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Sept. 30, 1952 M ,NE|DER 2,611,901
GLOVE OR MITTEN CONSTRUCTION Filed Jan. 15, 1950 INVENTOR. N/QEK IVE/DER Patented Sept. 30, 1952 GLOVE R MITTEN CONSTRUCTION? Mark Neider, New Ycrli, Ni v. I Application January 13, 1950, SerialNo. 138,350 T 2 Claims. (01.2
I UNITED TES This invention relates to a love glove or mitten. It'is an object of the present invention to provides. love glove or mitten wherein the different sexes can hold hands within the glove or mitten so that the hands'can be maintained-coveredand kept warm within the single mitten while the boy and girl have hand-to-hand engagement with one another. r 'It is another object-of the present invention to provide a love glove or mitten which, when unextended, is suitable for but one hand, but which upon a simple pull of aslide fastener element, can be extended and made readily adapted for two hands in locked engagement with one another and wherein the one glove, when folded, can be made one of a pair of gloves and have the same usefulness as the other glove being worn on the hand of the one havin the ov e Other objects of the present invention areto provide a love glove or mitten which is of simple construction, easy to adjust, inexpensive to manufacture, appealing to theyoung people, provides adequate warmth to joinedha'nds, convenient to use and eflicient in operation.
For other objects and for a better understanding of the invention, reference may be had to the following detailed description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, in which .Fig. 1 is'a perspective view of one form of the invention with the portions released to permit the mitten to receive the two hands.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the mitten shown in Fig. 1 with the portions connected together and with the mitten adapted for use on but one hand.
Fig. 3 is a transverse sectional view taken generally on line 3-3 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 is an illustrative sectionalview taken generally on line 4-4 of Fig. 1 and showing the manner in which hands are joined within the mitten.
Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a modified form of the invention wherein there is provided a separate wrist portion for the mitten which is accessible upon separating slide fastener portions.
Fig. 6 is a transverse sectional view taken on line 6-6 of Fig. 5.
Fig. 7 is a perspective view of a further form of the invention wherein there are two wrist l0 represents the main portion of a'inittenwherein there is "provided a thumb II andfoldable portion 1 2 having slide fasteners l3 and I 4 which,
whenf-joined together, will secure the foldable portion 12 within the main portion-J0 inthe manner as shown in Fig. --2. A slide IS'is operable over the fastener portions I3 and l-l an d by simply pulling a tassel It, the fastener elements can be separated in the manner-as shown in Fig.
1 to render the mitten suitable for the extension thereinto of two hands-in locked engagementwith one another and in -the mannerva'sshovvn in Fig. 4.. The hands'ca'n' be' that of the-different sexes and in this mannerthey will be keptwarm whilethe two are walking' alon'g thef street in hand-to-hand relationship. The hand of the weaker sex is indicated at IT while that of-the mal'e is indicated at l8, Fig. 4, and upon the extension of the foldable portio'n'ji, adequate provision is made at'the upper-part of the main portionand through a wrist opening; as indicated at |9,-f0'r the two hands; 7 The thumb ll 'neednot be'used at this time. The thurnlifwill have use when the mitten or glove is being treated for use on one hand of the owner. The'glove on the other hand of the owner can be a simple glove or mitten matching the mitten described, but without the foldable portion or slide fastening elements. Accordingly, the mitten can be used in an ordinary manner when one is not joining hands with another.
Referring now particularly to Figs. 5 and 6, there is shown a modified form of the invention. A main hand portion 2| has a thumb 22 and the upper end includes a tubular wrist enveloping sleeve portion open at the wrist when worn.
portions available from the upper part of the This wrist enveloping sleeve at the upper end of the portion 2| is indicated at 23 and when the mitten is being worn, thev wrist portion will adequately cover the wrist of the wearer. When it isdesired to lock hands with another, a slide fastener 24 is pulled over slide fastener elements 25 and 26 to permit the extension of a second open ended wrist enveloping sleeve 21. When this wrist enveloping sleeve portion has been extended, the hand of another person can be passed into the main portion 2| of the mitten and the mitten used in the manner shown in Fig. 4 and as above explained. A cold hand can be entered through the sleeve 21 and soon warmed from the body heat of the warm hand of another which has already been warmed by the mitten. The wrist enveloping sleeve portion 21 can be pushed inwardly or folded up and the fastener elements 25 and 26 closed thereover. The wrist portion on being pushed inwardly will be turned inside out and extended along the interior of the mitten. The slide fastener may be used or not used as may be desired.
Referring now to Figs. 7 and 8, there is shown a still further form of the invention. With this form, the mitten is provided with two half portions 3| and 32 which are joined together, as indicated at 33, and by a stitching 34. Each half portion has a wrist opening part and, as indicated respectively for the two portions at 35 and 36. Through the wrist parts 35 and 3B the respective hands of the different sexes can be extended and joined, in the manner as shown in Fig. 4.; The material used in this mitten, and in the others if desired, is of knitted texture so as to stretch to permit the hands to have adequate room for.
1. A glove or mitten comprising a hand portion suitable to receive two hands, a wrist-enveloping means extendable over the second wrist-envelop ing sleeve portion when in its foldable position,
' whereby to hold said second wrist-enveloping T sleeve portion within the hand portion but when released to permit the extension thereof from the looking with one another within the mitten. Thei mitten or glove, as shown in Figs. 1 to 3, need not be of stretchable material as adequate provision has been made in the foldable portion I2 to permit the easy joining of the hands and'to effect a definite enlargement of the mitten when this foldable portion 12 is released in the manner as shown in Fig. 1. Whether the wrist opening be extended, as in the form of the invention shown in Figs. 1 and 2, or whether there be two separate wrist portions provided, does not matter as long as adequate space is provided for the passing of the two hands into, the glove or mitten.
While the mitten in Figs. 8 and 9 is shown'made in two halves, it will be understood that it can be fully knitted and of one piece. It shall be understood that all forms ofthe gloves or mittens can be made of any kind of'material, either stretchable or non-stretchable," such as suede, nylon, leather, knitted material, woolen goods, fabrics and the like materials suitableior gloves or mittens. I
While various changes may be made in the detail construction, it shall be understood thatsuch changes shall be within the spiritand scope of .the present invention as defined by the appended claims. I
What is claimed is:
2. A glove or mitten comprising a hand portion suitable to receive two hands and generally conforming to the shape of one hand, a first wristenveloping sleeve portion connected to the hand portion for the access of one hand thereinto and a second wrist-enveloping sleeve portion connectedto the hand portion immediately adjacent the first wrist-enveloping sleeve portion to permit the extension thereinto of another hand, said second wrist-enveloping sleeve portion adapted to v be folded inwardly either into said hand portion or into said first wrist-enveloping sleeve portion when not needed for the other hand. 1 I MARK NEIDER.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS France Feb.=1il, 1941