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Publication numberUS1861844 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 7, 1932
Filing dateApr 19, 1930
Priority dateApr 19, 1930
Publication numberUS 1861844 A, US 1861844A, US-A-1861844, US1861844 A, US1861844A
InventorsDodge Milton L, Duchemin Harry L J
Original AssigneeDodge
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Slipper and method of making
US 1861844 A
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.lune 7, 1932. M. L. DODGE ET Al.

SLIPPER AND METHOD OF MAKING Filed April 19, v19350 i pleted slipper.

Patented June ,7, A1932 UNITED srix'riasv IASSACHUSETTS; SAIDv DUOHEMIN ASSIGNOR SAID DODGE AND nnrnon or Maxine implication mea Apr'u is, 1930. serial No. 445,588.

This invention relates te/ slippersfmore` particularly of the opera Ytype in which the vamp and counter portions overlap but are unattached to each other above the shoe sole, and has for its object to produce such a slipper which has incorporated-therein/'a preformed counter stiffener.

As heretofore constructed the counter in tempered condition has been incorporated in the shoe prior to lasting and has' been turned with the upper and thereafter allowed to set. This requires the use of relatively expensive counter stitleners, adds to the amount Yof material to be turned and requires care in tempering and in shaping after the turnin operation.

n accordance with the present invention a pre-formed or molded stiifener is used in ,place of the tempered counter. This preformed counter does not have to be tempered,

nor turned or shaped after incorporation in the shoe.

For a more complete understanding of this invention, reference may be had to the accom- .panying drawing in which v Figure 1 is a. perspective view .of the com- Y Figure 2 is a perspective of the molded counter used.

the e in one stage of its manufacture, the counter stiffener having been inserted.

Figure 4 is a detail section on line 4--4 of Fi re 3; v

igure 5 is a perspective of the heel end portion of the shbe showing the lining in position within the stiiener Fi res 6 and 7 are sections on lines 6-L6 and 7, respectively, of Figure 1.

Shoes of the type known as opera are provided with vamps such as 1, as show n in Figure 1,lhaving free rearedges 2 extending back along the sides of the shank portion of the sole and secured thereto and inwardly ofthe forward ends of counter portion 3 of the slice which overlap the portions 2of the'vamp, but whichare u'nattached thereto above the sole'. In manufacturing such a. slipper in accordance with the resent invention, the shoe is lasted wrong si e out upon a last, the sole Fisgure 3 is a ragmentary section showing beingin temper, and with the rear ends of the vamp at 2 overlapping the forward-ends of the counter portion. This lasting is done in the usual manner with the exception that the lining'of the counter ortion is not lasted in and no counter stii'ener is in position. @The lasting having been eiiected,tl1e last is withdrawn and the shoe turned, thus bringing the forward ends of the counter portion outside of the rear ends 2 of the vamp, and the sole and upper are shaped by relasting or molding on forms. The counter lining 5 is then pulled outwardly, as shown in Figures 3 and 4,' and a previously molded counter stiiener 6 such as shown in Figure 2, is inserted in position. v As shown in Figure 2 this counter stiiiener 6 has its attaching flange ortion 7 `cut back from the adjacent forwar ends of. l

its side' walls 8, this cutting being suiiicient to bring the forward ends of the iiange just stiener is inserted, while the forwardly extending portions 9 of theside walls are extended in overlapping relation to the rear' stili'ener `flange is cut back leaving the side wall portions extending vforwardly thereof with the lower edges substantially in aline-'I ment or continuation with thejuncture of the flange with the side walls, so that when inA the shoe these forward ends extend substantially to the top face of the shoe sole'and" outwardly of thevline of lsecurement of the counter upper` and the vamp to the sole. As shown the attaching iange 7 is provided `with. a downwardly extending bead 10 about its outer margin closely adjacent to the upstanding walls of the stii'ener, it being preferable to sol form the {iange in order that it may engage the upper materials firmly outside ofv the stitch line of the shoe,though it is not essential. Preferably the outer face of the stifi'eier is coated with suitable adhesive to secure the counter upper materials 3 thereto and the attaching flange 7 is secured in position against the shoe sole in any suitable or usual manner as by tacks 13 (Figure7) ,or

other fastening devlces. The counter lining/100A "I0 back of the rear ends 2 of the vampwhen the yfeo 5, it' will be noted, has its forward -portion cut away as at 11. This facilitates the tuck- Aing in of this lining which is now done after a suitable adhesive has been applied to the inner face of the counter stifener. The forward portions 12 of the lining are .brought against the inner faces of the portions 9 ofV the stifener and down closely adjacent ,to the upper face of the sole, as shown .in Figure 6, the side portions of the vamp 1 being preferably folded together inwardly over the sole to facilitate this, as shown in Figure 5. The marginal portion of the counter lining back of the cut away portion 11 then engages over the upperface o the counter flange and over the inseam as shown at 15 in Figure 5 and is secured thereto not only by adhesive, but is also held in position by the shank piece 16 which overlies it in the completed shoe, as shown in Fi res 1 and 7. This-shank piece may have xed thereto a shank stilfener .1n the usual manner.

