US 1866006 A
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J y 5,1932 F. o. BERGSTRAND 1 866 006 COASTING ATTACHMENT FOR SHOES Filed Dec. 21, 1931 AWM Patented July 5, 1932 FRANK o. BERGSTRAND, or wonoEsrER, l sssacrn I sirr'isv i 1 COASTING arracir tnnrron sno'n s Application filed December 21",
Serial No. 582 217.
This invention relates to an attachment to be made of comparatively thin-and light metapply to a shoe for use principally in coasting, although capable also of other uses.
The principal objects of the invention are to provide a detachable toe cap, preferably of metal, with means on the side for use 1n steering and with a memberon the front or Q end of the toe for use particularly in starting.
the sled with the foot; to provide a simple 1 and convenient construction which can be sold at a low price and to provide, in association Other objects and advantages of the inven-:
tion will appear hereinafter.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawing, in which Fig. 1 is a plan of a toe guard constructed in accordance with this invention;
Fig. 2 is a side view showing it as applied to a shoe, and
Fig. 3 is a plan of the blank of sheet metal used in making the device. I
As stated, this invention relates to a socalled toe guard for use with shoes, which is particularly adapted for use in coasting on snow or ice. It is made from a blank 10 of sheet metal having two side flanges 11, each one provided with a slot 12, which slots are in alignment in "the blank and are adapted to overlap when these two flanges are brought together. The blank also has a central forwardly projecting projection 13 also having a longitudinal slot 14. There are perforations 15 and 16, preferably, although these perforations are not essential. The three slots 12 and 14 are brought together by bending the sides upwardly around the top. and the front projection 13 up and backwardly to cover them. A bolt 17 is inserted through the three slots.
The reason for having the slots 12 is to provide for using the same blank to make different sizes of toe protectors. These slots can overlap as much as desired in order to get the right size and then the bolt can be introduced and the nut screwed up to hold it. The length also can be adjusted in the same way on account of the slot 14. This constitutes the supporting part, of the structure and can al like galvanized iron or the like.
- On the .toe of the structure just described is riveted a separate piece of'stronge'r iron or preferably :sheet steel-20.- .This is pro-" u vided withrtwo spurs 21 bent-downwardly on the bottom of the'article to serve the usual purpose 1. of: such spurs, namely, J 'to prevent "slipping when walking on the ice" or snow. I Two slots are cut into this member 20, onthe' frontendfin aavertical direction and the metal-cut;from them is bent out to formtwo spurs 22, which are used in pushing the sled,
- thefootbeing wrong-sideup. at that time with the toe extending downwardly ,and-.:backwardly.f Q f; At the end is a flange 23 which also serves a similar purpose. When the foot isextended over' fully in inverted position, this flange can be used to dig into the snow 01 ice for the purpose of starting the sled and giving it some speed. I
d On the side of the member 10 is riveted a horizontal outwardly projecting flange 2 1 to be used in steering and also to bring the sled to a sudden stop or slow it down.
This constitutes asimple and inexpensive device and provides means whereby a sled can be steered in all ways that may be nec essary, not only without any contact of the** shoe with snow or ice, but special provi sions are provided by which this steering is} more eflective.
Although I have illustrated and described; only one form of the invention I am aware of the fact that modifications can be made,
therein by any person skilled in the art without departing from the scope of the invention as expressed in the claims. Therefore, I do not wish to be limited in this respect? otherwise than as set forth in the claims, but what I claim is 1. As an article of manufacture, a sheet metal blank for a toe guard having a central portion adapted to constitute the soleof the" device and two side flangeshaving transverse slots in alignment with each other adapted to be bent over into contact to receive a bolt through the slots to secure the side projections in adjusted position, and a front projection having a longitudinal slot in the end adapted to be bent up into contact with the sides with the slot in registration with the first named slots to receive the same bolt.
7 5 2. As an article of manufacture, a toe guard comprising a piece of sheet metal having a central part adapted to cover the bottom of the shoe-at the toe andtwo; side projections adapted to be bent up around the 10 sides of the shoe and having transverse slots through which? a bolt'ca'nbe passed to 's ecure them together in adjustment.
3. As an article of manufactureya toe guard having a bottom. and integral sidesex- 15 tending up over the top and adjustably seouredtogether, and: a front projection eX- tending upwardlyaroundthe toe portion and thenv backwardly, .anda bolt adjustably se- ;;curing the toe portion to the two sides.
L As an article of manufacture, a toe;
guardadapted to receive thetoe of a shoe therein andhaving. secured to the front portionthereofaconvex piece of sheetmetal Q having, a downwardly and forwardly extend-- ing projectionat a distance above" the sole of the shoeand a rounded central end abovesaid; projection extending upwardly onlthe shoe, for the purpose described. i V 4 In testimony whereof I have hereunto- J aflixed my signature.
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