Improvement in wristlets
US 215671 A
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O. L. QUOSBARTH. Wristleti No. 215,671. Patented May .20, 1879.
N- PETERS, PHOTO-LITHDGRAPHERI, WASHXNGTDN. D. C
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
CHARLES L. QUOSBARTH, OF NEW YORK, Y.
IMPROVEMENT IN WRISTLETS.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 215,671. dated May 20, 1879; application filed October 16, 1878.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that 1, CHARLES L. QUos- BARTH, of the city, county, and State of New York, have invented a new and useful 1mprovement in Wrist-lets, which improvement is fully set forth in the following specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 represents a side view of a wristlet containing my invention. Fig. 2 is a like view thereof, looking in an opposite direction to Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a longitudinal section of the same. Fig. 4 is a cross-section of the same.
Similar letters indicate corresponding parts.
My invention consists in a wristlet or armlet which is intended especially for ladies wear, and which is constructed of an oval, or approximately oval, shaped face-plate or band of hard rubber or other similar elastic material, having detached overlapping ends, a lining of flannel or other similar material, and edge-trimmings of fur, so that while, by the face-plate or band, the article is stiffened, ornamented, and held shut, the lining and edgetrimmings render the same very warm and comfortable to the wrist, and the latter, moreover, add to the good appearance of the arride.
In the drawings, the letterA designates the face-plate or band, B is the lining, and O C the edge-trimmings, of my Wristlet.
The face-plate or band A may be made of any material which is elastic and capable of supporting itself on the wrist, such as hard rubber, shell or imitation of shell, horn, sheet metal, ivory, or imitation of ivory, and is provided with perforations alon gits edges, sothat thread or cord may be stitched through the same for the purpose of connecting with said faceplate or band an interior lining of flannel or other suitable fabric and fur border-trimmings.
This face-plate or band is bent to an oval, or approximately oval, shape, and its ends, which are left detached, are made to lap over each other like a bracelet, the plate being moreover of suitable width to cover the wrist, and being ornamented by cutting out the same in any desirable way.
To make the lining B, I use flannel, felt, or any other fibrous or textile material. This lining covers the entire inner surface of the face-plate or band A, and it is secured thereto by a line of stitching, a, or by any other suitable means.
The edge-trimmin gs C (J are made of fur, and they are secured to the opposite edges of the face-plate or band A, either by stitching-the same to the lining B, or by inserting the edges thereof beneath the lining and securing the trimmings and the lining by one and the same line of stitching- The face-plate or band A serves to strengthen my wristlet and preserve its shape, besides imparting thereto an ornamental appearance, while, by reason of its elastic character, the article is thereby held in a closed condition or clamped on the wrist.
The efi'ect of the lining B and edge-trimmings O O is to render the wristlet warm and comfortable to the wrist, while the edge-trimmings also improve the appearance of the article.
I am aware that a cuff or wristlet made of fur or similar material and clamped against the wrist by an interior spring is not new, and I do not claim such as my invention.
What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
A wristlet consisting of a face-plate or band of hard rubber or other similar elastic material, lined on the inside with flannel or other suitable, fabric, and having lines of perforations along its edges, and having attached to it a suitable fur border trimming, secured in position by means of thread stitched through the trimming and said face-plate or band, sub stantially as herein shown and described.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing I hereunto set my hand and seal this 12th day of October, 1878.
CHARLES LUDWIG QUOSBARTH. [L. 3.]
Witnesses J. VAN SANTVOORD, E. F. KASTENHUBER.