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Publication numberUS2114022 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 12, 1938
Filing dateJan 4, 1935
Priority dateJan 4, 1935
Publication numberUS 2114022 A, US 2114022A, US-A-2114022, US2114022 A, US2114022A
InventorsJensen Karl E
Original AssigneeInd Gloves Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Wear resisting means for gloves
US 2114022 A
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7 Ap ril 12 1938.

K. E. JENSEN WEAR RESISTING MEANS FOR GLOVES Filed Jan. 4, 1935 1311mm 1642121 I Jwsem 6 W Patented Apr. 12, 1938 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE WEAR RESISTING MEANS FOR GLOVES Karl E. Jensen, Danville, Ill., assigncr to Industrial Gloves Corporation, Danville, Ill., a corporation of Delaware Application January 4, 1935, Serial No. ass

10 Claims.

The; invention relates to a means for resisting wear on gloves and more particularly forprotecting and reinforcing against wear gloves of *the type especially adapted for heavy, rough work .in industrial plants.

An object of the invention is to provide means of this natureof new and improved construction which is simple and economical to manufacture,

efliciently protects the glove against wear and is interchangeable forum with gloves for either handso that complete utilization of the wear resisting means is possible.

Another object is to provide new and improved means in the form of a'generally tubular memabout the aperture or aperturestherein, and of a thumb stall receiving aperture or apertures of proper shape to receive said stall and emciently to afford the maximum protection thereto.

Other objects and advantages will become apparent in the following description and from the accompanying drawing, in which:

Figure l is an elevation of the palm side of a glove having thereon wear resisting means embodying the features of the invention.

Fig. 2 is a perspective view of a protecting means looking toward the index finger and thumb side thereof.

Fig. 3 is a view similar to Fig. 1 but showing the protecting means applied to a glove for the opposite hand.

Fig. 4 is a view similar to Fig. 2 but showing a modified form of protecting means.

While the invention is susceptible of various modifications and alternative constructions, I have shown in the drawing and will herein describe in detail the preferred embodiment, but it is to be understood that I do not thereby intend to limit the invention to the specific form disclosed, but intendto cover all modifications and alternative constructions falling within the spirit and scope of the invention as expressed in the appended claims.

Merely for purposes of illustration, two types ofindustrial gloves are herein shown, viz., the

mitten type in in Fig. l, andthefinger type portion of the glove.

designated l l in Fig. 3. It is to be understood, however, that the present invention is adapted for use as well with types of gloves other than those shown.

In its preferred form, the present invention comprises a wear resisting means in the form ofa generally tubular sleeve adapted to fit over the glove to a position wherein the wear resisting means overlies and extends about the palm The tubular form of the member may be permanent or it may be obtained by detachable securing means. An aperture is provided at a proper point in the tubular member through which aperture the thumb stall of a glove may extend. Preferably two such apertures are provided, one of which is positioned to receive the thumb stall on a right hand glove and the other the thumb stall of a left hand glove. The wear resisting means includes a reinforcement for particularly strengthening the portion thereof about the aperture or apertures, and preferably embodies means for protecting the crotch portion of the thumb stall of the glove.

More particularly referring to the drawing, l2 indicatesa sheet of wear resisting material, such as leather, heavy felt, or rubber, which originally is generally rectangular in shape to avoid waste of material, and is formed into the shape of v a tube by securing the opposite ends of the 1 sheet together in any suitable manner, as by a line of stitching l3, metallic staples hi, or both. Opposite the securing means I3 and M,

but offset to one side or the other of the center L line, the sheet l2 has one or two apertures l5, l6 therein. One aperture is provided where the wear resisting means is intended to fit over one glove only and two apertures are utilized, as is preferred, where said means is intended for use interchangeably with right or left hand gloves. Herein the two apertures. in the wear resisting means are somewhat elongated in the direction of the open ends of the tubular member and are so close together that they are separated by a relatively narrow strip of material, indicated at H (Fig. 4).

