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Sept» 9, 1941 2,255,713 P. H. RoBBlNs' GARMENT CLOSURE Filed June l0, 1940 è: „ 55 46,5/ ~ 495g fz 57' Patented Sept. 9, 1941 2,255,713 UNITED STATES PATENT oFrlcE > 2,255,713 GARMENT CLOSURE - Philip H. Robbins, New York, N. Y., assigner to Poirette Corsets, Inc., New York, N. Y. Application June 10, 1940, Serial No. 339,803 2 Claims. (Cl. 2-38) This invention relates to a garment closure designed primarily for use in connection with the opening in the body of a tight fitting women’s undergarment, such as corsets, brassieres and girdles, but it is to be understood that the clos ure in accordance with this invention is for employment in any connection for which it may bodiment of the invention, but it is to be under stood that changes, variations and modifications may be resorted to which fall within the scope be found applicable. of the invention as claimed.A The invention aims to provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a garment closure in consists of the novel construction, combina tion and arrangement of parts as will be more specifically described and illustrated in the ac companying drawing, wherein is shown an em In the drawing: Figure 1 is a fragmentary view in front eleva cluding means to greatly facilitate the wearer tion of a garment showing the adaptation there of the garment closing the latter. with of a closure in accordance with this-in The invention further aims to provide, in a vention and with the closure partly open, manner as hereinafter set forth, a garment clos Figure 2 is a fragmentary view in rear eleva ure including means to relieve the pulling ac 15 tion of the structure shown by Figure 1, and tion, by the wearer, upon the body of the gar Figure 3 is a section on line 3-3 Figure l and ment when closing and opening the latter. The invention further aims to provide, in a with the closure in inactive position. With reference to the drawing, 5 generally manner as hereinafter set forth, a garment clos indicates the body of a garment, such by Way ure including an elastic element for facilitating 20 of' example as a corset. The body 5 has a verti the closing and opening of the garment with which the closure is correlated. The invention further aims to provide, in a cal cutout to form an opening 6 to facilitate the positioning of the garment on the wearer. The cutout opens at the top edge of body 5,' is manner as hereinafter set forth, a garment closed at its lower end and is of a length ma closure including means to overcome the incon 25 terially less than the height of said body 5. venience, now present in closures of the class The side or lengthwise- edges of the opening 6 to which this invention relates on the operation are indicated at 8, 9. The opening 6 will be of of the closure to and from closing relation with the desired width. respect to the opening in the garment. The garment closure, in accordance with this The invention further aims to provide, in a 30 invention, and which will be hereinafter termed manner as hereinafter set forth, a garment a closure structure includes a primary fastener closure of a form to eliminate the employment means generally indicated at Ill and a secondary therewith of a protecting medium on its inner combined fastener and closure means generally side for an inner garment or for the body of the indicated at II. The means ID is in the form wearer when the inner garment is not worn. of a pair of normally spaced oppositely disposed The invention further aims to provide, in a sections I2, I3, the section l2 includes a set of manner as hereinafter set forth, a garment clos spaced hooks M and the section I3 includes a ure for enabling the wearer of the garment to set of spaced eyes l5 for correlation with the quickly connect and disconnect the side- walls hooks I4 for detachably connecting the sections of the garment opening without inconvenience. 40 I2, Iii together in overlapping relation. lI'he Y The invention further aimsl to provide, in a means II is of the well known slide fastener manner as hereinafter set forth, a garment closure of a form to materially reduce the force required of the pull on the garment by the wearer when opening and closing the garment. The invention further aims to- provide, in a manner as hereinafter set forth, a garment closure which is simple in its construction and type and includes oppositely disposed bendable members» I6, I'! of tape-like form,v oppositely disposed interengageable fastener elements I8, ¿I8 carried by the members It, I‘I respectively and a slide 20 forl correlation with and common to the elements I8, I9 for detachably coupling the members I6, Il to close the opening 6. arrangement, strong, durable, compact, expedi The section I2 includes a bendable fabric strip tiously and conveniently operated, thoroughly " 2! bent upon itself to provide front and rear eñcient in its use, readily installed with respect spaced opposed folds 22, 23 respectively. The to the garment and