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Publication numberUS1847287 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 1, 1932
Filing dateOct 24, 1929
Priority dateOct 24, 1929
Publication numberUS 1847287 A, US 1847287A, US-A-1847287, US1847287 A, US1847287A
InventorsWhite Melbourne W
Original AssigneeUnited Shoe Machinery Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Turn shoe and shank piece therefor
US 1847287 A
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, 1932. M. w. WHITE TURN SHOE AND SHANK PIECE THEREFOR March l Filed Oct. 24, 1929 Patented Mar. 1, 1932 D STATES UNET MELBOURNE W. WHITE, OF LYNN, MASSACHUSETTS,

ASSIGNOR TO UNITED SHOE 'MA- CHINERY CORPORATION, OE PATERSON, NEW JERSEY, A CORPORATION OF NEW JERSEY TURN SHOE AND SHANK PIECE THEREFOR Application-filed October 24, 1929. Serial No. 402,030.,

This invention relates to improvements in turn shoes and shank pieces therefor.

A turn shoe is customarily provided with a composite shank piece consisting of a filler member of leather or leatherboard shaped to lit within the heel and shank portions of a shoe, and a metallic'reinforcing strip which is attached to the outer side of the filler piece. In United States Letters Patent No. 1,695,57 7, granted December 18, 1928, upon application of William G. Dodge, there is disclosed a turn shoe having a composite shank piece, such as that above described, which is firmly held in place within the shoe by means of a rivet which extends through the sole of the shoe and through both the reinforcing strip and the filler member of the shank piece, the head of the rivet being embedded in the outer surface of the sole and the inner end of the rivet being clenched over the inner surface of the filler member.

One object of the present invention is to provide, for use in riveted shank turn shoes, an improved shank piece having special provision for insuring concealment, in the finished shoe, of any rivet or other fastener which may be used to secure the shank piece to the sole and of any means which may be employed to attach the reinforcing strip to the filler piece so as to avoid any suggestion of the presence of such fastening or attaching devices in the shoe, and for otherwise facilitating the production of a smooth footengaging surface in the inside of the shoe'.

With this object in view, one feature of the invention consists in an improved composite shank piece for turn shoes comprising a filler membershaped to fit Within the heel and shank portions of a shoe and split from its heel end to a point near it-s forward extremity to form a body portion of reduced thickness and a flap integrally connected with the filler member, the body portion having a rivet-receiving aperture therein and the iap r being adapted to cover one end of a rivet inserted through said aperture, a reinforcing strip located at the outer side of the bodyV portion of the filler member and having a rivet-receiving aperture therein, and means at both ends of the reinforcingstrip extending through the body portion of the filler member and adapted to be covered by the flap for securing the reinforcing strip to the filler member with the apertures in the strip and filler member in registration. In the illustrated shank the filler member beneath the iap is perforated to provide two rivet-receiving apertures which are spaced apart lengthwise of the filler member. The metallic reinforcing strip of the illustrated shank piece is provided with two rivet-receiving rapertures spaced apart to correspond with the apertures in the filler member and the reinforcing strip is formed at its opposite ends with integral prongs which are passed through the body portion of the filler member to secure the reinforcing stripy thereto with its lapertures registering with the apertures in the filler member. The flap of the illustrated shank piece is o f such thickness that neither the rivets nor the attaching prongs on the stilfener strip produce any bulge or protuberance on the inside of the-shoe bottom and consequently there is nothing to suggest the presence of the rivets or the prongs in the shank piece.

While the shank piece is herein shown as having an integral flap covering the inner ends of the attaching prongs of the reinforcing strip, the invention is not necessarily limited to such a construction and it is to be recognized that invention resides also in a composite shank piece comprising a filler member shaped to fit the inside of the shank and heel portions of a shoe, and a reinforcing strip engaging one side of the ller member in which a fastener-receiving aperture extends only partially through the filler member and in which the reinforcing strip is sepiece the body portion of n cured to the filler member with the apertures in the strip and in the filler member in registration by means of attaching prongs at the opposite ends of the reinforcing' strip which are clenched within the material of the filler member without extending through to the opposite side of the filler member.

Further to facilitate the production of a smooth foot-engaging surface within the shoe, the filler member of the illustrated shank piece has its opposite lateral margins beveled at their outer sides along its shank portion, the construction being such that when the rivet-covering iiap has been split `from the inner side of the filler member the shank portion of this flap is wider than the corresponding sha-nk portion of the filler member, thus adaptingA the body of the filler member to t between the portions of the inseam at opposite sides of the shank of the shoe, while enabling the wider flap portion of the filler member to overlie and cover those portions of the inseam, thereby insuring a smooth foot-engaging surfaceV inside of the shoe throughout the full width of the shoe and providing a neat and finished appearance inside of the shoe bottom similar to that ordinarily obtained only by the use of a sock lining above the shank piece. Indeed, it is unnecessary, where a shank piece of the type described is employed, to provide a sock lining for the heel and shank portions of the shoe but, as herein shown, a short lining may be employed for the forepart only of the shoe bottom, the rear portion of this lining being overlapped by the forepart of the shank piece, and such a construction constitutes a further feature of the present invention.

