US 2524448 A
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Gct. 3, 1950 M. L. KAPLAN CUFF- Filed Aug. .25, 1949 INVENTR Mor/f5 l. Kaplan ATTORNEYS Patented Oct. 3, 1950 CUFF Morris L. Kaplan, Hazleton, Pa., assigner to The Shirtcraft Co., tion of New York Inc., Hazleton, Pa., a corpora- Application August 23, 1949, Serial No. 111,909 1 Claim. (Cl. 2--123) This invention relates to larly to an improved which will eliminate the and buttonholes.
A particular object of the invention is to not only eliminate the diiiiculties incident to buttons and buttonholes, but to provide a cuff of the French type with a separable fastener structure which will give a very pleasing appearance and long life.
Referring to the drawings:
Figure 1 is a rear elevation of a French cuff in unfolded position;
Figure 2 is a section on the line 2-2 of Figure 1 Figure 3 is a section on the line 3--3 of Figure 1;
Figure 4 is a View in elevation showing the cu with the layers in folded position; and
Figure 5 is a sectional view through the cuff taken on the line 5 5 of Figure 4.
Referring to Figure l, a French cuff is indicated as a, whole at I 0, which is adapted to be folded on the line II to form the cuff structure shown in Figure 4. The outside fold I2 is provided With a male fastening member I3, and a female fastening member I4, While the inside fold I5 is provided with eyelets I6 of a size to permit the members I3 and I4 to be united through the eyelets, as shown in Figure 5. The eyelets I6 may be of metal or they may be of fabric suitably stitched in the layer I5.
When the outside layer I2 is folded over the layer I5 and the cuff adjusted about the Wrist, the male member I3 will extend through the adjacent eyelet IS, and the female member will shirts, and particu- French cuff structure use of the usual buttons extend through its adjacent eyelet I5, so that the members I3 and I 4 may be easily united, as well as detached. The thickness of the eyelets is such that the body portions I3 and I4 of the male and female members i3 and I4 will lie flush with the inside surface of the eyelets, and the diameter of the eyelets is such that these body portions of the separable fasteners Will t smoothly and detachably within the openings provided by the eyelets.
The construction avoids the use of buttons and buttonholes, and provides a neat appearing French cuff which will have a long life and not become Worn by continuous washing and ironing, as sometimes happens With the customary button and buttonhole constructions.
A French cuff having an outer fold and an inner fold, the outer fold having a pair of engageable snap fastening elements and the inner fold having a pair of openings through which said snap fastener elements extend and may be connected when the outer and inner folds are in folded relation.
MORRIS L. KAPLAN.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the ille of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,565,804 Johnson Dec. 15, 1925 1,895,550 Lofman Jan. 31, 1933 1,993,717 Hemmerich Mar. 5, 1935 2,482,671 Kennedy Sept. 20, 1949