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PATENTBD FEB. 13, 1906 E. s. DIX. SKIRT PROTBGTING GARMENT. APPLICATION FILED OCT. 7, U05.
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EDWARD s. Dix, OF NEW Yoan,v N. Y., ASSIGNOR TO THE 'BORA'TEn SPECIALTY COMPANY, OE BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, A LOEPOEA 'TION OE NEW YORK.'
SKIRT-PROTECTING GARMENT- Specicationof Letters Patent.
To (i1/Z wlmny it may aon/cern:
Be it knowh that- I, EDWARD S. Dix, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of `Newl York, borough of Brooklyn, county of Kin s, and State of New York, (whose ost-o ce address is No. 63 Clymer street, rooklyn, New York,) have invented certain new and useful lin rovenients in Skirt-Protecting Garments, o which the following is aspec-iication.
. My invention particularly relates to that class of iindergarments for women the function of which is to protect the outer clothing from soiling and contamination.
The periodical catamenial discharges to which weinen are subject are often so profuse that the usual rotecting pads or bandages become thoroug lysaturated, and u on any compression tliereofas, for examp e, when the wearer assumes a sitting position--soine of the lluid is expelled, soiling or staining the l outer garments. This unpleasant result is particularly likely to occur where, as in travcling, there is no opportunity for frequent change of the catanienial bandage proper.
The object of niv invention is to provide a skirt-protector which can be worn underneath the ordinary clothing iii such a way as to be entirely concealed and which will effectually prevent any soiling of the garments by these discharges. l accomplish this objectA by means of the new article of manufacture hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had Yto theaccompanying drawings, which form a part of this specification.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of the garment. Fig. 2 is a sectional view through the line :r :r of Fig. l.
The garment consists of a shield, of any suitable fabric, sii/listantiallyoblong ii; shape. lts size4 and sha )e may of course vary somewhat; but -l liiii that if the garment be made approximately twcntytwo inches in length and sixteen inches in width it can be coiiven ieiitly worn by the majority of women. The upper portion is provided with longitudinal goi'es 2 2, making thel upper edge somewhat shorter than the lower one, and thus` adapting. it to be adjusted to the waist. This uppci edge terminates iii a lie-mined band 3, through which runs a draw-string 4 of suflicient length to pass about the waist of the wearer. The 4upper edge ofthe'garment'may Patented Feb. 13, 190e.
be fastened' at the waist in any other suitable manner; but in practice I refer the methodv which I have described. he outer margm of the garment is left flat; but the central portion 5 is padded with medicated absorbent cotton and quilted. This padded p01.'-
tion' may of course be of any suitable size; but l find it most convenient to have it.
bounded by rlilies approximately four inches from the side edges of the garment'-a line.
about five inches from the bottom edge and a. line about sii:` inches from theu per edge. These dimensions may be altere morecr less to adapt the garment to women of vanous heights; but the proportions must jbe such that when the protector is fastened about the waist and at the back of the wearer and hangs downward at full length the unpadded marginal portions at 'the top and sides will be of sufficient size so that the 'pad-l ded central portion will cause 'no altc'ration .j
in the ft of the outer garments. This padded portion must be so proportioned and so placed that it will receive and absorb any excessive discharge and garments therefrom, particularly when the wearer is sitting. Moreover, its size and situation must be such that it will make no no# protectthe outer ticcable alteration in the fit or hang ofthe outer garments. I have therefore given the proportions which I have found to be most convenient.
llaving described my invention, what 1 claim isa 1. As a new article of manufacture askirtprotecting garment 'comprising a marginal un added portion, a centrally-located paddei portion and means for attaching the garment about the waist ofthe wearer.
2. As a new article of manufacture a. skirtprotecting garment com rising a marginal un )added portion, a pad ed and quilted centra portion of aboutonc-fourth the area of the .entire garment; a waistband with hem and draw-string, the ufpper portion o f the garment being gorcd to it about the waist.
EDWARD S. Dl.\'
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SEWARD DAvis, OLIVER WILLIAMS. J'