US 1882179 A
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Oct. 11, 1932. F. A. DALY CLEANING AND POLISHING CLOTH Filed Feb. 5, 1952 STATES PATEr FRANK A. DALY, OF PAWTUGKEI, R-HODE ISLAND, ASSIGNOR TO WILLIAM WALLACE,
POTTER, OF PAWTUCKET, RHODE ISLAND CLEANING AND POLISHING CLOTH Application filed February 5, 1932. Serial'No. 591,192.
A very desirable form of cleaning and polishing cloth for the surfaces of-automob-iles and the likeis that of a mitt or glove. Each of these forms, however, has disadvantages in regard to sizes and retention on An ob ect of my in- I the hand when in use. vention is to provide such a cloth for application to and covering the hand which will be free from the objections to boththe mitt and nthe glove and which will have other advantages.
My invention consists in the cleaning or polishing cloth having a form or construction described by or included within the 1 terms or scope of the appended claims.
In the accompanying drawing:
Fig. 1 is a plan view of such a cloth em bodying my invention, the hand being shown in dotted lines;
Fig. 2 is a section on the line 2-2 of Fig. 1.
Briefly described, a cloth embodying my invention is, in efiect, a bag or sack in a more or less flattened state or condition of a size or area to fit loosely over the entire hand so as to completely enclose the palm, fingers and thumb thereof, roughly of circular contour with a scalloped edge, anda wrist portion, and closed all around its edge excepting for the opening at the wrist portion for thrusting in and removing the hand. it is made of two duplicate pieces or halves of cloth, 10, each of the contour just stated and sewed together along the edge from one side of the wrist portion at the opening thereof to the other side. Thus all around the portion that covers the hand and fingers formed by the scallops, there are radially short or shallow pockets 11, and in a number greater than the number of the four fingers and thumb of the hand, any
convenient ones of which may be engaged by the tips of the fingers and thumb so that the same article is available for use regardless of considerable variation in the sizeof the hand and without any particular care in ai thrusting the fingers and thumb of the hand into any particular pockets and'permitting of the shifting of the fingers and thumb from one set of engaged pockets to another in the use of the device.
And not only are there the practical advantages just set forth, but the article has a symmetrical contour and appearance which renders it attractive looking when displayed or exhibited for sale and which makes'it immaterial which side up it is applied to the hand,-this last-named consideration distinguishing it from a mitt or glove construction which includes a finger stall. And moreover, full use of both sides of the device is assured, since at one time one side may be over the palm and therefore, the side that is used in cleaning or polishing and at another time it will be the opposite side.
The material or fabric of. which the cleaner or polisher is made is of a nature readily to abslorb and hold cleaning or polishing mater1a By reason of the symmetrical and flat form of the article, the opposite outer sides may be decorated by suitable designs and used for advertising purposes. When used to carry advertisements, the article might be profitably given away as at gasoline filling stations to customers or patrons.
One side of the cloth can be used for cleaning and the other side for polishing," and the symmetrical form of the article lends itself to this because it can be readily turned around on thehand for identical engagement of the fingersin the inverted or re-' versed positions.
What I claim is:
1. A cleaning or polishing mitten com prising a fiatbag having a scalloped contour that provides finger tip engaging pocketsmore in number than the fingers and thumb of the hand of the user, such pockets reach- V ing to and constituting the exterior edge of the mitten as a complete article...
2. A cleaning or polishing mitten cornprising a flat bag having a scalloped contour that provides finger tip engaging pockets more in number than the fingers and thumb of the hand of the user and being substantially circular in form With a wrist portion opposite the pockets for thrusting in and removing the hand and accommodating the Wrist of the user.
In testimony whereof I hereunto afiix my] signature.
V A. DALY.