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Publication numberUS2441373 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 11, 1948
Filing dateMar 4, 1947
Priority dateMar 4, 1947
Publication numberUS 2441373 A, US 2441373A, US-A-2441373, US2441373 A, US2441373A
InventorsRauh Herbert S
Original AssigneeRauh Herbert S
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 2441373 A
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May 11, 1948.


Patented May 11, 1948 UNITED STATESv PATENT OFFICE sPAfrTEE Herbert S. Raub, New York, N. Y.

Application March 4, 1947, Serial No. 73.2,.31-4`A 4 Claims.

This invention relates to spattees, leggings or gaiters which cover thel major portion of shoes andextend upwardly encircling the substantial portion of the wearerslegs.

The object of this invention is toprovide a l spattee, legging or gaiter which is made of knitted material with a bottomless slipper-like receptacle to accommodate the wearers shoe. The bottomlessreceptacle is structurally of such a character thatv itv eliminates stretching of the spattee bodyat the lower portion thereof, exceptingthat itl permits sufiicient stretch in the central portionfor the passage of the wearers shoe and flexing of the receptacle to conform tothe angular position of the wearersshoe while beingI insertedftherein. The receptacle protects the knitted material of the legging against wear and tendsy to eliminate wrinkles, sagging and looseness of the lower portion of the spattee.

In the drawings Fig. 1 is a side elevation of the spattee; Fig. 2 is a view of the lower part of the spattee of Fig. 1 turned inside out; Figs. 3 and 4 are side views of a pair of blanks to be associated with the lower portion of the spattee; Fig. 5 is a section on the line 5-5 of Fig. 1.

The body I, of the spattee is made from two pieces of knitted material, non-stretchable lengthwise, but stretchable cross-wise or circumferentially. The material is cut to form two blanks which when hemmed and stitched together at the forward edge 2 and the rear edge 2s assume a general leg and foot conformation as shown in Fig. l. A pair of like inner members 3 and 4 are cut from a non-stretchable woven material, preferably of rubberized fabric with a twill back, or canvas, buckram, or closely woven cloth which is somewhat stiff and self-sustaining with a minimum tendency to fray at the edges. Each of the inner members is cut so as to constitute a single piece having in outline a slipperlike configuration. Each of the inner members 3 and 4 have a bottom edge, convex at the toe portion 5 and in the portion 6, concave from the portion 5 to the heel. The rear edge 8, of such members, curves slightly outwardly between its two ends. The front 9 is substantially straight. The central portion of each member forms a cutout I0 which is generally U-shaped having a. downwardly curved lower edge I I and outwardly flaring side edges l2 and I2a. The forward edge I2 and the front edge 9, as well as the rear edges il and I 2a terminate in points I3. The inner member, shown in Fig. 4, when assembled with the body l lies at the right side thereof and the other companion member opposite thereto. The

(Cl.V Sli-2) two inner members shown in Figs. 3 and'll, where assembled in. the spattee, form a bottomless slipper` as can be observed from Fig.. 5. The front and rear. portionsvof the slipper being connected by the neckr |42 which underlies the bottomof the cut-out I0;

When associating the inner members 3 and 4 with the lower portion of the spattee, they are positioned on the inside surface thereofV with the lower edges` 5 and 6 coinciding with the lower edge of thespattee anda single line of stitching is run just inside of the edges of the inner membersbelow the cut-out I' and through the underlying portion ofthe material comprising the body of the spattee. The front edge 9 and the rear edge 8 of the inner members 3 and 4 are turnedf over `to-form a hem and the pertinent edges: I6 and' I'I 4 of the spattee are united by a single row of stitching which is continuous of the body seams. A section of binding I3 overlies the extreme lower edge of the spattee, being stitched together with a single row of stitches. The elements I9 and 20 which constitute a buckle and strap are secured on opposite sides of the neck I4 by two rows of stitches 2|.

The rows of stitches I 5, in the nished spattee, are not unsightly, but rather lend an ornamental eifect.

The extent of insertion of the shoe of the wearer into the bottomless slipper-like member is limited by the strap which engages the shank of the shoe. When the wearer inserts a leg in the finished spattee, the body thereof from the top downwardly to the region of the ankle is capable of circumferentially stretching to permit the shoe to pass through the'spattee. When the shoe reaches the lower portion of the spattee the knitted material lying in the cut-out ill is capable of suicient stretch to permit the passage of the shoe into the slipper-like member and the slipper-like member is capable of changing its angular relation, to accommodate the changing angle of the wearers shoe, by reason of the narrow neck I4 readily bending. As the wearers shoe reaches its final position there is a tendency of the knitted material lying in the cut-out I0 to contract and to conform to the portion of the shoe in the region of the wearers ankle without wrinkling.

The top edge of the spattee is preferably provided with a draw string 22 for tightening the top edge of the spattee about the wearer. In place of the stitching for securing the members 3 and 4 to the legging, a suitable adhesive may be utilized, as for example, rubber cement. In the members secured to the opposite sides of the..

said lower portion, front and rear members of said receptacle extending upwardly, the opposite edges of the front and rear members being stitched to the spattee, a cut-out intermediate the inner edges of the front and rear members, a narrow neck portion integral with the front and rear members, the stretchable material of the body of the spattee extending throughout said cut-out portion, a row of stitching passing through the inner edges of said front and rear members and the upper edge of said narrow neck member and through the body material of the spattee, said line of stitching being observable on both sides of the outside of said body material.

2. A spattee, legging or gaiter of the character set out in claim 1 in which the cut-out portion is substantially U-shaped, and the line of stitching securing the material, forming said cut-out, to the spattee conforms substantially to the configuration of the material bordering said cut-out, said line of stitching forming an ornamental effect on opposite sides of the outside of the body of the spattee.

3. A spattee, legging or gaiter of the character set out in claim 1 in which the cut-out portion has a concave bottom edge, in which the forward and rear edges of the t'wo like members are turned over and stitched to the respective edges of the body seams of the legging, the upper edges of said like members terminating substantially in points, the points whereof lie in said body seam, said cut-out being generally U-shaped and the stitching bordering the material forming said cut-out merging at the upper edge into said body seam.

4. A spattee, gaiter or the like made of knitted material substantially unstretchable lengthwise and stretchable circumferentially, the body of said spattee being made of two substantially like parts shaped to spattee conguration and joined by front and rear seams running the entire length of the spattee, a slipper-like receptacle at the lower portion of the spattee, said slipperlike receptacle being made of two substantially like members formed from substantially unstretchable material, each member having an inclined front edge and a rear edge, said front and rear edges of said like members being stitched to said body seams, cut-outs between the front and rear edges of each of said like members, said cut-outs being bordered at the bottom edges by a narrow neck of the material on said members, the stretchable material of the body of said spattee extending into said cut-outs, a line of stitching conforming generally to the edges of said members bordering said cut-outs and passing through the material bordering said cutfouts and through the material of the body of the spattee, a line of stitching passing through the material of said neck portion, the lower edges of the front and rear members and the lower edge of the material of the spattee.


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U.S. Classification36/2.00R, D02/901
International ClassificationA41D17/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41D17/00
European ClassificationA41D17/00