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Publication numberUS2743453 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 1, 1956
Filing dateOct 7, 1953
Priority dateOct 7, 1953
Publication numberUS 2743453 A, US 2743453A, US-A-2743453, US2743453 A, US2743453A
InventorsIsadore Singer
Original AssigneeSinger Glove Mfg Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Foundryman's glove
US 2743453 A
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May 1, 1956 l. SINGER FOUNDRYMAN'S GLOVE Filed Oct. 7, 1953 INVENTOR. ZQd0f6 Z/z ge/y BY Mr WW nited States The present invention relates to. an improved protective glove or mittparticularly devised for the use of foundrymen and others who handle hot objects. Although the glove has wide adaptability for use in many industries where wear-resistant hand coverage which protects against heat and flame isneeded, nevertheless, a particular phase of everyday foundry operation best illustrates its special suitability in this regard. This isin the handling of red hot castings as freed from a sand mold in which they are cast.

The castings have an upstanding sprue representing the waste piece in the passagethrough which. the molten metal is pouredinto the interior of the mold, and it is the custom of the foundryman, his hand protected by some sort of work glove, to grasp thissprue rapidly and pull it to one side or the other, dislodging'it from the remain.- der of thecasting. Even-if the foundrymans glovepalrn is protected bya suitable layer of asbestos or other flame proofing'material, or if a: separate protectivepad of such material is used, one or more such operations quickly heats the glove palm to an extreme degree, highly uncomfortable to the workmans hand since,.as,is known, asbestos and like flame-resistant materials are not men conductors or heat insulators.

It is therefore desirableithat thefoundryman be enabled to obtain reliefafromthis excessiveheat by freeing his fingers and palms therefrom while they can cool. It is further desirablethatthis be possible Without requiring completeremoval of the glove since his evident that" the operation, repeated manytimes, will represent an excessive waste of time;

It is therefore an object of" the invention to provide a simple and inexpensive-protective work glove which affords a flame-resistant layer of asbestos or equivalent material at the palm and fingers thereof to safeguard a foundryman against burns in the usual sprue removing operation. This glove is provided with a relatively large opening at the rear hand and knuckle area thereof, through which the hand may be rapidly withdrawn and the glove also has a loose wrist strap of flexible material attached thereto above the opening, which strap supports the glove as it dangles from the workmans wrist. Accordingly, the glove may be quickly and easily replaced on the hand after the necessary cooling period.

A more specific object of the invention is to provide a foundrymans work glove as outlined above, in which a finger and palm protective portion is provided with a relatively wide, loose wrist strap of relatively large girth which is attached to the glove or mitt immediately behind a relatively large free opening through which the fingers and palm may be withdrawn quickly and easily, allowing the glove or mitt to dangle from the workers wrist as it and his palm cool. The wrist strap is attached to the remainder of the glove in a very flexible manner enabling the remainder of the glove to drop freely away from the hand just as soon as the fingers and palm are freed therefrom. Yet the relation of the strap to the glove is such as to cause the butt of the latter to tend to atcnt Q ice dig into the under surface of the wrist as the glovedangles, inhibiting its complete separation from the users arm. Thus the glove is held conveniently accessible for replacement when desired.

A still further specific object is to provide an improved glove or mitt of the sort described above in which the width of the flexible wrist strap extendsv substantially to the rear of its connection to the remainder of the glove. In this Way a glove dangling limply from the wrist strap tends to engage against the inner surface of the users wrist or the butt of his hand and to resist accidental dropplug from the wrist.

The foregoing statements are indicative in a general way of the nature of the invention. Other andmore spe cific objects will be apparentto those skilled inthe art upon a full understanding of the construction and use of. the glove.

A single embodiment of the invention is presented herein for purpose of illustration. It will be appreciated that the invention may be incorporated in other modified forms coming equally within the scope of the appended claims.

In the drawings:

Fig. 1 is a bottom. plan view, partially broken away, of the improved foundrymans glove, generally illustrating the character andrelationship of parts thereof;

Fig. 2 is a view intransverse section along a line correspondingto. line 2-2 of Fig. 1, showing the laminated composition of the various panels of the glove;

Fig. 3 is a topvplan view further illustrating the structural relation of a flexible. wrist strap to other parts. of the glove; and.

Fig. 4 is a fragmentary perspective view illustrating the way in which the glove. is specially designedto be used.

Referring first to Figs. 1, 2 and 3, the improved glove or mitt It is in general constituted by an inner palm protecting pad 11 of asbestos which is of substantial area, providing a large finger protecting area 12 anda somewhat smaller thumbprotecting area 13. The pad is firmly secured to a finger,. thumb and palm covering panel v14 by lines of stitching 15. Panel 14 may bea suitableleather such asbuckskinor other appropriate rug? ged wear-resisting; material. An internal layer 16 of fabric comfortable. tow the touch, of shape and size approximately corresponding to panel 14, is. disposed. inwardly of that panel toatford an inner finger, palm and thumb panel contacting the handvof the wearer.

. Leather. panel. 14 and. fabric panel 16 are suitably shaped and stitched to afford a thumb 17, metal staples 18 being employed for this purpose in the embodiment of the invention illustrated, and asbestos thumb area 13 is stitched to the thus formed member.

