US 1801233 A
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April 14, 1931. M. E. GORDON PENCIL POCKET FOR GARMENTS Filed April 14, 1950 I l x I l l l I I l l s Patented Apr. 14, 1931 UNITED STATES MORRIS E. GORDON, OF CHELSEA, MASSACHUSETTS g PENCIL rocxnr non GARMENTS Application filed April 14,
This invention relates to pencil pockets for garments and, with regard to certain more specific features thereof, to a horizontally disposed pencil pocket particularly suitable for incorporation in overalls.
The invention has for one of its objects to provide a simple, inexpensive and effective pocket for holding a pencil, pen, chalk, or similar article in a garment and maintaining it transversely to the vertical line of the wearers body, so that bending of the head or body will not cause interference.
Another object of the invention is to locate such a pocket on the bib portion of an overall, so that when the garment is applied, the pocket will be positioned opposite the flat chest portion of the body and no discomfort will be caused the wearer and no tendency to break the pen, pencil, or chalk will exist.
Another object of the invention is to so stitch the transverse pocket with just enough fullness so that when the pencil or other article is forced into the pocket, there will be a degree of friction sufficient to hold the pencil in case the wearer of the garment bends sidewise or into any position which would ordinarily cause the pencil to fall out by gravity.
The invention accordingly consists in the various features of construction, combinations of elements, and arrangements of parts which will be exemplified by the structure set forth in the following description and illustrated in the drawings, the scope of the application of which will be indicated in the appended claims.
In the accompanying drawings wherein is shown one of various possible embodiments of the invention Figure 1 is a view in front elevation of the upper front portion of a pair of overalls, the part known as the bib.
Figure 2 is a sectional view taken on the line 22 of Figure 1.
Referring now more particularly to the drawings, the numeral 10 represents the bib portion of a pair of over-alls. This bib is of the usual contour and is ordinarily disposed over the chest of the wearer and held in position by straps from the back of the 1930. Serial No. 444,038.
garment (not shown) The garment is preferably of heavy woven cotton and has stitched thereon by lines of stitches 11 and 12 a pocket 13 of usual construction. This pocket is centrally arranged withrespect to the bib portion and at the upper part of the garment in the preferred form of the invention. The pencil pocket is formed as a part of the flap 14 for the pocket 13. This flap is cut somewhat deeper than is necessary for its function as a flap and is given a double line of stitching 15 and 16 along the top edge and then, with some fullness between, is given a further double line of stitching 17 and 18 about three-quarters of an inch below the first said double line of stitching and parallel therewith. The stitched lines 15, 16, 17 and 18 go through the flap and the bib and secure the piece to the garment. Double stitched lines 19 and 20 have been previously effected either as a matter of uniform ornamentation or for the purpose of stitching together two separate pieces 21 and 22 of heavy cotton material to form the flap member 14.
In applying the flap to the garment, some fullness is allowed between the double stitched lines 15, 16, 17 and 18 permitting the introduction of a pen, pencil or chalk piece 22 as indicated in the drawings. This is gauged, however, to permit the introduction of the insert piece under some pressure and thereby exert a friction which will hold the insert piece under ordinary circumstances from dropping out, should the garment be tipped in a position where gravity would ordinarily cause the insert piece to fallout. This frictional effect is increased by making the piece 14 of a double thickness of material, and in practice it has been found that the garment may be removed and held with the pencil pocket in vertical position and even upon shaking, the-insert piece would be retained in the pocket.
It will be understood that in certain aspects of the invention, it is not required that the pencil pocket be a part of the flap for the pocket 13 or that it be located on the bib portion of the garment. In locating it on the bib portion, however, better results are obtained on account of the pocket coming where it is handy to reach, where it may be viewed by the operator in reaching it, and where it is disposed transversely of a substantially fiat portion of the body of the wearer. In making the pencil pocket a part of the flap, various economies of manufacture are perfected, which will be readily understood. V What I claim is V 1. A work garment of heavy fabric having a bib portion adapted to be positioned opposite the chest of the wearer,-- a pocket on I said bib portion and a fabric top-piece for said pocket stitched tothe garment'horizontally above the pocket in the chest portion of the bib by spaced parallel horizontal lines of stitching providing a substantially long and straight pocket between said lines of stitch- EO ing 'for'the reception of a pencil or like piece introduced horizontally under pressure. 1 o 2. A work garment of heavy fabric having a bib portionadapted to be positioned opposite'the chest of the wearer, a pocket on said bib portionwith anopening at thetop, a. flap Y for said pocket'stitched to the bib portion by parallel horizontal lines. of stitching above the pocket and in the chest portion of the bib for 'frictionally holding a single pencil or like piece andproviding a cover for the pocket opening. 7 1 a r 'MQRRISEGORDON;