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May 4 192s. 1,583,096
G. L. PIERCE ET AL SHOE Filed May 2, 1922 IN VEN TOR BY 2 a: M
' ATTORNEY? Patented May 4, 1926.
UNITED STATES 1 ,583,096 PATENT OFFICE.
GEORGE L. PIERCE AND OTTO L. HASSEL, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, ASSIGNORS TO, .A. G. SPALDING 8018305., OF NEW YORK, N. Y., A CORPORATION-OF NEW JERSEY.
Application filed May 2, 1922. Serial- No. 557,854.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that we, GEORGE L.'P1ERoE and O'rro L. HASSEL, citizens of the United States, residing in the borough of Brooklyn of the city of New York, in the State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Shoes, of which the following is a specification, reference being bad to the accompanying drawing, forming a part hereof.
In a copending application filed by the present applicants on November 4, 1921, Ser. No. 512,876 there is shown and described a shoe construction in which a fabric strip is cemented over the outer edge of a rubber sole for the purpose of securing it more eflectively to the leather sole to which it is cemented. In the construction there disclosed it is proposed to stitch in the fabric strip as a welt with a leather welt of conventional form. The fabric welt was then to be folded down over the edge of the leather welt and over the edge of the rubber sole. It has been found in practice that the provision of such a double welt is unsatisfactory since the strip of fabric to be most effective must be fairly stout and heavy and, therefore, is not so pliable as to permit it to be worked or turned down after being welted in with the leather in the manner proposed. The presentinvention seeks to provide in a shoe a reenforcing fabric strip of the same general character but which shall be welted in and yet be readily workable even when heavy and stout.
In accordance with the invention it is proposed to make up the shoe with a combina-.
tion of welting and McKay stitching. The manufacturing advantages are numerous. The leather soles proper are McKay stitched while the fabric strip is.welted.
The construction will appear with particularity in connection with the followingdescription of the embodiment shown in the accompanying drawings wherein:
Figure 1 is a view 1n side elevation of a shoe of improved construction the fabric strip being turned up to expose the edges of the various soles;
Figure 2is a detailed view in section taken on theplane indicated by the line 2-2 of Figure 1 and looking in the direction of the arrows.
It will be evident as the description proceeds that the invention is not to be limited to the character of the shoe in which the im- Iber soles. In such a shoe, especially when subjected to hard usage as in basketball, the lateral stresses imposed upon the rubber sole tend to tear it loose from the leather'sole to which it is cemented. The additional fabric strip which is cemented over the outer edge of the rubber sole and the leather sole is intended to serve the purpose of covering the parting line between these two soles and constituting an additional connection between the rubber sole and the upper. This strip, to be most effective should be relatively stout and heavy. These characteristics, however, mitigate against pliancy and make it difiicult to work and turn down unless left comparatively free except along one edge. In the copending application referred to it was proposed to incorporate this strip in a welted shoe, as an'additional welt but it was found difficult to work the fabric strip in such a welt stitching 0, as shown clearly in Figure 2.
The rubber sole h is cemented to the outer sole 7 in accordance with common practice. By the construction illustrated the fabric welt a is left free except at its upper edge where it is welted in and, not being welted in with a leather welt it may be worked freely and turned down, over the outer edges of the soles e, f, g, towhich it is cemented. The soles e and-f are McKay stitched to the insole b in accordance with the established practice which, from a manufacturingstandpoint, is convenient and inexpensive.
The shoe produced in the manner described partakes of the advantageous characteristics of a welted shoe and a McKay stitched shoe providing at the same time the desirable. fabric strip for overlying the leather and rubber soles.
the number of soles used nor to their composition.
What we claim is:
In a shoe structure, in combination with the upper and insole, channels on the under side of the insole formed by lapping the edge of the latter back, an adhesive fabricated welt, stitching passing through and uniting the fabricated welt, the upper and the channeled section of the insole, an outsole, Mc- Kay stitching uniting the outsole directly with the insole and passing through the lapped portions of the latter, said'stitching falling inside of said first named stitching, and a rubber sole cemented to the outsole, said adhesive welt being adapted to pass down 0Ver the outer edge of the outsole and the rubber sole and be cemented thereto.
This specification signed this 27th day of April A. D. 1922. p
GEORGE L. PIERCE.
OTTO L. HASSEL.