US 1876925 A
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Sept. 13, 1932. M HEATH 1,876,925
REENFORCED TROUSERS POCKET Filed April 16, 1931 2 Sheets-Sheet l P 1932- M. 1.. HEATH REENFORCED TROUSERS POCKET I Filed April 16, 1931 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 lllllllllllllllllllllll nn l mmu Patented Sept. 13, 1932 UNITED STATES PATET OF C 'M-A'xt. HEATH, OFzEVA-NSVILLE, INDIANA, AssIGnoB TO STANLEY Georg na,- cone.
' PANY, F EvAnsvILLn, INDIA-NA, A oonronsrron OF INDIANA BEENEORGED TROUSERS rooxnr Application fileds April is,
i This invention-relates to apparel and more particularly to a trousers pocket. Trousers pockets as now made are formedfrom a sheet of" fabric folded longitudinally and seamed along itsmeeting eclges, but it has been found that when a knife, a bunch of keys or other articles are'pl'aced in a pocket and move towards the. lower forward corner thereof, they cause the pocket to quickly wearthrough .10. along the seam, thereby causing the seam to rip open and form a hole in the pocket. f
Therefore onfeobjectQ of" the invention is to provide a pocket having its lower'front corner portion reenforced along the seam in order that this portion of pocket may be greatly strengthened and prevented from wearing and causing the seam to rip loose.
Another object of theinvention is to so form the main pocket that the reenforced portion thereof will constitute an auxiliary pocketto receive and" prevent loss of the contents of the main pocket in the event that the stitching at the'corner of the main pocket should become'ripped or severed.
Another object of the invention is to'so form the reenforcement that a blank from "which the improved pocket is formed will only require? a very little more material than blanks from which pockets of a conventional construction are made; ,v
The invention is illustrated'in the acc0mpanying drawingswherein Figure 1 is a view of a blank from which a pocket of the improved construction may bemade, a V
Figure 2 is aview similar to Figurel showing the reenf'orcement forming tongue of the blank folded upwardly'upon itselfand secured in overlapping relation tothe lower edge portion of the blank,
Figure 3 'is a view showing the blank of Figure 2 folded to form apocket and sewed along its margins,.
Figure 4 isla view similar to Figure 3 showing the pocket turnedand again sewed along its marginsto form a double seam,.
Figure 5 is a sectional view taken along the line 55 of Figure 2, i
Figure 6 is a sectional view taken along the line 6''6 of Figure 3,
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Figure 7 is'a sectional viewtaken along the lines 7-7 of Figure 4;
Figure 8 is a view similar to Figure 3 illustrating another method of forming the reenforcement for the pocket,
Figure 9 is a view similar to Figure-8 showing the re-enforcement forming tongue folded upwardly upon itself and secured by stitching in overlapping relation to a wall of the pocket,
Figure 10 is a transverse sectional view through the tongue taken, along the line 10'10 of Figure 8,
' Figure 11 is a sectional, view taken. along the line 11-11 of Figure 9.
Fig. 12 is a detail vertical sectional View of the pocket shown in Figure 9" after the pocket has been turned and stitched. This improved reenforced pocket is formed from a fabric blank 1' which is substantially rectangular in shape, but increases in width towards its lower endand has rounded, lower 7 corner portions. At its lowerend the; blank is'formed with a tongue Zdisposed'intermediate its'width and extending downwardly from the body portion of the blank. This tongue forms the reenforcement for the pocket.
After the blank has been cut from the material, the tongue is folded upwardly upon itself and then again folded upwardly to form a doubled strip 3 which is disposed in overlapping relation to the body portion of the blank where it is secured by stitchlng 4 along its lower edge. The blank is then folded longitudinally intermediate itswl'dth to dispose its side edges in registry with each other and form a pocket having side walls 5 which are stitched together by a line of stitch ing 6 extending parallel to the meeting edges of the side walls and also passing through the strip 3 adjacent its upper edge. After the side walls have been secured by the stitching 6 the pocket is turned inside out and again stitched by a line of stitching 7 which extends through the side walls as shown clearly in Figures 4 and 7 and forms a double seam for the pocket- This line of stitching extends through the reenforcing strip 3 along the upper edge portion thereof and by referring to Figures i and 7 it will be seen that the strip 3 will extend longitudinally of the bottom of the pocket from the front end thereof a sufficient distance to reenforce this portion of the pocket. t should also be noted that the reenforcing strip extends upwardly above the line of stitching 7 a sufficient distance to prevent a knife or bunch of keys placed in a pocket from wearing the stitching in the lower front corner portion of a pocket and causing the same to rip.
