US 272945 A
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(ModeL) y D. T. CHAMBERS.
v FASTENER FOR GLOVES, 8w. No. 272,9 Patented Feb. 27, I883.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFIc DANIEL T. CHAMBERS, OF WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, ASSIGNOR O'F ONE-HALF TO ALLEN G. CAMPBELL, OF SAME PLACE.
FASTE'NER FOR GLOVES, aw.
Slj'EGIFIGATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 272,945, dated February 27, 1883.
Application filed May 23, 1882. (Model.)
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, DANIEL THOMAS CHAM- BEES, of Washington city, District of Columhia, have invented a new and Improved Fast-' ener for Gloves; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact de scription of the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, in which- IO Figure l is an inside -view of the glove with the fastening partially opened and thrown back. Fig. 2is an inside view of the wrist portion of the glove, with the fastening closed. Fig. 3 is a back view of the wrist portion of the glove, with the fastening closed; and Fig. 4 is an end view of the wrist portion of the glove, with the fastening loosened but not thrown back.
My invention relates to an improved means for fastening the slit in gloves, mittens, shoes, and other analogous articles which require to be loosened when put on and afterward closed.
The improvement consists in the peculiar arrangement, with the slit in the glove, of a flap- 2 piece sewed to one side of the slit, and astrap which, with the outer end of the flap, is connected with a loop or fastening-ring, and then passes through a buckle keeper or loop attached to the inner portion of the same side of 0 the slit as the flap, and is then permanently sewed to the other side of the slit, so that when the fastening-ring is drawn back and hooked over a button or hook the same move mentcauses the strap to run through the keeper and draw the edges of the slit together, and also draws the flap or cover over the contracted slit, as will be more fully described hereinafter.
In the drawings, A represents the body of a glove or analogous article, having a slit formed in the same, with the two free edgesa a and b a. To the outer face of the edge a a is stitched the flap-piece or cover 0, which in general form is ofa triangular shape. This flap is connected to a strap, D, and a ring, a,
5 and tug-piecee are provided near or at the point ot'junction between the strap and lappiece, which ring and to g are common to and simultaneously adjust both the lap-piece and the strap. This strap passes from the ring 0 through a buckle loop or keeper, E, which is connected to the inner face of the side a a of the slit, and, after passing around a frictionsleeve in said keeper, is sewed permanently to the side I) aof the slit, as shown clearlyin Fig.
4. Now, when the glove is on the hand and the slit is to be closed a pull on the tug-piece 6 draws the strap D through the keeper E, I bringing the edges or and b together, and at the same time stretches the lap'piece 0 over the now adjacent edges of the slit, so as to completely cover the same, the parts being maintained in such position by the hook or button d, overwhich the ring 0 is caught.
In making use of my invention I may apply it also to mittens, shoes, or any other articles in which is formed a slit that it is desired to close and cover.
In the drawings I have shown the flappiece,
0 connected to the strap D at a point between ring 0 and edge a; but I may make this connection directly at the ring, or both the strap D and lap-piece 0 may be made in one pieceand sewed in the middle around ring 0.
I do not claim broadly a flap-piece for cow ering a slit, as I am aware that this has been used in shoes. I am aware, also, that a slit has been drawn together by means of a strap.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new is- The combination, with a glove or analogous article having a slit with ges a a and a b, and a buckle-loop attached to one ofsaid edges, of a strap permanently attached to the other edge of the slit and passing through said buckle-loop, and a flap-piece attached to the same edge of the slit as the buckle-loop, and a single loop or fastening device attached to both the flap-piece and strap for simultaneously operating both of them, and adapted to engage with a suitable stud, button, or book, as shown 0 and described.
DANIEL T. CHAMBERS.