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Publication numberUS1104357 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 21, 1914
Filing dateOct 30, 1913
Priority dateOct 30, 1913
Publication numberUS 1104357 A, US 1104357A, US-A-1104357, US1104357 A, US1104357A
InventorsNels H Hassel
Original AssigneeNels H Hassel
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Foldable slipper.
US 1104357 A
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To all whom 'it may concern.:

Be it known that I, NELs II. HAssnL, a citizen of the United States, residing at the city of Chicago,` in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Foldable Slippers, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in foot wear, and while it is more especially i n tended for useY as slippers to'i'be worn on the fleet upon retiring, for the purpose of keeping the feet warm and comfortable without bindin or unnecessarily encuinbering them, thus a ordingf-acommodious and warm covering or protection therefor, yet it is applicable for use as foot wear, to be employedv as house slippers, or, when desired, as overshoes to protect the feet of automobilists or others whose feet may be exposed/to the cold, or inclement weather-; and it consists in certain peculiarities of the cnstructionnovel arrangement and operation of the A`various arts thereofas will be hereinafter more fully set forth and specically claimed.

'Ihe principal objep/tpfpvention is to provide a slipper or foot covering, which shall be simple and inexpensive in construction, flexible, warm, durable and sanitary, lthat is, so made that its parts may be separated and so disposed' that the inte-rior of the slipper or foot piece may be readily and thoroughly cleansed and the lining thereof in some instances combed or treated so as to revent it forming into lumps or strands which will be uncomfortable to the wearer.

A further object ofthe invention. is to v provide means whereby the slipper or foot piece may be constructed of a single piece of material with its partsso arranged with respect to one another that they may be folded into such form as to produce a slipper or foot covering of a durable, pliable and serviceable character,

Other objects and advantages of the invention will be disclosed in the subjoined description and explanation.

In order to enable others skilled in the art invention pertains to make and I will now proceed to describe use the same,

had to the accompanying it, reference bein Fi ure lis a side view of a slipper embodymg one form of the invention, showing it in position on the foot of the wearer; Fig. 2 is a bottom plan view of the blank or Specification of Letters Patent.

buttons 8,

skeleton froml which the slipper'is formed; Fig. 3 is a detached per slipper embodying a modi cation in the construction thereof, and Fig. 4 is a sectional l i ratentea .nay entera. application med capter ao, 1913. .serial Ng. matti.. y

ective view of a. l

view taken on line lr-e of Fig. 2, looking 1n the direction indicated by the arrows.

Iii-ke numerals of reference refer to like parts throughout the diderent views of the drawing.

As shown in Fig. 2 the'slipper or foot piece 'is made of asingle piece of material, which is designated as 'a whole by the reference numeral 5, which piece is .preferably made of lamb or sheep skin with the wool on one surface thereof, while the other surface of the piece may have been dressed or tanned in the ordinary or any preferred way. 'Ihe piece 5, consists of a main portion 6, having at each of its sides a flap or wing 7,-each of which is provided on itsrliten surface` near 'its freenedge"with al Aseries of to engage openings 9, formed in the tongue vor upper portion 10, of the slipper or foot piece, which upper portion eX- tends forwardly from the front portion of the part 6, which latter part forms the sole of the slipper or foot piece. Art its rear end the portion 6 is for-ined with a transversely extended piece Il, which, when benty into shape, forms the :heel portion of the slipper. 'Ihe portionll is provided near each of its ends with one or more buttons v12, to engage openings. I3, in the rear pfeaten of the flaps .or wings 7, when the latter are bent upwardly`\ from the vsole 6, lines 11i. l

In Fig. 2 which, as tom plan view of the blank or skeleton out of which the-slipper is formed, it is obvious thatthe wool 15, of the lamb or sheep 'skin will not be discernible, i

along the dotted before stated, is a botbut by reference to Fig. i it will be seen and understood that the inner surface of the parts of the slipper will be provided with the natural woo-l l5, of the skin, `ings9 and .13 of the tongue or upper'portwn 10 andA wings 7, respectively, may e eX- posed so that the buttons 8 and 12, respectively, can readily en age said openings,the wool or lining may e removed along the side edges of the tongue l0, as shown-in Fig. 4 for a sucient distance to allow said edges of the tongue to overlap and lie the edges ofthe deps or win s p 7, without interferenceby the wool or nin g $0 the and that in order that the 'open- Y closely `to i'io end that debutants e', may seems y engage- 'l the openings 910i the tongue. v.This saine" arrangement isemployed with rference to Athe openings13,'near the rear edges of the aps or wings 7, 'so that the buttons-12, on

out interference by the woo Ingliig. 3 I have illustrated a Inoditcation' piece, which consists informing 1t in identically the same manner as above described,

and as'shown in Figs. land 2 of the drawings,y with the exception. that -instead of emings 9 and 13 respectively, of the tongu ploying buttons 8 and 12 toengage the openface thereof, which, when the s embled,-wi1l be adjacent to-t e'foot, thus providing warmth and comfort, and-"when it l -1t desired to clean the inner portion of the shown Fi 3 is employed, by means of the lace 16 w ich-is extended through suit'-4 tion 10, and in the upper parts'of the 7 or sides of the slipper.

dy portion of the slipper may be made of any suitable iiexible material, and may iii the .construction of the slipper or foot -be l 10 provided with suitable lining on the surshoe or'slipper this willfbe rendered :n eas] matter by unfastening the@V alts 7, 10.and-1^l,55\

arts. are as- 50 20 and clearly seen that hymakin v 35 shpler. A er and flaps or win 7 respectively, I may use sov that they maybe opene out for the purlaces 16 and 17 or uniting saidwpartN posi Mogwai with Wool soap,

From the foregoing and by reference tc combed or otherwise cleansed. the drawings, it' will be readily understood t Having thus fully described my invention, the slipper 'what I claim and de sireto secure by Letters 60 or foot piece of a single piece o material as Patent, is shown in Fig. 2, the heel piece or portion 11 may be bent upwardly on the dotted line 18, 'so as to extend a't substantially alight angle 25 to the sole or body portionv 6,1 when the fia s its other end a longitudinally extended sin- 65 or wings 7, may be bent upwardly on t e le piece tongue and on each of .its sides a dotted ines 14, and havev thelr ends connect-4 gap disconnected at its front portion from l ed to the ends of the heel piece 11, by means said tonguegpiece, said transverse portion of the buttons 12, and openings 13, or,` Ywledaptdto befldedpvdly vand bent for- 30 the modified construction shown in Fig?, is wardly, said aps adapted to be folded up- 70 employed, by means 'of the-laces 17, extendwardly and bentinwardlyand said tongue ed through sultable openings in the ends of adapted to be folded upwardly andextended the-heel piece' and the rearl ends of therearwardly, and`meansto sec e the tongue 'aps or wm 7 g which form the sides ofthe to the-flaps 'and the trauma-3M rear ends of'theilans.

the'parts are .thus assem- .t

l1anLs H.v HASSEL.

- A slip er or fotiece consistir." vof a sole portion having integral thereiith at\'\ one of itsvends la transverse portion and at ble ,the ton e 10,.may be bent upwardly` enl the dotte line19, (see Fig. 2), and se? cur'ed tothe upper edges ofthe `iiaps or `'-llVitnesses: l A. 'wings- 7, bymeans of the buttons 8, and' i Cms. C.-T ILLMA"N, A. S. PmLnrs. V

4o openings Q, or, when the inodiiied form l A

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U.S. Classification36/11, 36/7.10R, D02/919
Cooperative ClassificationA43B3/14