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Publication numberUS2210484 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 6, 1940
Filing dateJul 25, 1938
Priority dateJul 25, 1938
Publication numberUS 2210484 A, US 2210484A, US-A-2210484, US2210484 A, US2210484A
InventorsGillian Herman A
Original AssigneeBoss Mfg Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Glove
US 2210484 A
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H. A. GILLIAN GLOVE Filed July 25, 1938 Aug. 6, 1940.

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GLOVE Filed July 25, 1938 5 Sheets-Sheet 4 Aug. 6, 1940. H. A. GILLIAN GLOVE Filed July 25, 1938 5 Sheets-Sheet 5 glwucnm HEP/v4 /4. 6/4 4 044/ Patented Aug. 6, 1940 UNITED STATES mm QFFICE GLOVE Application July 25, 1938, Serial No. 221,241

10 Claims.

This invention relates to improvements in gloves and more particularly has to do with improved seam protecting and reinforcing means therefor.

Objects of the invention are to provide an improved seam cover for gloves that will afford good protection for the same against wear and strain, that will not interfere with the handling of work, and that can be easily incorporated with standard forms of gloves in the manufacture thereof without elfeoting the sewing in of other parts of the glove.

A particularly important novel characteristic of the invention resides in the special form of scam cover and its connection with the glove structure so that while the seam cover is unfastened at its outer edge, the same is maintained in position to shield the seam and so as not to interfere with the handling of work.

Another important novel feature of the invention lies in the special form of the seam cover provided with a welt strip portion forming a continuation of a marginal edge portion of the seam and interposed with said edge portion in the glove seam.

The invention, with other objects, novel features and advantages thereof, and the particular construction, combination and arrangement of parts comprising the same, will be understood from the hereinafter contained detailed description, when considered in connection with the accompanying drawings forming part hereof and illustrating several embodiments of the invention.

In the drawings:

Figure 1 is a plan view of the front of a glove provided with seam protecting and reinforcing means in accordance with the present invention.

Fig. 2 is a similar view of the back of the glove.

Fig. 3 is a plan view of the pattern or blank for the front of the glove.

Fig. 4 is a view of the blank for the combined seam cover and Welt.

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Fig. 8 is a plan view of the parts shown in Figure 6 inverted and after theouter thumbpart has been completely sewed in, the parts being shown inside out.

Fig. 9 is a View of the blank for the cover for the seam that connects the fronts of the second and third fingers to the palm section.

Fig. 10 is a fragmentary plan View showing the seam cover blank, illustrated in Figure 9, laid inside out upon and stitched to the upper portion of the palm section and adjoining marginal portions of the finger sections of the blank illustrated in Figure 3.

Fig. 11 is a fragmentary plan view showing the finger fronts of the second and third fingers folded down and stitched to the palm section over the seam cover.

Fig. 12 is a plan View of the parts shown in Figure 11 inverted, with the finger fronts extending upwardly.

Fig. 13 is a plan of the blank for the fronts of the second and third fingers.

Fig. 14 is a transverse section on the line E i-l4 of Figure 1. a

Fig. 15 is a transverse section on the line l5l5 of Figure 1.

Fig. 16 is a section through the seam cover and adjoining parts on the line l$i(-E of Figure 1.

Fig. 17 is a fragmentary plan View of the front of the glove with the gauntlet broken away to show the lower end portion of the seam cover for the thumb seam disposed at the inner side of the gauntlet.

Fig. 18 is a plan view of the front of a glove provided with a modified form of seam cover.

Fig. 19 is a transverse section on the line I9l9 of Figure 18.

Fig. 20 is a View of the blank for the seam cover shown in Figure 18.

Fig. 21 is a fragmentary plan view of the front of a glove provided with a seam cover on each side of the thumb, the latter being formed part1 of leather and partly of cloth. I a

Fig. 22 is a fragmentary view of the construction illustrated in Figure 21, showing the other side of the thumb.

