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-April 26, 1949. J.GL|CK 2,468,621
BRASSIERE Filed Feb. 9, 1945 INVENTOR BY JAc/r GL/Clf ATTORNE? Patented Apr. 26, 1949 'naassntae Jack Glick, Bronx, N. Y., assignor to The Gluckin Corporation, New York, N. Y., a corporation of New York Application February 9, 1945, Serial No. 577,031
This invention relates to brassieres or similar garments employing breast supporting pockets or holding cup portions including extensions or strap members to aid in supporting the breasts in raised youthful position in the use of the garment. More particularly, the invention deals with the provision of reinforcing or stiffening members in the extensions or strap members of the pockets or holding cups to provide a sturdy and firm support of the breasts. Still more particularly, the invention deals with a structure of the kind defined whereinmeans is provided for detachably mounting said members with the extensions or straps to facilitate laundering of the garment. The novel features of the invention will be best understood from the following description when taken together with the accompanying drawings, in which certain embodiments of the invention are disclosed and in which the separate parts are designated by suitabl reference characters in' each of the views, and in which:
Fig. 1 is a front perspective view of a garment made according to my invention with parts of the construction broken away.
Fig. 2 is an inside view of the front portion of the garment on an enlarged scale.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged detailed view of. the extension or strap member of one pocket with part of the construction broken away; and
Fig. 4 is a section on the line 4-4 of Fig. 3.
The brassiere as illustrated in Fig. l of the drawing is generally of the structure disclosed in my prior Patent 2,337,810 of December 28, 1943 and comprises two substantially similar pockets 5 and 6. These pockets in the construction shown are formed of upper sections 1 and 8 and lower sections 9 and I0 united together along the seams II and I2 substantially in the manner illustrated in Fig. 1. Adjacent portions of the lower parts or sections 9 and III are joined by a center strap l3, note Fig. 2, preferably of elastic material to providerelative movement of the pockets one with respect to the other. Attached to outer side edges of the pockets 5 and 6 are side and back hands l4 and I5 detachably coupled in any desired manner at I6. It is also preferred that elastic members I! and I8 are employed in the bands l4 and I5 to provide further yieldable mounting of the brassiere upon the body of a wearer. v
Attached to the bands I4 and I5 are shoulder straps l9 and 20, the forward ends of which are coupled with elastic straps 2| and 22 secured to the upper central portions of the upper sections 1 and 8 of the respective pockets 5 and 6. The
shoulder straps also preferably include adjustable buckles 23 and 24 for acfiustment of the straps upon the body of a wearer.
The pockets 5 and 6, and particularly the upper sections I and 8 thereof are composed of inner and outer facings, the outer facings being designated by the reference 25, and the inner facings by the reference 26, as will appear from a consideration of Figs. 1 and 2, and also from Fig. 4, which shows at least part of the facings of the upper section I of the pocket 5. Extending integrally from inner edge portions of the sections 1 and 8 are extensions or strap members 21 and 28 respectively. The free ends of these strap members are coupled with elastic straps 29 and 30 joined to outer edges of opposed pockets 6 and 5 respectively.
In Fig. 3 of the drawing is shown, in enlarged detail, part of the strap member 21, and in Fig. 4, a cross section through this strap member. However, as both strap members are the same, the illustration of one would simply be duplicated in illustrating the other.
It will be seen from a consideration of Fig. 4,
. that the inner facing 26 of both pockets extends continuously for the full length of the strap member, that is to say, to the point where the elastic straps 29 and 30 are coupled therewith. Whereas the facing 25 terminates inwardly of openings 3| formed in the respective strap members at inner adjacent ends of the pockets Sand 6, as clearly illustrated in Fig. 1, the ends 2511 of the facings forming closure flaps for the openings 3|, preventing accidental detachment of reinforcing, stiffening or bracing strips 32 and 33, the strip 32 being arranged in the strap member I and the strip 33 in the strap member 23. Attached to the outer surface of the outer end portions of the straps 21 and 28 are supplemental facings 34 and 35 which extend from the ends of the straps to the inner ends 36 thereof, which ends define the openings 3|, as will clearly appear from a consideration of Fig. 4 of the drawing. The supplemental facing in conjunction with the facing 26 forms within the strap elongated passages or chambers 31 for the reception of the strips 32 and 33. The facings 25 and 26 are secured together adjacent the openings 3| by cross stitchings, as seen at 38, which act as stops limiting upward or inward movement of the strips between the closure flap extensions 25a and the facings 26, as will also clearly appear from a consideration of Fig. 4 of the drawing.
In assembling the strips 32 and 33 in the chambers 31 of the straps 21 and 28, the retain- 33 may becompo'sed' of-any typeand kind of ma-,-
terial that would be firmer than the material of the facings in the brasire pockets. In some instances, it may constitute nothing more or less than a. padding. However, in' other instances,
these strips may be composed of metal, bone or plastic materials having relatively stiff or rigid means providing openings in the straps adjacent characteristics and yet having sumcient fiexibility to bend or conform with the contour of strips in passing around and beneath the breasts v of a wearer.
in laundering the garment, and this is especially true when these-stripsare, composedof metal and plastic materials.
