US 2381232 A
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C. STONE Aug. 7, 1945.
GIRDLE 1943 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Aug. 25
C. STONE Aug. 7, 1945.
GIRDLE Filed Aug. 25, 1945 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 I I I I I M/ M m lrl Patented Aug. 7, 1945 UNITED STATES PATENT ornce GIBDLI.
Chasles Stone, Brooklyn, n. r.
- Application August as, 104:, Serial No. 400.020
This invention relates generally to garments for women and has specific reference to girdles provided with leg encircling bands to prevent the girdle from rising on the wearer.
The main object of the invention is to provide a garment of this class wherein means are provided to form a closure between the inner and opposed portions of the encircling bands.
A further object of the invention is to provide a garment of the above-mentioned character wherein said closure means serves as a cover member for the inner and opposed edges of the leg encircling bands thereof converting the latter into a smooth crotch element thereby preventing this portion of the girdle from protruding against the outer garments.
A further object of the invention resides in the provision of a garment of the above-mentioned character wherein the closure member may substitute as a band for sanitary napkins and serve as a mounting and holder therefor. The closure means also prevents the protrusion of such napkin against outer garments.
These objects and other incidental ends and advantages of the invention will hereinafter appear in the progress of the disclosure and as pointed out in the appended ,claims.
Accompanying this specification are drawings showing a preferred form of the invention wherein corresponding-reference characters designate corresponding parts throughout the several views and wherein:
Figure 1 is a front view of a girdle made in accordance with the invention as it appears on a human form.
Figure 2 is a rear view thereof.
Figure 3 is an enlarged view of the tion of Figure 1 showing the closure member thereof in open position.
Figure 4 is asectional view of Figure 1 along the plane H thereof.
Figure 5 is a plan view of an elastic member which serves to form the leg encircling bands in conjunction with the girdle.
Figure Bis an enlarged and fragmentary .view
lower porof the lower portion-of Figure l with the closure member removed showing the detachable engaging means for said closure member.
l 'igureiis asectionalviewofl'igurcoaicng the plane l- -I thereof.
In the embodiment of the invention illustrated in the drawings the girdle body is] of tubular form and is provided with a compound front panel. a rear anel and elastic side panels. the
lzatelr being stretchable circumferentially of the As shown, the front panel is comprised of an intermediate section II in the form of an invaried triangle and a pair of similar lateral sections II and i2, the'adiacent edges between the intermediate and lateral section being reenforced, as by tapes III, II and II, the said e'dges lying in the same angular direction and being suitably and spacedly joined as by means of stitchins II. T
Across the upper and outer corners of lateral sections II and I! are diagonally disposed stiffening members It and 15 respectively suitably housed asin pockets on the inner sides of said sections. pockets not being shown in the drawings. These stiifening members serve to prevent the upper edge of the front panel from rolling down.
The front panel above described is suitably joined to a rear panel ll by means of transversely elastic side panels I! and II. Thus one longitudinal edge of panel I! is joined to section ii along a lineof stitching (not shown) inwardly of edge I! while the opposite longitudinal edge of panel I! is secured along a reenforced lateral edge 20 to rear panel l8. Similarly, one longitudinal edge of side panel I! along the-lower end is Joined to a reenforced lower edge portion 2! of section If by suitable stitching, and along the upper end is provided with a slide fastener element 22 which cooperates with a complementary slide fastener element 23 along the upper end of edge portion II. A slider 24 opens and closes the side panel I. adjacent section I! for purposes of applying and removingthe garment. The opposite longitudinal edge of the side panel i8 is .secured by suitable stitching. to the reenforced lateral edge 25 of rear panel l6.
Rear panel I! is also provided with a pair of stiffening members 26 and 21 to prevent the upper edge thereof from rolling, pockets for said stiffening members on the inner side not being shown in the drawings. In addition, the upper portion of rear panel I! is provided with an elongated strip 28 circumferentially elastic and following the stretch of the side panels." and il. the said strip ll being spacedly secured to panel I by means of stitching It.
The tubular girdle at the lower edge and intermediate the width of the front panel is provided with an arched or concave edge indicated suc- .cessively by continuous edges ",li and 32 of sections ii, ll and it, while the rear panel it intel-mediate the width thereof is also provided with a lower arched or concave edge 33.