These apertures 15 and I6 are dimensioned to permit the thumb stall 18 of the glove to extend snugly therethrough and are so positioned on the tubular member that, when a glove is passed partially through the member with the seam produced by the securing means l3 and i4 located along the little finger side of the glove, a thumb stall on a right or left hand glove will fit properly through aperture IE or M, respectively, as shown in Figs. 3 and 1.

Preferably, as may best be seen in Figs. 2 and 4. each aperture IE or IE is formed by cutting out a smaller portion of the sheet [2 than is necessary to provide an aperture of sufficient size to receive a thumb stall. The effective dimension of each aperture is increased by slitting the sheet l2, as indicated at 59, in a direction longitudinally of the tubular member, thus providing a generally triangular flap 28 (see particularly Fig. 4) The cut I9 is made so that these flaps are attached to the sheet next to the portions thereof which will overlie the palm of the glove. Each fiap 20, therefore, is positioned to be turned back and disposed in overlying protecting relation to the crotch portion of a thumb stall as the stall is inserted through the associated aperture whereby to protect the glove against the excessively hwvy Wear and strain occurring at this point.

If desired, small notches 2! may be formed opposite to the flaps 20 to accommodate the seam 22 (Fig. 1) which is usually found on the outer side of the thumb stall.

Where the sheet i2 is of rubber, felt, or like material, or where it is formed of leather and is intended to withstand unusually heavy wear,ua reinforcement may be desirable, particularly about the apertures l5 and 66. To this end, an extra thickness of strengthening material 23, having apertures therein corresponding in shape and dimensions with the apertures 15 and It, may be suitably secured to the sheet 12 with the apertures in registry with the apertures l5 and I6. Simple lines of stitching 24, as shown in Fig. 4, may be used and the device may be additionally reinforced through the use of thickly dispersed metallic staples 25 (Fig. 2) as a securing means, or simply as a reinforcement. If desired, both stitching and marginal staples may be used. It is preferred that the securing means should extend, as indicated at 26, throughout the narrow strap H to prevent tearing or stretching of this portion of the device. In Fig. 2 the reinforcing or strengthening member 23 is secured to the outer surface of the tubular member, while in Fig. 4 the comparable reinforcement is secured to the inner side.

It will be evident from the foregoing that a novel wear resisting means for industrial or heavy duty gloves has been provided which, due to its form, may be easily and cheaply manufactured, yet will materially increase the life of such gloves through the protection aiforded thereto. The regular form of the wear resisting means permits its manufacture substantially without loss or waste of material. The provision of two properly located apertures for thumb stalls allows the use of a pair of such wear resisting devices with a pair of gloves until the palm portions of the devices are worn out, after which the devices may be interchanged and the other surfaces thereof used. By providing the flaps 2! the gloves are additionally reinforced throughout the weaker crotch portions of the thumb stalls and the added reinforcement of the devices about the thumb stall receiving apertures materially increases the effectiveness and long life thereof.

I claim as my invention:

1. Wear resisting means for a glove comprising, in combination, a generally tubular member of wear resisting material dimensioned to fit about the section of the glove which includes the palm portion, said member having a pair of apertures therein respectively disposed to receive the thumb stall of a right or left hand glove, a flap located at a side of each aperture to assume an overlying relation to the crotch of the thumb stall extending through the associated aperture, and reinforcing means secured to said member for strengthening the latter at all points about said apertures.

2. Wear resisting means for a glove comprising, in combination, a generally tubular member of wear resisting material dimensioned to fit about the section of the glove which includes the palm portion, said member having a pair of adjacent apertures therein respectively disposed to receive the thumb stall of a right or left hand glove, and a flap located at a side of each aperture to assume an overlying relation to the crotch of the thumb stall extending through the associated aperture, and means for reinforcing the portion of said member between said apertures.

3. Means for protecting a glove against wear comprising, in combination, a sheet of reinforcing material having opposite edges thereof secured together to form a tubular member dimensioned to fit about the hand portion of a glove, said member having a pair of adjacent apertures therein disposed opposite to the secured sides and arranged respectively to receive the thumb stalls of a right or left hand glove, a fiap at one side of each aperture disposed to overlie the crotch of a thumb stall extending through said aperture, and a reinforcing patch secured to said sheet of material marginally of and completely surrounding said apertures.

