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Publication numberUS1817623 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 4, 1931
Filing dateMar 25, 1929
Priority dateMar 25, 1929
Publication numberUS 1817623 A, US 1817623A, US-A-1817623, US1817623 A, US1817623A
InventorsHervey Paul S
Original AssigneeHervey Paul S
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Collapsible house moccasin
US 1817623 A
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Aug. 4, 1931. P. s. HERVEY C OLLAPSIBLE HOUSE MOCCASIN Filed March 25. 1929 Patented Aug. 4, 1931 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE OOLLAPSIBLE HOUSE MOCCASIII Application filed. March 25, 1929. Serial No. 349,854.

The principal object of this invention is to provide a sanitary house moccasin that is economical in manufacture, durable in use, and pleasing in appearance.

5 A further object of this invention is to provide a moccasin or house slipper that is light in weight and constructed from one piece of material.

A still further object of this invention is 10 to provide a moccasin that is capable of being folded into a flat condition when not in use.

These and other objects will be apparent to those skilled in the art.

1 My invention consists in the construction,

arrangement and combination of the Various parts of the device, whereby the ob; ects contemplated are attained as hereinafter more fully set forth, pointed out in my claims and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:

'Fig. 1 is a side view of my collapsible moccasin in an unfolded condition ready for use.

Fig. 2 is a top plan view of the invention ready for use and more fully illustrates its construction. I

Fig. 3 is a top plan view of my moccasin in a folded condition.

Fig. 4 is a top view of a blank with dotted lines to illustrate the places it is to be folded to make a sanitary house moccasin. The house slippers, or moccasins, now on the market and used in almost every home are not only costly but are very cumbersome when not in use. They also readily become soiled and unsanitary, but due to their original cost the discarding of them for this reason is undesirable. I have overcome these objections by providing a folded moccasin that is made and folded from a single sheet of material, such as paper or the like. My moccasins are so economical that they may be disposed of when soiled without cost consideration and a new pair put into service.

The base or bottom portion of my moc casin is designated by the numeral 1O, which is of greater width at its forward end than it is at its rear end, as shown in Figs. 3

and 4. Integrully formed on the forward end of the portion is a toe portion 11 of the same width as the bottom portion and designed to be bent back over and uponthat member. The length, however, of the member 11 is much less than the length of the member 10. Integrally formed on each side of the base portion, and extending the full length thereof, are the rectangular side members 12 and 13 respectively. Each of these side members are bent inwardly on the dotted lines 14 and 15 and onto the toe portion 11, to which they are secured by suitable means, such as glue. These side members are then folded on the lines where they are formed onto the base portion 10 to such an extent that their rear portions assume a vertical position.

The heel portion 16, integrally formed or. the rear end of the member 10, is then bent upwardly to a vertical position and the flaps 17 and 18, formed on each side of the heel portion, are bent around and onto the two side portions 12 and 13 respectively, as shown in Fig. 2, and secured to said portions by suitable means such as glue. The heel re-enforcement member 19, integrally formed on the upper end of the heel portion 16, is then bent downwardly onto the heel portion and into the moccasin where it is secured by a suitable means such as glue or the like. The flaps 20 and 21, formed on each side of this re-enforcement member, are then bent transversely of the re-enforcement member to engage the inner sides of the two side members 12 and 13 and secured thereto by suitable means such as glue.

From this construction it will readily be seen that my moccasin is made and folded from a single sheet of material.

The completed moccasin is then collapsed on the dotted lines 14, 15, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, and 27, of Fig. 4, to a position as shown in Fig. 3, to provide a completely fiat article when not in use. To bring the moccasin out of a folded condition for use, it is merely necessary tospull upwardly on the toe portion 11 and the moccasin will assume the lines of a slipper, as shown in Figs. 1 and 2. All that is necessary to cause the moccasin to assumea flat condition, when not in use,

is to push downwardly on its upwardly extending portions.

A moccasin, or house slipper, so constructed is especially durable and light, and being capable of folding, it occupies very httle space in the home when not in use. For travelling it cannot be excelled as it is folded flat and the room it occupies in the container in which it is carried is unnoticeable.

Some changes may be made in the construction and arrangement of my improved collapsible house moccasin without departing from the real spirit and purpose of my 1nvention and it is my intention to cover by my claims any modified forms of structure or use of equivalents which may be reasonably included within their scope.

