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Dec.15,1936. ID.RICHMAN I 2,064,566
DOG BOOT OR GALOSH I Filed Nov. 27, 1935 .INVENTOR' v David Rzcbman ATTORN EY Patented Dec. 15, 1936 i UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE DOG BOOT on GALosn David Richman, New York, N. 3!. Application November 2'7, 1935, Serial No. 51,817 s'olaims. (01. 36-25) This invention relates to new and useful ixn- Fig. 4 is a fragmentary vertical sectional view provements in dog boots or galoshes. taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1. The invention has for an object the construc- Fig. 5 is a fragmentary elevational view looktion of articles as mentioned which are adapted ing in the direction of the line 5-5 of Fig. 1. 5 to be readily placed upon and removed from the Fig. 6 is a vertical sectional view of a dog 5 legs of a dog when required. It is thus possible boot constructed according to amodification of to protect the animals from adverse weather the invention.
conditions and to keep their feet clean so that Fig. 7 is a fragmentary sectional view taken they do not soil articles of furniture in the home on the line 'l-l of Fig. 6. and other places when entering from the street. 4 Fig. 8 is a horizontal sectional view taken on 10 More particularly, the invention specifically the line 8-8 of Fig. 6. i has reference to the construction of dog boots Fig. 9 is a side elevational view of a dog boot which are characterized by the fact that they constructed accordingto another form of this are constructed from flexible waterproof sheet invention.
material arranged in substantially frusto-coni- The dog boot or galosh, according to this in- 15 cal shape with the small end atthe top, and vention, comprises a flexible waterproof sheet associated with means at the top for holding of material which is turned around to form a the article upon the dogs legs, and at the botfrusto-conical shaped body portion Ill. The tom being provided with a sole. I V v adjacent ends of the sheet are secured together More particularly, the invention contemplates by a line of stitches H which extend upwards 2o an arrangement whereby sheet material of frornthe bottom at the point ll of the boot to frusto-conical shape has portions of two adjaan'intermediate area approximately at the point cent edges secured together with a line of II". The edges above the point II are cut stitches extending from the bottom to an interlarger or formed in the shape of flaps l2 and i3 mediate point, and said sheet to be formed with which may be overlapped. The frusto-conical 25 enlarged portions or flaps above the line of portion I0 is arranged with the axis thereof at stitches by which they may be readily attached an acute angle to the base of the cone. Thus, upon the legs of a dog. the back area l0 of the conical form will be In one form of the invention it is proposed to relatively less inclined than the front area I0 use snap fasteners as the elements which are The boot then has a downward and forward in- 30 mounted upon the flaps for the attachment reclination which is advisable to properly receive quired. the foot of the dog.
In other forms of the invention it is proposed The lower end of the conical form portion l0 to use straps and buckles. r is closed by a flexible sheet of material M which Still further, the inven ion contemplates the isvulcanized along its edges to the edges of the 35 construction of the dog boot so that its size may portion, 10. Preferably. the lower edge of the be varied within certain limits to adapt it to portion I0 is turned inwards to form a flange as the feet of dogs of different sizes. indicated by the reference numeral It so that Another object is the construction of an arthe parts may be securely vulcanized together. 40 ticle as described which is simple and durable Instead of vulcanization the parts may be joined and which may be manufactured and sold, at a with a cement or other similar material. A reasonable cost. felt pad I5 is placed within the booth and rests For further comprehension of the invention, upon the bottom'thereof to form a soft portion and of the objects and advantages thereof, referagainst which the foot rests. encc will be had to the following description and The flap l3, preferably, should be turned inaccompanying drawing, and to the appended wards to rest against the inner wall of the top claims in which the various novel features of portion of the conical-shaped'body portion In the invention are more particularly set forth. as clearly shown in Fig. 1. A snap fastener ele- In the accompanying drawing forming a mament i6 is mounted upon the outside of the terial part of this disclosure;- upper portion of the body 10 and is c'oactable 50 I Fig. 1 is a perspectiveview of a dog boot or with a complementary snap fastener element It galosh constructed according to this invention. upon the flap l2 by-which the parts may be con- Fig. 2 is a plan view of Fig. 1. nected. Fig. 3 is a horizontal sectional view taken In order to adjust the size of the top of the on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1. v boot within certain limits to adapt the boot to 55 the legs of diiierent dogs, there is a strap I'I upon the back portion of the body In which is coactable with a buckle l8 mounted upon a supporting strip l9 attached upon the same horizontal line as the strap i1. By engaging the strap with the buckle at various positions along the strap it is possible to control the size of the top opening when the fasteners l6 and l6 are engaged with each other.
