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US2518631A
US2518631A US78927747A US2518631A US 2518631 A US2518631 A US 2518631A US 78927747 A US78927747 A US 78927747A US 2518631 A US2518631 A US 2518631A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A41WEARING APPAREL
    • A41CCORSETS; BRASSIERES
    • A41C1/00Corsets or girdles
    • A41C1/06Corsets or girdles with brassieres
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61FFILTERS IMPLANTABLE INTO BLOOD VESSELS; PROSTHESES; DEVICES PROVIDING PATENCY TO, OR PREVENTING COLLAPSING OF, TUBULAR STRUCTURES OF THE BODY, E.G. STENTS; ORTHOPAEDIC, NURSING OR CONTRACEPTIVE DEVICES; FOMENTATION; TREATMENT OR PROTECTION OF EYES OR EARS; BANDAGES, DRESSINGS OR ABSORBENT PADS; FIRST-AID KITS
    • A61F13/00Bandages or dressings; Absorbent pads
    • A61F13/15Absorbent pads, e.g. sanitary towels, swabs or tampons for external or internal application to the body; Supporting or fastening means therefor; Tampon applicators
    • A61F13/56Supporting or fastening means
    • A61F13/64Straps, belts, ties or endless bands

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g- 15, 1950 R. l. MULLEN 2,518,631

GARMENT ATTACHMENT Filed Dec. 2, 1947 flare ZJfzzZZem INVENTOR 1 BY I I I ATTORNEYS Patented Aug. 15, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,518,631 GARMENT ATTACHMENT Rose I. Mullen, Wichita, Kans.

Application December 2, 1947, Serial No. 789,277

2 Claims.

This invention relates to a garment attachment, and more particularly, has reference to an improved means for attaching a sanitary napkin to a foundation garment.

The primary object of the invention is to provide an improved means whereby the napkin can be supported by an under garment of any suitable type, thereby to eliminate the necessity of wearing uncomfortable sanitary belts and similar supporting means now generally in use.

Still another important object of the invention is to provide a means of the type stated that will permit attachment or detachment of the napkin with maximum ease and speed, but which will nevertheless grip the napkin tightly and hold it securely against the possibility of slipping while it is being worn.

Still another important object of the invention is to provide an attachment of the character described which can be easily made, at very low expense, but which will nevertheless be long-lasting, highly sanitary, and of full efficiency throughout its life.

With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts, hereinafter more fully described and pointed out in the claims, it being understood that changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of parts without departing from the spirit of the invention as claimed.

Referring to the drawing:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a foundation garment showing a garment attachment made in accordance with the invention attached thereto.

Figure 2 is an enlarged perspective view showing one form of a fastening means carried by the attachment whereby one end of a napkin can be secured thereto.

Figure 3 is a similar view showing another fastening means which could be used.

Referring to the drawing in detail, the reference character G designates a foundation garment or other type of under garment, to which the attachment is connected. I do not desire to limit myself to the specific type of under garment illustrated, this being shown purely for the sake of example. As will be seen from the description to be provided hereinafter, many types of under garments are suitable for carrying the attachment.

In spaced relation, a pair of cloth tabs 5 are each secured at their upper ends to the inside 2 of the garment G, at the back thereof. Stitching 6 can conveniently be used for this purpose. In the present instance, the tabs 5 are formed from strips of ribbon material folded upon themselves as shown.

The lower ends 1 of the tabs 5 swing free, for

the convenience of the user in detachably connecting to the tabs a V-shaped upper supporting strip 8. The supporting strip 8 is preferably made from cloth material, such as ribbon or the like, the upper ends of which can be folded over as at 9, and provided with gripper fasteners ID of conventional design, the cooperating portions of which as will be understood, are carried by the lower ends I of the tabs 5. At the base of the upper supporting strip, stitching l l secures it permanently to the ends of a lower supporting strip I2, this being preferably formed from elastic material. It is preferred that this strip be doubled longitudinally upon itself, thus defining a loop at its lower end carrying a fastening means I3. As best shown in Figure 2, the fastening means I3 is of substantially triangular shape, with the wide end thereof being provided with a slot I4 through which the lower supporting strip I2 passes. The fastening means i3 is readily stamped from a thin piece of metal, such as aluminum, and is provided with a triangularly shaped opening l5 of suitable size to receive one end of a sanitary napkin end. The small end of opening I5 is disposed toward the napkin, and the side edges of the opening are formed throughout with gripping teeth IS. The end of the sanitary napkin, when passed through the opening, is led toward the small end of the opening, and is tightly gripped between the teeth l6. This provides a means whereby the end of the napkin can be inserted or removed with maximum speed and ease, but which will nevertheless grip the napkin end so tightly, while the napkin is being worn, as to prevent any tendency to slip.

