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Dec. 25, 1945. E. D. wlLLARD 2,391,851
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Patented Dec. 25, 1945 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE BOWLING GLOVE Ellery Donald Willard, Johnstown, N. Y. Application November 17, 1942, Serial No. 465,867
This invention relates to a hand covering, more particularly a protective glove to be used for bowling, especially on full sized bowling balls used on ten pin alleys.
The invention aims to provide a glove of a novel construction which will render full protection to the second and third fingers and thumb when gripping a bowling ball. A further aim provides for the elimination of all the covering over the back of the hand to permit a free grip and provide a bare hand feel of the ball.
Another feature of the invention aims to eliminate the usual bulky seams so that the ngers will t into the holes of the bowling ball.
A still further object of the invention resides in the provision of a cloth back for the second and third ngers to permit such fingers to readily release the ball and imparting freedom and ventilation.
Other aims and advantages of the invention will appear in the specification, when considered in connection with the accompanying drawings,
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of the inside or palm side of the glove on a hand;
Fig. 2 is a perspective View of the back side of the glove on a hand;
Fig. 3 is a perspective view showing the gloved hand gripping a bowling ball;
Fig. 4 is a plan view of a palm and finger blank;
Fig. 5 is a plan view of a back nger blank; and
Fig. 6 is a plan view of a fourchette.
The glove is composed of a narrow palm portion 1, a thumb stall or sheath 8, a second finger stall or sheath 9, a third nger stall or sheath In and a wrist strap II. Fig. 4 shows a blank for the palm portion I and front portions I2 and I3 of the second and third finger sheaths, respeceach having a side portion I2a and I3a, respectively. The cut out portion I4 is for the thumb 8 which is stitched to the peripheral edge of this opening by stitching I5, Figs. 1 and 2. The dotted lines I6 on the finger portions I2 and I3, Fig. 4, indicate the approximate fold lines for the nger sheaths.
The finger sheaths 9 and I0 are completed by sewing the fourchettes I1 and I8 and the back portions I9 and 20 connected to each other by back section 2|-, to the portions I2 and I3. The fourchette I'I is thus stitched to the back portion I9 and front portion I2 to form the third finger sheath I0 and fourchette I8 is stitched to the back portion 20 and front portion I3 to form the second nger sheath 9. Y
' tion of the hand permits The strap is sewed by lines of stitches 22 to the bottom part of the palm portion I and this strap is provided with an adjustable buckle 23 provided with a snap fastener (not shown) or other suitable securing device.
The various parts of the glove may be made oi any suitable materials such as leather, cloth chamois, etc., but preferably the thumb sheath 8A palm portion I, parts I2 and I3', fourchettes Il and I8, and strap I I are made of leather, whereas the blank I9, 20 and 2| comprising parts of the nger sheaths and the back section, is made o1 cloth or fabric.
To impart a pleasing and nished appearance to the glove, the edges 24 are turned over anc' stitched.
Fig. 3 illustrates how the gloved hand 25 grip: a bowling ball 26 in that the sheathed thumb anc' second and third fingers project into the hole: 2'I in the ball 26. The bare index nger 28 anc the bare fourth or little finger 29 rest on the ball Most bowlers use the two fingers and the thuml for the holes in the ball, but it is also possibl to use the glove with but one finger 9 or I0 i1 its hole 21 and the thumb in its hole with perfec comfort and protection as well as control of th ball.
A glove constructed according to this inventioi presents many advantages which are obviousl: evident from the foregoing description and th` drawings. The main advantage of the glove i that it affords complete protection to the secon1 and third fingers and the thumb when grippin and releasing a bowling ball. The bare back por a free grip, that is, th glove will allow the hand to tend to fold or grir thus giving a bare hand feel of the ball. The tw nger sheaths 9 and I0 are so made that the usue bulky seams are eliminated, thereby permittin the iingers to properly fit into the holes of th bowling ball. Also, the cloth backs of the nge sheaths will permit the lingers to release the ba easily with perfect freedom and ventilation.
The one-piece construction of the palm and iin ger portions extending from the wrist to the tir of the fingers and forming two sides of the finge] with the fourchettes, eliminates seams and wit 'the bound or turned edges,.provides a perfect] reinforced and accurately tting glove. Tt leather of the glove in contact with the bowlin ball provides a sure grip and will prevent the ba from slipping out of the hand. Also, the leathe in contact with the ball aiords a better control 1 the ball.
The glove gives a better and uniform grip at a times, prevents slipping, and gives the bowler better control of the ball. The easy grip with the glove does not tire the ngers and thumb. Also, the glove absorbs perspiration and it is very sanitary since it is not necessary to chalk the ngers or wipe the hands on public towels.
Obviously, the present invention is not restricted to the particular embodiment thereof herein shown and described.
What is claimed is:
A glove particularly for use with bowling balls, comprising a palm section having an opening for the thumb of the wearer; a thumb sheath seamed to the palm section around said opening; a front and side portion for the second ringer of the wearer a front and side portion for the third 1inger of the wearer, said front and side portions being integral with each other and the front portions being integral with the palm section; a fourchette seamed to each front section; back finger sections for both front portions connected together by an integral back strip at the base of the lingers, each nger section being seamed to its fron-t section and fourchette to form complete secondA and thirdtnger sheaths; rand means secured to the wrist end of the palm'section' t'o'secure the ELLERY DONALD WILLARD.