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U. s. WALKER OVERALL GARMENT Filed Maxch 15, 1942 I Suma/wko@ 07575555' 5. MQ/ef' Aug. 8, 1944.
Patented Aug. 8, 1944 UNITED sTATEs PATENT oFFlcE OVERALL GARMEN T Ulysses Sylvester Walker, Austin, Pa.
Application March 13, 1942, Serial No. 434,582
This invention relates to garments of the overall type and more particularly to such garments having legs and intended for use by mechanics whose work is chieiiy done from a kneeling posture.
In such garments the leg parts are subjected to heavy strains in a vertical 'direction and are subject in addition to the unusual wear on the knee parts to deteriorate and split transversely at or above the knees due to such strains.
It has heretofore been suggested that the comfort of such mechanics could be improved by the use of knee p-ads and that such pads would also relieve the knee parts of the overall from the wear of abrasion.
The object of the present invention is to provide an improved garment of the type indicated with simple reinforcements serving the dual functions of improving the comfort of the wearer, and protecting the garment proper from both the wear of abrasion and the unusual strains produced by the kneeling posture.
The invention consists of the novel constructon, arrangement and combinations of parts hereinafter more particularly described and claimed.
One sheet of drawings accompanies this specification as part thereof in which like reference characters indicate like parts throughout.
Fig. l is a front elevation of the improved garment.
Fig. 2 is a vertical cross section taken on line 2--2 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary cross section taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 1.
In the particular embodiment herein illustrated the garment comprises leg parts l extending to a waist or belt seam 2 and associated with a bib part 3 having Suspenders 4.
Two substantiallyY rectangular supplementary members t are provided, one for each leg part of the garment and each of substantially greater lengl h than width. In length each of these parts is adapted, when positioned on a leg part to eX- tend substantially frornthe waist to points below the knees. In width each is suilicient to extend completely across the front of a leg part.
These two supplementary parts are provided with marginal hems to give them additional strength, particularly in a lengthwise direction and they are secured to the respective leg parts of the garment by seams extending lengthwise and adjacent their long edges as at 5. Adjacent the knees, oneV of these marginal attachment seams of each member is interrupted to provide a pocket opening 'l through which a pad 9 may be inserted to protect the knees of the wearer, From this point down the side seams converge to prevent the pad from falling.
One of the upper corners of each member may be cut away to provide pocket openings i the bottoms of which are determined by transverse lines of stitching lll-lli. The edges of members 5 may be provided with supplemental hems ll adjacent the pocket openings 'I and 'l'.
The vertical attachment seams are spaced apart at the bottom leaving openings 8-8 through which dust and any small particles that may enter through pockets 'l may readily escape.
Rcinforcements I may be secured to the bottoms of the leg parts to take the wear from the shoes but these have no bearing on the present invention.
Various modifications of the particular size and shape of the supplementary members will be suggested by various considerations in connection with particular garments or particular uses but all within the scope of the present invention as claimed.
Having thus fully described my invention I claim:
1. An overall garment having legs with substantially rectangular members of a width to cover the front portions of the legs and a length to extend above and below the knees, said members secured to the garment by marginal lines of stitching adjacent their long edges whereby kneeling strains are divided between the fabric of the garment and said members, one of the marginal lines of attachment stitching of each member being interrupted adjacent the knee to constitute a pocket mouth, the said marginal seams of each member converging below said pocket mouth, the bottom edge of each member being free land unattached to the garment intermediate the marginal seams.
2. An overall garment as specified in claim 1 with a transverse line of attachment stitching extending from and between the marginal seams of each member above and adjacent the knees to constitute the bottom of a pocket having an opening adjacent the top of each member.
ULYSSES SYLVESTER WALKER.