US 1779673 A
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Oct. 28, 1930. JENSEN 1,779,673
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Patented Oct. 1930 1 UNITED STATES KARL E. JENSEN, or CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, nssrstioit ro RATION, or CHICAGO, rumors,
Application filed November 16,1528. Serial-No. jam-350.1
The invention relates generally to gloves and more particularly to reinforcing means for lncreasing the wearing quality of gloves of the type especially adapted for use in the 7 found that these gloves tend to pull apart or break at the seams of the crotches between ad] acent finger stalls.
It is an object of the present invention toprovide a new and improved reinforcing member for strengthening the gloves throughout these parts.
A morespecific object of the inventionresides in the provision of a single reinforcing piece which overlies and is secured to the palm of the glove and which extends outwardly'to protect the lower portions of the finger stalls,
as well as the crotches therebetween, which extendmg portion is unsecured to the glove in order to retain the inherent fiexibility of the 1 glove construction.
Other objects and advantages will appear in the following description and from the accompanying drawings in which:
Figure 1 is a front View of the glovewith a portion of the reinforcing member turned to an abnormal position to show the preferred form of construction. Fig. 2 is a side ,view of the glove as it normally appears looking toward the right in Fig. 2.
lVhile the invention is susceptible of various modifications and alternative constructions, I have shown in the drawings, and will herein describe in detail the preferred embodime nt, but it is to be understood that I do not thereby intend to limit the invention to the specific form disclosed, but intend to cover all modifications and alternative constructions falling within the spirit and scope of the invention as expressed in the appended claim.
important; feat re a; meats r g mensw area e -m te- A oonronn'rroiv forfnnnawnnn 7 sides iii;the provisionoffa reinforcing ,mem-' benwhich cohs tructed in' a singlef' piece and readily incorporatedinthe; glove during the manufacture thereof and which; eem" the ma ner, in which'the'pieceis' a p-- plied', as will be presently set forthpprovidfes' aloose flap portion [extending andfihain-i tainefd in. protective relation with these-pert trons ofv the glove subject to-the greatest:
amount of bending.
More particularly. describethfthe i I embodiment of. the inventionis'showngin the .clrawjin'gs as being ap'plie-dltoa commercially;
well-known t pe of grove iridicfated.glanai" -v ally' ati 5: which isifof; any desired} coiist'rfuc 1 tion and. may include a, suitable gauntletja. A thumb stall 7.0; the butterfly. or; other. e llei known type is. provided. on .tliepal 1n',fand,
since the present invention relates only "glen-Q erally. thereto, need' notj bej more fully. d'e-j The preferred form of. reinforcing meme ber 10,1in. this embodiment, comprise a piece of leatheror other suitable flexiblewear resisting material whichis' previously cat in the-form of a; blank having a. palmcovering ortion -llcut away :to fit 'aboufithe thumb stall? and a side flap" 12 (Fig. 2). The side flap 12 is arranged when the, reinforcing member is applied to the'glove to extend around the index finger side of the glove and the palm covering portion is substantially longer than the palm, in' the longitudinal direction of the glove, t'o'provide a flap portion 13.
Metallic staples 15 or Wire stitching may.
be employed to secure the reinforcing member firmly and permanently to the palm of the glove. At the same time the sideflap'12 is secured around the side of the glove. The outwardly extending flap portion 13, however, remains unsecured, and the last line of staples or stitching, which secures the reinforcement tojthe glove, indicated generally by the dotted line-AA, in Fig. 1, stops short of the crotches on the palm side thereof.
Thus the flap 13 loosely overlies the base 7 I portion of the finger stalls and the crotches and perm1ts a slight relative movement there too between when the glove is flexed across these points. Since the side flap 12 is curled about the side of the index finger stall the flap 13 is also curved through this portion, which serves. as a stiffening means for maintaining theflap 13 in its proper position overlying the base portion of the finger. stalls. This normally maintained position of the flap is 7 indicated in dotted lines in Fig. 1.
As-shown,metall ic staples or stitching is preferably disposed about theentire surface of the reinforcing body and the glove and the flap 13 maybe also provided with these;
staples which act to increase the wearin quality and durability of the glove.
From the foregoing description of the pre-' ferred embodiment, it will be apparent'that a glove has been provided which is reinforced across those portions subject to the greatest wear and which due .to the slight relative movement permitted by the loose fiap overyin thefinge'r stallsand'crotches does not in t e least impair the flexibility of the glove. Furthermore, the novelupro'vision of a rolled portion at one side of the flap operates tomaintain the flap in its normal protecting position. 7 l
I claim as my invention i Aglove including a palm and finger ele-' ments'having, in combination, a reinforcing member comprising a palm covering part secured to the palm, a flap extending from thepalm covering part" loosely to overlie the crotches "and the base portions of the fingerelements andunse'cured thereto, and aside portion extending fromthe palm covering part and flap secured about the index finger side of the palm to form aicurl atoneside of said reinforcing member tending to maintain said flap in its normal position overlying said finger elements.
In testimony whereof, I have hereuntoiaf V fixed my signature.
V KARL E. JENSEN.