US 2642573 A
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June 23, 1953 J. v. HUCK 7 WORK GLOVE, MITT, ONE-FINGER OR THE LIKE Filed April .27, 1950 3 Sheets-Sheet 1 Inventor .romt vmcmw m Attorney June 23, 1953 I J, v, HUCK 2,642,573
. WORK GLOVE, MITT, ONE-FINGER GK .THE LIKE Filed April 27, 1950 3 Sheets-Sheet 2 June 23, 1953 v J. v. HUCK 2,642,573
WORK GLOVE, MITT, ONE-FINGER QR THE LIKE Filed April 27, 1950 z Sheets-Sheet 5 F5. 117 I1 I Inventor JOHN Vfim HUCK Y torney Patented June 23, 1953 onk GLOVE, MITT, ONE-FINGER on THE LIKE John Vincent Huck, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, assignor to The Huck Glove Company, Limited, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada Application April 27, 1950, Serial No. 158,429
The invention relates to improvements in a work glove, mitt, one-finger, or the like and appertains particularly to a one-finger, mitt or glove formed from blanks of novel design whereby the seam usually occurring from the top of the first finger to the thumb crotch is eliminated.
An object of the invention is to provide a glove, one-finger, or mitt type hand covering that will be more comfortable and wear longer because of the elimination of this first finger seam.
A further object of the invention is to provide a work glove, work mitt, or one-finger with a chopper thumb, whose parts may be cut more easily and economically from a hide and the stitching together of which parts in the making of the glove, one-finger or mitt is also facilitated.
To the accomplishment of these and related objects as shall become apparent as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the construction, combination and arrangement of parts as shall be hereinafter more fully described, i11ustrated in the accompanying drawings and pointed. out in the claims hereunto appended.
The invention will be best'understood and can be more clearly described when reference is had 2 Claims.
to the drawings forming a part of this disclosure the little to middle fingers inclusive, the thumb back; and lower first finger back respectively;
Figure 9 is a rear elevation of the same invention applied to a mitt of the so-called onefinger type; and I Figures 10 and 11 are blanks for the back and front thereof, respectively.
Certain terms in current use in the trade appear in the following specification. Clute form refers to a design wherein the back of each finger is formed separately and flanged at the top from the crotch to the tip of the finger to make up for the thickness from the palm to-the back of the finger. Chopper Type describes a style of thumb for gloves used in lumbering operations,
the front being formed integral with the palm of the mitt and the back of the thumb being formed of an additional piece.
In making these work gloves or one-finger mitts with the so-called chopper thumb, it has been usual to use a front blank including the palm,
frontcovering of the first finger, the remaining three fingers and the front of the chopper thumb, and other blanks covering respectively the-back of the-hand including the three fingers named either in glove or mitt form, thev back of the thumb, and an elongated piece for the back of the first finger for its entire length to the wrist. This'fir'st or main front blank caused extravagant cutting and incurred considerable waste of good hide because of the projection of the thumb part far beyond the margin of the remaining portion of the blank. Additional, the long blank for'the back of the first finger required a fairly large piece, not too easily worked out of the material. The present patterns, on theother hand, make for exceptionally economical cutting since the first finger front and the integral'cluteform back for the upper part thereof, as seen in both Figures 3 and 10,0ccupy an upper corner of the blank and use up just about all the hide lying above the slightly modified and declining chopper thumb, imparting a substantially rectangular and generally symmetrical form to this blank. Then there is the simple task of cutting only the relatively small blank for the lower half of the back of thefirst finger out'o-f small pieces of readily available scrap or salvage.
