US 2034120 A
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March 17, 1936. s M T AU 2,034,120
GLOVE Filed Sept. 14, 1934 INVENTOR ATTORNEYS.
Patented Mar. 17, 1936' UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.
My invention relates to a new and improved glove and a new and improved method of making the same.
One of the objects of my invention is to provide a glove which shall be similar to the ordinary slip-on glove, the improved glove having a stiffened cufi" part so that when the glove is worn, the cuff will stand up permanently.
Another object of my invention is to provide a glove having a cuff of this type, the cuff being reinforced so that the cuff will maintain its predetermined shape.
Another object of my invention is to reinforce the cuff by means of a suitable backing cloth.
Other objects of my invention will be set forth in the following description and drawing which illustrate a preferred embodiment thereof, it being understood that the above statements of the objects of my invention are intended to generally explain the same without limiting it in any manner.
Fig. 1 is a plan view of the improved glove.
Fig. 2 is a partial plan view of the inner surface of the glove blank and of certain parts accessory thereto, 7
Fig. 3 is a sectional view on the line 3-3 of Fig. 2. I
The glove G can be of any suitable type, and it is provided with a cuff portion C which preferably has the flaring shape shown.
As shown in Fig. 1, that part of the cufi which is aligned with the little finger L, has an edge which is substantially continuous and of the same general curvature as the corresponding edge of the body of the glove. The other edge I of the glove is sharply inclined to the corresponding edge 2 of the body of the glove in the cuff of the glove.
The cuff portion can be suitably decorated, as for example by means of perforations P, which form any suitable pattern.
Fig. 2 generally shows the one piece blank of the glove, and the accessory flap 3, said flap 3 being connected to the adjacent edge of the blank, by means of lines of stitches 4. As shown in Fig. 2, the cuff portion of the glove consists of the members A, B, and the flap 3, which has an edge E. The finger pieces of the blank are integral therewith, save that the thumb is formed separately and said thumb is connected to the corresponding opening of the blank, by means of stitches 5.
The back of the palm portion of the glove may be ornamented by means of ribs 6, which are formed by means of lines of stitches 1.
Since Fig. 1 illustrates a plan view of the back of the glove, the thumb thereof is concealed. In the particular embodiment shown, the outer edge of the cuff is provided with notches or serrations 8, and the flap 3 is provided with corresponding notches or serrations 9.
In order to reinforce the cuff member B at-its inner surface, a reinforcing material I is applied. The reinforcing sheet Il] may be made of any suitable material suchas cloth or suede and 0 it is provided with perforations corresponding to the perforations P. The reinforcing sheet In preferably extends over the entire inner surface of the back wall member B of the cuff. The cuff member A is on the same side as the front wall orv palm portion of the body of the glove, is preferably unstifiened and it consists of the leather or other flexible material of the glove. However,
I do not wish to limit the area or areas to which the reinforcing material can be supplied.
The reinforcing sheet I0 is connected to the back portion B of the cuff by means of any suitable adhesive which is insoluble in water. I can use any suitable adhesive of the nitrocellulose lacquer type. The use of a water insoluble cement makes it possible to wash the cloth and such cement is very flexible so that the reinforced portion of the cuff can be freely bent although it has sufiicient natural inherent stiffness to maintain the desired flaring shape.
After the reinforcing material [0 has been applied, the blank which is generally shown in Fig. 2 is folded so that the edges 2a and 2b thereof coincide, forming the folded edge 2 which is shown in Fig. 1.
The edges 2a and 2b are connected by means of longitudinal stitches M. The flap 3, which is connected to an edge of the cuff member B, by means of stitches 4, is turned into the position shown in Fig. 1. The edge E of the cuff member A is connected to the edge 3a of the flap 3, by means of stitches I5. The member A, which forms part of the front wall of the cuff, is integral with the blank, and said member A is turned into the position shown in Fig. 1, when the blank is folded so as to form the folded edge 2.
The adjacent edges which are connected by the stitches l6 are inwardly folded, and the stitches 15 pass through the inwardly folded parts of said edge portion. 50
The flap 3 makes it possible to secure the flaring shape of the cuff. In the embodiment shown, the perforations are limited to the back wall of the cuff and the front wall of the cuff is formed by member A and flap 3.
By providing reinforcing material at the 'perforated part of the glove, said perforated part maintains the desired predetermined shape although said perforated part can be freely bent. However, if it is bent, said perforated or reinforcing part springs back to the predetermined normal shape.
Since the front wall of the cuff is preferably free from reinforcing material, it has the same softness and flexibility as the body of they cuff. The inner edge of the reinforcing sheet In is preferably concave as indicated by the line I6 in Fig. 2, and this line I6 is generally located atv the wrist joint portion of the glove, so that the wrist of the wearer can be bent freely and without any discomfort.
If a glove is made of cloth, leather or other suitable material, there must be sufficient stretch at the wrist portion of the glove in said material. Said stretch is inherent in certain types of cloth which are used in making gloves. If the glove is made of leather for example, the material is stretched at the wrist portion of the glove, before the blank has been sewed into final shape. Hence, when the glove is sewed into final shape, this stretch of the material provides sufficient give at the wrist portion of the glove, in order to permit the user to insert his or her'hand, including the thumb, through the wrist portion of the glove. The concave shape of the inner edge of the reinforcement makes it possible to stretch the material of theglove at the wrist portion thereof, in order to enable the hand to be inserted. If the inner edge of the reinforcement were straight, the glove would be tightened at the wrist portion thereof and it would be impossible to insert the hand through said wrist portion.
The reinforcing material I0 may be made of any suitable rubberized cloth or of any other washable or waterproof material.
I have shown the cuff as integral with the blank, save for the flap 3, but I do not wish to be limited necessarily to this integral construction.
I have shown a preferred embodiment of my invention, but it is clear that numerous changes and omissions can be made without departing from its spirit.
1. A glove having a body portion and a cuff portion, the cuff portion comprising a rear cuif member which forms the rear wall of the cuff, said cuif portion also comprising a front cuff member which forms a part of the front wall of the cuff, said cuif members being integral with said body portion, and a tapered flap which oompletes the front wall of the cuff, said tapered flap being connected at one of its edges to an edge of the rear cuff member, said tapered flap being connected at another edge to the adjacent edge of the front cuff member, the body of the glove and the front cuff member and the flap being made of soft material, the rear cuff member having a sheet of reinforcing material connected thereto at its inner surface by means of a water proof adhesive, said sheet of reinforcing material having a concave inner edge which is located substantially at the wrist-joint portion of the glove.
2. A glove having a body portion and a cufi portion, the cuff portion comprising a rear cuff member which forms the rear wall of the cuff, said cuff portion also comprising a front cuff member which forms a part of the front wall of the cuff, said cuff members being integral with said body portion, and a flap which completes the front wall of the cuff, said flap being connected at one of its edges to an edge of the rear cuff member, said flap being connected at another edge to the adjacent edge of the front cuff member, the body of the glove and the front cuif member and the flap being made of soft material, the rear cuff member having a sheet of reinforcing material connected thereto at its inner surface by means of a water proof adhesive,
said sheet of reinforcing material having a concave inner edge which is located substantially at the wrist-joint portion of the glove.
SYLVAN M. STRAUS.