comparatively inexpensive fold 22 is of greater cross sectional length than to manufacture. the fold 23 and merges into an inwardly directed Embodying the aims aforesaid and others fold 24 bearing against the rear face thereof. which may hereinafter appear, the invention 55 The fold 23 merges into an inwardly directed 2 2,255,713 fold 25`whi’ch opposes in spaced relation the front face thereof. The fold 24 Vis of greater cross sectional length than the fold 25 and ex tends outwardly from the latter. tween the folds 22, 23 and extending between the folds 23, 25 is a bendable filler strip 28. EX-. tending Ybetweenthe folds 24, 25 at spaced in bend 41. The stitching 48 is arranged in .prox imity to the bend 41. The bend relative to the. fold 58 forms the edge 5I of member 58. When section VI3 of the means I8 is secured to strip 58, the fold 31 bears against'the frontface 59 of strip tervals are the shanks 210i the hooks I4.V The` the folds 31, 51. 58, aligns in spaced relation with the folds 51, 58, and the fold 4I seats against the front faces of . ' ' vThe 'flexible member I6 of the means II is in ' bills 28 of the >hooks I4.extend rearwardly, op-` pose in spaced relation the „bend 29 between 10 terposed between the body 5 and the sectionY I2 A» of the means I8. The member I5 has a portion the folds 23,V 25 and overlap in spaced 'relation` thereof disposed in outwardly directed relation the fold 25. The bills 28 of the hooks I4 are spaced inwardly ofthe bend v38 between the ’ Y with respect to the edge or wallY 1 of opening 6. The member I5 is secured against theI inner face of body 5, in proximity to the said edge 1, by the stitching 6I; the latter also secures the member I5 to the folds 22 and 24 of section I2 of means I8. The Vstitching 32 secures the projecting por tion of member I6 to the folds 22, 24. The stitch folds 23, 24. The folds 23, 25, filler strip 28, Shanks `21 of the hooks I4 .and folds 22, 24` are secured together by the stitching 3| disposed lengthwise of section I2. Thefolds 22, 24 are secured together, in proximity to bend 38 by' the stitchingV 32. The Vfolds v22, 23 and filler stripV are secured together, in proximity to the 20 ings 32 and 34 secure the Vmember I6 to the sec bend 33 by theostitching 38. VThe filler strip tion I2 of the means I8. Y The bendable member 28 Vabuts against, the inner -faces of the bends I1 of the means II is secured against the fold 58 of the strip 58 and to the inner face of the body 28, >33. ’ Y ^ . 5 by the stitching 53, and it is further secured to the inner face of body 5, in proximity to the edge or wall 8 ofv opening 6 by the stitching 82. The Vmember' I1 has a portion disposed in Voutwardly Ydirected relation with respect to the said edge 8. The base member 49 above its lower edge is Thesection I3 includes a bendable strip 35 bent upon itself to form an’angle-shaped front fold 38 and a fiat rearY fold 31. The fold 36 merges into an inwardly directedfold V38 arranged against the Vrear face thereof. The section I3 also includes a nexible strip39 foldedupon itselfA to form a , secured to the members I5, I1 of the means II and to the sections I2, I3 vof the means I8 by a front fold 48 'and a rear fold 4I disposed in op-y posed relation. 'The folding ofthe strip 39Y is opposite with respect to the folding ofthe strip 35, Thecross sectionalrlength of the folds 48, 4I transverserrow‘of Ystitching 63.' The latter is ar- l ranged at the lower ends of the rows of fastener is greater .than the cross sectional length of the . folds 36, 31, 38.` The folds 48, 4I are oppositely ' disposed with respect to the‘folds 36, 31, 38. 'Ar- ` ranged between the folds 48, 4I isa bendable filler strip 42. The fold 48 bears against the rearface of and extends outwardly from the fold 38. The fold 4i bears against the front face of and ex tends outwardly from the fold 31. *Arranged be- ` elements I8, I9 carried by the members I6, I1. The material from which the base member 49 is> formed is such Yas to have avery smooth Ysoft rear facev which will not be of discomfort to the body ofthe wearer or injure van inner garment if the latter is worn, under such conditions eliminating 40 the necessity of using a protecting medium on tween the folds 38, 48 at spaced intervals'are the such rear face. ` The closure structure as described includes Y These latter project what may be termed a pair of overlapping flaps outwardly from the fold 38.