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Publication numberUS256030 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 4, 1882
Filing dateOct 24, 1881
Publication numberUS 256030 A, US 256030A, US-A-256030, US256030 A, US256030A
InventorsCounter Support For Boots
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Metallic counter-support for boots and shoes
US 256030 A
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(m5 Model.)



' No. 256,030. Patented Apr4, 1882.



SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 256,030, dated April 4, 1882.

Application filed October 24, 1881.

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, VEGA B. MORTON, of Louisville, in the county of Jefferson and State of Kentucky, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Metallic Counters for Boots and Shoes; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, which will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, which form a part of this specification, and in which- Figure 1 is a perspective view of the device, and Fig. 2 an elevation ofa shoe with the device attached.

Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts in both figures.

My invention has relation to metallic coun ters and heel stift'eners for boots and shoes; and it consists in an improvement upon the counter and heel-stiffener for which Letters Patent of the United States No. 226,771 were granted to me on the 20th day of April, 1880, as hereinafter more fully described, and particularly pointed out in the claim.

In the annexed drawings, A is the shoe or boot, and B is the body of the counter or heelbrace, which is made by preference of malleable iron, japanned. As will be secufrom the drawings, the brace consists of a skeleton frame, and is not a solid plate, as in the Patent No. 226,771. The body B is provided with side fingers;b b, which extend downward to a point, h at which point they are bent inward at right angles, the inner ends being provided with cross-heads c c, which are arranged parallel with the longitudinal plane of the sole and are embedded in correspondingly-shaped recesses cut in the sole. A finger, a, extends (No model.)

down the rear center, and is similarly bentinward and provided with a transverse crosshead, 0. These parts-are all formed of a single piece of metal, and the cross-heads, held in the recesses between the sole and insole, preventor withstand both backward and lateral strain without the employment of screws, nails, or other attaching means.

I attach importance to the cross-heads c arranged as shown, two of them being parallel with the longitudinal plane of the shoe to with stand backward pressure or strain, and one at right angles thereto to withstand lateral or transverse strain, and also to the form used, in which but three fingers and a body are employed. I

I am aware that a single cross-head has been employed upon a solid counter-stiffener, and that the fingers have been turned inward in skeleton-stifleners having duplex body-braces, and such constructions are not sought to be covered in this application.

What I claim as new is The coun tor-stiffener herein described, consisting of the body B, having duplex fingers I), turned inward at b and provided with crossheads 0, arrangedparal'lel with the longitudinal plane of the sole, and having back finger, a, turned inward and provided with dross-head 0, arranged transversely, and the whole adapted to serve without screws or other fasteners, as specified.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own I have hereunto affixed my signature in presence of two witnesses.




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US2936533 *Jul 21, 1959May 17, 1960Fulford Mfg CompanyStrap support for shoes
US2974330 *Jul 21, 1959Mar 14, 1961Kluge Anthony MBinding for water skis
US6000148 *Jun 25, 1998Dec 14, 1999Salomon S.A.Multi-layered sole coupled to a reinforcement of the upper of the boot
US8020317 *Apr 5, 2007Sep 20, 2011Nike, Inc.Footwear with integrated biased heel fit device
US8468721Aug 31, 2011Jun 25, 2013Nike, Inc.Footwear with integrated biased heel fit device
Cooperative ClassificationA43B23/16