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Publication numberUS1106986 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 11, 1914
Filing dateMar 6, 1913
Priority dateMar 6, 1913
Publication numberUS 1106986 A, US 1106986A, US-A-1106986, US1106986 A, US1106986A
InventorsWilly Stuecki
Original AssigneeKueng Sigg & Cie
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1106986 A
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1,1 06,986, Patented Aug. 11, 1914.


WILLY s'rticxr, or BIEL, SWITZERLAND, assrenon. 'ro KUNG, SIGG & cm, or BIEL, swrrznnnann, a rum.


Specification of Letters Iatent.

Patented Aug. 11, 1914.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, WILLY S'rticm, residing at Biel, Switzerland, have invented certain new and useful 'Im rovements in Insoles, of which the followlng is a full, clear, and exact description, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

This invention relates to insoles for boots and shoes.

One of the objects thereof is to provide a neat and effective insole durably pervious to air.

Another object is to rovide an insole of the above character whlch will not deteriorate in the presence of moisture.

Other ob ects will be in art obvious and in part pointed out hereina r.

The invention accordingly consists of the features of construction and arrangement of parts which will be exemplified in the construction hereinafter set forth and the scope of the application of which will be indicated in the appended claim. V

In the accompanying drawings wherein is shown a preferred embodiment of the invention:-F1gure 1 is a bottom plan view of an insole, showing the wire webbing broken away at the heel to disclose the upper layer of coarse fibrous webbing; Fig. 2 is an enlarged and exaggerated transverse section on line 2-2 of Fig. 1.

Similar reference characters refer to similar parts throughout the drawings and specification.

As conducing "to a clearer understandin of the present invention, it may here be noted that insoles as usually constructed consist of a texture of soft vegetable or animal matter. With such textures it has been found, in practice, that the considerable pressure and moisture to which the insoles are submitted have the effect, after a little use, of so matting the material together as to render the same practically impervious to air and thus greatly to diminish the warmth of the insole and to render the same unsanitary. Insoles made in accordance with the present invention avoid, this disadvantage and remain fresh and sanitary.

Referring to the drawing, the insole is ,material bein dicated by 1 and comprises a layeror body of relatively 'fine wire webbing or fabric 2 surrounded by a binding of linen or other suitable tape 3, which when the article is worn serves to protect both the interior of the shoe and the stocking of the wearer from the raw edges of the metal fabric. binding is secured to the said fabric as by stitching 4'. The metal fabric used is pre covered steel wire may be employed or, in fact, any metal fabric. havin sufiicient resistance to pressure and not a ected by moisture. It is to be understood that the insole if it should be preferred, may consist of more than one layer of metal fabric without departing from the scope of this invention. It is also desirable to cover one or both sides of the metal fabric with a coarse-fibrous fabric or webbing, such as jute or hem as indicated at 5, which cover is secure beneath the binding 3 as shown. The cover 5'should be as thin as is practicable and coarse meshed. Y

In use the insole is worn in the usual manner within the boot or shoe, the coarse fibrous next the foot of the wearer. From the oregoing it will be seen. that this invention is one well adapted to attain all the ends and objects herelnbefore mentioned in a thoroughly practical and hygienic manner and that as the fabric used is tfilllltfi thin the insole will not inconvenience t e wearer by crowdin the foot.

What is claimed an what is desired to be secured by United States Letters Patent is An insole comprising a body portion consisting of but two' layers having difierent hysical characteristics, one of said layers being composed of a metal fabric substantially non-corrodible by perspiration, and the other thereof, of coarse meshed fibrous material.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature,

in the-presence of two'witnesses.

' WILLY STUOKI. Witnesses:

W. CAUZ, X. FIsrxNU'rr.


' erably woven from fine aluminum wire but other material such as zinc, tin or nlckel wife,

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U.S. Classification36/3.00B, 36/44
Cooperative ClassificationA43B7/081