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Publication numberUS2830299 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 15, 1958
Filing dateMar 8, 1957
Priority dateMar 8, 1957
Publication numberUS 2830299 A, US 2830299A, US-A-2830299, US2830299 A, US2830299A
InventorsThilenius Helen Alice
Original AssigneeThilenius Helen Alice
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Mitten
US 2830299 A
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April 15, 1958 H. AA. THlLENlp MITTEN Filed March 8, 1957 FIG A NTOR United tates Patent O MITTEN Helen Alice Thilenius, St. Louis, Mo.

Application March 8, 1957, Serial No. 644,916

Claims. (Cl. 2-158) The invention relates to a mitten for the human hand and` comprises a novel arrangement of folded fabric with overlapping palm forming portions between which the lingers and thumb of the hand ot the user may be projected.

One object of the invention is to avoid the necessity of removing the mitten when it is necessary to use the ngers to manipulate keys, money, pen or pencil, handkerchief, toys, etc. Another object is to avoid the use of the other hand to open or close the mitten on the hand utilizing the opening. Another object is to avoid chilling of the hand in the mitten because of an open gap when the users ingers and thumb are withdrawn.

These and other detail objects are attained by the structure described below, and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure 1 is a front elevation of the inner or pahn side of the mitten.

Figure 2 is a vertical transverse section on line 2-2 of Figure 1.

Figure 3 is a horizontal tarnsverse section on line 3-3 of Figure l.

Figure 4 illustrates the projection of the users fingers and thumb through the gap between the overlapped palm portions.

The mitten comprises a wrist part 1 and a hand part 2. The hand part is formed of a strip of fabric elongated transversely of the length of the mitten and folded to form overlapping palm portions 3 and 4, folded over a Iback 5. The palm portions are stitched together along their inner edges, indicated at 6, and along their outer edges, as indicated at 7, but they are free of securing means between them along their side edges, indicated at 8 and 9 respectively. Each edge 8 and 9 is adjacent to a corresponding fold of the fabric at the side edge of the mitten. With this construction the overlap extending substantially throughout the width of the mitten is so wide that there will be no discomforting passage of cold air therethrough when the mitten is closed. The margin of the inner fol-d 5 is adjacent to the thumb of the user and the ends of the thumb and ngers may be readily inserted between the overlapped palm portions to thrust the latter apart, as indicated in Figure 4, and permit the projection of the lingers and thumb for any desired purpose. Withdrawal of the fingers and thumb within the mitten automatically closes the gap between the palm portions, due to the wide overlap assisted =by the relatively stiif seam 7 across the outer end of the mitten. Any lack of complete return to normal position is remedied by a ip or shake of the hand and mitten.

As shown, the mitten is formed of two strips of fabric stitched together at 10 and 11 and forming a double layer Fice for the back as well as the palm portion. Each palm portion is provided with a lining 12 and 13 respectively. The Wrist portion of the mitten is shown as of knit material to more snugly surround the wrist of the user, but this is optional, and this part of the mitten may be united to the sleeve of an outer coat, pajama coat or other garment.

The details of the construction may be varied substantially without departing from the spirit of the invention as expressed in the claims.

What is claimed is:

l. A hand mitten comprising a wrist part and a hand part, the hand part formed of a fabric extending transversely of the length of the mitten and folded double to form palm portions lapping each other and secured together only at the Wrist part and at the outer end of the hand part, the outer palm portion and the inner. pahn portion being free of attachment to each other between the wrist and the outer end to provide for ready projection and retraction therethrough of the fingers and thumb of the user.

2. A hand mitten comprising a wrist part and a hand part, the hand part formed of a fabric extending transversely of the length of the mitten and folded double to `form palm portions lapping each other and secured together only at the wrist part and at the outer end of the hand part and accommodating the passage of the users fingers and thumb between the overlapping palm portions, the edges of the pahn portions extending substantially the full length of said portions and Ibeing adjacent to the inner and outer edges of the palm portions respectively and said palm portions overlapping each other substantially throughout the width thereof.

3. A hand mitten comprising a wrist part and a hand part, the hand part formed of a fabric extending transversely of the length of the mitten and folded double to form palm portions lapping each other substantially throughout the Width of the palm portions and secured together only at the wrist part and at the outer end of the hand part leaving a passage between the folds between the wrist part and the outer end of the hand part, the edge of the outer palm portion being adjacent the fold of the fabric at one edge of the mitten and the edge of the inner palm portion being adjacent to the fold of the fabric at the other edge of the mitten.

4. A hand mitten according to claim 2 in which the edges of the palm portions are substantially straight from end to end, and at the outer end of the mitten the corresponding portions of the fabric are united in a common seam extending across the mitten.

5. A mitten according to claim 1 in which the outer end of the mitten is formed by converging ends of the fabric sewed together to form a stiffened seam across the end normally holding the palm portions in Wide at overlapping position, but yielding to distortion transversely of the mitten to accommodate the projection of the users lingers and thumb through the passage between the overlapped palm portions.

References Cited in the le of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,283,548 OReilly Nov. 5, 1918 1,400,655 Bohnert Dec. 20, 1921 2,318,785 Kopplin May 11, 1943

Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US1283548 *Oct 2, 1916Nov 5, 1918Rosalind Emily Hamilton O'reillyHand-covering.
US1400655 *Jan 21, 1918Dec 20, 1921Bohnert Otto HMitten
US2318785 *Nov 26, 1941May 11, 1943Kopplin Charles DMitten
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US4559647 *Sep 10, 1984Dec 24, 1985Rae SmithConvertible garment
US5172427 *Jul 3, 1991Dec 22, 1992Four Corners CorporationFingerless mitten
US5678248 *Oct 23, 1995Oct 21, 1997Lengyel; Alex A.Mitten with finger breakout
US9364036May 9, 2012Jun 14, 2016Theresa ClarkMittens wearable with the fingers and thumb either exposed or covered
US20060260022 *May 18, 2005Nov 23, 2006Eric VaughnConvertible hand covering system
US20080222773 *Mar 17, 2008Sep 18, 2008Eric VaughnConvertible hand covering system
US20110203031 *Feb 22, 2011Aug 25, 2011Artifex Gloves Inc.Convertible hand covering system
Classifications
U.S. Classification2/158
International ClassificationA41D19/01
Cooperative ClassificationA41D19/01, A41D19/0017
European ClassificationA41D19/00F2, A41D19/01