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UNITED sTATEs PATENT oEErcE.
MAX GALLAND, OF WILKES-BARRE, PENNSYLVANIA.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, MAX GALLAND,a citii zen of the United States, and a resident of VVilkes-Barre, in the county of Luzerne and State of Pennsylvania, have invented new and Improved Drawers, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
The invention relates to womens. garments, and its object is to rovide new and improved drawers, arranged) to fit snugly at the Waist of the wearer without giving undue fullness, and insuring a proper hang of the garment, at the same time presenting a skirt-like appearance and providing simple means for convenient attachment of catamenial sacks.
-The invention consists of novel'features and parts and combinations of the same, .which will be more fully described hereinafter and then pointed out in the claim.
A practical embodiment of the invention is represented in the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in both views.
Figure 1 -is a rear perspective view of the improvement; and Fig. 2 is a transverse section of the same.
The legs A,v A of the garment are gathered at their upper ends A', and the gathered ends A are sewed t0 the lower edge of a plain non-gathered skirt band B, terminating at its upper end in a waistband C, containing a draw string D, for drawing the waistband tight on the waist of the wearer and for securely fastening the waistband in place. The skirt bandB is tapering in a. downward and outward direction to readily fit over the hips Aof the wearer without producing any closed'over the hips ofthe wearer.
undesired fullness at this point, ythus insuring proper hang of the garment. The skirt band B is open at the back of the garment and the ends thereof overlap andareadapted` to be fastened together b v button holes and buttons E or other suitablev fastening devices, to hold the skirt band. properly drawn and Thus by the use of the draw stringv D and the fastening devices E, the skirt band and hence the Specification of Letters Patent.
Application filed November 18, 1907.
Patented May 19, 1908.
Serial No, 402,628.
The legs A, A have their inner opposite sides A2, open from the skirt band B down to within a distance of Athe lower ends of the legs A, A, to permit the user to readily don the garment and to allow the legs A, A, the desired freedom and fullness to-resemble a skirt. y
The skirt band B is reinforced its'entire width at the back and at the front endsby reinforcing ieces F, F secured to the inside of the skirt E said reinforcing pieces terminating at their lower ends in depending tabs F2, F3, to which the ends of a catainenial sack G (see dotted lines in Fig. 2) may be attached by the use of safety pins or other fastening devices.
Now it is evident that by the use of the draw string D the waistband C can be drawn very tightly in position on the wearers waist to securely hold the garment in position, to
prevent the garment and the catamenial sack G from droplping accidentally. lt will also be noticed t at the wearer can readil draw the catamenial sack G sufficiently tight to` suit the convenience of the wearer, and se# cure the catamenial sack G in place on the tabs F2, F 3, or change the said catamenial sack whenever it is desired to do so.`
From the foregoing it will be seen that a' single garment is provided which combines two garments, namely an underskirt 4and drawers, and which garment is providedwith permanent tabs for convenient attachment of a catamenial sack. It will also be noticed and B by stitches or the like, the
that the work -of laundrying and doing up y a band tapering outwardly and downwardly and havingits ends overlapped at the rear, fastening devices for. said overlapped ends, legs having their upper edges gathered and 50 entire garment is securely held in proper' secured to the band, the legs having theirl inner 'sides open from the band to within a position on the body of the wearer.
short distance of their lower ends, and reinnameto this specification in the presence of oreng pieeesfecured o the iner faceof the tWo subscribing Witnesses.
an at the ont an rear, t e said ieeesy l v extending the entire Width of the bang and M GALLAND' 5 terminating in tabs projecting below the said Witnesses:
band'. HENRIETTE HOFFHEIMER,
In testimony whereof I have signed my M. H. MCANIFF.a