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Oct. 30, 1934. A. A. WILEY 1,979,130
RUBBER GLOVE Filed Aug. 24, 1952 Patented a. 30, 1934 UNITED STATES,
PATENT OFFICE 1 Claim.
This invention relates to hand protective devices and more particularly to a protecting means for use in the preparation and cleaning of vegetables and for the removal of threaded closures from containers, or the like.
An object of this invention is to provide a protective means which may be mounted on a hand to engage the palm of the hand so as to protect the hand during the preparation of vegetables, and at the same time to provide means whereby the vegetables can be cleaned without the necessity of paring, or the like.
Another object of this invention is to provide a pad which can be readily mounted on the palm of the hand and which is so formed as to provide means to facilitate the gripping of a threaded closure so that the closure can be readily removed from the container.
A further object of this invention is to provide a hand protective means in a form of a glove,
which is provided with means to facilitate the cleaning of vegetables and at the same time eliminate the splashing or throwing of water during the cleaning of the vegetables.
The above and various other objects and advantages of this invention will in part be described in and in part be understood from the following detailed description of the present preferred embodiment, the same being illustrated in the accompanying drawing wherein:
Figure 1 is a detail front elevation of a protective pad constructed according to the preferred embodiment of this invention.
Figure 2 is a sectional view taken substantially 5 on the line 2-2 of Figure 1.
Figure 3 is a front elevation of another form of pad or glove construction, and
Figure 4 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on the line 44 of Figure 3.
Referring to the drawing wherein like numerals of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, the numeral 10 designates generally the back or body of a glove or hand protective means, which is provided with the usual fingers 11 and thumb 13.
The glove 10 is also provided with a wrist band 12 and if desired a strap 14 may be secured to the wrist band 12 so that the band 12 may be tightened about the wrist to prevent, the entrance of water or other liquids.
I The palm 15 of the glove 10 is preferably constructed in restricted form so that it is smaller than the palm of the hand on which the glove is to be mounted, so that when the glove is positloned on the hand, the palm 15 will be stretched.
A padding 16 having a configuration similar to the palm 15 is mounted on the outer surface of the palm 15 and is constructed of rubber, such as sponge rubber, or the like, and the pad 16 may be extended, as at 17, over the front faces of the fingers 11 and also over the thumb 13.
This padding 16 provides means whereby articles such as threaded closures or the like, may be firmly grasped in the hand so that the closures may be removed from the containers. Due to the concave outer face of the palm 15 and the pad 16, the pad will more readily conform to the configuration of the closure, than if the palm is made in straight form.
Furthermore, by providing a palm construction of sponge rubber or the like, there will be no splashing of water or the like in the cleaning of vegetables, as the water or other liquids will enter the sponge rubber, inasmuch as there are no free ends the water will not be splashed during the cleaning of the articles.
In Figure 3, there is disclosed a glove construction including a palm 15' which is provided with a plurality of transversely extending ribs 17' which are mounted on the palm 15'. The palm 15' may also be provided with a plurality of perforations 18, which may extend entirely through the palm 15, or if desired, may terminate outwardly of the inner surface thereof.
The little finger 19 is provided with the ribs 17 and the perforations 18 and in like manner, the thumb 13 is provided with the perforations 18 and the ribs 1'7. The intermediate fingers, however, are only provided with ribs 17. The outer ends of the fingers are provided with ribs 20 which extend longitudinally of the ends of the fingers and also radially of the curved ends of the fingers. These ribs 20 provide additional means whereby the vegetables may be readily cleaned by projecting the fingers into the small crevices or the like, and removing the undesired material.
In the use of the protective means herein disclosed, the pad 16, with the palm 15, may be inserted on the hand and if desired, the fingers 11 may be either cut off or left open at the ends. This construction, as shown in Figures 1 and 2, may be used in cleaning of certain vegetables, or the removal of closures, such as tops of fruit jars or the like and due to the cup-shaped palm, the
ad 16 will readily conform to the configuration of the closure and will, therefore, assist in the gripping of the article in the palm of the hand.
The glove construction, shown in Figures 3 and 4 may be used for the cleaning and preparation of vegetables and if desired, the apertures 18 may be extended entirely through the palm 15' or may terminate outwardly from the inner surface of the palm 15'.
The glove or covering 10 may be constructed of any suitable flexible material such as rubber, cloth, leather, rubberized cloth or the like. The use of the pad or cushion 16 provides a means whereby a powerful gripping action may be had without undue strain on the hand, and the cushion 16 also afiords a protection to the hand against heat. By making the cushion l6 relatively thick an exceedingly durable glove is provided which is not bulky and not heavy. The pad 16 can be used as an attachment to a conventional glove and can be secured to the palm or front of the glove by adhesive 21 or the like or can be vulcanized, sewed or otherwise attached to the glove.
It is, of course, understood that various changes and modifications may be made in the details of construction and design of the above specifically described embodiment of this invention without departing from the spirit thereof, such changes and modifications being restricted only by the scope of the following claim.
It is also believed to be understood that my glove which is intended for general uses may include a rubber palm or pad, such as sponge or plain rubber, constructed of any kind of material, such as rubber, leather, rubberized cloth, canvas and the like, such as farmers, laborers, linemen, trainmen, truck drivers and miners wear. And, when used for cleaning vegetables, a substantial saving is efi'ected over the old method of paring with a knife, or similar processes, and is a protection to certain food properties contained in the skins of vegetables, such as vitamin, and etc. The glove can be made in any size desired.
In combination, a glove and a cushioning means on the 'front side thereof, saidv cushioning means comprising a yieldable body, transversely extending serrations integral with the body, said body and said glove having openings therethrough between said serrations.
ALEXANDER A. WILEY.