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TROUSER GUARD Filed Aug. 14, 1936 HIS ATTORNEY. amsn Patented Apr. 19, 1938 ÚNETE STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,114,532 TROUSER GUARD Bernhard Hochberg, Brooklyn, N. Y. Application August 14, 1936, Serial No. 95,948 1 Claim. (Cl. 2-231) This invention relates to improvements in pro tectors for rnen’s` trousers and has for its principal object the provision of an improved liner struc ture which is attached to each side of the inside 5 crotch portion of the man’s trousers for the pre vention of soiling or discoloration, occasioned by involuntary urinal leakage of the wearer. v Protectors of this character are generally known in the art but they for the most part have 10v been constructed in such a manner as to. be ill ñtting and uncomfortable to the wearer. Ac cordingly, it is one of the objects of the present invention to provide an improved protector con structed of two separate portions, one for attach 15 ment to each side of the crotch portion of the trousers, the individual portions being shaped in such a manner as to readily ñt trousers of any size or character. The protector is adapted to be stitched or otherwise secured to the trousers, and' 20 is designed to prevent discoloration and conse quent weakening of the fabric. In trousers and like garments, the leg portions thereof which are contiguous to the crotch, are subjected to a considerable amount of friction by 25 the rubbing together of the two surfaces of ma terial as one walks. When wear begins to occur at this point, it extends rapidly, and it is a fur ther object of the present invention to provide means for reinforcing this crotch portion in such 30 a manner as to greatly increase the effective life of the trousers. A still further object of the invention is the prol vision of an improved trouser protector which may be secured to the inner portions of the crotch 35 of the trousers in such a manner as to be entirely unnoticeable when viewed externally. In the drawing: Fig. 1 is a front elevation of a man’s trousers, the View showing in broken lines the position of 4O the trouser protector when stitched in place; Fig. 2 is a plan View of the two portions of the blank which constitute the preferred embodiment of the invention; and Fig. 3 is a rear perspective view of the protector. 4 It will be noted from an examination of Fig. 2 that the embodiment consists of two irregularly shaped portions or sections I0 and II which are stitched together along the seam line l2, which seam line when in place in the trousers occupies 50 a position adjacent to the transverse seam line on the crotch of the trousers. These two portions are preferably made from rubberized material having a fabric backing, the rubberized surface facing the inner portion of the trousers. Each of 55 the portions Ii! and II are some-what differently shaped in order to more perfectly fit the adjacent portion of the trousers. The portion I0 is formed with a substantially straight edge I3 at the base, a curved side edge I4, and a curved inner edge I5 which is relatively closely adjacent to the median line a-a. The two curved edges I4 and I5 ter minate in a straight edge Iii which occupies a generally horizontal position when the tapered, narrow upper portion Il’ is suitably stitched to the 10 inner fly portion of the trousers. The adjacent portion II, which is positioned on the right hand side of the trousers, is formed with a base edge I 9, a curved outer edge 20 and a curved inner edge 2I, the edge 2I having a some what greater curve than the edge Iâ and the inner portion thereof is substantially twice as far from the median line a-a as is the inner portion of the edge I5. Likewise, these curved edges 20 and 2| terminate in a short straight edge 22, thereby forming the narrowed portion 23. It will be noted from an. examination of Fig. 2 that the upper edge I6 which defines the terminal of the narrowed portion I'I, extends further beyond the median line a--a than does the edge 22, all in order to cause the protector to fit the trousers in a 25 more satisfactory manner. The edges of the pro tector may be either reinforced with a tape 24 or, in the event that a less expensive construction is desired, the edges may be simply pinked. Fig. 3 is a rear elevation showing the position of the protector when the same is stitched to the garment. The lower ends of the portions Il) and I I are adjacent to the seat portion of the trousers and accordingly occupy a generally horizontal position, whereas the narrowed portions I'I and 23 are substantially vertical and the opposed edges I5 and 2| become substantially parallel to each other. The portion II is, as. aforesaid, secured to the right hand section 26 of the trousers. 'I'he inner edge 2I of this portion is stitched along a line which corresponds generally with the mar ginal edge 21 of the inner fly portion when the trousers are closed. The inner edge I5 of the portion E0 is stitched to the left hand section 29 of the trousers along a line which corresponds with the marginal edge 28 of the right hand fly section. In other words, when` the trousers are closed, the protector covers the entire crotch portion thereof except the relatively narrow strip of the inner iiy 0 portion which serves as the base for’ the buttons. The stitched edge I2 joining the two portions I0 and II may be suitably secured to the trans verse seam. in the crotch portion of the trousers. It is not necessary to secure the outer curved edges I4 and 20 to the trousers, although this 2 2,114,532 may be done if so desired. By forming the inner curved edges l5 and 2| in the manner shown, the protector, when stitched in place in the trousers, assumes a perfectly ñat position and closely hugs the garment. It is also yieldable to accommo date the Various movements of the wearer and is generally inconspicuous in appearance. It will be appreciated of course, that the two sections of the blank constituting the prese-nt in~ 10 Vention which is illustrated and described here in may be considerably modiñed both in shape front portion of a pair of trousers, said protector comprising a plurality of blanksy of rubberized material stitched together along a substantially straight line of seam, each of said blanks having a base portion provided with curved upwardly extending outer side edges and concavely curved upwardly extending inner side edges, the inner and outer curved edges of each blank converging together to form a progressively narrowed exten sion portion of the base portion, the upper ter minals of the extension portions overlapping each and size without departing fr0-n1 the spirit of the other when the blank is lying ñat, said protector invention. Also, the blank maybe made from a ‘ being adapted to be secured adjacent to the crotch wide variety of materials, preferably those of seam of the trousers along said line of seam join a waterproof nature. Therefore, the invention ing the blanks, the base portion being adapted to is to be broadly construed and not to be limited follow the curvature of the body and the upward except by the claim appended hereto. ly extending portions being adapted to be secured What I claim is: ` to the upper front meeting portions of the trou~ A trouser protector adapted to be secured to the sers. inner surface of the crotch portion and upper BERNHARD HOCHBERG.