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Publication numberUS2492265 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 27, 1949
Filing dateNov 4, 1947
Priority dateNov 4, 1947
Publication numberUS 2492265 A, US 2492265A, US-A-2492265, US2492265 A, US2492265A
InventorsBryan Grace E
Original AssigneeBryan Grace E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Clothing protector
US 2492265 A
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Dec. 27, 1949 G. E. BRYAN CLOTHING PROTECTOR Filed Nov. 4, 1947 Fig.4.

R n w Wm H 5 W e a w m 6 Y Patented Dec. 27, 1949 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CLOTHING PROTECTOR Grace E. Bryan, Tulsa, Okla.

Application November i, 1947, Serial No. 783,880

1 Claim.

This invention relates to novel and useful improvements in infants wear.

An object of this invention is to protect the clothing of an individual handling infants.

Another object of this invention is to provide means for carrying out the above mentioned function.

Another purpose of this invention is to provide an improved article of clothing which attaches to an infant in an improved manner and which is both simple and easy to apply and remove from the child.

Another object of this invention is to provide a neatly appearing article for infants use having gathers therein, whereby certain portions thereof will give or stretch in operation of the invention.

Another object of this invention is to provide a device of the character described which permits ample ventilation for the infant during the use thereof.

Another purpose of this invention is to provide a liquid repellent lining for portions thereof which is invisible thereby enhancing the attractiveness of the device.

Ancillary objects and features of novelty will become apparent to those skilled in the art, in following the description of the preferred form of the invention, illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a child showing the use of the invention thereon;

Figure 2 is a sectional view of the invention shown in Figure 1;

Figure 3 is a plan view of the device extended, showing the liquid repellent cover thereon;

Figure 4 is a plan view similar to Figure 3, and;

Figure 5 is a sectional view taken substantially on the line 5-5 of Figure 4 and in the direction of the arrows.

The present invention provides a device for use in conjunction with infants, it being one of the prime purposes to protect the clothing or the like of persons handling children. A protector is provided about the conventional diapers of an infant which is neat in appearance and practical in use.

A band In is provided of a suitable fabric or material and is stitched along the edges thereof. This band is of double thickness and has extensions l2 and I4 associated therewith. A recess I6 is formed intermediate of the said extensions and a pair of straps l8 and 20 are secured to the band adjacent the terminals of the said recess.

A tongue 22 is stitched between the layers of material forming the said band Ill and is secured thereto in the said recess I6. Inspection of Figure 4 clearly discloses that a plurality of gathers are provided at the junction of the said tongue 22 and recess Hi. This construction permits freedom of movement of the child and in no way binds with a conventional diaper. A pair of straps 24 2 and 26 respectively are secured to the said tongue 22 adjacent but not at the end thereof.

The said end of the tongue 22 has a hem 28 associated therewith and is of course stitched. In this hem there is secured a layer or sheet of liquid repellent material such as oil skin or the like which may be seen in Figure 3 and designated at 30. This sheet of water repellent material is also gathered adjacent the recess It for the purpose of permitting freedom of movement and irregularities and thicknesses of a conventional diaper. The marginal edges of the said tongue 30 are stitched thereby retaining the cover of water repellent material and the tongue material in proper relative positions. It is within the purview of this invention to utilize a stretchy material such as jersey in the said tongue whereby further freedom of movement may be effected.

In use of the invention it is quite apparent that the said tongue 22 extends between the legs of a child as illustrated in Figure 1, while the band encircles the childs waist. The extensions l2 and M are then pinned or otherwise secured to the hem 28. The straps l8 and 24 may then be joined and also the straps 2i] and 26 thereby encircling the infants legs. By this construction the invention might be placed upon an infant without tightening the same thereby rendering the child more comfortable. Also, ample ventilation is effected by not necessarily tightening the device on the infant.

It is apparent that variations may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention.

Having described the invention, what is claimed as new is:

An infants garment comprising a band having an upper edge and a shorter lower edge, straps extending from said lower edge, a body engaging tongue having tapered side edges, a lower and an upper edge secured to the lower edge of said band between said straps, said tongue having straps for securing to said first mentioned straps, said last mentioned straps being positioned adjacent the lower edge of said tongue, said tongue including a sheet of fabric having a hem at one end and a sheet of fluid repellent material secured to said fabric and in said hem, gathers in said tongue at the junction thereof with said band, the material of said band between the end of the upper and lower edge adapted to overlie for reception of a fastening device.


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

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 219,820 Kohl Sept. 23, 1879 1,163,793 Taylor Dec. 14, 1915 1,329,119 George Jan. 2'7, 1920

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U.S. Classification2/402
International ClassificationA41B13/00, A41B13/04
Cooperative ClassificationA41B13/04
European ClassificationA41B13/04