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Publication numberUS2331962 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 19, 1943
Filing dateMar 16, 1942
Priority dateMar 16, 1942
Publication numberUS 2331962 A, US 2331962A, US-A-2331962, US2331962 A, US2331962A
InventorsHill Collins Henry
Original AssigneeHill Collins Henry
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 2331962 A
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Oct. 19, 1943. H. H. COLLINS GARMENT Filed March 16, 1942 Patented Oct. 19, 1943 i ZClaims.

.Thisinventiorr 1 relatesato. an improvement-.zin

,l garments, more particularly'. vests.

- yIt l is the object r of i this ainyention :topprovide a bers of the armed forces, or of civilianfdefense agencies, Land by refugees and others who may be exposed to wind and cold without entirely adequate for, such exposure; but may also be used as additional protection against the weather by anyone.

It is thus the object of this invention to provide a garment which can be produced readily in quantity at low cost and without consuming vital war materials, which will have a relatively .cordance ,.wvth, my ,inventcn, is-forrned. of, a -iear panel! Il ofgenerally. trapezoidalshape, .secured ,.to. each sideedge, of ,ifwhich' are front panels .I3

of generally triangular shape; Armholes, I5..are

iformedvon the .line of. juncture ,ofV .'the front and .rear panels. ,A ,tape I1` secured. tothe free .side edge. of one.' ofvv theV front panels, anda second :..tape .I9 =securediat,. the.seambetween the oppoi rsite .front panel .and the, rearfipanel, enable .the

long useful life, and which can be readily used to supplement the usual clothing without undue bulkiness.

These objects are attained in accordance with my invention by providing a garment formed from two layers of light weight cloth secured together along theiredges, and so stitched as to form a plurality of pockets, extending in the aggregate over substantially lthe entire area of the garment, the pockets all opening through slits formed in one of the layers lof cloth, preferably to the inside of the garment as worn.

Windproof material of any desired thickness, as newspaper, may be placed in the pockets to give the needed protection, and replaced as required substantially without expense.

The manner in which these objects may be acf complished is further set forth by the following description of a preferred embodiment of my invention shown in the accompanying drawing,

in which: i

front flaps.

Figure 3 is a diagrammatic sectional view on the line 3--3 in Fig, 1.

Figure 4 is a detail sectional View through' one of the pockets, showing newspaper pages in place clothingl 101 .garment .to lbesecuredain place ,upon the wearer,

who simply rties the two shapes together where they meet-see Fig, 1. J f p As shown in Figs. 2 and 3, the several panels are formed from twol layers, 2l, 23 of light weight fabric, as cotton sacking or` the like, secured together at the edges by turned seams 25. Two.pockets 21, 29 are formed in the rear panel Il; and two similar pockets 3|, 33 in each of the front panels I3.l The lower pockets 33 in the front panels are defined at one side and the bottom yby a line of stitching 35 spaced inwardly from the free edges of the panels. The upper pockets 3! are defined at the bottom by a line of stitching 31, also defining the top of the pockets 33, at the top by a second line of stitching 39, andalong one side by a line of stitching 40. Pocket 29 extends to the very bottom of panel Il, and is separated from pocket 21 by a line of stitching 4I. A second line of stitching, 43, denes the top of pocket 21.

Slits 45 cut in the inner layer of fabric 23 at the top of each of the pockets afford access to the pockets. The slits 45 are preferably shorter than the full width of the pockets. If desired the material may overlap the slits 45, so as to conceal the openings. Y

Newspaper pages P folded in the manner shownin Fig. 5 may easily be inserted in the various pockets as indicated in Fig. 6. Any desired thickness of paper may be used. The paper once fully inserted in the pocket may be opened up to the shape shown by the line 41 in Fig. 6, and so will be held securely within the pocket without danger of displacement or slipping out. f

Since the pockets 33 do not extend quite to the bottom of the ,front panels, the wearer may sit without being discomforted by the stiffness of the newspaper, as the lower edge of the front panels exes readily. l

What I claim and desire to protect by Letters Patent is: l. A vest comprising a rear panel and, extending from the respective side edges thereof, two front panels each of which is so substantially Wider at the bottom than at the top that, when in position on the body of the wearer, the two front panels overlap to form a. front covering of double thickness of approximately triangular shape, each panel being formed of at least two layers of cloth joined together to form' a pocketed area, the inner layer of each panel having a slit near the top of the panel extending across the panel from near one side edge thereof to near the other side edge thereof and having another and longer slit between its top and bottom extending across the panel from near one side edge thereof to near the other side edge, thereby providing in each panel a wider lower pocket and' a. narrower upper pocket, the two layers of each panel being secured together to close the upper pocket from the lower pocket, each slit affording an opening through which .rectangular shaped paper, having a width approximating the width of its slitted opening, may be inserted into the corresponding pocket and therein occupy an area not much less than that of the pocket; whereby the vest throughout the greater part of its area may be heat-insulated by rectangular shaped paper insertions.

2. A vest comprising a rear panel and, extending from the respective side edges thereof, two front panels each of which is so substantially wider at the bottom than at the top that, when in position on the body of the wearer, the two iront panels overlap to form a front covering of double thickness of approximately triangular shape, each panel being formed of at least two layers of cloth joined together to enclose a pocketed area approximating the area of the panel, the inner layer of the rear panel having one or more slits extending across the panel from near one side edge to the other side edge to allow the insertion of one or more nat rectangular shaped paper structures,'the inner layer of each front panel having a slit near the top of the panel extending across the panel from near one side edge thereof to near the other side edge thereof and having another and longer slit between its top and bottom extending across the panel from near one side edge thereof to near the other side edge, thereby providing in each front panel a wider lower pocket and a narrower upper pocket, the two layers of each front panel being secured together to close the lower pocket from the upper pocket, each slit affording an opening through which rectangular shaped paper structures, having a width approximating the width of its slitted opening, may be inserted into the corresponding pocket and therein occupy an area not much less than that of the pocket; whereby the vest throughout the greater part of its area may be heat-insulated by rectangular shaper paper insertions.

HENRY HILL COLLINS.

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US2482295 *Jun 26, 1946Sep 20, 1949Schlafman ElyGarment
US3648976 *Nov 27, 1970Mar 14, 1972Neale Dory J SrWire dispensing device
US6006356 *Dec 24, 1998Dec 28, 1999Song; Kevin K.Wraparound garment
US8671464 *Feb 10, 2011Mar 18, 2014Mark SilverbergTemperature regulating garment
US20110302703 *Feb 10, 2011Dec 15, 2011Mark SilverbergTemperature regulating garment
Classifications
U.S. Classification2/92, D02/829
International ClassificationA41D1/04, A41D1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41D1/04
European ClassificationA41D1/04