US 2552258 A
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I. C. COLLINS May 8, 1951 GLOVE Filed Sept. 30, 1947 JNI/EAUHE ZZY HEKiTT/JRNEY Patented May 8, 1951 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE V GLOVE Irene 0. Collins, J ohnstown, N. Y.
Application September 30, 1947, Serial No. 776,920
7 Claims. 1
lllv invention relates to improvements in gloves and particularly to improvements in dress gloves or gloves which are so fashioned as closely to fit the hand. 7
In the manufacture of close-fitting gloves, the usual practice heretofore has been to form the glove of a plurality of separate pieces of material which are so cut that they may be stitched together to form a close-fitting covering for the hand. In forming such a glove, it has been customary to cut a blank or trank of proper shape from a sheet of material, such as leather or fabric, which is folded, stitched together along the side edges thereof throughout its entire length, and to which the usual fourchettes, gussets, thumb, and a quirk, which are cut separately, are stitched. A great deal of stitching is required to secure the various parts of the glove together and since, in leather gloves, the fittings, in many if not most instances, are cut from different skins than those from which the trank is cut, considerable time is required, in the case of colored skins, in selecting fittings which match the trank in color.
The principal object of my invention is to provide a glove blank or trank in which those portions forming the coverings for the front and back of the hand and wrist, including the coverings for the thumb and the front, back, and sides of the fingers are all combined in a single, integral piece of material, and so relatively disposed to each other that said trank may be merely folded and overlying parts stitched together to form the completed glove. In other words, the thumb, quirk, fourchettes and gussets which are ordinarily separate from the trank or blank are cut integral therewith, thus not only eliminating a very substantial part of the stitching required in the fabrication of the glove but also eliminating the necessity of color matching the various parts of the glove.
I accomplish this object by cutting the material from which the glove is formed and folding and stitching the various portions thereof together in glove-forming relation as described below and illustrated in the accompanying drawing in Which- Fig. 1 is a plan view of the back of a blank out accordingto my invention;
Fig. 2 is a plan view of the front or palm side of the finished glove;
Fig. 3 is a plan view showing the back of the finished glove;
Fig. 4 is a section of Fig. 3 in the plane 4-4; and
Fig. 5 is a cross section similar to Fig. 4 but showing the glove turned inside out and illustrating the manner in which portions of the back are drawn together and stitched to eliminate any excessive fullness.
Referring to the drawings and. particularly to Fig. 1-
I is the complete blank or trank from which the glove is formed and in which the solid lines indicate cutting lines and the dotted lines indicate the location of the stitches. Since in forming the glove, various portions of the blank are stitched to various other portions, the lines of stitches which come together or coincide in the finished glove have been indicated by the same numeral in the drawing. 2 is the covering for the front of the middle finger; 3 is the covering for the front of the third finger; 4 is the covering for the front of the little finger; 5 is the covering for the back and sides of the little finger; 6 is the covering for the back and sides of the third finger; l is the covering for the back and sides of the middle finger and 8 is the complete covering for the index finger. The covering 9 for the back of the thumb is positioned on one side of the blank while the covering ill for the front of the thumb is attached to the other side of the blank.
In forming the glove, the blank is folded alongdotted line l2 at the left side of the blank and the oppositely-disposed, parallel edges of the blank are stitched together along the coincident lines I 2.
The portions of the blank to the left of the dotted line H in Fig. 1 will be folded over the immediately adjacent portions of the blank along this line which will bring the dotted lines I5 together so that the complete covering for the index finger may be formed by stitching the portions of the blank together along the then coincident lines l5.
The portion In, forming the cover for the front of the thumb, will be folded upwardly from the position shown in Fig. 1 and stitched to the portion 9 of the blank, which forms the back of the thumb, along the lines l3; and the then adjacent portions of the blank will be stitched together along the lines indicated by the numeral M to form a seam, such as shown at l4 in Fig. 2, which which extends along the palm of the glove from 3 a point between the index finger and the middle finger, at the bases thereof to connect with the seam [3, as shown in Fig. 2.
The complete covering for the little finger is formed by stitching the portions 4 and 5 together along the lines l6, and the complete coverings for the other two fingers are formed by stitching the portions 2 and I together along the lines l1; and the portions 3 and 6 together along the lines I8.
Due to the fact that the portion of the blank between the lines I I and i2 must be wide enough to form the coverings not only for the backs, but also the sides of the middle and third fingers, and substantial portions of the coverings for the index and little fingers, it will not "form-ablose fitting cover for the back ;of the hand;.and the back of the wrist. In other words, when the portions of the blank are stitched together in gloveforming relation, as described above, there will heoconsiderable fullness" in theback :oithe glove. To eliminate this, and provide =a ;closefitting coveringfor the back of the hand and Ltheback of .the wrist, laterally-spaced portions of the blank between the lines of fold H :and 12 are drawn together and secured byrlines of stitching 22, 23 and 24 extending from the basesof the fingers substantially to the i top of the wrist portion, as shown in :Figs. 3, 4 and 5. Iii-order to stitchithe drawn-together portionsaof the back, the glovemust, .of course, be turned inside out asshown in;Fig.-5,'and the excess materiahshown in dotted :outline in Fig.5, if substantial, may be cut off.
