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Publication numberUS1929015 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 3, 1933
Filing dateJun 29, 1932
Priority dateJun 29, 1932
Publication numberUS 1929015 A, US 1929015A, US-A-1929015, US1929015 A, US1929015A
InventorsMargaret Collins
Original AssigneeMargaret Collins
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Baby garment
US 1929015 A
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Oct. 3, 1933. COLLINS 1,929,015

BABY GARMENT Filed June 29, 19:52

g 34 INVENTOR 46 $33 Mum/ear OLL/NS N3 2: if} @3 w 4 W 39 -31 -5 r M ATTORNEY Patented Oct. 3, 1933 1 UNITED s ATss PATENT 10mm;

Margaret (lellins', Bayonne; H.1- Application June 29, 1932. Serial Nb. 619,827

2 Claims.

This invention relates to baby garments and it particularlyrelates to a so-called three-in-one garment in which the shirt and the stockings are adapted to be combined with a diaper foldedin a fashion to serve'as breeches, the object of the inventionbeing toprovide means to clothe an infant without having 'to res'ortto safety pins to fastenthe garments together.

means to clothe an infant, which means will not be liable to be torn by the stitches of the safety dangers: catching colds i I H n It is another object-of the invention toprovide means to clothe an infant, which means can easily-bewashed becausethey are'free ofany metal parts which might rust and discolor the garmentand might happen to pressup'on the body of the infant. i It is also an' object to an infant, which means can'be produced at a resonable colt and will give a pleasing'and at- .tractiv'e garment for the infant so as to be a of the body and to expose the-infant to lthe With these and other objects in view, which will bemore apparent from the followingdescription, reference is had to the accompanying drawing, in which Figure "1 is a perspective view of an infant clothed with the three-in-onefgarment forming the subjectmatter of my invention;

Figure 2 is a front elevation of a shirt forming a part of the three-in-one garment, one front .breechesfor the' infant, a system or series of apertures being shown together with fastening means by which the breeches, shirt and the stockingsare fastened together so as to make-one complete garment;

ed and fully tied into breeches;-

provide means to clothe source of economy and pleasure forthe mother.

vertical or horizontaldirection or in theform of part of the shirt being turned up so as to show 7 also reinforced by 7 one single'strip of cloth. It is also-an object'ofthe invention to provide Like numerals denote like parts throughout the various figures.

Referring now to the drawing'the numeral 10'; denotes the shirt, forming a part of the three -inone garment, 11 the front and 12 the rear part 0f the shirt.

Strings13, made of a relatively narrow twist- 7 less tape,are securedto the shirt, suitably by stitches' made by hand or machine, at about the middle of the string so that the two equallylong ends of tape thus become available and-may be tied into knots when the garment is put together. Such strings 13 are provided on either side of the front-part of the shirt, preferably at its middle,- and likewise atcorresponding places on its rear part, though the Figure2 shows only one string '13 for each part of the shirt. From an inspection of 'Figure2,'it will, however, be noticed that the shirt is reinforced by a strip 14 of strong but soft material where the strips 13 are secured to the shirt 10. f

The stockings 15 are provided on both their outer sides, near their upper rim, with twoapertures 16a and 1611011 the one side and 160 and 16d "on the other, which apertures may have the form of aslot in'the nature of a button-hole, either in annular holes, or of any other suitable form.

According to my present experience I have found that apertureslfi of vertical direction answer the purposes of my invention very well and, therefore, whenever I refer to similar apertures, I alwaysmean that they suitably are of vertical direction, even though annular or horizontal apertures answeras well} The apertures 16 in the stockin'gare located directly opposite to each other and to make them serviceable, they are astrip 17 of strong but soft material; if i As to the breeches, I wish to say that they are formed by arectangular diaper or strip 18 of material ofthe double length of the body measured downwardly from-its middle. An inspection of, Figure 6 will show that the diaper 18'is provided 1 i V with two systemsor series of aperturesacross the Figure'4 showstherear sideof the diaper foldwidth, one near 35 C. Inlinear arrangement with the apert The edge 19 is the upper edge of the front part F of the breeches and 20 the upper edge of its rear part R. d I I I By an inspection of the Figure 3, which shows the diaper 18 folded up at itsmiddle line m (see Figure 6), it will be noticed by the dotted line 21 that the narrow strips 22 along the sides of diaper 18 from the edge 19 to the middle line m, are tucked in and thatthere are-noapertures similar to apertures 163m the stockingsJ15,-1in said flat strips 22 of the front part F. By tucking in these strips 22 on both sides of the front par-t" F and then folding up the diaper 18,we notice,

that the sides of the rear part R project from a below the front part F and form the flaps '24, ex

which the Figure 3 shows the one atthe left side in its projecting position, wh

right side is tied upon the front side-F." While the strips 22 of the front part1 have ereas that i on the no apertures at all, we notice that the corre-.

