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Publication numberUS2864091 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 16, 1958
Filing dateJun 5, 1957
Priority dateJun 5, 1957
Publication numberUS 2864091 A, US 2864091A, US-A-2864091, US2864091 A, US2864091A
InventorsHerbert Schneider
Original AssigneeMartins Ferry Glove Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Glove with wire mesh reinforcing
US 2864091 A
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. 16, 1958 H. SCHNEIDER GLovE WITH WIRE MESE REINEoRcING Filed June 5, 1957 TTRNEYS United States Patent F GLovE WITH WIRE MESH RErNroRcrNG Herbert Schneider, Carrollton, Ohio, assignor to Martins Ferry Glove Company, Uhriehsville, Ohio, a partnership of Ohio Application June 5, 1957, Serial No. 663,816

7 claims. (Cl. 2 161) The invention relates to gloves, pads and the like reinforced with wire mesh for protecting the hands of workers handling sheet steel, tinplate, metal stampings and other articles having sharp edges.

Workers handling such articles generally wear leather gloves reinforced upon the palm and the front of the iinger portions with metal staples. However, such gloves are not entirely satisfactory as they are very stiff and bulky, making the handling of articles difficult. Also, such leather gloves are easily cut and it frequently happens that a sharp edge of a metal sheet or the like will cut through the glove, between the staples, causing injury to the workers hand.

It is known that other attempts have been made to reinforce gloves for such use, as by attaching metal chains or rings at spaced points upon the front of the fingers and palm of a glove, but the same have not come into general use, as they do not afford suiiicient protection to the hands.

Therefore, the object of the present invention is the provision of a reinforced 4glove which overcomes the above objections and disadvantages.

Another object is to provide a glove formed of fabric or the like having the palm and fronts of the linger and thumb portions reinforced with wire mesh, whereby the glove is easily flexible while completely protecting the entire palm and front of the fingers and thumb.

A further object is to provide a reinforced glove which 1s of such light weight and liexibility that it may be worn as a liner inside, or outside, of a conventional leather or fabric glove.

A still further object is to provide a reinforced glove of the character referred to in which the wire mesh reinforcing may be of two-ply thickness on the fronts of .the thumb and finger portions and of four-ply or greater thickness over the palm of the glove.

Another object of the invention is to provide such a reinforced glove in which all of the seams are turned outward so as to avoid any inwardly projecting ends of the wire mesh which might injure the hand of the wearer.

A further object is to provide a wire mesh reinforced glove having an exterior coating of rubber or synthetic material to reinforce the seams and fabric and to bind the several plies of wire mesh and fabric together.

A still further object is to provide a glove of the character referred to having narrow strips of wire mesh upon the backs ofthe lingers and hand portion thereof.

The above objects together with others which will be apparent from the drawing and following description, or which may be later referred to, may be attained by constructing the wire mesh reinforced glove in the manner illustrated in the accompanying drawing and hereinafter described in detail.

In general terms the invention may be brieiiy described as comprising a work glove formed of any suitable iiexible material, preferably a soft pliable woven fabric, having a woven wire mesh covering the entire palm and thumb portion and the fronts of the linger por.I

Patented Dec. 16, 1958 ice tions. This wire mesh is preferably of two-ply thickness and may be of four-ply thickness upon the palm of the glove.

The wire mesh is attached to the fabric glove by stitching with out-turned seams at the side edges of the glove and around the fingers and thumb stall, and the bottom or wrist end of the glove is preferably turned back, so as not to present any sharp edges of the wire mesh to the inside of the glove where they might cause injury to the hand of the wearer.

Continuous lines of stitching, such as chain stitching, may be located vertically along the fronts of the lingers and palm, and upon both sides of the thumb stall, so as to connect the wire mesh to the fabric at intermediate points. l

For the purpose of binding the several plies of wire mesh together and to the fabric, a coating of rubber, or synthetic rubber or plastic material may be applied to the wire mesh reinforced glove. This coating will all tend to strengthen and reinforce the seams as well as the fabric beneath the wire mesh.

In cases where it may be desirable to protect portions of the back of the hand, relatively narrow strips of wire mesh may be attached to the backs of the linger portions and extended downward over the back of the glove. These narrow wire mesh strips may be attached to the fabric in the same manner as above described, and a coating of rubber or synthetic material may be applied thereto.

Having thus briefly described the invention, reference is now made to the accompanying drawing illustrating a preferred embodiment of the invention in which:

Fig. 1 is a front elevation of a glove reinforced with Wire mesh;

Fig. 2 is an enlarged, transverse sectional view through the glove, taken as on the line 2 2, Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is an enlarged, transverse sectional view through one finger of the glove, taken as on the line 3 3, Fig. 1;

Fig. 4 is an enlarged, fragmentary sectional view through the palm portion of the glove, taken as on the line 4 4, Fig. l;

Fig. 5 is an elevation of the back of a glove having relatively narrow strips of wire mesh attached to the backs of the iinger portions and extending down over the back of the hand portion of the glove; and

Fig. 6 is a front elevation of a protective pad embodying the invention.

