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Publication numberUS2272041 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 3, 1942
Filing dateDec 16, 1939
Priority dateDec 16, 1939
Publication numberUS 2272041 A, US 2272041A, US-A-2272041, US2272041 A, US2272041A
InventorsPocock Harry E
Original AssigneeLyon & Coulson Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hunting jacket
US 2272041 A
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Feb.3, 1942. H. E POCbCK 2,272,041

HUNTING JACKET Filed Dec. 16, 1939 INVENTOR v HcgryEPoCock,

ATTO NEYS Patented Feb 3, 1 942 Harry E. Pocock, Snyder, Y., assignor to c Lyon & Coulson, Inc., lBuffal N. Y,

Application December 16, Serial No. 309,611?

4 Claims.

This invention relates to garments andp articua .larly to jackets or coats such as are worn by sportsmenand hunters. It has heretofore been proposedto associate with a jacket of the kind frequently worn by hunters, fishermen, and other sportsmen, a game pocket. Such pockets have frequently been disposed at theback of" the jacket. or coat to 7 avoid, so far as possible, interference with the manipulation of hunting and fishing parapher- .nalia and forother reasons. One objection to,

prior art devices of this nature has been the fact that the presence of the rear pocket, pouch or pack has rendered the garment to'some extent unsuitable for other uses, either by reasonof the fact that the pocket, pouch or pack has been per-- manently associated with the garment or because its mode of association has so modified the garment as in and of itself to render the garment unsuitable or inconvenient for other uses. A further objection to devices of thisna- .tu re found in the prior art has to do with inconvenience of use and discomfort towhich the user 1. is subjected by the presence of the game pocket, particularly when it contains articles whose weighttends to distort the coat or jacket and constrain his freedom of movement.

the present invention I have devised .a

hunting jacket and game pouch combination wherein the game pouch itself may be quickly and conveniently removed from orjsecured to the rear side of the jacket. The mode of 'association of the game pouch with the jacket, when these component parts are manufacturedfin ac cordance with my invention, is such that the pouchitself is supported upon the jacket in a due pull on the jacket proper. This is of special benefit and desirability when the. pouch contains articles of some'weightin the nature of game or sporting paraphernalia. Further, the arrangement'of the game pouch and its association with the hunting jacket is such as not to hamper or J constrain free movement of body and limb of the wearer of the jacket, and the pouch itselffis arranged to give convenient and varying degree. of access to its interior.

manner whichdoes not distort or exert any un- In arranging the hunting jacket and a'sso- A ciated game pouch in accordance with the teachings of this invention, the pouch is securedto the jacket at spaced points on what might be re-, ferred to as the structural framework of the hunting jacket, considering the shoulder seams and belt or waist of such jacket as analogous to 5 a structural framework. Other advantages of from the standpoint of drawing.

In the drawing:

Fig. 1 is a rear view "of a worn by a user and having associated therewith the game pouch which,incombination with the jacket, forms the subject matter'of this invention. I Fig.2 is'ra'n elevational view of the reverse side zo'f the'game pouch tdthatwhich appears in :1, and

Fig.3 is a fragmentary cross-sectional view through the shoulder seam of the hunting jacket showingone of thesecuring devices.

am the drawing like characters of reference denote like parts and the numeral I0 refers gen- --erally to a hunting jacket which in details of construction other than those referred to herein is conventional and may. be-"varied as desired. As seen in'Fig. l, the jacket Hl-iis preferably of the kind which embodies a belt'or waist reinforcing-band II. -The game pouchitself, designated generally 12, involves a pocket portion I3 which is closed at itsupperend as by the seam l4 and has associated therewith an upwardlye ic.

tendingpanelportion l5 whichi'terminates up-,

'wardly in diverging tab portions l6, each of which is provided with a pair of buttonholes l1 for securement to buttons I-8 which are secured to the jacket l0 along the shoulder sea-m I9 thereof, as shown in detailin Fig. 3.

I The tab'jporti ons I6 are preferably reinforced in the region of the buttonholes H as by the in sertszfl r I Ashas been stated, the pocketportion I3 is -c1osed; at its upper edge by the seam l4 and access to the interior thereof is had bygway of I openings at opposite sides of the pocket which I openingsaextend from the seam I4ydownwardly:

along the. outwardly flaring side edges of the pocket portion l3 to substantially the point marked A'i'n Fig. 2. Buttons/24 are provided-at I opposite sides of the back of the coat, preferably,

along the waist reinforcement [l I thereof. for en- ,gagement by buttonholes 25'formed'in both the inner and outer orflfront' and back panel portions which iorm. the'p0cket l3; I l

I It win be noted that .thebuttonholes am as posedsomewhat above the lower extremities of the side. openings and .only the inside or nont "pane'l of the pocket I 3 may be secured tothe but- 1 tom 24 or both the inside and outside or'frontand hunting jacket being I back panels may be secured to the button, as desired. In the latter case greater capacity of the pocket is attained and greater security against losing its contents with the sacrifice of a certain degree of readiness of accessibility to the pocket. In use the outer or back panel of the pocket l3 may be momentarily unbuttoned from the jacket and from the front or inside panel portion of the pocket to facilitate the insertion or removal of articles into or out of the pocket. It is preferred that the opposed panel portions which form the pocket [3 be reinforced on both their sides in the region of the buttonholes 25 as indicated at 26.

