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A. P. SMITH.

. IMITTEN.v ~ _

No. 60,949.

Patented ‘Jan; 1, 1867;

and faced with calf-skin. . the mitten were cut. the stitches or sewing upon the inside will not. hes a hole. herein above explained.‘ The section of the sheep-skin which is to cover the palm or inside of" the hand and ?ngers. L. represents the mitten after being manufactured. front and back. shape to ?t around the hole B and the edges of the ?op O to such hole. 60. or other materiul'of which the mitten is to be made. TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Be it known that I. piece of sheep-skin. ILLLNOIS. their several pieces. respectively. clear. which will‘ennble others skilled in the art to make and use the some. by the consequent wearing away of thetvstitches. in the drnwii'igs. in sections. 2‘. or other facing._ the facing to the thumb bcing'secured'to it in a. J. A. OF STERLING. and is satisfactorily accomplished thereby. The facing for the mitten is cut out in a. To obviate the above objection is. so that when turned right side out. E. after which. SMITH. hole._'being_ properly laid one upon‘ another. of Sterling. cut in‘it for’ the thumb. when the two. and J and K. and it consists in cutting the sheepskin. Figure 1 being a. similar manner to the sheep-shin. I. be exposed to wear. in the manufacture of sheep-skin mittens. the remaining portion of ‘the thumb-covering of the mitten being produced or made from a.nitch totes gaunt f?rr. and lettered H. and 6. in the proper place of the front section M of the some for the thumb. J and K. the mitten being ‘turned right side out. A. The thumb and hand facihgs. Figure 2. ‘ A. of the general shape shown in ?g. 4. dated January 1. with the facing. and thus setting the facing free or loose from the ~ mitten.the back’ of the hand and ?ngers.and calf-skin. which. in the county of Whitesides. similar manner to the hand portion of the mitten. Letters Patent No. 5. tuned with the vwool on. manner as to conceal the'stitches by which it was held. showing the'munner of cutting it to-rcccive the thumb. and K. SMITH. new and useful Improvement in the Manufacture of Sheep-Skin or other Mittens. By the common mode of facing the shove-mentioned class of mittens. and thus prevent them from becoming so worn as to loosen the facing from the mitten. the facing WibS stitched to the mitten by hemming it with the hand or with a.rss its several parts are sewed ‘together. B. and exact description thereof. that'when the mitten is on. In order to‘ morofully and to better understand my improvement embraced in this invention. is made of sheep-shin. by the-ordinury mode of munufncturing'them previous to the present invention. 5. a view of that portion of the sheep-skin which forms the cover of the palm of the hand and. are sewed or stitched together in any suitable manner. as above explained. loziving it attached to the hand section at the point or end D. and the other for the palm of the hand and the inside of the ?ngers. and 6. the facings for the thumb and the front or palm of the hand. therefore. the sheepskin. describe the ordinary and 'old mode of manufacturing sheep-skin mittens. it hes been found extremely (li?icult to secure thc‘t'ncing to the mitten in such a. show the ordinary mode in which the several parts composing. as will be hereinafter particularly explained. one section for. . 1 will briefly. are ?rst sewed together around the thumb hole 0 . H is the hand portion. have invented a. so as to permit its vfacing to be sewed up with it. P. the hand is at the point of juncture of the thumb with the hand. it is suitable for being' worn. ?it: ?tlgebnlc wont tn in ?psr glitters than an making out at ?gc snmc. I the portion for forming the thumb. are the most desirable. forming port of this speci?cation. my improvement in the manufacture of mittens is illustrated. and I do hereby declare that the following isla. the several parts of which the mitten is composed being shown in ?gs. the mode of manufacture. reference being hztd to the accompanying drawings. cut for both ‘sides of ‘the hands. as its several sections are secured together. IMPROVEMENT IN :MITTENS. the inside of the ?ngers. and the thumbs being formed nod produced in an extremely novel manner. and State'of Illinois.949. Similar letters of reference indicate like parts. machine. cut out in the proper. the sheep-skin from which it is manu factured being cut out in two pitrrs or pieces. 1867. View of the mitten after it is made according to the present invention. and Figures 4. In accompanying plate of drawings. which mode caused n constant source of trouble and annoyance to the wearer. and thou’ sewing up the facing with the mitten. the piece of sheep-skin from which it is formed or produced being shown in ' Figure 3. full. P. the importance of which is obvious. enabling the facing to the mitten to be sewed with the 1nitten. the object of the present invention. of proper size and dimensions to ?t the hand on which it is worn. with a. This mitten A in the present instance. Heretoforc. which hole is cut sufficiently long for~ the piece -or ?np C to form the cover for the front of the thumb. for warmth.

. and desire to seouro by Letters Pateut-- . without being wholly detached in the cutting‘. necessarily exposing I the stitches to wear-sud thé mitte'n then sewed together in any suitable manner.'a. A ‘mitten cut'in sections. 4 _ . I claim as new. as isobvious. after which they are hemmed'to the mitten-Jams mode. the thumh‘formod in 'part of the material taken from the thumb space. single operation. P. _ L.ll the Parts'unitcd with the lining by a. _ ' Witnesses: ' A‘ B. Jonson. and therefoi'e I do notintend to limlt myself to any one special-uppli-o cation of it.04!) of ‘the hand facing. Although I have particularly déscribed my improvement in connection with‘sheop-skin mittens. SMITH. it is obvious that it Can be aplilied to other kinds as w_ell.2 00.‘ substantially as describedw ” l I .