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Publication numberUS2088423 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 27, 1937
Filing dateSep 28, 1935
Priority dateSep 28, 1935
Publication numberUS 2088423 A, US 2088423A, US-A-2088423, US2088423 A, US2088423A
InventorsKispert Joseph J
Original AssigneeNewman & Sons Inc I
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Corset
US 2088423 A
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J. J. KISPERT July 27, 1937.

CORSET Filed Sept. 28, 1955 Tr Il, l

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Patented July 27, 1937 UNITED 'rares Artur rice CORSET Application September 28, 1935, Serial No. 42,681

7 Claims.

'Ihis invention relates to corsets and has for an object to provide an -improved construction wherein a front lace structure is presened having a yielding vest and a corset body formed at the rear with a vertically stretchable panel and reinforcing members thereon.

Another object of the invention is to provide a corset provided with a corset body formed principally of inelastic material with the exception of the rear panel which is formed principally of `elastic material stretchable longitudinally of the corset and provided with one or more stiffening stays which function without restricting the stretching action of the panel.

A further object more specifically is to provide in a corset, a rear elastic panel extending from the lower edge to near the upper edge of the corset, the elastic panel being stretchable longitudinally of the corset and substantially non-stretchable circumferentially, with associated pockets and stays therein formed so that part of the pockets will slide when the panel is being stretched and the remaining part will stretch.

In the accompanying drawing- Figure 1 is an elevation of a corset embodying the invention, the same being spread out and viewed from the interior;

Figure 2 is a fragmentary sectional view through Figure l on the line 2 2, the same being on an enlarged scale; k Figure 3 is an enlarged fragmentary transverse section view through Fig. l on the line 3-3;

Figure 4 is a view similar to Figure 2, but showing a slightly modied structure;

Figure 5 is a view similar to Figure 4, but showing a further modied structure;

Figure 6V is a fragmentary elevation showing a part of the corset illustrated in Figure l, with a modified form of stay-pocket associated there- With;

Figure '7 is a view similar to the central part of the structure shown in Figure l, but showing a modified form of elastic back panel.

Referring to the accompanying drawing by numerals, l indicates the body of the corset,

.which is provided with what may be termed a y back panel structure 2, side panels 3 and 4, and front panels 5 and 6. A vest structurels connected with the side panels 3 and l, said vest structure comprising elastic sections 'l and S which are of a well-known structure.

Associated with the upper part of the corset body is a brassire S. If desired, the brassire 9 could be eliminated without departing from the spirit of the invention. Likewise, the sections l (Cl. 2-36) c and 8 could be eliminated, although lthese are desired in a corset of this kind as they hold the corset in place while the lacing is applied.

It will be understood that this is a front lace corset of the usual type except for the back panel 2. Asy illustrated particularly in Figure 1, the back panel 2 comprises an inelastic section it' at the top and an elastic panel or section l l at the bottom part. The section il extends from the lower edge of the garment upwardly any desired distance, as, for instance, two-thirds-of the length of the garment. The panel or section l l is formed of elastic material which stretches and is elastic only longitudinally of the garment. This panel is substantially inelastic transversely or circumferentially. This backpanel or section, when in use, permits a desired stretching of the garment when a! person wearing the garment bends her body forwardly and then moves upright. In this way, the corset yields by reason of the section AIl instead of sliding on the body of the person.

The elastic action of section I l is desirable, but it is also desirable to stiifen this part of the garment and in order to: accomplish this result without affecting the stretchable or elasticity of section ll, special stay pockets l2 and I3 have beenprovided. In each of these pockets there is provided a stay lll which may be of steel or other material and of a length to extend'substantiallytthe full length of the respective pockets. These pockets and the lower-edge of section ll are stitched tol the lower edge of the garment preferably by the usual seams l5, but are otherwise unattached as far as the panel i l is concerned. These pockets have at their upper ends elastic extensions i6 and il which are connected to the pockets by suitable stitching and also by suitable stitching to the panel l. At no point are the pockets or extensions it and l'l attached to the panel ll, but they lie against the panel and thereby produce a reinforcing andy stiifening action though not in any way interfering with the stretching of the panel. It will be observed that the elastic extensions It and l l stretch longitudinally of the garment and naturally stretch at the same time as the section l l. The two pockets and their stays are shown in Figure 1 and ordinarily this is sufcient. However, under some circumstances more or even less reinforcing members may be used. For instance, in Figure `6, a fragmentary part of the rear panel of Figure l is disclosed wherein is present a stiffening structure I8 of amodified form. In this form of invention, there is provided a plurality of pockets i9 with a single sheet of fabric at the rear of these pockets. An elastic extension 2G is provided at the upper end of member I8. As illustrated, there are two of these reinforcing members for the panel II.

