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PATENTED NOV. 8, 1904.
0. W. NOLL.
APPLICATION FILED MAR.18, 1904.
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OTTO WV. NOLL, OF SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 774,489, dated November 8, 1904..
Application filed March 18,1904. Serial No. 198,819. (NoniodeL) To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, OTTO W. NoLL, a citizen of the United States of America, and a resident of the city and county of San Francisco, in the State of California, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Gloves, of which the following is a specification, reference being had therein to the accompanying drawings.
My invention relates to improvements in reversible gloves, and being particularly adapted for use by drivers, gripmen, motormen, and other persons requiring a glove which is subjected to rough usage.
The object of the invention is to provide a glove which shall be reversible and seamless to the extent that no seam crosses the palm of the hand or is to be found at the base of the thumb inside the hand.
Other objects of the invention are to reduce the expense of manufacture of gloves of this class by reducing the number of blanks to be sewed or seams to be stitched and at the same time producing a glove which is practically the same and without seams either on the front or back with the thumb centrally located, thereby permitting it to be readily changed from one hand to the other. Furthermore, when the glove is in use no seam is exposed to wear by contact with abrading-surfaces, thus increasing the life of the glove and the comfort of the wearer.
The invention consists in the novel blank and features of construction which will be herein shown and described, and particularly pointed out in the claim.
1n the drawings, Figure 1 is a View of one side of the finished glove. Fig. 2 is a similar view of the other side. Fig. 3 is a development of the blank from which the glove is formed. Fig. 4 is a similar view of the-piece required to be added to the above blank to complete the middle finger. Fig. 5 is, a similar view of the part required to finish the annular or ring finger.
1 and 1 in the blank, Fig. 3, indicate the front or back portions of the finished glove. 2 2 are the sections forming the little finger. 3 'is a section forming a part of the annular finger. 4: is the section forming apart of the middle finger. 5 5 are the jointed sections forming the index-finger, and 6 6 are sections, one on each side, forming the thumb. 3 is a detached and separate blank forming the other section of the annular or ring finger, while 4 is the corresponding part of the middle finger. The blank is folded on the line A A, passing between the two sections 2 2 'of the little finger and substantially midway the thumb-sections 6 6, and the edges 7 7 of the blank are placed contiguous to each other and sewed together in forming the finished glove.
The seams and stitching O and F, as indicated in Figs. 1 and 2 of the drawirigsashow how the finished glove is sewed together and so arranged that the main seam does not run up the side of the index-finger from the thumb, but it passes across the base or root of' the index-finger in such a manner as to permit the hand to be freely opened or closed without feeling or being annoyed by the seam. The secondary or minor seams I I I between the fingers and one other cross-seam, J, at the base of the middle and annular fingers on the op- I posite side of the glove do not interfere with the opening or closing of the hand.
A most'important feature, as will be readily seen, is there is no seam on either side of the part corresponding to the palm of the glove, and the only seam is along the outside of the thumb along the edges or lines 7 7, which has the same location whether used on the right or left hand. By this arrangement of blank there is no seam to come in contact with the tool or other body gripped'by the hand, creating unnecessary friction and wearing out of the glove or interfering with the comfort of the wearer. 1
It will thus be seen that I have constructed a glove which has two or three seams less than other reversible gloves and at the same time more comfortable, durable, and cheaper.
The glove may be made of various mate rials-as, for example, sheepskin, buckskin, horsehide, &c. p
Having thus described my invention, what I claim, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
A reversible glove formed from a single blank having at each of its outer edges a sec- 10 between said thumb-sections, and two separate blanks forming the unfinished portions of the middle and annular or ring fingers, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I afiiX my signature in presence of two witnesses.
OTTO W. NOLL. [L. s.]
CYPRIEN LInoUsIN, A. H. STE. MARIE.