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Publication numberUS2484710 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 11, 1949
Filing dateJul 31, 1947
Priority dateJul 31, 1947
Publication numberUS 2484710 A, US 2484710A, US-A-2484710, US2484710 A, US2484710A
InventorsDavis Humphlett Wilma
Original AssigneeMalone Knitting Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Children's undergarment
US 2484710 A
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Oct. 11, 1949. w. D. HUMPHLETT 2,484,710

CHILDREN'S UNDERGARMENT 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed July 51, 1947 ATTORNEYS Oct. 11, 1949. w, HUMPHLETT 2,484,710

CHILDRENS UNDERGARMENT Filed July 51, 1947 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 ATTORNEYS Patented Oct. 11 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CHILDRENS UNDERGARMENT Wilma Davis Humphlett, Agawam, Mass., assignor to Malone Knitting Company, Springfield, Mass., a corporation of Massachusetts Application July 31, 1947, Serial No. 765,068

Claims. (Cl. {i -111) This invention relates to an improved childrens undergarment and the method of making same.

One object of the invention is to provide a garment in which the parts are so formed, arranged and stitched that a novel reinforcing action is afforded by the stitching.

A further object is to provide an assembling arrangement and sewing of the parts so that these operations may be carried out in a more efficient and less costly manner than with conventional practice.

Other and further objects residing in the details of the construction and arrangement will be made apparent in the following specification and claims.

In the drawings:

Fig. l is a front view of an undershirt embodyin the invention;

Fig. 2 is a plan view of the blanked out back element of the garment;

Fig. 3 is a similar view of the blanked out front element of the garment;

Figs. 4 and 5 are similar views of the sleeve forming blanks;

Fig. 6 is a view showing the several elements assembled and stitched together as they appear prior to the final folding and stitching steps which result in the completed garment shown in Fig. l; and

Figs. '7 to 12 inclusive are views generally similar to Figs. 1 to 6 inclusive but showing the invention embodied in a different pattern of garment.

As shown in Figs. 1 to 6 inclusive the garment comprises a front element, generally indicated at I, having a body portion 2 and two extending shoulder portions 3. The width of the body portion at a is less than the flattened width dimension of the completed garment and the edges 4 of the portion 2 flare outwardly to intersections 5 with the edges 6 which, with the outer edges 1 of extensions 3 form part of the arm holes of the garment as later described.

As shown in Fig. 2, the back element, generally indicated at 8, has a body portion 9 and two extending shoulder portions Ill. The outer edge portions H and 12 of the back element respectively corresponding in shape and dimensions with edges 5 and 7 of the front element but are inclined in the opposite direction. The width of body portion 9 is made greater than the flattened width dimension of the completed garment, which width is indicated at b by two side extensions [3. The edges M of the extensions I3 correspond in shape and dimension with edges 4 of the front element but curve inwardly, instead of outwardly, to points of intersections IS with the edges ll.

The inner edges of the extensions I and I2. are

. 2 opening of the garment as will later be apparent.

The shoulder portions 3 of the front element are next overlaid on the shoulder portions l2 of the back element so that edges 1 overlie and coincide with the upper portions of edges H and the lower portions of edges 6 overlie, and coincide with edges i2, the combined edge portions of the overlapped elements between the points 5 and I5, as shown in Fig. 6,. forming the arm holes of the garment which correspond with edges 18 and [9 of the respective arm pieces 20 and 2i.

The edges of the shoulder extensions 1 and i2 are stitched together and to the edges l8 and IQ of the arm pieces by lines of stitches 22.

- The front element I is then folded downwardly onto the back element 9 as shown in Fig. 1, and the extensions l3 are folded forwardly and inwardly. to bring their edges I4 into coincidence with edges 4 of the front element, the edges 23 and 24 of the respective sleeve members 20 and 2| being brought together at the same time. As will be apparent from Fig. 1 the edges 4l4 at each side of the garment and the adjacent sleeve can now be closed by continuous stitches 25 which extend from the bottom of the garment to the ends of the sleeves.

It isto be noted that only four seaming operations are necessary to complete the garment assembly, namely, the two seams 22 (Fig. 6) which simultaneously connect the adjacent shoulder portions and attach the arm members, and the two seams 25 which close the sides of the garment and continue on to complete the closure of the sleeves. It is further to be noted that in each case the seam being made extends from one free edge to another so that it is not necessary at any time to open the sewing mechanism. By narrowing the body portion 2 of the front member and providing the portions l3 which extend forwardly and inwardly from the back member to their line of attachment with the front member, the seams 25 are positioned to act as inbuilt reinforcements or suspenders for supporting desired lower garments by buttons 26 attached to the seams. If desired a third suspender seam 21 and button 28 may be provided intermediate the seam 25. Seam 21 is preferably applied to element 1 prior to the assembly of the garment.

