US 2386708 A
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Oct. 9, 1945. H, MQRRlsoN 2,386,708
Filed Nov. 24, 1942 Patented Oct. 9, 1945 UNITED STATES 'PATENT YOFFICE mun*y V Harry Morrisoajritfsburghyra. Application November 24, 1942, seriaiNo. 466,786 1 claim. (ci. 24312)- This invention relates to garment belts and more particularly to a belt which is to be Worn at the waist region of the human body and serve as a combined abdominal supporter, garment suspender and shirt retainer.
Another object of the invention is to provide a garment belt which prevents wrinkling or creasing of the garment around the waist, thereby maintaining the garment in a tidy and neat co-ndition.
Still another object of the invention is to`provide a garment belt which is to be worn inside of the garment and adapted to support the latter and simultaneously retain the shirt neatly in place.
Yet another object of the invention is to provide a belt which is detachably secured to the inner waist portion of the garment.
Another object of the invention is to provide a garment belt which will properly suspend a garment at the waist region of the human body and, at the same time, sustain ruptures of the intestines and support the posterior region of the body.
Other objects of the invention are to provide a garment belt of the class set forth which is simple in its arrangement, ecient in its use, readily applied to the garment and inexpensive to manufacture.
To the accomplishment of these and such other objects as may hereafter appear, the invention consists of the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts herein specifically described and illustrated in the accompanying drawing wherein is shown an embodiment of the invention but it is to be understood that changes, variations and modifications may be resorted to which come within the scope of the claim hereunto appended.
In the drawing wherein like numerals of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views,
Figure 1 is a fragmentary perspective view of the upper portion of a pair of trousers, showing the latches to which the belt, embodying the present invention, is detachably secured.
Figure 2 is a fragmentary perspective view of the upper portion of a pair of trousers, showing the belt attached to the inner part of the trousers at the waist region.
Figure 3 is an4 exterior View of a garment belt in accordance with the invention.
Figure 4 is a fragmentary interior view of Figure 3.
Figure 5 is a sectional view on line 5-5 in Figure 3. y
Figure 6 is a sectional view online 6 6 in Figure 3. l
Figure 7 is a sectional View on line 1.-? in Fgure- Figure 8 is a perspective view of a modified construction of the ilexible middle hook-plate, such as used and shown inv section 1 -1;, Figure 3.
Figure 9wis a fragmentary, central sectional view of the hook-plate shown in Figure 8, showing the assembly of the iiexible member.
Referring. 't0 the drawing. the numeral, l0 revresents the garment belt embodying the present invention ywhich is.k of ,suitable length and substantial widthand provided at one end with a plnr'alitywof parallelly .spaced"nucl-:leds` II and. at the opposite end `with a corresponding number of tightening straps I2 in order to enable the said ends to be engaged or disengaged from each other in a well known manner.
The said belt I0 is made of a relatively heavy and non-elastic band of canvas or other suitable fabric and of such substantial width as is required for supporting the abdomen and the posterior region of the human body without discomfort.
As best shown in Figures 3 to '1, the belt I0 is provided with a series of hook-plates I3 of metal, plastic or other suitable material evenly distributed along the belt and secured by rivets I4 to the upper edge I 5 of the belt I0. These hookplates I3 have a U-shaped upper end I6, one leg I1, of which is substantially short while the other leg I8 is substantially long and its extremities I9 narrowed and bent upwardly to form a hook 20.
The center hook-plate 2I corresponds to hookplates having the long leg I8, which fits over the upper edge f5 of the belt I0, the leg 22 extends downwardly to the full width of the belt and is gradually reduced in width at the middle portion 23 thereof, so as to provide a stiiener for the posterior portion of the human body, suiciently ilexible, to permit stooping or bending forward of the body without inconvenience to the wearer of the belt.
By preference, the above mentioned hook-'plate 2l is made of flexible stainless steel, plastic or other suitable material.
There are three distinctive advantages of using the novel belt herein described, the rst being that the belt is worn around the waist over the shirt and not over the trousers, thereby keeping I3 with the difference that instead of 2 Y il 2,386,708
the shirt neatly in its place, the second being that the belt can be used as an abdominal supporter for ruptured persons without the use of uncomfortable straps under the crotch and thirdly, that the trousers are suspended on the belt in such a manner that they t neatly and tidy around the Waist of the wearer without showing the belt.
As will be seen by referring to Figure l, the nner waist band 24 of the trousers 25 is provided with a plurality r'o fg latches 2,6,- ;the' number of which, of. couse,'coresponds tothe number of hook-plates on the belt. Each of said latches 26 consists of a substantial narrow tape or strip 2l of heavy canvas or webbing fastened directly tdY the waist band 24 of the trousers 25 in superposed relation to the hook-platestof the belt-HJ?,V .,'I'heset`v means, each comprising a vertically extending latches 26 may be of a singlehpiece of heavy fabric tape having the ends stitched orotherwise' s'ewide enough to freely accommodate the hookportion 'of the hook-plates I3 and 2|, or they may be made by securing the ends of the strip 21gby means of fabric tape'28, as lshown in Figure 1 of the drawing. A Y
` The modied construction-of the hook-plate 29, shown in Figures 8 and 9, differs from the ones shown in the other views that the @same is made of substantiallystiff strip material insteadjof resilient-material, and in order to permitthe wearer of the belt to ,stoop or bend the body forward and yet retain, a certain-degree'of stiiness to support the posteriori-region of the waist of the human body While, for instance,`standing or walking, the rear portion 30 of 'said hook-plate 29 is preferably made in'two'parts 3Iand 32 as shown. Each of the' opposing ends 33 and 34 'of parts 3| and 32 respectively are provided withfa slot or saw-'cut 35, 36` adapted' to receive the resilient connecting cured to the waist band 24, so as to form-afloop j member 31 which may be spot Welded or otherwise secured to said ends 33 and 34.
Having now described the nature of the invention and the best manner for carrying the same into practical effect, I desire to observe in conclusion that what I consider to be novel and original, and therefore claim as the invention to be secured by Letters Patent is as follows:
'. A-C0I11bined garment suspending belt, abdominal'supporter and shirtretainer' comprising a band of relatively wide, heavy and non-elastic fabric, means for detachably securing said belt externally of the shirt about the waist of the wearer, the exterior face o said beli-l being provided with an odd number of garment suspending strip'having 'a front hook portion at its lower end and an integral relatively short and U-bent rear portion at its upper end adapted to embrace and be 'secured tothe upper-edge of said belt so that only ar minimum of said suspending means is exp'osed on the interior face ofthe belt thus permitting the belt to snugly embrace, in a form-fit manner, the waist of the wearerall of said suspending :means being so arranged that the hooks at their lower ends engage with latches secured to the inner face of the waist-band of the trpusers: one of said suspending means being arranged substantially median in respect to the length of said belt and extending downwardly at its inner face for-the full width of the belt and provided about midway of its length with a resilient connecting member so as to permit the wearer of the belt to bend his body but retain a degree of stiffness to support the posterior region of the waist of the human body while walking. Y