US175221A - Improvement in combined shoulder-braces and suspenders - Google Patents

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H. c. WHITMARSH.

COMBINED SHOULDER-BRACE AND SUSPENDERS.

No.175,221. Patented March 21,1878.

'Mmesaes.

N. PETERS, PHOTD'LITHDGRAPNER. WASHINGTON. D C.

"UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE HENRY O. WHITMARSH, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.

IMPROVEMENT IN COMBINED SHOULDER-BRACES AND SUSPENDERS.

Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 175,221., dated March 21, 1876; application filed December 18, 1875.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, HENRY G. WEITMARSH, of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Combined Shoulder-Braces and Suspenders; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the same, reference being bad to the accompanying drawing, which forms part of this specification.

My invention consists in an improved form of yoke, made of any suitable flexible material, to which are attached suspender-straps of suitable construction for the support of the garments which clothe the hips and lower limbs of the human body, the combined action of the suspender-straps and yoke being so directed by the construction that the Weight of the suspended garments is applied, through the yoke, to hold back and retain the shoulders in their normal position, and thus to prevent the shoulders from acquiring the deformity commonly known as round shoulders, and to assist in the cure of this deformity, when it has been acquired.

Figure 1 represents my combined shoulderhraces and suspenders in position on the hu-' man body, and supporting pantaloons on the same. Fig. 2 is a view of my combined shoulder-braces and suspenders detached from the person and spread out to exhibit separate parts and their junctions. Fig. 3 is an outline-diagram of a view from above of an erect human body, showing the parts situated just above the arm-pits, and intended the better to explain the action of my improvement.

Similar letters of reference are applied to similar parts in all the figures.

Y represents the yoke, made of cloth, leather, or any suitable flexible material, and substantially of the shape shown in Fig. 2, which is approximately that of a triangle with its sides preferably curved toward its center, the upper side being preferably somewhat more curved than the others. To the apex to of this yoke is attached the rear suspender-strap S, preferably of elastic web, the attachment being preferably made by a loop in the yoke Y and a loop in the suspender-strap, and a metallic loop-holder engaging these loops. To the apices a a of the yoke Y are respectively attached, in a similar manner, the suspender-straps S, preferably of inelastic material. The suspenderstraps are preferably made adjustable in length by metallic slides s in the usual manner, and are preferably provided with button-hole straps S joined to the suspender-straps S and S by metallic loopholders l.

The action of my combined shoulder-brace and suspenders, when constructed substantially as described, is as follows, reference being made to the diagram, Fig. 3: In this diagram, which represents with approximate accuracy the normal relative positions of the shoulders, breast, and hollow between the shoulders, when viewed from above, it will be seen that the dotted line joining the extreme outward points of the shoulders 12 p lies back of the middle of the dotted line drawn at right angles to the line p p, andjoining the center of the breast b and the back-bone b,- therefore any pressure which tends to force the points pp nearer together, and at the same time acts in the direction indicated by the arrows in Figs. 1 and 3, must throw the shoulders backward, and relatively expand the chest. This pressure is obtained in a manner very comfortable to the wearer by the stress of the suspender strap S, when suspending the weight of the lower garments, acting upon the yoke Y, this stress being converted into stress along the curved dotted line a a? in the direction indicated by the arrows, owing to the depression of the center of the yoke Y by the downward pull upon the suspender-strap S.

In this way shoulderbraces and suspenders are combined, while elegance in appearance and cheapness in manufacture are retained, and increased comfort secured.

I claim- The triangular yoke Y, constructed as described, in combination with the straps S and S the yoke being adapted to restupon the shoulders of the wearer in such position that the weight of the garment will hold back and retain the shoulders in their normal position, substantially as described.

H. G. WHITMARSH.

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MICHAEL RYAN, FRED. HAYNES.

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US3267490A (en) * 1963-02-25 1966-08-23 Bert H Wallace Adjustable single-tape strap
US5259833A (en) * 1992-09-15 1993-11-09 Barnett Larry W Back bending motion limiting apparatus
US20100088800A1 (en) * 2008-10-12 2010-04-15 Julie Pate-Gurule Nursing cover

Cited By (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3267490A (en) * 1963-02-25 1966-08-23 Bert H Wallace Adjustable single-tape strap
US5259833A (en) * 1992-09-15 1993-11-09 Barnett Larry W Back bending motion limiting apparatus
US20100088800A1 (en) * 2008-10-12 2010-04-15 Julie Pate-Gurule Nursing cover

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