Fig. 23 is a transverse section on the line 23--Z3 of Figure 21.

Fig. 24 is a fragmentary plan of the front of a glove having a semi-round, part leather and part cloth thumb, and provided with a modified form of seam cover.

Fig. 25 is a view similar to Figure 24 with the thumb turned back.

Fig. 26 is a transverse section on the line 26-26-ofFis1lIe24.

Fig. 27 is a view of the blank for the seam cover shown in Figures 24, 25 and 26.

While several preferred embodiments of the invention are illustrated in the drawings, it will be understood that minor changes and modifications may be made in the particular constructions shown, and the invention may be embodied in other forms as will appeal to those skilled in the art and falling within the scope of the appended claims, without departing from the spirit of the invention.

The invention is applicable to various types of gloves constructed of many different kinds and combinations of materials, including all leather and all fabric gloves, and gloves made partly of leather and partly of fabric. In the particular embodiments of the invention illustrated, by way of example in Figures 1 to 20 of the drawings, the invention is shown applied to a well known form of workmens glove, the same comprising the front blank l, illustrated in Figure 3 of the drawings, including a palm section 2, inner thumb part 3, and finger sections 4, 5, which form the fronts and sides of the first and fourth fingers. The back or outer thumb part is formed by a blank 6. In forming the glove, the inner thumb part 3 is folded back, and the outer thumb part 6 is connected with the inner thumb part and the palm section 2 by a scam I. A piece 8, shown in Figure 13, forms the fronts of the second and third fingers, said piece being folded along the slit 9 therein, and the edge portions I0, I! being connected with the edge portion l2 of the palm section by a seam l3. In the particular construction shown, the blank I and the other parts referred to are all constructed of leather. The glove has a full cloth back i3 and a wrist portion or gauntlet M connected to the palm section and back by a seam 15.

In accordance with the present invention, the glove is provided with a combined seam cover and welt l6, H, for part of the seam 1, which connects the outer thumb part 6 with the inner thumb part 3 and the palm section. As shown, the seam cover It extends from a portion of the seam connecting the inner and outer thumb sections down to the wrist portion or gauntlet M, and the welt I1 extends from the upper end of the seam cover well around the end of the thumb. The seam cover and welt in the form of a unit are constructed from a continuous piece or blank of leather or other suitable material, the blank having the main seam cover part [6 and the narrow welt strip portion l7 extending from the upper end thereof. The seam cover part- It of elongated form decreases in width towards its ends and has a substantially straight outer marginal edge portion b-c, and an outwardly curved inner marginal edge portion de, the latter being of greater length than the opposite marginal edge portion b--c. As shown in Figure 4 of the drawings, the blank is cutout to form the curved edge l9 between adjoining straight edges of the seam cover part and the welt portion, the latter where it joins the seam cover part being curved and forming a continuation of the outwardly curved marginal edge portion de, of the seam cover. The blank is scolloped at 20. This and the curved cutout at l9 allows the welt portion to conform to the line of curvature of that part of the seam 1 which connects the outer and inner thumb parts. The seam cover part l6 at its lower end is cutout along the lines 1 and g, to provide the end portion 2| extending to one side of and longitudinally beyond the outwardly curved marginal edge portion dr -e.

In making up the glove, the seam cover part I6 is first secured wrong side out along its longer outwardly curved marginaledge portion d--e to the palm section 2 and the inner thumb part 3 by stitching 22 outwardly of the seam l, as shown in Figures and 8. The outer thumb part 6 is next sewed in, the outwardly curved marginal edge portion of the seam cover and its welt extension being caught in the seam i between the other parts as shown in Figure 8, the thumb being shown inside out in this view. When the thumb is turned right side out, the lower end portion 2| of the seam cover part i6 is disposed at the inner side of the wrist portion or gauntlet and secured thereto by the stitching [5. The seaming of the cover wrong side out along its convex inner marginal edge portion Lte to the concave or reversely curved marginal portion of the palm section and the inner thumb part outwardly of the seam 1, forces the main outer portion of the cover right side out back over the seam 1, and maintains the same in a position extending alongside the outer thumb part, as shown in Figure l, to shield the seam l and also so that the seam cover will not interfere with the handling of work.

