US 549829 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
(No Model.) H.- SHRIER.
BLOUSE 0B. JACKET. No. 549,829. Patented Nov. 12,1895.
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HENRY s'HRIER, or Nrw YORK, N. Y.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 549,829, dated November1 12, 1895.
Application led Tulle 17, 1895. Serial No. 553,081. (No model.)
To @ZZ whom, t may concern.'
Be it known that I, HENRY SHRIER, of New York city, in the county and State of New York, have invented a new' and Improved Garment, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
The object of the invention is to provide a new and improved garment, more especially designed for use as a boys blouse or jacket, and arranged to permit of reversing the parts, not only to turn the soiled portions under and bring into View a fresh clean surface, but also to change the appearance of the garment by different trimmings and colors.
The invention consists in the particular construction and arrangement of parts, as hereinafter described, and pointed out in the claim.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the improvement as applied. Fig. 2 is a like view of the same with parts reversed. Fig. 3 is an enlarged perspective view of the body of the garment. Fig. -L is a like view of the collar. Fig. 5 is a similar view of the cuff, and Fig. 6 is a face View of the front piece.
The improved garment is provided with a lbody A of any desired size 'and material, the
front being provided with a single line of buttons B, which latter maybe sewed on or may be in the form of collar buttons, to be removed at pleasure, preferably while washing the garment. The neck-opening of the body A is cut low in front, after the fashion of a vest, and is widened out on both sides at the front to expose the front piece E, hereinafter described. The body of the garment A is provided with the usual sleeves A' and with a band A2 at its upper or shoulder portion, the said band being provided on the inside with buttons C, either sewed on or removably held thereon, as desired. The buttons C are adapted to be engaged by button holes made in a band D', formed on a collar D, preferably in the form of a sailors collar, the said band D' being turned inward to connect with the said buttons and to permit the collar to fold outside-the upper portion of the garmentbody A.
rl`he collar D is made of two pieces of maferial different in color and trimming, so that when the collar is reversed a differently colored and oruamented surface is presented to change the appearance of the garment, as will be readily understood by reference to Figs. l and 2. It is understood that the two pieces of material selected for forming the collar D are such that they readilymatch the material of which the body of the garment is made. For instance, as shown in Figs. l, 2, and 4, one face of the collar D has its main portion of the material of which the body A is made with trimming of a different material, while the other side or surface of the col-` lar has its main portion made of the material like the trimming and its trimming is like the material in the body of the garment.
The front piece F. is provided at its upper end with curved extensions E, adapted to be attached to some of the buttons C, the said front vpiece being provided with a neckband E2, as plainly illustrated in Figs. l, 2, and 6. The front piece E, with the extensions E', is attached on the inside of the body A'and extends a suitable distance under the front of the body A. This front piece is likewise made of two pieces of material of different color and trimming, similar to the collar D above described. The cuifs F are adapted to be attached to buttons held on the sleeves A', the said cuffs being likewise made of two pieces of material similar to the collar D and the front piece E. A necktie G is likewise arranged for reversing, and is provided with hooks adapted to engage eyes H, fastened on the body A, as plainly shown in Fig. 3.
Now it will be seen that by the particular construction described the collar D and front piece E may be readily attached to or detached from the body A and reversed whenever required, so as to produce a garmentin which the removable parts not only conceal the soiled parts when reversed,but also give an entirely dierent appearance to the garment. It will also be understood that by having the separable buttons and parts D, E, F, and G the latter and the body A maybe conveniently IOO provided at its upper end with a curved. extension and having a neck band, said front piece being detachably secured to the inside of the neck opening oi the body and closing the front portion of the same, Substantially as herein shown and described.
HENRY SIIRIER. lVitnesses:
THEO. G. IIOSTER, JNO. M. RITTER.