US 1548025 A
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Aug. 4, 1925.
F, DE LUCA REMovABLE sHoE TIP Filed March 26, 1924 [II/1111111111'. l I( f Patented fitug. 4, 1925.
UNITED STATES L .Axriagla'rottici-z.
FRANK DE LUCA, or NEW YORK, N. Y.
REMovABLE snor. TIP. Y
Application filed March 26, 1924. Serial No. 701,919.
A cap generally designated by the nu meral 14' is fitted to surround the upper front part of the shoe, extending over the sides thereof, and is formed with a bevelled, linwardly extending lower edge 15, folded and crimped closely below the sole 12, this VTo all whom t may concern:
, Be it known that I, 'FRANK DE LUCA, ya citizen of United States, residing at New York, in the county of New York and State of kNew York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Removable Shoe Tips, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to improvements in shoe construction and has asits principal object to provide a cap whereby the front or toe part of a shoe is protected and re-enforced, and the life of the shoe thereby materially lengthened.` v
Another purpose `is to produce such a device in the form of an attachment which may be applied to shoes already made or which maybe attached at thetime of their manufacture.
A still further aim is in the provision of means whereby the shoe maybe subjected to the usual hard abuse commonly given by children and still retain itsshape andendurance.
These and other analogous objects are attained by the novel construction and combi nation of parts hereinafter described and shown in the accompanying drawing, forming a material part of this disclosure,and in which f Figure 1 is a side elevational view of a conventional type of shoe showing the invention as applied. V- Y Figure 2 is a perspective view of the device ready to be attachedto the shoe.
Figure 3 is a similar ,view of a modified form of the cap.
Figure 1 'is a longitudinal sectional view, taken on line 4--4 of Figure 3.
Figure 5 is a transverse sectional view lof the attachment.' v 1 shoe prior toplacing the cap thereover.
Figure 6 is a fragmentary Sectional View, The cap, carrying the rivets is then forcishowing the cap securing means. Y bly pressed over the toe of the shoe, the cap Referring to the drawing in detail, the springing sufficiently to allow such disposinumeral 10 designates the main portion or tion and eventually the inner heads engage upper of the shoe having raised Vamps 11 the fixed sockets, holding thev caps in opera,- `and attached to'a sole 12 at the rear of tive position l y which is a heel 13, .these Vparts being vin all From the foregoing it vwill be seen that respects of the usual type of construction. -a substantial and practical form of shoe withstand the hard usage accorded it. Below theinturned'edge 15 is secured a5 a bevelledrear edge 17 extending substantially coincident with the rear edge of the cap ltand its front and side edges allowed to project, forming a guard to make contact with obstacles as stones and the like, pre-V venting damage to the toe of the shoe. y
In the modification shown in Figures 3 and et, a thin sheet of metal 18 is bent tov conform to the outer surfaceof the cap 141- and its lower edge held between the inturned edge of the cap and the partial lift- 16, as is-clearly shown.
As shown in Figures 5 and 6 the shoeA is constructed with a double sole, that is to say an inner and outer sole, respectively 2O and 21, these elements having inserted in them, at spaced. intervals along their edges cup-shaped semi-circular sockets22 having stems Q3, projecting between the soles, these sockets being receptive of the heads Qtcf rivets 25 having their stems fixed in the cap and upset so that the outer heads 26 impinge upon the surface of the caps 14, holding the cap structure firmly united to the toe of the shoe. In operation, the rivets are positioned yin the cap, both `ends formed into round heads, one of which appears on the surface of the cap and the other, inner head sprung into engagement with the socket, which has been inserted'in the sole of the cap being made of firm leather adapted to relatively thick, firm partial lift 16 having cap has been disclosed, together with ineans for adequately securing the saine in Operative position.
I-Iaving thus described my invention, what 5 I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
A shoe cap comprising a partial lift having a bevelled rear edge, a cap enveloping the toe of the shoe and having an inturned edge iXed to said lift, metallic sockets fixed 10 in spaced relation in the edge of the sole of the shoe, and rivets having heads set in said sockets and extending outwardly through said cap.
In Witness whereof I have axed my signature.
FRANK DE LUCA.