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Publication numberUS1777620 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 7, 1930
Filing dateMay 15, 1928
Priority dateMay 15, 1928
Publication numberUS 1777620 A, US 1777620A, US-A-1777620, US1777620 A, US1777620A
InventorsModesitt James A
Original AssigneeModesitt James A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1777620 A
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Oct. 7, 1930- J. A. MODESITT OVERALLS Filed May 15, 1928 Patented Oct. 7, 1930 JAMES A. MODESITT, LYNwOoDycALIFoBfiIA ovnnAL'Ls Application filed May is 1928. Serial m1 277,865. i

"Myinvention relates to'ove ralls and similar wearing apparel, and ithas fora purposethe provision of a pair of overalls having protecting patches for those parts of the overalls 45 which are subjected to the greatest wearwhen in use, whereby thecorresponding parts of the overalls areeffectively-preserved against wear and the actual wear imposed on the patches themselves so that when they 'be i .10 come unduly worn they canbe readily re moved and new ones substituted. By means of my inven'tion theuseful life of a pair of: overalls is prolonged greatly and particularly inits adaptation to overalls for workmen engaged llltllG laying of roofs floors, and the like where'the knee-and hip portions of the garment are subjected to constant and excessive abrasion 'resultingin the early destruction ofthfese parts and hence cplmpelling one to discard the entire overas? V I will describe only one form of overalls embodyingmy invention and will then point out the novel featuresin claims; P T

i In the accompanying clrawingz" Fig. 1 is a view showing infront elevation one pair of overalls embodying my invention;

Fig. '2 is a view rearelevation ;I i

Fig/31's an enlarged fragmentary view showing the front patch illustrated in 1 in partly released position; i Fig. eds-a View similar to FigQQshowing the'rear patch illustrated in Fig.2;

' Figs. 5 and 6 are sectional viewstaken on the lines 55 and6+6'+respectively, of Figsi l and 2, respectively;and V FigI 7 is a View shiowing theioveralls in side elevation and as 4 body of the user.

It is to b e un lerstood that invention is capable of being incorporated in any form i of garment where it is desired to protect any portion or portions of the garment against excessive wear, although 1n the invention as illustrated, it is embodied in a conventional pair of overalls as used by workmenin the ter the kneeportion of the left leg of the over- 5 showing the overalls in i K I thepatch is provided along threeof its edges tliey appear, on the I 7 I eyelets 21 ,preferably-formedof metal; important to note that; the'istrips 20 :are selaying of roofs. In overalls of this characalls, and the leftportion of'the seat of the garment are always subjected to excessive wear by reason of the fact that in actual use .the aforementioned portions of the garment" are constantly in direct contact'with the roof. because of the posture of the workman in the laying of the roof. Vvhere these portions are not, protected holes are rapidly worntherein, thus rendering the entire overalls unfit for further use. i l a In Fig. 1 I have shown a prote'cting patch 15 in covering relation to the left knee'portion of the garment/{While in Fig. 2 I have shown a similar protecting patch 15 in covering relation to the left seat portion ofthe garment.

In both adaptations of my invention, the

protecting patch is preferably '"formed of canvas or any suitable material possessing the required degree offiexibility and ability to resist wear. To improve these qualities the patch maybe made of a plurality iofplies of canvasstitched together attheir marginal edges, as indicated at16, and preferably all the same size to forma single sheet of fabric uniform t ic ss, and 'whichfis highly resistanttowear. i a

The mode of attaching the pat'ch for knee portion of the overalls 'is-best illus trated-in Figs. 3 'and 5, and'as here shown,

by means of stitching 'are strips of leather.

20, or any other suitable material which possesses the required flexibility and tough the garment leg; and each of these strips is providedi at regular spaced intervals with cured to the garment 'alongtheir inneredges, while the eyelets are disposed adjacent their ness. Three of such'strips"QO aresecured to outeredgesinorder that they maybe freely accessible for thefinterlacing of thebord therethrough and through the eyelet 17 0f r V the patcli 15;

In practice, the patch 15. ca n be l readily attached to the leg of the garmentby interl'ao ing the cord 18 through theeyelets 17 and 20 is protected against wear.

