US 2001962 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
May 21, 1935. J. w. KANTROW 2,001,962
ORNAMENTAL MATERIAL AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME Filed June 30, 1934 Patented May 21, 1935 PATENT OFFICE ORNAMENTAL MATERIAL AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME Joseph W. Kantrow, Long Island City, N. Y.
Application June 30, 1934, Serial No. 733,339
The present invention relates to ornamentation and, more, particularly, to an ornamental material and the method of making the same.
An object of the invention is to provide an ornamental fabric particularly adapted for use in the manufacture of shoes and handbags, although not restricted to such use.
Another object is to provide a shoe having an upper comprising a novel ornamental fabric.
Another object of the invention is to provide a fabric having an integral lining.
A further object is to provide a novel ornamental fabric bya method which is simple and which also contributes to the ornamental appearance of the fabric.
These and other objects of the invention will be understood from the following description of the invention, reference being had to the accompanying drawing in which:
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a shoe in which the fabric is used;
Fig. 2 is a face view of a shoe-vamp piece with portions of the fabric removed;
Fig. 3 is a view similar to Fig. 2, showing a modification;
Fig. 4 is a section on the line 44 of Fig. 2.
In making the fabric of the present invention, there is utilized a foundation layer or backing l0 which is preferably of woven textile material such as cotton provided with a pile or nap surface H of felted cotton fibers constituting a thin and soft intermediate or padding layer in the finished material, as illustrated in Figs. 2, 3, and 4. The pile surface ll may be formed in the process of weaving the backing l0 or may be provided by adhesively securing a thin layer of felted fibers or cotton flock to the surface of a suitable woven material such as that commonly used in shoe linings.
As shown in Fig. 2, the ornamental or top surface of the fabric is constituted by sections of leather, such as shoe-upper leather, superposed on the backing It), said sections, as here shown, being in the form of diamond-shaped pieces'l2 and I3, which are preferably of contrasting colors, arranged in rows and with adjacent edges in abutting relation. These pieces of leather l2 and I3 are applied to the intermediate layer or napped surface ll of the backing Ill and are secured inposition by a suitable adhesive. After the leather pieces l2 and I3 are adhesively applied to the backing l0, they are secured to the latter by lines of stitching H which pass across the adjacent edge portions of said pieces. The stitching ll may be zig-zag stitching and of a color which contrasts with that of the leather pieces. As shown in Fig. 3, the'sections or pieces of leather constituting the ornamental surface of the fabric may be in the form of strips I21: and Ila arranged in rows, with their edges in abutting relation, and secured to the backing III by an adhesive and also by lines of stitching H, as in the fabric shown by Fig. 2. The strips IM and Ba have wavy or sinuous edges to enhance the ornamental effect and the lines of 10 stitching I4 conforming to the outlines of said edges are also sinuous or wavy. The strips Ru. and l3a are also preferably of contrasting colors. The lining or backing I0 is thus provided with an ornamental covering layer, as shown 15 in Figs. 2 and 3, coextensive therewith and said layers are secured together substantially throughout their contiguous surfaces.
As illustrated by Fig. 1, the vamp piece shown in Fig. 2 is utilized as the vamp l5 of the shoe 2 there shown. The vamp piece shown in Fig. 3 may likewise be used as the vamp portion of a shoe upper. It will be understood, however, that all or any portion of a shoe upper may be made of the ornamental fabric of the present inven- 5 tion. It will be understood also that the present fabric can be used for other purposes, as for example, ladies handbags, pocket books, or purses. This fabric is particularly adapted for use in shoe uppers as the backing or foundation layer 30 In obviates the necessity for the usual upper lining heretofore employed in the manufacture of shoes. Thus, in making a shoe in which the present fabric is utilized in the upper, all or a part of the upper constituted by this fabric can be 35 lasted in the shoe without a separate lining. This is of considerable importance, as it eliminates the expense of a separate lining, and prevents wrinkles or folds from forming on the irmer surface of the shoe.
While I have shown the present fabric in the form of vamp pieces for shoes, it will be understood that the fabric may be made in sheet or web form to be subsequently cut into the desired patterns for shoe uppers or other articles. For 45 certain purposes, however; it is desirable to initially cut the backing layer ill to the desired pattern, as shown in Figs. 2 and 3, for example, after which the individual ornamental pieces can be adhesively applied and stitched in position to provide a desired ornamental effect. In lieu of first cementing the individual ornamental sections to the backing preliminary to the stitching operation, which is the preferred method of making this ornamental fabric, said sections may be then secured to the backing It in any suitable way, preferably by an adhesive. Also, while the cementing of the individual sections to the backing is preferred, this operation may be omitted and the sections stitched to the backing without the preliminary cementing operation.
As it is obvious that the present invention is susceptible of various modifications, I do not wish to be limited to the present precise disclosures except as may be required by the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. The method of making an ornamental article of manufacture which comprises superposing on a foundation layer a plurality of ornamental sections arranged to form a predetermined design with the edges of adjacent sections in abutting relation, and stitching said sections to said foundation layer by stitches passing across adjacent edge portions of abutting sections.
2. The method of making an ornamental article .of manufacture which comprises superposing on a textile lining a plurality of ornamental pieces of leather of contrasting colors having their edges in abutting relation, and securing said pieces of leather to said lining by continuous lines of stitching passing across adjacent edge portions of abutting pieces of leather.
3. The method of making an ornamental article of manufacture which comprises adhesively securing to a foundation layer a plurality of ornamental sections with the edges of the sections in abutting relation and stitching said sections to said foundation layer by stitches passing across the adjacent edge portions of abutting sections.
' first stitched together to form a sheet or web and 4. An ornamental fabric for use in the manufacture of shoes, handbags and the like, said fabric extensive with said lining and comprising a multiplicity of independent leather pieces arranged with their edges in abutting relation and secured to said lining, and stitching serving to join adjacent abutting edges of the leather pieces.
6. A shoe upper, a lining of textile material, and a covering layer substantially coextensive with said lining and comprising a multiplicity of independent leather pieces arranged with their edges in abutting relation and cemented to said lining, and stitching serving to join adjacent abutting edges of the leather pieces.
'7. An ornamental fabric for use in the manufacture of shoes, handbags and the like, said fabric comprising a multiplicity of independent leather sections arranged with their edges in abutting relation, the shape and tone of said sections being preselected to provide a desired pattern, said sections being relatively small with respect to the area of the fabric and flat overedge stitching passing across adjacent edge portions of abutting sections for securing the same together.
JOSEPH W. KAN'I'ROW.