US 1580453 A
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April 13, 1926. Y 1,580,453
7 A. w. c. STENTIFORD TROUSER PROTECTOR Filed Jan. 30. 1924 v Ahfliazizfifl I mvEuToR "my 6% 111N535.- AT ORNEY V legs 'of the wearer.
Patented Apr. 13, 1926.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
ARCH IIBALD' WILLIAM CHARLES STENTIFOBD, OF NEW YORK, N.
Application filed January 30,1924. Serial No. 688,508.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ARCHIBALD W. C. STEN'rIrouo. a citizen of Great Britain, residing at New York city, in the county of New York and State of New York,'haveinvented new and useful Improvements in Trouser Protectors, of which the following is a specification.
-This invention relates to trouser protectors and has for its principal objectthe provision of a protector which is in the form of a leggin and which may tbe worn over the" trouser leg in inclement weather.
Another object of the invention is to provide a trouser protector which is made of a waterproof material and which may be slipped over the shoe of the wearer and cainvention resides in certain novel construetiog and combination and arrangement of parts, the essential features of which are hereinafter fully described, are particularly pointed out'in the appended claim, and are illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which I Figure 1 is a perspective view of my invention shown applied to the trouser leg of a wearer.
Figure 2 is a side elevation tion per se. I
Figure 3 is a sectional view on the lines 33 of Figure 2.
of my inven- Referring more particularly to the drawing} the reference numeral 10 designates my trouser-protector in its entiret it being understood that the same may e made my rights 7 and lefts to fit the respective Each protector is formed from a waterproof material such as rubber or the like and comprises a leg en-' circling portion 11 which is ofa shape .to
snugly receive the trouser legs of the wearer.
The protector is open atboth ends, the upper end being larger than the lower end for permitting the foot to be inserted when applying the protector to the. leg. The upper end of the protector 11 has its inner side wall cutaway as at 12 so as to. comfortably fit in the crotch and to permit the opposite or outer sidewall to extend upwardl for protecting the maximum amount 0 the trouser leg. An extension 13 is secured in any suitable manner to the upper side wall of the portion 11 and is provided with a plurality of slots 14 for permitting the belt of the wearer to, pass through. Any number of the slots may be provided so as to provide adjustment of the protector to legs of various lengths.
i The bottom edge of the portion 11 is out as at 15 to snugly fit over the shoe u per,
and secured to opposite side walls 0 the portion 11 and bridging the open lower end, is a strap 16 for engagement under the sole of a shoe. The outside wall of the portion 11 is slit as at 17 from the lower openmend,
and arranged on one adjacent edge of the slit, is a plurality of female members 18, for
co-action with respective male members 19 secured to the inside of an overlying flap 20.
The securing 'members in the 'present instance, are shown as snap fasteners but it is to" be understood any suitable fastening means might be employed for closing without in any way departing from the. spirit of the invention.
leg, the male and female members are disengaged and the foot inserted in thelarge end of the leg engaglng portion after which 4 p In applyingthe protector to thetrouser the same is pulled upward until the foot ex- 1 tends through the lower endto a positionso 16'underliesthe'arch of a shoe.
that a stra P members 18 and 19 are now The co-acti wearer is'inserted through the slots 14 of the engaged to c ose the slit and the belt of the extensiom "When the protector has been'ap plied, it will be seen that the entiretrouser cg is protected as well as the shoe upper whereby it is practically impossible for dampness to penetrate.
' The protector will be found'highly satisfactory for drivers of wagons-or persons who are subjected to ex osure during inclement weather. 'It will a so be seen that the-protector may be folded up when not in use so as to take up comparatively littleroom and? the same may be carried for'iinmediate use.
While I have described. what I deem to be the most desirable embodiment of my inventi n, it i e riou's th t y e tails 'may' be varied without in any way departing from the spirit of my invention, and I therefore do not limit myself to the exact details of construction herein set forth nor to anything less than the Whole of niy invention limited only by the appended claim.
What is' claimed as new is A trouser protector comprising a leg encircling portion of waterproof material open at both ends, the top of the outer side wall extending above the top of the inner side wall whereby the outer side wall is adapted to extend approximately to the hips of a wearer 'and'the inner side wall adapted to f terminate at the crotch, a strap having one end fixedly connected at the top of the outer inner side thereof for allowing the foot of a wearer to pass therethroughwhen donning the protector, male and female elements respectively carried by the meeting Walls of the slit for co-acting engagement for closing and sealing said slit, and a strap bridging the lower open end of said leg encircl ing portion forengagcment about the foot of a wearer. I
In testimony whereof I have affixed my signature. v
ARCHIBALD WILLIAM CHARLES \STENTIFORD.