Brassiere

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April 2 W. KOPS. BRASSIERE Filed April 25. 92 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 R o T N E V N A ril 28," 1925. 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 I INVENTOR Patented Apr. 28, 1925. a a .UNITED STATES WALDEMAR Kors, or NEW YORK, n; Y., assrenon TO NEMO oIRcLEr COMPANY, Inc, PATENT OFFICE; OF NEW YORK, N. Y., CORPORATION OF NEW YORK. -.. v a u BRASSIERE. '1 0 all whom it may concern. .Be it known that I, lVA DnMAR Kors, a citizen ofthe' United States, residing in the borough of Manhattan, city, county, and State of New York, have invented an Improvement in Brassieres, of which the following is a specification. My present invention relates to a brassiere and more particularly to a brassiere in which the construction is such. that the garment may be adjusted and maintained in position on the body by tension exertedin different directions from the lower front portionfthereofQ I am aware that heretoforein garments of the type to which my invention relates attachment straps have been employed for connection with a corset or other under garment to prevent the brassiere from creeping. upwardly on the body. In this particular type of garment, however, so far as I am aware no effort heretofore has been made to adjust the garment to position and to maintain the same i he 80 in placeby the'straps or tapes and hooks or other attachments employed for preventing the garment from creeping upwardly 1 on the body. The object of my present invention is to so construct a brassiere that bythe use of a connecting strap or tape at the lower front portion thereof tension is applied to the body of the garment circumferentially to adjustthe same to position and at the same time in the front. portion of the garment tension is applied longitudinally of the body to effect a substantially straight downward pull toproduce a flattened front effect, these attachment devices at the same time,a's will be understood, preventing the garment from creeping upwardly on the'body of the wearer. In carrying out the invention the garment made in accordance therewith is provided with a strap or: tape attached atone end to. a lower front edge portion of the garment and adapted to be adjustably connected at the other end to the garment distant from the lower edge thereof, the strap being fitted withan attachment automatically adjustable to position when the strap has been secured in place so as to be attached to the corset or other under garment to produce the desired results as hereinbefore stated. My invention will be hereinafter more particularly described in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, in which, Application filed April 25, 1923. Serial No. 634,440. Fig. l is a perspective view illustrating the use of my improved brassiere. Fig. 2 is a plan of the garment on an enlarged scale and showing thesame in a flattened or, spread out position. Fig. 3 is a partial. elevation illustrating the manner in which the attachment strap is connected to the lower front portion of the garment, and T i Fig. 1 is a section online 1- 4:, Fig. 2. Referring to the, drawing, the brassiere made in accordance with this invention comprises a girdle forming the lower portion of the garment and preferably made up of a plurality of sections. As illustrated this girdle includes a front central sectionv 1O erably extend from the opposite edges of the. central sectionto approximately the axillar lines of the garment. 'The upperedges of the central section are preferably inclined upwardly as indicated at 15 andf16 and at the top arepreferably curved as indicated at 17. The girdle also includes the back members 18 and 19 atone end of the garment, and 20 and-21 at the other end of the garment. The back section 19is connected tothe front section 11 along lines of stitching 22 and the back sections 18 and 19 are It connected along lines of stitching 23. Similarly the back section 2-0 is connected to the front section 12 by lines of stitching 24: and theback sections- 20 and 21 are connected along-lines of stitching 25. The edge of the back section 18 is provided with a reinforcing strip to which a plurality of suitably spaced hooks are connected, and the corresponding edge of the back member 21 is also provided with a reinforcing strip in which in similarly spaced positions there 1s a plurality of eyes 27 each adapted to be engaged by one of the hooks 26 after the garment has beenplaced on the body so as to. connect the parts thereof around the body. Theupper portion of the garment, that is all sections of the garment above the girdle may be made of any suitable material and in any suitable manner. As illustrated, however, these portionsof the garmentare shown as made of a lace material. The central section indicated at 28 extends entirely across the front of the body substantially between the axillar portions thereof, with the lower edge connected to the upper edges of the central section 10 and the front sections 11 and 12. The back sections 29 and 30 eircumferentially are coextensive with the back sections 18 and 19 and are suitably connected to each other and to the upper front section 28. Similarly the back sections 31 and 32 ofthe upper portions of the garment are substantially coextensive circumferentially with the back sections 20 and 21 and are connected to each other and tothe upper front section 28. Also as shown, the garment may be provided with suitable shoulder straps indicated respectively at and 34:. Together with the parts of the garment as hereinbefore described in the preferred form thereof, I employ a tension member 35. This is preferably made of a shape similar to the front central section 10. As shown, the upper edges of