US 1755014 A
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April 15, 1930. v c, MQRRISQN 1,755,014
THUMB SAVER Filed 00b. 51, 1929 Patented Apr. 15, 1930 canarn nnunnr MORRISON, or EPAWNEE STATION, mus
THUMB SAVER A Application filed October 31, 1929. Serial No. 403,819.
The present invcntion'relates to devices adapted to be mounted on a finger for protection of the finger, particularly the thumb, from bein out or otherwise injured by a knife or t 'e' like, during the operation of paring fruitsor vegetables.
An object .of this invention is to provide a device of this character which may be readily put on the finger or thumb, which I will adequately protect the member from being cut, and at the same time permit the free use of the member.
Another object of this invention is to provide a device of this character having 15 inlay which may come into contact with the edge of a knife without injuring the keen edge of the blade, and at the same time protect the finger or thumb from being cut or otherwise injured.
The above and various other objects and advanta esof this invention will in part be described in and in part be understood from the following detailed description of the present preferred embodiment, the same being illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein-:..
- Figure '1 is a to plan view of a protector constructed accor ing to the present inven- .tion; Figure 2 is a longitudinal section taken substantially through the middle of the device, andv Figure 3 is a bottom plan view.
Referring to the drawing wherein like throughout the .drawin the numeral 10 designates the body portion of a finger pro-- tector, which is adapted to be mounted on the finger or thumb. The body 10 is preferably numerals designate corresponding parts-- of the finger.
and is securely held in Osition by a backing member 14 which may be cemented or other wise secured to the inner surface of the body 10 or may be formed integrally therewith. The protecting element 13 may be constructed of any suitable material which is substantially flexible, and in the present instance the protecting element is constructed of cork, which when moistened, will substantially conform to the configuration of the finger or thumb. p
The inlay 13 may be properly secured by cement, glue, or the like, which is preferably waterproof, so that it will not be affected by moisture or the like.
- In the operation or use of this device, the finger or thumb may be inserted beneath the straps 11, and the body portion pushed downwardly so as to protect the outer end portion of the thumb.
The hand will, of course, be left free for use in preparing fruits or vegetables or the like, and when the keen edge of the knife contacts with the inlay 13, the finger will not only be protected therefrom, but the edge of the knife will not be dulled, so as to render the knife useless. p v
'It will be seen from the foregoing that the device may be readily mounted on the finger and be preferably constructed of rubber or the like, will not be materially affected by contact with water or the like, and is flexible so as to permit free use of the member on which itmay be mounted.
It will, of course, be understood that the opening 12 may be of any suitable configuration, and that the inlay 13 may be of any desired lengthor thickness, and that other material besides cork may be used for protection It is, of course, understood that various changes and modifications may be made in the details of construction and design of the above specifically described embodiment of the invention without departing from the spirit thereof, such changes and modifications being restricted only by the scope of the following claims.
What is claimed is 1. A finger protector of the character described comprising'a resilient body portion havingan opening therethrou h, spaced inwardly from the opposite en s thereof, resilient securing means mounted on the body 1 5 for removably securing the body on a finger,
' inlay means adapted to be mounted on the inner face of the body portion and to substantially overlie the opening, said inlay means being positioned spaced inwardly of the outer face of the body, and means for securing the inlay on the body.
2. finger protector of-the character described comprising a flexible body portion having an opening therethrough, spaced inwardly from the oppositeends thereof, a lurality of yieldable strap members mounte on said body for removably holding the body on a finger, an inlay ada ted to be mounted on the inner face of the ody and overlying the opening thereof, saidinlay means being position spaced inwardlyof the outer face of the bod and means for securing the inlay on the y, saidsecuring means comprising a substantially flexible backin member adapted to enga e the inlay an to be secured to said y for holding the inlay in position. v 3. A finger protector of the character described comprising a resilient body portion :0 having an opening therethrough, spaced inwardly from the opposite ends thereof, means for removably mounting the body on a finger, said mounting means comprising a pair 0 resilient strap members secured at the 0p osite :5 ends thereof to the body member, a su stantially flexible inlay of different com osition than the body adapted to be secure to said body, and overl ing the opening thereof and being ositione spaced inwardl of the outer o face 0 the body, and a flexible hning mounted at the back of said inlay and secured to said body for holding the inlay in adjusted posi tion. a
In testimony whereof I hereunto aflix my signature. CARRIE B. MQRRISON.