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oct, 15, 1946. B. F. PEAsE, JR GARMENT LACING Ü Filed Feb. 19, 1945 2,409,381 2,409,381 Patented oct. 15, 1946 y UNITED STATES PATENT- OFFICE ` 2,409,381 GARMENT LACING » Benjamin PeaseQJr., Grafton, Mass. Application` February 19, 1945, Serial No. 578,692 4 claims. (el. 2_39) l . i . 'I‘his invention relates >to garments, such as surgical belts, corsets origirdles, in which lac ing means is provided to effect changes in the separation of adjacent parts. More speciñcal 2 similarly located lacing elements are equal `in length and are symmetrical in position with re spect-to the horizontal center line between the two middle pairs of eyelets.. It will be noted, ly, my invention relates to garments having a 5 however, that the lacing elements at greater dis plurality of separate lacing elements which are tances from the center line are of correspond all attached to common straps or pull members, ingly greater length. and which are all tightened by a simple pull on With the lacing thus constructed, the angular one or both of the straps. ‘ relationship of the parts B and B’ may be sub It is obvious that the contours to which such 10 stantially changed, while at the same time all garments are applied vary substantially and that self-adjustment of the angular relationship be tween‘the separable parts is most desirable. It is the general object of my invention to provide of the lacing elementswill remain under substan tially uniform tension. This will be plainly evident by inspection of Fig. 2, in which the distance from the strap 30 a lacing of the type described, so constructed that the separable parts may assume different angu lar relationships and that all of the lacing ele to the upper eyelet in the part B’ is increased over that shown in Fig. 1, but the distance from the lower eyelet in the part B to the strap 3| is correspondingly decreased. This is also true sion, regardless of changes in such angular rela of each of the other lacing elements, so that the tionship. ' 20 total length of each lacing element between the My invention further relates to arrangements straps 3|) and 3| remains substantially constant and combinations of parts which will be herc for any usual change in the angular relationship inafter described and more particularly pointed of the parts B and B'. out in the appended claims. While the symmetrical arrangement of lacing A preferred form of the invention is shown in PS CA elements above described is the preferred and the drawing, in which most satisfactory construction, substantial ad Fig. 1 is a rear elevation of a portion of a vantages may be obtained where there is only belt embodying my improvements; and minor deviation from a strictly symmetrical ar Fig. 2 is a similar view but with the separable rangement. 30 parts in a diñerent angular relation. The provision of the stiiïening members I4 Referring to the drawing, I have shown sepa vclosely adjacent the eyelets l0 is of substantial rable parts B and B' of a belt or girdle or other importance, as the angular disposition of the similar article of apparel. Each part is pro lacing elements as they‘cross from one part of vided with a pluralityof eyelets I0 adjacent the the belt to the other` would otherwise tend to free edge thereof, and one ofthe parts may havev ’ crumple or fold the belt toward the center line. an extension l2 to cover the opening between the This tendency is effectively offset by the stiffen parts. Each part B and B' also preferably has ing members I4. a stiifening member I4 secured in a pocket l5 It will be" understood that the straps 3U and adjacent the eyelets I0. > 3| may be passed to the front of the wearer I have also provided a series of separate lac and may be secured in any usual or convenient ing elements 2| to 26, the free ends of which are manner. The number of lacing elements may al1 iirmly secured to pull straps 3|] and 3| in also be increased or reduced, provided the oppo any convenient manner, as by stitching 32. The site parts of each lacing element are symmetri lacing element 2| extends from the strap 3|) cally disposed with respect to the center line of through an upper eyelet I0 on the part B' and ‘ the lacing. then crosses over to a lower eyelet I 0 on the Having thus described my invention and the part B and thence to the‘strap 3|. The other advantages thereof, I do not wish to be limited lacing elements are similarly disposed, so that to the details herein disclosed, otherwise than the order of the lacing elements is reversed ver as set forth in the claims, but what I claim ist tically at their points of attachment to the belts 1. In a garment having separable parts, a lac 30 and 3| . ing unit having a plurality of separate lacing ele Each lacing element pass-es through an eyelet ments each having a iirst portion passing through in one part above the center line and then through and engaging an eyelet in the free end of one ments shall be under substantially the same ten- ` an eyelet in the other part which is at a corre sponding distance below the center line, so that separable part and at one side of a horizontal center line of said garment and each having a 2,409,381 3 4 second portion passing through and engaging a ing the spacing of separable parts thereof, the second eyelet in the free end of the other sep arable part and at the other side of said horizon tal center line and equally spaced therefrom and each having a section extending diagonally be tween and connecting said ñrst and second_por tions, and pull straps to which the ends of all of said lacing elements are secured, whereby the angular relationship of said separable parts may combination with said separable parts, each of which has a transverse row of eyelets adjacent its free end, of a plurality of separate lacing ele ments, and pull straps to which the ends of all of said lacing elements are secured, each lacing ele be changed vwhile substantially uniform tension of all of said lacing elements is maintained. 2. In a garment having separable parts, a lac ing unitv having a plurality of separate lacing elements each having a ñrst portion passing through and engaging an eyelet in the free >end ment extending from one pull strap to an eyelet in the opposite separable part and at one side of a. horizontal center line of said garment, thence diagonally to an eyelet in the second separable part at the opposite side of said horizontal cen ter line, and thence to the second pull strap, whereby substantially uniform tension in all of said lacing elements is maintained when the angular relationship of said separable parts and of one separable part and at one side of a hori rows of eyelets is changed. zontal center line of said garment and each hav ing a second portion passing through and engag ing a second eyelet in the free end of the other separable part and at the other side of said hori 4._ In a garment having separable parts, a lac ing unit having a plurality of separate lacing elements each passing through and engaging an eyelet in the free end of one separable part and , zontal center line and each having a section ex at one side of a horizontal center line of said tending diagonally between and connecting said garment and each passing through and engaging ñrst and second portions, a transverse stiiîening member mounted adjacent the free end of each a second eyelet in the free end of the other sep arable part and at the other sid'e of said hori separable part, and pull straps to which the ends 25 zontal center line, and pull straps to which the of all of said lacing elements are secured, where by the angular relationship of said separable parts may be changed while substantially uni form tension of al1»` of said lacing elements is maintained. 30 `."zl. In a garment having a lacing for determin ends of all of said lacing elements are secured, whereby the angular relationship of said separa ble parts may be changed While substantially uni form tension of all of said lacing elements is maintained. BENJAMIN F. PEASE', JR.