US 1053555 A
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G. A. BERG.
APPLICATION FILED FEB. 20, 1012.
Patented Feb. 18, 1913.
5 nvemtoz 6/ ar/jll'r CHARLES A. BERG, 0! F133 SHADE, NEW JERSEY.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Feb. 18, 1913.
Application filed Iebtuary 20, 1912. Serial No. 878,838.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, CHARLES A. Brno, a citizen of the United States, residing at Maple Shade, in the county of Burlington and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements ii Shoe-Protectors, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in shoe protectors, the object of the invention being to provide a device of. this character which may be easily and quickly placed in position on a shoe and which will protect the shoe from paint, plaster, or other matter which mi ht fall thereon.
A further 0 ject is to provide a device of this character described which will fit any shoe and which will hold itself in position on the shoe without the employment of straps of any sort.
With these and other objects in view, the invention consists in certain novel features of construction and combinations and arrangements of parts as will be more fully hereinafter described and pointed out in the claims.
In the accompanying drawings: Figure 1, is a perspective view illustrating my improvements in position on a shoe. Fig. 2, is a plan view of the device lymg flat. Fig. 3, is a view in cross section of the device in operative position. Fig. 4, is a perspective view of the wire spring 4, and Fig. 5, is a view in sect-ion on the line 5-5 of Fig. 2.
My improved shoe protector comprises two half sections 1 and 2 preferably of oil cloth or other flexible waterproof material, which may be cleaned from time to time as desired. The half sections overlap, as shown, and are connected by an elastic strip 3 which permits the sections to be moved relative to each other to fit different sizes of shoes. r
A wire spring 4 conforming in shape to the shape of a shoe where the upper joins the sole of the shoe, is secured to the protector adjacent its outer edges. The wire, except at its ends, is confined in a folded portion 5 of the protector, and secured by lines of stitching 6. It" will be noted, however, that the protector extends beyond the spring wire, so as to extend over the sole of a shoe and protect it from paint and the like. The ends of the wire spring which project beyond the rear end of the protector are bent forming finger holds 7, so that they may be readily grasped to spread the spring an release the protector from the shoe.
On the rear end of one section 2, a hook 8 is pivotally secured b a rivet 9, and is adapted to engage the s oestring of a lace shoe, or the buttonhole of a button shoe to hold the device against forward movement on the shoe.
To place the protector on a shoe, it is simply necessary to catch the hook 8 on the shoestring or in the button hole and then grasp the finger holds 7 spreading the spring wire and positioning it around the shoe ust above the sole. When the spring wire is released, it will tightly grip the shoe and hold the pro-tector thereon.
As the ends of the wire extend. around under the instep of theshoe, the hand holds are out of the way, but can be readily reached to release the device from the shoe.
The elastic strip 3 draws the sections 1 and 2 toward each other, so as to snugly fit over any size shoe.
- It is of course to be understood that the device is to be made and sold in pairs, and the invention is not'limited to the precise ,details set forth, but I consider myself at liberty to make such changes and alterations as fairly fall within the spirit and scope of the appended claims.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is:
1. A shoe protector consisting of a covering comprising two overlapping sections, elastic means connecting the sections, and means constructed to hold the covering on a shoe, substantially as described.
2. A shoe protector, consisting of a covering comprising two overlapping sections of .flexible material, a spring wire secured in the overlapping edges of the covering and adapted to clamp around the toe portion of name to this specification in the presence of a shfie abwe fthe-sole thereof, fingeir holds .twosubscribing witnesses. on t e on s 0 sai spring wire, sai covering comprising two overlapping sections, CHARLES G 5 and an elastic stri connecting said sections, Witne sses; I; substantially as escribed. 'CHARLEs .E. Poms, In testimony whereof I have signednmy R. H. NKEL.