US 1724450 A
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Au 13, 192a J. "T. CALL HAN 524,459
SLIPPER AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME Filed April 11, 1928 Batent ed Aug i3, 19 29.
- ulrsn STATES PATENT oFFlcs.
' Jean '12. CALLAEAN, or MILFORD, llIIASSACHUSETTS, ASSIGNOR T0 ARCHER RUBBER COMPANY, 01 MILF ORD, MASSACHUSETTS, A CORPORATION .OF MASSACHUSETTS.
- SLIIPIBER AND Mn'rnon or MAKING SAME."
Application fi1ed April 11,
This invention relates to slippers, and more particularly to those made of flexible sheeting and especially adapted for travel, household, or beach use. I
The slipper of the present invention may be made of. flexible sheeting of the character comprising a, textile fabric surfaced with rubber, the fabric being on the inside and the rubber on the outside of the slipper. An upper and an outer sole are attached by stitching, apertures preferably belng formed through the toe portion, near the sole, to permit ventilation of the foot. An inner sole of similar sheeting is" provided, with its rubber-side attached to the fabric side of the outer sole as by rubber cement.
With these and other features in view, the
invention consists in the construction and arrangementof parts hereinafter described in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, wherein Figure 1 represents-a plan view of a slipper made in accordance with the present invention.
Figure 2 is a side view of the same.
Figure 3 is a fragmentary section on the line 3-3 of Figure 1.
- Figure 4 is a transverse section through the slipper on the line H of Figure 2, being partly broken away.
Fi re 5 is a sectional detail illustrating the method of attaching the upper and outer sole.
Referring to the drawings, 1 represents the upper of the slipper, the rubber side 1' being on the outside and the fabric side t being on the inside of the slipper. The upper is shown as one piece, which is stitched together at its back at 2, its upper marginal portion being folded over on the outsideat 3 and stitched in place' as shown best in "Figure 4:. The upper is stitched to an outer sole 4, as shown in Figures 3 and 4, no last being required. The stitching is done with the upper and sole wrong side out, as illustrated in Figure 5, the stitchedParts then being turned right side out, the raw edges 0 beyond the line of stitching being turned inwardly, as shown in dotted outline. The overlying, inwardly turned edges. e are preferably cemented together and cemented down to the sole. An' inner sole 5-is then provided with its rubber side oontacting with the fabric side of the outer sole, the
1928. Serial a... 269,051.
U sole 5 preferably being-of sufficient width to I cover the raw edgeportions of the upper andouter sole beyond the line of stitching and preferably being. cemented down in place by rubber cement. Inasmuch as fabric of the character described is insufliciently porous tb permit adequate ventilation of the foot, provision is made to obviate this difficulty. To this end, a plurality of apertures '6 are shown as formed through the toe portion 0f the upper, near the sole, these v apertures permitting access of air to the .foot and also serving as outlets for water Which may enter the slipper during bathing. The inner sole 5 is also preferably provided with apertures '8 arranged in transverse '70 zones, the inner sole at these zones preferably being unemented to the outer sole so that air entering the slipper through the aperture 6 may circulate under the inner.
sole through the apertures 8 to the sole of the foot.
A slipper such as described is of comparatively simple and inexpensive construction, and may be -manufactured from the 'comparatively large clippings that result from raincoat manufacture or from the seconds or short ends produced in the manufacture of sheeting. The fabric interior is comfortable to the foot, and the rubber exterior may be easily washed. Because it may be readily folded into a compact package, it is especially suitable for use by the travelling man. -The high fiexibility of the sheeting also permits the slipper to be turned inside out, so that when the fabric becomes wet it may be readily dried. Of course, the slipper may be made of other. material, if desired, and may be used for other purposes, e. g., asa house slipper. a Having thus described an embodiment of this invention, it 'is evident that various changes might be made therein without departing from the spirit or scope of invention as set forth in the appended claims.
What I claim is: 1. A slipper of .the character described, made entirely of flexible sheeting, comprising a fabric inside and a rubber outside, said slipper comprising an upperstitched to anouter sole and an inner sole with its rubber side cemented to the fabric sideof the outer sole, said slipper having ventilation apertures through its toeportion near the sole.
2. A slipper of the character described, made entirely of flexible sheeting, comprising a, fabric inside and a rubber outside, said slipper comprising an upper stitched to an outer sole with the raw edge portions beyond the line of stitching on the inside, and an inner sole with its rubber side cemented to the fabric side of the outer sole and covering said raw edge portion, said slipper having ventilation apertures through its toe portion near the sole and the inner sole being provided with apertures arranged in transverse zones, the inner sole at such zones being uncemented to the fabric of the outer sole.
3. A method of making slippers of flexible sheeting comprising a fabric inside and a rubber outside, which comprises stitching together the marginal portions of an upper and an outer sole with the fabric on the outside, turning thestitched parts right side out so that the raw edge portions beyond the line of stitching are turned inwardly, cementing down the raw edge portions to the sole, and then cementing to said outer sole the rubber side of an inner sole of similar material covering the inwardly turned edge portions.
In testimony whereof I have affixed my signature.
JOHN T. CALLAHAN.