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Publication numberUS3079611 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 5, 1963
Filing dateNov 7, 1957
Priority dateNov 7, 1957
Publication numberUS 3079611 A, US 3079611A, US-A-3079611, US3079611 A, US3079611A
InventorsRalph Boryszewski
Original AssigneeRalph Boryszewski
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Beach toga
US 3079611 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

March 5, 1953 R. BoRYszEwsKl 3,079,611

BEACH ToGA Filed Nov. 7, 1957 INVENTOR. R ALPH B nRYs 2 Ewsxl ATTDRNEY lllnit 3,079,611 BEACH TGGA Ralph Boryszewski, 67 Northampton St., Rochester 6, N.Y. Filed Nov. 7, 1957, Ser. No. 695,132 2 Claims. (Ci. 2-89) This invention relates to a bathers beach accessory, and more particularly to a dressing sack or robe adapted for making changes in beach attire, drying after bathing, and capable of utilization as a pair of individual beach' spreads, for sun bathing.

The invention is d irected to a pairrof large terrycloth beach towels or the like, such as are used for beach spreads, and which are adapted particularlyfor forming a sack or wrap, adapted to be suspended from the wearers neck, and within which the wearer while thus protected from view may make necessary changes in attire, as required, at bathing beaches and the like, the toweling also providing for drying. The beach towels are separable for individual use as beach blankets or spreads, and are so constructed in relation to one another as to be readily connected along their side marginal edges as to be adapted for the purposes set forth.

The above and other novel features of the invention will appear more fully hereinafter from the following detailed description when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings. It is expressly understood that the drawings are employed for purposes of illustration only and are not designed as a denition of the limits o f the invention, reference being had for this purpose to the appendedA claims.

Referring to the drawings wherein like reference characters indicate like parts:

FGURE l is a front elevational view of the beach towels supported by the wearer preparatory to making a change in attire;

FlGURE 2 is a plan view of the inside of one of the towels;

FIGURE 3 is a plan view of the inside of the other of the towels; and

FIGURE 4 is a side elevational view showing the towels shortened at their lower ends for short persons.

Referring to FIGURES l-3, there is shown a person enclosed within the poncholike individual dressing sack, composed of two terrycloth towels, of large size, and the front and rear terrycloth Itowels l@ and l2 of which the same is composed. ln practice each towel may be approximately 32 wid-e and 62" long. The front towel, shown from the inside, as in FIGURE 2, is provided with male snaps 14 and i6 along the upper edge adapted to cooperate with female snaps 13 and Ztl on the inside of the towel l2. Such snaps are correspondingly spaced on each towel a suitable distance, so that when the snaps 1S and i4 are coupled together, and the 'snaps i6 and Ztl are also coupled together, the portion of the upper edges 22 and 24 between the respective snaps are of sufficient length 'to extend around and loosely embrace the wearers neck, with the sections of the towels 28 and 30, and 3l and 32 adapted, adjacent to the snaps, to rest upon the wearers shoulders, whereby to support the towels in draped formation, towel it), in front of the wearer, and towel 12 behind. The towels being of heavy terrycloth or pile fabric weave, are relatively stiff and thus the upper edges, when coupled, extend laterally without substantial droop.

The central portion of the side edges of each towel, for a distance of about 36" are each provided with half of a slide fastener, commonly referred to as a zipper, the towel lil, having one half of such a slide fastener securing along its edge 34 as at 36, and a second half of a slide fastener securing along the other side edge 38, as at 40.


Patented Mar. 5, 3%53 The -towel 12 is likewise provided with a half of a slid'e fastener, along each edge 42 and 44, as at 46 and 48. The slide fastener parts itl and i6 are preferably of the completely separable type, but disposed so as to match one another, that is, with their starting ends either both at the lower end, or both at the upper end, so that when the starting ends are coupled, and the slide operator of the fastener is run along the length of the slide fastener parts, the two towels will be joined along the central 36" section of their side edges 38 and 42.

Similarly, the slide fastener part 36 and the slide fastener part 48 will be of the completely separable type, and when joined at their lower, or upper, ends however disposed, and the slide operator traversed along their length, the side edges 34 and 44 will be joined along 36" of the central portion of the side edges 34 and 44 of the towels. For convenience it may be desirable to provide the slide fasteners so as to initially fasten at their upper ends, so that the slide fastener operator moves downwardly as the slide fastener parts are brought together.

In order to assure that the towels will be properly joined so that the male snaps 14 and 16 'will face the female snaps 18 and 26, the half of the slide fastener 46 may have the slide operator 50, while the half of the slide fastener 36, may have the slide operator S2. Thus, it would be only possible to join the towels, with their inside faces as shown in FIGURES 2 and 3, facing one another, or both oppositely facing, which would at once appear incorrect to ythe operator. A pocket such as S3 may be attached to 4the inside face of the towel lil, or to both if desired.

At the upper corners and on the inside face of the towel 10 are additional male snaps 54 and 56 adapted to be joined to female snaps 58 and 6@ disposed on the inside face of towel 12, that is, 54 and 5S are adapted to lbe joined and also S6 and 60 are adapted to be joined.

