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Publication numberUS2657387 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 3, 1953
Filing dateJun 11, 1951
Priority dateJun 11, 1951
Publication numberUS 2657387 A, US 2657387A, US-A-2657387, US2657387 A, US2657387A
InventorsKetcham Gladys L
Original AssigneeKetcham Gladys L
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Infant's garment
US 2657387 A
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Nov. 3, -1953 0. 'KETCHAM 2,657,387

"INFANT rs GARMENT Filed June 11.; 1951 M INVENTOR. 4 E. 6 Gladys L. Kefc/zam ATTORNEY Patented Nov. 3, 11953 UNITED S PATENT OFF ICE I GARMENT Gladys L. Ketcham, San Mateo, Calif.

Application June 11, 1951, Serial No. 230,935

structure with the hood and a foldaible rim around the-face opening. It is further proposed in the present invention to provide a cape having front portions which may be folded over the infant while the latter lies on the back of the garment.

It is a further object of the present invention to form a bottom fold to provide a complete closure for the lower end of the garment.

It is further contemplated in the present invention to make the entire garment of sufiicient length so that the lower portion projects a considerable distance beyond the feet of the infant, and to utilize this lower portion to accommodate pockets for storing other garments without inconveniencing the infant.

Further objects and advantages of my invention will appear as the specification proceeds, and the novel features of my invention will be fully defined in the claims attached hereto.

The preferred form of my invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 shows a front view of my garment, with the hood detached and the garment in semi-open position,

Figure 2, a front view of the garment as applied to an infant, with part in semi-open position,

Figure 3, a front view of the garment as applied to an infant, with all the parts secured in position,

Figure 4, a rear view of the illustration of Figure 3, with the hood collar on the outside of the main cape,

Figure 5, a side view of the hood with a foldable rim folded upon the main body portion,

Figure 6, a side view of the same hood with the rim unfolded,

Figure 7, a front view of the cape by itself, and

Figure 8, an enlarged section taken along line 8-8 of Figure 2.

While I have shown only the preferred form .2 I of my invention, I wish "to have it understood that various ch'a'ngesand modifications maybe made within the scope of the claims attached hereto without departing from the spirit of the invention. 7

Referring to the drawing in detail, my garment consists principally of two pieces, namely the hood I and the cape 2. The'h'oo'd maybe of any desired or preferred configuration and is here shown as comprisinga peaked "body'pert ion '3 dimensioned to fit the head of an "infant, a neck portion 4 "fitting fanlytight npon the neck of an infant, and a'col-lar 5 in "the form er a miniat'iire cape 'suspended from the neck-portion to fit over the shoulders of an infant.

The neck-and *thepollar are "made to epen 'l-n front and 'maybe-seenredin position by one or more suitable raster-1mg means such as snap buttons indicated at 6. The faceopeningof' flie hood is formed with a flange 0r rim 1 which may be folded upon the body of the hood as in Figure 5, or projected forward as in Figure 6 to give additional protection to the face of the infant against rain or sunshine as the case may be.

The cape 2 has a plain back 9 and two front sections I0 and II which may be secured one upon the other by means of snap buttons l2 or any other fastening means. It is apparent that sufficient material may be supplied to provide for an overlap to make the garment doublebreasted, in which case two lines of buttons would probably be provided. The cape is proportioned to generally fit over a fully dressed infant, is sleeveless so that it may be easily spread out on a table or other support, and is made with a plain neck I3 substantially commensurate with the neck of the hood so that the cape may be applied over the collar 5 as in Figure 3 or under the latter collar as in Figure 4.

As is clearly shown in Figure 2, the cape is made almost twice the length of the infant so that a considerable portion thereof projects beyond the feet of the occupant. The back of the cape is formed with a downwardly projecting flap M which may be folded over the front section of the garment as shown in Figure 3 to form a complete closure for the bottom of the garment.

The space in the garment below the infant's feet is utilized for holding two pockets l5 which are preferably attached to the front sections of the garment, near their bottom ends as at It and which may be opened and closed by means of a suitable zipper [1.

The entire garment is preferably made of the same material, comprising an outer layer of plastic or water-repellent corduroy as at 18, and an inner lining of cotton flannel, wool, rayon quilting or plastic quilting. The inner lining is shown at IS. The pockets are preferably made of water-proof material, and their upper edges are secured upon the lining as at l6 while the zipper I1 is placed in the inside wall of the pocket for convenience of access.

The manner of using my garment will be readily understood from the foregoing description. The hood is applied in the usual manner by securing the collar about the neck of the infant in the manner described. The cape may be laid out flat on a table top or other support, the infant being placed inside so as to lie on the back of the garment as in Figure 2, whereupon the two front sections may be folded upon one another and buttoned. The folding of the flap M over the front sections and securing the same by means of the snap fasteners indicated will complete the application of the garment. The neck portion of the cape may be applied underneath or above the collar 5. In case it is desired to carry along extra clothes for the infant they may be readily accommodated in the pockets without in any Way inconveniencing the infant.

I claim:

1. An infants garment comprising a cape having a plain back and front sections connected to the side edges of the back and foldable upon an infant lying on the back, means along the front of the garment for securing one front section upon the other, a flap projecting downwardly from the back and below the bottom edges of the front sections and being foldable upon the lower portions of the front sections to form a bottom closure for the garment, means for securing the flap upon the front sections, and pockets secured upon the inner faces of the front sections near 4 the lower ends thereof so as to be substantially covered by the flap, the garment being of a length to extend below the infants feet at least by the depth of the pocket so as to accommodate the pockets and their contents below the space occupied by the infant.

2. An infant's garment comprising a hood adapted for fitting over an infants head and having a face opening and a neck fitting over the infants neck and'being separable in front, a short cape suspended from the neck of the hood and having separable and overlapping front sections, and a large cape having a plain neck adapted for fitting over the infants neck either below or above the first cape, the second cape having separable front sections and means for securing one of the front sections upon the other, and having a bottom flap foldable over the garment to form a bottom closure for the latter, and the front sections having pockets secured upon the inner faces and near the lower ends thereof so as to be substantially covered by the flap, and the garment being of a length to extend below the infants feet at least by the depth of the pockets, so as to accommodate the pockets and their contents below the space occupiedby the infant.


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U.S. Classification2/69.5, 2/114, 2/83
International ClassificationA41B13/06, A41B13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41B13/06
European ClassificationA41B13/06