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Publication numberUS1784889 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 16, 1930
Filing dateMar 8, 1929
Priority dateMar 8, 1929
Publication numberUS 1784889 A, US 1784889A, US-A-1784889, US1784889 A, US1784889A
InventorsCouture Marie G
Original AssigneeCouture Marie G
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pattern-cutting harness
US 1784889 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

1930. M c. COUTURE 84,889

v-"PATTERN CUTTING HARNESS Filed March 8, 1929 5 Sheets-Sheet l anwwtoz wam V QTmz-iav Q @oMbuw,

Dec. 16, 1930. I M. a. COUTURE 1,734,889

PATTERN CUTTING HARNESS I Filed March 8, 1929 3 Sheets-Shoot 2 73 (II it Dec. 16, 1930. M. G. COUTURE. 1,784,839

' PATTERN CUTTING HARNESS Filed March 8, 1929 3 Sheets-Sheet 3 Patented Dec. 16, 1930 I l Qum an; S'TAJLES PATENT: QEFli CE} A ,MARI .GM JQcU IiE Ju lt v Ewnelw eifiinn-d A E C QHARNESS. pp t dafi1krmmh a i929'; Seria1- ITo; 345,575-. 1

The inventionmelates; to aharnesslfor-use f thefrontand rear .sectionsof: the harness for' bydressmaikers; tailors. andcthe-rs, .in cutting usein cutting apattern of different-design. garment;patternsv'from paper or bothende- Fig. 5 is an enlarged perspective viev'vgof siredimateriale r the ortions-of the deviceiembracedf byi the 5 One object-f theiinventio'nnis to-provide brac et zofiFigt 4.

a new aridimproved 'havrnesswvhichmay:bem Fig;f6zis-an enlarged perspective view-of" readilyadjustedaasoccasiOn maydema-nd', by theportions of the device embraced by theapplication'towafornrwhich ispreferably 0f bracket- 16 of Fig. 2., s the:constructionshownzin my U: Sfiappli'cas Fig.1 7 is aperspective Viewillustratingthe 10 'tionvrSerial" N0.-:345,574,.1filed Marchft8, 1929 head and theattachingzmea-ns.therefor,:pro-;. 1:

Therform; is soxa-dj'usted:andsetvasto repro-H' vided atethe ends of a number iofz thestrap I ducethezheight,:figure;zetc;,.ofany in'divli( ilu:1,'-l sectionsto prevent pulling:of theseesections for: which clothingis atobe made; and the g i from the associated-bucklesorg-other guides.

harness; .isnthenki'a-djustedi and I set by fitting Fig. 8 is a perspective View of theheadiand it upon the form; Thusythe:adjustedhamtheattaching;tab1thereof.; 1.. i m;

nesswhen.removedjfrom'theform andi spread For illustrativelpurposes athe v form of Con; out; flat; will: be 5a verydesirableiguide "fort stru'ction herein illustrated will: ber-sp ecific a1 a use; in cutting patterns-1 for agarmentkto fitifly described, with: .the: understandinghowthe; adjusted form and to consequently fittheevertliat Within the-scope Qf? the invention (as;

2o yindividuazltfor Whichlthefo'rm is set; claimed,-;munerousi'va-riations:maybewinadei;

A further aim istoiprovide arharnessvvhi'ch Itinaybe further-explained-atthe outsetthat 1 may ireadily beT adjusted to cut patterns for When: manufacturing 5 theiharne'ss, .conspicui dresses ofdifferent styles. I 1 oils;identifying nuinbersWill besuitablywafe Another objectistheprovisionofia unique fixedto the various part-sanda book ofeX-j.

' crotch cutting portion .for use when cutting planations Will be furnished referring to, the 70 patternsri-either for bifurcated" skirtsbnio'r uses of allpartsgby meansof theirirespective y trouserss. 1 Y numbers. These-numbersare omitted from Yet: anotheraim is to provi'deia c0nstruc-"- the disclosure to prevent; confusion iwithithez Lion Whichwilli be rather simple and" me 'reference numbersnecess'ary in the ifollowing pensive, yeteflicientr'andinevery' way de- -'description1i p i e I 1 sirable. f ln the drawingsabove briefly described- Withtheforegoing'and morespecificob an a'djnstablwharrifessis .sliownembodyin'ga jects in vie'w; the invention,resides-in-the frontsection F arear section Rya sleeve sec= v novel subjectmatte'r hereinafter describedtiOI I'Sand a neck strap N',"these'partsb'eing' *F and-claimed,descriptionbeing-accomplished constructed andkrelated with :efaclh otheras-so byreie'renceto the accompanying drawings; hereinafter specifically described; It maybe- 3 Fig. 1 is adisassembled perspective view explained however thatwthe front i's'ection; Fy Fig'Q is' a lan'vieW of the body portion-' and the rear; section ,R are substantially of 'thekha rness flattened; out: in: re'aclines for duplicates; and hence the descriptive matter.

