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They Invented What? (No. 199)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on April 7, 2011

U.S. Pat. No. 4,343,045:  Shoulder garment.

What is claimed is:

1. A garment comprising a main body section adapted to extend over the upper chest and shoulders of the wearer, a fringe area secured along the entire lower edges of said main body section and depending downwardly therefrom, said fringe area comprising a plurality of threads or cords, a pair of strap members detachably secured to the inner surface of said garment, said pair of strap members extending below the arm pits of the wearer thereof and extending to the back portion of the garment and detachably secured thereto, said strap members maintaining the garment in proper position on the upper chest area and the shoulders of the wearer of the garment.

2. The structure recited in claim 1 wherein said straps are secured to the inner side of the garment when the straps are not in use.

3. The structure recited in claim 1 wherein said straps criss-cross at both the front and rear areas of the wearer of the garment when the straps are employed to maintain the garment in position on the shoulder of the wearer.

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