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Jan. 30, 1962 D. B. BLIESE 3,018,570
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DOLORES B. BLIESE 38 Fig. 4 BY United States Patent 3,018,570 COMBINED SHOE AND PURSE Dolores B. Bliese, 664 '1stAve.,' Chula Vista, Calif. Filed Dec. 27, 19,60. Ser. No. 78,783 4 Claims. (Cl. 36-1) The present invention relates generally to shoes and more particularly to a combined shoe and purse.
The primary object of this invention is to provide a shoe having an inset vamp panel which forms a portion of a purse or pocket conforming to the shape and size of the vamp panel.
Another object of this invention is to provide a shoe on which the purse portion may be fastened in several different ways according to the specific design and style of the shoe.
A further object of this invention is to provide a shoe having a purse which blends attractively with the overall appearance of the shoe and does not interfere with the comfortable wearing of the shoe.
Still another object of this invention is to provide a purse structure which is adaptable to many types and sizes of shoes, the purse being made to match the shoe or to be of decorative contrast to the shoe.
Finally, it is an object to provide a combined shoe and purse of the aforementioned character which is simple and convenient to manufacture and which will give generally efficient and durable service.
With these and other objects definitely in view, this invention consists in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of elements and portions, as will be hereinafter fully described in the specification, particularly pointed out in the claims, and illustrated in the drawing which forms a material part of this disclosure, and in which:
FIGURE 1 is a perspective view of a combined shoe and purse;
FIGURE 2 is a side elevation view of the front portion of the shoe, partially cut away to show the purse arrangement;
FIGURE 3 is a fragmentary view similar to a portion of FIGURE 2, showing an alternative fastening for the purse;
FIGURE 4 is a top plan view of a modified purse arrangement for a different style of shoe; and
FIGURE 5 is a sectional view taken on the line 5-5 of FIGURE 4.
Similar characters of reference indicate similar or identical elements and portions throughout the specification and throughout the views of the drawing.
Referring now to FIGURES land 2 of the drawing, the shoe is of well known type having an upper 12 with an ankle strap 14 and provided with an inset vamp panel 16 extending from adjacent the toe cap 18 to the rear or throat of the vamp portion 20. This type of shoe construction is conventional and the vamp panel 16 may be of material which matches or contrasts with the shoe, according to the particular style. In the present configuration, the vamp panel 16 is used as the inner wall of a purse formed by an outer purse panel 22, which conforms to the shape and size of the vamp panel and is secured by marginal stitching 24. The stitching holds both the vamp panel 16 and the purse panel 22 to the vamp portion 20 and is illustrated for simplicity as simple line stitching. It should be understood, however, that the stitching may be of any other suitable type as used in shoe construction, various decorative stitches often being used as part of the shoe design. The rear end of the purse panel 22 is not attached to the shoe and provides the access opening 26.
To enclose the purse opening, a flap 28, which may be a unitary extension of the purse panel, folded forwardly and secured to the purse panel 22 by a conventional snap "ice fastener 32, or the like, for ease of opening and closing. As an alternative, the structure illustrated in FIGURE '3 may be used. In this form, the purse panel 34 is secured around its entire periphery to the vamp panel 16, the rear portion of the purse panel being slit transversely and fitted with a conventional zipper 36. Other types of fasteners such as buckles or special catches may also be used if desired.
FIGURES 4 and 5 illustrate the combination of the purse with a dilferent style of shoe, although the basic structure with the inset vamp panel 16 remains the same. In this particular shoe, the purse panel 38 is cut with considerable fullness at the rear end and is marginally secured to the shoe together with the vamp panel 16, by stitching 24 as previously described. The fullness of the purse panel 38 is gathered into two return folded overlaps 40 folded inwardly toward each other, as in FIGURE 5, the folds either being preformed or, if the purse panel material is relatively soft, being merely folded to suit, the capacity of the purse being considerable.
The folded purse panel is held in place by a fastening strap 42 having a buckle 44. The adjacent folded edges 46 of the overlaps 40 serve as a decorative feature of the styling, the arrangement being illustrated to show the adaptability of the structure to various shoe types.
In each instance, the basic shoe with an inset vamp panel remains the same, the purse assembly being the variable feature. No cutting or alteration of the conven tional shoe structure is necessary, since the purse panel is merely attached to the outside. Thus the purse can be added to existing shoes of a particular form with a minimum of work, or produced as a new shoe construction.
The purse is primarily for use in children's shoes to carry money or other small articles and avoid loss. When a childs clothing has no pockets it is very often true that small girls will carry coins inside their shoes but this is uncomfortable and the coins can easily be lost. Hand carried purses are not usually carried to school by children, but the purse permanently fixed as part of a shoe provides a secure storage means yet does not interfere with walking or any other activities.
The operation of this invention will be clearly comprehended from a consideration of the foregoing description of the mechanical details thereof, taken in connection with the drawing and the above recited objects. It will be obvious that all said objects are amply achieved by this invention.
It is understood that minor variation from the form of the invention disclosed herein may be made without departure from the spirit and scope of the invention, and that the specification and drawing are to be considered as merely illustrative rather than limiting.
1. In combination: a shoe having an inset vamp panel; and a purse comprising a purse panel conforming substantially to the shape of said vamp panel; said purse panel being marginally secured to the outside of said shoe at the periphery of said vamp panel and having an open access portion; said vamp constituting the lower wall of the purse; and closure means to close said open access portion.
2. In combination: a shoe having an inset vamp panel; and a purse comprising a purse panel conforming substantially to the shape of said vamp panel; said purse panel being marginally secured exteriorly of said shoe adjacent to the front and lateral edges of said vamp panel and having an open acess portion adjacent the rear of the vamp panel; said vamp panel constituting the inner wall of the purse; a flap fixed to said shoe adjacent the rear edge of said vamp panel; and fastening means on said fiap to secure the flap to said purse panel and close said open access portion.
3. In combination: a shoe having an inset vamp panel; and a purse comprising a purse panel conforming substantially to the shape of said vamp panel; said purse panel being marginally secured to the outside of said shoe at the periphery of said vamp panel and having an open access portion; said purse panel having an excess width at the rear end thereof and having return folded, gathered portions; and closure means to retain said gathered portions and close said open access portion.
4. In combination: a shoe having an inset vamp panel; and a purse comprising a purse panel conforming substantially to the shape of said vamp panel; said purse panel being secured exteriorly to said shoe throughout the 2,712,700 Solomon July 12, 1955 FOREIGN PATENTS 23,122 Great Britain Oct. 10, 1912 302,520 Great Britain Dec. 20, 1928 302,862 Great Britain Dec. 27, 1928 480,708 France June 16, 1916 a "ta"-