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Publication numberUS2700161 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 25, 1955
Filing dateJul 22, 1953
Priority dateJul 22, 1953
Publication numberUS 2700161 A, US 2700161A, US-A-2700161, US2700161 A, US2700161A
InventorsBoyce Henrietta E
Original AssigneeBoyce Henrietta E
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Gauntlet sock
US 2700161 A
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H. E. BOYCE GAUNTLET SOCK Jan.. 25, 1955 2 Sheets-Sheet l Filed July 22, 1955 INVENToR. HHK/74 E .50i/CE H. E. BOYCE GAUNTLET socx Jan. 25, 1955 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed July 22. 1953 INVENToR. #HVR/frm E. 50s/0f mm/Ey I United States Patent flee GAUNTLET SOCK Henrietta E. Boyce, Sea Bright, N. J

Application July 22, 1953, Serial No. 369,581

6 Claims. (Cl. 2-240) This invention is related to my Patent Number 2,406,991 that issued September 3, 1946.

This invention relates to a garment for the limb such as a covering for the foot and more particularly to a type of mitten having long gauntlet cuffs.

Certain types of mittens and stockings and especially those designed for Winter use have been provided with a long portion above the joint to prevent the cold air getting into or around the edge of the mitten or stocking. Also in the past, stockings and mittens have been made with a reinforcing or form fitting portion above the joint usually having an elastic or elastic yarn woven into this portion of the stocking or mitten to provide a snug fit with the leg or arm and thus insure a warm fit. Both forms have been found objectionable, that is, where the upper portion of the garment is extended, there is a tendency for the garment to slide down and bunch in a wrinkled condition about the joint of the wearer. This can become very annoying. Likewise with the other form of garment, the reinforcing is sometimes too bulky for the shoe when worn as a stocking. It may fit snugly about the foot portion of the stocking, but cannot be fitted properly about the angle due to the reinforced heavier portion of the stocking.

It is an object of this invention to provide a garment for the foot having a long cuff that maybe fitted above the joint and due to the cuff being split along substantially its entire length, the two ends of the cuff may be tied securely about the limb to retain the garment in a snug fiitfting position and at the same time provide a decorative e ect.

A further object of this invention is to provide a mitten for the foot that is form fitting over the entire foot and portion of the leg that it covers and in which means are provided to tie the upper portion of the cuff of the mitten so that the mitten will not wrinkle about the ankle.

A still further object of this invention is to provide a form fitting short stocking for the foot and portion of the leg that it covers and in which means are provided to pull the cuff of the stocking over the cuff or lower extremity of the pants of the wearer and means are provided to tie the cuff tightly about the lower extremity of the pants to provide a tight warm fitting garment.

A further object of the invention resides in the adaptation of the utilitarian features to varied and decorative treatments.

Other objects of this invention shall be apparent by reference to the accompanying detailed description and the drawings in which Fig. 1 illustrates a mitten stocking with an extended cuff,

Fig. 2 illustrates the mitten stocking fitted to a foot,

Fig. 3 illustrates the mitten stocking fitted to a hand,

' Fig. 9 is a still further embodiment illustrating a foot` covering with a cuff, and 1 .the wrist.

a foot, that is, the garment will stretch and fit itself to the.

2,700,161 Patented Jan. 25, 1955 Fig. 10 is a still further embodiment of the stocking with a moccasin sole attached as a slipper.

Referring to Figs. 1-7 inclusive there is illustrated a garment 10 provided with a split cuff 11, the split cuff providing two extended tips 12 and 14. In Fig. 1 it is apparent that the garment and cuff are formed from a single piece of woven or knitted cloth. In one manner of forming the garment, the cloth is folded upon itself in a pattern as shown in Fig. l and stitched from A to B to form a mitten. The mitten might also be knitted in the same form without a seam. The mitten body C is perfectly fiat. It is not shaped for the hand or foot. The mitten is preferably formed from a form fitting woven material so that when the garment is fitted over the foot as illustrated in Figs. 2-7 inclusive, the garment will take the general shape of the foot and leg that it covers. Likewise the garment when fitted over a hand as illustrated in Fig. 3 will take the general contour of the hand or if the hand is smaller than the garment, the garment will simply enclose the hand as a mitten. material and one color. For decorative effects the garment 10 may be of one color while the cuff 11 on the upper surface may be of a diiierent color while the under surface matches the sock proper. In Fig. 2 the garment 10 is illustrated as a mitten fitted over a foot with the cuff 11 separated so that the tips 12 and 14 are spread apart from each other. In Fig. 3 the garment 10 is illustrated as fitted to a hand and in this embodiment the cuf` 11 is turned down and the tips 12 and 14 are illustrated as formed into a single knot to tie the cuff 11 securely about Referring to Fig. 4 the garment 1i) is fitted to contour of the foot, ankle and leg. In this embodiment the seam of the garment is illustrated ori the right hand side of lthe foot and leg and the cuff 11 is shown as turned up to cling to the leg and the tips 12 and 14 are shown as formed into a knot 15. Referring to Fig. 5 which is identical to Fig. 4 except that the seam is on the left hand side of the leg and foot, the cuff must be tied on the left hand side into a knot 15 similar to that shown in Fig. 4. The general appearance of the garment in Figs. 4 and 5 will be a form fitting stocking that is retained in a comfortable tied relationship. In this particular form it is preferable to have the entire exterior of the sock of a similar color and appearance. However if the inner surface of the sock is treated with a different color or effect,

this will appear on the tips 12 and 14 to provide the decorative effect.

