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Dec. 23, 1924. 1,520,224
' J A. BUSH v MEANS FOR IDENTIFYING SHOES Filed May 28, 1924 Muff/rm? J'o/m/LBush 7 V i I ATTORNEYS Patented Dec. 23, 1924.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE- JOHN A. BUSH, on ST. LOUIS, nirssouiu, ASSIGNOR 'ro BROWN snon COMPANY, me,
' ors'r. LOUIS, MISSOURI, A CORPORATION or NEW YORK.
MEANS FOR IDENTIFYING SHOES.
Application filed May 28,
' To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, JOHN. A. Busn, a citizen of the United States of America, aresident of the city of St. Louis, "in the State of Missouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Means for Identifying Shoes, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying draw- 1 ing, forming a part of this specification.
This invention relates generally to means 'for identifying manufactured articles, and
has for its ob ect the production of means whereby the'manufacturers or vendors of articles, such as shoes, may incorporate in each of said, articles an identifying mark by means of which the identity of the manufacturerorvendor of the article so marked will be disclosed. I v With the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention comprises the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more specifically described and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein is shown the preferred em bodiment of the invention. However, it is Q to be understood that the invention comprehends changes, variations and modifications which come within the scope of the claim hereunto appended.
Fim' I is a sideelevation of a shoe pro- ,vide with my improved identifying means, said shoe being broken away to show said identifyi ng mea'ns'. 86 Fi -II is an-enlarged face view of the identlfyin means shown in ig. I.
Fig. II -is a vertical section. ILL-III of Fig. II.
In the drawing, A desi ates an apparel on line 40 shoe. .The shoe illustrate in Fig. I is of a type which has been sold on the market for many years, and as there is nothing peculiar about said shoe it will not be necessary .to describe same'in detail. The shoe A,'like 4 all shoes of its type, is provided with an outer member J. of leat lier or similar mate- 1924. Serial N0. 716,382.
rial, and an inner lining member 2 of any suitable material. The outer and inner members 1 and 2 are, of course, stitched togather in the usual manner. Formed through the inner lining member 2, at any convenient place in the shoe, is a sight opening or Window 3, the sight opening 3 shown in the drawing being elliptical in shape, but it is, of course, apparent that this opening may be of any desired shape. Interposed between the outer member 1 of, the shoe and the inner lining member 2 thereof is a sheet 4 of any suitable material, which sheet bears the name of the manufacturer or the vendor of the shoe, or any trade-mark or other device by whichthat particular manufacturers or vendors goods are known to the public. The sheet 4, as shown clearly in Fig. III, is secured to the inner member 2 only, said securing means being preferabl the stitches 5. By-securing the sheet 4 to the inner lining memberonly it is apparent that there will be an-entir .absence of stitches on the outside face of 10 the outer member 1 Where said stitches, if
they were present, would tend to detract from the appearance of the shoe. The identifying means disclosedherein is 'extremelysimple and inexpensive topro- 76 duce, and it provides means for incorporat ing an identifying mark in a shoe which will not be obliterated by the use of said shoe. v
I claim: '80 A shoe having an-outer member, a lining provided with a sight opening, an identification member interposed between said lining and outer member and having its identifying element's exposed at said opening,'thc1 marginal portion of said identification memher being stitched to/said lining but not to said outer member. i
In testimony that I claim the foregoing I hereunto aflix' my signature.
JOHNA. BUSH. v