US 2106348 A
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Jam. 25, 1938. s. s. HALL ET AL. 7 2,106,343
T STATIC RESISTING GARMENT Filed Dec. 24, 1936 Patented Jan. 25, i938 PATENT OFFICE STATIC RESIS'I'ING GARMENT Samuel S.
Hall and Judd B. Hall, Carrollton,
Ohio, assisnors to The Surety Rubber Oompany, Carrollton, Ohio, a corporation of Ohio Application December 24, 1936, Serial No. 117,574
.The invention relates to static resisting garments especially adapted for use by electric linemen. and more particularly to gloves, linemens sleeves and the like; I
When working during wet weather adjacent to .energized conductors, linemen are subjected to the discomfort, if not danger, of static passing upover the topsof the gloves and linemens sleeves ordinarily worn for such work. These gloves and sleeves are usually formed of rubber or synthetic rubber, and although workmen have attempted to turn over the ends of such garments in an effort to prevent static from passing up over the same, such makeshift attempts have proven impractical asthe construction of the gloves and sleeves is' such that it is very diflicult, if not impossible to keep the end thus turned over, and furthermore even though the end of the garment remains in the turned over position, the fact that it is of substantially the same diameter throughout its length causes the turnedover portion to fit tightly against the adjacent portion of the garment, thus afiording no protection against static passing upward over the end. of the glove or sleeve.
The object of the present improvement is to provide a static shield at the upper end of a glove or linemans sleeve, adapted to be turned over to form a trough spaced at all points from the garment on which it is located, so as to prevent static from passing upward over the top of the glove or sleeve.
A further object is to an outwardly flared upper end portion upon the glove or sleeve, adapted to be folded back at the point where it flares away from the garment so as to provide a continuous trough around the upper portion of the garment .and spaced therefrom at all points. 7
Another object is to provide a definite line around the glove or sleeve, at which line the end portion of the garment is adapted to be folded back to form an endless trough entirely around the upper end portion of the garment.
The above objects, together with others which will be apparent from the drawing and following description, may be attained by constructing the improved static resisting garment in the manner illustrated in the which Figure 1 is an elevation, partly in section, showing a glove embodying the invention before removal from the form upon which it is made;
Fig. 2, a side elevation of the glove shown in Fig. 1 with the improved static shield in the normal or inoperative position;
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(Cl. Z168) Fig. 3, a view of a portion 01' an arm showing the upper portion of the improved glove thereon, partly in section, with the static shield turned back in the operative position;
Fig. 4, a fragmentary elevation, partly in section, of the upper end portion of a glove or sleeve. showing a slightly modified shape of static shield formed thereon;
Fig. 5, a fragmentary elevation, partly in section, of the upper end portion of a glove or sleeve showing a static guard of the character shown in Figs. 1 to 3, formed separately and then attached to the end portion of the garment;
Fig. 6, a fragmentary, sectional view of the end portion of a glove or sleeve provided with a modified form of static shield in which a bead is formed around the garment, spaced from the end thereof, over which the end portion of the garment is adapted to be folded to form an endless trough spaced from the garment;
Fig. 7, a similar view of the form of the invention shown in Fig. 6, showing the end portion of the garment folded over the bead to form a trough;
Fig. 8, an elevation, partly in section, of the end portion of a garment showing a molded trough attached thereto; and
Fig. 9, an elevation, partly in section, of a linemans sleeve provided with the improved static shield shown in Figs. 1 to 3.
Similar numerals refer to similar parts throughout the drawing.
The improved garment may be made upon a form as indicated at "I, in Fig. 1, which may be of usual and well known construction as used in the manufacture of rubber or synthetic rubber articles with the exception that it is provided with the enlarged portion H at the point where the upper end of the garment is formed.
This enlarged portion flares abruptly outward from a definite peripheral line I 2, and may be outwardly curved as shown in Fig. 1. The end [3 of the glove is thus formed of considerably larger diameter than the adjacent portion 14, just beyond the angular groove l5, formed at the line 12 of the form, and may be finished with the rolled, bead I6, in usual and well known manner.