The glove or gauntlet, clute style, shown in Figures land 2 embodies the invention as it would occur in any work glove such as a roper, gun out gauntlet, band or short style glove. Additional to the conventional cuff I, this glove consists of a front 2, as formed from the novel blank seen in Figure 3'; individual backs 3, 4 and 5 for the little, third, and second fingers respectively as v front and back of the palm together with the pocket for the remaining three fingers; and a gauntlet-like cuff I5. As clearly seen in Figure 9, the main hand-covering portion I4 has an added piece I6, corresponding with the patch I, at the back and reachingfrom the one-finger pocket I3 to the cuffand inwards from the thumb I2 for the width of the said one-finger pocket. Additionally, it will be seen in Figure 9, as in Figures 1 and 2, that the first finger pocket I3 has no seam running down the edge thereof from the tip to ing no seam down its outer edge and gives longer,
useful service for the seam ordinarily occurring therein was subject to much wear and the stitching of this scam frequently burst before the remaining portions of the mitt were worn out. The cross seam I! at the top of this patch l6 covering the lower back of the first finger and declining inwards from the thumb crotch occurs below the level of the first knuckle and in an area where its presence is not felt by the wearer and more economical cutting from 2. hide will be ap-' parent particularly in Figures 3 and 10 together with the small patch seen in Figure 8 that distinguish most from-conventional forms heretofore used and together provide thejentire covering for the front of the hand and the back of the The glove finger backs or the mitt main back blank A, seen in Figures 4 to 6 and Figure 11 respectively, and the back of the chopper-style thumb, seen in'Figure 7, are substantially the. same as occur in current designs of chopper gloves or one-finger mitts.
The front section blank 2 or B, of substantially symmetrical and generally rectangular form, includes the front covering forthe palm part, the front of the pocket or pockets for the 2nd and 3rd and 4th fingers, the first finger pocket, alongside the main pocket or individual finger pockets, and chopper thumb, that extends downwardly aswell as projecting laterallyfr'om one side of'the palm part at the side thereof below the first finger pocket and, in addition, the back covering for the upper part of the first finger, which is in effect a lateral extension from the first finger front and extends laterally substantially the same distance as the outer tip of the declining thumb front; slits or scores C and D at substantially more than right angles to one another since the former declines at a noticeable angle partially separate the first finger parts from the underlying thumb front and the front of the pocket or pockets for the remaining fingers. This structure permits of the forming of the first finger pocket without an outside seam, as hereinabove referred to and, moreover, utilizes a portion of the hide often discarded as scrap. To'complete the hand covering requires'only the first finger lower back part 1 or I6, as seen in Figure 8. It
calls for but a small piece of hide, too small for any other essential part and saves cutting the long and extravagant strips formerly needed for the entire back of the first finger reaching from the tip thereof to the cuff.
Beyond effecting a worth while saving in the material used, and providing alonger wearing and more comfortable hand covering, this mitt. has been found easier to assemble and stitch,"
especially atthe thumb crotch and where the lower back of the first finger goes in.
From the foregoing description taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, it will be manifest that a work glove, one-finger, mitt or the like is provided that will fulfill all the necessary requirements of such a device, but as many changes could be made in the above description and many apparently widely different embodi ments of the invention may be constructed within the scope of the appended claims, without departing from the spirit or scope thereof, it is intended that all matterscontained in the said accompanying specification and drawings shall be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limitative or restrictive sense.
Having thus described the invention, what is claimed as new is:
1. A hand covering of the work glove, onefinger or mitt type comprising a main blank providing the front covering for the thumb, the front and upper back of the first finger and the front of the remaining fingers and the palm; aback for the thumb; a back for the lower part of the first finger; and coverage for the back of the remaining portions of the hand;.said main blank being of substantially symmetrical, generally rectangular form with the front and back of the first finger occupying one upper corner of the blank and partially separated by scores at substantially more than right angles to one another, from the underlying and downwardly extending chopperstyle thumb part and the main portion of the blank that provides the front for the remaining fingers and palm, respectively; the score between the first finger and downwardly extending thumb part, for defining the junction between theback of the first finger and said back for the lower part of the first finger, being located and at such an angle as to lie below the first knuckle joint and on a line declining inwards from the thumb crotch.
or one-finger of the chopper type having coverage for the back of three fingers other than the thumb and. first finger, the portion of the back of the hand lying therebelow and the back of the thumb, characterized by the first finger pocket being made from a portion integral with the main front portion of the hand covering and folded on its vertical median to provide both front and back covering for the upper portion of the first finger, and'the covering for the lower part of the back of the first finger being formed of a separate piece; the junction between the upper back portion of the first finger and the separate piece forming the lowerback of the first .finger lying below the first knuckle joint and on an arcuate line declining inwards from the thumb crotch.
JOHN VINCENT HUCK.
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