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Publication numberUS1709749 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 16, 1929
Filing dateAug 13, 1928
Priority dateAug 13, 1928
Publication numberUS 1709749 A, US 1709749A, US-A-1709749, US1709749 A, US1709749A
InventorsAlbert Shahbender
Original AssigneeAlbert Shahbender
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Interchangeable heel for shoes
US 1709749 A
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' April 16,- 1929- A. SHAHBENDER INTERCHANGEABLE HEEL Fon sHoEs Filed Aug. 13, 1928l J-r c/J.

INVENTOR ATTORNEY zzr fa/5550,62

Patented Apr. 16, 1929.

' UNITED STATES ALBERT SHAHBENDER, OF ASTORIA, NEW YORK.

INTEROHANGEABIE HEEL FOR SHOEIS.

Application lfiled August 13, 1928, Serial No. 293,217.

This invention relates to new and useful improvements in interchangeable heels for shoes.

The primary object of my invention resides in a heel attaching means for shoes, which includes a male or attachingmember which is permanently fixed to the heel portion of the first lift of a shoe to slidably receive a female member or detachable heel for interlocking engagement therewith which facilitates the changing of the heels from one shoe to the other after they become slightly worn down on one side or replaced by new heels when completely worn out.

Another object of the invention is to pro vide an interchangeable heel which is slidably attached to a shoe and a locking means for holding the same against accidental separa- 4tion of the heel therefrom after the same has been locked in position upon the shoe.

Another object is to provide a removable heel which can be attached to any type of shoe and which will eliminate the difliculties eX- perienced by the Shoemaker inreplacing heels on shoes in general and especially womens shoes.

A still further object of my invention resides in an interchangeable heel that can be applied or removed from a shoe by one unskilled in the art of shoe repair.

With these and other objects in view, the invention resides'in certain novel construction and combination and arrangement `of parts, the essential features of which are hereinafter fully described, are particularly pointed out' in appended claims and are illusf trated in the accompanying drawing, in

whichy Figure 1 is al fragmentary side elevation of a shoe showing my improved interchangeable heel in section attached andl lockedl thereto. 1

Figure 2 is a vertical transverse sectional view taken on line 2 2 of Fig. l.

' Figure 3 is a similar View taken on line 3-3 of Fig. 1.

Figure 4 is a detail perspective View of the attaching member and heel portion in separated position.

Figure l5 is an enlarged longitudinal sectional view taken on the line 5-5 of Fig. 4.

l Figure 6 is a vertical transverse sectional view through a. rubber heelshowing a metal plate embedded therein for slidably receiving the attaching member shown in Fig. 4.

Referring more particularly to the drawing by reference characters, the numeral 10 deslgnates my improved interchangeable heel 1n lts ent1rety, which includes Va male attaching member 11 and al female member or deswinging movement on a pivot pin 17 jour-- nalled 1n opposed side walls of an opening 18 provided in the plate, as shown in Fig. 5 of the drawing. The gripping edge of the tongue has teeth 20 provided thereon while the opposite end is provided with a loop or eye 21 to receive the hook 22 of an actuating lever 23 which is slidably4 mounted in 'a guide 24 mounted adjacent the front edge of the body as clearly shown in Fig. 4 of the drawlng, while the opposite .end of the lever is bent downward to provide a manipulating finger 25 by which the same may be moved to a locked or unlocked position. Shoulders 26 provided on the lever 23 strike the sides of the loop 21 when the lever is pushed in which turns the same into-a locked position as shown in dotted linesof Fig. 5. To hold the lever in locked position I provide a teat 27 pressed from the lever, which coacts with a notch 28 provided in the plate adjacent the front edge thereof. Suitable spaced openings 29 are provided in the plate for the passage of fas-v tening nails 30 to hold the attaching members permanently to the underside of the heel portion 31 of the first lift 32 of a shoe 33.

The female or detachable heel 12 comprises a solid body 34 providedwith a recess 35 in the top thereof, of aushape. similar to that of the plate 13 and which opens at the front end thereof. v

A groove 36 is formed in the inner walls of the recess to provide a wedge shapedflange 37 along the sides and rear edges thereof. A notch 38 is provided in thebottom wall of th recess centrally thereof inward of the front edge, to facilitate `the locking of the.

heel in pla/ce by the locking tongue which will be presently explained. i v

In practice the attaching member 11 is permanently fixed to the shoe withthe 'open end of the body towards the toe as clearly shown in Fig. 1 of the drawing. The tongue 16 ofthe locking device-is swung to a horizontal position as shownin full lines as in Fig. 4 and the open end of the recess 35 in the heel member 12 is placed at the rear endv ofthe attaching member and as the flange 1 4 slides within the groove 36, the wedge shaped flange 37 will draw the heel tight against the lift of the shoe and hold the edges ofthe heel i heels either from the right shoe to the left shoe and vice versa or to place new heels thereon, the wearer of a shoe need not take the shoes to a repair shop as a sharp instrtiment, such as a screw driver or the like can with be forced between the frontof the heel member and the depending linger 25 of the lever 23 to pry the same into an open or extended position. As the hook 22 comes in contact the loop 21 the tongue will swing to a horizontal position as shown in full lines of Fig. 5 of the drawing which will permit the old heel to be takenoi and new ones replaced and the parts swung back into place Vthe same as described above, to lock them.

