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, u. HALL. DETACHA'BLE COVERING FOR EXPOSED EDGES. APPLICATION FILED IUNEZZ. 1915- Patented Jan. 9, 1917.
HARRY HALL, OF LEICESTER, ENGLAND, ASSIGNOR TO UNITED SHOE MACHINERY COMPANY, OF PATERSON, NEW JERSEY, A. CORPORATION OF NEW JERSEY.
DETACI-IABLE COVERING FOR EXPOSED EDGES.
Application filed. .Tune'22, 1915. Serial No. 35,726.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, HARRY HALL, a subject of the King of England, residing at Leicester, Leices'tershire, England, have invented certain Improvements in Detachable Coverings for Exposed Edges, of which the following description, in connection with the accompanying drawings, is a specification,
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This invention relates to guards for exposed ribs or edges, and its object is'to provide an edge guard which shall have, among others, the advantages of being readily detachable for renewal or other purposes, of
being readily applied to the edge, and of firmly gripping the edge to prevent accidental displacement. Difficulty hasbeen eX- perienced in various apparatus for treating shoes having apertures into which parts of the shoes are inserted, due to the marring of the leather by coming in contact with the edges of the apertures. Heretofore such exposed edges have been covered by protective material fastened permanently to the edge, as by rivets. Much trouble has resulted from the use of such constructions owing to the difiiculty in removal and replacement of worn out protective material.
A feature of the invention comprises a strip of protecting material in combination with a retaining member which removably grips an edge to be protected and holds the protecting material over it.
Another feature of the invention comprises a retaining member and a strip of protecting material which is held by the retaining member in position to cover both the retaining member and the edge to. be protected. Y
A further feature of the invention comprises a slotted retaining member adapted to receive the edge to be protected in its slot, and carrying a strip of protective material.
Another feature of the invention comprises a retaining member arranged. to be Patented Jan. 9, 1917.
arranged to tective material and hold it removably over an edge.
Other features of theinvention, comprising certain arrangements and combinations of parts will be described in the specification and pointed out in the claims.
In the drawings, which show the invention embodied in a drying rack used in the manufacture of boots and shoes: Figure 1 shows a portion of the rack in-perspective; Fig. 2 shows an enlarged elevation of the guard; Fig. 3 is a section on the line 33 of Fig. 2.
The housing 11 has a plurality of aperturesl2, constructed to receive the toes of shoes for treatment. The apertures are formed in the front wall 13, which is made of sheet material, and their edges are covered by the guard 1 1 to avoid scratching the shoes. The guard comprises a brass tube 14, slit on its convex side, and having a strip of felt 15 wrapped around it, with its edges 16 inserted in the slit. The tube is sprung to a sharper curvaturethan that of the edge to be covered, and is then slipped over the edge, which enters the slit between the edges 16 of the tube as shown in Fig. 3. The tub 14 clamps the edges 16 tightly against the edge of the aperture, thus preventing accidental displacement, while permitting removal for the purpose of replacing a worn out strip of felt 15.
The gripping action of the tube on the aperture edge is twofold; it exerts a pressure on the edge in the plane of the wall 13, and it clamps the edges 16 to the aperture edge by a pressure substantially perpendicular to the plane of the wall 13.
It is obvious that my invention may be applied to edges of varied shapes, including such as are straight.
Having described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is 1. An apparatus for treating shoes having an aperture for the insertion of a shoe, and a strip of protecting material and a re taining member constructed and arranged to grip removably the edge of the aperture and fasten the protecting strip over the edge.
2. An apparatus for treating shoes having an aperture for the insertion of a shoe, and a fiat strip of protecting material and a retaining member constructed and arranged to hold the strip in position to cover said retaining member and the edge of said aperture.
3. An apparatus for treating shoes having an aperture for the insertion of a shoe, a strip of protecting material and ajslotted retaining member constructed and arranged to receive the edge ofsaid aperture in its slot and to hold the edge of the strip between the retaining member and said edge.
4:- An apparatus for treating shoes having an aperture for the insertion of a shoe, a
resilient slotted retalning member, and a strip of protecting material covering said member, constructed and arranged to cover the edge of said aperture.
5. An apparatus for treating shoes having an aperture for the insertion of a shoe, and a slotted tube constructed and arranged to receive in its slot the edges of: a strip of protecting material and the edge of said aperture, and to clamp said strip to said edge. 6. An apparatus for treating shoes hav- Copies of this patent may be obtained. for
name to this specification.
ing an aperture forthe insertion of a shoe and a resilient slotted protecting member curved substantially like the edge o1 said aperture, constructed and arranged to receive said edge in its slot and to exert pressure on said edge in its own plane.
7 An apparatus for treating shoes having an aperture for the insertion of a shoe and a retaining member constructed and arranged to engage detachably the edge of said aperture and extend in a curve across said edge, and a soft protective material stretched over the retaining member and shaped by said member. I
'8. In combinationwith an apparatus for treating shoes having an aperture for the reception of a shoe, a retaining member constructed and arranged to be separably assembled With a strip of protecting material and to fasten it frictionally and removably to an edge of said aperture. 7
In testimony whereof I have slgned my HARRY HALL.
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