A use as a guide-for' pattern cutting, upon s epaf Will ibeconfinedwonly-"to theffront section F3; 7

' ration or itsafront and-rear sections.; V Section Eembodiesca fr nt strapIOJd-is- Figs231isianrelewaztidn showing thesleevex posed vertically, an, intermediate vertical section-i 'therihar'ness flattened, out. 7 strap 11, an upper rear: strap 12 anda lower Figi:4-.-isavieWsimilar tmthluppeb-por rear: strap 13. Straps "10 '11,12f and 13. all.

ti0nofLFig'. 12 but-illustrating"adjustmentbf-consist 'ofna plurality of adjustably con- 0 17 is connected to the upper endzof the strap 11 and the lower end of said strap 17 is connectedavith the upper end of an arm-hole strap 18, the lower end of the latter being connected with the upper end of strap 12. The

straps l61718 each comprise a plurality' of sections denoted by the numbers 1617 18 plus the suffixes a bc, and appropriate buckles 19 are employed wherever advisable to hold the strapse'ctions-in adjusted position; V

Ahorizontal bust strap 20 is connected at its front end with the front strap 10,.-is con nected at itsintermediate portion with the strap 11, and is connected at its'rear end with the straps 1218. Then too, a hip strap 21 and another strap 22belowsaid hip strap, are connected with the straps 10 11 13. v Each of the straps 20 21 22 consists of slidably engaged sections denoted by the numbers 20'2122'and suffixes ab-c, and guides 23 and buckles 24 are provided-where needed. A waist strap 25 is connected with the straps 10 and 11 and isbifurcatedat its rear end. One furcation-of this strap' 25' is de-- noted at 26 and the other at 27, said furcations 26-27 being secured tothe straps 1213 respectively. Strap 25 is formed of adjustable sections connected by guides 28- and buckles 2 9, the arrangement being such that said-strapmay be adjusted between the straps. 1011 andbetween the straps12l3 '45 a and saidstrapll.

WVhen preparing the harness for cutting patterns of plain designs, the strap furcations 26-.27 are adjustedto the same length and consequently the straps 1213 are vertically alined as seen in Figs. 1 and 2;- How ever, whendiilierent designs are to be produced, the furcations 2627 1nay'berelatively adjusted so as to offset the straps .1213- asseen in Fig. 4. For connecting these furcations with each other'when'they' are adjustedto the same length, a hook 30 and an-eye 31 are provided. Thentoo, along the rear edge of the sect-ion F, eyes 32 have been shown for engagement. with hooks 33 on the rear section B forthe purpose of detachably connecting the two sections'while they are being adjusted upon a form. The neck strap N above mentioned, co-operat'es with the neck straps of the harness sections F-R in encircling the neck of the form, said neck strap like numerous other straps of the device, being formed of relatively adjustable sections. Eyes 34 are'shown on this strap 'N for engagement with hooks 35 at the ends of the neck straps of the front and rear sections FR. Additional hooks 37 are shown at the outer vertical edge of the strap 10. These hooks and similar elements at the corresponding edge of the sect-ion R, are instrumental in holding the pattern-cutting harness upon the measuring harness of application Serial No. 345,557 3, if desired.

The portion of the harness below the waist strap 25, is provided with a crotch angle C which is formed of re'latively adjustable sections '38 38 38- connected by appropriate buckles 39'. .The upper end portion of the angle C'is" curved *and is adjustably connected with the strap section 10 by. means of a buckle 40. The lower end portion of the angle Cis substantially. straight and is slidably receivable in any of a plurality: of: ver-s tically'spaced loops 41 which are-securedto the strap sections 10. Vertical adjustment, 1

of the lower end portion of theangle G is eflectedrby removing it from one loop 41 i and insertingit'into another, accordingto the adjustments necessary for the upper portion of the angle efiected by means of the buckles 39. Then too, by slidingthe lower end of. the. angle: inwardly or. outwardlythrough the. receiving loop, the effective part" of said angle-will-project a greater or lesser distance beyond the edge'of vthe harness, as occasion may'demand. J 2

For adjusting the angle .C,;I- stitch an ap- 1 propria'te, measuring tape 42:t0 the strapsection 10,and. the loops 41- are providedxby" leaving portions of this measuring tapelfree I from said strap section-,thereby making said tape perform' a unique two-fold function.

Additional :measuring tapes may .be used wherever desired and; as those. shown. are. self-identifying, no specific reference there- 'to willbe required.

. i. ']l() The sleevesection-S10f the harness; is of longitudinally split form but is provided with hooks 43, and eyes 44 at its. split. edges tohold itin sleeve form. when desired; ;-This 1 sleeve sectionembodies anuppe'r band 45:,ian

intermediate band 46, and a lower band 47;,1.

said bands being connected bylongitudinal straps 48. l fAll of the. parts 45,146'-47'48 v are. formed of relatively adj ustable {sections bearing the same-numbers plus thesufiixes guides 50 may also be employed}where de:

sired, 'Hooks 51 are provided 'atthe'upper endof thesleevevsection S for engagement a-bc-(Z. To holdthese sections adjusted position, buckles49 are'shown, and

with eyes 52 ongthe; harnessvsecti'ons F R' for holding the band 45 in edge-.tmd'ge relation to the arm-hole band jointly formed by portionslofithefro'nt and rear sect-ions F R, it being understood that said sleeve section S is connected with the remainder of the harness only when initially adjusting said sleve section to proper dimensions.

