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Feb. 2, 1943. EH. PATTERSON, JR 2,309,710
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Patented Feb. 2, 1943 UNITED STATES PATENT QFFICE 2,309,710 GOLF GLOVE- Edward H. Patterson, Jr., Troy, N. Y.
Application June 11, 1941, Serial No. 397,515
My invention relates to a glove and more particularly to a golf glove and the method of using the same.
One of the principal difiiculties encountered in a game of golf is caused by slippage between the handle of the club and the glove used by the player or between the handle and the hand itself, as the case may be.
When the club head goes through, it is moving at a high rate of speed, and when slippage between the handle of the club and the glove or the hand of the player takes place a slice or a hook results which, of course, ruins the shot.
In accordance with my invention, the handle gripping portion of a golf glove is provided with openings each of which creates a vacuum or a partial vacuum between the glove and the handle of the club which prevents, or at least very largely prevents, any slippage between the golf glove and the club handle.
My invention will best be understood by reference to the accompanying drawing in which I have illustrated a preferred form of my invention and in which,
Fig. 1 is a plan view of the palm of a glove embodying my invention with the abbreviated fingers thereof together with the ends of the fingers of the hands which project beyond the glove and the thumb which extends through the glove;
Fig. 2 is a sectional view through the upper and lower dies which form openings in the leather interposed between the two and in a position to be punched;
Fig. 3 is a fragmentary plan view of the upper die showing the star shaped members which form correspondingly shaped openings in the glove or finger, as the case may be;
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary plan view of the palm portion of the glove (or finger) illustrating a finger opening formed in accordance with my invention;
Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. 4 but illustrating the angled projections which are formed about the opening in Fig. 4, folded back and secured to the body of the glove or finger portion as the case may be, and
Fig. 6 is a sectional elevation taken on the line 6-6 of Fig. 5.
Referring now to the drawing and first to Fig. 1. It! indicates generally a golf glove embodying my invention having the ends of the fingers cut away to expose the ends of the fingers of the hand and also having a portion cut away through which the thumb l2 of the hand projects.
In accordance with my invention, means are provided for creating a vacuum or a partial vacuum between the glove and the club head. In the embodiment of my invention illustrated the club gripping portions of the glove, which means the palm I3 of the glove, and the finger portions I4, I5, I5, and I! thereof are provided with openings [8 which, when the hand grips the club handle creates vacuums or partial vacuums in the openings which force the palm and the fingers of the glove into firm contact with the club handle thereby preventing, or largely preventing, slippage between the glove and the club handle.
What apparently happens is that the pressure between the glove and the club handle forces the handle gripping portion of the hand over and into the opening and as soon as the pressure is released a vacuum or partial vacuum is created in the opening. The same thing, of course, happens in all of the openings and such vacuum or partial vacuum holds the glove tightly against the club handle thereby preventing slippage between the two. While I have referred in the claims to a means and method of creating a vacuum between the club handle and the glove, in practice, a partial vacuum only is created and I mean to cover a partial vacuum by the foregoing expres- SlOIl.
While I have stated the theory, as I understand it, which prevents such slippage, it is to be understood that I am not bound by such theory. I know that in practice a glove embodying my invention prevents slippage between the glove and the club handle which in turn overcomes the slice or hook which commonly annoys the golfer.
I have discovered that the firm grip between the glove and the handle of the club is promoted by raising or thickening the portion of the glove or finger immediately surrounding the opening relative to the main body of the glove or finger. In the embodiment of my invention illustrated the foregoing feature is provided by forming a star shaped opening of the character indicated in Fig. 4 by an upper die [9 provided with star shaped punches 2i) and a lower die 2| formed with opening 22 corresponding in shape to those of the punches 20 of the upper die. Then when the upper die is forced downwardly against the leather 23 which is interposed between the dies, star shaped openings are formed in the leather, either the palm portion of the hand or the palms of the fingers, one of such openings being shown at 22 in Fig. 4.
Then by bending back the angular members 24 of Fig. 4 along the line 25 and cementing the stood theterm covers apartialvacuum as well as.
a complete vacuum.
While I have described my invention in its pre ferred embodiment, it is to be understood that the words which I have used are Words of de;
scription and not of limitation and that changes Within the purview of the appended claims may be made without departing from the true scope and spirit of my invention in its broader aspects.
1. A golf glove the free palm gripping portion of the body of the palm of which glove is provided with openings, the portion of the body immediately surrounding the openings being thicker than the main body portion of said love.
2. Agolf glove the free palm grippingportion of the body of which is provided with openings, the portion of said body immediately surrounding said openings only, being thickened by an additional layer of material.
EDWARD H. PATTERSON, JR.