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Publication numberUS2032982 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 3, 1936
Filing dateMar 20, 1935
Priority dateMar 20, 1935
Publication numberUS 2032982 A, US 2032982A, US-A-2032982, US2032982 A, US2032982A
InventorsIrving Gerstman
Original AssigneeIrving Gerstman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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March 3, 1936. l. GERSTMAN ,03 82 GARMENT Filed March 20, 1935 IZIIIIIIIHIIHHM Patented Mar. 3, 1936 UNITED STATES 2,032,982 GARMENT Irving Gamma... Buffalo, N. Y. Application March 20, 1935, Serial No. 11,941

' 2 Claims, (01. z-zw This invention relates to a garment and is more particularly intended for use in connection with the outer garments of children where it is desirable to have snug fitting cuffs around the ankles andwrists of the child and at the same time to render such cufis easily removable without requiring removing the child's shoes, although the features of the invention can obviously be employed in connection with other garments;

' The principal object of the present invention is to provide a garment which has a so-called windproof cuff made of an elastic material, such as knitted wool which snugly fits around the user and at the same time can be quickly opened up so as to permit the garment being taken off or put on without thenecessity of removing the shoes or gloves of the wearer.

Another object of the'present invention is to provide such a cufi construction which can be fabricated atlow cost and in which, in particular. the operation of sewing the end fastener is reduced by forming the cuff of two pieces so that the fastener can be quickly sewed in place and thereafter the sewing of the garment sections and out sections together completed. In the accompanying drawing: Fig. 1 is a front elevation of the pants of child's snow suit showing my inventionincorporated therein.

Fig. 2 is a vertical section taken on line 2-2 of Fi 1.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the trouser bottom of the garment illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2 and showing the manner in which the knitted cuff is divided into two sections so as to facilitate sew- 2 of the fastener.

Fig. is a view similar to Fig. 3 showing the form'of the trouser bottom during the operation of sewing the fastener in position.

Fig. 5 is a. fragmentary rear elevation of the garment illustrated in Fig. 1.

Fig. 6 is a fragmentary view similar to Fig. 2 showing the manner in which the knee pad of the garment can be reversed as a hole is worn therein.

The snow suit pants shown in the drawing consists of two rear sections I0 and II which form the rear parts of the legs of the garment and extend from the cuff to the waist band and are joined together by a seam, as indicated at I2.

The front of the garment consists of two upper sections l3 and i4 and two lower sections i5 and IS. The upper sections are joined together by a seam, as indicated at H, and the upper and.

lower sections at each side of the garment overlap, as indicated at I8, the overlapping portions being sewed together by stitching, as indicated at H! and 20. The corresponding outer edges of the sections I0, l4 and it are joined together by an outside seam 2| and similarly the outside edges with-the knitted material of which the cuffs of the sections ll, I3 and I5 are joined together by an outside seam 22. The corresponding side edges of all the sections are joined together by a seam 23 which extends along the crotch of the arment and down to the cuffs. The sections III, ll, [3, i4, i5 and I6 so joined'are preferably PATENT OFFICE made of a sturdy and relatively inelastic'm'a terial such as woven wool, the'weaving being such as to provide a firm and closely woven fabric which is relatively unstretchable, as compared made as hereinafter described. I

The cuffs or bottoms of the pa'nt legs are each made of two sections 25 and 26 which are composed'of knitted wool or the like and are elastic so that when applied the cuff tightly em-' braces the childs ankle and provides a snow and weather-proof cuff which protects the child's ankles against snow and cold and at the same time permits it to indulge in rough and tumble sports. The cuff section 25 forms a continuation Similarly] the comp'an the garment and is joined to this section by a Y but are stopped adjacent the lower part ofthe knee pads so asto provide a slit 29 in which a non-separating fastener ofthe zipper or Talon The fastener thus described is applied to they corresponding pant leg while the pant leg is flat as illustrated in Fig. 4. The fastener is placed in the position th'ere'shown and is sewed to the two cuff sections 25 and 26 and to the corre-' sponding pant leg sections by stitching 34. After the fastener is soappliedso as to form'a quickly releasable closure for the slit 29,the'garment is" completed by sewing the crotch seam 23, this stitching joiningthe inwardly facing margins of the two cuffs of the garment and also the corresponding inner edges of the sections Ill, ll, l3, l4, l5 and I6.

line of stitching 28. The side seams 2| and 22 of the garment are not continued down to the cuffs It will be seen that by the provision of a Talon fastener in a slit extending through the pant legs of the garment and also through the elastic cufi thereof, the advantage of the elastic cuff in protecting the childs ankles against weather and snow is obtained and at the same time the cuff and pant legs are readily opened up so as to permit the pants being taken off without removing the v sewn in while the garment is in the flat, as illustrated in Fig. 4, whereas this operation would be extremely difficult if the cuff were made of one piece and the seam 23 sewed before the Talon fastener secured. Morecver,-when it is attempted to sew the Talon fastener after the rest of the garment is complete itiisimpossible to do so without stretching the material and this is liable to result in unevenness in the finished product. I

