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A. D. 1882, 22nd MARCH. N 1394.

Chest Expanding Corset.


(This Invention received Provisional Protection only.)

PROVISIONAL SPECIFICATION left by Henry Manning Knight at the Office of the Commissioners of Patents on the 22nd March 1882.
HENRY MANNING KNIGHT of Wood Street in the City of London "A NEW OR IMPROVED CHEST EXPANDING CORSET"

    The object of this invention is to afford facilities for expanding the chest and preventing and curing round shoulders and stooping by means of a new construction of corset or combination of appliances therewith. For this purpose I provide or form the corset at the back with two straps which after being crossed on the back are passed over the shoulders and then back under each arm by preference through loops hooks or staples of leather or metal so as to prevent injury or discomfort to the arm pits and then through loops hooks or staples fixed at or near the middle of the back of the corset and then brought to the front where the two straps are fastened
    to buckles at or near the waist.   The more they are tightened up the more they will pull the shoulders back
    Or according to another arrangement the parts passing round the shoulders may be made as separate ring belts or loops to which straps are attached which pass round or through loops or hooks down to the waist at the back and then to buckles in front

    The straps may be elastic or otherwise or be composed of parts elastic and parts inelastic
    Instead of straps I may use cords or other such suitable means for the purpose.

LONDON: Printed by GsoIxcE E. B. Eyre and WILLIAM SPOTTISWOODE,
Printers to the Queen's most Excellent Majesty.
For Her Majesty's Stationery Office.
1882.