John thomas brodxax
US 399238 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
J. T. BRODNAX.
(JOMBINED SHIRT OR VEST AND SUSPENDERS.
No. 399,238. Patented Mar. 12, 1889.
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COMBINED SHIRT DR VEST AND SUSPENDERS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No, 399,238, dated March 12, 1889.
application filed A g11 27,1886. SerialN O. 212,009. tNomedel.)
T  11710722.- ii 'nmy (1071017771 Be it known that 1, JOHN THOMAS Brion- XAX, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of New Orleans, parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana, have invented new and useful Improvements in Combined Suspenders and Shirt or Vest, of which the following is a full and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, making part of this specification. 7 V
This invention relates to certain improvements in suspenders ot' the class in which the t supporting or suspensory sections are com hined with. an undcr-garment, such as a shirt or vest; and it hasior its object to so locate and arrange the suspensory sections in connection with the garment as to prevent any pulling" upon the bosom, collar, or such other parts thereof as would tend to impair the fit; and also to provide certain improved connecting or fastening devices to secure the button-straps at the front and back of the garment, as more fully hereinafter specified. These ohjects l attain by the means illustrated in the accompanying; drawings, in which-- l igure 1 represents a front view of a shirt, showing nrv. invention applied thereto. Fig. L is a hawk view ol the same. lfiig'. 3 represents a view of avest, showing" the front and back portions oi the same and illustrating my invention in connection therewith. Fig. -irepresents a front view of one of the front huttoirstrap connections forming part of in iilYGiliiOll. and a side view of same. l ig 5 represents a front elevation and aside view of the button-strap connection to he employml at the haeiviot' the garment. Fig. 1) represents a detached view of one of the lnittonstrap connections for supporting the trout of the pants and the drawers of the wearer. Fig. 7 represents a front view showingrthe shirt or garment with my invention applied in position upon the wearer. l ig'. S is a similar view showing the hack of the garment and the suspensory connections. Figs. it and 10 represent fastening devices which may he employed in lieu of those shown in Figs. 4- and The letter A imlicates the garment, which may be either a shirt or vest, as may be desired.
l5 imlieates a rc-eni'or(-e at each side of the front; of the garment, and t a re-enforce at thehach thereof, and D indicates straps or lining applied between the garment and the rc-entorce thereof.
,The lower parts of the re-eniorce and lining or straps thereof are provided with vertical slits e, or with a series of button-holes]; the edges of the said slits or lun'tion-holes be- 'ing oversea-med. or finished with the usual button-hole stitch to p rcvcn t wear or raveling, the slits or luitton-holes serving to permit the passage of the l)uttonstrap-0minecting devices, so as to secure the same to the front ends of the re-en'iforri'e and the liningor straps therein, as hereinafter more [Tully explained.
In the case of a vest, as shown in. Fig. 3 of the drawing the re-ent'orcc applied inside of same, or between the vest proper and the lining thereof, in the latter case the slits or button-holes being made through the lining, as well as the reentercc. I
By making the re-entftn'co oi stouter or stronger material than that of which the garment is made the introduction of lining or straps therein may he dispensed with.
The letter G (see Fig. 4-) indicates the fastening; device for connecting the tronthuttonstraps with the re-entorce at the front of the garment, The said device is composed of a metal plate having st ruck-up lugs or bearings ll midway lit-tween its sides, between which is pivoted or jonrnaled a clamping plate or lever, l, having; serrated edges 7;, which take into the reent'orw and hold the plate to any adjustetil position thertzmn. The lower edge of the plate G is provided with theusnal hook, Z, and tongue in, by means of which the link of the front oniton-strap, X, may be secured thereto.
The front. hntt on-si raps, N, are formed each with two free ends, 11 a, which may be pro vided with tuition-holes or other fasteningdevices, the ends 11 serving to support the pants, and the ends a the drawers, oi the wearer.
The letter i? indicates the hack fastening hutton-strap connection, which consists of a shield-shaped piece of metal. having" a hook at its lower end for thelmtton-strap link, and a button, S, to be secured to the rear buttonhole or slit ot' the garment rc-cnt'orcc.
In using my improved invention, after the garment is in proper position upon the wearer the front button-strap connections are secured to the lower parts of the front re-enforce by inserting said connections through the slits or button-holes therein and clamping the devices thereto. The rear button-strapfastening device is secured by passing the button thereof through the slit or bu tton-hole in the back or rear re-enforee.
The figures shown at 9 and 10 are intended to show that other fastening devices may be used in connection with the upper suspensory section or re-enforce. Fig. 9 is made of wire with a head or button, (1/, adapted to be inserted in either of the slits or button-holes of the re-enforce, and the lower bars, a a serve as bearin for the, bllttOn 'iiQM straps. Fig. 10 is a cord-sheave, which can be hooked to the lower ends of either of the devices shown in 4. and 5.
In the construction of my umler-garmentit will be seen that I dispense entirely with tabs or hanging attachments, which are objectionable, not only from the liability of their being ripped or torn. from. the garment, but from the fact that they necessitate a much higher point of connection with the garment than in my arrangement, and hence cannot be made to hold the same in as neat or comfortable a manner.
Having thus fully described my invention, whatI claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. The combination of an under-garment having a re-enforce at each side of its front and another re-enforce at or about the center of its back, each re-enforce provided with a vertical slit, or with a series of vertically-arranged slits, as described, with the buttonstrap provided with devices for connecting it to the pants, and for connecting it adj ustably directly with the slits in the re-enforce, substantially as described.
2. The combination of a shoulder-supported garment having-a re-enforce at each side of its front and at or about the center of its back, the said re-enforces being each provided with a vertical slit, or with a series of verticallyarranged slits, as described, with the independent straps, each provided with an ad justable fastening device adapted to engage directly with the material of the l e-enforce at each side of the slit and at any desired point thereof, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I affiX my signature in presence of two witnesses.
JNO. THOMAS BRODNAX.
ROBT. B. J ONES, CHAS. E. SCHREIBER.