US 1638592 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Aug. 9,l 1927.
INVENTOR HENHYEMUNHE/MEH H. F. MONHEIMER UNION SUIT Filed J'gly 9, 1926 WITNESSES ATTORNEYS narrar s;
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1 c UNION sur'r.
iippiica'tipn yfumiA July `9,
n union-suits'.madefo'f `tvoven fabric it has been found desirable,inl vieiv yof the factthat such fabric substantiallynon elastic, to provide thein' With elastic inserts 5 at the Waist portionvmore particularly at the back, in ,order that theivearer may freely bend forwardyvithout putting an unnecessary `strain upon the .garment and to make thefsame .more comfortable for Vthe reinforced portion. l
The 4present inventionv Vtherefore: consists of a union-suit provided with a centrally disposed elastic 'reinforce with means Whereby the llongitudinal 'strains appliedV thereto hereinafter described and claimed'. g
, The present invention is illustrated inthe accompanying drawing inivhich the line Se?) in Fig. 2 looking in the direc tion ofthe arrows in that figure.
Similar reference characters will he ein: ployed throughout the specification/to desigiiate corresponding parts.4 Y
Theunion-suit comprises :an upper bodyr portion l and alo'wer bif'urc'ated nether por ltion 2 provided Wit-li any usual y'form of central portion ofthe neckof the garment.vk Y
Preferably thereinforcing` strapslvvill be of "105% crotch opening S. ln the suit of the draw'- 50. ing'the upper bodyportion l' andthe nether portion 2 are formedof non-elasticivoven textile material,V such as nainsooli or. other wovenfabric suitable for'the purpose, and are permanently united `asv 4usual in the' manufacture/of' such garments. YThe desired Wearer..1thas heenjfound .in practice that shoulder to shoulder toopposite ends of the" n cast stitches 8. shall run from the shoulders,y all as will be Fig. l shows a human ligure with the 192e. "serrait, :Nq Iizifiii.
elasticityyat; portion isfzp'roz-y l videdl by; al hofiiz'o'iitally' disposed'v insert 4 :of knittedelastic"V fabric; .which inthe forni ile-.eV lustiated'entends'acrossV the back from side to side', butsvhifch ofcoiir'seniay extend ifl desiredl entirely arouiidfthe garnient.v y Q 1 ,This insert 4 is notoiil.V 1 formed yof knitted elastic fabric but thema'terial is so fout that' itV is .elastic ori vertical lines extending across the insert. yThe inserta about the Waist er the garmentat the back vprodfu'ces the neces-l v. saryfelasticity between' "thev upper body' port noir andi the.. iiethiej potuta ,Saum the; wearer may' -l'ea'ri `'forward as' ,illustrated :inl
Fig livithout c lis'comfoit and Without pro-` 7;;V
diiciiig rending strji'nsfoiithe garment. A. 1
Arsf heretofore I* elnplainefcli," these' s ti'jai'ifis foll "'illlifftnflel 11' ll'' C incid' 'with ,triespijjiiaileiuiam that' t, e @entraioi maaien gestion of freier/asesinar? l is called upon to resist considerable distorting strains. At this point therefore' there is inserted a reinforcing Aelastic'insert 5 which is secured in position by the stitches' 6 which unite the elastic insert l to the upper body portion l and the nether portion 2. Preferably the edges? ofthe reinforcing insert 5 are free, being finished in any suit-V, able mannerby means cfa bindingorover-` ln order to transfer the strains` froin'the longitudinal medial central line ofthe garment to the kshoulders' the upperbody por-4 tion l is provided with narrow stays or straps 9V formed of nonel'astic Woven fabric HH and stitched to the upper body portion and l Y extending from the. shoulders toa point adjacent the ends ofthe reinforcing` insert 5.
These strapsiare stitched to the upper por-v -1 ,y
tion l and preferably Vacross each other as. Si
shoWni-n Figs. l Vand 2 at' a point near Atheir i lower ends, so that the strains are notjonly diverted from thelongitudinal vcentral ver!r tical line of the upper bodyvv portion inbutV extend in a diagonal directio'npas clearly in@ dicated.v By this arrangement the, strain is not only placed upon the shoulders ofthe ivearer but prevents a distorting pull at the I the same Wovenfabric the upper portion l of the garment and will Vbelcut onli'nes parallel with the `weft so tliattliey'willbe Y substantiallynon-elastic. Y Y
"so i wie garmentlis sufficiently clear from. the fore- Y going description and that a further description thereof is unnecessary.
It is'of vcoursennderstood that excepting las herein set forth :the garment will be of Vportion and a c nether portion formed of` wovenv substantially nonelasticl fabric, an
elastic waistband formed of Yknitted fabric a Aextending across the back at the waist line withtheupper body portion and nether portion permanently. connectedthereto along *c the upper and lower edges respectively so that the stretch of the elastic waist band will *be-transversely' of its length and longitudi` nally vof the garment, a centrally disposed reinforcing elastic insert of knitted" fabric located at the'back andsuperimposed upon the elastic Waist band and secured Vat vits upper and lower edges` tothe upper andj nether portions 'of `the garment respectively,
'butv'free and un'attaclied betweenl its upper yand lower edges, and non-elastic stays con Vnected to and extending from theY opposite g upper corners of the reinforcing insert to-V wards the shoulders of the upperbody p0rtion of the garment andV permanently secured thereto. f Y
y2.*Arunion-suit comprising an upper body portion and a .nether portion formed ofk woven substantially non-elastic fabric, lan
elastic waist band Vformed of knitted fabric with the upper body portion and nether portion permanently connected thereto valong the upper and lower edges respectively so that the stretch ofthe elastic waist band will be transversely of its length andlongitudi-f nally of the garment, ar centrally disposed.VA
rextending across the back at the waist line reinforcing elastic insertof knittedv fabric` located at the back and superimposed uponV the elastic waist band and secured at its upper'and lower edges to `the upper and Vne'therportions ofthe garment respectively,
but'free and unattached between'its :upper and lowerv edges, Aand non-elastic stays Vconnected to and extending diagonally from the Vopposite upper cornersr of the reinforcing insert towards the 'shouldersof'the upper' body portion of thev garment andV crossing' each other vand permanently securedV to the upper body portion:Y
HENRY. nl MONHEIMER; y'