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Патент USA US2132616

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Faultless Manufacturing
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>.minimalen september :5,11937, serial No. 165,609
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" „ i 'I'he present lnventionrclatesto` garments and ' » of rows'may be used, dependent upon the width ,
_‘ more vespecially to la band li'oi: use in or on gar- ' of the band.y 'Preferably,-though not necessarily, `
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the fabricfstrip I is cut on the bias toincrease`
'The ‘.present'finvention `isfv more particularly' its _elasticityxand is slightly wider than» thef»
"5 .adapted forshoulder strap bands. althoughïfit »stretchable fabric'l when the band is completed-5
' , "may, bef‘îu'sed in.y other portions of‘v garments
` where elastic _bands -are desirable.
_soas to substantially cover the inner facing and
render the same invisible when the band is‘in use
Fig. 1 is a cross-»section online I-I of Fig. 2, on the wearer. The strip of outer fabric Iymay
Vshowing‘the parts ‘separated "in order to more t be of a different color from the inner knitted
` »7"¿5'1‘0‘ clearly disclose' the construction. l»
`li'lg. 2vis a plan viewV ofa band‘in accordance
L with “the present invention showing `portions,
for the strip I, the band is sewed together while
under _tension and as soon as the tension is re,
`which is illustrated.
of such construction _as is adaptable for narrow
` 20 bands such as are commonly used for shoulder
"straps or the like and more particularly for use
ywith under garments.
stretchable fabric I is unshirred.
The knitted
fabric I is adapted to comprise the inner side
ofthe band which isin contact with the skin of « e
ythe wearer and since this stretchable fabric does» 20. ,
rnot'shir'r, it forms asmooth surface which adds to t
the comfort of the device when in use.k ‘
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The device maybe manufactured by a single
. f -ì of stretchable fabric of any desirable construction,
has preferablyknitted material. The edges of this
Iistrip I comprise turned-in hems 2 which face
operation of sewing, inthat the strips of fabric 4I
and I and the strip of rubber- l may be run as“
throush‘ suitable forming and holding' devices»
under a four-needle, or more, sewing machine-
The 'fabric 5 maybe and preferably is non-
so that when the `strips of vfabric are fed into » l
stretchable fabric, although the invention isuse-
the proper device,fthe hems are automaticallyl l
construction, where‘such constructions are de‘,sired. However, the fabric 5 is preferably cut
~ 'v “on the bias and this tends to make the outer face
somewhat elastic, but not as stretchable asrthe
"35' inner face of yknitted fabric I. Non-stretchable
the edges of the rubber strip and the materials
are stretched until the sewing operation is com-f
pleted _at which time tension is released and the
band leaves the sewing machine as a completed
article; of manufacture. yWhere the device is a5
vfabric when cut on the bias may be elongated by
‘ j distorting the mesh of the weave if the‘bias cut
' strip is subjected to -longitudinal stress, and this
constructed under tension, ordinary stitches may
be used, to sew the plurality of rows of stitching.
Where the fabrics are both fully stretchable and
"1’.30`ful withstretchable fabric for the entire fabric
leased,r the Vrubber strip 8 contracts. ,thereby llil
slightly shirringthcfabric I while the knitted or
t I „ ' .The preferred construction comprises a strip I
against Aturned-in hems l of a strip of fabric I.
Preferably, where non-stretchable fabric is used
i the construction,y
» "The present invention relatestoa‘garment band
the garment II.-
‘ broken away' inA order to more clearlyillustrate
Y l5 Fig. aillustrates the bandasappiiedasshoulder
~ straps to a garment, the lupper `'part only of
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Afabric I and may comprise the same ma'terialas- 10
formed with the hem ofthe outer facing enclosing so
may be desirable under certain circumstances. l the device is constructedwithout tension, then all
¿o Thesmp of fabricl i and strip of fahne s‘ com-
of the longitudinal stitchesare of the streichabiej 4t
- prise a sheath `in which is enclosed -a strip oi' stitch type which is well known in the art.
sheet rubber 6. StitchesÍ 1 and 8 ypass through . ‘ Four rows of stitching areshown, but itis to
the turned-in hems 2 and I and also pass through ‘ be understood that for `bands of different widths,
the edges of the strip of sheet rubber I. The j other numbers of rows of stitches may be'used.`
`45 »turned-in hems 4 of the fabric 5 are turned in
‘ over Vthe edges of the rubberstrip 6 to! enclose
^ \ these edges `in fabric.
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The present invention utilizing non-Stretching 45 ,n
fabric for the outer portion of the strap is of
Thef‘stitches 1 :and l
suchnature as to comprise a narrow, neat,`elas-
anchor the fabric pieces I andv 5 at their edges lto
tic band which does not detract from t 'e appear--
r 3 complete the sheath by passing through the hems ' ance ofthe garment and adds to the comfort of
A 50 2 and l. Rows of stitching yStand III pass through
the wearer because of its elasticity and further- 50`
" ` "the fabricA I , the strip or sheet rubber 6, and the
more, the vinner, portion of the sheath being
,fabric 5, thereby anchoring the sheet rubber strip
stretchable fabric, lies smoothly in place against i
` ‘ securely in‘position‘ within the sheath. While two
` I intermediate rows of stitching 9 and III are shown,
the -skin of the wearer when the band is in use.
Theenclnsing of the edges of the rubber strip I
56 it :is to bey .understood that any desired number
by hems of the outer facing tends to make a larger 55
' bend ce the edges of this facing and thus makes
the band very ñexible. Furthermore, the con
struction admits of the use of a quite thin rubber
strip which also contributes to the Iiexibllity of
the finished band. The plurality of intermediate
rows of` stitching locks the parts together and pre
vents buckling of the parts as well as securely
anchoring the rubber strip in place.
What I claim is:
remote'from the rows of stitches through the
hems of said sheath, said strip of sheet rubber
being under sufficient tension to normally retain
said strip of non-stretchable fabricl in a shirred
2. An article of manufacture comprising a
shoulder'strap band having a pair of superim
posed strips of fabric with in-turned edges form
„ ing hems, stitches through said hems joining said
strips of fabric together to form a sheath, a strip 10
1. As an article of manufacture, a shouldery of sheet rubber within said sheath, the edges of
strap band comprising a strip of stretchable fab
said strip of rubber being enclosed in certain of
ric, a pair of in-turned hems on the edges of said hems, and stitching other than the stitching
said strip and both facing the same side of said ythrough said hems anchoring said rubber within
strip, a strip of non-stretchable fabric cut on the
bias in order that said strip of non-stretchable said
3. A shoulder strap for a garment as an article
fabric may be elongated by distortion of the weave
of the fabric, a strip of sheet rubber adiacent
the non-stretchable fabric, a. pair of irl-turned
hems on the edges of said non-stretchabie fabric,
said hems on the strip of non-stretchable fabric
facing the hems on the strip of stretchable fabric
and enclosing theedges of the strip of sheet rub
ber, a pair of rows of stitches passing through
said hems and the edges of the strip of rubber,
and sewing said strips of fabric together to form
a sheath, and stitches extending lengthwise of
said strip of rubber and through said sheath to
anchor said strip of rubber within said sheath
of manufacture comprising a pair of superim
posed strips of fabric sewed together at their
edges to form a sheath, a strip of sheet rubber
within said sheath, and stitches other than those
sewing the fabric strips together and extending
lengthwise of said band for anchoring the said
rubber within said sheath, one of said strips of
fabric being wider than the other whereby the
wider strip only is visible when said band is in 25
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