US 1884276 A
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Oct. V25, 193.2. Y C; E', SNKE'Y 1,884,276
. FOOT PROTECTOR Filed Dec. 3l. 19.31
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This invention relates to foot protectors intended for application to shoes worn by men engaged in work involving the risk of foot injuries.
s The inventors objects include the provision of a protector that may be easil and quickl removed, that will notV eaty retard t e mobilit of the wearan will adequately protect io be made apparent closure.
A protector constructed according to this invention is characterized by a rigid body shaped'for application to a shoev and provided with resilientlyrel'easable means for holdin it on. If the wearer of such a pro tector as a. heav weight fall on his he will be able to jerk his foot away, leaving the protector'caught. Also, if the protector ,o is constructed to cover only the toes, he will be able to easily detachthe same should it be deformed by ar blow, a feat very ditlicult when the protector is`bui1t in the shoe or is made to cover the major portion of the foot. g5 Preferabl this body is made withan 12g wardly ared portion towards wearer to aord comfort to him and strength to the protector.
A specific example of a foot protector comao structed according to the foregoing descripngin Whih Figure 1 is a top plan; Figure 2 is a side elevation; and
'3 arearelevation.. Therigidbody2isas portion .3 beingeasily seen in Figure 2. The resiliently le means for holding it tion is illustrated by the accompanying draw'- 40 on'ashoehereofapair of spring Pr steel arms 4 `having inwardly extending jections 5 on their bottom ends which revent-the arms slidin iup the wearers fpoot, the ends reaching to s are no bottom parts, the snug fitting arms is toes. Other objects by the following dis-A ,tion to a shoes toe portion, inwa and the bodys bottom edges adequately holdin the device.
hisspecific example is shown in accordance with the patent statutes and not with the intention of limiting the scope of the 50 invention thereto, except as defined by the nded claims.Y claim:
1. A. foot protector comprising a body constructed o rigid material for a plica u backwardly extending resilient arms edto said body at its bottom and inwardl extending proections on the bottom endyportio2nsAoffsai arms. n. oot protector comprising a d body constructed for application to a sll'iloels toe portion and with an upwardlytlared v towards the wearer, inwardtland 1 ly extending resilient arms ed to said body at its bottom and inwardly exten jectionson the bottom end portions of A In testimony whereof, I have hereunto at my hand.
CLINTON E. SANKEY.
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