US 1768223 A
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June 24, 1930. M. VON HALLE BODY SUPPORT AND METHOD OF PRODUCING SAME Filed Oct. 12, 1927 2 Sheets-Sheet l mom doc June 24, 1 930. M. VON HALLE 1,768,223
" BODY SUPPbRT AND METHOD OF PRODUCING SAME Filed Oct. 12, 1927 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 vwemtoz M 351 align aw Patented June 24, 1930 MILLARD VON IHLALLE, OF PALISADES PARK, NEW JERSEY, ASSIG-NOR TO THE STAND- .ARD CORSET COMPANY, OF NEW YORK, N. Y., A CORPORATION OF MASSACHUSETTS BODY SUPPORT AND METHOD OF PRODUCING SAME Application filed October 12, 1927. Serial No. 225,761.
This invention relates generally to abdominal supports and may take the form of a mere belt or it may form a part of a more highly organized structure such as a corset,
; girdle, or corsetlet. The main object and feature of the invention is to produce a simple means whereby requisite pressure or support may be had at a desired point on the body of the wearer especially when convalescing from an operation.
In the accompanying drawings the invention is disclosed in a concrete and preferred form by way of illustration in which:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a belt embodying the invention;
Fig. 2'is a transverse cross-sectional View, taken on the line 2, 2, of Fig. 1, of the webbing in normal position;
Fig. 8 is a like view of the webbing when stretched into position on the body of the wearer;
Fig. 4; is an elevation showing the band applied to the webbing on the inside of the support before the band is permanently secured to the webbing; and
Fig. 5 is a similar view showing the band extended and permanently secured to the lower edge of the webbing.
The principle of the invention is illustrated in connection with a very simple form of support, such as belt 1, passing around the body of the wearer; but it will, of course, be understood that the character of the support may be widely varied.
Said belt is provided with an elastic webbing 2 that may be independent flaps attached at one end to the support. Thus, in the case of a corset, said webbing may be arranged in one part or two parts, one on either side of an open front corset, but preferably, shown, the webbing forms a continnation or a part of the support itself. As here shown the webbing is composed of two 45 parts located at the free ends of the belt and said Webbing is extensible circumferentially of the body of the wearer.
8 is a band of elastic material, of which there are two in the present instance, one band being secured to the lower edge of one part, and the other band being secured to the lower edge of the other part, of the elastic webbing. Each band is normally of shorter length circumferentially than the normal length of each part of the webbing, as shown in Fig. 4. When the band is to be secured to the webbing, it is first extended beyond its normal length and preferably to an extent substantially equal to the normal length of the webbing to which it is to be attached. The band is then superimposed on the webbing at the lower edge thereof and secured thereto as by means of sewing, as shown in Fig. 5. Suitable means are provided to tighten the support on the body of the wearer. In the present instance, lacing 4 at the back of the belt is provided or hooks and eyes 5 on the complementary parts of the webbing may be used. If desired, both tightening means may be employed. There may also be provided additional tightening and adjusting means such as, in the present instance, lacings 6, 6. It will now be seen that the band 3 opposes the strain of the tightening means and as a consequence the webbing is given an inward curve at its lower edge, as shown in Fig. 3, which may be varied by adjusting the tighteningmeans.
Of course, band 3 may be of various widths, and may be applied either to the inside or outside of the support.
The combination with a support extending around the body of the wearer, of an elastic webbing, composed of two parts, located at the front end of the support and extensible in a circumferential direction, means to tighten the support around the body of the wearer, and two circumferentially extending bands of elastic material,
each normally of shorter length circumferentially than the normal length of each part of the webbing, each of said bands extended beyond its normal length to equal the normal length of one part of the webbing, and one band secured at the lower edge of one part and the other band at the lower edge of the other part of the webbing to thereby oppose the action of the tightening means and so impartan inward curve to the lower edge of the webbing.
Signed in the borough of Manhattan, city, county and State of New York, this 7 day of October, 1927.
MILLARD VON HALLE.