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BALL PLAYERS GLOVE.
No. 368.724. Patented Aug. 23, 1887.
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5- It is intended to pass around the thumb.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
ElfiVlN bULlUKS, OF NICW' YORK, N. Y., ASSTGJOR T0 lVllS, llliAlil lhlilili & (10., OF SAME ILACUC.
' BALL-PLAYERS GLOVE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 368,724, dated August 23, 1887.
Serial No. 233.939. (No model.)
To all whmn it may concern.-
Be it known that LEnwiX LoUr; ,of New York, in the county and State of l ew York, have invented a certain new and useful Im- 5 provement in Hall-Players Gloves, of which the following is a specification.
The special object of this improvement is to produce a simple, cheap, and inexpensive glove or protector for the hands of ballplay- Is a front view of a glove embodying my iniprovement. Fig. 2 is a back view of the same.
Similar letters of reference designate corresponding parts in both figures.
A designates a piece ofleather or other suit 20 able material, which is shaped to approximately conform to the palm of the hand.
i designates a strap, preferably made of elastic material-such, for instance, cloth having india-rubbcr woven into it. This strap 2 extends from the back of the piece A, and is adapted to extend around the hand, so as to secure the piece A in place at the front of the palm of the hand. This strap Bisfastencd to the .piece of leather A by metallic fastenings As sh own,these t'asteniugs or rivets are of the kindknown as hollow rivets, being made in the form of eyelets, but they may be of other form.
C designates astrap, which may be of leather. Its
ends are secured to the piece A. It extends from the back ofthis piece A. At one end it is secured to the piece A by one of the fasteir ings or rivetsa. Attluother end it is secured by a rivet, I), to the piece A. The fastening or rivet b may be like the fasteniugs or rivets u.
l) designates a strip, which may be made of soft leather, and which is considerably longer than the piece A is wide. it is fastened at intervals to the piece A in such manner as to form loops between the points of connection thereto. Through these loops the lingers may be passed. The connection between the st rip l) and the piece is made by fasteuings or rivets 0. These fasteniugs or rivets may be like the fastenings or rivets (r and I).
By my improvement I am enabled to produce a glove for ball players which will be serviceable, cheap, and extremely durable, because the metallic t'astenings or rivets form a connection between the parts which may be easily and cheaply lllildt' and will preclude them from being easily separated.
\Vhatl claim as my iuveutiomaud desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
A ball-players glove comprising a piece of leather or other suitable material, A, adapted to cover the palm of the hand, alooped strap, as 1), secured at the ends and between the loops to the piece A by rivets. a strap, as ll, and a strap, as C, also seen red to the piece A by rivets, substantially as specified.
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