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Publication numberUS2314359 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 23, 1943
Filing dateAug 4, 1939
Priority dateAug 4, 1939
Publication numberUS 2314359 A, US 2314359A, US-A-2314359, US2314359 A, US2314359A
InventorsFrancis Masterson John
Original AssigneeTwinkle Toes Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Hose protector and the like
US 2314359 A
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March 23, 1943. J. F. MASTERSON 2,314,359

HOSE PROTECTOR AND THE LIKE Filed Aug. 4, 1939 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 ATTORNEY.

March 23, 1943. J MASTERSQN 2,314,359

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Patented Mar. 23,

' HOSE PROTECTOR AND THE LIKE John Francis Masterson, Evanston, IlL, assignor to Twinkle Toes, Inc... Chicago, 111., a corporation of Illinois Application August 4, 1939, Serial No. 288,292

3 Claims.

This invention relates to hose protectors and more particularly to that type adapted to be worn by ladies inside of the shoe. It is the fashion for ladies to wear open toe shoes, the toe portion of the hose of the wearer being thus exposed. This results in the toe portion of the hose becoming soiled and in the wetting of the foot particularly during damp weather. Also when galoshes or overshoes are worn over such open toe shoes, the toe portion of the hose becomes invariably soiled by rubbing against the inside of the overshoe. The unsightly appearance of the soiled hose, in addition to the discomfort caused by the dampness, is extremely objectionable to the wearer and often necessitates a change in hose, once a destination is reached.

In accordance with the foregoing, it is an .object of this invention to provide a protective covering to be worn over the hose, inside the shoe of the wearer, which serves to keep the foot dry and to prevent the hose from becoming soiled.

A further'obiect of this invention is to pro;- vide a hose covering of the character described which is inexpensive in construction and so economical that it may, without consideration as to cost, be disposed after once being worn.

A still further object of this invention is the provision of a covering of the character described which is capable of being folded to occupy a small space so that it may be conveniently carried in a lady's purse and be put into service as the occasion demands.

A still further object of this invention is the provision of a covering of the character described which is. expansible to adapt itself to different foot sizes.

With the above and other objects in view, the invention further consists of the following novel features and details of construction to be hereinafter more fully described-and illustrated in' the accompanying drawings wherein,

Fig. 1 is an elevational view of my invention as worn upon the foot. Fig. 2 is a plan view of a blank with dotted lines to illustate the places it is to be folded to form a hose protector in accordance with my invention.

Fig.8 is a plan view of my hose protector in folded position ready for use.

Fig. 4 is an enlarged'cross' sectional viewtaken on'lineHofFig.3. 4 a

Fig. 5 is an enlarged cross sectional view taken on line 5-5 of Fig.3. l

Fig. 6 is a plan view of a blank, with dotted to form a modified embodiment of a hose protector.

Fig. 7 is a plan view of same in folded position.

Fig. 8 is a perspective view of the modified embodiment shown in Fig. 6.

Fig. 9 is a plan view of ablank, with dotted lines, to illustrate the places it is to be folded to form another. modified embodiment of a hose protector.

Fig. 10 is a perspective view of same in partly folded position. 7 1

Fig. 11 is a plan viewof same in complete folded position. Fig. 12 is a cross sectional view taken on line l2l2 of Fig. 11.

