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B. MOLLER HAND GUARD Dec. 18, 1934.
Filed June .5, 1955 Av R R AW 0 E Y T n N L N E M "m w wn m A S N m 5 Patented Dec. 18, 1934 HAND GUARD Berniece Muller, Piedmont, Calif.
Application June 5, 1933, Serial No. 674,270
The invention is for an improved hand guard, and more particularly for aguard to be secured to an infants wrist which will completely surround the hand and thereby prevent the infant from putting its thumb or any of its fingers into its mouth.
The primary object of the invention is to construct a device of the character indicated which will prevent an infant from putting its thumb or any of its fingers into its mouth, while at the same time not interfere with a free and untrammeled normal movement of the hand and fingers of the infant within the guard.
A further object being to so construct a guard that it will eliminate any danger of discomfort or injury to the infants hand such as chafing or cutting by rough or sharp edges coming in contact therewith.
A still further object of the invention is to so construct such a device that it will be absolutely effective, comfortable, simple and economical of manufacture, and readily adjusted to the hands of an infant.
The invention will be hereinafter fully set forth and particularly pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawing:
Figure 1 is a side elevation showing the guard attached to the wrist of an infant, the wrist and hand being shown in dotted lines.
Figure 2 is a central vertical section.
Figure 3 is a top plan view showing ventilating apertures therethrough and Figure 4 is a vertical sectional view of the bottom portion of the side wall of one of the guard members showing the protective binding stitched thereto. Figure 5 is an enlarged view of the cuff portion.
Like reference characters indicate like parts throughout the several figures of the drawing.
Reference character indicates the guard as a whole which comprises two preferably transparent longitudinally arcuate members made of transparent material such as celluloid. 11 and 12 indicate the respective arcuate members forming the guard which are slightly more than 180 of a circle and are nosed or rounded at their respective upper and lower corners as at 13, 14, 15 and 16, the side edges of one of the members overlapping the side edges of the other of the members, as clearly shown in Figure 1.
From the foregoing it will be readily appreciated that any outward pressure exerted on the members 11 and 12 by movement of the infants hand within the guard will cause the members 11 and 12 to swing outwardly from the bottom,
the soft cover 17 functioning as a hinge which permits limited pivotal movement of the sections thereby affording free and normal use of the hand within the guard, while at the same time eifectively preventing the insertion by the infant of any part of its hand in its mouth.
Cover 1'7, which is preferably made of a soft material such as yarn, is provided with a central opening 18 for the insertion therethrough of an infants hand and wrist. The cover 17 is provided with ventilating apertures 19 which may be surrounded by metallic eyelets 20 to prevent the closing of the apertures and thereby assuring an absolutely free circulation of .air through the guard to avoid perspiration of the infants hand. The cover 17 is preferably made of a single piece of material, though not necessarily so and is folded back upon itself as at 21, forming a channel 22 in which is secured an elastic band 23 for holding the guard snugly about infants wrist as is clearly shown in Figure 1. It should also be noted that as the band 23 contracts about the babys wrist, pull exerted upon the cover or head 17 radially thereof will tend to hold the sections in the overlapped relation shown in Figure 1 and yieldably resist movement of the sections away from each other. The outer or free edges of cover 17 are secured to the top of the side Walls of the guard members 11 and 12 by stitching 24 or in any preferred manner.
The lower edges of guard members 11 and 12 are provided with a soft binding material 25 which may be stitched or otherwise secured thereto to prevent chafing or cutting the infants hands by the edges of these members.
What is claimed is:
1. A hand guard comprising a cylindrical body composed of a plurality of transversely arcuate sections having overlapping side edges and a yieldable cover for one end of said body formed with a hand opening and being attached to ends of said sections and mounting the sections for limited tilting movement relative to each other.
2. A hand guard comprising a cylindrical body composed of a plurality of transversely arcuate sections having their side edge portions disposed in overlapping relation to each other, and a yieldable cover for one end of said body provided with a hand opening and having marginal portions secured about ends of said sections, said cover mounting said sections for limited pivotal movement relative to each other.
3. A hand guard comprising a cylindrical body composed of a plurality of transversely arcuate sections having overlapping side edges, and a yieldable cover for one end of said body Vformed with a hand opening and being attached to ends of said sections and mounting the sections for limited pivotal movement relative to each other,
1 said cover being provided with ventilating openband secured to the cover around the opening to hold the cover snugly in place about a babys wrist, the yieldable cover permitting limited pivotal movement of said sections relative to each other from their rear ends.
5. A hand guard comprising a cylindrical body open at one end and formed of sections having overlapped side edge portions, a yieldable cover at the other end of said body formed of fabric and stitched about its margins to ends of said section, said cover being provided with an opening, a channel being formed in the cover around the opening, and an elastic member within the channel to draw the cover about a babys wrist and yieldably resist spreading of the sections.