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Патент USA US3098664

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July 23, 1963
Filed Oct. 19, 1961
Lee ?, Leave”
United States Patent
Patented July 23, 1963
adjustably interconnected by a buckle 30‘ engaged with
one of a series of apertures 32. The other end of the body
20 is less in width and extends under the ?ngers 34 and
the wrist engaging portion thereof lde?nes a thumb receiv
Filed Oct. 19, 1961, Ser. No. 146,301
ing opening 36 and a ?nger strap ‘38 extends across the
1 Claim. (Cl. 273-54)
narrow portion of the body 20.
The present invention generally relates to a glove for
The narrow portion of the body 20 includes a mounting
bowlers having many variations having 1a projection re
plate 40 having a reversely curved edge 42 at the tip end
ceived in a special socket in the bowling ball.
thereof. The curved edge 42 receives a swivel book 44
The primary object of the present invention is to pro 10 to which is attached a short ?exible chain 46 having an
vide a glove for bowlers having a wrist encircling strap
end circular loop 48 connected to a projection or ?nger 50
and a main body portion extending along the ?ngers of a
of substantially cylindrical con?guration for reception in
person using the device together with a projecting member
the insert 18. The loop 48 is spaced inwardly from the
adapted to be inserted into a special socket in a bowling
outer end of the ?nger 50 and is pivotal in relation
Lee D. Larsen, 540 N. Main, Pocatello, Idaho
15 thereto.
A further object of the present invention is to provide
FIGURE 5 illustrates a modi?ed form of mounting
a glove device for use by a person when bowling having
means which includes a substantially U-shaped frame 52
many variations and enables a ball to be thrown with
conforming to the periphery of the body 20 and anchored
to the body 20 in any suitable manner. The bight portion
of the frame 52 has an o?set central portion 54 connected
to a ?exible link 56 for attaching the ?nger so to the
frame 52.
The forms of the glove illustrated in FIGURES 6—11
all employ the same basic structure with only the size,
only the thumb inserted into a socket in the bowling ball
with the device being constructed in many various forms.
Another object of the present invention is to provide a
bowler’s glove which is simple in construction, efficient in
use, long lasting and generally inexpensive to manufacture.
These together with other object and advantages which
will become subsequently {apparent reside in the details of 25 con?guration and orientation of the body varying. In
construction and operation as more fully hereinafter de
FIGURE 6, the body 26 is wider under the ?ngers and the
strap 58 bridges three or four ?ngers. Also, the wrist strap
scribed and claimed, reference being had to the accom
does not de?ne any separate thumb opening.
panying drawings forming a part hereof, wherein like
numerals refer to like parts throughout, and in which:
In FIGURE 7, a partition member 60 is attached to
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of the bowler’s glove
the body 20 and extends upwardly between the ?ngers
longitudinally for connection with the wrist strap. In
of the present invention;
FIGURE 2 is a detailed perspective view of the mount
FIGURE 8 a pair of separate loops 62 are attached to
ing plate and projection for insertion into the bowling
ball socket;
the body 20.
trating the manner of using the glove;
being provided at each side edge of the body 20. FIG
FIGURE 9‘ discloses a very narrow body 20 adapted
FIGURE 3 is a fragmental side elevational view illus 35 to extend between adjacent ?ngers with ?nger loops ‘64
FIGURE 4 is a detailed sectional View of the mounting
FIGURE 5 is a perspective view of a modi?ed mounting
FIGURE 6 is a perspective view of a modi?ed form of
FIGURE 7 is a perspective view of another form of
URE 10 shows a single ?nger loop 66 on the body 24)
while FIGURE 11 illustrates a double ?nger loop as.
The particular construction of the loop 48 prevents the
40 ?nger '01- pin 50 from rotating but still enables limited
swinging movement thus enabling the ?nger 50 to be pulled
out by exerting outward force on the glove. The body,
wrist strap and the components of the glove other than the
mounting means may be constructed of leather. The
FIGURE 8 is a perspective view of a two ?nger form 45 mounting plate may be removably disposed in a pocket
of glove;
70 under the body 2%) for replacement or change to other
arrangements. This device is especially useful for use by
FIGURE 9‘ is a perspective view of another form of
any person having stub ?ngers or anyone with missing
the invention;
?ngers or with any .type of hand trouble whereby the ?nger
FIGURE 10 is a perspective View of a single ?nger
form of glove; and
50 50 will simulate the action and function of an actual ?nger
when bowling.
FIGURE 11 is a perspective view of another form of
The foregoing is considered as illustrative only of the
principles of the invention. Further, since numerous
Referring now speci?cally to the drawings, numeral 10
modi?cations and changes will readily occur to those
generally designates a glove for use by bowlers when
throwing 1a bowling ball as shown in FIGURES 1-4. The 55 skilled in the art, it is not desired to limit the invention
to the exact construction and operation shown and de
bowling ball 12 has a socket 14 for the thumb l6 and an
scribed, and accordingly, all suitable modi?cations and
insert 18 is disposed in the surface of the bowling ball 12
equivalents may be resorted to, falling within the scope
by drilling a socket and inserting the cylindrical insert 18
of the invention as claimed.
The glove 10 include-s an elongated body 20 extending 60 What is claimed as new is as follows:
A glove for bowlers comprising, an elongated main
along the palm surface 22 of the hand 24. One end of the
body overlying the palm of the bowler’s hand and having a
body 20 includes a wrist strap 26 for encircling the wrist
28 of the bowler. The ends of the wrist strap 26 are
portion extending forwardly to terminate adjacent the
?nger tips, said body extending rearwardly to embrace
frame having a bight formed centrally thereof to receive
the wrist, strap means to secure the wrist embracing por-
one end of a swivel hook, said hook providing anchorage
tion of the body about the wrist in a circumferential
for said chain.
manner, means holding the main body against the palm
‘and ?ngers of the bowler, a cylindrical ?nger, said ?nger 5
References Cited in the ?le of this patent
adapted to releasably engage in a socket formed in a
bowling ball, means including a short ?exible chain con-
meeting said cylindrical ?nger to the forwardly terminating
HYatt ———————————————— —- I my 22’ 1913
portion of the body, and a U-shaped frame anchored to
the body and conforming to the periphery thereof, said 10
'Wlnard —————————————— —— Dec- 25’ 1945
Vance ——————————————— —— Aug- 15’ 1961
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