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s; a. scam"; OATAMENIAL GARMENT. AIPLIOA'IIQN FILED OCT. 17. 1905.
UNITED STATES PATENT orFIo SAR'AH etsoii rn OFNEW YORK, n. Y.
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that 'I, SARAH G. SoHIFF, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Catamenial Garment, of which the followcatamenial' garfor the ready changing of a pad or na kin and the answering of calls of nature wit out necessitating-removal of the garment.
With the above and other objects in'view, as will appear as the nature of the' invention is better understood, the same consists in the novel construction and combination of parts of'a catamenial garment, as will be hereinafter fully described and claimed.
In the accompanying drawings, formin a part of this specification, and in which Fike characters of reference indicate corresponding'parts, Figures 1 and 2 are views in elevation, taken,.respectively, from the front and rear of the exterior of the garment. Fi s. 3 and 4 are-similar views of the interior 0 the garment.
' 'lhe garment of the present invention is constructed somewhat on the linesof a pair of drawerstand. is composed in part of. mate rial that is impervious to molsture and in part of material that is pervious thereto. Those portions of the garment that will contact with the buttocks, crotch, and abdomen of the wearer aremoisture-proof, while those parts that contact with the hips and waist are pervious to moisture. I is adapted to render the article comfortable This arrangement to wear, especially in warm weatherand in the'house.
The,materials employed in the construction of the garment may be of any character suited to the (purpose, provided they combine lightness an flexibility and will stand successive laundering.
In th form of the invention herein shown india-rubber and in part of textile fabric,
Specification of Letters Patent. Application filed October 17. 1905. Serial No. 283.153.
without removing the garment.
waist of the wearer.
Fig. '5 is a horizontal sectional view taken on the line 5 5, Fig. 1.-
Patented Oct. 23, 1906.
while the pervious portions are constructed wholly of textile fabric, forming, preferably, a continuation of that with which the .waterroof ort ons of the garment are assembled.
11 ad ition to these features there are two flaps provided, one at the front and one at the rear of the garment, the objectof which is to permit ready changing of a napkin-orpad and the answering of calls of nature Additional features of novelty reside in the provision of means for holding a napkin or pad detachably combined with the garment and in a novel form of thigh-band for sealing thelower ends of the garment-legs against esca e of catamem'a.
- T e broad features of novelty above briefly outlined are apparent at a casual inspection of the invention, but the s ecific points of-the invention are not so 0 vious and will now be described.
Referring to the drawings, 1 designates the waistband of the garment, which is provided,
as usual, with buttons or equivalent forms of fastening devices to secure it around the The band may be made of any suitable material and in any number of lies ttachedto the band are the legs 2 by Y which term it is intended to include the en,-
Fig. 4, and the crotch and the greater art of the abdominal portion of. the front of t e garment, as shown in Fig. 3, while the, portions not so rotected and which are constructed of textile fabric form the outer sides 4 of the legs and the abdominal portion 5. The rear of the garment is provided with'a flap 6, which may be of any desired size and isheld combined with the waistband by suitable fastening devices, such as buttons 7 To strengthenthe edges of the fla and flapopening, the parts are reinforce at 8 and 9 for this urpose, the reinforces 9 bein continuoust at is to say, they extend om the waistband entirely aroundthe edges of the flap and to the reinforce 8. The front of the 5 tire garment below the waistband, the extegarment provided with a second and smaller flap 10, the edges of which are reinforced at 11, as are also the edges of,the opening of the garment formed by the flap at 12. The flap is held detachably assembled with thetop reinforce 12 by buttons 13 or equivalent forms of fastenin devices.
In order to'assemble a pa or napkin with the garment, each of the flaps has secured at its upper end a loop '14, preferably of tape, with which are combined safety-pins 15, that are designed to engage the pad or napkin. The lower ends of the-legs have combined with them elastic thigh-bands 16, that are disposed in pockets formed for the purpose, and are thus assembled in order to avoid injury whenthe garment is washed. These bands are preferabl strips of covered elastic and may thus be acli'usted around the thighs by the wearer. It will be seen from the foregoing descripticn that the garment of this lnvention will be positive in effecting the objects sought, so that the wearer will at all times be certain that no mortifying accident can take place. Further, by the manner-in which the article is constructed it will be cool and comfortable to wear, will not chafe or otherwise distress the user, will be cleanly, and can be laundered repeatedl without damage.
Having thus escribed the invention, what is claims is '1. A one-piece garment of the class described comprising a pair of drawers havin enlarged openings in the seat and abdomina portions, flaps inseparable from the garment for normally closing said openings, and
means upon the flaps for attaching a napkin thereto.
2. A onepiece garment of the class described comprisin a pair of drawers having its seat, crotch an part of its abdominal portions made of moisture-proof material, said seat and abdominal portions having separate Openings therein, flaps inseparable from the garment for normally closing said openings, said flaps consisting of moisture-proof material, and means upon the flaps forffastening a napkin within the garment.
3. A one -piece garment comprising a pair of drawers having separate openings in the seat and abdominal portions thereof, flaps inseparable from the garment for normally closing theopenings, loops secured to the inner faces of the flaps, and napkin-engaging devices carried by said loops.
4. A one-piece garment comprising a pair of drawers having separate openings in the seat and abdominal portions thereof, flaps inseparable from the w garment for normally closing the openings, said flaps and the crotch, seat and part of the abdominal portions of the garment being moisture -proof, and means for holding the ends of the legs of the garment tightly around the limbs of the wearer.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereto afiixed my signature in the presence of two Witnesses.
SARAH G. SCI-HFF.
RICHARD ROBERTS, HARRY J. TURTON.