Under some circumstances, the panel at the rear might be stretchable both longitudinally and circumierentially. In Figure 7, a rear section panel structure II" is provided which is the same as that shown in Figure 1 except that the section is elastic and stretchable circumferentially oi the garment and also longitudinally of the garment. The stifening members I2 and I3' may be identical with that shown in Figure l or if desired the pockets could be made from elastic material similar to the material oi' section I I. In connection with the panel 2, it will be observed in Figure l that there may be provided a member 2i extending across the opening at the inverted V structure 22 so as to give a desired tension to the upper part of the corset in connection with the brassire 9. It will be noted that the brassire 9 really merges into the rear of the corset or rather into the rear side sections 23 and 2li while the remaining part of the corset is more or less independent whereby it may be swung around the body and secured in place after which the brassire part may be correctly positioned. The edges may be connected together in any suitable way, as, for instance, by hooks and eyes. It will also be noted that the entire part of the corset and brassire may be formed of inelastic material while the lower part is provided with not only elastic sections I and 8, but the elastic gores i and 8', said gores being elastic and stretchable circumferentially of the garment. The lower edge of the garment is provided with a binding member 25 of textile fabric which is more or less inelastic and very flexible and. which is connected with the section I I by suitable line of stitching so that reinforcing members I2 and I3 may be connected by the same line of stitching` to the binding 25 and thus may be mounted in place without being necessarily connected to the section II except through the binding 25 and seam I5. By this arrangement, section II is permitted free movement independent of other parts and is reinforced by stay or reinforcing structures I2 and I3.

In Figure 4, there is presented a sectional-view similar to Figure 3, but showing a modified form of the invention wherein not only is there presented an elastic member I6, but also an elastic member I6 at the opposite end so that the stiliening stays are arranged centrally between these two elastic members or extensions. In Figure 5, a further modified form is shown wherein the casing or pocket 28 is formed of the same kind of material as the section II and consequently is elastic and stretchable longitudinally of the garment for its full length. Preferably, the stay iii is also the full length of the pocket 26. By providing material 26 stretchable and elastic longitudinally of the garment it is not necessary to use elastic extensions at` either end oi the pocket as the entire pocket is elastic.

Though the various pockets and stays as shown in the drawing are mounted adjacent an elastic section, it will be evident the same construction or inventive idea may be used on corsets which have no elastic. For instance, on any of the conventional corsets now on the market various stays may be added and connected at the top and bottom respectively so that the stays will extend over those portions desired to be stifened. While the invention is desirable for front lace corsets it may be used with step-in foundation garments or corsets of any kind without departing from the spirit of the invention.

I claim:

1. A corset provided with a back panel having an inelastic upper portion, an elastic lower portion extending from the lower edge of the inelastic upper portion to the bottom oi the garment and stiiiening members connected respectively to the lower edge of the garment and to said upper portion and lying loosely against the. elastic lower portion, each oi said stiiening members being provided with an elastic section stretchable longitudinally of the corset whereby said elastic lower portion may stretch.

2. A corset including a body, a rear panel having an elastic section and stiffening structures 1ying loosely against the elastic section, each of said stiffening structures including a pocket secured at one end tothe bottom of the garment, a stay within the pocket and. an elastic extension secured to the upper end of the pocket, said extension having one end secured to the rear panel above the elastic section, said stiffening structures being unattached except at their ends.

3. A corset comprising a body formed with a back having an inelastic top panel and elastic bottom panel, elastic longitudinally of the garment and a plurality of stifening structures extending longitudinally of the garment and lying against said elastic panel without being connected thereto intermediate the ends thereof, said stifening structures being connected at one end to said inelastic section and at the other end to the lower edge portion of said body, each of said stifening structures having an elastic sec,- tion elastic and stretchable longitudinally of the corset.

4. A corset having at the rear a panel provided with inelastic upper section and velastic lower section, said lower section being formed of material elastic and stretchable in one direction and non-stretchable in a direction at right angle to its direction of stretchability with the material positioned to stretch longitudinally of the garment, and a pair of stiffening structures extending longitudinally over the rear panel, said stiffening structures being connected only at their respective ends respectively to the bottom edge of the elastic lower section and tol the bottom edge of said upper inelastic section, each of said stiiening structures having a part which is elastic and stretchable longitudinally of the garment.

5. A corset including a body, a rear panel and stiiiening structures lying against said rear panel but not connected therewith except at their ends, each of said stifening structures including an inelastic pocket secured at one end to the bottom of said body, a iiexible stay within the pocket and an elastic forming an extension to said pocket positioned at the opposite end of the pocket and means connecting the upper end of said extension with the body near the top thereof.

6. A corset having at the rear a panel provided with an inelastic upper section and an elastic lower section, said lower section being formed of material elastic and stretchable in one direction and nonstretchable in a direction at right angle to the direction of the stretchability with the material positioned to stretch longitudinally of the garment and a plurality of stiftening structures extending longitudinally over said lower section, said stiffening structures being arranged interiorly of the corset, and secured only at their respective ends to the lower edges respectively of said upper section and said lower section, each of said stiiening structures having an elastic part stretchable longitudinally of the corset whereby said lower section is reinforced and is allowed to stretch longitudinally of the corset.

7. A corset of the front lace type having a rear panel formed with an inelastic upper section and a lower elastic section, said elastic section being stretchable longitudinally of the garment and substantially non-stretchable circumber being stretchable longitudinally of the gar- 10 ment.

JOSEPH J. KISPERT.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US5537690 *May 2, 1994Jul 23, 1996Johnson; Christina E.Body support garment
US5765224 *Nov 18, 1996Jun 16, 1998Johnson; Christina ErteszekBody support garment
Classifications
U.S. Classification450/15, 139/421
International ClassificationA41C1/00, A41C1/06
Cooperative ClassificationA41C1/06
European ClassificationA41C1/06