The glove is also provided with a seam cover for the seam ii) that connects the edge portions H], H of the fronts of the second and third fingers with the edge portion l2 of the palm section. This seam cover, see Figure 9, is formed by an elongated piece 23 that decreases in width towards its ends, the same having a substantially straight outer marginal edge portion 71-70 and an outwardly curved inner marginal portion Zm. The seam cover is secured inside out along its longer outwardly curved marginal edge portion to the palm section 2 and adjoining marginal portions of the finger sections 4 and 5 by stitching 2 outwardly of the seam l3, as shown in Figure 10, and the curved marginal edge portion is caught in the seam l3 when the fronts of the second and third fingers are sewed in. As will be understood, in Figure the finger sections 4 and 5 are shown folded down in front of the palm section to fully expose the stitching 24.

As in the seam cover construction for the thumb hereinbefore described, the seaming of the longer outwardly curved marginal portion Zm wrong side out to the palm section and the adjoining marginal portions of the finger sections 4 and 5 outwardly of the seam i3 as illustrated in Figure 10, forces the main outer portion of the seam cover right side out back over the seam I3. When the finger sections 4 and 5 are folded back to normal position from the position shown in Figure 10 after the stitching of the seam cover and the fronts of the second and third fingers to the palm section, the main outer portion of the seam cover is maintained in the position shown in Figure 16 extending over the seam l3 alongside the fronts of the second and third fingers to protect the seam and not interfere with the handling of work.

The invention contemplates making the seam covers for the thumb of different lengths to meet different requirements as the wear and strain on the thumb seam may occur at different points along the same depending upon the nature of the work performed. The modified form of seam cover for the thumb illustrated in Figures 18, 19 and 20, is substantially the same as that hereinibefore described and illustratedin Figures 11 to 8 :of the drawings, except that this modif ed conn struction is shorter and does not have the welt strip 1 extension. In Figures 18, 19 and 20, the glove isshown without the seam cover for the seam 25 that connects the fronts of the second and third fingers to the palm section. In these views, 2% designates the palm section, 21 the inner thumb part, 28 theouter thumb part, and 29 the seam, which connects the outer thumb part to the palm section and the inner thumb part. The seam cover 3B is formed from an elongated piece, illustrated in Figure 20, said piece decreasing in width towards its ends and having an outwardly curved inner marginal edge portion o-p of greater length than the opposite outer marginal edge q-r. The seam cover is secured wrong side out along its longer marginal edge portion o--p to the palm section 26 by stitching 3| outwardly of the seam 29, and the inner marginal edge portion op is interposed in the seam 29, the main outer portion of the seam cover being disposed right side out over its seam and the seam 2B alongside the outer and inner thumb parts. 7

It will be understood, that the invention is applicable to gloves having all leather and all fabric thumbs, and thumbs formed partly of leather and partly of fabric, and to continuous, semi-round, and other forms of thumbs. The invention contemplates providing a seam cover on either or both sides of the thumb, for example as shown in Figures 21, 22 and 23 of the drawings. The construction of glove shown in these views is the same as that illustrated in Figures 1 to 20, except that the thumb is part leather and part cloth. In Figures 21, 22 and. 23, 32 designates thepalm section and 33 the inner thumb part formed of leather. The outer thumb part is formed of a piece 34 of leather and a piece 35 of cloth. 36 designates the seam that connects the thumb to the palm section 32 and the portion 36 of the back of the glove. 31 and 3B designate seam covers at opposite sides of the thumb. These seam covers are of the same construction as that hereinbefore described and illustrated in Figures 18, 19 and 20, this form of seam cover being interchangeable or adapted to be applied on either side of the thumb. 39 designates the line of stitching connecting the seam cover 3? to the palm section 32 outwardly of the seam 36. The seam cover 38 at the other side of the thumb is connected to the back portion 35' outwardly of the seam 36 by stitching 4|. As shown, the

main outer portions of the seam covers 31 and 38 are disposed right side out over their respective seams 39 and ll, and over the seam 36 alongside the thumb. The seam cover 38 is shown with its outer marginal edge portion fastened down by stitching 42, and when particularly desired, the outer marginal edge portion of the seam cover in any of the constructions illustrated in the drawings, may be similarly fastened down.

