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Publication numberUS1243421 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 16, 1917
Filing dateDec 2, 1912
Priority dateDec 2, 1912
Publication numberUS 1243421 A, US 1243421A, US-A-1243421, US1243421 A, US1243421A
InventorsWilliam J Kelly
Original AssigneeHarry I Bernhard, William J Kelly
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Stitch-down shoe.
US 1243421 A
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W. J. KELLY.

STITCH DOWN SHOE.

APPLICATION FILED DEC. 2. 1912.

1,243,42L V Patented 001;. 16, Ism.

W I TNESSES N VEN TOR WILLIAM J. KELLY, F READING, PENNSYLVANIA, ASSIGNOR 0F ONE-THIRD T0 HARRY I. BERNHARD, 0F BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.

STITCH-Down SHOE.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Got. 16, 1917..

Application led December 2, 1912. Serial o. 734,432.

' Reading, county of Berks, and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a certain new and useful Stitch-Down Shoe, of which the followingis a-specifioation.

This invention is an article of foot wear of that kind known to the art as a stitch down shoe, boot or the like, said invention being a substantial departure from prior devices of this character for the reason that it is capable of being repaired by ordinary cobblers when the outer sole becomes worn, which repair operation is eiiected easily and rapidly.

Accordingly, the object of this invention is to retain the upper in permanent relation to the insole and to enable the outer sole to be replaced during the operation of repairing the shoe. v

With these and other ends in view, the stitch down shoe of my invention embodies a slip sole positioned intermediate the i11- sole and the outersole, tol which slip sole the upper is attached, preferably by the staples employed ordinarily in stitch down shoes.

The operations involved-in producing the shoe are as follows The upper and its lining are lasted in such manner that the edges of the lining are drawn around and connected or attached4 to the ordinary insole, the edges of the upper being bent or folded outwardly; the slip sole is then placed in position over the insole, the outwardly turned edges of the upper lapping the edge portion of the slip sole, and then the upper is attached to the insole by wires, staples or other fastening means, it being preferred to clench the wires or staples against the outer face of the slip sole; the outer sole is now placed against the slip sole and the welt is positioned against the outwardly turned edge of the upper so as to conceal the fastenings by which the upper is attached to the slip sole, whereupon the shoe is sewed, the stitches passing through the welt', upper, slip sole and outer solein order to fasten the parts securely together.

It will be noted that the lining is attached to the insole independentlyrof the attachment of the upper to the slip sole, and, further, that said upper is attached to the slip sole independently of the attachment of the welt andouter sole to the upper. Accordingly, the outer sole when worn may be removed without in any manner disturbing the attachment of the upper to the slip sole so that the upper will retain its shape during the operation of repairing thesole by replacing the outer sole. Y.

Other features of the invention, and the advantages thereof, will appear from the following detailed description.

In the accompanying drawings, I have illustrated one practical embodiment of the invention, but the construction shown therein is to be understood as illustrative, only, and not as delining the limits of the invention.

Figure l is a side elevation illustrating the first step in the operation of lasting the upper..

Figs. 2, 3 and 4 are cross sections illustrating the successive steps involved in the operation of. making the stitch down shoe in accordance with this invention.

In carrying out the invention,l an insole A is placed upon a. last B, aiiter which an upper C with an attaching lining D are lasted. Insole A is of the usual or any preferred form, and the upper lining D is drawn tightly around the last so that the edge a? of said lining will overlap the upper face of the insole, as in Fig. 2. A. filling of suitable material, as E, is now placed upon the insole, preferably covering the edges d of the lining, said lling leveling the surface kof the shoe at this stage of its manvufacture.

A slip sole F is now positioned upon the insole and filling E, the edges of the slip sole extending beyond the respective sides of the last, and said slip sole extending for a suitable distance beyond the toe and over the shank. The upper C is now lasted around the lining and the last, and said upper and slip sole are attached directly together by fastenings G, said fastenings being positioned close to or over the edge of the last in a manner :for the respective-edges of the upper to underlap the respective edges of the slip sole, said edges of the upper being turned outward at c. able astenings G may be employed or the attachment of the upper and the sli sole directly together within the outward y eX- tending edgescof said upper; in a practical embodiment of the invention the fastenings An suit- G are in the form of metal staples which pass through the upper and the slip sole so that 'the ends of the staples will be clenched against the upper surface of the slip sole.