I claim:

1. In a device of the class described, a base portion having a greater width at its forward end than it has at its rear end, a toe portion integrally formed on the forward end of said base portion and designed to be folded over upon said base portion, a side portion integrally formed on each side of said base portion designed to be folded over and upon said toe portion, means for securing said side portions to said toe portion, a heel portion integrally formed on the rear end of said base portion designed to be folded to a vertical position, a flap integrally formed on each side of said heel portion designed to be folded upon the outer surface of said two side portions, means for securing said flaps to said side portions, a re-enforcing portion integrally formed on the rear end of said heel portion and designed to be bent upon said heel portion, means for securing said re-enforcing portion to said heel portion, a flap integrally formed on each side of said re-enforcing portion designed to be bent'onto the inner surface of said side portions respectively, and mean for securing said last mentioned flaps to said side portions.

2. In a device of the class described, a base portion, a toe portion formed on the forward end of said base portion and designed to be folded above said base portion, a side portion formed on each side of said base portion designed to be folded over said base portion, means for securing said side portions to said toe portion, a heel portion formed on the rear end of said base portion designed to be folded to a vertical position, means for securing said heel portion to said side portions, and a re-enforcing portion integrally formed on the rear end of said heel portion and designed to be bent downwardly upon the heel portion.

3. In a device of the class described, a base portion, a toe portion formed on the forward end of said base portion and designed to be folded above said base portion, a side portion formed on each side of said portions to said toe portion, a heel portion 1 *formed on the rear end of said base portion designed to be folded to a vertical position, means for securing said heel portion to said side portions, a re-enforcing portlon integrally formed on the rear end of sald heel portion and designed to be bent upon said heel ortion, and means for securing said re-en orcing portion to said heel portion.

4. In a device of the class described, a base portion, a toe portion formed on the forward end of said base portion and designed to be folded above said base portion, a side portion formed on each side of said base portion designed to be folded over said base portion, means for securing said side portions to said toe portion, a heel portion formed on the rear end of said base portion designed to be folded to a vertical position, means for securing said heel portion to said side portions, a re-enforcing portion formed on the rear end of said heel portion and designed to be bent upon said heel portion, a flap integrally formed on each side of said re-enforcing portion designed to be bent adjacent the two side portions, respectively, and means for securing said last mentioned flaps to said side portions.

5. In a device of the class described, a base portion, a toe portion integrally formed on the forward end of said base portion and designed to be folded over upon the base portion, a side portion integrally formed on each side of said base portion designed to be folded over and upon said toe portion, a rectangular heel portion integrally formed on the rear end of said base portion designed to be folded to a vertical position, a flap integrally formed on each side of said heel portion designed to be folded upon the outer surface of said two side portions, means for securing said flaps to said side portions, a re-enforcing portion of the same dimension as said heel portion integrally formed on the rear end of said heel portion and designed to be bent upon said heel portion, means for securing said re-enforcing portion to said heel portion, a'flap integrally formed on each side of said re-en forcing portion designed to be bent onto the inner surface of said side portions, respec tivel and means for securing said last mentioned. flaps to said side portions.

6. In a device of the class'described, an elon ated rectangular base portion having its orward end of greater width than its rear end, a toe portion integrally formed on the forward end of said base portion having its sides in the same plane as the sides of I each side of said base portion each designed to be folded over and upon the said toe por-' tion and secured thereto by suitable means, a heel portion integrally formed on the "rear end of said base portion, and means for securing said heel portion to said side portions.

7. In a device of the class described, an elon ated rectangular base portion having its orward end of greatr width than its rear end, a toe portion integrally formed on the forward end of said base portion having its forward end of greater 'width than the width of its rear end and designed to be folded above said base portion, and rectangular side portions integrally formed on each side of said base portion each designed to be folded over and u on said toe portion secured theretoby suita le means,

8. In a device of the class described, an elongated rectangular base portion, a toe portion integrally formed on the torward end of said base portion having its forward end of reater w1dth than its rear end and designe to be folded back upon said base ortlon, rectan iar side portions integrally ormed on eac side of said base portion having their forward outer corners extend ing beyond the forward end of said base portion and designed to be foided over and upon said toe portion, and means for securing said side portions to said toe portion.

' 9. in a device of the class described, an elon a'ted rectangular base portion having its orward end of greater width'than its rear end, a toe portion formed on the forward end of said base portion havinf a width at the point where it is forrne to said base the same as the width of said base 40 portion at that point and its forward end of greater width than its rear end; said toe portion designed to be folded back upon said ase portion, a rectangular side rtion integrally formed on each side 0 said base portion designed to be folded over upon said toe portion on lines adjacent the marginal sides of said toe portion, means for securing said side portions to said too portion, a bee portion formed on the rear end of said base portion designed to be folded to a vertical position, and means for securing said hel portion to said side pprtions.

AUL S. HERVEY.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification36/9.00A, 36/11
International ClassificationA43B3/10
Cooperative ClassificationA43B3/106
European ClassificationA43B3/10D