US 582145 A
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No. 582,145. Patented May 4, 1897'.
\f/lZlESEIEE INVENTIEIR: %4 1 W ATTORNEY- ELI OIPENHEIM, OF BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, ASSIGNOR TO OPPENHEIM,
OBERNDORF & 00., OF SAME PLACE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 582,145, dated May 4, 1897. Application filed January 15, 1897. Serial No. 619,305. (No model.)
T0 at 1071/0711, it may concern.-
Be it known that I, ELI OPPENHEIM, acitizen of the United States, residing at Baltimore, in the State of Maryland, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Shirts, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to an improved construction in strengthening shirt-seams at that part where the sleeve-seam and armhole-seam of the shirt-body join.
The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a view of a shirt with one sleeve turned upward to show my improvement. Fig. 2 is a cross-section of the same, showing its formation and the position of the tape or cord.
The shirt-body A and sleeve B are united by the usual armhole-seam 0. Now it has heretofore been common in shirt-making to run up the vertical side seam cl of the body and continue the seam (1 along the sleeve, so that body-seam d and sleeve-seam d are practically one continuous seam. My improvement consists in making this continu' ous seam in the form of a flap-fold seam and inclosing within said flap a tape or cord 6, which extends across the armhole seam, whereby said continuous seam is strengthened. This tape or cord is loose in the flapfold, but the ends of the cord are stitched or held fast by thread at 6.
It will be seen that the flap-fold seam is on the exterior of the garment and stands off or projects, as in Fig. 2, while on the interior of the garment there is no seam-fold, but the parts are fiat and smooth, as at (:1
I am aware that it has been proposed to strengthen the seams of shirts under the sleeve where the sleeve-seam and armholeseam join by sewing a cord into the seam; but there are objections in manufacturing to sewing a cord in the ordinary felled seam used in shirt-making. In my improvement the cord is inclosed in a flap-fold which stands off from the seam or stitches.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is A shirt having along the body and sleeve a flap-fold which stands off from the seam stitches and a cord inclosed loosely in said flap-fold and extending across the armholeseam and held fast at its ends bystitches, e, as shown and described.
In testimony whereof I afliX my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
CHARLES B. MANN, J 1 CHAPIN A. FERGUSON.