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Publication numberUS1913218 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 6, 1933
Filing dateNov 23, 1932
Priority dateNov 23, 1932
Publication numberUS 1913218 A, US 1913218A, US-A-1913218, US1913218 A, US1913218A
InventorsSmith Herbert E
Original AssigneeEdward Dunbar
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Finger protector
US 1913218 A
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June 6, 1933. SMITH 1,913,218-

FINGER PROTECTOR Filed Nov. 25, 1952 \nvenTor.

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This invention relates to finger protectors which are designed particularly for the use of cigarette smokers for protecting the fingers from becoming soiled by holding the cigarette.

An object of the invention is to provide a finger protector for this purpose which is simple and inexpensive to manufacture, which is constructed so that it will readily adapt itself to fingers of different sizes, which can be folded over when not in use, which can be easily put on or taken off and which serves the purpose of -protecting the fingers from being soiled or stained by the cigarette without danger of injuring the cigarette.

In order to give an understanding of the invention I have illustrated in the drawing a selected embodiment thereof which will now be described after which the novel features will be pointed out in the appended claims.

Fig. 1 is a perspective view illustrating a finger protector embodying my invention in use;

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the finger protector;

Fig. 3 shows the finger protector folded;

Figs. 4 and 5 show the pieces of fabric from which the finger protector is made.

Fig. 6 is an edge view showing the fabric from which the finger protector is made.

The finger protector embodying the invention is indicated generally at 1 and it comprises the two finger portions 2 and 3, each in the form of a cot adapted to receive a persons finger.

The two finger portions 2 and 3 are connected together to form a unit, the connection being at the adjacent sides of the two finger portions at the open end thereof. Each finger portion is also provided with a tab/1 at its rear side extending from the open end thereof and the two tabs are sewed together to form the two-par tab 5.

The cot is preferably made from a woven fabric and each finger portion with its tab is formed from a blank such as shown in Fig. 4 or Fig. 5. The blank shown in Fig. 4, which is indicated at 6. is designed to form the left hand finger portion 2 in Fig. 2 and the blank shown in Fig. 5, which is indicated at 7, is designed to form the right hand finger portion 3 in Fig. 2.

Each blank is cut in the form shown with the two side edges 8 and 9 which converge toward each other and the end of the blank is cut with the reentrant portion 10. The side of the blank adjacent the edge 8 thereof is formed with the tab or extension 4c of progressively-decreasing width and the side of the blank adjacent the edge 9 is formed with the shorter tab or extension 11.

These blanks are preferably cut from woven or other fabric and. when out from woven fabric they are so formed that the warp and weft thread constituents of the fabric extend in a diagonal direction as shown by the lines 12 in Figs. 4 and 5. i In other words, these blanks are cut on the bias.

The fabric from which the blanks are formed will preferably have one face coated with a light coating of rubber or some other similar material. Asshown in Fig. 6 the cloth or fabric is indicated at 20' and the rubber or other impervious coating is shown at 21. The coating 21 will preferably be elastic or yieldable so that it will yield without cracking or breaking as the cloth stretches in either direction.

In making the finger protector each blank will be folded so as to bring the edges 8 and 9 into registry and with the coated face of the fabric on the outside and then these edges will be sewed together as indicated by the dotted line in Figs. 4 and 5 thereby producing the seam 13 in Figs. 1, 2 and 3. This forms the two finger portions 2 and 3.

While the two blanks 6 and 7 are similar yetthey are in the nature of rights and lefts;

hen the edges 8 and 9 of each blank have been sewed together there will be produced a cot or finger portion having a seam on one side only, the opposite side being seamless or free from seams. The exterior surface of each finger portion is formed by the coated face of the fabric.

After each blank has been sewed to form a finger portion then the two finger portions are united by placing the seamless sides of the blanks adjacent each other and with the short edges 14 on the inside of the extensions 11 in registry and the longer straight edges 15 forming one side of the tabs 4 also in alignment. The two registering edges 14 are then sewed together by means of a seam 16 and the two straight edges 15 of the tabs 4: are also sewed together by a seam 17. .This will pro duce a finger protector adapted to cover two adjacent fingers of the hand and rovided with a tab 5 on the back side thereo and extending from the open end. This manner of making the finger protector produces one in which the adjacent faces 18 of the finger portions are seamless or free from seams. The fact that the finger portions are made from fabric cut on the bias provides finger portions which are more or less elastic and yielding and which will readily give somewhat if necessary to fit fingers of difierent sizes.

The finger protector can be easily put on by simply grasping the tab 5 and then pulling it onto the two fingers of the hand, and it can be as easily removed.

When the finger protector is in use the cigarette 19 is held between the two smooth seamless sides 18 of the finger portions and because of the fact that these sides 18 are free from seams there is no danger of injuring or breaking the cigarette.

Because of the Way in which the device is made each finger portion will fold over along the line of the seam 13 and because of the way in which the two finger portions are sewed together the two folded finger portions can be folded against each other along the seam 17 as shown in therefore, will take up very little room and can be easily put in a persons pocket or cigarette case or in any other convenient receptacle.

I claim:

l. A finger protector comprising two finger portions each made from a piece of coated fabric cut on the bias and folded to bring opposite edges into registry, said edges being joined together, each finger portion thereby having a seam on one side only, and the two finger portions being assembled with the seamless sides adjacent each other and connected at the open end.

2. A finger protector comprising two finger portions each having a seam on one side thereof extending from the open end to the tip, the other side of each finger portion being seamless, each finger portion having a tab extending from the open end, the two finger portions being assembled with the seamless sides adjacent each other and connected together at the open edge, the tab portions of the two finger portions also being connected together to form a two-part tab for the finger protector.

In testimony whereof, I have signed my name to this specification.


Fig. 3. The folded device, a

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US2751592 *May 24, 1954Jun 26, 1956Critics AssociatedFinger covering
US2925605 *Mar 7, 1957Feb 23, 1960Wheeler Protective Apparel IncFinger cot
US4751747 *Nov 9, 1987Jun 21, 1988Janice BanksFinger and thumb heat protector
US20100306945 *Jan 2, 2009Dec 9, 2010Thomas MethfesselDevice for cleaning the oral cavity
US20140283279 *Mar 21, 2014Sep 25, 2014Dustin PrathoReusable Finger Guard
U.S. Classification2/21
International ClassificationA61F13/10
Cooperative ClassificationA61F13/105
European ClassificationA61F13/10H2