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June 15, 1954 w. J. MUN'RO cmw's SLEEPING 'GARMENT mea ,June 11, i952 l INVENTOR. WALTER J. MUNRO A'YWHAJ Patented June 15, 1954 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CHILDS SLEEPING GARMENT Walter J. Munro, New York, N. Y.
Application June 11, 1952, Serial No. 292,834
1 Claim. 1
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in childrens sleeping garments.
The principal object of the invention is the provision of an improved childrens sleeping garment of the sleeping bag type which is adaptable to the increases in size of a child.
Another object of the invention is to construct the garment in such manner as to facilitate the changing of the childs upper and lower undergarments without necessitating the complete uncovering of the child.
Still another object of the invention is the provision of a generally improved garment of the type involved.
For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claim in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
In the accompanying drawings forming a material part of this disclosure:
Fig. 1 is a front elevational View of the garment of the invention.
Fig. 2 is a fragmentary enlargement of a portion of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged sectional view on line 3-3 of Fig. 1.
v Fig. 4 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view on line 4-4 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 5 is an elevational View similar to Fig. 1 but illustrates a modified construction.
Fig. 6 is an enlarged, fragmentary, perspective view of a portion of the garment of Fig. 5.
Referring first to Figs. 1-3 the garment of the invention comprises a sleeping bag I@ of suitable material such as wool flannel or the like, having a neck opening i I suitably taped with satin binding I2 or the like. Extending from the neck opening II down the front of the bag to the lower end thereof is an opening I3 closed by a slide fastener Ill having two tabs I5 and I6 for unfastening the same. As shown tab Iii is located at the top of the slide fastener and is moved downwardly to unfasten the latter whereas the tab I6 is located at the bottom of the slide fastener and is moved upwardly to unfasten the same.
The construction thus far described is such that the sleeping bag may be opened either from the top or from the bottom to change the upper or lower undergarments of the child without necessitating the complete uncovering of the child.
The lower end of sleeping bag Il) is provided with a pair of openings I1 to the edges of which ribbed cuiets I8 are secured by stitching 20. Secured to the outer face of each cufflet I8 and diametrally opposed to one another are the mating sections 2| and. 22 of a snap fastener. As shown the snap fastener sections 2I and 22 are secured to the cufliets adjacent the edges of openings I'I rather than adjacent the free ends of the cuiflets.
When the sleeping bag I0 is used for a small child the cuiliets I8 are pushed into the sleeping bag through the openings I1 and the snap fastener sections 2| and 22 are engaged with one another to seal the opening through the cufets. It is to be noted that the positioning of the snap fastener elements adjacent the edges of the openings Il in the sleeping bag aids in sealing the openings through the cufflets. However, as the child using the garment grows, the cufets may be extended as shown in Fig. 1 and the feet of the child inserted therethrough. It is to be noted that the ribbed nature of the cuiilets assures a snug lt thereof on the legs of the child.
As best shown in Fig. 1 the sleeping bag is also provided with short arms 23 which terminate in ribbed cuffs 24 that fit snugly on the arms of the wearer.
Referring now to Fig. 2 means are provided to adjust the size of the neck opening I I and still to prevent baring of the wearers chest. As shown, the frontal opening I3 of the garment eX- tends to the neck opening II and the taping I2 at one side of said frontal opening is provided on its inner face with a snap fastener element 25. At the other side of opening I3 the taping I2 is extended beyond the edge of the opening and binds the upper edge of a flap 2B which may be of the same material as the sleeping bag and which extends downward across the frontal opening I3. Preferably, iiap 26 is doubled and is secured to the inner face of the sleeping bag at the edge of opening I3 as shown in Fig. 4. Secured to the extension of taping I2 are a plurality of snap fastener elements 21 adapted to be engaged selectively by the snap fastener element 25 described above.
The construction is such that when slide fastener I4 is fastened all the way up to neck opening II by tab I5, the Snap fastener element 25 may be engaged with the snap fastener element 21 farthest therefrom to prevent accidental opening of the slide fastener. However, as the child grows, it may be necessary to increase the size of neck opening II. In this case the tab I5 is not drawn all the way up to the neck opening and the snap fastener element 25 is engaged with the mating element 21 appropriate to the neck open ing size required. When the frontal opening I3 is thus left open at the top the flap 26 covers and protects the chest of the child the same as if said opening was closed completely.
Referring now to Figs. 5 and 6 wherein like parts are given the same reference numerals as hereinabove with a prime added there is disclosed a modied form of the invention in which the sleeping bag consists of an upper portion 28 and a lower portion 29. As shown, the two halves 28 and 29 of the garment overlap and are secured together by a plurality of circumferentially spaced snap fasteners 30. Each half of the garment is provided with a frontal opening closed by a slide fastener 3|.
The modified construction is such that either the upper or lower half of the garment may be opened to gain access to the wearer the same as described above, and also such that either half of the garment may be removed without disturbing the other.
The sleeves or arms 23' of the modied garment are not provided with cuffs as described hereinabove, but rather are provided with mitten type ends 32 which completely cover the hands of the wearer. However, as shown in Fig. 6 an opening 33 is provided at the juncture of each mitten 32 with the associated sleeve 23 so that the hands of the wearer may be extended from the sleeves rather than into the mittens.
In all other respects the modified garment is identical with that described above.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be 4 understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claim.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is:
A childs sleeping garment comprising a sleeping bag adapted to be completely closed, said sleeping bag including openings at the lower end thereof, exterior cufflets secured to said openings and forming extensions of the bag around said openings, and fastening means on said cuiflets adjacent the end where the cufllets are secured to the garment openings, said cuillets being adapted to bemoved to inverted position inside the lower end of the bag, wherein the fastening means comprise cooperating snap fasteners secured to the outer face of opposed sides of each cuiet.
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