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Publication numberUS2755480 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 24, 1956
Filing dateMar 10, 1955
Priority dateMar 10, 1955
Publication numberUS 2755480 A, US 2755480A, US-A-2755480, US2755480 A, US2755480A
InventorsJones Gilbert H, Koster Helen C
Original AssigneeUtica Duxbak Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hunting vest
US 2755480 A
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signors to Utica Duxbak Corporation, Utica, N. 1., a corporation of New York Application March 10, 1955, Serial No. 493,455

3 Claims. (CL 2-94) This invention generally relates to a hunting vest, and more specifically provides improved and novel construction in which the game that is obtained during the hunt may be conveniently carried, and more specifically provides a hunting vest having a double pocket on the rear thereof.

An object of the present invention is to provide a hunting vest including in its. construction a double pocket with the outermost pocket having an opening at the upper edge or adjacent the upper edge thereofandwith the innermost pocket having entrance openings at the side edges thereof wherein the side edges are detachably secured to the main body portion of the hunting vest.

Another important object of the present invention is to provide a hunting vest having a double pocket construction in the rear thereof wherein one of the pockets is constructed of waterproof or bloodproof material thereby permitting game to be carried in the pocket without danger of soiling of the hunters clothes by blood from the game.

Other important objects of the present invention will reside in its simplicity of construction, effectiveness, for its purpose, its utility for carrying game and its relative inexpensive manufacturing cost.

These together withlother. objects andadvantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings. forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals. refer to. like. parts, throughout, and in which:

Figure. t is aperspective view of the hunting vest of the present invention;

Figure 2 is a vertical, sectional view taken substantially upon a plane passing along section line 22 of Figure 1 showing the construction of the interior of the double pocket construction on the rear of the hunting vest;

Figure 3 is a plan sectional view taken substantially upon a plane passing along section line 33 of Figure 1 showing the construction of the double pocket arrangement and the means for attaching the hunting pocket to the main body of the hunting vest;

Figure 4 is an enlarged detail sectional view taken through one of the snap fasteners showing the details of construction thereof;

Figure 5 is a rear view of the hunting vest of the present invention showing the partition of waterproof material secured thereto;

Figure 6 is a plan view showing the pocket forming panel that is positioned on the rear portion of the body member in overlying relation to that partition;

Figure 7 is a rear view showing the pocket forming panel positioned on the main body portion of the hunting vest; and

Figure 8 is a perspective view showing the partition of waterproof material.

Referring now specifically to the drawings, it will be seen that the numeral 10 generally designates the hunting vest of the present invention which includes a main body portion 12 having arm holes 14 therein together with a "i cc vertical slit 16 in the front thereof together with means for securing the main body portion 12 on the body of the wearer in surrounding relation. The front of the main body portion 12 is provided with ammunition carrying pockets 18 which open upwardly, and the pockets 18 are provided with flexible protective flaps 20 at the upper edge thereof for protecting ammunition in the ammunition carrying pockets 18. Also, the main body portion 12 is provided with a. rear portion designated by the numeral 22 in the various figures of the drawings.

As illustrated in Figure 5, a horizontally disposed elongated rectangular partition 24 of waterproof material is secured to the back portion 22 of the main body portion 12 of the hunting vest 10 by horizontal rows of stitching 26 and 28 at the upper and lower edges of the partition 24 for securing the partition 24 tothe back portion 22.0f the main body 12 of the hunting vest 10. With this construction, it will be noted that the side edges of the partition 24 are free, thereby providing a side opening pocket on the rear of the hunting vest 10.

Positioned over the partition 24 is a pocket forming panel 30 having an upper edge 32 terminating in. downwardly curved concave edges 34 and 36 together with side. members 38 and 4t and a bottom member 42; The upper edge 32 is secured to the back portion 22 of the main body portion 12 of the hunting vest 10' by a horizontal line of stitching, 44. The inner edge of the bottom member 42 is securedto the lower edge of the back portion 22 of the main body portion It by the row of stitching 23 which is utilized to. secure the lower edge of the partition 24' to the back portion 22 of the main body portion 12 of the hunting vest it). As illustrated in Figure 2, the inner edge of the bottom 42 of the panel 30 is upturned, as indicated by the numeral 46, while the lower edge of the partition 24 is downturned, as indicated by the numeral 48', for securing the bottom edges of the partition 24 and the panel 30 to the hunting vest 10.

The side edges of the inwardly extending side portions 38 and 4i? of the panel 38 are secured to the side edges of the partition 24 by vertical lines of stitching 50, whereby a pocket is. formed between the partition 24 and the pocket forming panel 30', and entrance openings designated by the numeral 52 are provided by the free concave edges 34 at the upper corners of the panel 30'.

