US 2368654 A
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Feb. 6, 1945. FRANK 2,368,654
GARMENT Filed Nov. 24, 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 x Q BY Feb. 6, 1945.
E. L. FRANK GARMENT Filed Nov. 24, 1941 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 3 in flap/c Patented Feb. 6, 1945 UNITED STATES PATENT GARMENT I Eric L. Frank l ialtimore, Md; Application November 2 1, 1941, Serial No. 420,260
(Granted under the act of March 3, .1883, as i amended April 30, 1928; 370 0. G.,'Z57) I 4 The invention described herein, if patented may be manufactured and'used by or' for the Government for governmental purposes, without the payment to me of any royalty thereon.
tection in severe weather, which is encountered when skiing.
A garment suitable for miliary ski'troops has to have all these qualities and have the added qualities of having large pockets to carry the necessary equipment and odds. and ends incidental to a soldiers existence in the winter climate.
Therefore, -an object of the ,invention is to provide animproved garment of simple and practical construction, which is not bulky'and will, by means of two pockets, supported by a web belt incorporated in the garment at the waist, to relieve all the strain from the back of the garment, provide means for carrying more than the usual necessities.
Another object of the invention is to provide a garment having a collar which can easily be adapted to be used as a hood, to protect the head and neck of the wearer when it is cold, and at other times present the usual-appearance of an enlarged collar.
A further object of the invention is to provide an elastic insert at the waist of the garment to prevent snow from entering the space between the wearer and the garment, should the wearer fall in the snow.
A further object of the invention is to provide a closure of the slide-fastener type which is adapted to have an outer flap of the same material as the garment, completely covering the fastener, to prevent snow mice from accumulat ing on the fastener, preventing its operation. Y
A further object of the invention is to provide a yoke on the garment which will prevent the moisture which accumulates on the outer surface of the yoke from penetrating into the garment.
With the above and other objects and advantages in view the invention consists of features parts which will appear in the specification and be finally pointed out inthe claims.
While the preferred embodiment of thein-x A vention is shown, it isf to be understood that slight changes in the form and minor details of construction may be resorted to without de parting from thejspirit of the invention or fall ing beyond the scope of the claims. V v
Referring now to the drawings, in which similar characters and references in the several fig ures indicate identicalparts:
Fig. 1v is a front elevation of the garment enibodying the "invention. v 1
Fig. 2 is a rear elevation of the same.
Fig. 3 is a front elevation of the garment in open position.-
. Fig.'4.is a fragmentary sectiona1- view along line 4-4 of. Fig. 1. .v
Fig. 5 is enlarged fragmentary View of one of the :pockets. i
Fig. 6 is a diagrammatic sectional view taken on the line 6-6 of,Fig. 3. H
Referring "to the drawings by numeral, I0 is used to designate the garment in'general, which in the present instance has been designedfor. the usev of ski tr'oops,-b u t itshould be understood that the present invention may be applied to any form of outer garment generally used for 1 protectionfrom the elements."
The garmentalll which ismadeof' a light, water-'repellant ,material, comprises ,the divided front body portion ll andthebackbcdygportion 1'2, which are provided. with the usual s sleeves l3, having gussets .at the armpits to.
allow greater freedom of movement. The garment is further provided with drawstrings M to adapt the waist of the garment to, the individual.
A large collar or hood I5, lined with a light woolen material, or with double-texture mate rial of the outer fabric, is attached to the neckline of the garment andby means of slide fastener I6 is adapted to normally extend downward over the back of the garment, in a smooth and fiat condition. Drawstrings I! are positioned within a sheath provided in the edge of the collar or hood l5 so that the opening ofthe hood around the face of the'wearer can be restricted as to size.
The garment I0 is provided on the front body portions II with two pockets l8, having flaps l9, which are held closed by any well-known means, such as buttons 20.
A slide fastener 2| is provided to close the of construction, arrangement and operation of divided front portions H and there is also pro- Q FF'IC-E inoperative.
vided an outerfiap 22 of'the same material as 1 the garment, which is adapted to cover the'fastener 2| to prevent the fastener from becoming clogged with snow and ice and thus becoming Straps23 are provided at the lower'end of the sleeves l3 and are adapted to be regulated to wrist size by means of buttons 24. The present invention has beendeveloped to provide a garment with two pockets 25, so situated with respect to the garment that the pockets can become invisible when the coat is being The pockets thus attached are carried as if they were part of the coat but since the weight g of the pockets is wholly carried and supported by worn, during which time said pockets are empty,
but when full will extend below the garment for convenience, in carrying numerousarticles of equipment. V
Entrance to the pockets 25 is gained by means i of slide fasteners 26 which are positioned at the v waist of the rear portion I2 of the garment ID.
A strip 21 of the same material as the garment is positioned in the center of the" rear body portion of the garment and extends from the neckline to the bottom of the garment, thereby add- I ing strength to the back portion l2.
A yoke 28 is positioned at the shoulders and is fastened to the garment at the neckline 29 and around the shoulders at 30. The points of the yoke in the front are secured in place by means of buttons 3|. This construction permits the passage of air between the yoke and the garment,
thus preventing the moisture which accumulates on the outer surface of the yoke from penetrating into the garment, since an evaporative action 3 I 3 takes place prior to the actual absorption of the vided with, an elastic thread seas to engage the wearer snugly and thus prevent snow from getting up under the jacket if'the wearerfalls into the snow. i
One side of the pockets are attached'to the body portion l2 by means of threads 25', while the other side of the pocket is secured to the flap or lining 34 by threads 33'.'
36 so that the coat may be drawn tightly about the waist of the wearer. When the pockets are .not in use, they may be folded so as to be retained in an upright invisible position by means ',of' tabs 31 and buttons 38. The lining of-these Loops 34f attached to the flap 34 are adaptedto receive a web belt the web belt 36 and their disposition is determined in the manner previously described, a con siderable weight can be more easily carried than if the pockets wre directly supported by the garment itself in the usual manner.
Although the invention has been described in connection with a military ski garment it is not so limited, since numerous changes in details of construction and arrangement of parts may be efiected without departing from the spirit of the 'invention'and fall beyond the scope of the claims.
Having thus described'the invention, what is claimed as new and desired to secure by Letters Patent is:
l. A garment comprising in combination a body portion, a'pocket, one side of said pocket being attached to the rear of the body portion at the waist line thereof, said pocket being of a length to extend below the waist line of the body portion and freely suspended therefrom, and fastening'means on saidbody portion adapted to engage fastening means on said pocket when said freely suspended'portion of the pocket is folded upwardly so as to extend above the waist line, of said body portion. 1
2. A garment comprising in combination a body portion, a pocket, one side of the pocket being attached tothe' waist line at the inside rear part of the body portion, said pocket being adapted I to extend below the waist line of the body portion when in'use, and means on the inside of the rear of the body portion for retaining a belt;
said beltoverlying and supporting the upper portion of the pocket.
3. A garment comprising in combination a body portion, a pocket; one side of said pocket'being attached tothe waist line at the inside rear part of the body portion, a lining attached to the opposite side of said ocket, and means on said lining for retaining a belt.
. 4. A garment comprising in combination a body portion, a pocket, one side of said pocket being attached to the waist line at the inside rear part of thebody portion, said pocket being of a length to extend below the waistline of said body portion and freely suspended therefrom,- a lining attached to the opposite side of said pocket above the middle portion of said pocket, and means comprising a separate body encircling member secured to said lining for supporting said pocket.
. ERIC L FRANK.