Referring now more particularly to the embodiment of the invention illustrated, the improved glove may be formed of any suitable fabric material, preferably a pliable woven fabric material, as indicated at 10.

As in usual practice, the glove comprises front and back portions 11 and 12 respectively, each having linger portions 13 formed integrally thereon, the front and back portions of the glove being connected together at their edge portions by suitable stitching indicated at 14, extending around the lingers of the front and back portions. A thumb stall, as indicated at 1S, is attached to the front portion of the glove in usual and well known manner.

For the purpose of vprotecting the palm and the fronts of the inner sides of the lingers, as well as the thumb of the wearer, so as to permit the handling of sheet steel, tinpla'te, metal stampings and other articles having sharp edges or projections thereon, these parts of the glove are completely covered with a flexible woven wire mesh. This wire mesh is indicated at 16 in the drawing.

Woven wire mesh of the type used for this purpose may be obtained in tubular form of various diameters and indefinite length. In attaching `the wire mesh to the front of the fabric glove, a tubular section of the wire mesh is selected, of such diameter as when flattened will' provide a two-ply thickness of the wire mesh of sufficient width to cover the lfront of the glove.

This double thickness of wire mesh is cut out to conform to the shape of the front of the glove, -the fingers of course being formed integrally with the palm portion thereof. An opening is cut in the palm portion of the wire mesh as at 17 for insertion of the thumb stall 15, and the inner or front side of the thumb reinforcement is formed integrally with the wire mesh reinforcement for the palm of the glove, as indicated at 18.

If it is desired to provide an increased reinforcement for the palm of the hand, the lower end of the two-ply tubular wire mesh may be folded back upon itself as to the point 19, so as to cover the entire palm of the hand with a four-ply thickness of the wire mesh, while the two-ply thickness thereof extends upwardly upon the fronts of the finger portions of the glove.

The wire mesh is stitched to the side edges of the glove and around the marginal portions of the fingers along the stitching lines 14, all seams being turned outward as best shown in Figs. 2 and 3. This is for the purpose of preventing any sharp ends of the wire mesh from projecting inside of the glove where they might injure the hand of the wearer, as the needles which stitch the glove are likely to cut the mesh and leave inwardly projecting ends thereof.

The rear or outer side of 'the thumb stall 15 is also protected with wire mesh of two or more plies, as indicated at 20. For the purpose of securely attaching the wire mesh to the fabric throughout the glove, vertical rows of chain stitching or the like, as indicated at 21, may be located down the front of each finger and extended dpwnward across the palm to the wrist portion of the g ove.

In order to prevent any sharp ends of the wire mesh from injuring the wrist of the wearer, the lower end of the glove may be turned up as indicated at 22 and stitched as at 23.

In order to bind the several plies of wire mesh together and to the fabric of the glove, as well as to reinforce the same, a coating of rubber, synthetic rubber or suitable plastic material may be applied thereto.

If desired, protective wire mesh may also be attached to the back of a glove such as shown in Figs. 1 to 4. In Fig. is shown the back of a glove having such wire mesh reinforcing thereon. In order to provide a twoply thickness of wire mesh for this purpose, substantially small diameter tubes of the woven wire mesh may be used, having such a diameter that when attened they will be of substantially the width of a finger of the glove.

One such two-ply strip of wire mesh, as indicated at 25, is attached to the back portion of each finger 13 of the glove and extended down over the back of the glove to the wrist portion thereof, being attached thereto as by the stitching 26 at each side edge and around the upper end of each finger.

A line of chain stitching or the like, as indicated at 27, may be located centrally of each of the wire mesh reinforcing strips 25 to attach the central portion thereof to the fabric of the glove. Each of these reinforcing strips of wire mesh may be coated with rubber or syntheic rubber or plastic material for the purpose of binding the several plies of wire mesh together and to the fabric material 12 forming the back of the glove.

Protective pads may be provided with the wire mesh reinforcing for use in protecting the palm of the hand or the like. Such a pad is indicated generally at 28 in Fig. 6 and may be formed of any suitable flexible material such as fabric or the like, as indicated at 29.

Two or more plies of the woven wire mesh, as indicated at 30, may be attached to the front surface of the pad as by stitching 31 at each side edge. The upper and lower ends of the pad may be turned ovei` and stitched as indicated at 32 in order that no sharp edges of the wire mesh will project inwardly to injure the hand of the wearer.

Spaced lines of chain stitching or the like, as indicated at 33, may connect the wire mesh to thc fabric pad at intervals and the entire surface of the wire mesh may be coated with rubber, synthetic rubber or plastic material in order to bind the same together and to the fabric.

Reinforced gloves made in the manner illustrated and above described may be worn as inner liners for leather, fabric or other conventional gloves, or may be used as outer liners for rubber gloves or the like, or these wire mesh reinforced gloves may be worn alone.

