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Nsv. 16, 1937. GLOWKA 2,099,476
WATERPROOF SPAT Filed April 1, 1937 INVENTOR MARTIN GLOWKA Patented Nov. 16, 1937 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 3 Claims.
This invention relates to new and useful improvements in waterproof spats.
The invention has for an object the construction of a spat which is of rubber or other water- '5: proof material and which may be folded into a small package so that it may be carried in ones purse or pocketbook.
It is contemplated to construct the waterproof spats so that they are particularly adapted 10 to cover ladies shoes and stockings. It is proposed also to arrange the spats with portions over the complete shoe upper so as to cover open toe types of shoes.
Still further the invention proposes to construct 1'6 the spats of conventional mens shoe height or of extra height to extend up any distance on the leg, even up to the knees if so desired.
Another object of this invention resides in characterizing the spat by the fact that it is con-- structed of a tubular sheet rubber body for extending over ashoe upper or a portion of ones leg, to which means is associated for holding a fold longitudinally of the body for conforming the body to the contour of ones leg. With this 2 .arran'gement'it is possible to manufacture the spat of a sufiiciently large size to engage over ones shoe when the spat is drawn up on the leg, and thereafter the spat may be folded and the fold held to make the spat -fit the contour of "30 ones leg'.
A further object of the invention resides in the provision of a fastening element arranged alongthe lower edge of the spat by which it may be secured to the welt seam between a shoe upper 35 and a shoe sole.
Another object of this invention is to provide an arrangement whereby the spat may be rolled down to any desired amount and'whereby the means which holds the fold mentioned in the previous paragraph may be sectional, and the sections removed to permit the rolling down of the spat. I
For further comprehension of the invention, p and of the objects and advantages thereof, reference will be had to the following description and accompanying drawing, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
In the accompanying drawing forming a material part of this disclosure:-
Fig. 1 is a perspective view of a waterproof spat constructed according to this invention.
Fig. 2 is a horizontal sectional view taken on 65 the line 2- 4 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 3 is an enlarged detailed view of a portion of Fig. 2.
Fig. 4 is a fragmentary enlarged sectional view taken on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 5 is a side elevational view of ones leg and shoe with a spat mounted thereon constructed according to another embodiment of the invention.
Fig. 6 is a perspective view of a spat constructed according to a modification of the invention.
Fig. 7 is a sectional view taken on the line 1-1 of Fig. 6.
Fig. 8 is a fragmentary elevational view of the upper portion of the spat shown in Fig. 6 completely released.
Fig. 9 is a perspective view of another spat embodying a further modification of the invention.
The waterproof spat, according to this invention, comprises a tubular sheet rubber body It for extending over a shoe upper and/or a portion of ones leg, and a strip I I attached across the side bottom edges of said body for extending under the arch of said shoe. The body in is shaped to conform with the contour of the'shoe upper and the leg. 7 The diameter of the shoe portion I0 is constructed quite large so that the spat may easily fit over ones shoe. The natural size is indicated by the dot and dash lines. H! in Fig. 1.
A means is provided for holding a fold Ill longitudinally of the body for conforming the body to ones leg. This means comprises a strip l4 provided with lines of snap fastener elements I2 along the sides thereof. These snap fastener elements are cooperative with complementary snap fastener elements l2 attached upon the side portion of the shoe. It is necessary that the fold w be formed between the lines of fasteners l2. and then that the strip l I be secured in position to hold the formation. The strip I4 is cut so as to taper from substantially a point at the bottom up to a broad top side which is advisable and necessary to properly shape the spat formation.
The inner lower edge of the body If! is formed with a wedge-shaped bead portion l4. At spaced points along this bead portion there are projecting small metallic tabs In These tabs have toothed outer ends Hi When the spat is engaged in ones shoe the tabs Ill engage in the crack or space adjacent the welt of the shoe, that is, between the sole and the shoe upper. These tabs Ill serve to hold the spat down over the shoe upper. The teeth Ill are pressed against the stitches normally used to secure the welt in,
position and serve to further insure the main-'55.
taining of the spat in its position. At points other than those points provided with the tabs lt the wedged portion l4 itself engages into the space between the shoe sole and the shoe upper of a shoe.
