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April 12, 1938.
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c. NEWMAN ET AL
2,113,663
DRESS FITTING APPLIANCE
Filed June 9, 1936
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2,113,663’
Patented Apr. 12, 1938
UNITED I STATES
PATENT‘ OFFICE
2,113,663 I
DRESS-FITTING APPLIANCE
Clara Newman and Agrifs AQGordon, Cleveland,
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Application June 9, 1936, Serial No. 84,376
1 Claim;
The present invention has to do with the ‘art
of ?tting of dresses and underthings, such as
slips, lingerie, and foundations of different sorts,
primarily for use in dress and like ?tting shops
5-‘ catering to women. The practice which is in
tended to be improved in the above' art affects
ordinary ?tting operations of dresses, founda
tions, and the like.
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It is customary in dress-?tting shops at the
10 present time for dresses and similar garments
to be tried on, preliminary to their acceptance
and purchase, by the prospective customer. Now
dresses and other ?ne garments and foundations
are necessarily tried on a great many different
15 persons incident to the sales thereof. The pres
ent-day mode of dressing a woman is to wear as
few and as scanty clothes as possible, and gowns
and other similar garments are daily being tried
on almost nude bodies in many shops, this de
00 pending very largely upon the extent to which
the particular person being ?tted adheres to the
custom of using more or less undergarments.
It is known to those engaged in the business
(Cl. 2-46)
on such person.
The ?tting appliance of the
invention comprises a body covering preferably
made of transparent material of ?esh-like color,
so that when the appliance is placed on the body V
of a prospective customer, after the dress or other 5 ‘
outer garments of the customer have been re
moved, the said appliance'will perform several
functions.-—
It will constitute a body covering giving the
approximate ?esh-color appearance of the body
beneath the garment later to be placed there
over.
The appliance additionally will be a sterilized
covering and will therefore prevent all possibility
of the dress, or other garment ?tted thereover, 15
being contaminated in any way by the body or
person of one being ?tted.
Again, the body covering of the invention is
an appliance which is made of a material pref
erably of ?nest rubberized silk, which has a tend- 20
ency, because of the body ?tting structure of the
covering, to- adhere closely to the person of the
one being ?tted with the outer garment. On this
of operating dress and other garment ?tting
account, therefore, the tendency of the covering
shops, that many persons who are customers,
will be to eliminate wrinkling lines on the person
and afford a better ?tting action on the part
engaged in the selection of garments to pur
chase, have offensive body odors, often soiled un
derwear, and, in certain instances, such persons
are af?icted with skin diseases. Obviously, when
30 garments have been tried on persons who may
have offensive body odors, or skin diseases, or
other similar distasteful body conditions, the
garments may become soiled, or may take up
such offensive odors, powder marks, or the like.
These things are often noticeable to the cus
tomer, and, moreover, they become. obnoxious
to the ?tter of the garments working in the shop.
Not only is the above true, but, in the course of
time, a garment tried on many times on differ
40 ent persons becomes so soiled or odoriferous that
it has to be sent to the cleaner for renovation, or
sometimes the garments are sold as seconds, in
both instances resulting in a loss of pro?t to the
shop owner, as well as loss of display time, in
of the outer garment with which the said person
is to be ?tted as such garment will freely slide
over the covering.
It is contemplated that the material of the
appliance or body covering of the invention shall
be sterilized after each use thereof, by being
placed in a chemical sterilizer, the foregoing af
fording positive protection against the disad
vantageous conditions that prevail at the present 35
time in ?tting shops and previously discussed
herein.
A simple embodiment of the invention is il
lustrated in the accompanying drawing, in
which-—
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Figure 1 is a front view of our dress-?tting ap
pliance or body covering, and Figure 2 is a rear
view of the same.
45 volving expense aggregating considerable amounts
Describing the invention speci?cally, the ap
pliance thereof consists of a body covering A
under certain conditions, depending on the size
of the shop.
the arms of the user will pass, and provided with
Now, by the present invention we have pro
vided a dress-?tting appliance intended to do
away with the foregoing disadvantageous condi
tions incident to the above dress-?tting prac
tice, to which end we have devised a simple form
?tting appliance designed to be applied to the
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body of the person who is to be ?tted with a
dress or like garment before the garment is put
formed with the sleeve portions B, through which
the open neck portion C at the opposite sides of
which are closing lapels D. It is intended that
the covering A shall be of form-?tting structure
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and so made in the cutting out of the same, to
provide the complete covering. It is to this end
that the rear of the covering is provided with
dartsE, and the latter will preferably be em 55
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ployed so as to cause the covering to conform as
closely as possible to the body of the person or
various coverings will be supplied and ready for
customer who is going to be ?tted with the outer
of prospective customers.
garments that are to be protected by means of
the invention.
The covering B will preferably be made of a
rubberized silk material of ?nest quality obtain
The body covering may also be treated with a
germicide, as well as sterilized, or either operation
used, as desired.
able, because such material is slick and will be
of transparent nature so that it will in no way
equivalent material may be used in carrying out
10 mar the harmony of colors of outer garments that
will be applied to the person, thereover.
In using the appliance of the invention, a cus
tomer will remove her outer garments and the
?tter will place over her body the covering A.
15 If the outer garment is a low-necked garment,
use in such different sizes to ?t the different forms
It is understood that rubberized silk or any
the invention.
Having thus described our invention, what we 10
claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Pat
ent of the United States, is
As a new article of manufacture, a body cover
ing adapted to be placed on the body of a person
over nether garments and exposed portions of the 15
the lapels D will be turned outward to expose the V body preliminary to trying on a garment to be
neck of the person. If the outer garment is ?tted, comprising a form ?tting body provided
closed at the neck, the lapels D will preferably be 'with continuous waist and skirt sections, said
closed at the dotted line positions of Figure 1, to . Waist section having arm extensions of su?icient
length to cover the arm pits of the wearer, and 20
having a neck opening and lapels extending
tial portion of the dress, foundation, or other therefrom, said covering being of transparent,
article of apparel ?tted to the person.
non-porous slick material capable of preventing
The material of the covering A will be such that passage of moisture and odors therethrough and
25 it will not be caused to deteriorate incident to the withstanding sterilization for sanitary purposes, 25
sterilizing operation to which the covering is sub
and affording a foundation over which the gar
jected after each use thereof.
ment to be tried on will readily slide on and 01f
The covering or appliance will be made in all the body.
di?erent sizes such as the sizes of which dresses,
CLARA NEWMAN.
30 foundations, or the like are made, and thus the
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AGNES A. GORDON.
20 maintain the protection against contact of the
body of the person with any material or substan
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