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Dec. 9, 1947. A. D. MCDOUGALL r 2 4 SPORTSMANS GLOVE Filed April 18, 1946 41] /3 '4 AT TORNEVSY mmvrox. ARCH/BALD D.MDOUGALL Patented Dec. 9, 1947 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE SPOItTSMAN GLOVE Archibald D. McDougall, Sacramento, Calif.
Application April 18, 1946, Serial No. 662,997
This invention relates to gloves, and more particularly to improvements V in gloves for sportsmen, such as fishermen, huntsmen, baseball players, and the like.
The principal object of the invention is to pro vide a sing e glove adapted to be worn in conventional fashion and having a muff portion attached thereto to receive the wearers free hand.
Another object is to provide a glove having a muff portion attached thereto to receive the wearer's free hand therein and which allows for quick and unimpeded removal therefrom.
Further objects are to provide a glove having means to attach, removably, a muff member to the back thereof, whereby a single love serves to keep both hands of the wearer enclosed; to provide a glove for sportsmen, such as hunters and fisherman, which allows the wearer to keep one hand warm and protected and which allows quick removal therefrom; to provide a glove having a muff member attached thereto which is adapted to receive a hand and forearm of the wearer and which tends to keep both hands of the wearer warmer than in conventional gloves; and to provide a baseball fielding glove having a muff portion therefor which enables the wearer to keep both hands Warm and at the same time not interfere with the wearers instantaneous use of his gloved and ungloved hands.
Other objects and advantages will become apparent upon reference to the specification and accompanying drawings, in which similar characters of reference represent corresponding parts in the several views:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a glove embodying my invention.
Fig. 2 is a top plan view thereof.
Fig. 3 is a longitudinal sectional view, taken on line 3--3 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is a cross sectional View, taken on line 4-4 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 5 is a modification of the invention, showing the muff member removed from the glove and the means for attachment of the glove and mufi member.
Fig. 6 is a top, plan view of a muff member attached to a conventional baseball fielding glove.
The invention disclosed in Figs. 1 to 5, inclusive, indicates a conventional gauntlet type glove, generally designated at A, equipped with a muff portion, generally indicated at B, attached, preferably, to the back of the said glove.
The gauntlet glove comprises a fingered hand portion 2 and a gauntlet portion 3. The muff 7 Claims. (CL 2- preferably attached to the back of the gauntlet: portion by stitching 4, or any other suitable means. Obviously, it may be desirable, under certain circumstances, to attach the mufi portion to the side or bottom of the glove rather than the back thereof and by means other than stitching. The muff portion A comprises a tubular body member 5, closed at one end, as at 6, and open at the opposite end 1. The open or front end I is positioned adjacent to the base of the hand portion 2.
Fig. 5 indicates a modification of the invention, wherein the mufi portion A is adapted for removable attachment to a glove. The means illustrated for removably attaching glove and muif portion are conventional snap fasteners indicated at 8. As illustrated, the male portions of the snap fasteners are attached to the underside of the muff member and are adapted for registry with corresponding female portions of the snap fasteners attached to the back of the gauntlet portion 3 of the glove. Obviously, any suitable means may be utilized to attach, removably, the glove and muff portion, such as a zipper fastener, lacing, or other means.
It is noted that each glove of a pair may be equipped with means for attachment of a muff portion, so that a single muff portion may be utilized interchangeably therewith, as desired. For example, a left-handed hunter would use a right-handed fingered glove having a muif portion attached thereto so that his left hand could be inserted into the open end of the muff portion over the hand portion of the said glove for quick removal therefrom to handle a firearm. The novel glove invention is especially useful to duck hunters and the like who may be required to remain for long periods of time in unheated blinds and must be in a position to assume a shooting stance on very short notice and without undue movement.
The glove may be formed of any suitable material, such as leather, or the like, and may be lined with fleece or other suitable material. The muif portion is preferably formed of leather or other suitable flexible material and may be appropriately lined.
Fig. 6 illustrates a baseball fielding glove equipped with a muff portion B and illustrates the use of the muff portion on a glove not having a gauntlet portion.
While the invention has been described in more or less specific detail for purposes of clarity of illustration, example, and description, it is understood that modifications and variations in detail portion A is I the glove.
2. The combination of a glove and a tubular member formed of flexible material attached thereto, said member being open at one end and closed at the other end and attached to and overlying only one side of said glove, said glove arranged to receive and enclose the ungloved' hand of the wearer of the glove. p
3. The combination of a glove and a tubular member, and means to attach removably said member to said glove, said member being open at one end and closed at the other end and adapted to receive and enclose the ungloved hand of a wearer of the glove.
4. The combination of a glove having a gauntlet portion and a hand portion and a mufi portion attached thereto, said muff portion being open at one end and closed at the other, said open end positioned adjacent to said hand portion.
25 Number 5. The combination of a glove and a mud member and means to attach removably said glove to said muff member, said muff member arranged to receive and enclose the ungloved hand of a wearer of said glove.
6. The combination of a glove and a muff member attached thereto, said mufi member having an opening therein and positioned so the opening is adjacent the hand portion of the glove, said mufi member overlying only one side of said glove.
7. The combination of a glove having a gauntlet portion and a hand portion and a tubular muff portion attached thereto longitudinally thereof, said muffportion overlying only one side of said hand portion and being open at one end, said open end positioned adjacent to said hand portion.
ARCHIBALD D. MCDOUGALL.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Name Date Casler May 28, 1912 Sager May 24, 1938 Baker July 29, 1941 Kertesz et a1 June 8, 1943