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Publication numberUS2052412 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 25, 1936
Filing dateDec 18, 1934
Priority dateDec 18, 1934
Publication numberUS 2052412 A, US 2052412A, US-A-2052412, US2052412 A, US2052412A
InventorsOtto Lichtensteiger
Original AssigneeOtto Lichtensteiger
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Brassiere
US 2052412 A
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o. LICHTENSTEIGER BRASSIRE Filed Dec..

mvENToR OTTO LICHTENSTEIGER BY x Y ATTORNEY patented Aug. 25, 1936 UNITED stares PATENT lClllii@ 3 Claims.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements `in brassires.

The invention has for an object the construction of a brassire which is equipped with an inner belt, at Vthe front, adapted to support the diaphragm.

More particularly, the invention proposes to so arrange the brassire that a diaphragm covering section is attached upon the rear face of a'front section which is adapted for extending Yover the busts and across the diaphragm, having its ends continue into side sections for extendingunder the arms, and further continuing into. back sections adapted to extend across the back in such a manner that the free ends of the back sections are connectble with the ends of the diaphragm covering sections in juxtaposition.

Still further the invention also contemplates forming the front section with openings through which the ends of the diaphragm covering section may Yextend for convenience in connecting these ends with the ends of the back sections.

Another one of the objects of this invention is the provision of elastic inserts on the ends of the diaphragm sections, and if desired, upon the ends of the back sections so as to provide resiliency for the seam supporting certain portions of ones body.

Another object of this invention is to provide means whereby the diaphragm covering section may be adjusted slightly upwards or downwards so as to conveniently engage the diaphragms of different persons.

Still further it is proposed to construct an article of the class mentioned which is simple and durable and which can be manufactured and sold at a reasonable cost.

For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawing, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.

45 In the accompanying drawing forming a material part of this disclosure:-

Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a female figure equipped with a brassire according to this invention.

Fig. 2 is a rear perspective view of Fig. 1.

Fig. 3 is a rear elevational view of the brassire, illustrated per se, and shown in the open position.

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary horizontal sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3.

Fig. 5 is a fragmentary View similar to a porprises a front section Ill for extending across the busts and across the diaphragm and at the ends continuing into side sections Il for extending under the arms, and further continuing into back sections I2 for extending across the back. A

diaphragm covering section I3 is attached at its vertical front center line I3 upon the rear face of the front section I0. A means is provided for connecting the free ends i2 of the back sections in juxtaposition with the ends I3a of the diaphragm covering section.

A pair of shoulder straps I4 are mounted upon the front section and are adapted to engage over the shoulders of the female figure to support the brassire in proper position.

f The diaphragm covering section I3 should be of sufficient height to extend only over the diaphragm. It should be of suicient width so that the ends I3a are in the vicinity of the hips. With this arrangement it is comparatively convenient to engage the ends of the back sections with the ends of the diaphragm section. The front section I of the brassire is formed with vertical slots I4 through which the ends I3a of the diaphragm section extend. Elastic inserts I are engaged on the ends of the diaphragm section toprovide re siliency so that when the brassire is worn it will rmly support the body. Other elastic inserts I6 are engaged upon the ends of the back section merely to cooperate with the inserts I5. Attention is called to the fact that various arrangements will be had, for example, the inserts I6 may be eliminated and the inserts I5 depended upon to provide the resiliency. Other arrangements are also, possible.

The means for connecting the ends of the back lsections with the ends of the diaphragm covering section comprises eyelets Il attached upon certain of the ends and engageable with hook elements I8 attached on the other of the ends. The front section I0 of the brassire is shown formed from two parts connected together along the vertical central line Iiib by stitches I9 which secure the ends upon tape material 2D. The same stitches I9, which hold the ends of the parts of the front section of the brassire to the tape material, engage through the material of the diaphragm covering section I3 for constituting the holding of the diaphragm covering section in position on the front section.

In Figs. 5 and 6 a modified form of the invention has been disclosed wherein provision is made for adjusting the vertical position of the diaphragm covering section to adapt it to different diaphragms. More particularly a continuous band 2| extends around the vertical central portion of the front section of the brassire and is held against displacement by reason of engaging through several loops 22 attached on the brassire material. The continuous band 2l may be formed by a strip of material extended around the brassire material and having its ends secured together. The diaphragm covering section is attached by stitches 23 along its Vertical center line upon the band 2|. With this arrangement, the front section of the brassire may be caused to assume one position upon the form of the person, while the diaphragm covering section may be adjusted relative thereto to assume a comfortable position,-

While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to theA precise construction herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention as dened in the` appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:-

1. A brassire, comprising a front section for extending over the busts and across the diaphragm and at the ends continuing into side sections for extending under the arms and continuing further into back sections extending across the back, a diaphragm covering section Supported on the front section and located adjacent the rear face thereof and having free ends passing through openings in the front section to the outside thereof, means for connecting the free ends ofthe back sections in juxtaposition with the opposed free ends of the diaphragm covering section, and means for adjustably supporting the diaphragm covering section, comprising an element extending around lthe body portion of the brassire and connected at an intermediate area to the vertical center of the said diaphragm covering section.

2. A brassire, comprising a front section for extending over the busts and across the dia.- phragm and at the ends continuing into side sections for extending under the arms and continuing further into back sections extending across the back, a diaphragm covering section behind the rear face of said front section, means for connecting the free ends of said back sections in juxtaposition with the ends of said diaphragm covering section, means for connecting an intermediate area of the diaphragm covering section adjustable on said front section and loops one of which is connected at the top edge of the body of the brassire and one of which is connected at the bottom edge of the body of the brassire through which the said means for adjustably supporti-ng the diaphragm covering section engages.

3. A brassire, comprising a front section for extending over the busts and across the diaphragm and at the ends continuing into side sections for extending under the arms and continuing further into back sections extending across the back, a diaphragm covering section behind the rear face of said front section, means for connecting the free ends of said back sections in juxtaposition with the ends of saiddiaphragm covering section, means for connecting an intermediate area of the diaphragm covering section ad justable on said front section, comprising a band engaged around said front section, and said diaphragm covering section being attached on said band by a row of stitches extending the length of the brassire, and loops on said front section through which the said band engages.

OTTO LICH'I'ENSTEIGER.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2638595 *Jun 22, 1949May 19, 1953Paula GoebelGarment
US2866462 *Jun 15, 1956Dec 30, 1958Stein A & CoBrassiere
US3008468 *Jan 19, 1960Nov 14, 1961Kravadze Williams HeleneSelf-adjusting posture-improvement brassiere attachment
US3500665 *Feb 16, 1968Mar 17, 1970Alamance Ind IncFull-fashioned brassiere and blank
US5968003 *Aug 1, 1995Oct 19, 1999Isaacs-Sisson Enterprises, Ltd.Compression bandage
Classifications
U.S. Classification450/4, 450/85, D02/708
International ClassificationA41C3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41C3/00
European ClassificationA41C3/00