And james edwin gibbs
US 421906 A
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J. E. OARTS & J. E. GIBBS.
WATER PROOF LBGGIN.
Patented Feb. 25, 1890;
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UNITED STATES PATENT GEEIQE,
JENNIE E. CARTS, OF BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, AND JAMES EDIVIN GIBBS, OF JONESBOROUGH, TENNESSEE; SAID GIBBS ASSIGNOR OF PART HIS INTEREST TO SAID OARTS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 421,906, dated February 25, 1890.
Application filed November 18, 1889. Serial No. 880,796. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, J ENNIE E. (haters and JAMES EDWIN GIBBs, citizens of the United States, residing, respectively, at Baltimore,
in the State of Maryland, and Jonesborough,
in the county of -Washington and State of,
Tennessee, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in ater-Proof Leggins; and we do hereby declare the following to be afull, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
Our invention relates to leggins, and has I 5 for its object the manufacture of a waterproof leggin especially adapted for the use of ladies, misses, and children.
The invention will be hereinafter described, and particularly pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings,which form part of this specification, Figure 1 represents our invention in side elevation, and Fig. 2 a bottom plan view showing our invention ap- 2 5 plied to a shoe Reference being had to the drawings and the letters thereon, A indicates a leggin made of any suitable material capable of repelling water or snow, and is provided at its lower end with a continuous wire frame B, which conforms to the leggin and fits over the foot in front of the instep, and is provided with extensions O on each side thereof, which ex tend down under the foot and engage with the shank of the shoe To enable the foot to pass through the leg gin, the rear or heel portion D is cut away considerably more than is required in a leg gin open on the side from end to end, and
the seam of fold E is made between the ankle and the instep. The under fold of the seam extends forward to form a lap, as shown in dotted lines, of sufficient width to protect the foot and dispense with the use of buttons,
hooks, &c., to secure the seam at this point.
The leggin is secured to the foot by the tension of the spring-frame B, which draws the lower end of the leggin closely around the foot and prevents snow from coming in contact with that part of the foot, and a series of metallic clasps F secure it to the leg of the wearer. The lower clasp is applied just above the ankle to close the seam or fold E from the frame B up to the ankle, and the remaining clasps are applied in substantially the position shown.
Between the lower and middle clasps F a stay G is applied in the seam of the front lap and secured to the clasps by means of rivets a a, for the purpose of keeping the leggin 6o stretched at that point.
The leggin may be worn. over an overshoe, as shown in dotted lines in Fig. 1, or the front of the overshoe maybe drawn over thelower end of the leggin.
By the construction shown a neat, comfortable, and serviceable leggin is produced,which will thoroughly protect the ankles and limbs of the wearer, and can be readily applied without buttoning, and removed without un buttoning any of the parts.
The leggin is designed to be made of various sizes, and, if desired, maybe adapted to the use of men and boys for riding and hunte- Having thus fully described our invention, what we claim isl. A leggin having a continuous frame in the margin at the lower end bounding the opening of the leggin at said end, conform- 8o ing to and extending over the top of a foot or shoe in front of the instep, substantially as described.
2. A leggin having a continuous flexible frame at the lower end in the margin thereof, 8 5 extending in front of the instep and conforming to the top and. sides of a foot or shoe, and provided with extensions on the'sides,-which project under the shank of a shoe, substan tially as described. 0
3. A leggin having a continuous flexible frame at the lower end in the margin thereof, conforming to the opening in said end of the leggin, and said leggin provided with a fold on one side between the ankle and the instep, substantially as described.
4. A leggin having a continuous flexible frame in the lower end thereof projecting upward at'the heel, substantially as shown, and a fold or seambetween the ankle and the instep, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof We afiix our signatures in presence of two Witnesses.
JENNIE E. GARTS'. JAMES EDWIN GIBBS. Witnesses to signature of Jennie E. Carts:
THos. KELL BRADFORD, H. K. BROWN.
Witnesses to signature of James Edwin