US 1528273 A
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Mar. 3. 1925.
D. sHwED MEASURING DEVICE Filedv June 17', 1921 l n Wl C l w I n L .a f
INVENTOR Patented Mar. 3, 1925.
UNITED STATES DAVID SHWED, 0F NEW YORK, N. Y. 1 i
Application filed .Tune 17, 1921. Serial No. 478,388.
Before giving the objects and purposes of an article or device of the present invention, and the construction and operation thereof, certain conditions to be met, problems to be solved, and factors to be recognized will be set forth presently.
At prese-nt there isnt any device procurable with which a cutter may test his work in the obtainment of a practically perfect glove. A device which will indicate that there is either too `much material, or too little material in the lingers. It is very important that this be known. A glove when properly made will have the index finger thereof larger than any of the other lingers. Starting with the index finger, the lingers of the glove decrease in width, the pinkey or little linger being the smallest in width. The several fingers vary approximately twotwelfths of an inch in width. When any linger is too small in width, it will of coursegrip or pinch the finger of the hand, beside causing a wrinkle or wrinkles in the back of the glove thus falling short of giving the desired fit and effect. The distributor of gloves is prone not to exchange gloves after they have once been tried on. At present the distributor is without any device in guiding him in the purchase of gloves from the manufacturer and therefore many gloves purchased by him are apt to be imperfect, and in such conditions are apt to, and often do fall into the hands of an individual who ultimately has to wear them. Gloves are often made of special material. A `cutter who can scale7 his work can obtain a practically perfect fitting glove and tioned disadvantages; to produce a device,k
which may be used by a novice as wellas by an expert; to place the responsibility of the failure toproduce proper fitting gloves upon the manufacturer. With these and other objects in view the invention resides in the particular provision, construction and relative disposition of parts hereinafter .more fully describedrand illustrated inl the accompanying drawing, in which:
Figure 1 isa side elevation of the article of the present invention.
Figure 2 is a sectional view taken on the line 2 2, Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on the line 3 8, Figure'2. v
Referring now more particularly to the several `'views of the drawing for details, it will be manifest that, the article or device of the present invention will include essentially a pair of component parts 10 an-d 11. Each of the parts 10 and 11 has a lingerengaging-member and a handle-member. The finger-engaging-member 12 of the part 10 is tapered toward the end thereof, the same being flat on one side and rounded on the opposite side, and it has a pair of spaced apertured ears or lugs 13. The handlemember 14 of the part 10 is arcuate. The fingerengaging-member 15 of the part 11 is identical to the member 12, except that the member 15 is recessed and also provided with an apertured ear or lug 16. The lugs 13 of the part 10 are received by the recesses of the part 11, and the lug 16 is received by the space between the lugs 13. A pivot pin or screw 17 is passed or extended in the aperturesin the lugs 13 and 16, and thus connects the parts 10 and 11 together for movement relatively to each other. The handle-member 18 of the part 11 is formed similarly to the member 14.- of the part 10. Each of the handle-members 14 and 18 carries a stud 19, and an expansible coil spring 20 is arranged between the said studs, and the opposite ends of the spring are attached to said studs.
In order that the length of a glo-ve may be measured, or that the length of either finger of a glove may be measured, the article is provided with a measuring scale 25. The scale which is one of inches is divided into twelfths and occurs partly on part 10 and partly on part ll-see Figure 1.
In order that the width of either finger of a glove may be measured, each of the handle-members 14 and 18 is provided With an arcuate member 28. The arc of the members 28 is struck from the pivotal center of the parts 10 and 11. The ends of the members 28 normally overlap each other. The member 28 of the part 10 has a straight edge 29, and the memb-er 28 of the part 11 has a measuring scale 30' which is -divided into tWelfths of inches. The straight edge 29 coacts With the graduations of the scale 30 to indicate the degree the finger-engaging-members 12 and 15 are separated. It Will be noted that owing to the taper of the members 12 and 15, the outsides of the same Will be nearer parallelism as th-e inembers are separated. p In order that the Width of a glove may be ascertained, there is provided a membe' 31 Which is pivotally connected to the handle-member 18. The member 31 is screw threaded and receives thereon a memb-er 32 in threading relation. Themember 32 has a Yscale 33 divided into tvvelfths of an inch. The member 32 extends into an opening 34 inthe handle-,member 14. The outer face of the handle-member 14 adjacent fthe opening 34 andthe free end of the member 32 is relied upon as the zero mark in taking a measurement. rotated on the member 31 to move the same longitudinally of the member 31 to ascertain the Width of a glove. .Y
`While I have shown and described, the preferred embodiment, it is to be understood that the vright is reserved to makev any and all changes ythat are found to be necessary and desirable Within the 'scopeof the claims hereunto appended.
The member 32 is simplyV 1vVhat is claimed is:
1. An article for measuring the Width of the fingers of gloves comprising a pair of pivotally connected parts each having a handle-member and a linger-engaging member, means for holding said finger-engaging members together as their normal relation and allowing the separation thereof, said finger-engaging members When in their normal relation forming an insert insertable into said fingers, a member carried by each of said handle-members, one of the members carried by one handle-member having a` measuring scale and the other member of the other' handle-member having a straight edgel which is arranged to coact with said scale to indicate the extent of separation of said finger-engaging members upon the movement thereof.
2. A device for measuring the Width of the fingers of gloves comprising pivotally connected parts with a measuring scale thereon, each of said parts having a handlemember and a finger-engagingmember hav DAVID SHWED.