US 236825 A
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No. 23 6,8 25. I Pat entedJa n. 18,1881.
".PETERS. PPIOTO'LITHOGRAPRERI WASHINGTON, 'D. Cv
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
ARTHUR MALTBY, OF LONDON, ENGLAND.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 236,825, dated January 18, 1881.
Application filed September 23, 1880. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, ARTHUR MALTBY, of
London, England, army tailor, have invented a new and useful Suit of Clothing or Wearing- Apparel, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.
The object of the said invention is the provision of a suit of clothes which may be easily and quickly put on or taken off by the wearer in case of emergency, and. which is also provided with a collar and wristbands or cuffs in such a manner that when the suit is on the wearer and buttoned up the said collar and cuffs will, to outward appearance, be attached to or form part of a shirt, although the wearer may or may not be actually wearing a shirt at the time. a
My invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure l is an interior view of my improved suit of clothing or Wearing-apparel unfastened, and Fig.2 is an exterior view of the same, buttoned up or fastened.
Like letters indicate the same parts in both figures.
a represents the trousers, and b the coat or jacket. To secure theseparts together 1 arrange upon the'interior of the coat I) a flap or 30 lappet, c, providedwith af series of vertical rows of buttons", d, eacli" row preferably con- I sisting of three buttons, as shown. To one button of each of these rows I'attach one end of a strap or connecting-piece, 0, whose other 3 5 end is secured to oneot a series of buttons, f,
fixed upon the trousers, as shown.
In providing the coat with a collar, g, I attach the sameas shown in Fig. 1, and in attaching the cuffs I prefer to secure the same to a single button within the sleeve of the coat, so that by withdrawing them partially from the sleeve they may be readily turned round on the said button as on a pivot, and thereby reversed.
I wish it understood that I do not confine myself to the exact shape or configuration of the coat or trousers shown in the drawings, as their form may be varied to suit the prevailing fashion or the taste of the wearer without departingfrom thespiritof myinvention; neither do I confine myself to the use of the flap c, as in some cases I may dispense with this flap and attach the buttons (1 to the interior of the jacket itself.
Prior to my invention a childs suit-comprising coat, waist or vest, and skirt or pants has been produced. In such instance, however, the parts were not attached to the coat by straps and buttons, nor were cufls provided.
I claim- The combination, with a coat having a collar, g, of a pair of cuffs buttoned to the coatslceves, a flap, 0, secured to the inside of the coat and provided with several series of buttons, and a pair of pants provided with flexible straps, held upon the said buttons in the manner set forth, said elements being combined to form a complete suit of clothes, substantially as described.
St. J. AURN, LEWIS SANDERSON.