US 2442895 A
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H.- R. HILL June 8, 194s.
APRON '2 sheets-Shet l Filed July 22. 194e June 8, 1948 H. R. HILL APRON 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed July 22, 1946 Patented June 8, 1945 APRON Harvey Ray Hill, Ogden, Utah Application July 22, 1946, Serial No. 685,508
i claim. l
This invention is a novel improvement in aprons, and the principal object thereof is to provide an apron of simple construction which may be easily applied to the wearer, and which will give a pleasing appearance.
I will explain, with reference to the accompanying drawings which illustrate one practical embodiment thereof, to enable others to adopt and use the same; and will summarize in the claim the novel features of lconstruction hereinafter set forth.
In said drawings- Figure 1 is a front elevation of an apron embodying my invention.
Fig. 2 is a rear elevation thereof.
As shown, the apron comprises a body portion I of any desired conguration adapted to extend across the front of the wearer below the waist line, and having flap portions la (Fig. 2) adapted to extend partly across the back of the wearer below the waist line, the adjacent edges of the aps la. being normally spaced apart a substantial distance when applied to the wearer.
Extending from the upper edge of the body portion, or formed integrally therewith, is a bib portion Ib adapted to cover or partially cover the front of the wearer above the waist line, the bib Ib having shoulder straps I c at its upper corners which are connected at their upper ends to a substantially semi-circular halter Id, by stitching le or the like, adapted to encircle the neck of the wearer, the apron being adapted to be applied to the wearer by inserting the halter over the head of the wearer, the opening between the straps Ic and the halter Id being sufficient for this purpose. The construction thus far disclosed is more or less conventional. If desired, the front of the apron may be shaped to conform closely to the body of the wearer by providing darts lf therein, as shown.
In orde-r to secure the apron in position upon the wearer, I provide a loop 2 preferably of fabric, which may be the same material as that of the body of the apron, said loop 2 depending vertically from the center of the halter Ib at the back of the wearer; while at the upper outer ends of the back flaps la I provide inwardly extending horizontal loops 3 of fabric similar to the loop 2, said loops 3 being secured by stitching to the aps la. Extending through the loop 2 and through both loops 3 is a strap 4, preferably but not necessarily formed of the same fabric as the body l, the strap 4 being of suflicient length that when suspended at its mid-point by the loop 2 its ends will extend downwardly through and below the loops 3 so that the wearer can readily tie the ends together in a bow-knot such as 5, across the back of the wearer, the strap 4 when thus tied exerting a downward pull of the halter and an inward pull on the upper ends of the aps la, thereby securing the apron in position.
By the above construction, a simple, novel and eiiicient tie strap arrangement is provided, whereby the strap 4 may be readily removed from the loops 2 and 3 for laundering and pressing; and the arrangement being such that the back of the apron is given a pleasing appearance.
I do not limit my invention to the exa-ct form shown in the drawings, and obviously changes may be made therein within the scope of the claim.
In an apron, a body portion adapted to cover the front of the wearer below the waist-line and having side flaps adapted to extend partly across the back of the wearer below the waist-line; a bib portion on the body portion adapted to cover the front of the wearer above the waist-line and terminating in spaced shoulder straps; a halter of substantially semi-circular shape having its ends secured to the shoulder straps respectively and adapted to encircle the neck of the wearer; a vertically disposed loop depending from the center of the back of the halter; a pair of horizontally disposed loops extending inwardly from the upper ends of the aps respectively; and a tie-strap freely passed through and depending at substantially its mid-point from the first mentioned loop and having its ends extending through and below the pair of loops respectively, and adapted to be tied together in a knot at the back of the wearer.
HARVEY RAY HILL.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the le of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,776,044 Roehm Sept. 16, 1930 2,115,396 Quinn Apr. 26, 1938 2,148,152 Dosberg Feb. 21, 1939