On most of the straps disclosed, rubber heads 53 areprovided to prevent accidental pulling from the buckles or other strapguiding means. These heads are carried by attaching tabs 53 of rubber (Figs; 7 and 8), said tabs being received between diiferent plies 54 of the strap. Stitching 55 secures these strap plies together and'some of said stitching passes both through'the plies and through the tab 53*, thereby efi'ectively at- Due to the elasticity of the head 53, it may be deformed sufficiently to pass through the strap connecting means (for instance 23 or 24). Hence, the various heads may if desired be attached to the straps before assembly of the harness. Moreover, if any strap must be removed, for instance, to substitute a new strap, its elastic head may be deformed for passage through any buckleor the like which would otherwise interfere with strap removal.

The entire harness with the exception of such trappings as the buckles, is constructed from textile fabric or other desired material which is readily pliable and permits true fit-.

ting of the assembled harness upon the form. When this harness has been properly set 1n adjusted position upon the form, it is removed, its sections are disassembled from each other, and when these sections are laid out fiat, they form effective guides for cutting patterns from paper or other desired material.

Excellent results have been obtained from the general construction shown and described and it is therefore preferably followed. W'ithin the scope of the invention as clalmed however, numerous variations may be made and obviously I am not restricted to such details as proportions, materials, etc.

. I claim I. In a pattern cutting harness,

a sleeve longitudinally split throughout its length on one line only and formed of freely pliable non-resilient longitudinally adjustable 1 straps, two of said straps being disposed lon- 'gitudinally along. the split, another of said straps being disposed at the lower end of the sleeve and having its ends joined to said two straps respectively, still another of said straps being at the upper end of the sleeve;

being arched and having outwardly curved ends joined to said two straps respectively,

the sleeve to be laid flat, the above speciand ar m hole straps, a vertical-strapon each section extending downwardly from said ifarm -hol'd straps and connected with said -waist and hip straps, and means whereb-y the *portions ofsaid vertical straps "above --said waist straps may be adjusted *forwa-rdly or rearwardly with re'speetto the vertical strap po-rtionsl below said waiststrapsr 3. In an adjustable pattern cutting ha-rness, -an arm-hole strap,--a-wai'st strap, a hipstrap, vertical strap means extending downwardly from-the arm hole strap and connected with said waist and hip straps, and means whereby the part of said vertical strap meansabove said waist strap may be adjusted forwardly or-rearwardly with respect to the part of said. vertical strapmeans below said waist strap.

45. In an adjustable pattern cutting harness, an arm-hole strap, a waist strap having r a bifurcatedend for disposition at one side of the body, atleast one furcation of said bifurcated end being extensible, a lower horizontal strap terminating under said bifurcated end of the waist strap, an upper vertical strap connected at its ends to the arm-hole strap and one furcation of the waist strap respectively, and a lower vertical strap connected at its ends to the other of said furcations' and said lower horizontal strap re spectively.

5. A structure as specified in claim 4; to-

gether with means for connecting the free ends of said furcations with'each other when adjusted to the same length. l

6. In an adjustable pattern cutting harness, a horizontal strap having a bifurcated end at least one furcation of which is extensible, and upper and lower vertical straps connected with the furcations of said bifurcated end, respectively.

7 A structure as specified inclaim 6; to-

getherwith means for connecting the free ends of said furcations with eachother when adjusted to the same length.

8. In an adjustable pattern cutting device, a below-waistportion having a vertical edge, a crotch 'anglefconnected at onelend with said portion and projectingbeyond said edge, and vertically spaced loops through any of which the other end of said angle is insertible, said loops being secured to said portion along said edge.

9. In a harnessof or analogous to the class described, overlapping slidably engaged. strapsand connecting means therefor, an

elastic head atanjend ofo ne strap to prevent pulling thereof from said connecting means, a tab-carrying said head, and means securing said tab to saidstrap end, the elasticity of .said head allowing sufficient deformation thereof to pass through said connecting means after attachment of'said tab to the strap end. 1 v

10. In aharness of or analogous to the class described, overlapping slidably engaged straps and connecting means therefor, ahead ,at an end of one strap to prevent pulling thereof'from said connecting means, atab carrying said head and inset n said strap end, and stitching passing through said strap end and through said tab, said strap end being of plural ply form and having its plies secured together by said stitching.

In testimony whereof'I havehereunto affixed my signature.


Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2716817 *Dec 7, 1953Sep 6, 1955Franklin Edna MAdjustable garment pattern positioner
US4868990 *May 11, 1988Sep 26, 1989Executive Fit, Inc.Garment measuring system
U.S. Classification33/15
International ClassificationA41H1/00, A41H1/06
Cooperative ClassificationA41H1/06
European ClassificationA41H1/06