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Publication numberUS2630572 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 10, 1953
Filing dateSep 24, 1949
Priority dateSep 24, 1949
Publication numberUS 2630572 A, US 2630572A, US-A-2630572, US2630572 A, US2630572A
InventorsCharles Rosenbaum, Lawrence Gluckin
Original AssigneeCharles Rosenbaum, Lawrence Gluckin
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Brassiere
US 2630572 A
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INVENTOR.

HHRRY GLUCKIN ATTORNEY H. GLUCKIN BRASSIERE Filed Sept. 24, 1949 March 10, 1953 Patented Mar. 10, 1953 UNITED STATES PATENT QE HCE 2,630,572 BnAssniRE Harry Gluckin, New York, N. Y.; Lawrence Gluckin, Cora Turner, and Charles Rosenbaum, executors of said Harry Gluckin, deceased Application September 24, 1949, Serial No. 117,683

3 Claims. 1

This invention relates to brassieres of the type in which the rear portion of the brassire is fixedly joined and the lower front portions of the pockets are detachably coupled in securing the garment around the body of the wearer. More particularly, the invention deals with a brassiere of what may be termed the deep-plunge type, Where the cups or pockets are separated or spaced apart at a point in alinement with the lower edge portions of the pockets and inner adjacent edges of the pockets or cups flare or diverge upwardly and outwardly to the upper central portions of the pockets, thus adapting the garment for use with low-neckline cutdresses, blouses or the like.

Still more particularly, the invention deals with a coupling member for detachably joining the cups at the front of the garment, said member having loop and other portions arranged in channels formed at the lower edge portions of said pockets.

The novel features of the invention will be best understood from the following description, when taken together with the accompanying drawing, in which certain embodiments of the invention are disclosed and, in which, the separate parts are designated by suitable reference characters in-each of the views and, in which:

Fig. l is a perspective view of a garment made according to the invention, with part of the construction broken away and in section.

Fig. 2 is an enlarged sectional view on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1 showing only part of the con struction.

Fig. 3 is a detailed view of one of the coupling members which I employ, detached.

Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 3 of another form of construction.

Fig. 5 is a View similar to Figs. 3 and l showing another form of coupling member and illustrating one half thereof assembled in a garment, the latter being shown in section.

Fig. 6 is a view similar to Figs. 3 and 4 show ing another form of coupling member; and

Fig. 7 is a plan View of the structure as seen in Fig. 6. g

In Fig. 1 of the drawing, I have shown at It! and l I the cups or pockets of a brassiere and, as the structure of each pocket is the same, only one will be describedand primed references will be applied to the other pocket where the structure is seen.

The pocket [0 has upwardly converging inner and outer sides 12, i3 terminating at the upper contracted end in a strap or loop [4, with which a shoulder strap i5 is adjustably coupled through the medium of a buckle it. The pocket H), in the construction shown, is formed substantially from a single outer facing sheet which has a dart or seam i! extending from the central portion of the cup to the lower edge it. The lower edge 18, from the seam i! to the inner edge l2, has an insert piece forming a channel portion l9. Attached to the outer side edge of the pocket i8 is a side and back strap 2%, to the rear portion of which is attached the shoulder strap I5, as clearly seen.

The parts of the cup l i, which are clearly seen have been designated by the reference characters !2', l4, l5, l5, 17', it, it and 2G.

The side and back straps 2d, all are fixedly united by an elastic back band 2! which provides circumferential extensibility of the garment upon the body of the wearer. The channels l9, 19 have, inwardly of but adjacent the edges l2, l2 and at the lower edges of said channels, elongated buttonhole openings, one of which is: shown at 22 on the channel strap l9. These openings facilitate detachable engagement of a coupling member 23, with lower adjacent edge portions of the pockets in the manner clearly seen in Fig. 1 of the drawing. The member 23 is shown detached in Fig. 3 of the drawing and comprises an elongated rod 24 fashioned to form open loops 25'at the ends thereof, the ends of the rods being bent backwardly on the loop forming portions to form rounded loop ends 26 which may be slightly opened or substantially closed, as indicated in Fig. 3. The ends of the rod or wire is bevelled, as seen at 27, to prevent catching engagement with the fabric of the garment.

Arranged upon the long central portion of the rod 24 is a tube 28 of plastic or other material or any suitable covering or coating can be applied simply to cover and conceal the metallic portion of the member 23 to form a neat and finished appearance between the adjacent ends of cups or pockets.

At this time, it may be well to point out that the members 23 can be made of different lengths, so as to control spacing of adjacent edge portions l2, l2 of the pockets. In fact, in the sale of a garment, it ma be desirable to sell members of two or more sizes to give the purchaser of the garment a range of uses for the garment. This adjustment can also be controlled in the sale of the garment to govern the spread of the pockets one with respect to the other Considering Fig. 2 of the drawing, it will appear that the channel forming strap I9 is prefsimilar to the opening 22.

erably composed of an outer facing 29 and an inner lining 30, the latter being of a more substantial fabric.