4. Means for protecting a glove against wear comprising, in combination, a sheet of reinforcing material having opposite edges thereof secured together to form a tubular member dimensioned to fit about the hand portion of a glove, said member having a pair of adjacent apertures therein disposed opposite to the secured sides and arranged respectively to receive the thumb stalls of a right or left hand glove, a flap at one side of each aperture disposed to overlie the crotch of a thumb stall extending through said aperture, each of said apertures having a notch therein opposite to the associated flap to receive the outside seam on the thumb stall, and areinforcing patch secured to said sheet of material about both apertures.

5. Means for protecting a glove against wear, comprising a member adapted to fit across the palm portion and about the index finger side of a glove, said member being readily removable from the glove reinforced thereby and having an aperture therein through which the thumb stall of the glove may extend, a flap, located at one side of said aperture to assume an overlying relation to the crotch of the thumb stall extending therethrough, and a reinforcing patch having an aperture therein corresponding to said thumb stall aperture in said member and including a portion similarly dimensioned as said flap, said reinforcing patch being secured to said member with said apertures coaxially arranged and said flap and portion coacting to provide a double reinforcement.

6. Protecting means for a glove comprising a tubular member adapted to fit across the palm and back portions of a glove, said member being substantially shorter than the glove reinforced thereby and dimensioned to be slidably received thereon, an aperture near the wrist end of said member throughwhich the thumb stall of the glove may extend so as to retain the member in position on the glove, said aperture providing an opening smaller than necessary to receive said thumb stall and being increased in its effective dimension by a short slit extending longitudinally of the member from said opening, and a flap which is on one edge severed from the body of the member by said aperture and-at another and angularly related edge severed from the body of the member by said slit and arranged to lie in protective relationship with respect to the crotch portion of said thumb stall when said thumb stall is extended through said aperture.

7. Means for protecting against Wear a glove which embodies an outside seam thumb stall comprising, in combination, a generally tubular member adapted to receive and encircle the glove and having an aperture to receive said thumb stall in fairly snug engagement, the margin of the member about said aperture having a notch therein to receive the outside seam of said thumb stall.

8. In combination in a tubular wear resisting device adapted for use with industrial gloves comprising opposite protecting surfaces and a pair of spaced thumb apertures enabling reversal of the device to bring said surfaces optionally into palm overlying relation, a reinforcing patch having a pair of apertures therein complementary to and adapted to register with said thumb apertures when the parts are assembled, and means for securing said patch in assembly with said member in reinforcing relation to the areas surrounding and between said apertures.

9. In a tubular hand protecting device of the character described, in combination, a member providing a pair of opposite palm protecting faces and having a pair of spaced thumb apertures positioned to enable the user optionally to reverse the device to locate said faces in palm protecting position, said apertures being separated by a relatively narrow portion, and means extending continuously throughout the length of said portion and substantially beyond the ends thereof for stiffening said portion and for reinforcing the same against breaking.

10. A reversible device for protecting from Wear a glove having a thumb stall comprising, in combination, an originally fiat blank having opposite edges joined and stitched together to provide a tubular member adapted to be slipped over a glove with the seam lying along the little finger side of the glove to permit freedom in bending the member; the location of said seam leaving the back and palm sides of the member as continuous plane surfaces free of obstruction so that the member may be reversed to alternate the use of said surfaces for palm protection; said member being substantially shorter than the glove to expose the wrist and finger portions thereof for freedom of movement while protecting the palm, back and sides of the glove; a pair of spaced apertures formed in said tubular member opposite to said seam and each corresponding to an opposite one of said surfaces for receiving the thumb stall of a glove when the respective surface is in palm protecting position; a narrow integral strip of the member separating said apertures; and a continuous patch of reinforcement completely surrounding both of said apertures and stiffening and strengthening said separating strip.

KARL E. JENSEN.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/16, 2/161.6
International ClassificationA41D19/015
Cooperative ClassificationA41D19/01505
European ClassificationA41D19/015B