US 2144514 A
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Jan. 17,1939. H. A. SPEH WATERPROOFED GARMENT Filed Jan. 16, 1957 21 .4 HE/aMAN/ZSPFH Patented Jan. 17, 1939 UNITED STATES WATERPKOOFED GARMENT Herman A. Spell, Binghamton, N. Y.; Hazel C.
Speh executrix of said Herman A. Speh, de-
ceased Application January 16, 1937, Serial No. 120,983
My invention relates to a water proofed garment, and more particularly it relates to a water proofed garment of the coat type.
It is of particular utility in connection with the water proofing of heavy duty garments, such as hunting coats, though it is not of exclusive use in these fields.
An object of the invention isto provide water proofing at the portion. only of the garment where such water proofing is most needed, thus saving weight without sacrificing comfort. Another object of the invention is to provide a garment wherein the water proofing material is least subject to wrinkling, wear, and cracking.
A further object of the invention is to provide Water proofing which will not rot through the accumulation of perspiration moisture, and which is so disposed on the garment as to permit evaporation of perspiration of the wearer.
With these and other objects in view, which may be incident to my improvements, the invention consists in the parts and combinations to be hereinafter set forth and claimed, with the understanding that the several necessary elements comprising my invention may be varied in construction, proportions and arrangements, without departing from the spirit and scope of the appended claims.
In order to make my invention more clearly understood, I have shown in the accompanying drawing means for carrying the same into practical effect Without limiting the improvements in their useful applications to the particular constructions which, for the purpose of explanation, have been made the subject of illustration.
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a coat of my invention, the coat being opened to more clearly show the construction.
Figure 2 is a top plan view of the back panel of my coat.
Figure 3 is a top plan view of a front panel of my coat.
Figure 4 is a. top plan view of an upper sleeve panel of my coat.
In the drawing I have shown a coat I which may be of the heavy duty type, such as a hunting coat. The coat is provided with a back panel 2 and two front panels 3. The coat may be provided with pockets 4 which are attached to the front panels 3 and which may be closed by buttons 5.
The back panel 2 is provided with an upper portion 6 which may be rubber coated or otherwise coated with a water proofing lining.
Each front panel 3 is provided with an upper portion 1 which is similarly furnished with a water proofing coat or lining. The type of water proofing or coating forms no part of this pat ent. I have found several types of treatment which will give the desired water proofing lining to the coat. In some types of construction, the rubber is sprayed on the material in a thin film. Other types of water proofing can be resorted to.
It will be noted from Figure 3 that the portion 1 of a front panel 3 which is water proofed is adapted to fit around the armhole. The sleeve fits onto the coat. Each sleeve which I have designated, generally by the number 8, is provided with an upper panel 9, and a lower panel Ill. The upper panel 9 has a water proofing covering or coating ll corresponding to the water proofed coatings B- and I.
By reason of the fact that the lower sleeve panels H] are not water proofed, the perspiration from under the arm of the wearer does not tend to rot or disintegrate the water proofing coating, for no water proofing coating comes in direct contact with the under part of, the arm of the wearer; Moreover, since the water proofing covers only the upper outside part of the arms of the wearer, the upper back and the upper breast of the wearer, weight is saved and proper ventilation of the wearers body is allowed to occur.
It is further to be noted that the portions of the garment covered with the water proofed lining are those which are least subject to wrinkling during use. Thus deterioration of the water proofing is largely prevented through cracking 6 and abrasion.
While I have shown and described the preferred embodiment of my invention, I wish it to be understood that I do not confine myself to the precise details of construction herein set forth by way of illustration, as it is apparent that many changes and variations may be made therein, by those skilled in the art, without departing from the spirit of the invention, or exceeding the scope of the appended claims.
1. A coat construction comprising front, back and sleeve portions and a water proof coating thereon disposed in its entirety substantially above a plane passing slightly above the armpit portion.
2. In a coat construction, a body portion having arm holes, sleeves fitting ontothe body portion at the arm holes, water proofing material attached to the body portion andto the sleeve, said water proofing material in the body portion being confined to and covering the upper parts of the garment that are above a plane passing through the lower part of the arm hole, the lower parts of the garment including the lower part of the arm holes being substantially free from any water-proofing, the water proofing material of f2." l r 2,144,514
the sleeve being Substantially confined to the upper part adjacent the arm holes, whereby V ventilation at the lower part of the arm hole may be maintained.
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