US 1831618 A
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Nov. 10, 1931. M. ALLAN'D 1,831,618
GARMENT sUPPoRTER l Filed oct. 7, 1929 gwwnto'o Patented Nov. 1,0, 1931 MAURICE ALLAND, OF 'ATLANTIC CITY, JERSEY GARMENT surron'rnta Application filed October?, 1929. Serial No. 397,873.
i i The object of the invention is to provide improvements in garment supporters, but more particularly rin that type which is designed for supporting ones trousers directly.
6 by and from ones shirt.
Another object is to provide in such 'a device means to permit attachment to and detachment from ones shirt with rapidity and at any desired locality, whether adjacent to 10. a side seam as is preferred, or forwardly or rearwardly thereof.
A further object is to providen such a device means to permit attachment toi and detachment from the belt of ones trousers with 1B equal or even greater rapidity and at any desired locality, longitudinally of such belt about the circumference of ones body. g Still another object is to provide 'an efficient form of elastlc connection between said 20" shirt and belt-attaching means, to permit free movement of the wearer in bending forwardly, rearwardly, or si'dewise, without placing an otherwise unyielding strain either upon the belt or upon the relatively weaker 2liv shirt. Y
And a still further object is to provide means for detachable connection to ones trousers, whereby the device may be readily connected thereto or disconnected therefrom when a belt is not in use.
With these and other objects in mind, the present invention comprises further details of construction and operation which will be clearly brought out in the following descrip- 35ftionwhen read in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which Fig. 1 is an elevation of the device in its preferred embodiment as alpplied to a shirt-trouser-belt combination; ig. 2 is a vertical section of the same on the line 2--2 of Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the parts of the device per se; Fig. 4 is a perspective view of a portion of the upper marginal area oftrousers equipped with means for connecting the supporter thereto when a belt is not used; and Fig. 5 `is a horizontal section of the'same taken longitudinally through said means.
Referring to Figs. 1, 2 and 3 of the drawings, a shirt or other upper garment 10 hav- 509 ing a seam 11 isV illustrated as representing any one of several garments which are worn upon the upper part of the body and are sup# ported wholely or in part from the wearersV shoulders. A pair of trousers 12 on the other hand represents any one of several garments 55 which are worn upon the lower part of the body, and which are usually supported indirectly by the shoulders through the medium Y of the shirt or similar garment 'above mentioned, said trousers in this instance being sok provided with any well-known form of belt 13, but which as a supporting means has its limitations `and isby no means positive in preventing the trousers from slipping down.-J wardly, or the shirt from becoming loosened c5 and moving relatively upwardly from beneath the trousers.
The garment supporter per se comprises two principal elements as shown in Fig. 3. The shirt-attaching element comprises `a 7 shank 14, carrying an enlarged head 15 upon one end and upon its opposite end a relatively smaller head preferably provided with an annular rubber ring 16. The other element of said supporter comprises a member 75, j
17, having an enlar ed aperture 18,r and a longitudinally extending projection 19, having an oifset 2O to said aperture. The opposite end portion of said last-named element is lprovided with a transversely extending aperture 21, `normally inclosed by two arms 22 which are integral with the opposite sides of said element and after extending freely therefrom for a short distance, proceed in alignment towards each other as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 1.
A terminal elementy 23, having a hooked eX- tension 24, is also provided with arms 25,v similar to the arms 22 and inclosing a transversely extending aperture 26. By originally and temporarily deflecting the arms of the respective pairs out of alignmentwith` each other, it is obviously possible to insertV in saidY apertures the diametrically opposite portions of the cylindrical wall of a section 95' of tubing 27. Such an element asa piece of flexible and transversely elasticV tubing it will be noted permitsrelative separation of the elements 17 vand 23, while the tubing flat` tens in one direction transversely before' 10o altering its circumferential measurement, and thereafter permits said elements to further separate as the flattened tubing' stretches in its assumed plane and increases its peripheral dimensions.
Thus, in the operation of the device, the headed element le is held against the inner surface of ones shirt or the like, andthe element l? pressed thereupon so that the head 16 and adjacent shirt material are forced through the aperture 18, after which theyare drawn into the aperture oliset 2O, thereby detachably but normally firmly securing'said element to the shirt, and at any. locality thereon but preferably adjacent to the side seam ll. The hooked elementi isthen inserted downwardly between the trousers l2 and belt 13 until itis possible to engage said belt with said hook, kas clearly shown inV Figs. l and 2. Thereafter, it is obvious that While the trousers are free to yield downwardly Aand angularly with respectto the shirtithrough the flexibility and elasticity of said tubing as above described', Vthe trousers cannot drop freely from a predetermined, substantially fixed height. The hookQ'can also be disengaged fromthe belt IWherever desired, and can be readily shifted longitudinally of the belt into anyone of an innite number of positions.
However, as inl thecase of a. so-called evening suit when a belt isY not Worn, the trousers. 30 may be provided with a staple having' a flattened portion 31 and threaded -end portions 32,-Which are Vadapted to be run through. thematerialy of the trousers andA secured in operative positionby meansV of nuts 33, which ,mayy possessl the, shape lof buttons-or otherwise as maybedesiredl ulV-ith. this trousers attachmentthe supporter asav Whole-operates inthe same manner as before described, though itis not laterallyA adjustableupon. and with respect tothe trousers,- as when a belt isin use. .Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to protect by Letters Patent of the United States is zl; A garment supporter, comprising the combination of a separate button normally ypositioned upon one side ofthe Vmaterialof a garment, with an element normally positioned upon theropopsite side of the garment and having an aperture adapted to receive said button and garment material extending .-ther`eacross, said aperture having an eXtensionof. decreased Width toV bindsuch material to said button and thereby prevent. said button from shifting its predetermined p0- sit-ion withl respect to the garment, saidl ele- ,ment having integral normally aligned iingers, Vcapable of being iexe'dto receive a-tubular member, a supporting element also having integral normally alignedY lingers, capable of being'fle'xed lto receive. atubular.`
a member, and aftubular member extending around the fingers of said elements, to operatively connect said supporting element to a garment through the medium of said first element and said button.
2. A garment supporter, comprising the combination of a separate button normally positioned upon one sideof.. the material of a garment, Witlran-i elementy normally positioned upon the opposite side of the garment and having an aperture adapted to receive said button! and. garment material extending thereacross,A said aperture having an extensionI of-decreased Width to bind such material to saidbutton and thereby prevent said button'from shifting its predetermined position` WithI respect tothe garment, saidY element having integralI normally aligned iingens, ,capable1ofy beingpflexed. toreceive a tubu-lar. .mernloenV a -supportilng,..element also having integral normally aligned fingers, ca pable of. being. flexed. lto receive a tubular member, and anelastic tubular Vmember, extending around thengers. of said elements,
to. operatively connect said supportingelev ment `to a garment through the n iedium` of said first element and said button, and. permit saidzelements .to .yield with respect to each other. f v Y Inl testimony .whereof kI r.haveaffixed my signature. Y