US 2002306 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
May 21,1935. B. BERLIN r-:r AL
GONCEALED GARMENT FASTENER Filed Aug. 3, 1934 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 May 21, 1935. B. BERLIN E AL 2,002,306
CONCEALED GARMENT FASTENER I Filed-Aug. 3, 1934 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 A l vlllllllllllfl'l Patented May 21, 1935 CONCEALED GARMENT FASTENER Benjamin Berlin and lsidor Herman,
New York, N. Y.
Application August 3, 1934, Serial No. 738,343
This invention relates to a concealed garment fastener and has for an object to utilize a continuous separable fastening device as a garment fastener in such a manner that the fastener itself will be entirely concealed and normally invisible when in operation, the fastener being preferably of the type such as described, for instance in United States Letters Patent No. 1,219,881, or of any similar fastener along the general idea disclosed in this particular Letters Patent.
A further object of this invention is to provide a concealed garment fastener which may be utilized in any type of garment such as trousers, sweaters, slip-over sweaters, or other garments wherein it is desirable that a secure and neat fastener be used, yet that the fastener itself be invisible from the outside and furthermore be protected on the inside so that metallic parts cannot come into contact with any part of the body of.
the wearer even though the garment in which this particular fastener is attached is worn next to the skin.
A further object of this invention is to so construct the garment containing the fastener that the fastener will not only be invisible, but when the garment is pressed the construction of the fastener will not protrude or show a line crease through the garment.
Still a further object of this invention is to apply this invention particularly to the fly of a pair of trousers wherein the metallic part of the fastener as well as the stringers on which the metallic parts are fastened are entirely concealed and invisible even though the flap itself may accidentally be raised somewhat.
With the foregoing and other objects in view, as
will hereinafter become apparent, this invention.
comprises the constructions, combinations and arrangements of parts, hereinafter set forth, disclosed and shown on the accompanying drawings. In these drawings,
Figure 1 is a front elevation of the upper portion of a pair of trousers embodying the invention,
Figure 2 is a view similar to Figure 1 showing the separable fastener flap partially opened,
Figure 3 is a sectional View taken on the line 33 of Figure 1.
Figure 4 is a front elevation of a sweater em bodying the invention, t
Figure 5 is a sectional view taken on the line 55 of Figure 4, and
Figure 6 is a view similar to Figure 4 showing another form of sweater embodying the invention.
There is shown at ID a pair of trousers to which this invention has been applied. This pair of trousers l0 includes the right leg section II and the left leg section l2, the fastener as used in this invention being intended to be part of the fly connecting the portion II and the portion l2.
The end of the right leg portion II is folded back on itself forming a hem or underlapping flap I l. The stringer l5 of the fastener is laid next to the hem l4 and a covering flap [B of material folded back on itself is laid over the back of the stringer I5. together as at ll.
As shown, the flap I6 is a folded over piece of material and when made in this fashion is necessarily entirely of the same material as the trousers, although it will be obvious that the rear portion of section l6 may instead be a piece of lining material, inasmuch as this section will never be visible from the outside of the trousers under any condition.
The other stringer l8 of the fastener member is laid next to a folded over portion or strip of trouser material l9 having the same thickness as the hem portion M of the other leg. It will be noted that the underlapping flap and an edge of the strip are in substantially abutting relationship. The edged portion or overlapping flap 20 of the left leg section I2 is then laid next to the folded over portion l9, and the stringer l8 goes over portion 19, then the stringer l8, folded over portion I9 and edged portion 20 are stitched together as at 2 I. The edged portion 20 of the left leg portion I2 is then sewed as at 22 forming a fly or flap of a suf icient size to entirely conceal the fastener and reach over beyond the stitching II on the other leg portion II.
The metallic portions 23 and 24 of the fastener are of a thickness substantially no greater than the thickness of the stringer portions I5 and I8 to which they are secured, and hence, when the slider 24 has been drawn upwardly securing the fastener together the leg portions II and 12 are held in substantiallythe same plane, the fly portion 20 projecting thereabove in the normal manner.
Due to the presence of the folded over portion of trouser material l9 the-metallic elements 24 of the fastener secured to stringer [8 are entirely concealed therebehind, and in the same manner the metallic elements 23 secured to the stringer 14 are likewise concealed behind the edge The ensemble is then stitched of material infront of and in back of each of the stringers and of the metallic elements, and accordingly when the trousers are pressed the fastener is entirely concealed and no crease line is formed which would make the fastener visible therethrough.
Due to the presence of the rear flap I 6 it is impossible for 'any portion of the human body to he accidentally injured by the operation of the fastener. In Figures 4 and 5 this invisible garment fastener is shown as utilized in the coat type of sweater, shown at 25. In applying the fastener to this sweater 25, a hem 26 and 21 is formed on each side of the longitudinal opening of the sweater.
One stringer I5 is laid next to the hem 26 and the other stringer l8 is'laid next to the hem 21, the metallic elements 23 being secured to -stringer l5 and 24 to stringer l8. The stringer I8 -is then sewed to the hem 21 as at 28, but a folded over flap portion 30 of sweater material is laid back of the stringer I5 and then the hem 26, stringer l5, and folded over flap 30 are secured together by stitching 3|.
With the fastener utilized in this manner, the folded over flap 30 of sweater material secured to the back of stringer l5 and hem 26, lies over the back of stringer l8 against the back of hem 21 and serves to prevent any contact between the metallic elements of other portions of the fastener and the body of the wearer, while the hems 26 and 21 serve to conceal the stringers and metallic elements from view of the observer.
In Figure 6 this same invention has been apqplied in a manner just described to the sweater 35 which is of the slip-over type, the fastener 36 in this form extending but a short way down from the neck 31. In the coat type of fastener 25 it will be understood that any conventional manner of allowing the lower edge of the fastener to be separated may be utilized.
The novel features and the operation of this device will be apparent from the foregoing description. While the device has been shown and the structure described in detail, it is obvious that this is not to be considered limited to the exact form disclosed and that changes may be made therein within the scope of what is claimed without departing from the spirit of the invention.
Having thus set forth and disclosed the nature of this invention, what is claimed is:
1. In a garment, an invisible fastening means for said garment, the latter having overlapping and underlapping flaps defining an opening, a strip of garment material secured to said overlapping flap, said last mentioned flap overlying the front of the fastening means, said fastening means including a fastener of'the continuous type utilizing a pair of stringers, a series of metallic elements secured to each of said stringers, a slider means for connecting and disconnecting said series of metallic elements, one of said stringers secured to said strip of garment material, the second stringer secured to the other flap, and a covering flap secured to said second stringer and overlying the back of the fastener, an edge of the underlapping flap and an edge of said strip being substantially in abutting relationship, whereby to provide a garment capable of receiving a neat pressing with the stringers lying in a single plane and the overlying flap lying flat closely adjacent thereto without bulging.
2. In a garment, an invisible fastening means for said garment, the latter having overlapping and underlapping flaps, each of said flaps characterized by a hemmed fold, a. folded strip of garment material secured to said overlapping flap, said last mentioned flap overlying the front of the fastening means, said fastening means including a fastener of the continuous type utilizing a pair of stringers, a series of metallic elements secured to each of said stringers, a slider means for connecting and disconnecting said series of metallic elements, one of said stringers secured to said strip of garment material, the second stringer secured to the other flap, and a folded covering flap secured to said second stringer and. overlying the back of the fastener, and an edge of the underlapping flap and an edge of said strip being substantially in abutting relationship.
BENJAMIN BERLIN. ISIDOR HERMAN.