US 2224253 A
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Dec.10, 1940. 2' E R. CLARK 2,224,253
DRESS SHIELD SUPPORTER Filed March 20, 1939 Patented Dec. 10, 1940 UNITED STATE DRESS SHIELD sUPPoa'rEa Elsa R. Clark, Springfield, Ohio, assignor of onehalf to Frank H. Clark, Toledo, Ohio 7 Application March 20, 1939, Serial No. 262,997
6 Claims. (Cl. 256) V This invention relates to a dress shield sup-' porter for preventing the soiling of garments by perspiration. V
An object of the invention is to provide a sup- 5- port for a shield which'is independent of the shield, but does not require, in one of its forms, the support of the dress shield to hold the shield support in its proper position. In this latter 7 form the dress shield may be removed from its 10 support which remains in place on the wearer and a fresh shield substituted therefor without removing the shieldsupport from the article or articles of clothing to which it has been attached. Another object of the invention is to provide a dress shield supporter which may be quickly afaached to and removed from-an article of cloth ing such as a brassiere, corset, slip, orother article of clothing, and which is firmly andquickly at tachedto such. article without inconvenience to the wearer, either during the time the article is being worn, or while attaching or detaching the supporter on such article-of clothing. The shield supporter may be attached to or detached from a brassiere while the same is in placeon thewearer, and the shield may also be applied or removed while the shield is in place, thus requiring a minimum of inconvenience in applying a fresh, clean dress shield whenever necessary.
Another object of the invention is the provision 80 of a dress shield, and supporter for. the same, which .may be wornunder all types of dresses,
and held securely in place, the same being out of sight and under the dress. 7 I Other objects will appear hereinafter throughout the specification.
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is a rear side view of the invention in place on the wearer;
Figure 2 is a front side view of the invention without the connecting cord;
Figure 3 is a side view of the device shown in Figure 1, showing in detail the arrangement and location of parts,
Figure 4 is a side elevation of one of the straps when detached from the garment and dress shield, and
Figure 5 is a side elevation of one of the clips.
In the structure shown, A indicates a brassire of conventional design, provided with shoulder straps l3. The shield supporter comprises shield straps I, 2 and 3 which may be identical in structure to each other, but not necessarily so. Strap 3 can be dispensed with under some conditions of use.
Each shield strap l, 2 and 3 is provided with the end opposite the bite end witha loop- I l. of the clips may be constructed of metal or other rigid material. Thelowerclip 9 is provided with a loop [2 that may be mounted onjon'e' of the .jaws of the clip adjacent the'bite end thereof, 15
upper clips 4, 5 and 6, respectively, and lower similar clips I, 8 and 9, respectively, whichfmay be of conventional design, and which further may be provided with springsto hold the jaws of the clips in'closed position on the brassire straps 5 and body as shown. The inner portionsof the clips may be provided with conventional rubber pads l0 as shown in Figure 4, to prevent injury to the brassire'straps and brassiere.
The clips 4, 5, 6,"! and 8 are each provided at 10 All 1 as shown in Figure 5, so as to allow this clip to lie snugly in place, and thus prevent a bulge which would otherwise occur when the clip is attached to the lower edge ofia brassire. Of
course, were the clip to be applied to thexupper 20 edge of a garment, such as a'skirt waist-band, a
clip such as shown at 4 in Figure 4 would beused in the upside-down position from-* that shown. Clips 6, I andB each may be provided, with an additional loopl3 for the cord l4, which may be 25 optionally made of elastic or non-elastic matebe omitted, as shown in Figure '2 e Each pair of upper and" lower clips 4+1, 58, and 6-9 is connected to shield straps L1, 3, re-
rial, but this cord l4 and additional loop l3 'rnay "spectively. These straps arejmade adjustableas I I shown'in Figure '4; by means. of the buckle I5,
and 'r- "y be made of elastic webbing or non'-elas'-,
tic fabric, such as ribbon material. Similarly, I a the cord l4 may be made adjustable by providing the samewith a buckle I6.
