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Publication numberUS2986743 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 6, 1961
Filing dateJun 26, 1958
Priority dateJun 26, 1958
Publication numberUS 2986743 A, US 2986743A, US-A-2986743, US2986743 A, US2986743A
InventorsEilen Joseph G
Original AssigneeElder Mfg Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Garment pocket
US 2986743 A
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June 6, 1961 J. G. EILEN GARMENT POCKET Filed June 26, 1958 JOSEPH G. EILEN United States Patent G 2,986,743 GARMENT POCKET Joseph Eilen, Clayton, Mo., assignor to Elder Manufacturing Company, St. Louis, Mo., a corporation of Missouri Filed June 26, 1958, Ser. No. 744,848 2 Claims. (Cl. 2-247) This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in shirts or similar garments and, more particularly, in the pocket construction thereof.

It is a principal object of the present invention to provide a shirt or similar garment having an auxiliary pocket which holds name plates, photographs, and the like, and permits external viewing thereof through an aperture in the auxiliary pocket.

It is also an object of the present invention to provide a garment of the type stated in which the auxiliary pocket is disposed over the usual breast pocket on the garment, but at the same time does not interfere with the ordinary use of the breast pocket.

It is another object of the present invention to provide a garment of the type stated in which the name plate or photograph is easily inserted and removed from the auxiliary pocket.

It is a further object of the present invention to provide a garment of the type stated in which the pocket construction presents a neat and attractive appearance.

With the above and other objects in view, my invention resides in the novel features of form, construction, arrangement, and combination of parts presently described and pointed out in the claims.

-In the accompanying drawing (one sheet)-- FIG. 1 is a top plan view of a shirt having a pocket constructed in accordance with and embodying the present invention;

FIG. 2 is a fragmentary sectional view taken along line 2--2 of FIG. 1;

FIG. 3 is a fragmentary sectional view taken along line 3--3 of FIG. 2;

FIG. 4 is a fragmentary top plan view of a modified form of a pocket construction;

FIG. 5 is a fragmentary sectional view taken along line 5-5 of FIG. 4; and

FIG. 6 is a fragmentary top plan view of a further modified form of pocket construction.

Referring now in more detail and by reference characters to the drawing which illustrates practical embodiments of the present invention, A designates a shirt comprising a body 1 having a panel 2 marginally stitched thereto so as to form a breast pocket 3. The upper margin of the panel 2 is inwardly turned to provide a transverse reinforcing hem 4. Disposed over the panel 2 is a double-ply auxiliary panel 5 which, in the form shown in FIGS. 1, 3, is a U-shaped strip having spaced legs 6, 7, connected by a bight 8. At their outer margins, the legs 6, 7, and bight 8 are inwardly turned to form hems 9, 10, 11, which also enclose the hemmed vertical margins 12, 13, and bottom margin 14 of the panel 2. The hems 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, are secured to the body 1 by a continuous U-shaped line of stitches 15. Preferably, the inwardly turned edges of the hems 9, 10, =11, 12, 13, 14, are additionally sewed together by a continuous line of stitches 16. The inner U-shaped margin 17 of the auxiliary panel 5 is provided with a continuous line of stitches 18, and, as seen by reference to FIGS. 1 and 2, the inner margin 17 defines an enlarged central aperture 19.

Stitched, or otherwise secured, to the inwardly presented face of the U-shaped auxiliary panel 5 adjacent the upper edges thereof are male snap-fastener elements 20, 21, which co-operate with companion female snapfastener elements 22, 23, the latter being stitched to the outwardly presented face of the panel 2. Removably disposed in the space between the auxiliary panel 5 and panel 2 is a flexible transparent plastic window 24, the upper margin 25 of which terminates downwardly of the snap-fastener elements 20, 21, 22, 23, and removably interposed between the window 24 and panel 2 is a photograph, name plate, or similar article 26.

