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Publication numberUS3464417 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 2, 1969
Filing dateJun 5, 1967
Priority dateJun 5, 1967
Publication numberUS 3464417 A, US 3464417A, US-A-3464417, US3464417 A, US3464417A
InventorsZucker Murray
Original AssigneeKops Bros Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Brassiere with garment sides including crossed tapes
US 3464417 A
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M. ZUCKER Sept. 2, 1969 BRASSIERE WITH GARMENT SIDES INCLUDING CROSSED TAPES Filed June 5, 1967 INVENTOR MuR/m r Zl/C/(ER ATTOHNfY United States 3,464,417 BRASSIERE WITH GARMENT SIDES INCLUDING CROSSED TAPES Murray Zucker, Far Rockaway, N.Y., assignor, by mesne assignments, to Kops Bros, Inc., New York, N.Y., a

corporation of New York Filed June 5, 1967, Ser. No. 643,580 Int. Cl. A41c 3/00; A611 /37 US. Cl. 128-429 1 Claim ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION (1) The invention deals with a brassiere having side garment portions as defined for improvement of the fit of the brassiere upon the body of the wearer.

(2) To applicants knowledge, brassieres having side garment portions as defined are new and he knows of no prior art dealing with a brassiere structure of this type.

SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION Brassieres made in accordance with the structure defined provide, by virtue of the crossed straps, three substantially triangular sections at each garment side and, with some forms of constructions, one of these sections at each side will be of two-ply thickness. The sides may be formed of all-extensible material or all non-extensible material and, in some instance, combinations of extensible and non-extensible material can be employed.

The novel features of the invention will be best understood from the following description, when taken together with the accompanying drawing, in which certain embodiments of the invention are disclosed and, in which, the separate parts are designated by suitable reference characters in each of the views and, in which:

FIG. 1 is an outer side view of one end portion of a brassiere made according to my invention, with the cup broken away and showing part of the shoulder strap and omitting the showing of stitchings to simplify the illustration.

FIG. 2 is an inner view of the opposed side of the brassiere and otherwise generally similar to the structure of FIG. 1 and indicating, in part, some of the stitchings.

FIG. 3 is an enlarged diagrammatic section on the line 33 of FIG. 2.

FIG. 4 is an enlarged diagrammatic section on the line 44 of FIG. 2.

FIG. 5 is an enlarged diagrammatic section on the line 55 of FIG. 2; and

FIG. 6 is a plan view of what be termed a pattern piece and indicating in dot-dash lines the fold of this piece in forming the end result, as seen in FIGS. 1 and 2 of the drawing.

In illustrating one adaptation and use of the invention, each side of a brassiere will be fashioned to form front and rear substantially triangular sections A and B joined in another substantially triangular section, comprising outer and inner layers or plys C, C. These sections are joined by crossed tapes D and E, the tape D overlying the tape E in viewing the brassiere from the inner side, as in FIG. 2 of the drawing.

atent O The present illustration deals with the side portions only of the brassiere, as the rest of the general structure of brassieres is well-known in the art. 10 shows a body encircling band and 11 a tape securing the lower portions of the sections A, B and C to the upper portion of the band. At 12 is shown part of the front cups. At 13 and 14 are shown inner and outer tapes or straps securing the forward edge portion of the sections A to the rear side portions of the cup and between 13 and 14 is preferably employed a stay 15, .as indicated in dotted lines in FIG. 1 of the drawing. This showing has been omitted in FIG. 2.

At 16 is shown a finishing strap or tape secured to the rear edge portion of the section B. Note in FIG. 1 of the drawing that the free end of the band 10 includes on its inner surface a pair of eyes, as indicated in dotted lines at 17. The other end of the brassiere has two pairs of hooks 18 on the outer surface of a tab 19 secured to the other end of the band 10. This provides adjustable support of the band 10 upon the body of the wearer.

Shoulder straps are usually employed and are attached to the upper portions of the cups 12 and the upper ends of the sections B. Parts of these straps are shown at 20 in FIGS. 1 and 2.

All edges of the sections A, B, C and C are hemmed in the stitching of the tapes D and E thereto, as well as the tapes or straps 13 and 16 and the lower tape 11, as is customary. When the various sections and 10, 11 and 16 are stretchable or of elastic material, extensible stitchings are employed, as diagrammatically indicated, in part, at 21 in FIG. 2.

In the present showing, sections A, B, C, C are fashioned from what can be termed a single pattern piece 22, shown in full lines in FIG. 6. This piece 22 has two substantially parallel long edges 23 and 24, from which extend short and substantially alined edges 23, 24. Joining edges 23' and 24 is a fold in the piece 22, as indicated by the dot-dash line 25 and actually at 25 in FIGS. 3 and 5 of the drawing. The piece 22, in its folded state, is indicated by the dot-dash showing of section B in FIG. 6. In this folded state, sections C, C overlap in providing a double wall thickness.

Section A has an edge 26 substantially at right angles to the edge 24-. Edges 24, 23 of section B are joined in an irregular and curved edge 27.

Edges 23, 24 are stitched to tapes D and E, respectively, and C, C where they overlap B and A. Iit will be apparent that edges 23', 24 and the fold 25 are stitched to 10 and 11. The showing of the pattern piece 22 in FIG. 6 is before the hems are formed in all of the edges.

In some forms of construction, the crossed tapes D and E can be stitched to single pieces of extensible or nonextensible materials, generally of the outline as appearing in the dot-dash showing of FIG. 6 of the drawing, in which case the resulting triangular section C would be of single ply, rather than two-ply, as in the structure shown. In other cases, the sections A and B can be formed of separate pieces, thus eliminating the fold, as at 25. In fact, any other manner of assembling pieces with crossed tapes, as shown, can be employed. It is also to be kept in mind that, in some uses, the tapes D and E can be secured to edges, such as 23 and 24, prior to attachment to the band 10 and tape 11, so that each of the sections A, C and B, C would be independently movable, particularly when A and B, as well as C, C are formed of extensible material and the tapes D and E of similar material.

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

1. A brassiere having side garment parts, each of said parts having stitched crossed tapes defining on each part three sections, namely a front section to which a cup is attached, a back section and an intermediate section, means for adjustably coupling the back sections in support of the brassiere on the body of a wearer, and means stitched to the lower edges of all of said sections in finishing said edges, said piece of material forming the three sections of each side garment part having two substantially parallel edges, from one of which extends short edges in spaced common alignment, the piece of material between said short edges being foldable to overlap central portions 1 2/1951 Garson 128-429 12/1958 Faron 128-429 0 ADELE M. EAGER, Primary Examiner US. Cl. X.R.

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U.S. Classification450/5, 450/74, 450/77, D02/707
International ClassificationA41C3/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41C3/00
European ClassificationA41C3/00