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Publication numberUS890792 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication date16 Jun 1908
Filing date1 Apr 1907
Priority date1 Apr 1907
Publication numberUS 890792 A, US 890792A, US-A-890792, US890792 A, US890792A
InventorsAdolphus G Peine
Original AssigneeAdolphus G Peine
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 890792 A
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To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, ADoLPHUs G. PEINE, a citizen of the United States of America, and

resident of Chicago, Cook county, Illinois,

have invented a certain new and useful Improvement in Trousers, of which the following is a specification.

My invention relates to trousers.

It has long been the custom to crease the trousers down the front, and also at the back. With some kinds of cloth the crease will stay for some time,but in others the creasing must be done often in order to keep the trousers in proper condition. I overcome this trouble y stitching the creases in the trousers, and such stitching not only makes the creases permanent, but also serves to stay the cloth and prevent bagging at the knees. Other means, however, can be employed for permanently securing the thin flat folds in the cloth, so that each fold serves a double purpose,t'. c. it serves both as a crease for giving the desired appearance, and as a stay for preventing bagging at the knee. In an event, the creases can be pressed flat in the usual manner, after being made permanent, so that the eflect is the same as with the ordinary crease. Furthermore, it has been the custom, more or less, to trim the trousers with braid down the sides, and to get a somewhat similar effect by running lap-seams down the sides. Braid, however, is by some considered a little too pronounced, or may not suit the fancy for other reasons; and lapseams are by some considered objectionable, or by others as not being sufficiently extreme or pronounced. I meet these requirements, in a large measure, by splitting the outer seams of the trousers, and by backing the same with braid. The braid is ordinarily concealed, but the movements of the legs will tend to open the seams, particularly at the knees, thus giving a glimpse of the braid. With dark braid and light goods the effect is surprisingly attractive.

In the accompanying drawings, Fi re 1 is a perspective of a pair of trousers em odying my'invention. Fig. 2 is a cross section on line 2-2 in Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a side elevation of the trousers shown in Fig. 1. Fig. 4 is an enlarged cross section of the side seam. Fig. 5 is an enlarged cross section of the rear crease.

As thus illustrated, the trouser-le s are made of front ieces A and back pleces the same stitche together at 111.1181 and side Specification of Letters Patent Application filed April 1, 1907.

Patented June 16, 1908.

Serial No. 365,664.

seams. .The front pieces A have creases a, and the back pieces B have creases b, as illustrated. The back creases extend from 1 to 2, and the front creases from 3 to 4. In this way the front creases are longer than the rear creases. Each crease is stitched in the manner shown in Fig. 5, in order to makeit permanent. Preferably, the stitching is as near the'crest or edge of the crease as possible, and of a character to practically be invisible. In this way each crease is permanent, and, furthermore, the creases form stays for keeping the knees from bagging. The side seams are split and backed by braid C, as shown. Each side seam has flaps cc that serve normally to conceal the braid. When the cloth is subjected to strain, or When the knee is bent, then the braid is exposed. This gives a novel and attractive appearance to the trousers. The stitched creases and the open side seams backed by braid combine to make the trousers attractive and durable.

By my invention I provide .a thin fiat crease which .is permanent, the stitching thereof extendin through the double thickat the knee, and no cords or other similar devices are necessary. As far as I am aware, therefore, a thin fiat trousers crease made permanent by stitching; or other suitable means, extendin throu h the double thickness of the cloth ormed y the crease, for the purpose specified, is broadly new.

An important, and perhaps the most important, consideration or aspect of my invention is simply this: That I provide a crease which is ermanent, but which does not interfere w1th the pressing of the trousers in the usual manner. In other Words, each thin flat crease is adapted to be ironed flat with the cloth of'each leg, as no cords or reinforcing strips are employed. The crease is of the leg of thetrousers.

' pressed, to form the creases, the stitching canvner. I am, therefore, the first to provide a permanent crease of such thickness and character that it can be ironed fiat with the cloth The cloth can be myself to the exact construction or details of my invention, except as expressly stated in the following claims What I claim as myinventlon is:

- 1. A pair of trousers providedwith s lit or 0 en side seams backed by braid, su stantlally as set forth.

2. Trousers having le portions, each of said leg portions being f0 ded upon itself and thereafter pressed to form a crease, and a row 2 of stitching extending longitudinally of the folded ortions, along a line removed from the fol ed edge, whereby a permanent crease is provided at said folded edge, substantially as described.

3. Trousers having leg ortions, each of said leg portions being fol ed upon itself at opposite points and stitched longitudinally o the folded portions along a line removed from the folded edge, to form a reinforced creasing rib, substantially as described.

Signed by me at Chicago, Cook county,llli nois, this 19th day of March 1907.





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Cooperative ClassificationA41D1/06