Theglove l1, thus formed may be otherwise of the same construction and appearance as the usual glove made for electrical work, except for the outwardly flared, preferably curved end portion 18, extending from the angular groove IE to the end bead I6, and when removed from the form Hi, the glove normally appears as shown in Fig. 2, with the outwardly flared end portion l8 extending in the same general direction as when on the form 10.
When the glove shown in Figs. 1 and 2 is worn by the workman, in wet weather on work adjacent to energized conductors, the wrist or gauntlet portion of the glove is pulled up over the sleeve IQ of the workman's coat, as shown in Fig. 3, and the flared end portion l8 of the glove is turned back, at the angular groove l5, as shown in said figure, forming an endless trough with the bead i6 thereof spaced from the glove, so as to provide a shield or guard to prevent static passing up the wearers arm, over the end of the glove.
As shown in Fig. 4, the glove I la may he the same as above described, and the flared portion i8a may be straight instead of curved. When this flared portion is turned back at the angular groove 1511 it will form an endless trough entirely around and spaced from the adjacent portion of the glove, and quite similar to that shown in Fi 3.
In Fig. 5 is shown a glove l'lb, formed without a bead at its end, the improved static shield being of the same construction as in Figs. 1 to 3, and separately formed to comprise the outwardly flared portion l8b having an attaching flange 20 by means of which it may be attached to the end of the glove. The static shield may then be turned back, over the glove, at the angu- Fig. 3.
Another modification is shown in Figs. 6 and 7,
in which a ring or bead 2! may be formed around the glove at a point spaced from the end bead 60. When the end portion of the glove, beyond the ring 21 is turned back as shown in Fig. 7, an endless trough We is formed, the ring 2! providing a definite point over which the material is folded and also acting to hold the trough spaced entirely from the adjacent portion of the glove.
As shown in Fig. 8, the trough-like shield 80 may be molded separately and attached to the end of the glove i'ld as by the attaching flange 2003. It should be understood that the separately formed shields shown in Figs. 5 and 8 may be attached to a glove formed of rubber or synthetic rubber, or may be attached to or formed on the leather gloves sometimes worn by linemen over the usual rubber gloves.
The linemans sleeve indicated generally at 22 in Fig. 9 may be of any usual and ordinary construction of rubber or synthetic rubber sleeve, except that it is provided at its upper end with a static shield Me which may be formed as above described in connection with the glove shown in Figs. 1 to 3.
It should also be understood that the static shields shown in the other forms of the invention may be formed upon or attached to the linemans sleeve in the same manner that they are shown and described as formed upon or attached to gloves.
Each of the forms of the improved static shield illustrated and described herein forms a trough with its edge portion spaced from the adjacent portion of the garment, providing a curved projection, or surface or trough which deflects static travelling up the cuff or surface, from the wearers arm or equipment.
When the static shield is not required, it may be turned back to normal position, as shown in Figs. 2, 4, 5 and 6, so as not to interfere with the free movement of the arms.
Although the invention is primarily intended for use as a static shield or guard it will be evident that it may be used by chemists or the like to catch the drip of acids or other fluids and thus protect the person and clothing of the wearer.
l. A glove of rubber or the like provided with a tubular sleeve portion having an annular groove spaced from its end, the end portion of said tubular sleeve portion being outwardly flared beyond said groove whereby said flared end portion may be turned back at said groove to form an endless, outwardly flared trough entirely spaced from the exterior of the remainder of said tubular sleeve portion.
2. A glove of rubber or the like provided with a tubular sleeve portion having an annular groove spaced from its end, the end portion of said tubular sleeve portion being outwardly flared and outwardly curved beyond said groove whereby said flared end portion may be turned back at said groove to form an endless, outwardly flared trough entirely spaced from the exterior of the remainder of said tubular sleeve portion.
3. A glove of rubber or the like provided with a tubular sleeve portion having a ring fixed to the exterior thereof at a point spaced from its end, forming an annular groove around said tubular sleeve at the juncture of the sleeve and ring, the end portion of said tubular sleeve being outwardly flared beyond said ring whereby the flared end portion of the tubular sleeve may be turned back over said ring forming an endless trough entirely spaced from the remainder of said tubular sleeve portion.
SAMUEL S. HALL. JUDD B. HALL.