US 1891871 A
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Dec. 20, 1932. M. DONNET 1,891,871
BRASSIERE Filed July 16, 1931 Patented Dec. 20, 1932 PATENT OFFICE MARGUERITE BONNET, OF BERN, SWITZERLAND BRASSIEBE Application filed July 16, 1931, Serial No. 551,233, and in Switzerland January 31, 1931.
The present invention relates to improvements in brassieres. The brassieres hitherto known have mostly a deforming effect on the breast to which they are applied. The necesity of suspending the brassieres on the shoulders and to press the same against the bosoms has a flattening effect on the bosoms in so far as the breadth of the breast will be increased and the individual roundness of the two bos- 0 oms be destroyed. Whenever the bosoms are well developed they would become compressed even so as to touch each other and to form an ill appearing fold visible when the wearer of a low dress is seated.
The primary object of the present invention is to provide a brassiere which consolidates the breast in its natural state and in its ideal form.
The annexed drawing represents as an example one working form of a brassiere made according to the present invention.
The Figs. 1, 2 and 3 are a three-quarter view, a front View and a side view of a bust provided with the new brassiere. The Figs. 4 and 5 are a rear view and a top view of the brassiere and the Figs. 6 and 7 a top view and a front view of a bent strip combined with the brassire.
According to the drawing the brassiere comprises two breast pockets 1 made of soft tissue and surrounding the bosoms sun on all sides so that the borders 2 of the poo ets engage the chest of the wearer. These pockets are connected by an intermediate tissue portion 3 which extends downwardly and over the pit of the stomach and are maintained separated from each other by a stiff resilient bent strip 4 sewed upon the back of the tissue portion 3. The upper edge 5 of the strip 4 is left free (see Fig. 5) so that there is a hollow space between strip 4 and the tissue portion 3. Two dorsal girdle portions 6 are attached to the tissue portion 3 and to the pockets 1 and are joined together on the back of the wearer by an elastic member 7 buttoned as at 8 to one of said girdle portions. The brassiere is kept in its true position by means of elastic shoulder braces 9 attached to the pockets and to the girdle portions. Figs. 6 and 7 show the bent strip 4 in natural size the median bend being turned towards the body.
What I claim is:
A brassiere or bust-holder made of soft tissue and comprising two breast pockets shaped so as to apply closely to the bosoms and resting with their borders on the pectoral cavity, to envelop the bosom fully down to its base line, an intermediate bosom portion connecting said breast pockets and extended downward over the pit of the stomach, a stiif resilient and bent strip having rounded ends adapted as separating member of the two bosoms and sewed to the rear side of the intermediate tissue portion, two dorsal girdle portions attached to the intermediate tissue portion and the breast pockets, an elastic member formed as a detachable joint between said girdle portions, and shoulder straps attached to the breast pockets and to the girdle portions.
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.