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Nov. 15, 1938.
A. QUINN
APRON
Filed Dec. 16, 1937
2,136,983
Patented Nov. 15, 1938
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE
2,136,983
APRON
Ada Quinn, Ogden, Utah
Application December 16, 1937, Serial No. 180,207
9 Claims. (01. 2-43)
This invention relates to aprons for personal
wear, and more particularly to aprons of the
sleeveless type embodying a combined bib and
skirt body portion and tie members or strings
attached thereto for securing the apron in proper
position upon the body of the wearer, but wherein
there are no shoulder straps, neck strap or yoke,
or other like means for holding up the bib.
One of the objects of the invention is to pro
10 vide an apron of this general character which
is comparatively inexpensive to manufacture,
economical in the amount of material used, e?ec
tive in use in that it adequately protects the
clothing of the wearer, and neat and attractive
15 in appearance.
Another object is to provide an apron of novel
construction which may be worn by and prop
erly ?tted to persons of different heights and
sizes, thus enabling the manufacture of a single
20 standard size of apron in lieu of the three sizes
normally required and the attainment of the
economies resulting therefrom.
,
A further and more speci?c object is to pro
vide an apron of the type described with novel
25 means for connecting the tie members to the
body of the apron, which means are so designed
as to insure that the bib and skirt of the'apron
will maintain their proper positions upon the
body of the wearer without the use of support
30 ing shoulder straps, neck yoke, back panel or any
other of the constructions heretofore required for
this purpose.
These and other objects of the invention will
appear more fully upon a consideration of the
35 detailed description of the invention which fol
lows. Although two speci?c forms of apron have
been described and illustrated in the accompany
ing drawing, it is to be expressly understood
that this drawing is for the purpose of illustra
40 tion only and is not to be construed as de?ning
the limits of the invention, reference being had
to the appended claims for this latter purpose.
In the drawing, wherein like reference nu
merals indicate like parts throughout the several
45 views:
Fig. 1 is a front view of one form of apron em
bodying the invention, the apron being spread
out ?at so as to show all of its component parts
in the same plane; and
50
Fig. 2 is a similar view of a second apron em
bodying the invention.
>
Referring ?rst to Fig. 1, the apron shown there
in comprises a bib section 3 and a skirt section
4 which are united at the waist line 5 to form
55 the body portion of the apron adapted to cover
parts of the front and sides of the wearer.
If
desired, the circumference of the body portion
thus formed may be provided with a ru?‘le B of
lace or other suitable material. As is apparent
from the drawing, the bib section 3, which has 5‘
relatively straight side edges and a shaped or
curved top edge, is of relatively small vertical
extent and is not intended to cover the entire
bosom of the wearer; in fact, .as will be later
pointed out, when the apron is being worn the 10
upper corners of the bib section 3 occupy posi
tions at or below the level of the wearer’s arm
pits.
In order that the bib section 3 may be main
tained in proper position on the bosom of the 15
wearer without the use of, shoulder straps, a neck
yoke or the like, the tie members or strings ‘I
are attached to the body portion of the apron
by means of a novel arrangement of strap-like
members which are so constructed as to convert
the tension of the tie members into such stresses
in the bib and skirt sections of the apron as will
not only hold the bib up in its desired position
but will also draw and hold the skirt about the
hips of the wearer neatly and without flopping
forward.
In the embodiment shown in Fig. 1 this result
is accomplished by attaching to each side edge
of the apron at points between the top edge of
the bib section 3 and a point somewhat below
the waist line 5 the inner ends of three straplike
members 8, 9 and I!) which may be made either
of the same material as the rest of the apron,
such as cotton, or of a suitable elastic material.
The outer ends of all three of these straps are 35
attached to the inner edge of an irregularly
shaped connecting piece or panel H to the outer
edge of which one of the tie strings ‘I is secured,
each of said strings 1 being of sufficient length
to permit adjustment and securing of the apron
to persons of di?erent sizes. The upper strap 8
is attached to the side edge of the bib section 3
at or just below the shaped top edge thereof
and extends outwardly therefrom to the connect
ing panel I I in a direction which is approximately
horizontal or slightly downward. The middle
strap 9 is attached to the side edge of the apron
at about the waist line 5; as shown, the inner
end of this strap is flared and extends both above 50
and below the waist line, the extent below being
greater than that above. The lower strap I0 is
attached to the side edge of the skirt section 4
entirely below the waist line. Both of straps 9
and I0 extend outwardly from the body portion
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of the apron to the connecting panel ll along
upwardly inclined lines.
The lengths of the three straps 8, 9 and ID
on each side of the apron, their shapes, and their
points of attachment to the apron body and con
adapted for use by waitresses, housewives and
maids who require a garment of both simple
construction and neat and attractive appearance.
Although two different forms of the invention
have been described and illustrated in the ac
sional stresses exerted thereby when the tie
strings ‘I are drawn taut are sufficient to hold
both the bib section 3 and the skirt section 4
in their proper positions upon the body of the
wearer. However, if desired, the bib section 3
vertical direction by a series of cords, tucks,
whalebone or other supporting elements sewn
15 into the bib as indicated at 12.