In Figures 24, 25, 26 and 27 is shown a glove having a semi-round, part leather and part cloth thumb provided with a seam cover. In the construction here shown, 43 designates the palm section, 44 a thumb part of leather, and 45 a thumb part of cloth. 45 is the seam connecting the thumb to the palm section 53. The seam cover designated 41, is constructed similarly to the seam cover illustrated in Figures 18, 19 and 20, the same being formed from an elongated piece. shown in Figure 27, said piece decreasing in width towards its ends and having an outwardly curved inner marginal edge portion s-t of greater length than its opposite outer marginal edge uv.

In this particular instance, the seam cover blank differs slightly in shape from the seam cover blank shown in Figure 20, the same tapering more sharply near one end than at the other. The seam cover All is secured wrongside out along its longer inner marginal edge portion st to the palm section 23 by stitching it outwardly of the seam 46, and the inner marginal edge portion s t is interposed in the seam it, the main outer portion of the seam cover being disposed right side out over its seam i8 and the seam 46, and forms a crease coincident with the crotch of the thumb.

It will be noted that the invention provides a seam cover that will afford good protection for the seam, the same reinforcing and strengthening as well as shielding the seam from wear. The

seam that connects the seam cover to the palm section and inner thumb part to one side of the thumb seam stands out therefrom, the construction furnishing double protection for the thumb seam in the region subject to greatest wear and doubling the wearing qualities of the glove.

The particular construction and connection of the seam cover to the glove is such that the seam cover is maintained in a position so that it will not interfere with the handling of work; it can be made in different lengths and applied at different points along the seam to meet the requirements in different classes of work, and it can be easily introduced into standard types of gloves in the manufacture of the same without interfering with the sewingin of other parts of the glove. As will be appreciated, the combined seam cover and welt provides a welt in conjunction with the cover, and the same in the form of a unit canbe easily introduced into the glove structure.

What I claim is: 1. A glove having portions united by a seam, a seam cover for a part of said seam formed of an elongated piece having a convex inner marginal edge portion, said cover being stitched wrong side out along its convex inner marginal portion to a concave marginal portionofa portion of the glove outwardly of said seam, the main portion of the coverextending right side out back over a part of the first mentioned seam.

2. A glove having portions united by a seam, a seam cover for a part of said seam formed of an elongated piece having a convex inner marginal I edge portion, said cover being stitched wrong side out along its convex inner marginal portion to a concave marginal portion of a portion of the glove outwardly of the'first mentioned seam, and said convex marginal portion being also interposed in said first mentioned scam, the main portion of the cover extending right side out back over a part of the first mentioned seam.

3. A glove having a seam that connects an outer thumb part to an inner thumb part and to the palm section, and a cover for said seam formed of an elongated piece having a convex inner marginal edge portion, said cover being stitched wrong side out along its convex inner marginal portion to a concave marginal portion of the palm section and the inner thumb part outwardly of said first mentioned seam, the main portion of said cover extending right side out back over a part of said first mentioned seam.

4. A glove having portions united by a seam, a seam cover for a part of said seamformed of an elongated piece having a convex inner marginal edge portion, said cover being stitched wrong side out along its convex inner marginal portion to a concave marginal portion of a portion of the glove outwardly of said first mentioned scam, the main portion of said cover extending right side out back over a part of the first mentioned seam, and said cover having a welt strip portion extending from one end thereof, said welt strip portion forming a continuation of said convex inner marginal edge portion of the cover and being interposed in said first mentioned seam.