In Fig. 4 of the drawing, I have shown a slight modification of coupling member 3|, which differs from the member 23 simply in having the loop ends 32 converge upwardly and inwardly. This type of member would adapt itself to garments where the lower edge of the cups turn upwardly to a slight extent rather than being substantially straight, as shown in Fig. 1 of the drawing, otherwise the structure of the member 3| is the same as the member 23, except that a shorter coupling member is shown.

In Fig. of the drawing, I have shown at 33 another form of coupling member which differs from the member 23 primarily in that the channel engaging loops 34 have extended end portions 35 terminating in abruptly inturned ring or loop ends 39. At the right of Fig. 5, I have shown at 31 part of a channel-forming strap having a buttonhole opening 38 in the lower edge thereof, However, with this form of construction, the end portions 35, 35 extend into the channel to a point beyond the buttonhole opening 38, so as to provide a firm support for the corresponding edge portion of the cup.

It will be apparent that, in all forms of construction, the loop portions, for example, 26, 32,

34 extend into the channels to a point closely adjacent the inner ends of the cups. This is clearly seen from a consideration of Fig. 1 and Fig. 5 of the drawing. In Fig. 5, this inner edge of the cup is indicated by the reference characl ter 39. In referring to inner edge of the cup, it is, of course, understood that it is the inner edge of the channel-forming portion of the cup that is referred to. In all forms of construction, the central bridging portion of the coupling member is covered with a tube, sleeve or coating, similar to the tube 28 and, for this reason, no further specific description thereof is given. In Fig. 6 is shown a slight modification of the structure shown in 'Fig, 5. In other words, the device of Fig. 5 is modified in the same manner, as the structure of Fig. 4 modifies Fig. 3. Here a coupling member 40 is employedhaving the inwardly and upwardly converging loops 4| with their extended end portions 42 terminating 'in the ring or loop ends 43.

In Fig. 7 is shown a plan view of the structure shown in Fig. 6 which clearly illustrates that the entire member is formed in a curved fashion so as to more accurately fit upon the body of the wearer. While this is particularly desirable with devices of the type and kind shown in Figs. 5 and 6, where the device has longbracing end portions, as at 35, 42, it is, nevertheless, applicable "to the structure shown in Figs. 1 to 4 inclusive.

Having fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A brassiere comprising a pair of pockets having side and back straps permanently united at the back of the garment in an extensible member, shoulder straps joining upper edges of the pockets with said side and back straps, lower edge portions of the pockets being straight, means atsaid lower edge portions forming channels extending to inner adjacent edges of the pockets, said means having apertures opening into the channels inwardly of and adjacent said inner edges of the pockets, a coupling member for joining lower adjacent portions of the pockets, said coupling member comprising a horizontally straight bar having inwardly directed integral loop ends arranged over and spaced from 'said bar, said loop ends being insertable into the channels through said openings to engage the channel ends at adjacent edges of the pockets, and means covering said bar intermediate said loop ends.

2. A brassiere comprising a pair of pockets having side and back straps permanently united at the back of the garment in an extensible member, shoulder straps joining upper edges of the pockets with said side and back straps, lower edge portions of the pockets being straight, means at said lower edge portions forming channels extending to inner adjacent edges of the pockets, said means having apertures opening into the channels inwardly of and adjacent said inner edges of the pockets, a coupling member for joining lower adjacent portions of the pockets, said coupling member comprising a bar having inwardly directed integral loop ends, said loop ends being insertable into the channels .through said openings to engage the channel ends at adjacent edges of the pockets, said loops being disposed over and in spaced relation to the bar, and said member having side extensions beyond the ends of the bar extending .into the channels of said pockets.

3. A brassiere comprising a pair of pockets having side and back straps permanently united at the back of the garment in an extensible member, shoulder and back straps, lower edge portions of the pockets being straight, means at said lower edge portions forming channels extending to inner adjacent edges of the pockets, said means having apertures opening into the channels inwardly of and adjacent said inner edges of the pockets, .a coupling member for joining lower adjacent portions of the pockets, said coupling member comprising .a bar having inwardly directed, integral loop ends, said loop ends being insertable into the channels through said openings to engage the channel ends at adjacent edges of the pockets, said loops being disposed over and in spaced relation to the bar, said member having side extensions beyond the ends of the bar extending into the channels of said pockets, and said .member being curved to conform to the body of the wearer.

HARRY GLUCKIN.

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

UNITED STATES PATENTS Cousins Oct. 25. 1949

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US2715225 *Apr 21, 1953Aug 16, 1955Gould Olga GBrassiere
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Classifications
U.S. Classification450/58, 24/377, 2/219
International ClassificationA41C3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41C3/00
European ClassificationA41C3/00