US 959441 A
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W. T. ANDERSGN.
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WILLIAM T. ANDERSON, F IBROOKLYN,v NEW YORK. I
Specification of Letters Patent.v Patented )lay 31, 1910.
Application filed June 11, 190e.v serial No. 501,522;
To all whom-it may concern:
Be it known that L-viLLmM T. AXDER- soN, a citizen of the, United States of America, residing at Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented for swimming and athletic purposes which will not interfere with the movement of the arms or legs, which will not separate from the trunks, which will be held firiiil in position upon the bodyv of the wearer.
and in which the securing 4'straps will be adjustable for persons of different siZes.-`
Another object of the invention is to provide an athletic and swimming shirt having an extended front portion to serve as a supporter and straps connected to the lower end of said extended portion to pass around the thighs and to be adjustably*connected at the sides -of the shirt to hold the garment in place onthe body of the-wearer.
Still another object of the invention is to provide ladjustable and detachable thigh straps for a shirt of the character referred to,'means beingprovided for preventing the chafingof the skin under the metallic connecting devices and to further provide an aperture in the supporter and a cover therefor.
These and other objects may be attained by means of the construction illustrated -in the accompanying drawing, in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating a swimming shirt made in accordance with my invention illustrated on a .figure and adjusted in position for use.i l `ig..2 is a side elevation and partial section of the lower ortion of the shirt shown upon a dotted ine figure in position for use. Fig. 3 is a de-y tail front elevation of the supporter portion of the garment with the crossed thigh si raps connected thereto. Fig. 1 is a detail front elevation of a modified forni of suspender straps to which the thigh-straps are adapted to be adjustably connected, said view showing a modified form of this feature of my invention. V
Referring to the drawing, the numeral 1 designates the front of the shirt, and 2, the back thereof. As' shown, tlie'shirtis armless and extends at the back to. a point just below. the waist line, while the frontl of the shirt is provided with an extended supporter port-ion 3, said portion having an aperture l -therein and a iap orcover 5 adapted to be held down to close the aperture by means of a snap fastener 6 or other suitable clasp orbutton. The flap 5 is connected to the eX- teiided portion Shy means of a line of stitches? at the upper edge thereof. Connected to the supporter portion 3 are the thigh straps S, said straps being preferably crossed and provided at their ends with metal eye plates 9, the eyes of which are provided with eiilarged openings 10 and re- =duced slots leading therefrom, as shown more particularly in Fig. 3. The straps 8 are provided with adjusting buckles or loops 11, by means of' whichtlie thigh straps may be quickly adjusted to the desired length to tit persons of different sizes. Connected to the opposite sides of the shirt at points immediately above the hips are the converging' susp'ender straps 12, said straps each comprising a single piece of webbing "permanently connected at its diverging ends to the shirt, while the central portion has connected to it a substantially triangular sliding loop plate 13 provided with a stud 11 adapted to be engaged by the openings 10 in the eye plates 9. By this arrangement of parts the thigh straps can be quickly adjusted and readily disconnected to put on and take oif the garment. l
In Fig. 4 I have shown a modified form o f suspender end connection. The divergent straps 15 aresupposed to beconnected to the shirtiii the saine manner-as the straps 12, and said ends 15 passing through a loop 16, to which is connected a tab 17 to prevent the chafing of the skin by the eye plates 9 when said eye plates are connectedto the stud 18 which is secured to the doubled-over portion of the ends 15.
From the foregoing it will be obvious that a swimming shirt made in accordance with my invention can be quickly adjusted to fit 'wearers of different sizes, can be readily pnt on and taken off without requiring adjust ment of the straps; that the shirt 'is fitted ti 'litly to the body so as not to interfere -with the movement of the limbs and to proneit-ted to the owez end of said extended with said stads. i@ pcon Sa straps bengucrossed and proy In testmny Whreo avx miur@ vidad with means for adjustment as to in presence o@ wo Witnesses,
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