US 1284836 A
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C. E. WARNER.
GAITER AND PUTTEE.
APPLICATION FILED NOV. 30. 19:1.
Patented N v. 12 1918,.
MED STATE PATENT @FJEUIQE.
CHARLES E. WARNER, OE NASSAU COUNTY, YORK.
GAITER AND PUTTEE.
Application filel November 30, 1917.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that 1, CHARLES E. WARNER, a subject of the King of England, residing in county of Nassau, State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Gaiters and Puttees, of which the following is a specification.
The invention relates to gaiters, and particularly to puttees, preferably although not exclusively used by soldiers and sportsmen.
It is a principal object of the invention to provide a puttee which may be readily put on or taken ofi', and which may be produced at negligible cost. A further object of the invention embraces the provision of a puttee connected to a foot covering at one end and provided with securing means at the other end.
A further object includes the provision of a band at the end of a foot covering adapted to be rolled around the leg to serve as a covering therefor. It is also an object of the invention to provide a band at the upper end of a foot covering, such as a sock, preferably by forming it integral therewith, such as is efl'ected by knitting or weaving the band on the foot covering.
To the accomplishment of the foregoing and related ends the invention consists of the means hereinafter fully described and particularly pointed out in the appended claims; the annexed drawing, and the following description setting forth in detail certain arrangements embodying the invention, which, however, constitute but several of the various Ways in which the principle of the invention may be applied.
In said annexed drawing Figure l is a perspective view of a foot covering constructed in accordance with my invention,
Fig. 2 is a similar view with the puttee forming band in open condition,
Figs. 3 and 4 are respective views of the modification.
Referring to the drawing. 1 designates a foot covering, such as a sock, which may be knitted or woven and made of any suit- Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Nov. 12, 1918.
Serial No. 204,616.
able material. As shown, a narrow band 2 is connected at the upper end to the sock 1, or, if preferred, the band 2 may be formed lntegral therewith either by being knitted or interwoven therewith. At the free end of the band a string 3is attached in order to secure the band after having been rolled around the leg to cover the same. The band 2 preferably originates at the inner side of the sock 1, Figs. 1 and 2 illustrating a sock to be worn on the right foot.
In applying the garment, the covering 1 is arranged on the foot, whereupon the band 2 is wound around the leg in counter-clockwise direction, care being taken that the windings of the band overlap at adjacent edges in order to obtain a complete covering for the leg. In the case where the garment is used by soldiers or sportsmen, it is understood that the trouser leg is placed underneath the band and the latter rolled around. the trouser leg to provide a snug lit for the same with the leg. Subsequently the string 3, at the free end of the band 2, is made use of to prevent unraveling of the band, as will be apparent.
In the modification shown in Figs. 3 and 4, a plurality of bands 4 are provided, which are equipped with tie strings 5 at the free ends thereof. As is shown in Fig. 3, the bands are Wound around the leg in opposite directions, and, if desired, the bands may have different coloring so as to impart to the puttee a checkered appearance. The application of the novelly constructed garment is a varied one and may be worn by men and women wherever a garment of this character is of service.
The drawing illustrates the preferred ,embodiment of the invention, but it is understood that minor changes and alterations may be made without departing from the principle of the invention.
- I claim:
1. In combination with a sock. a puttce strip se ured to the upper end of the sock but below the upper edge thereof. said puttce strip being of a length and width sufficient to completely cover the calf of the wearer above said s0ck a number of times, edge of the sock and adapted to constitute and means for tymg said puttee strip at lts complete leg coverings, and means at the upper end at a relatively great distance from free end of said strips for tying the same in the upper end of the sock. position on the wearer at a relatively great 10 5 2. In combination With a sock, a plurality distance from the upper end of the sock.
of puttee strlps extending from the upper CHARLES E. WARNER.
Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each. by addressing the Commissioner of Patents,
Washington. D C.