I The shield supporter is therefore made ad'-,
justable to fit different sized persons, by means 01 the adjustable straps l, 2 and 3, and the adjustable cord 15, when this latter isused.
Clips 4, 5 and 9 are adapted to beattached to one or more garments, While clips 6, I and 8 are adapted to be attached to the shield I! at substantially equally spaced places, as shown.
This shield is of double thickness to provide maximum absorpt on of perspiration, but may be of only a single thickness. The portion designated It lies adjacent to the under-arm and has a v looped cord 19 fixed thereon by sewing to maintain this under-arm portion [8 in proper, posi tion, without interfering with movement of the arms.
The various advantages of this invention will be readily apparent to both manufacturers and 55 vclips together when changing shields.
users 0! the article described, and may be briefly described as follows:
1. Any dress shield on the market may be used;
2. This garment supporter may be attached to any brassiere or undergarment;
3. Either the shield alone or the shield and shield supporter may be easily removed and replaced; and s 4. The shield supporter may be adjusted to suit the figure while in place, and with the shield in place.
Either cord II or I! may bedispensed with. The principal function of cord H is to keep the Either cord II or I! may be made of elastic or non-elastic material.
The term brassiere in the claims is intended to include all .such undergarments as willserve to attach the shield supporter to, and may include one or moreundergarments.
The specification and drawing are intended for illustrative purposes only, the invention beinglimited only to the extent as setforth in the appended claims. 1
1. A dress shield supporter for attachment to a brassiere, including a plurality of dress shield strapsadapted to be arranged at obtuse angles toeachother, clip means attached to one end of each strap said clip means being adapted to be attachedtea partof said-brassiere, and additional clip means attached to the opposite end of each strap,and having means for attachment to a dress shield, flexible means and means on said additional clip means whereby said additional clip means may be attached to each other.
. A dress shield supporter for attachment to a brassire, including a plurality of dress shield straps adapted to be arranged at obtuse angles to eachother, clipv means attached to one end of 3 each strap, said clip means being adapted to be attached to a part of said brassiere, and additionalclip means attached to the opposite end of each-strap, and having jaws for attachment to a dress shield, and flexible means for spacing said strapsfrom each other, and eye means on one of thejaws of each additional clip means, whereby said flexible means may maintain saidaddi tional' clip means in spaced relation to each other. 3, The combination of a dress shield supporter 'and a dress shield including a plurality of dress whereby said supporter may be adjusted while in place on the wearer.
4. The combination of a dress shield supporter and a dress shield including a plurality of dress shield straps, means at one.end of each strap for detachably attaching the same to an undergarment, means at the opposite end of each strap for detachably attaching the same to said dress shield at spaced points, comprising opposed similarly shaped jaws, said last named means having loops integral therewith and a'flexible adjustable means threaded through said loops whereby said supporter may be adjusted while in place on the wearer. g
5. The combination of a dress shield supporter and a dress shield including a'plurality oi dress shield straps, means at one'end-of each strap for detachably attaching the same to an undergarfor detachably attaching the same to said dress shield at spaced points, comprising opposed simn ilarly shaped'jaws, said last named means having loops integral therewith and a flexible adjustable means threaded through said loops whereby said supporter maybe'adj'usted while in place on the wearer, said jaws each having resilient pads attached to the inner side thereof.
6. In combination a dress shield and a shield supporter, said shield sup'porter having a number of adjustable flexible straps, spaced from each other andadapted to be positioned at acute angles to each other, two of said straps having clamping jaws at one end of each of the same for attachment to the shoulder strap of anundergarment and detachable fastening means at the opposite end of each strap for attachment at spaced points to said dress shield, said shield supporter further comprising a third strap having clamping jaws for attachment to another portion of an undergarment beneath the shoulder strap thereof and provided with detachable fastening means at lts'opposite end for attachment at a r third spaced point of said dress shield.
' ELSA R. CLARK.