Additional snaps, male, 62 and 64 are provided midway between Ithe corner snaps 54 and 56, and the upper ends of the slide fasteners on towel lil, and similar female snaps are disposed on towel i2, so that a feminine wearer, may join snaps 64 and 68, and 62 and 66, for additional protection from any tendency of the upper side edges to gape.

On the outside of each of the towels along their lower edges are male snaps 7?, '72 and 74, which are adapted, when the lower portions 76 are folded upwardly along the dotted line 77 to couple with male snaps 7S, and et) and 82, whereby the length of the dressing sack is shortened by a suitable amount for use by a shorter person, in the manner indicated in FIGURE 4.

The wearer of the dressing sack, will initially secure snaps le and 29, and rest the upper edges so joined ou the right hand shoulder. Thereafter snaps 16 and i8 will be coupled, so as to provide like support from the left hand shoulder. Thereafter snaps 5d and 58 will be joined, and also snaps 56 and 6E?. The side edges are thereafter joined together by operation of each of the slide fastener operators 553 and 56. -lf desired, snaps 62 and 66, and 64 and 68 may thereafter be joined.

If it be desired to shorten the towels, as for a short person, the lower portions 76 of each tow-el may be folded on the lines 77, and the snaps 74, 82 and Sii, 72 and 78, 7d joined. The spaciousness of the wrap will thus permit the user to manipulate suciently within the sack, so as to permit a change of attire, unexposed. The best drying surface of the towels may preferably be on the inside, to assist drying, when changing from wet bathing attire to street clothes.

As a commercial expedient, it may be desirable to make each of the towels as shown in FIGURES 2 and 3 alike, by employing (in FIGURE 2) male snaps at 14, 54 and 62, and complemental female snaps at 64, 56 and 16, o suitable snap fasteners, each comprising two cornplemental members. imilarly, the towel of FIGURE 3 will -be prepared exactly like FIGURE 2, in that snaps 6%, 60 and 18 will be male, and 20, 58 and 44 will be female. Thus an individual need only purchase a single towel, and if two or more individuals proceed together on ,a beach outing and each have individual towels, their -two towels in every instance may be used together, by either individual in succession, the snaps 20, 53 and 44 being female and conneotable to the male snaps 14, 54 and 62, and in like manner the male snaps 1S, 60 and 68, will couple with the Ifemale snaps 64, 56 and 16. Thus the towels of FGURES 2 and 3 will be identical, and each will be readilyfinterchangeable with any towel so constructed.

It will thus be seen that Ithere is provided a pair of ordinary beach towels or-spreads which can readily serve the dual purposes set forth, namely, beach `spreadsor'.two, or a protected dressing sack useable byfaY single individual one at a time. Suchsack may be referred to as-a Beach Toga.

Although a singleY embodiment 'of the invention 'has been illustrated and described, it is to be-understood that the invention is not limited thereto. As various changes in the construction and arrangement may be made Without departing from thespirit lof the invention, as will be apparent to those skilled in the art, reference will be had to the appended claims for a definition of the limits of the invention.

What is claimed is:v

1. A dressing sack comprising two rectangular sections of absorbent pile vfabric of like shape and free of openings and approximately 32" wide, said sections being connected together continuously yalong the central por tion only of their side edges, 'and along the outer portions only of the Yedges of one end, whereby to provide an opening for the wearers head and neck in the center portion of said edges of one end and portions on opposite sides of said neck opening for resting on and support from the shoulders of the wearer, and arm openings -disposed between said end edges, and the side edge connected portions, said openings being of a suicient length whereby a wearer may withdraw cach `arm into the sack, and vice versa, said dressing sack having a large pocket disposed centrally of and on the inside face of one of said sections, said pocket opening upward toward the head opening, said sack providing adequate space within for the wearers arms to permit manual change of beach attire wholly within the sack.

2. ,Adressing-sackin accordance with claim l wherein each of the side edges are joined by slide yfasteners comprising complemental separable parts, attached to the respective sections, one of said parts of each slide fastener-having an Yoperator, and one of said operator parts bein affixed tOeaCh-Qsaid sections.

References Cited in the fiile of't'his patent UNlTED STATES PATENTS 4439,163 Y:Brown Oct. 2S, 1890 719,899' Stacey p -,r Feb. 3, 1903 A'1,272,942 Goldstein YJuly 16, 1918 1,432,249 v Hoyrne Oct. 17, 1922 1,489,046 Thompson Apr. 1, 1924 y1,661,768 Marshall Mar. 6, 1928 1,783,572 Johnson Dec. 2, 1930 2,040,029 Smutny May 5, 1936 2,144,875l Forrest Ian. 24, 1939 v2,325,143 Lyfttle July 27, 1943 2,344,010 Walsh Mar. 14, 1944 l2,376,284 :Si'delm'ann May 15, 1945 2,420,344 Alexander May 13, 1947 2,620,477 Ackerman et al. Dee. 9, Y1952

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U.S. Classification2/89, 428/52, 2/69
International ClassificationA41D7/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41D7/008
European ClassificationA41D7/00D2