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US2443225A
US2443225A US601218A US60121845A US2443225A US 2443225 A US2443225 A US 2443225A US 601218 A US601218 A US 601218A US 60121845 A US60121845 A US 60121845A US 2443225 A US2443225 A US 2443225A
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June 15, 1948. E. cADoU s 5 I BRASSIERE Filed June 23, 1945 INVENTOR fISZAl-E 65x06 BY E Q QRNEY- Patented June 15, 1948 UNITED tes Application June 23;
4-tClaimsl 1 Thisinvention relates to brassires and garments such aspanties, slips,- skirts, girdles, bath ingsuits, or the like, having upper brassire portions permanently or'removably secured thereto; and has'for an object to provide a garment which is=forrrr fitting and is capable of stretching in the correct proportions to provide freedom of movement without strain.
Another object is to provide a garment of the above type which provides an uplift to'preserve the youthiul'form.
Ahother-object-is to provide an adjustable'up liftmember which permanently retainsits shapel- Variusother objectsand advantages-will be apparent as the nature of the invention'ismore full'y described;
More specifically, the. brassire according tothe present invention, includes a front-panel of one-way stretch material extending; across the" front beneath the breast pockets andarranged for'vertical stretch to allow the necessary bust movement; and a panelofone-way side stretchmaterial between the breast pockets cmacting with back panels of two-way stretch material to separate and form the breasts. The two-way stretch back panels also serve as an anchor for the shoulder straps to prevent shoulder strain.
Semi-rigid uplift members, such as covered:
rubber strips, are secured. on the inside of the brassire in a position to extend beneath and support the breasts. provided for adjustingthe positions of theseup- 'li'ft'zmembers inaccordancewith the individual figure.
- Theinvention further provides -abottom panel of Jone-way r vertical stretch material around the entire brassire forattachment to the lower garment, which allows freedom of torso movement without: strain or deformation:
Although the-novel featu-reswhich are" beli'eved to be characteristic ofthis invention" are pointed out more particularly in the claims appended hereto, the nature of the invention will be better understood by referring to the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing in which a specific embodiment thereof has been set forth for purposes of illustration In the drawing:
Fig. 1 is a front view of a garment embodying the present invention as it appears when worn;
Fig. 2 is a rear view thereof;
Fig. 3 is an inside elevation of the brassiere; and
Fig. 4 is an enlarged section taken on the line A front adjusting strap isi -4 I of Fig. 3 and showing the construction \of-f the supporting member: Refrring to the"drawings more in detail, the. garment is' shown as comprising a: pair: of breast 1' pockets Ill of the usual form'-and aifrontum-ids riff panel i 'I of relatively n'on stretchable: fabric. Eetweentliev midriffi panel?! I and the breast pock+ ets H3 is--prov-icled front: panel 21. of? one-way: stretch material which ita -arranged to stretch only: in =a-vertical d-irection and is attached 'at its lower:
edge as bystitching i3- tothe midrifiifpane'lr H and-at" its upper edgeconforms to and riiszzate tach ed to-the lower edges *of the breast pockets; I tl as by stitching l Betwcenthebreastpocketsil ll thereis provided? a panel if I 550i oneway stretch 2 material :arranged: te-c stretch in a lateralfdirection only; This-. panel 1 115 extends to the top of the brassirea-andsiatm itsi siderconformsr torand is attached to" theedges 2 or! the breast pockets it? as by stitches l5; Ate its lowerzend the: panel-.1! 5eis' formed 'with pair?" ofdia'gonaledges which are attached" to; correspondingly. shapededges of. the panel 12:; as by." stitches. The inclined stitches-permitthevertiealstr-etch':panel" lzit o besjoinedcto"thle side stretch 1p anel l 5::withouti-interfering-twiththe re; spective': stretching; characteristics: of: the two"; panels;
The fronttmidrifll? pane-ll H r is; attached: toz apair of? back: midriil pan'elsf- 25s of; similar non stretchablefmaterial. The side. edges -0i the pan els l2 and the breast pockets Iii" are attachedto backs panels 215' oi two-way: stretch material; whichex'tenditom top"=ofi the garment and; with the-fpanelsrzilg form 2 the loaclc'thereoi. Suit able securing. means shown asshooks: 22sand-eyes1 23? are provided'lalongetlie edges of th'e panels 20 .ttowsecure thepanels at.the back of the wearerias indicatedimFigr 23 Shoulder-straps 25s 40 are" attached-i to-vappropriate portions of the top: oflthe-cbachzpanelizilvand to tapes zfi-iwhich-e-are" in turn secured to the breast pockets m on opposite sides of the center line thereof so as to provide the desired pull at the edges of the breast pockets without exerting a direct pull at the center line which would tend to flatten the breasts. A bottom panel 21 of vertical one-way stretch material extends entirely across the brassiere and is attached to the panels II and 20, as shown in Fig. 3. The panel 2'! is provided with an inclined lower edge forming triangular tabs 28, each of which contains a hook 29, or the like, for attachment to the lower portion of the garment, indicated in Figs. 1 and 2 as a panty 30. Of course the panel 21 may be made of two-way stretch material if desired to give greater freedom of movement.