In another aspect invention is to be recognized in a turn shoe having an upper, a sole, a composite shank piece comprising a filler member and a reinforcing strip, fastenings at the opposite ends of the reinforcing strip extending into the filler member to secure the stripi and the filler member together, and a rivet securing the shank piece to the sole, the filler member of the shank piece being constructed and arranged to cover and con-v ceal the inner end of the rivet, and the inner ends of said fastenings.

The invention will be explained with reference to the accompanying drawings, in which Fig. 1 is a top plan view of a constructed in accorda-nce with invention;

Fig. 2 is a bottom plan view of the improved shank piece;

Fig. 3 is a section taken along the line III- III of Fig. 1;

Fig. 4: is a perspective view of the improved shank piece shown in Fig. 1 having the rivetcovering flap turned backwardly to expose shank piece the present the rivet-receiving holes in the body portion of the shank piece;

Fig. 5 is a view, partially in longitudinal section and partially in elevation, of a turn shoe having the improved shank piece incorporated therein; and

Fig. 6 is a sectional view taken along the line VI-VI of Fig. 5.

Referring to the drawings, the improved shank piece comprises a filler member 10 of leather, leatherboard, or other suitable material, which is shaped to fit the contour of the inside of the heel and shank portions of a shoe, and a metallic reinforcing or stiifener member or strip 12 having integral prongs 14 formed at its opposite ends by means of which it is firmly attached to the filler piece. The filler piece 10 is split from its heel end to a point 16 near its forward extremity to provide a relatively thin flap 18 at its inner or foot-engaging side. The stifening strip 12, which is curved longitudinally to conform to the curvature of the longitudinal arch of the foot, is provided with two rivet-receiving apertures 20 and two similar apertures 22 are formed in the filler member 10, the apertures 20 registering with the apertures 22 and thus providing holes extending through both the reinforcing strip and the filler member for the reception of rivets for attaching the shank piece to the sole of a shoe. VAs shown, the tips of the attaching prongs 14- are clenched against the upper surface of the body portion of the liller member so that after the shank piece has been applied to a -shoe and the flap 18 has been laid in place the attaching prongs 14 at both ends of the stiffening strip 12 will be covered by the flap.

As best shown in Figs. 2 and 6, the opposite lateral margins of the shank portion of the filler member l0 are beveled at the outer or sole engaging side of the shank piece so as to provide relatively wide beveled faces 2li and thin edges 26, the construction being such that the shank portion of the Hap 18 is substantially wider than the corresponding shank portion of the body of the filler member. The shank portion of the body of the filler member being relatively narrow and beveled as above described is well adapted to fit snugly within the space between the parts of the inseam at the opposite sides of the shank portion of a shoe, while the relatively wide and thin flap' 18 is adapted to overlie said portions of the inseam, thereby to cover the inseam and to produce a finished effect upon the inside of the shank portion of the shoe similar to that ordinarily obtained by the application of a sock lining above the filler member.

In applying the above-described shank piece to a turn show such as the shoe 28 Fig. 5), the shank piece is located inside of the shoe in the position shown, the shank piece eX- tending forwardly beyond the ball line of the shoe. The iiap' 18 is turned backwardly and holes are 'made through the sole 30 of the shoe in registration with the holes in the shank piece. Thereafter rivets 32 are passed through the holes in the sole and in the shank piece, the heads of the rivets being located outside of the shoe and the inner ends of the rivets being clenched against the outer surface of the shank piece. Either before or after the shank piece is riveted to the sole a heel is attached to the shoe. As shown a wood heel 34 is attached by means of heel attaching nails 86 which are driven from the inside of the shoe, the nails passing through the rear portion of the filler member of the shank piece, through the heel seat of the sole and into the heel. If a leather heel is used, however, the attaching nails may be driven from the outside of the shoe and the points thereof clenched against the inner surface of the body portion of the filler member 10. After the shank piece has been riveted to the sole and the heel has been attached the flap or tongue 18 is laid against the inner surface of the filler member and adhesively secured in place, thereby covering and concealing from view the clenched-over inner ends of the rivets 32, the clenched-over inner ends of the attaching prongs 14, and the inner ends of the heel attaching nails. As shown, the breast of the heel is covered by a flap 38 split from the outer side of the sole 30.

With a construction such as that above described the flap 18 of the shank piece entirely covers and conceals from view not onl the inner ends of the rivets 82 but also the tips of the attaching prongs 14 at both the rear and front ends of the stiffener strip 12. Moreover, the flap 18 being Wider than the corresponding portion of the body of the filler member 10 overlies and covers the portions of the inseam at the opposite sides of the shoe. The relatively narrow and thick body portion of the filler member fits Within the space between the inseam portions of the shoe, lling this space widthwise of the shoe and providing a surface which is substantially Hush with the trimmed edges of the inseam, the lateral margins of the tongue 18 being relatively thin to cover the inseam portions of the shoe without providing undesirable protuberances or bulges at these points and closely joining the adjacent portions of the upper and thus providing an interior finish of sufficient neatness and smoothness as to render it unnecessary to provide a sock lining for the heel and shank portions of the shoe.

