US 2482295 A
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Sept. 20, 1949. E. SCHLAFMAN GARMENT Filed June 26, 1946 INVENTOR. ELY SCHL AFMA/V QTTOIZNEVS.
Patented Sept. 2Q, 1949 2 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFlCE 3 Claims. 1
This invention relates to garments, and particularly such as can be worn next to the chest in regular or in emergency use; and it provides a construction which can envelop the neck in addition to the chest, and when desired, also carry medicinal applications, etc. Other objects and advantages of the invention will appear from the following description.
To the accomplishment of the foregoing and related ends, the invention, then, comprises the features hereinafter fully described, and particularly pointed out in the claims, the following description and the annexed drawing setting forth in detail certain illustrative embodiments of the invention, these being indicative, however, of but a few of the various ways in which the principle of the invention may be employed.
In said annexed drawing:
Fig. 1 is a front elevational view of a garment embodying the invention; and
Fig. 2 is a similar view of modified construction.
In general, the form of garment is shirt-like or vest-like, sleeveless preferably, and such as to envelop the chest, infant and adult sizes being included in the range. For ease in placement and removal of the garment, openings are provided, preferably as shoulder openings, and thus as in Fig. 1, the body portion 2 of the garment with the arm openings 3, may have shoulder-closures 4, these being provided with buttons and buttonholes or snap fasteners, etc. As shown in Fig. 1, a neck wrapping is attached integrally to the body portion at 6, and in the form of a strip extension is of suflicient height and length to completely wrap around the neck and have its free end i brought to cross position in the front, and there be fastened by suitable fastenin means 8, for instance buttons, snap fasteners, hooks, or the like.
By the provision of a sac 9, on the inside front or back wall, most usually the front, the garment becomes of particular utility in emergency use in case of croup, chest colds, coughs, etc., as the application of a pad which can be loaded with any desired counter-irritant, may be convenient- 1y used. Thus, for instance, a volatile composition including Wintergreen oil or other desired mild counter-irritant, may be carried by a pad inserted in the sac. If the sac have a mid-opening, with respective flaps H), II, which overlap, the retention of such a pad of counter-irritant is particularly assured, although where desired, a more simple opening at top or end may be used.
It is seen thus that for children notably, or
20 hooks, etc.
5 can be of wide range, in accordance with particular preferences and conditions, cotton flannel, for instance, being convenient in many usages, or wool or mixtures, in others.
In some instances, it is of advantage to be able to separate the neck-wrapping from the body portion, and as illustrated in Fig. 2, the body portion 2a, with the arm opening 3a may be provided with its neck wrapping "5a in a separable form, one end being detachably secured at 6a by suitable fastening means, buttons, snap fasteners,
hooks or the like, the neck-wrapping thence being wound about the neck and having its other end la secured, as at the shoulder Ad, by suitable fastenin means, again buttons, snap fasteners or The chest portion 2a here may have its openings at the shoulders as in the form of Fig. 1, or may have a vertical opening l2 in front or back, closed by buttons, snap fasteners, hooks or the like. Again, a sac 9 may be positioned on the inside wall, front or back, as desired.
Other modes of applying the principle of the invention may be employed, change being made as regards the detail described, provided the feature stated in any of the following claims, or
the equivalent of such, be employed.
I therefore particularly point out and distinctly claim as my invention:
1. A garment of the character described, comprisin undergarment means for enveloping the neck and chest portion of the body selectively ing across the center on the inside wall of the chest-envelope having a vertical central opening with overlapping closure flaps.
2. A garment of the character described, comprising undergarment means for enveloping the neck and chest portion of the body selectively above the waist-line including front and back panels and a neck-wrapping extension thereon integral at one end and held detachable thereto at the other end, and a sac extending across the 5 center on the inside wall of the chest-envelope having a vertical central opening with overlapping closure flaps.
3. A garment of the character described comprising undergarment means for enveloping the neck and chest portion of the body selectively above the waistiine including front and back panm HTED els and a neck-wrapping extension thereon held STATES PATENTS by detachable connections at both of its ends, Number Name Date fastening means on each shoulder for engaging 7 1,594,541 Mandell Aug. 3, 1926 such connections, and a sac extending across the 5 1,850,496 Chisholm Mar. 2 1932 center on the inside wall of the chest-envelope. 2, 31,962 Collins Oct. 19, 1943 ELY SCHLAFMAN- V I ,FOREIGN PATENTS REFERENCES CITED Number Country Date V v '10 4 2? Great Bmmmcirmmgreis, 1902 V The mlllwmg references of r 8,274 T Australia-- July 13, 1927 file of this patent: