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US2048638A
US2048638A US66515A US6651536A US2048638A US 2048638 A US2048638 A US 2048638A US 66515 A US66515 A US 66515A US 6651536 A US6651536 A US 6651536A US 2048638 A US2048638 A US 2048638A
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I as the brassiere-is' constructed in form of'a relatively narrow'garment adapted, when to en'chcle'the. body ofthe wearer'onlyfiiriithe.
Patented July 21, 1936 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,048,638 BBASSIEBE Elvira C. McKeeirey, Brooklyn, N. Y., ,as aignor Model Brassiere Corporation, Brooklyn, N. I.
a corporation of New York Application March 2, 1936, Serial No. 66,515
ing of the busts instead of merely lifting them.
An accentuated line of demarcation between the busts being regarded as a desirable feature of thetmodern woman of fashion, I provide a construction of brassiere which is characterized, when upon the wearer, by va' nia'trked division of the bust line.
Particular objects of my'invention are to provide a brassiere which is effective, by its struc-' ture, to distribute the pull constituting the lifting force acting upon the molded busts; to correct any'inequality in the physical bust contour. .my size, or disposition; to confine the spreading or the busts to just the degree necessary to present the desired bosoni outline; and to eilect the centralization of the busts by braced supports eifective to simultaneously lift and spread .25 them, 'Thus, my improved and novel brassiereis eflective to correct any unnatural bust formation, inaddit'ion to its function of molding and lifting 'the naturally formed and disposed busts. In the accompanying drawing, in which I have 30 illustrated a particular embodiment of m inventlonwithout defining its limits, v r v Fig. 1 is a rear view of the novelbrassiere; Fig. 2 is a front view thereof; Referring more particularly to the drawing,
region of the-busts and arranged to support the latter in physically c rrect-wnos mje sl-w 's. 0 to mold and position them in accordance 'with the dictates of present trends with ,re-'
spect tobospm contour garment' is-designed so as to accentuate the-natural forms oi '.the busts, or in cases, wheresuch ,forinatbn is ll unnatural, to accomplish their bracm m such s!" mu on 1 4m In the illustratedform. -thebrassiere Jcomprlsesan outer section of fabric 80 or other equally pliable materialcapableof eas- .ily conforming itself to the form ot the busts. II is cut in'aocordaneewith a lected pattern of predetermined formand in-th illustrated example converges from ll-flom ,whichmaybeduirablymad'eotanet material, towards its opposite ends to form tabs II, of satin or similarmaterlal, which, as shown, may be relatively narrow at their ends removed from the central sections ll. One of the tabs l2 7 may have secured thereto an-"elastic section II C5 provided at its free end with fastener elements I 4' adapted to cooperate with fastener elements- ,l5 provided upon the free end of the opposite tab II. The fastener elements, may be hooks and eyes, or similar suitable fastening devic'es, 10
whereby thegarment is. detachably secured about the body of the wearer.
' The central portions II have secured to the lower edges thereof, a band section I 6 extending from one end of the section H) to the other end 15 of such section. The tabs I 2 are secured, at their inner edges, both to the central section I I andto the band section 16 byJcOnVentionaI strengthening tapes II: The outer-section II and the tabs I; are hemmed along their edges 20 or taped aseindicated at l8.
The central portions, ii maybe formed of two superimposed strips of material each in two sections joined together-by stitching ID. This construction permits the patterning of the material in such tmanner that their meeting edges can be curved, where they are joined by the stitching is, so as to' form bust sections conform- .ing to the natural bust contour.
Inner section's 20 of fabric material suchfas silk or batiste are located upon the inside of the section l0 and preferably terminate at the inner ed es of the tabs II. Thejlower edges of the inner-section's 20 are connected throughout length with the upper edge of the band section as itfs backingr ifsuchlbandsection, as inlthe I illiistrained"feiiiiinple't51s constituted of. two super-V imposed strips; 'Ifhe'inner edgesof the sections aggsecured to theouter sections by tape'il, andnear such-inner .edges', such sections 20 may be providedwithd'arts 22 to assist in configuringjsuch'sections'to the-contoursof the busts to be supported-therein. 5 The general purposes of providing the inner 1., and the manner of theirfunctioning the busts are described in my ?atent1 lo .l ,590,693, dated June 29, 1926. I
this purpose of suspendingth'e garment from the shoulders of the wearersuitable sboul; der straps 23, having'elastic portions 24,- are provided. V Y Y 9.1"or supporting the outerrends of the innersec- II, which constitute bust receivingpouchea'. provided strips of elastic tape or straps 2i .securedatoneend'totheupperextremityoftbe section 20 and at the other end to the edge I! of the section H) at a point near the upper extremity of the tab l2. Each of such elastic tapes 25 thus connects the upper edge of the bust supporting pouch with the selvage IU of the tab l2.
