US 1037946 A
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GLOVE. APPLICATION FILED JULY'17, 1911.
Patented Sept. 10, 1912.
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Specificati of Letters Patent.
Patented Sept. 10, 1912.
Application filed lfuly 17, 1911. Serial No. 638,893.
1'0. all. whom it may concern:
Be it known that 'I, HILAIRE MAHIEU, a citizen of Belgium, and resident of the borough ofManhatt-an, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Gloves, of which the following is a specification. g
This invention has reference to gloves that are manufactured from cotton or similarlyy'ielding, pliable fabric.
The object of the invention is to provide a glove of this character which can be made of a single blank, cut and folded so" that the seam or seams uniting the edges thereof will be located on the face of the hand, for the fingerpieces, and the thumb pieces as well. In pursuance of this object, the invention has been illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein Figure 1- is adevelopment of a blank embodying the invention; Fig. 2 is a facewiew of the glove made from the blank shown in view of the glove represented by Fig. 2.
Corresponding elements are indicated by the same reference-signs throughoutthe several views.
The numeral 11 designates the blank as a whole, the same consisting of ,asingle sheet of cotton or other appropriate fabric, upon 'which-;the finger-pieces, and the thumbpiece as well, each of them composed of two parts, are suitably formed, for instance, with a die or by other approved means. blank is designed to be folded on a line, as 12, which is the median line of the blank, except the wrist portion'sthereof which it divides into two unequal parts 13 and 14, the part 13 to the left oft-he line 12 being wider than the part 14 to-the right of the same line (Fig. 1). The part 13 is bounded on the leftby ar'line Whl'Cll 'is a continuation ,of the outer edge of the forefinger, whereas the part 14' is bounded on the right by a similar line continued from the outer edgeof the middle finger. In the drawings,
the; parts that make up thelitt-le finger are located, by preference, substantially centrally of the blank, while the parts com-- posing the thumb are at the opposite edges.
As shown in Fig, 1, the blank comprises the following na med elements or pieces, each consisting of two parts adaptedfor superimposition one upon the other by folding on the-:stid' line-12, to wit: A wrist marked This with the said numerals 13 and 14:, a body 2 section divided into the back and palm portions of the hand, respectively 15 and 16, a little fin er 17, 18, a ring finger 1 9, 20*, a middle nger 21, 22*, an index finger 23, 24s and a thumb 25,.26. The two parts of the thumb-pieceare of different widths, the one appertaining to the palm portion being narrower than that belonging to the back por-- tion.
The blank shown in Fig. 1 comprises parts of the fingers-pieces on the right hand side of the line 12 which are narrower and shorter than those on the left-hand side'ofthis line. However, the central lines of the said narrower parts coincide with the'central lines of their broader counterparts on the opposite side of the line 12, when the same are superimposed one upon another in folding the blank.
It will now be seen that when the blank is folded upon itself along the line 12, the narrow part of the thumb-piece when oined edge to edge to the broader part, operates to draw in the latter and causes the seam to be located on the inside of the thumb, as also on the inner face of the wrist, to one side thereof, all as indicated by the line 27, Figs. 1 and 2. The seam or 'sea'ms, extending from the base of the forefinger to the tip of the little finger, or vice versa, from the latter to the forme'r,'-will lie inside the hand, as
clearly seenin Fig. 2, due to the fact that the several'narrow' parts of the fingerieces, as well as the narrow part of the tiumbpiece, all draw' upon both edges of the adjoining broad parts, and! render it impossible for any seams to appear either at the back of. .the hand or between the several fingers. The seam is continued from the thumb down to the bottom edge ofthe wrist portion and around the wrist, as indicated at 28, Figs. 2 and 3. In practice, all such seams are very light, and not at all con-' spicuous even on the inside of the hand, notwithstanding the manner in which they appear in the drawing hereto annexed, wherein they necessarily are shown rather thickfor purposes of photographic reproduction.
Having described my invention, what I- desire to secure by Letters Patent and claim. is 4 A glove made of a single blank including thumb and. finger pieces composed each of two parts of different widths and lengths adapted for superimposition ,one -upon another by folding .the blank on a substantially central line passing through the little finger, the parts composing the thumb piece lying outwardly, all the inner parts being narrower than the outer ones and having their edges spaced from one another said edges being sewn to the corresponding ed es of the outer pa'rts by a continuous seam, t e
line .of fold dividing the wrist into two unequal portions, the wider portion being approximately on line with the continued outer edge of'the forefinger on the back of the glove and the narrower portion being approximately on line with the continued outer edge of the middle finger on the palm of the glove, the central line of the inslde part of each fin er-piece coinciding with the central line ot the thereto appertaining outside part, and theouter edges of the parts composing the thumb being brought together, the arrangementbeing such that as each inside part is superimposed upon its correspondin outside part, the former will draw in the e ges of the latter and cause the said seam to lie within the hand entirely.
Signed at the borough of Manhattan in the county of New York and State of New York this 15th day of July, A. D. 1911.
HILAIRE MAHIEU. Witnesses: i
H. C. K'AnLsoN -JOHN To'rrEN.