When the apron is properly adjusted on the
'
be apparent from the foregoing description render
the apron of the present invention especially well
necting panel II are so selected that the ten
may be reinforced or stiffened in a substantially
'
facilitating folding and storage of the laundered
garment. These and other features which will
companying drawing, it will be obvious that the
invention is not limited to the exact structures
shown but is capable of a variety of mechanical
0
embodiments. For exampe, in the apron shown
in Fig. 1, the upper and lower ?ared straps 8
and I0 may be replaced by ordinary straps or
strings having parallel sides without detracting
from the ef?ciency of the structure. It will also
wearer’s person, all of the straps 8, 9 and I0 be recognized that the aprons may be made up
pass beneath the arms of the wearer, and the
tie strings ‘I are brought together and tied at
20 the center of the wearer’s back. With the apron
in this position, it is apparent that the bib sec
tion 3 will not entirely cover the bosom of the
wearer but will extend upwardly only about to
the level of the armpits. If more complete cov
erage of the bosom is desired, the apron of Fig. 2
may be used.
In this second embodiment of the invention
there are provided both a taller bib section and
a modi?ed construction for connecting the tie
to the apron body. As shown, the bib
so, strings
section I3 is approximately twice as deep as that
of Fig. l, is curved along the side edges, and is
split downwardly from the top center in a V,.
a suitable lacing M being provided to adjust the
351 .bib to the bosom of the wearer.
As in the case
of the apron of Fig. l, reinforcing members 12
may be sewn into the bib section 13 if additional .
support is desired.
Instead of the arrangement of straps shown
40 in Fig. 1 for connecting the tie strings 1 and
connecting panels II to the side edges of the
apron, this modi?ed form of the-invention rem
ploys a pair of outwardly tapering, shaped side
sections IS.
The inner edge of each of said- side -
45 sections I5 is cut to conform to the side edge
of the apron body and is attached thereto con
tinuously from the top edge of the bib section 13
to a point below the waist line 5, the top and bot
tom edges of the section sloping or curving down-r
wardly and upwardly, respectively, toward the
connecting panel II to which the outer edge of
in various shapes, colors and styles, from various
20
materials and goods, and with or without orna
mental features and ?nish which it is unneces
sary to show in the drawing. Various other
changes, which will now be obvious to vthose
skilled in the art, may be made in the form, de
tails of construction and arrangement of the 25
parts without departing from the spirit of the in
vention. Reference is therefore to be had to the
appended claims for a de?nition of the limits of
the invention.
This application is a continuation in part of
application Serial No. 29,651, ?led July 3, 1935.
What is claimed is:
1. An apron consisting of a body portion com
prising bib and skirt sections, a pair of tie mem
bers adapted to be secured together at the back 35
of the wearer of the apron, and elements at
tached at their inner edges to the side edges of
the body portion of the apron at points both
above and below the Waist line and operatively
connected at their outer edges to said tie mem 40
bers, said elements being adapted to pass beneath
the arms of the wearer and being so constructed
and arranged as to hold the body portion of the
apron in-proper position upon the body of they
wearer without the use of neck or shoulder yokes
or straps when said tie members are secured to
gether.
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2. An apron consisting of a body portion com—
prising bib and skirt sections, a pair of tie mem
bers adapted to be secured together at the back 50
of the wearerof the apron, and a plurality of
strap-like members attached at their inner edges
the section is attached. As in the case of straps to the side edges of the body portion of the apron
8, 9 and H), the‘ side sections l5 may be made.
at points both above and below the waist line
either of the same material as the rest of the
and operatively connected at their outer edges ,
apron or of a suitable elastic material, and, when to said tie members, said strap-like members
passed under the arms of the wearer and drawn being adapted to pass beneath the arms of the
taut by the tie strings ‘I, will set up tensional wearer and being so constructed and arranged
stresses in both the bib- and skirt sections of the as to hold the body portion of the apron in proper
apron thatwill hold the same in proper position position upon the body of the wearer without 60
60 upon the body of the wearer.
the use of neck or shoulder yokes or straps when
There is thus provided by the present inven
said tie members are secured together.
tion a backless apron of new and improved con
struction which is comparatively cheap to manu
facture as to both material and labor costs, and
65 is yet so designed as to ?t the wearer better and
more attractively than similar aprons hitherto
known, regardless of the size of’ the ‘wearer.