sponding parts of therear partvR orgfiaps 24 areprovided nearthe edge 20 with certain series of apertures so for instance with ,apertures25 and :26

on the left. side and'with apertures 27, and 28 ly symmetrically to each other and that the distance betweenfithe apertures of eachpair is the same. V ures 25, 26

and27, 28', there'are provided two other pairs 7 likewisea tape 40 on the other side vclosely to; aperture 27 between the apertures 38 and 27,-:1: I

part R inwardly from and closely to; apertures 29 and3l, respectively.

In the front part there arealso two-,lines of,- apertures whichare in symmetrical arrangement to each other along the longitudinal center llne of the diaper 18 andiareequidistantly are,

Similar tapes 41 and 42 are secured tojtherear ranged from the, alinement, of apertures in. the

rear part B which they will" cooperatively; engage as described below. So the seriesor pairs of apertures 43,44 and 45, 46 ,have theircounter: part in two pairs of ,apertures'47; 48 and 49, 50 on theright side of the frontpartFand; are alined inthe same distance from the middle line m as, the line of-aperture30-32,of the rear-part R. a Another line of: apertures-,runsaparallel to the l edge19 of the diaper l8 andlcom'prises two pairs of apertures33, 34' and 35,136 locatedoppositely and symmetrically to the pairs of apertures 33, 34 and 35, 3,6. I On eachside of the front part F and in alince -inent with the, aperturesr33';36-,there are provided two' pairs of aperturesarranged iequidis- At the left of aperture 33' there are the apertures 51, 52 and 53,54 and at the right of aperture 36' there are the apertures 55, 56 and 57, 58 (see Figure 6).

' From Figure 3 it is apparent that on the outside of the front part F of the breeches there are provided two strings or tapes 59, one on each side of the breeches and symmetrically arranged to each other; They are secured tothe breeches and reinfcifcd, at, their place of attachmentinthe same fashion as the tapes 13 are secured on the shirt.

: 'I n Figur'e 6 these tapes 59 appear in dotted lin a On the inside of the front part F, therefore appearing in Figure. 6 in full line, the tape 61 is secured with one end between the apertures 44 and 45 and similarly the tape 62 between the apertures 4'7 and48;-=likewlsethe tape 63 is secured between aperturea Hand 53 and the tape 64 between the apertures 56 and 57.

Having nowg fully, described the various ele; ments and parts. of the baby garmentlmay now describe the various steps of folding'the breeches and :joining the shirt and stockingsto the same;

First 1 tuck in the strips22 on each side of the front part; about ,asfar as indicated by the dotted; line. 21in Figure, 3; then ,1 fold the diaper 18 until the edge 19 falls in line withthe edge-20 and the strips 24 project; as. is also; indicated 7 by 'Figurel3. Then I insert tape 39:;thr0ugh' aperi turefl25, thentape 63,, first, through aperture 52 and then through aperture 26, whereupon 1 tie the tapes 39, and,63 as indicated ,by Figure 3 in its, upper right corner ,with respect to tapes'40; and 64. r v

I proceed t 41 and 6l; thetape 41;.is inserted through gthe, aperture 29, thetape 61;;through the aperture 44 and then-through aperture 30; this is shownon theright side in; regard to the tapes ,42 and 62, I i thetape 42 having been insertedthrough aperture v 31, and thetape 62 flrs t through aperture 49;.and then through aperture 32,; -the ends-of tapes 6 2 and 42 beingshown readyto be tied; However, is: position shown by F u e, 3 wimr p t to m? the tapes ,62,and 42 giyes me achance to secure the stocking 15 to the breeches, To do so'I intro; u e theri htend or t et pe m t ro h the .7 aperture 16a andthen through theaperture 16h; whereupon I then can tie the two ends of tape 5- 59 e pon-.1 i roduce hez s 62 fir t hr s i aperture 160, there through 16d andtie then tapes 7 62. and 42 as indicated by Figure As to the; stocking 15 101 the other-legof-thebaby I,- of course, also proceedas described above;

