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Publication numberUS2502314 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 28, 1950
Filing dateMar 24, 1947
Priority dateMar 24, 1947
Publication numberUS 2502314 A, US 2502314A, US-A-2502314, US2502314 A, US2502314A
InventorsBeatrice Donin
Original AssigneeBeatrice Donin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Lady's blouse or the like
US 2502314 A
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March 28, 1950 v DOMN V 2,502,314

LADYS BILOUSE OR THE LIKE Filed March 24, 1947 INVENTOR.

I Beafn'c'e 2700/0 A 7'TORNE Y Patented Mar. 28 1950 "UNITED. STAT 6E;

LiADYf S'BLOUSE ORTHEILIKE Beatrice-Benin, NewkY 015k, Alihlieation March 24, 19 1fi, se ri a1} No-. 7 365811 2 I (o1. le -10.

8 Claims.

7, l "rh'eibfesent invention relates to an article of aspen, an more particularly to a lady's blouse e L aist,or thelike germent. 1 Blouses, waists; or similar garments of the type to hieh'the presetitinvention relates, Whieh are generally worn in associationwith a skirt, guimpe, 'eks, orthe like, have oertain disadvantages or 'shortboriiing'swhi'c htend todetract from the appearance and boinfort of the wearer Such blouses or th liketendto respond to and follow thete'n'sions and stresses set up by the movement of the wearer's body. As a result, the 'blouseo'r theflik'eftendsto cree on the b'odyan'd to'beco'me displaeed andjdis arran'ged thereon. Frequently, displae'e ne'rit 'ahdjdi sarrangement "proceeds to the e'zctent that there is a separation between th blouse andthe skirt or the like, at the waistline, resulting in a v'er'y untidy and unattractive tte n -h It is an object of the invention 'to provide a biousej'wai's'tfor the like, of the bharacter described, in Which"the 'forc'es, tensions and stresses set upby body rho'vemerits Will be resistejcl a'nd the blouse ar the like 'iivi llbe maintained substantiaily "in its original osition on the body, so

that-it will not cieep -or 'shift-o'n "the bodyf'a'hd' win-not become 'disarranged thereon and its tails :Will not ereep "out of or becom separat'e'o frdrn the skirt or'the like at the h aistline' It "an objeet f the invention to provide a garment of theeha'rater'deseribedhaving assoibltd if leahs *ror "resistihg the force *the tensioiis'and'stressesofb'o'dymbvemeht; I I

It is an object of This invention to provide a garment or theleha'racter described m whichthe means ffor r sisting the {force time tens on and stresses set up 'by"body movement are highly trill" beco e mo e readily apparent "to those skilled in the art fir-om "the -embocument thereof shown iwme accompanying drawin and Efrem the description thereof following. -It *isftofbe understoohm hewever, that suhlhbodiment is shown by" wa of nmstration onl y, th 'make the principles rid practice f the ihvention inore 196E311}? eomhrenensibfepand IWithbut en- Zlnteht as 2 'of limitingthe invention tothe specific idBtfiii-E thereinshown.

In the drawings:

Fig. 1 is an elevational wiew lof alblouseembodying "the present invention, as viewed irom :the ineside thereof, one casing for thesresis'ting means: being broken away, toidisclose {details ofirthe :tens'ion foriceresisting-means;

Fig. '2 a more orsless c'diagramma'tic view, :in: :perspective, of suohblouse as wormon :a body, the blouse and @the body beingzshown by brokens lines, with the't'ension foroe resi's't'ingm'eans of'the i n- -vention shoWndmsdh'd-Jines;

Fig. 3 is a sectiomtakenzonrllnevae=8 of Eigrdw to enlarg'ed scale; and

Fig. lls aview similar to Fig. 3, but ltak'en'at: v

Referring more specifically to*the:accompany :ihg s drawings, the blouse, generally designated zas I'll, although shoWn-asbeing ofxthe back'button ing typemay be of any desired .type, styleor:form and of a'any desirable, ssuitable material 01 Ifabri'e. A's illustrated, the 'blouse =l0 comprisessthe vsfront panel, II, and the rear panels, 12,;jdined torithe frontxpanel ll at the sides'of the blouse, as by seams 13, in the conventionalma'nner. The edges of the rear panels, l2-', may beprovided with con"- ventional, eooperatin'g fastening means suchi as the buttons, l4, and the button holes, IS.

The blouse I0 is also provided with armholes, :Hi into which may or may not befittedusleeves, M, which may be :of any .desiredstyle or :length, and mayrbe secured to the' body of the 'blouse'by seams, I8.

