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Publication numberUS2528802 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 7, 1950
Filing dateFeb 21, 1950
Priority dateFeb 21, 1950
Publication numberUS 2528802 A, US 2528802A, US-A-2528802, US2528802 A, US2528802A
InventorsTurner Archibald J
Original AssigneeWilson Athletic Goods Mfg Co I
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Baseball mitt
US 2528802 A
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1950 A. J. TURNER 2,528,802

BASEBALL MITT Filed Feb. 21, 1950 15 @M WW Patented Nov. 7, 1950 BASEBALL MITT Archibald J. Turner, Chicago, 111., assignor to Wilson Athletic Goods Mfg. Co., Inc., Chicago, 111., a corporation of Delaware Application February 21, 1950, Serial No. 145,470

This invention relates to baseball mitts and particularly to that type of mitt in which a stiff reenforced thumb section is positioned normally at about right angles, transversely of the mitt. with respect to the adjacent portion of a comp'aratively flexible body section, with an edge of the thumb section connected by means of a lacing or the like with the adjacent portion of said body section. v v

It is one of the obiectsof the invention to form and arrange the body section of the mitt so as normally to give its receiving face an unusually effective cup-like, or pocket defining conformation.

In the preferred embodiment of the invention, the facing of the body section of the mitt comprises two pieces of leather sewed together along contiguous edges. One of said contiguous edges defines an angle facing the other edge, of about 160 degrees, more or less. The other of such contiguous edges defines 'an angle facing the opposed edge of about 135 degrees more or less. The seam at such sewed-together contiguous edges extends from the tip of the mitt substantially parallel with the edge of the body section adjacent to the thumb section to approximately the center. of said body section, and extends thence obliquely toward the wrist portion of the mitt at the side of the mitt away from the thumb section.

By virtue of the arrangement just described, the portion of the mitt at the little finger side of the body section is held definitely in acute angle relationship to the oppositely disposed thumb section of the mitt, with a pronounced ball receiving pocket, between the thumb section and the little finger side edge portion of the mitt, extending the full length of the mitt, and with such pocket supportable effectively throughout its full width by thepalm and fingers of the wearer.

Other objects and advantages willbe apparent from the following description of an exemplary embodiment of my invention disclosed for illustrative purposes by reference to the accompany- 3 Claims.

Referring now to the several figures of the drawing, in which corresponding parts are indicated by the same reference characters, I0 111- dicates the body section of a baseball mitt, having a front facing formed of leather pieces I I and 12,

the latter of which is provided with an integrally formed extension [3 forming the facing for a thumb section M. The body section 'III which is comparatively flexible includes in addition to the usual padding, the usual flexible finger stalls 10a, lb and. 18c, either or both of the stalls i012 and I00 being of a size to accommodate two fingers. Preferably the thumb section [.4 is comparatively stiff, and'is reenforced for that purpose. This reenforcement of the thumb section l4; suitably consists of a plate I la of relatively stifi leather or other suitable material, between which and the usual thumb section padding there is disposed the usual flexible thumb stall Mb. Both of said sections I0 and I4 are bound and laced at their edge portions in any desired or conventional manner. The thumb section I4, in the arrangement shown, is normally held in substantially right angled position with respect to the adjacent portion of the body section It], being flexibly connected to said body section by lacing means l5, as isbest shown in Fig. 1.

In my improved arrangement, the facing leather l2, at its edge a presented toward the facing leather H, is cut out to provide an angle opening of about 160 degrees. The front facing leather H, on the other hand, at its edge I) presented toward. the leather I2, is cut in the form of an angle in which the material measures mitt, viewed from a position slightly to one side;

Fig. 2 is a back face view of the mitt;

Fig. 3 is a cross-sectional view, more or less diagrammatic in character. taken substantially at the line 33 of Fig. l; and

Fig. 4 is a face View of two interfitting parts illustrating diagrammatically the preferred shapes of the two pieces from which the leather front facing of my mitt are formed.

substantially less than the angle opening in the facing leather 12, so that when the contiguous edges of the two pieces of leather are sewed together the facing shall be given a cup-like conformation. In my preferred embodiment, the angularly cut piece I l measures about degrees. The two pieces of leather thus measure together about 335 degrees, so asto give the two pieces when stitched together a substantially flared formation. By reason of this arrangement.

the flexible body section as a whole is held in such shape as to provide an effective ball-receiving pocket.

In the preferred embodiment of my. invention, as shown by the drawing, the seam at the contiguous edges of the facing pieces H and I2 extends from the tip of the mitt, beyond the ends of the fingers of the wearer, substantially parallel with the edge of the body section adjacent to the thumb section, to approximately the center of said body section, and extends thence obliquely across the end of said facing piece I l to a point at the edge of the mitt a substantial distance from the wrist at the little finger side of the mitt.

By the use of this arrangement, the edge portions of the body section, at the tip of the mitt and at the little finger side thereof, are held normally in the required rounded conformation with respect to the middle portion of said body section for the production of an effective ballreceiving pocket opposite to the face of the angularly positioned thumb section 14. My improved means for holding the parts in their cupped conformation are of sufficient strength and stiffness for making the pocket very effective for stopping a ball and holding it against escape therefrom.

Having thus illustrated and described a preferred illustrative embodiment of my invention,

I do not limit myself to the precise detailsof;

construction shown in the accompanying drawing, but on the contrary will avail myself of all equivalent constructions falling'within the scope ofthe appended claims. a i

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1., A baseball mitt having abody section arranged to extend across a plurality of the fingers portion toward apoint at the edge of the mitt body section so as to hold said thumb section in efiective position at the side of the ball-receiving pocket.

v 3. A baseball mitt having a body section arranged to extend across a plurality. of the fingers of the wearer, with. the facing of such body section formed from two pieces of leather sewed together along-contiguous edges so as to form a ball-receiving pocket, one of said pieces of leather at its edge presented toward the other piece being cut out to provide an angle opening of about 160 degrees more or less, and said other piece at its edge presented toward said onepiece being cut in the form of an angle in which the. material measures o substantially 135 degrees more or less, said pieces of leather being ar ranged so that the seam at their contiguous edges extends from the tip of the mitt substan tially parallel with the edge of the bodysectio'n adjacent to the thumb side of the mitt to ap- No. references cited.

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U.S. Classification2/19, 68/18.00F, D29/115
International ClassificationA63B71/08, A63B71/14
Cooperative ClassificationA63B71/143
European ClassificationA63B71/14G2