US 2212719 A
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A. L. PROUTY Aug. 27. 1940.
SANITARY GOWN Filed Oct. 9, 1937 INVENTOR.
Amy Lou/5e Pro)? d-au " ATTORNEY! V Patented Aug. 27, 1940 1 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE. 3
2,212,719 SANITARY GOWN Amy Louise Prouty, Seattle, Application October 9, 1937, Serial No. 168,250
tary uniform inthe practice of their professiorh The invention has for its objects toprovide a garment for this purpose incorporating as its principal feature adetachable panel-like front so designed as to enable the wearer to easily replace the same when soiled, to provide a garment in which the panel front is reversible, and generally to devise a uniform in which the expense incident to maintaining the required sanitary condition is reduced to a minimum and which in all other respects meets the demand for. a more efficient gown for this purpose than has heretofore beenjavailable.
The invention consists in the novel construction, combination and adaptation of the parts of the garment and in the garment as a whole, as will be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing, and finally set forth in the, appended claims.
In the drawing:
Figure 1, in front elevation, depicts a sanitary, gown constructed in accord with the teachings of the present invention.
Fig. 2 is a front elevational view illustrating the back or foundation portion of the gown with the panel front detached; and
Fig. 3 is an elevational view representing the detached panel front.
Designated in the drawing by the numeral 5 is the foundation portion of my garment, fashioned from fabric or other suitable material in a customary ordesired manner to cover. the back, the shoulders, and the sides, the sides extending forwardly over the lateral portions of the front of" the wearer and leaving a median opening extending from. the neck to the lower limits of thegown. The marginal edges defining the sides of this opening are conventionally folded in the provision of hems 6 and 'l and at the upper limits of the opening areshoulderyoke elements 8 and Byboththese hems 6 'l.
and the yoke elements 89 having buttons. I I
, secured thereto at spaced intervals.
l2 indicates a partial belt carried by the foundation portion of the garment and 13 sleeves for thesame, it "being obvious that this belt, or the sleeves, as well as other portions of the foundae tion 5 may, without departing from the spirit of the invention, be altered in form or applica-; tion or eliminatedwhere such alteration or elimination does notdestroy the operativeness of the foundation as a support for the hereinafter described panel front.
This front, represented by I5, is approximately rectangular in'plan configuration modified by a slight concavity of the side margins conform- 5 ing to the line of the hems 6-1 and by a top curvature constituting a prolongation of the neck line formed by the foundation yoke. Provided about the edge of the panel is a doublestitch hem which at thesides and top overlies 10 the hems 6-1 of the foundation and the yoke elements 89 thereof, this overlying hem being provided with button-holes l6 disposed in registering relation with the buttons II.
The gowns major attraction lies in its elimination of excessive cleaning chargesnecessary to maintaining a comparative sanitary condition with the heretofore employed integral gown, the detachability of the front portion of the garment, a portion which most frequently becomes soiled, permitting easy replacement with little expense in cleaning and pressing the de- I An added feature is the reversibility, further reducing the laundering expense and materially prolonging theilife of the l garment. I i
While, I illustrate and herein describe an embodiment of my invention which is believed to best ,portraythe advance it is not my intention to implyany undue limitations. Buttonswhile advantageous in eliminating metal or other unyielding] body from the detachable fiat panel, thereby facilitating pressing, might be objectionable in the event that the wearer should desirea garment front devoid of any projecting 40 parts. Snaps, zippers, or other suitable attach- I ing medium might in such instance be employed;
as the gown, in the means for fastening the front panel and in the tailoring of the component parts, permits wide variation to meet the desire or the need in any particular usage.
I intend that the'heretoappended claims be given a breadth in their interpretation. commensurate with the state of the advance in the art.
What I claim, is:
l. A sanitary surgical gown providing a foundation member fashioned to suspend from the I shoulders of the wearer and extend over the back and along the sides of the wearer with the front entirely open from the upper to the lower extreme limits thereof and between the two sides, a partial-neck single-piece yoke secured as a re-inforcing member to the foundation in overlying relation to the upper back portion thereof and bothshoulders, and a panel-like facing piece for said opening of a length approximating the length of the foundation and designed with 'a neck recess in the upper edge, said facing piece and the supporting foundation having complementary means 'forattaching the former to the latter on lines defining the shoulder margins of the yoke and. the forward edges of the sides.
2. The gown defined in claim 1 wherein the fashioning thereof is of the tailored character 5 with the side margins of the facing piece slightly concave to bring the side portions of the foundation member snugly about the waist of the wearer.
AMY LOUISE APROUTY. 10