US 1318247 A
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DETACHABLE SHOE SOLE.
APPLICATION man 1uLY2,1918.
3,318,247.' Patented om. 7,1919.
ATTORNEY NITNESSES .around its periphery FRANK VICTOR, 0E RIDGWAY, PENNSYLVANIA.
Application filed July 2,- 1918. Serial No. 243,025.
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Be it known thatv I, FRANK Vieron, a citizen of the United States, vresiding at iidgway, in the count-y of Elk and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Detachable Shoe-Soles, of which the following is specification. I
This invention relates to boots and more therefor and shoes,
especially to detachablesoles and the object of .the same is primarily to produce improvedmeans for permitting the ready detaclnnent of thesole and heel from a piece of footwear, and the substitution therefor of another the worn part.
A further object of .the invention is .to guard against leakage of-the shoe or boot, and as far as possible against of moisture between the solesthereof.
Yet other objects will appear from the following specification and claims, and reference is made and in which:
Figure 1 is a cent-ral longitudinal sectional view of this invention applied to a shoe, with 'all the parts assembled,
Fig. 2 is a plan view omitting the upper and the insole, with parts broken away,
Fig. 3 is a cross section on the line 3-3 of Fig. l.
I have applied to-the upper the letter U and the letter I to the insole, and I claim no novelty in these parts. The main sole is indicated by the numeralA 1, and in Figs. l and 3 I have shown the heel 2 as integral with the sole althoughl it is within the spirit of my invention that the heel 'bedetachable from the sole itself. If this detail is employed, then a worn heel may readily be' replaced. This main or bottoni sole may be of leather, composition, metal, rubber, or even of wood. It 1s chamfered or -undercut tion of its thiclmess, might be said'"'tobe rabbeted peripherally along its lower corner, the rabbet being continued around the heel in the shape of a groove 3, thereb leaving above the rabbet and the groove a ange 4 coinpletelyaround this element. Next above and coinciding in shape and size with the lower or main sole is what I will call the intermediate sole 11 which may be of metal or com osition, and preferably this sole is as thic as the ange 4 just Specication of Letters Patent.
to replacel the entrance n mediate sole and the tothe drawings herewith y `for a substantial poror, lnother words, itV
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described. At any rate, incident therewith as best seen in Fig. 1.
its periphery is c0- l Formed upon this elementl and accurately paralleling its periphery is a strip 12 of uniform cross section throughout its length, overlying the strip is packing 13 as of cork or the like, over the` packing in'turn lies the edge of the upper U as seen in Fig. 1,.
and nails, pegs, or rivets 14 hold these parts together, the insole I being finally applied to cover the fastening means. The space 15 between the inturned edges of the upper may or may not be filled with packing in the shape of an inset. I'leave this to the manufacturer and user.
even to insert a. steel element here, shaped 1t is quite possible y to give support to the"a.rch of the foot. In'
any event, the main or lower sole 1 and its heel 2-are entirely separa-te from the inter parts above it which are attached thereto.
leans are now prtp'ided for connecting the two elements. two-part channeled rim numbered one part 20 and the other 21, and packing 22 as of cork or the like may be inserted in the bottom of the channel formed by this rim, so that. the packing will overlie the space between the fiange 4 of themain sole and the edge of the intermediate sole and prevent entrance of moisture between them. As shown in Figs. Il and 2, the thickness of the rim is such that its 'lower edge enters the groove 3 around the whereof I have This means comprises a.
heel andpractically fills it, and the raobet upper may press down on the upper face of this strip. The complementary parts 20 and 21 of the rim are connected with each other and with-the'intervening elements, as follows: At its forward end the art 20 is notched as indicated at 23 and t e part 2l is provided with a lug 24 adapted to enter said notch by a movement to the rear. At its rear end the recessed as at 25, and the part 2l provided with a block or lu'g 26 adapted to overlap the part 20 and tit into said notch or recess. Finally a screw 0r other fastening device 27 is passed, through the .block 26 and the bottonrof the recess 25 and into the rear part 20 is also notched or` 4 with each other and therefore connected with the sole. The channeled rim thus forms a rib entirely surrounding the shoe and heel 4and holding the removable sole -upon the intermediate sole which 'latter is riveted to the other parts of the structure, and by; preference this rib 4is of metal. rlhe packing prevents the entrance of water betweenfthe soles, and the packing between the strip l2 and the inturned edge of the upper prevents the entrance of water to the space l5, where it might reach the foot of the wearer through saturation of the insole I.
