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Publication numberUS1157265 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 19, 1915
Filing dateMar 15, 1915
Priority dateMar 15, 1915
Publication numberUS 1157265 A, US 1157265A, US-A-1157265, US1157265 A, US1157265A
InventorsWilliam Tutelman
Original AssigneeWilliam Tutelman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Adjustable sleeve.
US 1157265 A
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1,157,265. Patented Oct. 19, 1915.






1,157,265. I Patented 0013.19, 1915.


INVENTOR I Vi Ilium Tu felman.


' 'Sleeves, which. the followinggis a specifiv magm s, or frniI DE PHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.


Specificationof Letters Patent. Patented Oct. 19, 19 15.

, Application fiiq s e t imters, 1913,.S eria 1 iTo.788,504[ Renew March 15,1315. Serial No. 14,5'14.-

To (ZZZ whom it magma I Be it known that I, WI LIAM'TirrE MaN,

a. citizen of the United vStates, residing in Philadelphia, county of Philadelphia,' State of Pennsylvania, have invented certainnew and useful Improvements in Adjustable cation. r

invention relates to adjustable shirt sleeves, and it has for oneobject to provide means for adjusting a, sleeve, particularly a shirt sleeve, which' may be employed sleeve; Fig. 5 is a view of strip readyto be the line 6 6 of Fig. 3 {and Fig. 7 isa trans- I without disfiguring theappearance'of the sleeve when in use in shortened condition.

A further object is to I provide .means whereby when the sleeve is not'shortened a portion of the means employed for that purpose may be concealed from view.

My invention comprehends theconstruc- 7 tion and arrangement of parts as herein after described, illustratedinthe drawing and particularly pointed out in the claims. It should be understood,"however, that changes in the. details of construction may be made within 'thescope of the claims without departing from ny invention.

In the drawings, Flgure- 1 1s,.a-.topfplan view of the body part ofa shirt andportions of a sleeve providediwith my invention, a portion of the adjusting means belng' partiallyconcealed; Fig. 2 is a frontelevation of the top portion of the body part and one sleeve of a shirt provided with my invention and showing the adjusting means in use; Fig. 3 is an enlarged sectional view taken longitudinally of the upper portion of. the sleeve and extending partially into the body of the shirt and showing in detail a construction embodying my invention.) Fig. I is a view similar to that shown in Fig. 3, showing the ad usting means in use to shorten a attached to a sleeve; Fig. 6 is a section on verse section of the tab employed for connection with the shirt sleeve to shorten the same. I r 1 Referring to the drawings, 1 designates the body part of a shirt and 2 the sleeves of the same. In the manufacture of shirts the sleeves and body parts are first constructed after which the sleeves are sewn into place in the armholes providedin the body part for them. However, if the sleeves are to be provided with'myinvention, a strip of ma-. 'terial 3, either the same or different in kind 7 from the material of the shirt, is placed in position inside the shirt. sleeve at its inner end against the lower side of its upper part- .and is secured thereto by the button hole threads employed in working or binding the button holes 4 cut through the strip and the sleeve of the shirt asshown in Fig. 1. Near one end of the strip '3 it is slit or cut as alinement with the slits or cuts 6.- A button 7 hole ,11 is then out and worked ata point nearthe folded end 10. The hole 11 is cut through the material of the tongue or tab 8 along a linein a plane at right angles to the plane of the saidtongue or tab, the said planebeing situated and extended between the} adjacent edges of the folded-over side;

parts 7. 'The threads employed in making,

the button hole 11 engage or catch the edges of, thesaid folded-over edges and securethem to the central or body portion of the tongue or tab. It will be seen that in this way a tab may be very cheaply and conveniently constructed in which no raw edges are present. I have also provided a transversely extending slit or hole 14; through the sleeve and inner end of the strip 3.

The strip having'been secured to'the sleeve by the threads of the button holes 4:, and the button hole 11 and the hole or slit l4 having been finished,the tongue or tab isfolded over the edge of the sleeve and the inner end of the latter isthen placed in position in the arm hole and secured therein inthe usual manner by a double row of'stitches 15.

These stitches 15 pass through the overturned tongue or tab, as shown'in Figs.

3 and 4, holding the sarne down andin'po- 'sition as shown.

holes may be changed as desired. It may be stated that these holes are for the reception of a button 16 adapted to be engaged in the button hole 11 in the tab. Other suitable means maybe employed if desired for connecting the said tab to the sleeve to in use,

- arm-hole I of a gan nentI; I

which is very impo thereby concealed.

anddisfiguremerit of sh1rt..

1 In; Figs. 2 and; 4; hayeillustrated ztlleitabs; hewi ng the-fcld in' the sleeve occa sioned-hy its'be'in shortened.

By, n i' ti ml are. Pr F ee -r means:fdlrarljustingtlle length the sleeves] of'a shirt, Whichmeans'is so constructed to' cause" p'racticallyfnc difie'rence ini the ap'f pe'arance of the shirt, Such means frnaygb'ej provided upon a shirt Withcut f 1 terially to the "usual cost of m ursem eg r mtf Qil, li t isifi isli standpoint.

l. Sleeve ad ust ngnleanscornprlsrng; a]

Strip ve: i id ii rfi nsa asset. be n? end "thereoih'fo'lded ever toward each other tdbring their edges into prcxil'nityftof each i 3 other and to fbrrn a relatively narrow per-jtion', the said I strip being secured t the inner side of a sleeve its'innerend p rticnhy 'the threads efbuttcn" hcles Y: in said-sleeve andstrip, and the SaldLIQltively na-rrcrr strip being fclded and p'roi' idedbwith a button: hole, and;:h'ei ngj then folded-over the edge bf the sleeire secured in such folded over 'positicn'by the threads by which the sleeve is seemed Copies of thispatent xnay be {obtained fqr five cents each, by addressing the .Qom mi ssicner of Platte n'csj,'" f

By thus providing. means. for concealing-the tah when ngt in use, I obviaterth'e 'objehticn16f unsightlifi'ess the p e nce; 9i; th :i

hole orslitll, as shown ire-Figs land 3,;a-nd-:- 2; The; ccinbinatioficf a *s'h-ir tisleevey m stri p securedthereto ,uponits interiorfsi'de at i s-in seesd nast estseidsrr p havinge.w "'tb'rfgue lilie "pertion ifoldedEver the edge of V sgticLsl-eeye, and secured in such folded over iflpnsition by the threads which" secure-the slehye cini-ethe arm-hole of the shirt ybgdyf he seid 1 6.??? n i r p. a l b on- 11"(51es ektendfng: longitudinally unrest-{the threads of which secure sai d strip 'to said V endin Mime! 1 0 1 1 semi; when a e ve end:- else havi a: tran v s ly X- h ide of he, sl ie Qf ong kelmfiionl;

H a r Qmil? 22 91 shirts Yey a, strip s'cured theretc ,up on 'its interiorfside at itsinner end por ticn, said strip havingva tongue-like pcrtion fqlded' over the edgebi sa icl'rsleeye ari sec 'edin suchfqldedcver'f the edge 0 ft e sleeve" for id: te ses-' por i I In eny l z at i l iiejth e e b li gf as my nt nsyliheveh r x te i i nedmr ithjlder of "usepiembe A,-

name this .th ad i h h' w his I holecf theshi'rt body a d v 1 st p a i sirens? versely egtending slit situated adjacent t0 d h'erqepti ll ,Qf

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U.S. Classification2/269
Cooperative ClassificationA41D1/06