US 849182 A
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I No. 849,182. PATENTED APR. 2, 1907.
- W. ADKINS.
APPLICATION FILED APR-17.1906.
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Wihwaaeo UNITED STATES WILLIS ADKINS, or WILLIS, TEXAS, ASSIGNOR or ONE-HALF T0 CARSON, or WILLIS, TEXAS.
PATENT OFFICE COTTON-PICKER.
To all whom it may concern.-
" Be it known that I, WILLIS ADKINS, a citi zen of the United States, residing at Willis, in the county of Montgomery and State of Texas, have invented new and useful Improvements in Cotton-Pickers, of which the following is a' specification. j 1 i This invention relates to cotton-pickers, the object of the invention being to provide a simple. and eflicient hand device for facilitating the picking of cotton and one which will be agreeable to the user, the device being-in the form of a skeleton glove, which is open at the front and back of the hand and which is therefore cool and sanitary in excessively hot weather. The several, parts of the device are also adjustable relatively to each other, so
I as to adapt the device asa whole to hands of different sizes. 0
With the above and other objects in 'view the invention consists in the novel construction, combination, and arrangement of parts, "ereinafter more fully described, illustrated, and claimed. I
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a plan view of the cotton-picking device shown applied to theleft hand looking toward the back of the hand. Fig. 2 is a detail plan view of a portion of the device, showing the adjustment of the several parts. Fig. 3 is aliletail view of one of the thiinbles or finger sta s.
The cotton-picking device contemplated in this invention comprises, essentially, a plurality of thimbles or finger-stalls 1, one of such. thimbles or stalls being provided for each of the fingers, and the thumb. Each thimble or stall is of cylindrical and slightly-tapering form, so as to fit neatly and snugly over the end of the finger and thumb, as the case may be, and may be made of metal or leather or any suitable material, but is preferably made of metal and prc /vided on that side which covers the inner portion of each finger or thumb with a laterally-projecting gripping-lip 2, the arrangement being such that when all of the finger-stalls are brought to- Esther in a group by the fingers the gripping- 'ps will obtain a firm and positive hold on the cotton without chafing or rubbing the finger tips, the latterbein thoroughly protected by the thimbles or stal s.. a
i I Specification of Letters Patent. AppIicationfiIedApI-il17,1906. Serial no. 312,149.
Patented April- 2, 1907,
' Each of. the thimbles 1 is stitched or othertremity of. a thimble-strap 4,-o'ne strap being used for each thimble. Thestraps 4 all ektend backward to a wriststra justably connected thereto by; means of. buckles 6, whereby the straps 4 inay be lengths of the fingers and thumb of, the operator. The Wrist-strap 5 is also provided with a buckle 7, whereby it maybe fastened 'with any desired degree of tightness around the wrist of the operator. The thimblestraps 4 are further connected at the proper distance apart by a tie-stra 8, which ex tends across the backs of all 0 the strapse, as shown in Fig. 1. A alm Stra also connected with a l of the tiiun as to embracethe main body of the-hand and dicated inFig. 1. It will thus be seen that the cotton-picking device is-easil. applied .to
dividual thimbles or finger-stalls are adjustdescribed.
In testimony whereof I aifix my signature inpresenceof two witnesses. I I
' S. A. CRAWFORD,
O. A. SMITH.
wise secured, as shown at 3, to the outer ex-*- lengthened or shortened to agree withthe or loop 9 is blefstraps, 4, being secured to the inner sides of said straps I and adapted to be slipped over the fingers so I the hand and secured thereon an that the inable relatively to the wristband, so that said straps and connected thereto, essentially as extend across the palm thereof, as clearly in-