US 2505409 A
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April 1950 o. J. KIRCHNER Q 2,505,409
CLEANING AND POLISHING MITT Filed July 1, 1948 LOOSE CHAEN STETCHES l3 LOOSE GHAEN STITCHES 6 II l2 n3 LOOSE CHAIN I11 ISTITOHES I OGK STITCH ES INVENTOR. Osburn J. Kirchner I Q BY z ATTORNEYS Patented Apr. 25, 1950 umrso assets STATES 2,505,409 LEAN 4N ii ilig Osburn Kirchner, St. Louis Gountypllllo. m n l This invention relates to a cleaning and polishing mitt, the primary purpose being to provide an improved form of such mitt wherein it consists of a plurality of superposed individual layers, each presenting two polishing surfaces, at-.
tached to each other by a peripheral inturned seam, the layers overlying each other with the edge seams in alignment so as not to interfere with polishing operations of either of the polishing surfaces of the outermost layer and the superposed layers individually attached to a cuff element by means of loose chain stitches so that outer layers may be successively removed down to an innermost layer permanently secured to the cuff preferably by means of lock stitches.
In accordance with a highly practical form of my invention the cuff element is formed of even or other wrist engaging material to which four polishing layers are attached thereby giving eight separate polishing surfaces of base fabric having outer pile surface which is preferably chemically treated so as to be dust and soil absorbent. Thus as when outer layers of the mitt become soiled beyond further use they may be successively removed until the final hand covering layers are reached and when not useful for cleaning and polishing it may be used as a gardening mitt.
The details of my invention are further set forth in the following specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part thereof.
In the drawings:
Fig. l is a plan view of a complete cleaning and polishing mitt in accordance with my invention.
Fig. 2 is likewise a plan view thereof showing an outer layer in the process of being removed.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged side elevation, parts being broken away showing constructional details in section.
Fig. 4 is a plan view showing the final hand 7 covering portion, the outer layers having been successively removed.
The highly practical form of polishing mitt, in accordance with my invention as illustrated in the drawings, comprises a cufi element II) which may be of knitted material to give it elasticity so as to hug the wrist of the wearer. To this cuff four layers or hand covering pockets I I, I2, I3 and I4 are successively individually attached one above another as the sole connection to provide a complete polishing mitt as shown in. Fig. 1.
The details of construction of the mitt are best shown in Fig. 3. As shown each layer comprises two pieces of material I5 and I6 of outer layer M and corresponding pieces for each of the other layers II, I2 and I3. These pieces of material I5 and I6 are of close woven base fabric having an outer pile surface, such as Canton flannel or the like, and have their edges stitched together and inturned as indicated.
In construction the polishing mitt, as shown in Fig. 4, the inner layer or hand covering pocket II has its open end folded in and it is secured to the knitted cuff II] by lock stitching, so indicated. Outer layers I2, I3, I4 are successively superposed over inner hand covering pocket II with their folded in edges I9, 20 and 2| independently secured to cuff Ill back of folded in end l8 of pocket I I by loose chain stitches, so indicated.
Referring to Fig. 2 it will be seen that the outer pocket I4 is in a part way position on the next inner layer I3, either in the process of construction of the mitt or the removal of the same therefrom. This shows the pocket partly reversed with that portion of the base fabric and the edge I! exposed. It is pointed out that in constructing the mitt each pocket is superposed over the inner pockets successively so that the inturned edges I1, and corresponding edges of the other pockets overlie each other as indicated at 22. When the pocket is placed in position for attachment to the cuff, preferably a colored thread is employed for the loose chain stitches contrasting with the color or preferably white pocket element and its end 23 (as indicated for pocket I3) is left extending so that it may be gripped and quickly removed freeing the pocket for removal. These free ends become embedded in the outer pile surface of the pocket so there is no danger of their being pulled out except when it is the express desire to do so.
Thus it will be seen that in the polishing mitt in accordance with my invention I have provided a series of overlying pockets separately and successively removable thus renewing and presenting new pairs of polishing surfaces down to the innermost hand covering pocket.
Having described a preferred form of my invention which has proven highly satisfactory in practice, what I claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
l. A polishing mitt comprising a knitted cuff element, a plurality of pockets each comprising two pieces of polishing fabric secured together along their peripheral edges and of successively increasing sizes so as to fit one within another, lock stitches securing the innermost pocket to securing the innermost pocket to the outer edge of the cuff, and loose chain stitches securing the outer pockets to the cuff each at successive intervals inward from the lock stitching securing the innermost pocket with the inturned edges of the pockets overlying each other along the side edges of the mitt, whereby the outer pockets may be separately removed as desired.
3. A polishing mitt comprising a wrist engag ing cuff, a plurality of hand pockets one within another, means permanently securing the inner pocket to the cufi, and means for individually removably securing the outer pockets at successive intervals to the cufi and loosely over the inner pocket so that the outer pockets may be successively detached from the cuff and entirely removed from the mitt.
OSBURN J. KIRCHNER.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in thefile of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 722,863 Lodge Mar. 17, 1903 1,643,722 Millen Sept. 27, 1927