In Fig. 5 another embodiment of the invention has been disclosed. In this figure there is a shoe I8 shown mounted on ones foot l9 and a spat constructed according to this invention engaged thereon. This spat consists of a spat body lfl, a. bottom'strap H, and a-rear= holding strip 14. This holding strip is provided with fastener elements l2 along the edges thereof engageable with complementary lines of fastening elements upon the back portion of the body [0 for holding a fold in the body to conform the body to the shape of ones shoe and foot. In other respects this form of the invention is similar to the previous forms and similar parts may be recognized by corresponding reference numerals.
InFigs. '6-8 inclusive amodification of the invention has been disclosed in which the waterproof spat comprises a tubular sheet rubber body 20 for extending over a shoe upper and a portion of ones leg. A strap 21 is attached across the side bottom edges of the body 20 and is for the purpose of extending under the arch of ones shoe. An elastic element 22 is mounted on the upper end of the body 20 and is for the purpose of contracting the upper. end'as shown in Fig; 8 to hold the spat on ones leg. The dot and dash lines 23 in Fig. 6 indicate ones leg. It should be noted that the leg holds the elastic element 22 expanded so that the elastic tension maintains the spat in position.
Furthermore, the elastic element 22 is in the form of an annular element secured within a burned down portion 20* formed in the top edge of the spat body. This turned down portion 2ll is held in positionby a linepf stitches 24 which holds it in tubular formation. The elastic element 22 is located within this tube. When desired the'tube may be rolled downwards to roll up the body 20 as indicated in Fig.8, or by the dot vand'dash lines-22' in Fig. 6.
A means is provided for holding a longitudinal fold 20' on said body for conforming the body 20 to the shape of ones leg. This means consists of a plurality of strips 24 24 and 24 arranged in a longitudinal line and provided along their edges with snap fastener elements 25 'cooperative with complementary snap fastener 'ele-' ments 25". mounted on the bo'dyill. The strips may be removed andthen the longitudinal 'fold of the body may be opened, or when the spat is first placed in position thebody 20 may be folded longitudinally and the strips 24, 24 2l, etc., secured in position to hold the spat in the folded position.
One. or more of the strips which hold the fold .20" may be removed to permit the top edge to be rolled downwards. the rolled portion to reach the position 22 shown in Fig. 6 the strip 24 must be removed.
In Fig. 9 another modified form of the inven tion has been'disclosed inwhich a spat 'body H] For example, in order for is illustrated provided with spaced longitudinally extending ribs 28 and 29. The material between these ribs is adapted to be formed into a longitudinal fold Ill Along the lengths of each of the ribs 28 and 29 there'is a line of fastening elements 30 and 3| respectively. These fastening elements are adapted to engage each other to hold the fold Ill As shown, the fastening elements are hook fastener controlled with a conventional slide control 32. When theslide 32 is moved to the top" the fastener is closed and the fold Ill maintained. When moved down to the bottom the fasteners are opened and the fold Ill may be opened to enlarge the diameter of the upper portion of the spat so that it may engage against ones foot.
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 precis'e 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 waterproof spat comprising a tubular sheet rubber body for extending over a shoe upper and a portion of ones leg, and a strip attached across the side bottom edges of said body for extending under the arch of said shoe, and means for holding a fold longitudinally on said body for conforming said body to ones shoe and leg, comprising a plurality of strips with fastening elements along their edges cooperative with complementary fastening elements and longitudinal lines along said body and selectively removable from the top downto permit the upper :portion of the body to be rolled. V
2. A waterproof spat comprising a tubular sheet rubber body for extending over -a shoe upper and a portion of ones leg, and a strip attached across theside bottom edges of said body forextending under the arch of said shoe, and means for holding a fold longitudinally on said body for conforming said body to ones shoe and leg, comprising a plurality of strips with fastening elements along their edges cooperative with complementary fastening elements and longitudinal lines along said body and selectively removable from the top down to permit the upper portion of the body to be rolled, and an elastic element on the upper end of-said body'for holding same contracted on onesleg.
3. A waterproof spat comprising a tubular sheet rubber body for extending over a shoe upper and a portion of ones leg, a strip attached across the s idebottom edges of said body for extending under the arch of said shoe, a wedgeshaped bead extending along the inner edge of .said body and adapted to engage in the space between the shoe soleand the shoe upper to assist in maintaining the spat upon the shoe,.and tabs projecting at spaced positions from said bead to further assist in holding 'MARTIN GLOWKA.
the spat upon the shoe. B5