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Publication numberUS248616 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 25, 1881
Filing dateAug 24, 1880
Publication numberUS 248616 A, US 248616A, US-A-248616, US248616 A, US248616A
InventorsCounter Support For Boots
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 248616 A
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(No Model.)

} H; W. SHEPARD. GOUNTER SUPPORT FOR BOOTS AND SHOES.

Patented Oct; 25, 1881.

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HENRY W. SHEPARD, OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK.

COUNTER-SUPPORT FOR BOOTS AND SHOES.

SPECIFICATION formingpart of Letters Patent No. 248,616, dated October 25, 1881.

Application filed August 24, 1880. (No model.)

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, HENRY W. SHEPARD, of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Counter-Supports for Boots and Shoes, of which thefollowing specicorresponding edge of the outer thickness and forms, after subjection to pressure, a beaded edge to the support, thereby firmly uniting the two thicknesses of metal.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure l is a perspective view, showing a counter-support embodying my improvements; and Fig. 2 represents a section thereof.

Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in both figures. Y

A A in the drawings designate a countersupport composed of two thicknesses of metal, the inner thickness being a little larger than the outer thickness.

B B designate the edges of the inner thickness of metal. These edges are flanged outwardly, turned down, and pressed over the edges of the outer thickness of metal, thereby firmly uniting the two thicknesses and forming a beaded edge to the support, which materially strengthens and siiffens it where it is most likely to become worn or bent by use. In practice any suitable mechanism which will flange these edges outwardly and turn them down, as described, may be employed.

0 O designate a series of transverse and vertical corrugations in the sides of the support, which extend through the several thicknesses of metal, and may be made in anysuitable manner. These corrugations do not form part of my invention, and they may be omitted, if desired.

S designates the seat-flange of the support. This seat-flange is to be provided with suitable slots or openings for pegs or nails.

The chiefobject and advantage ofthis invention is that counter-supports made ofsuccessive layers or thicknesses of metal, constructed as described, can be made from light tin, such as I. O. tin-plate, and will be just as strong and answer the purpose just as well as countersupports made from heavy sheet metal, such as No. 18 sheet metal.

The counter-supports heretofore made under the Letters Patent above referred to have been made from that kind of tin-plate known in the market as four-cross tin, which costs fully three times more than I. 0. tin.

Moreover, it is well known that there is an enormous quantity of scrap I. 0. tin, which, on account of the small size of the pieces, cannot be advantageously utilized for manufacturing purposes, and consequently this scrap can be purchased at a very low price, costing fully two hundred per cent. less than I. O. tin-plate.

Heretofore I. 0. tin could not be used in the manufacture of counter-supports, as it was too light and too flexible for this purpose; but by my invention it can be used and the scrap-tin referred to can be utilized, thereby effectinga Very great savin g in the first cost of material without depreciating the efficiency of the articles.

I am aware that counter-supports have heretofore been made in one piece composed of a sheet of metal and a layer of cloth or leather fastened together; but I do not seek to claim this construction.

What I claim as my invention, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is

As an improved manufacture, scrap metal hecl-stiffeners or counter-supports formed of two thicknesses of light flexible metal, such as scrap or waste I. 0. tin, bound together by the edge of one piece overlapped upon the other, substantially as shown.

The foregoing description of my invention signed by me this 1st day of July, A. D. 1880.

HENRY W. SHEPARD.

Witnesses:

ERNEST G. WEBB, H. B. HAIGH.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA43B23/16