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Publication numberUS2312177 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 23, 1943
Filing dateAug 11, 1941
Priority dateAug 11, 1941
Publication numberUS 2312177 A, US 2312177A, US-A-2312177, US2312177 A, US2312177A
InventorsLester George H
Original AssigneeLester George H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Multiple pocket for garments
US 2312177 A
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Feb. 23, 1943. G. H. LESTER MULTIPLE POCKET FOR GARMENTS Filed Ad 11. 1941 INVENTO'R GEORGE H. L..E5TER @64 TURN Patented Feb. 23, 1943 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,312,177 MULTIPLE POCKET FOR GARMENTS George H. Lester, Birmingham, Ala. Application August 11, 1941, Serial No. 406,412 3 Claims. (cm-253) This invention relates to a multiple pocket construction for garments, particularly for the bibs of overalls, and has for an object the provision of such a pocket construction which shall be simple of design and easy to assemble, and which shall combine strength of design with ready accessibility to the pockets.

A further object of my invention is to provide an overall bib pocket combination which shall include a relatively large rear pocket extending substantially across the bib and a plurality of smaller pockets arranged over the relatively large pocket and with overlapping safety openings, together with means to reinforce the pocket construction.

Features of my invention are illustrated in the accompanying drawing forming a part of this application, in which Fig. 1 is a front View of an overall bib having my improved pocket construction applied thereto;

Fig. 2 is a sectional view taken along the line II--II of Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is a side view looking in the direction of the arrows III--III of Fig. 1; and

Fig. 4 is a sectional View taken along the line IVIV of Fig. 1.

Referring to the drawing, I show a bib ll] of a suit of overalls havingmy improved pocket construction applied to the front thereof. The pocket combination is composed of a plurality of layers of fabric, the inner layer ll being constituted by the body of the garment. The next or intermediate layer of fabric I2 is joined to the body ll of the garment in a manner to be described later, around the entire periphery of the pocket combination, except on the right hand side of the wearer, where it is joined from the bottom up to a line of reinforcing stitching I3, the remainder being unstitched to provide an opening [4 into the pocket from the right hand side of the wearer, which opening may be closed by a snap fastener It. The construction so far described provides a relatively large pocket, readily accessible to the wearer from the right hand side of the wearer, and which is secured all around to the body of the garment except for the lateral opening.

Immediately above the intermediate layer I 2 is provided a central outer layer I! which is joined, intermediate its sides, to the intermediate layer l2 by parallel vertical rows of stitching I8 and I9 so spaced as to form a relatively narrow scabbard pocket 2! which may be employed for holding a pencil 22. A lower opening 23 in the scabbard pocket 2| provides for accommodating a short pencil or tool, while an upper opening24 adapts the pocket for a longer pencil or tool.

On the opposite sides of the pocket combination are provided lateral, outer fabric layers 26and'2l, both of which overlap the outer edges of the central outer layer H. The layer 21 is joinedto the intermediate layer l 2 and to the body of the garment l I along the left hand side of the wearer by means of parallel rows of stitching 2B, which extend from top to bottom and around the entire pocket construction, joining all layers together; except for'the opening I' l already described; Vertical rows of stitching2l9 join the left hand outer layer 21 to the central outer layer .11 from the bottom up to a reinforcing stitching 3 l,'where the rows 29 step to leave an opening 32 withtheedge' of the layer 21 overlapping the edge of 'the'layer I! to provide a safety pocket :33. :It willlbe noted that the pocket :33 extends from the outer left boundary of the combination pocket, on the left of the wearer, to the parallel rows of stitching l8 and I9 defining the scabbard pocket 2 I.

To the right of the wearer, a similar pocket 34 is formed by the outer layer 26 which is stitched to the central outer layer I! by rows of stitching 36 up to a reinforcing stitching 31, where the stitching stops to leave an opening 38 overlapped by the edge of the outer layer 26. It will be noted, by reference to Fig. 3, that the outer layer 26 is joined to the intermediate layer l2 and to the body I l of the garment by a continuation of the double rows of stitching 28, which extend around the bottom of all the pockets and up to the reinforcing stitching I3 already described. From the reinforcing stitching I3 up to the top of the opening M for the large pocket first described, the outer layer 26 is joined only to the intermediate layer l2. The pocket 34 just described, as will be seen by reference to Fig. 2, extends from the vertical row of stitching [8 to the outer boundary of the pocket construction and thus provides a safety pocket similar to pocket 33 for such articles as watches, purses, etc.

