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NOV. 19, 1946. H_ N_ PERL 2,41 1,388 PATTERN AND METHOD OF FORMING BREASTFORMS Filed May 8. 1944 ' 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR. 642/317 MP2,» / I My. NOV. 19, 1946. H, N_ PERL _ 2,411,388 PATTERN AND METHOD OF FORMING BREASTFORMS Filed May 8, 1944 2_ Sheets-Sheet 2 INVENTOR M P: Patented Nov. 19, 1946 2,411,388 UNITED STATE S PATENT OFFICE 2,411,388 PATTERN AND METHOD OF FORIWING ’ BREAST FORMS Helen N. ‘Perl, New York, N. Y. Application May 8, 1944, Serial No. 534,703 4 Claims. (01.2-267) 1 2 The present invention relates to a pattern for use in sculpturing a breastform and has use in cases where a breast has been removed by surgery. line or contour of the breast is marked on the pattern; The importance of this pattern lies in the fact Figure 5 is a perspective view of the completed pattern after it has been removed from the bras that no two women have the same contour even sié're and which pattern serves as a model from though they may wear the same brassiére in the same size; in fact, should a woman change her which the breastform to be sculptured is copied; model of brassiére, the shape of necessity changes Figure 6 is a vertical sectional View taken ap proximately on the line 6—6 of Figure 5 ; Figure 7 is a transverse section taken approxi and she requires another pattern taken and cor rection made on breastform to conform thereto. 10 mately on the line 1--‘l of Figure 6; ' It is a salient object of the present invention to Figure 8 is a perspective View of the sculptured provide a pattern which may be used in sculptur breastform, formed from sponge rubber; ing a breast form so that the person whose breast Figure 9 is a vertical sectional view through the has been removed can have the same duplicated sponge rubber breastform, and by use of the ‘pattern, and through the medium of proper sculpturing of the material from which the breastform is formed. material and is of the same con?guration as the A breastform sculptured with my pattern serv ing as a model will, when worn, present the same contour as the human breast resting in a bras siére and give the wearer the same breast appear pattern or model shown in‘Figure 5. In the drawings, the numeral I designates a substantially rectangular sheet of paper from which my pattern is formed, although a piece of Figure 10 is a perspective view of another breastform in which the pad is ?lled‘ with scrap ance as she possessed before one of the breasts was removed. canvas may be used, if desired. The piece of paper is placed over the unaf A still further object is to provide a novel pat fected human breast, preferably over the outer tern and method of enabling a sculptor to accu 25 side of the brassiére A and is pinned to the out rately obtain the exact con?guration and contour side of the brassiére at three points as indicated of the human breast that is to be duplicated in at 2, 3 and 4, respectively. sculpturing the breastform, thus providing for the person, a personalized breastform, which is otherwise not attainable. I A A further object-resides in the provision of a pattern that can be readily and easily assembled. Other objects and advantages of the present in vention will become apparent from the follow ing description, when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings. In the accompanying drawings forming a part of this invention and in which like numerals des ignate corresponding parts throughout the sev With the piece of the paper thus held in place over the breast, the paper is out along the diagonal lines 5, 6, ‘I and 8, thus forming the end or side portions 9 and I0 and the intermediate portions II and [2, as shown clearly in Figure 2 of the drawings. The cuts are so formed as to cause the cut parts to remain united together at the central portion of the sheet only. The next step in my method of forming the pat tern consists in bringing the cut edges 5,. 6, ‘l and 8 of the side portions 9 and 10 over onto the ad jacent edges of the intermediate portions H and eral views Figure 1 is a view showing the piece of paper I2, respectively, so as to give the pattern the same from which the pattern is formed pinned onto con?guration or body design as the shape of the the brassiére over the breast to be duplicated; human breast that is to be duplicated. Figure 2 is a similar view showing the second 45 The folded over edge portions are then held step in forming the pattern, showing the cut lines together in their overlapping relation by means of the pins [3. on the sheet; Figure 3 is a similar view showing the third Following this step, a pencil mark is drawn on step in forming the pattern, wherein the outer or the outside of the sheet to conform to the outer side portions are brought over the intermediate 50 contour of the breast as indicated at M in Figures portions, prior to pinning these portions in their 4 and 5 of the drawings. overlapping relation; In Figure 5 the complete pattern is shown after Figure 4 illustrates the fourth step in the method it has been properly formed and removed from of forming the pattern, wherein the overlapped the outer side of the brassiére. This pattern portions are pinned and a line denoting the out 55 constitutes the model which is a replica of the 2,411,38é 3 4 human breast that is to be duplicated by the sculptor in forming the breastform. 