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March 11, 1947.
F. J. VEITCH ‘
2,417,332
GARTER
Filed Dec. '8, 1945
INVENTOR
Patenteci Mar. 117, 1947'
2,417,332
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,417,332
GARTER
Frederick J. Veitch, Flushing, N. Y.
Application December 8, 1945, Serial No. 633,688
3 Claims.
I
This invention relates to an improvement in
garters, for holding or supporting men’s socks in
a drawn up position on the calf of the leg.
Prior to the present invention, men’s garters
have been provided with adjustment means to
increase or decrease the size of the garter to
suit the circumference of the leg but adjustment
means to increase or decrease the vertical length
of the garter has never been provided for, al
(Cl. 2-316)
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With the aforesaid objects in view, the inven—
tion consists of the novel combination and ar—
rangement of parts, hereinafter described in
their preferred embodiments, pointed out in the
subjoined claims and illustrated in the annexed
drawing, wherein like parts are designated by
the same reference characters throughout the
several views.
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Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing an as
though the intervening space between the top 10 sembled garter of the present invention as ap
of the sock, and the upper part of the calf of
plied to a leg.
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the leg varies several inches, due to the differ
Fig. 2 is a plan view showing a new type garter
ent lengths of men’s legs and the variable lengths
coupling element for the said garter.
of men’s socks, so that prior men's garters hav
ing a, non-adjustable vertical length are too short
vertically on long legs and frequently too long
vertically on short legs.
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One of the chief objects of the present inven
tion is to provide a men’s garter having a single
Fig. 3 is a plan view showing a garter adjust
ing element for increasing or decreasing the size
of the garter.
Fig. 4 is an outer or face view of one part of
a two part sock attaching element adaptable for
slipping over part shown in Fig. 5.
adjusting means thatv not only adjusts vthe size 20 Fig. 5 is a similar view of the other part of a
‘of the garter to suit the circumference of the
sock attaching element adaptable for engaging
leg, but also provides for adjusting the vertical
the part shown in Fig. 4.
length of the garter extending to the top of the
Referring to the drawing, the letter A desig
sock, to ‘suit the variable space between the top ,.
a continuous elastic fabric or its equiva
of the sock and the circumferential part of the 25 nates
lent forming a basic part of a garter of the
garter just above the calf of the leg.
present invention. B is a garter coupling ele
Another object of the invention is to provide a
ment shown in Fig. 2 and is made of plastic or
men’s garter comprising a continuous length
of garter fabric or its equivalent having all the
other elements or parts of the garter attached di
rectly to the said continuous length of garter
fabric or its equivalent.
Another object of the invention is to provide
metal having two sides C and -D joined at one
end E. The sideC has an enclosed opening F
through the said side lengthwise thereof, the
opening F being large enough to allow the elas
tic fabric A to freely pass through the said open
ing F.
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a men's garter that has no way of freeing or
The other side D of the coupling element B
disengaging itself so as to fall off the leg un 35
is turned at the end thereof, substantially at a
known to the wearer. ‘
Another important object of the invention is
to provide a men’s garter having fewer parts
right angle G, towards the opposite side C, leav
ing a small open space H between the angular end
G and the other side C of the coupling element
B.
To assemble the garter of the invention, the
labor and cost saving features.
40 elastic fabric A is drawn several inches through
Another important object of the invention is
the two adjoining openings I and J in the ad
to provide a men’s garter equally adaptable for
justing
element K, shown in Fig. 3. The end
supporting the short or ankle type socks so ex
of the fabric A is then passed through the open
tensively used, particularly during the, summer
ing F in the coupling element B, and then drawn
45 back away from the element B and secured to
Another importantobject of the invention is to
the adjusting element K thereby forming dou
provide a men’s garter having a garter coupling
ble
fabric portion A’ between the coupling ele
element that snugly ?ts the leg and does not
ment
B and the adjusting element K.
bulge or extend outwardly from the leg in a
The opposite unattached end of the elastic
manner similar to the plastic elements used on, 50
fabric A is then passed through the four adjoin
men’s garters prior to the present invention, the
ing
openings L’, L, M, and N, in the part 0 of
said garter coupling also providing a three way
a sock attachment element shown in Fig. 4. The
engaging and supporting means for the con
said end of the elastic fabric A is then secured
tinuous garter fabric when a garter is in a sock
to the other well known part P of the sock at
supporting position on the calf of the leg.
55 tachment element shown in Fig. 5 thereby com
than the prior men’s garters thereby providing
months.
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2,417,332
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pleting the assembly of a garter as shown in Fig.