To the inside of the garment G, at the front thereof, is secured a cloth tab H, the upper end of this tab being stitched to the garment in the same manner as the rear tabs 5. To this is detachably connected the cloth upper end I8 of the front support for the napkin, as by means of gripper fasteners 19. Stitched to the upper end [8 is the doubled-over front supporting strip 20, preferably formed from elastic material.

The front supportin strip 20 can carry a fastening means similar to that illustrated in Figure 2. However, as another form of fastening means which could be used both at front and back, I have illustrated at 2| an approximately square fastening means 2i, slotted at one end for reception of the supporting strip 2i). The corners of the fastening means 2| can be eliminated as shown if desired.

In this form, instead of a single opening for gripping the end of the napkin N, there is a pair of approximately parallel toothed slots 22, the teeth of which can be staggered as shown.

In use: ofan: attachment provided withv fastenin means such as that illustrated at 21, the end of the napkin will be passed through both the slots 22, and will be securely gripped thereby.

What is claimed is:

1. A sanitary napkin holder comprisinga front tab and a pair of rear tabs, said tabs adapted at their upper ends to be permanently attached to an under garment and having free swinging lower ends, fastener portions on said lowerends of the tabs, a J-shaped upper supporting strip detachably eomiected at its upper ends to the rear tabs; strip having at its ends fastener portions separably gripped by the tasten'er: portions: of the rear tab, at lowersupporting strip of elastic material permanentl connected to:- the apex of the upper: supporting strip, a fastening means proportioned: to receive and grip one end of a sanitary napkin and carried bar the lower supporting strip, front supporting stripel? el'astic'ma-teri al having a fastener portion y grippedbythe fastener portion of. the front and fastening means :1 by the other end of the front supporting s pand pro portione'd to receive and grip the other end of said napkin.

2. A sanitary napkin holder comprising a front 4 tab and a pair of rear tabs, said tabs being of non-elastic cloth material and adapted at their upper ends to be sewed to an under garment, said tabs having free swinging lower ends, a V- shaped upper supporting strip of non-elastic cloth material detachably connected at its upper ends to the rear tabs, said rear tabs and supporting strip having cooperating separable fastener portions adapted to permit lateral swinging of the upper ends of said supporting strip relative to therear tabs, a lower supporting strip of elastic material permanently connected to the apex of the upper supporting strip, a fastening means movably mounted upon said lower supporting strip and proportioned for adjustable connection to one end of a sanitary napkin, a front supporting strip of elastic material having a fastener portion, the front tab having a fastener portion separably engaged with the fastener portion of said front supporting strip and adapted to. permitilateral pivoting 0115 said front supporting, strip relative. tothe front. tab, and a, fastening means carriedby the other end. of the front supporting strip and proportioned for. adjustable connection. to the. other end of said;napkin..

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US2652057A (en) * 1952-11-28 1953-09-15 Perfect Knit Togs Inc Infant's garment
US2699171A (en) * 1953-04-27 1955-01-11 Margaret W Mcwilliams Sanitary napkin belt
US3299889A (en) * 1963-07-30 1967-01-24 Martindale Electric Company Sanitary masks
US3788323A (en) * 1971-03-02 1974-01-29 Robinson & Sons Ltd Sanitary wear

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US387159A (en) * 1888-07-31 Jonas geossmanf
US769212A (en) * 1902-10-28 1904-09-06 Anna E Dunbar Device for holding down shirt-waists.
US1773880A (en) * 1927-05-31 1930-08-26 Gladys M Shea Sanitary belt
US2452181A (en) * 1945-12-19 1948-10-26 Carpenter Edith Sanitary napkin holding means

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US387159A (en) * 1888-07-31 Jonas geossmanf
US769212A (en) * 1902-10-28 1904-09-06 Anna E Dunbar Device for holding down shirt-waists.
US1773880A (en) * 1927-05-31 1930-08-26 Gladys M Shea Sanitary belt
US2452181A (en) * 1945-12-19 1948-10-26 Carpenter Edith Sanitary napkin holding means

Cited By (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2652057A (en) * 1952-11-28 1953-09-15 Perfect Knit Togs Inc Infant's garment
US2699171A (en) * 1953-04-27 1955-01-11 Margaret W Mcwilliams Sanitary napkin belt
US3299889A (en) * 1963-07-30 1967-01-24 Martindale Electric Company Sanitary masks
US3788323A (en) * 1971-03-02 1974-01-29 Robinson & Sons Ltd Sanitary wear

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