The inner ends of the inner sections 20 are supported by elastic tapes or straps 26, 26, one end of each of which is secured by stitching to the end of one of such sections, and the other end of each of such elastic tapes is secured to the upper selvage of the section In. The securement of such elastic tapes is accomplished in such manner that they are crossed above the tape 2|, as clearly illustrated in Fig. 1. I
When the garment is fastened in place upon the wearer, the busts are received in the pouches formed by inner sections 20 and supported therein through the medium of the elastic tapes 25 and 26, which tapes, by reason of their position, are effective to distribute the supporting pull exerted by the shoulder straps in a somewhat lateral direction, so that they are effective to separate the busts in addition to lifting them. The principle upon which my novel construction of brassire rests is therefore that of accomplishing a spread ing of the busts simultaneously with their lifting. The braced supporting straps 25 and 26 are thus capable of assisting the natural conformation and disposition of the busts supported in the inner sections 20. By reason of the crossed pull exerted upon the busts by the crossed elastic tapes 26, the tendency of the bust to fall by its weight toward the median line of the brassire is counteracted by the oppositely extending pull of the elastic tape. Thus, in addition to the vertical pull, or support, on the busts, the elastic tapes 25 and 26,
exert a lateral pull thereon and thereby position the busts in a desirably centralized location.
Conditions of mal-formation or mal-disposition of busts are corrected by my novel construction of brassiere by means of the adjusting action of the braced supporting straps 25 and 26. Thus, a
larger bust is pulled more by the braced straps and is therefore more confined. The loose or sagging bust is likewise supported by my novel brassire in a manner conducive to maximum comfort and the most naturally-appearing disposition thereof.
The brassiere may be made in a variety of styles and decorated and embellished to any extent without interfering with its efllciency.
Various changes in the form shown may be made within the scope of the claims without departing from the spirit of the invention. For instance, instead of the elastic straps 25 being used as a means of yieldably supporting the outer ends of the bust supporting sections 20, triangular inserts of elastic material, such as Lastex, may be used, which inserts may be secured to the end portions of the sections 20 and to the selvage edges of the brassire section III. Substantially the same supporting and bracing structure would be obtained by means of such elastic inserts as are secured in the brassiere illustrated in the drawing, by the straps 25.
I claim:
1. A brassire adapted to encircle the body of the wearer in the bust region, comprising an outer section of pliable material, fastening means for securing the same in place, bust, supporting sections located upon the inside of said outer section and opening upwardly for receiving the busts,
elastic supporting straps extending from one end bust supporting sections to the edge of the outer section, and an elastic strap extending from the 'upper edge of each of said bust sections at the end thereof adjacent the medial line of the brassiere to the edge of the opposite portion of the outer section.
ELVIRA C. MCKEEFREY.
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Cited By (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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US2470847A (en) * 1945-02-22 1949-05-24 Edwin W Gluckin Brassiere and similar garment
US3033206A (en) * 1958-06-05 1962-05-08 Alberta P Ramsell Brassiere
US3186412A (en) * 1963-09-18 1965-06-01 Lily Of France Inc Brassiere with elastic support tapes
USD801627S1 (en) 2017-04-14 2017-11-07 Nike, Inc. Garment

Cited By (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2470847A (en) * 1945-02-22 1949-05-24 Edwin W Gluckin Brassiere and similar garment
US3033206A (en) * 1958-06-05 1962-05-08 Alberta P Ramsell Brassiere
US3186412A (en) * 1963-09-18 1965-06-01 Lily Of France Inc Brassiere with elastic support tapes
USD801627S1 (en) 2017-04-14 2017-11-07 Nike, Inc. Garment

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