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Publication numberUS1646137 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 18, 1927
Filing dateNov 28, 1924
Priority dateNov 28, 1924
Publication numberUS 1646137 A, US 1646137A, US-A-1646137, US1646137 A, US1646137A
InventorsCampbell Samuel J
Original AssigneeCampbell Samuel J
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shoe support and stretcher
US 1646137 A
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t. 1927 5. J. CAMPBELL SHOE SUPPORT AND STRETCHER Filed Nov. 28; 924

R 0 T N E v m JJZhmpaezq BY WITNESSES ATI'ORNEYS 3-a of Fi Patented Oct. 18, 1927.



Application filed November 28, 1924. Serial No. 752,657.

This invention relates to supports and stretchers especially adapted for use in connection with shoes.

Briefly stated, an important ob ect 15 to provide a support and stretcher for shoes which may be applied to a door, a wall, or the like in such a manner that one or more shoes may be quickly and conveniently applied to the same so that the shape of the shoes will be maintained when the same are not in use.

A further object of the invention 1s to rovide a shoe support and stretcher which is neat in appearance, durable 1n use, and

cheap to manufacture.

Other objects and advantages Wlll be aparent during the course of the following description.

In the accompanying drawing forming a 39 part of this application and in wh1ch l ke numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same,

Figure 1 is a perspective of the improved support and stretcher in use;

Figure 2 is a fragmentary elevation of the improved support and stretcher applied;

Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on line 'In the of illustration is shown a preferred embodiment of the invention the numeral 5 designates a door to which the improved support and stretcher may be applied. However, it is to be distinctly understood that the nvention forming the subject matter of this application may be applied to any suitable su port without in any way departlng from t e spirit of the invention.

The improved shoe support and stretcher comprises inner and outer attaching strips 6 and 7, respectively, having aligned openings for the reception of wood screws or other suitable fastening devices 8 by means of which the support is secured to the door.

Figure 1 plainly illustrates that the leaf spring shanks 10 of a number of separate shoe trees are secured between the attaching strips 6 and 7 and are held in place by suitable fastening devices such as rivets 12. Figure 2 plainly shows that the rivets may be extended through the attaching strips 6 and 7 at opposite sides of the leaf springs 10 so as to cause the strips 6 and 7 to securely clamp the shanks.

rawing wherein for the purpose provided at their upper engaging portions 14 oval shaped and which portions of shoes or slip- In this manner the shoe may be conveniently and quickly attached to the tree and when in place will be properly stretched and maintained in the proper sha e for future use.

The article constructe in accordance with this invention may be cheaply manufactured and may be app ied to a door or the like without the exercise of unusual skill and without marring the a pearance of the door. In fact, if it is foun expedient to change the location of the improved sup rt the small holes left by the screws 8 may b: easily filled or allowed to remain open as the screws naturally would not be very large and would leave very small and inconspicuous holes.

Having thus described the invention, what is claimed is 1. A shoe stretcher and support comprismg a pair of strips having attaching means a plurality of separate shoe trees having leaf spring shanks confined between the stri s and curved outwardly from the same, t e major portions of the s rings being frexa and the ends of the same eing provided with toe and heel shoe engagin portions.

2. A shoe stretcher 2111f support comprising a pair of strips having attaching means, a plurality of separate shoe trees having leaf spring shanks having their intermediate portions confined between the strips and curved outwardly from the same, the ends of the leaf spring shanks being provided with toe and heel shoe engaging portions, and means clamping the strips in engagement with the adjacent portions of said leaf spring shanks.

' In testimony whereof I afiix my signature.


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U.S. Classification12/53.7, 12/115.6, 211/34
International ClassificationA43D3/00, A43D3/14
Cooperative ClassificationA43D3/1433
European ClassificationA43D3/14E