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Publication numberUS2091942 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 31, 1937
Filing dateSep 9, 1935
Priority dateSep 9, 1935
Publication numberUS 2091942 A, US 2091942A, US-A-2091942, US2091942 A, US2091942A
InventorsSamuel Gemeiner
Original AssigneeGem Display Fixture Company In
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Glove display fixture
US 2091942 A
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Filed sepi. 9, 1935 Snom/tto@ JAI/asl. @5ms/f 7 Patented Aug. 31, 1937 GLOVE DISPLAY FIXTURE Samuel Gemeiner, Brooklyn, N. Y., assignor to Se? Display Fixture Company Inc., New York,

Application September 9, 1935, Serial No. 39,834

1 Claim. (Cl. 223-78) UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE My present invention, in its broad aspect, has to do with improvements in display fixtures of the type designed to properly show and mount gloves in such a manner that the glove may be given the appearance that it would ordinarily have when properly worn. A further purpose of my invention is to provide a display xture wherein the glove may be disposed in various positions, and wherein the thumb mounting for the glove (a part of the hand form) may be moved to various positions in order to facilitate placing the glove on the form, and to prevent formation of wrinkles in the material of the glove, and to enable the thumb to be placed in different positions to more artistically display the glove thereon.

Another object of my invention is to provide a hand form which is light in construction, lifelike in appearance and shape, hollow, and capable of being manufactured and sold at relatively small cost. I also provide a unique and improved base element for the hand form, and which is detachable, and largely concealed within the walls of the hand form so as not to detract from the appearance of the display fixture. A still further object is to provide a substantially universal mounting for the hand form on the standard of the display xture, vand valso provide a mounting which may be taken apart to disassemble the fixture. The standard of my invention has a simple'and unique device thereon for hanging the other glove (i. e. the glove not carried by the form) and the standard in its entirety is simple in construction and pleasing in appearance and has no parts likely to become broken or out of order, furthermore the hinged connection of the thumb of the hand form is unique and improved.

Other and equally important objects and advantages of my invention will be apparent as the description proceeds, but it is to be understood that changes in size, shape, form, proportion, and construction are to be permitted provided they fall within the scope of what is claimed.

In the drawing wherein is illustrated a preferred form of my invention;

Figure 1 is a side elevation,

Figure 2 is a front view of the hand form,

Figure 3 is a sectional side elevation,

Figure 4 is a section through the base of the hand form and shows the mounting therefore,

Figure 5 is a View of the thumb mounting, and

Figure 6 is also a View of the thumb mounting.

In the drawing wherein like characters of reference are used to designate like or similar parts:

The numeral (l) designates a suitable base carrying a standard (2); the base and standard are connected detachably together by a nut (3) shown in dotted lines in Figure 1, and mounted by means of a slidable collar (ll) on the standard is an attachment (5) for carrying a glove (not shown) The attachment is formed by bending the rod-like member (6) upon itself circuularly to form a circular eye (1); the collar (4) carries a thumb screw (la) for fixing the same atpredetermined positions on the standard.

The hand form (8) is made of metal cr composition and is hollow (as shown at 9) and designed to approximately simulate the exact appearance of a hand. The thumb (it) has a projection (Il) at its base and is joined to the hand by a pin (I2) to form a hinged connection. As shown in Figure 5 by the arrow the movement of the thumb toward the hand is limited by one corner edge (|3); while as shown in Figure 6 its movement away from the hand is limited by the other corner edges (i3d). The hinge connection of the thumb is not loose in the ordinary meaning of the Word, but resists adjustment so that the thumb will remain in the position in which it is placed so that wrinkling of the leather of a glove placed on the hand form will be prevented, although the glove may be readily placed on the form by manipulating the thumb.

The hand form is attached to the standard by a mounting (I4) which has a part (l5) extending up into the hand form and a ilanged part (I6) attached to the bottom edge of the hand form by screws (l1). A ball-tting (I8) is attached by opposed nuts (I9) to the part (l5) and is engaged by a socket tting 20) screwthreadedly attached to the standard (2) so that the hand form is substantially universally mounted on the standard to be placed in different positions, while the hand form may be detached in its entirety from the standard.

In practice a glove is fitted over the hand form, and the thumb `manipulated to facilitate placing the glove thereon, and thereafter positioned to take the wrinkles out of the glove and present a pleasing and life-like appearance. The hand form is then adjusted to the desired position on the standard, and the remaining glove hung on the attachment (5). The hand form may be molded from any desired material at relatively small cost, and the entire device presents a pleasing and attractive appearance.

While I have described a particular embodiment of my invention in the foregoing, it is to be understood that my inventive concept and the scope thereof is to be determined only by reference to the appended claim.

I claim:- A glove display xture comprising a hand form 5 having a hollow at one end; a mounting for the hand form including a flanged cup-shaped member carried Within the hollow end with the flanged portion attached ush with the edge of the open end, and a ball-and-socket connection attached to the base of the cup shaped member and ooncealed within the hollow end, and a standard for supporting the hand form attached to the balland-socket member.


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US5011053 *Feb 5, 1990Apr 30, 1991Davies Donald CGlove support apparatus
US5117565 *Aug 6, 1991Jun 2, 1992Willenbacher Jr Thomas HGlove drying apparatus
U.S. Classification223/78
International ClassificationA47F8/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47F8/00
European ClassificationA47F8/00