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Publication numberUS1189989 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 4, 1916
Filing dateApr 28, 1915
Priority dateApr 28, 1915
Publication numberUS 1189989 A, US 1189989A, US-A-1189989, US1189989 A, US1189989A
InventorsLawrence Roy Moore
Original AssigneeLawrence Roy Moore
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Attachment for overshoes.
US 1189989 A
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L. n. MooRE. ATTACHMENT FGR OVERSHOES. APPLICATION FILE-D APR-29. 1915- 1,189,989. Pateted July 4,1916.



Specification of Letters Patent.

. Patented uly 4, 1916.

Application led April 28, 1915. Serial No. 24,487.

To all 'whom z'tymay concern: J

Be it known that I, LAWRENCE ROY MooRE, a citizen of the United States, and a resldent of SanRafael, in the county of Marin and State of California, have invented a. new and Improved Attachment for Overshoes, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.

My invention relates to an attachment for an overshoe for use in pulling the overshoe onto a boot or shoe.

Objects of the invention are to provide an overshoe with a non-elastic pull-on loop so formed and located as to prevent the hands of the wearer from being soiled in pulling on the overshoe; to provide an overshoe with a pull-on loop so located and secured as to lie beneath the ordinary boot or shoe between the same and the overshoe, when the latter is in use, whereby the loop will be out of view; and to provide a pull-on loop that will be very effective in facilitating the pulling on of the overshoe.

The inventionwill be particularly explained in the specific description following.

Reference is had to the accompanying drawings forming part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views, and in which:

Figure l is a sectional plan view of an overshoe having my improved pull-on loop applied, parts of the overshoe being broken away; Fig. 2 is a side elevation partly in vertical section; Fig. 3 is a detail transversey vertical section on the line 3-3 Fig. 1; Fig. l is a sectional plan view showing amodilied construction; and Fig. 5 is a perspective view of the strip from which the improved pull-on loop is formed.

In carrying out my invention in practice, a non-elastic pull-on loop generally designated by the numeral 10 is disposed on the sole of the overshoe A forward of and adj acent to the shank B. The loop is made from a strip of tape as indicatedv in. Fig. 5, the strip being bent into U-form as shown in Figs. 1 and 4, presenting forwardly extending members 11. The members 11 are entered through transverse slits 12 in the inner sole a of the overshoe, and lie in deressions in the upper side of the sole A to 'e flush with the upper surface of the latter, as clearly shown in the cross-section Fig. 3. The ends 11 may be secured by any suitable adhesive material, or'otherwise. It will thus be seen that the bend 'of the loop lies at the shank B, the eneral direction' of the loop and its .arms 11 ein lengthwise of the sole and the bend being 'sposed in the direction of the heel of the overshoe.

To pull the overshoe on to a. boefJ or shoe the heel portion of the overshoe will be depressed and the toe of the boot or shoe en tered into the overshoe. The loop 10 ma be conveniently grasped without the hands of the wearer bemgsoiled, and an effective pull may be exerted rearwardly until the heel portion of the overshoe is in position to be drawn upward* into place. With the overshoe in position, the loop 10 will be beneath the boot or shoe, the bend of the loop being pressed down at the shank.

In the form shown in Fig. 4 the loop 10 is applied the same as previously described, the forwardly extending ends thereof being entered through the slits 12 in the inner sole of the overshoe. In this form, however, I

have shown a reinforce 13 which is slitted as at l28L coincidentally with the slits 12 inl the inner sole, and the ends 11 are passed through the said reinforce. Suitable adhesive material may be employed to hold the reinforce 13 in position. v

The foregoing construction affords a practical means for carrying my invention into eect, and I would state in conclusion that I do not limit myself strictly to the exact details herein illustrated, since, manifestly, the same can be considerably varied without departing from the spirit of the invention, as defined in the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what l I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:

1. The combination with an overshoe, of

a pull-on device therefor, comprising a nonelastic member having one portion securedto the overshoe bottom forward of its shank and another portion extending backwardly therefrom inside the. overshoe a distance suicient to-enable it to be grasped for pulling-on the overshoe and constructed and arranged to lie wholly within the overshoe while the latter is in use.

2. The combination with an overshoe, of an inelastic, non-extensible member secured longitudinally along the overshoe bottom, and having a rearwardly extending portion i free from the sole and forming a handheld Q ,ieense and pulling grip, and a, transverse reinforce for Sad member contiguous to the junction of the xed and loose portions thereof.

3. An overshoe having on the bottom 5 thereof at the interior, a. pulling-on attachment presenting a loop having side inemhers forwardly disposed and united to the material forming the outer sole of the overshoe, the said forwardly extending ends of 10 the loop lying beneath the inner sole o the overshoe and e, transverse reinforce strip beneath the inner sole through which strip said ends of the loop extend. ln testimony whereof l have signed my name to this specification in the presenee of 15 two subscribing Witnesses.


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U.S. Classification36/1, 36/56, 36/138
Cooperative ClassificationA43B3/0031