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Publication numberUS2992646 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 18, 1961
Filing dateAug 31, 1959
Priority dateAug 31, 1959
Publication numberUS 2992646 A, US 2992646A, US-A-2992646, US2992646 A, US2992646A
InventorsWeinberg Jerry J
Original AssigneeWeinberg Jerry J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Brassiere attachment
US 2992646 A
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July 18, 1961 J, ]WElNBERG 2,992,646

BRASSIERE ATTACHMENT Filed Aug. 51, 1959 ggr @11125535 Z mi WM ATTOR N EYS 2,992,646 BRASSIERE ATTACHMENT Jerry J. Weinberg, 162 Sycamore St., Decatur, Ga. Filed Aug. 31, 1959, Ser. No. 837,083 1 Claim. (Cl. 12S-465) The present invention relates to a brassiere attachment for maintaining a brassiere free from wrinkles and rolling and for maintaining the back of the brassiere from riding up.

The primary object of the invention is to provide a brassiere attachment of the class described above which is secured to a conventional brassiere without modifying the basic structure of the brassiere.

A further object of the invention is to provide a brassiere attachment of the class described above -in which the stress and tension on the brassiere is evenly distributed so that there is no unnecessary wear or rubbing on any part of the brassiere, thus greatly extending the life of the brassiere.

A still further object of the invention is to provide an attachment of the class described -above in which featherboning is secured to the straps to prevent the straps from wrinkling and to prevent the back of the brassiere ffrom riding up.

Other objects and advantages will become apparent in the following specification when considered in light of the attached drawing, in which:

FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of the invention;

FIGURE 2 is an enlarged `fragmentary vertical sectional view taken along the line 2--2 of FIGURE 1, looking in the direction of the arrows; and

FIGURE 3 is an enlarged fragmentary transverse section taken along the line 3-3 of FIGURE 1, looking in the Idirection of the arrows.

Referring now to the drawings in detail wherein like reference characters indicate like parts throughout the several figures, the reference numeral indicates generally an attachment for a conventional brassiere 11 constructed accordance with the invention.

The attachment 10 for the brassiere 11 comprises a relatively thin sheet of a-t polyethelyne plastic 12 having a relatively straight bottom edge 13 and a pair of generally upright end edges 14. The plastic sheet 12 has a pair of concave semi-circular recesses 15 formed in side-.by-side relation in the upper edge thereof. The recesses 15 deline therebetween an upstanding central portion 16 integrally formed on the sheet 12, as Well as upstanding opposite end portions 17 formed adjacent the end edges 14.

The plastic sheet 12 is provided with a plurality of Ventilating apertures 18 arranged in spaced apart relation therein to permit Ventilating air to tlow therethrough.

The plastic sheet 12 is secured to the front of the brassiere 11 by lines of stitching 19 with the semicircular re cesses 15 receiving the lower peripheral portions of the cups 20 of the brassiere 11.

The brassiere 11 is supported on the body of the wearer by conventional shoulder straps 21 having featherboning 22 enclosed in a cover 23 and secured thereto. The featherboning 22 stiiens the shoulder straps 21 and prevents the back of the brassiere from riding up. The featherboning also prevents the straps from Wrinkling, eliminating discomfort and the cutting of the straps into the shoulders.

The plastic sheet 12 secured to the lower portion of the front of the brassiere 11 prevents the brassiere from wrinkling and turning under beneath the wears breast, which often happens in conventional brassieres. The upstanding central portion and the upstanding end portion of the brassiere prevent the top of the `brassiere band from wrinkling and rolling, and give the brassiere suicient rigidity to the side of the cups to prevent. portions of the breast in heavy breasted women from hanging over the sides of the brassiere in a manner to cause discomfort, cutting and lack of support.

The upstanding center portion 16 and the upstanding side portions 17 serve to retain the shape of the entire brassiere including the cups during the wearing of the garment and during its periodic Washings. Since the sheet of plastic is stitched to the brassiere the -fabric will not stretch, shrink or lose its shape during conventional Washings or launderings of the brassiere.

The plastic sheet 12 prevents the brassiere 11 lfrom rolling and wrinkling, as described above, so that the stress and tension on the brassiere is evenly distributed so that there is no unnecessary wear or rubbing on any part of the brassiere, thus greatly increasing the life of the brassiere.

The use of the featherboning supported straps 21 and the plastic sheet 12 assists in maintaining the brassiere in place on the body of its wearer, giving increased comfort and uplifting support of the breasts.

Tile application of the featherboning Iand the plastic sheet to a conventional brassiere in the practice of the invention permits the user to select a brassiere of the correct size and design as a basic garment to which the invention is applied.

Having thus described the preferred embodiment 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:

In combination with a conventional brassiere of the type having fabric frontal and rear portions and shoulder straps connecting the upper edges of the frontal and rear portions, the frontal portion comprising a band having breast receiving cups formed at the upper edge thereof leaving a substantial band portion below said cups, of a supporting sheet of plastic shaped to conform with and disposed against said frontal portion, said sheet being formed with a pair of semi-circular recesses the upper edges thereof tting under lower peripheral edges of said cups and upstanding opposite end portions formed adjacent said band portion and secured thereto, said sheet being permanently secured to said frontal portion by stitching extending about its periphery.

References Cited in the tile of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 697,669 Schopbach Apr. 15, 1902 2,429,618() Goddard Oct. 28, 1947 2,621,328 Duchnofskey Dec. 16, 1952 FOREIGN PATENTS 509,613 Belgium Mar. 15, 1952

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Classifications
U.S. Classification450/41, 450/80
International ClassificationA41C3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41C3/0007
European ClassificationA41C3/00B