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PATENTED Nov. 24, 1903.
GLOVE. APPLICATION FILED SEPT 17, 1903.
INVENTOR A 77'OHNE Y8 WITNESSES:
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NlTED STATns Patented November .24, 1903.
$PECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N 0. 745,088, dated November 24, 1908. Application filed September 17, 1903. Serial No. 173,559. (No model.)
T0 to whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, CURT WINKLER, a subject of the German Emperor, and a resident of the city of New York, borough of Manhattan, in the county and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Glove, of which the following is a full, clear, and exactdescription.
The invention relates to gloves having the fingers reinforced at the terminals; and its object is to provide a new and improved glove having the reinforcing portions or tips arranged to present a smooth surface to the wearers fingers, to prevent uncomfortable contact of the wearers fingers with projecting edges, seams, or doubled-up portions, at the same time avoiding undue thickening of the glove fingers, but giving the desired strength and a fine appearance.
Theinvention consists ofnovel features and parts and combinations of the same, as will be more fully described hereinafter and then pointed out in the claim.
A practical embodiment of the invention is represented in the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.
Figure 1 is a plan view of the glove turned inside out. Figs. 2, 3, 4, and 5 illustrate the successive steps for reinforcing a glove-finger, and Fig; 6 is a cross-section of a reinforced glove-finger.
The fingers of the glove consist, essentially, of front and back pieces A A and interposed wedges or fourchettes B, wherever required, and in order to provide each finger with a reinforcing-tip each front and back pieceAis provided at its end with an integral extension-flap C, as plainly shown in Fig. 2. The front and back pieces A A are fastened together with the fourchettes B, where required, by a row of stitches D, (see Fig. 3,) and then the extension-flaps C are folded back upon the corresponding front and back pieces A, as illustrated in Fig. 4, to cover up the rounded outer portions of the row of stitches D and to bring the said outer portions of the stitches between the pieces A and the extension-flap, as will be readily understood by reference to Figs. 4 and 6. Each extension-flap C is now fastened by a row of stitches E or other fastening mean's such as an adhesive substance, for instance- L0 the corresponding front or back piece A, independent, however, of the stitches D.
The finished glove is now reversed to bring the reinforcing-fiap C to the inside of the finger, as plainly shown in Fig. 6.
In cutting the blank for the forefinger the flaps C for the front and back pieces remain connected at the outer side, (see Fig. 1,.) and in a like manner the flaps O for the inserted thumb remain integrally connected at one side; but the extension-flaps are cut in at their junction with the pieces A, and their outer edges are preferably rounded off, so that when the extension-flaps are folded over onto the pieces A then they readily follow the round outer portion of the row of stitches D and snugly fit onto the surfaces of the pieces A to give a fine finish to the end of the glove-finger and prevent the formation of projecting edges for the ends of the wearers fingers to rub or abut against, thus avoiding all uncomfortable contact of the wearers'fingers with undesirable sharp projecting edges, scams, or doubled-up portions. v
It is expressly understood that the front and back pieces and their fourchettes,where required, are united with each other previous to the turning back of the extension-flaps, so that an exceedingly fine appearance can be given to the glove-finger, both on the outside and on the inside, without the formation of undue projecting edges, especially at the terminals of the glove-fingers. It is further understood that the body portion F of the glove is of usual construction, made from a single piece of material, and the front and rear finger-pieces A A preferably extend integrally from the said single piece, While the thumb is made separate and fastened at the proper place tothe body portion F.
By the arrangement described the fingerpieces and their extensions are cut out to the proper shape when forming the blank, and hence no subsequent trimming whatever is necessary, and, furthermore, an exceedingly small amount of material is required and only in the direction of the length of the glove, so that all undue waste of material is prevented.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- A finger-tipped glove, the fingers whereof consist of front and back pieces connected with each other by a row of stitches, and extension-flaps integral with the front and rear pieces at the ends thereof and beyond the row of stitches, and folded back onto the said :0 pieces and over the row of stitches, to con-' ceal the same, and means for attaching the flaps to the said pieces independent of the rows of stitches, as set forth.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of :5
two subscribing witnesses.
CURT WINKLER. Witnesses:
THEo. G. HosTER, EVERARD BoLToN MARSHALL.