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Dec. 21', 1948. E. w. GLUC ZKIN 2,455,695
I BRASSIERE AND SIMILAR GARMENTS I Filed Feb. 21, 1945 V IN VEN TOR.
ATTORNEY Patented Dec. 21, 1948 UNITED PATENT OFFICE 1 "BRASSIIEZRE- AND; SIMILAR .GARMENTS I Edwi Wfilu kin, B o kl iN.
' Application-February 21, 1945; Serial No; 578,977
. aolaim i l in raised. youthful position in thepocketswhen the. garment is. in use. Still .more particularly, theinvention deals with garments of the. kind definedwhereinatleast one of the. strap .memhers of the pockets constitute part;- of what, might be t.errned .a suspending ,unithavinga free coupling. at theupper; oentralportion of the pocket andincluding a strap extendingto the lowerouter edgeportion of, thepocket or where the sideband joingthe pocketjin providing of the suspending unitsa suspenderelike structure to aidminsupportof the pockets uponthe body of the wearer. The novel features of the invention willbe best understood from the, following description when taken together with the accompanying drawing,
in which certain embodimentsflof theinvention are'disclosed, and in. which the separatepartsare designated by suitable reference ,character in. eachoithe Views, and in which:
Fig." 1 is a front perspective view of one form of brassire which I employ with parts of the construction broken away.
Fig; 2 is an inside view-of the-brassire as seen in Fig. 1, showing the front pOltiOiLthEIfiOf.
Fig. 3 is a perspective detailed view of the shoulder strap coupling with the brassiere and.
suspending unit; and
I Fig. 4is'aview similar to Fig. 2, showing, a mod ified form of construction.
-'I-he present invention constitutes a continuation-in-part'of the structure disclosedidmmyprior application Serial Number ;556,604':;*fi led September-30, 1944, having matured in Patent 2,374,093 issued April 1'7, 1945.
In Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawing is shown front and rear views of at least the front portion of the garment or brassire. In these figures, I and Illa represent two substantially similar pockets joined centrally of the garment, as indicated at I I. Attached to outer side portions 01 the pockets are side and back bands I2 and I3 detachably coupled, as seen at I4 in any desired manner, as is customary in garments of this type and kind. One of the bands, for example, the band I3 may include an elastic insert I5 to provide yieldable mounting of the garment upon the body of the wearer. At the uppercentral portion of each-pocket is secured a strap or loop I6 and 'II with which is adjustably coupled shoulder straps I3 and I9 through 'themedium of bucklesand 2|, the straps I8 and I'9 being attached to the bands I2 and I3 at the rear-portions thereof, as indicated at'22 and 23.
' Each-pocket at thelowercentral portion thereof=has a dart- 24: and 25 to give bustconforming contourto the pockets; and lower portions ofthe pocket below the darts have free I relatively movable ends; the ends 1 26 and- 21- being-continuouswith inner portionsiof the pockets and overlying -outer side: portions thereof; whereas said.- relatively movable endsv which-may be called partsor; sides 28 i and 29 terminate substantially inalinement withthedartszd and 25; .The=e'nds 26;.ands 2'1. join the outer side edge portions of the-pockets. IO- and Illa-in elastic straps 30 and 31., Attached to; the ends 2B ands-.29. are. elastic or-tli-lastexwstraps or-bands 32 andtfi with which are coupled strap members 34 and 35, .which extend; to and are coupled with the upper central portionsgofz the pocketslu and Illatwhere the straps-Ifizahd; I"! are coupled therewith, the strap 34; extendingto the upperend of the pocket: Illa,
and,;the ;:s,trap;35 extending to. the'upper; end of.
the pocket :10. a In-.,aclditi on;- to thezstrapsg- .341; and; 35, supple- .mental straps-35 and. 31 are employed, .which straps are joined with the upper ends ofi'the traps -.-.35 andz" 4; re nec ivelyhand. tothe, :side bands I2, and; I 3-, preferably through the; meium of elastic "i s t .1- 38 and. 1; 39., a clearly 1 seen inflig zofthe drawing.
