US 2882532 A
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April 1959 w. J. O'DONNELL MULTIPLE POCKET CONSTRUCTION 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed May 10, 1957 WILLIAM J. O'DONNELL.
W. J. O'DONNELL MULTIPLE POCKET CONSTRUCTION April 21, 1959 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed May 10, 1957 IN VEN TOR.
WILLIAM .J. O'DONNELL United States Patent MULTIPLE POCKET CONSTRUCTION William J. ODonnell, Portland, Oreg.
Application May 10, 1957, Serial No. 658,323
1 Claim. (Cl. 2-253) The present invention relates to a pocket construction for garments, and is particularly related to pockets where valuables are kept.
The primary object of the invention is to provide an open pocket located conventionally within a garment and having auxiliary pockets formed therewith partially accessible from the outside of the garment through the regular pocket and partially from the inside of the garment in the case of trousers. This inside pocket being accessible only from the inside of the garment. By constructing a pocket of this kind, valuables can be kept therein safe from pickpockets and other causes of loss, such as the article falling out of the pocket.
Another object of this invention is to provide a pocket structure prefabricated completely before attaching the same to the garment.
A further object of the invention is to provide a method in which to prefabricate a multiple pocket by a folding system, that is simple to perform in the construction of a multiple type of pocket.
This new and improved pocket construction is useful in sport jackets, trousers, work garments and the like.
Other objects and advantages will become apparent in the following specification when considered in the light of the attached drawings, in which:
Figure 1 illustrates a cloth blank cut to the proper size including zipper fasteners thereon.
Figure 2 is a plan view which illustrates the first fold of the material.
Figure 3 is a vertical section, taken on the line 3-3 of Figure 2, looking in the direction indicated.
Figure 4 is a plan view which illustrates the second fold made in the pocket-shown in Figure 2.
Figure 5 is a plan view which illustrates how the pocket is sewed after all folds are completed.
Figure 6 is a sectional view, taken on the line 6-6 of Figure 5, looking in the direction indicated.
Figure 7 is a rear elevation of the invention with parts broken away for convenience of illustration.
Figure 8 is a sectional view, taken through the pocket and garment on the line 8-8 of Figure 7, looking in the direction indicated.
Figure 9 is a horizontal sectional view, taken on the line 9-9 of Figure 7, looking in the direction indicated.
Figure 10 is a modified structure securing the pocket assembly to the garment.
Referring now to the drawings in detail wherein like reference characters indicate like parts throughout the several figures, the reference character M indicates generally the cloth material from which the invention is formed.
In the construction of this new and improved multiple type pocket, the material M from which the pocket is made is cut out in a pattern as illustrated in Figure 1. After the pattern has been cut from the material M, it passes through a machine (not shown) that applies zippers 10 and 11, by any suitable means, including stitching, gluing, and the like.
The next operation is to fold the material M on the line 12, as illustrated in Figure 2. The portion 13 is merely turned back to illustrate the upper left hand corner 14, but ordinarily would be folded completely over. The next fold to be made is that shown in Figure 4, where the structure shown in Figure 2 is folded along the line 15, the portion 16 being turned back for convenience of illustration. After these folds have been made there will be three pockets provided, an outside pocket 17, an intermediate pocket 18 and an inner pocket 19.
Referring now to Figures 8 and 9, the garment is illustrated by the letter G. In this case it represents a portion of trousers. The waistband 20 is provided with the usual inner lining 21 extending down to the point 22. The waistband 20 extends down into the material of the trousers at 23, and the opening for an outer pocket 17 of the multiple pocket is located at 24.
The upper ends 25 of the intermediate pocket 18 and the inner pocket 19 extend upwardly, as best illustrated in Figures 6, 7 and 8, the outer pocket 17 terminating therebelow at 26. When the material M is first cut in the pattern, as in Figure l, a portion of the material M is cut away at 27, providing for the lower top edge 26 of the outer pocket 17.
On observing Figure 8, it will be noted that the opening 24 of the outer pocket 17 comes to a relative low part on the garment G, while the upper ends 25 of the intermediate pocket 18 and the inner pocket 19 are brought up between the waistband 20 and the inner lining 21 at 28 and stitched thereto by the stitching 29. The upper ends 25 of the pockets 18 and 19 are made so that when the tailor applies the pocket to the garment, he can cut them olf to the length desirable for the particular installation, but they are made long enough to adapt the pocket to any type of garment in this respect.
Referring to Figure 10, a modified installation is shown with the tops of all the pockets cut to a common height, as at 31 and using a separate piece of material 32 for securing the pockets 18 and 19 to the waistband 21 of the garment G in case the garment G is trousers. This same principle can be applied to coats, with or without linings, the upper edge of the outer pocket 17 is sewed to the material 33 of the garment G, as best illustrated in Figures 7, 8 and 10.
After the fold is completed, as illustrated in Figure 5, the pocket assembly may be stitched on its vertical edges by the stitching 34 and by a stitching 35, and across the bottom by the stitching 36.
In the use of this new and improved pocket, the wearer of the garment can go through the opening 24 in the usual manner. Through the garment material 37 he has access to the intermediate pocket 18 through the zipper fastener 10 from the outside of the garment G, and has access to the inner safety pocket 19 through the zipper fastener 11 from within the garment G. This pocket is primarily the safety, hidden or secret pocket.
This new and improved pocket construction is well adapted to mass production and Well adapted to easy installation on the garments wherever they are installed, not only at the clothing factory but as auxiliary pockets to be installed by tailors after the garments have been manufactured.
Having thus described the preferred embodiments of the invention, it should be understood that numerous structural modifications and adaptations may be resorted to without departing from the scope of the appended claim.
What is claimed is:
A multiple pocket construction for garments formed from a generally rectangular fabric panel having parallel side edges and parallel end edges perpendicularly related to said side edges, said panel being folded along a line parallel to said end edges and folded along a second line parallel to said side edges to form four superposed layers, stitching securing said layers together along their opposite side edges and along the bottom end edge thereof, stitching securing the upper end edge of three adjacent layers of said fabric panel to a portion of a garment, stitching securing the upper end edge of the remaining layer of said fabric panel to said garment at a point spaced below said last named stitching, said layers form therebetween inner, medial and outer pockets with said outer pocket having the upper end thereof open for access from outside said garment, said medial pocket having an access opening communicating with said outer pocket and said inner pocket having an access opening communicating with the interior of said garment, a closer means secured to said panel to releasably close the access opening communicating said outer and said medial pockets, and a second closer means secured to said panel to releasably close the access opening communicating said inner pocket with the interior of said garment.
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