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Publication numberUS3262126 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 26, 1966
Filing dateApr 21, 1964
Priority dateApr 21, 1964
Publication numberUS 3262126 A, US 3262126A, US-A-3262126, US3262126 A, US3262126A
InventorsFranklin F Price
Original AssigneeFranklin F Price
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Archery glove
US 3262126 A
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F. F. PRICE ARCHERY GLOVE July 26, 1966 Filed April 2l, 1964 INVENTQR 'ank//n E Price A TTOR NE United States Patent O 3,262,126 ARCHERY GLOVE Franklin F. Price, 25303 29th Ave. S., Kent, Wash. Filed Apr. 21, 1964, Ser. No. 361,387 3 Claims. (Cl. 2-1S9) My invention relates to an archery glove which aids in providing for consistent accuracy in shooting.

More particularly, the invention relates to an archers glove constructed to provide for great repeated precision and accuracy and to prevent the forming of grooves in the finger tips extending parallel to the bow string when the bow string is retracted in the act of shooting the arrow. Another object is to distribute or transfer a great portion of the pulling force to the wrist thereby making use of the part of the hand stronger than the finger members. Another object is to secure the glove to the hand so that its subsequent same like functioning may be relied upon at all times. All of the above features contribute to repeated precision and accuracy in the use of the bow and arrow. Reliability and consistency in shooting the arrow is absolutely necessary, especially when hunting where the life of the operator may be at stake.

The above mentioned general objects of my invention together with others inherent in the same, are attained by the mechanism illustrated in the accompanying drawings, the same being preferred exemplary forms of the embodiment of my invention throughout which drawings like reference numerals indicate like parts:

FIGURE 1 is a plan view of the portion of the glove comprising the first section having the rubber and finger strip portions which portions are secured to the back of the finger tips of the glove or second section;

FIG. 2 is a plan View of the top of the glove in opened out position;

FIG. 3 is a rear view of the invention applied to the hand of an operator;

FIG. 4 is a side View in perspective applied to a hand which in turn is engaged with an arrow illustrating how the rubber or resilient section is placed under tension rearwardly by the strain of the bow string with the fingers engaging along side of the rear end portion or nock of the arrow;

FIG. 5 is a front view in perspective of the palm side of the finger tips and nock of the arrow showing the absence of grooves extending parallel to the bow strong; and

` FIG. 6 is a modified form omitting the glove section.

The improved glove comprises what may be called two sections: (a) first section 10 having the resilient or rubber part 11 and finger strip portions 12, 13 and 14; and (b) second section 16 comprising the yglove portion 16 with the finger tips 17, 18 and 19 secured by sewing to the rear side of the glove fingers 20, 21 and 22 which have slits 23 and 24 registering respectively with slits 25 and 26 of section 10. Slit 24 is of a large size to register with slit 26 to receive the nock 27 of the arrow 2-8. The rst section 10 has the wrist band 29 and the second section has the wrist band 30 to securely hold their respective sections to the wrist of the operator by engaging the heel 31 of the wrist. The finger tips 17, 18 and 19 have a reduced end portion 32 (IF'IG. 4) which extends back over the tip of the finger and so provides a firm smooth foundation [for the strips 12, 13 and 14 which lie on top of the end portions 32. On the rear or back side of the finger tips 17, 18 and 19 are secured the finger strips 12, 13 and 14.

`One end of the wrist strap 29 passes down over the back of the hand, under the heel 31 of the hand, and up on the back of the wrist (see FIG. 3). The remaining end passes down toward the heel 31 of the hand, up over ICC the back of the hand, and there it buckles to the other end.

lIn FIG. 6 a modified form of the invention is shown. Here the finger tips, preferably three in number, do not have the section 16. The finger t-ips 34, 35 and 36 are secured to the ends of strips 12, 13 and 14. Thus, the resilient member 11 operates to hold the finger tips 34, 35 and 36 securely in place in conjunction with the wrist band 29.

My problem in part is to eliminate the forming of grooving transversely of the finger tip, that is, the forming of grooves in the linger tips parallel to the bow string. There is great strain placed upon the fingers and the leather covering of them when the bow string is pulled back with the nock of the arrow. My invention transfers to the wrist a great deal of this strain and provides the elastic strip to cooperate in eliminating the said grooves. The tension of the bow string operate-s against the elastic strip 11 to maintain a smooth covering of the finger tips in providing a smooth release of the bow string 30. This cooperation is developed in both the forms of the invention, the one shown in FIGS. 1, 2, 3, and 4 and 5 and in the modified form shown in FIG. 6.

In app-lying the improved glove to the hand of the operator, the lingers of the operator (palm up) are slipped into the finger tips 17, 18 and 19 and the glove securing strap 30 is made fast relatively tight about the wrist. Then the section 10 with its strap 29 is made fast-being pulled relatively tightly about the wrist. The rubber section 11 is stretched so that the finger tips 17, 18 and 19, to which finger strips 12, 13 and 14 are secured, cause the fingers to become bent or crooked, as shown in FIG. 4.

When the nook 27 of the arrow is engaged with the bow string -33 (see FIG. 4) and tension is placed upon the fingers in drawing back the bow string 30, the strain on the bow string 30 pulls the leather strip of the section 10 and the resilient part 11 taut so that the portion of the finge-r tips 17, 18 and 19 over which the bow string 33 moves when the arrow is released are free of any transversely disposed grooves, that is grooves extending at parallel to the bow string 33. The absence of such grooves is fundamentally very important in the accurate release of the arrow in obtaining accuracy of shooting. The elastic strip 11 pulls or maintains the finger tips smooth so that the accuracy of the aim is unirnpaired.

