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Publication numberUS2468841 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 3, 1949
Filing dateApr 23, 1947
Priority dateApr 23, 1947
Publication numberUS 2468841 A, US 2468841A, US-A-2468841, US2468841 A, US2468841A
InventorsSigmund Siegel
Original AssigneeSigmund Siegel
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Chest protector
US 2468841 A
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May 3,' 1949. s. SIEGEL CHEST PROTECTOR Filed April 25, 1947 IN V EN TOR.

' 7 nwnd/ siefe ATTORNEY- Patented May 3, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 3 Claims.

This -invention:relates to animproved chest protector, and more particularly to a chest .protector constructed of stuffed or padded fabric, and supported on the body of the user by means of retaining bands or straps.

IOne-of the'objects :of the :present invention is the provision of a chest protector which will comfortably fit against the chest of the user, and which may be adjusted to the required shape and size of the body, bymeans available for adjustment at the forward side of the body, and which "will permit of :easy attachment and detachment, andsecurely hold the chest protector in protective position against displacement from all normal :body'movements.

' A further object of the invention is to provide a chestprotector :which can be manufactured of good materials to sell at a reasonably low price, which will permit of frequent washingspand which will retain its service values for an indefinite period of time, against frequent and-severe usage.

Still further the invention contemplates certain modifications which embody the essential features of the invention.

For further comprehension of the invention and of-the objects and advantagesthereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to theappended claims in which the various novel features of the invention "are-more particularly set forth.

In the accompanying drawings forming a material part :of this disclosure:

Fig. 1 is a perspective view .showing one form of the "invention applied to the chest of a male, illustrating the forward side of the chest protector.

Fig. 2 is an enlarged perspective view of the chest protector, per se.

Fig. 3 is a rear view of Fig. 1 showing the portions of the chest protector which engage the back of the body.

Fig. 4 is a perspective view showing a modified form of the chest protector adapted for Wear by a female, and arranged under the brassire straps and partly under its body, showing the forward side of the chest protector.

Fig. 5 is a perspective view, showing the rear side of the chest protector.

Fig. 6 is an enlarged perspective view of the chest protector detached from the body.

Fig. 7 is a detail sectional view, taken on line 1-1 of Fig. 2.

Referring to the accompanying drawings,

2 which illustrate the practical embodiment of-the invention, l0 designates the main body pf-the chest protector, which comprises a ,front fabric layer l, arearfabric layer-I2, and intermediate padding or stuffing. i 3, which may be: of wool,

cotton, :or any other suitable material, or. hair,

or acombination of hair, fur and. other material, arranged inwoven fabric formation.

The=lower edge of the body I0 is curved-and the side edges are curved, and converge upwardly and join the concave curved neck 'line edge J4. Every edge is reinforced by being inturned and securedby multiple'parallel stitching 15.

The body I!) has its maximum "width about midway vof the .lower and upper edges thereof, so that it will extend well over the sides of'rthe chest, adjacent 'the arm pits, and the convergingside edges 16 and H are spaced sufficiently inwardly of the widest points-of the bod-yvso: as notxto .obstruct the free swinging of the terms, but to afford ample coverage for :the bronchial area -of :=the throat of the :user. The .chest:;protectorr-may be worn :either. under or over armanfs outer shirt, as desired.

'I-herneck line edge I4 is supportedgcloseaito the throat of the user by means of :a bandior strap 18, which isprovided on one end with a- *buttonl;8 to enga e 'the button hole *lfilt'of the body l0, and on the other end with a button 18 zto-engage't-he button hole 19 ofthe -bedy.

The main body of the chest protector is held snugly against the forward side -of the chestby means of 'a-body strap .20, which :is permanently secured :at 'f 21 to the side of the body 10,,and provided with a free end portion 22, which is furnished with a terminal fabricloop 23.

The free end of the body strap "is secured '-by passing it through the fabric loop z l attached to the body H] by stitching 25, inwardly of its adjacent outer edge, and by extending the flexible coupling strap 25 through the terminal loop 23, and tying the end portions thereof upon themselves in a slip knot 21. This flexible coupling strap 26 is secured intermediate of its ends by the stitching 28 to the body H]. In this way the body strap or band 20 will be held against separation from the body ID of the chest protector.

