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Publication numberUSRE8663 E
Publication typeGrant
Publication date8 Apr 1879
Filing date14 Dec 1878
Publication numberUS RE8663 E, US RE8663E, US-E-RE8663, USRE8663 E, USRE8663E
InventorsDavid H. Fanning-
Original AssigneeHim
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improvement in corsets
US RE8663 E
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DAVID H. FANNING,

OF WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSIGNOR TO HIM- SELF AND THEODORE O. BATE S.

IMPROVEMENT IN CORSETS.

Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 159,753, dated February 16, 1875; Reissue No. 8,663, dated April 8, 1879 application filed December 14, 1878.

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, DAVID E. FANNING, of Worcester, county of Worcester, and State of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Corsets, of which the following is a specification.

My invention is exemplified in acorset having three gores at the front to complete the bust. The center or middle gore, made narrower at its ends than at its middle, or tapering toward both ends, is so placed between the adjacent pieces composing the front of the corset as to intersect a seam which extends downward from the lower end of said center gore, said seam providing for the in ward curve I its construction and operation, referring to the annexed drawings, which form a part of this specificatiomand in whieh Figure l is a front view of a corset embodying my invention. Fig. 2 is a view of one side thereof in perspective. Fig. 3 represents the piece B 5 and Fig. 4 represents in detail each of the several pieces, except B, which enter into one-half of the corset, Fig. 1, the said pieces being shown one-half smaller than the scale of Fig. 3.

The front of each half of the corset is composed of two independent main pieces, A A cut each from their lower ends to the lower end of the center or bust piece, B, on curved lines, making edges 2 3, which are stitched together, and from point at upward (where the two pieces A A or parts 5 6 of the said pieces, are stitched to the opposite edges of the center or bust gore, B) the edges 7 8 are cut on inward or receding curves.

p The seam a, made by uniting the edges 2 3, (see Fig. 1,) enables the said pieces to be cut and curved to the proper degree to give any necessary or desired curvature at the waist, which is a matter of much importance to insure accuracy of fit. Between these two pieces A A at top, is inserted the center gore, B, of

r the bust, and the two pieces are sewed to the curved sides 9 10 down to the point 4, from which point downward the two pieces A A are sewed together.

The center gore, (see Fig. 3,) instead of being widest at its upper end, 11,'as usual, is

, depth.

I am aware that a corset having three bustgores in each front is not new, and I do not claim such, broadly, as my invention. Such gores have heretofore been inserted in the ordinary manner without any seam intersecting the middle gore, and hence they could not be made to fit perfectly to the body; but by cutting the corset through from below the middle gore, B, as above described, and making the said gore to intersect the scam, the patterns may be cut in such a way that a most graceful curve is obtained, and the corset will fit perfectly with ease and comfort to the wearer.

' I claim- 1. A corset having in each front at the bust two side gores, O O, and a center gore, the latter extending to and intersecting the seam a, substantially as and for the purposes herein set forth.

2. In a corset, a center gore-piece, B, tapered toward each end, to make its ends narrower than the main central part of the gore, combined and joined with main pieces of the front of the corset at each side of the said gore-piece, it intersecting'at its lower end the seam or line of stitches which unites or connects the said main pieces, to enable the corset to be shaped substantially as described.

3. In the front of a corset, two pieces eX tended from the bottom to the top of the corset at each side of a center or bust gore, tapered at both ends, the said pieces at their edges below the gore pieces being each cut on inwardly-curved lines, forming edges, which are sewed together below the center gore, substantially as described.

DAVID H. FANNINGQ Witnesses:

HENRY BACON, FRDK. J. BARNARD.