US 2344845 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Mardi 21, 1944 A. R. BALDEscHwlELER 2,344,845
APRON Filed April 22, 1943 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 March 21, 1944. A. R. BALDl-:scHwlELER 2,344,845
APRON Filed April 22, 1943 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Suma/whom ,4 E afscw/afe Patented Mar. 21, 1944 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE APRON- v Agnes Ross Baldeschwieler, Asbury Park, N. J.
Application April 22, 1943, Serial No. 484,047
l (CL2- 48) 6 Claims.
This invention relates to aprons and particularly to that type adapted to be worn by the :housewife around the home.
One of the objects of the present invention is to provide a practical apron which will not only be attractive in appearance and ornamental in design but one which will be extremely service- "able and by reason of the interchangeability of parts, adapted to present a fresh and clean surface with a minimum of material and laundering.
A further object is to provide an apron of the above character having few parts which may be very inexpensively manufactured and assembled.
A further object is to provide an apron of the above character which will be capable of adjustment thereby to fit neatly people of different size.
Other objects will be in part obviousA from the annexed drawing and in part hereinafter indi cated in connection therewith by the following analysis of the invention.
This invention accordingly consists in the features of construction, combination of parts and in the unique relation of the members and in the relative proportioning and disposition thereof, all
as more completely outlined herein.
To enable others skilled in the art to fully comprehend the underlying features of this invention, that they may embody the same by the numerous modifications in structure and relation contemplated by the invention, drawings depicting several forms of the invention have been annexed as part of this disclosure, and in such drawings like characters of reference denote corresponding parts throughout all of the views, as-
In the accompanying drawings,
Figure 1 is a front view of one of the embodi Figure 7 is a detail sectional view of the pocket.
Referring now to the drawings in detail and first more particularly Figures 1 and 2, it will be noted that the main or base garment portion Il) is larger than the complementary part II shown infdetail in Figures 3 and 4. In other words, the F part Il) is preferably of a length to reach from a Ypoint slightly below the neck to a slight distance above the knees, and is of a width adapted to extend entirely across the front and over the 'hips, or about two thirds around the wearer. Of
course variations in these dimensions may-be made as desired. A Y
This part I l) which is preferably cut from a single piece of fabric includes a triangular member l2 which in pattern extends off to one side and then folds back as shown in Figure 6 and provides an armhole I3. An ornamental ribbon or thelike I4 may be applied at the angle between the parts and above the armhole. This laterally extending triangle I2 is adapted to be folded substantally along the long axis of the armhole I3 so the bow I4 rests on the shoulder when in use, the triangular part I2 extends across a por.- tion of the back as shown in Figure 2. In other words, the line of the top edge or casing I5 of the garment occupies, when worn, a line substantially forty-five degrees with respect to the waistline while the other edge I5 is substantially parallel to the waist-line.
The upper part of this section of the apron is provided with a tubular casing I5 through which a ribbon l or the like is adapted to pass freely. The other end 2d of this ribbon which when in use is approximately at the waist-line will be in close proximity to the part of the ribbon I8 whereby the two ends may be tied together slightly to one side ofthe back to hold this section of the apron in proper position. Registering pockets 2| (see Fig. 7 are provided on both sides of this section of the apron that are preferably directly opposite each other whereby one pocket is always available on the outside.
The other section II in Figures 3 and 4 is very similar in general construction to that already described, yet it is preferable that this `section Abe made shorter than the section Ill and also narrower for reasons which will presently appear.
`rIhis section I I may be made in one piece if desired but it is easier and less expensive to make in two parts, for there is less waste. The triangular portion 22 (see Fig. 4) vis connected to thepart II on seams 23 adjacentan-armhole Z4. The top edge of the part H is also provided with a tubular casing 25 -through which a ribbon or the like is adapted to pass with lone end 25- being substantially atthe waist-line when the apron is worn and the other end 21 exiting from its casing at the apex'of the triangular part 22 will occupy a position closelyadjacent thereto so that the two ends may be tied together. Pockets like 2l may be applied if desired.
It will be noted particularly that the top edge 26 of the triangular part 22 will, when the apron is on, cross the top edge I 5 of the triangular part I2 shown in Figure 2 at a substantally similar angle thereby to present the proper appearance of crossed lines in the middle of the back. Likewise the edge is cut at substantially the same angle as the top front edge to present the desired appearance in front as in Fig. 2.
By providing the ribbons in a casing as shown, as in Fig. 2, then the top of each section may be puckered or gathered along the ribbon to reduce the size thereby more conveniently to t a smaller person.
The materials out of which these aprons are made may be varied as desired. Seersucker is found to be a very convenient material inasmuch as ironing is unnecessary and laundry work reduced, but ordinary cotton will otherwise answer the purpose, and perhaps be more serviceable in some lines of work. The aprons may be made of other materials according to taste; thus fancy' aprons may be made out of organdy or rayon in a variety of colors and designs.