lVith the parts assembled as shown in Fig-g1, let us assume that the main sole, or the heel, or both have become worn or defective, and it is desired to replace them. All that is necessary is to withdraw the screw or fastening device 27, swing the block 26 out of the recess 25, separate the parts 20 and 2l of the rim at the heel, then move one forward with respect to the other so that the lug 24: disengages the notch 23, and finally take them both ofi'. The main sole l and. its heel are now wholly disconnected from the intermediate sole, and may be quickly replaced with. another similar element. If the heel is detachable from the sole, it may be now replaced with another and the whole main sole and the new heel put back; or if the heel and sole are integral as shown in -Fig 1 they may be replaced with another and put back. In the latter operation, the partsbeing closely fitted, the two members of the rim are rengaged with each other and with the edges of the lower sole and the intermediate sole, and then latched to each other at the rear and the fastening device 27 replaced. It is obvious that this can be done by a person not necessarily skilled in shoe making, and with little labor and few tools. I do not wish to limit myself to the materials of parts,
and of course they will be made in sizes to `lit shoes and boots of different sizes and- -shapes The foregoing description and the draw- .ings have reference to what may be considered the preferred, or approved form of my invention. It is to be understood that I may make such changes in construction and arrangement and combination of parts, materials, dimensions, et cetera, as may prove'expedient and fallwithin the scope of the appended claims.
Having thusfully described my 4invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
1. A boot or shoe comprising an upper a sole to which the lower edge of the upper is attached, a detachable sole and heel, a channeled rim in two parts collectively engaging the edges of both soles for holding them together, said parts being provided with interengaging front portions and overlapping rear ends, and va fastening Adevice through said rear ends and into the edge of one of said soles.
2. In a boot or shoe, the combination with an upper. inturned around its lower edge,
a sole, and fastening devices between saidv inturned edge of the upper and the sole;
of a lower sole and heel, this sole being rabbeted around its ledge and the heel' grooved in continuation of said rabb'et F'o produce a narrow peripheral flange, a'channeled metallic .rim made in parts and removably embracing said flange and the edge of the irst-named sole, packing within therim across the meeting line between the members it embraces, and means for fastening the parts of the rim in place.
3. A boot or shoe comprising an upper,
a sole to which the-.lower edge of said upper is. attached, a detachable sole and heel,
a' channeled in two parts collectively ent'atgnglthe edges of both of said soles `for 'A holding them together, said parts being provided 'with interengaging lugs andnotches at their front portions and provided with overlapping rear ends, and afastening device through sai'd ends and into l the edge of one of sald soles.
4. A boot or shoe' comprising an upper,
a zsole to which the lower edge of tho upper is attached, a detachable sole'and heel, a metallic channeled rim made in two complementary parts of a size to embrace the edges of both soles and hold them together, said parts having .both their' front and rear ends overlapping each other and provided with lugs and notches, and removable means dent with that fof the sole mentioned, and' a channeled rim vremovabl lengaging the, peripheral edges of both so es, for the purpose set forth.
6. In a boot or shoe, the combination with an upper inturned around its lower edge,
the edge ofthe sole, and fastening devices between said inturned edge of the upper and' the sole; of a lower sole and heel, said a sole having a strip thereon parallel with' lower sole being rabbeted around its edge and the heel grooved in continuationvof said rabbet to produce a narrow peripheral flange on the sole, and a channeled metallic rim removably embracing said flange, and the edge of the Yfirst-named sole.
7. In a boot or shoe, the Combination with an upper having its lower ed e inturned, an insole, an intermediate so e, a raised strip thereon parallel with its periphery, packing between said strip and the inturned edge of the upper, and fastening devices through these elements; of a lower sole having a narrow peripheral Hangeco-incident with the ate sole, and a channeled rim detachably connecting the lower and intermediate soles and having its upper edge of the same thickness as said strip.
8. n a boot or shoe,l an upper having its the combination with lower edge inturned,
- an insole, an intermediate sole having a raised strip thereon parallel with its periphery, packing between said strip and inturned edge of the upper, and fasteningdevices throughl these elements; of a lower sole having a narrow peripheral flange coperiphery of said intermedioverlapping rear incident with the periphery of said intermediate sole, a two-part metallic channeled rim with its lower edge underlying the liange of the lower sole and its upper edge overlying the edge of the intermediate sole and of the same thickness as'the strip thereon, the parts of said rim being provided With interengaging front portions and ends, and a fastening device passing through said overlapping rear ends and into the edge of one of said soles. `In testimony whereof I affix my sgnature in presence ot' two witnesses.
FRANK VICTOR. Wi tnesses r