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Publication numberUS1241941 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 2, 1917
Filing dateSep 8, 1916
Priority dateSep 8, 1916
Publication numberUS 1241941 A, US 1241941A, US-A-1241941, US1241941 A, US1241941A
InventorsJames Edward Dowd
Original AssigneeJames Edward Dowd
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Reversible glove.
US 1241941 A
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1,241,941. Patented Oct. 2,1917



Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Oct, 2, 1917.

' Application filed September 8, 1916. Serial No. 118,992.

Be it known that '1.- James E. Down, a citizen of the United States, and a residentv ot' lliawatlm, in the county of Carbon and State of Utah. have .invented certain new and useful Improvements in Reversible (illoves of which the following is a specification.

One of the principal 'objeets of my invention is to provide a. glove, nntde preferably of rubber, or allied material, designed more partitallarly for the use; of surgeonswhirh may be used indiscriminately on either hand; such a glove that ma when pulled glove necessitates turning it inside out by pulling down. on the wrist po'rt-ionlbe replaced upon the same hand without turning again; or it desired, be placed upon the opposite hand. i T g Another object of thb invention is to pro-, vide a one piece-or molded glove in which "the thumb is arranged in a neutral position.

so that the glove may be used on either hand and may be reversed ort-urned inside out at will and in the new position be used indiscriminately on either hand.

\Vith these aud't'ither objects in view which will heroine apparent as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the eonstriu-tibns. combinations and arrangements lua'einat'ter described and .elaimed,

and illustrated in the accompanyingdrawing, in whieh like reference rharm-ters designate like or correspoiuling part a throughout the several views. and in which Figure I represents a plan viewot a glove constructed in :u'eordanee. with my invert ing, it will be seen that the glove'constitutes the usual hand portion a, wrist portion 6, fingers 7 and thumb 8. In forming the glove, 1 make the same preferably of one piece, by molding it from rubber or allied material.

The shape of the glove on opposite sides 1 .l of a plane cutting ,goentrallyjhrough "the fingers and thumb longitudinally thereof, is

*Ethe same, that is, the glove is not. made to fit the right hand or the left hand, specifically, but is made to fit either hand and the thumb e is arranged in a neutral position, that is, equally between the top' and bottom faces of the glove, so that the glove may thus he slipped eitherupon the right hand or upon the left hand.

That portion of the glove indicated generally by the area A inclosed by the dotted lines B,- at. the base of the thumb, is made with an excess-of material onboth sides of v the glove. so that the thumb .8 may without off of a users hand (wlue 1 m a rubber undue pulling or strain be swung to either side so as to readily fit either the right hand or the left hand. The glove may readily be turned inside out and replaced upon the same hand, so. that it will thus'be found to be of use particularly as a surgeons glove and of peculiar advantage, where only one hand of the surgeon is to be protected by' a. glove. The glove which I have provided fills the need in the practice of surgery of a glove that after being taken oil may be placed upon either hand without returning. A further :ulvantage of the use of such a glove as I provide is the fact. that, it would obviate the necessity of having rightand left hand gloves sorted out in the operating room. It may here be noted that the'surgoons fl'loves are sterilized by boiling and that 1t is desirable to use gloves with as little handhng as possible, and the glove which I provide may be readily subjected to sterilization, and will always be. ready to put 'on either hand without reversing; or the necessity of sorting out to perfect. the pairs. Furthermore. the glove may. when desirable, be readily pulled oil' and put back on the same hand so as to give a fresh uncontaminated surface.

Although I have desqribed the preferred embodiment of my invention. I 'may desire to make such changes in the construction,

combination and arrangel'nents of parts thereof, as do not depart from the spirit of. the invention or the scope of the appended claims.

I claim:

1-. A surgeons glove made of seamless material, and having its thumb arranged in 2. A seamless rubber glove so shaped as a neutral position, and having an, excess of 'to be exactly alike on both sides of a plane material provided at the base of the thumb cutting centrally through the fingers and 10 on both sides of the glove, whereby the glove thumb of the glove longitudinally thereof, 5 may he turned inside out and replaced upon an excess of material being provided at the the same hand without affecting the fit of base of the thumb on both sides thereof. the glo e. JAMES EDWARD DO

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U.S. Classification2/168
International ClassificationA41D19/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41D19/0062
European ClassificationA41D19/00P2B