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Publication numberUS812921 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 20, 1906
Filing dateNov 15, 1904
Priority dateNov 15, 1904
Publication numberUS 812921 A, US 812921A, US-A-812921, US812921 A, US812921A
InventorsEarle Harry Decker
Original AssigneeGeorge J Stiteley, Earle Harry Decker
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Base-ball glove.
US 812921 A
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No. 812,921. PATENTBD FEB. 20, 1906.- E. H. DECKER.


2 SHBETSSHEBT 1. ,I J JL No. 812,921. PATENTED FEB. 20, 1906. E. H. DECKER.







7 Specification of Letters Patent,

Patented Feb. 20, 1906.

Application. filed November 15, 1904. Serial No. 232,902.

in Base-Ball Gloves, of which the following is a specification.

invention relates to certain newand.

' useful improvements in base-ball gloves, and

has more particular reference to that type known as catc'hers mitts. The primary object of my improvement is to provide a glove which is thumbless and, further, one in which the padding can be adjusted or regulated to suitthe user.

In constructing my improved glove .1 cmploy an inflatable cushion, and a further object of the present invention is to providev means whereby it is protected, and, further, to so construct the cushion that it will retain its given shape or contour when inflated.

Other objects and advantages will be set forth in the following description and those features of construction upon which I desire protection defined in the appended claims. In the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, andwherein like characters of reference indicate -like parts throughout the several views Figure I is a plan viewof the glove with the two sections thereof secured together Fig. 2 is a plan view 'of the glove with the sections thereof swung a art. Fig 3 is la longitudinal section of t 6 love. Fig. 4 is a transverse section thereof, and Fi 5 is a detail fra men- 'tary sectional views owing more clear y the qsition of the valve-stem and the protecting apitherefor.

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y improved glove comprises forward and rear sections A and B, and i will firstdescribe the construction of the'forward section. This comprises an'inflatable cushion 1, preferably of rubber, which is approximately elliptical in form and has its outer face or palm concaved to form a. pocket or hollow 2 for-"the reception of the ball. The back of the cushion or pad is convexed, whereby it fits the natu-- ral hollows of the hand. At points along the edges of this cushion. the material is increased in thickness, thereby forming recesses in the outer faces of the front and back walls of the cushion, and into these recesses I place felt or the like, as at 3. This material deadens the force of the ball and protects the vital portions of the cushion from injury. The thickened forward edge portion of the cushion 1 on'the back face thereof also forms a pocket,

as at 4, to protect the tips of the fin ers. The

outer face of this section A is provi ed with a covering5, of leather or other suitable material, which covering. terminates in an edge 6 on the back face of thesection.

The back or rear section B of the glove is of smaller dimensions than the section-A and is adapted to have its side and forward edges inserted beneath said flap 6, where they are secured by suitable means for instance, the well-known resilient head and socket fasten- "ers (see Fig. 3)the sockets, as at 7, being mounted in-the flap and the heads (indicated at 8) carried by the section. 13.] The section B is. formed of two thicknesses of material, forming inner and outer walls 9 and 9", the latter of which is cut away, 'as at 10, to permit of the insertion of the hand, and the former is secured, as by'stitching, thereby forming a hinged connection to the covering of the section A. Between the walls 9 and 9- the stalls 12 are provided for the reception of the fin ers.

It will be observed that the line of stitching (indicated at 1 1) occurs at the heel of the glove, thereby overcoming any interference with the catchingof the ball or having the latter inflict injury thereto.

The cushion 1 is provided with a valved inflation-tube 13, which normally projects through an opening 14 in the section B and has its outer end (see Fig. 5) arranged beneath a flap 1-5, formed integral with the flap 6. This flap is--held closed by a fastening means 16 of a construction similar to tlnose previously described.

In operation the back section is inserted into position (see Fig. 3) and the fasteners 7 and 8 snapped to ether. The cushion 1 is then inflated and the tube then bent as shown in Fig. 5 and the fia secured down as I heretofore stated. T e glove is now ready to be placed on the hand of the user, after which it is secured by flaps 17, secuped to the rear ends of the flap 6.

I have foundin practice that it is almost impossible to prevent the front wall of the cushion 1 from lifting or bulging when the cushion is inflated unless some meansis pro vided for bracing the same, and I therefore obviate this'obj ection by providing a core 18',

, ous that various 0 in from the spirit of the which is ipreierably molded to the front and back wal s l I ofthe cushion.

. The cover can be readily removed after the two sections. are separated -and the felt 3 re placed, if desired.

' I have hereln shown and describeda construction which is extremely imple and both f Patent deadening material rear faces za covering for said cushion and 1. A glove comprising an inflatable a0llSlion,;impaetdeadeni material arranged on, onetace-thereof, an a cover inclo'sing same.

2. In a glo ve,'a'pneiumatic;.cushion,impaet- :arranged'on its-{remand 1mpaet dejadening material, andvnseans whereby glove isseeured-in position. I 3; A .glove oomyris'mg two sections al ranged: 0116.011 the 'other a cover for one s'ec rmatic cushion arran ed in' tion, a flap thereby andoverlapping the other section, means whereby saidlastnamed section is secured to section, an air 'm e therefor projecting through. the other section, and. a flap normally covering the free end of said tube.

4. In a glove, an inflatable cushion formed with a recess, and a pad. arranged in said recess.

- .5. A. glove comprisin front and back hinged sections, finger-Sta ls tion, an inflatable cushion between said sections, and an inflatin tube therefor, said tubeextendingithroug a-pointintennediate two of said fingerestalls.

6. Ina glove, aninfiatable cushion having its peripheral edge and backfaces' of said cushion.

In testimony whereof I afiixmy signature in of two subscribing Witnesses.


Vli itnesses: v.

Ammanw A. C. Bmsrow.

the flap, .a pneuthe first-named said back section at on said back sec.-

of increased thickness, formed with a core connecting and spacing "the. front

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Cooperative ClassificationA63B71/143