Referring to Figs. 6 and 7, the garment 10 is illustrated as a stocking or mitten fitted to a foot and with the split cuff 11 turned down and the two tips 12 and 14 pulled around the leg and tied in a knot 15. ln Fig. 6 the knot 15 is illustrated on the left hand side of thefoot and therefore the seam of the stocking will be on the left hand side while in Fig. 7 the knot 15 is illustrated as positioned at the back of the leg and in this instance the seam would be down the back of the leg to the heel. In the embodiments illustrated in Figs. 6 and 7 the use of two colors or two different patterns for the outside and.

inside of the cuff 11 will provide a contrasting effect, that is, the stocking or garment proper may be of one color while the turned down cuff may be of a different color. Still further decorative effects may be obtained by turning the cuff 11 downward and allowing the tips 12 and 14 to be draped in a loose position or pinned or clipped in any desired positionwith relation to a shoe or foot cover (not shown). When the tips 12 and 14 are allowed to drape loosely about the ankle it is preferable to wear the sock in combination with a higher cut shoe such as a ski shoe so that the tips cannot be turned down to the position of getting under the foot of the wearer. The depth of the slit separating the cuff 11 is optional and the exact angle of the cuff with relation to the garment body 10 may be optional to provide a larger or smaller gauntlet cuff as desired but in all instances the extended tips 12 and 14 shall be of a sufficient length to permit tying a knot as'illustrated. However the extended tips 12 and 14 may be much longer to permit wrapping around the The garment 10 may be of one bodiment of this invention in which a foot mitten or an ordinary sock A is utilized and a separate split cuff 11A is provided. The lower extremity of cuif 11Al is joined below the split portion. The cuff 11A is similar in form to the cuff l1 of Fig. l being provided with extended tips 12A and 14A. I t is apparent that in use the sock or mitten 10A is worn in the usual manner and the cuff 11A since it is closed at the lower extremity must be slipped over the foot of the wearer and will be positioned with its lower extremity about the foot slightly below the ankle and the upper extremity of the cuff may be treated in the same manner as already described in the preferred embodiment of Figs. l and 2. Of course this embodiment lends itself to a greater degree of adjustment, that is, this sock may be worn with a low fitting shoe and the cuff may be pulled down over the sock to the lowest possible position. By the same token, the cuff 11A may be moved upward according to the upper extremity of the shoe fitting anything from a normal shoe to a high top shoe, and the cuff 11A may still be draped in a decorative position and tied. Thus it is apparent in this embodiment that the sock 10A may be a short foot sock or a normal length sock or even a stocking (as shown in dotted lines.) and still permit the combination of the cuff 11A with the sock or stocking 10A. In this particular embodiment to insure retaining the cuff in the position to which it is adjusted, it is feasible to pin or clip or use snap fasteners to retain the cuff in the desired position so that it will not move upward from the sock or the sock move downward from the cuff. This insures a warm enclosure for the leg at the top of a shoe or boot as the ends 12A and 14A may be tied in any desired position at the top of the shoe or boot to provide a warm sealed or draped relationship. It is also apparent that the cuff 11A may be separated from the sock 10A, that is, in the use of high top boots a full length sock may be rnost annoying as they tend to be too warm for the leg in the warm weather. Thus by using a foot sock ltlA the high top boot will be comfortable and by moving the cuff 11A to the top of the high top boot separated from the sock 10A, the wearer may still provide the decorative effect and the resemblance of the sock extending beyond the edge of the high top boot.

Referring to Fig. 9 there is illustrated a foot sock 10B and a cuff 11B that may or may not be attached at a portion 16 below the heel of the sock 1GB. The sock 10B is the type of sock that may be slipped on for a short time mainly to warm the feet and is not used in conjunction with a shoe although it may be worn about the house in conjunction with a slipper. Likewise an inner sole may be slipped into the sock 10B to provide a certain amount of form to the sock and the added protection to the bottom of the foot when worn as a slipper. The cuff 11B in this instance is providing the additional warmth about the ankle by draping and tying the cuff 11B in a similar fashion to that disclosed in Figs. 4-7 inclusive. The cuff 11B retains its decorative effect as desired. In this ernbodiment a4 great many contrasting combinations, that is. different color materials may be used for the sock 10B and the cuff llB and contrasting materials may also be combined. in a further embodiment, the cuff 11B may no used separately and not attached to the sock 10B, in this instance, the cuff llB would be similar to the cuff llA of Fig. 8.

