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M. E. MORLEY.
APPLICATION FILED MAR. B, 1916.
Patented Se t. 19, 1916.
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MORLEY EDWARD MORLEY, OF AMMA, WEST VIRGINIA.
Application filed March 8, 1916.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, MORLEY EDWARD MOR- LEY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Amma, in the county of Roane and State of West Virginia, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Retainers, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying draw mgs.
This invention relates to means for retaining overshoes in place, and particularly to means whereby the heel of the overshoe may be detachably connected to the heel of the shoe proper.
Overshoes, in order to be comfortable and readily put on, should be relatively loose, but if the overshoes are relatively loose they are very liable to pull ofi particularly when the wearer is walking in mud. If the overshoe is too tight, it checks circulation, makes the feet cold, and is very difficult to put on and take off.
The general object of my invention is to provide means which will retain an overshoe upon the foot without the necessity of the overshoe fittingtightly. And afurther object of the invention is the provision of a very simple device for this purpose which may be readily applied to ordinary shoes and overshoes, and which, when applied, will sufficiently engage the heel of the overshoe with the heel of the shoe as to prevent the detachment or pulling off of the overshoe except intentionally.
My invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of a boot and overshoe with my retaining attachment applied thereto; Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the several elements of my retaining device, the view also showing the shoe and overshoe in section; Fig. 3 is a fragmentary sectional view of the rear end of a shoe and overshoe showing the retaining devices engaging with each other, the retaining devices being partly in elevation and partly in section.
Referring to these figures, 10 designates an ordinary shoe of any suitable character and preferablv provided at the rear end of its upper, above the heel portion, with one element 11 of my improved retainer. The element comprises a stud 12 having a relatively wide flanged base 13, the extremity of the stud being grooved to form a neck 14 and then being pointed as at 15. This stud Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Sept. 19, 1916.
Serial No. 82,990.
upon the stud 12. Placed upon the upper end of the heel of an overshoe 18, preferably ad acent the upper end of the heel portlon of the upper, is an eyelet or socket designated 19, which is of any suitable constructlon and which has a contracted throat 20, and which may have a detachable resil- 1ent engagement with the cap 16. This eyelet 1s applied to the overshoe in any suitable manner so that it cannot become detached.
The use of my invention will be obvious from the drawing. The overshoe may be relatlvely loose and is pulled on the shoe in the ordlnary manner and when on, the eyelet 19 is engaged with the cap 16 of the stud 12, the cap forming part of the stud 12 when 1n lace. When engaged, this retaining dev1ce will hold the rear end of the overshoe firmly in engagement with the rear end of the shoe proper while the forward end of the overshoe is engaged with the shoe proper in the ordinary manner. It will thus be seen that it is impossible to pull oif the overshoe by any downward pull and that the overshoe can only be pulled oif by pulling outward on the upper end of the overshoe and intentionally detaching the socket 18, from its engagement with the cap 16.
Attention is called to the fact that the attaching device is verysimply formed in three pieces, which may be readily made and easily applied.
The retainer may be originally placed on the shoe and overshoe or may be afterward applied.
Having described the invention, what I claim is:
1. A retaining device of the character described comprising a stud having a relatively wide base and contracted pointed head, and a groove defining the base of the head, a cap resiliently and detachably engaged with the head of the stud, and a resilient socket adapted to be detachably engaged with the cap on the stud.
2, A retainer of the character de r d comprising a shank having a relatively wide .silient socket adapted to detaohably engage base, and a pointed head, the head being with said cap.
defined by a groove extending around the In testimony whereof I hereunto afiix my shank, a cap having a diametrical split base signature in the presence of two witnesses.
5 formed with a central enlargement for the M. EDWVARD MORLEY.
reception of the head, and a bulbous por Witnesses: tion extending from the base and radially H. O. SNYDER, slotted at a plurality of points, and a re- A. WHITE.
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