Snap fasteners generally designated by the numeral 54 are utilized for d'etachably securing the side edges of the partition 24 to the rear portion 22 of the hunting vest 10. The snap fasteners 54 are provided with a male portion 56 attached to the rear portion 22 of the hunting vest 10 by clamp pronged fastening members 58. The female member 60 of the snap fastener 54 is secured to the side edges of the partition 24 and the inwardly extending portions 38 and 40 of the panel 30 by pronged clamp means 62 whereby the female member 60 is provided with a resilient socket 64 for releasably and detachably receiving a headed projection 66 on the portion of the snap fastener 54 secured to the rear body portion 22. This will permit entry into the pocket formed between the partition 24 and the rear surface of the rear body portion 22 from either side thereof and the waterproof construction of the partition 24 will effectively stop passage of blood downwardly from the vest 10, thereby preventing damage to the hunters clothes.

Accordingly, it will be seen that the hunting vest 10 of the present invention provides a double pocket construction with the outermost pocket having inclined entrance openings 52 and the innermost pocket having side opening pockets detachably retained in closed position by the snap fasteners 54 wherein the pockets are separated from each other by a bloodproof partition 24 thereby forming a hunting vest with more carrying capacity and one which will retain various types of game in separated condition and also substantially eliminate soiling damage to the hunters clothes sometimes caused by blood dripping from the game.

Also, it is pointed out that the partition 24 being waterproof and bloodproof will permit the game to be positioned in the pocket formed by the panel 30 and outwardly of the partition 24 whereby other articles than game may be carried in the inner pocket, such as various camping and hunting equipment wherein it is necessary that such equipment be retained in dry condition and cannot come into contact with blood or other liquids normally found in game.

While the device is illustrated as a hunting vest, it will be understood that the pocket construction may be employed in a hunting garment having sleeves in the nature of a coat or the like. Also, a single snap fastener 54 will be adequate for the purposes of holding the side opening pocket in closed position in most circumstances.

The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the principles of the invention. Further, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction and operation shown and described, and accordingly, all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the appended claims.

What is claimed as new is as follows:

1. A hunting vest comprising a main body portion having arm holes therein and means for retaining the body portion about the body of a wearer, a pocket forming panel secured to said body portion on the back thereof, said panel forming an upwardly opening pocket for carrying game, a partition disposed between said body portion and said panel and having bottom and side edges coinciding with the edges of the panel, said panel and partition secured to said body portion along the bottom edges thereof, said partition having side edges detachably attached to the body portion and secured to the inner surface of the side edges of said panel, said partition having its upper edge secured to the body portion below the upper end of the panel thereby forming a side opening pocket, said partition being constructed of waterproof material, said panel having an upper edge with a central portion secured to said body portion, said upper edge of the panel terminating in downwardly curved free end portions forming openings into the pocket formed between said panel and said partition.

2. A hunting vest comprising a body portion having arm holes and means for retaining the body portion in encircling relation to the body of a wearer, a generally rectangular panel mounted on the back of said body portion, a generally rectangular partition disposed between the panel and body portion, said partition and panel having generally coinciding bottom and side edges, the bottom edges of the panel and partition being secured to the body portion, the panel and partition having upper edges with the upper edge of the partition and a portion of the upper edge of the panel being attached to the back of the body portion, the outer ends of the upper edge of the panel being free to provide access to a pocket formed between the panel and partition, the side edge of the partition being secured to the side edges of the panel and free of the body portion thereby providing side access openings for the pocket between the partition and the body portion.

3. A hunting vest comprising a body portion having armholes and means for retaining the body portion in encircling relation to the body of a wearer, a generally rectangular panel mounted on the back of said body portion, a generally rectangular partition disposed between the panel and body portion, said partition and panel having generally coinciding bottom and side edges, the bottom edges of the panel and partition being secured to the body portion, the panel and partition having upper edges with the upper edge of the partition and a portion of the upper edge of the panel being attached to the back of the body portion, the outer ends of the upper edge of the panel being free to provide access to a pocket formed between the panel and partition, the side edge of the partition being secured to the side edges of the panel and free of the body portion thereby providing side access openings for the pocket between the partition and the body portion, said free ends of the upper edge of the panel being generally downwardly curved thereby facilitating entry into the pocket between the panel and partition, said partition being constructed of waterproof material, and said side edges of the partition being detachably connected to the body portion to form a closure for the pocket between partition and body portion.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 425,750 Campbell Apr. 15, 1890 2,150,251 Shanhouse Mar. 14, 1939 2,304,574 Kirschenbaum Dec. 8, 1942 2,620,479 Buck Dec. 9, 1952

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/94
International ClassificationA41D13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41D13/0012
European ClassificationA41D13/00P