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Publication numberUS2805424 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 10, 1957
Filing dateNov 8, 1956
Priority dateNov 8, 1956
Publication numberUS 2805424 A, US 2805424A, US-A-2805424, US2805424 A, US2805424A
InventorsJohnson Jr Paul E, Owenby Frank C
Original AssigneeShamrock Knitting Mills Inc
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Novelty hosiery
US 2805424 A
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Sept. 10, 1957 P. E. JOHNSON, JR., ETAL NOVELTY HOSIERY Filed Nov. 8, 1956 w Y. www y. E55 E www 4 N W 00 Y W UM W M M@ ne, Ef Y B United States Patent NovnLTY nosmnv Y Application November 8,1956, Serial No. 621,170

2 Claims. (Cl. 2-240) The present invention relates to hosiery and more particularly to novelty bobby-socks or anklets.

At the present time, misses and children have made popular a roll-down bulky-cuff anklet and a convertible campus stocking which campus stocking may be turned down to form a bulky-cuff anklet. Frequently, the bulky knitted stitches may become distended in these anklets and some of the elasticity that is normally inherent in knitted structures may be removed thereby permitting the anklet in the rolled or turned condition to fall loosely or to sag unattractively about the wearers ankle.

Therefore, it is an object of the present invention to provide a means for gathering or limiting the stretch of a substantial portion of a turned-down cuff of an anklet stocking to prevent sagging of a bulky cuff and to improve the quality of fit.

Yet another object of the present invention is the provision of a gathering means for the cuff portion of anklet hosiery suitable for collecting slack or distended portions of the anklet cuff.

This invention further contemplates the application of a limited band or belt for use in combination with the turned-down portion of an anklet cuff with means for adjusting the tension of the belt to control the tautness of the anklet about a wearers ankle.

Still another object of the present invention is to provide a novelty anklet which is pleasing in appearance, stylish, and one which incorporates means for performing the function of a garter band to support the cuff portion of the anklet in position.

A further object of this invention is to provide a removable partial belt for application to the turned-down cuff portion of an anklet stocking to improve the quality of t and to permit interchangeability of belt color combinatons.

Other and further objects and many of the advantages of this novelty stocking will become more readily apparent yas the invention becomes better understood from the following detailed description taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawing in which like characters of reference designate corresponding parts throughout the several views, and wherein:

Fig. 1 is a rear elevational view of an anklet stocking, in a longitudinally folded condition, with the foot and anklet portion collineated and with the cuff portion embodying one form of the present invention;

Fig. 2 is a partial transverse sectional view taken substantially along the plane of section line 2--2 of Fig. l;

Fig. 3 is a modied embodiment of the invention atlixed to the rear portion of a turned anklet cuff; and

Figs. 4 and 5 are side perspective views of further modifications of belt and bucklet attachments for application to anklet hosiery.

Referring to the drawing there is shown in Fig. 1 a rear view of a knitted stocking of the conventional anklet type worn by misses and children comprising a foot portion 11 extended longitudindy with the heel portion i Patented Sept. 10,1957

12 folded Vover the foot portion and a cut portion 13V shown in the rolled or turned-down condition to form a bulky or massive cuff. Hosiery of this type is presently being marketed under the trademark MorpuL however, this invention is yapplicable to other types of rolled-down or turned cuff anklets. The turned-down cutf portion 13 may also be the result of turning down three-quarter or knee length campus stockings. In the turned-down condition the hosiery exposes at the rear of the cu" a pair of belt tabs 15 and 16, one of the ends of each of the tabs being releasably fastened to the turned-down cuff by conventional fastening snaps 17 or other suitable fastening elements, in spaced circumferential relation at the rear of the stocking culf. It has been found desirable to mount the belt and buckle attachment to include approximately the rear quadrant of the turned-down cuff.

A buckle member 19 is affixed by suitable means, such as sewing, to the free end of one of the belt tabs, such as 15; the other belt tab is of sucient length to be received in the buckle 19 for adjustment in clamping engagement with the buckle member. Upon introducing the belt tab end 20 of tab 15, the reach between the belt fastening means 17 may be adjusted upon regulating the distance between the buckle and the fastened end of the tab 15.

For convenience in laundering as well as to provide interchangeability for various color combinations, it is contemplated to facilitate the removal of the belt and buckle attachment by means of conventional snap fastening means 17. Fastening means 17, at least one being used to secure each tab is composed of two cooperating or mating elements 20 and 21, each of which is securely fastened as by a grommet and rivet or by sewing the snap fastener to the cuff. One element 20 of the fastening means is securely fastened to the cuff portion of the stocking intermediate the boot length so that in the folded :or rolled condition the fastener 20 will be located intermediate the vertical reach of the outer ply 22, as is more clearly shown -in Fig. 2.

There iis illustrated in Fig. 3 a modification of the belt and buckle attachment employed in Fig. l in that a single belt or tab member 23 reaches about a portion of the perimeter of a rolled-down cuff 24 and is secured to the cu by stitches 25 which secure the ends of the single tab to the turned-down portion of the culi intermediate. An ornamental buckle 26 Will be mounted initially on the belt member Z3 before sewing the member to the cud portion to simulate a two-piece belt member. It will be apparent that the cuff portion encompassed by the belt member 23 will be restricted from stretching over that lineal reach portion covered by the belt member. For some applications, it has been found desirable to use 'an imitation leather or plastic belt member, as is represented in Fig. 3. However, a fabric strap and buckle attachment 28, as is illustrated in Fig. 5, may be provided for attachment to the turned-down cuff portion. Obviously, it is desirable to provide a fabric which will be color-fast for laundering purposes.

The belt and buckle attachment 29 as shown in Fig. 4 is a modh'ication of the belt and buckle attachment shown in Fig. 1 in that the tabs 30 and 31 will have their free ends 32 and 33 secured as by sewing to the turneddown cutf portion of the anklet.

Obviously, many modifications and variations may be made in the belt tabs and buckle arrangement in the light of the above teaching without departing from the real spirit and purpose of this invention. It is, therefore, to be understood that within the scope of the appended claims many modified forms of structure for limiting the extensibility of the cu portion of hosiery 3 may be reasonably included and modications are contemplated.

What is claimed is:

1. Hosiery of the character described comprising, in combination, an anklet of the typehaving a cuff `adaptable to be turned down, a pair of belt tabs, Veachof said tabs being fastened at one end of each and in circumferential spaced relation to each other to the interior of the anklet and intermediate its length whereby the belt tabs will be exposed on the cuff exterior at the rear of the anklet in the cut turned-down position, and a buckle member fastened to :one of the free ends of one` of the tabs to receive the free end of the other tab.

2. In combination, a knitted'stocking of the turneddown cu anklet type, a pair of belt tabs, each of said belt tabs being releasably fastened at one end of each to the turned-down cu portion exterior and intermedi-V References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 210,713 Schollian Dec. 10 1878 287,808 Davis Nov. 6, 1886 1,138,521 West May 4, 1915 1,920,943 Thompson Aug. 1, 1933 FOREIGN PATENTS 7,188 Great Britain Mar. 19, 1897

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U.S. Classification2/240
International ClassificationA41B11/00, A41B11/12
Cooperative ClassificationA41B11/001, A41B11/12
European ClassificationA41B11/00B, A41B11/12