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Publication numberUS1597934 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 31, 1926
Filing dateOct 10, 1922
Priority dateOct 10, 1922
Publication numberUS 1597934 A, US 1597934A, US-A-1597934, US1597934 A, US1597934A
InventorsStimpson Edwin B
Original AssigneeStimpson Edwin B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Stocking
US 1597934 A
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ATTORNEY Aug- 31 192e.

' E. B. sTlMPsoN STOCKING Filed Oct.

Patented Aug.- 3l, 1926*.

UNITED STATES EDWIN J3. STIMPSON, OF BROOKLYN, YORK.

STOCKING.

Application nled October 10, 1922. Serial No. 593,513.

This invention relates to stockings designed for use in bathing and upon sandy beaches. With stockings heretofore employed it has been found that sand enters the stocking and causes discomfort to the toes and sole of the foot of the wearer. One of the objects of my invention therefore is to provide a stocking with holes or perforations or apertures, located preferably in the foot portions in Isuch a way and of s uch size that sand which may nd its way into the interior of the stocking, may readily pass out through these openings; in other words, recognizing that it is perhaps 1mractical to prevent the entrance of sand into the stocking, I provide for its escape, and against the possibility of substantial accumulation. v

A further object of my invention is to provide a foot covering which will protect the foot from sharp stones or shells, while permitting free escape for particlesof sand.

Other objects and advantages will be 1n part obvious and in part specifically referred to in the specification.

lfn the accompanying drawings Figure 1 is a side view of` a foot provided with a covering embodying one form of my invention;

Figure 2 is a side view of a foot provided with a covering embodying a second form of my invention;

Figure 3 is a vertical section through the front portion of the foot covering shown in Figure 1, and illustrating one form of aperture through the sole thereof;

Figure 4 is a bottom view of a foot covering such as shown in Figure 1, but having a different form of aperture through the sole thereof;

Figure 5 is a view similar to Figure 4 but showing another method of forming the aperture. c

Referring to Figure 1 there is shown a stocking 10, which may be made of any suitable material. The stocking is formed of the usual Weave and material, with the exception of the toe portion 11 and the heel portion 12, which may be reinforced.

Preferably there is an inner solo 15 overlying thestocking sole, and an outer sole 16, to protect the tread portion of the stocklng and the foot. It is apparent that, unless escape apertures are provided, sand will collect on the insole in the bottom of the stocking. Ordinarily hard lumps would be formed due to the fact that there is no outlet for the sand. To overcome this objection, this invention provides a plurality of apertures or outlets 20, each extending completely through the bottom of the foot covering, so that the inside of the stocking is in communication with the outside. The aperture-s may be in the form of metallic eyelets 21 having their ends overturned to form flanges 22 which grip the inner and outer soles; or they may be in the form of stitched eyelets 25 similar to button-holes, as shown in Figure 5. Another form of aperture is illustrated in Figure 4 where they are shown as elongated slots instead of substantially circular openings. l The functioning of the openings is however the same in every case, i. e., to provide free egress for the sand within the stocking.

In Figure 2 there is illustrated a modified form of foot covering in the form of a stocking formed entirely of heavy threads woven in a coarse mesh, so that the sand has free egress in any part of the stocking. This stocking may, 1f desired, be provided with the insole, outer sole and apertures of the foot covering shown in Figure 1. The large mesh constitutes in e'ect a plurality of apertures, similar to apertures 20, and the threads are large enough and heavy enough so that the sole of the foot is substantially protected in walking.

rlhe above description illustrates the principles embodied in my invention, but-it will be understood that various changes and modifications may be made within the scope of the invention as defined by the annexed claims.

1. A stocking having a tread portion and an outer sole fixed to the tread portion, the stocking having a plurality of apertures extending through the tread portion and outer sole, said apertures permltting free egress of sand or other foreign matter. j

2. A stocking having a tread portion and an outer sole` xed thereto, and eyelets exextending through the tread portion and tending through the tread portion and outer the inner and outer soles to permit free sole to permit free egress of sand or other egress of sand or other foreign matter from l0 foreign matter from said stocking. the stocking. l 3. A stockinxhsving a tread portion and In testimony whereof I aix my signuan outer sole ed to the tread portion, an ture. A inner sole within the stocking, and eyelets EDWIN B. STIMPSON.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification36/3.00A, 2/239, 36/9.00R, D02/989
International ClassificationA41B11/00, A41B11/02
Cooperative ClassificationA41B11/007
European ClassificationA41B11/00S