US 1784888 A
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Dec. 16, 1930. COUTURE 1,784,888
MEASURING HARNES S Filed March 8, 1929 2 Sheets-Sheet l Filed March a, 1929 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 VGA Gnome/13o view, 23 denotes the measuringtape and 24 has reference to stitching securing it to the body of the strap, and it will be observed from this view that portions of said tape 23 are left free from the strap body, providing the loops 21. By sodoing, the measuringtape performs a two-fold function, and a simplificationin structureis produced as wellas a decrease in manufacturing cost.
, The lower end portion of the strap 18 is folded upwardly upon itself and adjustably secured byan appropriate-buckle25, folding of the strap in this manner-providing a loop 26,,5A horizontally elongated, vertically widened sheet 27 passes through this loop and is itself provided with loops 28 which receive the front portion of said loop 26. The sheet 27 extends extensively inoppositezdirections from thestrap 18*and is of a height many times the width-of said strap,-.so that said 7 sheetand strap become relatively conspicuous and obscure respectively; Hence, the
. sheet 27 is'usable to advantage for giving the effect which would be attained from any suggested dress length. To' holdthis'sheet entended and to temporarily anchor it to an underlying garmentin numerous positions until the final length is decided upon, safety pins 29 are provided at the ends of said sheet, and
' flexible ties 3O carry thesepins, said ties being .permanentlysecured to the sheet ends. Hence, the pins are always accessible for use in pinningthe sheet 27 at any suggested or desired position} In addition to performing the function above described, upward turning of the lower endof the strap 18 and fastening with the buckle 25, prevent said strap end from dragging upon the floor andbecoming soiled. The lower end of the rear'strap 19 is also turned upwardly by preference for this same purpose and is adjustably fastened by a-buckle 25. l i The lower portion of the sleeve length measuring stra-p 14 isfolded upwardly upon itself to provide a loop 26* held in adjusted position by a buckle 25". Passing through the loop 26 and connected with it in the same manner as the sheet 27 is connected with the loop 26', is a; second and smaller sheet27 for giying the effect of any suggestedsleeve length. The-freeends of the sheet 27 may be overlapped to any desiredextent to give the eifectof various sleeve sizes, andqsafety pins '29? are connected withthe ends of this sheet by flexible tiesBOi These pins are used for temporarily fastening the sheet at numerous positions until the desired effect is attained.
A third sheet 31 is provided under the upper portion of the front strap 18 and is suitably shaped to give the effect of numerous depths of neck out, this sheet being adjustably connected with said strap 18 by a buckle 32.
'It will be observed that the harness shown in Figs. 1,2 and '3 andpartially shown in Figs. 5, 6 and 7, does not provide for taking measurements at the waist or at the hips.
turnedupwardly to. prevent them dragging upon; the floor and are fastenedadjustably by buckles 38. Theloop 26;formed at the lower endof. the strap 37,;rec'eives a skirt lengthsheet 27which is identical with-the;
sheet 27 above describedzand is provided with safety pins 29.
:The two harnesses (Figs, 1 2 an ad the one shown: in Fig. 4), arejointly used in' measuring for certain kinds of i g rments. Then too, the harness of vFig. 4 may be used by itself when measuring for skirts or trousers, the sheet 27 -beingadjusted to give the effect of either any desired skirt lengths or any desired trousers lengths and size of cuff.
Preferably, the upper ends of the three straps 3536 37 are provided with loops 89through which the waist strap 33 passes, and if desired said loop of thestrap 35 may be. fastened to said strap33 for instance by stitching 40. Measuring tapes areprovided on all straps of the harness shown in Fig. 4 and one is provided on themeasuring sheet 27, and it may here be explained that a similar tape is also employed on the sheet 27! previously described. The tapes of the straps 3536- -37 have portions 41 constituting loops through whichthe hip strap 34,passes,
and the loop; ofstrap35 is preferably stitched V to said strap 34 as. indicated at42, i o
By providing the features of construction herein shown' and described, or a substantial equivalent thereof, all'required measurements may be taken and theharness which has been adjusted to the form of the individual, may be placed upon arr-adjustable form such as that shown-in myU. application Serial No; 345,57 4, filed MarchS, 1929, andusedifor setting this form to reproduce the individual. A pattern cutting harness such as that shown int my application Serial No. 345,57 5, filed March 8,1929, is then adjusted to the set form and is used for'cutting the necessary patterns, the form, still adjusted, being emp jqyed' e fit nsh s el et 1 garment portion, said sheet projecting extensively from said strap and having free ends, pins at said ends for temporarily pinning them at different positions until the desired effect is attained, and flexible ties carrying said pins and connected permanently to said sheet.
2. In a measuring harness, a pendent measuring strap for a garment portion, a horizontally elongated flexible sheet connected with the lower portion of said strap to give the effect of any suggested length of said garment portion, said sheet projecting extensively from said strap and being of a height greatly in excess of the strap width, whereby said sheet and said strap are relatively prominent and obscure respectively and the effect of any suggested length of the garment portion may be readily visualized; said sheet having free ends, pins at said ends for temporarily pinning them at different positions until the desired effect is attained, and flexible ties carrying said pins and connected permanently to said sheet. J a
3. In a measuring harness, a pendent measuring strap for a garment portion, and a horizontally elongated flexible sheet at the lower portion of said strap to give the effect of any suggested length of said garment portion, said sheet projeoting extensively from said strap and being of a height greatly in excess of the strap width, said lower portion of the strap being folded upon itself and adj ustably fastened above said sheet to provide a stirrup through which said sheet passes and to make provision for vertically adjusting said sheet, the latter being provided with loops through which said strap passes slidably, said sheet having free ends, pins at said ends for temporarily pinning them at different positions until the desired effect is attained, and flexible ties carrying said pins and connected permanently to said sheet. a
4. In a measuring harness, a front dress length strap and a sleeve length strap; horizontally elongated flexible sheets connected with the lower portions of said dress'length strap and said sleeve length strap respectively to give the effect of any suggested dress and sleeve length; the dress length sheet projecting extensively in opposite directions from the dress length strap and having free ends adapted for temporary pinning at different elevations to an underlying garment until the desired effect is attained; the sleeve length 7 sheet having free ends, for passage around the arm and being also adapted for temporary pinning at different positions until the desired effect is attaine v 5. A structure as specified in claim 4; together with pins at the-ends of said sheets for' use in. pinning them, and flexible ties carsaid pins and permanently connected to said sheets.
6. A structure as specified in claim 4; said lower portions of the straps being folded upon themselves and adjustably fastened above said sheets to provide stirrups through which said sheets pass and to make provision for vertically adjusting said sheets, the latter being provided with loops through which said straps pass slidably. I V
7. In a measuring harness, a front dress length strap and a sheet disposed against the upper portion of said strap and connected therewith for-vertical adjustment to give the effect of various suggested depths of-neck,
said sheet being of a width much greater than the strap and projecting oppositely from the latter. 7
8. A structure as specified in claim 4; to-
gether with an additional sheet adjustably mounted on the upper portion of said front length strap to give the effect of various suggested depths of neck, said additional sheet being of a width much greater than said front length strap and projecting oppositely from the latter.
9. In a measuring harness, a neck meas- V uring strap and a shoulder measuring strap connected therewith; an arm-hole measuring strap, a sleeve length measuring strap and front and rear body measuring strap-s all unitarily connected with each other; and a single buckle connected with said unitarily connected straps for simultaneously adjusting them along said shoulder strap.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto affixed my signature.
MARIE G. COUTURE.