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July 16, 1935.
H. V. NIER- GARMENT Filed. Jan. a, 1955 INVENTOR. IemyLN 7') .LJ W
Patented July 16, 1935 UNITED. STATES,
PATENT OFFICE GARMENT Henry v. Nier, as amiss; cam. I Application January 3, 1933, Seria1 No. 649,749 I 1 Claim. (Cl. 2-49) This invention is a garment adapted to protect the wearer against cold and drafts,- as for example in the case of illness, or during or after exercising, or when the body is being massaged.
It is an object of the invention to provide a. garment which when in use completely covers the wearer, and which has openings so arranged as to permit the garment being readily put on or taken off, with the openings adapted to be readily closed so that the garment completely encloses the wearer. v
It is a further object of the invention to arrange the openings in the garment so that it may be put on and taken off with minimum movement or effort on the part of the user, thereby providing a garment which is particularly applicable to bedridden patients, and to arrange the openings so that any desired portion of the body may be exposed while the garment completely covers the remainder of the body, thus particularly adapting the garment for use on surgical patients or when massaging or bathing the body, in order that a wound or incision may be dressed or any desired portion of the body may be massaged or bathed, with only the desired portion of the body exposed. More particularly it is an object of the invention to provide a garment having a longitudinal opening medially of that portion of the garment which is adapted to cover the trunk of the body,
with additional openings extending along portions of the garment which are adapted to receive projecting parts of the body such as the legs, so that by unfastening both the longitudinal medial opening and said additional openings, the entire garment may be readily put on or taken off.
It is a still further object of the invention to provide the openings with fastening means which may be readilymanipulated to quickly and completely close the openings along their entire length so that the garment completely encloses the wearer, or which may be as readily manipulated for unfastening any desired portion of any of the openings, so a'sto expose only a desired portion of the body while the wearer remains otherwise completely enclosed and protected by the gargarment completely covering and enclosing'the wearer.
Fig. 2 is a similar view showing the garment unfastened.
' The garment may be made of any suitable maafter such exercising.
terial whereby it] affords desired protection against cold and drafts, the choice of material being determined by its use by different wearers, such as surgical or medical patients, bed-ridden or convalescent, or persons wearing the garment 5 while being massaged or while taking sun baths. or the like, or sportsmen wearing the garment either while exercising or playing various games, or as a protector to beput on while cooling of! 10 The garmentis adapted to enclose the trunk of the body and the legs and arms, and may have a hood for the head integral with the garment. The garment has a longitudinal opening at the front of that portion of the garment which covers the 5 trunk of the body, with additional openings extending along the legs of the garment, and with the hood for the head having an opening from its top to bottom; and the various openings have fastening means adapted to quickly and com- 20 pletely close the openings, or permitting of partial unfastening of any desired opening, and shown as fastening means of the well known type hereinafter referred to as running fasteners, and comp1 ising cooperating rows ofprojections along each 25 side of an opening, with an actuating element adapted to be slid in opposite directions along the cooperating rows of projections for respectively engaging the cooperating projections and closing the opening, or disengaging said cooperat- 30 ing projections for unfastening any desired length of the opening. r
The garment includes a portion adapted to enclose the trunk of the body and comprising a back 1 and a front 2, and having sleeves 3 projecting 35 laterally therefrom and preferably terminating in gloves 4, and also having depending legs I branching from the crotch 6 and preferably terminating in socks I. A, hood which is adapted to-enclose the head projects upwardlyfrom the 40 neck portion of the garment as an integral part thereof, and the front of the hood may-be cut away to expose a portion-of the face as shown at tinuation of opening I l and which extends to the tone! the hood. At the crotch 6 the opening H branches to form continuations of the opening 2 extending down the respective legs as shown at ll. Running fasteners are provided for the openings, with the slide 2| of one fastener adapted to be drawn downwardly to the crotch 6 from the top of the hood for closing the continuous opening Il -l l and a slide 2| adapted to be drawnupwardly to the crotch 6 and along each of the openings I 1 for respectively closing these openings.
continuous longitudinal opening, the leg portions of the garment having openings branching from the longitudinal opening at the crotch of the garment and extending down the respective leg portions of the garment, and fastening means for the openings, each of said fastening means comprising cooperating rows of projections at the respective edges of an opening, and means slid able in either of opposite directions along said cooperating rows of projections for successively 111+ terlocking the cooperating projections or successively disengaging the same, the sliding means for the longitudinal opening being adapted to slide downwardly along itsopening for interlocking its cooperating rows of projections, and the sliding means for each of the leg openings being adapted to slide upwardly along its opening for interlocking its cooperating rows of projections.
HENRY Vi NIER. 20