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Publication numberUS1369810 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 1, 1921
Filing dateFeb 27, 1920
Priority dateFeb 27, 1920
Publication numberUS 1369810 A, US 1369810A, US-A-1369810, US1369810 A, US1369810A
InventorsCharles Hinze
Original AssigneeCharles Hinze
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hand-guard
US 1369810 A
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C. HINZE.

HAND GUARD.

APPLICATION FILED FEB. 27. 1920.

1 ,369 ,8 1 O. Patented Mar. 1, 1921.

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

CHARLES HINZE, OF EVANSTON, ILLINOIS HAND-GUARD.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar. 1, 1921.

Application filed February 27, 1920. Serial No. 361,618.

tectors, and relates particularly to guards to be worn on the hands, either over gloves or the like or not, as may be desired, by those engaged in manual work handling rough materials. The invention has among its objects, the production of a'guard of the kind described that is simple, particularly durable, convenient, comfortable, economical, eflicient and satisfactory for use wherever found applicable. More especially it has as an object the production of a guard of exceptional wearing qualities for use by those handling rough materials, such as brick, stone, 1IOI1, concrete blocks, rough timber and the like. and advantages of the construction herein shown and described will be obvious to those skilled in the art from the disclosures herein given.

To this end my invention consists in the novel construction, arrangement and combination of parts herein shown andrdescribed,

' and more particularly pointed out in the ible and is not too elastic.

claims.

In the drawings, wherein like reference characters indicate like or corresponding parts,

Figure 1 is a plan view of the face side of one of the guards, the right-hand guardbeing shown;

Fig. 2 is a similar view of the same buckled up; and

Fig. 3 is 'a similar view of the opposlte side.

Referring to the drawings, 1 represents a body part, preferably of rubber that is flex- The inner side of the same or a portion thereof may be lined with a fabric such as cheese-cloth, canvas or the like. The lining, however, should be sufliciently flexible so that it does not destroy the flexibility 'of the body.- The same may entirely cover the inner side or such a portion thereof asmay be desired. At the proper place in the body I preferably provide a thumb 3, which may be formed integral with the body, or vulcan- Many other objects dust and dirt, and protect the hands.

ized, cemented, sewed, riveted or otherwise secured thereto. I have shown the same provided with a flange 4, or reinforcement, which when the thumb is made separate from the body and secured thereto, forms a convenient means to secure the thumb and body together.

As most clearly shown in Figs. 1 and 3,

the body is formed with projecting lower corners 5 and 6, suitable means being provided for connecting the two corners. I prefer to use connecting means that may be easily fastened or unfastened, so that the guard may be easily put on or taken off. As shown, I have provided a strap 7 and a strap 8 having a buckle, it bein obvious that any equivalents ma be emp oyed for the purpose. I also pre er to construct the same with projecting parts 9 and 10, and secure a strap 11 and a strap. 12 thereat, one of-which has a buckle for engagement with the other. It will be particularly noted, by referring to Figs. 1 and 3, that'the projecting parts 9 and 10, and straps 11 and 12 are not arranged directly opposite each other, but are at an angle and so arranged that when the guard is buckled and in place the strap will pass over the back of the hand back of the knuckles, and not over the fingersdl Who; the hand is flexed with the ar on t estraps 11 and 12,b en a 'n li e back bf the hand, securely mzint in thi guard in place and prevent its slipping from the hand. If desired, the portion at the back of the thumb, as at 13, may be cut.

- gloves or mittens, or coverings of equiva lent material, that will keep out the cold, In warm weather, if desired, the gloves or mittens may be omitted, without discomfort, particularly if the lining or backing 2 is provided. As before mentioned, I prefer to make the guard of rubber of a quality that will be easily flexible, for example, rubber about like that in inner tubes-for pneumatic tires. I have found that with a guard constructed as shown and described, used, for example, in handling brick, that the life of the guard, on the average, is from two or three or more weeks, depending upon the hours of daily use. On the other hand, a cloth or leather or like glove, in handlin brick, has a life of perhaps a few hours, an

tioned.