In use, the snap-fastener elements 20, 21 are pulled away from the companion snap-fastener elements 22, 23 so as to permit the upper portions of the legs 6, 7 to be folded back whereupon the window 24 and article 26 can be inserted between the panels 2, 5. The snapfastener elements 20, 21, 22, 23 are then closed so as to confine the margins of the window 24 and article 26 between the panels 2, 5. Since the window 24 is sized such that its upper margin 25 lies below the snap fastener elements 20, 21, 22, 23 the window 24 and article 26 will be retained in position. If it is desired to change the article 26, it is merely necessary to open the snapfastener elements 20, 21, 22, 23 and withdraw the article 26 and substitute another in its place while leaving the window 24 in position, whereupon the snap-fastener elements 20, 21, 22, 23 may then be closed. It will be apparent that the panel 2 and auxiliary panel 5 form an auxiliary pocket p which retains the window 24 and article 26 while at the same time permitting the pocket 3 to be used in the usual manner. The window 24 provides a measure of support for the article 26 and also prevents soiling of the exposed face of the article 26.

It is also possible to provide a modified form of shirt A as shown in FIGS. 4 and 5 which comprises a body 1', panel 2, auxiliary panel 5', and window 24', the panels 2, 5, being secured together and to the body 1 along their sides and bottom margins by lines of stitches 15. However, in this form of the invention shown, the panel 5 is substantially rectangular and is provided with an oval-shaped central opening 19' through which the article can be viewed. In connection with the present invention it should be understood that the opening 19' may be diamond-shaped, heart-shaped, triangular-shaped, or any other suitable regular or irregular shape. Since no snap-fasteners are employed in connection with the shirt A removal and insertion of the window 24 is through the upper end of the panels 2', 5.

It is also possible to provide a further modified form of shirt A" as shown in FIG. 6, which is similar to the shirt A previously described, except that the auxiliary panel 5" is essentially U-shaped but is provided across its upper ends with a double-ply transversely extending strip 27 which is secured to the margins of the panel 5" and the shirt body 1" by means of the stitches 15". The strip 27 is also secured to the upper margins of the panel 5" by stitches 28 such that the panel 5" is formed with an opening 19".

While the pocket construction of the present invention is illustrated as being used on shirts, it will be apparent that it may also be applied to jackets, blouses, or other garments.

It should be understood that changes and modifications in the form, construction, arrangement, and combination of the several parts of the garment pocket may be made and substituted for those herein shown and described without departing from the nature and principle of my invention.

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

l. A garment comprising a body provided with a pocket-forming panel marginally secured thereto and extending in flat relation over the body with one face presented outwardly, a U-shaped strip disposed flatwise upon the outwardly presented face of the panel, said strip being secured at its outer margins to said body and to the margins of the pocket-forming panel in the provision of an open-ended auxiliary pocket having an enlarged aperture, a transparent window disposed in said auxiliary pocket in overlying relation to the aperture, and cooperating closure means on said U-shaped strip and pocket-forming panel for retaining the window in said auxiliary pocket.

2. A garment comprising a body provided with a pocket-forming panel marginally secured thereto and extending in flat relation over the body with one face presented outwardly, a U-shaped strip disposed flatwise upon the outwardly presented face of the panel, said strip being secured at its outer margins to said body and to the margins of the pocket-forming panel in the pro- References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,154,258 Lewis Sept. 21, 1915 1,191,275 Brehl July 18, 1916 1,467,680 Oda Sept. 11, 1923 2,077,153 Lipshie M Apr. 13, 1937 2,671,902 Grue Mar. 16, 1954 2,725,913 Horwin Dec. 6, 1955

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Classifications
U.S. Classification40/586, 428/46, 428/13, 2/247, D02/857
International ClassificationA41D27/00, A41D27/08, A41D27/20
Cooperative ClassificationA41D27/08, A41D27/20
European ClassificationA41D27/20, A41D27/08