1. The garter comprising a continuous elastic
fabric A, having a garter coupling element B at
tached at one end of the garter and the parts 0
and P ofa sock attachment element attached at
the opposite end of the said garter, the garter
adjusting element K being adjustably secured to
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a wearer’s leg, despite the disengagement of the
sock attachment elements 0 and P from the top
of the sock.
I claim:
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1. A garter comprising a continuous length’ of
garter fabric or its equivalent provided with a
coupling element at one end of the garter, and a
sock attachment element at the oppositeiend
the elastic fabric A between the coup1ing element
thereof, and having an adjusting element at
B and the sock attachment elements 0 and P.
to the garter fabric or its equivalent be
To move the adjustinggelement K towards the 10 tached
tween the coupling element and the sock attachw _
coupling element B will increase the size of the
,inent element, said coupling element having two ,
garter, while the movement of the adjusting ele
sides joined at one end forming substantially a
ment K away from the coupling element B will
V shaped element leaving a narrowopening there
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between the ends of said element, whereby said
It is preferable, while not shown in the draw 15 adjusting
element provides means for adjusting
ing, to have a small metal clip securely attached
both
the
circumferential
and verticallengths of
to both ends of the elastic fabric A, so that the
said garter to suit the circumference and the
fabric cannot unravel; the ‘metal clips also pre
length of a leg.
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vent the ends of the said fabric from pulling
2. For use with a garter a coupling element and
through and disengaging from the garter elements 20
a sock attachment element attached at the op
K and P. The adjusting element K and the sock
posite ends thereof, the said garter being provided
attachment elements 0 and P can be made of
with an adjusting element positioned between the
plastic or metal and are somewhat similar in
coupling and sock attachment elements to enable
structure to adjustment elements and sock at
the garter to be adjusted to suit the various
tachment elements commonly used on men’s gar
lengths of socks, the said couplingelement have’
ters, but the garter coupling element B is of novel
ing two ‘sides joined at one end, forming substan
design and is believed to have never been used
tially a V shaped element, both sides lyingin the
likewise decrease the size of the garter.
with men’s garters prior to the present invention.
same plane, one of said sides having a lengthwise
The outer or front face of the two part sock
slot for attaching a garter fabric thereto, the
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attachment element-s O and P face oppositely
other side of coupling element having a bend at
with respect to the outside or front surface of the
the end thereof, extending inwardly towards the
garter as shown in Fig. 1, and in contra-distinc
opposite side leaving a narrow opening therebe
tion to common practice in the manufacture of
tween, said coupling element being of plastic or
men’s garters of having all, the garter elements
equivalent material that will not mark or injure
facing in the same direction.
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the skin of a wearer’s leg when said garteris in a
In actual use, the garter of the invention is
sock supporting position.
encircled around the upper part of the leg just
3. A garter comprising a length of garter fab
above the calf, the elastic fabric A is passed
ric or its equivalent having a coupling element
through the open space H in the coupling element
and a sock attachment element attached to the
B, then turned on a bias to a vertical position Q, 40 opposite ends of said garter, and having an ad
the said elastic fabric A having support on the
justing element attached thereto between’ the
side D of the coupling element B. The partsO
coupling and sock attachment elements, said cou
and P of the sock attachment element secured
pling element havingtwo sides joined at one end
to the vertical end Q of the elastic fabric A are
forming an angle, the said angle being lessthan
45
then drawn downwardly and secured to the top
45 degrees, both sides of said element lying in the
of a sock in a drawn up position on the calf of
same plane, whereby when said garter is in a sock
the leg.
,
supporting position on a wearer’s leg, said garter
The vertical part Q and the circumferential
fabric or its equivalent slips onsaid couplingele
part R of the garter being continuous portions
ment in a self adjusting movement that equalizes
of the elastic fabric A, it is obvious that the single 50 the tension between the horizontal and vertical
adjusting element K adjusts both the circumfer
portions thereof, resulting in a comfortablesnug
ential and the vertical lengths of the garter to
?tting garter.
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suit the circumference of the leg, and to suit the
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FREDERICK J. VEITCH.
variable space between the top of the sock and
the circumferential part of the garter R just 55
REFERENCES CITED
above the calf of the leg.
The
following
references are of recordin the
Should the sock attachment elements 0 and P
?le of this patent:
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become disengaged from a sock while in use, the
stretched elastic A will shorten and thereby draw
UNITED STATES PATENTS I
the sock attachment elements 0 and P back
Number
Name
I Date
against the coupling element B, but the sock at
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1,765,815 Yetter
tachment elements 0 and P being too large for.
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‘passing through between the sides C and D of-the
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said coupling element 13, will leave the garter still ,
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tight enough so as not to fall off or get lost from 65
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