The wear is imposed directly on the patch itself, and when this patch becomesunduly worn it can be readily removedby unlaci'ng the cord, and a new patch substituted. Thus, that portion of the garmentbeneath the patch The mode of application of the seat patch- 15 is best illustrated in Figs. 4 and 6. This patch is likewise constructed of canvas in a plurality of plies, and eyelets 22 are secured ingits marginal edges for the reception of an attaching cord 23. Four strips 24 of leather or similarmaterial are secured by stitching to the seat portion of the garment and in the form of a-rectangle to'correspond to the shape of the protecting patch 15. That strip 24 at thebottom, and that one at the left hand side are stitched alongtheir outer edges so that their'inner edges are'free to permit portions of the protectingpatch to be inserted thereunder. The other two strips 24 are stitched along their inner edges, and all of the strips are provided with eyelets spaced in the same manner as the eyelets, 22 so that the-cord 23 can be easilyextended through the-eyelets of the strips-and patch to securely fix the patch in the desired position on the garment. It is to be noted that theeyelets ofthe'strips 24 at the bottom and left hand 1 side Iare disposed adjacent the inner edges ofthe strips, while theeyelets for the other two strips are disposed adjacent the outer edge thereof. 1 1 V a In practice, the left-hand and'bottom marginal edges of the patch are extended beneath the corresponding strips 24, whileitheother marginal edges of the patch are in overlying r'elation'to the remaining-strips 24. WVith the patch applied as described, it can be secured in this positionby' extending the cord 23 through the eyelets 22 and 25in1the manner illustrated, the end of the-cord being tied, as shown,to prevent-unlacing thereof.

portion of the garment .to take the wear 'to which that portion of the garment is usually subjected, and b'y extending the left-hand V an'dbotto'm marginal .edges'of the patch be-.

neath the corresponding strips 24, the possibility of the patch being torn loose along these edges is zpositively. prevented. where the overalls are worn by a Workman in the surfacing of roofs, he assumes a lying posture in which his left hip comes in direct contact with the roof, and as he continues to work he crawls from place toplace as the work advances. Particularly in this crawling movement is the hip' or seat portion of the garment subjected to excessive Wear, and with the patch attached as the patch 15 has been described as being attached, it will be apparent that the lefthand vertical and bottom edges of the patch 15 would be torn-from the garment during this crawling movement. However, by extending these marginal strips 24, the patch is maintained attached to the garment along all of its edges soas to prevent it being folded upon itself and thus exposing the covered area of the garment to wear. I

Although I have herein shown and described only one form of overalls embodying my invention, it is to be understood that various changes and modifications may be made herein without departing from the spirit of the invention andv the spirit and scope of the appended claims.

I claim: H 1 I 1. In combination, a pair of overalls, strips of flexible material secured along one of their edges to the overalls, eyelets in the strips ad.- jacent the other edge, a patch of flexible material having eyelets in the marginal edges thereof, said patch having certain of its marginal edges disposed in overlying relation to certain of the strips and the remaining marginaledges in underlying relation to the re maining strips,'anda cord for detachably securing the patch in fixed position on the over:


2. Incombiantion, a pair of overalls, strips of flexible material secured thereon, said strips being arranged to form a framing, certain of said strips being secured to the overalls along their outer edges, while the re maining strips are 'secured'along their inner edges, eyelets in the strips adjacent the free edges, a patch of flexible material having'eyelets in the marginal edges thereof, said patch having certain of its marginal edges disposed in overlyingrelation to certain of the strips and the remaining marginal edges in underlying relation to the remaining strips, and a cord for detachably securing the patch in fixed position on the overalls; Signed at Los Angeles in :the county of Los Angeles,and State of California, this i 25th day of April, ALD. 1928. Wrth'the patch-applied as descr1bed,-1t 1s maintained in'flxed position upon the seat JAMES A. MODESITT.

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US2568083 *Dec 6, 1949Sep 18, 1951Kathryn E MitchellRemovable knee patches for pants
US5513407 *Jul 11, 1994May 7, 1996Reinert, Sr.; Gary L.Reinforced full body suit
US5940881 *Aug 3, 1998Aug 24, 1999Murphy; Theresa AnnApparatus for protecting a limb of a user
DE4442290A1 *Nov 28, 1994May 30, 1996Wolfgang SchmidtArbeitsbekleidung
WO1996016561A1 *Sep 15, 1995Jun 6, 1996Wolfgang SchmidtWork clothing
U.S. Classification2/231
International ClassificationA41D13/02
Cooperative ClassificationA41D13/02
European ClassificationA41D13/02