US 2570848 A
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Oct. 9, 1951 l. 'OZENBERGER COMBINATION APRON AND POT HOLDER Filed May 23, 1949 r e m@ 5 z 0 e v w '4 TTORNE Patented Oct. 9, 1951 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE COMBINATION APRON AND POTHOLDER Irene Ozenberger, Kansas City, Mo.
Application May 23, 1949, Serial No. 94,790
This invention relates to garments in the nature of aprons, the primary object being to provide a protecting article of clothing having in combination therewith, means usable at the discretion of the wearer in handling hot pans and other receptacles with the assurance that not only the hands, but the arms of the user will not be injured.
It is the most important object of the present invention to provide a combination apron and pot holders having a plurality of panels, two of which are elongated and disposed adjacent the sides of the wearer whereby the same may be used to handle hot pots and pans and when so used, to protect the arms and hands against burns. 7
Another important object of the present invention is to provide an apron having a fabric body provided with a main front panel and a pair of elongated side panels, the latter being separate from the main panel and having pads at the lowermost free ends thereof for use in handling hot receptables.
Other more minor objects include the particular way in which the garment is formed to render the same attractive and inexpensive to manufacture and other details of construction that will become apparent as the following specification progresses.
In the drawing: I
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a combination apron and pot holders made in accordance with the present invention showing the same in operative use.
Fig. 2 -is a fragmentary, enlarged, transverse, cross-sectional view taken on line 11-11 of Fig. 1; and
Fig. 3 is a cross-sectional view similar to Fig. 2, showing a slightly modified form of my invention.
It is common knowledge that burns and scalds in the kitchen are occasioned for the most part by pot holders not being readily available and usually of such small nature that the same protect only the hands and not the arms of the user. It is desirable, therefore, to incorporate such pad in an apron and at the same time to provide parts that serve the usual protecting "function as well as that of covering the arms when the pads are placed in use.
The apron per se constitutes a, main panel portion and a pair of elongated side panels l2 and I4. The entire body may be made from a single sheet of fabric material, or the three panels l0, I2 and I4 may be separate elements joined at the uppermost edges thereof to a waist band I6 by stitching in the usual manner. The waist band 16 has a tying tape at each end respectively thereof for securing the apron at the back of the wearer through means of a bow (not shown). A pair of spaced, parallel shoulder straps I8 and 20 extend upwardly from the waist band 16 and terminate at the opposite ends thereof at the back of the wearer.
It is contemplated that the back ends of the shoulder straps l8 be releasably secured to the waist band I6 in any suitable manner not shown.
A bib 22 is also provided and disposed between the shoulder straps l8 and 20 adjacent the waist band l6. Bib 22 is secured to the waist band It and is provided with the usual binding 24 at the uppermost edge thereof. If the main body of the apron is formed from a single sheet of material, the same is cut longitudinally from the lowermost edge to a point intermediate the waist band It and the lower edge of the body. If the side panels l2 and I4 are separate pieces, then the latter are stitched to the main panel I0 from the waist band l6 downwardly to a point spaced from the bottom of the panels I0, I2 and I 4.
The panels l2 and I4 should be provided with binding tape 26 and 28 respectively and the main panel It! may likewise be provided with a circumscribing binding tape 30.
The uppermost ends of the slits defining the panels l0, l2 and i4 may conveniently be provided with pockets 32 and 34 secured to the body of the apron in the usual manner. The normally lowermost ends of the panels I2 and M are rebent upon themselves to present an overlapped portion 36 that is held in place by a transverse line of stitching 38. Prior to stitching portion 36, a pad 40 is disposed between the two layers of material and held in place not only by the line of stitching 38 but by the stitching for securing the binding tapes 26 and 28.
The pads 40 may be made from any suitable material such as several layers of fabric and when completed, each of the panels l2 and M will be provided with a pot holder adjacent the lowermost free edges thereof.
It is apparent from the foregoing that the entire apron is worn in the conventional manner and that the three panels I 0, l2 and M will serve ordinarily their usual function of protecting the front of the wearers clothing. When it is desired to place the panels l2 and M in use in their auxiliary manner, the operator merely grasps either or both of the panels [2 and I4 and utilizes the areas thereof having pads 40 therein for handling hot receptacles or other articles.
It is apparent further that when grasping the lowermost ends of the panels [2 and M at the back thereof, the arms of the user will be completely covered almost to the elbow. In any event, the hands and wrists will be covered and any boiling or spilled receptacle contents will not cause injury. If the user desired to handle a relatively large hot article such as a roaster, she may use both panels l2 and I4, thereby protecting both wrists as well as a large part of the arms. Since the outermost faces of the panels [2 and M will come into contact with the articles handles, the bottom face of the apron will? remain unsoiled and not cause soiling of the. usual. clothing Worn by the user. It is to be notedv also that when either or both of the panels :2 and M, to-
gether with their accompanying pads 413 are placed in use, the main body panel ill will remain. hanging. in the normal position and continue to. serve its normal function of protecting the wearers dress or clothing.
The. garment shown in Fig. 3 is. identical in all respects. with. that above described, except that there is. included a fabric. wall &2, at the rear of. each. panel [2 and. M, respectively, adjacent. the pads 40. thereof. Walls 42 are. stitched at the bottoms and sides thereof with stitching 26' and 28,. as the case may be, to present an open-top pocket for receiving the hands of the user.
Through use of such pockets, thev pads 48. can be quickly and easily placed in use and will stay in. place on the hands, while handling hot articles;
Obviously; many unimportant details of construction may be changed or modified without 4 departing from the spirit of this invention as defined by the scope of the appended claims.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new and desired to be secured by Letters Patent is:
1. In an apron of the kind described, a body having a plurality of side-by-side separate panels, the two outermost panels each being provided at the lowermost end thereof with a padded portion greater than :the thickness of the remainder of the body.
2. In an apron of the kind described, a body having a main panel and an elongated, secondary panel along each side edge respectively thereof and separate therefrom for protecting the'arms of the wearer when used to handle receptacles having contents likely to spill therefrom; and a pad on each secondary panel respectively.
3. In an apron of the kind described, a body of flexible material having a lowermost edge and a pair of, opposed side edges, the body being split from said lowermost edge. toward the upper edge of. the body, presenting a pair of elongated panels, the free ends of the. panels each being provided with a padded portion.
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