|Publication number||US128055 A|
|Publication date||Jun 18, 1872|
|Publication number||US 128055 A, US 128055A, US-A-128055, US128055 A, US128055A|
|Inventors||Joseph E. Mcilhenney|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (7), Classifications (1)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
JosPH E. MCILHENNEY.-
Inner-Soles for Boots and Shoes.v
N0.128,o55. Patented Mmmm.
NrTED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
JOSEPH E. MCILHENNEY, OF FHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
Specification forming part of Letters Patent No. 128,055, dated June 18, 1872.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JOSEPH E. MOILHEN- NEY, of Philadelphia, in the county of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania, haveinvented anew and valuable Improvement in Inner Soles for Shoes; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description ofthe construction and operation of the same, reference being had to the annexed drawing making a part of this specification, and to the letters and figures ofreferenee marked thereon.
Figure 1 of the drawing is a representation ofa plan view of my invention. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section of the same.
My invention has relation to inner soles for boots and shoes; and consists in constructing said inner sole of a number of transverse strips of wood attached to a cloth back, substantially as and for the purpose hereinafter described.
In the accompanying drawing, A represents the transverse strips of wood, lying parallel, and glued or otherwise secured to a strip of cloth, B, such as canvas, muslin, or the like. India-rubber cloth may be used to advantage, in order to render the sole water-proof.l The strips of wood may be separately attached to the cloth, after being cut to the proper width and shape, or they may be formed from a piece of thin wood of the proper outline, after the wood has been attached to the cloth, by slicing it crosswise with a dull tool which will not out the cloth. The latter method is perhaps the best, as it preserves the outline of the sole, besides being simpler and easier than the former.
The advantages of this style of inner sole are chiefly strength, iiexibility, and cheapness. The second quality above mentioned causes the sole to bend and adapt itself to the shape of the Wearers foot, and to its movements in walkin g. l
The sole will keep its place perfectly in the shoe or boot, and, although capable of being bent for easy insertion and removal, is stitfened laterally, and therefore incapable of doubling up, or being otherwise disarran ged.
Vhat I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
An inner sole for boots or shoes, composed of the transverse wooden strips A attached to the cloth B, substantially as and for the purpose specified.
In testimony that I claim the above I have hereunto Ysubscribed my name in the presence of two Witnesses.
JOSEPH E. MGILHENN EY.
EGBERT T. SEEE, E..W. STANTON.
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