|Publication number||US2945308 A|
|Publication date||Jul 19, 1960|
|Filing date||Oct 10, 1958|
|Priority date||Oct 10, 1958|
|Publication number||US 2945308 A, US 2945308A, US-A-2945308, US2945308 A, US2945308A|
|Original Assignee||Pence Alfred|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (2), Referenced by (5), Classifications (6)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
United States Patent 2,945,308 I METAL SNAKE GUARD Alfred Pence, 110 Olive Terrace, Porter-ville, Calif. Filed Oct. 10, 1958, Ser. No. 766,513
1 Claim. (Cl. 36-2) .The purpose of this invention is to protect the human leg from the knee to the ankle from the bite of poisonous snakes and keep the leg from coming into contact with other undesirable objects.
An object of this invention is to provide an improved leg protector that can be fitted to the human leg thereby reducing the possibility of injury to said person if contact is made with a poisonous reptile.
Another object of the invention is to provide an improved leg protector that can be fitted to the human leg thereby reducing the possibility of leg injury from hitting against stumps and rocks; and further reducing the possibility of contacting poison oak, poison ivy, etc. as the leg comes into contact with said plants.
Other objects will appear as the description proceeds.
In the accompanying drawings which form a part of this application:
Fig. 1 is the front view showing the complete assembly of the leg protector.
Fig. 2 is a rear view showing the complete assembly of the leg protector.
Fig. 3 is an interior view of the leg protector showing the construction of the riveted leather back hinge and foam rubber leg padding.
Like characters of reference are used throughout the following specifications and the accompanying drawings to designate corresponding parts.
In carrying out this invention the leg portion of the human body is required to attach the improved leg protector 9 by means of three belt and buckle fasteners 7.
The improved leg protector 9 contains two aluminum alloy gauge 32 contoured sides 3 hinged together in the back by a strip of heavy leather 6 and riveted to aluminum sides 3 by a series of flush rivets 8. A leather ice flange 4 is riveted to the base of the aluminum sides 3 by means of a series of flush rivets 8. To protect the leg, two thin strips of foam rubber 2 are cemented to the aluminum sides 3. The top of the two aluminum sides 3 are covered with a leather cap 1 secured to said sides 3 by a series of flush rivets 8. For protection of the front of the leg protector 9, a heavy leather strip 5 is riveted to one aluminum side 3. This leather strip 5 in turn folds under opposite aluminum side 3 to complete the leg protector 9. Three belt and buckle fasteners 7 secured to sides 3 by three flush rivets 8 serve to secure or attach said leg protector 9 to the human leg.
The leg protector 9 is adjusted by loosening or tightening the three belt and buckle fasteners 7.
From the foregoing description it will be apparent that while the metal leg protector 9 is attached to the human leg by three belt and buckle fasteners 7 forms a protective shield around said leg from snake bites or other undesirable objects.
While the preferred embodiment of the instant invention has been illustrated and described, it will be understood that it is not intended to limit the scope of the invention thereto, as many minor changes in detail of construction may be resorted to without departure from the spirit of the invention.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:
A metal leg protector to encompass the leg of the wearer, said protector comprising two aluminum alloy sides hinged together in the back by a heavy leather strap riveted to the metal side of the protector by a series of flush rivets, a leather flange is secured to the bottom and a leather cap is secured around the top of said protector by a series of flush rivets, a leather flap is secured by flush rivets to the front of said protector to insure comfort to the wearer, a strip of foam rubber is adhesively secured to the inside part of the top and bottom of the protector to assure comfort to the wearer, and three belt and buckle fastening means is secured to respective sides of the aluminum protector to adjustably retain the protector on the leg of the wearer.
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|Cooperative Classification||A41D13/0568, A41D13/065|
|European Classification||A41D13/05P2C, A41D13/06B|