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Publication numberUS1811571 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 23, 1931
Filing dateJun 25, 1930
Priority dateJun 25, 1930
Publication numberUS 1811571 A, US 1811571A, US-A-1811571, US1811571 A, US1811571A
InventorsAckerman Albert C
Original AssigneeAckerman Albert C
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Gang die for cutting glove blanks
US 1811571 A
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June 23, 1931. A. c. AcKl-:RMAN

GANG DIE FOR CUTTING GLOVE BLANKS Filed June 25, 1930 2 SheetS-Sheet l June 23, 1931. A, C, ACKERMAN 1,811,571

GANG DIE FOR CUTTING GLOVE BLANKS Filed June 25, 1950 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Aacimmm M, #AW

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Patented June 23,1931` UNITED STATES PATENT ,or-l-flet: N

' y Liann-ro. AoKERivr'An, or eAL'LsToN sra, new YoRK GANG nrnroicufrTrNG Grove BLANKs The invention generally relatesfto theman- I' ufacture. of gloves and primarily has forv its object to provide a noveldie construction designed to facilitate thecutting of face blanks employed in the manufacture of gloves of the type disclosed in my copending application Serial No'. .454,367,1iiledVMay 21, 19301 `Another object ofthe invention is to `.pros

vide a novel die unitfor .cutting a'blank having a hand face, a wristportion, lingers `andia reversely.: directed thumb portion..

Another objectlofthe'invention is to pro-L Avide a cuttingV diefinoludingja gang of die units so juxtaposed and alternately arranged that the deiiningcutting'edges between units serve to cut definingedges of adjacent blanks i thereby. eliminating the cutting of interven' ing'waste strips and enabling the simultaneous Cutting of large numbers of blanks from a minimum of materialLf f Other objects will in part beobvious' and inpart -be pointed out hereinafter.

'Io the attainment of the aforesaid.l objects and ends, the invention still urtherresides in the novel: details of 'construction,A Ycombination and arrangement 'of parts, allfof which will be firstl fully 4described in the following detailed description, then --be `particularly pointed out in the appended claims, reference being had to the accompanying'drawings,in which: n

Figure lis a plan view.- illustrating a gang ofdie units assembled "ona support; i Y

Figure 2' isV a longitudinal cross section takenon the line, 2-20111 Figure l;

Figure 3is a fragmentarylperspective View illustrating one die lunit adaptedfor-cutting 4a blank includingface, Wrist,` lingers and reversed thumb portions; y 1 Y v* Figure 4 is a plan viewof a handback face blank 'out by a-dieunitg f l Y. Figure 5f;isaplanqviewofaland front or .l palm face `blank cut by a die'unit-g' j l thereof;

Figure Y 6 is a plan view oiv a completed glove, looking at the hand front 'or palm face Figure 7 is a cross section of the'completed hand front orq.palm `face of the glove, the section being takenon the line 7 -.-7 onFigure FigureS is across section of the completed glove before turning-the same right'side out,

the `sectionbeing taken onthe line 7.-;-7 on i In Figures ,4 to 8, inclusive,-I have illusi-l trateda glove which includes theback and palm blanks which arecutby the die which .forms the basis of this application, claims tothe glove per sebeing :presented in my co*- pending applicationreferredto hereintofore.

lIhe completed glove is constructed oftliree pieces, namely, a back section A, a front sec- YtionB and a combined thumb and wrist strip G. The glovemay be formed of knitted orV yrection fromthe main body portion, a'wrist .portion lflxextending in the opposite direction from the main body portion'and a thumb portion l5 so formed that it lies Within'the lateral confines of the blank across the finger' portions thus-causing the 'linger portions to nconstitute the maximum width of the blank.

The wrist portionlt is somewhat narrower than the wrist portion 9 jof the back section WA', and the thumb .portion 15 is disposed in.`

longitudinal alignment with the index iinger Y vportion 13 `and is arranged alogthe respective sidefo-f the wristrportion-l't as is clearly Y shown `in Figurer'of v`the drawing." l In completing the glove, I employ a vcombined thumb and wrist strip C, which'comprises a thumb portion 'lfand a wrist portion 17 which are arranged in alignment, the

Vthumb portion being wider than`the vWrist portion.V Seev full lines in Figure anddotted lines in Figure '5 ofthe drawings. Itis to n be-understood that this combined thumb and Vwrist strip C is to becut by a separate die, the gang die disclosed in this application being adapted for the cutting ofthree setsof defining edge 29.

blanks such as are shown in full lines in Figures 4 and 5.

