oct. 8, 1946. I I A. FRIEDMAN I �8,840 REMOVABLE SHOULDER PAD Filed Oct. 7, 1944 INVEN TOR. '� � 29526L F� BY Patented Oct. 8, 1946 2,408,840 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,408,840 REMOVABLE SHOULDER. PAD Abraham Friedman, New York, N. Y. Application Gotober 7, 1944', Ser頰lNo; 557,603 1 Claim. (Cl. 2-268) l 2 This invention relates to new and useful im provements in a removable shoulder pad. Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view of the shoul der pad taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1. More speci馽ally, the invention proposes the construction of a removable shoulder pad of any desired shape or size which may be removably ' Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the pad 駆ler, per se. 5 mounted in a dress, coat or other similar gar Y Fig. 5 is a plan view similar to Fig. 2 but illus trating a modi馽ation of the invention. ~ � ment to shape and form the shoulder parts of the Fig. 6 is a side elevational View of the pad filler, garment. per se, as constructed for use in the modi馽ation Still further, it is proposed to characterize the oi the invention shown in Fig. 5. removable shoulder pad by a pocket-like casing 10 Fig. 7 is another view similar to Fig. 2 but` illus having a projecting flange portion provided with trating a still further modification of the inven fastening elements adapted to be engaged with tion. complementary fastener elements in the shoulder Fig. 8 is a vertical sectional View taken on the portion of the garment to removably mount the line 8--8 of Fig. ?7. casing in position. 15 The removable shoulder pad, according to this Still another object of the invention proposes invention, includes a pocket-like casing Il) characterizing the fastener elements by comple formed of abasewall I I and a top wall' I2. These walls l I and I2 are stitched together along their mentary buttons and buttonholes or snap fasten er elements. edges at the sides of one end by a line of stitches Still another object of the .invention proposes 20 i3. A second line of stitches I4 is extended along providing the pocket-like casing with a mouth the side and same end of the walls II and I2 dividing off a 馻nge I5. into which a pad filler is adapted to be inserted for imparting bulk to the shoulder pad. The free end of the top wall I2 is secured to a Still another object of the invention proposes vertical end Wall l5. This end wall I6 is secured constructing the shoulder pad in such a manner 25 in position by means of a line of stitches I'I and has its free edge depended downwards to meet that the pad filler may be removed from the interior of the casing permitting the casing to be the free end of the base wall I2 and form a mouth opening I3 leading to the interior of the casing. cleaned or laundered independently of the pad The removable 駆ler pad I9 is adapted to be 駆ler. Still another object of the invention proposes 30 inserted into the casing l0 through the mouth constructing the pad filler of separable pad sec opening I8. The pad 駆ler I9 consists of an outer tions which are adapted to be adjusted to give cloth casing 2?! having its interior filled with a filler material 2 I. The pad filler I9 is adapted to the appearance of more or less bulk material within. the pocket-like casing. be removed through the mouth opening I8, per Another object of this invention, in a modiiied : mitting the casing I0 to be cleaned or laundered independently of the pad 駆ler. form thereof, proposes the provision of a means Fastening elements are mounted upon the for releasably closing the mouth opening of the pocket-like casing to prevent the accidental dis charge of the pad from the casing. It is a further object of this invention to con struct a removable shoulder pad which is sim ple and durable and which can be manufactured and sold at a reasonable cost. flange I5 for engaging complementary fastening elements on the shoulderportion of a dress, coat 40 or other garment for holding the shoulder pad in position. In this 駌st form of the invention the fastener elements are characterized by buttons 22 mounted at spaced positions upon the 馻nge I5 and engaged with complementary buttonholes For further comprehension of the invention, 45 on the'garment. l and of the objects and advantages thereof, ref In the modification of the invention shown in erence will be had to the following description Figs. 5 and 6 the construction of the removable and accompanying drawing, and to the appended shoulder pad is similar to that previously de claim in which the various novel features of the scribed except that the fastener elements on the invention are more particularly set forth. 50 flange I5 comprise stud snap fastener elements ln the accompanying drawing forming a ma 22? which are adapted to be engaged` with com terial part of this disclosure: plementary socket snap fastener elements mount Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a shoulder pad ed on the garment. The pad 駆ler I9? in this form of the invention constructed in accordance with this invention. 55 is also of a slightly different construction. The Fig. 2 is a plan view of Fig. 1. 2,408,840 3 pad filler I9? in this form of the linvention com prises separate pad sections 23 which have their adjacent ends securely attached together by means of a. line of stitches 24. Means is pro vided for adjustably connecting together the op posite ends of the pad sections 23 permitting these to be held in various spaced positions to change the thickness of the pad filler I9'. a complementary button 29 mounted on the base wall II. When the button 29 is engaged with the buttonhole 28 as shown in Fig. 8 the mouth opening I8 will be closed and .the pad I8 will be retained in position therein. It is possible to dis engage the button 29 from the buttonhole 28 to free the mouth opening I8 to permit the re moval of .the pad I8 when desired. In other respects this form of the invention This adjustable connection comprises adja cent pieces of whale bone having their outer edges securely attached to the ends of the pad is similar to that previously shown and like ref from. ' In this form of the invention the end wall I6 ed on said flange for engaging complementary fastening elements formed on a garment for erence numerals identify like parts in each of the several views. sections 23. The adjacent edges of these whale While I have illustrated and described the pre bones 25 are frictionally connected together by ferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be means of pins 26. These pins 26 pass through elongated slots 27 in the bones 25 permitting 15 understood that I do not limit myself to the pre cise constructions herein disclosed and the right them to be adjusted with relation to each other. is reserved to all changes and modi馽ations com The removable mounting of the pad filler with ing within ,the scope of the invention as de駈ed in the pocket-like casing I0 permits its removal in the appended claim. from the pocket-like casing to permit the pad 20 Y Having thus described my invention, what I sections 23 to be adjusted as desired. In other respects this form of the invention is claim as new, and desire to secure by United similar to that previously shown and like refer States Letters Patent is: ence numerals identify like parts in each of the A removable shoulder pad, comprising a. pock et-like casing having a, flange portion extending several views. In the modified form of the invention dis 25 along the sides at one end and at the other end closed in Figs. '7 and 8 the construction of the having a vertical end wall meeting the base wall shoulder pad is similar to that illustrated in Fig. of said casing forming a, mouth for said casing, a l except for the provision of a means for re pad 駆ler Within said casing and engaging said leasably closing the mouth opening I8 to prevent vertical end Wall and removable through said the accidental discharge of the pad iiller I9 there 30 mouth, and releasable fastening elements mount of the casing I0 is formed with a downwardly holding the shoulder pad in position, said pad projected portion I6� which is bent under to ex filler comprising an outer casing, and 駆ler ma tend along the bottom face of the base wall II 35 terial within said casing. of the casing I8. 'I'his bent under portion I6a is provided with a buttonhole 28 engageable with ABRAHAM FRIEDMAN.