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United States Patent Charles W. Main 3015 E. 5th St.;
Robert L. Austin, 1800 W. 10th St., both of Anderson. 1nd. 46011  App]. No. 44,291
 Filed June 8, 1970  Patented July 20. 1971  Inventors  DRAFTSMAN'S GLOVE 2 Claims, 2 Drawing Figs.
 References Cited UNITED STATES PATENTS 12/1935 Beemer 2,975,429 3/1961 Newman.
3.123.832 3/1964 Kubik 4 ABSTRACT: Disclosed is a draftsmans glove, useful to protect from soiling the paper or surface on which a d-raftsman, illustrator, artist or the like is working. The glove is formed as a tapered tube having a wrist band portion at its larger end and tapered, along one side margin, to its smaller end, a portion of the tapered side margin of the tube is open and the remaining portion, nearest the smaller end has a closed seam. This closed seam portion accommodates the little finger of the wearer and the remainder of the wearers hand extends through the open portion of the tapered side margin of the tube, whereby only the little finger and heel of the wearers hand is covered by the glove.
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INVENTORS [HA 2455 W MAI/V IPOBE/ZT 4057M! BY Una ml Bibi mmwm zm ATTORNEYS DRAFTSMAN-S GLOVE BACKGROUND or THE INVENTION Draftsmen, illustrators, artists and the like often encounter difficulty in keeping drafting paper, or other surfaces, free from soiling by the outer side margin of their little finger and hand as the drawing pencil or pen are moved repeatedly over the surface. Prior art types of gloves or mitts specialized for particular operations are exemplified in the disclosures of US. Pats. No. 1,247,183 and No. 3,146,463. These gloves or mitts are, however, generally unsatisfactory for use by draftsmen or the like because they cover, in addition to the heel of the hand, a substantial portion of, or all of, the palm and fingers in addition to the little finger. Covering more of the hand than is absolutely necessary to protect drawing or drafting paper causes the hand and fingers to perspire, dampening the glove and aggravating the problem of keeping the drafting paper unsoiled.
SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING FIG. 1 is a perspective view of a present invention.
FIG. 2 is a top plan view showing the glove on the hand of the wearer.
glove embodying the DESCRIPTION OF THE PREFERRED EMBODIMENT Referring to the drawings, the glove of the present invention comprises a tapered tube, indicated generally at 10, the tube being preferably formed of a somewhat elastic, flexible material, such as woven fabric or plastic film. The tube has a relatively narrow cylindrical band portion 11 at its larger end and this band portion merges with a tapering side margin, indicated generally at 12 which extends to the smaller end 13 of the tube. As will be evident from FIG. 1, a portion of the tapered side margin, indicated at 14, is open to an intermediate point 16 on the side margin. The remaining portion of the tapered side margin, indicated at 17 is sewn or otherwise fastened and closed and this closed portion 17 of the tapered side margin 12 has a length substantially equal to the phalange portion of the little finger of the gloved-wearers hand.
To place the glove on the hand of the wearer he inserts his hand into the larger end of the tube and draws the band portion 11 to a position encircling his wrist with the phalange portion of his little finger inserted in the sheath formed by the closed seam portion 17 of the tapered end of the tube. As will be evident from FIG. 2, when so placed on the hand, the fingers and palm of the hand are left exposed and only the little finger and heel of the hand are covered. The glove thus covers or sheaths that portion of the wearer's hand which slides over the drawing surface as drafting or drawing operations are performed. Since substantially all of the palm and all of the fingers except the little finger are exposed, the tendency for the wearers hand to perspire, which occurs when conventional, palm-covering gloves are worn,, is minimized. It will be understood that while the glove described above is preferably formed of a single, unitary piece of flexible material, it could be formed of multiple pieces secured together and the wrist band portion 11, while herein shown and described as being a continuous band, could be a snap or buckle closing band.
We claim: l A glove for use by draftsmen or the like comprising a tapered tube formed of somewhat elastic flexible material, said tube having a relatively narrow cylindrical band portion at its larger end tapering along one side margin to the smaller end of the tube, said tube being open along its said tapered side margin from said band portion to a point intermediate the length of the tapered portion of the tube, and closed over the remaining length of said tapered margin, the closed portion of the tapered side margin of the tube having a length substantially equal to the phalange portion of the little finger of the wearer's hand, whereby with said band portion encircling the wearer's wrist and his little finger extending into the closed and tapered portion of the tube with the remainder of the wearer's hand extending through said open portion of the tapered side margin of the tube, only the little finger and heel portion of the wearers hand is covered while the remaining fingers and palm remain exposed.
2. A glove as claimed in claim 1 in which said tapered tube is formed from a single, unitary piece of said flexible material.