"I have observed :that the bendin'g "and twisting of the torso and craising I-of the arms :s'etv up .'.the greatestwstrain and tensibniorces' undr :the arm,

at'the location ofkth'e side seams, il'3, ofthebiouse, such-strains. and tensions being transmitted to such sea'm throughth'e armhole'iseam's, t8. In making"therblouseof thespresent inventiom t'here fore,lI have provided-means foiasetting upacounteraeting or resisting foree atithefpoints ofstrain and tension, "namely, 'under the armhole, a'tth'e side orthe blouse; atlthe location of 'the 'seamsf3.

'such'cpunterbalaneihaor resistin iroree'exertmg :meansimay comprise a resihent elemehtlperman'entl-y connected by-one' en'clto the armhole edge, "at i'o'r about the loc'ationcof theisidesan'i, and connectible at the other end to theyb'odyvof theiwearer"atthewaistline.

Jn the embodiment illustrated; the s'res'isting' force 'exertmg zmeanssceomprises an elastic-ahead, 20, approximately"twicej the lehgth tofthe distaricezfrom the armhole t'o the i waistline. assethe elastic band to bear upon the body of the wearer.

While the fulcrum means may comprise any suitable device, such as a fabric or metal loop secured to the blouse, through which the tieband, 22, may be freely passed, I prefer to use the means illustrated, combining a protective covering for the elastic band 20 as well as a fulcrum. Such means comprises a tubular sheath, 24, which may taper downwardly and may preferably be formed of the same or similar material as the blouse, particularly as to color. The upper end of the sheath 24 may be connected, together with the ends, 2!, of the band, 20, to the armhole seam, I8. The lower end of the sheath 24 is open, as at 25, to permit free passage therethrough of the tie-band, 22, which is connected to the elastic band 20] arranged within the sheath 24. The lower portion of the sheath, 24, is connected by its edges to the blouse, ID, as bystitching 26, so that the edges of the opening 25, may serve as the fulcrum for the tieband 22, passing therethrough.

It will be readily apparent that by the means provided, the'tension forces usually set up in the sides of the garment by body movement will be resisted by the elastic bands, which are connected to the armhole seam at one end, and to the body at the other end by the tie-bands. Thus; the elastic bands will resist vertical strains and tensions and the tie-bands will resist horizontal stresses and tensions, both forces meeting at the point of fulcrum.

It will also be apparent that many modifications and variations may be made in the garmerits of the present invention, all in accordance with the principles of the invention hereinabove set forth.

What I claim is:

1. In combination with a garment of the shirt or waist type constructed to encircle and enclose the body of a wearer, the garment having an arm receiving opening, means for holding the garment against riding up on the body of the wearer, the holding means including an extensible member engaging the garment at the opening, guiding means to provide a turning point approximately at the waist of the garment, the member extending from the opening and through the guiding means at the turning point and being positionable to extend around the waist of the wearer and means within the garment for engaging the member extended about the waist of the wearer to place the member in tension for imparting a. lateral pull to the member at the waist and to place the member between the opening and the guiding means in tension to impart a downward pull upon the garment at the opening.

2. In combination with a garment of the shirt or waist type, wherein the garment is constructed substantially to enclose the torso and has means for, receiving the arms of the wearer therethrough,: extensible means anchored to the garn (It) 4 ment at the arms-receiving means, the extensible means being positionable about the body of the wearer to place the garment in tension on the body of the wearer at the waist, and guiding means on the garment for the extensible means, the guiding means being below the armsreceiving means and approximately at the waist, the extensible means passing through and being free to move in the guiding means, the extensible means, when placing the" garment: in" tension around the-waist, exerting a downward pull toward the guiding means on the anchorages at the arms-receiving means.

3. In combination with a garment of the shirt or waist type, whereinthe garment is constructed substantially to enclose the torso and has passages for the arms of the wearer, extensible means anchored to the garment at the passages, the extensible means being positionable about the body of the wearer to place the garment in tension on the body of the wearer at the waist, and guiding means on the garment for the extensible means, the guiding means being below the passages and approximately at the waist, the extensible means being retained by but being free to move with relation to the guiding means, the extensible means, when placing the garment in tension around the waist, being turned by the guiding means from a direction to encircle the waist to a substantially vertical direction to exert a downward pull toward the guiding means on the anchorages at the passages.

