US 2117417 A
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May 17, 1938. s. s. HALL ET AL STATIC RESISTING GLOVE Filed Nov. 6, 1957 swa /11%;; Judd 17411 m W fat t May 17, 1 i 1,117,417
UNITED STATES PAT NTO E STATIC BESISTIN G GLOVE Samuel S. Hall and Judd B. Hall, Carrollton, Ohio. lllillill'l to The Surety Rubber Company, Carrollton, Ohio, a corporation of Ohio Application November 6, 1931, Serial No. 113,213
5 Claims. (01. 2-168) The invention relates to static resisting gloves It has been found that with the double grooves of rubber or similar material and similar garthe flared cult of the glove may be turned back ments especially adapted for use by electric linemore easily and with less stres and strain upon men and the present application is an improvethe rubber.
ment upon our copending application for Static Therefore the object of the present invention resisting garment, Serial No. 117,574, flied Deis toimprove the construction disclosed in our cember 24, .1936, Patent No. 2,108,348.' copending application above referred to by form- When working around energized conductors, ing a glove or similar garment of rubber or synparticularly during wet or damp weather, iinethetic rubber provided with a tubular sleeve porw men are subjected to considerable discomfort tion having a flared cuif, a spaced pair of annum and frequently danger of static passing up over lar grooves being formed in the glove at the juncthe tops of the gloves and linemens sleeves orditure of the tubular sleeve portion and the cuif narily worn for such work. i portion, whereby the cull. may be turned back Such garments are commonly formed otrubto provide an annular trough sp'aced entirely her or synthetic rubber and although the workaround the tubular sleeve portion of the garment. 15 men frequently attempt to turn over the ends of The objects of the present invention may be such garments in an eilort to form an annular attained by constructing the improved static retrough to prevent static from passing up over sisting garment in the manner illustrated in the the same, such makeshift attempts are impracaccompanying drawing, in which an tical and unsatisfactory owing tothe fact that Figure 1isanelevation,partlyinsection,show- 2n the construction of the gloves and sleeves is such ing a glove embodying the invention, before rethat it is quite diflicult. if not impossible, to keep. moval from the form upon which it is made; the end thus turned over when the workman is Fig. 2, a side elevation of the glove shown in moving his arms as is required for the work. Fig. 1, with the improved static shield in the Furthermore. even though the end of the garoriginal or inoperative position; ment does remain in the turned over position, Fig. 3, a view of a forearm showing the imthe fact that it is of substantially the same diamproved glove thereon, partly in section, with the eter throughout its length and has no definite staticshieldturned'back in the operative posipoint at which it may be turned back, causes the tion to provide an annular trough spaced en- 3 turned over portion to fit tightly-against the tirely around the sleeve portion of the glove; and adjacent portion of the garment at one or more Fig. 4, a transverse sectional view through the points, thus aifording no protection against static glove, taken as on the line 4-4, Fig. 3. passing upward over the end of the glove or Similar numerals refer to similar parts sleeve. throughout the drawing.
In our prior application-above referred to, we Although the invention is applicable to linedisclose a linemans glove or sleeve provided with men's sleeves and similar garments, its most a static shield at its end adapted to be turned common use is upon gloves formed of rubber or over to form a trough spaced at all points from synthetic rubber and for the purpose of illusthe garment on which it is located, one form of tration we have shown the invention in the acthe invention showing an annular 'groovein the company e dr win a applied 0 Such a l v garment which provides a definite point for tum- The improved glove may be made upon a formv ing the trough or shield back and which'holds the as indicated generally at I ll, formed of porcelain trough in the turned back position and prevents or the like and of usual and well knownconstrucits accidentally unroliing and assuming the origtion as used in the manufacture of rubber or inal position. a Y synthetic rubber articles, with the exception that 45 We have found by experience that while satisit is provided with an enlarged portion II at factory results may be attained by such a conthe point where the cuff or gauntlet portion of the struction, much better results are attained by glove is formed. providing two spaced annular grooves at the This enlarged portion preferably is sharply point where the cufi of the glove is turned back convexed and .flares abruptly outward from a 50 to form a shield or trough as the two spaced .deflnite peripheral line or groove l2, and may grooves form a wider bottom forthe trough and be outwardly curved as Shown in B- An a loperate to more successfully maintain the shield nular line or groove I3 is located in the enlarged considerably spaced at all points from the sleeve portion ll of the form parallel to and spaced portion of the garment. 1
slightly from the groove I2. 55
The gauntlet or cut! portion ll of the glove is sharply outwardly convexed and flared and is -thus formed of considerably larger diameter than the adjacent tubular sleeve portion l5 and may he flnished with the usual rolled head It.
The glove is formed in the usual manner by the above described form into the usual solution of liquid rubber or synthetic rubber and 'removing it from the solution to dry, the desired number of coats being successively added as in usual and ordinary practice to produce a glove 01' required thickness.
After the glove, as has been thus formed, the
indicated generally at I], head It may be rolled at the edge of the cult and theg lovemaybe cured, all as in usual and ordinarypractice.
when the finished glove -is'wornby' a*lineman'-- or the like, the tubular sleeve portion I5 there;
of will come well down over" the sleeve of the coat or shirt, as indicated at 18 and in order to vprevent static from passing up the arm to the neck troughispaced at all points from the tubular sleeve portion of the glove in the manner shown inFlgs3and4.
When 'it is not necessary to use the static shield. the cuff Il may be turned back to the original or inoperative position, as indicated in Fig. 2, so as not to interfere with the'iree move ment of the arms.
' We claim:
l. A formed glove of rubber or the like provided with a tubular sleeve portion having a spaced pair of annular grooves spaced from its end. the end portion of said tubular sleeve portion being outwardly flared immediately adjacent to said grooves whereby said flared end portion may be turned back at said grooves to form an endless, outwardly flared trough entirely spaced from the exterior of the remainder of saidtubular sleeve portion, the width of the bottom-oi said trough being substantially the distance between said grooves.
2. A formed glove of rubber or the like provided with a tubular sleeve portion having a spaced pair of annular grooves spaced from its end, the end portion of said tubular sleeve portion being outwardly flared and outwardly curved immediately adjacent to said grooves whereby said flared end portion may be turned back at said grooves to form an endless, outwardly flared trough entirely spaced from the exterior of the remainder of said tubular sleeve portion, the'vvidth 0t vthe of said trough being substantially the distance between said grooves.
3. 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, there being a second annular groove in said outwardly flared portion, whereby said flared end portion may be turned back at said grooves to form an endless, outwardly flared trough entirely spaced from the exterior of said tubular sleeve portion, the width of the bottom of said trough being substantially the, distance between said grooves.
4. A glove or rubber or the like provided with a tubular sleeve portion havingan annular groove spaced from its end, the end portion of said tubular sleeve portion being outwardly flared and outwardly curved beyond said groove, therebeing a second annular groovein said outwardly flared portion, whereby said flared end portion may be turned back at said grooves to form an endless, outwardly flaredtrough entirely spaced from the exterior of said-tubular sleeve portion, the width of the bottom of said trough being substantially the distance between said. grooves.
5. A formed glove of rubber or the like provided with a tubular sleeve portion having. a sharp outwardly convexed, .flared portion spaced from its end and a second sharp outwardly convexed, flared portion immediately adjacent to width of said first named flared portion.
SAMUEL s. JUDD B. HALL.
; the first named flared portion, whereby the flared