US 615389 A
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No. 65,389. Y Patented nec. 6, |898. c. HEAGLE & .L TOPP.
W R I S T'L E T (Application illed Dec. 10, 1897.) (N o` M o d el l, mln,
IMM I fin 131 Illini U18 im .2 MI IMI UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
OHAUNCEY HEAGLE AND JOHN TOPP, OF JOHNSTOVN, NEW YORK.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 615,389, dated December 6, 1898.
Application filed December 10,1897. Serial No. 661,435. (No model.)
To'aZZ whom, it may concern:
Be it known that we, OHAUNCEY HEAGLE and JOHN TOPP, citizens of the United States, residing at Johnstown, in the county of Fulton and State of New York, have invented a new and useful VVristlet, of which the following is a specification.
This invention provides an article to be applied to the wrists of a person for adornment and to aiford protection according to the material from which it is constructed and the manner of its application. This article not only protects the wrist, but prevents the wind and cold from entering the sleeve of the coat or garment and chilling the arm, and when constructed of fur or other ornamental material and worn exposed upon the wrist it will give a linished appearance to the sleeve or glove.
For a full understanding of the merits and advantages of the invention reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings and the following description.
The improvement is susceptible of various changes in the form, proportion, and the minor details of construction without departing from the principle orsacrilicing any of the advantages thereof, and to a full disclosure of the invention an adaptation thereof is shown in the accompanying drawings, in which-- Figure l is a perspective view of a hand and forearm, showing the wristlet in position. Fig. 2 is a central sectional view thereof. Fig. 3 is a longitudinal section. Fig. 4 is a detail view of the blank or strip from which the wristlet is formed, showing the elastic applied thereto.
Corresponding and likev parts are referred to in the following description and indicated in the several views of the drawings by the same reference characters.
The wristlet is of tubular form intransverse section and of annular construction, so as to encircle the wrist, and will be provided in various sizes and manufactured of dierent materials, such as fur, woolen and cotton fabrics, and textiles of every variety. The blank or strip from which the wristlet is fashioned is of suitable length and width and is indicated by the numeral l in Fig. 4. In
shaping the wristlet the longitudinal edges of the blank are brought together and stitched,
forming a tube, and the end portions of the tube are brought together, whereby the demost clearly in Fig. 2. The end portions of the tube are held together and the annular form of the wristlet maintained by means of an elastic 2, which is passed through the tube and has its end portions stitched or otherwise secured thereto. This elastic is made fast to the wristlet at its ends, one end being secured thereto about three or fourinches from one extremity, as shown at 3, and the opposite end being secured to the other extremity, as indicated at 4. The length of the elastic must be ofa size to permit the wristlet to pass readily over the hand.
The elastic may be placed in position in various ways but it is preferred to stitch or secure it at one extremity to an end portion of the blank l some distance from its terminal, as shown at 3, and stitch the opposite end to the other extremity of the blank, as at 4, and subsequently bring the edge portions of the blank together about the elastic and stitch or otherwise fasten them, whereby the device is given an annular and a tubular form. 1f desired, the elastic may extend` the entire length of the tube and have its end portions secured together; but for simplicity and economy of construction the form shown is preferable.
The wristlet when placed upon the wrist and exposed gives a nished appearance to the top of the glove or sleeve of the garment and prevents wind from blowing up the sleeve when driving 0r riding. l
The wristlet can be worn within the sleeve and serve only as a protector.
The elastic admits of the wristletexpandthe article close about the wrist when in position and prevents slipping and movement thereof.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is- Y l. A wristlet formed of a tube curved between its ends into circular form, and having its end portions abutting and separable, and a retractile connection concealed-within the tube and extending across the joint formed between the separable ends thereof and servvice assumes the annular form illustrated y will depend upon the size of the wristlet, but l ing when passed over the hand and draws` IOO ing normally to hold said end portions of the Wristlet together and admitting ofthe eX- trelnities of the Wristlet moving apart when passing over the hand, substantially as set forth.
abutting terminals of the Wristlet separating and serving normally tohold said ends together, and maintain the tube in circular form, substantially as specified.
In testimony that We claim the foregoing as our own We have hereto afxed our signatures in the presence of two Witnesses.
CHAUNCEY HEAGLE. JOHN TOPP.
WM. J. FANELL, EDWIN L. FoNDA.