US 1456580 A
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May 29,' w23. www@ J. V. SULLIVAN A GLOVE Filed May s, 1922 Patented ay 29, 1923.
Application lfiled, May 3, 192e. seriai. No. 553.137.
.To all whomz't may cacem: .l
Be it known that JOHN: VINCENT StiamvAN, a citizen of the United States, residing 'at Fremont, in the county of Sandusky and State of Ohio, has invented certain new'and useful Improvements in'Gloves, of which the following is a specification. j
The present invention' relates to retaining devices for gloves and mittens,and consists in the combinations andarrangements of elements hereinafter disclosed and particu larly set forth in the accompanying claims.
With the usual make of gloves and mittens the wrist portions thereof are too fiimsy and consequently do not hold their shape if they be used in any kind of manualy work, and this fault is especially true'. where the wrist portions are of knitted material. As a consequence of this the glove does not hold to the hand, and there is the further disadvantage that dirt finds easy access to the interior of the glove, which requires its removal, at frequent intervals. This condition obtains especially with coal miners, who are constantly required to remove their gloves to shake out small particles of coal that work down between the hands and the gloves.
Gloves of the gauntlet type are also found not to hold easily on the hands during manual work, and after constant slipping the fingers thereof double over at the ends and turn inwardly towards the palm.
This exposes the seams to rough wear with consequent opening. There is also the further disadvantage that this slipping of the glove brings the cuff of the coat sleeve into contact with the edge portion of the gauntlet. Due to these faults the gauntlet type of glove soon becomes useless and is discarded.
For these reasons the glove or mitten having a knitted wrist portion, or the gauntlet type of glove, is generally unsatisfactory, and this particularly where they are worn by coal miners.
The present invention proposes to overcome all of thesefaults but without departing from the use of such gloves or mittens; to wit, by employing an elastic retaining member that is attached but not'secured to the glove or mitten. The device encircles the wrist of the wearer at the wrist portion of the glove, and is so constructed that the hand may easily pass therethrough. An adjusting feature is provided which may be readily manipulated with onehand. rllhe retaining member is not sewed or otherwise fastened'to the glove fabric therebyavoiding pulling or vother strain on any particular part of the k'glove with its obvious disadvantages. It is further proposed to'provide gloves or mittens of this type `which will givethe wearer the maximum length of service at minimum cost. e
VThe invention yis shown by" way of illustration in the accompanying drawings, wherein Figure l is a top plan view thereof.
Fig. 2 is a bottom plan view, and
Fig. 3 a transverse sectional view taken through the wrist portion thereof. v
Referring to the construction in further detail and wherein like reference characters designate corresponding parts in the` different views 4: indicates an ordinary glove or mitten adapted to be fitted with the retaining device on the wrist portion 5 thereof as shown.
The device per se consists of an elastic band or tape 6 provided with any suitable adjusting device for regulating its tension. The means therefor comprising, in this in stance, an eye member 7 secured to one of the tapes 6 and a piece 8 slidable on the tape in the usual way. Any other preferred kind of adjusting means may of course be substituted for that shown here.
By the provision of the adjusting feature the tension on the elastic band 6 may be readily regulated to suit the size of the wearers wrist, or to tighten said band should it lose its elasticity, as would obviously happen after the glove had been worn for a while.
The wrist portion 5 of the glove or mitten is apertured in four places, indicated at 9,
to receive the tape 6 in the manner illustrated in Figure 3. Thus applied the elastic retaining band 6 closely overlies the outer surfaces of the upper and lower parts of the wrist portion 5, and within said wrist portion said band contacts directly with the wrist of the wearer on opposite sides.
It will therefore be seen that the retaining strap or hand is so located and fitted to the glove as to obtain themaximum tensioning about the wrist with no discomfort to the wearer, and that the hand may be easily and quickly passed therethrough. And it will be further noted that there are no points of attachment, e. g., sewing, riveting or the like,
which A'would interfere with the `,sgprheading.; .of the glovge 7'while putting on or taking-off the saine.
It is obvious that those skilled in theV art may vary the detailsfof construction and arrangement ofv parts Without departing lfrom the spirit of my invention, and, there# fore, I do not Wish to lie .lii ni,ted r to siih features exceptas may be required 'bythe claims. v v
vIhzivng.thus ,described iny invention, .what
I claim is:
' LLA glove having Limiet-portion prov1 ded with registering apertures, and-Aa; wrist hand `passing ,through `said ',epertiiies, -szi'id ,band lying yWhrly outside of r`the glove non fthe frontend lbevel; portions .tliereof, sub
stantially as set forth.
A glove v having pn. wrist E,portion aprovidedv vgth ,twowpairsrof registering apert'lilre's, `and an' lastiel ifretai'niingiwnist band passing through said vvapertures, said band lying Wholly outside of the glove Wrist portures on the frontandl back portions ther-.eert i and; :an .felastie andi-adjustable,Wrist hand passing .through saidy apertures, @said 'hand *lying `whollyo utslule of the,` glove Wrstggpor- ,-tioln ontheffront and'lbaek'partslthereoi ,and
flying Within adapted to .contee-t directly 'With the Wristof V:the Wearergat they-sides .thereonV substantially :as set forth.
lnfvtestmony whereof I ,affix ,my signature.