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Publication numberUS1592692 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 13, 1926
Filing dateNov 6, 1923
Priority dateNov 6, 1923
Publication numberUS 1592692 A, US 1592692A, US-A-1592692, US1592692 A, US1592692A
InventorsGrayce Fahrlender
Original AssigneeGrayce Fahrlender
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shoe protector
US 1592692 A
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July 13 1926. 1,592,692

` v. R. HACKETT SHOE PROTECTOR Filed NOV.. 6, 1923 was.; es.'

Patented July 13, 1926.




Application filed November This invention relates generally to the shoe art and has more particular reference to an attachment for shoes in the form of a sheet metal plate for the application to the instep of a shoe forV protecting the same from cuts and the like when the foot of the user is employed for forcing a. spade or shovel into the ground, it being of course apparent that this attachment is to be specifically employed in conjunction with work-- mens shoes.

The primary object of this invention re sides in the provision of such a protecting attachment for shoes that may be manufactured and marketed at small cost and one that may be readily applied to the shoe in a simple and ready manner.

lith the above general objects in View and others that will become apparent as the nature of the invention is better understood, the same comprises the novel form of a shoe protector hereinafter more fully described. shown in the accompanying drawings and claimed.

In the drawing wherein like reference characters indicate corresponding parts throughout the several Views:-

Figure 1 is a side elevational View of my shoe attachment applied,

Figure 2 is a bottom plan View thereof, in 'its applied form, and

Figure 3 is a plan View of the blank from which this shoe protecting attachment is formed.

Now referring to the drawing in detail, my novel protector for workmens shoes comprises a substantially rectangularsshaped plate 5 of suitable metal that is provided adjacent one end with openings 6 whereby this end of the plate may be rigidly secured to the sole c of the shoe A, at a point adjacent the instep portion thereof through the medium of suitable rivets 7. This plate is then bent upwardly into close contact with said instep portion of the shoe, the rear end of this plate adapted to be bent downwardly upon the fold line 8 for closely contacting the same with the front edge of the shoe heel B, Figure 1.

This downwardly bent portion of said plate 5 which is indicated by the reference with the shoe heel B which serves as an Y additional means for securing said attachment plate to the instep of the shoe.

Upon opposite edges of this plate 5 and intermediate the ends thereof, are laterally extending integral ears 13 which after the plate has been properly applied to the instep of the shoe are bent upwardly and then inwardly upon the fold lines 14 and 15, respectively for engaging around the edges of the instep portion of the shoe sole a for also n'iaintaining the plate attachment in proper engagement with the shoe.

lt will thus be seen that l haveprovided a highly novel and useful form of protector for the insteps of workmens shoes, and one that will, I believe, meet with all of the requirements for a successful commercial use.

Minor changes may be made within the invention without departing from the spirit and scope of the appended claim.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim. as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, isz- A shoe sole and heel protector comprising an elongated plate arched to conform to that portion of the sole with which it coacts, and having an end portion directed downwardly at right angles to the body portion and adapted to cover a portion of the front face of the heel, the lower edge of said downwardly directed portion being equipped with rearwardly directed prongs adapted to be embedded in said heel, said plate being plain on opposite faces, formed at its for ward end with apertures for passage of fastenings, and provided on its opposite longitudinal edges with upwardly directed ears, the extremities of which are adapted to be bent inwardly toward each other and clinched against the upper side of said sole.

In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.

Vio n. Hackern sok

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U.S. Classification36/72.00R, 36/113, 36/152
International ClassificationA43B23/22, A43B23/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43B23/227
European ClassificationA43B23/22B