US1661761A - Apparel corset - Google Patents

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US1661761A
US1661761A US5016325A US1661761A US 1661761 A US1661761 A US 1661761A US 5016325 A US5016325 A US 5016325A US 1661761 A US1661761 A US 1661761A
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March 6, 1928.

W. KOPS APPAREL CORSET Filed Aug. 14. 1925 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 IN VENTOR March 6, 1928.

W. KOPS APPAREL CORSET 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Aug. 14 1925 Patented Mar. 6, 1928.

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.`

WALDEMAR KOPS, F NEW YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNR T0 KOPS BROS., INCL,` A CORPORA- TION 0F NEW YORK.

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Application filed August 14, 1925. Serial N0. 50,163.

My present invention relates to an apparel corset, and more particularly to that type of garment in which the adjustment' support the abdomen in an adequate manner, a yielding insert in the body of the corset coacting with the yielding abdominal support so as to accomplish the purposes forI which the corset is intended, and front members overlying the abdominal support member forming continuations of the skirt of the body member 'of the garment and extending substantially from the waistline to the lower edge of the garment at the front 2@ thereof, to produce a straight front eii'ect.

The yielding abdominal support and the tension device, whereby the adjustment of the garment to position is effected, are preferably of different degrees of elasticity,

whereby the abdominal support is adapted to adjust itself to the body to support the abdomen. without being aected by the yielding inserts, which latter are employed to effect the circumferential adjustment of 3 the garment and permita yielding eil'ect in the garment to accommodate the movements of the body of the wearer, all of which will be hereinafter more particularly described.

In the drawing Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating a garment made in accordance with my present invention.

Fig. 2 is an edge view of the front section of the garment.

Fig. 3 is an elevation of one front portion o of the garment. v

Fig. 4 is an enlarged elevation of the inner side of the front portion of the garment as shown in Figs. 1, 2 and 3, and

Fig. 5 is an enlarged elevation of the inner "5 side of the front portion of a modified form of garment.

Referring to the drawing and particularly to Figs. 1 to 4 inclusive, the corset garment therein illustrated is of the open front,

l0 closed back type. It will be understood however, that the invention may be applied to a corset which is made in corset body halves and secured together at the back' in the usual manner. In carrying out this invention the 5 front portion of the garment is fitted with,

l tic member 14.

front steel sections 10 and 11, which as .customary, include the stud and socket clasps 12 and 13 for connecting the front steel sections to one another. These front steel sections as is customary, are adapted to'extend in a centrally disposed position from the upper edge of the garment to the groin line of the wearer. Adjacent each of these front steel sections there in an abdominal yielding or elastic section, describing the right end side of the garment as illustrated in the drawings, the elastic abdominal section or member is indicated at 14. This extends from the upper ed e of the garment to a point l appreciably a ove the lower end of the corresponding front steel section 10, and at one edge is secured to the 'front steel section along a line of stitching indicated at 15. At the opposite edge this abdominal elastic section 14 is secured to the body of the garment along a line of stitching indicated at 16. The adjacent portion of the body of the garment is designated at 17. Extending from the lower end of the front steel section 10 to the section 17 of the body of the garment there is an elastic strap 18 which forms part of the abdominal elastic member.

This strap 18 is preferably placed at an inclination relatively to the elastic member 14 and at its opposite edges is connected to the front steel section and the body section 17 by continuations of the lines of stitching 15 and 16. Otherwise this strap 18 is not connected to the overlying members tobe hereinafter described or to the abdominal elas- The lower portion of the body of the garment forms a depending skirt, and at the front of the garment there is a front sectionv 19 partially overlying the abdominal elastic member 14. e The lower portion of the front` section 19 forms a part of the skirt of the garment.

This front section 19 is secured to the front steel section at substantially the waistline as indicatedl at 20, the upper edge of the section 19 being indicated at 21. The rearward edge of the front section 19 is connected to the section .17 of the body of the garment( and its depending skirt portion along the line of stitching 16. At its opposite edge, that is the front edge, this front section 19 is provided with a reinforcing strip 22 in which at suitable intervals there are hooks' 23 adapted to be engaged with eyes 24correspondingly placed in the complementary front section 25 in the other side of the garment. In suitable positions the garment may be provided with the usual hose supporters, those being attached to the front portion of the garment, in this instance, being designated at 26, 27.

In suitable positions the body of the garment is provided with elastic inserts. These are preferably placed in positions immediately at the rear of the axillar portions of the garment. although as will be understood, this is purely optional, as the positions of these elastic inserts may be changed to answer various conditions in use. In the side of the garment being described, this elastic insert is indicated at 28 and extends from the upper edge to the lower edge of the garment. The elastic insert 28 is connected along one edge to the section 17 of the body of the garment along a line of stitching indicated at 29, and at its opposite edge to the adjacent body section 30 of the garment along a line of stitching indicated at 31. Also as illustrated, the section 17 of the body of the garment adjacent the front edge thereof, may be fitted with suitable stays 32. Obviously also, when required, the garment may be otherwise provided with similar stays.