4. In combination with a garment of the shirt or waist type, wherein the garment is constructed substantially to enclose the torso and has passages for the arms of the wearer, an extensible member anchored to the garment at each of the passages, the members being within the garment and being capable of extension from the anchorage points about the body of the wearer, and guiding means on the garment for the members, the guiding means being below the passages and approximately at the waist, the members being retained by but free to move with relation to the guiding means, the members providing means, when placed in tension about the body of the wearer and within the garment, to clamp the garment at the guiding means snugly against the body of the wearer and to exert a downward pull toward the guidin means on the anchoragesat the passages. I

5. In combination with a garment of the shirt or waist type, wherein the garment is constructed substantially to enclose the torso and has passages for the arms of the wearer, an extensible member anchored to the garment at each of the passages, the membersbeing within the garment and being capable of extension from the anchorage points about the body of the wearer, and guiding means on the garment for the members, the guiding means being below the passages and approximately at the waist, the members being retained by but being free to move with relation to the guiding means, the members, when extended about the body of the wearer and secured to each other and. placed in tension, providing means to clamp the garment at the guiding means snugly against the body of the wearer and to exert a downward pull toward the guiding means on the anchorages at the passages.

6. In combination with a garment of the shirt or waist type, wherein the garment is constructed substantially to enclose the torso and has passages for the arms of. the wearer, an exten-1 sible member anchored to the garment at each of the passages, the members being within the garment and being capable of extension from the anchorage points about the body of the wearer, and guiding means on the garment for the members, the guiding means being below the passages and approximately at the waist, the members being retained by but being free to move with relation to the guiding means, the members extending down from the anchorages at the passages and past the guiding means and then laterally away from the guiding means around the body of the wearer and, when secured to each other and placed in tension, providin means to clamp the garment at the guiding means snugly against the body of the wearer and to exert a downward pull toward the guiding means on the anchorages at the passages.

7. In combination with a garment of the shirt or waist type, wherein the garment is constructed substantially to enclose the torso and has armholes for the arms of the wearer, an elastic member anchored to the garment approximately at the lowermost portion of the edge of each of the armholes, the members being within the garment and being capable of extension from the anchorage points about the body of the wearer, and guiding means on the garment for the members, the guiding means being below the armholes and approximately at the waist, the members being retained'by but being free to move with relation to the guiding means, the members extending down from the anchorages at the armholes and past the guiding means and then laterally away from the guiding means around the body of the wearer and, when secured to each other and placed in tension, providing means to clamp the garment at the guiding means snugly against the body of the wearer and to exert a downward pull toward the guidin means on the anchorages at the armholes.

8. In combination with a garment of the shirt or waist type, wherein the garment is constructed substantially to enclose the torso and has armholes for the arms of the wearer, an elastic member anchored to the garment approximately at the lowermost portion of the edge of each of the armholes, a sheath extending downwardly from the edge of each of the armholes and housing the elastic member, a band secured to the elastic member and extending outside of the sheath within the garment and about the body of the wearer, the sheath havin an opening at its lower end and at least approximately at the opening being secured to the garment, the secured-together band and member being movable through the opening, the sheath at the opening providing guiding means for the members and the bands, the openings being approximately at the waist, the secured-together bands and members extending down from the anchorages at the armholes and past the openings and then laterally away from the openings around the body of the wearer and, when the bands are secured to each other and placed in tension, providing means to clamp the garment at the openings snugly against the body of the wearer and to exert a downward pull toward the waist on the anchorages at the armholes.

BEATRICE DONIN.

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

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,410,401 Gray Mar. 21, 1922 2,352,084 Di Iuglio June 20, 1944 FOREIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 214,708 Germany Aug. 22, 1908 Certificate of Correction Patent No. 2,502,314 March 28, 1950 BEATRICE DONIN It is hereby certified that error appears in the printed specification of the above numbered patent requiring correction as follows:

Column 4, line 44, after the word but insert being;

and that the said Letters Patent should be read With this correction therein that the same may conform to the record of the case in the Psttent Oifice.

Signed and sealed this 13th day of June, A. D. 1950.

[SEAL] THOMAS F. MURPHY,

Assistant Commissioner of Patents.

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US1410401 *Dec 9, 1919Mar 21, 1922Harriette GrayChild's waist
US2352084 *Mar 18, 1943Jun 20, 1944Di Iuglio FrankShirt
*DE214708C Title not available
Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US5367709 *Jul 8, 1993Nov 29, 1994Teasley; Nancy A.Adjustable clothing for infants
Classifications
U.S. Classification2/106, 2/117
International ClassificationA41D1/18, A41D1/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41D1/18
European ClassificationA41D1/18