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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.
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NOV. 19, 1946.
H, N_ PERL
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2,411,388
PATTERN AND METHOD OF FORMING BREASTFORMS
Filed May 8, 1944
2_ Sheets-Sheet 2
INVENTOR
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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)
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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;
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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‘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.
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‘ 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.
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> Having thus described the invention, what- I
‘claim is:
completed pattern.
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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.
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