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No. 468,149. Patented Feb. 2, 1892.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
LEOPOLD FRANK, OF LONDON, ENGLAND.
SRECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 468,149, dated February 2, 1,892.
Application tiled December 30,1891. Serial No. 416,513. (No model.) Patented in England June 10, 1891, No. 9,866.
To @ZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, LEOPOLD FRANK,ol the city of London, England, have invented certain new and useful Improvements relating to Gloves, (for which I have obtained Letters Patent of Great Britain No. 9,866, dated June 10,
f 1891,) of which the followingis a specification.
This invention relates to the manufacture of ladies and gentlemens gloves of a new and useful character.
My improved gloves are provided with means for enabling wearers to reflect their personal appearance when desired, while lthe gloves serve their ordinary purposes without any inconvenience to the wearer.
1n carrying out this invention I adapt to the palm of the left hand a mirror made either of burnished metal or of flat, concave, convex, or concavo-convex silvered glass. The mir` ror is mounted in a setting or frame secured to the inside of a' reversible Hap, which is so attached to the glove and provided with a fastening that the gloved hand may be opened without presenting a noticeably peculiar appearance until it is desired to use the mirror, when by the disengagement of the fastening the flap may be turned to present the mirror to view. This arrangement of a mirror on a glove constitutes a new and improved article of manufacture which supplies a trade want.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 shows the palm of a glove with my improvement adapted thereto. Fig. 2 is anenlarge( section taken on the line a 0c, Fig. 1.
ce is the mirror, which is mounted on a flap b, sewed to the palm of the glove at c e in a convenient position. The tab end of this flap carries a snap-fastening c, which fits a metal stud d, secured to the glove, and completes the mirror attachment to the glove. In some cases a buttoirhole fastening may be employed.
AIt is obvious that when preferred the Position of the mirror may be varied'by fixing it and its fittings-say in the case of a long glove-in the arm thereof.
The mode of securing the mirror in the flap will now be described.
The flap is made of two thicknesses of material, which I will refer to as l) and b', the piece Z) forming the outside and b the inside of the flap. The piece b having been cut of the desired shape and size, the mirror a` is placed in the center thereof with the refieeting side uppermost. The material is then gathered up round the mirror and is passed through a ring f, preferably of thin metal and of slightly less diameter than thelnirror. The material is next spread out flat over the ring and is secured by its edges to the piece I), and the one edge of the Hap thus formed is secured to the glove by sewing, as shown at e e. In this manner the mirror, secured in a kind of light frame, is so attached to the glove that under ordinary circumstances it can not bc detached therefrom.
When the flap is turned up tothe position shown in dotted outline in Fig. 1 and the two members of the fastening c d are engaged, the gloved hand may be opened without presenting` a noticeable peculiar appearance; but when the wearer desires to use the mirror the disengagement of the fastening c d allows the flap to drop to the position shown in fulloutline in Figs. l and 2, in which the mirror is 'in a convenient position for use.
litnessesz H. K. WHITE, Il. T. C. GoLTz.