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Publication numberUS767381 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 16, 1904
Filing dateMar 25, 1904
Priority dateMar 25, 1904
Publication numberUS 767381 A, US 767381A, US-A-767381, US767381 A, US767381A
InventorsHenry Brown
Original AssigneeHenry Brown
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 767381 A
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No. 767,381. PATENTED AUG. 16, 1904. H. BROWN.




No. 767,381. PATENTED AUG. 16, 1904.




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may 1 I UNITED STATES Patented August 16, 1904.



SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 767,381, dated August 16, 1904.

Application filed March 25, 1904. Serial No, 199,939. (No model.) i

To all, whmn it may concern:

of Philadelphia, in the county of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Stockings, of which the following is a specification.

My invention has relation to a stocking provided with a pocket for the reception of money, valuables, or the like; and in such connection it relates to the arrangement and construction of such a stocking and pocket.

The principal object of my invention is to provide a stocking formed from aflat knitted blank having on its interior a knitted flap united at its base to the blank and extending therefrom upward to the welt of the stockingblank, said pocket-flap having one side coincident with one edge of the blank, whereby in the seaming up of the blank in tubular form a side of the flap is united at the seam to the interior of the stocking.

Heretofore it has been proposed to form in a stocking one or more pockets or receptacles; but so far as I am aware the opening into these pockets and the pocket-flaps themselves were arranged upon the exterior of the stocking.

In the present invention the pocket has an opening coincident with the upper edge or welt of the stocking and the body of the pocket lies within the stocking.

The nature and scope of my invention will be more fully understood from the following description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawings, forming part hereof, in which Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating diagrammatically a stocking with an interior pocket embodying main features of my invention. Fig. 2 is a cross-sectional view of Fig.

'1. Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional vie of Fig.

1, illustrating the construction and arrangement of the interior pocket. Fig. I is aplan view of a blank with attached flap adapted when properly assembled to form the stocking and pocket. Fig. 5 is a sectional view of Fig. 4, showing the knitted fabric of the blank and of the flap united by transference; and Fig. 6 is a face view of Fig. 5.

Referring to Figs. 1 to 3 of the drawings, the body a of the stocking has an upper welt 6, formed in the usual manner, and on the interior of the body a is formed a pocket-flap (Z, the upper edge (Z' of which is welted and extends coincident with the welted edge Z) of the stocking-body a. The side seam c of the stocking forms also, as at (Z Figs. 2 and 3, the seam which unites one side of the flap (Z to the body a of the stocking. A second row of stitches (Z unites the other side of the flap (Z to said body a, thus leaving the top (Z of the pocket free or open.

When the supporter or garter f is inserted in the welt Z) of the stocking and upper welted edge. d of the pocket, the pocket is closed, the supporter f forming the closure for the pocket, as clearly illustrated in Fig. 1.

The stocking, with its interior pocket, is adapted, by preference, to be formed, as illustrated in Figs. 5 and 6, from a blank (0, which forms the body a of the stocking. This blank a is knit upon a straight-knitting machine of usual construction and has at its upper edge the welt Z). A flap or strip (Z is also knit upon a similar machine and has a welt CZ. The lower unweltecl edge of the flap (Z is united by transferrence to the fabric of the blank (0 at a point (Z5 (Illustrated in Figs. 5 and 6.) As before stated, when the blank a is seamed up into tubular form the seam unites a side (Z of the'fiap with the body of the stocking, and a separate row of stitches (Z unites the other side of the flap to the body of the stocking, so that the welted edges (Z and b coincide to form the opening or entrance to the internal pocket (Z.

Such a pocket possesses many advantages, principal among which are the ease of access to the pocket and the prevention of accidental discharge of the contents of the pocket in stooping, due not only to the closure by the stocking-supporter f, but also to the fact that the pocket is on the interior of the stocking and above the knee of the wearer.

Having thus described the nature and objects of my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

A stocking formed from a flat knitted blank and having on its interior a pocket formed by a knitted flap united at the base to the body In testimony whereof I have hereunto set 01'' the blank and extending therefrom to the my signature in the presence of two subscribupper edge of the blank, said flap having one ing Witnesses.

side coincident with one side of the blank and. HENRY BRO\VN. 5 united thereto in the seeming of said blank, Witnesses:

and a row of stitching uniting the opposite W. P. MOORE,

side of the flap to the blank. VICTOR WILLS.

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Cooperative ClassificationA41B11/00