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Publication numberUS2414845 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 28, 1947
Filing dateSep 26, 1944
Priority dateSep 26, 1944
Publication numberUS 2414845 A, US 2414845A, US-A-2414845, US2414845 A, US2414845A
InventorsWulsin Frederick R
Original AssigneeWulsin Frederick R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2414845 A
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Patented Jan. 28, 1947 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE (Granted under the act of March 3, 1883, as

amended April 3i), 1928; 370 O. G. 757) 3 Claims.

The invention described herein, if patented, may be manufactured and used by or for the Government for governmental purposes, without the payment to me of any royalty thereon.

The present invention relates to an outer garment and has for its primary object to provide a novel construction of wristlets, whereby they may be permanently attached to the sleeves of overcoats and similar garments in such manner that the attaching means are entirely concealed from exterior view, and the wristlets will present the appearance of sweater sleeves protruding beyond the ends of the coat sleeves.

Another object of the invention resides in a mounting or attaching means on the wristlet such that it may be secured to the'interior of the coat sleeve immediately above its lower edge, so as to avoid interference with the shirt sleeves or jacket sleeves of the wearer when his arms are inserted int@ the sleeves of a garment to which the articles are attached.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will be apparent from the following description when teken in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view of the wristlet in use.

Figure 2 is an enlarged fragmental sectional view of the wristlet associated with the lower portion of a coat sleeve.

Figure 3 is a perspective View of the wristlet and its attaching flange.

In prior inventions of this general type in which attempts have been made to combine wristlets with overcoats and similar outer garments, the resulting article has not been altogether satisfactory. In many instances the wristlet was attached to the lower end of a short inner sleeve in more or less the shape of an inverted frustum of a cone, the large end of the cone being attached to the sleeve of the garment at a very substantial distance above the lower end of the sleeve, as to support the wristlet internally of the This arrangement has proved to be entirely unsatisfactory because the attaching means, being located a substantial distance above the lower end of the sleeve, interfered with the jacket sleeve oi the wearer when his arm was inserted sleeve of the outer garment. This prior ruction was also defective in that it tended to push back the inner sleeve of the wearer so as to reduce the thermal insulation on the lower part Y oi the forearm. On the other hand, if the wristlets of these earlier types were attached to the interior of the sleeve of the outer garment adjacent the lower end of the sleeve, to avoid the objection just mentioned, the resultant article presented an unattractive appearance because of the protrusion of the connecting means beyond the sleeve, and also failed to support the wristlet in proper relation to the wrist of the wearer.

These defects in the prior art devices have been overcome by the present invention; and while the attachment is illustrated as associated with an cvercoat. it is to be understood that it y may be employed with equal effectiveness in association with many other types of outer garments.

Referring to the drawing in detail, thenumeral l indicates an overcoat provided with the usual sleeves 2, from the lower ends of which the wristlets embodying the present invention are shown as protruding.

Numeral 3 indicates the wristlet itself which is preferably formed of knitted material in substantially tubular form. In relaxed condition, the wristlet is of slightly less diameter than the wrist of the wearer and is adapted to be extended to encircle and snugly engage the wrist.

Integrally formed on the upper or inner-end of the wristlet 3 is an annular flange or a disc-like portion 4, preferably woven from the same material used in forming the wristlet 3. The ilange or disc portion 4 is arranged to extend laterally from the wristlet 3 in a plane substantially at right angles to the longitudinal axis of the wristlet. The outer periphery of the flange li of the attachment may be secured to the inner surface of the sleeve 2 by one or more rows of stitching 5, and the point of attachment is contiguous the lower end of the sleeve as indicated in Figure 2.

By this arrangement the wristlet 3 is normally maintained in substantially axial alignment with the sleeve of the garment, and the ilange l serves not only as a closure for the lower end of the sleeve, but also, by reason of its right angular relation to the wristlet, it may be located extremely close to the lower end of the sleeve so as to avoid any interference with the undersleeve of the wearer, and will supportl the wristlet in such position that it will give the appearance of the end of a sweater sleeve.

It will thus be apparent'l to those skilled in the art that the present invention provides a construction in which a pair of wristlets including right-angular attaching anges, are attached at the extreme lower ends of a coat sleeve so as to avoid interference with the sleeves of an inner garment and at the same time completely close the lower ends of the sleeves against, the entrance of cold air, etc., while at the same time presenting a neat and attractive appearance such as would be given by the exposed ends of sweater sleeves.

While I have described what I now consider to be the preferred form of the invention, it will be understood that minor changes may be made in the details of construction without departing from the essence of the invention and it is intended that such changes be included within the scope of the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

1. In combination with a coat having a sleeve, a tubular wristlet extending .partly beyond the end of the sleeve, an annular disk-forming flange integral with said tubular Wristlet and extending outwardly at substantially right angles on the inner end of the wristlet, and means for securing the outer periphery of the ange to the inner surface of the sleeve at the lower end of said sleeve.

2. An attachment for coat sleeves, comprising a tubular wristlet and an annular flange on one end of and integral with the wristlet, said flange disposed in a plane substantially at right angles to the aXis of the Wristlet and forming a disk of a size to close the space between the tubular wristlet and coat sleeve.

3. A knitted attachment for a garment sleeve, comprising a tubular knitted wristlet, and an annular knitted disk-shaped flange on one end of and integral with said wristlet, said flange extending outwardly from said wristlet at a right angle tothe axis of said wristlet and adapted to be attached at its outer periphery to the inner surface of said sleeve at the free end of said sleeve.


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U.S. Classification2/270, D02/858
International ClassificationA41D27/10, A41D27/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41D27/10
European ClassificationA41D27/10