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Publication numberUS1567887 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 29, 1925
Filing dateOct 7, 1924
Publication numberUS 1567887 A, US 1567887A, US-A-1567887, US1567887 A, US1567887A
InventorsAlbert C. Ackerman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Die for making glove blanks
US 1567887 A
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Dec. 29 1925.

A. C. ACKERMAN DIE FOR MAKING GLOVE'BLANKS Filed 001;- '7,' 1924 Deco I A. C. ACKERMAN DIE FOR MAKING GLOVE BLANKS Filed Oct. '7 1924 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Dec.f29, 192 5.

UNITED STATES ALBERT C. ACKERMAN, OI BALLSTON SPA, NEW .YORK.

DIE FOR MAKING- GLOVE' BLANKS.

Application filed October '7, 1924- Serial No. 742,167.

Dies for Making Glove Blanks, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates particularly to dies for cutting blanks for making gloves such as described in my application Serial No.

742,795 filed Oct.10, 1924, in accordance with the process described in my application Serial No. 7 44,218, filed October 17 1924, although in its broader aspect it may be em- 1 ployed for making blanks for different types of gloves or for gloves formed in a different manner.

fAdm object of the invention is the provision 0 large number of blanks may be cut at a single operation witha minimum Waste of material. In the illustration, five dies are arranged side by side, and by placing twenty-fourthicknesses of knitted fabric on said dies and placing the whole in a press, blanks for sixty complete gloves can be cut at one operation, since each glove is formed from two parts only, and these parts duplicates. A further object of the invention is the provision of means for attaching the dies to a supporting frame in proper relation so that each gang of dies can be readily and conveniently handled and will perform the cutting operation efficiently.

Another object of the invention is the provision of an ejector for each die so that the blanks will be prevented from sticking therein.

Another object of the invention is the construction of a die of such form that the outer sides from thumb and little finger toward the wrist will slope at an angle to the median line, thus permitting a gang of dies to be assembled with alternating dies in reverse order and thereby eliminating waste of material in cutting.

Further objects will be apparent from the following detailed description and the appended claims.

In the drawings 1 Figure 1 is a topplan view of a gang of dies assembled upon a support.

Figure 2 is a front elevation of the same.

Figure 3 is a view showing certain steps ies so arranged'in gang form that a Figure 4 is an end elevation of a die.

Figure 5 is a cross section thereof.

Figure 6 is an isometric view of a die and support in disassembled formQ A plurality of dies A may be assembled on a base or support-B as shown in Figure 1, but the construction of each die is the same whether one or'more are employed. To the support B are fastenedby any suitable meansblocks c, c, and c outlining the wrist portion, and similiar blocks 0? on the thumb side and e on the little 'finger side, placed at appropriate angles. There are also fastened to the base blocks f, g, 71 i and 7c,c0rresponding to the thumb and fingers. All of these blocks are of the same thickness so that-the material pressed down on the dies will contact evenly with them at all points.

A member C is fastened to the block 0 by screws in as indicated, while a die member C is fastened by similiar screws 3 to the blocks 7 c and '6.- This die member has a curved inturned end and forms the little finger. It engages the outer side of the block is. On the other side a die member C is fastened by screws 2 to the blocks 0 d and f, and has an inturned curved end F which is extended alongthe insideof the block 7 to form the out between the thumb and index finger.

A die member G is fastened by screws 4) to the outside of the block g and its outer end is curved around the same. A die member H extends along both sides of the block it and'around its end and forms the middle finger. A die member I is fastened by a screw w to the outside of the block '5 and has a curved outerend contacting with the die member H.

lVhen the die members are assembled, the member H fits around the block 7L and snugly between the blocks a' and g, the n1eu1- hers G and I are held to the blocks f/ and 7' by screws 11 and w respectively, the member C is fastened to the blocks 0 and c. and the member C is fastened to the blocks a, d and f.

The construction already described that of a single die; lVhen a plurality of dies are assembled as shown in Figure 1, if the single dies were placed side'by side as might be done, this would result in a double thickness of metal where the little finger sides contact and where the thumb sides contact. It :is therefore found to be more s'atv .isfactoryto modify the QQnstruction slight? ly. A long member L forms the little finger side of two adjacent blanks and is attached to the blocks 0 by screws Z. It lies between the two blocks 6 of adjacent forms and between the blocks 0 and is, and is thus held firmly in position. The curved ends of the little fingers are formed by separate die members K fastened to the blocks by screws Z or held in place in any other de sired fashion.