In my improved die, I employ three sets of back and palm cutting die units arranged in alternated close relation, the rear face dies being designated D and the palm face dies being designated E.

The units are arranged as illustrated in Figure 1 of the drawings and are secured upon the base 18 by having their webs 19 secured to the base in any approved manner. See Figures 1, 2 and 3.

. Each section D includes finger cutting flanges or knife edges 2O including the necessary intermediate edges for separating the lingers throughout their length and delined at one side by the little finger defining edge 21 and at the other side by the index fin er Vdefining edge 22. The unit also inclu es wrist portion base and sides cutting edges 23 and 2a, respectively, one of the side edges being connected by a side cutting and defining edge 25 with the little finger edge 21, and the other side edge being connected by the side cutting and defining edge 26 with the index linger edge 22.

The units D thus constructed are alternately juxtaposed as shown at the left of Figure 1 of the drawing whereby one side cutting and defining edge 25 is common to two units and one side cutting and defining edge 261s common to two units thus avoiding intervening spaces and the cutting of any waste material between the units.

Each unit E includes linger cutting edges 27 for forming the linger portion of the palm blanks which portion is defined at one side by the little linger cutting and delining-` edge 28 and at its other side by the index linger cutting and defining edge 29. These units also include wrist portion base and sides cutting edges 30 and 31, respectively, one of which side edges is connected by a side cutting` and defining edge 32 with the little linger edge 28 the other of which side edges is extended a considerable distance into the main body portion of the palm blanks as at 33.

The extension 33 serves to divide from the palm body portion a thumb extension which is thereby disposed.substantially as an extension of the index finger and which is completed by the thumb Vcutting and defining edges 34 and 35, the former being curved to shape the end of the thumb and the latter being extended to connect with and form an extension of the index linger cutting and It will be observed that the thumb portion formed by the edges 33, 34 and 35 is extended in a direction opposite the direction of projection of the lingers and lies wholly within the lateral confines of the palm blank so that its maximum width is across the position of the lingers. Thus the palm blank B matches the back blank A, except for the slight omission evident at the lower left hand corner of Figure 5.

Ejectors 36 are provided, one being disposed in each die unit Wrist portion, said ej ectors being mounted upon leaf springs 37 which are secured as at 38 with the base 18. The ejectors serve the purpose of ejecting the blanks which have been cut by the die units when the die is removed from the work.

The die is also equipped with laterally extended severing edges 39 which serve to divide the material from which the blanks are cut into upper and lower portions, thereby facilitating removal of the cut blanks and also the saving of the remaining material for future use.

In the foregoing description, I have disclosed a die capable of eliiciently cutting glove blanks in a manner that will insure the manufacture of gloves from a minimum of material and with a minimum of waste. The die units are so constructed and arranged that no cut-outs or waste materials are severed between the blanks, the adjacent edges of the respective blanks serving as common cutting edges. The employment of a die having a reversely directed thumb cutting equipment makes it possible to form palm blanks which provide the necessary thumb portion and yet are no wider and thereby consume no more space than the back blanks.

From theforegoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, it is thought that the novel details of construction, the manner of use and the advantages of my'invention will be. readily apparent to those skilled in the art to which it relates.

I` claim as my invention:

1. A glove face blank cutting die comprising cutting edges disposed to stamp out a glove face blank having an extended wrist portion at one end and finger extensions at its other end, and cutting edges for stamping out a thumb portionv connected to and extending from the blank in the direction of the wrist portion.

