US 1388549 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
Patented Aug. 23, 1921.
I N V EN TOR Robert M Uarson A won a NY UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Aug. 23, 1921.
Application filed February 4, 1920. Serial No. 356,137.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ROBERT N. CAnsoN, a citizen of the United States, residing at the city and county of San Francisco and State of California, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Glove Construction, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to a glove construc tion.
It is the principal object of the present invention to provide improvements in the parts of a glove, its construction and arrangement, so that a more durable and satisfactory glove may be produced.
The present invention is particularly directed to the formation of the blank from which the palm of the glove is made and also the design and arrangement of the thumb blank attached thereto.
The invention is illustrated by way of...
i which Figure 1 is a view in elevation showing the palm portion of a glove constructed according to the spirit of the present invention.
Fig. 2 is a view in elevation showing the back'of a glove as illustrated in Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is a View inelevation showing the blank formation from which the palm of the glove is made.
Fig. 4 is a view In elevation showing the 1 thumb blank.
In the drawings, 10 indicates a main glove blank from which the palm of the glove is made while 11 indicates a blank by which the thumb of the glove is formed. These two blanks and finger blanks 12 are assembled to form the completed glove as indicated in Figs. 1 and 2. The blank 10 is cut out to form the palm portions 13, 14 and 15 of three fingers of the glove as well as a double portion 16 adapted to envelop the index finger of the glove. A thumb cut 17 is made through the body of the palm as clearly shown in Fig. 3. This out forms edges 18 and 19 substantially at right angles to each other and an adjacent angular flap portion 20, the apex of which flap coincides withthe point of coincidence of the two faces 18 and 19. Whilei' the thumb cut is here shown as having edges substantially at right angles it will be readily understood that this out may have its edges at other angles and that if desired may be crescentshaped.
The adjacent edges of the flap are not parallel to the edges 18 and 19 but diverge therefrom forming tapering openings.
The thumb blank 11 is formed with a back panel 21 and front panel 22, the front panel 22 being considerably larger than the back panel. These panels are formed with semicircular end portions by which the end of the thumb is defined, the semi-circle of the panel 22 being larger than the semi-circle of the panel 21. The center of the blank is indicated by the dotted line a and it will thus be seen that the point of convergence of the two semi-circular ends is off center from the center line of the blank. The opposite ends of the blank are formed with adjacent arcuate faces 23 and 24 which terminate in a slit 25. The end of this slit has an arcuate cut 26 making a small reinforcing flap 27 for a purpose which will be hereinafter described. It will also be noted by reference to Fig. 1 that the slit 25 does not agree with the center line of the glove but is off center therefrom upon the opposite side of the center line from the point of convergence of the circular ends of the panels.
In constructing the glove from the blanks disclosed in the drawing the finger panels 12 are stitched together and are secured to the body panel 10. The index finger portion 16 of this panel is folded upon itself and thereafter sewed to an adjacent finger panel. The thumb blank is then folded over with its panels 21 and 22 in register, after which the edge of the enlarged circular portion of panel 22 is folded around the edge of the smaller circular of panel 21 and stitched into position. This will insure that the end of the thumb will be properly protected and that there will be a shield formed for the seam so that a surface face of leather will occur completely around the end of the thumb. Attention is directed to the fact that the thumb blank is folded on the center line a. This 'Will cause the opposite marginal edges of the two panels to register and permit them to be stitched throughout their length to provide a seam 28. The thumb thus formed may then be extended through the thumb cut 17 of the body blank.
By reference to Figs. 1 and 2 it will be seenthat the thumb member does not extend completely through the blank but the lower portion of the panel 22 substantially from the crotch down is concealed within the main body of the glove as for example, the
flap portion 20 is stitched with its edge 18' along the dotted line b as indicated in Fig. 4, while the edge 19 is stitched downwardly along the seam of the blank. This will cause the portion X to be concealed within the palm of the glove. The back of the thumb piece is stitched to the edges 18 and 19 of the thumb cut as more clearly shown in Fig. 2. A reinforcing strip 29 is stitched over the seam formed along the line shown and is-led between the thumb and fore finger of the glove to be stitched along the seam of edge 18. This will act to reinforce the thumb while additional reinforcement is made by the small flap 27 in the crotch of the thumb blank. 7 This flap is intended to overlap the upper end of the thumb cut and will insure that the stitching around this cut will thoroughly secure the crotch portion ofthe thumb to the glove. By examination of the drawings, it will thus be seen that the thumb cut and the thumb blank have been so designed as to properly reinforce the constructionand at the same time draw the seams of the thumb so thatthey will not coincide with the points of wear when an object is grasped by the glove,
. the improvements being brought about by a simple, cheap and desirable construction.
