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Publication numberUS588426 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 17, 1897
Filing dateFeb 1, 1897
Publication numberUS 588426 A, US 588426A, US-A-588426, US588426 A, US588426A
InventorsWilliam E. Harloe
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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(NoModelJ W. E. HARLOE.


Patented Aug. 17,1897.






SPECIFICATION forming'part of Letters Patent No. 588,426, dated August 17, 1897.

Application filed February 1, 1897. Serial No. 621,386. (No model.)

To aZZ whom it may concern:

Be it known that 1, WILLIAM E.'HAEL0E,

a citizen of the United States, residing atHigh' in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

This invention relates to improvements in gloves, and has moreparticular relation to gauntlets.

The invention consists of certain novel constructions, which will be hereinafter more particularly set forth and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, Figure 1 represents a perspective view of my improved gauntlet,

0 may be made continuous, but is preferably to prevent any possibility of their cutting the and Fig. 2 represents an enlarged detail perspeotive view of the hinged strips and annular contracting-ring.

' l in the drawings represents the glove proper, 2 the cuff of the same, and 3 the contracting-spring. The glove l'may be of any desired-construction, and the sleeve or cuff 2 is applied to the same as in the ordinary construction of gauntlets. The said'cuff 2 slit longitudinally along the back, as at 4:, to permit of its being expanded beyond its normal diameter for-the insertion of the coatsleeve therein. The edges of this slit portion 4 are preferably bound with metal strips 5, as shown in the drawings, so that the cuff may be readily opened by grasping said strips and pulling them apart. These strips are hinged together at their forward ends, so as material of which the glove or cuff is formed. The spring 3 is constructed of fiat band-steel in such manner thatit normally lies with its two free ends overlapping. This spring is applied in the rear, edge of the cuff 2, in a suitable casing 6,'formed for its reception, and thus normally contracts the cuff to less than its real diameter by causing the edges of the split portion to overlap. The respective ends of the spring 3 are riveted or otherwise connected to the free ends of the strips slipped within the same they flare at their rear ends, and thus permit the entrance of cold air into the interior of the glove and up the sleeve of the wearer. In order to altogether obviate this defect, I have provided my improved construction of gauntlet, which when applied in position on the wearers hand and arm tightly contracts upon andhugs the coat-sleeve and thus effectively prevents the entrance of any cold air. This gauntlet is particularly useful to trainmen and others exposed to very severe weather for prolonged periods. The adjustment of the split cuff to the coat-sleeve of the wearer is altogether automatic and requires no attention upon the part of the wearer after the glove is once adjusted.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

The combination with a gauntlet-glove having a cuff formed with a placket, of independent stiffening-strips applied along the edges ,of said placket and hinged together at their forward ends, and a contracting-spring secured about the rear edge of said cuff and having its respective ends secured to the free ends of the strips which extend along the placket edges so that the cuff will be held rigidly against any longitudinal pressure but at the same time be contracted firmly about the sleeve of the wearer, substantially as described.

In testimony whereof I have signed this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.



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Cooperative ClassificationA41D19/0044