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Publication numberUS1113266 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 13, 1914
Filing dateMar 1, 1913
Priority dateMar 1, 1913
Publication numberUS 1113266 A, US 1113266A, US-A-1113266, US1113266 A, US1113266A
InventorsRichard Waechter
Original AssigneeSponge Rubber Inner Heel Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Boot-ventilator.
US 1113266 A
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

RICHARD WCHTER, 0E DRESDEN, GERMANY, AssiGNoR, BY MESNE nssieriiziENTs,''A

To sroNGE RUBBER INNER HEEL COMPANY, oE NEW YORK, N. Y., A CORPORATION F NEW YORK.

BOOT-VENTILATOR.

Specification ofLetters Patent.

Patented Oct. v13, 1914.'

Y Application ined umh i, i912. serial No. ascesa.;

To all 'whom t may concern.'

Be it known that I, RICHARDWGHTER,

. a subject of the Emperor of Germany, re- 'siding at Dresden, Germany, have invented an Improved Boot-Ventiletor, of which the leather-covered: cork-plate which is connected( at one end to a piece ofstii leather, an india. rubber sponge being inserted be- -tween these elements. The leather-piece,

. whichv forms the bese of the ventilator, has 'i5 a tack attached thereto which is laida ted to enga the insole'of the boot and vold the ventilator in its proper position.

In the accompan ing drawings `the invention is .illustrate Figure 1 representing 1an 'of the device', and Fig; 2,` a longi- .tu inal section on the vline A-B of `Fig. 1. The device is composed of a -leatherjiiece a, a cork-plate d and an indizi. rubber, sponge c. The cork late d is covered with leather ertures f for the admi vionlof` air. Bot parts, a and d, are' c at g by stitching or the like and are adit'pted 'to receive the india rubber spoiigecbetween them. The leather-piece a 80 forms the base'o'f the device and is provided with a Itack b adapted to'be pressed into the insolefoffthe boot under the wei ht of the foot andfjso to prevent the venti ator vfrom being displaced.v Y

The ventilator is .placed in the boot so *las to be ldepressed and expanded by the co` action'fof the heel and the rubber-sponge which latter tends to press the free ends of theelements a and (l apart.- This movement 40 of the ventilator causes the air under the Afoot to be constantly renewed.

The device can l easily 4be removed from the boot-4in spite of the-tack b.

'I'claimz-v l 1. A boot ventilator comprising a piece` I the boot and ke'ep" ber, the top and bottom members bein is arranged of leather, an apertured, leather-covered cork-plate superposed on said 'leather-piece and connected thereto atone end, an indiarubber sponge inserted between said ele"- ments so as to hold' lthe free ends thereof normally. apart, and a tack connected to the leqther-piece so as to engage the insole of the ventilator in its proper position. A p

2. A shoe heel cushion or ventilatorcomprising an apertured top member'composed of a cork strip covered with leather, a yield-A ling wedge-shaped india'rubber sponge memlier and a bottom'leather member, the .top member and the bottom member being secured at one end thereof, the wedge-shaped member being secured in place between the top and bottomv members, and the bottom member being provided with ay depending holding tack that is directlyisecured to said bottom leather member at the free end thereof.

3. A shoe heel cushion or ventilator coinstrip coveredA with .leather andv provided with vertically extending Ventilating holes therethrough, a yielding wedge-shped india rubber sponge member and a. bottom memcured at one end thereof by stitches w ich extend ynrallel to the front-edge thereof and the bottom member being provided with a depending holding tack that is directly secured to said bottom member adjacent'tol, the rear end thereof, said ,holding tack also" passing through a reinforcingvwasher which l yielding wedge-shaped rubber member, the

etween the 'bottom and the' wedge-shaped rubber member also being secured tothe bottom member.

4 RICHARD WCHTER. Witnesses: Y .-It ,PAUL Anims, CLRE SIMON.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification36/37
Cooperative ClassificationA43B21/32