US 1846593 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Feb. 23, 1932. c, HARTMANN 1,846,593
WATERPROOF APRON Filed May 28, 1930 I Ink-$717211;
6.1. Huffman?! Patented Feb. 23, 1932 UNITED STATES GAB/L FERDINAND HARTMANN, OF BERN, SWITZERLAND WATERPROOF APR-ON Application filed May 28, 1930. Serial No.
My invention relates to improvements in waterproof aprons. In the use of the customary waterproof aprons there exists the inconvenience that any liquid substance, as e. g.
water, coming upon them, flows down and drops off, so that under circumstances the stockings and shoes of the person wearing the apron become wet through. Because of the wet feet that result therefrom the individual will be easily affected by colds.
In the case of the apron, which is the object of the present invention, there are means devised, whereby the falling off of drops of the liquid at the lower edge of the apron can be prevented. These means make it possible to form at the lower edge of the apron a fold or tuck which serves as a channel.
For the purpose of explaining this invention there have been several special examples embodying the same shown in the accompanying drawings.
Figure 1 shows a first embodiment of the lower part of the waterproof apron.
Figures 2 and 8 are sections along the lines H ll and IIIIII of Figure 1 respectively.
Figure 4 is a view of a second embodiment.
Figures 5 and 6 are sections along the lines VV and VIVT of Figure 4 respectively.
Figure 7 is a view of a third embodiment.
Figures 8 and 9 are sections along the lines VIIIVIII and IX-IX of Figure 7 respectively.
In the embodiment of this invention shown in Figures 1 to 3, 1 indicates the lower part of a waterproof apron, e. g. one made of rubber. The upper part of the same, which is not represented here, can be made in any of the customary ways as desired. The lower part contains 8 or more buttons 2 placed at short even distances from the lower edge and has under each of these buttons two holes 3 and 4. Figure 1 shows the apron, non-folded, i. e. not gathered below, at the left and at the right we see how a water channel or tuck 5 can be formed through twice folding up and buttoning up of the buttons 2 into the holes 3 and 4 at the lower edge of the apron. This channel catches up the Water, which flows down on the apron, and conducts it towards 7 ton, thereby presenting a drainage trough or both sides, so that it runs off at the lateral 456,673, and in Switzerland June 7, 1929.
edges of the apron and not between the same. In this manner it can be prevented that the stockings and shoes become wet through from the water flowing down from the apron.
Figures 4, 5 and 6 represent an apron 11, in which under each button only one hole 14 has been made. In order to form a water channel 15 the lower edge of the apron is in a simple manner bent upwards, i. c. it is folded or turned up, and the buttons 12 are buttoned into the openings 14.
In the apron, 21, which is represented in Figures 7, 8 and 9, there are in each case two vertical holes or slits 23 and 24, which are present at the lower edge at intervals from one another at three or more places along the entire apron-breadth. For the purpose of strengthening the apron at these places some small rubber discs 26 are affixed, which are likewise provided with vertical slits. Through the folding or turning up of the lower edge of the apron the lower and upper slits can be brought to lap evenly over one another and the folded-over apron edge can be held firmly after passing a button 22 with two heads through the self-covering slits, so that there is a water channel or tuck 25 on hand, which as in the two previously de scribed embodiments catches up the Water flowing down along the apron and conducts it away laterally.
I claim A waterproof apron having adjacent its bottom end a plurality of buttons spaced laterally from each other, and having two holes arranged in susbtantially vertical alignment underneath each of the said buttons, the material being doubly folded so that the two holes are fitted about the corresponding butchannel.
Signed at Bern, this 16th day of May, 1930.
CARL FERDINAND HARTMANN.