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June 15, 1948. J. BURKHOLZ 2,443,375
' GLOVE I F-iled Nov. 17, 1944 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR; JOSEPH BURKHOLZ H/S ATTORNEY June' 15, 1,948. r J. BURKHOLZ ,4
1GLOVE- I Filed Nov. 1'7, 1944 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 'INVEN TOR. JOSEPH BURKHOLZ H/S'ATTORNE) Patented June 15, 1948 Joseph Burkhol z utsiiantrsatante17, 1542i;
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tirticiilarly; it an object? of mydnven limirfa'lte ce earns to increase the alabor.
palm of the h'a'rid'to pfolong'the' life of the glove.
.J LI have',=therefore, "cutthe thumb from the'same material as the glove. i.
A further-objectis .to. -obtain=;a-1;better fitting glove, particularly at thewrist portion.
fuller understanding' oi the naturey and bpaets ffimy invention;reference is had to' the fdllewing" etaileddescription 'in' whichi: 4 is aperspective--view oi-rny glove-showing the inside: and' -palmv portion thereof.
Fig. 2 is a perspective view showing the outside Flgi '3 -'is* a perspective view bfthe thumb" portion only taken at line 3 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is a plan view of a pattern used for making my glove.
Fig. 5 is a plan view of the pattern for the middle and ring finger.
Referring to the drawings, numeral l shown in Fig. 4 represents the main pattern for cutting the material for making the glove shown in the Figs. 1 and 2.
The pattern ID has a thumb portion ll, index finger portion I2, middle finger portion [3, ring finger portion l4, a little finger portion comprising an outer portion l and an inner portion IS, an inner portion I! for the index finger and an inner portion l8 for the thumb. By folding pattern l0 approximately along dot and dash line IS, the glove may be made by stitching edge from point 2| to 22, to edge 23 from point 24 to point 25, forming seam 36 (Fig. 1) approximately to the crotch between the thumb and index finger. It is to be understood that in all instances, the material is joined by folding the edges inward and stitching along a line adjais inveritidn relates to -'iinprovements in t attmntist:
*e'entthe actual edges-However, the glovemay+-be stitched-in various ways -:well -known-- the ar t. The thumb is formed by stitching the -thumb portion 1 balong edge 'ifi frompointfl topoint fl, te edge i 8 from point 2 5* to' 'approximatelypoint ZSFthe' inner thunibportiorri8= being turned upward with the upper extremity% O 'of 'outer' thumb portion 1 I stitched tothe"-upper-'extremity I" of its over theedgepf theFfinger nail-as cambe seen 'in Fig. ljat 35f'theinsideof the material being' face t f L *Thefindex finger andpart ofthe=giove between =thethumb and' index finger is formedb'y' stitch ing the finger portion l2 along edge affront-point Z'Fto 3'3tothe inner-portion l'i'along-edge '28 from 'pGintfZWtQ 'point-i' -M t the-lowermost or" crotohpob ti'orfi beingformed'bystitching finger portion I 2 frgm' approxi natelypoint 38 to 33; to edge-w *(Fig. -5 from pointfi 9 to point- 4 I *of'portiorMi-for the The middle finger is formed, by stitching the finger--p6rtion -"l3' adjacentedges "43' and 'fl from po :33" to point 4,5,"to"insert'piece' n adjacent ed-ges'flfifandfffl; respectively (see Fig."5)"'forrning seams 48tand49 respectively (see"Fig.' 2). Portion?" .f'ormsthe' "inside and side portions. of therfiiddleifinger. ".The" lower edgexfifl between points? '55 andffifi oi. portionjfl is stitched to j'the portio .aldjacent edge" 5 Lrbetweenw p'bintsiLSlarid 53I.(seef!. ?igl', 4);;forining.lini'H;1(Fig.,.1).
