Improvement in oversleeves
US 216115 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
A. P. SMITH. Over-Sleeve.
No. 216,115; Patented June 3,1879.
N.PETF.RS, PHOTOJJTHOGRAPHER, WA$HINGTON. D. C.
UNITED STATES PATENT OEEIoE.
AUGUSTUS P. SMITH, OF ROCK FALLS, ILLINOIS.
IM PROVEI yIENT IN OVERSLEEVES.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 216,115, dated June 3, 1879; application filed June 3, 1878.
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, AUGUSTUS 1?. SMITH, of Rock Falls, in the county of VVhiteside and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Over-sleeves; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description thereof, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon.
The nature of my invention consists in an oversleeve provided at or near the lower end with an interior web having an elastic cord or its equivalent around its inner edge, and the sleeve adapted for attachment at its upper end by means of a spring-clamp or suitable device, as will be hereinafter more fully set forth.
In the annexed drawings, to which reference is made, and which fully illustrate my invention, Figure 1 shows the mouth or lower end of my over-sleeve. Fig. .2 is a longitudinal section, and Fig. 3 a side view, of the same.
A represents the body of the oversleeve. B is a web, made of any suitable material and fitted to fill the interval between the inside of the sleeve A and the arm. The outer edge of the web is stitched to the inside of the oversleeve A, and its inner edge held by an elastic cord or band, (1, around the arm.
If desired, the web B may consist of the end of the sleeve turned in and stitched at the required point to the inner side of itself.
The elastic cord or band a should be of such length as to easily adjust itself to the arm.
This oversleeve is intended for use by writers, artisans, and others who desire to protect the undersleeves from dust. The inside web and elastic cord fully accomplish this object, and at the same time they cause the sleeve to retain its natural shape and appearance on the arm, and it can be easily put 011 and taken off as required.
To the upper end of the sleeve A, I have shown attached a spring-clamp, G, which fastens into the undersleeve, and retains the oversleeve at any desired height without in any way interfering with the movement of the arm; but I do not limit myself to such special suspending device.
I am aware that an overslecve provided with elastic cord or its equivalent near the lower end, to confine it to the arm, is not new, and I do not claim such, broadly, as my invention.
Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters'Iatent, is-- As a new article of manufacture, a detachable protector or oversleeve for the sleeves of shirts or other garments, consisting of the body A, provided with the interior partition or diaphragm, B, near its outer end, and havin g central opening and the elastic cord a, all constructed substantially as described, and adapted to be suspended from the shirt-sleeve by the clamp O or other suitable means of attachment.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I affix my signature in presence of Witnesses:
J OHN W. ALEXANDER, M. S. BONMAN.