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Publication numberUS571749 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 24, 1896
Filing dateAug 9, 1895
Publication numberUS 571749 A, US 571749A, US-A-571749, US571749 A, US571749A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Invisible lacing
US 571749 A
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No. 571,749. Patented Nov. 24, 1896 Attorney.

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 571,749, dated November 24, 1896.

pplication filed August 9,1895- Serial No. 558,713. (No model.)

To @ZZ whom, it may concern:

lle it known that I, ALBERT R. (BOLTON, of Rochester, in the county of Monroe and State of New York, have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Invisible Lacin gs g and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the same,- reference being had to the drawings accompanying this application.

My improvement relates tolacings in which the bearings around Which the lacing-cord passes are inclosed between double iiies or flaps, also to that class in which stideners or stays are embedded inthe .iiies to preserve the form of the garment.

It further relates to that class in which eyelets are used in forming the bearings. The object is to pass the eyelets directly through holes punched in the stilfeners or stays, so that, in addition to forming bearings for the lacing-cord, the eyelets attach the stays in pla-cc. In ordinary lacings noWin use the cord-bearings are separate and distinct from the stiffencrs or stays and the latter are slid down into pockets after the garment has been stitched. In. my invention this cannot be donc, but the sta-ys must be attached before the stitching is iinally completed. Hence I employ a particularmethod of attaching them in place.

In the drawings, Figure l is a i'ace View of the two lacing edges of a garment, parts being broken away to show the interior construction. 2 is an enlarged cross-section of the same. Fig. 3 is a similar View showing onestop in the operation ol' attaching the parts together. Fig. el is a similar View showing another step in the operation. Fig. 5 is an enlarged end View of one of the eyelets and the roller that rests thereon.

o. a indicate the two flics or ilaps on cach side of the lacing.

I) I) are the stiil'encrs or stays, which are usually made ot' thin metal, but may be made of any suitable material. These stii'lcncrs lie alongside the lacing edge and are embedded within the `lia-bric and are punched with a scries of holes corresponding in number with the number ol eyelets used.

c c are thc eyelets, extending through holes punched in both stieners and through one thickness of the fabric on cach side. The

ends of the eyelets are then secured in any suitable manner to theouter face of the stifteners. The stiffeners being new secured in proper position the Wide free edges of the fabric are folded back, thereby covering the stiffcners and also the then exposed end of the eyelets c. lt Will thus be seen that instead of the serial eyelets being in contact with the garment which lies next to them, thus Wearing and in many cases staining thc saine from perspiration, the smooth surfaces of the iiies cover their ends and are also pie sented to the garment, thus ayoidin g all `former inconveniences` CZ CZ are rollers, similar in shape to pulleys, resting on the eyelets between the stifteners and between the inner layers of cloth eoyering the stifteners and running freely. The lacing-cord f passes around these rollers irom side to side, as shown in Fig. l.

Since the stiffeners or stays cannot be run down into pockets in the usual Way, I employ a particular method oli' attachment, which is as follows: One layer of the cloth is ex.- tended in a straight length, as shown at the left in Fig. 3, and one ol' the stiiieners Z1 is laid alongside, with the punch-holes of the stiffener and the cloth coinciding, and a scries of the eyelets c o are then inserted through all the puneh-holcs ready to be headed up. A corresponding series of the rollers d d are then placed on the straight ends oil' the eyelets. Thc other stiilcner is then placed outside the other layer oli' cloth, as shown at the right in Fig. 3, and this stilt'encr and layer of cloth are placed over the projecting ends of the eyelets, inclosing the rollers, which then rest between the stilteners and between the two layers of cloth. "When this is done, the projecting ends of the eyelets are all headed np by a proper tool, fastening all the parts together, as shown in Fig. e. The final step consists in folding back the wide edges of the cloth in the direction indicated bythe arrows, thereby covering the outside of the stiffeners and the ends ol. the eyelets and excluding them l'rom sight, as shown in Fig. The only eyelets exposed to sight are those through which the ends of the lacing-cord pass, as shown at g g. These may be either at the center or at the bottom, accordingly as a double or a single cord is used. A margin 7l, is left on each edge of the cloth, over which the wide edge folds, said margin serving to receive the stitching that secures the cloth in place.

It is Well known that the stiifeners now in use are inserted in pockets niade in the edge of garments for that purpose and that by constant strain they become loose and the garment torn. l seek to avoid this difficulty by securing the stiffeners `firmly in place b y a series of eyelets which pass through both layers of fabric, thereby causing an equal strain on both sides, from which it will be seen that it is impossible for the stiffener to become loose or for the fabric to become torn.

This invention is applicable to all laeings where double flies and eyelets are used.

Having described niy invention, I do not claim, broadly, stiffeners inserted in the flies nor eyelets attached to the fabric and provided with rollers.

\Vhat I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

l. ln a corset,a lacing edge consisting of two separated flies, stiffeners on the outer faces of the saine at some distance from their edges extending their entire length and provided with a series of registering holes, and

eyelets passing frein side to side through the holes in the stiifeners and through the interF posed flics, the ends of the eyelets being secured to the outer face of the stiifeners and the flies being turned back so as to cover the exterior of the stiffeners and the endsof the eyelets, as and for the purpose set forth.

2. In a corset, a lacing edge consisting of two iiies, stii'feners on the outer faces of the saine at some distance from their edges extending their entire length and provided with a series of registering holes, eyelets passing from side to side through the holes in the stiffeners and through the interposed flies, the ends of the eyelets being secured to the outer face of the stiffeners and a grooyed pulley journaled on the shank of each eyelet between the inner faces of the flies, the latter being turned back so as to cover the exterior of the stiffeners and the ends of the eyelets, as and for the purpose set forth.

In Witness whereof I have hereunto signed my name in the presence of two subscribing Witnesses.

ALBERT R. COLTON. lvitnesses:

R. F. Oscoop, Giro. A. GILLETTE.

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