From the above it will be seen that gloves constructed as herein disclosed provide flexibility in any direction, while at the same time providing a complete protection against cutting of the hand by sharp edges of metal or other objects.

In the foregoing description, certain terms have been used for brevity, clearness and understanding, but no unnecessary limitations are to be implied therefrom beyond the requirements of the prior art, because such words are used for descriptive purposes herein and are intended to 'be broadly construed.

Moreover, the embodiments of the improved construction illustrated and described herein are by way of example, and the scope of the present invention is not limited to the exact details of construction.

Having now described the invention or discovery, the construction, the operation, and use of preferred embodiments thereof, and the advantageous new and useful results obtained thereby; the new and useful construction, and reasonable mechanical equivalents thereof obvious to thoe skilled in the art, are set forth in the appended claims.

I claim:

1. A reinforced glove formed of pliable material having finger portions thereon and comprising a front portion and a back portion located together atwise and joined at their marginal edges, woven all metal wire mesh material located flatwise upon and entirely covering the front portion of the glove including the front portions of the finger portions and the palm portion thereof, stitching at the marginal edges of the front and back portions and the wire mesh material including the finger portions thereof forming out-turned seams at all of said marginal edges, and a coating of rubber-like material binding the wire mesh and the front portion of the pliable material together.

2. A reinforced glove formed of pliable material having finger portions thereon and comprising a front portion and a back portion located together fiatwise and joined at their marginal edges, woven all metal wire mesh material located flatwise upon and entirely covering the front portion of the glove including the front portions of the finger portions and the palm portion thereof, stitching at the marginal edges of the front and back portions and the wire mesh material including the finger portions thereof forming out-turned seams at all of said marginal edges, said wire mesh material being of two-ply thickness upon the finger portions and of four-ply thickness upon the palm portion of the glove.

3. A reinforced glove formed of pliable material having finger portions thereon and comprising a front portion and a back portion located together flatwise and joined at their marginal edges, woven all metal wire mesh material located fiatwise upon and entirely covering the front portion of the glove including the front portions of the finger portions and the palm portion thereof, stitching at the marginal edges of the front and back portions and the wire mesh material including the finger portions thereof forming out-turned seams at all of said marginal edges and spaced substantially parallel rows of stitching connecting the wire mesh material to the fronts of the finger portions and the palm of the glove- 4. A reinforced glove formed of pliable material having nger portions thereon and comprising a front portion and a back portion located together liatwise and joined at their marginal edges, woven all metal wire mesh material located atwise upon and entirely covering tbe front portion of the glove including the front portions of the finger portions and the palm portion thereof, stitching at the marginal edges of the front and 5. A reinforced glove comprising front and back members formed of pliable material, said front member comprising a palm portion and integral linger front portions, said back member comprising a hand back portion and integral linger back portions, said front and back members being located together liatwise, a plural layer woven, all metal wire mesh member comprising a palm portion and integral linger front portions, said woven wire mesh member being located liatwise upon said front member, and stitching spaced inwardly from the marginal edges of the front and back members and the woven wire mesh member, said stitching extending around the marginal edges of the linger portions of said front and back members and woven wire mesh member and forming out-turned seams at all of said marginal edges.

6. A reinforced glove comprising front and back members formed of pliable material, said front member cornprising a palm portion and integral linger front portions, said back member comprising a hand back portion and integral finger back portions, said front and back members being located together flatwise, a plural layer woven, all metal, wire mesh member comprising a palm portion and integral linger front portions, said Woven wire mesh member being located atwise upon said front member, and stitching spaced inwardly from the marginal edges of the front and back members and the woven wire mesh member, said stitching extending around the marginal edges of the linger portions of said front and back members and woven wire mesh member and forming out-turned seams at all of said marginal edges, and spaced substantially parallel rows of stitching located centrally through the linger portions and extending through the palm portions of the front member and the woven Wire mesh member.

7. A reinforced glove comprising front and back members formed of pliable material, said front member comprising a palm portion and integral linger front portions, said back member comprising a hand back portion and integral linger back portions, said front and back members being located together liatwise, a plural layer woven, all metal, wire mesh member comprising a palm portion and integral linger front portions, said woven wire mesh member being located flatwise upon said front member, and stitching spaced inwardly from the marginal edges of the front and back members and the woven Wire mesh member, said stitching extending around the marginal edges of the finger portions of said front and back members and woven wire mesh member and forming out-turned seams at all of said marginal edges, there being an opening in the palm portion of the front member, a thumb stall formed of pliable material having a woven all metal wire mesh covering thereon located in said opening, the edges of the front member surrounding said opening being out-turned, and stitching connecting said out-turned edges to the marginal edges of the thumb stall forming an out-turned seam around the thumb stall.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/2.5, D29/117.1, 2/161.6, 2/167
International ClassificationA41D19/015
Cooperative ClassificationA41D19/01505
European ClassificationA41D19/015B