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S. ADLER Jan. 1, 1963 BRASSIERE Filed NOV. 30. 1959 INVENTOR SANFORD ADLER BY a 664 ATTORNEY United States Patent Ofifice 3,071,140 Patented Jan. 1, 1963 3,071,140 BRASSIERE Sanford Adler, 3006 Fairview Road, Baltimore 7, Md. Filed Nov. 30, 1959, Ser. No. 856,097 2 Claims. (Cl. 128-510) The present invention relates generally to an improvement in womens undergarments and more particularly the invention is directed to an improved brassiere of the uplift type.
With the exception of the strapless type of brassiere, most brassieres consist of a body encircling member having cup portions in the front of the brassiere and shoulder strap members connecting the cup portions to the rear portion of the brassiere. One of the main objections to this type of brassiere is that during bodily movements of the wearer, certain of the straps are put under tension and hence cut into the shoulders. A further objection is to the presence of the rear band which rides up with any stretching movement of the arms and which causes a binding action around the body of the wearer resulting in much discomfort to the wearer.
One of the important objects of the present invention is to provide an improved brassiere which not only includes a positive uplift feature but which eliminates the usual band around the rib cage, thereby eliminating the discomfort attendant with the use of such a band.
A further object of the invention is to provide a brassiere wherein the entire weight of the bust is distributed along the entire length of the supporting straps in the same general manner of supporting a pack on the back of a soldier or camper.
A still further object of the invention is to produce a simple and inexpensive brassiere and yet one which will be exceedingly effective for the purpose for which it is designed.
Other objects and advantages of the present invention will be apparent to those skilled in the art to which this invention relates from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, wherein:
FIGURE 1 is a rear perspective view of the brassiere as worn.
FIGURE 2 is a rear view of the brassiere as worn.
FIGURE 3 is a partial front view of the brassiere, and
FIGURE 4 is an enlarged view of a modified from of strap connection.
Referring to the drawing in detail, the brassiere, indicated generally by the numeral 10, includes any conventional cup portions 11 and 12. The preferred manner of connecting the brassiere is by a front fastener indicated by the numeral 13. While there is shown a hook and eye fastener, it is clear that a zipper or other type of fastener can be used. It will also be apparent that a side fastener could be used instead of the front fastener without departing from the spirit of the invention.
The construction forming the novel subject matter of the present invention resides in the supporting strap members and the manner of associating the strap members with the front panel of the brassiere. As seen in FIG- URES l and 2, each of the cup portions 11 and 12 terminate in shortened band portions 14 and 15 respectively to which the ends of the shoulder straps 16 and 17 are connected. One end of strap 16 is connected to the cup portion 11, and the other end of this strap is connected to the band 15 extending from cup portion 12. Similarly, one end of the strap portion 17 is connected to the cup portion 12 with its other end connected to the short band 14 extending from the cup portion 11. At the point where the straps 16 and 17 cross at the back of the wearer suitable securing means such as stitching 18 secures the two straps together.
FIGURE 4 discloses a slight modification of the securing means for the supporting straps. In this form of the invention, the supporting straps are shown as separate straps 19, 20 and 21, 22 secured together by a panel 23 which may be of stretchable material if desired.
From the foregoing description, it is readily apparent that construction described is well adapted to accomplish the objects and advantages set forth. It will be apparent also that minor changes in the details of construction may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention except as may be required by the scope of the appended claims.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is:
1. A brassiere comprising a first cup member and a second cup member detachably connected at their inner sides to form a front panel of the brassiere, a strap member extending from the outer side of each of the cup members, said strap members having a curvature conforming to the back of a wearer and having edges converging toward and connected to a rear panel member, and a strap member extending from the upper edge of each cup member and having the free ends thereof connected to said rear panel member, said latter strap members being of such length as to extend over the shoulders and across the back of a wearer.
2. A brassiere as defined in claim 1, said rear panel member being formed of elastic material.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 525,241 Tucek Aug. 28, 1894 719,075 Beeman Jan. 27, 1903 911,204 Busby Feb. 2, 1909 FOREIGN PATENTS 936,565 France Feb. 23, 1948