US 1696909 A
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Jan. l, 1929.
N. GILLESPIE ORTER AND GIRDLE COMBINATION ABDOMINAL SUPP Filed March 25, 1926 INVENToR.
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Panarea Jan. 1, 1929.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
NELLIE GILLESPIE, 0F DETROIT, MICHIGAN.
COMBINATION ABDOMINAL SUPPORTER AND GIRDLE.
Application led March 25, 1926. Serial AZlio. 97,227.
ingportions serving the functions of an abdominal supporter.
It is another object of the present invention to provide a combination garment of this class in which undue pressing of any of the parts of the body is eliminated and the cutting or pinching eect of garments of this class obviated. i
Another object of the present invention is4 the provision in a combination garment of this class of a catamenial strap of novel construction and having a formation to render a maximum of eliiciency.
Other objects will appear hereinafter.
The invention consists in the combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter described and claimed.
The invention will be best understood from a reference to the accompanying drawings,
which form a part of this specication and in which,
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the invention.
' Fig. 2 is a rear elevational view of the invention.
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on substantially line 3 3 of Fig. 1, showin the application to a ligure.
`As sown in the drawings the invention is constructed from a plurality of partsutilizing a air` of side members 8 and 9, which are pre erably made from an elastic web, each of which is provided with a reinforced top portion 8 and 9. A front fabric portion 10 is suitably stitched along its edges to the side members 8 and 9. Secure-d to the fabric 10 is an upper portion 10', which is also attached along its edges tothe portions 8 and 9. A rear fabric portion 11 is stitched along its edges to the portions 8 and 9 and the portions 8 and 9. Secured centrali to the rear fabric portion 11 and exten 'ng therefrom is a catamenial strap 12 having its free end provided with the enlarged trapezoidally shaped portion 13 and provided with suitable fasteners 14 to co-operatewith the fasteners 15 secured to a reinforcing strap 16, stitched to the fabric portion 10 at its lower end.
It will be noted that the fabricportions 10 and l1 are of less width at their upper end than at their lower end and that the fabric portion 10 is provided with the strip forming portions 17 and 18 which are provided, by cutting away as at 19, the fabric portion 10.
Garters 20 are secured to the garment and depend therefrom for the usual purposes.
The garment constructed in this manner is one which permits of its use as an abdominal support and girdle, embodying in a single garment the features of both and at the same time eliminating the objectionable fea.- tures of both.
It will be not-d that the upper portion of the garment being of less diameter than the lower portion v vill fit around the abdominal, l
just below the umbilical region, and the portions 8 and 9, on account of the formation and shapeof the fabric portions 10 and 11 will serve to embrace the hips and extend downwardly suiicientl to effect the purposes desired of a girdle. he catamenial strap, besides being present forits usual functions will also serve to prevent the garment from slipping upwardly and in this connection it will also be assisted by the artcrs 20.
It will be noted that the fa ric portion 11 is of greater length than the portions 8 and 9, this extending portion 11 bein formed arcuate. The strap 12 is secur to this elongated portion 11 and, as shown in Fig.
Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
` 1. AA garment of the class described, comprising: a air of yieldable side rtions adapted, w en' worn, for extend ng well downwardly of the thighs, the upper edge iooportions of said sidev portions being reinforced and angularly turned for engaging the abdomen of the wearer and extending well upwardly to adjacent the umbilical region; a fabric portion connecting at its opposite edges the edges of saidyieldable portions at their'forward sides, said fabric portion be' ing cut away at its center to provide elonf gated strips at opposite lower ends and pro end of said second mentioned fabric portion to the lower end of the forwardly positioned fabric portion and retaining said projecting end in lclose engagement with the wearer.
2. A garment of the class described, comprising: a pair of yieldable side portions adapted, when worn, for extending well downwardly of the thighs, the upper edge portions of said side portions being reinforced and angularly turned for engaging the abdomen of the wearer and extending well upwardly to adjacent the umbilical region; a fabric portion connecting at its opposite edges the edges of said yiel-dable portions 'at their forward sides, said fabric portion being cut away at its center to provide elongated strips at opposite lower ends and provided at its upper end with an angularly -turned portion to form a continuance of sard abdomen engaging portion of said side portions; a. fabric portion for connecting at its edges the rear edges of` said yieldable portions, said last-mentioned fabric portion projecting at its lower en'd beyond the lower end of said yieldable portions, the upper end of said last mentioned fabric portion being angularly turned to form a continuance of said abdomen engaging portion of said side portions; a strap for connecting said projecting end of said second mentioned fabric portion to the lower end of the forwardly positioned fabric portion and retaining said projecting end in close engagement with the wearer,.said
second mentioned fabric portion being wedge shaped and formed arcuate on its projecting end.
In testimony whereof I hlave signed the foregoing.
NELLIE GILLE SPIE.