.Froma consideration@of1 Fig.- 3 of; therdrawing, it -will ;-be ,appar ent that thestrap; 1 li-isyin the formtotqa; loop which; extends between the: up,- per 'part-of the, pocket-M and; the joined ends. of
u e s raps 35.. and: .36.v The-strap. I 7; s. of; simila This loop of the straps; I 6; and.
construction. I! freely passes through the buckles 20 and 2|, thus providing an adjustment for independent support of the upper end of the pockets I0 and IBa and the suspending units comprising the straps 35 and 36, and 34 and 31. In other words, these suspending units are movable independently of the upper portions of the pockets in supporting the lower outer side portions of the pockets upon the breasts of a wearer. Part of this support is taken up through the bands I2 and I3 in forming a suspender-like mount of the brassire upon the body of the wearer.
In Fig. 4 of the drawing I have shown a slight modification wherein pockets 40 and 40a are substantially identical in construction with the pockets l6 and Illa. In Fig. 4, M and 42 is equivalent to the parts 26 and 21', 43 and M the pocket ends similar to the ends 28 and 29, 45 and 46 straps equivalent to the straps 34 and 35, 4'! and 48 straps equivalent to the straps 35 and 31, and supporting loops 49 and 50 similar to the loops H and N. All other details of the several parts briefly described above are omitted for simplicity in description.
In Fig. 4, the modification consists simply in the addition of strap members 5! and 52, between the ends 43 and M, and the outer side edges of the pockets or the side bands extending therefrom, the straps 5| and 52 preferably including elastic inserts 53 and 5 3. The straps 5| and 52 serve to provide additional supports for the outer lower side portions of the pockets to aid in supporting the breasts in raised position within the pockets. In other words, with the construction shown in Fig. 4, the breasts are substantially completely surrounded by supporting straps, the straps 5| and 52 acting in a sense as reinforcements and also balancing the strains to which the ends 43 and M are subjected by the lift upon the straps 45 and 46.
It will appear that the straps 5| and 52 join the outer side edges of the pockets at points above the attachment of the straps 41 and 4B therewith, as well as above the bounds of attachment of the elastic ends 55 and 56 of the strap extensions M and 42, and similar to the elastics 30-3I. With both forms of construction shown, a positive suspender-like lift is provided for the brassire from lower side portions of the pockets, one strap of each suspender unit crossing a corresponding strap to an opposed unit centrally of the garment and extending to an opposed pocket, whereas the other strap of each suspender extends to the outer side edge portion or side band of the same pocket.
The suspender-1ike units operate independently of the lift upon the upper central portion of the pocket proper and yet by reason of the buckle coupling with the units and pockets, a compen sating action is provided which establishes a balance resulting in the proper uplifting support of the breasts and relatively tight arrangement of the material of the pocket around the breasts.
Having fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Pat ent is:
1. A brassiere of the class described comprising a pair of similar breast pockets, means joining adjacent edge portions of the pockets, means attached to outer side edges and upper portions of the pockets for adjustably supporting the same upon the body of the wearer, each pocket having centrally of the lower portion thereof free relatively movable parts, each pocket having diverging suspending straps extending from the free outer part of one pocket to the upper central portion of an opposed pocket and to the outer side edge of said opposed pocket, means adjustably coupling the suspending straps to each pocket, one strap of each pocket crossing the corresponding strap of an opposed pocket centrally between said pockets, and means coupling inner free portions of the pockets with outer edges thereof.
2. A brassiere of the class described comprising a pair of similar breast pockets, means joining adjacent edge portions of the pockets, means attached to outer side edges and upper portions of the pockets for adjustably supporting the same upon the body of the wearer, each pocket having centrally of the lower portion thereof free relatively movable parts, each pocket having diverging suspending straps extending from the free outer part of one pocket to the upper central portion of an opposed pocket and to the outer side edge of said opposed pocket, means adjustably coupling the suspending straps to each pocket, onestrap of each pocket crossing the corresponding strap of an opposed pocket centrally between said pockets, means couplinginner free portions of the pockets with outer edges thereof, and said last named means and the suspending straps of each pocket having extensible properties.
3. A brassire of the class described comprising a pair of similar breast pockets, means joining adjacent edge portions of the pockets, means attached to outer side edges and upper portions of the pockets for adjustably supporting the same upon the body of the wearer, each pocket including a pair of free downwardly diverging strap members, means centrally of the upper portion of each diverging strap member for coupling the same with the upper central portion of the pocket, one strap member of each pair extending from the upper central portion of the pocket to the lower edge portion of an opposed pocket, said strap members crossing centrally of the front of the garment, the other strap member in each pair, extending from the upper central portion of the pocket to the lower side edge of the same pocket, and said strap members including extensible material.
. EDWIN W. GLUCKIN.
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