US 1823634 A
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R. WIESNER Slepto 15, 1931.
TOY SLIPPER Filed Nov. 14. 1930 lljlatented Septf 15, 1931 ROSE wIEsNER, on: Jmiaroix NEW YoRx 'roY sLirPER Appiica'zion`-fi1ea uavembef 14, 1830. seriai ;10.495548.
This invention relates to new and'useful improvements in a moving eyefor a slipper.
The invention has for an' object the provision of amoving eye for a slipper formed mainly from material in'the form of'a slipper with a downturnedcollar at its top edge which is opened at-the front, a figure' on the vamp of the slipper and thefront of the collar, and eyes upon the figure arranged IOtomove. 'v
' It is a still further object offthi'sl invention to form the figure of two sheets secured together along a portion' of their edgesl and arranged to have free portions for extending beneath the collar and bottom portions for resting upon the fvamp' of the shoe so that during walking vi'brations occur which are transmitted vto figure. i i
As a still further object of this invention it is proposed to provide a casingl'withan opened side simulating an'eye,a transparent cover on said casing, and a small colored disc within the vcasingsimulating an` 1 p similar to Fig. 3-but'ftaken on the line 7-7 15 eyeball which is arrangedtomove during walking.` f i As a further object of this. invention it is p'roposed to provideV upon Vthe transparent cover a rim whichzmay'engage upon the corresponding riinon the casing to connect the parts together. i
As a still further object of this invention it is'proposed to provide a casing simulating the eye of the figure, arranged witha rear Vertical slot through which a rod extends, connected with the eyeball of the eye, and a means for moving 'the rod to movethe Veyeball during walking.` A still further objectfjof this invention is to provide a stem attached upon the rod mentioned in the previous paragraph and i arranged to abut the 'vamp of theshoe so as to be urged upwards during walking, and.
yto provide a means for `urging the stein downwards against the vamp. a
As a still further object' of this invention it is proposed to providera deviceof the class Inentionedwhich is ofrsimpledurable construction,` dependable in use.: and eflicient move the eyes of theV l stitches.
in action, and which can be manufactured and sold at a reasonable cost. t
For further comprehension ofthe invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof,` reference will be had to thefollowing description and accompanying draw- 'ings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth. i f- In the accompanying drawings forming a material part 'of this disclosure:-
Fig. 1 is a 'side elevational view of a slip- 4per constructed according to this invention.
Fig. 2 is'a plan view'of Fig; 1. i Fig; 3a is' a fragmentary sectional view gtaken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 11, and showing thefigure. I Fig. 4 is a fragmentary enlar'ged sectional view'taken 'on the line 4- 4 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 5 is an enlarged sectional view of onef'70 i of the eyes'of the figure. t
1 Fig. 6 is al similar view to Fig. 1, but showing' a 'modified form of the invention. V
Figi 7 isa-1fragmentary sectional vview Of Fig'; 6.
Fig. S-is a similar view to Fig.'5, bu showing the modifiedform of the invention.
The: movable eyedslipper comprises inaterial in 'the form of a slipper 10 'having'So a downturnedicollar ll'onits 'top edge 12,
'a figure 18 on the vamp 14 of the slipper associated with said collar as aV tie and comprising a pair of silhouette congruent sheets 15 and lsecured together along a portion 17 of their edges so that other portions 18 extendbeneath said collar 11 and other porftions 19 rest upon the vamp of said slipper,
and eyes 20 with inovable eyeballs 21 attached on the sides of the figure 18.
-The slipper 10 may be of any design and construction, but` preferably it should be formed with an? upper of felt and with a sole 'and heel of soft leather. i The figure 13 is in theform of a rabbit9s head. The secured portion 17 extends from the neck of the rabbit along over the face around the cars and a'.'portion ofthe. back of the head.
The securmg meansV are in the form of Vwhere the eyes naturally appear.
, The portions 18 project from the back of the head of the rabbit, and are pointed Vand extend through the opcned portion of the collar thereunder just as a conventional bow extending through both materials and then-l have their inner ends turned towardseach other. The transverse portions 22a consti-v tute twoV points of support for each of the portions 18, to prohibit pivoting of the tigure;
The portions 19 are spread away from .each other, asl clearly illustrated Vin VFigs. v3, and 7,,and havlng their edges curved,
shown in Fig. 1. These curved edges rest upon the vamp of the shoe and as walking occurs spread so that the head of the figure is not materially raised.
