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Publication numberUS1346841 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 20, 1920
Filing dateMay 7, 1919
Priority dateMay 7, 1919
Publication numberUS 1346841 A, US 1346841A, US-A-1346841, US1346841 A, US1346841A
InventorsPadden Robert W
Original AssigneePadden Robert W
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1346841 A
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1 ,346,84 1 Patented July 20, 1920.

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To all whom it may concern:

Be it known thatI, ROBERT W. PAnroEN, a citizen of the United States, residlng at Kansas City, in the county of Jackson and State ofMissouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Shoe-Heels, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to shoe 'heels and more particularly to an improved dev1ce for securing shoe heels in position and for permitting the attachment of composlte heels and lifts and which may also be employed for fastening various kinds of heel plates when desired.

A further object of this invention is the provision of a device of this character whlch consists of comparatively few parts and is simple in construction, but durable and well adapted to withstand the rough usage to which devices of this character are ordinarily subjected.

For a full description of the invention and the advantages and merits thereof, reference is to be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, in which Figure l is a perspective view of a shoe heel showing my invention applied thereto.

Fig. 2 is a horizontal section taken through the device between the faces of two adjacent. portions of the heel.

Fig. 3 1s a section taken on the line 33' of Fig. 2.

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of the retalnin element.

Figs. 5 and 6 are perspective views of the locking members.

Referring to the drawings, wherein is illustrated the preferredform of my invention, in which like characters of reference indicate like or corresponding parts throughout the several views, the shoe heel 1 is attached to the shoe in the usual manner and its bottom face 2 is perfectly flat to engage corresponding flat surface of a composite heel or lift 3. The retaining device, shown in detail in Fig. 4 comprises the band 4 shaped to fit around the heel and has each marginal edge provided with inwardly projecting lateral flanges 5 and 6, the upper flange being designated 5 and the lower flange designated 6. The adjacent portions of the heel body 1 and the lift 3 are each provided with a groove 7 and when the heel members are placed together as shown in Fig. 3 the grooves or recesses 7 form a depression Specification of Letters latent. Patented J l 20 1920 Application filed May 7, 1919. Serial No. 295,258.

around the heel which is adapted to receive the band 4 so that the outer surface .of the band liesflush with the outer surface of the heel port on. Each heel portion 1 and 3 is also provided with a deeper groove 8, these bemg disposed at the extremities of the depression formed by the recesses 7. These grooves 8 are adapted to receive the flanges 5 and 6 which therefore act as retainlng tongues to hold the heel portions in close contact. The ends of the retaining band terminate at the corners of the heel and each end is provided with a hook. The hook 9 comprises the laterally bent shank 10 havmg the inwardly turned bill 11 while the opposite hook 12 comprises the inwardly bent shank 13 and the outwardly turned bill 14. It will be noted, therefore, that the blllS 11- and 14 are directed inwardly and outwardly respectively.

The inner surface of the heel members is recessed as shown to advantage in Figs. 1 and 3 to accommodate the locking arms 15 and 16 shown in Figs. 5 and 6. The lookng arm 15 has a hook 17 at oneend which is adapted to engage the inwardly turned bill 11 of the 'hook 9 and this member is provided with slots 18. The complementary locking member 16 has an oppositely turned hook 20 at one end which engages the outwardly turned hook'or bill 14 of the hook member 12. This locking member is provided with latches 21 formed by pressed out portions of the arm and which as shown to advantage in Fig. 2 are wedge shaped and being tapered to a point.

When the retaining element 4 is placed around the heel as above described the looking members will be engaged with the hooks 9 and 12 respectively whereupon the latches to be understood that I may make such changes in the construction, combination and arrangement of parts, materials, dimensions, et cetera as may prove expedient and fall within the scope of the appended claims.

Having thus fully described my invention what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

1. A shoe heel comprising independent heel portions having their corresponding faces in contact, each of the said portions" being provided with a groove, the said rooves forming arecess extending around the heel at the adjacent edges of the said heel portions, a retaining band lodged in the said depression and provided with flan s embedded in the heel portions, and locking means to maintain the ends of said band in operative position on the said heel portions.

2. A shoe heel comprising independent heel portions, having their adjacent faces in contact, each of the said portions being provided with a groove, the said grooves being in parallel relation when the said heel ortions are engaged, a retaining band adapted to fit around the said heelportions and provided with flanges, one of said flanges being adapted for insertion in one of the said grooves, and locking means engageable with the ends of the retaining band to maintain the said flanges in positions in the grooves.

3. A shoe heel comprising independent heel portions, having their adjacent faces in being connected to one end of the said retaining band, and means carried by the said arms for maintaining the latter in interlocked engagement to hold the said retaining band in position onthe said heel portions.

4. A shoe heel comprising complementary heel portions having their adjacent faces in contact, a retaining band having portions embedded in the said heel portions and fitted around the same, each end of the retaining band being provided with a hook, an arm pivotally connected to each hook, one of the said-arms having openings, the other arm having wedges adapted for insertion through said opening to relatively adjust the arms for maintaining the said band in tight enga ement with the heel portions.

11 testimony whereof I afiix my signature in presence of two witnesses.




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U.S. Classification36/42
International ClassificationA43B21/37, A43B21/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43B21/37
European ClassificationA43B21/37