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Publication numberUS2484698 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 11, 1949
Filing dateAug 1, 1947
Priority dateJun 17, 1939
Publication numberUS 2484698 A, US 2484698A, US-A-2484698, US2484698 A, US2484698A
InventorsCharles Emms
Original AssigneeCharles Emms
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Vest or waistcoat
US 2484698 A
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Oct. 11, 1949. c. EMMs 2,484,698

VEST OR WAIwSTCO-T Filed Aug. l, 1947 JNVENTOR. Charlas Emma,

Patented Oct. 11, 1949 VEST 0R WAISTCOAT CharlesEmms, London,A England' .Application August 1, 1947, Serial No'. 765,395 In Great Britain June 17,1939.

Section 1, PublicLaw 690,` Agust 8i 1946 I Patent expires June 111959:*1,

This invention relates to vests or waistcoats,'

and particularly to those suitable for. evening dress and daytime wear. The invention may also be applied to fancy vests and waistcoats.

White vests for evening wear and fancy waistcoats of light colour involve comparatively heavy expense in maintaining them clean and smart. Generally speaking, they should be laundered after each time of wearing, and unless the laundering is well carried out, the cleaned article does not have the smart appearance of a new one.

The present invention has for an object to provide improved vests and waistcoats of the nature referred to, which are so cheap to produce that they can be discarded after wearing, a new one being worn on each occasion.

According to the invention, a vest or waistcoat is in the form of a band or belt, and comprises a front portion adapted to be linked at its ends by detachable fastening means, e. g., elastic bands, the front portion being made from paper or paper-like material. The front portion is preferably stamped or cut out from a single piece of the sheet fibrous material, and has an excess of material substantially midway of its length which is folded to lie between the adjacent portions of the piece, so that shanks of detachable buttons will extend through three thicknesses of the material, and the visible edge of the outerV fold wil-l have a rounded appearance. The :ma-

teria! may be impressed to simulate a tailoredA vest, e. g., the margins may be impressed with imitation stitches, which may also be shown extending around slits indicating pockets.

The front portion may be shaped to suit requirements, and may have the forms described in my prior British Patent Specifications Nos. 431,370; 450,457; and 480,682.

It is found that a vest or Waistcoat made from pliable linen-faced paper is very satisfactory and that such a vest or waistcoat is less apt to crease than is the Marcella vest material which is commonly used in producing this type of garment.

A vest or waistcoat according to one form of the invention is il-lustrated by the accompanying rawings, of which:

Figure l is a face view showing the front portion flattened out. The reinforcing material at the upper edge of one section of the garment r being shown extended prior to being secured and on the edge of the opposite section as being bent over and secured in place.

Figure 2 is a perspective view of the completed garment including the fastening means.

24 Claims. (Cl. 2-102) The 1front portion II is made'by cutting or stamping` from a single piece of thin and pliable brous material ofy the nature ofpaper. The 'material may be linen-faced paper.- The outline "of the stamped Aor `cut piece will be chosen t0 suit requirements, and in the form shown there is an excess of material substantially midway of the length of the piece, said excess being between lines of folding I 2 and I3. The piece is folded about said lines I2 and I3 so that the excess portion thereof between the lines is disposed between the adjacent portions of the piece. Small holes Ill are formed by stamping to receive the Shanks of three detachable buttons I5. The piece II has two slits I6 which indicate pockets, and these are surrounded by imitation stitches Il formed by indenting the surface of the piece Il. Imitation stitches I8 also extend around the margins of the piece. A pair of holes I9 is stamped out from each end to receive the hooks 2B of two fastening bands 2l. The bands 2| may be of elastic and may have the usual buckles 22 for adjusting the effective lengths of the bands. The holes I9 are preferably eyeleted.

If desired, the slits I6 may extend completely through the thickness of the piece II and an additional piece of paper or fabric, indicated at 23 in Figure 2, may be stuck at its margins at the rear face of the piece II so as to form a pocket lining. Substantially the entire surface of the piece II may be ribbed or otherwise impressed with a pattern. Imitation stitches 24 may also be impressed in the piece near the button holes I4 in that part of the piece which will be outermost when worn.

In the finished article, the folded edge I3 is slightly rounded and gives to the garment an enhanced appearance.

At least the upper margins of the piece I I have integral V-shaped tongues 25 extending outwardly therefrom, the junctions 26 between adjacent tongues being spaced a short distance away from the actual margin. The tongues 25 are folded to lie against the rear of the piece to which they are secured by an adhesive. The purpose of the tongues 25 is to give a thickened and rounded appearance to the upper margins.

Also with a view to improving the appearance of the garment, one or both of the slits I6 may extend completely through the piece, and the piece may be reinforced, either by a pocket lining or by a separate member, so as to give to the piece a permanent set or bulge adjacent the pocket. p

A vest or waistcoat such as that described,

,extensies arouse ,the elersiespi sans .i n thereof; and -a-pair of fastening bands, formed can be produced so cheaply that a wearer can afford a new one on each occasion. Thus the necessity for repeated laundering is avoided, and the wearer will always have a vest or waistcoat which in leanness and smartness is up to the smartness of new o'ii;

1. A vest or waistcoat comprising a front por; y non in a single piece of thin and pliable nbrdiisV material, said front portion having an excess portion of material midway of its length or reduced Width, the portions of the iaterriil vdaf-l cent said excess portion being;.foldedinjjm oyery rows of button holes being in register and parL4 allel to the parallel fold lines, imitation stitches said material i01,..' Said 'ieen ,Iilslii tlerei'n, ce having apair lo holes ,at eaenhwend with hooks at their opposite ends for being received in said holes.

2. A vest according to claim I, including outstanding integral reinforcing tongues at the upper margins of said piege, said tongues being "daitgd'l-to f5lded "gnt "the fiai? face of *said p''e.


REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the 1Viil "'f t atent:

sTA'IEs PATENTS Name Date fr me@ Stephenson Nov. 4, 1890 '1,022L41`0" Freedman Apr. 9, 1912 *l'f'bl Weiner Nov. 25, 1924 2,078,725 Einms Apr. 2'7, 1937 FREIGN sPii'riizrrrs `umberdn s .'u'ty `ljafteww 1,189 Great Britain 1893

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US439765 *Nov 15, 1889Nov 4, 1890 Paper vest
US1022410 *May 2, 1910Apr 9, 1912Herman N FreedmanSkirt.
US1516801 *Jul 18, 1924Nov 25, 1924Percy W GladdenAdjustable trousers
US2078725 *Feb 14, 1935Apr 27, 1937Charles EmmsVest or waistcoat
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Referenced by
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US5072455 *Jan 23, 1991Dec 17, 1991St Ours Thomas AHeat-intercepting garment or blanket
U.S. Classification2/102
International ClassificationA41D1/00, A41D1/04
Cooperative ClassificationA41D1/04
European ClassificationA41D1/04