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Publication numberUS1094211 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 21, 1914
Filing dateSep 19, 1913
Priority dateSep 19, 1913
Publication numberUS 1094211 A, US 1094211A, US-A-1094211, US1094211 A, US1094211A
InventorsEugene Jenoi, Steve Kruchio
Original AssigneeSteve Kruchio, Rozalia Mary Szabo, Sarah Kruchio
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Spring-heel.
US 1094211 A
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EUGENE JENOI AND STEVE KRUCHIO, 0F THORPE, WEST VIRGINIA; SAID JENOI ASSIGNOB 0F ONE-HALF 0F THE ENTIRE RIGHT T0 STEVE KRUCHIO, BOZALIA MARY SZABO, AND SARAH KRUCHIO, ALL OF UNIONTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA.

SPRING-HEEL.

Specication of Letters Patent.

Application filed September'19, 1913.

Patented Apr.4 21, 1914.

Serial No. 790,840.

To all whom 'it may concern Be it known that we, EUGENE JENoI and STEVE "KRUcHIo, subjects of the King of Hungary, residing at Thorpe, in the county of McDowell and State of West Virginia, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Spring-Heels, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in spring heels.

The invention has for its primary object the provision of novel and effective means for obviating the usual jar incident to walkrieiy described, the inventioncomprises a detachable heel member that is secured to a yieldingly-mounted plate capable of movement within a shell or housing which latter is securely fastened to the shoe sole at the heel of the shoe.

The invention consists in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts as will be hereinafter described and then claimed, and in describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification and wherein like numerals of reference will be employed for indicating like parts throughout the different views, in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a shoe equipped with a spring heelin accordance with our invention, the shell or housing of the heel being partially in section to better illustrate the parts. Fi f 2 is an enlarged vertical sectional view o a shoe heel in accordance with our invention, and, Fig. 3 is a horizontal sectional view taken on the line. 3 3 of Fig. 2.

To put our invention into practice, we provide a shell orA housing 5 open at its lower end, and havingthe general shape or outline of 'a boot or vshoe heel, and which shell or housing is rmly secured in any desired manner to the'shoe sole 6 at the heel of such shoe. This shell or housing is preferably made of hard rubber, 'though of course any desired material may be employed. Secured to the under face of the top or closed end of thisshell or housing is a plate 7, preferably made of metal, and suspended from said plate 7 by means of a plurality of springs 8 is a horseshoe shaped plate 9 closed at its forward end, also preferably of metal, and to which the heel proper 1Q 1s detachably secured by fastening devices 11, here shown as in the form of screws, the heads of which lie within the countersinks 12 in the underneath face of the heel l0, the countersink being formed in the two outer lifts of said heel. On the under face of the plate 7 are cushion blocks 11 so disposed as to be engaged by the sides and forward end of the plate 9, when the plate 9 recedes wit-hin the housing or shell 5 to that extent where the springs 8 approach the limit of their compression, and at this time relieve the weight'fromsaid springs.

The main heel member 10 is preferably detachably-secured to the plate 9 so that the same' may be renewed when worn, without necessitating renewal of the remainder of the heel structure.

'While in the drawings, we haJe shown a preferable embodiment of the invention as practised by us, it will be evident that various slight changes may be made in the details of construction without departing from the general spirit of the invention as claimed.

Having thus described our invention, what we claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is A spring heel comprising an invertedV cupshaped member secured to the heel ortion of a shoe, a plate secured within sai member, a transversely arranged cushioning block carried by said late at the forward end thereof and extending completely across the plate, a second cushioning block arranged parallel with the first named block and carried by said plate at a point spaced from the rear end thereof, a heel proper telescoping `within the inverted cup-shaped member, a horseshoe shaped plate closed at its forward end carried by thevinner face of In testimony whereof we aix our signathedheel ILproper, alllld cushioning springs extures in presence of two witnesses. ten ing etween t e two plates, the forward v cushioning block adapted to engage the 5 closeo end of the horseshoe plate while the f j rearward cushioning. block engages at its Witnesses: ends the sides of said -horseshoe plates upon JOSEF HnRzLoM,

1 complete compression of said springs. v Kms IMRE.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification36/38
Cooperative ClassificationA43B21/30