"The ringfinger' is 'formed by stitching the finger portion 14 adjacent edges 54 and 55 from point 45 to point 56, to the portion 51 adjacent edges 58 and 59, respectively (Fig. 5), forming seams 60 and 6|, respectively (Fig. 2). Portion 51 forms the inside and side portions of the ring finger. The lower edge 62 between points 61 and 68 of portion 51 is stitched adjacent edge 63 between points 53 and 64 (Fig. 4), forming line 12 (Fig. 1).
The little finger is formed by stitching the outer portion I5 to the inner portion l5 adjacent edges 13 and 14, respectively. The crotch portion 15 between the ring and middle finger is formed by stitching edge 16 (Fig. 5) to edge I! (Fig. 4) and edge 18 to the lower portion of edge 13.
At the ends of each of the fingers, the top seam falls over the edge of the finger nail when the glove is worn upon the hand. This will permit the glove to last longer and will prevent the finger nail from breaking or cutting the seams at the ends of the fingers, Furthermore, the bulk created by the seams when such seams are at the extreme ends, make a bulk which causes greater wear.
Another weak point of gloves now being worn is at the thumb crotch which has a seam at the crotch. Constant movement of the thumb weakens the thread and creates a constant strain upon the seam causing it to break in time. My glove eliminates the seam at this point as will be clearly seen in Figs. 1 and 3, the thumb being of one piece of material with the body of the glove.
It should also be noted that the curved edges 20 and 23 and the thumb are cut so that when the glove is formed it takes the same shape of both sides of the wrist which permits a snug fit at the wrist and allows the hand to enter and be removed freely and also enhances the appearance of the glove. The use of elastic at the wrist is therefore eliminated.
It should also be noted that all seams at the side and inside finger portions are eliminated which greatly increases the wearing qualities of the glove.
My glove construction also reduces the number of operations heretofore necessary in the manufacture of gloves, such as, seaming the thumb, inserting and attaching the thumb to the glove, setting in the pieces between the fingers (fourchetting or kiel ing), sewing the entire glove together and trimming the glove. In making my glove all that is necessary is to set in the one piece consisting of the portions 42 and 51 and close the glove, thus saving a great deal of labor and resulting in a better appearing and more lastin glove.
It is understood that various changes and modifications may be made in the finish, combinations of materials, shaping and finishing below the wrist, and general designing and adaptation for different sizes Without departing from the general spirit of the invention.
1. In a glove of the character described, a main portion comprising portions lf'Ol a complete thumb, index finger and little finger, back portions for a middle and ring finger, palm and wrist, and an insert portion for the inside and side portions of the middle and ring fingers.
2. In a glove of the character described comprised of two pieces stitched together, one of said pieces forming the entire glove except the inside and side portions of the middle and ring finger,
the other piece forming the inside and side portions of the middle and ring finger.
3. In a glove of the character described, a main portion comprising portions for a complete thumb, index finger, and little finger, back portions for a middle and ring finger, palm and wrist, and an insert portion for the inside and side portions of the middle and ring fingers, the opposite sides of said main portion forming said thumb without a seam at the crotch of said thumb.
4. In a glove of the character described, a main portion comprising portions for a complete thumb, index finger and little finger, back portions for a middle and ring finger, palm and wrist, and an insert portion for the inside and side portions of the middle and ring fingers, the opposite sides of said main portion forming said thumb without a seam at the crotch between said thumb and the index finger.
5. In a glove of the character described, comprised of two pieces stitched together, one of said pieces forming the entire glove except the inside and side portions of the middle and ring finger, the other piece forming the inside and side portions of the middle and ring finger, the stitching at the finger ends being under the finger nails when the fingers are inserted in the glove.
6. In a glove of the character described comprised of two :pieces stitched together, one of said pieces forming the entire glove except the inside and side portions of the middle and ring finger, the other piece forming the inside and side portions of the middle and ring finger, no seams being present at the inside and side finger portions of said glove.
REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:
UNITED STATES PATENTS Great Britain Aug. 13, 1931