US 2737663 A
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March 13, 1956 L. M. HARRIS 2,737,663
SAFETY GLOVE Filed June 11, 1954 L ass/e M. Harris IN VEN TOR.
22 30 BY fl United States Patent Ofiice SAFETY GLOVE Lessie M. Harris, Philadelphia, Pa. Application June 11, 1954, Serial No. 436,045 1 Claim. (Cl. 2-161) This invention relates to a safety glove and more specifically provides a glove for use by people using sharpened instruments thereby protecting the hands of such a person from damage by such instruments.
An object of this invention is to provide a safety glove that will act as a protector for butchers and other persons utilizing sharp knives, slicing machines, cleaners and so forth that are provided with a sharpened blade that is either movable for operation or the material is moved in relation thereto for performing the cutting operation.
Another object of this invention is to provide a safety glove that will protect fingers, thumbs and hands from accidental cuts and prevent the loss of such fingers, thumbs and hands.
A still further object of this invention is to provide a safety glove that is simple in construction, may be provided in various sizes, flexible and stretchable to permit flexing of the wearers hand, well adapted for its intended purposes and relatively inexpensive to manufac ture.
These together with other objects and advantages which will become subsequently apparent reside in the details of construction and operation as more fully hereinafter described and claimed, reference being had to the accompanying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
Figure 1 is a top plan view of the safety glove of the present invention;
Figure 2 is a detailed longitudinal sectional view taken substantially along section line 22 of Figure 1 showing the details of construction of the stretchable members utilized in the construction of the safety glove; and
Figure 3 is a detailed, transverse sectional view taken substantially along section line 3-3 of Figure 1, showing the details of construction of the interconnecting means between the longitudinal and the transverse strap members.
Referring now specifically to the drawings, it will be seen that the numeral generally designates the safety glove of the present invention for positioning over the wearers hand and including portions forming a finger receiving part 12, a thumb receiving part 14 and a main body portion 16. The finger and thumb receiving parts 12 and 14 are formed with a plurality of longitudinally spaced transverse circular straps 18 that are interconnected by a plurality of transversely or peripherally spaced longitudinal straps 20. The main body portion 16 is provided with transversely spaced longitudinal straps 22 and longitudinally spaced transverse straps 24 thereby forming a complete glove 10. The portions of the longitudinal straps 20 that are positioned at the bottom of the finger parts 12 are formed of U-shaped straps 26 and angulated strap 28 joins the bottom of the longitudinal member 20 on the thumb part 14. The longitudinal straps 20 and the finger parts 12 and the thumb part 14 and the transverse straps 24 on the main body portion 2,737,663 Patented Mar. 13, 1956 16 are constructed of individually stretchable members as illustrated in Figure 2. Further, the stretchable straps 24 are provided with loop slides 30 that are engaged around the straps 22 to permit limited sliding movement between the lateral straps 24 and the longitudinal strap 22.
Referring now specifically to Figure 2, it will be seen that each of the stretchable straps 20 and 22 is formed of a plurality of tubular members 32 having a concave end 34 at one end and a convex end 36 at its other end for seating engagement with adjacent tubular members 32. Each of the tubular members 32 is provided with a compression coil spring 38 therein and a connecting pin 40 having a headed portion 42 at one end and a headed portion 44 at its other end is provided with one headed portion engaging the free end of the spring 33 and the other headed portion 44 engaging within the concave end 34 of the adjacent tubular member 32. Suitable apertures 46 are provided in the adjacent ends of tubular members 32 for providing passage and limited pivotal movement of the members 32 in relation to each other about the connecting pin 40.
It will be understood that other types of stretchable means may be utilized as desired. The upper ends of the finger parts 12 are secured together in crossed relation thereby forming a rigid protector for the end of the fingers and thumb. The lateral stretchable members 24 and the body 16 permit movement of the longitudinal members 22 in relation to each other thereby providing a stretchable glove for positioning over the hand of the wearer. The stetchable members 20 and the fingers 12 and thumb 14 provide a flexing movement wherein the glove may be utilized for gripping and ungripping articles to be cut. Further, any suitable covering may be used on the inside or in the inside and outside of the safety glove 10 as desired for the manufacture of the article.
From the foregoing, the construction and operation of the device will be readily understood and further explanation is believed to be unnecessary. However, since numerous modifications and changes will readily occur to those skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention to the exact construction shown and described, and accordingly all suitable modifications and equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope of the appended claim.
What is claimed as new is as follows:
A safety glove comprising a skeleton framework forming portions for receiving the fingers, thumb and body portion of a wearers hand, said framework formed from a plurality of longitudinal and transverse strap members, certain of said straps being resiliently longitudinally stretchable thereby permitting flexing of the wearers hand, the longitudinal straps forming the thumb and fingers being formed of a plurality of individually stretchable members pivotally connected together, and the transverse straps forming the body portion of the glove being formed of a plurality of pivotally connected individually stretchable members, each of said individually stretchable members including a tubular member having a mum pression spring disposed therein, and an interconnecting link having headed ends with one end engaging the end of the compression spring and the other end positioned within the end of an adjacent tubular member.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 710,201 Lowder Sept. 30, 1902 763,736 Doppenschmitt June 25, 1904 849,182 Adkins Apr. 2, 1907