this tension member are made to conform with the upper edges of the front central member and the upper edges of these parts are connected together and to the adjacent lower edge of the upper front lace section 28 by the same lines of stitching. Otherwise, however, this underlying tension member 35 is not connected to the garment. It is appreciably shorter than the front section 10 and immediately underlies the same as is clearly shown in Figs. 2 and 4 of the drawing. Connected to the lower front portion of the tension member 35'is a. strap or tape 36. As illustrated one end of this tape 36 is connected to the lower extremity of the tension member along the lines of stitching 37. It will be understood, however, that this connection may be made in any suitable manner. On the tape 36 is a hook 38 adapted to slide thereon and to automatically adjust itself to position as will hereinafter appear. At the opposite end of the tape 36 a hook 39 is secured in a fixed position. In the lower front portion of the front central member 10 I employ a series of suitably spaced eyelets A0. These are adapted to be engaged by the hook 39 which, as will be understood, is adapted to be secured in position in any predetermined eyelet. In the use of the garment,after the same has been placed around the body the hook 39 is connected in the desired eyelet 40 when the adjustable hook 38 automatically as sumes the position at the base of the loop thus formed in the tape so that the hook 38 may be secured to the corset or other under garment. Then if necessary the book 39 may be adjusted to position in connection with any other eyelet 40 to effect the desired tension. on the garment. As will now be apparent the tension exerted by the outer end of the tape and its connection with the lower portion of the central section 10 in view of the shape of this section andv the connection between the same and the adjacent side sections will be both circumferential and longitudinal on the body of the wearer, although the greater portion of the tension thus exerted is circumferentially of the body. It will also be apparent that the tension exerted by the innerend of the tape being connected to the lower extremity of the tension member 35 will be longitudinally of the body through the upper edges of this member and the central member to the upper front member of the garment to produce a downward or longitudinal tension producing a flattened effect in the front of the garment. I claim as my invention: 1. In a brassiere, a front central section which. is continuous in completing the continuity of the garment at the front thereof, a front central tension member associated therewith, and means coacting with the Said front central section and the tension member and connected thereto for applying tension both longitudinally and circumferentially to the garment through the front central section and longitudinally only through the said tension member. 2. In a brassiere, a front central section which is continuous and completes the continuity of the garment at the front thereof, a front central tension member connected thereto along a line appreciably distant from the lower edge of the garment at the front thereof, and means connected at one end to the lower portion of the front central tension member and adjustably to the said front central section for exerting tension both circumferentially and longitudinally in the garment through the said front central section and longitudinally only through the front central tension member. 3. In a brassiere, a front central section, an underlying tension member connected along its; upper edge to the said front central section, a tape secured at one end to the lower edge of the said tension member, means at the opposite end of the tape for adjustably securing the same to the said front central section, and a device carried by the tape and adapted to be connected to an under garment whereby through the tape and its connection to the tension member and front central section tensions are applied both circumferentially and longitudinally in the garment to adjust and maintain the same in position on the body of the wearer. 4. In a brassiere, a front central section, an underlying tension member connected along its upper edge to the said front central section, a tape secured at one end to the lower edge of the said tension member, a hook secured at the opposite end of the tape and adapted to engage with each of a plurality of eyelets provided therefor in the front central section, and a hook slidable on the said tape and adapted to be connected to an under garment whereby tension is applied both circumferentially and longitudinally through the front central section and longitudinally only through the tension member to adjust and secure the garment in position on the body of the wearer. 5. In a brassiere, a lower or girdle member and an upper member of lace or openwork material, the said girdle member hav ing a front central section and a tension 19 member underlying the front central section and at its upper edge secured to the upper edge of the front central section, a tape secured at one end to the lower edge of the tension member, a hook secured to the opposite end of the tape and adapted to engage with each of a plurality of eyelets provided therefor in the front central section, and a hook adjustable to position on the tape and adapted to engage with an under garment whereby tension is applied both circumferentially and longitudinally through the front central section and only longitudinally through the tension member to adjust and secure the garment in position on the body of the wearer. Signed by me this 26th day of March, 23. Q WALDEMAR KOPS.

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