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NITEI) STATES ATENT OFFICE.
PIIILIBERT COMBIER, OF NEWV YORK, N. Y.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 596,849, dated January 4, 1898.
Application filed June 30, 1897. Serial No. 643,004. (No model.)
To (LZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, PHILIBERT OoMBIER, a 'tizen of the United States, residing at New ork city, in the county of New York and tte of New York, have invented a certain w and useful Improvement in Skirt-Belts,
which the following is a specification, refrence being had to the accompanying draw- .igs.
This invention is mainly designed to pro vide a skirt with a belt that will prevent the sagging of the back, save the sewing on of the hooks and eyes usually employed, and provide a belt that will be readily secured to the skirt with its fastening all ready in place.
To these ends the invention consists in the peculiar construction hereinafter described, and then definitely claimed at the end hereof.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a skirt having a belt constructed according to my improvement. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the belt before it has been attached, shown open. Fig. 3 is a plan of the rear part of the same fastened together. Fig. 4 is a vertical cross-section through the line 00, Fig. 1.
Referring now to the details of the drawings by numerals, 1 represents the body of the skirt, and 2 the lining thereof, which are both sewed to the belt between the band 3 and its lining 4, which are stitched together at the top. At each end a short strip 3, made of any suitable material, is sewed to the band 3 to form a pocket to receive one part of the fastening and antisagging device, which consists of two parts 5 and 6, preferably metallic strips, the first of which has studs 7 and the other suitable slots 8.
The slots 8 are preferably arranged in pairs, as shown, so that the belt maybe made tighter or looser, as required. In some cases I may arrange the slots in sets of three.
It will be seen from the above that with the belt herein described the skirt will be prevented from sagging down at the back, as the fasteningbecomes a perfect support for it. The ends of said fastening rest on and are supported by the hips, and as the joint between the two parts is connected at two points it cannot sag, and thus the skirt is supported in a horizontal line at the top, without the wearer being troubled with pins, buckles, &c., usually employed to keep the skirt from sagging.
I propose to manufacture and put these waistbands on sale in stores ready for attachment to the skirt, for which they will be found very convenient, as all the dressmaker has to do is to put the skirt between the band and lining and stitch the parts together, when it will be found that a nice finish is the result and that the parts are kept well in shape and the placket closed.
It is evident that other stiff material besides metal may be employed for the fasteningsuch, for instance, as hard rubber, vulcanized fiber, &c.
I am aware that it has been proposed to provide a skirt with a metallic strip running all around the belt thereof, which band was inclosed in cloth, leaving a narrow edge at the bottom to which the skirt could be attached; but I regard this invention as essentially different from mine, because in my improvement two short metallic strips are employed, which run but partly around the waist, as it is only at the back where the antisagging device is necessary, which makes the belt much lighter, and besides this my belt being open at the bottom it is ready to receive the top of the skirt and its gathers, so that they maybe sewed between the band and its lining and thus neatly covered, whereas the skirt when sewed to the band formerly referred to would leave the top of the skirt and its gathers exposed.
WVhat I claim as new is- 1. As an improved article of manufacture, a belt comprising the band 3 provided with strips 3 forming pockets at each end, two short antisagging strips 5, 6, one in each pocket and having adjusting-fastenings secured therein adapted to engage with each other, and a lining 4c inclosing the pockets and strips secured at top to the band and forming a receptacle for the top of the skirt proper, between the band and liningsubstantially as described.
2. The combination'in a belt of the band 3 and lining 4 sewed together at the top but left free below, strips 3 stitched to the opposite ends of the band 3, forming short pockets,
two short antisagging strips 5 and 6 set one In testimony whereof I afl'ix my signature, in each pocket, one provided with two studs in the presence of two witnesses, this 28th day 10 7 and the other with corresponding holes 8 of June, 1897. adapted to receive the studs,whereby a waist- 5 band is provided securely holding the strips, PHILIBERT LOMBIER but adapted to receive and contain the top of XVitnesses: the skirt and its lining, all substantially as JULIUS JANOWITZ, described and shown. ALFRED J ANoWITZ.
certified that in Letters Patent No. 596,849, granted January 4:, 1898, of New York, N. Y., the title of the invends, whereas the said title should Belts; and that the said Letters Patent should be d of the case and sealed this 11th day of January, A. 1)., 1898.
WEBSTER DAVIS, Assistant Sec'retary of the Interior.
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