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Publication numberUS666853 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 29, 1901
Filing dateSep 6, 1900
Priority dateSep 6, 1900
Publication numberUS 666853 A, US 666853A, US-A-666853, US666853 A, US666853A
InventorsDaniel F Morgan
Original AssigneeDaniel F Morgan
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 666853 A
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No. 666,853. Patented Jan. 29, l90l.



(Application filed ept. 6, 1900. (No Model.) 2 Sheets-Sheet I.

No. 666,853. Patanted Jan. 29, l90l.



(Application filed Sept. 6, 1900.) (No Mode 2 Sheets-Shoat 2.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 666,853, dated January 29, 1901. Application filed September 6 1900. Serial No. 29,156. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, DANIEL F. MORGAN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Mendon, in the county of St. Joseph and State of Michigan, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Gloves, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in gloves generally-such as gloves, mittens,and gaunt-lets which are made of leather or the skins of ani|nalsand it relates more particularly to that class of gloves used by workmen, such as engineers, firemen, brakemen, and other laborers; and it consists in certain peculiarities of the construction, novel arrangement, and operation of the parts thereof, as will be hereinafter more fully set forth and specifically claimed.

The principal object of my invention is to provide a strong and durable glove which shall haveaseamless palm, or, in other words, to furnish a glove in which the seams thereof will be so located as to be away from the palm and that portion of the thumb and fingers which come in contact with instruments or tools used by the wearer, thus avoiding the inconvenience and-discomfort which would occur if the palm and said portions of the thumb and fingers were provided with scams or welts, as is frequently the case in gloves now in general use.

Another object of my invention is to so construct the glove as to give it great strength at the juncture or point of divergence of the thumb-piece and piece or covering for the index-finger, for, as is well known, there is usually great strain at this point in forcing the glove on the hand by reason of striking the forks of the thumb and forefinger of each hand together, as is generally done by the wearer.

In Patent No. 567,749, issued to me for improvements in gloves on September 15, 1896, I have shown and claimed a construction designed or intended for the aforesaid objects; but in said patent and construction the back and palm of the glove were formed of one piece and the portion for the covering of the thumb was cut from the portion covering the back of the hand. This construction necessitated the insertion of a piece in the opening from which the thumb-covering was taken, which piece was necessarily sewed in position, thus to some extent spoiling the appearance of the glove and at the same time furnishing a seam or welt on the back of the hand, which was objectionable. In the construction set forth in the aforesai 1 patent the palm and back being made of n continuous piece it was necessary to make the entire glove or the main portion thereof of material of the same grade and qua'lity,which is unnecessary and involves uncalled for expense in material, for the reason that the wear and tear to which the glove is subjected is principally in the palm and front portion thereof, and consequently the said portions should be made of better and stronger material than the back or rear parts, on which there is but little wear.

As an experienced glove-maker I have ascertained that the leather, skins, or hides of animals from which the gloves are made grow lighter in weight and thinner from the back to the belly or flank part of the skin. Now when the full glove is cut in one piece, as in my aforesaid patent, and the thumb-covering cut out of the back, as is done in said patent, and as it is desirable to place the heavier or thicker portion of the skin in the palm, it is obvious that the thumb-covering must be cut out of the back portion, which makes it of the same weight and durability as the back part, whereas it is desirable that it should be of the same weight and durability of the palm, for it is the thumb-covering and palm that must bear the brunt of the wear and usage. By making the palm and back of the glove of two pieces, as in my present application, I am enabled to cut the palm and thumb-covering portion from the heavier portion of the skin or material and have said parts of the same weight and durability and can cut the part for the back of the glove out of the flank or thin portion of the skin or may use a cheaper and lighter material than for the palm. I am also enabled by the use of mypresent invention to work up all of the stock in such a manner as to have the palm and thumb and fourchettes of the same quality of material, thus avoiding waste and also dispensing with the insertion of the piece in the back of the glove, which is employed in my patent above referred to.

In order to enable others skilled in the art to which my invention pertains to make and use the same, I will now proceed to describe it, referring to the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure 1 is a view in elevation of the front or face of a glove embodying my invention. Fig. 2 is a similar view of the back of the glove. Fig. 3 is a plan view of the blank or pattern for the palm and thumb covering.

Fig. 4. is a similar view of the pattern for the back of the glove. Figs. 5 and 6 are views of the patterns of the fourchettes for the second and third fingers of the glove. Fig. 7 is a view in elevation of the front of a glove embodying a modification in my invention. Fig. 8 is a similar view of the back thereof. Fig. 9 is a view of the pattern or blank used for the palm and thumb covering in said modification, and Fig. 10 is a view of the blank or pattern for the back thereof.

Similar letters refer to like parts throughout the different views of the drawings.

A represents the pattern or blank for the palm and thumb covering, which may be made of any suitable size and material and is provided with portions a and a for the front part of the index and little finger, respectively, of the glove. At the juncture of the portions a and a are slits a for the reception of the inner ends of the fourchettes a and a, the former of which is located on the middle finger and the latter on the fourth, as shown in Fig. 1 of the drawings.- The thumb-covering portion B is integral with the part A, and the fiap 1) thereof is bent or folded on the dotted line b, so that the edge of said flap may be sewed to the edge b thus forming the seam b of the thumb-covering on the upper and outer portion thereof and away from the palm and inner or front part of the thumb. The piece or pattern 0 for the back of the glove is made of any suitable size and material and, as ordinarily, with finger coverings or portions 0, and is attached at its edges to the edges of the piece A by means of stitches or otherwise, so as to form seams d, d, and d on the rear or back portion of the glove, as is clearly shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings. The hand portion of the glove may be provided with wristlets D when desired. The portion 0' of the piece 0 is sewed to the edge 19 of the flap b and the portion a of the part a is bent or folded on the dotted line a and is sewed to the portion 0 of the piece 0, thus locating the seams which unite the thumb-covering and the covering for the index-finger on the back and upper portion of the glove and away from the palm.

In Figs. 7 to 10, inclusive, I have shown a slight modification in the construction of my glove,which consistsin forming the front piece A with a thumb-covering B,having flaps c and e, which flaps are folded on the dotted lines 6 and have their edges united together, as well as to the end of the main portion of the thumb-covering. In this construction it will be observed that the flap 6 does not extend as far up on the portion a as the flap Z) does in the other construction, (see Fig. 3,) thus allowing one of the fourchetted pieces to be cut from the material without so much loss. In the modification the back piece E is substantially of the form as that shown in Fig. 4 of the drawings, with the exception that it has a flap or port-ion e to meet and be sewed to the lower portions of the flaps e and 6, thus forming seams c at the hack of the thumb, as is clearly shown in Fig. 8 of the drawings. In other respects the modified construction is the same as that disclosed in Figs. 1 to G, inclusive, of the drawings.

From the foregoing it will be understood that by employing my construction I am enabled to furnish gloves in which there are no welts or seams in the palm or front to bruise the hands and that as all finger and closing seams are on the back and outside free access can be had to the same without turning the glove.

Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

A glove, comprisingafront portion having integral therewith parts for the entire th umbcovering and for the front portions of the index and little finger, said portion for the index-finger having a longitudinal flap adjacent to the thumb-covering, the said covering being of such shape that when its edges are united the seam thereof will be away from the front of the thumb, and a back piece, separate from the front portion, but attached thereto at its edges, and havinga flap or portion to be united to the lower portion of the thumb-covering so that the seam thereof will be at the back of the glove, substantially as described.




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Cooperative ClassificationA41D19/02