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Publication numberUS359330 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 15, 1887
Filing dateNov 30, 1886
Publication numberUS 359330 A, US 359330A, US-A-359330, US359330 A, US359330A
InventorsHenbietta Smadbeck
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Henbietta smadbeck
US 359330 A
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Patented Mar. 15, 1887.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 359,330, dated March 15, 1887.

Application filed November 30, 1886. Serial No. 220,256. No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

- Be it known that I, HENRIETTA SMADBEOK,

of the city, county, and State of New York,

haveinvented certain new and useful Improvements in Coverings for the Sleeves-of Ladies Dresses, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to an improved device for covering the wrist ends of sleeves of ladiesdresses, for the purpose of facilitating the inserting of said sleeves into sacks, jackets, and other garments, for the purpose of protecting the lace and other trimmings at the ends of the sleeves; and the invention consists of a covering or wristband for the sleeves of ladies dresses, which covering is formed of a sleeve-shaped body or band having stays, and an endless lacing-cord passed through eyes of said stays.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 represents a perspective view of my improved covering or wristband for the sleeves of ladies dresses shown in position for use. Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the same before applying it to the sleeves, and Fig. 3 is a horizontal section of Fig. 2.

Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.

Referring to the drawings, A represents a sleeve-shaped covering or wristband, which is made of a suitable fabric, and preferably of slightly conical shape. The covering A is provided with re-enforcing stays a a at some distance from each other, said stays having eyes I; b, through which a lacing-cord, B, is passed, said cord being tied together at the end, so as to be endless, and made long enough to expand the covering sufficiently, so that it can be quickly and easily placed over the wrist end of the sleeve, as shown in Fig. 2.

When the covering or band A is applied over the sleeve of a ladys dress, it is contracted by pulling the lacing-cord B and retained in contracted position by holding it with the fingers, or by placing the pulled-out length of the string over the thumb, as shown in Fig. 1. The covering A covers the end of the sleeve sufficiently to retain it in position, so as to facilitate the ready and convenient passing of the sleeve into the sleeve of the sack, jacket, or other tightly-fitting over-garment. After the device has been used on one sleeve, it is detached and placed over the other sleeve, so as to cover the end of the same, and facilitates the convenient insertion of the same into the other sleeve of the sack or over-garment. In this manner the sleeve-shaped covering forms a simple and convenient means for protecting the ends of the sleeves of the dress, and facilitating the putting/on of the sacks and other tight-fitting over-garments without injury to the lace or other trimming of the sleeves.

The endless lacing-cord prevents the playing loose or getting detached of the cord, so that the same is always ready for use whenever the lacing is applied. It also facilitates the use of the sleeve covering when drawing the lacing-cord tight and holding the same.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent-- A covering or wristband for. the sleeves of ladies Y dresses, which consists of a sleeveshaped and conically-tapering body, stays at tached to said body and provided with eyes, and an endless lacing-cord passed through said eyes, substantially as set forth.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name in presence of two subscribing witnesses.




Cooperative ClassificationA41D13/08