US 1055040 A
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W. P, HERRON & S. G. STEVENSz KNEE PAD FOR COTTON PICKERS, Sm APPLICATION FILED MAY 1a, 1912.
Patented M9114, 1913.
2 SHEETS-SHEET W. P. HERRON & S. G. STEVENS. KNEE PAD POR COTTON PIGKBRS, &C.
APPLICATION FILED MAY 18,1912r Patented Mar. 4,1913.
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his kneesl Without hurting them, thereby.
` T 0 all zot/0m it may concern.'
WILLIAM PATRICK I-IIEIRRON` AND STANLEY GEORGE STEVENS, OF FARMERSVILL.l
KNEETPADFOR coTToN-PIoKERs, am.
Be 'it known that we,"\V1LLmM PATRICK "HERRON and STANLsv Gsoncr. STEVEN s, citizens of the United States` residing` atFarniersville, in the count \7 of Collin and State ot' Texas, have invented a new'and useful kthe following is a specification.
The invention relates to improvements in knee pads for cotton pickers, etc.
The-object of the present invention is 'to improve the construction of knee. pads, and
Knee-Pad nfor Cotton-Pickers, &c., of which j to provide a siinple,durable and etlicient knee pad, designed for cotton pickers and'others, and adapted to shield the knees ofa cotton picker, orother person from injury and protect the clothing from wear.
A fur-ther object o't' the invention' is Vto prolvide a knee pad of this character,`
equipped with a pneumatic cushion, adapt ed to present a soft cool surfaceto the knees,
and capablev of enablinga person to walk on avoidi'no' stooping and laffording maximum ease and/comfort in picking cotton and other Work'l requiring a person to kneel."
` The invention also has for its object to provide'a knee pad, adaptedto beopened at the front to permit a person to'walk 'easily Without removingthe pad, and capable 'of being securely closed `for use to' prevent dirt from entering the device.
With these and other objects in View, the
invention consists in -theconstruction and novel combination of partsLhereir'iafterI fully described, illustrated in the aceornpanymg drawings, and -p'ointed"out 'inthe claims hereto appendedg'it beingl understood that varlous changes 1n theform, proportloln size and mlnor details of construction,-
4Within the scope ot the claims, may be rei sorted to Without departing trom the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.
ln the drawings :hF igurel is ay perspective view of a knee pad, constructed in accordance with this invention. Fig. 2 is a rear elevation of the same, the leg straps being 'in section. Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view. 'F ig. 4 'is a central longitudinal sectional view. Fig. 5 is a transverse sectional view. Fig. 6 is a. plan View of the blank from which the body of the knee pad is constructed.
Like numerals of reference designate corf` Specicaton of Letters Patent.
`or other suitable fastening devices,
Panamanian 4, iets.
Appliction'led May 18, 1912. Serial No.` 698.276.
in the dotted lines a and I to forni side The blank is walls 2 and a t'ront wall 3. pro`\ 'ided with slits and' 5, extending inwardly' trom the side edges ol the blank at opposite sides ot' the front portion thereof to the plane of the dotted lines fr to forml lower attachinlinstrips (l and upper flaps 7, which 'are'. preferably tapered. as clearly shown in Fig. G ot the drawings. The attaching' strips G and Vtht` [laps 7 are adapted to be tolded inward on the outer faces of the side falls` and the said strips 6 are prefer-- 'ably secured b v rivets 8, or other suitable Fastening devices to the side walls. `The (laps 7 are detachabli7 secured to the side walls b v means of straps 9 and buckles 10, and they are adapted to be fastened to permit the front to swing outwardl)Y to enable the wearer to walk with ease in an upright position without detaching the pad from the leg.` The tlaps are closed when the knee pad is in use in order to prevent dirt from entering the pad.
The bod \7 port-ion ot' the pad .is provided with front and rear approxiniatel)7 U-shaped metallic pieces 11, extendingacross the bottom and up the side lwalls and arranged exteriorly of the saine 'and secured to the said side walls by rivets 12. or other suitable tastening means. The U-shaped metalli."y bars orpieces are adapted to prevent the sides of the pad from bending down and straightening out. when pressure is applied to the same. and the side portions of the front metallic bar or member extend between the side Walls and attaching strips 6 and flaps 7 of vthe front Wall.