Referring to l() there is illustrated a further ernbodiment of this invention in which the mitten 10 of Fig. l is attached to a slipper or moccasin sole 17 similar to the so-called slipper socks. The method of attaching the sole or slipper t7 is as illustrated by simply stitching around the edge 18 or in any other accepted manner to provide a decorative and utilitarian garment. It isA to be understood that although the sock 10 has been utilized similarly the sock 10A may be utilized and the separate cuff 11A may be combined with the sock 111A to provide the embodiment illustrated in Fig. 8.

lt is important to point out the relationship of the split in the cuff to the sock proper. The preferred position of the cuff is the one in which the split is substantially in line with the ankle. ln this position the knot is easily tied and if the fabric of the cuff is decorative in nature, the cuff is most effectively displayed. The next preferred position is to turn the cuff down slightly and tie the knot just above the ankle. In this position there is more of the decorative inner lining of the entf displayed that is, where the sock and cuff are made with contrasting colors different effect is desired. In forming the cuffs 11, 11A

and 11B the material shall be cut on a bias or formed in a pattern similar to that illustrated in Fig. l providing the elongated wings on either side of the ankle.

lt is to be noted that with the garment it comprised of a liexible elastic material it may be formed perfectly flat as a mitten without a finger. Thus whether the garment is worn on the hand or foot it will be form fitting. This provides an additional advantage over a formed sock or stocking in that the sock or stocking must be made to a particular size while the mitten that is the subject of this invention may be pulled over any size foot and it will naturally take the form of the foot without wrinkling and will be retained in that position by the tying of the upper end of the mitten to the leg. Because of the mitten form that this garment has been manufactured in, it is adaptable to the hand or foot. Thus matching garments may be provided to cover both feet and both hands and all garments are interchangeable with each other.

Although there has been described herein a mitten or stocking with a split cuff, it is apparent that the size of the cuff may be varied without departing from the spirit of this invention and the length of the extreme tips of the cuff may be elongated without departing from the spirit of this invention and the cuffs may be separated from the stocking or the cuffs may be comprised of a different material from the stocking and of course may be made of any color combination without departing from the spirit of this invention and this invention shall be limited only by the appended claims.

What is claimed is:

l. A mitten for the foot provided with a gauntlet cull extending from above the angle line thereof, said mitten and said cuff comprised of a single piece of material said cuff extending outwardly in substantially a single plane from the periphery of the mitten, said cuff split along the length of the extending portion to permit the folding of the upper portion of the cuff, said cuff tapering outwardly from slightly above the ankle line to a substantial degree so that the free ends of the cuff may be tied together in a knot.

2. In a device according to claim l in which a slipper sole is attached to the bottom of said foot mitten.

3. A mitten for the foot provided with a gauntlet cuitextendingl from slightly above the ankle line thereof, said cuff being of a predetermined length and being provided with a split along substantially its entire length, said cuif tapering outwardly from above the ankle line to a substantial degree so that the cuff may be draped to fit snugly about the leg over the entire length of the cuff andprovide enough of the free ends of the cud at the upper extremity to tie the cuff securely about the leg.

4. A mitten for the foot provided with a gauntlet cuff extending from slightly above the ankle line thereof, said cuff being of a predetermined length and being provided with a split along substantially its entire length to permit folding. affixing or draping of the cuff over the mitten,

said cuff tapering outwardly from above the ankle line to a substantial degree so that the free ends of the cuff may be draped over the foot portion of the sock and atiixed in this position.

5. The combination of a stocking and a gauntlet cuif, said mitten andsaidvr cuff comprised of a single piece of material said cuff extending outwardly in substantially a single plane from the periphery of the mitten, said cuif split along the length of the extending portion to permit folding of the upper portion of the cuff, the lower extremity of said cuff formed to iit around the leg, said cuff tapering outwardly from said leg line to such a substantial degree that the free ends of the cuff are adapted to bel tied together in a knot.

6. A mitten for the foot provided with a gauntlet cuif in which the mitten and culf are formed from a single piece of material folded upon itself into a predetermined pattern to form a mitten and split gauntlet cuff, said cuff extending outwardly in substantialy a single plane from the periphery of the mitten, said cuff split along the 5 v length of the extending portion, sad material djoined by References Cited in the tile of this patent a seam in line with the split of t e cuff, sai garment formed as a at mitten of e'rpandible material to shape UNITED STATES PATENTS itself to the foot it covers, said cui tapering outwardly 2,406,991 Boyce Sept. 3, 1946 from above the ankle line to a substantial degree so that 5 2,526,663 Holland Oct. 24, 1950 the free ends of the cuff may be tied together in a knot.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification2/240, 2/158
International ClassificationA43B23/28, A43B23/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43B23/28
European ClassificationA43B23/28