Improvement in drawers
US 212219 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
5UNITED STATES PATENT EFTCE.
JEREMIAH M. HAFLEIGH, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
IMPRDVEVENT IN DRAWERS.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 2i2,2li9, dated February l1, 1879 application iiled July 30, 1878.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, J EREMIAH M. HAF- LEIGH, of the city and county of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Drawers, which improvement is fully set forth in the following specitication and accompanying drawings, in which the figure is a front view of'a pair of drawers embodying my improvement.
The invention consists of a pair of drawers formed of woven fabrics and having knitted elastic ribbing at the ankle portions of the drawers, whereby said portions are properly contracted and finished, the comforts of draw`- ers of woven fabric are obtained, and tapes, buttons, and other inconvenient fastenings are obviated.
Referring to the drawings, A represents a pair of drawers formed of woven fabric. To the ankle portions of the drawers, respectively, there are secured, in any desired manner, knitted rbbings B, of tubular form, which constitute continua-tions of the legs ol' the drawers.
It will be seen that I employ drawers made of woven fabric, and finish the ankle portions thereof with knitted elastic tubes of ribbing, whereby all the advantages and comforts of knitted drawers are obtained, or ofwoven drawers, without the inconvenience and discomfort of buttons, tapes, and other fastenings usually employed.
It is obvious that this invention can be applied to the wristlets of shirts.
I am aware that knitted drawers and shirts having contracted and ribbed terminations are old, and also that garments of various kinds formed of other than knitted material have been provided with elastic cords or cloth composed of rubber; and textile fabric combined and disposed at various points to conform to the figure of the wearer is also old, as indicated, for instance, in the French patent to Lalamand, No. 9,872, all of which I hereby disclaim; but
What I do claim as of my invention, and for which I desire to obtain Letters Patent, is-
As a new article of wearing-apparel, a pair of drawers, composed of linen, cotton, or other woven material, provided with anklets or continuations at their lower extremities, formed of knitted fabric in tubular form, and of less diameter than the legs properl of the garment, for the purpose ot conforming to the limbs of the wearer, and, as a consequence, of dis pensing with the necessity of the ordinary tapes and buttons in common use, substantia-ily as specified.
J. M. HAFLEIGH.
fitnesses JOHN A. WIEDERSHEIM, A. P. GRANT.