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Publication numberUS2230291 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 4, 1941
Filing dateDec 5, 1939
Priority dateDec 5, 1939
Publication numberUS 2230291 A, US 2230291A, US-A-2230291, US2230291 A, US2230291A
InventorsLouise Evans Clara
Original AssigneeLouise Evans Clara
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Stretchable waterproof legging
US 2230291 A
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` Feb. 4, 1941.

c. 1 EVANS STRETCHABLE WATERPROOF LEGGING Filed Dec.

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UNITED a STATES 'PATENT OFFICE z,z3o,z91 Y STRETCHABLE WATERPROOF LEGGING Clara Louise Evans, New York, N. Y.

Application December 5, 1939, Serial No. 307,575

.5,Claims. (Cl: Sii-7.3)

This invention relates to new and useful iming member I4 is attached to the bottom of the provements in a legging. said legging body I0. The invention has for an objectl the construc- 'Ihe rubber shoe covering member I4 is in the VJtion of a legging which is characterized by a form of a rubber element adapted to engage over 5 hollow cylindrical legging body of stretchable the shoe. The legging is particularly intended to 'u cloth material, and a rubber shoe covering membe worn during wet and stormy weather. A novel ber attached on the bottom oi' the legging body arrangement is used in securing the shoe coverfor engaging over the shoe. ing member I4 to the bottom of the legging body More specifically, the invention contemplates l0. More specically, the 'legging body l0 has a lo arranging the legging body with an opening along bottom edge portion I which engages inside the lo one side from the bottom edge to the top edge, top edge portion of the shoe covering member II4. and furthermore proposes the provision of a The adjacent contacting faces of these parts are fastener for closing said opening. secured together with adhesive material I5.

Still further the invention proposes a novel A weather strip I3 is extended along behind the l construction for attaching the said rubber shoe slide controlled .hook fastener I2 for protecting 15 covering member'upon the bottom of the legging Ones legs at this area. This weather strip i3 iS body. secured along one ofv its sides by lines of stitches For further comprehension of the invention, I3n to the material to one side of the opening I0, and of the objects and advantages thereof, rei-- The strip I3 also serves to hold the hook elements erence will be had to the following description of the slide controlled'hook fastener from engag- 20 and accompanying drawing, and to the appended ing against one's hose. claims in which the various novel features of the In Fig- 4 a modified arrangement of the legging invention are more particularly set forth. is disclosedwhich distinguishes from the prior In the accompanying drawing forming a maform in the fact that'the legging bcdy l0' has a terial part of this disclosure: bottom edge portion Il!ec bent upwards and dis- 25 Fig. 1 is a, perspective view of a. legging conposed immediately adiacenti the inner face 01 the structed in accordance with this invention. tcp edge 0f the rubber shoe covering member I4. Fig. 2 is a fragmentary enlarged horizonuu sec- The adjacent contacting faces of these parts are tional View taken on the line 2 2 of Fig, 1, secured together with adhesive material I 5'. In Fig. 3 is a fragmentary sectional view taken on Other respects this form 0f 5h@ invention is Simi- 30 the line 3.-3 of Fig. 1. lar to theprevious form and like parts may b Fig. 4 is a fragmentary sectional view similar identied by like reference numerals. to Fig. 3 but illustrating a modied construction. In Figs. 5 t0 8 inclusive another modified form Fig. 5 is a fragmentary side elevational view of the invention has been disclosed which parof a legging constructed according to another ticuil'iy distinguishes from the PiiOI' forms in the 35 modied form of this invention. means by which the rubber shoe covering member Fig. 6 is a fragmentary enlarged inside eleva- I4' is attached to the bottom of the legging I0". tional view Aof a portion of the legging shown in In this form of the invention the bottom edge of Fig. 5, illustrating particularly an area between the legging I0" is provided with a plurality of 40 the legging body and the rubber shoe covering downwardly projecting POltOns vI8 spaced from .gy

