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Publication numberUS2443474 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 15, 1948
Filing dateNov 8, 1945
Priority dateNov 8, 1945
Publication numberUS 2443474 A, US 2443474A, US-A-2443474, US2443474 A, US2443474A
InventorsTaylor Morgan Helen
Original AssigneeTaylor Morgan Helen
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Bathing suit
US 2443474 A
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June 15, 1948. H. T. MORGAN I 2,443,474

BATHING SUIT I Filed Nov. 8, 1945 ZSheetS-Sheet 1 June 15, 1948. H. "r. MORGAN BATHINQ SUI' I 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Nov. 8, 1945 Patented June 15 1948 UNITED "STATES PATENT OFFICE y I 2,443,474 A I i Application This invention relates to bathing suits, and more particularly to a bathing suit made of one piece.

Broadly, it is an object of my invention to provide a one piece bathing suit which has a floating ring connected thereto so that the bathing suit will float upon the surface of the water.

A further object of my invention is to provide a bathing suit which can be economically manufactured, and in the construction of which small sections of material can be utilized.

It is obvious that my bathing suit can be adapted for use as a sun suit, play suit, and other similar garment which can be used for men, women and children.

For a fuller understanding of the nature and objects of my invention, reference is had to the following detailed description, in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which:

Fig. 1 is a front view of my bathing suit when worn by a person.

Fig. 2 is a rear view thereof.

Fig. 3 is a side view thereof.

Fig. 4 is a rear view of the upper section in position on the figure.

Fig. 5 is a front view showing the upper section in position and the back or lower section hanging before it has been placed in wearing position.

Fig. 6 is a front view of the bathing suit showing the upper section in position and the back or lower section partially in position.

Fig. 7 is a plan view of the pattern of my bathing suit, or the bathing suit lying fiat.

Referring to the drawings, number lrepresents the upper or front section of my suit and can be made of any type of fabric. I prefer to set all sections on the bias to provide greater give or stretchability. Along the upper part there a band I l is stitched. having free ends l2-l2 which pass around the back of the person and is joined together by snap fasteners [3, or other fastening means. A small piece of fabric I4 is stitched beneath band II and upper section In, and is looped about the upper portion of ring 15, preferably made of cork, or other material which will float. A crotch section 16 also placed on the bias is stitched to upper section l0. and lower section II, as clearly shown in Figs. and '7. Section 17, which acts as the back and is partially seen at the front when in wearing position is also set on the bias to give greater stretchability to this section. The ends l8-I8 of section II are gathered and are joined to bands |9-l9 by stitching and are used for tying section 11 around Helen Taylor Morgan, New York, N. Y.

November 8, 1945, Serial No. 627,404 3 Claims. (01. 2-67) the person. Buttons 20-20 are provided at the lower edge of upper section II] and cooperate with loops Zl-ZI attached to the back section II, as shown in Figs. 5 and '7.

In order to place the garment upon the person in wearing position, the upper or front section I0 is attached around the waist of the person, as shown in Fig. 5, and the ends l2 are fastened together by snap fasteners l3, as shown in Fig. 4. The lower or back section IT is then brought up between the legs so that the lowermost edge 22 falls about the rear of the waist of the person. The ends I8 are then brought toward the front and bands 19 and ends l8 are passed through the ring I5, as shown in Fig. 6. The bands l9 are then brought back around the rear of the person and tied in a bow, as shown in Fig. 2. Buttons 20 are looped through the loops 2| as will be seen in Fig. 1, thus preventing the lower side edges from opening. Buttons 20 are not absolutely necessary and if desired may be substituted with snaps or other fastening means.

In addition to my bathing suit being of very lightweight material and the fact that it can be economically produced, it has various advantages not heretofore known in the art. This suit can be folded into a very small package and can be readily carried in the pocket or purse of :a person.

The cork or floating ring I5 is provided so that if the person, while swimming, desires to remove the suit, this can readily be done by pulling the ends of the bands I9, thus loosening the rear or lower portion IT. The suit is then removed by opening the snaps l3 and left floating in the water since the ring IE will maintain the suit upon the surface. It is also a simple matter to replace the suit in the water by the average swimmer, by reversing the process of removal.

It is obvious that various changes and modifications may be made in the details of construction without departing from the general spirit of the invention as set forth in the appended claims. It is also obvious that the suit may be lined or may be made, not only of wool fabrics, but also of the newer plastic coated fabrics which are waterproof and may also be made of stretchable material such as Lastex.

I claim:

1. In a garment of the character described, a substantially rectangular front section for covering the front central portion of a person, a band having loose ends attached along the upper portion of said front section, cooperative fastening means upon said loose ends for attaching said ends to one another at the rear of the person,

a substantially triangular back section having ends, bands attached to said ends, a ring attached to the upper central portion of said front section, a crotch section attached at the lower central portion of said front section and to the upper central portion of said rear section, said back section adapted to be passed between the legs of the wearer for covering the rear of the wearer, the ends of said rear section adapted tolpass through said ring andsaid last-named bands adapted to be tied around the rear of the wearer to maintain said garment in position upon the to the lower portion of said upper member and the side edges of said rear member for -prevent ing the edges of said garment from opening.

3. In combination, a bathing suit in accordance with claim 1 with a floating ring member attached thereto at the upper central portion of said bathing suit to cause the bathing suit to 5 float upon the surface of the water when not worn by a swimmer.


REFERENCES CITED Theu iollowing references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date Mitchell Aug. 1, 1944 1,756,508 Bersin Apr. 29, 1930 2*;060g689 Read, Nov. 10, 1936 2,120,173 Cohen June 7, 1938

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U.S. Classification2/67, D02/738, 2/402, 2/407
International ClassificationA41D7/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41D7/005
European ClassificationA41D7/00C