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Dec. 29 1925- 1,567,037
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MWVM' Patented Dec. 29, 1925 UNITED STATES EUGENE L. CAVANNA, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.
Application filed November 12, 1923.
'/o aZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, EUGENE L. GA'vANNA, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in a Shoe Support, of which the following is a specification.
This invention relates to shoe supports, and has for its object to provide a devicewhich may be quickly and readily attached to a molding, wall, base-board, door, or the like, and thereafter used to support a shoe, slipper, or the like, preferably in position with the upper of the shoe facing outwardly. This permits the support and arrangementof shoes or slippers in a neat and satisfactory manner, and in such wise they may be readily mounted or dismounted with little effort.
Another object consists in the provision of a device of this character, as a new article of manufacture, and with a toe engaging portion which substantially fits the toe of a shoe.
In the accompanying drawing, I have illustrated an embodiment of my invention.
Fig. 1 is a perspective of one form of my device showing an oxford supported thereon.
Fig. 2 is a front elevation of the support. 30 Fig. 3 is a. view similar to Fig. 1 without a shoe in position.
Fig. 4: is a side elevation of a n'iodified form of mv invention.
In the form shown in Figs. 1 to 3, 10 indicates, generally, the shoe support formed of a flexible strip or ribbon of metal having a-bent toe engaging portion 10 and a bottom looped portion 10 terminating in the in wardly directed end 10. Fastening apertures 10, 10 and 10 are provided to permit attachment of the support in any one of a plurality of positions. When the support is to be attached to a vertical wall, door, or the like, screws or the like are inserted through 4 apertures 10 maintaining the support in position wherein a shoe or slipper 11 may be supported vertically with the upper facing outwardly. The shoe is slipped downwardly on the toe fitting portion 10, the flexible Serial No. 674,108.
material of which the support is made pernntting the necessary yielding or spring to bring the heel of the shoe into the loop 10",
as indicated in Fig. 1. The distance between the toe engaging portion a and the heel engaging portion 10 is preferably such that when a shoe, slipper or the like is mounted on the support, as shown in Fig. 1, the toe portion of the support will have to be moved toward the heel portion 10, setting up a yielding resistance in the body of the support 10, which will maintain the heel of the shoe pressed against the heel engaging portion 10.
The apertures 10 or 10 may be utilized for fastening if another position or arrange ment is desired, as will be obvious.
In Fig. 4, I have illustrated a modification, the support being designated by numeral 20 and having the looped or bent toe engaging portion 20 and the reversibly bent portion 20 terminating in the attachable end 20 which may be suitably secured to the wall or other body.
.It will be apparent that my invention is susceptible of various modifications and 7 changes, and I do not wish to be restricted to the form shown and described except as defined in the appended claims.
What I claim is:
1. A shoe supporting device having a toe 8U engaging portion insertible in the toe of a shoe and a body portion extending there from and terminating in a portion engageable with the exterior of a heel, said toe on gaging and heel engaging portionsbeing so constructed and arranged as to yieldingly lock said shoe under tension with the upper facing outwardly.
2. A shoesupporting device having a toe engaging portion and a body portion extending therefrom and terminating in a portion engageable with the exterior of av heel, said body portion being of spring metal, said heel and toe engaging portions being normally spaced a distance suflicient to exert tension upon a shoe or the like supported 1 thereby.
3. A shoe supporting device having a portion insertible in and engageable With the toe of a shoe, and formed to extend therefrom over and around the heel of said shoe, said device being provided with a heel engaging portion so located With respect to said toe engaging portion as to maintain a supported shoe under tension between heel and toe.
4. An article of manufacture comprising a sertion in and engagement With the toe of a shoe, said device being curved to form a portlo-n extending around and under the heel of a supported shoe, said toe engaging 15 In testimonywhereof", I have subscribed my name.
EUGEN E L. CAVANNA.
Certificate of Correction.
It is hereby certified that in Letters Patent No. 1,567,037, granted December 29, 1925, upon the application of Eugene L. Cava-nnai, of Chicago, Illinois, for an improvement in Shoe Supports, an error appears in the printed specification requiring correction as follows: Page 2, line 15', claim 4, after the word shoe insert the Words to engage the same; and that the said Letters Patent should be read with this correction therein that the same may conform to the record of the case in the Patent Office.
Signed and sealed this 23d day of February, A. D. 1926.
[SEAL] WM. A. KINNAN,
Acting Commissioner of Patents.