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No. 699,802. Patented May l3, I902."
L MENDELSUHN. GAUNTLET.
(Application filed Dec. 31, 1901.)
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LElVIS MENDELSOHN, OF NE\V YORK, N. Y.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 699,802, dated May 13, 1902.
Application filed December 31, 1901. $erial No. 87,863. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, LEWIS MENDELSOHN, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of New York, county of New York, and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Gauntlets, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part thereof, in which similar numerals of reference indicate corresponding parts.
The subject of the present invention is a gauntlet adapted especially for the use of drivers of horses and chaufieurs. It is more particularly designed when worn to prevent the admission of dust, cold air, or wind up the garment-sleeves of the wearer.
WVith the above and other objects in view the invention comprises a cuff-section of a material possessing sufficient stiffness that when folded intennediately and secured along its longitudinal free edges it will normally present a cult portion in cross-section approximately in the form of a narrow vertical oval calculated to expand when said portion is slipped over the wearers sleeve and through its natural resiliency to embrace said sleeve and maintain a proper set of the gauntlet thereon. Additionally such cuff-section is provided with a facing of more flexible material likewise folded and longitudinally stitched to present the upper continuous rounded portion, such flexible material being turned under and stitched at the respective ends of the stiffer cuff-section, a considerable part of said more flexible material extending beyond the forward end of the cuff-section to constitute awristband, which is puckered and yieldingly contracted by an elastic cord.
The elastic quality of the flexible section permits its portion forming the opening to be distended to accommodate and conform to wrists of varying sizes.
There are other novel features connected with the invention which are also explained in the subsequent detailed description.
In the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a gauntlet embodying my invention. Fig. 2 is a vertical longitudinal section of the same, on a larger scale. Fig. 3 is another perspective view illustrating the gauntlet as applied.
My improved gauntlet will generally be made of leather and of a good quality. The cuff portion 1 thereof may be of one or a plurality of thicknesses, preferably the latter. A section 2, of leather possessing considerable stiffness and resiliency, will when folded at its mid-width and joined together at its ends Elby stitching constitute the body of the cuff portion. A second section, but of more flexible leather and of greater dimensions, is externally applied to the section 1 to form a facing t therefor, said section having an inwardly-turned fold 5 at the inner end of the section 2, secured in position by a line of stitching 6 passing through the inner and outer thicknesses of the facing material and intermediate thickness of the section 2.
The facing-section 4 extends considerably beyond the forward end of the section 2 and has an inward fold or turn 7, maintained by stitchingS passing through both thicknesses of flexible and intermediate thickness of stiffer leather similarly as at the rear end. This stitched fold 7 has the effect of finishing off the cuff proper at its forward end and provides a desirable inner connection for the extended portion of the flexible material.
The extended portion referred to is sufficiently ample to permit its end part to be folded upon itself and stitched, as indicated at J, to present an annular pocket 10, in which is located an elastic band 11 or similar contraction medium. By this arrangement the pocketed band 11 converts the extended portion into a puckered and gathered wristband 12, the opening in which will by reason of said band and gatherings be readily distensible to accommodate and fit wrists of varying sizes. The interiorsecured fold and the puckered character of the extended portion of the flexible section imparts to the wristband an attractive and finished appearance.
Obviously, when the improved gauntlet is worn with an ordinary glove, and the facingleather of the former corresponds with that of the latter, then the intimated fitting wrist band 12, will promote the effect of a continuous and complete gauntlet-glove.
The flexible section 4 and its extension will be stitched longitudinally along its lower edges.
By stitching the lower free portions 3 of the stiffer section 2 and correspondingly securing the contiguous parts of the flexible section 4 the cuff portion 1 will present the upper continuous rounded part, while the general effect will be to normally maintain such cuff portion in cross-section approximately in the form of a narrow vertical oval calculated to expand when said portion is slipped on the wearers sleeve and through its natural resiliency to embrace said sleeve and maintain a proper set of the gauntlet thereon.
From the foregoing description it will be appreciated that the improved gauntlet is simple and highly serviceable. It can be readily adjusted and removed and when worn will be extremely comfortable and will freely yield to accommodate the various movements imposed by the wearer.
The narrow cross-sectional character of the culf portion of the gauntlet admits of its occupying but little space when not in use.
Having now described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-- A gauntlet comprising a cuff portion of stiff material intermediately folded and secured along its longitudinal free edges to normally present a cuff portion in cross-section approximately in the form of a narrow vertical oval calculated to expand when said portion is slipped over the wearers sleeve and maintain a proper set of the gauntlet thereon, and a facing-section of more flexible material likewise folded and longitudinally stitched to present the upper continuous rounded portion,such flexible material being underturned at the respective ends of the cuff portion and stitched, a considerable part of said more flexible material extending beyond the forward end of the cuff portion to constitute a Wristband which is puckered and yieldingly contracted by an elastic cord.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name, in presence of two witnesses, this 20th day of December, 1901.
THEODORE DEMMERLE, HENRY DEMMERLE.