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US2023612A US718174A US71817434A US2023612A US 2023612 A US2023612 A US 2023612A US 718174 A US718174 A US 718174A US 71817434 A US71817434 A US 71817434A US 2023612 A US2023612 A US 2023612A
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Dec. 10, 1935.

M. PARK ET AL BRAssIERE Filed March 30, 1954 INV NTORS 4225 BY W ' ATTORNEY Patented Dec. 10,. 1935 PATENT OFFICE BRASSIERE Mary Park, Chicago, and Marie Martin, Riverside, Ill., assignors to The H. W. Gossard Company, Chicago, 111., a corporation of Delaware Application March 30, 1934, Serial No. 718,174

1 Claim.

This invention relates to brassieres and has for its object to provide a simple inexpensive garment of this type which is adaptable to various sizes and may be adjusted and worn in several diiferent ways, as with high or low cut gowns, serving in all cases to elevate the busts to a high and youthful position heretofore obtainable only with individual high and low back brassires which have always formed a necessary part of the average woman's wardrobe.

The invention will be described in connection with a short brassiere, but it is equally applicable to combinations, long brassires, and other similar garments.

In the accompanying drawing showing the preferred form of the invention:

Fig. 1 is a rear perspective view;

Figs. 2 and 3 are front and rear views of a torso wearing the brassire in the form of a 20 halter;

Figs. 4 and 5 are front and rear views showing the garment converted into a two-strap brassire; and

Fig. 6 is a rear view showing the straps crossed at the back.

The brassire shown in the drawing comprises a front portion made of light netting constituting individual bust pockets of conical contour. In the form shown, the bust pockets comprise 30 substantially triangular strips of netting I and 2 having a common base line and having portions extending from their centers to their adjacent apices cut out and replaced by gores of netting 3 and 4 in the general shape of acute-angle trisired fullness and conical contour.

The respective sections l, 3 and 2, 4 are cut and stitched together in such a way as to provide flexibility in the general direction of the arrows in Fig. 1, the object being to gather and mold the busts to a conical contour when the lower edge of the brassiere is fastened about the body and the upper apices of the bust pockets are elevated by the shoulder strap or straps as hereinafter described. Suitable inelastic bindings 5 and 6 reinforce the outer edges of the bust pockets, these bindings crossing at the lower overlapping apices of the pockets and forming a small relatively stiff central triangle 1 which is adapted to lie between the busts adjacent the breast bone. The lower edge of the brassiere is bound with a strip of netting 8 which is doubled over and has its upper edges turned in and secured to the lower edge of the brassire by stitches 9. The outer ends of the brassiere are angles of such size as to give the pockets the deconnected by an elastic back strap III which is detachably secured at one end by a hook and eye, button, snap or other fastening means l2.

The brassire has elastic shoulder straps l3 and I4, one of which may be permanently con- 5 nected to the upper edge of one bust pocket and the other of which is completely detachable from the garment. In the form shown, strap l3 has one end secured to bust pocket I at point l5 and is provided at the other end with fastening means 10 such as hook l6 adapted to be selectively engaged with eye I! at the upper edge of bust pocket 2 or with either of spaced eyes I8 and I9 adjacent the respective ends of back strap l0. Strap M has end hooks 20 and 2| for connection to eye I1 and to either of eyes l8 or IE as hereinafter described. A broad ribbon 22 is slidably mounted on back strap I0 and carries a depending loop or other fastening means 23 for connection to a girdle or other lower garment.

Throughout this application where detachable hook and eye is shown and mentioned, it will be understood that other equivalent fastenings such as buttons and buttonholes, snaps, etc., may be used.

To make a halter, strap I3 is drawn around the neck and fastened by engaging hook IS in eye H as in Figs. 2 and 3, strap l4 not being used in this embodiment. To make a conventional twostrap brassiere, strap I3 is passed over the adjacent shoulder and hook l6 engaged with eye l8, while hook of detachable strap I4 is engaged with eye I! at the upper edge of bust pocket 2 and hook 2| isengaged with eye I!) of back strap I0, the straps l3 and M in such case providing substantially vertical lines of support. When Worn with low back evening gowns, etc., loop 23 is attached to a garter belt, girdle or the like, pulling back strap I0 down and providing a completely backless brassire while exerting an uplift tension on the bust pockets. To convert the garment into a cross-strap brassiere, the straps are crossed as in Fig. 6 and fastened by engaging hook N5 of strap 3 in eye l9 and hook 2| of strap M in eye it, providing diagonal or cross tension which is desirable in some cases to prevent straps I3 and M from slipping off the shoulder. In this form the garment may also be worn with low back evening gowns by fastening loop 23 to a girdle or the like, the resulting tension pulling the shoulder straps down and increasing the uplift effect upon the bust pockets.

Thus the invention provides a very simple convertible brassiere which serves equally well for sport or general wear or as an evening garment 55 for use with low back gowns, the elasticity of the parts furthermore adapting each garment to M- ures of varying size.

