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Publication numberUS1078950 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication date18 Nov 1913
Filing date29 Apr 1912
Priority date29 Apr 1912
Publication numberUS 1078950 A, US 1078950A, US-A-1078950, US1078950 A, US1078950A
InventorsAdolphus G Peine
Original AssigneeAlfred Decker & Cohn, Alfred Decker, Abraham Cohn, Adolphus G Peine
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Waistband for garments.
US 1078950 A
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A. G. PEINB.

WAISTBAND FOR GARMENTS. APPLICATION FILED umze, 1912.

1,078,950, Patented Nov. 18,1913.

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COLUMBlA PLANOGRAPH IO-,WASHINGTON. D. c.

TED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

ADOLPHUS G. PEINE, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR TO ALFRED DECKER, ,ABRA-- HAM GUI-IN, AND ADOLPHUS PEINE', DOING BUSINESS-UNDER .OF ALFRED DECKER & GUI-IN, OF GHICAGO ILLINOIS.

THE FIRM-NAME WAISTBAND FOR GABMENTS.

Specification of Letters Patent. Pat t 1 9 Application filed April 29,1912. seria1-n0.e9s,s54. I

To all 10]" am it may concern:

Be it known that I, AnoLrHUs G. PEINE, a citizen of the United States of America, and resident of Chicago, Cook county Illinois, have invented a certain new an useful Improvement in Waistbands for Garstraps, the latter being preferably what are commonly known as tunnel straps, as will hereinafter more fully appear.

It is also an important object of my invention-to provide a construction of waistband vwhich will admit of a substantial tightening thereof without producing objectionable or unsightly folds in the cloth at each side of the band.

It is also an object to provide certain details and novel features of construction tending to increase the general efficiency of an adjustable waistband of this particular character.

Tothese and other useful ends my invention consists in matters hereinafter set forth and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings Figure 1 is a perspective of the upper or waistband portionof a garment embodying the principles of my invention. .Fig. 2 is an enlarged longitudinal section of the waistband on line 22 in Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a vertical transverse section of the band on line 3-3 Fig. 2.

Fig. 4 is an enlarged fragmentary view of one of the adjustable portions of the waist band and adjacent parts of the garment, showing the so-called tunnel strap broken awayto bring intoview the adjustable connection between the ends of the two sections of the waistband, as well as the lapping portions of the lining thereof.

As thus illustrated, the waistband A is made in sections, the ends of the sections coming together or meeting at each side of the walstband, and the different sections be ing preferably integral with the outer cloth a of thebody of the garment.

The ends of the waistband sections are covered or concealed, at each side of the band, by the so-called tunnel straps B, which latter are adapted to receive a belt and are preferably formed from integral portions of the cloth of the garment. Referring more particularly to Figs. 2 to i inclusive, which show the joint or connection between the two ends of the waistband at one side thereof, it will be seen that the end portions or and a of the band have the outside cloth thereof separated or spaced apart for nearly the entire width of the tunnel strap B, the

cloth of the portion a extending, however a slight distance within the said strap. This tunnel strap is formed from an integral portion of the cloth of the garment, and preferably has itsupper edge sewed to the lining a of the end portion a of the band. The vertical edges of the said strap B are finished in any suitable manner, and the front edge is left loose or open from the top downward to a point. substantially'at a whereby a sufficient opening is provided for an ordinary belt; but at its rear edge the strap B is left loose or unattached from its upper edge downward to apoint substantially at at, whereby the entire width of the end portion a of the band is received ing a that extends for a short distance beyond the vertical edge a of this end portion of the band, in front of the lining a where by the two portions of the lining are dis-- posed in lapped relation to each other. The buckle C is. secured upon the outer surface of the end portion a of the band, and the end portion a is provided with a buckle strap 0, whereby an adjustable connection is provided between the adjacent end portions a and a of the two sections of the band at one side thereof. It willbe understood, of course, that. a similar construction is employed-for the band at the other side of the garment. W f

within said strap B, and whereby a sort of As illustrated, my invention takes the form of a Waistband for a pair of trousers, but it is obvious that it can be used as the waist band of other garments. The belt D may be of any suitable character and is threaded through the tunnel straps B in the ordinary and well-known manner.

The adjustment of the band is produced by tightening or loosening the buckle straps 0, audit is evident that the band can be tightened considerably by means of these buckle straps, one at each side of the gar ment, without producing an objectionable and unsightly folding or puckering of the cloth. This is by reason of the fact that when the buckle strapsCare tightened,'the separate sections of the band are simply drawn nearer together at their ends, and practically no folding or puckering of the cloth is produced, as the end of one section of the band simply slides over or upon the i 7 end portion'of another section of the band.

iVh-atever adjustment is produced, and whatevereffect is produced upon the cloth and lining of the band, are all covered and fully concealed by the broad tunnel straps, and hence the adjustment produces no objectionable or unsightly change or alteration in the appearance of the band. The said tunnel straps thus" serve a double purpose, as they not only serve their usual purposeas straps for an ordinary belt, but also} serve to cover the adjusting means for the band.

Preferably the lining a of the end portion a is allowed to remain unattached, where it crosses from one end of the band to the other, but is attached at its corner E to the lining of the end portion a, practically at apoint in rear of and a little above the point at, and is also attached to the bandat a point practically directly behind the. pointaI The lining 6& extends downward in front of the lining a and has a substantially vertical edge a? that extends. downward a dis tance. In other words, the lining or facing of the end portion a preferably extends downward and continues in this direction to form a lining or material for the hip pocket F, which latter is of the ordinary and usual form of construction.

hat I claim as my invention is:

1. A waistband for garments, comprising a band made in sections, an adjustable connection between said sections, adapted to be adjusted to fix the size of the waistband, said connection comprising a buckle and strap at each side of said band, respectively fixed to different sections thereof, permitting the sections to be disconnected from each other and a tunnel strap for each side of the band,- covering the said connection, adapted also to hold a belt in place.

2. A waistband for garments, comprising a band made in sections, nonelastic connections between said sections, meanswhereby said sections may be adjusted to fix the size of the waistband, by which the adjacent ends of the sections may be drawn together to tighten the band, or separated to enlarge the band, and belt straps overlying the said con nections, concealing the ends of the sections without interfering with the adjustment of said means.

3A waistband for garments, comprising a band made in sections, separable connections between said sections, adapted to be adjusted to fix the size of the waistband, and belt straps overlying the said connections,

each strap being attached at its upper end;

to only one of said sections, permitting adjustment of the adjacent sections. by said connections. I

t. A waistband for garments, comprising means of adjustment for the band, fixed thereto, and tunnel straps disposed over said means, covering the adjustable portions of the band, whereby said straps have the double function of concealing said adjustable portions and holding a belt in place, which straps are attached to the band at the upper ends thereof;

5. A waistband for garments, comprising a band made in sections, adjustable connection between said sections, adapted to be adjusted to fix the size of the waistband, said connection comprising a buckle and strap at each side of said band, respectively fixed to different sections thereof, permitting the sections to be disconnected from each other, and a tunnel strap for each side of the band, covering the said connection, adapted also to hold a belt in place, each buckle, being disposed immediately in front of the adjacent tunnel strap.

6; A waistband for garments, comprising a band made in sections, an adjustable connection between said sections, adapted to be adjusted to fix the size of the waistband, said connect-ion comprising abuckle and strap ateach side of said band, respectively fixed to ADoLPn s e. .PEINE,

'lVit-nes'ses:

Geo. F. SCHMI'DT, H. D. Turm- Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,

Washington, D. G.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/237
Cooperative ClassificationA41F9/02