` The folds 35, 38, Shanksk 43 of the eyes I5, ñller strip 42 and folds 48, V¿H are secured together by the stitching 44. as hooks and eyes for connecting them together. One ofthe flaps is inelastic and provided by the shanks 43 of the eyes I5. The folds 36, 31. are secured together in proximity to Vthebend 45 by the stitching 46. The folds 48, having coacting interengageable elements, such section I2 of the means II. The other of said 4I are secured together, in proximity to the bend , flaps having an elastic portion and such other flap is provided by the section I3 of the means I I, 41 by the stitching 48. The elements or parts of the sections I2, I3 of in connection with the’ base member 49. The manner of setting up the said pair of iiaps pro the means I8 are non-elastic. . The closure structure includes an oblong base member 49 in theform of an elastic fabric strip 58 of a widthv and length greater` than the width ` , and length of opening 8. The strip 58 is secured, vides whereby the said flaps v canl be initially readily drawn together against a normal strain thereupon when the garmentr is worn, for fas tening the said hooks and eyes. The closureV '- structure as described alsoY Yincludes a pair of overlying iiaps'arranged one Veach, over the said other aforesaid pair of flaps, said overlying flaps being provided by themembers I6, I1 each carry stitching 54. VThe member 49 constitutes a car 60 ing. a complementary portion of a slide type fas tener andadapted when drawn together in closed rier for the section I3 of the meansV I8. The sec-` position, to conceal said first mentioned pair of tion I3 is arranged against one side of and se cured to the front face'of strip 58 by the stitch-` in proximity to its lengthwise edge 5I, to the body 5 Vby the stitching 52 and in proximity to its bottomedge 53 it is also secured to body 5 by the flaps :ings V46 and 48. The stitchings 48 and 48 cause . , ' ' ' What I claim is: that part of the strip 58, which is arranged be~ y 1. >In a closure structure for an opening in the tween them to be non-elastic to thereby provide base member 49'with a non-elastic portion 55 and an elastic portion 55. The latter is arranged body of a garment, an elongated transversely elastic strip constituting a base member for ex tension across and for disposing rearwardly of the opening inthe garment, a primary fastener between the stitchings 45 and 52. It is this elastic portion 55 4of base member 49 which ob 70 means outwardly of saidl member formed of a front and a rear inelastic section shiftable rela tains the objects and advantages as aforesaid of tive to each other adapted to be normally dis-V the invention. Y Thestrip 58 lengthwise thereof posed in spaced overlapping relation and includ is` formed with a pair of oppositely extending ing correlated elements for detachably fastening folds'51, 58 which abut the front face 59 thereof. The bend 58 relative to the fold 51 aligns with the 75 said sections in overlapping abutting relation to 2,255,713 _ 3 close said opening when said sections are shifted relatively to each other, means for securing said positely extending side folds one disposed against a part and the other against another part of said inelastic rear section to a portion of said base member to form the latter with an inelastic part and an elastic part, a secondary combined ias tener and closure means arranged adjacent the said primary means and including a pair of 0p iront face, primary fastener means formed of a pair of non-elastic sections including correlated fastener elements for connecting said sections to gether to close said opening, a secondary fastener means outwardly of said primary means and in cluding a pair of separate portions having corre closing the opening in the garment in addition to lated means for connecting them together to con and for concealing the said sections in over 10 ceal said primary means, spaced means respec posed interengageable fastener parts adapted for lapping abutting relation, means for securing tively securing one of said sections against still ' one of said parts of said secondary means t0 said another portion of said front face and against body adjacent an edge of the opening of the lat the front face of one side fold to form said mem ber with an inelastic and an elastic part, means ter, means for securing said one part to said front section, means for securing the other of said parts 15 securing the other of said sections to one of said of said secondary means to said body in proximity portions, means securing the said one of said portions at one point thereof to said body in to another edge of the opening in the body, and proximity to and in extended relation With re means for securing the inner side of the said spect to one edge of said opening, means disposed other part of the elastic part of said base member and to said body. 20 in proximity to the other edge of said opening for securing the other of said portions in extended 2. In a closure structure for an opening in the body of a garment, an elongated transversely relation with respect to the said other edge of elastic strip constituting a base member having a the opening, and means for securing the inner side of the said other portion to the garment, to rear face with respect to the inner side of the garment and a front face with respect to the the other fold, to said elastic part and against the outer face of the said other fold. outer side of the garment, said member for eX tension across and for disposing inwardly of such opening and being provided with a pair of op PHILIP H. ROBBINS.