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March l6, 1943. R. E. LEE
' HUNTING COAT Filed Jan. 12, 1942 :16 =1 1,8 1e 1 I i o 42 Qaerili' Lee INVENTOR ATTORNEY Patented Mar. 16, 1943 HUNTING COAT Robert E. Lee, Toledo, Ohio, assignor to The Hettrick Manufacturing Company, a corporation of Ohio Application January 12, 1942, Serial No. 426,430
This invention relates to coats but more particularly to hunting or sport coats which are provided with raglan sleeves and in which the body portion of the coat and sleeves is of relatively heavy stiff material, such as water-proof canvas, and an object is to provide a coat of the above character with means which will facilitate the raising of the arms and eliminate the usual objection in such garments due to lifting of the lower portion of the coat body when the sleeves are raised.
Another object is to provide a hunting coat with an insert underneath each of the sleeves of such character as to enable the sleeves to be raised without affecting the body portion of the coat thereby facilitating the handling of a gun or rifle without impedance even when the coat is weighed down with shells, game, etc.
Other objects and advantages will hereinafter appear and for purposes of illustration but not of limitation, an embodiment of the invention is shown on the accompanying drawing in which- Figure 1 is a front view of a hunting coat provided with worsted knit inserts under each of the sleeves, the sleeves being of the raglan type;
Figure 2 is an enlarged fragmentary detail showing one of the sleeve inserts in partly extended position; and
Figure 3 is a view similar to Figure 2 with the sleeve in substantially fully raised position.
The illustrated embodiment of the invention comprises a hunting coat having a body It] which may be of relatively stiif heavy material, such as water-proof canvas. The coat is provided with gusseted pockets ll having side openings l2 and flaps I3 which are adapted to contain or conceal shells and the like ordinarily carried by hunters and which usually are relatively heavy. Attached to the body portion are raglan type sleeves l4, these being attached in the usual manner as by sewn seams l5. Extending across the back of the coat adjacent the lower portion is a game pocket H, the flap of which is connected by detachable fasteners l8 disposed along a line approximately intersecting the sleeve arm pits.
Heretofore considerable difficulty has been occasioned in hunting coats of the above type equipped with raglan type sleeves for the reason that when the sleeve is raised as, for example, for shooting, the lower portion of the coat must be raised accordingly. This is quite troublesome particularly when the pockets are weighed down with shells, game, etc. To overtic, is foraminous to afford the desired ventilation, is free from uncomfortable bulkiness, and affords the necessary warmth. As shown, the insert is of two thicknesses of knit material for strength and warmth. The worsted material is ribbed in the longitudinal direction of the insert to afford the maximum elasticity to the material and also facilitate moving the sleeve toward and away from the body portion II].
It will be manifest that when the sleeves are against the side of the body portion In, the worsted knit insert 16 will return to its normal unstretched position occupying a minimum amount of space and eliminating any bulginess or uncomfortable feeling to the wearer. With the above described insert It in place the arms can be raised easily and in the normal manner without interference in spite of the relatively stiff material of the body portion of the coat and furthermore Without lifting the lower portion of the coat which is normally required. Thus, even when the game pocket H and pockets I I are filled, the hunter has free use of his arms for handling a gun.
It is to be understood that numerous changes in details of construction, arrangement and operation may be effected without departing from the spirit of the invention especially as defined in the appended claim.
What I claim is:
A hunting coat of the character described, comprising a body portion of relatively stifi canvas material having a game pocket in the portion thereof below the armpits, raglan sleeves of said canvas material secured to the body portion, the adjacent edges of the sleeves and body portion being unsecured to one another in the armpit regions whereby to affect ovate cut-outs so that when the sleeves are raised and lowered, the upper edges of the undersides of the sleeves swing in arcs about axes constituted by the uppermost points of the cut-outs, a pair of worsted knit, ovate, longitudinally ribbed armpit inserts having their longitudinal edges respectively seto a lowered position and said inserts pass through a substantially fiat, unstretched condition, the arcs through which the edges of the sleeves pass bring such edges below the major portions of the inserts, whereby to ensure against downward sagging of the inserts.
ROBERT E. LEE.