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Feb. 22, 1938. L. H. MENDELSOHN 2,108,923 STOCKING Filed July 2, 1936 c o 0 O o o c O 0 a o INVENTOR, 'Z000 [s enazêlrohn, «Mq . ATTORNEY. Patented Feb. 2, 2,1%,923 l sroonmc Louis lll. liilendelwiin, Paterson, N1 ä. application any e, isst', sensi No. sacos (im. Sdn-3.8?) In the foot or an ordinary stocking or soci; no account is taken of varying conformations of the human foot except as to length. In fact, the gar ment foot is not made ideally to conform to 5 even a standard human foot of the same length, but rather it at 1nest merely approaches its form as nearly as possible and the garment “i'lts'” only because it has some ability to stretch and -oi course the incidental stretch is not unriorm throughout the Whole extent of the garment foot. "When, therefore, varying shapes of human feet have to be taken into account the ordinary stoelt ing or socle is very likely to cause discomfort, es pecially in walking, usually by creasing or rolling or launching as an incident of overstretching in some parts with little if any stretching and hence slacliness 'in cthe ; this is of course aggravated ir the garment omewhat oversize in point oi length. Usuall; »nce the variations in form of 2li the human foot are cuite pronounced at the toe portion, from extreme tapering to extreme stuh biness, this condition is most likely to be experim enced at the toe portion of the garment. Not only is there discomfort incident to the creasing or 25 deformation of the toe portion lont such toe por» tion presents an unsightly appearance if the garu ment is worn with a sandal or other outside foot-1 wear which appreciahly exposes the toe portion. The invention relates to full-fashioned hosiery and it consists in certain improvements in hosiery oi` 'this particular class whereby the indicated. faults are overcome. That is, according to the invention the toe-portion or toe-zone (usually ac=cepted and here taken to include all that portion 35 ci thegarment loot which extends from the toe tip “nach to a transverse line at least haii-way between such tip and a transverse plane that will coincide with the wearer’s metatarsal arch) ci a iull-fashioned foot garment has that segment thereoi7 which is approximately coincident in width with such Zone and which extends across and over and around the wearer's toes and ter minates'at both its ends approximately at the longitudinal seamline knitted retlcular and being also substantially uniformly elastic and yielding throughout its whole extent and having all of its yarn elements which define the holes in said seg ment more resistant to wear throughout said whole extent than those of the adjoining herein defined major portion oi the garment; that is to say, said segment is without any knit formation that is not reticular but plain-knitted, suchl as so called “diamond-points” (or insets or gussets), or se'aming or other structure that would cause 55 the garment to manifest a disparate resistance to stretching influence and so be likely to undergo bunching or rolling actually within said segment. in any previous foot garment having in its toe zone a region knitted reticular such formations, >as for instance the mentioned diamond points, have invariably existed within the indicated seg ment of the garment, with the mentioned faults as incidents of their use. î am also aware that it has been proposed to provide the foot of a vknitted foot garment with a narrow reticular 10 band to surround the wearer’s foot in coincidence more or less with the metatarsal arch, but such construction, while it may perhaps suhserve its intended purpose of suiting the one garment to varying foot-lengths, obviously contributes nothing to the particular purpose that my inven tion is intended tc accomplish. lin the drawing, Figs. i and 2 are, respectively, top and bottom fragmentary plans oi the improved garment foot; and Fig. 3 is a plan of the blank from which the garment foot as shown in Figs. l and 2 is formed. Referring to Figs. l and 2: The toe-zone as to width here extends from the tip of the toe to a 25 transverse plane approximately halfway between such tip and a transverse plane which will co incide with the wearer’s metatarsal arch when the garment is worn. The mentioned reticular segment of this zone is designated l and is nearly 30 as wide es such. zone and it is formed to extend across the wearer’s toes as shown in Fig. l and to terminate at its ends under them, as shown in Fig. 2, such ends being here formed by straight lines parallel to each other in the finished or seamed foot and near and also parallel to mar-y gins oí the foot as it exists in the blank. (Fig. 3) , thus leaving narrow plainwitnitted selvages at d . in this example. as the blank is shown in Fig. 3 its margins 40 extend parallel at il, then converge at d and then extend parallel. again at ill to form the knit mar gins of a plain- :nitted region which, when the blank is searned at t and folding of said region is eiîected on lines ii and seaming is also done at l, leaves the toot with a plain-knitted toe tip 5. - In the present example the region 2, hack of the toe-zone, as well as the regions d and 5, is knitted plain excepting that in region 2 and 50 paralleling and relatively back of the toe zone there maybe a line of ornamental picot stitches t. Having thus fully described my invention what I claim is: The herein described full-fashioned foot gar 55 2 2,108,923 ment having all that segment thereof which is approximately coincident in width with the herein deñned toe-zone of the garment and which, when the garment is worn, extends across and 5 lover and around the wearer’s toes and terminates at both its ends approximately at the longitudinal seam-line knitted reticular and being also sub= -stantially uniformly elastic and yielding through out its whole extent and having all of its yarn elements which deñne the holes in said segment more resistant to wear throughout said whole ex tent than those of the adjoining herein defined 5 major portion of the garment. \ LOUIS H. MENDELSOHN.