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US2100890A
US2100890A US145282A US14528237A US2100890A US 2100890 A US2100890 A US 2100890A US 145282 A US145282 A US 145282A US 14528237 A US14528237 A US 14528237A US 2100890 A US2100890 A US 2100890A
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Nov. 30, 1937. M.- WITKOWER' I 2,100,890

BRASSIERE I 7 Filed May 28, 1957 I Max Vl Yzkower Patented Nov. 30,'l1937 U NITIZED PABTEN T @OF P [LC-E i Y ...z,1o0,s9o 1 I V iBI-ASSIERE I lJMax---Witkower;-Santai Monica,I Calii'; .lAp'plicationl May .23, 1937,"-Serial.-No. 145,282

' IGIaims. (Clea- 42) Thisinvention relates to breast supports which arecommonly known as brassires,z su'ch;.articles being worn under theouter garments 'toafiold ease and comfort to, the wearer. and at: the same 5 time preserve the-normal form or contourzof'the body.. In the usual form ofbrassiresthe com I struction issuch that there is either, undesirable pressure on a portion of the body or thebrassire fails to properly support the breasts of the wearer in their natural position,

It is a particularobject of my invention to so a construct a brassiere that the supportingcstructure follows the contour of the breasts. and. gives the bust the proper separation and. uplift" which is particularly important in cases where the brassieres are worn by personshaving heavy or pendulous busts. In other words, vitis .an object of my invention to produce a brassire so constructed that heavy orpendulous busts may be supportedin sucha manner as to hold the breasts in normal position.

It is another object of my invention to 'con-.

struct a brassire in such a manner-that the breasts are not only uplifted and supported but which are held in separated or normal position. Other objects and advantages will appear from the following specification and drawing.

Referring to the drawing which is for illustrative purposes only---'. Fig. 1 is aperspective view of abrassire embodying a preferred form of my invention;

Fig. 2 is an enlarged front view of the'brassiere shown in Fig. 1, a portion of the straps on one side being broken away;

Fig. 3 is a rear view of the brassiere'shown .in

Fig. 2;

Fig. 4 is an enlarged sectional view on line 4-4 of Fig. 2; a

Fig. 5 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional view D on line 55 of Fig. 3; and

Fig. 6 is a front view of a portion of a brassiere showing a modified form of supporting straps.

Referring more particularly to the drawing, 10 designates two breast pockets each formed of 45 fabric, the upper portion of each pocket'consisting of a single piece of material H and the lower portion of each pocket being formed of two pieces of material l2 and I! which are sewed to the piece H. The pieces I! are sewed together at 50 the central portion of the pocket along the line indicated at [3, it being noted that'the parts marked II are cut at their upper central portion so that when joined together they form a V; indicated at H and that the two portions l3 are 55 similarly cut to form at their lower edge an inan eye indicated at 32.

a wearer.

.vertedflattened V, indicatedat :l 5. Joined to the breast pockets bysuitable stitching are'lbandsl8,

being joined to thebrassire pockets: along a curved line. indicated at '19. The. bands 'l 8 are generally triangular in form, narrowing inwidth 5 toward their. ends, which ends-are provided with elastic stripslS provided withsadjustable'means 20, one. of said strips being. provided with a hook llandxthe other with a suitable eye-22: by means of which the brassiere'is fastened .at the back of 10 the 'wearer.

Suitableshoulderv strapslare provided indicated at24,,each such strap being sewed or,otherwise fastened to .the band I8 at the back and the front end secured to thetop of the breast pocket at 25,515

each .Of.:sa.ld bands havingxproper. adjustment meansindicated at .26. The fastening. means '25 preferably consists oflan eyeto which is also attached. an-adjustable. loop indicated at 2 8, adapted to be engaged by ahook 29 on the. upper end of .20

a supporting strapindicated. at 30.

'Eachof these straps 3Bare U-shaped and follow theicontour ofthe breast pocket when' worn.

central portion of veach breast pocket where the, straps are secured to the breast pocket by stitch ing. The two straps 30 are, yieldably joined togather at the center ofthe brassiere by means'of 30 loops 31 of elastic material which pass through In the formshowngsuch eye 32 may be saidto be floating, that is, it is not securedtothe brassierealthough if desired,

7 it will be understood that the eye maybe stitched E35 to the brassiere. a v

Extending to ,each side from the seam, indicated: at l3,-are side supporting straps indicated sat-'35, such straps being stitched to the. breast pocketsalong the line andxnarrowing in width,

as they extend toward theside' freely through an opening indicated at 36, under the edge [9 of the bands Ill. The ends of the bands 35 are con- .nected to a ring indicated at 38 fastened'to the end of an adjustment strap 39 secured at 40 to the outer ends of the bands l8.

