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Publication numberUS2366649 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 2, 1945
Filing dateNov 8, 1943
Priority dateNov 8, 1943
Publication numberUS 2366649 A, US 2366649A, US-A-2366649, US2366649 A, US2366649A
InventorsPriess Louis A
Original AssigneePriess Louis A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ice gripper
US 2366649 A
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4 J'an. 2. 1945-. A PRESS 2,366,649

ICE GRIPPER Filed Nov. 8, 1943 Patented Jan. 2, 1945 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 1 ICE `GRIPPER.

Louis A. Priess, Minneapolis, Minn.

Application November 8, 1943, Serial No. 509,524 zfolaim's. (o1. `sts-6.2)

My present invention relates to improvements `in ice grippers applicable in pairs to the soles of shoes to prevent the wearer from slipping when walking on ice, slippery grass, moss and the like.

The objects of this invention are to provide that are self-adjustable to shoes of different sizes' and that can be `sharpened when dull.

To the above end, `generally stated, the invention consists of the Vnovel construction andarrangement of parts hereinafter described and i defined in theclaims. v

In the accompanying drawing, which illustrates I the invention, like characters indicate like parts i throughout the several views.

Referring to the drawing:

Fig. 1 is a side elevation of one of the improved ice grippers, some parts being broken away and sectioned;

Fig. 2 is a bottom plan View; and

Fig. 3 is a fragmentary view partly in elevation and partly in section taken on the line 3-3 of Fig. 1.

My improved ice gripper is stamped from a single sheet of metal and includes a flat body member 4 having at each of its longitudinal edges a row of depending sharp teeth 5. The ice grip; per is removably held on the soles of a shoe with its two` rows of teeth 5 extending transversely of said sole by an elastic webbing 6. The end portionsof this webbing (i` are extended through slots 1 in the end portions of the body member 4 and secured by staples 8. To completely cover and hide the ends of thewebbing E, said webbing is rst inserted through the slots 1, folded upon itself and then again folded under the body mem- 'ber 4 and covered by the main body portion of said webbing B.

In applying the` ice gripper to a shoe, said shoe is inserted through the loop formed by the Webbing E, while held stretched, with the ice gripper under the Sole of the shoe. Obviously, the elastic webbing will adjustA itself to shoes of different sizes. The webbing 6 will securely hold the ice gripper in place on the sole of a shoe. When a pair of these ice grippers are applied to the soles of a pair of shoes, they will prevent the wearer from slipping when walking on ice, slippery grass,` moss and the like.

What I claim is: I

l.\In a device of the class described, a flat metal plate having, at each of its longitudinal edges a rowof depending teeth and also having a transverse slot in each of its end portions, an

`elastic: webbing having 'its endportions inserted through said slots, folded upon itself and then again folded between itself and the plate, and4 staples connecting the folded end portions of the x webbing outwardly of the plate. y

i 2. In a device of the class described, a flat metal plate having at each of its longitudinal edges-a row of depending teeth and also having a transverse slot in each of its end portions, yan elastic webbing having its end portions insertedthrough said slots and folded upon itself and the plate, and fastening means holding the endportions of the webbing attached to the plate.


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US4702021 *Oct 7, 1986Oct 27, 1987Cameron Emmet HShoe traction apparatus
US5943792 *Oct 16, 1998Aug 31, 1999Powell; Douglas S.Footwear traction device
U.S. Classification36/62
International ClassificationA43C15/06, A43C15/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43C15/063
European ClassificationA43C15/06B1