|Publication number||US2220900 A|
|Publication date||Nov 12, 1940|
|Filing date||Feb 16, 1939|
|Priority date||Feb 16, 1939|
|Publication number||US 2220900 A, US 2220900A, US-A-2220900, US2220900 A, US2220900A|
|Inventors||Halstead Ruth G|
|Original Assignee||Halstead Ruth G|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (3), Classifications (4)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Nov. 12, 1940.
R. G. HALSTEAD UMBRELLA HANDLE FOB HOLDING RUBBERS, SANDALS, 0R OVERSHOES Filed Feb. '16, 1959 lNVENTOR RUTH G. HALSTEAD 5y 71er aZ'Zarnays Patented Nov. 12, 1940 NITb STATES UM'BRELLA HANDLE FOR HOLDING RUB- BERS, SANDALS, OE OVERSHOES Ruth G. Halstead, New York, N. Y.
Application February 16, 1939, Serial No. 256,6391/2 11 Claims.
This invention relates to umbrella handles for holding rubbers, sandals or overshoes.
Prior devices of this character according to Marsh Patent No. 1,859,627 and McWilliams Pat- 5 ents Nos. 1,931,078 and 2,044,251 have comprised merely an enlarged handle for the umbrella, provided with a single chamber large enough to receive therein both overshoes rolled up together. This has required that the overshoes be carefully rolled before insertion, to produce a roll small enough to enter the chamber. Furthermore the tractive effect of the rubber engaging the inner wall of the chamber has rendered the insertion dilicult unless the roll has been sufciently smaller than the chamber to allow a satisfactory clearance. If the chamber were made large enough to receive a pair not carefully rolled, and also provide clearance against friction, the outer diameter of the handle would be undesirably large for convenient grasp by the hand.
The rolling up of the two overshoes together into a roll of the compactness necessary renders it practically essential tot have a flat bearing surface, such as a table top, to Work on, but inasmuch as the device is intended for outdoor use, such surface is seldom available. Also the overshoes to be rolled are those which have been used and are generally damp or soiled.
Furthermore, the storage of the twoovershoes rolled up together necessitates both overshoes being removed in order to release either of the pair. This results in the disadvantage of having to hold the second overshoe in the hands long with the umbrella and thereceptacle cover, while the iirst is being put on for wear. Here again in outdoor use there is seldom available a convenient rack or support, on which to rest eX- cess articles.
The main objects of the present invention therefore are to avoid `these disadvantages, and to provide a receptacle with separate storage for the respective overshoes of a pair, whereby either overshoe may be removed from the receptacle and put on for wear Without disturbing the other stored overshoe, and also to provide storage which will receive the respective overshoes in haphazard collapsed condition, without requiring special rolling or other preparatory operation.
Other objects and features of novelty will be apparent as the following description proceeds, with reference to the accompanying drawing, in which Figure 1 is a side elevation of the device according to one embodiment of the present invention, one side being broken away and shown (Cl. 13S-47) in section to expose the collapsed overshoe therein; and
Figure 2 is a top plan view of the same, but shown with the cover rotatedto open position; and the overshoes'removed.
In one form of the invention, as shown in the drawing, the receptacle consists of two hollow cylindrical members constituting recesses or chambers 4 and 6, each adapted to receive therein, in collapsed or folded condition, one member of a pair of oversoes, one of such overshoes of the pair being designated by the reference rnumeral 5 in Fig. 1 of the accompanying drawing. In this form of the invention, the cylindrical members are disposed side by side and in substantially parallel, spaced relation, with a nger space I2 therebetween, and constitute spaced chambers or grips 1 and 8, each of which is open at the top and closed at the bottom.
The hollow cylindrical chambers or grips 'I and 8 may be made from tubular stock of any suitable metallic or non-metallic material, and in the form shown in the drawing, the bottoms of each member 'I and 8 are closed by caps 4 and B connected by a brace or tie 9 provided with a depending boss I4` by means of `which the receptacle may be secured to a stailV or stem I5 shown in the drawing, as being thestem of an umbrella I6. i The bore of the depending boss Id and the stem I5 may be threaded, if desired, as shown, but any other means for securing the receptacle to the umbrella may be employed. The upper ends of the two hollow cylindrical chambers or grips I and 8 are provided with annular flanges 4" and 6", respectively, connected by a brace or tie I0. While I haveelected to illustrate the receptacle as consisting of two tubular chambers or grips ,'I and 8 closed at their bottoms by caps 4 and 5' and provided at their tops with annular flanges 4" and E", it is to be understood that it is not essential that this identical construction be employed, and that the receptacle may, if desired, be constructed of suitable molding material, either metallic or nonmetallic, in which event the cylindrical members or grips 'I and 8, bottom caps 4 and, the bracesor ties 8 and Ill andthe top annular flanges 4 and 6 would all be included as an integral structure.
A cover is provided for closing the open upper ends of the chambers or grips. This cover comprises two lobes I1 and I8 of each a diameter approximately the same as the diameter of each of the annular flanges at the tops of the chambers or4 grips, and a connecting portion I9prefformed on the cover, to enter dimples 22 formed` in the brace l0, to lock the cover in closed position, but this is not essential, because friction between the parts may be sufficient for practical purposes.
With the parts in the open position shown in i Figure 2, the overshoes are readily inserted into their respective chambers, and the cover rotated to the position shown in Fig. l. .Due to the` iinger space l2 between the grips 'l and 8, either of these grips may be grasped to support the umbrella in open or closed position, raised or lowered. Also, the closed umbrella may be supported by a iinger passing under the brace l0. Also, the raised umbrella may be supported by the handle with the cover resting in the palm of the hand, and either a finger or a thumb passing over the brace I0.
