|Publication number||US1767372 A|
|Publication date||Jun 24, 1930|
|Filing date||May 20, 1929|
|Priority date||May 20, 1929|
|Publication number||US 1767372 A, US 1767372A, US-A-1767372, US1767372 A, US1767372A|
|Inventors||King William C|
|Original Assignee||Shea Knitting Mills O|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (4), Classifications (5)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
W. C. KING June 24, 1930.
Filed May 20, 1929 Patented June 24, 1930 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE" WILLIAM 0. KING, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR TC OSHEA' KNITTING MILLS,
' OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, A CORPORATION OF ILLINOIS PAD Application filed May 20,
This relation relates to pads and, more especially, thigh pads particularly adapted for use in athletic garments. For example,
my improved thigh pad may be used in football pants. Among the features of my invention is the making of such a pad that combines the advantage: of a three-piece and a singlepiece pad; My improved pad is shaped to the leg and also made so that it cannot" ceed with my specification.
In that form of device embodying the features of my invention shown in the accompanying drawings- Figure 1 is a view in front elevation of a pair of football pants showing my improved thigh pads in use; Fig. 2is a similar view of one of the pads removed from the pants, showing a portion of the covering material broken away; and Fig. 3 is a View taken as indicated by the line 3 of Fig. 2.
As shownin the drawings, 10 may indicate a pair of football pants with the thigh portions provided with pockets 11 on the inside, containing my improved pads, as indicated, in general, by 12.
The improved thigh pad 12 includes a curved sheet of padding material. 13 which may be made out of felt, cotton, or the like. The padding material 13 has its outer surface substantially covered by three vertical strips of stiff sheet material madeout of any suitable substance, for example, fibre, and slightly curved to conform to the contour of the leg. The center strip I have indicated by It and the outer strips by 15 and 16."
The inner edges 15 and 16 of the outer strips overlap the outer edges of the center strip 14:. The adjacent edges of the three strips are attached to the padding material by sewing or stitching. Numeral 15 indicates the stitching securing the edge of the 1929. Serial No; 364,661
strip 15 to the padding. Numeral 16 indicates the stitching securing the edge of the strip 16 to the padding. has both of its edges secured to the 7 13. by the two rows of stitching 14 14". It
is tobe particularly noted that the marginal The center strip 14:
padding edges 15 and 16of the two strips 15 and 16,"
which lie outside: of the stitching 15 and 16 overlap the adjacent outer edges of the center strip 14. I
All three strips 14, 15' and 16 are preferably covered by a sheet of cloth or fabric 17 which is substantially the same size as the pad 18 and has its outer edge sewed to the edge of said pad by the peripheral stitching 17 l While I have shown and described certain embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that it is capable of many modifications. Changes, therefore, in the construction and arrangement may be made without departing from the spirit andscope of the invention asdisclosed in the appended claim, in which it is my intention to claim all novelty inherent in my invention as broadly as possible, in view of the prior art.
What I regard as new, and desire to se-.
cure by Letters Patent, is:
Apad of the characterdescribed including; a sheet of padding material with a plurality of vertical strips of stiff sheet material substantially covering its outer surface, said strips having their adjacent edges horizontally curved and overlapping and separately attached directly to the padding ma ,7 terial by sewing.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 15th day of May, 1929.-- j
, j WILLIAM C. KING.
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|International Classification||A63B71/08, A63B71/12|