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Publication numberUS1465830 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 21, 1923
Filing dateJun 1, 1922
Priority dateJun 1, 1922
Publication numberUS 1465830 A, US 1465830A, US-A-1465830, US1465830 A, US1465830A
InventorsReuben Raymond
Original AssigneeReuben Raymond
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Baseball-glove pad
US 1465830 A
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Aug. 21,1923.

R. RAYMOND BASEBALL GLOVE PAD Filed June 1, 1922 m w M Reuben Raymond Patented Aug. 21, 19253.

NITED s T s REUBEN RAYMOND, or 1mm, CALIFORNIA.

: I Application filed June 1,

T 0 all whom it may concern: I

Be it known that I, REUBEN 'RAYMoND, citizen of the United States, residing at Na'pa, in the county of Napa and State of California, have invented-certain new and useful Improvements in Baseball- Glove Pads, of which the following is a specification. r

This invention relates to a baseballglove pad and particularly to a construction adapt ed for removable application between the inner and outer glove members-as disclosed in my Patent No. 1,421,808, dated June 27, 1922. i

The invention has for an object to present a'novel and improved construction in which the packing of the pad is formed in sections extending across the base of the palm and longitudinally of the fourth finger and the attachment of a separate thumb member, whereby the pad is adapted to readily cup or fold into contact with a ball and the packing securely held against displacement through impact with a swiftly moving ball.

A further object of the invention'is to form the pad from two layers of material with an intermediate layer of leather at the finger portions to stiffen and protect the same, and a protecting leather covering over. the packing disposed between the pad layers at the base of thepalm.

Other and further objects and advantages of the invention will be hereinafterset forth and the novel features thereof definedby the appended claims.

In the drawing 1 Figure 1 is a front elevation of thep'ad body, with portion broken away; i

Figure 2 is a similar View of the complete pad; and r s Figure 3 is a section on line 33 of Figure 2. v v

Like numerals of referencerefer to like parts in the several figures of the drawing.

The numeral lO designates the body ofthe pad composed of two layers of any desired material, preferably fabric, which provide the palmportion 11 and the four 'fingers'12 of the pad. At the base of this palm portion a packing 13 is inserted between the layers of material and secured by stitching 14: at the upper and lower edges thereof.

This packing is divi'ded'into a series of sections 15 extending across the base of the palm and a section 16 extending longitudinally of the fourth finger.

These sections I, i 1,465,s3e

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are produced by transverse, lines of stitching I '17 which eifectdefinite lines of fold so that the pad may be readily cupped or bent when engaging a balla-nd also prevent any 'displacement. of the packing under the impactof such engagement. Whenthe packing is continuous, as in theprior art, such-pressure forces the same toward opposite sides thus. compacting the, packing into a hard mass'and thinningout the same at the point ofrdirect contact with the ball so that they desired protection is destroyed. Further more a continuous packing cannot-be easily cupped or foldedto grasp the ballas the mass thereof stiffens the pad at this point, but by the arrangementof the sections each :has a pivotal'relation to the other so that the impact of theball practically automatically causesthe sections to engage and retain the ball;

1 To further effect this result, the thumbmember 18 is formed separately from the pad and attached thereto by stitching 19 which produces a pivotal connection permit ting free movement of the thumb member.

This member is formed of twollayersof. ma-

terial 20 and anintermediate packing 21 which extends from theend of the sectional packing be'neaththe forefinger. The. material of the thumb member may be provided with a-leather covering 22 and a similar covering 23 maybe secured over the sectional packing. before described.v These covers are preferably separate layers upon; i opposite faces of the pad andstitched at their edges directly therethrough, while aplurality'of rows of stitching 24 may be provided at the edge of the-cover across the palm to resist the strain at that point. The covers protect the fabric material of the pad and also preventthe ripping out of the securing stitches in the violent use to which such a glove is often submitted. 3 a m In order to stiffen the first three finger "members to facilitate their insertion between the inner and outer. gloves-and also to provide aprotection at this point, a layer of leather 25 is inserted between the fabric layers of the pad-body. and these inserts extend beyond the base'of the fingers,as at 26,

and are there secured by a cross stitching 27.

The stitching about the edges of the finger members'also secures the body and inserts together. To prevent slipping or wrinkling of the pad layers at the palm where no packing is used, a stitching 29 is.

provided at that point. The. pad body has also an inwardly extending offset 30 at the vention is not confined thereto ing sections separated by verse lines of fold.

base of the forefinger to retain the'pad in position within the glove as disclosed in my Patent No. 1321,2308, before mentioned.