Moreover, this apron is so constructed that the
bib and skirt portions thereof may be main
70 tained in proper position upon the wearer’s per
son without the use of shoulder straps, a neck
yoke, a back panel or other similar expedients
found in the prior art. Due to the novel construc
tion and arrangement of its parts, the apron
751 may be conveniently'washed and ironed ?at, thus
3. The combination in an apron of a body por—
tion comprising bib and skirt sections, a plural
ity of strap-like members attached to each side
edge of said body portion, one end of the upper~
most member on each side being attached to the
bib section of the apron at the top thereof, one
end of the lowermost member on each side being
attached 'to the skirt section‘of'the apron below 70
the waist line and the central member on each
side having one end thereof attached to‘the body
portion of the apron at about the waist line, and
a pair of tie’members adapted to be secured to
gether at the back of the wearer of the apron, 75
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the other ends of the strap-like members on each
side of the apron converging together and being
operatively connected to one of said tie mem
bers, all of said strap-like members being adapt
ed to pass beneath the arms of the wearer and,
when drawn taut by said tie members, to set up
in the body portion of the apron stresses such as
to hold said body portion in proper position upon
10 the body of the wearer without the use of neck
or shoulder yokes or straps.
.
4. The combination in an apron of a body
portion comprising bib and skirt sections, a plu
rality of strap-like members attached to each
side edge of said body portion, one end of the
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uppermost member on each side being attached
to the bib section of the apron at the top thereof,
one end of the lowermost member on each side
being attached to- the skirt section of the apron
below the waist line and the central member on
each side having one end thereof attached to the
body portion of the apron at about the waist line,
a pair of connecting panels toward which the
other ends of said strap-like members converge
and to which said ends are attached, and tie
strings attached to said connecting panels, all
of said strap-like members being adapted to pass
beneath the arms of the wearer‘ and, when drawn
taut by said tie strings, to set up in the body
portion of the apron stresses such as to- hold
30 said body portion in proper position upon the
body of the wearer without the use of neck or
shoulder yoke or straps.
5. An apron consisting of a body portion com
35
prising bib and skirt sections, a plurality of strap
like members attached, at their inner ends to
each side edge of said front section at spaced
points therealong' between the top edge thereof
and a point below the waist line, a. pair of sepa
rately formed connecting panels to which the
40 outer ends of the two groups of strap-like mem
bers are attached, and a pair of tie members at
tached to said connecting panels and adapted to
be secured together at the back of the wearer of
the apron, all of said strap-like members being
45 adapted to pass beneath the arms of the wearer
and being so constructed and arranged as to
hold said body portion in proper position upon
the body of the wearer without the use of neck
or shoulder yokes or straps when said tie mem
50 bers are secured together.
6. An apron consisting of a body portion com
prising bib and skirt sections, three strap-like»
members attached at their inner ends to each
side edge of said body portion at spaced points
55 therealong, the upper, middle and lower strap
like members on each side being attached to said
body portion at the top edge thereof, at the waist
line and at a point below the waist line, respect
ively, a pair of separately formed connecting
or) panels to which the outer ends of said strap-like
members are attached and toward which said
members converge, and a pair of tie members
3
attached to said connecting panels and adapted
to be secured together at the back of the wearer
of the apron, all of said strap-like members be
ing adapted to pass beneath the arms of the
wearer and being so constructed and arranged
to hold said body portion in proper position upon
the body of the wearer without the use of neck
or shoulder yokes or straps when said tie mem
bers are secured together.
7. An apron consisting of a body portion com
10
prising bib and skirt sections, a single shaped
section attached at its inner edge to each side
edge ofsaid body portion and extending between
the top edge thereof and a point below the waist
line, and a pair of tie members operatively con 15
nected to the outer edges of said shaped sections
and adapted to be secured together at the back
of the wearer of the apron, said shaped sections
being adapted to pass beneath the arms of the
wearer and being so constructed and arranged
as to hold said body portion in proper position
upon the body of the wearer without the use of
neck or shoulder yokes or straps when said tie
members are secured together.
8. An apron consisting of a body portion com
25
prising bib and skirt sections, a single shaped
section attached at its inner edge to each side
edge of said body portion and extending‘ be
tween the top edge thereof and a point below
the waist line, a pair of tie members operatively 30
connected to the outer edges of said shaped
sections and adapted to be secured together at
the back of the wearer of the apron, said shaped
sections being adapted to pass beneath the arms
of the wearer and being so constructed and ar
ranged as to hold said body portion in proper
position upon the body of the wearer without the
35
use of neck or shoulder yokes or straps when said
tie members are secured together, and a lacing
in the bib section of said body portion for adjust 40
ing the same to the bosom of the wearer.
9. An apron consisting of a body portion com
prising bib and skirt sections, a single shaped
section attached at its inner edge to each side
edge of said body portion and extending between 45
the top edge thereof and a point below the waist
line, the upper and lower edges of each of said
sections converging toward the outer edge
thereof, a pair of connecting panels to which the
outer edges of said shaped sections are attached,
50
and a pair of tie members attached to said con—
necting panels and adapted to be secured to
gether at the back of the wearer of the apron,
said shaped sections being adapted to pass be
neath the arms of the wearer and being so
constructed and arranged as to hold said body
portion in proper position upon the body of the
wearer without the use of neck or shoulder yokes
or straps when said tie members are secured
together.
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ADA QUINN.
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