US 841824 A
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PATENTED JAN. 22, 1907.
'0. W. SWEET.
APPLIOATION FILBD'JULY 2, 1904.
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-CLINTON W. SWEET, OF YONKERS, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR TO SWEET ORR @a COMPANY, OF NEWBURGH, NEW YORK, A FIRM.
-OVEFALLS Patented Jan. 22, 1907.
Application filed July 2,1904. Serial No. 215,120.
T0 all whom, t may concern:
Be it known that I, CLINTON W. SWEET, a citizen of the United States, residing at Yonkers, in the county of Westchester and State The object of this invention is to providefull-fashioned overalls, so that the wearer may slip them easily over his shoes and trousers without the overalls coming into such intimate contact with his trousers as to transmit oil and dirt thereto. When overalls are thus made full-fashioned or baggy, the bottoms of the legs would be excessively wide and somewhat of an impediment to the wearer and possibly a source of danger when worn by an engineer or other person working about and exposed to moving machinery. It is a present desideratum, however, to have the full-fashioned, Wide, or baggy overalls, and my invention is designed to furnish them and at 'the same time compensatefor the objectionable fullness at the bottoms.
The invention consists of full-fashioned overalls having the bottoms of the legs provided with triangular gaps normally standing open to permit the ready passage of the shod feet of the wearer and capable of being closed about the wearers feet without materially altering the fit or hang of the garment, all as I .will proceed now more particularly to set forth and finally claim.
In the accompanying drawings, illustrating the invention, in the several figures of which like parts are similarly designated, Figure 1 is a perspective view showing a pair of overalls with the gaps in the legs closed. Fig. 2 is a side elevation, on a larger scale, of the lower portion of one of the legs with the gap open or in its normal position; and Fig. 3 is a side elevation similar to Fig. 2, but looking at the opposite side and with the near side of the fabric broken away to expose the gap on the far side.
The waist portion 1 and the front leg-sections 2 and the back leg-sections 3 are made of any approved cut or pattern, excepting as hereinafter particularly pointed out. The front and back leg-sections 2 and 3 are united from crotch to bottom by inside seams 4 and are also united by the outside seams 5 from waist to a point 6 just below the knee, and
from point 6 in each leg the seam is left open, thus forming a gap 7, which normally stands open, (see particularly Figs. 2 and 3,) and in the preferred construction this gap is formed by carrying the edge 8 ofthe front leg-section 2 straight down from the outside seaml 5 lto the bottom and folding back a triangular piece of the back leg-section 3, so that the edge 9 of the gap will extend at an angle from the outside seam 5 to the bottom, thereby leaving the triangular space or gap 7 between the free edges 8 and 9 of the lower portions of the legs.
The edges 8 and 9 are adapted to receive buttonholes 10 and buttons 11, respectively, or they may be provided with any other suitable fastenings. The said edges 8 and 9 are also provided with inside facings 12 and 13, respectively, (see Fig. 3,) for the purpose of reinforcing said edges, and by preference the facing 12 is constructed of a separate piece of material stitched upon the inside of the edge S, while the facing 13 is that portion of the material of the back leg-section which is folded back to form the gap 7 and stitched in place. By thus constructing the facing 13 the necessity of cutting out the triangular piece and stitching it upon all its edges is avoided, although this latter construction is within the scope of the invention.
The bottoms of the legs are hemmed, as is usual in the construction of overalls. The leg-sections from crotch to bottom are of considerable and substantially equal width, and the gap 7 stands normally open. In putting on the overalls the feet are easily slipped through the legs, and when on the edges of the gap are drawn together and fastened, thus contracting the lower portions of the legs below the knee and about the foot and ankle of the wearer and improving the appearance and fit of the overalls, avoiding the interference of the bottoms of the legs thereof with the wearers feet and also avoiding the liability to danger and accident from excessively large bottoms.
It is obvious that the gap may be constructed at the inside seam instead of at the outside seam and still serve the purposes of the invention.
I am aware that heretofore overalls have been constructed with the body and leg sections separated at their outer edges from top to bottom and provided with fastenings at IOO such edges, that trousers have heretofore been constructed with legs slit at each side from a point about the knee downwardly to form flaps and provided with fastening de vices along the edges of said flaps and a sec ond row of fastening devices on one of the flaps extending obliquely to the edge of the slit and adapted to be engaged by the fastenings on the edge of the other flap, and also that heretofore drawers have been constructed in which the lower or ankle portions of the legs were provided with slits reinforced with iiaps cut from the main part of the legs and folded and stitched to opposite edges of the legs to form a gusset-like structure; but in these several constructions the edges of the slits or openings overlap each other, whereas in the construction herein described thek parts of the leg-sections are so shaped or patterned that when put together and finished in the manner described a space or gap is left between the edges of the open bottoms of the legs, and the construction is much simpler,
more economical in material and labor, and less expensive to manufacture than those constructions )ust above described.
What I claim is- Full-fashioned overalls, having legs constructed of front and back leg-sections of substantially equal width from crotch to bottoms and united by side seams, the outside seams extending only to a point just below the knees, the front leg-sections extending straight down from said point to the bottom, the back leg-sections having triangular portions extending from a point just below the knees to the bottoms turned back and se- Cured to the inner side of said back leg-sections to form normally open triangular gaps in the bottoms of the legs, facings secured to the inner free edges of the front leg-sections, and complemental fastenings on the free edges of the gaps to secure said edges when drawn together to close the gaps about the wearers feet.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 24th day of June, A. D. 1904.
` CLINTON l/V. SWEET.
Vitnesses ROBERT A. CLARKE, JN0. J. DALY.