|Publication number||US1486630 A|
|Publication date||Mar 11, 1924|
|Filing date||Apr 2, 1923|
|Priority date||Apr 2, 1923|
|Publication number||US 1486630 A, US 1486630A, US-A-1486630, US1486630 A, US1486630A|
|Inventors||Burnett George T|
|Original Assignee||Burnett George T|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (12), Classifications (6)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
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' unease GEQRGE '1. BURNETT, F ZJEEG-LER, ILLINQKS.
BATHHUUSE SIEIQE Application filed April 2, 1923. Serial 1%. d fit'fi.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, GEORGE T. BURNETT, a-
citizen of the United States, residing at Zeigler, in the county of Franklin and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Bathhouse Shoes, of which the following is a specification.
In carrying out the present invention, it is my purpose to provide a highly improved form of shoe, especially adapted to be worn by bathers in bath houses, and the like, for efl'ectively preventing slipping of the bathers upon the bath house floors, and also as a means for preventing the feet from becomingwet or dirty.
A further purpose is the provision of such a shoe that is comparatively simple of construction, inexpensive of manufacture, and of such a nature as to be readily applied to or removed from the feet.
To the attainment of the foregoing, the invention consists in the improvement as hereinafter described and definitely claimed.
Figure 1 is a side elevation of my improved shoe attached to the foot.
' Figure 2 is a top plan view thereof, partly in cross section, the securing strap being fragmentarily shown.
Figure 3 is alongitudinal cross section of so the shoe with the securing strap removed,
Figure 4 is a transverse cross section upon the line 4-4 of Figure 1.
Referring to the drawing in detail, the 8B shoe 5 embodies a single length of wood or other material compatible with the purposes of the invention, which includes a sole portion 6, instep 7 and heel 8. V
Ihe top surface of the shoe is so cut as to to conform to the curvature of the bottom of a foot, it being noted that the bottom surface of the sole portion 6 is somewhat rounded in a longitudinal direction, as is also the heel portlon 8, for facilitating extending.
The bottom surface of the sole portion 6 is concaved as at 9, for providing surface contacting edges 10 at oppositesides thereof,
the purpose of this concavity being to eliminate the entire bottom surface of the shoe from engaging the wet floors of bath houses, for consequently preventing the splashing of the water upon the opposite foot.
Within opposite sides of the shoe, and at a point slightly forwardly of the instep portion 7 are staples 11, to which are secured the ends of strap members 12 and 13. The free end of the strap member 13 carries a desirable form of bucklela, while the free end of the strap member 12 is provided with a plurality of openings 15, for receiving the usual tongue of the buckle, whereby the shoe may be snugly retained upon the foot.
In View of the above description, 'it will at once be apparent that I have provided a highly improved form of shoe, specifically adapted to be worn by bathers and the like, and although I have herein shown and described the preferred embodiment of the present invention, it is nevertheless to be understoodthat minor changes may be made therein, without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
In a shoe of the class described, a single length of wood com rising a sole, instep and heel portion, said sole portion being concaved upon its bottom surface at the toe and ball portion and being rounded in a longitudinal direction, and means for retaining said shoe upon the foot of the wearer.
In testimony whereof I afix my signature. GEQRGE T. BURNETT.
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|U.S. Classification||36/11.5, 36/33|
|International Classification||A43B5/08, A43B5/00|