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Publication numberUS2959788 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 15, 1960
Filing dateAug 15, 1956
Priority dateAug 15, 1956
Publication numberUS 2959788 A, US 2959788A, US-A-2959788, US2959788 A, US2959788A
InventorsJustad Rosella S
Original AssigneeJustad Rosella S
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Coat and leg-protecting liner therefor
US 2959788 A
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Nov. 15, 1960 R. s. JUSTAD com AND LEG-PROTECTING LINER THEREFOR Filed Aug. 15, 1956 INVENTOR. FPO-SELL F1 $.JUSTHD /7 TTORN Y5 COAT AND LEG-PROTECTING LINER THEREFOR Rosella Si Justad, 1610 W'. Mill, Austin, Minn:

Filed Aug. 15, 1956, Ser. No. 604,154.

1 Claim. (Cl. 2-86) This? invention relates to outer wearing apparel and more particularly to a coat having lining construction capable of furnishing protection ofzthe legs of the wearer.

I am aware of certain proposed priorart clothirrgw; articles wherein a coat is provided with directly connected flaps or shields adaptedto surroundthe legs of the user. In such. prior art clothes the pantlegs cause theouter coat to. move closely therewith, because'of thedirect. at tachment tosthe coat. Each step of. a wearer causes a corresponding following movement of the coat to which the legs are attached, making the appearance of the coat awkward and unsightly during use.

Another ditficulty with such prior art coats lies in the complexity of construction and the difficulty experienced by the user in converting the flaps to leg coverings. If more than a few seconds are required to make the conversion, the wearer may well elect not to take advantage of the leg covering feature.

It is within the contemplation of the present invention to overcome the afore-mentioned difficulties and to provide a coat of pleasing appearance wherein an independent coat liner member is furnished with panels adapted to be converted efficiently into leg coverings for protection against cold and wet.

Another object of the invention is to provide an outer coat with a removable liner, a portion of which is adapted to be converted to leg coverings having freedom of movement independent of the coat proper.

A still further object of the invention is to provide a coat and liner combination wherein the liner is provided with panels secured by convenient fastener members having multiple co-action for economy and ease in converting the panels to pant leg members.

These and other objects and advantages of my invention will more fully appear from the following description, made in connection with the accompanying drawings, wherein like reference characters refer to the same or similar parts throughout the several views, and in which:

Fig. l is an elevation of my coat liner construction showing the liner in open condition with the leg-encompassing panels in retracted and fastened position;

Fig. 2 is a view similar to Fig. 1 showing the panel members released and swung downwardly preparatory to encompassing the legs of the user; and

Fig. 3 shows my entire coat construction with the pant leg members in lowered position and fastened for use, portions of the coat being cut away to show the independent character of the pant leg and liner members with respect to the coat proper; and

Fig. 4 is an enlarged, fragmentary view of a lower portion of the lining showing the panel in retracted position, the zipper fasteners being released for swin ing movement of the panel, and the dotted outline showing the lower position of the panel and the arrangement of zipper fastening members.

With continued reference to the drawings, my inven tion contemplates the use of a coat liner indicated genl ice orally; at lflinFig. 1. The-coat liner 10 m'ay-'beconstructed of cloth or other flexible sheet material having upper edge margins 11 extending around the sides and topofthe liner and-alower margin 12 extending. for the width. ofthe liner as shown. The liner 10 is provided with arm holes. 13 adapted to correspond with the arm holes. of. a coat: as. will i be subsequently described. The upper edge margin 11 is provided with fastening, means such. as. the edge zipper 14 for co-operatively securing to anouter coat.l5 havingicorresponding zipper fastening means 16secured to the-inner surface 17 thereof.

An important feature of the invention residesin the independent character of lining 10 with respect to coat Eat the lowermost marginz18 of thecoat. 15;- It will: be noted that the: co-operative fastening. means 14' and-16 does.notrextendsalong the bottom edge' 12 0f the liner 10 and may. terminate at.19-, somewhat above the bottom edge 12 of the liner so asto'insure complete independencezand. freedom ofmovement between-the liner 10 and coat- 15 attire-respective lower edges 12 and 18.