A rear knuckle covering panel 19 (Figs. 2 and 3) is appropriately shaped to fit the upturned sides 20 of the panels 14, 16, and is secured to these sides by staples 18. Thumb member 17 and one side 20 are united by a generally triangular bridge piece 21 of leather secured to the respective members by staples 18, and an end tongue 22 of this bridge piece is brought around into the palm area, as illustrated in Fig. l, and stapled to leather palm member 14.

The rear finger and knuckle panel 19 affords needed heat and scuff protection for the fingers of the user, also assisting in holding the mitt on the users hand, and the last named function is furthered by a relatively narrow cross strap 23 of leather, stapled at its end to the bridge piece 21 and to the upwardly shaped opposite side 20 of palm panel 14.

The improved glove is completed by a wrist strap 24 of substantial width secured in an annular band-like outline by staples 18, as illustrated in Fig. 3. This strap is relatively loose, sutliciently extensive in girth to receive freely the fingers and fist of the user when the glove is donned. The strap is secured to the rear extremity of palm panel 14 in such position that the major portion of the width of the strap extends rearwardly or outwardly of panel 14.

A relatively wide throat opening 26 is provided between opposite sides 20 of the panel, at the ends of the line of staples which secure the strap to the panel, and a large opening 27 forwardly adjoins the throat. Furthermore, the strap is very flexibly connected to the remainder of the glove; accordingly, when the palm and fingers of the user are rearwardly withdrawn through opening 27, the glove can be allowed to dangle loosely from the users wrist, as illustrated in Fig. 4, while the glove and the users palm are cooled. Yet the stapled line of connection of strap 25 permits the rear or butt portion of the glove palm to swing into a mild gripping engagement with the inner surface of the users wrist, or with the butt of his hand, so that the glove may be suspended vertically from the wrist without dropping ofi.

Should the user desire to fully remove the glove, this is quickly done due to the relatively large perimeter of the wrist strap 24, and the hand can be just as quickly and easily reinserted into the glove, as from the position of Fig. 4, because of the looseness and flexibility of knuckle strap 23.

I claim:

1. A protective work glove comprising a forward hand receiving member formed in its entirety of flexible material and consisting of a first palm and finger panel and a second knuckle panel bridging opposite margins of the same, said first panel having plural laminations including a layer of combustion resistant material secured in external covering relation to a large portion of the area thereof, said opposite margins of said first panel being substantially spaced from one another rearwardly of said second panel to provide an open throat of substantial width adjacent the rear extremity of said first panel, and a flexible Wrist band of substantial width secured to said first panel across said rear extremity thereof, said wrist band being of sufficient girth to bridge said open throat in a loose outline.

2. A protective work glove comprising a forward hand receiving member formed in its entirety of flexible material and consisting of a first palm and finger panel and a second knuckle panel bridging opposite margins of the same, said first panel having plural laminations including a layer of combustion resistant material secured in external covering relation to a large portion of the area thereof, said opposite margins of said first panel being substantially spaced from one another rearwardly of said second panel to provide an open throat of substantial width rearwardly thereof, and a flexible wrist band of substantial width secured to said first panel across the rear extremity thereof, said wrist band being of sufficient girth to bridge said open throat in a loose outline, said band extending substantially to the rear of the rear extremity of said first panel.

3. A protective work glove comprising a forward hand receiving member formed in its entirety of flexible material and including a first palm and finger panel and a second knuckle panel bridging opposite margins of the same forwardly thereof, said first panel having plural laminations including a layer of asbestos material sccured in external covering relation to a large portion of the face area thereof, said opposite margins of said first panel being substantially spaced from one another rearwardly of said second panel to provide an open throat of substantial Width adjacent the rear extremity of said said first panel, and a flexible Wrist band of substantial width secured along its inner margin to the outer margin of the rear extremity of said first panel and extending continuously across the back thereof in loose outline to define the lower extremity of said throat.

4. A protective work glove comprising a forward hand receiving member formed in its entirety of flexible material and including a first palm and finger panel and a second knuckle panel bridging opposite margins of the same forwardly thereof, said first panel having plural laminations including a layer of asbestos material secured in external covering relation to a large portion of the face area thereof, said opposite margins of said first panel being substantially spaced from one another rearwardly of said second panel to provide an open. throat of substantial width adjacent the rear extremity of said first panel, a flexible wrist band of substantial width secured along its inner margin to the outer margin of the rear extremity of said first panel and extending continnously across the back thereof in loose outline to define the lower extremity of said throat, and a protective strap bridging opposite margins of said first panel immediately rearwardly of said second panel to define the upper extremity of said throat.

References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,216,877 Stewart Feb. 20, 1917 1,583,754 Rogers May 4, 1926 1,748,833 Dunne Feb. 25, 1930 2,323,136 Johanson June 29, 1943 2,645,778 Probert July 21, 1953 2,656,544 Langford Oct. 27, 1953 L but

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Referenced by
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US4302851 *May 27, 1980Dec 1, 1981Adair Robin WHigh temperature protective mitt
US4752973 *Jul 7, 1987Jun 28, 1988Wolfberg Larry BGlove
US5444874 *Feb 23, 1994Aug 29, 1995Samelian; John K.Easy access hand covering
US20120311766 *May 9, 2012Dec 13, 2012Theresa ClarkMittens wearable with the fingers and thumb either exposed or covered
Classifications
U.S. Classification2/158
International ClassificationA41D19/01, A41D19/015
Cooperative ClassificationA41D19/01, A41D19/01529
European ClassificationA41D19/015D, A41D19/01