US 1537761 A
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May '12, 1925.
- J. GEISMAN CAP FOR RUBBER HEELS Filed March 20, 1925 WITNEssEs INVENTOR c/bspfz Qlzzszmzv ATTORNEYS Patented May 12, 1925.
UNITED STATES 1,537,761 PATENT OFFICE.
JOSEPH GEISMAN, OF YORK, N. Y.
CAP non RUBBER Hunts.
Application filed March 20, 1928. Serial No.` 626,344.
lowing is a full, clear, and exact descrip-l tion.
Thisinvention relates. to foot wear and particularly to an improved cap for heels and has for an object to provide a quickly attachable and detachable auxiliary heel or cap for the heels of shoes.
Another object ofthe invention is to provide a quickly detachable leather heel for rubber heels.
A still further object, more specifically, is to provide a cap for rubber heels in which the bottoni part of the cap is formed of leather and the remaining part is formed of different material presenting a guarding iiange and clamping means for clamping the heel in place.
An additional object is to provide an improved leather cap for rubber heels capable of being arranged in place to present a lea-ther structure on the heel whereby dancing may be readily enioyed without the disagreeableness of the rubber heel and without the necessity of removing the rubber heel already on the shoe.
In the accompanying drawing- Figure 1 is a perspective view of a heel cap disclosing` an embodiment of the invention.
Figure 2 is a fragmentary side view of a shoe with a heel cap shown applied thereto, said heel cap being illustrated partly in section for better illustrating` certain features.
Referring to the accompanying drawing by numerals, l indicates a shoe of anyvdesired kind and 2 the heel thereof which is composed principally of rubber. Rubber heels for shoes are now very prevalent but when a person wears a shoe having a rubber heel and desires to dance, the rubber heel interferes to a large extent. For this reason, a number of persons who enjoy dancing refuse to wear rubber heels.
To obviate this difficulty, a cap as shown in Figure l has been provided which is formed with a lower member or base 3 of leather to which an upper layer 4 is secured by adhesive or other suitable means, said upper layer being leather or other suitable material. A guarding flange of rubber, fiber or other material 4 is arranged around the base 3 and positioned with oneof its edges between members 3 and 4 where it is cemented or otherwise secured in place. addition, retaining members 5,6 and 7 are provided which have their ends cemented or otherwise secured to the base 3 between the base and member 4. Preferably, the mem'- ber or back strap 5 is made of fabric though,
it may be made of leather, rubber or other material. Preferably the members 6 and 7 are of rubber of some desirable quality, said members being connected in any desired manner to the top of the back strap 5 and to the base 3 at each of its front corners so as to -straddle to a certain eXtent the corners of the heel 2 when the cap is in operative position. The guard 4 acts to prevent accidental shifting laterally of the cap while the members 6 and 7 positively hold the cap against rearward movement and the strap 5 prevents a forward movement.
By providing the base or layer 3 of leather, which may be thin or thick as preferred, a complete leather bottom to the heel is presented which efficiently co-acts with the sole of the shoe and permits the person to easily dance without danger of the heel sticking to the floor. When the device is applied as shown in Figure 2. it may be readily removed by grasping the straps 5, 6 and 7 at point 8 and the parts pulled downwardly to near the bottom of the heel and then the cap swung forwardly. In applying, a reverse movement is performed and attention is given to the lower ends of members 6 and 7 so as to insure their straddling thev corners of the heel 2.
l./lhat I claim is l. A removable cap for rubber heels, comprising a leather base, a plurality of resilient straps connected with said base and interengaging with the heel on which the base is mounted, and a back strap connected with the first mentioned straps for holding part of the base in position, said straps being constructed and arranged to interengage with the heel on which the device is to be mounted.
2. A cap for rubber heels, comprising a leather base and a three point suspension or clamping structure connected therewith, part of said clamping structure acting to hold the back of the base in place and the remaining part interengaging with the front llU of a heel for holding the front of the cap in place, Slaid clamping structure being constructed and 'arranged to interegage ivith the heel on which the device is to be mounted.
3. A leather cap for rubber heels, comprising a leather base adapted t engage the grounc and a covering sheet arranged thereon and secured thereto, a Strap' Secured between said base and said covering lnember at the rear of the cap, a'. pairl of elastic niemberS Securedt the base and covering member Vat the front corners of the cap, said strap elastic membere" being Connected tget11eii-',at a peint beve tht-ralof Athe cap, Said elastic. n'n'enfibersbeiiignadapted to be 'tte'd over the corners andv part of the fronti of thev heel on which the cap ipii'lnted whereby `a rearvvrd sliding actigen f the cp n'o't take place, Said straps and Said elastic members being constructed and arranged to interengage with the heel on Which the device is to .be mounted.
at. A leather cap for rubber heels, comprisingv a leather base, an upstanding guard wall connected with said base and extending from lone corner around the base to theA opposite corner so as to encircle the rubber heel except the front, a back strap secured to said baee extending upwardly an appreciable distance above the rubber heel, and a pair o'l'-A front elastic'straps secured to said base at the front corners and adapted to straddle the front corners of the rubber heel, said traps being connected With the back Straps at the upper end thereof; said straps being' eonstructed and arranged to interengage with the heel on which the device is to be mounted. p .e
- JOSEPH GEISMAN.