US 2281086 A
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Patented Apr. 28, 1942 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Application December 2, 1938, Serial No. 243,582 In Switzerland February 22, 1938 1 Claim.
Fig. 2 shows the shortened circumference of the arrangement of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 shows the finished arrangement of the waistband and the trousers.
Fig. 4 shows a perspective view of the waistband and the trousers.
Fig. 5 shows a loop with rollers.
The Figs. 1 and 2 show the principle of the construction of the patent application and the Figs. 3-5 show the finish. The scales of the different figures are different and they show only the scheme. The closed waistband consists of the part I9 and the foldings l5, IS. The roller 24 is fastened to the loop l1 which is fixed to the point 29 of the waistband IS. The rollers 22, 23 are fastened to the loop 2| and the buckle 20 with the pulling strap I8 is fixed to the point 30 and the pulling strap I8 is placed around the roller 22. The buckle 20 keeps always its position in relation to the point 30, which is fixed to the rear part 26 of the trousers. I
If the arrangement of Fig. l is used by a person and it fits around the waist, all parts are tight. In case the waist of the man is smaller, the strap l8 has to be changed in the way Fig. 2 shows. The pulling strap I8 has changed its position in relation to the buckle 20 and the distance between the roller 22 and the buckle 23 is changed.
All parts are tight again. The part I4 is called the pulling part. If the distance between the point 30 and the roller 22 is shortened by the strap Hi, the distance between the point 29 and the roller 23 is shortened too but the shortening is less than between the roller 22 and point 30. The buckle rests against the part I4 and is prevented from resting against the underwear.
The foldings l5, l6 are placed into the inside of the front part 25 of the trousers while the point 30 and the loop 2! are placed into the back part 26. The loop 2| is visible from outside. The arrangement of the pulling part I4 is shown in Figs. 1, 2 and all parts of the waist-band have to be placed around the waist in a good tight fit. By fixing the loop I! to the point 29 and by fixing the buckle 20 with the strap Hi to the point 30 of the waistband the trousers are finished. For loosening or tightening the waistband, the strap 18 has to be regulated by the buckle 20. The rollers 22 and 23 are covered with rubber.
Having described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
Trousers having a waistband thereon, said waistband including a folded part having two folds, the folds being connected together and fitted with slidable attachments, one slidable attachment being fixed to the waistband, and a pulling device secured to the other attachment for the purpose of eflecting adjustment of the waistband.