The pad is secured tothe leg ot the wearer by means ot' upper and lower straps 15".. constructed of leather` or other .suitable material, and'secured tothe outer faces of the side Walls of the body rof the pad b v rivets, or other suitable fastening means and provided with buckles 14.' The t'ront wall 3 .is also equipped with a strap 15 preferably constructed of elastic webbing or other suitable materlal and secured at one end to the outer face of the front wall and provided at the other end with a wire loop 16, having a Contracted extension 17 adapted to grip the fabric of the troi'isers and overalls similar to the loop of an ordinary garment supporter'. The strap of the front wall assists in supporting the pad and maintaining the same in proper position on the leg ot the wearer.
The pad is' equipped with an interiorly arranged easing` 18 ot' soft flexible material, such as oil Cloth, t'nin leather, or the like, and receiving and protecting a tubular pneumatic cushion 19. The interiorly arranged easinfr, which is substantially rectangular to conform to the configuration of the bottom portion of the body of the pad, stitched at the iront and side edges and is provided at the rear'edges with eyelets 20, receiving alaee 2l for detaehably closing the rear end ot' the casing to aliord acc-ess to the pneumatic eushion. The tubular pneumatic cushion', which is circular in cross section. extends around the front, haelt and sides of the body, and it provided at the lront with a valve '22, extending through an aperture 213 in the t'ront wall of the body near the bottom thereof. The valve is desie'ned to be oii the ordinary construction and die pneumatie eushion is adapted to be inlated with an ordinary air pump. The trent wall is also provided at opposite sides 'below the plane ot' the aperture 23 and adjare It t'o-the bottom with openings 2-l,through which extendsa strap 25 secured to the easing` at opposite sides thereof and provided with a buckle 2G, or other suitable fastening means tor detarhably holding the flexible easing' in position within the body ot the pad.' The top and bottoni ot the flexible easing are interiorly connected by stitching 27, or other suitable means, and the top wall is pre't't-:rably provided with a central eireular piece 2S, stiteued or otherwise secured at its periphery to the top` `all over an opening,` 29 in the saine and forming a eentral depression within the space inelosed by the. inflatable Cushion.
What is claimed is zl. knee pad induding` a blank ot' heavy tlexible material folded longitudinally and transversely to forni a bottom and trontand side walls and provided at opposite sides ot the front portion with slits extending inwardly from the side edges of the blank and tit/)ruling upper liaps and lower attaching strips located at the juncture of the front portion and the bottom and extending longitudinally et the side walls. m .ans for per. manently securing` the lov-fer ittaehing ,stripsto the side walls, separate means 1'ei" leta(li ably securing the upper flaps to the side walls to permit the 'lrtnt wall to be turned,E outwardly to enable the wearer to walit freely without removing the pad 'lroin the leg, and attaching i'aeans rarried ily the front wall for connecting' the same to the leg ot' the wearer above the knee to prevent the linee pad from slipping dmvnward when the parts are arranged tor walking.
A knee pad'ineluding a blank ol heavy liexible material folded ,longitudinally to form opposite side walls and tifansversely to provide a continuousfront wall, the lat'- t-er being provided at its terminals with projecting portions overlapping the side walls and secured to the saine, and approximately U-shaped metallic pieces extending across the bottom of the pad andl up the side walls and securedv to the latter and adapted to prevent the same from bending ontward and downward.
3. A knee pad including a body portion comprising` a bottom, side walls and a front wall having' opposite openings, and an aperture lo :ated above the said openings, a .tle\ible easing arranged within the body and conforming to the configuration of the same and provided at theI front with attaching means extendingr through the said openings and secured exteriorly of the front Wall, and a tubular pneumatic cushion arranged within the Flexible easing and provided with a valve extending through the said aperture.
4. A. knee pad including a body oonstrueted of heavy flexible material and Colnposed of a bot-tom, side walls, and a front wall, a easing arranged within the body and constructed ot' thin flexible material, the top of the easing having a central depression and secured to the bottom of the casing, and a tubular pneumatic cushion arranged with- 'in the using and extending around the central depressed portion of the said casino.
In testimony, that we claim the foregoing as our own, we have hereto affixed our signatures in the presence ot' two Witnesses;
VILLIAM PATRICK HERRQN. STANLEY GEORGE STEVENS.
Titnessesz R. L. MOULDEN, Bess HOWARD.