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Oct. 29, 1929. N LESSARD ELECTRIC SHOE DRIER Filed March 19. 1928 Gem geNLassm-d Patented Oct. 29, 1929 PATENT OFFICE GEORGE N. LESSARD, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
ELECTRIC SHOE DRIER Application filed March 19, 1928. Serial No. 262,926.
My invention relates to shoe driers and refers more particularly to electric shoe driers. One object of my invention is to provide a shoe drying device that may be placed inside of a wet shoe and heated by electricity so as.
to dry the shoe.
Another object of my invention is to provide an electric shoe drying device that may be adjusted longitudinally to fit into different lengths of shoes.
A further object of my invention is to provide an electric shoe drying device that may be adjusted both in width and length to fit into any size of shoe. i.
Another valuable feature of my'invention is to provide an electric shoe drying device that utilizes a standard plug receptacle and a switch for regulating the heat applied to the device. I
With these and other objects inview, my invention consists of the novel construction, arrangement and formation of parts and the particular utility, and application of the device, hereinafter referred to and described, claimed and substantially as illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein similar numerals refer to like parts throughout the several views, in which Figure 1, is a plan view of the device for a right foot. v
Figure 2, is a section of Figure 1, taken on lines 2-2 of Figure 1.
Figure 3, is a section of Figure 2, taken on lines 3-3 of Figure 2.
Figure 4,'is a plan view of the device adjustableto fit any size shoe.
Figure 5, is a section of Figure 4, taken on lines 5-5 of Figure 4.
' Figure 6, is a section of Figure 5, taken on lines 6-6 of Figure 5. I
The shoe heating device shown in Figures 1, 2 and 3, illustrates a drying device for a right shoe only and that is adjustable lengthwise. only. i
This device is comprised of two parts, the toe element 1, and the heel element 2, said toe element countersunk at 3, to hold a casting 4, by means of the screws 5, this casting being provided witha boss 6, on the inside which carries an electrical insulating element 7,
upon which is wound an electric heating wire 8, which passes out of the part 1, at 9.
0n the opposite side of the boss 5, are two ears 10 and 11, holding pivoted between them by means of the pin 12, a piece 13, grooved at 14, into which groove the latch 15, pivoted at 16, upon the heel element 2, said piece 13, slidably engaging and passing through the center of the casting17, which castin is held within a cavity 18, in the end of the eel element 2,'by means of the screws 19, and the inside portion of this casting 17, has a boss 20, within which is held an insulating element 21, upon which is wound an electric heating wire 22.
The wires from the'heating element 7, in the toe element 1, and the wires of the heating element 21, in the heel element 2, connect the two coils in series with an adjustable switch 23, having a low heat 24, and a high heat 25, and the wires terminate in an insulated plug bushing 26, which carries two contact pieces 27 and 28, arranged within the said plug bushing so that a standard plug, not shown, may be plugged therein so as to conduct the 7 electric current to the device.
In Figures 4, 5 and 6, the slioedrier, adjustable longitudinally and transversely, is comprised of three elements, the heel element 29, havin a bushing 30, holding an insulating mem er 31, upon which a heating wire 32, is wound, also caries a two heat switch 33, that is similar to 23, and a plug bushing 34, that is similar to 26, and a rectangular boss 35, through which freely passes 55 a rectangularly shaped element 36, grooved at 37, one end terminating in an eye 38, which engages with a pivot pin 39, held in operative position by the split pins 40, and with the cars 41, in the right toe element 43, and cars 42, in the left toe element 44.
The toe-element 43, has a boss 45, which carries an insulating member 46, upon which is wound the heating wire 47, and the toe element 44, has a boss 48, which carries an in.- sulating member 49, upon which is wound a heating wire 50.
To adjust these two half toe elements 43' and 44, a thumb wheel 51, with threaded extensions Qe each s d t em? he right h nd w threaded part 52, engaging with a right hand threaded ball 53, oscillatively held to the part 43, by the socket 54, which is riveted to the part 43, by the rivets 55, and the left hand threaded part 56, engaging with a left hand threaded ball 57 oscillatively held to the part 44, by the socket 58,,which is riveted to the part 44, by the rivets 59. V
Upon the heel element 29, is a latch 60, pivoted thereto by the pivot 61, which element 60, engages with the slots or grooves 37, in the piece 36, so that the piece 36, together with the two toe elements 43 and 44, may be adjustedlongitudinally to suit conditions or requirements.
The heating elements 32, 47 and 50, are connected in series with the switch 33, and the wires terminating in the connections 62 and 63, of the plug bushing 34, as clearly shown in Figure 5.
It is obvious, as clearly shown in Figure 4, that the parts 43 and 44, may be adjusted to almost any desirable transverse position or to any desirable width by operating the thumb wheel 51, and that the wires shown insulated at 64 and 65, may beso arranged to allow the swinging of the parts 43 and 44, without breaking or short circuiting the wires.
Having thus described and illustrated the preferred embodiment of my invention, I do not wish to limit myself to the exact con struction or arrangement of parts shown, since it is evident that modifications may be made therein without departing from the spirit of the invention or scope of the claims.
1 claim 1. A shoe drying device comprised of three elements, a right toe element, a left toe ele-'- ment and a heel element, said right and left elements pivoted to a slidable element and means for electrically heating the said elements.
2, A shoe drying device comprised of a right toe element, a left toe element and a heel element, said right and left elements pivoted to a slidable element engaging the heel element and means for electrically heating and controlling the heat for said elements.
3. A shoe drying device comprised of a hollow right toe element carrying a heating means, a hollow left toe element carrying a heating means, a hollow heel element carrying a heating means, a rectangularly shaped slidable element provided with an eye, means for pivoting the said right and left elements to said slidable element, means for locking said slidable element to said heel element, and means for supplying electric current for heating the said elements.
.4. A shoe drying device comprised of a.
hollow right toe element, carrying a heating means, a hollow left toe element carrying a heating means, a hollow heel element carrying a heating means, a. rectangularly shaped slidable element provided with notches and an eye, means for pivotin said right and left elements to said slidabfe eleary, 1928.
GEORGE N. LESSARD.