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J. H. PELLER SHOE PROTECTOR Aug. 26, 1924a 2 Shama -Sham. 1
Filed Feb. 10. 1923 Aug. 26. 1924. 1,506,662-
J. H. PELLER SHOE PROTECTOR Filed Feb. 10. 1923 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Aug. 26, 1924.
1 UNITED STATES.
JOSEPH H. PELLEB, OF MOHQNIK. LAKE, NEW YORK.
Application filed February 10, 1923. 7 Serial No. 618,207.
T 0 aZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JOsEPI-I H. PnLLEn, a citizen of the United States, residing at Mohonk Lake, in the county of Ulster and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Shoe Protectors, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in shoe protectors, and has for the primary object thereof, the provision of such a device adapted for ready attachment to a shoe for protectin the toe and heel portion thereof.
My protector is primarily, but notspecifically, adapted for attachment to the shoes of small children for protecting the same from wear, the same being characterized by its simplicity of construction, and ease of application to all models of shoes.
The nature and advantages of the invention will be better understood when the following detailed description is read in connection with the accompanying drawings, the invention residing in the construction combination, and arrangement of parts as claimed.
In the drawings forming part of this application, like numerals of reference indicate similar parts in the several views, and wherein Figure 1 is an elevational view of one side of my improved protector, the same being shown as applied to a shoe.
Figure 2 is a view similar to Figure 1 of the opposite side of the protector.
Figure 3 is a bottom plan View thereof, and
Figure 4 is a perspective view of the heel member of the protector.
Referring to the drawings in detail, my protector embodies the provision of a toe and heel member A and B respectively. The toe member A constitutes a metallic hood adapted for engagement over the toe of a shoe a, and being provided upon the bottom wall thereof with metal studs 6. If desirable, one of these studs 6 may be also se cured to the front of the said hood A, as well as the outer side thereof, more clearly shown in Figure 1. For the purpose of lightness, the hood A may be formed with cut-outs 7 and 8 upon the bottom and top walls, respectively.
The heel member B constitutes a heel shaped plate 9, through which are inserted the upper ends of metallic studs 10. This heel plate is vertically flanged at its side and rear edges as at 11, and engaging over the heel 7) of said shoe a. The front straight edge of the heel plate 9 is formed with a vertically extending metallic strip 12, which is in turn formed at its upper end with a forwardly extending, downwardly inclined instep portion 13. This instep portion is formed with a strap guide 15, and as clearly shown in several of the figures, said flange 11 of the plate 9 has an upward extension 15 adapted for close contact with the back of the shoe, the same being also formed with a strap guide 16.
The toe member A of my protector is formed at its rear edge with elongated slots 17, through which are engaged the forward ends of strap members 18, these strap members extending rearwardly and are secured to a strap 19, which strap 19 has connection with the heel member B to the strap guide 1 1, and instep portion 13. Also connected to this strap 19 are the opposite ends of a strap 20, which extends rearwardly, and is engaged through the strap guide 16 of the portion 15 of the heel member B. The ends of the strap 19 are joined by a buckle connection 21, and in the practical application of my protector to a shoe, the toe thereof is inserted within the member A. whilst the member B is engaged over the heel of the shoe, it being of course understood that the straps 18 as well as the strap 20 will have close contact with the opposite sides of the shoe. The strap 19 surrounds the instep portion of this shoe, and is secured thereon by the buckle connection 21, and in view of the description and drawings, it is my belief that the advantages and operation of a protector of this character will be readily appreciated, and although I have herein shown and described the preferred embodiment of the present invention, it is nevertheless to be understood that minor changes may be made therein, without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters-Patent is:
A shoe attachment comprising a heel receiving member, a horizontally disposed stud carried at the rear side of the heel receiving member, a toe receiving member. horizontally disposed studs carried by the toe receiving membelg; and being; disposed one of them at the forward end ofthe toe receiving member and another at theusidesofm said member, an lnstep clgoumsei b n strapconnected with the forwardportion oi the heel receiving member, a heel strapHcQn-fl ing member and side straps connected at theirforward ends with the toe receiving .meIr 1be 1;, and conneoted at their rear ends with the side portions of the instep circumsenibing strap.
In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.
-JO'S'-EPH H. PELLER.