US 825851 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
PATLNTLD JULY 1.0, 1906. P. MAGL. MAOKASKIL.
APPLICATION FILED AUG. so, 1904.
, ED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
PETER MACALLIsrEE MACKASKIE, or roNoPAH, NEVADA, AssiGNoR oF ONEHALF To KEY PITTMAN, or roNoPAH, NEVADA.
Specification of Letters Patent. Application filed August-30,1904 Serial No. 222,690.
Patented July 10, 1906.
wear, of which the following is a full, clear,
and exact description.
The purpose of my invention 1s to provide a construction of rubber footwear wherein the said footwear 'will be thoroughly ventilated without in any manner destroying the waterproof character of the article, and'to so construct such article of footwear that it will be simple, durable, and economic.
Another purpose of the invention is to provide a rubber boot which will have ventilating openings in the foot section thereof leading to channels which are conducted to `the upper portion of a boot of, for example,
the lknee type, and also to so construct a hipboot that sundry of the said channels will lead ...to the top f thehip-section and others to the top of the knee-section when the hip-section is folded down on the knee-section, thus providing for a thorough ventilation under all conditions of use.
Another purpose of the invention is to provide an arctic constructed Von the lines described and to cover the outlets of the channels at the to ofrsaid arctic in such manner that snow 'wil be prevented from entering `thesaid channels.
The invention consists in the novel con-'- struction and combination of the"several parts, aswill behereinafterfullysetforth, and pointed out in the claims.
Reference is to be had-to the accompany ing drawings, forming a part of this specication, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the figures.
` Figure 1 is aside elevation of a knee-boot, to which the improvement is applied. Fig. 2 is an' enlar ed vertical section through a portion of the eg and through the foot of a boot, parts being'broken away, the last view illustrating the application of the invention to the boot. Fig. 3 is a horizontal section 4taken substantiallyon the line 3 3 of Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is a partial side elevation and a partial'vertical section of a hip-boot constructed in accordance with m invention; and Fig. 5 is a vertical section t ough the upper portion of an arctic to which the invention isapplied,
illustrating the means employed for prevent- 5 5 ing snow from entering the Ventilating channes or grooves. i
A represents the rubber or Water roof outer surface of a boot or a shoe, and the lining, to which such material is secured; but 6o in the formation of the improved boot or shoe a series of pockets 10 is produced in the footsection, extending up to and as far as desired beyond the ankle-section, the said pockets 1.0
being formed by ressing out the 'waterproofl 65 material A and the lining B, as is shown in Fig. 3. One of these pockets is clearly shown in section in Fig. 2, and a series of them is exteriorly shown in Figs. 1 and 4.
Where a pocket 10 is formed, the liningB is 7o provided with a series of openings or apertures 11, leading from the inside of the bootV or shoe to the said pockets. K
An' auxiliary lining l2 is provided for the upper ortion of the boot or shoe, extending from tEe ankle to the top, and this auxiliary lining is provided with a series of ribs 13 upon its outer face, or the face which is op osite the water roof material or outer shell o the boot, as is s own best in Fig. 3, and under this con- 8o struction of the auxiliary lining 12 a series of chambers D is formed, and preferably eyeleted openings 14 are produced in the innerauxiliary lining 12, communicating with the chambers D. These chambers D are closed at the intersection of the foot portion and ankle portion of the boot by a band 15, suitably secured, which band serves to hold the auxiliary lining 12 to the inner portion of the boot, and where the pockets 10 extend up to 9o the chambers D the main lining B is provided with openin s 15a, 'so as to provide for a thorhe'ated air common to rubber boots or shoes when worn for any period of time. This heated air finds an escape into the pockets 10 at the foot-section and then finds its way upward and outward through chambers D D ofthe body-section.
Whenthe boot is a hip-boot, asis shown at, C in Fi 4, the u per or hip section is proroo vided wlth eyelete chambers D', which connect with alternate chambers D in the kneesection of the boot, which chambers are formed in an inner auxiliary lining c, correspondin to the lower auxiliarylining 12, and :o5- t section et a hip-boot is folded down upon the lower or knee section of the body the ventilation is' in no manner obstructed, and when the o uter waterproof material, B the ining to winch such'rnaterlal is secured, and 12EL repreeents the inner or auxiliary lining correepondi'ng to the lining 12, heretofore referred to, and this auxiliary lining 12a is provided 'th ribs similar to that shown in Fig. 3, so i a series of chambers D2 is formed, and inner or; auxiliary lining 12EL is provided wth apertunes leading into the said chamhere.
.ln order to prevent snow Jfrom entering the chambers D2 oi ain-arctic fro-In the top when the top of the arctic is uncovered, a wire-- gauze of a foraniinous mate-rial ot an kind. is 1laced over the upper ends of the said chamers D2.
lt will be observed tlf-iat when a boot or Shoe is provided with the Ventilating medium "ascribed saidv niediuin will not in any Inanchate or render uncomfortable the foot, amitie, or leg of the wearer.
Under the construction described it is evidant-that the ventilators are not apt to be-A qorne obstruct-ed and that the system of ventilation is very economically applied further, that the `Ventilating device instead of weakening the hoot or shoe strengthens it,
and' when employed said Ventilating device is comfortable, natural, and convenient. Furthermore, the system of ventilation described strengthens the lining ci the boot or shoe, no manner weaken-inc it'. and a boot or shoe ventilated ae set fort-h tite the-foot of the wearer snugly and comfortably andv does not necessitate t about or shoehaving anawk- Ward appearance..
Having thus described my invention, .I claim as new and desire to secure by'Letlters 1. In. a rubber boot or shoe, ex'teriorl formed ventilating-pockets located at te foot-section and extending u to the bod section, an auxiliary vlining ocated in t e body-section, and having series of'. ventilating-charnbers formed therein, extending to the upper portion of the body and being-closed at their,v bottom and open at the top and provid'ed with series of a ertures communicating A with the interiorof 't e bod ,the-said ckets being likewise provided wit y communications with the foot-section and' with sundry ot the chambers iin the body-section.
2. Ina rubber boot or shoe, exteriorl formed Ventilating -pockets located at t e foot-section and extending up to the bodysection, the bod -seetion having series of ventilating-charn ersforInedtherei-n, extending to the upper portion ofthe body and beingv closed at their bottom and o en at the top, and provided with series of a erturfes communicating with the interior ott e body, the said pockets being likewise provided communications with the foot-section, anc
with sundry of the chambers-in the body-sec-