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' W. J. FANSHAWE.
No. 461,744. I Patented Oct. 20, 1891.
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IVILLIAM J. FANSHAWE, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 461,744, dated October 20, 1891.
Application filed July 31, 1890. Serial No. 360,508. (No model.)
T0 at whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, WILLIAM J. FANSHAWE, of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Purse Attachment to Gloves, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
My invention relates .to gloves, and more especially to those worn while shopping, and has for its object to provide a glove and a simple and inexpensive attachment thereto adapted to securely hold or look a purse in or at the gloved hand, and which, while allowing convenient access to the purse, will prevent leaving it on a store-counter and frustrate snatching of the purse by thieves.
The invention will first be described, and then will be particularly defined in claims hereinafter set forth.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures. I
Figure l is a perspective view illustrating a gloved hand and a purse held to the glove in accordance with a preferred adaptation of the invention. Fig. 2 is an enlarged crosssectio'nal view of the outer wall of the purse and its attached spiral-eye connection for the glove chain or cord, and Fig. 3 is a perspective view of one end of the purse-securing chain and its snap-hook and spiral-eye connection for the purse.
Although I may use a cord, I-prefer to use a stronger metal chain A, which is preferably passed loosely through apertures of the glove and at opposite ends is provided with snaphooks B B,to which are connected spiral eyes C C, the eyes or loops 0 of which are engaged by the snap-hook, while their spirals c are turned in through holes or apertures made in the outer wall 01 of a purse or pocket-book D, which is to be secured or locked to the glove.
I prefer to use two eyes or loops on the purse and to make two apertures Ct at in the glove and slip the ends of the chain A through the holes from the inside of the glove and then connect the chain to the purse eyes or loops, which connection may be made in any I preferred manner, but preferably by use of the snap-hooks, which allow most convenient disconnection of the chain from the eyes or loops in the purse at any time desired and permit as easy connection of the purse to the glove at pleasure. It is manifest that by providing the two apertures a a in the glove and looping the purse-attaching chain or cord through them and providing two eyes, to which the ends of the chain or cord are connected, the attachment of the purse to the glove is made much more secure than if but one aperture were made in the glove and one eye or loop provided on the purse to connect the glove and purse by a single strand of chain or cord, as may be done, however, if desired.
The aperture or apertures may be made in any preferred part of the glove; but I intentionally make them in its palm portion, near the base of the thumb, as shown in the drawing as this assures a most desirable concealment of the chain or cord when'the hand is closed upon or around the purse. HenceI speciallymention this particular location of the chain or cord receiving aperture or apertures of the glove. \Vhether I employ but one or two or more apertures in the glove to receive the purse-attaching cord or chain I re-enforce said apertures by eyelets, which effectually prevent tearing out the glove at the apertures and are specially serviceable in preventingsnatching away of the purse by thieves.
My invention is very simple in its adaptation to both the glove and purse and is well calculated to prevent loss of a purse by an absent-minded shopper or theft of it from the owners hand. It will be remembered that the drawings show but one preferred adaptation of the invention,in which I make two eyeleted apertures in the palm portion of the glove to receive the chain or cord and provide the ends of the chain with snap-hooks having spiral eyes adapted to or fastened in a purse. Obviously this precise construction could be variously modified by a skilled mechanic without departure from the spirit of my invention.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, isa 1. A glove having its palmportion apertured and provided with a chain or cord lead- IOC at its ends with attaching devicesfor connecting each end to a purse or the like, substantially as described.
4. A glove having two apertures in the palm thereof and provided with a chain passed through the apertures and having at its ends spiral eyes, the eyes being connected to the chain by snap-hooks, substantially as herein shown and described.
WVILLIAM J. FANSHAVVE. lVitnesses:
HENRY L. GOODWIN, EDWD. M. CLARK.