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Publication numberUS1473849 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 13, 1923
Filing dateNov 20, 1922
Priority dateNov 20, 1922
Publication numberUS 1473849 A, US 1473849A, US-A-1473849, US1473849 A, US1473849A
InventorsHugo Goldsmith
Original AssigneeP Goldsmith Sons Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fielder's glove
US 1473849 A
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Nov. 1&1923; Mmm@ H. GOLDSMITH IELDER s GLOVE Filed Nov. 20, 1922 Hua@ GoLDs/vr lli) Cil

Patented Nov. 13, 1923.



Application filed November 20, 1922.

T0 all whom t may concern.'

Be it known that HUGO GroLDsMrrI-r, a citizen oi' the United States ot America, and a resident of Cincinnati, in the county of Hamilton and State of Ohio, has invented a new and useful Improvement in a Fielders `Gflove, of which the following is a specication.

An object of the invention is to provide a tielders glove wherein the thumb and index finger may be adjusted relatively to one another to suit the individual needs ot various ball players.

Another object ot' my invention is to provide a glove for the purpose. stated wherein the means for adjustably limiting the distance between the thumb and index finger will permit ready adjustment, and wherein is avoided the detect resultant Jfrom providing metallic eyes. The metallic eye structures heretofore used are subject to the detect or' the eyes tearing from the glove.

These and other objects are attained by the means described herein and disclosed in the accompanying drawings, in which- Fig. 1 is a view showing a glove embodying my invention.

F 2 is a tragmental view showing au inverted thumb of a glove embodying my invention.

Fig. 3 is a view showing the thumb tragment shown in Fig. 2, in another position.

Gloves such as el generally comprise a front 5 and a back 6. The front and the back are sewed upon one another along the iingers ot the glove as shown at 7. A strip S is sewed between the edges 9 and 10 formed on the front and back ot" the glove. A number of liexible leather strips or straps 11 have their ends 12 and 13 secured between the front and back of the glove by means of the rows of stitching 14 whereby the back and front of the glove are secured about the edges of the fingers and thumb. The edges of the strips 11 are so secured upon the index finger and thumb of the glove that the portions oi' the strips intermediate the ends ot such straps are developed into loops 15 through which a lacing 16 may be passed. The lacing is pret erably crossed between the upper and lower pairs ot loops 17 and 18 respectively whereby the strands 19 and 2O of the lac- Seral No. 602,150.

ing form a closure Jfor the pocket formed between the index finger and the thumb, intermediate the upper and lower pairs ot loops. The upper strand 21 ot the lacing determines the upper limit of the pocket formed in the glove between the thumb and the index finger.

By reference to F ig. 1 it will be readily apparent that the several strands ot' the lacing may slide through the loops to permit adjustment of the distance between the thumb and index inger. The strands are also freely movable through the loops whereby to permit ready change in the relation of parts of the strands when a ball is lodged in the pocket, whereby to draw the thumb and index finger about the ball. This structure eliminates the bunching ot' the leather in gloves et this kind, between the eyelets that are generally carried between. the trent and the back of the gloves, T here are no eyelets that can tear loose from the leather fingers, consequently there is no danger ot injury to a ball player who in ignorance ot' the loosening oi an eyelet, may come into contact with such loose eyelet carried by any of the strands ot the lacing, Also there is nolikelihood to damage to a ball that would come in Contact with eyelets loose upon the strands.

That I claim isa:

In a glove ot' the class described the couibination ot a thumb and an index finger movable toward and away troni one another and each comprising a iront and a back, the front and the back of the thumb and the index inger respectively having their edges disposed adjacently one to the other, straps having their ends inserted between the edges oi the tront and back or' the thumb and the index klinger and having their intermediate portions extending into the space between the thumb and index iinger whereby to provide loops intermediate the ends ot the straps, a row ot stitching passing through the adjacent edges of the trout and the back of the glove and through the ends of the straps, and a lacing threaded through the loops of the straps.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name this 15th day ot' November, 1922.


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U.S. Classification2/19
International ClassificationA63B71/08, A63B71/14
Cooperative ClassificationA63B71/143
European ClassificationA63B71/14G2