When the panel 27 is stretchable in a horizontal direction the panel 2|! may be gathered so as to provide side stretch to pass over the hips or shoulders in donning the garment without opening the back.
On the inside of the brassire, extending from the top of the panel it, are :a pair of supporting members 3| which are of relatively stiff material and are permanently secured to the garment. The members 3| may comprise a rubber strip or a rubber tube, as indicated at 32 of Fig. 4, having a reinforcing wire 33 therein and covered with a fabric cover 35 which is stitched to the garment by a row of stitches 36. The cover 35 may be of soft material, such as 'felt, or if therubber or other material of the support is sufiiciently soft, the cover may be omitted. The supports 3! are attached at their upper ends to an insert 38 of soft material, such as felt, and extend downwardly around the contour of the breast pockets, their outer ends extending about horizontally from the midpoint of the breast pockets to the sides of the panel l2.
At the front, as shown in Fig. 1, a pair of tapes 4| are provided which are stitched through the garment to the supports 3| at about the lower line of the breast pockets Ill. The tapes 4| are provided with adjusting means such as a, hook 42 and a plurality of eyes 43 which permit ad-, justment of the space between the supports 3| in accordance with the individual figure. These tapes 4| may be adjusted after the garment has been applied and may be set to provide the necessary pull and uplift. The side stretch material l5 provides suflicient elasticity to permit of this adjustment.
In use the panel I5 co-acting with the back panel 21 provides the necessary pull for position ing and forming the breasts. This, in combination with the support members 3| and the tapes 4|, permits the garment to be accurately positioned and adjusted.
The front panel |2 of vertical stretch material and the vertical stretch of the back panel 2| provides freedom of body movement and prevents an excessive pull on the shoulder straps 25. At the same time, the vertical stretch of the panel 2! permits freedom of torso movement with respect to the lower part of the body and holds the brassire in position with respect to the lower garment 30. It is to be understood that the lower garment 30 may comprise a panty, slip, skirt, girdle or other undergarment, and that the brassiere section may be permanently attached thereto along the lower edge of the panel 21 if desired. Likewise, the brassiere construction may be used for the upper part of a bathing suit and it is to be understood that the term brassiere as used herein is not to be restricted to a separa- 4 ble garment, but may include the upper portion of a combination garment of the type above referred to.
Although a specific embodiment has been shown for purposes of illustration, it is to be understood that various changes and modifications may be made therein as will be readily apparent to a person skilled in the art. The invention is only to be limited in accordance with the following claims.
What is claimed is: 1. A brassire or the like comprising a front midriff panel and breast pockets of non-stretchable material, a front panel of one-way vertical stretch material interposed between said midriff panel and the lower edges of said breast pockets and secured thereto, a front panel of one-way side-stretch material positioned between the 7 breast pockets and extending from the top of the garment to said vertical stretch panel, back panels arranged to exert a side pull on said breast pockets and said front panels for shaping and confining the breasts, and stiff supporting members extending around the lower edges of said breast pockets, said members comprising metal reinforced rubber strips having a covering of :soft
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2. A garment comprising a front midrifi panel and breast pockets and stifi supporting members extending around the lower edges of said breast.
felt outer covering.