The eyes 20 are in the form of casingsV 28 glued or otherwise attaehed upon the outer sides of the sheets 15 and 16, at the points Transparent covers 24 of glass, celluloid or other fso ported at the points 22.
similar material are engaged upon the cas- Vings 23. The covers and the casings have ,flanges dlrected towards: each otherV which maytoverlap to accomplish the engagement. A. colored disc 21is arranged within each of the casings and constitutes the eyeball of the eye. a
AIn the illustrations shown in Figs. 6 and 7 a pin 26 rigidly conneets the disc 21 andv Vin so doing extends through slots formed in the'casing-28 in the sheets 15 and 16.` VThe eyes 20'necessarily must beV ,directlyV in line with each other. A stem 28 is-rigidly attachedwupon the pin 26 and extends 'downwards through a channel 29 forrned between the sheets 15 and 16.- This channel is formed by stitches 30 on opposite sides of the steni, as clearly shown in F ig. 6. A spring seat 31 is positioned at the bottom of the passage 29, as clearly shown in Fig. 7, and helds one end of an expansion spring 32 having its other end resting against a collar frigidly attached upon the stem 28.V The stem 28 slidably engages through the spring seat 31 so that the spring acts to urge the stem down upon the vamp of the shoe. In Fig. 7 the vamp is indicated by dot and dash lines 34, and it should be noticed that the stem is resting on it. s
During walking, the foot' is bent at the toes and causes the .'figure 13 to move downwards relative .to the vamp since it is sup- The .portions '19 i spread` to allow this downwardt motion.
Since the stem 28 rests on the vamp of the shoe, it cannot move downwards, and the downward motion causes a relative upward motion of the eyeballs 21 which constitute the moving eyes. As soon as the foot is straightened out, the spring 32 will return the parts to normal ;positions into the eyeballs 21 which are disposed at the bottom of the casing as shown on the drawings. Dot and dash lines in Fig. 8 indicate the i'aised position of the eyebal-l.
while I have shown ana desribea the preferred embodiment of my invention, it
is-to beunderstood'that I do not limit myself to the precise construction herein dis- 'closed and the right lis reserved to all changes and modifications coming within the scope of 'the' invention as defined in the appended claims.-
' Having thus described my invention, what I claim Vas new, and desire to secure by United AStates VLetters Patent ,is:-
w, 1. An article ,of footwear, comprising:` material in the form of a slipper having a of the igure disposed beneath said top edge? for holding the figure against pivoting.
2.r An article of footwear, comprising material ;in the form of a slipper having a downturned collar on its top edge, a figure above the vamp of said slipper associated'A with said collar as a tie and comprising a .pair of silhouette congruent `sheets seeured together along portions of their edges so .that other free portions extend beneath said coilar and on the vamp'ofsaid slipper, eyes'ml` -with movable eveballs attached on the sides of said figure, and' staples engaged through the portions of the figure disposed beneath said Vcollar for holding the tigure against pivoting, said'staples being arrangedwithf? a pair of transverse portions engaged through the materials to prohibit the pivoting and to hold the bottoin portions of said congruent sheets in contact With said'vamp.
8. An article of footwear, comprising 51:15
material in the form of a slipper having a downturned collar on its top edge, a figure above thevamp of said slipper associated with said collar vas a tievand comprising a pair of silhouette vcongr'uent sheets "S120 secured together along portions of their 'edges' so that otherfree portions extend be-A neath said collarand on the vamp of said slipper, and eyes with Inovable eyeballs attached on thesides-ofsaid figure, the portions of the figure'which rest upon the vamp ,are separated'from each vother and have Curved bottoms so as to raise during walking for vibrating said eyeballs.
- 4. Anl article iof: footwear, co mprisingv` material in the form of a slipper `having a top edge, a figure above the Vamp of said slipper comprising a pair of silhouette congruent sheets secured together along portions of their edges so that other free portions eXtend beneath said collar and on the vamp of said slipper, eyes With movable eyeballs attached on the sides of said figure, and means for moving said eyeballs during Walking.
5. An article of footwear, comprising material in the form of a slipper having a downturned collar on its top edge, a`figure above the vamp of said slipper associated with said collar as a tie and comprising a pair of silhouette Vcongruent sheets secured together along portions of their edges so that other free portions extend beneath said collar and on the Vamp of said slipper, eyes With movable eyeballs attached on the sides of said figure, and means for moving said eyeballs during walking, comprising a transverse pin connected between the eyeballs and extending through slots formed in the eyes and the material of the fignre, a stem c'onl nected with said transverse pin and extending` through a. channel between the sheets constituting the figure, and means for normally nrging said stem doWnWards against the Vamp of the slipper.
In testimony Whereof I have affixed my signature.