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Publication numberUS1081442 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 16, 1913
Filing dateMay 20, 1912
Priority dateMay 20, 1912
Publication numberUS 1081442 A, US 1081442A, US-A-1081442, US1081442 A, US1081442A
InventorsAdolph Geiger
Original AssigneeAdolph Geiger
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pieced heel.
US 1081442 A
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A. GEIGER.

PIEGED HEEL.

.APPLIOATION FILED MAY 20, 1912.

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ADOLPH emersa, or BROOKLYN, New YORK.

PIECED HEEL.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dec. 15, i913.

Application filed May 20, 1912. Serial No. 698,573.

To all whom 25 may concern Be it known that I, ADoLrH GEIGER, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of Brooklyn, county of Kings, and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Pieced Heels, of which the following is a specification.

The essential object of this invention is to provide a heel in which some or all of the lifts can be or are made of two or more pieces of leather, thus permitting the utilization of small pieces or remnants of leather which would have to be discarded or wasted entirely if it were necessary to form the lift of a single integral piece. The pieces of which the various lifts are composed, are so formed or shaped, however, that only as many nails will be required to hold the heel together as there are pieces to each lift. For example: In some of the figures a construction is shown in which there are two pieces to each lift, and in this construction only two nails will be necessary. In the other figures, the lifts are shown as being made of three pieces each, in which event three nails are necessary.

In the drawings Figure 1 is a bottom plan view of a pile of lifts assembled together before being secured together to form a heel, each of the lifts being made of two pieces of leather; Fig. 2 is a sectional viewl on the lines 2 2, Fig. l; Fig. 3 is a bottom plan view of a pieced heel in which the upper two lifts are each formed of one piece, the remainder of the lifts being each formed of two pieces of leather; Fig. 4 is a section on the line 4-f-4, Fig. 3; Fig. 5 is an end elevation of a heel formed as shown in Figs. 3 and 4; Fig. 6 is a plan view showing the shape of the pieces used to form each of the lifts of the heels depicted in Figs. 1 to 5, inclusive; Fig. 7 is a view showing the shape of the pieces used to form the lifts depicted in Figs. 8 to l1, inclusive; Fig. 8 is a top plan view of a heel formed partly of three-piece lifts and partly of two-piece lifts; Fig. 9 is a view of a heel formed entirely of threepiece lifts, the jaws of a heel-building machine being shown in dotted lines; Fig. l is a sectional view on the line l0-l0, Fig. 9; and Fig. l1 is an end elevation of a heel formed as shown in Figs. 7 to l0, inclusive.

In that form of the invention shown in Figs. l to 6, inclusive, the pieced lifts are made of two pieces each, which are shaped as shown in Fig. 6. Fach piece is formed with one edge l which extends perpendicularly to the breast of the heel, and' with edges 2, each of which is disposed obliquely to the edge l and to the breast. 'Ihe two pieces comprising the heel are brought together and then the nails 3 are driven through the pieces, said nails being placed closely to the edges l. rI`he various lifts may be arranged with the oints between the two pieces of adjoining lifts crossing each other, as shown in Figs. 3, 4, and 5. In order to secure the best results, it is preferable that the top-most lift or lifts be each of one iece, as in Figs. 4 and 5, and the lower lifts be pieced.

In that form of the invention shown in Figs. 7 to ll, inclusive, the pieced heels are made of three pieces each, preferably shaped substantially as shown in Fig. 7, each piece being provided with a circular offset 5, and the three offsets all engage each other, thus tending to lock the three pieces of the lift together. Each piece of the lift is provided with a recess or notch 6 adapted to receive the offset 5 of one of the other pieces. rIhe heel may be composed entirely of lifts formed of three pieces each, as shown in Fig. 9, or there may be some lifts of three pieces each and some of two pieces each, as shown in Fig. 8. Two of the offsets 5 of the three-piece variety are so located that they will receive those nails which are specifically designated in Fig. 8, it being understood that. the nails 3 in Fig. S are in the same position as the nails 3 in Fig. 5. In other words, the two nails which are indicated by reference numerals 3 in Fig. 8, and which are shown in Fig. 5, will catch and pass through both of the pieces of the two-piece lifts and will pass through two of the pieces of the three-piece lift.

