|Publication number||US2217377 A|
|Publication date||Oct 8, 1940|
|Filing date||Jan 17, 1939|
|Priority date||Jan 17, 1939|
|Publication number||US 2217377 A, US 2217377A, US-A-2217377, US2217377 A, US2217377A|
|Inventors||Moore Cecil E|
|Original Assignee||Wells Lamont Smith Corp|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (6), Classifications (4)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Oct. 8, 1940. c. E. MooRE COIB'INATION LEATHER AND FABRIC GLOVE Filed Jan. 17, 1939 Suma/wkn,
Patented Oct. 8, 1940 UNITED STATES COMBINATION LEATHER AND FABRIC Grove Cecil E. Moore, Wilmette,
Ill., assignor to Wells Lamont Smith Corp., Chicago, I1l.,\a, corporation of Minnesota.
Application January 17, 1939, Serial No. 251,430
This invention relates to gloves having portions comprising plied inner and outer layers of material and is directed to an improved construction for such portions.
5 According to the invention certain objections attributable to the thickness of the combined layers in this type of glove can be eliminated. Also, the plied portions may be constructed with an economy of material due to the fact that the main benefits of the invention may be obtained by forming one of the layers of an assembled series of relatively small pieces which may be scraps left after cutting other larger glove pieces from a blank of material.
sists in the elimination of undue stiffness in the plied 4portions of the glove, and in rendering the same substantially as flexible as a glove having less thickness, such as one comprising only a sin- -gle layer of material. To this end the glove is constructed with adjoining areas of one of the plied layers divided from each other along a line of separation, and with such adjoining areas independently secured to the other' layer. Along the dividing line the effective thickness of the plied layers is similar to that of a glove having only a single layer of material. The glove may be readily bent along the dividing line, and it is found that this arrangement materially increases the flexibility of the plied portion. Also, it is found that even though the space along the dividing line is narrow air can more readily penetrate through the glove to the interior, and the same will be cooler than a glove wherein 35 continuous areas of the material are employed in both layers of the plied portion.
The invention has particular utility vfor gloves having a fabric base layer and a leather outer covering layer in certain portions thereof.
In making work gloves it is often found desirable for purposes of economy to employ fabric for the hand back, and to reinforce portions thereof with a leather covering, and the invention comprehends a glove of this type having 45 the features above alluded to, as will be understood from the embodiment of the invention shown in the accompanying drawing and hereafter to be described.
In the drawing:
Fig. 1 is an elevational view of the back of a work glove embodying the invention;
Fig. 2 is a View in longitudinal section taken along the line 2-2 of Fig. 1; and,
Fig. 3 is a view in transverse section taken along the line 3-3 of Fig. 1.
One of the main benefits of the invention con-` The glove illustrated includes a front portion I0 comprehending the palm area and at least the front first and fourth nger parts il and I2. The front second and third finger parts I3 and Ill may be formed of a separate piece of 5' material secured to section I6 along seam I5 at the basesof the lingers. The thumb I6 `may be formed in any suitable manner. Usually the parts so far referred to will be constituted of leather, and interiorly thereof may be a lining 10 Il of flannel or'other material.
The back of the glove includes a back piece I3 of canvas or flannel which extends upwardly from the wrist at least to the bases of the fingers and in the form shown up to the extremities of mthe lingers. The use of fabric in such area enables Ythe glove to be made at lower cost than where the back is constructed entirely of leather. Secured to the front section lil and back section I8 lby a line of stitching i9 are front and 20 back wrist or' gauntlet portions 20 and 2l.
The glove ngers at the back are leather which @verlies the finger extensions of the fabric section I8. If desired the backs 22 and 23 of the first and fourth fingers maybe integral with 25 the respective corresponding front portions ll and I2 constituting a part of front section Ill,v or' again they may be formed of separate small strips of leather. The second and third iinger backs 24 and 25 are formed of separate rela- 30 tively narrow strips of leather frequently constituting scraps left after cutting other glove sections from a leather blank. The various finger back portions including the fabric base layer and the leather outer covering layer will be secured to the corresponding leather front nger parts by suitable inturned edge seams.
