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Publication numberUS965921 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 2, 1910
Filing dateJan 20, 1910
Priority dateJan 20, 1910
Publication numberUS 965921 A, US 965921A, US-A-965921, US965921 A, US965921A
InventorsNettie T Mercey
Original AssigneeNettie T Mercey
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 965921 A
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Patented Aug. 2, 1910.

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Patented Aug. 2, 1910.




Specification of Letters Patent.

lPatentedAug. 2, ieio.

Application filed January 20, 1910. Serial No. 539,085.

To all whom it may concern:

vBe it known that I, NETTIE T. MnRoEY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Cleburne, in the county of Johnson and State of Texas, have invented a new and .useful Wrap, of which the following is a specification.

It is the object of this invention, to provide a wrap, adapted primarily, although not exclusively, for infants use, the construction being such that the wrap will inclose the body completely, saving for an opening to expose the face of the wearer, thev lVith the above and other objects in View, the invention consists in the novel construction and arrangement of parts hereinafter shown, claimed, and illustrated in the drawings, it being understood, that, since the drawings show but one form of the invention, changes, properly falling within the scope of what is claimed, may be made, without departing from the spirit of the invention.

Similar numerals of reference are emdenote corresponding parts throughout the several figures of the drawin s.

Tn the accompanying drawings,-Figure 1 is a perspective showing the wrap applied and in use; Fig. 2 is a fragmental perspective designed to show the manner in which one set of arms are assembled with the tongue at the bottom of the garment; Fig. 3 is a plan, showing the inside of the garment; and Fig. 4 is a plan showing the outside of the garment, the garment, in Figs. 3 and 4, being laid flat.

The wrap may be formed from any desired material, or combination of materials, a water-proofing element, if desired, entering into the structure. As shown, the wrap consists of an exterior portion, or body 1, and an interior portion, or lining 2, the body and the'lining being connected at their edges and of substantially the same contour.

By referring to Figs. 3 and 4 of the drawings, it will be seen that the wrap, in its general outline, is in the form of a cross, having a lower set of laterally extended arms 3, and

an upper set of laterally extended arms 4, the portion of the wrap depending below the lower arms 3 forming a tongue 5, and the portion ofthe wrap protruding above the arms 4 constitutes an extension 6.

Referring to Fig. 3, it will be seen that upon the lower edge of the tongue 5 there is a hook 11 adapted, as shown in Fig. 2, to be engaged by an eye 12, which, if desired, may be mounted upon the body garment 14 of the wearer, the tongue 5 being upturned to inclose the feet of the wearer, and extended well about the waist line. of the wrap, at the lower edges of the lower arms 3, and adjacent the points where these arms unite with the tongue 5, there are hooks 15, adapted to be engaged by eyes 16 located upon the lateral edges of the tongue 5, preferably disposed, as shown in Fig. 4, upon the exterior of the garment, the engagement between the hooks 15 and the eyes 16 effecting the closure denoted by the numeral 15' in Fig. 2'.

The lower set of arms 3 are adapted to be folded across the tongue 5 after the same has been upturned, and upon the remote edge 7 of one of the arms 3 there are located, upon the interior of the garment, hooks 8, adapted to engage eyes 9 located upon the remote edge of the other of the arms 3 upon the exterior of the garment, to effect the closure denoted by the numeral 7 in Fig. 1, the hook and eye connection between the remote edges 7 of the arms 3 being hidden by means of fixed bows, located upon the exterior of the garment, as seen most clearly in Fig. 1, and there denoted by the numeral 10.

The lateral edges of the upper arms 4 are curved as denoted by the numeral 17 and when these arms 4 are brought together in front of the wearer, the edges 17 will define the closure indicated by the numeral 18 in Fig. 1, a hook and eye connection 19, located at the upper extremities of the edges 17, being efi'ective to hold the arms 3 together in front of the wearer.

The lateral edges of the hood-forming extension 6'are outwardly convexed as denoted by the numeral 20, the upper edges of the extension 6 being concaved toward the bottom of-the garment as denoted by the nu- Upon the inside meral 22. Upon one of these concaved edges 22 there are hooks 23 adapted to be engaged by eyes.2 4 upon the other of said concaved edges, to define the hood closure denoted by the numeral 25 in Fig. 1, the edges 20 constitoting the face opening 21. When the -wearer is thus inclosed by the wrap, as-

' a lower end of said extension, the'ties 26 being adapted to be knotted together beneath the chin of the wearer, as shown at 27 in Fig. 1,

to hold the hood formed by the extension 6,

beneath the chin.

Referring to Fig. 3 it will be seen that draw strings 28 extend transversely of the wrap adjacent the point where the extension 6 unites with the arms 4, the said draw strings being located between the body 1 and the lining 2, and connected, at their remote ends, with the body 1, or with the body and the lining 2, as may be desired. lhe adjacent ends of the draw strings 28 extend through an opening in the body 1, and may be knotted as shown at 29, upon the back of the garment, the draw strings obviously serving to adjust the garment across the back of the neck of the wearer.

The construction of the device is such that the person of the wearer may be adequately protected at all points, by a simple garment of one-piece construction, and when the device is employed as an infants garment, the same will take the place of a laprobe, a cloak, and a hood.

It should be noted that the wrap is so constructed that any desired part of the body may be exposed without disturbing the covering of the other parts. For instance, should it be desired merely to expose the feet, the hook 11 may be detached from the eye 12, permitting the tongue 5 to be witheeaeer drawn from beneath the arms 3. Likewise, when it is desired to free the legs, the portions 3 may be thrown back without disvalid is lying in a prone position, any por-- tion of the body may be uncovered for treatment, or to rearrange the inner garments, without changing the position which the person has assumed.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is A wrap in the form of a. cross having two sets of laterally extended arms spaced from the upper and lower ends of the wrap to define a tongue at the bottom of the wrap and an extension at the top of the wrap, the tongue being arranged to be upturned and secured in front of the wearer; the remote edges of the lower set of arms being arranged to be overlapped upon the tongue and secured together; means upon one half of the upper edge of the extension to engage the other half thereof to form a hood; and means upon the remote edges of the upper set of arms to secure the same together in front 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.


NELL F. Krmno, J. R. Nam.

unr'rrn 'r. MERCEY.

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Cooperative ClassificationA41D13/0015