US 2675554 A
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April 20, 1954, P. L. GERTZ SLEEVE STRUCTURE IN CHILDREN'S GARMENT Filed March 14, 1951 INVENTOR PHIL IP GERTZ ATTORN Patented Apr. 20, 1954 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SLEEVE STRUCTURE IN CHILDREN'S GARMENT 1 Claim.
The present invention relates to a garment and more particularly to an outer garment such as a snow suit.
Snow suits, overcoats and outer jackets such as are commonly worn during cold weather are normally not provided with hand coverings and hence it becomes necessary to use gloves or mittens which being separate items frequently become lost, particularly by children. Efforts to prevent such loss have been made by pinning the gloves or mittens to the wristbands of the garments. Such practices are not wholly satisfactory as it frequently becomes desirable to uncover the hands with the result that the gloves or mittens are left dangling from the wrist bands only to get in the way of the wearer of the garment or to become entangled with extraneous objects.
The primary object of this invention is to afford protection for the hands of the wearer of an outer garment such as a snow suit and at the same time enable the hands to be freed when desired without the annoyance of dangling gloves or mittens.
Another object of the present invention is to prevent loss of the hand protecting elements.
With the above and other objects may be attained by employing this invention which embodies among its features a garment having sleeves, mittens carried by the sleeves, and said mittens having yieldingly closed openings extending through the ends thereof remote from the sleeves through which the hands of the wearer of the garment may project.
Other features include means intermediate the ends of the sleeves of the garment for taking upselected lengths of the sleeves and holding the yielding closed openings in the mittens in wrist encircling position on the wearer.
In the drawings,
Figure 1 is a front view of an outer garment embodying the features of this invention.
Figure 2 is a fragmentary front view of a portion of the garment showing the hand of the wearer projecting through the opening in the end of a mitten.
Figure 3 is an enlarged front view of a mitten constructed in accordance with this invention, and
Figure 4 is a fragmentary .plan view of a sleeve showing the sleeve take-up means in detail.
Referring to the drawings in detail an outer garment designated generally is provided with a body or trunk encircling portion I2 having sleeves designated generally I4 and I6 carrying at their ends remote from the body or trunk encircling portion mittens designated generally l8 and 20 respectively.
Each sleeve l4 and I6 confines an elongated tubular body portion 22 carrying at its end remote from the trunk or body encircling portion l2 of the garment a band covering or mitten 24 having a thumb stall 26 and an open end 28 bordered by a tubular sheath 30 enclosing an extensible elastic member 32 which yieldingly holds the open end 28 substantially closed as suggested in Figures 1 and 3. A suitable elastic wrist band 35 is carried by each tubular body portion 22 at its junction with its respective hand covering 24 so that when the sleeve is extended with the mitten in normal hand covering position the wrist of the wearer will be snugly encircled.
Carried by each elongated tubular body portion 22 remote from its hand covering 24 is a longitudinal row of buttons 35 and secured to the tubular body portion 22 between the row of buttons 2S and the hand covering 24 is a loop 38 which is adapted to engage a button 36 in an adjacent row of buttons to hold the end of the tubular body portion 22 carrying its respective hand covering in a position such as will cause the tubular sheath 30 to encircle the wrist of the wearer with the hand of the wearer thrust through the opening 28.
In this way it will be obvious that the hand of the wearer may be freed from its covering and at the same time loss of the hand covering cannot occur nor will the hand covering dangle from the end of the tubular body to be an annoyance to the wearer or become entangled with extraneous objects.
I wish to have it understood that minor changes in size, form and construction of the various parts may be made without departing from the spirit of the invention, and the scope of which is set forth in the appended claim.
What is claimed is:
In a garment, an open ended tubular member comprising a sleeve portion and a mitten portion, said sleeve portion sewed to said garment, a first elastic means intermediate the sleeve portion and the mitten portion defining a wrist enclosing portion, said mitten portion comprising a hand enclosing member and a thumb enclosing member, said hand enclosing member having a second elactic means forming a closure over the finger end of said hand enclosing member in extended position, and providing in retracted position a passage therethrough whereby the second elastic means will displace said first elastic means as the wrist enclosing portion.
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