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Publication numberUS2132128 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 4, 1938
Filing dateJan 27, 1936
Priority dateJan 27, 1936
Publication numberUS 2132128 A, US 2132128A, US-A-2132128, US2132128 A, US2132128A
InventorsHenry Rasch
Original AssigneeChaincraft Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Brassiere
US 2132128 A
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Oct. 4, 1938. R sc 2,132,128

BRASSIERE Filed Jan. 27, 1936 Fig.1.

. IN V EN TOR. HEN/ PASCH BY gamma/ax ATTbRNEY.

Patented Oct. 4, 1 938 I UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,132.12: Bmssmaa Henry Rasch, Hohokns, N. 1., assignor to Chaincrai't, Inc., Hackensack, N. 1., a corporation of New Jersey Application January 27, 1938, SerialNo. 60,951

6 Claims. (Cl. 2-42) This invention relates to brassieres. of each breast is fully covered by the brasslere, and The general object of the invention is to prothe breasts are supported to some extent by the vide a brassiere afiording improved breast supupper portion of each breast pocket, the main port, which is comparatively simple and adapted breast support comes from the lower elastic por- 5 to be economically produced. tions of the breast pockets. These elastic por- 5 It the past, a great variety of brassieres has tions of the pockets firmly confine the lower porbeen offered to the public. .Many of these were tions of the breasts and urge the breasts updesigned to flatten the wearers breasts to prowardly, so that a youthful contour is assured. duce the boyish figure effect so coveted for many Since the lower portions of the-breast pockets are years. Of recent years, however, the tendency elastic, there is no binding and no uncomfortable 10 has been to depart from the straight lines of restraint. the boyish figure and to emphasize the soft The elastic material is preferably of the type curves which characterize the female form. Acwhich stretches in a lateral direction only. This cordingly, numerous brassieres have been deovercomes the tendency of the breasts to sag, veloped with a view to moulding the figure as and yet insures against discomfort resulting from 15 naturally and with as little restraint as possible, non-elastic restraint. while creating youthful lines. Many of these f'he elastic portions of the breast pockets are brassieres have provided the uplift necessary to joined by a non-elastic center piece. The upper prevent sagging of the breasts but have proven and the lower portions of each breast pocket are 0 unsatisfactory in other ways. Some have been joined to a non-elastic end piece. Thus, between expensive and difficult to manufactureby reason a firm center piece and a firm end piece which of complicated construction. Some have been act as stays, each pocket is freely expansible in inconvenient to use because of the necessity for a lateral direction. Each breast pocket theremanual adjustment and because of the dificulties fore may readily accommodate itself to variations attendant 111 putting on garments having a in breast and body sizes. Thus, applicants brasmultiplicity of parts. Others have firmly sussiere, in addition to fitting equally well persons of tained the breasts, but have bound or otherwise diflerent builds, provides effective support of incaused discomfort. dividual breasts in the particular manner re- It is well known that different women who take quired by each breast. the same standard brassiere size have different The end pieces are connected by a. back band 80 body developments, so that their diaphragm which is preferably elastic, and the brassiere is measurements, etc., are not the same. In provided with suitable shoulder straps of any debrassieres heretofore available, attempts have sired construction. been made to provide constructions automatically Other objects, features and advantages of the compensating for these differences in body formainvention will be apparent from the following de- 35 tion, but these constructions have not proven to scription to be read in connection with the acbe acceptable. companying drawing in which:-

Also attempts have been made to provide bras- Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a preferred form sieres compensating for differences in the size of applicant's brassiere, and 40 and position of individual breasts but, prior to Fig. 2 is a detailed view of one of the elastic 40 applicants invention, no simple, inexpensive and inserts of Fig. 1, illustrating the lateral exeifective brassire capable of accomplishing these pansibility of the inserts. results has been produced. Referring now to the drawing, the brassiere Applicant's brassiere was conceived to overcomprises a pair of breast supporting pockets heretofore known, and to provide an improved each pocket 5 is composed of cloth, net, lace or construction affordin mf le y h hly the like, suitably shaped. The lower portion 1 efiective breast support. of each pocket 5 is composed of elastic material. In applicants brassire, each breast supporting Preferably the elastic material of-portion l is pocket comprises two parts. The upper portion heavier or firmer than the material comprising of each pocket is made of cloth, net or any other portion 6. In the preferred form of the invendesired soft and flexible material. The lower tion, the elastic material is adapted to stretch portion of each pocket is made of elastic malaterally only, as indicated by the arrows in Fig. 2. terial, cut to conform to the contourof the breast The elastic portions are preferably tapered, narit is to support. Thus, while the upper portion rowing toward the center of the garment. Pref- 55 come these and other shortcomings of hrassieres generally designated 5. The upper portion 6 of 45 erably, the elastic portions extend to the nonelastic binding I2 along the edge of the garment. It is to be understood, of course, that the elastic inserts I may terminate otherwise than as shown; that is they may extend only partly around the under portions of the breasts instead of completely therearound.

