Title:
Bathing trunks
United States Patent 2166514


Abstract:
This invention relates to bathing trunks for men, women, and children, of the type made from knitted, woven, sheet rubber, or other material, and adapted to fit closely around the waist and to provide a covering for the lower portion of the body. One object of the present invention is to provide...



Inventors:
William, Zapis
Application Number:
US22188238A
Publication Date:
07/18/1939
Filing Date:
07/29/1938
Assignee:
William, Zapis
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
2/234, 2/403, 2/406, D02/738
International Classes:
A41D7/00
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Description:

This invention relates to bathing trunks for men, women, and children, of the type made from knitted, woven, sheet rubber, or other material, and adapted to fit closely around the waist and to provide a covering for the lower portion of the body.

One object of the present invention is to provide the trunks with a slide fastener of the "Zipper" or like type, whereby the garment may be I1 completely opened to facilitate removal after the wearer has donned an outer garment over such trunks. Another object is to provide a slide fastening means whereby the garment may be separated into two side portions for independent re) moval.

With these and other objects in, view the invention consists in the novel construction and arrangement of parts hereinafter described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing, and particularly pointed out in the appended claims, it being understood that various changes in the form, proportions, and minor details may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention or sacrificing any of the advantages 5-, thereof.

Fig. 1 is a front view of a garment made in accordance with this invention; Fig. 2 is a view of the same garment opened for removal.

no The garment shown on the drawing may be made from knitted or woven textile material, or from sheet rubber, or other suitable or convenient material, and may be shaped or fashioned to conform to the contours of the body, and the , 5 edges of the waist and leg openings may be bound or finished off in any desired or usual manner.

The slide fastenings 26 are manipulated by a slide 21 which is formed with a slot 28 through which a waist belt 29 is adapted to pass in such 4A manner that the belt when passed through the usual retaining straps 25 effectively retains the slide 21 in position to retain the fasteners or "Zippers" in their closed position.

The trunks comprise two side portions each consisting of a front part 30 and a rear part 31 having the co-engaging slide fasteners 26 extending from the waist line at the back of the garment downwardly beneath the crotch and upwardly to the waist line at the front of the garw. ment. With this form of garment the separation of the two side sections by means of the slide fastener permits of the two side parts being independently removed by drawing the same downwardly each over one leg, so that the trunks may be conveniently removed in separate parts after certain of the outer garments have been donned by the wearer.

The conveniently removable bathing trunks forming the subject of the present invention are adapted fqr use by men, women, and children and provide means whereby the trunks may be conveniently removed while certain of the outer garments are being worn. The trunks may be conveniently removed , after the wearer has donned outer trousers or slacks.

Although the drawing and the above specification disclose the best mode in which I have contemplated embodying my invention, I desire to be in no way limited to the details of such disclosure, for in the further practical application of my invention many changes in form and construction may be made as circumstances may require or experience suggest, without departing from the spirit of the invention within the scope of the appended claimn.

In its preferred form the fastening means consists of "Zippers" or slide fasteners, but it will be understood that I do not restrict myself to 5 this type of fastening and rows or series of buttons, hooks, or suitable snap or press fasteners may be employed within the scope of this invention.

What I claim is: 1. Bathing trunks of the character described comprising two leg encircling ring shaped portions, fastening means for connecting said portions together along the central back, crotch, and front lines of the trunks, an actuating member for said fastening means, a slot in said member; and a waist encircling belt connected to the upper edge of the trunks and passed through said slot.

2. Bathing trunks of the character described comprising two exactly similar sections, each consisting of a closed ring to encircle a leg, and front, back, crotch, and waist portions, fastening means of the "Zipper" type for connecting the two sections together along a central line 43 extending around the back, front, and crotch of the garment, a slide for the actuation of the "Zipper", a belt connected to the trunks around the waist portionthereof, and a slot formed in the said slide and penetrated by said belt to retain the slide in position to prevent opening of the garment.

NVIELLAM ZAPIS.