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Publication numberUS2132668 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 11, 1938
Filing dateJan 6, 1938
Priority dateJan 6, 1938
Publication numberUS 2132668 A, US 2132668A, US-A-2132668, US2132668 A, US2132668A
InventorsWittmack Charles E
Original AssigneeOshkosh B Gosh Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2132668 A
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Oct. 11, 1938. c. E. WITTMACK OVERALL Filed Jan. 6, 1958 INVENTOR.


Patented Oct. 11, 1938 UNITED STATES OVERALL Charles E. Wittmack, Oshkosh, Wis., assignor to Oshkosh BGosh, Inc., Oshkosh, Wis., a corporation of Wisconsin Application January 6,

l 2 Claims.

The invention relates to overalls and more particularly to a new and improved bib construction therefor.

The object of the invention is to provide a reenforced bib construction in which a single member eleminates the usual triangular button stays at the upper corners of the bib and reenforces the entire top edge of the bib and at the same time functions as a pocket flap and extends and is fastened over the top of the pocket or pockets provided in the bib, only one fastener being necessary to close the pocket flap, which prevents chaff, straw, dirt, etc., accumulating in the pockets and effectively holds the contents therein when stooping over.

The invention further consists in the several features hereinafter set forth and more particularly defined by claims at the conclusion hereof.

In the drawing:

2 Fig. 1 is a front elevation view of a pair of overalls provided with a bib embodying the invention;

Fig. 2 is an enlarged detail view of the bib, parts being broken away;

Fig. 3 is a detail sectional view taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2.

In the drawing, the numeral 4 designates the overalls as a whole and 5 the bib portion thereof which may be formed integral with or be secured to the main body portion of the garment.

The bib portion 5 is provided with a pocket or pockets here shown as formed by a piece 6 of material sewed around its inturned sides and bottom edges 'by the stitching I to the bib 5 and which may be sewed by spaced stitching 8 to said bib 5 so as to provide two pockets 9 and a pocket space ID which is closed at the top by a fastener part II and opened intermediate its ends by a slit l2 cut in said piece 6. The inturned top edge of the piece 6 is also shown as provided with stitching l3, and beyond the rows of stitching 8 said edge is open to form the openings to the pockets 9. The pockets 9 may, of course, be formed in other ways than that specifically shown.

A reenforcing member [4 extends across the entire top of the bib 5, and its top and side edges I5 are turned over corresponding inturned edges l6 of said bib and secured over said edges by stitching l1, Fig. 3 showing this construction in detail in connection with the top edge. The lower flexible edge [8 of the member I4 is turned in and 1938, Serial No. 183,587

sewed to its body by the stitching l9, and it may taper from the sides to the center, one part of a snap fastener being mounted in said member adjacent the edge at the center and adapted to engage the other part I l on the bib when said member is in closed position over the tops of the pockets 9. The suspender buttons 2| are secured to the corners of the bib which it will be noted is reenforced by the double thickness of the member I4 at these points.

The buttons 2! are adapted to be engaged by the eyed members 22 carried by the straps or suspenders 23 of the garment.

With this construction the member I4 takes the place of the usual separate triangular button stays secured to the bib at the upper corners and also reenforces the entire top edge of the bib and further functions as a cover flap to prevent chaff, straw, dirt, or other foreign matter accumulating in the pockets 9 and prevents their contents spilling out when stooping over, only one fastener being necessary to close this flap over the tops of the pockets.

I desire it to be understood that this invention is not to be limited to any particular form or ar- 25 rangement of parts except in so far as such limitations are included in the claims.

What I claim as my invention is:

1. In an overall, the combination of a bib provided with a pocket opening toward the upper end of said bib, a reinforcing member extending across the upper edge of said bib and secured to said edge and having its bottom edge extending below the open end of said pocket and side edges extending to substantially the level of the pocket opening and secured, for their entire length, to the side edges of the bib to bring the lower edge of said member normally in pocket-covering position.

2. In an overall, the combination of a bib provided with turned edges at its sides and top and with a pocket opening toward the upper end of the bib, a reinforcing member having a bottom edge extending below the pocket opening and top and side edges bent and extending over the turned edges of said bib and secured to said bib, said side edges extending down the sides of the bib to substantially the level of the pocket opening to bring the lower edge of the reinforcing member normally in pocket-covering position.


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U.S. Classification2/227, D02/743
International ClassificationA41D13/02
Cooperative ClassificationA41D13/02
European ClassificationA41D13/02