A center piece 8, preferably of non-elastic material, joins the pockets 5. This center piece tapers from bottom to top, and has curved sides to conform to the shape of the elastic portions 1. In effect, the center piece provides a firm center stay, on each side of which lateral stretch to different degrees may take place. It will be understood that if the elastic breast pocket portions or inserts I extend only partly around the lower portions of the breast, the center piece 8 might connect with both the non-elastic portion 6 and the elastic portion 1 of each breast pocket.

In a preferred construction, the uppernonelastic portion 6 and the lower elastic portion 1 of each pocket 5 are secured to an end piece 9. The end pieces are made of non-elastic material and are connected by the back band l0, preferably of elastic material. Shoulder straps ll extend from the top of each pocket 5 and join the band .III at the rear of the garment.

Applicant's brassiere is elastic and stretchable through almost its entire length. Each breast pocketis expansible laterally between a firm nonelastic end piece and a firm non-elastic center piece. The brassire as a whole automatically adjusts itself to conform to the builds or body formations of difierent wearers; and each breast pocket automatically adJusts itself effectively to uplift and firmly to sustain the individual breast it is called upon to support, in exactly the manner required. Regardless of expansion in a lateral direction, the breast pockets are not adapted to stretch vertically, so that sagging of the breasts is effectively prevented. The garment, while fitting snugly, does not bind, but gives freely with movements of the body. It is high- 1y efiective, exceedingly simple, and entirely comfortable.

Although applicant's improved construction has been described with particular reference to a brassiere, it is to be understood that this construction may be incorporated in brassiere and bandeaux combinations, or in any garments having a brassire attachment.

Since many modifications of the invention may be made without departing from the scope thereof, it is intended that the above description and the accompanying drawing shall be regarded as illustrative only, applicant limiting himself only as indicated in the appended claims.

I claim:

1. A brassiere including a pair of dished or cup-shaped breast-receiving and breast-sustaining pockets, each of said pockets being formed of a first or upper section and a second or lower section, said sections of each pocket being securely attached together substantially throughout a line of jointure therebetween extending across each pocket to provide a continuous dished surface at the inside of the pocket, said second section of each pocket being generally in the shape of a crescent, and extending generally downwardly and outwardly from the central portion of the brassiere, so that each second section extends proximate the inside of a breast received within a pocket and around a lower portion thereof in supporting relationship therewith, sa d ing pockets, each of said pockets being formed.

of a first or upper section and a second or lower section, said sections being securely attached together to provide a continuous dished pocket, said second section of each pocket being generally in the shape of a crescent and extending downwardly and outwardly from the upper center portion of the brassiere throughout the width of each pocket, said second sections being formed of material adapted to stretch in a lateral or circumferential direction only around the body of the wearer, said breast pockets being secured together by an insert connecting said second elastic sections of said pockets.

3. A brassiere including a pair of dished or cup-shaped breast-receiving and breast-supporting pockets, each of said pockets being formed of a first or upper section and a second or lower section, said sections being securely attached together to provide a continuous dished pocket, said second section of each pocket being generally in the form of a crescent and extending downwardly and outwardly from the upper center portion of the brassiere throughout the width of each pocket, said second sections being formed of material adapted to stretch in a lateral or circumferential direction only around the body of the wearer, said breast pockets being secured together by an insert connecting said second elastic sections of said pockets, said insert being generally triangular in shape and being formed of relatively non-elastic material.

4. A brassiere including a pair of dished or cup-shaped breast-receiving and breast-supporting pockets, each of said pockets being formed of a first or upper section and a second or lower section, said sections being securely attached to-- gether to provide a continuous dished pocket, said second section of each pocket being generally in the shape of a crescent and extending downwardly and outwardly from the upper center portion of the brassire throughout the width of each pocket, said second sections being formed of relatively elastic material, said breast pockets being secured together by an insert connecting said second elastic sections of said pockets.

5. A brassiere including a pair of dished or cup-shaped breast-receiving and breast-supporting pockets, each of said pockets being formed of a first or upper section and a second or lower section, said first and second sections being securely attached together to provide a continuous dished pocket, said second section of each pocket being generally elongated in configuration and extending downwardly and outwardly from the center portion of the brassiere substantially throughout the width of the pocket, so that each second section extends proximate the inside of a I breast received within a pocket and around a lower portion thereof in supporting relationship therewith, said second sections being formed of material adapted to stretch in a lateral or circumferential direction only around the body of the wearer, said second sections being secured together by an insert connected therebetween.

6. A brassire including a pair of dished or cup-shaped breast-receiving and breast-support- 7 ing pockets, each of said pockets being formed of a first or upper section and a second or lower section, said sections of each pocket being securely attached together substantially throughout a line of jointure therebetween extending across each pocket to provide a continuous dished surface at the inside of the pocket, said second section of each pocket being generally elongated in configuration, and extending downwardly and outwardly from the central portion of the brassire, so that each second section extends proximate the inside oi! a breast received within a pocket and around a lower portion thereof in supporting relationship therewith, said second sections being formed of material characterized by relatively high elasticity adapted to stretch laterally around the body of the wearer, whereby said second sections serve to support the breasts in relatively firm manner and yleldably to mold the breasts in such manner that desired uplift and separation thereof is efiected, said second sections being secured together by an insert connected therebetween.

HENRY RASCH.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification450/65, D02/708
International ClassificationA41C3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41C3/00
European ClassificationA41C3/00