It'is preferable to make these aprons in sets; that is, one main part such as shown in Figures and 6 and preferably two parts suchas shown in Figures 3 and 4 and optional to make these of diierent materials, color and design as indicated by legends on the drawings, or two layers of material-that is, the parts being faced, whereby either or both parts may be reversed as occasion demands. It is the smaller part shown in Figure 3 that is preferably made in pairs and it is this part which absorbs the most moisture or collects the most spots if work is being done around the sink, while the undergarment is to a certain extent protected by the smaller or outer garment.
On most occasions when the small part belcomes spotted then it may be reversed together with the complementary part shown in Figure 5. In other words, both are turned inside out or, if preferred, the other smaller part similar to that shown in Figure 3 may be substituted or the larger part may be worn over the smaller part. l By having the parts in different colors or designs or faced with different material as might be desired then with three parts, that is the main part shown in Figure 5 and two of the parts shown in Figure 3, a clean apron surface is available for six'days of the week by using both sides of all three parts on the outside one after the other. .Y Itis thus seen that the present invention provides a simple and practical apron having a maingarment and at least one complementary garment which when worn together provide a very effective protection to ones dress, as well as a pleasingr appearance. The apron may be adjusted easily and quickly to size within reasonable limits and is quick to slip on and ofi. By providing pockets on both sections directly opposide each other as indicated there is always a pocket available to carry ones handkerchief, small change or keys, as the case may be.
g Without further analysis the foregoing will so fullyreveal the gist of this invention that others can, by4 applying current knowledge, readily adapt it for various applications without omitting certain features that, from the standpoint of the prior art, fairly constitute essential characteristics of the generic or speciiic aspects'of the invention, and therefore such adaptations should and are intended to be comprehended within the meaning and range of equivalency of the following claims:
l. An apron of the character described comprising two complementary sections adapted to be superimposed when in use, each of said sections having an armhole, each section having a diagonally disposed top edge adapted to cross each other in the back when worn, and ribbons running along the top edge of each section terminating beyond the apex of the section which are adapted to be tied near the back.
2i. An apron of the character described comprising a relatively large main section having a diagonally disposed upper edge adapted to extend across the chest of the wearer and a laterally extending triangular portion at one side with an armhole positioned between said parts, the top edge of said main section and triangular portion having a casing through which a ribbon or the like is adapted to pass, and at least one complementary section similar in shape to said rst section :but smaller in width and length and also provided with a main part and a laterally extending triangular part separated by an armhole, and ribbons or the like attached to the sections whereby when the sections are being worn the ends of said ribbons will substantially meet at the back of the wearer.
3. An apron of thevcharacter. described comprising two complementary sections one of which is larger than the other the fronts of said sections being superimposed when in use, each of said sections having an armhole, and each having a diagonally disposed top edge adapted to cross in the middle of the front and a lateral extension adapted to cross the other in the back when worn, a casing running along the top edge of each section terminating at the apex of the extension and a'free ribbon or the like mounted in said casing to permit adjustment the ends of which are adapted to be tied in the back, at least one of said sections being provided with a pocket on both sides and directly opposite each other.
4. An apron of the character described comprising two complementary portions one of which is larger than the other and adapted to underlie the smaller part when in use, each of said portions having an armhole, each part having a diagonally disposed top edge adapted to cross each other in the back when worn, a casing running along the top edge of each section terminating at the apex of the section and a ribbon or the like mounted in said casing the ends of which are adapted to be tied near the middle of the back.
5. An apron of the character described comprising a relatively large main part adapted to extend across the chest and front of the wearer and a laterally extending triangular portion at the upper part-with an armhoie'positioned between said parts, the top edge of said'main part and triangular portion having a casing through which a ribbon or the like is adapted to passx and at least one complementary section similar in shape to said first section also provided with a -Inain part and a laterally extending part seprated by an armhole, a casing along the top edge of said main part and triangular part of said second section and a ribbon or the like associated therewith whereby when the sections are being worn the ends of said ribbons vwill substantially meet back of the wearer.
6. An apron of the character described comprising a relatively large main section having a diagonally disposed upper edge adapted to extend across the chest of the wearer and a laterally extending triangular portion at one side with an armhole positioned between said parts, the top edge of said main section and triangular section having a casing through which a ribbon or the like is adapted to pass, and at least one complementary section similar in shape to said rst section but smaller in width and length and also provided with a mainy part and a laterally extending triangular part separated by an armhole,` a. casing long the top edge of said main section and triangular part and a ribbon or the like ex- 5 faced as desired.
AGNES ROSS BALDESCHWIELER.