• Inventors: DANIEL KOPS
  • Assignees: Daniel Kops
  • Publication Date: February 02, 1915
  • Publication Number: US-1127023-A



D; KOPS. APPAREL CORSET. APPLICATION FILED SEPT. 12, 1914. 1,127,023. Patented Feb. 2,1915. THE NORRIS FETERS c0 PHaTa-LITHQ. \VASHINU I'ON, u z UNITED DANIEL KOIPS, OF NEW YORK, N. Y. APPAREL-CORSET. To all whom it may concern pending therefrom and extending from the rear medial line of the'corset forwardly, andfront skirt extensions, each, completing the continuity of the skirt section depending from one corset body half and secured thereto along one edge and also along the upper edge an appreciable distance from the lower front edge of the corresponding corset body half. The construction of this corset is such that the front skirt sections overlie a portion of the lower front of the corset body, so that thelatter may be adjusted to properly fit and support the abdomen of the wearer. In the adjustment of the garment, however, due to the fact jects that the front skirt sections are attached to the corset body, the tendency, in use, is to wrinkle the garment in-the lower front portions thereof. To overcome this difliculty, and-as shown and described in Letters Patent No. 1,105,330, granted to me July 28, 1914, a garment has been made in which the front skirt sections, at their upper edge, are free from the corset body and are adjustably attached thereto, the principal obofboth constructions-being to complete the continuity of the skirts to properly confine the hip'sections of the body and to adequately support the abdomen of the wearer independentlyof the skirts. It is I to be-noted,'however, that in the latter named patent, the adjacent parallel edges'of the front" skirt sections are more or less separated, depending upon the; adjustment of the garme'nt,,and hence the continuity of the skirt, strictly speaking, is not complete from the-rear to the front medial lines thereof. "The object of my present invention is therefore to overcome this difficulty, as well asthat of thewrinkling of the skirt sections at the lower front portions ofthe garment,- and to, at the same time, afford adequate support (for the abdomen of the wearer, and furthermore, in the-garment made in ac Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Feb; 2, 1915. Application filed September 12, 1914. SerialNo. 861,349. cordance with, my present invention, the construction is such thatin effecting the abdominal support, by forcing the lower front portions of the corset body proper to bear against the body of the wearer, the pressure exerted also forces the garment outwardly belowthe bust'sections thereof, so asto produce the bridge effect which is obtained in various other corsets for which patents have heretofore been granted to me. In carrying outmy present invention,-the garment preferably comprises corset body halves, skirts depending therefrom and extending from the rear medial lines forwardly, a front skirt section completing the continuity ofv theskirt in eachv corset body half and attached to its skirt along one side edge and to the corset body an appreciable distance above the front lower edge thereof, each skirt section forming a downwardly continuation of a portion of the body of the corset, and which, along its front edge, over! lies the lower front portion of the corset body half, tension straps secured at one end to, the corset body half distant from the front edge thereof, means for connecting .the free ends ofthe tension straps at-the depending flapsis" permanent and completes the continuity of the skirts at the front thereof. while the underlying front por-- tions of the skirt sections are adjustable to position beneath the depending flaps. de- pending upon-the position of'the tension straps, so that the continuity of the skirt sections of the garment is complete and has no'tendencv to wrinkle. The front skirt sections are adjustableto position with'their front edges lying beneath the depending flaps, both-of which are independent ofthe lower front portion of the garment. so that by thetensionapplied to the hose supporters inward pressure is exerted to bear against the abdomen of the wearer to prop erly support. the same, at the same time the upper frontsections' of the garment, beneath the bust line. are forced outwardly to produce the bridge effect and relieve any the wearer, as will be possible pressure against the diaphragm of, hereinafter more par: 'ticularly described. I 7 In the drawing, Figure 1 is a front eleva: tion, on a small scale, of an apparel corset embodying" the features of my present invention. Fig.2 is an elevation of the lower front portion ofvone ofqthe corset bodyhalves showing the parts thereof broken away to more clearly illustratethe construe: tion, and Fig. 3 is'an"edge elevationof the parts of the garment'as illustrated inFig. 2. Referring-to the drawing, my improved apparel corset comprises corset body halves 1011, which, as usual, are providedjalong their front edges with the customary steels 1 2, so as tobeunited by stud and: socket members forming part thereof. At the rear, the corset body halves are provided with eyelets, in order that the usual laces 13 may be employed, and in suitable positions thebody of the corset ,is fitted with boning, indicated'atl l. 1 The corset body half' 10has a depend ng skirt 15 extending from. the. rear medial line forwardly, and "similarly the corset body half l 1"has1 a depending skirt 16 extending fromftherear medial line forwardly. Substantia'lly completing; the continuity of the dependin skirts15i and 16 are front skirt sections 1?