(ModeL) S. DQBLAKE. PANTALOONS AND OVERALLS.
Patented June 2, 1885.
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llrnrnn drains Parent SAMUEL DIGGS BLAKE, OF DALLAS, TEXAS.
PANTALOONS AND OVERALLS.
SJPECIPICAI'ION forming part of Letters Patent No. 3183455, dated June 2, 1885.
Application filed July 3, 1884. lModel.)
To all whont it may concern.-
Be it known that I, SAMUEL Dress BLAKE, of Dallas, in the State of Texas, have invented certain Improvemcntsin Pantaloons and Overalls, of which the following is a specification.
The aim of this invention is to provide pantaloons adapted for the use of those accustomed to ride in the saddle, and for others by whom they are subjected to severe strain and wear.
To this end it consists in a garment cut in four pieces of peculiar form united in a peculiar manner, whereby the seat and crotch and the inner sides of the legs are made of double thickness and the leg and crotch both rendered seamless, in order that they may be worn without the discomfort attending the use of garments in which heavy scams or welts exist at the middle.
Referring to the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a front elevation of a pair of my improved pants. Fig. 2 is arear elevation of the same. Figs. 3 and 4 are views of the two patterns or sections composing one side of the garment. Fig. 5 is a vertical central section on the line a; a" of Fig. 2, showing the formation of the inside of the leg.
In proceeding to construct my garment I provide for each side two patterns or blanks, A and B, of the form represented in Figs. 3 and at. These two blanks have their outer edges, c and b, of a straight or slightly curved form and adapted to be stitched to each other to form the outside or side seam of the garment. The blank A has its upper inner edge, 0, cut of a straight or substantially straight form from the top or band downward to the crotch in the ordinary manner. Instead of being continued downward in the usual form from this point, the edge of the garment is curved upward and inward, as shown, in such manner as to form a flap or extension, (1, dc signed to he carried backward upon the rear portion of the leg, as hereinafter explained. It will be perceived that this extension dis curved upward so as to cover and protect in part the seat of the pantaloons, and that from this uppermost point it is curved gradually downward toward the lower end of the leg. The usual form of the blank is indicated by the dotted line 6, and the portion lying outside of this line is the port-ion to which my invention relates. It will be observed that this extension is of considerable width, so as to over lap the rear portion of the leg and to give the same a double thickness. The blank B for the rear portion of the leg has its inner edge, f, of a straight or substantially straight form from the top downward to the crotch to produce the usual straight scam in the middle of the back of the garment. Commencing at the crotch, however, the inner edge is curved upward to form a point or proj ection,g,and curved thence downward to the bottom of the leg. The line on which the inner edge of the leg is ordinarily cut is represented by the dotted line It. It will be observed that I have extended the edge of the blank a considerable distance upward beyond this line, thus forming the eX tension Z of considerable width, designed to overlap the front portion of the leg on the inner side.
In proceeding to form one side of the garment I unite the blanks A and B at the outer edges in the ordinary manner. I then bring them together at the inner edges, lapping the portion Z of the back pattern, B, over the edge of the front pattern, A, to the extent indicated by the dotted line on. I then stitch the overlapping edge of the pattern firmly to the body of the opposite pattern. The result of this action is to produce a leg and one side of abody in the form represented in Fig. 5, the inside of the leg being made of a considerable thickness, and each leg being re-enforced or strengthened on the rear side for a considerable dis tance above the crotch. I next form the 0p posite side of the garment in like manner, after which the two portions are brought together, the flaps g lapped in such manner as to produce a double thickness in the crotch, and the two portions stitched together at the middle, through the crotch and along the back seam. As a result of this operation I have a garment, such as represented in Figs. 1 and 2, havinga double thickness on the inside of the leg, in the seat, and in the crotch, and without the usual center scam in the seat and crotch.
A garment thus produced is not only cheap, neat, and serviceable, but is highly advantageous in that it has no center seam to rip and no thick or projecting surfaces at the middle to annoy the wearer.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim is 1. In a pair of pantaloons, a leg, A, having its inner side and its seat re-enforced by an extension, cl, formed, as described and shown,
on one of the inner edges and lapped and stitched on the other inner edge of the same le 2. In apair of pantaloons, theleg composed of the two patterns A and B, having their inner edges formed with the extensions (1, e, Z,
and g, constructed and arranged to overlap, as described and shown, whereby the legs are given a double thickness in the seat and also on the inner sides from the crotch at the lower ends.
3. A pair of pantaloons the seat of which is of double thickness, produced by extending and overlapping the inner forward edge of each leg on the rear edge of the same leg in the manner described and shown.
4. In a pair of pantaloons, the leg consisting of the parts A and B, the former having an inside extension d, and the latter an inside extension the two lapped and united, as
shown, whereby the garment is given a double I thickness in the crotch and in the seat. In testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand this 28th day of June, 1884, in the presence of two attesting witnesses.
SAMUEL DIGGS BLAKE. Witnesses:
JOHN T. ARMS, WVM. H. SHIPLEY.