TODAY’S PATENT – POOL GLOVE
This invention “Pool glove” was invented by Donald H. Hartung and was assigned to CUE PRODUCTS Inc, was granted patent on 31st May, 1977 by the USPTO bearing patent grant number US4025962A to the patentee. The invention is directed to a glove to be worn by pool players having a plurality of stalls which sheath the first and second fingers and the thumb of the user’s hand to receive a pool cue when a shot is to be made. The third and fourth fingers are uncovered to provide for resting these latter fingers on the surface of the pool table to firmly support the first and second fingers through which the cue is passed. The glove is of flexible elastic material and extends slightly over the palm and back of the hand and is secured to the hand around the wrist area by a strap or the like.
Stalls being provided from clothlike, elastic, flexible material capable of absorbing perspiration produced by the wearer and which closely sheaths the thumb and said first and second fingers and provides for secure engagement of a pool cue disposed to extend between the first and second fingers and over the thumb but permitting ready slippage of the cue therethrough, additional material joining the stalls and extending over a portion of the back and the palm of the hand, means to secure the glove to the hand of the wearer, and with the uncovered portion of the hand and the third and fourth fingers providing a solid foundation for support of the hand when the third and fourth fingers and uncovered portion of the palm of the hand are placed in engagement with the cushion of a pool table preparatory to engaging a ball with a cue.