Front page & Index Current U.S. Class: 450/156
Corset
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
MAX ADLER, OF NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT, ASSIGNOR TO MAYER, STROUSE & CO., OF SAME PLACE.

IMPROVEMENT IN CORSETS.

Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 201,978, dated April 2, 1875; application filed March 4,1878.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, MAX ADLER, of New Haven, in the county of New Haven and State of Connecticut, have invented anew Improvement in Corsets; and I do hereby declare the following, when taken in connection with the accompanying drawings and the letters of reference marked thereon, to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, and which said drawings constitute part of this specification, and represent, in--

This invention relates to an improvement in the method of cutting corsets with a view to saving material and produing a perfect form; and it consists in the several parts of the shape shown and described; which together form one-half the corset.   Each half is cut in several pieces, each marked, respectively, 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 in Fig. 2.   The part 1, forming the front, is cut expanding slightly from the top to the point cc, and thence downward to the bottom, the point a being the lower point of the first gore, 2, the corresponding edge of which is stitched to the first part from the top down to the point a.   The third part is curved or slightly expanding on both edges from the top down to the points d which is the lower point of the gores.   The opposite edge of the first gore, 2, is stitched to the corresponding portion of the part 3, and from that point downward the two parts 1 and 3 are stitched together. The second gore, 4, is stitched to the part 3 on the opposite edge from the gore 2, and the part 5, of shape as shown, is 'stitched to the opposite edge of the gore, and thence downward to the part 3. The part 5 expands from the gore downward, to give the requisite curvature to the hips.   The part 6 contracts from the top about half way down, and then expands for the hip-extension; and the rear part 7 also expands from near the center downward; and the rear edge of the part 7 is provided with eyelets for fastening in the usual manner.

I claim--

The herein-described corset, each half of which is composed of the parts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7, constructed and arranged as described.

MAN ADLER.

Witnesses:
  JOHN E. EARLE,
  H. A. KITSON.