The resultant pad has the palm portion of only the thickness of the pad material, while the fingers are reinforced by the inserts and the foldable sections of packing extend ac'rossthe base andsides of the palm,

with the thumb separately attached and freely movable relative to the body of the pad. By enclosing thepacking sections with a leather casing they are rendered very strong and durable and capable of resisting a large amount of pounding without damage to their contour or resiliency. Such casing also supports the stitching which-retains the packing in position'and prevents its being torn from the fabric body.- The sectional arrangement ofthe packing permits the same to automatically cup or fold inward without material'resistance under impact from a ball and thus relieves the catcher of the finger strain necessary to bend the ordinary stiff glove packing into position'to retain the ball.

The invention presents a simple, efiicient' and economically manufactured glove pad and while the details thereof-have been'specifically shown and described, still the in-' I as recited in the following claims.

hat I claimis '1. A glove pad having a packing extending across the. base of the palm and longitudinally of the fourth finger and comprisdefinite trans- 2; A glove pad having a packing extend- .ing' across the 'base of. the palm and longitudinally .of the fourth finger and comprising sections separated by definite transverse lines of fold, and a separate thumb pad attached to said glove pad and freely foldable relative thereto;

3. A glove pad having a packing extending across the base of the palm and longitudinally of the fourth finger and comprisingsections separated by transversestitching to effect definite lines of fold, and a packed thumb member attached at one end of said packing V 4; A glove pad formed of two layers of padding material having an intermediate layer of stiffer reinforcing material at the finger portions, and a packing disposed between said padding layers-at the base of th P m 7 5. A. love pad formed oftwolayers of fabric material having an intermediate layer of leather at the finger portions extending at the base thereof to connect said portions, and a packing disposedbetween said layers at the base of the palm.

6. A glove pad formed of two layers of padding material having an intermediate layerof stiffer reinforcing material at the finger portions extending below the base of the fingers, and securing stitching engaging said'extended portion of tho reinforcing material. 7 p I, I

A g e pad formed of two layer f :material and having a packing disposed between the same and formed in sections extending across the base of the palm and longitudinally of the fourth finger.

S. A glove pad formed of twolayers of fabric having a packing disposed between thesame at the base of the palm and formed in sections by transverse stitching, a leather covering for said packing, and a thumb member for said pad.

9. A glove pad formed of two layers of fabric having a packing disposed between the same at the base-of the palm and formed packed thumb member attached at one end of said packing. V

11. A glove pad comprising layers of fabric having an intermediate layer' of leather at the finger portions and extending layers and formed'in transversely bendable sections extending across the base of the palm and longitudinally of the fourth finger, a leather covering for said sections, a stitch- .ing engaging the extended portion of the intermediate leather layer, a cross stitching the unpacked palmportion, and a packed thumb member having a leather covering attached at one end of said packing.

12. A; glove pad comprising a body porlove padformed of two layers of tion, and a series of packing sections thereon foldably connected upon transverse lines and disposed at. the base and sides of the palm portion so as to be automatically folded by impact of a moving object therewith. v

y In testimony whereof I affix my signature.

y REUBEN RAYMOND.

below the same, a packing between said

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US2725561 *May 27, 1953Dec 6, 1955Blepp Theodore BBaseball glove
US2750594 *Jan 10, 1955Jun 19, 1956Denkert & Company MBaseball glove with pre-formed pocket
US4630318 *Jan 18, 1985Dec 23, 1986Trion CorporationBaseball catching means
US5551083 *Jun 28, 1995Sep 3, 1996Mike Vaughn Custom Sports, Inc.Sports catch glove with stiffener having a dish shape
US5717994 *Aug 26, 1996Feb 17, 1998Mike Vaughn Custom Sports, Inc.Sports catch glove with stiffner
US6292946 *Oct 13, 2000Sep 25, 2001Michael AngioneNon-resilient insert for catching glove
US20060137067 *Dec 27, 2004Jun 29, 2006Hsien-Chang WuFlexible protective padding for baseball glove
Classifications
U.S. Classification2/19
International ClassificationA63B71/08, A63B71/14
Cooperative ClassificationA63B71/143
European ClassificationA63B71/14G2