Billiard glove Patent #: 4573220
AbstractA finger protector for hair stylist's fingers, specifically useful to protect the inner first finger joint of the index and of the second finger of one hand from being pierced and cut by scissors used by the other hand during the cutting and styling of hair. The protector is formed as a unitary device and in one embodiment is glove-like having a larger finger end, a narrow wrist band end and an intermediate narrow joining portion which joins the larger finger end to the wrist end. In this glove-like protector only the wrist and the lower joint of the first two fingers are protected. In a second embodiment, the narrow wrist portion and the narrow joining portion are omitted, so that the unitary two-finger protector is fitted over the bottom knuckle up to the first knuckle of the index and second finger. In both first and second embodiments the two tubular finger portions have downwardly beveled open front portions and thickened front wall portions with an interconnecting web defining an angle between about 25° to about 35°. The protective device may be made of rubber, plastic, leather or of paper impregnated with a rubber binder.