The general structure and procedure above described may also be advantageously employed in the-construction of a double breasted garment such as is shown in Fig. '7. In constructing the shirt of the latter figure the front element is formed of two pieces 29 and 39 superposed one on the other as shown in Fig. 8 thus providing a two ply body portion 31. Piece 29 carries a. shoulder extension-32 while piece 30 carriesshoulder extension 33. The body portion 3! like the body portion 2 previously de- The shoulder extension 32-35 and r33 +36:-.are

first stitched together by scams 4} as shown in Fig. 9. After the shoulders have been attached as just described the "freeetlge ,tfliortion 4! of piece 29 joins one end of neck edge "B2 of back piece 34 while the other'zendlofmeck edge 42 joins the free edge portion 43 7of piece 30 to form a continuous edge to Which'a'finish binding M (Fig. 9) maybe applied as a single seaming operation; The arm pieces-45 are then stitched in place 'by seams 'fl, the two ply 'front element is folded over onto the back element and side extensions 38 and 39' folded forwardly andin'wardly as shown in Figf'l. "Thisbrings edge M of extension 38 and-the -superposed edge portions *4-8f'of =members 29 30 together, as well as bringing together the edge portion "49 of extension 3*8--and edge=portion 50 of member 2 9; and edges 51 of i the adjacent sleeve member. Similarlyonthe"other-side of the garment edges -525-3, 54 "55, and 56-"56 are brought together. Seams 51, corre sponrjling K toKseams -=25 previously described; and exten ing from *the bottom of the ''garment to the outer ends of the sleeves connect-the several edges together and complete the garment assembly'as "-"shown in Fig. "-7 the seams "51 forming inbuilt suspenders -'to wl'iich 'butt'ons 58 are' secured.

"The details f the pattern o"f the shirt may be varied as iscle'ar fromt'he-"two types above -'described.

-1. A shirt "type 'garrne'nt comprising a front element and a back element'fea'ch having shoulder portions, said elements being' stltched'-together at -sa'id shoulder portions, and sleeve members stitched 'to' th'e" front 'and back "elements at the "outer edges of said shoulder -'piurtions, the body portion 1 of one-of said -"e'l'ernen'ts being of less width than the fiattenedwvidth of the garment, the =Width of "the body p'ol-" tion o'f the other element -being i equal to' 'the' fiattened width of the garment and having sid'e :extensions eXte'ndin-g inwardly to 'complete the width' 'of the garment at 1 the side 4 of t-he narrow' 'element, -each extension and the:adjacerit edge' of "the narrow element, and the underrar nr='ed; ,.es of the adjacent sleevermember being re'specti vely united-*by -a continuous :stitch e'd iseam sxtending frointhe lower 'e'clgeof thergarm'ent to the outer endo'f the adjacent s-sleeve.

1:2. Alshirt vtype'zgarment comprising a front element and-a hack element 'e'ach having shoulder portions, said :elements being stitched 'together at said shoulder portions, :and sleeve -members stitchedztoithe front andrback ele'ments at-"the -'outer' e'd'ges 'of said shoulder portions, the-body portion of the front element being of less-width than the flattened width' of the garin'ent, the

width of the body portions :of "the back-element being equal to the flattenewwidth of the garm'ent and having side ektensions exten'ding forwardly and inwardly to complete the widthot the ifront .of the garment, each ==extension and the 1 adjacent edge I of the front -'element,' -and the under arm edges of thesadjacent sleeve me mber beingrespectively united by a continuous stitched seam extending from the lower edge-of thefro'nt 4 of the garment to the outer end of the adjacent sleeve. I

3..:A %shirt type garment comprisingsa front element and a back element'each"havingshoulder .p.ortions, said elements being stitched together at said shoulder portions, and sleeve members sstitcheditoat'he front and back elements at the outer edges of said shoulder portions, the body "portionof'the-frontelement being of less width jhan'the flattened width of the garment, the width ofthe body portions of the back element beingsequalitotthe flattened width of the garment and having side-extensions extending forwardly andinwardly to complete the width of the front of the garment, each extension and the adjacent edge *of the front element, and the under arm of 1 the adjacent sleeve member being'respectively' united' by a 1 continuous stitched "seam ontending from the '-lower edge -'of the front' of the garrnent to the outer endfof the-adjacent sleeve, said seams having buttons attached-theretoproviding suspen'der like reinforcements ifor-the-support 'of lower garments attachable 'tosa'id" buttons.

*4. "A =shirt type garment J comprising a -two ply front element, each ply having a shoulder por tion, a back element having shoulder portions, {said elements being stitched -together at said shoulder portions, and sleeve membersstitched to the front and back elements at the "outer edges of said shoulder portions, the body portion' of the"front"-element 'being' of less width than the flattened width of the :garment, the -width of the body portion "of the back element being equalto the flattenedwidth of *the garment and having side extensions i extending f orwardly and inwardly to 'com'p'lete the-width of tlna' 'fron't of the'ga'rrnent, 'ea'ch extension-and the adjacent edge of the front element, and-the under-arm 'e'dges of the adjacent sleeve member being-respectively united by a c'ontinuous stitched seam extending 'from'theflower-e'dgeof the front of "the garmentfto the butereno of the adjacent sleeve.

=5J-Ashirttype gar'ment'oompris'ing a front element and "a back element, 4 each having narrow shoulder strap portions, 1 the adjacent strap portions of said elements being overlapped and Rseamed 1 together at their outer edges to "define arm-openings, said seams pass'ing directly over itheshould'ers' with the ends-.of ,said seams joining at' 't'he armpits, the portion 1 of one of said elements bel'ow the arm openings "being of less Width-than the fla-ttened width ofthe garment, th'e'wi'dt'h of 'th eiotherielement below the arm bpenings being equal to the flattened width- 0f the :garment and having sideportions extend ing inwardly to complete' th'e width of the garment at the side of 'th'e nar-row 'element,--said 0 extending side' =portions and" the adjacent "edges o'f the narrow portion being seamed togeth'er, "the-upper :end portions of the last-named seams courving outwardly and joining-"the joined-Lends :of i the first-named seams.


. PREFERENCE-S omen The following "references .are of record in the 79 file "of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name "Date "72,439,149 slniker Apr. 6, 1948

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U.S. Classification2/111, D02/717, 2/113
International ClassificationA41B13/00, A41B13/08
Cooperative ClassificationA41B13/08
European ClassificationA41B13/08