member. each other and cut out from the `upturned botl Fig. '7 4is a fragmentary sectional view taken 110m edge Portion |0 0f the bcdy l0 and which on the line 1 1 of Fig, 6, is attached to the adjacent material of the body Fig. 8 is a fragmentary sectional view taken 10 by adhesive |5'- Each downwardly prcjecton the line 8-8 of Fig. 6. ing portion is attached to a rigid tab I9 which 45 The legging, in accordance with this invenextends upwards. non, includes a hollow cylindrical legging .body II) A' fastening element 20 engages through each of stretchable cloth material open along the tab I9 at the adjacent dOWnWaidly PIOJ'ecting from; Ina from the bottom edge to the top edge. portion It for rigidly connecting these parts to- 4 Fasteners I2 are provided for closing this open gether. The upper end I9 of each rigid tab I9 50 side. These fasteners are in the forml of the engages into a fold formed upon the top of the conventional slide controlled hook fastener. At rubber shoe covering member I4'. More specifithe top the legging body Il) has a top edge portion cally, this member I4' has a top edge portion I4c I0 turned downwards and secured in this posibent downwards. 'The upper end I9EL of the rigid tion by a line o f stitches II. Arubber shoe covertab I 9 engages behind this downturned portion 55 shoe covering member I4' upon the shoe, the

strain at the junction of these parts will be transmitted by the downwardly projecting portions I8 to the rigid tabs I9 and then upwards against the fold formed by the inturned edge portion Il at the top of the shoe covering member I4'. The stress on the adhesive 20' will only berincidental and not direct since the stress is directly taken by the parts I8, I9 and the bend formed by the edge portions il".

It is to be understood that the legging may be I made in different shapes and sizes not only for women but also to fit men and children, in any color and surface design.

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 vherein 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 legging, comprising a hollow cylindrical legging body having its bottom edge portion turned upwards along the outside face thereof, a rubber shoe covering member having its top edge portion turned downwards along the inside face thereof, said body having its bottom end extending into the top of said ymember causing the adjacent faces of said downwardly turned top edge portion and said upwardly turned bottomedge portion to contact each other, extensions cut from the upwardly turned bottom edge portion of said legging body and extended downwards beyond the bottom edge of the downwardly turned top edge of said member, and a rigid tab mounted on each of said extensions and extended ,upwards and engaging between the inside face of said downwardly turned top edge portion and the adjacent face of the body of said member.

2. A legging, comprising a hollow cylindrical legging body having its bottom edge portion turned upwards along the outside face thereof, av rubber shoe covering member having its top -edge portion turned downwards along the inside face thereof, said body having its bottom end extending into the top of said member causing the adjacent faces of said downwardly turned top edge portion and said upwardly'turned bottom edge portion to contact ,each other, extensions cut from the upwardly turned bottom edge portion of said legging body and extended downwards beyond the bottom edge of the downwardly -turned top edge of said member, and a rigid tab mounted on each of said extensions and extended upwards and engaging between `the inside face of said downwardly turned top edge portion and the adjacent face of the body of said member,

and means for @muy attaching the bottom ends 'of said tabs to the adjacent bottom ends of said extensions.- l

3. A legging, comprising a hollow cylindrical legging body having its bottom edge Portion turned upwardsv along the outside face thereof, a rubber shoe covering member having its top edge portion turned downwards along the inside face thereof, said body having its bottom end exthe adjacent face of the body of said member,

and means for securely attaching the bottom ends of said tabs-to the adjacent bottom ends of said extensions, comprising rivets engaged through the bottom ends of said tabs and extensions.

4, A legging', comprising a hollow cylindrical legging' body having its bottom edge portion turned upwards along the outside face thereof, 4a rubber shoe covering member having its top edge portion turned downwards along the inside face thereof, said body having its bottom end extending into the top of said member causing the adjacent faces of said downwardly turned top edge portion and said upwardly turned bot# tom vedge portion to contact each other, extensions cut from the upwardly turned bottom edge portion of said legging body and extended downwards beyond the bottom edge of the downwardly turned top edge of said member, and a rigid tab f mounted on each of said extensions and extended upwards and engaging between the inside face of said downwardly turned top edge portion and the adjacent face of the body of said member, y said tabs having their top ends cemented to the adjacent faces of said downwardly turned top edge portion and the body of said member.

5. A legging, comprising a hollow cylindrical leggingv body having its bottom edge portion turned upwards along the outside face thereof, a rubber shoe covering member having its top edge portion turned downwards along the inside face thereof, said body having its bottom end extending Jinto the top of said member causing the adjacent faces of said downwardly turned` top edge portion and said upwardly turned bot tom edge portion to contact each other, exten'- sions cut from the upwardly turned bottom edge portion of said'legging body and extended down wards beyond the bottom edgefof the downwardly.

lCLARA LOUISE EVANS,

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Classifications
U.S. Classification36/7.3, 36/1.5
International ClassificationA43B23/06, A43B23/02, A43B3/00, A43B3/02
Cooperative ClassificationA43B23/06, A43B3/02
European ClassificationA43B23/06, A43B3/02