US 1462906 A
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July 24, 1923. 5 1,462,906
W. L. GRAEFF SUPPORTFOR USE IN PACKING BASEBALL GLOVES FOR SHIPMENT Filed Dec 11, 1922 JIIHW WaZZerLGraqffi 61101 war!- nausea July 24, ieaa VIALTER L. G-BAEFF, OF PHILADELPHIA,
trainee PENNS'EZ'LVANIA, ASSIGNOB TO G-LORG'rE A.
REACH, OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
SUPEOBT FOR USE IN PACKING BASEEBALL GLOVES FOR SHIPM'ENT.
Application filed. December 11,
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, Wanna L. Gnanrr. a citizen of the'United States, and resident of Philadelphia, in the county of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Supports for Use in Packing Baseball Gloves for Shipment, of which the following is a specification.
My present invention relates to an improved support for use in shipping baseball gloves. Heretofore it has been customary to ship such gloves in paste board or card board boxes of approximately the size the glove, and as the gloves are thickly padded, they are of considerable weight. The rough handling of the boxes in shipping has been found to knock the gloves around within the boxes and this has resulted trequently in bunching up the fingers and destroying the work done in properly laying them off, or shaping them in manufacture.
The present invention aims to provide simple and economical form of support which may be quickly applied in packing the gloves, and the invention comprises the novel construction hereinafter described, and particularly defined by the appended claims.
An embodiment of my invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 is a plan view of the blank employed in making my improved support.
Fig. 2 is a view of the blank folded and placed in position in the end of a box represented by dotted lines.
Fig. 3 is a plan View showing the glove in position in the open box.
Referring by reference characters to this drawing; the numeral 1 designates a box such as customarily used for packing the gloves for shipment, and 2 the glove which it will be observed is of fingered-form, with the fingers curved slightly inwardly or towards the palm. 3 designates my improved rest or support which is adapted to lie in the bottom of the box near one end, in an inclined position beneath the fingers so as to Serial No. 3,32 1.
support these raised from the bottom of the box, and which is provided with partition members or portions designed to project between the fingers and prevent the lateral shifting of the glove in the box. p
I prefer to make the support from a flat strip of paste board or similar light and relatively stiff material having triangular ends B which are folded at right angles to the body of the blank and fit in the corners o5, the box to hold the said body in inclined ition beneath the back of the glove ngei's. as'shown. The intermediate portion or body of the blank isslitted as shown by full lines Fig. 1, to provide two wings 3 3 which are folded up perpendicular to the body of the blanln'thelines of fold being positioned to correspond with the spaces between the fingers, and being indicated bv the dotted lines Fig. 1. v
l have found that two such wings, posiiioned to lie (when folded perpendicular to the plane of the blank) between the first and second and the third and fourth fingers re spectively, are sufficient to prevent the shifting of the glove and the objectionable bunching above referred to.
Such a rest may be so economicallymanufactured as not to add appreciably to the cost of the glove, and it is readily applied in packing.
Having thus described my'invention, what I claim is i 1. A. support for use in packing base ball gloves in shipping boxes, comprising a blank having triangular endsbent to one side of the blank into planes perpendicularto said blank, and having integral spaced wingsextending from the opposite face of the body of the blank. I
2. The combination with a base ball glove box, of afinger support comprising a cardboard blank of a width corresponding sub stantially tothe length of the glove fingers, having triangular ends bent to one side of the blank into parallel planes perpendicular tothe body of the blank, said triangular ends being positioned in and fitting the corners of thebox and holding the blank in inp 3. A blank for the purpose described of 1 5 elongated'reetangular form having triangular end extensions, the intermediate portion of the blank at one side having a slit of T-shape with the shank of the T extending perpendicular to one edge whereby two reversely positioned flaps or tongues are provided adj aoent said edge.
In testimony whereof, I atfix my signature. i WALTER LL; GRALEFFF