ESTHER CADOUS.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Date Number Name 1,882,023 Malm'ck Oct. 11,1932 1,892,585 Robbins Dec. 27, 1932 2,180,180 Versoy Nov. 14, 1939 2,315,975 Malmstead Apr. 6,1943 2,327,488 Becker et a1. Aug..24,.1943
FORElIGN PATENTS Number Country Date 440,502 Great Britain Jan. 1,1936 771,567
France Oct. 12, 1934
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US2578175A (en) * 1948-08-25 1951-12-11 Irving N Epstein Bust support or brassiere
US2682662A (en) * 1953-05-25 1954-07-06 Bonnett Laura Combination panty-brassiere
US2761148A (en) * 1955-08-01 1956-09-04 Fairy Silk Mills Inc Maternity slip
US2786206A (en) * 1955-01-21 1957-03-26 Corde De Parie Corset Company Brassiere and girdle construction
US2863460A (en) * 1956-09-25 1958-12-09 Jantzen Inc Bathing suit and brassiere therefor
US2884927A (en) * 1957-02-18 1959-05-05 Tru Balance Corsets Inc Garment
US2949915A (en) * 1957-12-30 1960-08-23 Malmstead Lilyan Brassiere
US3066676A (en) * 1961-02-01 1962-12-04 Donald H Kaupp Brassiere
US3226957A (en) * 1962-01-02 1966-01-04 M K M Knitting Mills Inc Elastic knitted form-fitting undergarments

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US1882023A (en) * 1930-01-30 1932-10-11 Malnick Helene Brassiere
US1892585A (en) * 1931-07-30 1932-12-27 Philip H Robbins Undergarment for women
FR771567A (en) * 1933-07-10 1934-10-12 Bra and its manufacturing process
GB440502A (en) * 1934-08-24 1936-01-01 Louise Marian Jacks Improved brassiere
US2180180A (en) * 1938-02-05 1939-11-14 Berger Brothers Co Controlling bandeau
US2315975A (en) * 1941-11-27 1943-04-06 Malmstead Lilyan Combination brassiere and girdle
US2327488A (en) * 1942-05-20 1943-08-24 Abraham S Becker Brassiere

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US1882023A (en) * 1930-01-30 1932-10-11 Malnick Helene Brassiere
US1892585A (en) * 1931-07-30 1932-12-27 Philip H Robbins Undergarment for women
FR771567A (en) * 1933-07-10 1934-10-12 Bra and its manufacturing process
GB440502A (en) * 1934-08-24 1936-01-01 Louise Marian Jacks Improved brassiere
US2180180A (en) * 1938-02-05 1939-11-14 Berger Brothers Co Controlling bandeau
US2315975A (en) * 1941-11-27 1943-04-06 Malmstead Lilyan Combination brassiere and girdle
US2327488A (en) * 1942-05-20 1943-08-24 Abraham S Becker Brassiere

Cited By (9)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2578175A (en) * 1948-08-25 1951-12-11 Irving N Epstein Bust support or brassiere
US2682662A (en) * 1953-05-25 1954-07-06 Bonnett Laura Combination panty-brassiere
US2786206A (en) * 1955-01-21 1957-03-26 Corde De Parie Corset Company Brassiere and girdle construction
US2761148A (en) * 1955-08-01 1956-09-04 Fairy Silk Mills Inc Maternity slip
US2863460A (en) * 1956-09-25 1958-12-09 Jantzen Inc Bathing suit and brassiere therefor
US2884927A (en) * 1957-02-18 1959-05-05 Tru Balance Corsets Inc Garment
US2949915A (en) * 1957-12-30 1960-08-23 Malmstead Lilyan Brassiere
US3066676A (en) * 1961-02-01 1962-12-04 Donald H Kaupp Brassiere
US3226957A (en) * 1962-01-02 1966-01-04 M K M Knitting Mills Inc Elastic knitted form-fitting undergarments

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