When it is desired to put on the `overshoes for wear, the cover can be readily rotated to open the receptacle. This can even be done with only one hand, by a sidewise movement of the thumb of the hand which is grasping either of the hollow portions l or 8, The other hand .can then remove one of the overshoes and put it on for wear, the other overshoe remaining stored out of the way. Or the cover may be closed after each overshoe is removed, and the hand grasping the umbrella handle may be moved over the cover, to employ the umbrella staff as a cane to maintain the equilibrium of the wearer, while the respective overshoes are being put on.
Of course, if the overshoes are to be put on while the umbrella is raised, the receptacle is in inverted position, but the friction of the rubiber is generally sufficient to prevent either overshoe from accidentally falling out even while the cover is open, but not enough to interfere with ready intentional removal.
When the wearing of the overshoes is no longer desired, they may be restored one at a time in the order in which they are taken olf.
- The separate chamber for each overshoe provides ample room so that the overshoe can be pushed in, being collapsed in an indiscriminate or haphazard or even careless fashion.` This v can be done with only the finger tips engaging the overshoe.
While one embodiment of the invention has been' shown and described in detail, it is obvious that various modications will be readilyapparent to those skilled in the art. The invention therefore is not limited to the details disclosed, but embraces such embodiments of the broad idea as fall within the scope of the appended claims. f
l. An article of manufacture comprising a pair of hollow members respectively vforming individual receptacles for receiving one overshoe of a pair, said members each having an entrance aperture through which its respective overshoe may be inserted, in combination with means for holding said members each spaced fro-rn the other to form a finger space therebetween whereby either o-f said members may be grasped by the hand.
2. An article of manufacture comprising, a
.. handle having a recess therein adapted toreceive in collapsed condition one overshoe` of a pair,
with two separate and spaced recesses each 1 adapted to respectively receive one overshoe of a pair, and means pivoted on said handle between said recesses and extending radially from said pivot in different directions over said recesses to close the same, thereby forming an individual container for each overshoe of the pair, said handle having a bore aligned with said pivot and in which an end of said shank is secured.
4. An article of manufacture comprising a pair of open ended members each adapted to receive in collapsed condition one overshoe of a pair, a rigid member near the open ends of said members holding the same in spaced relation to form a finger space therebetween, and a cover for both members pivoted on said rigid member, said cover when in open position extending between said open ends.
5. A hand-carried accessory comprising a pair of grips each having a recess adapted to respectively receive therein in collapsed condition one overshoe of a pair, a rigid brace connecting said grips and holding ythem apart to form a finger space therebetween, and a cover for each recess mounted on said accessory and adapted to permit separate withdrawal of each overshoe without disturbing the other, whereby the grip storing said other overshoe may be grasped while the withdrawn overshoe is being put on for wear.
6. A hand-carried accessory comprising a pair of grips each having a recess adapted to respectively receive therein in .collapsed condition one overshoe of a pair, a rigid brace connecting said grips and holding them apart to form a iinger space therebetween,-and a cover pivoted on said brace between said recesses and adapted to simultaneously open said recesses to permit separate withdrawal of each overshoe without disturbing the other, and to simultaneously close said recesses whereby said brace and cover may be grasped, together while the withdrawn overshoe is being put on for wear.
7. A portable accessory comprising a shank terminating at one end in a portion adapted to engage Vthe ground and terminating at the other end in an enlarged portionk provided with two separate hollow grips each adapted to respectively receive one overshoe of a pair and to permit separate withdrawal of each overshoe without disturbing the other, and a brace spacing said grips and forming a ringer space therebetween, whereby the grip storing said other overshoe maybe grasped by the hand and the other end of said shank rested on the ground to serve as a staff to support the wearer while the withdrawn overshoe is being put on.
8. An article of manufacture having a base provided with a central depending `boss and a pair of spaced upstanding symmetrical hollow cylindrical portions thereabove, a brace connecting the upper ends of said cylindrical portions, and a cover pivoted on said brace coaxial with said boss and having oppositely disposed portions extending over the respective cylinders.
9. An article of manufacture having a base provided with a central depending boss and a pair of spaced upstanding symmetrical hollow cylindrical portions thereabove each adapted to respectively receive one overshoe of a pair, a brace connecting the upper ends of said cylindrical portions and holding them spaced apart to form a finger space therebetween, and arcover pivoted on said brace coaxial with said boss and having oppositely disposed portions extending over the respective cylinders and adapted to permit separate Withdrawal of either of said overshoes without disturbing the other, and a stai secured in' said depending boss whereby said article may serve as a cane to support the user grasping said brace and cover as a handle.
10. An article o-f manufacture comprising a body portion having a recess therein adapted to receive in collapsed condition one overshoe of a pair, said body portion having a second recess adapted to receive in collapsed condition the other overshoe of the same pair, said second recess having its longitudinal axis out of alignment with the longitudinal axis of the rst mentioned recess to form a nger space between said recesses, and means for retaining saidovershoes in their respective recesses in collapsed condition.
11. A hand carried accessory comprising a pair of spaced grips each having a recess adapted to respectively receive therein in collapsed condition one overshoe of a pair, and a rigid brace connecting said grips and holding themapart to form a nger space therebetween.
RUTH G. HALSTEAD.
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