An outer sole H is now placed upon the slip sole and a welt l is positioned against the outwardly extending -edges c of the upper, after which the welt and outer sole are fastened to the upper and the slip sole by a fastening which is independent of the fastening G. In' practically carrying out the invention the welt and the outer sole are sewed to edge c of the upper and the edge of the slip sole, the stitches of the sewed seam being indicated at J in Fig. a;

These stitches pass through the welt, the

Vedges 'c of the upper, slip sole F, and outer sole l-l, whereby all the parts are firmly secured together. The outer sole covers the clenched'ends of the staples G which operate to attach the slip sole and the upper, whereas welt l is applied to the upper in a manner to impart a desirable finish thereto, the primary purpose of the welt being to conceal the stitch down fastenings G.

It will be observed that lining D is lasted to the insole independently of the attachment of the upper to the slip sole, and, further,that-the fastenings G which unite the slip sole to the upper are independent of and positioned within the fastenings J by which the outer sole and the Welt Aare attached to the outwardly turned edges of the upper. When the outer sole becomes worn it can be ripped off without aeeting the attachment et the upper to the slip sole, which slip sole acts to retain the upper in proper shape during the operation' of repltcing the worn outer sole by a fresh outer so e.

The slip sole adds slightly to the cost of production but" it possesses the important advantages of adding strength to the shoe and facilitating the operation of repairing the shoe, infwhich respects the shoe of the present invention marks a material advance in the art over prior stitch down shoes with whichl am familiar.

lVhile have shown and described the upper as fprovided with a lining, which lining is lasted to the insole separately from the attachment of the upper to the slip sole, it will be evident that the lining may be dispensed with and the upper lasted directly to the slip sole, the insole being used or omitted as may be found expedient.

Having thus fully described the invention,

insane?.

l. A stitch 'down shoe embodying an insole, an upper the marginal portions of which are extended outwardly with respect to the insole, an upper-lining lasted around the edge of said insole for the margins of said upper lining to extend inwardly and into lapping engagement with said insole, a slip sole the width'of which exceeds that of the insole, the marginal portions of said slip sole being extended beyond the lapping contact between the upper-lining and the insole, staples positioned in the angle formed between the upper and the out turned margins thereof, saidystaples attachin the slip sole directly to the upper indepen ently of thecontact of the lining with the insole, and the ends of said staples being clenched against the outer face of said slip sole, an outer vsole covering the slip sole and the clenched ends of the staples, and 'means separate from said staples for fastening the outer sole to the marginal portions of the yupper and the slip sole.

2. A stitch down shoe embodying an insole, an upper the marginal portions of which are extended outwardlyy with respect to the insole, an upper-lining lasted around the edge of said insole for the margins of said upper lining to extend inwardly into lapping engagement with said insole, a slip sole the width of which exceeds that of the insole, the marginal portions of said slip sole being extended beyond the lapping engagement between the upper lining and the insole, staples for attaching the slip sole to the upper at the angle formed between said upper andthe out-turned marginal portions thereof, said staples operating to directly fasten the upper and slip sole to each other independently of the engagement between the insole and the upper lining, an outer sole separate from the slip sole and covering the staples, a welt in Contact with the out-turned marginal portions of the upper, and a seam separate from the staples for attaching the welt and the outer sole to the marginal portions of the upper and the slip sole.

ln testimony whereof l have signed my name to this specification in the presence of `two subscribing witnesses.

. l VILLAM J. KELLY.

Witnesses:

CATHERINE Marne, donn l?. Kenna.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2996814 *Jun 27, 1958Aug 22, 1961Holeproof Hosiery CompanyWashable slipper-type footwear with one-piece resilient sole
US5930917 *May 31, 1996Aug 3, 1999Akzo Nobel NvWaterproof shoe
Classifications
U.S. Classification36/16
Cooperative ClassificationA43B9/06