Feb. 6, 1940. s AUERBACH 2,189,413
GARMENT BELT Filed April 7. 1939 INVENTOR SAMUEL Hug RBHC H A ORNEY.
Patented Feb. 6, 1940 UNITED S'IA'rasI firm consisting of Samuel Auerbach, Nathan Auerbach, Morris Auerbach, and Edward Auerbach Application April 7, 1939", serial N6.' 266,452 3 claims. (ci. 241-8) This invention relates to new and useful improvements in a garment belt.
The invention has for an object the construction of a garment belt which is characterized by a strip of material having an end portion bent back of the front section thereof and secured at the said bent portion to the garment, and also secured at the other end portion to the garment so as .to form a loop for the belt, and a novel arrangement for utilizing the back section of the strip lof material for holding the belt from slipping out of the loop.
Still further the invention proposes the use Aof a detachable fastener for connecting the back section of the strip with the belt. f
Still further the invention proposes a novel method for constructing the garment belt.
Another object of the invention is the construction of a garment belt as described which is simple and durable and which may be manufactured and sold at a reasonable cost. y f
For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawing, and to the appended claims in which the Various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
In the accompanying drawing forming a material partof this disclosure:
Fig. 1 is a front elevational view of a garment provided with a belt constructed according to this invention.l
Fig. 2 is an enlarged elevational view looking in the direction of the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a perspective View similar to Fig. 2 but showing the belt in a shifted position.
Fig. 4 is a vertical sectional view taken on the line 4-4 lof Fig. 3.
The garment belt, according to this invention, is used in conjunction with a garment I0. A
strip of material II has an end portion IIa bent;`
back of the front section IIb thereof.` A line of stitches I2 secures the strip of ,material at the bent portion to the garment III. Another line of stitches I3 secures the other end portion of the strip of material to the garment.
It is proposed that the garment I0 be provided with a seam I4 juxtaposed beneath the strip of' material II. This seam I4 is produced by interengaging edge portions Ida of the parts used to make the garment and sewing these interengaged portions together with lines of stitches I5. The stitches I2 and I3 are arranged transversely across the seam I4 for the reason that due to the reinforced character of the seam the garment is strongest at this area.
`PA'naNT oFFlcEQ A belt I6 for the garment is engaged through y the loop produced by the strip of material II. The back section I Iais arranged against the back face of the'belt I6. A detachable fastener I'I is mounted upon the adjacent face of the belt I6 and the back section I Ia. for detachably connecting these parts together. This fastener I1 may be a standard snap fastener.` The bottom end of the front section IIb of the strip of material is provided with'a bent in area IIbb. The stitches I3 are engaged through this bent in area. This is for the purpose of doubling 'the material of the strip at thev area at which it is attached to the garment and thus producing a stronger construction.
The garment may be provided with several of the loops and associated construction as illustrated in Fig. 3. A feature of the construction resides in the fact that the belt I6 is held'by the loops and is held by the back section of the K,
loops against accidental complete displacementy from the loops. At the same time the belt is free to shift a limited distance through the loops, which is desirable when the garment is worn and the belt tied about the waist of a person. v
' The method of manufacturing the garment belt consistsin first bending the upper end portion of the strip of "material II to produce-the rear section IIa and then securing the strip of material upon the garment by sewing toproduce the stitches I2 and I3. One section of the fastener may be mounted upon the back section I Ia of the of the fastener is mounted on the belt I6 before lor after it is positioned on the garment.
While I have illustrated and described my invention with some degree of` particularity, I
. realize that in practice various alterations therein may be made. -I therefore reserve the rightl and privilege of changing the form of the details of construction or otherwise altering the arrange ment of the correlated parts without departing .strip of material before or afterit is mounted y in position upon the garment. The other section from the spirit or the scope of the appended back section of the strip freely depends and said strip being also secured at its bottom end portion to said garment so as to form a loop for a horizontal belt, a horizontal belt engaging through said loop, and a fastener connecting said back section with said belt, whereby the belt may shift forwards and rearwardsby swinging said depending portion.
2. In combination with a garment, a vertical strip of material attached at its ends to said garment so as to form a loop for a belt, a back strap of material beneath said loop and attached at its top end only so that it freely depends, a horizontal belt engaging through said loop, and a fastener connecting the free end of said back strap with said belt, whereby the belt may shift forwards and rearwards by swinging said depending portion.
3. In combination with a garment, a vertical strip of material having its top end portion bent back of the front section thereof and secured at said bent portion to said garment so that the back section of the strip freely depends and said strip being also secured at its bottom end portion to said garment so as to form a loop for a horizontal belt, a horizontal belt engaging through said loop, and a fastener connecting said back section with said belt, whereby the belt may shift forwards and rearwards by swinging said depending portion, said garment being made of sections and having a seam with overlapping portions of garment material, and said strip of material being juxtaposed on said seam.