|Publication number||US2318785 A|
|Publication date||May 11, 1943|
|Filing date||Nov 26, 1941|
|Priority date||Nov 26, 1941|
|Publication number||US 2318785 A, US 2318785A, US-A-2318785, US2318785 A, US2318785A|
|Inventors||Kopplin Charles D|
|Original Assignee||Kopplin Charles D|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (21), Classifications (4)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Patented May 11, 1943 UNETED STATES PATENT @FICE MITTEN Charles D. Kopplin, Minneapolis, Minn.
Application November 26, 1941, Serial No. 420,484
My invention provides a simple and highly emcient improvement in mittens which especially adapt the same for use in coid weather by hunters and others who, at times, project a thumb and more or less of the fingers for temporary use. In the designing of this improved mitten I provide an opening that is adapted to be closed by interlocking fasteners such as those known to the trade as zippers or Talons. As an important feature, the opening to which the fasteners are applied is extended along one edge of the glove just back of the thumb. This extension of the opening in back of the thumb is important as will hereinafter more fully appear.
The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing wherein like characters indicate like parts throughout the several Views.
Referring to the drawing:
Fig. 1 is a View in perspective showing the improved mitten with the slit or opening closed by the fasteners;
Fig. 2' is a similar View in perspectivel showing the slit opened up for projection of the thumb and at least the forenger; and
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary view in perspective taken approximately on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2.
The body of the mitten is indicated by the numeral 5, and the thumb thereof by the numeral 6. The slot or opening, which extends along one edge of the mitten just back of the thumb, is indicated by the numeral i, and the interlocking fasteners are indicated by the numeral 8.
Fig. 2 illustrates the importance of placing the slit or opening just back of the thumb rather than along the opposite edge or intermediate portion of the mitten. It permits the wearers thumb a to be projected simply by turning forward the mitten thumb and likewise permits the forenger b to be projected Without turning or twisting the mitten on the hand. If only the thumb is to be projected, the slide 9 of the fastening devices can be moved close up to the thumb. If the forefinger is also to be projected, the slide should be moved to the extreme position such as shown in Fig. 2, and this will permit several or ali of the fingers to be projected from the mitten.
The efficiency and desirability of this device 'has been demonstrated in actual practice.
In practice the slide 6, instead of being arranged to move from the upper position shown in Fig. 1, toward the point of the mitten, could be arranged to slide from the point of the mitten to the upper position to open the slot.
The slit in the mitten body extends along one edge of the mitten, on what may be called the forenger side or edge, as distinguished from a slit extending through the palm of the mitten or along that edge of mitten that may be called the little finger side. The important thing is that the slit is back of or laterally outward of the base of the thumb stall portion, and is so close thereto that when the slit is opened, the operators thumb and forenger may be projected through the slit.
What I claim is:
A mitten having a thumb portion formed with a slit extended along one edge thereof just back of the mitten thumb and provided with interlocking fasteners, the said slit and interlocking fasteners being extended from a point approximately at the tip portion of the body of the mitten to a point approximately at the base of the mitten thumb.
CHARLES D. KOPPLIN.
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