As briefly explained the front sections forming the two legs of the pants overlap as indicated at I! so as to provide a knee pad of double thickness of material. It will be seen that this construction permits the garment to be readily repaired when thechild wears a hole in the knee pad. For example, should the child wear a hole in the lower part of the knee .pad III the.

stitching I! can be ripped out and the upper part of the lower pant leg section folded down, as illustrated by dotted lines in Fig. 2, so as to cover the hole whereupon this part can be resewed in such position. If the child should wear another hole in this folded down part or if a neater Job should be desired, the sections forming the pad 18 can be reversed, as illustrated in Fig. 6, so that the outer part which is worn through is disposed inside of the other part of the knee pad. This is accomplished, of course, by ripping the stitching l8 and 20 and reversing the lap. In Fig. 6 is illustrated, in dottedlines, another patch that can be made by ripping the stitchingalong the lower edge of the knee pad and folding up this section and re-sewing it,

To the upper ends of each of the back sections III and II are secured waist band sections 40 and {I of the same material, these being joined by stitching 42. The waist band sections 48 and 4| are stitched together as indicated at 43, the

seam formed by the stitching 43 forming a continuation of the seam I! so that if the garment is required to be taken in around the waist the seam l3 and the upper end of the seam I! can be ripped and re-sewn. The waist band sections 40 and 4| are made of a double thickness of the same material which forms the body of the pants so as to form a relatively stiif band which adequately supports the back of the garment and at the same time fits the wearer snugly. The side seam 2| of the garment is not continued up to the waist band but is stopped short so as to provide a slit H in which a quick detachable Talon or zipper fastener 45 is secured, one side of the fastener being secured to the waist band section 40 and to the corresponding edge of the section in along the slit l4 and the other side being stitched to the section II and at its upp r end being secured to a small section 46 of the waist band which is made in the same manner as the sections 40 and 4|. However, that section of the waist band between the sections 4| and 46 is made of an elastic material 41 and is preferably made of knitted wool which is stretchable and also'elastic' so as to resume its initial shape and is also soft so that the section 41 is stitched, while stretched, to the upper edge of the front body sections I3 and I4, as indicated at 48 and is suitably stitched to the vertical opposing edges of the stiff waist band sections 40 and 46. It is apparent that by reason of the elasticity of this front waist band section the relatively stifi rear waist band sections 40 and 4| are drawn snugly against the small of the back of the user. Furthermore, the elasticity of the front section 41 supports the garment on the hips of the wearer even though the zipper is not drawn up to its full extent. This permits of conveniencein putting on the garment especially when ashirt is to betucked in.

' From the foregoing it is apparent that the present invention provides a very simple and inexpensive garment which provides snug fit-- ting, weather-proof elastic cuffs on a garment of closely woven material, and at the same time permits these cuilfs to be quickly opened up so as to remove the garment over shoes or the like.

Furthermore, the cuffs are so constructed that the Talon or zipper fastener can be quickly applied in fabricating the garment.

I claim as my invention:

1. A garment including portions adapted to embrace the limbs of the wearer, each of said portions being made of two sections of relatively inelastic and closely woven material, a. cuff composed of two pieces of relatively elastic material secured to the extremity of saidportion, a

. line of stitching uniting the corresponding edges of said sections and extending from the outer edge of said cuff to the opposite edges of said sections of closely woven material, and theedges of said sections of closely woven material on the side opposite said line of stitching being united by a seam extending to a point spaced from said cuff so as to leave a slit extending through the cuff and into said closely woven material and a quickly releasable fastener securing the edges of said slit together substantially the full length thereof so as to provide an elastic cuff which tightly embraces the limb of the wearer.

2. A garment including portions adapted to embrace the limbs of the wearer, each of said portions being made of two sections of relatively inelastic and closely woven material, a cuif composed of two pieces of relatively elastic material secured to the extremity of said portion, a line of stitching uniting the corresponding edges of said sections and extending from the edge of said cuff to the opposite edges of said sections of closely woven material, and the edges of said sections of closely woven material on the side opposite said line of stitching being united by a seam extending to a point spaced from said cuff so as to leave a slit extending through the cufl' and into said closely woven material and a quickly releasable fastener of the Talon nonseparating type securing the edges of said slit together substantially the full length thereof so as to provide an elastic cuff which tightly embraces the limb of the wearer and at the same time renders the garment quickly removable

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/228
International ClassificationA41D1/06
Cooperative ClassificationA41D1/06
European ClassificationA41D1/06