On the rear of the brassire are provided additional strips of material, indicated at 42," stitched I to the inside of the breast pockets at their ends andalongtheir lower edges which may be termed inner supporting bands which. support the lower portions of the breasts and also prevent the slipping of the breasts from the breast pockets thereby giving additional comfort and security to the of the wearer; means fordetachably connecting the free ends ofthe bands together; shoulder straps attached to the breast pockets and the 1 bands; a supporting means on each breast pocket secured at one end'to the central lower portion 7 connected to each other; a band attached to each contour of the breasts and not only give each breast separately an uplift. but also give .thebreasts a definite separation. The uplifting function of the bands 30 cooperate with the straps 35 which also aid in this function on the sides of the breasts. It will be understood that with the adjustable loops 28 that the tension on the bands 30 may be varied to meet the requirements oi the wearer and that by reason of the-adjust.-- ment straps 39 the straps 35 may be similarly adjusted.

It is further to-be noted that the supporting band 30 on each breast pocket is attached to itsassociated breast pocket so that each breast pocket, its supporting bandfand shoulder strap may be considered as free in adjustment from the 7 other breast pocket and its associated supporting r band and shoulder strap.

The central out out portions as shown at H and i5, permit the brassiere to conform more easily to the body and prevent marking the body as is common with brassieres which are cut on straight lines at such portions of the garment. I

It is to be understood that thebrassiere,"herelnabove described, is preferably made of fabric material of suitable style and iinish to meet the requirements of the trade.

I claim as my invention:

1.. A brassiere comprising: two breast pockets connected to each other; a band attached to each breast pocket adapted to pass around the body of the breast pocket and at its other end to the upper portion of the same breast pocket, the supporting means intermediate its ends extending toward the center of the .brassiere; and means on the brassiere between the pocketsfor movably attaching said supporting means together.

2. A brassiere comprising: two breast pockets breastpocket adapted to pass around the body of the wearer; means for detachably connecting the free ends of the bands together; shoulder straps attached to the breast pockets andthe bands; a U-shaped flexible supportingmember of the brassi'era: 1

for each breast pocket, one end of said member being sewed to the breast pocket at the lower central portion thereof; means for. detachably securing the other end of said member to the top portion of the same breast pocket; and movable connecting means between the closed portion of the U-shaped members centrally of the respective breast pockets, said connecting means being of a character as to'permit relative movement between said U-shaped members.

3. A brassiere comprising: two breast'pockets connected to each other; a band attached to each breast pocket adapted to pass around the body oi! the wearer; means for detachably connecting the free ends of the bands together; shoulder straps attached to the breast pockets and thebands; a supporting means on each breast pocket secured at one end to the central lower portion of the breast pocket and at its other end to the upper portion of the same breast pocket, the supporting means intermediate its ends extending toward the center of the brassiere; means on the brassiere between the pockets for movably attaching said supporting means together, and'side straps on each side of the brassiere each having one end secured to the lower portion of abreast pocket; and means for adjustably securing the'other end of the side straps to the free ends of the brassire. 4. A brassierecomprising: two breast pockets connected to each other; aband attached to each breast pocket adapted to pass around the body of the wearer; means for detachably connecting the free ends of the bands together; shoulder straps attached to the breast pockets and the bands; a U-shaped'flexlble supporting member for each breast pocket, one end 01 said member being sewed to the breast pocket at the lower centralportion thereof; means for detachably securing the other end of said member to the top portion of the same breast pocket, and connect-' ing means between the'closed portion of the U-shaped members on the respective breast pockets, said connecting means consisting of an eye member and a loop on each U-shaped member extending through said eye.

5. In a brassiere having two breast pockets, a

supportingmember for each breast pocket, said supporting member comprising an elongated strip of flexible material; means for securing one end of the member to the lower central portion of the breast pocket; means for detachably securing the other end of the member to the upper portion of the same breast pocket; and means for movably connecting the intermediate portions of the supporting members together centrally of the brassiere, said last named means being of a character to allow relative movement between said supporting members.

. 4 MAX WII'KOWER.