It will be seen that in this construction a pre-formed counter stiifener has been4 used and yet the vamp and counter portions of the shoe are entirely unattached to each other above the sole.

From the foregoing description of an embodiment of this invention it should be ev1- `dent'to those skilled in the art that various changes and modifications might be made without departing from the spint or scope of this invention as dened by the appended claims.

We claim: l

1. 'The method of making a slipper which comprises lasting the slipper wrongside out with the sole in temper and with the rear ends of they vamp overlapping the forward ends of the counter ortion and unattached thereto away fromt ie sole and the counter lining unattached to the sole, withdrawlngthe last, turning the shoe, pulling the counter lining up, insertin and securlng a preformed counter sti ener within the counter portion of the u per, said stiflener having a sole-attaching ange terminating approximately at the rear edges of the vamp and having side wall portions extending forwardly to the forward edges of the counter portion and outwardly of the lapping portionsl of the vamp, and then tuckm in the counter lining and securing it to t 'e inner face of the stiii'ener. y Y

2. The method of making a slipper which 'comprises lasting the slipper wrong side out wlth 'he sole in temper and with the rear ends of the vamp overlapping the forward ends of the counter portion andunattached thereto away from the sole andthe counter lining unattached to the sole, withdrawing, the last, turning the shoe, pulling the counter lining up, inserting and securing a `pre' formed counter stiifener within the counter portion of the upper, said stiifener having a ter,

ythe side wall portions sole-attaching flange terminating approximately at the rear edges ofthe vamp and having side wall portions extendingforwardly to the forward edges of the counter portion and outwardly of the lapping portions of the vamp, and then tucking in the counter lining iand securing it to the inner face of the stiffener, and overlying said ange.

3. In a method of making a slipper, those steps ywhich Lcomprise lasting the slipper j Wrong side out with the sole in temper, and with the rear ends of the vamp overlapping the forward ends of the counter portion and unsecured thereto away from the sole and they counter lining unattached to thef sole, 1

.withdrawing the last, turning the shoe, and then inserting a preformed counter stiifener wlthin the counter portion of the upper and securing it to the sole back of said overlapping vamp and counter portions only.

4. In a method of making a slipper, those i steps which com rise lasting the slipper wrong side out with the sole in temper `and with the rear ends of the'vamp overlapping the forward ends of the counter portion and unsecured thereto away from the sole and the counter lining unattached to the sole, withdrawing the last, turning the shoe, and then inserting a preformed counter stiffener within the counter portion of the supper and securing it to the sole back of said overlapping vamp and counter portion only and fixing the v counter lining to theinner face of the counand rearwardly onl of said overlapping portion overlying the. s oe sole.

5. A counter stiffener having a sole attaching flange terminating back of the forits side walls adjacent thereto.

including a counter stilfener having side portions' extending forwardly of the rear ends of. said vamp and a sole-attaching flange terminating back of said vam 8. A slipper having a so e, and vamp and counter portions secured to said sole with their adjacent ends overlapping, said counter portions including a lining unsecured to said sole at said overlapping portions.

' 9. A slipper havmga sole, and vamp and counter-.portions secured to sraid sole with their adjacent ends overlapping, said counter portion including a counter stiffener unsecured to said sole at said overlapping por- I tions.

10. A slipper having a sole, and vamp and counter portions secured `yto said sole with their adj acent'ends overlapping, said counter portion including a counter stiiener having its lower edges positioned outwardly of the securement of said vamp and counter porl tions to said sole at said overlapping ends.

1l. A slipper having a sole, a vampy secured to said sole at the forward portion thereof, said vamp including side portions extending back along the sides of theshank portion of the sole and secured thereto, and a counter sti'ener secured to the rear portion of said sole and having forward extensions overlapping the secure vamp portions at the shank for a substantial extent, said forward extensions being free of the connection between the vamp and sole.

12. A slipper having a sole, and vamp and counter portions secured to said sole with their adjacent ends overlapping, said counter portion including a counter stiener having a sole attaching flange terminating back of said overlappin portions and its sides extending forward y of said flange in overlapping relation to said vamp.

In testimony whereof we haveaixed our signatures.

MILTON L. DODGE. HARRY L. J. DUCHEMI-N.

Referenced by
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US2441646 *Mar 29, 1944May 18, 1948Anastatia L SchoenkyCounter stiffener and method of inserting it in a shoe
US2447590 *Dec 1, 1945Aug 24, 1948Jack MeltzerShoe construction having stitchedin insole and pressure-covered molded heel counter
US2713691 *Mar 11, 1953Jul 26, 1955Jack MeltzerMethod of making a slip-lasted shoe
US2806301 *Mar 28, 1955Sep 17, 1957Jack MeltzerCounter-reinforced padded-sole footwear and method of making the same
US2845724 *Jan 17, 1956Aug 5, 1958L B Evans Son CompanyTurned slipper having vamp portions free of outsole
US7735244 *Feb 2, 2007Jun 15, 2010Ameche H KathleenPortable travel footwear
Classifications
U.S. Classification36/18, 36/102, 36/68, 12/142.00A
International ClassificationA43B3/10
Cooperative ClassificationA43B3/101
European ClassificationA43B3/10B