US 363829 A
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0., T. JENNINGS.
GLOVE, MITTEN; 6w.
No. 363,829. Patented-May 31, 1887.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OEFIcE.
OLIVER T. EN N INGS, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOR TO A. G.
1 JENNINGS & soNs,
OF SAME PLACE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 363,829, dated May 31, 1887. 7 Application filed April13, 1887. Serial N0123-l.626. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, OLIVER T. JENNINGS, of Brooklyn, Kings county, New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Knitted Fabrics, of which thefollowing is a full, clear, and exact description.
The object of my invention is to prevent the spreading of the embroidered stitching on knitted or woven gloves, mittens, hosiery, &c., when the article itself is stretched.
The invention consists in a piece of nonelastic substance placed against the inner'side ofthe knitted goods opposite to the rows of stitching. This non-elastic substance prevents the rows of ribbed stitching from spreading apart, and keeps them parallel when the glove or article is stretched.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, in which v Figure 1 is a perspective view of a human arm and hand wearing a knitted mitt provided with my invention. Fig. 2 is a perspective View of such a mitt, one end being folded over, showing my improvement applied; and Fig 3 is a sectional view on line 0 c, Fig. 2.
. Ain the drawings represents a mitt made of elasticsubstance, such as knitted or woven material, and provided with the rows of embroidered stitches or ribs a. These stitches a as now constructed are generally arranged in parallel rows, and when the elastic mitt is placed over the hand it naturally stretches,
and atthe same time draws the stitches or ribs to out of shape and direction. To obviate this and to keep the stitches a at all times parallel, or at any rate in the desired relative positions,
I insert a piece of non-elastic fabric, bsuch as lel,or in the desired relative position,and preg serves to the ribs a, when on the hand, the same appearance as when the goods are not stretched.
In the drawings I have shown three pieces of fabric 1) under three series of stitches, each series consisting of several rows, which but for the fabric b would be deranged when the mitt is stretched. One single pieee'b may be placed under the entire series of stitches, if desired. The stitches a are shown to hold the fabric 1) on the mitt.
I do not claim joining the edges of elastic fabric by a non-elastic fabric.
Having now described my in venlion, what I claim is 1. The elastic fabric A, having rows of embroidered stitches a on one side, in combination with a non-elastic fabric, 1), secured to the opposite side of the fabric A, in line with the stitches a, to take away the elasticity of fabric A at that point only, substantiallyas described.
2. The elastic fabric A, having stitchesa on one side, in combination with the non-el'as tic fabric 1), held in place by said stitches on the opposite side of the fabric A, as specified.
OLIVER T. JENNINGS.
CHARLES G. M. THOMAS, GUSTAV SOHNEPPE.
When this non-elastic fabric 1) is used as I