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Publication numberUS1900395 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 7, 1933
Filing dateJul 8, 1932
Priority dateJul 8, 1932
Publication numberUS 1900395 A, US 1900395A, US-A-1900395, US1900395 A, US1900395A
InventorsHarry N Gitt
Original AssigneeHarry N Gitt
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hand ball glove
US 1900395 A
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A ORNEY Patented Mar. 7, 1933 HARRY it. our, 2D, oriranovnn-rnnnsynvenm HAND BALL GLOVE 'Application 'filedfl'nly s, 1932. Serial No. 621,337.

The objects of this invention are to provide a glove-suited to the playing of hand ball or the like, which will. be sufficiently open for ventilation purposes, which will closely but I comfortably fit the hand and which will be made to instantly and automatically conform to the hand in the act of securing it in position. f

These" and other desirable objects as will later appear, are accomplished by the novel 7 features of construction, combination and relation of parts hereinafter described in the specification and broadly covered in the (claims.

The drawing accompanying and forming part ofthe specification illustrates by way of example two of the many possible embodiments of the invention, it being understood that the structure may be modified as regards this disclosure without departure from'the true spirit and broad scope of the invention. Fig. 1 is a perspective view showing the structure and illustrating the mode of simultaneously fitting and securing the glove in place on the hand. a Fig. 2 is an enlarged broken sectional detail as on line 22 of Fig. 1

Fig. 3 is a back view of another formof the glove, fully open, ready to slip easily'over the hand.

Fig. 4: is a broken sectional detail as on line 4=4 of Fig.3. One characteristic of the glove is tha-t'it 5 is fully open in the back as indicated at 5, 3 both for ventilation'and for free fitting purposes. This opening is shown as including the greater portion of the-back of the'glove and as extending well up to or beyondth'e knuckle portion of the glove. v

I Surrounding the back opening is a tubular guide 6 containing a-cord 7, which slides through said guide in the nature of a draw string to close the opening to the extent-reuired to fit the glove to the individual hand.

and the two ends'of the cordare" shown as the binding 10 about the edge of the opening,

of th loop 8 at the side of the wrist opening opposite'the fastener. Usually after passage of the cord through the two ends of the cord will be brought to- One end of the draw cord is shown in' Fi'g.

then drawn together and secured as by a suitable fastener 9,'to the opposite Wristp'ortion'at' the base of the thumb. The fastener 9 maybe I of the spring disc type on which the cords are held in any adjusted relation by'simply twisting them about the shank of the fastener beneaththe spring disc portion of the same, butwhile such a fastener is desirable,lthe invention is not limited to such particular form of fastener.

' The guide tube may be formed or applied in various ways. Thus in Fig. 1, it is'shown as a strip caught along one edge, at the outside of the glove beneath the stitching which holds said strip being reversed. over the binding and having its inner edge secured inside the glove by a row of stitching 11, which latter may be the same which secures theinner edge of the binding as plainly indicated in Fig. 2.

The form of the invention illustrated in Fig. 3is similar to that just described in that the draw 'cord isrun' through a guidetube about theopenback of the glove and is then brought across the wrist to'simultaneously adjust and secure the glove in place, but the possibilityof puckering is avoided by notching the back of the glo ve, about "the opening as indicated at 12 and the loop isformed by turning the material back upon itself as in Fig. l and securing it by stitching Also in this instance, an eyelet 14 is used in-place the guide loop'and the passage of one end of the cordthrough the loop 8 or eyelet 14,

getherand knotted as indicated at 1 5. This knot'serves as a finger hold for pulling on the cord to draw the openin'g closed as much as desired over the back of the hand and for closing the wrist portions and catching the cord in the holder or clasp 9. In such adjusting and securing operations, the cord can slide freely through the guide loop or tube and hence equalize the pull in fitting the glove as tight as desired to the hand and aboutthe Wrist. 1

The invention it will be seen enables the glove to be instantly fitted to the desired extent in the same simple action of securing the glove in place. Full ventilation is afforded and even though the glove may be fitted quite tight, freedom for necessary hand movements are permitted by the slidability of the cord through the guide surrounding the back opening.