- and 18. These skirt sections are similar but reversed in the halves of, the garment, and for this reason butoneof' them I Qwillbe hereinafter described. as ' Referring particularlytoe Fig. 2, the front skirt section 17', as will be seen, is substan-. ti'al'continuation'of that portion" 19 of the frontof the corset body half 10. At one side edge,'the skirt extension 17 is'secured to the depending skirt 15 along the side 20, 1' and along a portion of its upper edge, the skirt section 17 is secured to the'front lower portionof the' corset body half on a line 21, which-'Fis'; a substantial distance above the front edge, of the corset body. As'clearly' indicated in this figure of the drawing, the front edge of theskirt section 17 preferably ,tap'ersfas indicated at 22,*:fr,om the lower front corner thereof to the line of attachment to the corsetbody half. I also employ an overlying dependingfiap member 23, At its upper edge, each flELPGIHGH I'bGF'lS connected to, the lower front portion ofthe corsetbody half on the ,s'ameli'ne 21 by which the'underly ing upper edge of, the skirt section-17 is'con- .-:nected thereto. The flap inernberj 23 extends members,-at'thispoi-nt, a hose supporter-24 "downwardlyfrom its line of attachment to, the corset"; body "half, overlying the front edge ofthe-Iskirt section 17,"a'n"d terminating state l w'eredge of the'skirtjsection' '17, ad j 'acent"the .frontfthereof, to both ofwhich is {suitably attached. I' also employ in each corset body half a series of tension straps 25; These tension strapsgin spacedfposiotherends Where they are suitably united and provided with eyelets 26,- each of which is adapted to engage a hook or stud 27-pro.- ; It is to be noted that in'this garment the portion thereof, lie directly against the intions, secured to the corset body half I 7 along .a. line distant from the front edge thereof, and preferably converge to their tion of the corset body the independently overlying skirt portions properly confine the hip and upper limb sections of the a; wearer. tension straps 25', from the point of their at-' tachment to the body portion of the corset toxthe point'where they pass over the lower nor surface of the garment, and consequently directly against the clothing worn beneaththe corset, while at their joined ends the tension straps overlie the lower front portions of the corset-body." From the foregoing it will be apparent that inasmuch as'the skirt sections 17 and 18 are. substantially downward continuations of the corset bodyf'they will assume their proper positions, in use, without wrinkling, irrespective of the adjustment-of the tension "straps, and that irrespective of their positions, the front edges thereof lie beneath the depe'ndingfiaps 23,;andhence the continuity of the skirt section is complete withoutreference to the position of the front skirt sections 17 and 18. Also that by the tension applied by the hose supporter 24, as well" as that exerted by the ten-f r I sion straps, the lower front portions ofthe 11. corset will be forced inwardly against'the abdomen of the wearer to adequately support the same, and that the upper front portion of the corset below the bust-line I [will be forced outwardlyto obviate'any pressure which would otherwise be exerted against the diaphragm In the corsetas hereinbefore -described, each front' skirt section,;as stated herein, is i a continuation of, the front portion of the corresponding corset body half; Also each flap member 23 is a' 'contin'uation down-' wardly' of the member 28, forming the immediate front portion of eachcorset body half, with part of eachcorset body half at I the 'lower front extremity thereof being formed by a separate member 29',"which lextends from *the -lower' extremities of the corset steels to the-line21, at which it'is connected to the front skirt sections and forwardly, front skirt sections substantially completing the continuity of said depending skirts from the rear to the front medial lines of the corset, each skirt section being secured along one side edge to its skirt and also to the corresponding corset body half on a line appreciably above the lower front edge thereof, front flap members each connected at its upper edge to the lower front portion of a corset body half on a line a substantial distance from the lower edge thereof, and tension devices, the said front flap members overlying the corresponding skirt sections and being free therefrom except at the lower edges to which the said tension devices are secured. 2. In an apparel corset comprising corset body halves, each having a depending skirt extending from the rear medial line thereof forwardly, front skirt sections substantially also to the corresponding corset body half. on a line appreciably above the lower front edge thereof, a series of tension straps secured at their distant edges to the corset body and adjustable to position at the lower front edge of each corset body half, front flap members each connected at its upper edge to the lower front portion of the corset body half on the same line to which the said front skirt sections are secured, hose supporters, each said front flap member overlying the front portion of the corresponding skirt section and being free therefrom except at the lower edges Where they are connected and one of the said hose supporters is secured. Signed by me this 4th day of September, 1914:. DANIEL KOPS. Witnesses BERTHA M. ALLEN, J. B. Ln BLANG. Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. G.



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