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Publication numberUS1857850 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 10, 1932
Filing dateSep 20, 1929
Priority dateSep 20, 1929
Publication numberUS 1857850 A, US 1857850A, US-A-1857850, US1857850 A, US1857850A
InventorsJones Ralph R
Original AssigneeJones Ralph R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Football guard
US 1857850 A
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May 10, 1932. R. R. JONES FOOTBALL GUARD Filed Sept. 20, 1929 I N VEN TOR.

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Patented May 10, 1932 "UNITED sTATEs RALPH R. JONES, or LAKE roItEsI', ILLINoIs' I FOOTBALL GUARD Application filed September 20,1929. swam. 94,005.

' The invention relates to an improved football guard especially adapted and arranged for use in conjunction with a football pant, the primary object of the invention being the provision of a simple and efficient guard of the character indicated adapted to furnish additional protection to a football player or the like. 7 i

Another object of the invention is the provision of an improved guard of the character indicated especially adapted and arranged for protection of the pelvic bone and region of the human anatomy.

Another object of the invention is the provision of a guard of the character indicated adapted and arranged to furnish adequate protection and at the same time permit of the utmost freedom of movement.

Another object of the invention is the provision of a guard of the character indicated capable of economical.construction and highly efficient in use.

Other objects will appear hereinafter.

The invention consists in the combinations and arrangements of parts hereinafter described and claimed.

The invention will reference to the accompanying drawings forming part of this specification and in which Fig. 1 is a front view of a football pant equipped with guard members embodying the invention;

Fig. 2 is a side view of the same;

Fig. 3, an enlarged partial section taken substantially on line 33 of Fig. 2;

Fig. 4, an enlarged horizontal section of one of two guard members employed on the pant illustrated in Fig. 1, said section being taken substantially on line 4-4 of Fig. 2; and

Fig. 5, a vertical section of one of the guard members taken substantially online 5-5 of Fig. 2.

The embodiment of the invention illustrated in the drawings comprises a football pant body which may be of any suitable or desired construction and arrangement, equipped with the usual belt 11 and the usual upstanding waist guard member 12, as shown. The

be best understood by.

pant body and waist guard member an old and well known construction for the purpose and constitute no part of my present invention except in solfaras the samejcooperat'e with the parts to be Associated with the said pant body and waist guard member are two pelvicflguard members identical construction, l so j that the description of one will suffice for both. Each of said pelvic guard members consists of an inner stifi platel of fibre board, metal or other suitable light and stiff material to serve as a reinforcement for the guard. Each plate 14 is rovided with a central outwardly extending: oss l5 and covered on itsoutei s1de by a duck or, canvas covering 16, as shown. A felt pad 17 is arrangedto cover the inner face of the'pl-ate 14, .theparts being secured together by meansof; linesof, stitch} ing extending around the edges thereof, as

shown. I j E ach of the pelvic guard members, is provlded at; its upperedge'with aline of lacing eyelets 1 8-a-nd a, corresponding line. of'lacing eyelets 1 9 is arranged along the ipperedge of the waistguard member12Y a't each side thereof, as shown; Additionalglacing eye} lets-19', are arranged, as indicated,j in;a row just under the row l9at1theupper edgeof ch pan gua m b mll dig a hi Pel is ua membe s pr e.w hia iadd wna eyelet 18. at the upper for'wardedgethereof, A lacing 20 is extended, as shown, through the "said eyelets to secure one'of the, pelvic guardime'mbers in placeat each side waist guard member 1 2.

f The arrangement is suchfthatj the guard members will be fi exiblyjsecured at their upper and upper forward edges only to 12, depending therefrom the guard member in positions to cover and protect-the pelvic bone and region of the'anatomy of the wearer, As .will be noted, the rear side and lowerre'dges' of each of said pelvic guard "i'nembersfare thus left entirely free; member will be caused to swing rearwardly with reference to the pant body during ben ing,stooping and other supple body move} ments of the wearer. The hard and stifi' charfmeter of the guardmember thus provided will resently described.

so that each guard furnish adequate and valuable protection to the underlying parts of the anatomy of the wearer. It will also be noted that the pelvic guard member is thus arranged entirely on 4 the outside of the waist guard and pant body with the belt 11 lying under the said guard so that said belt is free to perform its usual function without interference from the guard. The specific form and arrangement of parts is a simple and effective one for the purpose;

While I have illustrated and described the preferred form of construction for'carrying the invention into effect, this is capable of is variation and modification without departing from the spirit ofthe invention. I therefore do not wish to be limited to the precise details disclosed but desire to avail myself of such variations and modifications as fall 9 within the scope of the appended claims. r

I clalmz I I v I. A construction of the .class described comprisinga pant body having a waist guard member extending upwardly from the waist a portion of said body and surrounding the upper waist portion of the wearers body; and a pelvic guard member secured at its upper and upper forward edge to the outside of said waist guard member and depending there m from, the rear side and lower edges of said pelvic guard member being-free to swing relatively to the pant body. 2. A construction of the. class described comprising a pant body having a waist guard member extending upwardly from the waist portion of said body and surrounding the up er waist portion of the wearers body; an a pelvic guard member laced at its upper and upper forward edge to the outside of said 4 waist guard member and depending therefrom, the rear side and lower edges of said pelvic guard member being free to swing relativel to the pant body. r 3. X construction of the class described 5 comprising a pantbody having awaist guard member extending upwardly from the-waist portion of said body andsurroundingthe upper waist portion of the wearers body; lacing eyelets at and adjacent the upper edge 5 of said guard member at each side thereof;

wardly from the waist pelvic guard members having lacing eyelets at their upper and upper forward edges; and lacings securing the upper and upper forward edges of said pelvic guard members to the outside of said waist guard mem- 7 ber and depending therefrom, the rear side and lower edges of said pelvic guard members being free, each of said pelvic guard members consisting of a stiff plate having a central outwardly extending boss and a pad 7 extending across the inner face thereof.

5. The combination with a pant body having a waist guard member extending upportion of said body and surrounding the upper waist portion of the wearers body, of a pelvic guard member flexibly secured at its upper edge to the outside of the upper edge of said waist guard member and depending therefrom to rest over thepelvic bone at the hip, the lower edge of said pelvic guard member being free to swing rearwardly relatively to the pant body.

6. The combination with a pant body havmg a waist guard member extending upwardly from the waist portion of said body and surrounding the upper waist portion of the wearers body, of a belt arranged at the top of the pant body and at the lower edge of the waist guard member; a pelvic guard member flexibly secured at its upper edge to the outside of the upper edge of said waist guard member and depending therefrom to rest over the pelvic bone at the hip and over said belt, the lower edge of said pelvic guard member being free to swing relatively to the pant body. I v

In witness that I claim the foregoing as my invention, I affix my signature this 17th day of September, 1929.

RALPH R. JONES.

pelvic guard members having lacing eyelets at their upper and upper forward edges; and lacings securing the upper and upper forward edges of said pelvic guard members to the 51; outside of said waist guard member and depending therefrom, the rear side and lower edges of said pelvic guard members being free to swing relatively to the pant body.

4. A construction of the class described 60 comprising a pant body having a waist guard member extending upwardlyfrom the waist portion of said body and surrounding the upper Waist portion of the wearers body; lacing eyelets at and adjacent the upper edge i. of said guard member at each side thereof 5.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/23
International ClassificationA63B71/12, A63B71/08
Cooperative ClassificationA63B71/1225
European ClassificationA63B71/12L