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Publication numberUS1839262 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 5, 1932
Filing dateNov 10, 1928
Priority dateNov 10, 1928
Publication numberUS 1839262 A, US 1839262A, US-A-1839262, US1839262 A, US1839262A
InventorsAda Quinn
Original AssigneeAda Quinn
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1839262 A
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A. QUINN Jan. 5, 1932.

APRON Filed Nov. 10, 1928 Snnentor (I ttotneg '49 Figure Patented Jan. 5, I932 UhllTE-D STATES ADA QUINN, F

My present invention relates to improvements in aprons for personal wear, and of the sleeveless type, employing ties or strings at the back for securing the garment about the hips or waist.

The apron of my invention is designed to provide a garment that is comparatively inexpensive in the cost of production; economical. in the material used; which may be put on and taken off with facility; and which is effective in use and presents a neat and attractive appearance for the wearer.

' Due to the novel construction and arrangement of parts in the apron, the garment may be conveniently washed, and ironed fiat, thus insuring facility in folding the laundered garment until ready for use, and when in use the laundered apron provides a smooth and comfortable outer garment for the wearer. I

The invention consists in certain novel combinations and arrangements of parts in the apron as will hereinafter be more fully set forth and claimed. In the accompanying drawings I have illustrated one complete example of the physical embodiment of my invention, in which the parts are combined and arranged in accordance to modes I have thus far devised for the-practical application of the principles of my invention.

Figure 1 is a view as seen from the rear, showing the apron in position when worn and in use, the strings being tied at the back, and showing by dotted lines a portion of the outline of the wearer.

Figure 2 is an enlarged,- outer face view at y the lower end or bottom of the back panel,

showing the'pair of looped straps for the strings.

3 is an enlarged sectional view at line 3-3 of Figure 2.-

As seen in Figure 1 the apron is of the type that is sleeveless, open at the sides above the hips, and open at the back, except for the use of the back panel 8.

For the neck, a yoke 1 is provided, and below the yoke is fashioned the front or bosom part 2 of the apron, while the skirt 3 is designed to fit over the hips and waist and enclose these parts as well as parts of the lower limbs, the skirt being openat {the back as indicated. r

Binding tape 4 is stitched-aroundthe edges ofthie yoke, bosom panel,- skirt, and back panel 8, and the adjoining edge's'o'f the skirt are provided with projecting par-tsfito which the strings or ties 6 are se-wed or other-wise secured. The-freeends of the strings:aretie'd 7 together in the usual knot 7, and thestrings join the edges of the skirt and the panel 8, to form the single point of fastening the garment. I

The back panel 8 is cut out or fashioned from material in suitable shape, here shown as oblong, and the upper edge of the back panel is stitched at 9 at the back of the yoke 1.

Before the strings are tied, the panel 8 hangs freely down the back, at the center thereof, and the lower free end of the back panel is provided with fastening means for use with the two strings 6, 6.

Preferably I use an added strip 10 at the lower end of the panel, which strip is bound within the edge tape 4:. The lower edge of the panel is turned back and the upper edge of the strip is also turned back and these two turned back edges are stitched together and ironed flat so merely the dividing line of the seam appears at the outer side of the panel as in Figures 1 and 2.

At the lower end of the panel, and preferably mounted on the strip 10 are arranged a pair of vertically disposed straps 12, spaced. apart between the lateral edges of the panel, and at 13 these straps are stitched to the panel-strip. The upperends of the straps. are secured at the upper edge of the strip 10, andthe lower ends'of the straps are secured at 14 by the tape or binding stitches, the remainder of the straps being free from the panel or the strip, as seen in Figure 3. In this manner the parallel straps form three loops at the outer face of the panel or panel strip, through which the free ends of the strings may be passed, and the wearer has the choice of three pairs of loops for the strings to properly adjust and fit the garment about the hips. The free ends of the strings are of course passed through the nearest a loops before tying, and of course each string i151? may be passed through an alined pair of loops, that is, the same pair of loops, but from opposite sides of the panel, before tying, if desired.

It will be apparent that the garment is put on by first slipping the neck yoke over the head and permitting it to rest upon the shoulders and around the neck, with the back panel 8 hanging, centrally, down the back of the wearer. The strings are then grasped and the upper part of the skirt is drawn around and over the hips, whereupon the ends of the strings are passed through the fastening openings in the panel, and the knot is tied.

Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is The combination with a neck yoke, a front panel, and an open-back skirt, of a back panel suspended from the yoke, a pair of laterally spaced, vertically arranged, looped straps secured at the free end of the panel, and tiestrings secured at the. opposite edges of the open-back skirt for use with said looped straps.

In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.


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US2426565 *Jun 21, 1944Aug 26, 1947Quinn Garment CompanyGarment
US4417146 *Jul 10, 1981Nov 22, 1983Herbert Linton MX-Ray attenuating apron
US4441025 *Jul 13, 1981Apr 3, 1984Mccoy Jr William JProtective devices
US4467476 *Oct 11, 1983Aug 28, 1984Herbert M LintonBullet-proof garment
U.S. Classification2/48
International ClassificationA41D13/04
Cooperative ClassificationA41D13/04
European ClassificationA41D13/04