US 1710831 A
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Allaril 30, 1929. s. F. lvl-Alalgacsel'l ARCH SUPPORTER.
Filed July 23, .1921
Patented Apr. 30, 1929.
UNITED STATES GOTTLIEB F. MADINGER, 0F S'I.V JOSEPH, MISSOURI.
Application led July 23,
This invention relates to arch supporters and it is an object of the invention to provide a device of this kind which readily tits within a shoe und which. is tree of any heavy irons or l'iulky pockets to draw the shoe out ot shape.
It is also an object of the invention to provide a device ot' this kind which, when applied within a shoe, takes up but little room aud does not have a tendency to draw the shoe out ot' shape.
The 'invention consists in the details ot construction and in the combination and arnurc'ement ot' the several parts of my improved arch supporter whereby certain .in'iimrtant advantages are attained and the device rendered simpler, less expensive and otherwise .more convenient and advantageous for use, as will be hereinafter more fully set t'orth.
The novel features ot' my invention will hereinafter be detinitely claimed.
In order that my invention may be better understood. I will now proceed to describe the same with reference to the accompanying drawiu wherein Figure 1 a view in top plan of an archy supporter constructed in accordance with an embmlinlcnt et' my invention;
Figure 2 is a sectional view taken substantially on the line 2---2 ot Figure l;
Figure El is a sectional view taken substantially on the line lMAl of Figure 1.
its herein disclosed, my improved sup- ]"iorter comprises the superimposed lamina- 'tions l and Q o't' leather or kindred material7 the lamimitiolu il being of less thickness than that ot the lamination l with the marginal ijiortii'ins ot the lamination Q disposed in Ywardly ot the ma rginal portions ot' the lainination l. '.lhe marginal portions ot the assembled laminations 1 and 2 are suitably rounded or tinished .in accordance with the reipiiremcnts ot' practice and said laminatious are secured one to the other by the continuons rows 3 and t ot stitching. The outer row l is in relativi-ly close proximity to the marginal portion ot the lamination and 'tollows a line substantially contorniinfr to the `peripheral configuration of the lamination 2. The inner row -l ot stitching delines substantially an oblong design extendingr from the rear portion of the lami- 1927. Serial No. 207,926.
nation 2 to a point in close proximity to the forward or toe end portion thereof. This stitching' Il results in the production of a casilmr or sheath 5 in which, is completely housed an elongated tlat spring (l having its forward end portion riveted. as at 7, or otherwise anchored to the lamination l at one end portion ot' the easingr or sheath 5.
'llhe opposed faces ol' the laminations 1 and 2 outwardly ot' the stitchingr 4; are turthcr connected one to the other by a` suitable adhesive.
'lhe flat spring (i is disposed lengthwise on a curvature or bow to maintain the supporter in its entirety in requisite forn'iation and such spring possesses sufficient tension to assure thedevice when in use atlordingir effective support for the arch of a toot. l
From the foregoing description it is thought to be obvious that an arch supporter constructed in accordance with my invention is particularly well adapted for use by reason ot the convenience and facility with which it may be assembled and operi ated, and it will also be obvious that my mveution is susceptible of some change and moditicatiijm without departingr from the in'inciples and spirit thereof and for this reason I do not wish to be understood as limitingr myst-lt to the precise arrangcn'icnt aud formation of the several parts herein shown in carrying out my invention in pra tice eveept as hereinafter claimed.
I claim i An arch sul'iporter comprising two super- `imposed laminations of leather or kindred signature.
GOTTLIEB F. MADINGER.