In Figs. 7 and 8, a modification of the invention is disclosed in which provision is made for changing the size and shape of the boot. This is accomplished by a pair of strips 2| and 22 of stiff material which are arranged on opposite sides of the flange formed by the seam of the body ID. More particularly, this seam is formed by the edge portions of the upper portion III which are secured together by the line of stitches Ii to form the flanges Ii. The strips 2! and 22 are pivotally mounted at their lower ends by a pintle 23 engaged through the flanges il.
Intermediate of their ends the strips 2| and 22 have inturned prongs 24 which are adapted to be forced into the material of the flanges HR The upper ends of the strips 2i and 22 are formed with engageable finger portions 25 by which the strips may be clamped together at the top. When thus clamped together the prongs 24 engage the flanges ll.. The strips may be released from each other at the top ends and flexed outwards to disengage the prongs 24 from the flanges li and then the strips may be pivoted to new positions, as indicated by the dot and dash lines in Fig. 6. This change will alter the angle of the front side ii of the boot and also the diameter of the lower portion of the boot above its lower edge.
In Fig. 9 another modified form of the invention has been disclosed which is very similar to the forms previously shown but which distinguishes in the provision of a strap 21 which is attached upon the enlarged portion I2 and which is adapted to coact with a buckle 28 attached upon the outer side of the body portion ill by which the 'boot may be releasibly mounted on a dogs leg. In. other respects this form of the invention is identical to the previous forms and similar parts may be recognized by the identical reference numerals.
While I have illustrated and described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is;-
1. A dog boot or galosh, comprising a flexible waterproof sheet of material bent into substantially frusto-conical form and secured in this shape by a line of stiches between adjacent edges thereof extending from the bottom to a point midway of the height of the boot, a sole at tached on the bottom of said body, flaps extending from the free edges of said body, means for connecting said flaps together, and a pair of stiff strips on opposite sides of said seam, said strips being pivotally mounted relative to said seam at their bottom ends, means for holding said strips in various pivoted positions on the sides of said seam to permit drawing in or leaving out material and thus alter the size and shape of the boot.
2. A dog boot or galosh, comprising a flexible waterproof sheet of material bent into substantially frusto-conical form and secured in this shape by a line of stitches between adjacent edges thereof extending from the bottom to a point midway of the height of the boot, a sole attached on the bottom of said body, flaps extending from the free edges of said body, means for connecting said flaps together, and a pair of still strips on opposite sides of the stitches of said seam, said strips being pivotally mounted relative to said seam at their bottom ends, means for holding said strips in various pivoted positions on the sides of said seam to permit drawing in or leaving out material and thus alter the size and shape of the boot, said means comprising inward directed prongs adapted to engage the material of the seam.
3. A dog boot or galosh, comprising a flexible waterproof sheet of material bent into substantially frusto-conical form and secured in this shape by a line of stitches between adjacent edges thereof and extending from the bottom to a point midway of the height of the boot, a sole attached on the bottom of said body, flaps extending from the free edges of said body,
means for connecting said flaps together, comprising stiff strips on opposite sides of said seam and pivotally mounted at one end relative to said seam, and inwardly directed prongs on said strips adapted to engage the material of the seam to hold the strips in position and to allow the position of the strips to be changed to alter the size of the boot.