lie I have shown the preferred form of my invention as now known to me it will be understoodthat various changes in the construction, combination and arrangement of parts may be made by those skilled in the art without departing from the spirit of the invention as claimed.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1'. The combination in a glove, of a palm member having slits cut'therein convergent from the ends .to' anapex located adjacent to the inside line of the glove, a'thumb member having semi-circular arched tops and curved lower-ends, said arches and curves terminating respectively at points on opposite sides ofa line'central to' the member, and said member being folded and stitched along themeeting edges and with the wider curveof the lower end within the slit of the palm member; j 7
' 2. In a glove of the character described, a thumb member formed of a single piece with arched ends to be united to form the top and side of the thumb, and convexly curved lower ends-converging in an upwardly extending slit which terminates in a fourchette atone side of-a central line of the member,
a palm member having angular convergingthumb member being respectively stitched within the fourchette flap of the palm memseam upon the member formed in a single piece with semicircular outer ends, which with the outer edges are stitched together to form the end and sides, convexly curved inner ends meeting in an upwardly extending slit which termlnates in a fourchette at one side of a central longitudinal line of the forming member, a palm member with slits converging toward the inside edge of the glove, forming a flap and through which slits extends the lower portion of one of the thumb members and is stitched to said flap and the fourchette of the thumb member stitched to form a reinforcement of the inner fork of the thumb.
4. In a glove construction a thumb blank consisting of panels of unequal width forming the front and back of the thumb, convex inner ends of said panels meeting in a slit extending upwardly out of line of the central fold of the blank, and terminating in a fourchette, a palm member having convergent longitudinal slits with the meeting apex adjacent to. theinner edge of the glove, one portion of the inner end of the thumb blank extending through the slit and the other along the edge of the slits and the fourchette forming a reinforce for the thumb crotch.
5. In a glove construction, a thumb blank having semi-circular arched tops intersecting at a point on one side of the center line and a crotch cut in'the lower end of said blank terminating at a point on the other side of the center line.
6. A glove construction comprising a palm portion having an angular thumb cut extending longitudinally of the glove, a thumb member extending through said out and formed. from a thumb blank having front and back panels folded upon each other, the top of the front panel being larger than the top of the back panel and the bottom of the front panel being narrower than the bottom portion of the back panel, a lip formed as a part of a, crotch in the blankand adapted to overlap the glove palm, stitching extending completely along the marginal edges of the thumb cut, through the thumb blank and the lip and a reinforcing strip stitched over the upper mar 'nal edges of the thumb cut.
7 In a g ove construction, a thumb blank having semi-circular arched tops intersecting at a point on one side of the center line and a crotch cut in the lower end of said blank terminating at a point on the other side of the center line, and a lip formed at the termination of said crotch.
8. In a glove structure, a thumb blank adapted to form a glove thumb, the palm portion of which thumb extends around the sides of the thumb and over the end thereof to a point past the longitudinal median line, said blank comprising a pair of panels of unequal width, the median line between said panels being ofi'set from the exact center of the blank the adjacent ends of each of said panels being semi-circular in shape and described on different arcs, the opposite adjacent ends of said panels curving from the outer corners of the panels to thereafter extend parallel along a line of convergence, said line being on the opposite side of the exact center line of the blank from the median line of the panels.
9. In a glove structure. a thumb blank adapted to form a glove thumb, the palm portion of which thumb extends around the sides of the thumb and over the end thereof to a point past the longitudinal median line, said blank comprising a pair of panels of unequal width, the median line between said panels being offset from the exact center of the blank the adjacent ends of each of said panels bein semi-circular in shape and described on ifferent arcs, the opposite adjacent ends of said panels curving from the outer cornersof the panels to thereafter extend arallel along a line of convergence, said line being on the opposite side of the exact center line of the blank from the median line of the panels; and a fourchette formed by the blank at the termination of the parallel lines of the inwardly curved ends.
In testimony whereof l] have hereunto set my hand in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
ROBERT N. CARSON.
W. W. HEALEY, M. E. EWING.