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Dec. 16, 1930. H. MILLER 1,734,942
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UNITED STATES HENRY MILLER, 0F LINCOLNLNEBRASKA GARMENT AND sEeMING THEREFOR Application filed September 18,1929. "Serial No. 393,527.
This invention relates to an improved working coat of the type generally known as lumbermens coats, and its leading object is to provide a coat in which the various sections are united by reinforced seams, constructed to lie flat under the compressing action of multiple parallel rows of stitching, and adapted to resist separations and prevent ripping along the joints of the connected sections, while at the same time presenting a tailored appearance, calculated to make the garment fit comfortably on the person of the wearer.
Another object of the invention is the provision of a garment seam comprising associated sections, each of which is formed with an infolded edge portion, the one laid upon the other, and a taping strip laid upon one of said folded edge portions and connected to the both of them by three parallel rows of stitching extending through all associated fabric thicknesses, and compressing the folded edge portions closely against each other.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will be hereinafter specifically pointed out, or will become apparent, as the specification proceeds.
With the above indicated objects in view, the invention resides in certain novel con structions and combinations and arrangement of parts, clearly described in the following specification and fully illustrated in the accompanying drawings, which latter show an embodiment of the invention as at present preferred.
In the drawings Fig. l is a side View of the improved garment, folded upon itself. f
Fig. 2 is an inside view of theimproved garment, laid out.
Fig. 3 is a perspective sectional view of the improvement reinforcing seam.
Fig. 4 is a sectional view taken on line 44 of Figure 3.
Referring to the drawings in detail, A designates a workingmans coat, of the type generally known as a lumbermans coat, and which embraces the two vertical back wall forming sections B and C, the right front wing D, and the left front wing E.
, The'vertical'rear wall forming sections B and C are connected to each other by means of the central vertical-seam b and the right front wing D is connectedto the section B by the seamv 0; and the left front wing E is connected to the section '0 by means of the seamd. f a
The right arm sleeve 1 is connected to the front wing D and the backsection B, by means of-the curved seam 6, while the left arm sleeve J, is connected to the left front wing E and to theback section C by means of the seam f.
The. connecting seams b, 0, d, e and f, are alike in construction details,so only one seam will be described. j
Eachseam consists of the adjoining'edge portions. of the associated sections, a lining materialK, and a taping strip L. The edge 1 portion of the front wing D isfolded upon itself to provide the infolded portion Db. Thisis laid upon the infolded edgeportion Ba of the back-section B, so that the two will completely oppose'e'ach other. The taping strip -L is also folded'along one edge portion La to provide a reinforcing infolded strip and similarly folded alongthe other edge portion Lb, and then laid in superimposed relation with respectito theinnermost folded edge portion of the two body sections, in the case shown,the edge portions Ba of the back section B and Db of the front section D, with the lining K disposed between the taping strip and the two infolded edge portions. These folded parts are compressed andthen bound to each other by three parallel rows of stitching.
One row of stitching M extends through the infolded double edge portions La of the taping strip, through the lining, through the .infolded edge portionof the front wing D.
The second or intermediate row of stitching N extends through the central portion of the taping strip, and through the two infolded edge portions of the body sections, between the turned parts or bends thereof, while the third row of stitching O extends through the other edge Lb of the taping strip, through the lining, and through the infolded edge portion Ba, of the body forming section B.
The stitching holds the multiple thicknesses of fabric closely united to each other, in a state of compression, so that the finished seam will not present any loose threads and will have the appearance of a tailored garment.
The garment-thus constructed is actually stronger at the seams than elsewhere, and fits nicely and with comfort upon the person of the wearer, and retains its'shape', dueto the fact that the reinforced seams act as stiffening cords through theent'ire garment, to prevent separation of associated parts. and to hold the garment in the designed form.
The lining may, of course, beomitted in cari-yingfout the invention. I
I The hereinabove describedconstruction admits ofconsiderable modifications without departing from the invention; therefore, I do not wish to be limited to'the precise arrangements shown and described, which are, as aforesaid, by way of illustration merely. In other words, the scope of protection contemplated is to be taken solely from the appended claim, interpreted asbroadly as is consistent with the prior art.
I claim: 7 p A fabric seam consisting of the infolded edge portions of associated fabric sections,
said infolded edge portions being disposed in overlying relation and with the infolded parts having their outer faces engaging each other, a taping strip having infolded edge portions disposed in overlying relationto the first named infolded edge portions, arow of stitching extending through each of the infolded edgeportions of the taping strip and through each of-the infolded edge portions of'the fabric sectionsyand a row of stitching extending through the parts thus'united and disposed between the other rows of stitching.
In testimony whereof I hereby afiix my signature.
- HENRY MILLER.