By providing the reinforcing or-bracing mem -J,
bers in the supporting straps, a. much firmer support. of the breasts-in. the pockets is provided,-
and fur-ther, the straps-will-have agreatertend+ ency to maintain a, predetermined position. upon.
the. breasts than-would be the case with an all fabric strap. It will. also be apparent that the reinforcing and bracing members are disposed primarily at the lower. portions and inner adjacent side portions of the pockets, thus aiding in maintaining the spaced relationship of the breasts and the breastpockets of the brassire when the garment is upon the bodyof a wearer. I I I At least the upper sections I and 8 of the pockets 5 and *6 will have the edges of the'facings and 26 turned in and secured together by the edge stitchings 39 and 40 respectively, thus producing neat. and finished edge portions on the pockets, and the facings inthese upperv sections also include inner widely spaced and substantially parallel stitchings ll and 42. The stitchings 39- and 40-42 of inner side portions of the upper sections extend continuously through and form the side edge stitchings of the straps 21 and 28, as indicatedfor example, by the stitchings 39 and 40, as seen in Fig. 3 of the drawing.
The stitchings ll and "on. the inner sides of the upper sections thus reinforce these upper sections in alinement with the strap extensions so that the support of the straps is taken up from the shoulder straps directly to the outer sides of the opposed pockets where the straps 21 and 28 couple with the elastic straps 29 and 30. The yieldable mounting of the straps will-adjust these straps properly upon the body of the wearer in supporting the breasts in raised youthful position.
It will be apparent that the present invention as illustrated shows one adaptation and use of my invention and it will berapparent that I am notlimited to breast pockets of any particular structure nor to the shape and contour of the reinforced straps-or supporting members. It is In most instances; it"willbe' 'de-"" sirable to remove the reinforcing or bracingstrips 4 similar pockets, means bands and shoulder straps for mounting the brassiere upon the body of a wearer, said pockets having upper and lower sections, means coupling adjacent portions of the lower sections of the pockets, bust supporting straps extending integrally from inner portions of upper sections of the pockets and crossed centrally of the brassire, means coupling the ends of said straps to outer side edgelportionsof the lower sections of opposed pockets, said'straps comprising inner and outer facings with chambers formed therebetween throughout the major portion of the-length and width of said straps, wide reinforcing members arranged. in said; chambers of the straps, and
one end of the'chambers therein for insertion and removal of said reinforcing members.
2. A 'brassie're comprising two substantially similar "pockets, means comprising side and back bands and shoulder straps for mounting the brassiere upon, the body of a wealensaid pockets having upper and lower -sections,means coupling. adjacent -portions. of the. lower. sections ofthe pockets, bust. supporting straps "extending in-, tegrally from inner portions e f-upper sections of g th pOCkets and crossed centrally of the, brassiere, means couplingthe endsof said. straps to outer side edge portions offthe. lower sections of opposed pockets, said straps comprising inner and; outer. facings with chambers formed there-,
between throughoutthe maior portion of the length and width of saidstraps, wide reinforcing members'arranged in said chambers of the straps, means providing openings inthe straps adjacent one end of the chambers therein for insertion and removal of said reinforcingv members, and means closing the openings of said straps for preventing accidental; displacement of the members therefromr v 7 3. A brassiere comprising; two substantially similar pockets, means comprising side and back bands and shoulder straps for mounting the brassire upon the body of awearer, said pockets having upper and lower sections, means. coupling adjacent portions of the lower sections of the pockets, bust supporting straps I extending integrally from inner portions of uppersections of the pockets and crossed centrally of the brassire, means coupling the ends-of-said straps to outer side edgeportions of the inner sections of opposed pockets, said straps comprising inner and outer facings with chambers formed therebetween throughout the major portion of the length and width of said straps," wide reinforcing members arranged in said chambers of the straps, means providing openings in the straps adjacent one end of the chambers therein for insertion and removal of said reinforcing members, means closing the openings of said straps for preventing accidental displacement of the members therefrom, and said last named means comprising closure flaps similar pockets, means comprising side and back only important that these straps extend from or are continuous with inner edge portions of the upper sections of thebreast pockets and further that they are attached to outer sides of the pockets substantially in the manner defined.
Having fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
a 1. A brassiere comprising two substantially bands and shoulder straps 1 for mounting the brassire upon the body of a wearer, said pockets having upper and lower sections, means coupling adjacent portions of the lower sections ofthe pockets, bust supporting straps extending integrally from innerportions of upper sections of the pockets andcrossed centrally of the brassiere, means coupling the ends of said straps to outer side edge portions of'thelower sections of opcomprlsing side and back posed pockets, the upper sections of the pockets comprising inner and outer facings, one of the facings of each pocket extending the full length of the strap of said pocket, the other facing terminating adjacent that part of the strap joining the pocket, a supplemental facing on the remainder of the strap and overlying part of the last named facing, the inner end of said supplemental facing forming an opening giving access to a chamber formed between the first facing of the strap and the supplemental facing thereof, a stiffening member arranged in said chamber and extending substantially the full length of said strap, the first and second named facings being stitched together adJacent said opening forming a stop for said end of the chamber, and the overlapped end of the second named facing comprising a flap forming a closurefor the open end of said chamber.
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UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,472,796 Fritz Nov. 6, 1923 1,849,514 Edelmann Mar. 15, 1932 2,015,151 Moity Sept. 24, 1935 2,134,294 Yerkes Oct. 25, 1938 2,152,829 Gluckin Apr. 4, 1939 2,185,159 Rubinstein Dec. 26, 1939 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 214,047 Great Britain Apr. 17, 1924