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F. ONElL GLOVE June 17, 1930.
Filed Feb. 25, 1929 'woRNEY.
Patented June 17, 1930 Uit T OFFICE FRED ONEIL, OF REDLANDS, CALIFORNIA GLOVE Application led February 25, 1929. Serial No. 342,515.
Certain types of workers such as fruit pickers and packers, common laborers, and others, use a very inexpensive type of cloth glove which because of its inexpensiveness is neces- 5, sarily made in very few sizes and usually is ill fitting. Consequently, the worker has di'iiiculty in keeping the gloves on his hands.
Particularly with fruit workers the glove tends to work ed of the hand which is very annoying and impedes the worker.
An object of my invention is to provide a simple and inexpensive means to take up the excess material in the glove so that it will fit the hand more snugly and will therefore remain in position.
Another object is to provide a yieldable strap at the wrist end ofthe glove so that the glove is held upon the hand and is drawn thereon by the action of said strap.
Other objects, advantages, and features of invention may appear from the accompanying drawing, the subjoined detailed description, and the appended claim.
The figure in the drawing is a top plan view of my glove.
Referring more particularly to the drawing, the numeral 1 indicates a glove preferably formed'of inexpensive cloth of the type wellknown in the art. The entire top of the glove from the knuckles to the Wrist is cut away, as shown at 2, so that the hand has perfect freedom in the glove. Now in order to keep the glove on the hand of the wearer I provide an elastic strap 3, which may be formed of rubber, elastic webbing, or the like.
The outer end of the strap 3 is secured to the outer and lower edge of the glove 1 at the wrist, as shown at 4, and the inner end of the strap is secured to the glove above the lower edge, as shown at 5. rIhat is, the strap extends at an angle from the outer edge of the glove towards the thumb stall so that when the glove is on the hand the elastic band will tend to pull the thumb and iirst nger stalls tightly upon the thumb and first finger of the wearer, and will also bind across the wrist of the wearer, thus holding the glove securely in position.
The arrangement of the strap and the cut out portion of the glove is such that the hand has perfect freedom and may close during the process of work without any binding effect by the glove. It is securely held and will not work off of the hand. These facts have been demonstrated by the actual use of many of these gloves, particularly among fruit pickers and packers.
Having described my invention, I claim:
In a cloth glove, said glove having a cutout portion on the back thereof, said cut-out portion extending from the knuckles to the wrist, and an elastic band secured to the glove at the wrist below the thumb and extending across said cut-out portion, said elastic band extending at an angle upwardly towards the thumb of the glove, and said band being sewed at each end thereof to the glove.
In testimony whereof, I affix my signature.