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Publication numberUS2212516 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 27, 1940
Filing dateNov 8, 1939
Priority dateSep 8, 1936
Publication numberUS 2212516 A, US 2212516A, US-A-2212516, US2212516 A, US2212516A
InventorsKarl Engel
Original AssigneeUnited Shoe Machinery Corp
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shoe and method of making the same
US 2212516 A
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Aug. 27, 1940. I ENGEL 2,212,516

SHOE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME Original Filed Spt. 8, 1936 MVBMTU/Qp KM! as 4 Patented Aug. 27, 1940 i AND METHOD OF MAKING THE" SAME .1 Karl Engel, S warnpscott Mjass assignor to United Shoe MachineryCjorporation, Borough of Flemington, N. J., a corporation of New Jersey Original application September 8, 1936, Serial No. 99,691. Divided and this application November s, 1939, Serial No. 303,445

4 Claims. (oi, 12-142 ,This invention relates to shoes and methods of making the same. l It is an, object'of the present invention to apply the shoe bottoming principles set forth in my co-pending application Serial No. 99,691, filed September 8, 1936 to the manufacture of a shoe the upper of which has the general characteristics of a Blucher type shoe. This application is a division of my application above referred to.

With the above object inview, the invention in one aspect thereof and as disclosed herein comprises a method of making shoes which'consists in providing an upper having top and bottom openings both of which extend substantially the full length of the upper, providing a tongue and a toe stiffener, arranging the tongue to extend from the interior of the upper at a point adjacent to the bottom margin of the upper at its toe end heightwise of the upper to its top margin, and then generally lengthwise of the shoe toward its heel end, securing the tongue to the top margin of the upper, positioning the toe stiffener between the tongue and the inner surface of the toe end of the upper, turning the bottom margin of the upper inwardly and securing said margin to a sole.

The invention also includes a shoe which may be produced by the above method and is characterized by a seam whereby the bottom margin of the stiffener is stitched to the bottom margin of the tongue to hold it against displacement.

The invention will now be described with reference to the accompanying drawing and pointed out in the appended claims.

In the drawing,

Fig. 1 is a plan view of a shoe embodying the features of the present invention;

. Fig. 2 is a section on the line l'I-II of Fig. 1; and

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the shoe illustrated in Fig. l. Referring to Fig. 1 the illustrated shoe comprises a vamp H) the top of which is open'substantially throughout its entire length and is provided with a tongue [2 which is about the same length as the vamp. The vamp is stitched to a quarter M. which has the same general shape as the rear part of a pump or slipper. The bottom margins of the vamp and the quarter are turned inwardly and stitched to a sole l6 which is here illustrated as the tread sole of a singlesole shoe. The vamp and the quarter are so patterned that the general shape of the shoe is obtained by turning the bottom margin of the upper inwardly and stitching it to the margin of a sole in predetermined relation thereto. In the illustrated shoe, the inturned .margin is located relativelyto the sole by positioning it in a marginal recess-pro:

vided in the sole and locating the edge face of the upper against the inner wall of the recess. (See Fig. 2.)

The illustrated shoe is provided with a toe stiffener such, for example, as the stilfener l8.

has been found to be suitable for toe stiffeners of this type. The entire margin of the toe stiffener I8 is skived in order to avoid the formation of objectionable irregularities in the upper along the margin of the stiffener.

In the manufacture of the illustrated shoe, the toe stiffener I8 is secured to the bottom margin of the tongue l2 by the seam 24 and thereafter the top seam 26 is formed in the vamp and as the stitching of the top seam progresses across the toe end of the vamp the tongue I2 with the toe stiffener secured thereto is stitched to the toe end of the vamp. The toe end of the vamp then is turned upwardly away from the toe stiifener and the toe stiffener in turn is turned downwardly from the tongue in order to permit both sides of the stiffener and the adjacent surfaces of the tongue and the vamp to be coated with cement. After the cement has been applied, the parts are returned to their initial position and bonded together in their relation to one another illustrated in Fig. '2. The bottom margin of the upper is then turned inwardly and positioned in the marginal channel in the sole IS with itsedge face against the inner wall of the channel and secured thereto by'a sewn seam 28.

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

1. That method of making shoes which comprises forming an upper with top and bottom openings extending substantially the fulllength of the upper, arranging a tongue to extend from the interior of the shoe bottom at its toe end heightwise of the upper to the top of the toe end of the upper and then generally lengthwise of the upper toward its heel end, securing the tongue to the top margin of the toe end of the upper, positioning a toe stifiener between the tongue and the inner surface of the toe end of the upper, turning the bottom margin of the upper inwardly, and securing said margin to a sole.

2. That method of making shoes which comprises forming an upper with top and bottom openings extending substantially the full length of the upper, providing a tongue of approximately one-half the length of the upper, securing a toe stiflener to the outer surface of the toe end of the tongue by a sewn seam extending through the adjacent margins of the tongue and the stiifener, arranging the tongue with the stiffener secured to it to extend from the interior of the upper to the top of the toe end of the upper, then generally lengthwise of the upper toward its heel end, securing the tongue to the top margin of the toe end of the upper, turning the bottom margin of the upper inwardly, and securing said margin to a sole.

3. That method of making shoes which com prises forming an upper with top and bottom openings extending substantially the full length of the upper, arranging a tongue to extend from the interior of the shoe bottom at its toe end heightwise of the upper to the top of the toe end of the upper and then generally lengthwise of the upper toward its heel end, securing the tongue to the top margin of the toe end of the upper, positioning a toe stiffener between the tongue and therinner surface of the toe end of the upper, turning the bottom margin of the upper inwardly, positioning the 'inturned margin of the upper in a marginal channel in the upper surface of a sole, and stitching the inturned margin to the sole with its edge face abutting the inner wall of said channel.

4. A shoe having a tongue one end of which extends into the interior of the toe end of the upper, and a toe stiffener positioned between the interior of the toe end of the upper and the adjacent surface of the tongue, the bottom margin of the stiffener being stitched to the bottom margin of the tongue.

KARL ENGEL.

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US2448301 *Oct 12, 1945Aug 31, 1948Karl EngelMethod of making shoes with upwardly deflected soles
US3942206 *Feb 24, 1975Mar 9, 1976Diamant Frederick JMethod of making shoes
US4724623 *Jul 31, 1985Feb 16, 1988Toddler U, Inc.Footwear for infants and toddlers
Classifications
U.S. Classification12/142.00R, 36/54, 36/77.00R
International ClassificationA43B9/02, A43B9/00, A43B23/00, A43B23/07, A43B3/10
Cooperative ClassificationA43B3/10, A43B23/07, A43B9/02
European ClassificationA43B23/07, A43B9/02, A43B3/10