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Publication numberUS1530583 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 24, 1925
Filing dateOct 31, 1923
Priority dateOct 31, 1923
Publication numberUS 1530583 A, US 1530583A, US-A-1530583, US1530583 A, US1530583A
InventorsTrimbur Harry T
Original AssigneeTrimbur Harry T
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1530583 A
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Patented Mar, v24, 1925.

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vv Application filed ctober 31, 1923. Serial No. l'll.

To aZZ 'whom t may concern:

Be it known that I, HARRY T. 'lmMBUn, a citizen of the United States, residing at Pittsburgh, in the county of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Shoehorn, of which the following is a speciiication.

rlhe present invention relates to shoe con-` struction, and aims to provide novel means secured Within a shoe to facilitate the application of the shoe.

lAnother' object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which will conform. to the heel of the user, when the device is in its inactive position, thereby insuring against wrinkles or irregularities in the device, to the discomfort of the user.

Another important object of the invention is to provide a device of 4this characterr embodying a rigid member and a flexible meme ber, novel means being provided for secur in@ the rigid member to the flexible member. (With the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in lthe details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it beingl understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed, may be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention.

Referring to the drawing:

Figure l is an. elevational view of a shoe 'the same being" partly broken away to illustrate the invention as applied.

Figure 2 is a perspective view of the device.

Referring` to the drawing in detail, the

reference character 5 designates the heel.

portion of the shoe in Which the device forming the subject matter of the present invention, is positioned.

As shown, thel device embodies a length ot' flexible material indicated at 6 which is formed preferably of leather, the same being of a length to permit thel forward end' Y thereoi` to extend to a position within inste nortion of the shoe as cleariv s zown i i o bylligure l et the drawinef where the same 'f "i7 may be secured by meatiis et the tacks Forming a part of the device, is a metallic member 8 which is constructed. to conform to the curvature of the heel et the user, the ends of the member 8 being extended through suitable openings in the leather strip 6 and bent.downwardly on the strip 6 as at 9, wht-)mbvl the member 8 is secured to the strip 6.

The free end of the strip 6 et a length to extend rearwardly as at l0 providing a linger grip for the person applying the shoe, whereby the device may be held in its proper position with respect te the heel ol; the user until the heel is forced inte the shoe, thereby the member 6. t

From the foregoing it will be obvious that due to the constructionas shown and de scribed, a shoe horn is carried in the shoe at all times, thereby facilitating the application of the shoe, and at the same time providing a device which will not wrinklevvhile in its inactive position, and anording a relatively flat smooth surface for the heel of thefuser A shoe horn to be secured within a shoe and including1 a length of ezrible material having spaced openings formed therein, and a curved metallic member having its ends positioned in the openings and bent upon the flexible material to secure the curved metallic member to the length of flexible matetiti ture to conform to the heel 'of the' foot of the wearer. i

In testimony that l claim the `ii'orewgoing as

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US3014288 *May 25, 1960Dec 26, 1961Anthony J EvansShoe wear
US3117385 *Nov 5, 1962Jan 14, 1964Anthony J EvansShoe accessory
US3261114 *Jul 2, 1964Jul 19, 1966Perma Shoehorn CorpIntegrated shoe and shoehorn
US3400474 *May 12, 1967Sep 10, 1968Jack TendlerAccessory device for shoe heel and shoe construction embodying said device
US20110023330 *Aug 3, 2007Feb 3, 2011Shoo Sticks Pty LimitedSubstrate to releasably adhere to a region of apparel
WO2003039283A1 *Nov 7, 2002May 15, 2003Max NeumeyerFootwear
U.S. Classification36/1, 223/118, 36/138
International ClassificationA43B11/00, A43B11/02
Cooperative ClassificationA43B11/02
European ClassificationA43B11/02