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y 1935- L. s. MILKES 2,008,919
INFANTS GARMENT Filed Feb, 28, 1935 Patented July 23, 1935 UNITED STATES,
FATENT orrice 2,008,919 INFANTS GARMENT Leah G. Milkes, Chicago, Ill. Application February 28, 1935, Serial No. 8,683 2 Claims. ((15-343) The inventionrelatesmore particularly to the type of garment in which the infant is disposed when sleeping or resting outof-doors and is equipped with means for. adjusting the garment to the child to suit the various conditions of weather, etc.
A suitable embodiment of the invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a garment constructed in accordance with the invention showing the same open to receive the infant.
Fig. 2 is a perspective'view illustrating the garment as worn, showing the same in partly adjusted condition.
Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the garment inverted from the position shown in Fig. 2 illustrating the final adjustment thereof.
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary detail perspective view showing a means for adjusting the hood of the 2 garment about the childs head.
The garment of the present invention may be said to include a sleeping bag I consisting of top and bottom fabric walls suitably secured together along their side edges, said securing means in eluding a means such as the slide fastener 2 for permitting the bag to be opened along one side from its open end toward its closed end.
Preferably, the securing means consists of stitch chains along those portions of the opposed side edges of said top and bottom walls not covered by the said slide fastener 2* or equivalent means, and include stitch chains 3 which maintain the lower corners of the bag I in expanded position so as to cause the bottom of the bag to expand easily over its entire width responsively to movements of the feet of the infant disposed therein.
The bottom wall of the bag terminates at one end in a hood 4 adapted to receive the child's head and which is drawn snugly about the child's neck and over its shoulders by means of the transverse draw cord or ribbon 5 extending transversely through a tubular formation 6 formed by stitching a tape to the bottom wall of the said bag in a well known manner.
It will be noted that the top wall of the bag I includes an extension portion 1 which is free from the bottom wall along its side edges from substantially the point at which the pull string or ribbon 5 is disposed and beyond the terminal end of the'slide fastener 2 and that when disposed upon the bottom wall in closed position, said extension portion 1 will overlap the hood 4. A ribbon 8 is secured to the corners of the free end portion of said terminal portion 1 of said top wall so that the same may be tied around the chest, neck and shoulders of the infant. i In using the garment, the same is-opened along the side edge equipped with the slide fastener 2 or its equivalent, so that the child may be easily 5 inserted into the bag. The hood 4 receives the child's head and by adjusting the pullstring or ribbon 5 and tying the ends thereof together, the bottom wall of the bag at the point where it constitutes the base of the rear wall of the hood and 10 the mouth of the bag I, the said hood is adjusted snugly about the childs head and face as indicated in Fig. 2. The flat or free end portion 1 of the top wall, after closure of the bag by means of the slide fastener 2, or its equivalent, is then 15 folded back upon itself, substantially as indicated in Fig. 2, and to the extent desired, that is to say, said free end portion may be folded back so as to overlap a part of the neck'and chest of the child, as indicated in Fig. 2, or it may be turned '20 back to a lesser extent so that the fold of saidfree end portion will cover the chin of the child if so desired. By means of the ribbon 8, the said free end portion 7 is then wrapped about the chest and neck of the infant and secured in posi- '25 tion by tying the ends of said ribbons 8 together at the back of the garment as indicated in Fig. 3.
Preferably, the hood 4 is equipped with additional means for adjusting the same to fit the head and face of the child by providing the up- 30 per front edge portion of said hood with a pair of spaced apart eyelets 9 through which a ribbon I0 is drawn and by means of which the material between said eyelets is gathered as indicated in Fig. 4 to reduce the area of the open 5' end portion of the hood.
Obviously, the gathering of the lower wall of the bag by means of the draw-cord 5 effects a partial closing of the mouth of the bag at the same time that it effects adjustment of the hood 40 4 and also gathers the open end portion of the bag about the neck and over the shoulders of the infant.
Then, by wrapping the folded portion 1 of the top or front wall of the bag to envelop the 45 neck and further cover the shoulders of the infant, the closing of the bag is completed.
The garment of the present invention is very convenient, easily adjusted and of neat and omamental appearance. It is also relatively inexpen- 5 sive and is durable and easily cleaned.
I claim as my invention:
1. A garment of the type specified comprising a bag adapted to receive the body and legs of an infant, a hood opposed to the open end of 55 said bag and secured along the base of its rear wall to the lower wall of the bag at the open end of the latter, a draw cord disposed along the line of junction of said hood and wall for gathering the same about the infant's neck and over its shoulders, thereby to draw said hood about the infant's face and effect partial closure of the mouth of the bag, the upper wall of the bag including an extension portion projecting beyond the mouth of the bag and overlapping the open side of the hood and tie cords secured to the corners of said extension portion, the latter adapted to be folded back upon itself, wrapped about the chest and neck of the child and overlap the bottom wall at the rear of the bag and there tied by means of said tie cords, thereby completing the closing of the bag.
2. A garment comprising a flat fabric bag adapted to receive the torso and legs of an occupant, the bottom wall of said bag being extended beyond the mouth of the latter and being formed to provide a hood to receive the occupant's head, said bottom wall being equipped with a draw cord at the mouth of the bag for gathering said bottom wall to eflect partial closure of the mouth of the bag and to gather the same about the occupants neck and at the same time effect gathering of the hood to cause the same to be drawn closely about the occupants head and face, the top wall of said bag including an extension portion projecting beyond the bag mouth and normally overlapping the open front of the hood, said extension portion being adapted to be folded transversely and then wrapped snugly about the occupants neck and over its shoulders with its end portion overlapping the gathered bottom wall underneath the bag, thereby to complete the closing of the bag, the side edge portions of said folded extension portion being adapted to be secured against accidental reopening of the bag.
LEAH G. MILKES.