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US2421448A (en) * 1945-10-22 1947-06-03 Witkower Max Brassiere
US2427402A (en) * 1945-02-17 1947-09-16 Edwin W Gluckin Brassiere and similar garments
US2438210A (en) * 1945-02-21 1948-03-23 Edwin W Gluckin Brassiere
US2454153A (en) * 1945-11-15 1948-11-16 Gluckin Corp Brassiere
US2468623A (en) * 1945-02-10 1949-04-26 Gluckin Corp Brassiere or similar garment
US2484440A (en) * 1945-10-22 1949-10-11 Leonard J Witkower Brassiere
US2513406A (en) * 1946-12-26 1950-07-04 Dubner Harry Jay Brassiere
US2543984A (en) * 1947-12-10 1951-03-06 Panes Isidore Brassiere
US2560706A (en) * 1948-11-05 1951-07-17 Wolfe & Lang Inc Brassiere
US2758310A (en) * 1953-10-05 1956-08-14 Arthur R Lewis Foundation garment
US5643043A (en) * 1995-05-31 1997-07-01 Pflum; Trish Winsche Brassiere for female athletes
US5660577A (en) * 1992-05-19 1997-08-26 Lovable Italiana S.P.A. Brassiere
US5863236A (en) * 1997-11-10 1999-01-26 Johnson; Christina Erteszek Size adjustable bra structure
US6023785A (en) * 1997-11-10 2000-02-15 Johnson; Christina Erteszek Size adjustable bra
US20070128981A1 (en) * 2005-12-05 2007-06-07 Paula Saraceno Breast supporter
US20100041313A1 (en) * 2008-08-14 2010-02-18 Maidenform, Inc. Bra Cup for Augmenting Breasts and Brassiere Having the Same
US20110117819A1 (en) * 2004-06-14 2011-05-19 Ronald Redenius Adjustable Breast Positioning Systems for Women's Garments and Related Methods
US20140004771A1 (en) * 2012-06-28 2014-01-02 Olumuyiwa Olumide Strapless bra for suspending breasts of women
US9596890B2 (en) * 2004-06-14 2017-03-21 Ron Redenius Adjustable breast positioning system for women's garments and related methods

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US2468623A (en) * 1945-02-10 1949-04-26 Gluckin Corp Brassiere or similar garment
US2427402A (en) * 1945-02-17 1947-09-16 Edwin W Gluckin Brassiere and similar garments
US2438210A (en) * 1945-02-21 1948-03-23 Edwin W Gluckin Brassiere
US2421448A (en) * 1945-10-22 1947-06-03 Witkower Max Brassiere
US2484440A (en) * 1945-10-22 1949-10-11 Leonard J Witkower Brassiere
US2454153A (en) * 1945-11-15 1948-11-16 Gluckin Corp Brassiere
US2513406A (en) * 1946-12-26 1950-07-04 Dubner Harry Jay Brassiere
US2543984A (en) * 1947-12-10 1951-03-06 Panes Isidore Brassiere
US2560706A (en) * 1948-11-05 1951-07-17 Wolfe & Lang Inc Brassiere
US2758310A (en) * 1953-10-05 1956-08-14 Arthur R Lewis Foundation garment
US5660577A (en) * 1992-05-19 1997-08-26 Lovable Italiana S.P.A. Brassiere
US5643043A (en) * 1995-05-31 1997-07-01 Pflum; Trish Winsche Brassiere for female athletes
US5863236A (en) * 1997-11-10 1999-01-26 Johnson; Christina Erteszek Size adjustable bra structure
US6023785A (en) * 1997-11-10 2000-02-15 Johnson; Christina Erteszek Size adjustable bra
US8753169B2 (en) 2004-06-14 2014-06-17 Ronald J. Redenius Adjustable breast positioning systems for women's garments and related methods
US9596890B2 (en) * 2004-06-14 2017-03-21 Ron Redenius Adjustable breast positioning system for women's garments and related methods
US20110117819A1 (en) * 2004-06-14 2011-05-19 Ronald Redenius Adjustable Breast Positioning Systems for Women's Garments and Related Methods
US20100190411A1 (en) * 2005-12-05 2010-07-29 Paula Saraceno Breast supporter
US8167679B2 (en) 2005-12-05 2012-05-01 Savvy Enterpise, LLC Breast supporter
US20070128981A1 (en) * 2005-12-05 2007-06-07 Paula Saraceno Breast supporter
US20100041313A1 (en) * 2008-08-14 2010-02-18 Maidenform, Inc. Bra Cup for Augmenting Breasts and Brassiere Having the Same
US20140004771A1 (en) * 2012-06-28 2014-01-02 Olumuyiwa Olumide Strapless bra for suspending breasts of women

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