generally not to exceed a day. By protecting the cloth or leather glove from the abrasing action of the bricks, when my guard is employed, the life of the glove is generally equal to, or even greater than the life of the guard. In addition, the hands are thoroughly protected and the work is not retarded as, owing to the flexibility, the hand may be flexed as easily as without the guard. The device is not only more comfortable, but by virtue of the saving in the cost of the gloves, is more economical. This is especially important, as the man Wearing the glove or guard, usually furnishes his own gloves or guards, and the saving means a great deal to him. While I have particularly mentioned the guards as suitable for the. handling of brick, they are almost, if not equally, as desirable for the handling of stone, concrete blocks, iron, rough timbers and rough materials generally. In the case of leather or cloth mittens or gloves there is a tendency for the rough brick or the like to slide or slip in the glove, upon taking hold or letting go of'the same, causing the early destruction of the hand covering, while with the rubber it would seem that the flexibility and slight elasticity of the rubber has a tendency to take hold and slightly yield rather than scrape over the surface. The result is that the abrasion which takes place on the cloth or leather glove is eliminated. It should be noted that the fabric interlining referred to'isnot essential in any way, the same merely making the device more comfortable when the guard is worn 'Without loves or mittens. The same maybe of di erent sizes and obviously are made in rights and lefts so as to fit both hands. I

Having thus described my invention, it is obvious that various immaterial modifications may be made in the same without departing from the spirit of my invention; 45.

hence I do not wish to be understood as limiting myself to the exact form, construc tion, arrangement and combination of parts herein shown and described, or uses men- W hat I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A hand guard of the kind described comprising a body part having a thumb portion at one side projecting from the body, said body extended at the wrist end at each side and at each side between the ends, the last mentioned extending portion on the thumb side being the greaterdistance from the inner part than the extending portion at the other side, and securing means arranged at said extending portions.

2. A hand guardof the kind described comprising a rubber body part provided with a fabric ,interlining and having a thumb portion at one side projecting from the body, said body extended at the wrist end at each side and at each side between the ends, the last mentioned extending portion on the thumb side being the reater distance from the inner part than t e extending portion at the other side, and securing means arranged at said extending portions.

3. A hand guard of the kind described comprising a rubber body part provided With a fabric interlining and havin a thumb portion at one side projecting rom the body with an opening formed thereon on the side at the back of the thumb, said body extended at the wrist end at each side and at each side between the ends, the last mentioned extending portion on the thumb side being the greater distance from the innerpart than the extending portion lat the other side, and securing means arranged at said extending portions.

4:. A hand guard of the kind described, comprising a body part, and a thumb portion united therewith, and extending from one side thereof, means secured to the body part for securing the other side thereof to the hand, said means comprising cooperating fastening elements disposed at an acute angle to the body and adapted to pass over the hand of the user between the knuckles and the wrist.

5. A hand guard comprising a body adapted to be placed upon the hand of a. user, fastening devices extending from said body at the wrist end thereof,-other fastening devices extending from said body at each side thereof intermediate its ends, the

said last mentioned fastening'device on one ate the ends, the last mentioned extensions on one side of the body being a greater dis- I tance from the inner part of said body than its opposed extension, and securing means projecting from said extensions.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto signed my name in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.

CHARLES HINZE.

' Witnesses:

RoY W. HILL,

BERTHA HARTMANN.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3369258 *Aug 31, 1966Feb 20, 1968Gilbert I. SmithGlove with wrap-around fastening means
US5069203 *Mar 23, 1989Dec 3, 1991Anderson Janet PSoft hand and wrist splint
US5526531 *Aug 3, 1995Jun 18, 1996O.S. Designs, Inc.Wrist guard
US20050124237 *Dec 8, 2003Jun 9, 2005Yung-Chin ChiangGlove structure
US20080092260 *Sep 26, 2006Apr 24, 2008Max BahmaniDisposable sanitary hand cover
Classifications
U.S. Classification2/20, 2/158, 38/96, 2/168
International ClassificationA41D13/05, A41D13/08
Cooperative ClassificationA41D13/082
European ClassificationA41D13/08B2