Althoughl have shown a mans shoe it will be appreciated that my invention will be advantageous in the changingand vreplac.

, ing of heels on womens shoes as it is very l plate difieult to put heels on this type of shoe.

In Fig. 6 l have shown a rubber heel 12 comprising a. rubber body 50 having a metal 51 embedded therein which is bent to the shape of the recess 35 in the heel of the preferred form and is provided with an opening 52, below which is a pocket53 in the rubber to receive the tongue 16 of the locking device when in locked position upon a shoe.

What I'claim as new is:

1. An interchangeable -heel including an attaching plate adapted to be tixedly mounted to a shoe, a heel section slidably mounted on said plate having a notch therein, a locking tongue pivotally mounted on said plate for movement into locking engagement with said' notch and for unlocked position therefrom,

and an actuating member slidably mounted on said Yplate and operatively connected to said tongue forY manually imparting locking and unlocking movements to the latter.

2. An interchangeable heel including an attaching plate adapted to be ixedly mounted t0 a shoe, 'a heel section slidably Ymounted on said plate having a notch therein` a locking tongue pivotally mounted on said plate for movement into locln'ng engagement with said notch and for unlocked position therefrom,

and an actuating member slidablymounted on said plate and operatively connected t0 saidv tongue for manually imparting locking and unlocking movements to the latter, and

tuating member against'movement when said tongue has been moved thereby to a locked position. s

3. An interchangeable heel for shoes including an attaching plate adapted to be, ixedly mounted to a shoe and provided with side flanges and a rear end liange, a heel section provided with al recess in the top face thereof of a shape corresponding to the shape of said platechannels provided in the walls of said recess to receive said flange upon sliding of the heel section onto said plate, a notch provided in the bottoni wall of `said'recess, a locking tongue pivoted to said plate, and an actuating member slidably mounted on Asaid plate and extending beyond the front end thereof and operatively connected to said locking tongue to swing the same to horizontal unlocked position and vertical locked position into said notch upon the respective outward and inward sliding of said actuating member. I 4. An interchangeable `heel including. an attaching plateadapted to be permanently fixed to the heel portion of a shoe having its side and rear edges bent upwardly', outwardly and downwardly to provide a continuous iange, a detachable heel section of a shape corresponding to the shape of said plate having a recess in the topface thereof, a groove provided in the side walls of said recess for slidably receiving said flange when attaching the heel section'to said plate, a notch provided in the bottom wall of said recess, a locking tongue pivoted to said plate for locking engagement with said notch, and an actuating member slidably mounted on said plate and operatively connected to said locking tongue and having a manipulatin portion extending beyond the front end t ereof to swing the same to a vertical locked position into said notch,and to a horizontal unlocked position upon the ,respective inward nd outward sliding of said actuating mem- .er. v Y

5. A heel of the class described including an attaching plate, adapted to be permanently fixed to the heel portion of the first lir't of a shoe, having its side and rear edges bent upwardly, outwardly and downwardly at a slight angle to provide a. flange on Vsaid, edges,"a detachable heel section having a recess in'the top face thereof of a shape corresponding to the shape of said plate to receive said plate, a notch provided in the bot'- tom wall of said recess, a locking tongue pivoted to said plate in an aperture which registers with'said notch when said heel sec-Y tion is in position on said plate, an actuating member slidably mounted on said plate Vthe respective outward and inward sliding and extending beyond the front edge thereof of said actuating member,y and means for 10 and provided with a depending finger, ahook holding said actuating member against aoprovided on the inner end of said actuating cidental movement when in locked position.

i member for swinging said locking tongue to In testimony whereof I have atixe'd my a horizontal unlocked position, shoulders prosignature. vided on said actuating member to swing n said tongue to a vertical locked position upon l ALBERT SHAHBEN DER.-

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3077680 *Aug 10, 1961Feb 19, 1963Mantzouranis Aristomeni GRemovable shoe heel
US7578075 *Sep 8, 2006Aug 25, 2009Quintana KempCollapsible shoe and methods for making and using same
Classifications
U.S. Classification36/36.00R
International ClassificationA43B21/40, A43B21/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43B21/40
European ClassificationA43B21/40