US 1808496 A
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June 2; 1931. w, DILLON I 1,808,496
GARMENT Filed Dec. 21, 1928 Patented June 2, 1931 UNITED STATES ozone: w. manor, or wean, mssacnusnrrs oanum Application filed December 21', 1928. Serial in. 827,558.
This invention releates to improvements in garments and has particular reference to a garment that may be used either as a garment or a. safety jacket for infants and the g like.
The principal object of the invention 1s to provide a jacket garment for an infant that may be used either as a garment or as a safety 'ac et.
1 Another object of the invention is to provide a simple jacket garment with safety attachments that will not confine the abdomen but will carry the strain to the shoulders of.
Another object of the invention is provide a garment of this description with detachable protective bib.
Another object of the invention is to provide simple and eflicient means for connecting the safety attachments.
Another object of the invention is to provide a loose fitting garment with safety attachments to carry the strain on the shoulders of the wearer. v
Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, and it will be apparent that many changes may be made in the arrangement of parts and details of construction without departing from the spirit of the invention as expressed in the accompanying claims. I, therefore,do not wish to be limited to the exact details and arrangements shown as the preferred forms have been given only by way of illustration. Referring to the drawings:
Fig. I is a perspective view of a garment 4 embodying the invention;
Fig. II is a face view of the garment shown 1n Fig. I;
Fig. III is a front view of the bib attachment;
Fig. IV is a cross section on line IVIV of Fig. II;
Fig. V is a fragmentary side elevation of the garment showing the attachment of the safety strap;
Fig. VI 1s a view similar to Fig. V showin another method of attachment of the sa ety strap.
I am aware that previous to my invention there have been several forms of safety 'ackets. These jackets, however, have not een garments but have been more in the nature of a harness or belting device for confining the occupant to restricted positions. It is, therefore, the prime object of my invention to provide a useful wearable garment, particularly for infants and small children, to which safetyattachments ma be readily applied, and particularly in which the wearer is not confined around the abdomen, but the safety attachments are carried by a loose jacket which transmits the strain across the shoulders of the wearer.
Referring to the drawings wherein similar reference characters denote corresponding parts throughout, an ordinary loose fitting jacket 1 has a neck opening 2 and the arm opening 3. The jacket is preferably split in the back at 4 and connected with the usual buttons 5. It is clear that the garment may be buttoned either at the front or back, as desired. This garment is fashioned so that it may be worn as an ordinary loose garment by the infant. Tie bands orstraps Gare sewed or otherwise connected to the side of the garment 1' at the point 7 These straps 6 may be tied in the back or they may be provided with a buckle or other means for securing them together to adjust the garment to the body of the wearer. The straps 6 are provided with the loops 8 which may be formed by vertical openings as shown in Fi V or by horizontal openings as shown in ig. VI. 1
Through the loop 8 is passed the safety strap 9, this'strap passing either in a hor1-' zontal direction, as in Fi V or in a vertical direction as in Fig. VI. This strap 9 is of suflicient length so that it may be tied or otherwise secured to the sides of a crib, chair, bed or other device in which it is desired to confine the wearer.
Secured to the garment 1 adjacent the neck opening 2 are the snap fasteners 10. Over t ese snap fasteners 10 a bib 11 may be se- I cured by the snap fasteners 12 which inter- 2 1,eca,4ee
' 'engage with the snap fasteners so that,the
bib may be put on or taken. off through the snap fasteners as desired.
In 0 ration the straps 6 are adjusted to desire sition to accommodate the wearers body. he strap 9 is passed through the 100 s '8 and secured to restraining members which are to hold the wearer in desired posi-' tion. It is clear that the garment may be side of the worn either with or without the strap 9 in lace. When the strap 9 is removed the evice forms an ordinary useful wearable garment.
From the foregoing description it will be seen that I have provided a simple, eflicient and economical garment for the use of infants and children which may be used either as a plain, loose-fitting garment or as a safety jacket.
If desired sleeves may be fitted to the arm openings 3,0that is to say, the garment ma be made with or without sleeves as desire Having described my! invention, I claim: 1. A jacket garment aving neck and arm openings, a back tie strap secured to each 1 jacket intermediate its top and bottom and extending sufliciently away therefrom to be tied around the jacket to secure it to the body of the wearer, a loop in each tie strap adjacent its connection to the jacket and a detachable securing strap extending s through each loop, said securing strap being removable to permit the use of the garment either with or without the securing strap.
2. A device of the character described comprising a jacket having neck and arm holes therein and an open bottom, a tie-strap secured to each side of the jacket intermediate the bottom and armholes and extendin sufliciently away therefrom to be tied aroun the jacket to secure it to the body of the wearer and a securing straplooped through the tie-strap on each side ofthe jacket and extending sideways therefrom for connection to the support to which the wearer is to be confined.
3. A device of the character described com prising a jacket having neck and armholes therein and. an open bottom, a tie-strap secured to each side of the jacket intermediate the bottom and armholes and extending sufiiciently away therefrom to be tied around the jacket to secure it to the bod; of the wearer, a loop in each tie-strap ad acent its connection to the jacket and a detachable securing strap looped throu h the tie-strap on each side of the jacket an xtending sideways therefrom for connection to the support to which the wearer is to be confined, said securing strap being removable to permit the use of the jacket either with or without the securingstra (EEORGE W. DILLON.