To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, SEYMOUR. H. ROSENBERG, of New Haven, in the county of New Haven and State of Connecticut, have invented a new Improvement in Corsets; and I do hereby declare the following, when taken in connection with accompanying drawing and the letters of reference marked thereon, to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, and which said drawing constitutes part of this specification, and represents a rear view.
This invention relates to an improvement in corsets designed particularly for misses' wear, the object being to make the corset a convenient and comfortable shoulder-brace; and it consists in the construction as hereinafter described, and more particularly recited in the claims.
A represents one part and B the other part of the back, the two laced together in the usual manner. At the upper end of each part, at the back, a strap, C, is attached, arranged to pass over to the front, return under the arm through the loop a an the back; its end portion provided With series of eyelets b, the strap extending across the back, so that one of said eyelets maybe engaged with an eye, d, on the opposite part of the corset.
On the back, near the upper edge of the corset, a strap, D, is attached to one side at the shoulder-line, as at e, which extends across to the opposite side; where a buckle or equivalent connection, f, is attached at the same shoulder-line on that side, and with which the strap D is engaged to draw the parts together across the shoulder blades.
The corset is placed upon the girl, the two shoulder-straps drawn over the respective shoulders and secured in a close yet comfortable position for the wearer, then the strap D is drawn as tight as will be convenient or comfortable for the wearer, and may be increased as the wearer becomes accustomed to it, and by which the shoulders are drawn backward, causing the chest to be thrown outward, as in shoulder-braces.
I am aware that corsets have been made with shoulder-straps attached to the back, and therefore do not claim such a construction; but
What I do claim is--
1. The herein-described corset, laced at the back, each part constructed with a strap extending from the back over the shoulder, returned under the arm through a loop on the back, and secured at the back to the opposite part, substantially as described.
2. The herein-described corset, laced at the back, each part constructed with a strap extending from the back over the shoulder, returned under the arm through a loop on the back, and secured at the back to the opposite part, combined with the strap D, attached near the upper edge of one part at the shoulder-line, and a buckle attached at the same point on the opposite side, with which the said strap will engage, substantially as described.
SEYMOUR H. ROSENBERG.
Jos. C. EARLE,
J. H. SHUMWAY.