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Aug 7 A. B. MAHONEY SHOULDER STRAP HOLDER FOR ARMPIT SHIELDS Fil d Oct. 1, 1925 Patented Aug. 30, 1927.
Anna's. MAI-IONEY, 0F VACAVILLE, CALIFORNIA.
SHOULDER-STRAP ,HOLDER FOR ARMPIT SHIELDS.
Application filed October This invention relates to a shoulder strap holderfor arm pit shield. I
The primary object of the invention is to provide a shoulder strap holder and attached arm pit shield, the holder being adapted to retain the straps of lingerie, brassieres, etc.,. on the shoulders of the wearer while the arm pit shield is attached to the holder to prevent the former from being worked out of position.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent during the course of the following description.
In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same,
Figure 1 is a schematic view of the article embodying this invention and illustrates the manner in which it is used, and
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the shoulder strap holder and arm pit shield embodying-this invention.
In the drawing, wherein for the purpose of illustration is shown a preferred embodi-v ment of this invention, the numeral 5 designates in its entirety the shoulder strap holder which is attached to the garment strap 6 in.
the manner illustrated and has connected thereto the strap 7 which supports and holds the arm pit shield designated in its entirety by the reference character 8.
In Fig. 2 the shoulder strap holder 5 is clearly illustrated as including an elongated body portion 9 having the laterally projecting, centrally located cars 10. The end portions of .the elongated body 9 are provided with the struck-up lugs 11 while the ears 10 and the adjacent portion of the body part 9 are formed with the struck-up lugs 12. These lugsare intended to permit the shoulder strap 6 to be positioned therebeneath and clamped thereby against the body portion 9. It is intended that this entire holder 5 be formed of a flexible material or composition, such as celluloid or other similar material. The forming of the holder 5 out of celluloid, or the like, will permit the lugs 11 and 12 to be of a semi-rigid. nature so that they will securely clamp the shoulder strap 6 to the body portion 9. i i p The arm pit shield 8 is intended to be made of rubber, or other suitable material,
1, 1925. Serial No. 59,877.
of asufficient firmness to prevent it from becoming wrinkled or crumpled and the upper part to have an automatic action when raising and lowering the arm. The shield in cludes a front portion 13, an upper part l i intended to engage the arm pit, and the lower portion 15 which is intended to bear against the body of the user. Attached to this shield. 8 are the ends of a strap or band 7 which is intended to be attached to the holder 5 in the manner best illustrated in Fig. 2, i. e., with the intermediate portion of the strap or band 7 underlying the lugs 11 and 12 and when the garment strap 6 is attached to this holder 5, the shield strap 7 will also underlie the garment strap 6.
It will now be apparent that the holder 5 will prevent the-garment strap 6 from slipping down offv of the shoulder of the user ontd the arm and will thereby overcome any danger of the garment strap 6 becomingsevered due to the strain placed thereupon when the wearer exercises her arm. taching of the shield strap or band 7 to the holder 5 will insure the retaining of the shield 8 in the proper position and, thereby,
eliminate all danger of the shield working around the arm and shoulder of the wearer.
It is to be understood that the form of this invention herewith shown and described is to be taken as a preferred example of the same, and that various changes in the shape, size and arrangement of parts may be resorted to without departing from the spiritof the invention or the scope of the subjoined claims.
Having thus described the invention, 1
claim 1. A device of the character described comprising an elongated plate having a pair of similar transverse loop elements struck upwardly from the ends thereof in aligned relation longitudinally of the plate for reception of a shoulder strap of an arm pit shield, said plate further having a larger transverse loop element struck upwardly from the intermediate portion thereof for reception of the wider shoulder strap of a body garment.
The at- 2. A device of the character described 6 comprising an elongated plate having a pair of similar transverse loop elements struck upwardly from the ends thereof in aligned relation lo11g'1tmli1mlly of tho plate for 111- YLJSGly split to facilitate engagement of tho voption of a shoulder strap of an arm pit shoulder straps therein and omlaoclylllg a, slllolfl. Sillll plate further having" a larger pn'ir ofsimllnrlugs )1ojoctl11;gtoward each 10 l'rzmszvm'so loop element; sh'ucl; upwardly other, transversely oil the plate.
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