The glove may be made of various materials, such as leather, cloth, or partly of both leather and cloth. The Figure 3 construction is particularly suited to a cloth back glove, which can incorporate the advantages of the invention quite inexpensively. By accurately fitting the glove to the hand and wrist, gaping, puckering and bulging are avoided and the palm of the glove in particular, can be kept free of wrinkles. In addition to the many advantages pointed out, the glove may be more quickly applied to or freed from the hand, since there is only the one fastening which can be instantly tightened and secured, or be wholly released.

hat is claimed is:

1. A glove for hand ball or the like, said glove having an open back with guide tubing about the edges of such opening and a draw cord extending through said guide tubing and secured across the separated wrist portions at the back of the glove.

2. A glove for hand ball or the like, said glove having an open back with separated wrist portions and with guide tubing extending about the back opening above the separated wrist portions, a draw cord extending through said guide tubing and means for se curing the end portions of said draw cord in crossed relation across the separated wrist portions of the glove to thereby conjointly .contract the glove over the back of the hand and secure the hand.

3. An open back glove having a guide about the back opening, a guide on the wrist portion of the glove at one side of the back opening, a fastener on the wrist portion of the glove at the opposite side of the back opening and a cord slidingly extending through the guide about the back opening and having one end of the same extending through the guide on the wrist portion and said fastening being positioned and constructed to adjustably secure both end portions of the cord when pulled to contract the back opening and draw the wrist portions of the glove together.

4. A glove having an opening in the back of the same with guiding means about the edge of said opening, a guide on the wrist portion at one side of said back opening, a cord holder on the wrist portion of the glove at the opposite side of said opening, a cord glove about the wrist of the extending slidingly through the guiding means about the back opening, the end of the cord at the side opposite the guide on the wrist portion being extended across the back opening and through said guide, across to the cord fastener on the opposite wrist portion and the other end of the cord extending across the back of the opening in crossed relation to the first mentioned end portion, directly to the cord fastener, whereby simple pull of the two end portions of the cord, will contract the back portion and bring the Wrist portions together.

5. A glove having an opening in the back of the same with guiding means about the edge of said opening, a guide on the wrist portion at one side of said back opening, a cord holder on the wrist portion of the glove at the opposite side of said opening, a cord extending sli-dingly through the guiding means about the back opening, the end of the cord at the side opposite the guide on the wrist portion being extended across the back opening and through said guide, across to the cord fastener on the o posite wrist portion and the other end of t e cord extending across the back of the opening in crossed relation to the first mentioned end portion, directly to the cord fastener, whereby simple pull of the two end portions of the cord, will contract the back portion and bring the wrist portions together, the guiding means 5 being in the form of flexible tubing secured continuously about the edge of the back opening.

6. A glove havin an opening in the back of the same with guiding means about the edge of said opening, a guide on the wrist portion at one side of said back opening, a cord holder on the wrist portion of the glove at the opposite side of said opening, a cord extending sli-dingly through the guiding means about the back opening, the end, of the cord at theside opposite the guide on the wrist portion being extended across the back opening and through said guide across to the cord fastener on the opposite wrist portion and the other end of the cord extending across the back of the opening incrossed relation to the first mentioned end portion, directly to the cord fastener, whereby Simple 1 1 of the two end portions of the cord, will contract the back portion and bring the wrist portions together, said guiding means including a binding secured about the back opening and a fiexiblestrip caught at the outside beneath said binding and dou- (1'20 bled over and secured to the inside of the glove.

7 A glove having an opening in the back of the same with guiding means about the edge of said opening, a guide on the wrist portion at one side of said back opening, a cord holder on the wrist portion of the glove at the opposite side of said opening, a cord extending .slidingly through the guiding means about the back opening, the end of the cord {I30 at the side opposite the guide on the Wrist portion being extended across the back opening and through said guide across to the cord fastener n the opposite Wrist porton and the other end of the cord extendng across the back of the opening in crossed relation to the first mentioned end portion directly to the cord fastener, whereby simple pull of the two end portions of the cord, Will contract the back portion and bring the Wrist portions together, said guiding means including tubing secured about the edge of the back opening and notched through into the back of the glove to avoid puckering.

v In testimony whereof I afliX my signature.

HARRY N. GITT, 2D.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/19, 2/162, 24/904
International ClassificationA41F1/06, A63B71/14
Cooperative ClassificationY10S24/904, A41F1/06, A63B71/148
European ClassificationA63B71/14G8, A41F1/06