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Publication numberUS1332472 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 2, 1920
Filing dateJul 27, 1918
Priority dateJul 27, 1918
Publication numberUS 1332472 A, US 1332472A, US-A-1332472, US1332472 A, US1332472A
InventorsHenry Shibley George
Original AssigneeAlice Patterson Shibley Dr
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Puttee
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G. H. SHIBLEY.

PUTTEE.

APPLICATION FILED JULY 27,1918.

Patented Mar. 2, i920.

vwewfoz tion of the puttee which constitutes the last.

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

GEORGE HENRY SHIBLEY, OF WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, ASSIGNOR TO DR. ALICE PATTERSON-SHIBLEY. OF VL ASI-IINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

PUTTEE.

Application filed July 27, 1918.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known-that I, GEORGE HENRY SHIB- LEY, a citizen of the United States, residingat Washington, District of Columbia, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Puttees, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to the spiral puttee and the means for fastening it on to the leg at the top.

The general object is to improve the fastening at the upper end of the spiral puttee so that while holding the puttee securely in place on the leg it will not constrict the circulation.

More specifically, the object is to improve the variety of puttee which fastens on at the top by means of a flap which tucks in over the topmost round; and to provide an auxiliary fastening to more securely hold the puttee in place when the wearer is to walk through underbrush or a barbed wire entanglement.

For a more complete description of this invention I refer to the following description and claims, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings in which Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the inner face of the puttee at the top, including the two systems of fastenings.

Fig. 2 is a view of this upper part of the puttee in place on the leg.

F ig. 3 is a sectional view of the main fastening.

Referring to Fig. 1, 1 designates the upper portion of a spiral puttee which has at its extremity a securing flap, 2, that tucks in over the last round of the puttee when in place on the leg. On this flap is a shoulder, 3, formed bv the edge of a hem, 4. Along the longitudinal upper edge, 5, of that porround is sewed a strip of heavy cloth, 6, the bottom edge being of double thickness thus forming a shoulder, 7, that interlocks with the shoulder 3 of the flap 2, when the puttee is in place on the leg, these shoulders being held interlocked by the inward tension of the last round of the cloth against the leg.

These interlocking shoulders constitute the fastening for ordinary service. When unusual service is to be undertaken, such as walking through underbrush or a barbed wire entanglement, an auxiliary fastening Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Mar. 2, 1920.

Serial No. 246,975.

is used, consisting of a pair of tie tapes, 8 and 9, attached to strain-distributing loops, 10. These two tapes are tied together to hold more securely in place the last round of the puttee when it is on the leg. Then this auxiliary fastening is not in use the tapes are tied to a keeper loop, 11, located between the strain loops.

At the elbow where the fiap joins the body of the puttee the edge is reinforced by a tape, 12.

These two sets of fastenings are vitally important for they are non-constrictive. That is, the tension on the leg is slight and is distributed over all of the top round of the cloth, which lies on the upper part of the bulging portion of the leg, the calf, which is cup shaped. These fastenings are used instead of the long tape now in general use which wraps several times around the leg in a narrow circle and tight enough to hold up the puttee.

From the foregoing description in connection with the accompanying drawing. the advantages of the construction and method of operation will be readily understood by those skilled in the art to which the inven tion appertains, and while I have described the principles of operation, together with the article which I now consider to be the best embodiment thereof, I desire to have it understood that the fastenings as shown are merely illustrative, and that such changes may be made when desired as fall within the scope of the appended claims.

I claim as my invention and desire to secure by Letters Patent:

1. A spiral puttee having at the top a tuck-in flap, a shoulder on the flap, and a shoulder on the body of the puttee, with which the flap shoulder interlocks.

2. A spiral puttee having at the top a tuck-in flap, a shoulderon the flap, and shoulder on the body of the puttee with which the flap-shoulder interlocks; and an auxiliary fastening means at the top consisting of a pair of tie-tapes attached to the inside upper round of the puttee for holding it together, and a keeper loo-p located between the attached ends of the tapes for holding the loose ends of the said tapes when not in use, they being tied together under the loop.

3. A spiral puttee having at the top a tuck-in flap, a shoulder on the flap, and

shoulder on the body of the uttee with which the flap-shoulder interloc (s; and an auxiliary fastening means at the top consisting of (1) a pair of tie-tapes attached to the inside upper round of the puttee for holding it together, these tapes being so attached as to distribute the tension thereof to the entire width of the puttee, which is cut to fit the upper part of the bulging part of the leg, the calf, and rest thereon, and (2) a keeper loop located between the attached ends of the tapes for holding the loose ends of the said tapes when not in use, they being tied together under the loop.

4:. A spiral puttee having at the top a tuck-in flap and an auxiliary fastening means at the said top consisting of (1) a pair of tie-tapes attached to the inside upper round of the puttee for holding it together, these tapes being so attached as to distribute the tension thereof to the entire width of the puttee, which is cut to fit the bulging part of the leg, the calf, and rest thereon, and (2) a keeper loop located between the attached ends of the tapes for holding the loose ends of the said tapes when not in use, they being tied together under the loop.

Signed at New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, this 25th day of July, 1918.

GEORGE HENRY SHIBLEY.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification36/2.00A
International ClassificationA41D17/00, A41D17/04
Cooperative ClassificationA41D17/04
European ClassificationA41D17/04