|Publication number||US629900 A|
|Publication date||Aug 1, 1899|
|Filing date||Oct 14, 1898|
|Priority date||Oct 14, 1898|
|Publication number||US 629900 A, US 629900A, US-A-629900, US629900 A, US629900A|
|Inventors||Calvin E Fosburgh|
|Original Assignee||Edgar C Fosburgh, Calvin E Fosburgh|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (30), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
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'CALVIN n. rossoneri, or MW Youn, r., AssIcNon or ONE-HALF rro EDGAR C. FOSBURGH, OF NORFOLK. VIRGINIA.
sPnoIFicnTioN forming part of Letters Patent No. 629,900, aateaaugust "1 1899.
Application Bled oct-aboli,189e.l serial No. 693,483. (No modem The object of my invention is to aiord ifa-l cility for operating articles of Wearing-apparel which have opposite portions secured in proximity to'each other by means of a laceas, for example, a corset. A
' -My improvement consists in providing the opposite portions oran article of Wearing-apparel with pulleys set in or approximately in aplane of such portions and provided with adjacent cheek-pieces, so that a lace or laces .may pass from one to another of .the pulleys andv tie. The facility with which it will run through the cheek-pieces will afford provision for drawing the said portions of the article of wearing-apparel toward each other or permitting them to recede.. l
vI have illustrated1 my invention in a corset.
Figure 1 shows a part of the back portion of acorset embodying my improvement. Fig. 2 is a top View of one. 'of the pulley-blocks and its pulley. Fig. 3 is a side view of the same. Fig. 4 is a view of the roller detached. Fig. 5 is a top View illustrating a modification. Fig. 6 -is a View of the roller ofthe latter. Figivf` isadiagraminatic view l of two portions of yan article of wearing-aplace.
parel with a dierent arrangement of lace. Fig. 8 isanother diagrammatic view illustrating another arrangement of lace. of thkewigures are upon a larger scale than others. j
ySimilar letters of reference designate coi'- responding parts in all the views.
Referring first to Fig. 1, it will be seen that A' A2 are the opposite portions of a corset,
that B are pulley-blocks or cheek-pieces provided with pulleys-.and arranged upon the' edges of saidportions A A2, and that() is a This lace is passed around the pulleys at the'upper ends of the portions A' A2, and thence around the others in such manner as to cross back and forth' between them, the
endsof the lace being extended below the Some louerinost pulleys 'and there tied together or engaged with any suitable catches upon the 1 opposite portions of the'eorset.'
AIn Figui? l vhave shown a single lace' attached at one end vto the'low'er end of one of the opposite portions A A2 of an article of apparel and extendedt-hence aroundlthe lowest pulley of the opposite portionof the arv .ticle and thence across to the neX-t pulley of the first portion, and so on t the upper end l of the article, where it isy secured by any suit-f able catch.
In Fig. S have shown two laces, each fastened at one end to an 'end of one ofthe two portions A A2 of an articlev of apparel and passing thence toward the middle ofthe vertical length of the article, first upon a pulley upon one of said portions, A', and next around a pulley upon ther other of said portions, A2', until they meet at the middle of the article. There they may be tied together or secured by any suitablecat-ches as desired, thelatter, arrangement being shown.
In Figs. 2, 3, l, v5, and G I have shown' my pulley-block or cheek-pieces and pulley upon an enlarged scale, as already stated. The.
pulleyblock as here shown consists of'a single piece of sheet metal bent about the middle, so as to form two limbs or portions ivhich are parallel to each other. Preferably they flare outwardly from'the Vmiddle,`vvhere they are united to the other end, so as to give an enlarged portion which may be easily secured to the portions A A2 of the article of wearingapparel. The securing may be done .by rivets or otherwise.
In the pulley block shown in Figs. 2, 3, and 4 there is a longitudinal slot D in each of the cheek-pieces, extending from the wider end toward the bent portion oi the pulley-block, where the two cheek-pieces are united. This slot forms a bearing for the journals of the,4
pulley Z2' of the block, said journalsl being preferably formedA integra-l with the pulley.
I have shown the journalsas of the same size lolo:
The pulley-block shown in Figs. 5 andis l' vsubstantially the same as that shown in Figs.
2, 3, and 4; but instead of having slots ex'- tending through` the edges of the cheek-pieces it has slots which are enlarged at one end,.one
of them suiciently to permit the passage of the entire pulley through it and the other sufcie'ntly to permit an enlarged head b2 on one of the pulley-journals to pass through it.
Bothjournals haveenlarged'heads b2. After sliding the pulley toward the bent portions of the pulley-block, where the two'cheekcial forms of pulley -blocks illustrated andr described by me are highly advantageouss they greatly facilitate the application of the ,pulleys through bearings or blocks and the latter to the articles upon which they are used, thus making the expense so small as to render it practicable from a com-rn/ercial standpoint to apply my improvement extensively.' Having now described the nature of myin vention, whatl claim as new is `1. An article of wearing-apparel having opposite portions, each of which portions is provided with pulley-blocks and pulleys,` each ot saidy pulley blocks' having longitudinal slots which enableits pulley-to be inserted therein, and each of said blocks being secured to its portion at the edge in such manner that Y- the portion closes part of the slots in the block and thereby retains the pulley in the slots in the block,-and a lace or laces passing around said pulleys. l
2. An article of wearing apparel having opposite portions, each of which is provided with pulley-blocks and pulleys, each ot' said pulley-blocks having longitudinal slots one 'end of'which is enlarged, and. each of said pulleys having enlarged heads on its journals which heads are passed throughthe enlarged ends of the slots so thatv the pulley will be fitted in the block, andl each of said blocks being secured to its portion at the edge in such manner as that the portion will close the enlarged endsl of the "slots to retain the pulley therein, and a lace orl laces passing around said, pulleys.
name to this specification inthe presence of two subscribing witnesses.
cALvrN E. 'FOSBURGIL Vitnesses:
' f Gmo. E. CRUSE,
Imtestirnony-whereof I have signed my.-
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