Similarly the thumb side of two adjacent blanks is formed by a long member bl attached to the blocks 0 by screws m. The thumb part F then has anouter curved end M and is fastened to the inside of the block fby screws m. The member M passes between adjacent blocks (Z, and by the means described is held in proper position. In h m n r any e e umber f dies ay be assembled, although with the tubular material usually employed, five are found preferable. By making each glove from two identical blanks and arranging the dies in reverse order, the waste of material can be reduced to a minimum.

Each complete die is provided with an ejector formed of a piece of spring metal N fastened to the base by screws n, and extending upwardly and toward the wrist portion where it has a broadened portion N lying normally slightly above theedge of the dies. After the cutting operation, when pressure is removed, these ejectors move the blanks up to a position which facilitates their easy removal.

It will be noted that I have provided a gang die which comprises a plurality of cutting elements arranged side'by side for respectively blanking out the glove body, wrist, fingers, and thumb;- that the wrist portion of one cutting element is arranged intermediate the fingers of adjacent cutting elements; that the thumb portions of an adj acent pair of cutting elements are disposed against each other with their outer ends projecting in opposite directions, and that said adjacent pair of cutting elements includes a single die element for cuttingthe outer sides of said thumbs.

Figure 3 shows three steps in the manufacture of the glove, the view B showing two blanks as. cut by the dies and then stitched by a single row ofstitching. View S shows the appearance after the raw edge of the wrist has been folded and view T shows the appearance of the completed, glove after it has been t l e-cl, dried, nd hap The method and article are more clearly and fully described; in my applications above identified.

De ails may e modifie i h ut in any way departing from t e spir o the in ention which. is to be regarde l mi ed. only by the scope of the. appended claims.

In Eigure 1. the dies composing the gang are shown as being mounted on a support which is somewhat larger than necessary and there is a considerable margin around the dies, but it should be understood that the dies may be so arranged that they will cut from material of smaller dimensions than the support B and with very little waste at either end or on either side of the dies.

I claim as my invention:

1. A gang of dies for cutting glove blanks comprising a support, a plurality of dies arranged thereon in reverse order for cutting identical blanks each suitable for front or back of the glove, a plurality of blocks on the support for each die, and a plurality of individual cutting elements for each die. each element being attached to a block, and the adjacent thumb sides of two blanks being cut by a single die element.

2. A gang of dies for cutting glove blanks comprising a support, a plurality of dies arranged thereon inreverse order for cut ting identical blanks each suitable for front or back of the glove, and a plurality of individual cutting elements for each die, the adjacent little finger sides of two blanks being cut by a single die element. 7

3. A gang of dies for cutting glove blanks comprising a support, a plurality of dies arranged thereon in reverse order for cutting identical blanks each suitable in the form cut for front or back of the glove, and a plurality of individual cutting elements to cut the fingers: and thumb of each blank, the adjacent thumb sides of two blanks being cut by a common die.

4. A die for cutting a glove blank comprising a plurality of cutting elements connected for joint operation for simultaneously blanking out the glove body, fingers and thumb of the glove, the inner portion of the cutting element for the thumb being extended diagonally inward across and below the outer cutting element for the fore-finger.

5. A gang die for cutting glove blanks, comprising a plurality of cutting elements arranged side by side for respectively blanking out the glove body, wrist, fingers, and thumb, the wrist portion of one cutting element being arranged intermediate the finger portion of adjacent cutting elements.

6. A gang die for cutting glove blanks, comprising a plurality of cutting elements arranged side by side for respectiicly blanking out the glove body, wrist, fingers, and thumb, the wrist portion of one cutting el ment being nged intermed a e the finger portion of adjacent cutting elements, and the thumb portions of an adjacent pair of cutting elements being disposed against each other with their outer ends projecting in opposite directions.

sans ie for cutt ng gl ve bla co prising a plur l y f cu ing elem arranged. see by sirleter negatively-blanking out the glove body, Wrist, fingers, and posite directions, said adjacent pair of cutthumb, the Wrist portion of one cutting eleting elements including a single cutting element being arranged intermediate the finger ment for cutting the outer sides of said 10 portion of adjacent cutting elements, and the thumbs.

5 thumb portions of an adjacent pair of cut- In testimony whereof, I have hereunto ting elements being disposed against each subscribed my name.

other with their outer ends projecting in op- ALBERT ACKERMAN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification83/691, 2/169
Cooperative ClassificationB26F1/44