Adapted to be secured between the lower front and rear concave edges are portions of a rect member 34, shown in Figure 5. being stretchable transversely and having transverse edges 35 and 80 and reenforcedlongitudinal edges 31 and 38. Centrally disposed of member 34 is an elongated slot 38 having longitudinal edges II and 3| and transverse edges 42 and 43.
Member 34 is adapted to provide leg encircling hands by proper attachment to the lower front and rear concave or arched edge portions of the girdle as by securing edge 36 to the concave edge Portions 30, 3! and 32 of the front panel by a line of stitching 34a and by securing edge 3| means for a swim napkin 48c as by securing the rear end of the napkin to loop 49b situated on the inner side of strip 48 and securing the forward end of the napkin to loop Bil by passing the same therebetween and then folding the napkin end downwardly as shown in Figure 4. The strip 48 passing over the napkin causes a snug and comfortable fit and prevents any protuberance from showing against the outer garment'l Moreover, the easy detachability of strip ll permits easy replacement of the napkin.
It is to be understood that the form of the invention shown and described herein is merely illustrational and various changes in the shape,
size, integration and arrangement of parts may to the concave edge portion 33 of the rear panel by a line of stitching 45. These leg encircling portions are indicated by numerals 4B and 41 and in conjunction with the lower portions of the girdle makes the girdle of the panty type and serve to resiliently confine portions of the thighs in view of the fact that portions 4.. and 41 are elastic circumferentially of the thighs. Such thigh construction serves to maintain the garment inposition on the body and may eliminate ti of bands 46 and 41 when the said strip is in secured position and thereby present a smooth and substantially continuous surface to the crotch that under no circumstances will show any protuberance through the outer garments.
Below the secured edge of strip 48 and on ,the inner side is attached a transverse loop b for attachment of a sanitary napkin We as shown in-Figure 4, while on the opposite end of strip 48 are securing elements 50 engageable with receiving means mounted intermediate the concave edge 38 of front panel section il. As shown specially in Figures 6 and7, the securing elements are in the form of hooks and the receiving means therefor instead of eyes are openings II and Ii formed by securing a transverse strip '2 and a superposed strip 63 adjacent the concave edge 3| by means of an upper longitudinal row of stitches I4 penetrating the upper edge of strip 52, a lower longitudinal. row of stitches ll penetrating strips 62 and B3, lateral stitches II and I1 penetrating the sides of strips I2 and 53, a
' inner sides of leg bands 48 and 41. Loop 00 and loop b. are adapted to serve as a mounting spirit of the invention and the scope of the appended claims.
front and a rear panel, the lower edge of each panel at the center thereof being formed with a concave shaped notch, a crotch between said panels, the crotch comprising an integral memher having a central vertically disposed slot and having the transverse edges thereof respectively stitched to the entire length of the concaveshaped notches of the panels, and leg encircling bands comprised of the lateral edges of the crotch and the lower edges of the front and rear panels adjacent each of the notches.
2.. In a garment of the character described, a front and a rear panel, the lower edge of each panel at the center thereof being formed with a concave-shaped notch, a crotch between said panels, the crotch comprising an integral member having a central vertically disposed slot and having the transverse edges thereof respectively stitched to the entire length of the concave-=' v the lower edges of the front and rear panels ad iacent each of the notches, and an elongated strip extending from the lower edge of one panel and being detachably securable to the other panel to serve as a smooth closure for the slitted portion of the crotch.
, -8. In a garment of the character described, a front and a rear panel, the lower edge of each panel at the center thereof being formed with a concave-shaped notch, a slitted crotch formed of an integral member having a central vertical slot and being transversely stretchable, the upper and lower transverse edges thereof being respectively stitched to the panel notches, along the full length thereof leg encircling bands comprised of the lateral edges of the crotch and the lower edges of the front and rear panels adjacent each of the notches andan elongated strip stretchable along the length thereof and extending from the notched edge of one panel and being detachably securable to the other panel to serve as asmooth closure for the inner edges of the leg encircling bands.
1. In a garment of the character described, a