|Publication number||US1821051 A|
|Publication date||Sep 1, 1931|
|Filing date||May 14, 1928|
|Priority date||May 14, 1928|
|Publication number||US 1821051 A, US 1821051A, US-A-1821051, US1821051 A, US1821051A|
|Inventors||Charles H Brown|
|Original Assignee||Charles B Brown|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (8), Classifications (9)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Patented Sept. 1, 1931 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CHARLES H. BROWN, OF FLUSHING, NEW YORK, ASSIGNOB 0F ONE-HALF T0 CHARLES B. BROWN, OF FLUSHING, NEW YORK SHOE FITTING APPARATUS Application led May 14,
1 tus by which the feet may be conveniently seen as fitted and be thereby satisfactorily fitted, and the customer provided with cor-I rectly fitted shoes. v
In carrying out the invention, I provide a 15 shoe fitting apparatus having transparent relativel adjustable portions shaped in correspsqpdlance with the front and rear portions of a oe. 4 s
A length scale is provided, preferably on the ball ittin portion which will indicate the correct lengt of the shoe when both portions of the ap aratus have been adjusted to the foot. The all fitting portion of the apparatus comes in various widths, so that the correct width of the foot may be seen when trying on. For the most part, feet vary in width only to a comparatively slight extent, and a few width sizes will take ca re of nearly all feet.
Drawings Figure 1 is a plan view of the ball fitting y portion of a shoe fitting apparatus construct ed in accordance with the present invention;
Figure 2 is a side elevational view of the same together with the heel fitting portion constructed and arranged in accordance with the present invention; and
Figure 3 is a bottom view of the same.
Descnpton Referrin now more particularly to the drawings, t e apparatus embodies a front or ball fitting portion constructed from a suitable transparent material, and having a sole 10 which extends a given length toward the heel of the foot, and an upper permanently associated with the sole 10 and adapted to encase the forward portion of the foot when placed thereover, the sole 10 and upper 11 1928. Serial No. 277,486.
corresponding generally to the forward portion o a shoe. The apparatus also includes a rear or heel fitting portion constructed from either transparent or opaque 'material and having an extension 12 disposed in service contiguous the sole 10 and beneath the same to partly overlap the scale 14 thereon, and a heel counter 13 constructed from stiff leather or other material and adapted to engage the heel of the foot being fitted. The two parts of the apparatus are relatively adjustable by sliding one upon the other to cover or uncover the scale 14 which indicates the length of shoe required for properly fitting the foot.
y The width of any given apparatus is conetant and is known beforehand. The salesman who is fitting the customer may try on several ball ittin portions until he obtains the correct one, w ich he easily ascertains by seeing the foot within. In this manner the customer is correctly fitted, as the salesman sees whether the ittin portion is too close or not close enough. ereafter the desired lengh is quickly ascertained by the use of the eel fitting portion and the scale 14.
I claim: t
An apparatus as characterized comprising a transparent receptacle for the forward portion of a foot; a receptacle for receiving the heel of a foot; and means cooperatively related on said receptacles for determining the p'oper size of the shoe to be worn on the foot ing fitted, said means embodying calibrations on .the first mentioned receptacle and an extension of the other of said receptacles, said receptacles bein independently movable for determining t le length of the shoe to be fitted.
CHARLES H. BROWN.
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|U.S. Classification||36/8.4, 36/DIG.200, 36/97, 36/77.00R, 33/3.00A|
|Cooperative Classification||Y10S36/02, A43D1/027|