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Aug. 23, 1938.
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Filed July 9, 1936
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Aug. 23, 1938.
Filed July 9, 193e
2 Sheets-Sheet
Patented Aug. 23, 1938
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PATENT o'FFiCflël-l`
Ernest W. Dunbar, Hudson, Mass., assignorto
Cambridge Rubber C‘o., Cambridge, Mass., a
corporation of Massachusetts
Application July 9, 1936, Serial No. l89,757
2 Claims.
This invention relates to overshoes, and is more
especially concerned with those designed chiefly
for women’s and misses’ wear. It aims to im
prove footwear of this type with a View to mak
shoe also includes a collar or cuff 5 extending
upwardly from the main body of the shoe and l’
having its upper edge trimmed with fur. Pref
erably the strip 6 'of fur trimming is secured to
of the individual.
the upper edge of the cuff 5 in such a manner
understood from the following description when
read in connection with the accompanying draw
ings, and the novel features will be particularly
pointed out in the appended claims.
In the drawings,
Figure 1 is a plan view of an overshoe embody
ing features of the invention;
Fig. 2 is a side elevation of the overshoe illus
trated in Fig. 1;
Fig. 3 is a vertical, sectional view through a
20 portion of the upper of the shoe shown in Figs.
1 and 2;
Figs. 4 and 5 are side and sectional views, re
spectively, of the top portion of the shoe shown
in Figs. l and 2, but illustrating the top in a dif
ferent position;
Figs. 6 and 7 are views similar to Figs. 4 and 5.
respectively, but showing the top adjusted into
another position; and
Fig. 8 is a perspective View of the shoe with
the top in approximately the position shown in
Fig. 6.
Preliminary to a detailed description of the
construction shown, it may be pointed out that
a wearer’s requirements as to footwear, partic
conveniently accomplished byA stitching the edge
of the strip l of the skin to the upper edge of
the cuff or collar with the hair side toward the
collar, then folding the entire strip 1 over the
upper edge of the collar and stitching it to the 15
inner surface of the collar with the flesh surface
of the pelt lying against the material of the
upper.' The two seams by which this strip is
secured to the collar are indicated at 9 and lll,
While the collar or cuff 5 may be made of a
wide variety of materials, a satisfactory mate
rial for this purpose consists of sheeting heav
ily calendered on both sides with rubber which
may or may not be ornamented. Or, it may 25
consist of a sheet of laminated rubber stock. In
any event, it is preferable to have this cuff of
considerably lighter weight material than the
upper of the shoe, which usually includes a lin
ing of some warm fabric.
When made in this 30
manner, the cuff will have sufficient flexibility to
fold easily, but it will be materially stiffened at
its upper edge by the strip 'l of pelt, and the por
tion of the upper to which the collar or cuff is
secured naturally will be considerably firmer 35
than the collar itself. In addition, the collar
the course of a single day. If, for example, the
weather is pleasant in the morning, the wearer
very likely will prefer a low cut overshoe, but if
should have sufñcient stiffness so that it will
stand up and maintain itself in the uprght po
sition illustrated in Figs. 2 and 3, when that is
With such an arrangement, the top portion of
the shoe can readily be adjusted into a series of
a snow or sleet storm develops during the day,
40 then a high cut shoe would naturally be pre
ferred because of the added protection afforded
by it. It is one of the objects of this invention
to devise an overshoe which can be adjusted to
meet these and other conditions.
Referring ñrst to Figs. 1, 2 and 3, the shoe there
shown comprises an upper 2, sole 3, and heel
d, all of which may be of any suitable charac
ter and made in accordance With any usual or
that essentially the'same thickness of fur will
be presented inside and outside the cuff.>- This is
ularly in the winter time when overshoes are
35 chiefly worn, may change very widely during
in any event, being waterproof. The -shoe’ shown
may be made of such materials. In the 'partic
ular construction illustrated, the upper of the
ing it adaptable to changes in the requirements
of the wearer, occasioned either by changes in
the weather, walking conditions, or preferences
The nature of the invention will be readily
(ci. sii-7.3) '
convenient process.
As customarily made, the
upper material of these overshoes consists of an
outer ply of rubber to which an inner lining ply
of fabric is bonded, or, of inner and outer plies
of fabric bonded to opposite sides of an inter
mediate rubber ply, the material of the upper,
different positions. One such position is illus
trated in Figs. 1, 2 and 3 where the collar stands
up and holds the fur trimming 6 snugly around
the wearer’s ankle. Such position usually is de
sirable in stormy weather and it gives the effect
and advantages of a high cut shoe. Substantial
ly the entire collar, however, can be folded along
the area at substantially the junction of the 50
collar with the main body of the upper, this
area, which extends circumferentially around the
upper, forming a natural line of fold, as indi
cated at I2 in Figs. 6, 7 and 8. When so folded
it forms a turn-down cuff, giving the effect of a 55
low cut shoe, the strip 6 of trimming at this
time encircling the main body of the shoe upper,
and a part of the inner surface of the collar be
ing exposed above the trimming. This is a po
sition more desirable in ordinary fair weather
and is of advantage, also, in stormy weather in
the event that the fur has become wet, since it
holds the entire fur strip away from the angle
and out of contact with the stocking.
A further line of fold is provided at the lower
edge of the strip 'l of the pelt. If this strip is
turned outwardly, as shown in Figs. 4 and 5,
with the line of bend or fold occurring at I4, it
will remain in this position with the fur strip
15 at an elevation intermediate those shown in Figs.
2 and 8. Here the fur trimming bears only
lightly against the ankle and the upper has an
outwardly ilared appearance in front.
The invention thus provides a constructionV
20 applicable to a great variety of styles of over
shoes which enables the wearer to adjust the
height of the shoe quickly to suit her preferences
at the moment. The invention adds little to
the expense of manufacture of the overshoe,
25 While materially increasing its utility.
While I have herein shown and described a
preferred embodiment of my invention, it will be
understood that the invention may be embodied
in other forms without departing from the spirit
30 or scope thereof.
Having thus described my invention, what I
desire to claim as new is:
1. An overshoe including a top portion adapt
ed to encircle the Wearer’s ankle, a fur trimming
extending around and secured over the upper
edge of said top and forming a folding line at
substantially the junction of the trimming with 5
the top portion, said top being adjustable into
an upper position in which the trimming hugs the
Wearer’s ankle, a, lower position in which the top
is folded over to form a turned-down cuff, and
also into a third position intermediate said upper 10
and lower positions, the top of said shoe being
capable of maintaining itself in any of said po
sitions into which it may be adjusted.
2. An overshoe including an upper comprising
a cuff designed to extend around the ankle of 15
the wearer, a strip of fur trimming secured to
the upper edge of said cuff, said strip including
an edge secured to one side of the cuff and ex- .
tending over said upper edge of the cuff and then
secured to the opposite side thereof, whereby the 20
same thickness of fur is presented at opposite
sides of the upper edge of said cuff and a fold
ing line is formed at substantially the junction
of said strip with the cuff, said cuñî beng joined
to a lower portion of the upper in an overlapped 25
relation thereto forming a second line of fold
approximately at the latter junction, both said
lines of fold extending circumferentially‘around
the top of the overshoe.
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