2. A glove face blank cutting die comprising cutting edges disposed to stamp out a glove face blank having an extended wrist portion at one end and finger extensions at 'itsother end, and cutting edges for stamping out a thumb portion connected to and extending from the blankin the'direction of the wrist portion, said thumb portion cutting'` edges being conjointly provided by extensions from the finger and wrist cutting edges, A.

said wrist portion cutting edge extension determining the extent o-f freedom of the thumb portion, and said finger cutting edge extension forming the side limit o-f the thumb portion and being disposedtoextend from the index finger side. Y j i 4. In a glove blank cutting die a base, blank cutting units supportedon the base, each said unit comprising cutting edges disposed to sta-mp out a glove face blank having an extended wrist portiony at one end and finge-r extensions at its other end, and cutting edges forV stamping out athumb portion connected to and extending from Vthe blank in the direction of the wrist portion, two such units being disposed in juxtaposition to cause a part of the vrespective thumb portions to be cut by a common cutting edge.

5. In a Olove blank cutting die a base, threepalm blank cutting 'units supported on the base, each ,unit comprising cuttingV edgesV disposed to stamp out a glove face blank having an extended wrist portionat one end and finger extensionsat its other end, and cuttingj edges for stamping out a thumb portion connected to and extending frfom'the blank in the direction of the wrist portion, two such units having their wrist portion cutting edges di# rected in like manner and the other unit being disposed closely intermediate said two units and in reverse order to cause portions of the thumb portion cutting edges of two of the units tocomprise a single cutting edge and to cause portions of the cutting edges oppositeV the thumb portion sides of two units to coms i prise asingle cutting edge. 4

` for stamping. out a thumb portion connected Y' 6. A glove face blank cutting die where-A in is provided cutting edges forV cutting a body portion and extended finger, thumb and wrist portions, the thumb and wrist portion cutting edges being disposed Ywithin the lateral confines determined by the finger portion whereby the width of the blank cut will be greatest across the position of the finger ex tensions. l

7. In a glove blank cutting die a base, blank cutting units supported on thebase, each said unit comprising cutting edges disposed to stamp outa glove face blank having. an extended wrist portion at one vend and finger extensions at its other'end, and cutting edges to and extending from the blank in the direction of the wrist portion, two suchunits being reversely juxtaposed to cause the cutting edges at the little finger side'to unitein a common cutting edge.

8. In a glove blank cutting die a base, three palm blank cutting units supported on the base, each unit comprising cutting edges disposed to stamp out a glove face blank having an extended wrist portion at one end and finger extensions at its other end, and cutdiate said two units and in reverse order to Y cause portions of the thumb portion cutting edges of two of the units to comprise a single cuttingV edge and to cause portions of the cutting edges opposite the thumb portion sides of two units to comprise a single cutting edge, ,and three back blank cutting units each `comprising body, finger and wrist portion cutting edges, and said last named units being alternately-reversely juxtaposed to cause their adjacent'redges to form common cut-.

ting edges and whereby the edge of the one thereof adjacent the nearest of the first inentioned units will form therewith a common cuttingY edge.

9, In a glove blank cutting die a base, three palm blank cutting units supported on the base, each unit comprising cutting edges disposed to stamp out a glove face blank having an extended wrist portion at one end-and 1in-f ger extensions at its other end, and cutting edges for stamping out a thumbportion con; Vnected to` and extending-from the blank in the direction'of the wrist portion, two such units having their wrist portion cutting'edges directed in like manner and the other unit being disposed closely intermediate said two Y, units and 1n reverse order t-o cause portions of the thumb portion cutting edges of two of the units to comprise a single cutting edge and' to cause portions of the `cutting edges oppositethe thumb portion sides of two units to comprise a single cutting edge, and three back blank cutting units each comprlsingv body,

linger and wrist portion cutting edges, and Vsaid last named units being-alternately-re` versely juxtaposed to cause their adjacent edges to form common cutting edges and whereby the edge of the one thereof adjacent the nearest of the first mentioned units will form therewith a common cutting edge, and

end extension cutting edges to sever the-material into upper and lowerp'ortions.V Y

f In testimony whereof, I have hereunto4 sub-` scribed myname. l

ALBERT C; ACKERMAN.v

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Classifications
U.S. Classification83/682, 83/691
International ClassificationA41D19/04
Cooperative ClassificationA41D19/04
European ClassificationA41D19/04