5. A glove having a seam that connects an outer thumb part to an inner thumb part and to the palm section, and a cover for said seam formed of an elongated piece having a convex inner marginal edge portion, said cover being stitched wrong side out along its convex inner marginal portion to a concave marginal portion of the palm section and the inner thumb part outwardly of said first mentioned seam, the main portion of said cover extending right side out back over its seam and a part of the first mentioned seam, and said cover having a welt strip portion extending from the upper end thereof, said welt strip portion forming a continuation of the convex inner marginal edge portion of the cover and being interposed in said first mentioned seam.

6. A'glove having a seam that connects an outer thumb part of the palm section, and a cover for said seam formed of an elongated piece having a convex inner marginal edge portion, said cover being stitched wrong side out along its convex inner marginal portion to a concave marginal portion of the palm section outwardly of the first mentioned seam, the main portion of the cover extending right side out back over a part of the first mentioned seam, and said seam cover extending to the wrist portion of the glove and having a lower end portion located to one side of its convex inner edge portion and extending longitudinally therebeyond, said end portion being secured to the Wrist portion and being secured thereto.

7. A glove having a seam that connects a finger portion with an adjoining section, and a cover for a part of said seam formed of an elongated piece having a convex inner marginal edge portion, said cover being stitched wrong side out along its convex inner marginal portion to a concave marginal portion of said adjoining section outwardly of the first mentioned seam, the main outer portion of the cover extending right side out back over a part of the first mentioned seam, and the outer marginal edge portion of said cover being stitched to said finger portion.

8. A glove having a seam that connects a thumb part to the palm section, said seam extending transversely along the crotch of the thumb, and a cover for said seam formed of an elongated piece having a convex inner marginal edge portion, said cover being stitched wrong side out along its convex inner marginal portion to a concave marginal portion of the palm section outwardly of the first mentioned seam so that the main outer portion of said cover extends right side out back over the first mentioned seam, and forms a crease coincident with the crotch'of the thumb.

9. A glove having a seam connecting second and third finger front sections to the palm section, and a cover for said seam formed of an elongated piece having a convex inner marginal edge portion, said cover being stitched wrong side out along its convex inner marginal portion to the marginal portion of the palm section and to the first and fourth fingers upwardly and around the second and third finger front sections outwardly of the first mentioned seam, said stitching at the palm and finger sections constituting in effeet a concave line of stitching whereby the main outer portion of the cover will extend right side out back over a part of the first mentioned seam.

10. A glove having portions united by a seam,

and means for protecting said seam comprising a cover piece therefor of elongated and fiexible form having a convex inner marginal edge, the adjoining portion of the glove having an edge of a conformation differing from said convex inner marginal edge, and stitching for securing said edge portions together outwardly of the seam to be protected, said stitching and non-conforming edges secured thereby being adapted to cause the cover when extended right side out and under tension to overlie the seam.

' HERMAN A. GILLIAN.

CERTIFICATE OF C ORRECTI ON Patent No. 2,21o,u L August 6,19L;o.

HERMAN A. GILLIAN.

It is hereb; certified that error appears in the printed specification of the above numbered patent requiring correction as follows: Page 1, first column, line 25, for the word "seam" read same-; and second column, line 17, after "fronts" insert -of the second and third fingers--; page )4, first column, line 28, claim 6, for "of" read -to--; lines hl and [p2, same claim, strike out "and being secured thereto" and that the said Letters Patent should be read with this correction therein that the same may conform to the record of the case in the Patent Office.

Signed and sealed this 17th day of September, A. D. 19140.

Henry Van Arsdale, (Seal) Acting Commissioner of Patents.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US5706522 *Oct 24, 1996Jan 13, 1998Ballarino; JoeSiliconized leather glove
Classifications
U.S. Classification2/159, 2/165
International ClassificationA41D19/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41D19/00
European ClassificationA41D19/00