Overshoe Fastening Device
Overshoes are conventional articles of clothing which are used to cover ordinary shoes and footwear during rainy or snowy weather. These overshoes include a lower foot section which is attached to a sole and an upwardly projecting ankle section which has an enlarged open end which allows the user to insert his or her foot. Typically, the upper section has a flap which expands and then is closed or folded to restrict the enlarged opening once the user has placed his or her foot into the overshoe.
Government Printing Office The Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1895)