The leather covering at the back is not limited to the areas of the fingers but is extended downwardly below the bases of the fingers so 40 as to reinforce the knuckle area. As will be seen in the drawing only the lower half of the fabric back section I8 is left exposed. The leather covering below the bases of the fingers is provided by integral extensions of each of the nger pieces 22y 23, 24 and 25. While it is contemplated that the glove back immediately below the bases of the fingers shall present an overall leather surface it will be observed that extensions, such as 26 and 2l, of the linger 50 pieces are not secured to each other. The adjacent side edges of the extensions extend downwardly in closely spaced relation and are secured by lines of stitching 28 and 29, and provide between them an elongated narrow vertical space 30 which is aligned with and extends downwardly from the finger crotch 3l. A similar arrangement is employed for the extensions of the other finger backs.
Because of the breaks in the cover layer below the fingers the glove can flex much more readily. The unconnected extensions of the leather finger back pieces define between their opposing edges fold lines along which the underlying fabric of the back portion I8 can fold freely. Thus, even though stiff cheaper grades of leather are used in forming the linger backs .and their extensions the glove is free to bend transversely. Also the spaces 3i) between the adjoining leather portions permit air to penetrate through the fabric of the base section, and this will often be found advantageous for work gloves particularly when employed in hot weather.
The extensions of the finger pieces may be terminated a suitable distance below the finger bases. In the embodiment shown they extend downwardly approximately an inch, and ,a leather knuckle strip v32 is provided which overlaps the lower extremities of the extensions and issecured thereto by a line of stitching 33. The knuckle strip 32 is securedalong its lower edge to the rfabric back section I8 by a line of stitching 34. f
.If -desired-an elastic strap 35 may extend crosswise of the exposed lower portion of the back section I8 to improve the t of the glove at the wrist.
It will be apparent to those skilled in the art that the formation of the plied back area of the glove with theouter leather covering layer divided alongV vertical lines into a plurality of sections free of direct connection with each other, but :closely spaced and secured by independent stitching lines to the underlying fabric base section, will materially improve the exibility of the glove at the back without in any way sacriiicing durability as compared with a back having an uninterrupted lleather covering layer.
'I'he invention is not to be understood as limited to all `details of construction illustrated and described, but is intended to be protected to the full lscope of the appended claims.
1. vA glove having a back section extending upwardly from the wrist at least to the bases of the fingers, and a covering section extending downwardly from the bases of the lingers and overlying the back section, said covering section being divided along a series of substantially vertical lines alined with the nger crotches into a plurality of adjoining portions, said adjoining portions of the covering section along the dividing lines being free of direct connection with each other and being independently secured to the underlying back section.
2. A glove having a fabric back section extending upwardly from the wrist at least to the bases of the ngers, finger, back pieces comprising separate leather strips, said leather finger strips having extensions extending downwardly below the bases ofthe fingers to the knuckle area, said -extensions at their edges being divided from'eachother by a Vertical space alined with the linger crotch and being separately secured to the underlying fabric back section.
3. A glove having a fabric back section extending'upwardly from the wrist at least to the bases of the fingers, finger back pieces comprising separate leather strips, said leather finger strips having extensions extending downwardly below the bases of the lingers to the knuckle area, said extensions at their edges being divided from each other by a vertical space alined with the finger crotch and being separately secured to the underlying fabric back section, and a transversely extending leather knuckle strip having its upper edge lapping the lower ends of the nger piece extensions, a line of stitching securing the lower edge of the knuckle strip to the back section, and aline of stitching securing the upper edge of the knuckle strip and the lower ends of the nger piece extensions to the back section.
4. A glove having a fabric back section, and a covering section comprising separate leather strips overlapping said `fabric back section in an area below the bases of the fingers and being divided from each other in said area along a series of substantially vertical lines aligned with the nnger crotches, said leather strips being separately secured to the fabric section at their edges along the vertical dividing lines aligned with the crotches between the fingers.
CECIL E. MOORE.
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