It is preferable to make small heels of the twospiece lifts, such heels being suitable for ladies and childrens slices, and to make large heels for mens shoes of three-piece lifts. The heel shown in Fig. 8 may be used for medium sized heels.

In that form of the invention shown in Figs. l to 6, inclusive, the nails are driven through that center line of the top liftl .which is parallel to the breast, and the nails are also equidistant from the center line which is perpendicular to the breast of the heel. In order to give all of the lifts the same strength between the nail-hole and the joint, all of the edges l of all of the lifts are in registration with each other. The point 9 which is found at the angle between edge 1 and that edge 2 which extends to the curved portion or back of the heel, is preferably a little farther from the breast 11 of the heel than the exact geometric center ofthe smallest lift, this construction being used in order to allow as much stock as possible for the nail in the top lift of each heel. The angles 9 which are formed between the edges l and those edges 2 which lead to the breast of the heel, are not all uniform, but the angles 10 are the same in each lift.

It is to be'noted that the edges l and 2 of the two piece lifts and the corresponding edges of the three piece lifts are each cut straightv or perpendicularly to the surface of the lifts and of the pieces comprising the sanne.` The' various pieces forming the lifts, therefore, can be out or stamped by dies' or similar tools from the piecesv of leather which are to be utilized, and each piece can be eut or formed by one stroke of the cutter and at a single operation. lEach edge l or 2, therefore, abuts against the corresponding edge of the adjoining piece, andthe shoemaker is enabled to dispense with interlocking or dove-'tailed edges.

Many changes inthe details of construction may be made without departing from the scope of the invention or o-f the various claims.

I claim as myV invention:

1. A pieced heel comprising a plurality of lifts of two pieces each, each piece of each lift having a straight edge perpendicular to the breast of the heel, and two oblique edges, one extending from said straight edge to vthe breast and the other from said straight edge to the curved back of the heel, each edge of each piece being substantially'perpendicular to the surface of that piece and of the lift of which the piece forms a part.

2. A pieced heel comprising a plurality of lifts of two pieces each, each piece of each lift having a straight edge perpendicular to and, if produced, bisecting the breast of the heel, and two oblique edges, one extending from said straight edge to the breast and the other from said straight edge tol the curved back of the heel, each edge of each piece being substantiallyv perpendicular to the surface of that piece and of the lift of which the piece forms a part.

A pieced heel comprising'a plurality of lifts of two pieces each, each piece of each lift having a straight edge perpendicular to and, if produced, bisecting the breast of the heel, and two oblique-edges, one extending from said straight edge tothe breast and the other from said straight edge to the curved back of the heel, each edge of each piece be Ying substantially perpendicular tothe surface of that piece and of the lift of which the piece forms a part, said pieces being secured together by two nails, one nail being Von one side ofsaid edge which is vperpendicular to the breast, and the `other nail being on the other side ofsaid edge.

4. Apieced heel composed of a plurality o-f lifts each of which is vformed* of two pieces, each piece having an edge which if produced would bisect the breast of the heel and extend perpendicularly (thereto, each piece having also two edges extending outwardlyA from said first-mentioned edge and obliquely thereto, and al pair of nails driven Vthrough the heel, there vbeing one nail on each 'side' of said first-mentioned edge, the line connecting said nails being substantially parallel to the breast ofthe heel, each edge of each piece being substantially perpendicular to the surface of the lift.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto `affixed my name in the presence of twowitnesses.

ADOLPH GEIGER. Vitnesses:

REBECCA C. TALBOT-PERKINS, JOSEPH A. MEEr-IAN.

Copies of this patent may be obtained. for ve cents each, by address'ingfthe.Commissioner of Patents, Washington, D. C.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification36/34.00R
Cooperative ClassificationA43B13/34