US2630629A - Straight and slant bottom ruler or gauge for trousers - Google Patents

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US2630629A
US2630629A US28648852A US2630629A US 2630629 A US2630629 A US 2630629A US 28648852 A US28648852 A US 28648852A US 2630629 A US2630629 A US 2630629A
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March 10, 1953 J. MONTES ET AL 2,630,629

" STRAIGHT AND sLANT BOTTOM RULER 0R OAUOEFOR TROUSERS E Filed May 7. 1952 Q E :in 'i g 3 9 V) l/ fj FRONT Pulrrau l num sa-rra FRONT 1 JE M l l L A l x Se AN| l 1 L L k l l l 24 30 a 24 3a ze IN VEN TORS f/osfpf/ Mo/v 755 Mm A 7' TURA/EX `Patented Mar. 10, 1953 STRAIGHT AND SLAN T BOTTOM RULER R GAUGE FOR TROUSERS Joseph Montes, Brooklyn, N. Y., and Salvatore Lo Presti, Hollywood, Calif.

Application May 7, 1952, Serial No. 286,488

3 Claims.

The present invention relates to special rulers and the like for use with mens garments, and especially to a tailors trouser ruler or gage which we choose to term a straight and slant bottom ruler or gage.

The main object of our invention is to provide means for tting a pair of trousers upon a customer in a tailor shop or clothing store.

Another object is to have such means that are equally useful when 'cutting trousers to length on a cutting table. 4

A further object is to have such a sl-ant ruler and the like that is not only adapted for use with trousersto be cut with the bottom at a normal slight slant, but is equally well adapted for cutting the bottoms of trousers with a greater and more pronounced slant than the usual or normal.

' It is also an object of our invention to provide such a special slant ruler or gage that has two entirely different and distinct indications of the slant position and the normal position on the ruler so that no confusion can occur in use.

A practical object is, of course, to have such a, slant bottom ruler or gage that is simple to make and as simple to use, and which, withal is reasonable in cost to encourage wide distribution on the market.

Other objects and advantages of our invention will appear in greater detail as the specication proceeds.

In order to facilitate ready comprehension of this .invention for a proper appreciation of the salient features thereof, the invention `is illustrated on. v the accompanying drawing forming partuhereof, and in which:

Figure 1 is an elevation of our straight and slant bottom ruler as used upon the trouser leg of a customer to be fitted with a pair of trousers;

Figure 2 is another similar elevation of the ruler orgage on a larger scale in order to bring out certain details;

Figure 3 is a similar View to that of Figure 2 showing the ruler or gage from the other side than in Figure 2. t t A In the views, the same or like parts and features are indicated by the same numerals.

It is well known that in making garments, :for example, mens trousers, considerable skill and experience are required to produce trousers that are capable of being well fitted. All too frequently, the tting of trousers has been a haphazard matter, with the result that the trousers have been either too short or too long, because it is often troublesome to cut the trouser legs just the right length for a given customer. Mainly, the reason for such difficulties being encountered is that there is no simple and easily applied standard for arriving at the correct length of trousers of any type. Rather often, the length is a matter of taste which differs among tailors as Well as among their customers, and the net result is that such variation in trouser length may` be noted that comparatively few are well fitted with such garments. Y

f Upon considering this problem,:it l1las occurred to us that a standard scale, ruler or gage should` be avail-able that may be applied directly tp the leg of a pair of trousers and the length and bot-v tom line directly gaged according to some uni-` form principle applicable to all trousers. As -a result, we have succeeded in producing a special straight and slant bottom ruler or gage of the character already outlined, which we shall now proceed to describe in the following.

1 Hence, in the practice of our invention, and referring also again to the drawing, the ruler which is generally indicated at I0 primarily consists of a generally upright rule or scale I2 having a bottom cross piece I4 rigidly secured thereto. The rule or scale may be of wood, plastic, fibre or of any other material suitable for the purpose, the scale and cross piece being either glued, cemented, riveted or otherwise secured together, or even made unitary or in one piece, depending on the material used. Such methods and means of securing the two parts together or making them integral will readily occur to those skilled in the art and need not be elaborated In any event, it should be noted that the cross piece I 4` is disposed at two different small angles with respect to the scale or rule I2. In other words, the angle between the scale and cross piece at one side I6 is greater than 90, but the other angle between the scale and cross piece on side I8 is less than 90, the result being that there is what we term a normal slight slant on the part of the scale with respect to the cross` piece. Hence, the scale or rule leans back slightly when the cross piece I4' is placed squarely down on the door. Scale member I2 has a series of inch marks 20 along the edge I8 which m-ay be the side of the smaller angle, whil-e the bottom edge 2.2 has a similar row of markings 24. However, at the center of the bottom edge is formed a V-shaped slot directly below the center of the lower end of scale I2, and in corresponding manner, the upper end of this scale has a central V-shaped slot, both aesoae slots indicating the seam 2t on a trouser leg 218, the lower slot and the upper slot 32 being placed directly upon the seam when the device is to be used. When the scale is thus placed and the cross piece is at the lower end of the trouser les, advantage is taken of a transverse slot 3d to mark the leg i'fhrough` this slot with chalk, and the 'de- I vice is then raised just enough to bring the lower edge 22 of the cross piece to the mark thus m-ade while again placing the V-shaped slots or notches on the seam, and the cross piece will give the proper line for the trouser cuif 3'6, for example, and for the length of the leg 2B.

