Commemorated in popular song, trivia, the story of Otto Titzling is a tragic tale of invention and theft....
Titzling, was a German immigrant living in New York City in 1912. It was while employed at a factory making women's undergarments that he met an aspiring opera singer named Swanhilda Olafsen. Miss Olafsen, was a large woman who complained to Titzling that her corsets were not only uncomfortable to wear but failed to provide adequate support.
With the help of his assistant, Hans Delving, he invented a new kind of undergarment the chest halter which proved to be a commercial success. However Titzling neglected to take out a patent.
French-born fashion designer Philippe de Brassiere stole Titzling's designs and started manufacturing competing products in the early 1930s. Titzling sued de Brassiere for patent infringement. In a court battle the two men fought to prove ownership of the concept. In the end Titzling lost the case and died penniless and unappreciated. This is why nobody buys a titsling
It’s a pity that the story was inventied by Canadian author Wallace Reyburn for his book The Uplifting Tale of Otto Titzling and the Development of the Bra. … Still Bette Midler got a song out of it and why pass up on the chance to raid Youtube Enjoy!
Source: About Urban Legends