US 1792048 A
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Feb. 10, 1931. c. T. SWENSON Q KNEE PROTECTOR Filed A rii 6. 1928 INVENTOR.
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Patented Feb. 10, 1931 UNITED. STATES PATENT OFFICE CARL T. SWENSON, OFIMILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, ASSIGNOR '10 MILWAUKEE SAIDDLER'Y COMPANY, OF MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, A. CORPORATION OF WISCONSIN KN E rno'rnc'ron.
Application filed April 6, 1928. Serial No. 267,884.
r The invention relates to clothing and more particularl to a knee protector.
The was ing and scrubbing of floors and i other work done in a kneeling position are arduous tasks. Floors are hard and sometimes rough and uneven and the weight of the body in scrubbing and some otherkinds of work is carried principally on the knees. The object of this invention is to provide a knee protector for use in work requiring a kneeling position that will lighten the burden of such work and which may be readily placed on or removed from the wearer will keep the wearers knees dry; will cushion the knees; and will withstand rough usage.
. The invention further consists in the several features hereinafter set forth and more particularly defined by claims at the conclusion hereof.
In the drawings, Fig. 1 is a side elevation view of a knee protector embodying the invention, shown applied to.the wearer;
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of said protector;
Fig. 2; I Fig. iis a section taken-on the line of Fig. 2;
Fig. 5 is a detail section, similar to Fig.
' 4, showing a certain modification.
, Referring to the drawings the knee protector includes a front facing piece 6 of heavy, flexible material, preferably waterproof material, such as a suitable leather or canvas,
and 7 a pad of cushioning material, such as felt, rubber or other suitable material, and preferably a pad of sponge rubber.
The pad 7 is secured to the facing 6-bystitching the same adjacent the edges of said pad 10 by rows of stitching 8, 9, 10 andll, the acing either being folded over at its side edges,
as shown in Figs. 2 and 4, or abinding strip 12 being stitched to the facing and ad to form a folded'over edge, as shown in ig. 5,
15 the end portions 13- of the folded-over por- Fig. 3 is a section taken on the line' 33 of r in the case of washing and the outer facing protects the cushion and provention is not to be limited to any particular tion also extending inwardly and held down against the pad by the stitching 9 and 11 to distribute the strain in an efficient manner and So that the fasteners hereinafter. described pull on this extended edge.
The top and bottom portions Hand 15 of the facing extend be 0nd the rubber pad and have rubber fabric ands or webbing 16 se- L cured thereto by stitching 17, these bands being secured while said webbing is under tension so that the facing will not interfere with the stretching of the bands while in use. This elastic material may be of any desired width and its ends are equipped with detachable, fasteners, one of which at each end, is adjustable; As shown, one end of the band has a shouldered stud 18 secured thereto and the other end has an eyed member 19 mounted in a loop whose length may be adjusted by adjusting a three-bar fitting 20 along the band. The stitching!) and 11 is preferably in a circular arc so that when the device is in use it will readily conform to the leg of the wearer. j
The device may be readily applied to the wearerby connecting the ends of the bands to ether above and below the knee, as shown in ig. 1, and the wearers knees thus rest on the sponge rubber cushion, out of the water scrubbing, and
vides a good mounting for the pad and the fastening means. vr
I desire it to be understood that this inform or arrangement of parts except insofar as such limitations are specified in the claims'.
What I claim as my invention is: 1. In a knee protector, the combination of a 'front'facing, a cushioning pad secured to said facing, said facing having top and bot.- tom portions extending beyond said pad, bands of elastic material having tensioned connection with the extended top and bottom portions of said front facing and detachable e0 fasteners for securing together the ends of each band.
2. In a knee protector, the combination of a front facing of flexible, waterproof material, a sponge rubber ad secured to the back of said faclng, said acing having to and bottom portions extending beyond sai pad, bands of elastic material having tensioned connection with the extended top and bottom portions of said facing, and detachable fasgeneils for securing together the ends of each In testimony whereof, I aifix my signature.
CARL T. SWENSON.