In order to provide additional strength for the entire construction, a reinforcing band of fabric 39 extends across the entire upper end of the pockets and the bib l0, and is joined thereto by parallel rows of stitching 4| and 42. A button hole 43 may be provided through this band and through the body of the garment to accommodate the upper end of a watch chain, not shown.

From the foregoing it will be apparent that I have devised an improved multiple pocket construction for garments of the character deaccessible multiple pockets, and providing adequate safety features to prevent the loss of articles therefrom.

While I have shown my invention in but one form, it will be obvious to those skilled in the art that it is not so limited, but is susceptible of various changes and modifications, without departing from the spirit thereof, and I desire, therefore, that only such limitations shall be placed thereupon as are specifically set forth in the appended claims.

What I claim is:

1. A multiple pocket for garments of the character described including a plurality of layers of fabric, the rear layer being comprised by the body of the garment, the intermediate layer adjacent the body of the garment being relatively wide and joined to the body of the garment at the top, bottom, along one side, and part way up from the bottom of the opposite side to form a relatively wide rear pocket opening from the side, a fastener for the side opening of said pocket, a central outer layer of fabric, a central scabbard pocket formed by parallel vertical rows of stitching joining the central outer layer to the intermediate layer, lateral outer layers of fabric on each side of the intermediate layer and overlapping the central outer layer along the outer vertical edges of the latter and cooperating with the central outer layer and the intermediate layer to form oppositely disposed front side pockets with central openings and safety overlapping edges, and rows of stitching joining the outer edges of the outer layers of fabric through the intermediate layer to the body of the garment except for the lateral opening of the rear pocket where the coperating lateral outer layer is joined only to the intermediate layer.

2. A multiple pocket for garments of the character described including a plurality of layers of scribed, which is strong and sturdy, with readily fabric, the rear layer being comprised by the body of the garment, the intermediate layer adjacent the body of the garment being relatively wide and joined to the body of the garment at the 5 top, bottom, along one side, and part way up from the bottom of the opposite side to form a relatively wide rear pocket opening from the side, a snap fastener for the side opening of said pocket, a central outer layer of fabric, a central scabbard pocket formed by parallel vertical rows of stitching joining the central outer layer to the intermediate layer, lateral outer layers of fabric on each side of the intermediate layer and overlapping the central outer layer along the outer vertical edges of the latter and cooperating with-the central outer layer and the intermediate layer to form oppositely disposed front side pockets with lateral openings and safety overlapping edges, rows of stitching joining the outer edges of the outer layers of fabric through the intermediate layer to the body of the garment except for the lateral opening of the rear pocket where the cooperating lateral outer layer is joined to the intermediate layer, and a fabric reinforcing strip stitched across the upper ends of the pockets joining all the layers to the body of the garment.

3. A multiple pocket for overalls comprising a relatively large inner pocket opening from the 30 side and formed by fabric joined to the body of the garment across the front, a snap closure for the opening, similar outer side pockets and a central scabbard pocket formed by a piece of fabric secured to and over the inner pocket by parallel 35 vertical rows of stitching and lateral pieces of fabric secured to and over the sides of the inner pocket by rows of stitching to form overlapping central safety openings for the side pockets, and

a reinforcing strip secured across the top of the 40 several pockets and to the body of the garment. GEORGE H. LESTER.

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US2482349 *Jan 28, 1947Sep 20, 1949Harry LangOveralls
US2492499 *Mar 4, 1947Dec 27, 1949Pollock Kenneth WOverall
US2604627 *Jul 8, 1949Jul 29, 1952Abbott Paul DInsertable and removable shirt pocket
US2985235 *Aug 1, 1958May 23, 1961Kirsch CoPleater strip
US5509147 *Mar 7, 1994Apr 23, 1996Busquets; Agustin A.Multi-pocket system for a garment
US5517696 *Jan 19, 1994May 21, 1996Krugler; David E.Multiple compartment garment accessory pocket
US8402562 *Oct 28, 2010Mar 26, 2013Hbi Branded Apparel Enterprises, LlcGarment with a pocket system for an electronic device
Classifications
U.S. Classification2/253, D02/857
International ClassificationA41D27/20
Cooperative ClassificationA41D27/20
European ClassificationA41D27/20