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Publication numberUS2794984 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 11, 1957
Filing dateAug 8, 1956
Priority dateAug 8, 1956
Publication numberUS 2794984 A, US 2794984A, US-A-2794984, US2794984 A, US2794984A
InventorsAstor Edward E
Original AssigneeWilliam Gluckin & Co Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Conversion flap brassieres
US 2794984 A
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June 11, 1957 BE. ASTOR 2,794,984

CONVERSION FLAP BRASSIERES Filed Aug. 8. 1956 INVENTOR ATTORNE straps, one of which ends is indicated at 35 in Fig. 2. This adjustment controls the fit of the garment upon the body of the wearer, as well as different uses of the straps for support of the, garment upon the body of the wearer.

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

l. A conversion brassiere of the character described, having a pair of cups, means joining the adjacent portions of the cups, the sides of the cups having extending body encircling portions, each cup being defined by a shaped cup proper and a flexible foldable conversion flap, the

upper edge of the cup proper being disposed substantially above the central nipple engaging portion of the cup, said conversion flap being attached to said upper edge by a seam to thereby define a fold line, the distance from said seam to the upper edge of said flap being less than the distance from the seam to said nipple engaging portion, whereby said flap, when folded on said fold line, is disposed in itsentirety upon the inner surface of the cup proper above said nipple engaging portion, and the upper end of said conversion flap having means for detachably coupling a shoulder strap therewith.

2. A conversion brassiere of the character described, having a pair of cups, means joining the adjacent portions of the cups, the sides of the cups having extending body encircling portions, each cup being defined by a shaped cup proper and a flexible foldable conversion .fiap, the upper edge of the cup proper being disposed substantially above the central nipple engaging portion ofthe cup,,said conversion flap being attached to said upper edge by a seam to thereby define a fold line, the distance from said seam to the upper edge of said flap being less than the distance from the seam to said nipple engaging portion, whereby said flap, when folded on said fold line, is disposed in its entirety upon the inner surface of the cup proper above said nipple engaging portion, the, upper end.

of said conversion flap having means for detachably coupling a shoulder strap therewith, and said upper edge of each cup proper having a finishing band forming a finished edge to the cup proper when the conversion flap is in the folded position on the innersurface of the cup.

3. A conversion brassiere of the character described, having a pair of cups, means joining the adjacent portions of the cups, the sides of the cups having extending body encircling portions, each cup beingdefined by a shaped cup proper and a flexible foldable conversion flap, the upper edge of the cup proper being disposed substantially above the central nipple engaging portion of the cup, said .4 conversion flap being attached to said upper edge by a seam to thereby define a fold line, the distance from said seam to the upper edge of said flap being less than the distance from the seam to said nipple engaging portion, whereby said flap, when folded on said fold line, is disposed in its entirety upon the inner surface of the cup proper above said nipple engaging portion, the upper end of said conversion flap having means for detachably couplinga shoulder strap therewith, and a U-shaped wire member encircling the lower and side portion of each cup proper and having upper ends extending to a position immediately adjacent said fold line.

4. A conversion brassiere of the character described, having a pair ;of cups, means joining the adjacent portions of the cups, the sides of the cups having extending body encircling portions, each cup being defined by a shaped cup proper and a flexible foldable conversion flap,-- the upper edge of the cup proper being disposed substantially above the central nipple engaging portion of the cup, said conversion flap being attached to said upper edge by a seam to thereby define a fold line, the distance from said seam to the upper edge of said flap being less than the distance from the seam to said nipple engaging portion, whereby said flap, when folded on said fold line, is disposed in its entirely upon the inner surface of the cup proper above said nipple engaging portion, the upper end of said conversion flap having means for detachably coupling a shoulder strap therewith, and each cup proper having, at the upper edge portion and outer extremity thereof, .other means for coupling the shoulder, strap therewith to provide two dilferent supports of the brassiere upon the body of the wearer.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 318,344 Bortree May 19, 1885 2,378,906 Blum June 26, 1945 2,388,535 Gluckin Nov. 6, 1945 2,454,153 Glick Nov. 16, 1948 2,483,367 Glick Sept. 27, 1949 2,541,147 Becker Feb. 13, 1951 2,588,603 Anderson Mar. 11, 1952 2,622,244 Alberts Dec. 23, 1952 2,714,211 Davis Aug. 2, 1955 2,761,147 Gluckin Sept. 4, 1956 FOREIGN PATENTS 142,315 Australia Dec. 16, 1948

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US2884928 *Jun 2, 1958May 5, 1959Poirette Corsets IncBrassiere
US2940454 *Nov 21, 1957Jun 14, 1960Stein A & CoBrassiere
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Classifications
U.S. Classification450/52, 450/88, D02/708
International ClassificationA41C3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41C3/0007
European ClassificationA41C3/00B