The body strap or band 20 is also provided with another fabric loop 29, located outwardly of the fabric loop 23. By extending the flexible coupling strap 26 through the terminal fabric loop 23 on one side of the body loop 24 and through the fabric loop 29 on the opposite side of the body loop 24, the strap or band 20 will be tied at two separated points to the coupling strap 26.

By extending the coupling strap 26 through the outermost loop 29, after the same has been passed through the body loop 2%, the body strap or band 2t may be tightened about the body of the wearer.

The body strap or band 20 is adjusted and secured on the body of the user so that it will pass below the chest bones and bear against the yielding Wall of the abdomen, thereby producing a downward pull upon the neck strap or band l8, and holding the body of the chest protector snugly in comfortable pressure bearing engagement with the front side of the chest, and completely covering it.

In Figs. 4, 5 and 6 a chest protector for use by a woman is shown. This chest protector includes the body 33, which is constructed in the manner described with reference to the body it, with two outer layers of fabric and an intermediate filling or stuffing of suitable material.

The body 30 is formed narrower than the body If], and is provided with a lower curved edge 3|, adapted to fit partly under the usual brassiere worn by the user, and is further provided with a variously curved upper edge 32, which present a profile matching that of the body of the user.

The body 3% is attached to the body of the user by means of the strapor band 33, which is coupled to the side ends 34 and 35 of the body 38, by means of the buttons 36' and the button holes 31 Both the body 36 and the band or strap 33 are preferably positioned on the body of the wearer under the usual supporting straps of the brassiere, in snug covering engagement with the chest.

While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I have not limited myself and do not limit myself to the precise construction herein disclosed and the right is hereby reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention, as defined by the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States, is:

1. In a chest protector having a padded body for engagement across ones chest and provided at its top edge with a strap for engagement about ones neck, a band having one end attached to a bottom corner of the body for extension about the Wearers back to an opposite bottom corner of said body, a fabric loop attached to the face of the body inwardly of said opposite bottom corner, a terminal loop formed on the free end of said band for extension through said fabric loop, and means for releasably attaching the free end of said band to the front face of the body after said terminal loop has been passed through said fabric loop.

2. In a chest protector having a padded body for engagement across ones chest and provided at its top edge with a strap for engagement about ones neck, a band having one end attached to a bottom corner of the body for extension about the wearers back to an opposite bottom corner of said body, a fabric loop attached to the face of the body inwardly of said opposite bottom corner, a terminal loop formed on the free end of said band for extension through said fabric loop, and means for releasably attaching the free end of said band to the front face of the body after said terminal loop has been passed through said fabric loop, said attaching means comprising a flexible strap attached intermediate of its ends to the front face of the body inwardly of said fabric loop leaving its ends free so that one end may be threaded through said terminal loop after which the free ends of said flexible strap may be tied together.

3. In a chest protector having a padded body for engagement across ones chest and provided at its top edge with a strap for engagement about ones neck, a band having one end attached to a bottom corner of the body for extension about the wearers back to an opposite bottom corner of said body, a fabric loop attached to the face of the body inwardly of said opposite bottom corner, a terminal loop formed on the free end of said band for extension through said fabric loop, and means for releasably attaching the free end of said band to the front face of the body after said terminal loop has been passed through said fabric loop, said attaching means comprising a second loop on said band inwardly of its free end and normally disposed on the opposite side of said fabric loop from said terminal loop when said terminal loop has been extended through said fabric loop, and a flexible strap attached intermediate of its ends to the front face of the body inwardly of said fabric loop leaving its ends free so that one of said free ends may be threaded through said terminal loop and said second loop after which the free ends of said flexible strap may be tied together.

SIGMUND SIEGEL.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/463, 2/52, D02/860, 450/1
International ClassificationA41D13/05
Cooperative ClassificationA41D13/0518
European ClassificationA41D13/05D