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Publication numberUS1115045 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 27, 1914
Filing dateAug 29, 1912
Priority dateAug 29, 1912
Publication numberUS 1115045 A, US 1115045A, US-A-1115045, US1115045 A, US1115045A
InventorsRobert C Werkheiser
Original AssigneeRobert C Werkheiser
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Toe-cap for boots and shoes.
US 1115045 A
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Patented Oc'q. 27, 1914.

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Specication of Letters Patent.

Application filed August 29, 1912. Serial No. 717,782.

vented certain .new and useful Improven'lents in Toe-Caps for Boots and Shoes; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

My invention relates to new and useful improvements in protecting caps for tho toes of boots and shoes and the object of my invention is to provide a protecting cap for the toes ott' boots and shoes which will eii'ectually protect said toes from wear and injury duc to striking against objects.

Vith this object in view, the invention consists of the improved construction, arrangement and combination of the parts of a device of the character described, and afterward specifically claimed.

In the accompanying drawings I have shown theA preferred forms which my invcn tion may take.

In Said drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective View of a boot showing an approved it'orm of my invention secured over the toc thereof. Fig. 2 is a detail. sectional View tlirough the toe of the boot and the 'torni of cap shown in Fig. fi. Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a portion of a toe of a boot or shoe having modified means for securing the cap to the sole. Fig. t is a detail sectional view therethrough, and, Fig. 5 is a perspective View of a portion of a toe of a boot or shoe having still further modified means for securing the cap to the sole.

Referring to the drawings by numerals of reference, the same numeral designating corresponding parts throughout the several figures, 5 indicates a protecting cap adapted to be secured upon the toe of a boot or shoe and formed with a concave portion G to fit ,over the upper ofthe toe, said portion (S being provided at its lower edge with a charinel rim 7 adapted to closely fit the ,forward edge of the sole of the shoe or boot. The lower portion of the rim 7 is countersunk in the sole so as to be llush with the lower surface thereof. The cap is adapted to be secured in position by a rivet 8 extending therethrough and through the upper of the .tocof the shoe, and in this instance, by a screw 9 extending throughthe rim 7 and mto 'the sole of the shoe, as clearly shown 1n Fig. 2. The form of cap just described will closely fit the contour of the boot or 6o shoe and will eli'ectually protect the forward ,end of the sole and the toe of the shoe or boot from injury.

In Figs. 3 and 4 I have shown modified means for securing the cap to the sole in which the protecting cap l() is formed so as to extend from the forward edge of the sole and over the end of the toe. The outer surface of the protecting cap l() is smooth,

as clearly shown, and it is provided with the rivet 8 and at either side with tongues 1l, which serve the double purpose of bracing and keeping rigid the shield and keeping out dirt and mud, and which are pointed and formed with upper Curved edges and lower straight edges so that when bent inwardly they will be flush with the curved lower portion of the cap and with the straight upper edge of the sole, as clearly shown in Fig. This form of cap is adapt- 8O ed to be secured to the sole in any desired manner, but preferably by means of a screw '12, which extends through said cap and into the shoe between the upper and the solo thereof, the threads of the screw 10 engag- 85 mg 1n the leather' thereof, said screw being; The securing;Y

unsujiportcd b v said shield. screws 9 and l2 are countersunk in the rim 7 and cap l() so as not to project beyond the surface and form points upon which objects might catch.

In Fig. 5, I have shown a still further modified means for securing the cap to the sole in which the cap 13 is formed to closely lit the toe ot' a shoe or boot as in l"i0. 4. and 95 is provided with a centrally disposed projecting tongue '14 varranged to extend downwardly to the lower edge lof the `trout of the sole of the shoe and with a tongue 15 at either side adapted to be bent inwardly be- 10o tween the solo and upper. This means for securingr the cap to the sole is particularly adapted to bc used in connection with a shoe or boot which hasbeen subjected to considerablewear, as the parts of the cap may 'be 105 easily bent into the desired shape.

Vhile I have shown the preferred forms of my invention, I desire it to be understood that other modifications in the manner of securing the cap to the sole may be made without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention.

Patented Oct. 27, 1914. i

Whab claim as new and desire to secure by Lettiersutn of the United @mm3 is:

@tip shield for the toes of boots shoes comprising :L shet mcal Gap arranged 0 ft the to@ of :L shoe, the lower @ge of Sad cap being zu'lmlged 'Hush with the sole, of che boot of shoe and ih@ body 01 said Cap being arranged to extend upwardly and cQve: 'the to@ of the upperf` and pointed tongues at the opposite sc'e edges of the bodyy said ongues having uppel @VwVfG-d @ges :md

owel shraigh edges; mlang to be snugP-J fitted hemmen Smid solevaud said uppei9 sai@ cap being armge@ t@ be asteneijm sa upaex n T n bstlmmly Wileeo i have sgne nam@ 9 this spaccaon in fthe Wesens@ of vm Subscrb' Witnesses.


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US4811501 *Jul 10, 1987Mar 14, 1989Rikio Co., Ltd.Footwear
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US20100095549 *Oct 20, 2009Apr 22, 2010Simon La RochelleSafety footwear
U.S. Classification36/77.00R
Cooperative ClassificationA43B23/086