In Figures 8, 9, 10 and 11 there has been shown a modified manner in which a pocket may be formed from the blank shown in Figure 1. In this embodiment of the invention the blank is first folded longitudinally intermediate. its width to form a main pocket 8 having side walls 9 and the folded tongue 10 has its marginal portions secured by stitching 11 to form a depending well or auxiliary pocket. The tongue is then folded upwardly upon itself and again folded to form a reenforcing strip 12 which is disposed in overlapping relation to a side wall of the main pocket. The side walls of the pocket are then secured to each other by a line of stitching 13 extending parallel to margins of the walls in slightly spaced relation thereto and this line of stitching extends through the upper portion of the reenforcing strip as shown clearly in Figures 9 and 11. The pocket is then turned inside out and again stitched at lt along its margins to form a double seam the same as shown in Figure 4. v
By reference to Figure 12 of the drawings, it will be noted that should the inside stitching 1&- become ripped or severed, the main pocket would still be closed by the outer stitching 13 which also extends through the ,reenforcement 12 and should said outer stitching 13 also become severed or ripped due to the weight and constant friction of a knife, coins or other articles carried in the main pocket, said reenforceinent will unfold and drop downwardly to form a depending (well or auxiliary pocket, and as the bottom of said auxiliary pocket is closed by the stitching 11 said auxiliary pocket will pre vent the loss of the contents of the main pocket. 7 It will thus be seen that the depending tongue 2 serves the dual function of a reen forcernent at the corner of the pocket to pre vent excessive wear thereon due to the weight of articles carried therein and also as an auxiliary pocket to receive said articles and prevent loss thereof in the event the stitching at the corner of the pocket should become ripped or severed.
What is claimed is:
1. An apparel pocket havin a depending double wall extension of less width han the pocket, the lower ends of the walls of the extension being united, said extension being folded upon itself and interposed between the side walls of said pocket at the corner thereof to form a reenforcenient, and stitching securing the reenforcement to the pocket whereby when said stitching is ripped the extensionwill unfold and drop beneath the pocket and form an auxiliary pocket to pre vent loss of the contents of the main pocket.
2. 'An apparel pocket having a depending double wall extension of less width than the pocket, the lower ends of the walls of the extension being united, said extension being folded upwardly upon itself and interposed between the side walls of said pocket at the corner thereof to form a multi-ply transverse reenforcement, and inner and outer rows of stitching connecting the reenforcement to the pocket whereby when both rows of stitching become ripped the extension will unfold and drop beneath the pocket and form an auxiliary pocket to receive the articles from the main pocket and prevent loss thereof. r
3. An apparel pocket having a depending extension of less width thanthe pocket the end of which is closed by a row of stitching and folded upwardly upon itselfand interposed between the side walls of the pocket at the corner thereof to form a multi-ply i reenforcement, an inner row of stitching connecting the side walls of the pocket and extending through said reenforcernent, and an outer row of stitching connecting the reenforcement to the pocket whereby when said i rows of stitching become ripped at the reenforcement the extension will unfold and drop beneath the pocket and form an auxiliary pocket to receive and retain the contents of the main pocket. 7
4-. An apparel pocket having a depending extension of less width than the pocket the end of which is closed by a row of stitching and folded upwardly upon itself and interposed between the side walls of the pocketat I the corner thereof to form a multi-ply reen forcement, an innerro-w of stitching extending throughthe side walls of the pocket and said reenforcementv above the closed end of the extension, and an outer row of stitching connecting the plies of'the reenforcement to the pocket whereby when the inner and outer rows of stitching become ripped at said reenforcement the extension will unfold and drop beneath the pocket to form an auxiliary pocket to receive the contents of the main pocket.
5. An apparel pocket having an extension of less width than the pocket depending from the bottom thereof and folded upwardly upon itself and interposed between the side walls of the pocket at the corner of said pocket to form a multi-ply reenforcement with the upper ends of the folds of the reenforcenient closed and disposed within the inc pocket, an inner row of stitching extending through the side Walls of the pocket and the upper closed ends of the folds of the reenforcement, and an outer roW of stitching connecting the lower ends of the folds of the reenforcement With said pocket.
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.
MAX L. HEATH.