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Publication numberUS1842472 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 26, 1932
Filing dateNov 1, 1929
Priority dateNov 1, 1929
Publication numberUS 1842472 A, US 1842472A, US-A-1842472, US1842472 A, US1842472A
InventorsFirsching Jr Joseph A
Original AssigneeFirsching Jr Joseph A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Undergarment
US 1842472 A
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Jan. 26, 1932.

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J. A. FIRSCHING. JR

UNDERGARMENT Filed- NQVJI, 1929 2 Sheets-Sheet l Jan. 26, 1932;

J- A. FIRSCHING. JR

UNDERGARMENT Filed Nov. 1, 1929 2 Sheets-Shqet 2 Patented Jan. 26, 1932 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Joanna A. rmsonme, an, or omama, NEW YORK UNDERGARHENT Application filed November 1, 1929. Serial No. 404,084.

ticularly when engaged in athletic activities.

When this is the case,.it is necessary that they obtain some special device constructed for this particular use whichis worn in addit-ion to the under garment Worn by theuser.

This use of a special device is necessary because of the fact that all under garments known to the art are designed and made in such a way that they function merely as a covering and provide no support for any part of the body.

The main object of my invention is to provide an under garment of such a design and shape that when in position on the wearer,

it will itself form a suspensory bandage so that the single garment will serve the purpose of the ordinary under garment and will also function as a 'suspensory, and the necessity of a special suspensory will be dispensed with.

Other objects and advantages relate to the size, shape and arrangement of parts all as will more fully appear from the following description taken in connection with the ac-' companying drawings in which Figure 1 is a front elevation ofmy garment in the open position.

Figure 2 is a rear elevation similar to Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a section on line 3-3 of Figure 1.

Figure 4 is a perspective front view of my garment with the parts in approximately the position they assume when in position on the user.

Figure 5'is a section on line 55 of Figure 4.

Figure 6 is a plan view of the piece ,of fabric which is used to form the left side of the garment. I

Figure 7 is a plan view of the piece of fabric which is used to form the middle portion of the rear and a portion of the under part of the garment.

Figure 8 is a plan view, partially broken away, of the piece of fabric which is used to form the right side of the garment.

Figure 9 is a plan View of the fabric used to form a portion of the front and a portion of the under part of the garment.

My garment may, of course, be made of any material or combination of materials appropriate for use as an under-garment, as for example, silk, rayon or any other fabric of proper weight and material.

- Referring to Figures 6, 7, 8 and 9, the fabric to be used is cut to the shape there disclosed.

The left side portion 1 and the rear port1on2 are joined together as by sewing with the edge 3, of portion 1 joined to the edge 4 of portion 2. The upper end of portion 2 is provided with a slit 5 so that the material on the opposite sides of the slit 5 may be made to overly slightly to bring themintothe position shown in dotted lines on Figure 7, such overlying portions being sewed together as shown at a on Figure 2, for the purpose of reinforcing that part of the garment.

The other edge 6 of portion 2 is in a similar manner secure shown in Figure 8.-

The edge 9 of portion 10 is then secured in a similar manner to the edge 11' of portion 1.

A portion of the edge 12 of portion 10 is then secured tothe edge 13 of portion 8, this last mentioned jointurc being made only at the top and bottom of portions 8 and 10 leaving an opening 14 between such edges 12 and 13. v

The part of portion 10 which is not secured to portion 8 is preferably re-inforced with a double strip of fabric 15 as shown on Figure 3 and the part of portion 8 which is not joined to portion 10 is similarly preferably re-inforced by a double strip of fabric 16 also shown on Figure 3.

The bottom edge 17 of portion 2 is then secured as by sewing to the bottom edge 18 of portion 10. 9

The lower right hand end 22 of portion 2 is then joined to the lower right hand end 23 of portion 10. The left lower end 24 is then joined to the left lower end 25 of portion 10.

An endless band of elastic 19 has its botto the edge 7 of the portion 8 75 tom edge secured to the upper ends of portions 1, 2, 8 and 10, as by sewing as indicated at b on Figure 1, so that the same may, through its inherent resiliency, hold the garment securely in position on the wearer, the expansion and contraction of the elastic 19 being permitted due to the fact that the material of which the garment 1s made may be stretched to a considerable extent.

It will be noted that the bottom edge 17 of portion :2 has its central part of convex form and has its opposite ends of concave form and the bottom edge 18 of portion is similarly formed.

It will also be noted that the length of the portion 2 from top to bottom is considerably greater than the length of portion 10 from the top to bottom.

With the garment in the open posltion with its opposite sides stretched outwardly, it will assume the positionshown in Figures 1 and 2 with the seam 20 which forms the joint between portions 2 and 10 a considerable distance above the bottom of the garment which is due to the fact that the distance from the top of portion 10 to the seam 20 is less than the distance from the top of portion 2 to such seam 20.

\Vhen the opposite sides of the garment are moved towards each other into the position which they will assume when the garment is in position on the user, the part of the garment formed by the portions 2 and 10 will be moved inwardly and downwardly into the position shown in Figures 4 and 5 to form a pouch 21. t

The distance from the top of portion 10 to the center point of pouch 21 being less than the distance from the top of portion 2 to such center point of pouch 21 it will cause various changes may be -made within the scope of the appended claims.

I claim:

1. In an undergarment, opposed side members, a triangular front member having one edge convex in the center and concave at each end and having its other two edges joined to the front edges of the side members, and a second triangular rear member having one edge convex in the center and concave at each end and having its other edges joined to the rear edges of the side members, said triangular members having their curved edges joined together, the first named triangular member being less in length than the second named triangular member.

2. In an undergarment, opposed side members, a triangular front member having its bottom edge convex in the center and concave at each end and having one of its other edges joined to one of the side members and having the other edge joined to the other side member at the top and at the bottom, and a second triangular rear member having its bottom edge convex in the center and concave at each end and having its other edges joined to the rear edges of the side member. said triangular members having their curved sides joined together, the first named triangular member being less in length than the second named triangular member.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 14 day of October, 1929.

JOSEPH A. FIRSCHING, JR.

the pouch 21 to be held in a position forward of the center point of the garment and in a position where it will form a suspensory bandage for the scrotum.

For the purpose of finishing the garment so that it will have an attractive appearance and give longer wear, I prefer to bind the bottom ends of the leg openings as indicated at c and d-.

Although I have here shown a garment having an elastic means at its upper end for securing it in position on the wearer, it will be obvious that other means may be employed such as buttons and button holes if desired. I

Although I have here shown a particular number of parts and a particular shape of the parts used, it will be understood that the number of parts and the shapes thereof may be varied to a considerable degree without departing from the spirit of my invention, for although I have shownand described a specific structure and form of part as an exemplification of an embodiment of my invention, I do not desire to restrict myself to the exact size, shape or arrangement of parts as

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Classifications
U.S. Classification602/67, 2/405, 2/227, 2/404
International ClassificationA61F5/40
Cooperative ClassificationA61F5/40
European ClassificationA61F5/40