US 2928101 A
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March 15, 1960 s. J. KENNEDY MUFF-coNvERTlBLE cuFF INVENTOR Filed Aug. l5, 1957 2,928,191 Y MUFF-coNvEnrnngn CUFV Stephen I. Kennedy, Needham Heights, Mass., assignot'` to l the United States of-'America as represented 'hy" the Secretary of the Army Y f 'l Y l i Arvli'cj'atioe Asensi. f1.5', '1957i ,Slrial N 6782460 f 3 claims. (CL2-11o) (Granted under Title 35, U.S. Code (1952), sec. 266) The invention described herein, if patented, may be manufactured and used by or for the .Government for governmental purposes, without the payment to me of any royalty thereon.
This invention relates to wearing apparel for use in cold climates, and particularly to the sleeves of a parka or overcoat.
An objec-t of the invention consists in providing the sleeves of a coat or the like with a heat-insulated cuif which may be positioned just above the wrist in conventional position, or may be drawn down over the hand to form a mui section. f l
Another object of the invention resides in the addition of a patch or the like of friction material at a suitable point on the exterior of the cuff to facilitate the ex-tension or retraction of the cuff section when it is desired to leither use it as a mutf or to uncover the hand to permit a high degree of dexterity, respectively.
A still further object of the invention consists in providing coverings of sleezy material on the interior and exterior of the sleeve adjacent the upper end of the cuff for the purpose of reducing friction as the muff is slid upwardly along the sleeve to inoperativefposition.
Other objects and advantages of the invention will beA apparent from the following descriptionftaken in connection with the accompanying drawings, in which,
Figure 1 is a perspective view of an outergarment with the novel sleeve attachment incorporated therein;
Figure 2 is an enlarged fragmentary elevational view of one of the sleeves with the slidable cuif attached thereto; l v
Figure 3 is an enlarged sectional view taken on ,line 3-3 of Figure 2; f I
Figure 4 is an enlarged horizontal sectional view taken on line 4-4 of Figure 2; and
Figure 5 is a greatly enlarged sectional view ofthe seams' joining the cut to the sleeve, etc.
Referring to the drawing in greater detail 'and by reference numerals, the body of the garment, which may be in the form of a parka or other type of outer garment, is indicated by the numeral 10. The main portion of the sleeves is indicated by the numeral 11, and the nu meral 12 indicates a hood.
terminates at its lower end in a continuous bead 1d formed by a circular line of stitching 19. s
- In `order to facilitate the movementfof the mu 14 fromthe active position shown in Figures 2 and 3` and at the left of Figure l to the inoperative or cui position shown at the right of Figure l, it is highly'desirable that the connection between the parts besuch as to reduce fric tion between the parts to a minimum. To this end, an outer band 'of sleezy Ymaterial 20Vhas itsupper edge attached to the sleeve material 11 by a line of stitching 21 spaced a distance from the lower end of the sleeve material approximating one-half the length of Ithe element 14, and its lower end attached to the upper end of element 14 by a line of stitching 22. Also, the lower edge of the sleeve material 11 is attached to an inner band of sleezy material 23 by a line of stitching 24, while the lower edge of the band which has a vertical dimension approximating one-half the length of the element 14 is attached to the inner face thereof by a line of stitching 25.
It will be understood, of course, that in climates where the particular article of wearing apparel would be mostserviceable,'the hands of the wearer would normally be incased by the muf 14 as shown at the left of Figure 1,
and therefore would be incapable of sliding the mui upwardly into the position shown at the right of Figure l when necessary to expose the hands for manipulative purposes. Accordingly, the faces of the muls 14 which are adjacent the body of the wearer may each haveV secured thereto av patch 26 of any flexible roughsurfaced material. With this arrangement, it will be obvious that by pressing the friction material against the wearersl body and simultaneously moving the arm downwardly toward the knee the muif may be pushed upward- In the embodiment of the invention shown herein,
the main portion of the sleeve will terminatel at the point 13 a substantial distance above the wrist of the lines of stitching 17 which extend from the top of theA cuii to a point adjacent to the bottom thereof. The cuff ly from the operative position shown at the'left of Figure 1 to the position simulating a cuff at the right of Figure 1, thereby freeing the hand for manipulative purposes. This element 26 will also serve the same purpose in returning the cuff 14 to its operative position.
This sliding movement of the element 14 from what may be termed the muif position to the cuff position is facilitated by the incorporation in the sleeve structure of one or both of the bands 20 and 23 of sleezy material. These bands which, rsepectively, secure the upper edge of the element 14 to the sleeve material at a point spaced from its lower edge and the mid-portion of element 14 to the lower edge of the sleeve material 11 serve to eliminate or greatly reduce frictiombetween the moving parts when the element is moved from operative to inoperative position, or vice versa. kIt should be noted also that the outer band 20 on the exterior of the sleeve will serve to prevent the accumulation of snow, ice, or water in the area between the muff and the sleeve when the muti is pushed back into the position of a cuif since the crinkling of'this material precludes the formation of a pocket which would retain such elements.
In accordance with the patent laws, I have described what I now consider to be the preferred form of the invention, but inasmuch as various minor changes may be made in structural details without departing from the spirit of the invention, it is intended that all such changes be included within the scope of the appended claims.
1. In a coat or the like having a sleeve, a band of Asleezy material having its upper edge secured to the outer and its inner mid-portion secured to the lower edge of the second-mentioned band.
2. In a coat or the like having a sleeve, a baud of' 'Patented Mar.' 15, 1960 rial having its upper edge secured toV the inner faceV of the sleeve, `and an open-ended muf section having its tippergedge-fsecured :to'1 the lowerffedge .of the 4first-.inentioned band, itsjbinner mid-portion secured tothelower edgeyofathe.. secondfmentioned band,A .and friction .-material attachedY to. the 'mu-section onzthe :sidefacingthe body -of the, coat.
..3. A; coat or the like. having asle'eve. .terminating adjaeentthe. wearcrs. elbow, bands :of 'sleezy material attached'vto the. inner land outer .faces ofwthesleeva one (iL-said .-bands being attached to zthe. end of the-.sleeve and the other Yband vbeing attached ata point above the end of the sleeve, andan vopen-endedmut section, lone of said bands having its lower edge attached to the upper edge of the mui section and the other band having its lower edge attached to the mid-portion of the muf section.
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