If desired, Ia line 33 may be applied upon either: or both sides of the scale to connect notchesiiir and 32, an intermediate slot or peg lopeningbreaking the line approximately midway, asno-tedY atv 40. The line 38 may thus indicate a nearly straight bottom for the trousers, the rear of each legbeing ofi-course slightly higher thanthe front` to allow forf the shoe 42 in any case in normalmanner. Upper slot 44 indicates the upper end.

On the other hand, it is-often desired by very stylish parties to have a greater slant to the 4botto-m of thetrousers, and for this case, a different feature is included as part of the scale and device as a Whole. Y Beginning a-t thelower notch 39, a second line. 49 is applied .up-on each side of the scale at a far more pronounced slant than that ofthe scale-itself or its center line 33, but inclnedin the same direction as'the latter. At the upperk portionof this line, it approaches edge Is,

and if no` special feature were added,v the line.

Wouldt-erminateat the upper end lit of the scale in abrupt manner and'be almost unnoti-ceable. If anotch similar to 32. Were formed at the upper end of line difconfusion might readily result, so that the wronginclination would sometimes be selected, with dissatisfaction resulting,

In order. to make the greater slant obvious and distinctive, a, slant, index portionv 50 is cut from the upper. .porti-onor scale. edge I'B in linewith slant line 46` Whena pencil or narrow chalk is drawn along thisin-dex portion. There is thus no possibility of confusingthe regular so-called straight bottom condition of the device when the notches 30 and 32Y are alined with seam '25, and the different, and relatively great slant resulting when. the lower notch 30 and the slant index 50 are both placed on the seam. Both slants are notonly different, but the indications for. them are-alsoso different that the diierence isimmediately evident. without close inspection, andthe particular slant desired is instantly available to beused.

As. one. side ofthe device isan exact duplicate ofthe other side in reverse, it serves equally Well for both legs of a pair of trousers with the same results for both. It is obvious that we may use the. present ruler or gage in more ways than as explained. above, but it is especially useful asa very eiective standard f-or forming and cutting the legs of trousers to proper length at the correct angle so that-a perfect t uniformly results in all cases and is arrived at in a minimum of time.

Manifestly, variations may be resorted to. and part-s and features maybe modied or used without others Within the scope of the appended claims.

Having now fully described our invention, we claim:

1. A straight :and slant bottom ruler or gage, including a generally upright scale having regular markings along one edge thereof, la cross piece secured at the intermediate portion thereof to the lower end of the scale in an angular relation thereto so that the cross piece is disposed at an angle of less than with one sid-e edge o-f the scalei-andat an angle of more lthan 90 with the.V other side edge of said scale, the cross piece havingan vintermediate slot disposed transverse- 1y ofV the scale', the lower edge of said cross piece havingai V-shaped notch in line with said scale and the upper end of the latter having a corresponding v-s-hapednoitchin thev center thereof,

said notches being adapted to be placed upon.

the seam of a trouser leg and inl such position defining by the. cross piece a normal. slightly slanted bottom for said leg, and a slant index.

upon the upper portion of the scale Witha line interconnecting Isaid slant index and the, V- shaped notch in the bottom edge of said cross piece. to indicate a greater slant than that ofthe upper V-shaped notch when taken with the notch in saidcross piece, th'e slant index inclu-ding a cutout portion along -a part of the edge upon one side ofthe scale. at therupper end thereof, the cut out portion being alined Witlithe line extendingl down to. the V-shaped notch in the bottom edgerof the lcross. piece for scribi-ng alinewitli..

chalk in line With said line.

2. A straight and slant bottom ruler accordingto claim l, wherein the V-sha/ped notches arevinteroonnected by a separateline disposed asmall angle to the l-ine connecting the slant index at the top with the V-shaped notchv inthe,` cross piece.

3. Astraightand slant bottomiruler according to claimZ, wherein a transverse slot is disposed inV peg position in they intermediate portion ofthe scale, andl a second upper slot in the upper endl of the scale to mark the length of a trouser leg.

JOSEPH MONTES'.

SALVATORE LO PRESTI.

REFERENCES CITED The following references areaofrecordin the:

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UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name. Datel:-

'779,882 Simpson Jan.r10', 1905 1,011,628` Kleiny Dec. 12,1911 1,224,592 Begany May 1, 1917 2,493,618. Compiano. Jan. 3', 1950 FOREIGN PATENTS,-

Number Country t Date 58,830 Austria Dec. 1, 1912 440,277 Great Britain Dec. 24, 1935V

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US3003240A (en) * 1960-10-04 1961-10-10 Mirin William Trouser cuff template
US20080313913A1 (en) * 2007-06-20 2008-12-25 Lisa Hooglander Trouser marker

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US1011628A (en) * 1911-02-25 1911-12-12 Jacob Klein Tape-measure.
US1224592A (en) * 1916-01-29 1917-05-01 Michael Begany Combination-ruler.
GB440277A (en) * 1934-08-04 1935-12-24 David Charles Angus Improvements relating to measuring appliances for use by tailors
US2493618A (en) * 1948-11-01 1950-01-03 Compiano Micheal Measurer for marking trousers to be shortened

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US1011628A (en) * 1911-02-25 1911-12-12 Jacob Klein Tape-measure.
US1224592A (en) * 1916-01-29 1917-05-01 Michael Begany Combination-ruler.
GB440277A (en) * 1934-08-04 1935-12-24 David Charles Angus Improvements relating to measuring appliances for use by tailors
US2493618A (en) * 1948-11-01 1950-01-03 Compiano Micheal Measurer for marking trousers to be shortened

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
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US3003240A (en) * 1960-10-04 1961-10-10 Mirin William Trouser cuff template
US20080313913A1 (en) * 2007-06-20 2008-12-25 Lisa Hooglander Trouser marker

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