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Publication numberUS1085254 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 27, 1914
Publication numberUS 1085254 A, US 1085254A, US-A-1085254, US1085254 A, US1085254A
InventorsH. W. Hallet
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Safe-deposit shoe-heel.
US 1085254 A
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H. W. HALLBY. SAFE DEPOSIT SHOE HEEL.

APPLICATION FILED JAN. so, 1913.

1,085,254, Patented Jan 27, 1914.

WITNESSES [NI 'EA TOR Em 9M nanny w. nanny, or nurcninson, KANSAS.

sArn-mircsrr SHOE-HEEL.

Specification of Letters ratent.

Application fllcdJapuar-y 30; 1913. Serial No. 745,245.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, HENRY W. HAILEY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Hutchinson, in the county of Reno and State of Kansas, have invented new and useful Improvements in Safe-Deposit Shoe-Heels, of

which the following is a specification.

This particular invention relates primarily to a new and improved deposit vault and includes novelmeans for covering the opening thereof in such manner that the presence of the same will not be apparent to a casual observer.

An object of this invention is to provide a useful device of this character, preferably used in conjunction with a shoe heel of the usual construction, and readily accessible when desired.

Another object relies in the production of a vault of this type involving such elements whereby its introduction in an ordinary heel does not materially affect the longevity of the latter.

A further object is in the provision of a compact device embodying a construction which may be easily and uickly manufactured, the elements thereof eing so disposed as to assure its durability.

A further object is to provide a vault capable of'receiving. goods of different descriptions in conjunction with comprehensive means for covering the opening thereto, the'latter designed to form a compact joint in order to preserve the contents of the vault.

Other ob ects and advantages will be hereinafter referred to and more particularly pointed out inthe. appended claims.

' In the. accompanying drawings, which are made a part oi this app1ication;'I*i'gure 1, is a fragmentary view of a shoe illustrating the heel portion ,thereot in cross section as well as my inventi0n,-which is shown in engagement therewith, Fig. 2, is aperspective view of the'means for. covering the opening f the vault, Fig..3,. is aside elevation of the vault proper.

Referring now more drawings, wherein is i ustrated the preferredembodiment-of my invention, the numoral 1 0 designates the body portion ofca ,shoe of the 0 mary type, the same including a sole portion 11 and'a plurality of lifts 12,

' the latterelements forming the heel portion thereof as is obvious.

5 As set forth before, my invention is par- 'ticularly designed for use in conjunction 1particularly to the i with the heel portion of the shoe, in order to provide an entirely safe vault of such construction as to substantially reinforce the heel instead of lessening its longevity in any way.

' My invention consists essentially in the provision of a cup shaped vault member 13, preferably constructed of a highly durable metal, and formed of one piece as clearly illustrated. By constructing the device of one pieceof material, it is apparent that it may be manufactured and placed upon the market at a minimum cost.

The upper peripheral edge of the body portion is provided with a normally out.- standing flange 14, the same being disposed at an angle corresponding to that assumed by the upper surfaces of the sole portion 11 in order to provide an entirely smooth surface which is engaged by the heel of the wearer. Particular attention is called to the specific disposition of the flange, as in this position, it lies in a snug position in relation of the vault member but also serves to support a suitable cover presently mentioned.

In placing my invention in the heel, the lifts are first cut to provide a circular receiving box into which the body portion 13 may be disposed. The bottom and sides of the body portion are so spaced from the wearing edges of the heel. to guard against any bearing thereon whatsoever. An annular recess 15 of a diameter greater than that of the body portion is provided in the sole element 11 adjacent its upper extremity, and serves to snugly receive the flange 14 of the body. When the body portion is disposed in place, it will be recognized that the flange will also be received snugly within the recess 15 andyet spaced a certain distance from the upper surface of the sole element. By spacin the flange 14 from the upper surface'o the sole element, a circular cover. 16

.ma be accommodated, the latter being car- Patented Jan. 2'7, 1914.

is dis- The advantages resultantflom the use of my invention will be readily comprehended by those conversant with the crude and unsatisfactory devices heretofore provided in this art.

Having thus fully described my invention, whatl claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is: a

1. In combination a shoe including an outer sole, a heel carried by said outer sole, said heel being provided with a cut out portion forming a well extending through said outer sole and terminating at its upper end in an enlarged neck forming a seat, a receptacle mounted in said Well, a flangecarried by said receptacle and fitting within said seat, an inner sole carried by said outer sole, and a closure disk carried by said inner sole and fitting into said seat, the combined thicknesses of said 'cover disk and flange being substantially the same as the depth of .said seat whereby said inner sole will rest flat upon said outer sole. I

2. A shoe having its heel provided with a well leading from the interior of the shoe, the well being of substantially the same diameter throughout the greater portion of its length and provided with an enlarged upper end portion forming a counter-sunk seat, a receptacle mounted in said well and provided with a flange extending into said seat, an inner sole for said shoe extending across said well, and a closure carried by said inner sole and fitting into said seat upon said flange.

3. A shoe having its heel provided with a Well leading from the'interior of the shoe, the Well being provided with an enlarged upper end portion forming a countersunk seat, a receptacle mounted in said Well, an inner sole for said shoe extending across said Well, and a closure carried by said inner sole and fitting into said seat. I

HENRY W. HALLEY. Witnesses:

S. S. SMITH,

W. E. CUPPER.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification36/1, 36/136, 36/34.00R
Cooperative ClassificationA43B3/0031
European ClassificationA43B3/00P