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Publication numberUS391007 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 9, 1888
Filing dateMar 21, 1887
Publication numberUS 391007 A, US 391007A, US-A-391007, US391007 A, US391007A
InventorsGeoege D. Munsing
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Knit drawers
US 391007 A
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Patented Oet. 9, 1888.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 391,007, dated' Qctober' 9, 1888.

, Application mea .nale-1. les?.

To all whom, it may concern? Beit known that I, GEORGE D. MUNSING, of Minneapolis, inthe coutity ofHcnnepin and State of Minnesota, have invented certain Improveniente in Knit Drawers, of which the fol lowing isl a specification. v

This `invention relates particularly to im# provelnents in drawers; and they objects I have in View are to producegarments ofgthis kind of superior quality and. finish that shall be t durable, that wiltnot shrink, that will fit closely to the body of the wearer, and that shall be elastic but sufficiently-firm to retain their side. tractive in appearance,

shape even after they have been worn for a considerable period of time. Other objects of the invention will appear from the following detailed description taken in connection withi the accompanying drawings, in Which- Figurel is a front elevation of a pair of gentler, mens drawers made in accordance with mylinventiom Fig. 2 is a rear view of a portion of the same. Fig. 3 isa view similar to Fig. 1, but showing'the drawers provided with a fly and with a non-elasticwaistband. Fig. 4 is a front view of a portion of the same, but showing an elastic waistband, Figs. 5, 6, 1, and 8 are details showing the arrangement of the threads. A

The garment is formcd'of a ribbed fabric composed of two threads of different grades or qualities, as silk and Wool, knit together with the thread ot'snperior quality lying over the other on the tops of the ribs and passing through the fabric from the top of the ribs on one side to the top ofthe ribs on the other The garment thus formed is very atresembling closely a garment formed entirely of the superior quality of thread. It is sufficiently elastic to conform readily to the shape of the wearer, while it is firm` enough to prevent its being permanently stretched and drawn out of its normal shape. As soon as the garment is removed from the body of the wearer it returns to its original shape. t

I prefer to form the main part of the garment of a one-and-one rib fabric, 3, as shown in the several figures of the drawings. This one and-one-rib fabric is composed of two threads,

jersey Serial No. E40-.497. (Specimens.)

The` body portion band, 9, of a similar fabric, but more elastic than the main part of the drawers. The body and leg portions of the drawers being formed of a one-and-one-rib fabric, the waistband is formed of a two-and-two rib fabric, com- Iposed, however, of two threads arranged in the manner described. This waistband is more elastic than the other parts of the garment; but being formed of the two threads, arranged as describedthe ribs are suiciently firm to contract to their original form as soon as the stress that has distended them is removed. The drawers are, as will be seen, without buttons or straps. The body portion is suiciently elastic to pass over the hips of the wearer, and the waistband, being more elastic than the other part, will draw closely around the body above the hips and hold the garment in place. .y v

As shown in Fig. 1, the waistband is preferably formed integrally with the body portion of the garment and ofthe same width of web, but as a twoand-two-rib fabric, such as shown in Fig. 8, instead of a one-and-one.' The twoand-two-rib fabric of the same width on the machine will normally be much narrower than the one-and-one rib, and hence this waistband will draw more closely tothe body of thepreferably one of' silk and one ofi wool. In

. In order to strengthen the garment in the IOC seat at the partiwhereitxvill be' subjected lto Vthe'most wear, I introduce one orimore extra threads into this part of the fabric, knittingA the three. o more threads together, as shown in Fig. 6, AIn, this way a part, 18, ofthe garment is made thicker and heavier. than the other parts vwithout making'any difference in the appearance 4,of it.v` As shown in Fig. 6," this portion of the garment is .composed ,of one woolen thread, Land two silk th reads, 5 5. The main portion of -tlie garment may be formed as'a two and-tworb fabric, in which case'the bottoms-of the legs and the waistband will preferably beformed as a similar fabric, but og. a' dierent degree Yof elasticity. I make no claim lierein,broadly, to thefabric shown and described, Vas I have claimed -of a ribbed. jersey fabric of two threads of difthe same in'a prior'applieatio for patent,Sc

rial No. 231,630,1iled March 21, 1887; but

Whatl do c laim,and desire to secure by Letin g the legs and bodyportionlorm'ed of a`one- ,hand this 28thiday of May, 1887. band of a two-and-two-rib fabric, substantially, 'j

and -one-rb fabric, ywith Va continuousl waist;

:is described.

2. The herein-described knitdrawers having the legs and body portion formed of a one-andi one-rib fabric composed of two threads of dit .ferent-grades or other on the tops -of the ribs and passing through from the top of one rib 'to the top of the next rib on the otherside, and having the bottoms of the ,legs formed of a twoandtwo 3 5 rib fabric, also composed of two threads of*4 'different' grades or qualities, substantially as described.

3; Theherein-describedkntdrawers formed Y i of a ribbed jersey fabric composed of threads of d'erent grades or qualities,

40 arranged as described, and having the waistband and bottoms ofthe legs of a similar fabric of greater elasticity than the other parts of the drawers, substantially as described.

' 4. The herein-described knit drawers formed.

ferentigrades. or` qualities, arranged as de. scribed, and having a portion thereof formed` of lthree or more scribed. -I 4 l 1 v l lIn testimony whereof I have hereunto set my I GEORGE. D.

In presence of-l-sV A. C. PAUL, A; M. GAsKELi..


:qualities knitl together, with 3o v thethread of superior yquality lying over the threads, substantially as' de- 5oy

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Cooperative ClassificationD04B9/54