In the illustrated embodiment the interior of the pocket portion I3 is provided with a rubberized or otherwise waterproofed lining, as at 21, which will serve to protect the contents of the pouch against access of moisture from -Wlth0llt but which is primarily provided for the protection of the wearer of the jacket and pouch against contamination by game contained in the pocket portion of the pouch. The lining 21 also facilitates cleaning the interior of the pocket portion after use.

The pouch unit of the present invention may be conveniently formed from a single main body piece which has a portion of the full outline of the pouch as illustrated in Fig. 2, plus a lower extension which is folded upon such portion and stitched thereto as at M to form the pocket portion of the pouch. The edges of the pouch are hemmed or reinforced in a conventional way and the waterproof lining is secured to the main body portion prior to the folding of the lower exten-.

sion to form the pocket [3. The portion which is folded upon itself to form the pocket I3 is then stitched to the main body portion from the folded portion at the lower edge of Fig. 2 to the points marked A along its opposite side edges, to complete the pocket portion of the pouch.

It is to be noted that the seam I4 is shown as being partially ripped in Fig. 2 with a portion of the front or inside panel of the pocket I3 folded over. tion only and the upper edge of the two pocket panels are normally stitched together entirely across the seam I l.

The indentation or inwardly curving of the lateral sides of the pouch l2, which curving extends from the tab portions l6 substantially down to the point where the pouch is secured to the jacket at the waistline, permits free bodily movement and particularly free shoulder movement of the wearer without sacrificing the advantages which are gained by providing the widely spaced upper and lower securement of the pouch to the jacket.

It will appear to those pusuing the principles and teachings of this invention that certain modifications may be made without departing from the spirit or scope of the invention which is not to be considered as limited otherwise than in the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

1. The combination of a hunting jacket and removable game pouch, said jacket having pouch securing means adjacent its opposite shoulder portions and other pouch securing means laterally spaced and disposed at its lower portion, said pouch comprising a pocket portion having opposed panels secured to each other along their upper and lower horizontal edges and having side This is for the purpose of illustraopenings for access to said pocket, said pouch having a panel portion extending upwardly from the upper edge of said pocket portion and having means for detachable engagement with the securing means disposed at the opposite shoulder portions of said jacket, and means associated with said pouch for detachable engagement with the lower securing means of said jacket.

2. The combination of a hunting jacket and removable game pouch, said jacket having pouch securing means adjacent its opposite shoulder portions and other pouch securing means latterally spaced and disposed along its waist line, said pouch comprising a pocket portion having opposed panels secured to each other along their upper and lower horizontal edges and having side openings for access to said pocket, said pouch having a panel portion extending upwardly from the upper edge of said pocket portion and having means for detachable engagement with the securing means disposed at the opposite shoulder portions of said jacket, and means associated with said pouch for detachable engagement with the securing means along the waist line of said jacket.

3. The combination of a hunting jacket and game pouch, said jacket having pouch engaging means along its opposite shoulder seams and at points laterally spaced along its waistline, said pouch comprising a lower pocket portion having opposed panels secured to each other along their upper and lower edges and along the lower portion of their lateral edges, the upper portion of said lateral edges being normally unsecured to permit access to the interior of the pocket so formed, said pouch having a panel portion extending upwardly from said pocket portion and terminating upwardly in means for detachable engagement with the securing means disposed at the opposite shoulder portions of said jacket and means along the normally unsecured portions of the edges of each of said pocket panel portions for independent and detachable engagement with the engaging means along the waist line of said jacket.

4. The combination of a hunting jacket and game pouch, said jacket having pouch engaging means along its opposite shoulder seams and at points'laterally spaced along its waistline, said pouch comprising a lower pocket portion having opposed panels secured to each other along their upp r and lower edges and along the lower portion of their lateral edges, the upper portion of said lateral edges being normally unsecured to permit access to the interior of the pocket so formed, said pouch having a panel portion extending upwardly from said pocket portion and terminating upwardly in means for detachable engagement with the securing means disposed at the opposite shoulder portions of said jacket and means along the normally unsecured portions of the edges of each of said pocket panel portions for independent and detachable en-v gagement with the engaging means along the waist line of said jacket, the portion of said pouch between said waistline engaging means and said shoulder engaging means being of substantially less width than said pocket portion and the width of said upwardly extending panel portion at its upper edge.

HARRY E. POCOCK.

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US2762054 *Aug 6, 1954Sep 11, 1956Hettrick Mfg CompanyHunting garment
US2948898 *Jul 18, 1957Aug 16, 1960Allen Robert EShooting garment
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US5029343 *Feb 22, 1990Jul 9, 1991Mcintyre Wade AAthletic shirt
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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/94
International ClassificationA41D13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41D13/0012
European ClassificationA41D13/00P