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Publication numberUS247136 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 13, 1881
Publication numberUS 247136 A, US 247136A, US-A-247136, US247136 A, US247136A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Rubber boot
US 247136 A
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Patented Sept. 13,1881.

Ire-0671252 N. PETERS. Pinata-Lithographer. Waihinglom 0.0.



SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 247,136, dated September 13, 1881.

Application filed August 11, 1881.

give a good hold and not be liable to be torn.

from the boot-leg accidentally or in use like the ordinary straps, and which does not weaken the boot-leg nor require the latter to be perforated like the openings sometimes made in the side of the leg for insertion of the fingers.

The invention consists in forming on the outside of the leg projections, lugs, or ears which will prevent the hand from slipping when the top of the boot-leg is grasped. These projections, lugs, or ears may be straight,

curved, or of other suitable shape, and they may be applied so as to extend horizontally, slanting, or in other suitable position. Preferably they are made of an elongated form, flat on the inside and rounded outside, and placed nearly horizontal with a small slant upward toward the front of the boot.

The invention further consists in the formation of these projections, lugs, or ears by means of a wad or filling of proper shape and a cover of suitable fabric, and in the adaptation of the outer covering of the boot-leg to serve as the. cover to the wad or filling by placing the latter between the said covering and the lining of the boot. When the cover to the wad or filling is made separate from the cover of the boot-leg it is preferably made of the same material as the latter.

The wad or filling may be made of various material-such as rubber, wood, metal struck up in dies, solid metal, rubber and fibrous material, rubber cloth, and the like. When the projections, lugs, or ears are made by a wad or filling and a cover, the latter fits over and around the wad or filling and holds the same in place; but if the cover is omitted the body of the lug or ear, which can be made by hand (No model.)

I or by machine,must be adapted to be fastened inplace. Any suitablemeans of attachment such as riveting or stitching-may be employed.

The accompanying drawings, which form a part of this specification, represent the tops of rubber boots or portions of the same provided with boot-pulls constructed in accordance with this invention, Figures 1, 2, and 3 being views in elevation, and Figs. 4, 5, and 6 views in sectional elevation.

A is the boot-leg, composed of the outer covering, a, of rubber-coated fabric (rubbercloth) and the lining b. The projections, lugs, or, cars B, as shown, are formed of a wad or filling, 0, made preferably of several layers of rubber cloth cemented together, and a cover, d. In Figs. 1, 2, 4, and 5 the cover is formed by the outer covering of the boot-leg, which is stretched over the Wad or filling c, placed between itself and the lining b. The cementing ofthe lining to the outer covering is sufficient to retain the wad or filling in place. Rivets may, however, be placed above or around the ear-projection or lug for greater security, and the wad or filling may be cemented to the boot-leg. In Fig. 1 the wad or filling has a flat extension, 0, which is cemented in place. In Figs. 3 and 6 the cover is made separate from the boot-leg and is secured to it by cement. Riveting could be used instead.

In all the figures the ears, lugs, or projections are semicircular, or nearly so, in crosssection, are thickest in the middle, and are arranged to slant upward toward the front of the boot-leg, this being deemed the most advantageous form and arrangement; but the invention is not limited thereto and includes other forms andarrangements adapted to the purpose. In Fig. 1 the ear, lug, or projection is straight, but in Figs. 2 and 3 curved, with the concave side downward.

If it is desired to make the lug, ear, or projection of one piece, instead of a wad or filling and a cover, a flange or extension may be provided for attachment to the boot-leg.

The wad or filling shown in Figs. 1 and 4, it made in one piece, could be cemented firmly on the outside of a boot-leg by means of the extension c.

Boot-pulls made in accordance with the invention may be applied to ordinary boots of leather as well as to rubber boots, for which, however, they are primarily designed.

I claim--- 1. A boot-leg provided with pulls formed by projections, lugs, or ears on the outside of the boot-leg, the latter being left solid-that is, without openings for insertion of the fingers below the said projections, lugs, or ears-substantially as described.

2. A boot-pull formed by a wad or filling and a cover therefor, the latter made of rubber cloth or other suitable fabric and secured to the boot-leg, substantially as described.

3. A boot-leg having pulls formed by wads or fillings of rubber cloth or other material ining witnesses.



GEORGE 0. Simmons, H. O. DOUGLAS.

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Cooperative ClassificationA43B3/0078