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April 26, 1927.
J. W. CANNON mam Filed Set. 15. 1925 BURIAL GAR IN VEN TOR. 0 037271500000;
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2 Sheets-Sheet '1 Patented Apr. 26, 1927.
ean-e JOHN W. CANNON, OF BIBIVIINGEAM, ALABAMA.
Application filed September 15, 1925. SerialNo. 56,502;
This invention relates to a burial garment,
- more particularly toa suit of clothing for I males, and has for its object toprovide, in a structio'n,combination and arrangement of parts, as hereinafter more specifically descrlbed and illustrated in the accompanymg drawings, wherein is shown an embodiment of the invention, but it is to be understood 'thatchanges, variations and modifications can be resorted to which fall within the scope of :theclaims hereunto appended.
In the drawings wherein like reference characters denote corresponding parts throughout the severalviews:-
Figure 1 is a front elevation of a coat, vest,shirt, collar, cuffs and tie, forming, elements of a burial garment in accordance with this invention.
'ligure 2 is an elevation of the trousers forming an element of a burial garment in accordance with :this invention.
Figure 3 is an elevation of one of the sections of the coat forming an element of a burial garment looking towards the front thereof. t
Figure ,4 is aview similar to Figure 3 looking towards the. inner sideof-the section ofa'coat.
Figure 5- is an elevation of the vest looking towards the front and further showing the collar, tie and shirt.
Figure 6; is a rear elevation of the trousers 1n an open position.
"A burial garment, in accordance with this" invention, comprlses a coat element formed,
- of two sectionsreferre'd to generally by the reference characters 1, 2, and each of, said sections include a half collar 3 formed of an inner and an] outer'fold, a front 4 provided with lapel 5 forming a continuation of the halfv collar, a back 6, a sleeve 7 i and a half shoulder 8. The front 4 of the section 1, below its lapel, has a set of buttons 9 secured thereto in proximity to the vertical front edge thereof. The front 4 of the sec tion' 2, below its lapel is formed with a se-' ries ofsuperposed buttonholes lO inpror: iinity to the vertical front edge offsaid section, and said front is furthermore provided'with an upper'pocket 11, to one sideof its lapel 5 and from which projects a handkerchief 12. The section 1, as wellas the section 2, has secured to the inner face of its front, near its half collar, and in proximity, to the bend from which the ilapel extends, a snap fastener member. The 'function of the snap fastener member will be presently referred to, and that snap fastener, member carried by the section 1 is indicated",at;13.
and the one carried by the section 2 .is indi cated at 14:. Ea'ch of the coat sectionsis lined throughout as indicated at 15. The; 7
half collar 3 i-s formed of an inner anda'nf outer fold. Secured to the inner face of the half collar 3 in proximity to the free end thereof and to the inner fold. of the half collar is a snap fastenermember 16." Se cured to the half collar 3 on that face thereof opposite the face on which is arranged the snap fastener member 16, is a flexible tie member 18 which projects from tlie free end of the half collar 3. Arranged within. and
depending from each sleeve 7 is a cuff .The vest element of the suit is formedof: two sections and which are generally referred to by the reference characters 20, 21; Each vest section is formed from' atapered upper portion 2 2 and a triangularly shaped lower portion v 23, which extends at 'right, angles with respect to the upper po'rtion, 22. The lower portion 28 gradually decreases in width from the inner towards the. outer end thereof and the outer end of marina tion 23 has connected thereto a tie member" 24; The inner end of the portion 23 offthe section 20 has secured thereto, and on the to the inner edge of the section, a set of but formed "in the lower portion 23 ot'the se'couter facethereof, as well as in proximity v v tion 21 in proximityto the inner edge'ofthe latter. The buttons 24 and openings25 are arranged below the tapered-portions 22 of the vest sections. The inner edge of each tapered portion 22, is upon a slight curve, as indicated at 26. of the vest section 20, in proximity to the inner edge thereof has secured to its outer face a. snap fastener member 27 and the tapered portion 22 of the section 21, has se-. cured to its outer face in proximity to its The tapered portion 221 inner edge a snap fastener member 28 which opposes the member 27 when the vest sections are connected together by the buttons 24J-engaging in the openings 25. The outer face of the upper end of the tapered portion 22 of the section 'has secured thereto a snap fastener member 29 and a snap fastener member 3-0 is secured to the out-er face at the upper. end of the upper portion 22 of the sec tion 21. The function of the snap fastener members 27, 28, 29 and 30 will be presently referred to. When the vest element is positioned, it has arranged at the upper portion thereof a collar 31, a shirt bosom 32 and a tie 33. The tapered upper portion 22 of the vest sections surround the collar 31 and V partly conceal the shirt'bosom 32, as well as concealing the lower portion'of the necktie 33. The garment or suit further includes a pair of trousers referred to generally by the reference character 34:. The trousers are .made large and full and all seams are pressed. The trousers are of the closed front fastener member 29 of the vest section 20 v typeand formed with an open back 35 and at the waist portion 36 of the trousers, a hem 37. is provided through which extends a shirring or draw string 38. The string 38 is of a length to project from each end of the hem 37 so that the ends thereof can be tied together when desired.
l Vhen the suit" is positioned the trousers Y are applied and secured together at the back thereof through the medium of the string 38. The vest, shirt bosom and tie with collar are positioned separately. The coat sections are applied separately. After the coat sections are applied the tie members '18 are connected together and the snap fastener members 13, 14 are detachably connected respectively to the snap fastener members 27, 28. The snap fastener member 16 of the coat section 1 is connected to the snap whereby said coat section 1 and vest section 20 are secured together. The snap fastener member 16 of the coat section 2 is detachably connected to the snap fastener member 30 of the vest section 21 wherebysaid sections 2 and 21 are securedtogether. From the construction and arrangement of. each of the several elements of the suit, it is obvious that the suit can be quickly and conveniently applied to the corpse and further when applied will have theappearance of a regular tailor made suit combined with shirt, collar, cuffs and necktie. The tie members 24 are tied together to secure the vest element in position around the body.
, It is thoughtthat the many advantages collar, a back, 9.
of a burial garment, in accordance with this invention can be readily understood, and although the preferred embodiinent of the invention is as illustrated and described, yet
it is to be understood that changes in. the
details of the several elements can be had which will fall within the scope of the invvention as claimed.
vVhat I claim is 1. In a burial garment, a coat element formed of two sections, each consisting of a half collar having an inner and anouter fold, a front formed with a lapel providing a continuation of the outer fold of the half sleeve and a shoulder, said front, shoulder and back forming continuations of the inner fold of the half collar,
flexible means secured to one face and extending from the free end of the half coll ar for connecting one section to the other, a fastener element secured to the inner face of the inner fold of the half collar near, the free end of such fold for securing a section against the rear face of the back of the col-- lar of a vest, and a fastener member ar'-' ranged on the inner face of the front in proximity to the point of mergence of the inner fold of the half collar with the front for securing the latter to one side 'of the .upper portion of the front of the Vest.
vest sections having interengaging means positionedfor securing the lnner face of the front of each coat section to and in as I together at the rear thereof, said coat and 1.
proximity' to the inner side of the front face of I a vest section at the upper *portionof theing interengaging means positioned on the upper ends-of the vest sections and inner faces of the half collars of the coat sections for connecting the inner folds of the. half collars to the half collars of the vest sections.
In testimony whereof, I aflix my signature hereto.
JOHN .W. oANNo latter, and said coat and vest sections hav-