The -drawing FIG. 4 shows how the strip 10 is pulled tight and smooth by the elastic strip 11 and is held taut against the tendency of the bow string pressure to form recurring, transverse grooves in the finger portions 17, 18 and 19 of the leather portion 10. The tension of the bow string 33 on the section 10 results in a force being applied to the bow string 33 in such a way that the force will actually aid the bow string in leaving the fingers. This force is in a direction which is inclined toward the left Ifor a right-handed archer, therefore, the bow string is given an added push from the fingers as it is released because of the tension of resilient mernber 11, This results in a faster and much easier release. Erratic and unnecessary movement of the fingers is easier to avoid. The wrist band 29 holds the glove and the section 1li in place so that the finger tips are always in the same place for repeated accuracy and precision in shooting. lntead of the pull on the borw string 33 being provided exclusively by the fingers, the force in large part is transferred to the wrist which is much stronger than the fingers so that a much steadier pull is affected, and trembling of the hand under the 30-45 pound pull is avoided. Clearly trembling of the hand would cause the arrow to leave the bow string 27 at varying angles with different shots and inaccuracy would -result in shooting. A small angle of variation at the bow string 27 increases with the distance to the target. The elastic tension of portion 11 is utilized to make the glove parts smooth and free of transverse grooves. This contributes to the ease of release of the bow string, a most important feature in accurate shooting of the arrow. Thus, the elastic section 11 is a very important part of the invention. The decreased pressure or tension on the fingers, due to the wrist securing bands 29 and/or 30 assuming a great portion of the strain greatly increases the deftness with which release of the bow string 33 is affected.

Thus, the elastic or resilient strip` 1v1 has two functions first to put tension on the strip 1f) in order to keep smooth the portions of strip l over the linger tips 17, 18 an-d 19; (Le. to eliminate transverse grooves in such tips), and second to 'function by aiding in the release of the bow string 33 and nock 27. In drawing 4 the portion 10 is shown making an angle at the bow string 33 and the portion of strip 10 is being pulled backward by rubber 111, and so this means the tension induced by rubber 11 is operating to make a straight line of the strip 12 and, therefore, to apply a force to the area of the nock 27 to force it into release position. Manifestly transverse grooves (in the finger tips), i.e., grooves parallel with the bow string 33, would interfere with the smooth release of the `bow string. The elastic or resilient strip 11 operates to keep the strip 12 smooth and free of such grooves.

All of the above features of my invention are subtly related and interdependent. Combined, they result in a close approach to the best release of the bow string 33. A precise and smooth release using conventional equipment is very difficult to master, yet the importance of correct releasing cannot be over-stressed if one is to achieve repeated accuracy. In order to achieve accuracy, the arrow has to leave the bow in exactly the same relative direction (relative to the line of sight for a particular distance) each and every time it is released. Any lateral motion of the bow string during release will be imparted to the arrow, and the direction of arrow flight will, in turn,

' be changed. IRemembering for target shooting ythe tension on the bow string runs from 30-45 pounds (.approximate average pounds) it will be seen how important it is to have the wrist assume a substantial portion of the strain. Any force on the string holding hand will cause the bow holding hand to react or move, that is, to tremble.

Any such inconsistent or non-uniform and erratic lateral motion, such as trembling, will change the relative direction of the arrows fiight every time it is shot, and the chances are that it will not strike the same place twice. Also, inaccuracy will result from any jerky motion of the -bow string during release, since this not only will cause the arrow to leave the bow at different -velocity and different angle, but will also cause the bow itself to move so that the sight is no longer centered on the target at the moment that the arrow leaves the string.

I claim:

1. An archery glove comprising a first section of a mounting means having three finger tips as follows: one each for the first, second and third fingers; a slit between each of said finger tips, the slit between the first and second fingers being wider than the others to receive the nock portion of the arrow; a first wrist band secured to said first section to supplement the finger tip holding said section upon the shooting hand of the operator; a second section comprising along one margin three finger strips with a slit therebetween registering with the slits of said first section; the end portion of each of said strips being secured to the back side of said finger tips; a resilient member secured to the wrist edge portion of said second section, said resilient member being in the rear of said lfinger tips of said fir-st section; and a second wrist band with a buckle secured to said second section and adapted to hold said second section under tension on the hand of the operator.

2. In an archery glove having a first and second section formed of a mounting material means, said first section having finger tips secured thereto, said finger tips being for the first, second and third fingers, said second section being foldable back toward the wrist portion of the operator and over the back of the finger tips of said first section; a resilient member secured to the wrist portion of said first section, a wrist band with a buckle secured to said first section thereby providing a double thickness of mounting material to form a smooth and grooveless foundation engagea-ble by the bow string for the free release of the string and arrow and for providing for -bracing the resilient member under tension, a second wrist band having a buckle secured to said second section.

3. In an archery glove comprising the construction as `defined in claim 2 and having three strips along one edge of said first section; finger tips for the first, second and third fingers mounted on said first section, a resilient member secured to said first section adapted to be folded under tension over said finger tips, said resilient member being secured to said first section and adapted to hold said first section under tension over the finger tips to hold said tips on the hand of the operator against any movement at the moment of shooting.

References Cited by the Examiner UNITED STATES PATENTS 5/1961 Layer 2-161 7/1963` Bruchas 2-159

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U.S. Classification2/159, D29/113
International ClassificationF41B5/16
Cooperative ClassificationF41B5/1473
European ClassificationF41B5/14F16