The invention claimed is:

A brassire comprising connected front portions constituting individual bust pockets, an elastic back strap connecting the outer ends of said bust pockets for fastening said brasslre about the body, and means for elevating said bust pockets comprising an elastic shoulder strap connected to the upper edge of one of said bust pockets and of length such as to pass around the neck and detachably connect to the upper edge of the second bust pocket or to pass over the shoulder and detachably connect to said back strap, means fori selectively connecting said shoulder strap to said second bust pocket or to any of a plurality of spaced points on said back strap, a second elastic shoulder strap having means for detachably connecting to the 'upper edge of said second bust pocket and any of said spaced points on said back strap, and a member slidably mounted on said back strap having means for fastening to a girdle or the like to exert a downlift on said bust pockets.

MARY PARK.

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Cited By (19)

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US2453296A (en) * 1946-01-12 1948-11-09 Mildred R Bates Brassiere
US2455788A (en) * 1946-09-05 1948-12-07 Even Pul Foundations Inc Brassiere
US2542881A (en) * 1948-06-09 1951-02-20 Ernestine P Ries Brassiere
US2548823A (en) * 1948-07-02 1951-04-10 Maiden Form Brassiere Co Inc Decollete brassiere
US2562582A (en) * 1947-06-07 1951-07-31 Schaumer Theo Belk Brassiere garment
US2644162A (en) * 1949-05-16 1953-07-07 Theo B Schaumer Brassiere having elastic cups
US2651779A (en) * 1949-05-16 1953-09-15 Theo B Schaumer Brassiere having cups made from elastic material
US2689956A (en) * 1952-10-01 1954-09-28 Ethel Masstab Brassiere
US2755479A (en) * 1954-12-20 1956-07-24 Even Pul Foundations Inc Brassiere
US2817089A (en) * 1956-01-09 1957-12-24 Oelbaum Freda Garments
US5423711A (en) * 1993-02-11 1995-06-13 Dorland; Gabrielle J. Convertible body garment with odor absorbing properties and process of use thereof
US5685764A (en) * 1995-05-08 1997-11-11 Kostritzky; Angela Exercise garment with support bra
US5842230A (en) * 1996-07-18 1998-12-01 Laudick; William P. Halter top and method of making same
US20030013379A1 (en) * 2000-07-14 2003-01-16 Henz Michael J. Fall-away brassiere
US20090025187A1 (en) * 2007-07-24 2009-01-29 Otenbaker Audrey L Scarf harness
US20090047866A1 (en) * 2007-08-18 2009-02-19 Annika P. Smith Convertible apparel top with swivel straps
US20110067162A1 (en) * 2009-09-22 2011-03-24 Gregory Solis Torso top outer garment
US8832862B1 (en) * 2009-09-22 2014-09-16 Gregory Solis Method for making and using a torso top outer garment, and resulting garment
USD839555S1 (en) * 2016-05-16 2019-02-05 Nike, Inc. Garment

Cited By (21)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2453296A (en) * 1946-01-12 1948-11-09 Mildred R Bates Brassiere
US2455788A (en) * 1946-09-05 1948-12-07 Even Pul Foundations Inc Brassiere
US2562582A (en) * 1947-06-07 1951-07-31 Schaumer Theo Belk Brassiere garment
US2542881A (en) * 1948-06-09 1951-02-20 Ernestine P Ries Brassiere
US2548823A (en) * 1948-07-02 1951-04-10 Maiden Form Brassiere Co Inc Decollete brassiere
US2644162A (en) * 1949-05-16 1953-07-07 Theo B Schaumer Brassiere having elastic cups
US2651779A (en) * 1949-05-16 1953-09-15 Theo B Schaumer Brassiere having cups made from elastic material
US2689956A (en) * 1952-10-01 1954-09-28 Ethel Masstab Brassiere
US2755479A (en) * 1954-12-20 1956-07-24 Even Pul Foundations Inc Brassiere
US2817089A (en) * 1956-01-09 1957-12-24 Oelbaum Freda Garments
US5423711A (en) * 1993-02-11 1995-06-13 Dorland; Gabrielle J. Convertible body garment with odor absorbing properties and process of use thereof
US5685764A (en) * 1995-05-08 1997-11-11 Kostritzky; Angela Exercise garment with support bra
US5842230A (en) * 1996-07-18 1998-12-01 Laudick; William P. Halter top and method of making same
US20030013379A1 (en) * 2000-07-14 2003-01-16 Henz Michael J. Fall-away brassiere
US20090025187A1 (en) * 2007-07-24 2009-01-29 Otenbaker Audrey L Scarf harness
US8146175B2 (en) * 2007-07-24 2012-04-03 Audrey Lee Otenbaker Scarf harness
US20090047866A1 (en) * 2007-08-18 2009-02-19 Annika P. Smith Convertible apparel top with swivel straps
US7553213B2 (en) 2007-08-18 2009-06-30 Annika P. Smith Convertible apparel top with swivel straps
US20110067162A1 (en) * 2009-09-22 2011-03-24 Gregory Solis Torso top outer garment
US8832862B1 (en) * 2009-09-22 2014-09-16 Gregory Solis Method for making and using a torso top outer garment, and resulting garment
USD839555S1 (en) * 2016-05-16 2019-02-05 Nike, Inc. Garment

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