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Publication numberUS1023603 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 16, 1912
Filing dateNov 8, 1911
Priority dateNov 8, 1911
Publication numberUS 1023603 A, US 1023603A, US-A-1023603, US1023603 A, US1023603A
InventorsErhard Wegmann-Eggmann
Original AssigneeErhard Wegmann-Eggmann
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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1,023,603. v Patented Apr. 16, 1912.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Apr. 16, 1912.

Application filed November 8, 1911. Serial No. 659,154.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, ERHARD IVEGMANN- EGGMANN, a. citizen of the Republic of Switzerland, residing at Ennetbaden, near Baden, Switzerland, have invented new and useful Improvements in Ice-Creepers; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, and to figures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.

My invention relates to improvements in ice creepers of the kind which may be swung over to turn the spurs upward into an inoperative position and it has for its object to provide improved means for connecting the bow to the shoe heel.

The invention consists of a bow having spurs and provided with eyes in its ends which eyes have annular projections mounted to turn in circular grooves formed in the heel.

In the accompanying drawing: Figures 1 and 1 are side elevations of a portion of a. shoe illustrating my improved ice-creeper mounted thereon, the spurs being turned upward in Fig. 1 to an inoperative position. Fig. 2 is a view partly in section of a shoe heel from the rear with my ice creeper shown in operative position. Fig. 8 a sec tion on line A-A of Fig. 1, Figs. at and 5 are perspective views of two different illustrative embodiments of the improved icecreeper.

l is the heel and 2 the instep between the heel and the sole of the shoe 3. The heel is provided on each side with a circular groove. The grooves form bearings for annular pro jections 4 of eyes 5 made in one part with a bow 6, so that on both sides the leather of the heel together with the eyes 5 form hinges,

about which the bow 6 can be turned. The latter is somewhat elastic, so that the projections 4 are held in their positions in the circular grooves. The elasticity of the bow will be suitably elected so that the bow is held in any position by the friction of the hinges. The bow 6 is provided with spurs 7 arranged at a large distance from each other. The bow 6 by turning the eyes 5 about the leather pivots formed within the circular grooves can easily be directed so that it is either in an inoperative position (Fig. 1) or in an operative position (Fig. 2). In the former position the spurs are directed upward on both sides of the instep 2, so that the sole of the heel is freed from the how. The eyes 5 have the advantage that they do not separate the leather disks from the heel, as is the case with the means hitherto in use for fastening the one part to the heel, but rather press the disks together.

In the illustrative embodiment according to Fig. 4 the middle portion of the bow is curved while in the illustrative embodiment according to Fig. 5 this portion is rectilinear.

I claim:

1. In an ice-creeper a bow provided with spurs, eyes at the ends of the bow, and annular projections on the eyes mounted to turn in circular grooves of the heel.

2. In an ice-creeper, an elastic bow provided with spurs, eyes at the ends of the bow, and annular projections on the eyes mounted to turn in circular grooves of the heel, the projections being held in their positions by the elastic bow.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention, I have signed my name in presence of two subscribing witnesses.



Copies of this patent may be obtained for five cents each, by addressing the Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. G.

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U.S. Classification36/61
Cooperative ClassificationA43C15/14