US 2326422 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
1943. l. WEISBERGER 2,326,422
' ARM PROTECTOR OR-THE LIKE Filed May 22, 1942 INVENTOR. RVING WE\S BERGER ATTORNE Y Patented Aug. 10, 1943 irving Weisberg'er, New York,-1N.-"Y.', assi gnor to Burma-Gard, Inc., New York, N. Y. a
' ,1 amass. 22, 1942; sieria nqjiiaozsl f 1 Claim .1 iota-'9):
.- The-present inventionrelates to an improved armiprotector orguard. and it'relates more particularly to an improved type of aringuard whichmay be used byi ndustrial workers or the like.
In many industries, workers therein contract many skin afflictions which result in losses to,
both the individual worker and industry. For example, many individuals are susceptible to the action in cutting lubricants and cooling liquids. used in connection with the cutting of metal;
and thus readily contract dermititis or folliculitis.
Heretofore, a two (2%) per cent solution of carbolic acid or other disinfectants and antiseptics have been added to the lubricants to prevent, such undesirable condition, and in other in-' stances the oil solvents have been heated to a high degree of temperature, all of which have ticles crdetrimental materials and fluids.
Another object of my invention is to' provide an arm protector which is of durable and simple construction and which will completely protect the arm of the wearer from an injurious substance with which he may be working. a
Still another object of my invention is to provide an .arm protector of simple and durable construction, which arm protector has a wristengaging portion which is adjustable to the'wrist of the wearer and which arm protector has further meansto effectively seal the upper portion thereof and prevent the same from slipping;
Other objects of my invention will be set forth in the following description and drawing which illustrate a preferred embodiment thereof, it being understood that the above'statement of the objects of my invention is intended generally to explain the same without limiting it in any manner.
proved arm guard. v
Fig. 2 is a sectional detail view of the elastic upper portion of the arm guard.
Fig. 1 is a front elevational view ofmy im-' Fig. 3 is a sectional viewalong line 3-3 of gaging portion 'Ithere is provided a series of snap r 'l FF'ig. 4 is a Samoan-viewing iin'' Fig. 1.
view along line*5-'-5 of Fig; 2.
Referring to the drawing, member of my improved -arm guard, saidbody member having a wrist engaging portion 1 formed at one end thereof and an arm engaging portion at the other end thereof. The body member 6 may be made of rubber; rubberized fabric, plastic treated fabric, duck, oilskin or any other suitable material which fills; the requirements dictated'by the use to which the uard will be put. The body member 6 is formed of a single piece of fabric having its longitudinal edges sewn together bya line of stitches 2, thus forming a tubular member, thefree longitudinal edges being positioned within the tubular body.
The wrist engaging portion 'lof the arm guard is formed by merely inwardly hemming the body portion 6.. It is important that the wrist engaging portion be adjustable to snugly engage the wrist of the individual wearer of the arm guard and although there are many methods of accomplishing this, I found the means illustrated in Figs. 1 and 4 to be the simplest and most expedient. Along the lower edge of the wrist enfasteners 9, one of said snap fasteners being female and the other males, The wrist portion 1 1 may be causedto snugly engage the wrist of the wearer after'the arm-guard has been donned by V mating any of the male snap fasteners 9 with the female snap fastener. While I have shown a single female fastener and a plurality of male fasteners, itisobvious that a single male and a plurality of female snap fasteners may be provided instead.
The upper portion 8 of the arm guard is peripherally stretchable so as to freely allow arm movement, which results in varying-of the circumference of the arm in the proximity of the upper ar'm portion 8. In providing this stretchable portion,;it is, also necessary that there be avoided the bitingof portion 8 intothe arm thus impeding the'circulation of the blood. In order to accomplish the aforesaid,iI have devised the construction illustrated in the drawing. 1
.The upper edge of the tubular body membe 6 is inwardly folded to form the substantially wide hem l0, said hem [0 havin positioned along its inner face the felt strip ll. Thehem l0 and the abutting felt strip l l aregathered or shirred and are maintained in such condition bythe series of elastic strips or bands l2, saidstrips or I Fig.6 is an enlarged fragmentary sectional 6 designates the body facturing the same.
bands I! being secured to the upper portion 8 by means of the parallel lines of stitches l3,'said lines of stitches l3 joining the elastic band l2, the hem portion In and felt strip I I. The elastic band l2 normally maintains the upper portion a in contracted condition. The elasticity of the up'perportion 8 serves a two fold purpose, that r of preventing the arm guard from slipping and thatoiforming an eff cient sealbetweenthe arm I guard and the of the wearer;. ;It is obvious that any other suitabie'materialmay be substi tuted for the felt strip l l.
changes and omissions may be made without del parting from its spirit.
I claim: Y
An arm protector for use by a wearer, said pro- Vtector comprising: a continuous cylindrical body ,formed of a sheet of'material having the longi-.
tudinal edges thereof joined by a seam extending the entire length of said body; said body having an annular wrist engaging open end with I have described my invention in a certain or: V der, but I wish it to be understood that thisdoes' not illustratethe most efiicient method of; manube much more expedient to form the lowerhem and upper arm engaging portion and thereafter stitching together the longitudinal edges of the bodymemher, thus formingthe resulting tubular 7 arm guard. I
I have shown a pref erred embodiment of It is obviousithat it would invention, but it is apparent that numerous v a'first free edge'and anarm engaging open end with a second free edge;-said wrist engaging open end having secured thereto adjacent said first free edge,'a first fastener element and a plural itYOf second complementary fastener elements any one of which is detachably engageable with said first fastener element; a substantially an-' nular band of felt-like material secured to the inner surface of said arm end; and resilient means'to constrict the arm' end and compress said band between said end and the arm of the wearer,-said means including a pluralityof elastic strips secured to said facethereof. j J
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