It' is. understood that the liner 10 is: symmetrical in character and. hence may be reversed in: osition against the-innersurface17 of coat.v 15, the arm holes 1 3-matclring in either event with arms 20 of the coat and the respective edges 12 and 18 maintaining their same relationship in either event.

Secured to the liner 10 are a pair of panels 21, each of the panels being constructed of flexible sheet material which may be water-proofed and may be selected for warmth or cold wear as desired. Each panel 21 has an upper edge 22, a lower edge 23 and a pair of spaced side edges, one side edge 24 lying adjacent the outer side margin 11 of liner 10 and the other side edge 25 lying toward the center line 26 of the liner lit. The lower edge 23 of each of the panels 21 is secured hingedly to the surface of liner 10 adjacent the lower edge 12 shown in Fig. 4. When the panels 21 are not in use they present the appearance shown in Fig. 1, being in flat and releasably secured relation against the surface of liner 10. When released from the liner 10 and swung to lower position pre aratory to use, the panels have the appearance shown in Fig. 1.

Referring now to Fig. 4 each of the panels 21 has a zipper member 27 at the outer side edge 24 and a zipper member 28 at the inner edge 25. Corresponding zipper portions 29 and 30 respectively are secured to the surface of liner 10 in the relation shown. The slide fastener 31 is ad ted to be permanently secured to the zipper portion 27 so that when released from the zipper portion 29, it will remain with the panel 21 and not with the liner 10. The slide fastener 32 on the other hand is adapted to remain with the zipper portion 30 on the liner 10 and become completely separated from the zipper portion 28 when the panel 21 is released from its retracted position against one surface of liner 10. The panel 21 may then be swung about its hinged fastening line 23 into the dot ed line position shown in Fig. 4, the slide fastener 31 being in t e dotted line position there shown. Additional releasable fastening means such as snap fastener members 33 and 34 may be provided to maint in the margin 22 flatly against liner 10.

With the liner 10 in secured'relation with the coat 15,

10. they mav move with the legs of a user while walking.

While the liner itself will follow the movement of the legs, the coat 15 will retain a natural drape with the lower edge margin 18 being independent of the lower edge 12 of the liner as previously described.

It may thus be seen that I have devised a novel garment combination wherein pant leg members may-be used or retained in readiness for use as desired while maintaining an attractive style and an appearance of independently worn trousers. The garment combination of course has particular usefulness in supplying warmth and protecting the body and lower extremities from wind, snow, and rain without the bulkiness of additional independent garments.

It will, of course, be understood that various changes may be made in the form, details, arrangement and proportions of the parts without departing from the scope of my invention.

What is claimed is:

In a coat construction, a liner therefor having a lower edge adapted to be adjacent the lower edge of the coat during use, said liner comprising a flexible sheet having means at the side and top portions thereof for securing to the inner surface of said coat, and a pair of flexible panels each having an upper, a lower, and a pair of spaced side edges, the lowermost edge being hingedly secured adjacent the lower edge of the liner and said side edges respectively having zipper fasteners, said liner having a pair of corresponding spaced upright zipper fasten? ers for holding each of said panels flatly against the surface of the liner, a slide member for joining a pair of zipper fasteners and mounted on the zipper fastener at one side edge of each panel, and a slide member mounted on an upright liner zipper fastener for joining the latter with the zipper fastener at the other side edge of each panel, said panels being swingable downwardly upon release of both of said co-operative zipper fasteners and capable of encompassing a leg of a user, the same zipper fasteners at the respective edges of a panel being securable together to form a pants leg substantially free swingable independently of the coat proper.

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U.S. Classification2/86, D29/120.1
International ClassificationA41D3/00, A41D3/06
Cooperative ClassificationA41D3/06
European ClassificationA41D3/06