US 1797116 A
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March 17, 1931. c. A. BARDEN 1,797,116
STINGPRQOF BASEBALL GLOVE Filed Oct. 2, 1928 2 Sheets-Sheet l INVENTOR. C 6! BAIPDE/M A TTORNE Y.
March 17, 1931. c. ABmDEN 1,797,116
STINGPROOF BASEBALL GLOVE Filed Oct. 2, 1928 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 A TTORNE Y.
Patented Mar. 17, 1931 CLIFFGRD A. BARDEN, OF OBERLIN, OHIO STINGPROOF BASEBALL GLOVE Application filed October 2, 1828. Serial No. 30513763.
My invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in base-ball gloves, and has more particular reference to that type in which it is desired to make the same a sting I; proof base-ball glove.
The main object of this invention is to provide a base-ball glove that is substantially sting proof.
Another object of this invention is to provide the base-ball glove with a packing material in the form of spon e-rubber, so that excessive moisture of the players hand will be readily absorbed with a result that the players hand will be cool and comfortable at all times.
till another object of this invention'is to provide the base-ball glove with a readily replaceable sting proof and moisture absorbing padding of sponge-rubber material when such padding is worn out, thereby doing away with the necessity of entirely discarding the base-ball glove.
object resides in the particular and arrangement of the parts which are hereinafter described and claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawings.
The invention is fully illustrated in the drawin s, of which Figure 1 is a rear view of what is commonly known as a pitchers or fielders base-ball glove showing an embodiment of my invention.
Figure 2 is a front view of the invention. 35 Figure 3 is a view taken on the lines 33 of Figures 1 and 2 looking in the direction as in mated by the arrows.
Figure 4 a detail end view of the spongerubber padein removed from the base-ball glove.
Figure 5 is a sectional View of a modification of the invention wherein sponge-rubber is substituted within the entire glove for the conventional hair padding or felt padding. J Figure 6 is a front view of another modifiation of the invention, showing the same secured to a players hand.
Fi ure 7 is a sectional view of the pre fer-red form of the invention wherein the sponge rubber does not penetrate the entire I Cl:
palm of the glove but is adapted to come in direct contact with a players hand when inserted therein.
Referring now more particularly to the drawings, especially to Figures 1, 2, 3 and 1, 10 represents the outer leather covering of a base-ball glove of conventional shape. and size. Surrounding the inner surface of eathcr covering 10 and mainly to the front portion of the glove, suitable hair packing 11 is housed therein by said leather covering 10 and an inner felt covering 12 likewise of conventional construction. The base-ball glove is provided with the usual stalls 13 for the reception of the players fingers and thumb. However, a circular opening 14 is now made in the base-ball glove, said opening being in the central front portion of leather covering 10 and passing clear through the hair packing 11 as well as the inner felt 12. This opening 14 is adapted to receive a sponge-rubber padding 15 which is the es sence of this invention. This sponge-rubber padding as illustrated comprises mainly two faces, the outer face 16 being slightly concave to better receive a base-ball and the inner face 17 is somewhat convex to likewise fit the players hand. These two faces are connected together by sponge-rubber neck or bridge 18 so that said padding may be inserted somewhat like a conventional collar button is inserted through an opening of a shirt. This removable sponge-rubber pad-ding 15 being of a unitary structure normally remains in a snug fit position with the relative sides of the glove and because of the material that it is, therefore the base-ball players hand is not bruised or stung when base-ball comes in contact with said sponge-rubber padding 15. This sponge-rubber padding 15 also absorbs the moisture from players hand, hence this invention aids the player to play a better game of ball than he or (she) would play with a glove wherein he or (she) must sufier pain and unpleasantness without the use of this invention;
t is further to be understood that said the spon e-rubber padding 15 may be permanently secured in the base-ball glove by means of sewlng, stitching or cementing-the opposite inner faces of the padding to the adjacent leather and felt portions of the base ball glove.
It is also to be understood that this spongerubber padding 15 may be secured only to the inner covering 12 of the base-ball glove, however and in such an instance it is desired that the inner covering be made of leather material instead of felt material, because of the durability of leather and better adhesive qualities of leath r with sponge-rubber.
Referring now to the modification shown in Figure 5, sponge-rubber 15 iscompletely housed in the leather covering and the inner fe t covering 12. his sponge-rubber further extends into the stalls 13 of the ove so that the ii d t iumb are properly protected thereby n and hence derive all of the advanta as hereinabove r In the modification shown in r i ure 6, tee removable sponge-rubber padding 15 is secured to a player's hand by means of an elastic strap or band 19 attached to said sponge-rid her padding in any conventional manner. 'lhis form herein shown may be adva. tagcou y used by base-ball player with the conventional type of base-ball glove, by inser li (I the playefs h rd together with the sponge-rubber paddin; 15' thereby removing su iipantially all of 1e s out of. a hard and fast pitched base-ball when strikthe sponge-rubber insert.
Referring to the preferred form of my invention as shown in Figure 7, (as well as being shown in the rear view of Figure 1 as previously described) 10 represents the outer leather covering of a base-ball glove of conventional shape and type. At the front portion of the glove an extra felt padding 12 is placed therein next to the inner side of leather covering 10 and another inner leather lining 12. A quantity of hair packing 11 is suitably bagged by cloth lining 18 which is clearly illustrated in Figure 7. This form is also provided with the usual stalls 18 for p the reception ofthe players fingers and thumb. However, in this preferred form, circular opening l t is mace only in the inner leather lining 12, so that the sponge-rubber padding 15 may be inserted therethrough. One face 16 of the sponge-rubber padding 15 will be adjacent to the extra felt padding 1% and the opposite face 17 of the sponge-rubber padding 15 will lie or be in direct contact with a players hand adapted to be inserted in the base-ball glove. In this instance, the perspiration of the player's hand is more readily absorbed because of the close con tact therewith. This sponge-rubber padding 15 is identical in structure as previously described in the other views and it is therefore thought that further description of the same is unnecessary.
Having thus described my invention what I claim as new and desire to seoure'by Letters Patent is 1. A base-ball glove having a sponge-rubber padding associated therewith, said padding comprising two disk shaped members connected together by a bridge or neck, one of said disk shaped members projecting outwardly of the glove to absorb the shock of the ball and the other of'the disk shaped members lying inwardly of the glove to absorb the moisture of the hand.
2. A base-ball glove having a sponge-rubber padding associated therewith, a portion of said sponge-rubber protruding above the normal exterior surface of the outer covering of said base-ball glove to absorb the shock of a base-ball being caught, and another portion of the sponge-rubber padding extending within the interior of the base-ball glove to absorb perspiration of the gloved hand, as and for the purpose set forth.
3. In a base-ball glove, aglove padding comprising a sponge-rubber member, said member comprising apair of disk shaped members integrally joined together by a neck or bridge, said neck lying in an opening in the glove to securely hold one of said disc shaped members outwardly of said glove and the other of said disk shaped members inwardly of said glove, yet permitting easy removal of said paddin In testimony whereof I ailix my signature.
CLIFFORD A. BARDEN.