It will be understood that the front member of but one side of the garment has been hereinbefore described, but that the other side is made in precisely the same manner, with the parts of course, reversed in position. In this structure, the width, that is the circumferential extent of the front section 19 below the point of attachment to the front steel section is appreciably greater than the width or circumferential extent of the front steel section and the abdominal elastic section, that is to say the free or forward edge of the front steel section l() is inclined inwardly or tapers toward the back of the garment relatively 4to the free or forward edge of the reinforcing member 22 at the forward edge of the front section 19 when these parts are in their non-use positions. It is also to be understood that the elasticity of the abdominal elastic section is somewhat greater, that is more yielding than the elastic insert 28, whereby the abdominal elastic sections adjust themselves to position to conform to and support the abdomen without being influenced by the elasticity of the inserts 28. It will also be understood that the lower edge of the strap 18 and its corresponding strap are so placed as to conform to the groin line of the wearer.

In the form of the invention as illustrated in Fig. 5. the abdominal elastic section and the overlying front section are slightly modified, and are adapted yfor use in instances where greater support for the abdomen is required than is necessary in the other' type of garment as shown and described. In the form of the garment as illustrated in Fig. 5, the front steel section is designated at 33. The abdominal elastic section in this instance preferably comvprises suitably connected elastic members 34 and extending diagonally from the front steel section to the adjacent section of the body of the garment. These elastic sections 34 and 35 are connected along a line of stitching 36 to the front steel section 33, and at their opposite edges along a line of stitching 37 to the adjacent section 38 of the body of the garment. In this structure the front section is indicated at 39. This extends from the upper edge of the garment to the lower edge thereof, and at the upper edge of the garment includes an elastic insert 40 which is substantially rectangular in outline and of sufficient extent to overlap the upper edge of the elastic member 35. The front edge of the front member 39 is connectedto the front steel section at 41.l which is approximately at the waistline, and from this point downwardly. the front section is free from the front steel section and also from the abdominal elastic members 34 and 35. At its forward edge, the front section 39 is fitted with a reinforcing l strip 42 in which in suitably spaced positions there are eyes 43 adapted to engage similarly placed hooks in the complementary part of the garment, and eyelets 44 through which and through similarly laced eyelets in the complementary part ofp the garment the lower portions of the front members may be connected by suitable laces.

The elastic insert in this type of the garment is indicated at 45. This extends from the upper to the lower edges of the garment and along one edge is connected to the body section 38 of the garment along a line of stitching 46, and at the opposite edge is connected along a line of stitching 47 to the adjacent portion 48 of the body of the garment. This form of the garment may be provided with stays as indicated at 49 and which correspond to the stays 32 as described in the other form of the garment. Similarly also, this form of garment may be fitted with suitable hose supporters, and those extending from the front portions of the garment are indicated at 50 and 51.

It. will be understood that similar and equivalent forms of garment may be employed, and that irrespective of the construction. the self-adjustment of the abdominal elastic sections to position is independent of the overlying front sections'and also of the action of the elastic inserts at the sides or axillar portions of the garment. whereby the abdomen of the wearer is provided with adequate support, the body of the wearer is permitted a freedom of movement, and a straight front effect from the waistline downward, is obtained by the use of the garment constructed as herein shown and described.

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1. In anl apparel corset and in each front portion thereof, an abdominal support member of elastic material extending from the upper edge of the garment downwardly with its lower edge adapted to conform to the groin of the wearer, a front steel member, and a front body member extending from a position appreciably below the upper edge of the elastic abdominal support member to the lower edge of the garment and overlying a portion of the elastic abdominal support member, the upper forward edge of the said body member being connected to the frontsteel member at substantially the waistline from which point the forward edge of the front steelmember normally tapers inwardly from the forward edge of the said body member.

2. In an apparel corset, an abdominal support member of elastic material `in both front portions thereof, the said abdominal support Amembers extending from the upper edge of the garment downwardly with their lower edges adapted to conform to the groin section' of the wearer, front steel members each connected to the forward edge of an elastic abdominal support member, front garment in the side portions thereof, the

elasticity of the abdominal support members being greater than that .of the said side sections whereby tlie abdominal support members are adapted to conform to and to support the abdomen of the wearer independently' of thev yielding effect of the side sections permitting tl'le garment to conform to the body of the wearer.

Signed by me this 3rd day of August, 1925.

WALDEMAR Kors.,-

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