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Publication numberUS580283 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 6, 1897
Filing dateMar 19, 1896
Publication numberUS 580283 A, US 580283A, US-A-580283, US580283 A, US580283A
InventorsHarry A. Jenner
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 580283 A
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No. 580,283. Patented Apr. 6, 1897'.



SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 580,283, dated April 6, 1897. Application filed March 19, 1896. Serial No. 583,889. (No model.)

1'0 aZZ whom z'z'; may concern:

Be it known that I, HARRY A. J ENNER, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Johnstown, in the county of Fulton and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Gloves; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, which will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, which form a part of this specification.

In the manufacture of gloves it is the general custom to run the seam of the thumbpiece from the point of the quirk to the tip, so that when the glove is put 011 the hand the seam will start at a point about the center of the edge of the nail down the front of the thumb to the quirk. This construction is objectionable for the reason that the seam running down the front of the thumb interferes with the same and being joined to the quirk subjects the latter to strain, rendering splitting of the seam liable.

The object of my invention is to provide a glove which shall fit better and wear longer and also be more comfortable to the wearer than the ordinary constructions.

The invention consists in the novel construction of glove herein after fully described and claimed. 1

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a view of the glove-blank before being sewed. Fig. 2 is view of the thumb-piece before being sewed to the glove. Fig. 3 is a view of the quirk. Fig. 4 is a perspective view showing a portion of a glove with the thumb-piece secured thereto.

In the said drawings the reference-numeral 1 designates the glove-body, 2 the fingerpieces, and 3 the ordinary balloon opening for the thumb-piece, having a slit 4 to receive the quirk.

The numeral 5 designates the thumb-piece, consisting of a single piece of material, shaped asshown in Fig. 2, the numeral 6 designating the edges which are secured to the thumbopening, and 7 the edges which are to be sewed together to form the complete thumb.

The numeral 8 designates the quirk, which is kite-shaped and is secured to the slit of the thumb-opening and to the edges 6 of the thumb-piece.

The slit or gore 4 of the glove-body or hand portion is to receive the end 9 of the quirk, and the thumb-blank is formed with a gore or gusset 10 to receive the ends 12 of the quirk. The quirk is made separate from the hand and thumb portions and is secured thereto by stitching to the edges thereof.

When the thumb is completed and sewed to the thumb-body, the seam which joins the edges of the same together runs over the tip down along one side of the thumb instead of the front and will join the seam which secures itto the glove instead of joining the quirk-seam.

A glove constructed according to my invention will possess superior advantages with respect to fit and comfort, and the seam running from the tip down the side of the thumb not being joined to the quirk-seam will cause the strain to be more equally distributed and the glove thus be made to wear longer.

Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim is- As an improved article, a glove comprising the hand portion formed with an oval opening for the thumb-piece formed at one end with an intersecting triangular slit, of the thumb-piece consisting of a single piece of material formed at the tip with two semicircular portions and at the base with a long slit with curved sides, and said piece foldedover on itself and the meeting edges stitched together and the base stitched to the thumbopening, and the quirk comprising a piece of suitable material having two inclined sides and two opposite curved sides with a curved or rounded tongue, said quirk and thumbpiece being so stitched to the thumb-opening, that the seam of the thumb-piece will not illtersect with the quirk, substantially as described.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereunto affixed my signature in presence of two witnesses.




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US2545272 *Jul 31, 1947Mar 13, 1951Merry Hull & CompanyGlove
US4860385 *Aug 31, 1984Aug 29, 1989Israel ZideleReversible seamless glove
Cooperative ClassificationA41D19/02