Reference is made to the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specificain which like reference figures indicate like parts throughout the several figures. v
Figure 1 is a front elevation of my improved apron, showing the same as ready for use, andindicating by dotted lines the positions of certain parts.
Figure 2 is a rear elevation, apron-in-its unfinished form.
Figure 3 is arear elevation of the apron certain parts being broken away.
Figure 4 is an elevation showing one of showing the the cardboard braces which enters into theconstruction of'the apron.
In making the apron which is simply a rectangular piece of paper or other appropriate sheet material; and is provided with a pair of corner portions 6 and 7 integral with it.
I prepare two members 8 and 9 of paper or thin-cardboard, made exactly alike and each having a triangular form as indicated" in Figure 4. These two cardboard members are each coated upon both faces with glue or with other appropriate adhesive, and while the same is soft and sticky the cardboardm'embers laid upon the corner por- I use a blank 5,
tions 6. and 7, so as tobe 'slightly short of the edges thereof, as indicated.
A tape 10, provided with a air of end portions 11, 12 and with a mi dle portion 13, then brought intocontact with the cardboard members 8 and 9, and caused to adhere to the same, along the inner or contiguous edges thereof, as indicated in, Figure 2.
Next the corner portions 6 and 7, with the cardboard braces 8 and 9 now adhering firmly to them, are brought over the tape as indicated in Figure 3, and forced directly against the sheet 5.
The sheet 5 may also be provided With advertising matter 15, as indicated in Figure 1, the advertising matter in the' instance consisting of the legend .John- Doe, New York.
The advertising matter may be applied to thecsheet of paper beforethe apron is made up, or to the finished apron, or may be omitted altogether,
The partsare so arranged that when the apron is donned .by a person the portions v 11 and 12 serve. as a ron .strings, and are 5 brought together behind the wearers back and tied in-the manner well understood in this art.
The parts are so proportioned and arranged that when the apron is in use, and consequently the end portions 11 and-12, as
apron strings are under tension, the portions 11, 12, pull directly against the lower ends of the cardboard members .8 and 9 so that the strain due to the pull of the tape is well disfributed. 'This prevents the apron from tearing,-and prevents the disengage ment of the cardboard members 8 and 9.
When the apron is in use the'portion 13 of the tape extends around the wearers neck, and thus to some extent pulls laterally upon .the upper portion of the apron. The parts are so proportioned and arranged that the lateral pull of the portion 13 of the tape'is" directly against the adjacent corner portions of the cardboard members 8 and' 9. Thus the strains due to. the tension-of the portion 13 are well distributed. 7
Owing to the thoroughdistribution of the strains due to thepull of the tape, asabove described, the apron is very strong and 'j serviceable, and will ordinarily last a long time.
I do not limit myself to the precise construction shown as the same may be varied within reasonable limits withoutdeparting from my invention, the scope of whichis commensurate with my claims.
Having thus described my invention, What I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is as follows: i
1. In an apron of the character described the combination of a thin and flexible body member provided with a pair of'corner portions integral therewith and turned back thereupon, a. pair of bracing members made of relatively stiff sheet material and each interposed between one of said corner portions and the adjacent portion of said body member, and a tapemember provided with a portion interposed between each corner portion and the adjacent portion of said body member, said tape member being secured to tinuous portionthereof formed into a loop said bracing members in order 'to distribute the strains due to the pull of said tape memin between each corner portion .of said apron and the adjacent portion of said body member,saidtape. member having a single confor extending around the neck of the wearer, said tape member also-having a pair of end portions hanging loose from the edges of said body member, to serve as apron strings.
Signed at New York city, in the county'of 40 Bronx and State of New York, this 6th day of February, 1924.
. -MALVIN LIGHTER.