From'the foregoing it will be apparent that I have :provided a close-fitting :glove which'zis formed from :a single, unitary'zpiece of material, thereby eliminating a very :"substantial amount of the stitching which isrequirediin:close fitting gloves of .the ordinary design.
Furthermore, since =the;fittingsare: all integral with the trank, the necessity of matching the fittingswith the trank hasalso been=eliminated What I-claimis:
LJA glove formed from a single, unitary piece of material and comprising portions forming coverings for the palm, back, wrist, fingers and thumb of the hand; the portions forming the coverings for the index finger andthe little finger, respectively, each havingonly one line of-stitching therein extending from the end'of the finger along-the inner side thereof to the palmof said glove; and the portions forming the coverings for the palm-back, wrist and thumb being secured together by a singleline only of stitching extending from a point between the basezof the index finger-and the base. of the middle fingeracross the palm portion to the thumb and thence over the end-of thethumbandalong theback of'said thumb and wrist portions to-thetop ofsaid wrist 7 .across'the palm, to the base of'the' thumb, thence to "and over the .end of ,thethumb to the back of said glove, and thence :along :the back and wrist portions :of said glove ,to :the -.top 10f :said
3. A glove blank formed from a single piece of material adapted to be folded and stitched to form a complete, close-fitting glove; said blank comprising portions having opposite, parallel- 5 disposed, marginal edges adapted to be over folded with said edges coincident on the back of said glove adjacent the thumb and stitched together to form the wrist-covering portion of said glove; a portion of a size and shape adapted to form the covering for the back of the thumb disposed between said edges and partially defined by one of said edges; a first portion extending outwardly beyond the other parallel edge of said -blank of a size and shape adapted to form the covering for the balance of the thumb; and a :second portion extending outwardly beyond said ..other- ,parallel edge of a size and shape adapted, when overfolded the immediately adjacent portion of said blank, to form therewith a complete covering for the index finger.
4. Theglove set forth in claim 1 inwhi'chxthe coverings for themiddle and" third finger, :respectively, each comprises a comparatively narrow part forming the covering for the palm side only of the finger, and a comparatively wide part forming a covering for the .back'and sides of the finger secured together by a-single, continuous line of stitching,
5, A gloveblank formed of flexible sheet material adapted to be folded and stitched-ito form ,a complete glove-and comprising a first portion of a size and shape adaptedtoform ,-a covering for the palm of the hand and-front'of the wrist, and a second portion, integral with said first portion-and of a size and shape adaptedto: form a covering for ,the back of the hand-and back of the wrist; portions of a size andshapeadapted to'forrn a covering forthe back *only'lof the thumb, and the fronts only ofthe middle :finger, the third finger, and the little finger, respectively, extending from-said first portion; and portions of a size and shape adapted to form -a covering for the balance "of'thethumb, a complete covering for the index finger, theback-and r sides of the middle finger, .theback and-sides-oi thezthird finger, and the back and "sides :of the little finger, respectively, extending "from said secondportion; said blank beingfoldable along a first line separating the portionthereof-iorming the covering for thefrontofthelittle finger .and the portion thereof forming thecovering for the back andsides of said little finger, and also along a second line parallel to said first line and extending through theportiontforming the covering for the fore finger, to bringthe palm, back; wrist and finger coveringportions, respectively,i in positions to be stitched together .in glove forming relation, and the thumb ,covering portions in position *to be folded :together land stitched.
6. A glove formed throughout of :a single integral blank of flexible :sheet materialzcomprising a comparatively narrow ifirst portion forming a coveringfor the palmof the handtand front of the wrist, and a comparatively :wide second portion forming a covering forthebaek of the hand and back of the wrist; portions forming "a covering for "the back of the zthumb, the front of the middle finger,'-the frontiof the 0 third finger, ,and'the front of the little? finger, respectively, integral with andzextendingirom said first portion; and portionsformin a covering for the balance of the thumb, :a ;complete covering :for :thezindex finger; the shack: andssides 75 of the middle finger, the back and sides of the third finger, and the back and sides of the little finger, respectively, integral with and extending from said second portion; said blank being folded along a first line defining the boundary between the portion thereof forming the covering for the front of the little finger and the portion forming the covering for the back and sides of the little finger and also along a line parallel to said first line extending through the portion forming the covering for the index finger; said finger covering portions being secured together by a single line of stitching extending from the tip of the little finger to and terminating at the tip of the index finger; and said palm, back and thumb covering portions being secured together by a single line of stitching extending from a point on the palm between the bases of the index and middle finger to the base of the thumb, thence around the end of the thumb and along the back of the glove to the top of the Wrist portion.
'7. A close fitting glove formed throughout from a single unitary blank comprising a comparatively narrow first portion of a width forming a close fitting covering for the palm, the front of the wrist and the front of the middle, third, and little finger, respectively, of the hand, and a substantially wider portion forming a covering for the back of the hand, the back of the Wrist, the backs and sides of said fingers and a covering REFERENCES CITED The followin references are of record in the file of this patent:
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