Referring to the drawings, and more particularly to Figures 2 to 5 inclusive, the numeral l5 designates a blank of suitable sheet material such lines, to illustrate the places it is to be folded as as glassine, "Cellophane" or any other cheap ma- .terial which may be disposed of after once being used, without consideration as to cost. To form my hose protector, the blank i5 is reversely folded upon itself, along the central line it, to provide a blank of double thickness. The side portions l1 and I. are folded inwardly along the lines I! and 2| respectively, so that the corners will overlap, as shown in Figure 3, thereby providing a tapering pocket. The narrowed end portion ii is then folded inwardly and is secured by suitable adhesive means to the folded side portions l1 and It to close the toe end of the tapered pocket. when applied to the foot of the wearer, the foot is inserted in the-pocket formed between the portion 22 and the overlapping side portions l1 and It with theportions I! and I! under the ball portion of the foot. It is seen that the construction is such that laterial expansion of the pocket is permitted with the movement of the foot so that there is no binding and no excessive strain is placed on the material. It is also seen that one size of my hose protector is adapted to fit a variety of foot sizes. Referring to the modified embodiment, illustrated in Figures. 6 to 8 inclusive, the mnneral 15 designates a blank of sheet material, said blank being folded along a central line 28 to provide a double thickness of material. The side portions 2'! and II are folded inwardly along lines 2! and 30 respectively. so that the corners will overlap, as shown in Figures 7 and 8, and provide a taperin: pocket. In applying this modified embodiment to the foot of the wearer, the foot is inserted between thepocketwallportions 3i and II, with the overlapping side portions Il and 28 under the ball of the foot. It is seen that the pocket is laterally expansible with the movement of the foot and is therefore also adapted to fit a variety of foot sizes.

In the other modified embodiment, illustrated in Figures 9 to 12 inclusive, the numeral 35 designatesa blank of suitable sheet material, said I blank ibeing folded inwardly upon itself, along line 36, to provide a-double thickness of material at one end of the blank. The blank is then folded inwardly, in the same manner, along line 31 which divides the previously folded portion into the ball of the foot. It is thus seen that the toe enclosing pocket is of a double thickness of material while the balance of the hose protector is of a single thickness of material, also that the pocket is expansible laterally to accommodate a variety of foot sizes and to prevent constriction of the foot.-

' formed of substantially tissue-thin, substantially waterproof, substantially transparent, non-fric-' tion material, said pocket being expansible and While the herein described hose protector is intended to be worn over the hose, inside of a shoe, it will be understood that it may, with equal effectiveness, be worn over the toe portion of a shoe, when overshoes or galoshes are worn, to prevent the toe portion of both the shoe and hose from becoming soiled. It will be apparent that when my hose protector is being worn, the instep portion of the hose is effectively shielded against dampness and soiling.

It is to be understood that various changes may be made in my device without departing from the spirit of the invention or the scope'of the appended claims.

I claim: Q 1. Means for displaying and protecting the forepart of a foot through an opening in a forepart of a shoe comprising a covering forming a completely closed pocket open at its rear end only, said pocket being formed of substantially tissue-thin, substantially waterproof, pliable, substantially transparent, non-friction material, said covering being expansible and adapted to be worn on the fore portion of the foot inside the shoe of a wearer, and said covering being of a length to enclose the forepart-of a foot and only a substantial portion of the instep of the wearer.

' 2. Means for displaying and protecting the forepart of a foot through an opening in a forepart of a shoe comprising a covering forming a completely closed casing open at its rear end only,

said casing being folded inwardly along opposite sides to form a tapering pocket, the inwardly folded portions being adapted to be positioned beneath the ball of the foot, said casing being adapted to be worn on'the fore portion of the foot inside the shoe of a'wearer, and said covering being of a-length to enclose the forepart of a foot and only a substantial portion of the instep of the wearer. I

3. Means for displaying and protecting the forepart of a foot through an opening in the forepart of a shoe comprising a covering forming a sible and adapted to be worn on the fore portion of the foot inside the shoe of the wearer, and said casing being of a length to enclose the forepart of a foot and only a substantial portion of the nstep of the wearer.

JOHN FRANCIS MASTERSON.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2438826 *Jan 31, 1946Mar 30, 1948Sophie SabaneeffWoman's protective hosiery and shoe covering
US2687528 *Feb 10, 1951Aug 31, 1954Richard Paul IncToe protector for hose
US6044497 *Aug 17, 1998Apr 4, 2000Toasty Toes, L.L.C.Half sock
Classifications
U.S. Classification36/10, 36/9.00A
International ClassificationA43B23/08, A43B23/00, A43B3/12
Cooperative ClassificationA43B23/081, A43B3/12
European ClassificationA43B23/08T, A43B3/12