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Oct. 14, 1930. v J, PQMERANTZ 1,778,089
RUBBER HEEL ATTACHING PLATE FOR SHOES Filed July 9. 1929 l Jmmm 9 Jaaa/vk ljomewanz Patented Oct. 14, 1930 UNITED STATES PATENT. OFFICE JOSEPH POMERANTZ, F ENGLEWOOD, VNEW JERSEY I RUBBER-HEEL-ATTCHING PLATE FOR SHOES Application filed July 9, 1929. Serial No. l376,957.
This invention relates to improvements in shoes,and has for 'one .of its objects to enable arubber or other heel to be readily and firmly secured in place without the use ofmade from aluminum and having a smoothv upper surface slightly concave to conform to the convexity of the'heel of the foot.
The invention further comprehends the provision of a heel plate of the character stated with means adapted to enable the heel portion of theinner sole of the shoe to be glued thereto. d
The invention 1s hereinafter more fujlly described and claimed, and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, wherein Figure 1 is a sectional view'taken on a vertical plane extending centrally and lon gitudinallythrough the rear portion of a shoe equipped with the heel plate;
Figure 2 is a similar view illustrating the' manner in which the heel plate isl secured to te middle sole'and stiif or counter of the s oe;
Figure 3 is a bottom plan view of the heel v plate; and y y Figure 4 is a detailed sectional view taken 'on the vertical -plane indicated by the line 4 4 of Figure 2.
Referring in detail to the drawing, 1 designates the outer sole, 2 the middle sole, 3 the inner sole and 4 the upper of a shoe. 5 designates the heel stift' or counter, '6 the leather heel lifts and 7 the rubber heel of the shoe. In accordance with my invention, the shoe is equipped with a heel plate 8 which is preferably made of aluminum andv is arranged between the middle sole 2 and the inner sole3. The heelplate 8 is provided ad jacent its edges with equally spaced openings 9 to enable it to. be secured to the middle sole 2 and the stiff or counter 5 by stitching 10. rlhe heel plate 8 is provided on its under side with downwardly extending lugs or bosses 11 which extend downwardly through the heel lifts 6 and are provided with screw threaded sockets 12 fully closed at their upper and fully opened at their lower ends.
The heel plate 8 is preferably provided with live of the lugs or bosses 11, and the lugs lor bosses are arranged inwardly of the openings 9.
Two of the lugs or bosses 11 are arranged forwardly of the transverse center of the heel plate 8, two of the lugs or bosses are arranged at said center of the plate, and the remaining lug or boss is arranged rear- I wardly of said center of the plate.
The front lugs or bosses 11 are arranged close to the front edge of the heel plate 8 and are equally spaced from the longitudinal center of the plate; theintermediate lugs or bosses are equally spaced from said center of the plate, and the rear lug or boss is arranged at said center of the plate and close to the rear edge thereof. The arrangement of the lugs or bosses 11 on the heelplate 8 are such that they will aline with the openings in the rubber heel 7 which is of the usual construction.
The provision of the heel plate 8 with the screw threaded lugs or bosses 11, permits the rubber lheel to be secured in place by screws 13 which pass through openings 14 in the 4rubber heel, and have their upper ends engaged with the lugs or bosses and have their heads arranged in the countersunk lower ends 15 of the openings.
The heel plate 8 has a smooth upper surto the convexity of the heel of the foot. A strip of canvas 17 extends across the concave upper side'of the heel' plate 8, and is secured to the plate by the stitching 10, so as toenable the heel portion of the inner sole to be glued to the plate.
S As the heel plate 8 is made from aluminum and has a smooth concave upper surface, it Will not noticeably increase the weight of\the shoe and will provide a irni and comfortable rest for the heel of the foot. As the sockets yface 16 which is slightly concave to conform of the? lu or bosses 11 are closed at their upper en s, all liability of the screws 13 working through the heel plate 8 and contactf n l ing with the heel of the footis obviated.
The stitching 10 by which it is secured to thefmiddle sole 2 and the stiff or counter 5, Y and the passage ofthe lugs or bosses 11 through the heel lifts 6, firmly secure the heel plate 8 in place, and the plate in turn enables 10 the rubber heel 7 to be irnily secured in place by the screws 13. Alsv the'lugs or bosses 11- pass through the heel lifts 6, the screws 113 may be readily engaged therewith, with the result -that the rubber heel 7 ,may be readily J5 secured infplace. .p
While I have described the principle of the invention together with the structure which I now consider the referred embodiment thereof, itis to be un erstood that the structure shownv is merely illustrative and that such changes may be made, when desired, as fall within the scope of the invention as claimed. l 4
26 1. A heel plate for shoes provided adjacent its edges with openings, a strip of canvas applied to the"upper surface of the-plate, stitching passing through the openings and canvas to securethe canvas to the plate, and
30 hollow lugs internally screw threaded and extending downwardly from the lower side of the plate, the lower ends of the lugs being fully open and their upper ends being closed by the plate.
2. In a shoe, the combination 'with the in'- ner and outer soles, heel counter and heel i lifts thereof, a heel plate arranged'within .the
shoe and provided with the concave upper 'c surface and provided adjacent-its edges with qopenings, a canvas covering overlying the -I heel plate,vstitching passing through said openings andthe middle sole and 'counter to secure the heel plate thereto, the stitching also passing throuh'the cover to secure it`in Iplace, screw'threa ed lugs or bosses extendp ing downwardly from the heel plate through heel lifts, a rubber heel, and screwsvv passing through the rubber heel and engaging the lu orbosses. 0 testimony whereof I hereunto aiiix my signature.' v l JOSEPH POMERANTZ.