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Jan. 28,1964 5. J. BEEBE GLOVE WITH ELASTIC BAND AT WRIST Filed 001;. 8, 1962 INVENTOR Sfuarf J. Beebe ATTORNEY United States Patent Texas Filed Oct. 8, 1962, Ser. No. 228,873 2 Claims. (Cl. 2-162) This invention is concerned with a glove construction and is particularly concerned with novel means for attaching an elastic band to the wrist portion of a glove to provide absolute safety and to provide a snap-back action of the wrist portion of the glove after putting the glove on.
Gloves have heretofore been provided with elastic wristbands for the purpose of providing a snug fill. of the wrist portion or gauntlet of the glove about the wrist, but none of the attachment means have been entirely satisfactory.
One of the objections no the use of elastic wristbands on gloves in the past has been the fact that the elastic bands are exposed and free of attachment of the glove body between the ends, and sides thereof so that they became engaged with outside objects, such as machinery, or if on the inner side of the glove would become engaged with the fingers of the wearer while putting the glove on. Furthermore the elastic band draws the sides together, leaving a loose, puckered back, which could be caught by gears, pulleys and other machinery.
In many instances the ends of the wristband have been sewed inside or outside mhe body of the glove, making an unsightly appearance and at the same time exposing the elastic band for contact with outside objects or with the fingers of the wearer.
Due to the safety hazards, above recited, gloves with elastic Wristbands have generally been condemned by safety engineers.
-In other instances the elastic wristband has been disposed on the inner side of the glove and it was necessary to place a lining in the glove in order to cover up and conceal the wristband and prevent the fingers from coming into contact therewith while the glove is being put on.
As a result of the foregoing objections to prior constructions, the use of elastic wristbands on gloves have been generally imsatisfaotory.
The present invention is intended to overcome the above recited defects, and provide a means of attachment of an elastic wristband to a glove in such a manner that the elastic band is held down and protected against engagement with outside objects, both on the inner side and the outer side of the glove, which provides a simple and inexpensive means of attachment to the glove body, and at the same time provides an attractive appearance.
Other and further objects of the invention will become apparent upon reading the detailed specification hereinafter following, and by referring to the drawing annexed hereto.
A suitable embodiment of the invention is shown in the attached drawings, wherein:
FIGURE I is a perspective view of the upper side of a glove with the improved elastic wristband attachment means incorporated therein;
FIGURE II is a top plan view of the glove with the improvement constituting the subject matter of this invention incorporated therein;
FIGURE III is a transverse, cross-sectional view taken on the line III-III of FIGURE II;
FIGURE IV is an enlarged cross-sectional view of the attachment of one end of the elastic band with one of the edge seams of the glove;
FIGURE V is an enlarged cross-sectional view of the attachment of the other end of the elastic band to the other edge seam of the glove; and
FIGURE V1 is a top plan view of the upper portion of the back piece of the glove before the elastic band is" laced through the slits therein and the back and palm pieces sewed together with the ends of the elastic band secured along the seams thereof.
Numeral references are employed to designate the various parts shown in the drawings, and like numerals indicate like parts throughout the various figures of the drawings.
The numeral 1 indicates the back piece of a glove and the numeral 2 indicates the palm piece of a glove which is secured together by means of seams 3 and 4 at each edge thereof.
A plurality of spaced, parallel slits 5 are formed through the upper portion of the body of the back piece 1, through which are laced an elastic band 6, the said elastic band being passed through alternate slits, thereby providing alternate inner loops 11 and outer loops 10 on opposite sides of the elastic band 6.
The elastic band is laced through the slits 5 prior to sewing the palm portion 2 and back portion 1 together.
One end 6a of the elastic band 6 is brought into alignment with an edge 1a of the back piece 1 and the edges 6a and 1a are enclosed in a binder edge 7, the binder being sewed about the edge of the glove gauntlet and the other end thereof being extended about the opposite edge 2a of the palm piece 2.
After being so assembled the seam 4 is sewed with stitching 8 to secure the edges 6a, 1a, 2a and binder 7 together.
The other end 6b of the elastic band is placed underneath the opposite edge 1b of the back piece 1 in alignment with the edge thereof, and the edge 2b of the palm piece 2 is brought into alignment with the edge slit 5 of the wrist portion of the back piece 1. The edges 2b and 1b are then sewed to the end 611 of the elastic band by means of the edge stitches 9 along the seam 3.
Preferably the elastic band is slightly shorter than the width of the back piece 1 in relaxed condition so that it is necessary to stretch the elastic band to permit it to be sewed along the seams 3 and 4. Thereby when the stitching is completed, a slight gathered effect is provided, as shown in FIGURE I, which enhances the ornamental appearance of the glove and also provides a snug fit about the wrist.
It will be observed that the unattached portions of the elastic band 6 are laced through the alternate slits 5, to provide loops 10 and 11 on the upper and lower surfaces thereof, to protect the hand against engagement with outside objects.
Further it will be observed that the ends of the elastic band are sewed along the edge seams of the glove so that the ends are not exposed, do not present an unsightly appearance, provide an efficient and inexpensive means of attachment, and at the same time provide an attractive appearance.
Having described my invention, I claim:
1. In a glove, a back piece; a palm piece; a plurality of spaced parallel slits provided through the wrist portion of the back piece; an elastic band extending through alternate slits, providing alternate loops on the inner and outer sides of the wrist portion; stitching along the opposite edges of the back and palm pieces securing same together, the ends of said elastic band being secured between the edges of the back and palm pieces by said stitching; the elastic band being slightly shorter than the width of the back piece so that when it is stretched to sew same at the ends, and contracts after being sewed, same provides a gathered effect to the wrist of the back piece causing the alternate loops on the inner and outer sides of the wrist portion to pucker and extend outwardly of the inner and outer sides of the wrist portion to protect the elastic band from engagement with objects on the outer side of the glove, and from engagement by the fingers on the inner side of the glove while putting the glove on.
2. In a glove, a back piece; a palm piece; a plurality of spaced parallel slits provided through the wrist portion of the back piece; an elastic band extending through alternate slits, providing alternate loops on the inner and outer sides of the wrist portion; a binding tape about the inner ends of the wrist and palm portions; one end of the elastic band being aligned with an edge of the back portion, with the binding tape extendingabout the aligned edges, and said binding tape being extended about an edge of the palm portion, with the bound edges of the band and the back portion and the palm portion being sewed together by a stitching which also sews together the edges of the palm portion and the back portion; the other end of said elastic band being extended through the outermost slit in the wrist portion and being aligned with the other edge of the wrist portion, with the other edge of the palm portion overlapping the edge of the wrist portion; and stitching joining the said other edge portions of the back and palm portions and the end of the elastic band; the said elastic band being slightly shorter than the width of the back piece so that it is stretched to sew same at the ends and contracts after being sewed to provide a gathered efiect to the wrist of the glove to cause the loops on the inner and outer sides of the wrist portion to pucker to thereby protect the elastic band from engagement by exterior objects and by the fingers on the inner sides of the glove.
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