It is desirable, however, to provide a sock lining for the forepart of the shoe bottom and as shown in Fig. 5 a short lining 40 is provided for the forepart of the shoe bottom, this lining terminating a short distance rearward of the ball line and being overlapped by the forepart of the filler member of the shank piece. As shown, the rear portion of the sock ylining 40 is engaged and held in place by the foremost rivet 32.

.Having described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:

1. A composite shank piece for turn shoes comprising a filler member shaped to it Within the heel and shank portions of a shoe, and a reinforcing strip engaging one side of the filler member, said filler member having a fastener-receiving aperture extending only partially therethrough and said reinforcing strip having a fastener-receiving aperture therein and having attaching prongs at both ends securing said strip to said filler member `with said apertures in registration, said prongs being clenched within the material of the filler member without extending through to the opposite side of the fillery member.

2. A composite shank piece for turn shoes comprising a filler member shaped to fit Within the heel and shank portions of a shoe ,and split from its heel end to a point near its forward extremity to form a body portion of reduced thickness and a iap integrally connected with the filler member, said body portion having a rivet-receiving aperture therein and said Hap being adapted to cover one end of a rivet inserted through said aperture, a reinforcing strip located at the outer side of the body portion of the filler member and having a rivet-receiving aperture therein, and means at both ends of the reinforcing strip extendingv through said ybody portion of the filler member and adapted to be `covered by said flap for securing-the reinforcing strip to the filler member with said apertures in registration.

3. A shank piece for turn shoes comprising a filler member shaped to fit within the heel and shank portion of a shoe, and areinforcing strip secured to the filler member at the outer side thereof, the shank portion of the filler member having its opposite lateral margins beveled at their outer sides and the filler member being split edgewise from its heel end to a point near its forward extremity to provide a tongue integral with the body portionof the filler member, the shank portion of the body of the filler member being relatively narrow to lie within the portions of the inseam at the opposite sides of a shoe, and the corresponding portion of the tongue being relatively wide to overlie said portions of the inseam.

11. A turn shoe having, in combination, an upper, a sole, a composite shank piece comprising a filler member and a reinforcing strip, fastenings at the opposite ends of said reinforcing strip extending into said filler member to secure said strip and said member together, and a rivet securing the shank piece to the sole, the filler member of the shank piece being constructed and arranged to cover and conceal the inner yend of the rivet and the inner ends of said fastenings. 5. A turn shoe comprising an upper, a sole, a shank piece filler member shaped to fit within the heel and shank portions of the shoe and split edgewise from its heel end to a point near its forward extremity to rovide a flap integrally connected with the orward extremity of the filler piece, a metallic reinforcing strip located at the outer side of the filler member, and means at the opposite ends of the reinforcing strip extendin through the split portion of the body of the ller` member and having inner ends clenched over the inner surface of said split portion and adapted to be covered by said tongue, and a rivet extending through the sole of the shoe and through said reinforcing strip and said split portion of the body of the filler member and having its inner end covered by said tongue. 6. A turn shoe comprising an upper, a sole, a shank piece shaped to iit within the heel and shank portions of the shoe and extending forwardly beyond the ball line, a heel attached to the shoe by nails extending through the body portion of the shank piece, a rivet extending through the sole of the shoe substantially at the junction of the shank and ball portions of the sole and through the shankv piece, and a flap formed integrally with the shank piece and extending forwardly to the ballv of the shoe to cover and conceal the inner end of the rivet and the inner ends ofthe heel attaching nails.

7. A turn shoe Comprising an upper, a sole, a shank piece filler member shaped to fit within the heel and shank portions of the shoe,`a metallic reinforcing strip located at the outer side of the filler member and having attaching prongs at its opposite ends extending through the filler member and clenched over the inner surface thereof, a rivet extending throughl the sole of the shoe and through said reinforcing strip and said filler member, a heel attached to the shoe by nails extending through the iller member, and a viiap integrally connected with the forward portion of the filler member and arranged to cover and conceal the inner ends of the rivet, the inner ends of the attaching prongs on the reinforcing strip, and the inner ends of the heel attaching nails.

8. A turn shoe comprising an upper, a sole,

vand a shank piece riveted to the sole and having a flap split from its inner side and covering the inner end of the rivet, the shank portion of the body of the shank piece being relatively narrow and lying between the portions of the inseam at the opposite sides of the shank of the shoe, and the corresponding portion of the flap being relatively wide and overlying said portions of the inseam.

9. A turn shoe comprising an upper, a sole, a lining for the forepart of the sole, and a shank piece riveted to' the sole and overlappingthe rear portion of said lining, the shank piece having a iiap split from its inner side and covering the inner end of the rivet.

l0. A turn shoe comprising an upper, a sole, al lining for the forepart of the sole, a shank piece overlapping the rear portion of the lining, and a rivet securing the shank piece to the sole and extending through the rear portion of the lining to hold the latter in place.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification.

MELBOURNE W. WHITE.

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Classifications
U.S. Classification36/24.5, 36/76.00R, 36/18
International ClassificationA43B23/22, A43B23/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43B23/22
European ClassificationA43B23/22