1. The method of forming a pattern from which a breastform may be sculptured, which consists Figure 8 discloses the breastform 55 that is‘ in ?rst attaching a sheet of material over the human breast to be duplicated, cutting the sheet sculptured from sponge rubber and as heretofore stated, the breastform is so sculptured as to con to form end and intermediate portions that re form to the shape of the pattern, thus assuring main united at the central portion of the sheet, the person Whose breast has been removed by surgery, that the breastform will conform to her other human breast. In this way the woman’s breast contour will be perfectly recreated to that which existed before one of the breasts was ampu tated. then folding the end portions over onto the re spective intermediate portions and securing the parts together in such overlapping relation so as to cause the pattern to conform to the shape of the breast, then indicating on the pattern the outline of the breast, then removing the formed patter-n from the person’s body, and using the The sculptured sponge rubber breastform _! 5 will ?ll the cavity caused by the removal of the breast pattern as a model from which a breastform may bev sculptured. . and in order to prevent the roughened rear face [6 of the sponge rubber breastform from con 2. The method of forming a pattern from which tacting the skin of the wearer and causing irri a breastform may be sculptured, which consists ‘in ?rst attaching a substantially rectangular sheet tation and discomfort, a covering of suitable ma terial must be provided for the breastforfm. of thin ?exible material over the human breast When such a breastform is worn beneath the 20 to be duplicated, cutting the sheet along diagonal lines from the top and bottom-edges of the sheet to form end and intermediate portions that re main united at the central portion of the sheet, brassiére the wearer’s breast contour willbe re‘ stored, and this without giving any indication that abreastfor-m is being Worn. For the purpose of utilizing the scrap material resulting from the sculpturing of the one-piece sponge rubber breastform, anotherpad may be then folding the end portions over onto the re 0.. spective intermediate portions and securing the parts‘ in such overlapping relation so as to cause the pattern to conform to the shape of the breast, then marking on the sheet the outline of the breast, then removing} the formed pattern from formed, such as is shown at H in Figure 10. In this rami?cation, the pad comprises a cloth facing 18 shaped to conform to the pattern and a rear covering layer ii! that is stitched to the 30 the person's body, and ?nally using the pattern marginal edge portion of the facing to form a as a model from which a breastf-orm may be sculp marginal. ?ange around the pad. The scrap ma tured. ) v terial 20 ?lls the interior of the pad. Such a 3. A pattern for use in 'sculpturing a breast pad is in the nature of an auxiliary breastform form, formed from a single blank of material, in and is adapted to be worn preferably beneath a 5:: Li cluding intermediate and end sections, all of said sections being united at the central .part of Itfis believed that I am the ?rst to conceive of the blank, the adjacent side edges of the inter the idea of conforming the breastform to dupli mediate and end sections being separated and cate the other human breast of a woman having disposed in overlapping relation, and means for undergone the removal of ‘one of her breasts by securing the overlapping portions to ‘form the ‘nightgown. _ I, ' ‘surgery, so as to restore the Woman’s breastline ‘contour as it existed prior to the breast removal and, further, a personalized and perfect sculp tuij‘e'd ?t‘is afforded. W _ ‘ While I have shown the preferred embodiment ‘of my invention, it is to be understood that various ‘changes in the size, shape ‘and "arrangement of parts may be resorted to ’without ‘departing from the spirit of the invention and'th'e scope of the appended claims. ' v I > Having thus described the invention, what- I ‘claim is: completed pattern. - 4. A pattern for use in sculpturing a breast form, formed from a single blank of material, in cluding a protruding uninterrupted central por > tion, said blank being. cut to form intermediate ‘and end sectionsexte'nding from the central por tion of the blank, the adjacent side edge por tions of the intermediate and end sections being disposed in overlapping relation, and means for securing the overlapping portions to form the completed pattern. _ > k v _> N. PERL.