o m in the; shirtvlfl w t the b c e ,1 insert the lowerend of the shirt into the breeches until the stitches, by which the tapes 13-are seecured to the shirt 10, come in line .with thelines of; the apertures of thefrontand rear of. the breeches. TherrI insert the left end of the tape; 13, onthe left side of theshirt, through-the aperture, 33 audits right end through the aperture 34';-.and ;tie then the ends of: the tape :13, ,Th; sameis donewith thetape 13 on the right side of; the" shirt in connection with the apertures; 35f andBG-Qandin the rearwithbothtapes, 13, one oflsaid tapes in connection with apertures 33 and- 34 and the other in connection with apertures;.35; n r H It is one of ;the desirable features of my inven tiQnth t-the, a m nt i adjustabl 71 6 9 the infant. The garment described herein is V i ended 0 ani1n a f 14 /2 y s o a e but the a t y beada edt it-a baby? hn in .t esam wayw th vhef ne i only a few months old as well as for an infant of a much larger size. V

In case the garment has to fit an infant of larger sire, I can adjust the size of the garment by introducing the tape 63 first through aperture 51, instead of 52, and then through aperture 26, thereupon tying the tapes 39 and 63 together. As I can do exactly the same on the other side, it is obvious that I gain aconsiderable increase in the width of the garment.

If the infant is so small that the garment as described would be too wide, I can adjust the width of the same by further tucking in the strips 22 so that the line 21 would, at the top, move nearer to the aperture 53, or 54, and below, nearer to the aperture 45, or 46. Instead of introducing, as described above, the tapes 63and 61 through the apertures 26 and 30, respectively, I first introduce the tape 63 through aperture 53, or if necessary through aperture 54, and tape 61 through aperture 45, eventually through aperture 46, then tuck in further the strip 22, and introduce then the tape 63 through aperture 26, then tie tapes 39' and 63, and insert the tape 61 through aperture 30, whereupon the tapes 41 and 61 are tied. When the same procedure has been followed on the other side of the garment for either widening ofnarrowing it, the infant will be comfortably and neatly dressed.

The garment may be made of any material of which diapers are generally made" to keep an infant warm enough.

Finally I wish to say that the above described ways of adjusting the width of the garment are not the only ways, but that there are others, for instance, I may lay the upper left corners of the rear part R upon the front partF so that the aperture 26 registers with'aperture 52 and the aperture 25 with aperture 51, whereupon I sling tape 63 first through aperture 52 and introduce it from the rear through aperture 26, whereupon I tie tapes 39 and 63 together.

I may also put, for instance, the upper left ends of the front part If and of the rear part R together so that aperture'35 registers with aperture 25 and 54 with 26; I can then introduce tape 39 through 53 and from the rear through aperture 54 straight through aperture 26, then I introduce tape 63 through aperture 52, from the rear through aperture 51 and straight through aperture 37, whereupon I tie tapes 39 and 63. Some other variations may easily be made as th conditions may require. a

What I claim is:

1. A baby garment, consisting of a shirt, having a plurality of tape like fastening means secured to its front and rear side, a diaper, having a plurality of serially alined apertures arranged parallel across its width both near and intermediate its front and rear edges, and tape-like fastening means on the inner and outer side of said diaper, and a pair of stockings, each stocking having a plurality of apertures engaging the aforesaid tape like fastening means.

2. A baby garment, consisting of a shirt, having a plurality of double ended tape-like fastening means symmetrically secured to its-front and rear side, a diaper, having a plurality of serially-aimed apertures arranged parallel across its width both near and intermediate its front and rear edges, tape-like one ended fastening means on the inner side of the diaper, and tape-like double ended fastening means on its front end, and a pair of stockings, each stocking having a plurality of oppositely arranged pairs of apertures engaging the inner and outer fastening means secured to the diaper at its side intermediate its front and rear edges. MARGARET COLLINS.

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U.S. Classification2/111, 2/240
International ClassificationA41B13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41B13/00
European ClassificationA41B13/00