US 26712 A
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L i uni- TED s'rA'rEs; lenireN PHILAMDER` on Bos'roN, Mnssaonusnrlmsuy; 3
To allewhom it mag/"concern: i
Be it known that I, PHILANDER SHAW, of
Boston, in the county of Suolk and "State of Massachusetts, have invented certain `new and useful Improvements in `I-Ieels for Boots and Shoes; and Ido hereby 'declare that the following, taken in connection with the drawings which accompany and` fornr part of this specification, is a description thereof so full and exact as to enable those skilled in the art to practice my invention.
Similar letters refer to similar parts `in all the figures of the drawings, wheret Figure 1 is plan of the heel portion of a shoe sole, showing the metallicV band thereon which I use in connecting the heel with the sole. Fig. 2 is a plan, showing the heel connected with the sole. Fig. 3 comprises longitudinal and `cross `vertic through the sole andheellr'va parts employedvffor the.connectionl Fig. 4
, comprises perspective views of the heel detached from the sole, and the sole with its metallic connecting band uponitand the slide used fordetaching the band from the sole. Fig. 5 shows the connectingband in perspective, and Fig. 6, the sole with the depression formed to receive the catch of the band by which the band and sole are locked together` e In consequence of the general use of heels on womens shoes and the gradually adi vancing prices of leather it has become a desideratum to form the heels of some cheaper material, and as heels are noisy and inconvenient for home use, though perhaps e well enough adapted `for wear out of doors,
in compliance with fashion, it is desirable to make the heels detachable from the boot moved leaves the shoe withthe ordinary appearance of a common flat: soled` orspring` heeled shoe. i i
The nature of my invention consists in the use of wood for heelsfwhenzpre-` pared as hereinafter described, andsecond-- in the addition to, and combination with., the plain soled, or spring heeled sole,`boot or shoe, of a heel made removableby the" means described andany of their "equivalents.
HEEL `lollioocrs ANDSHQES; "lo, i 1
4vide for uneven wear, i
I believe, the bestl adapted for gener section.` The endsfof (c)yarefunitedby i i JPTOJ` p y whichllprovisionf is made for removalland"replacementby` workman for repairs but `my invention may be distinguished `"from any other y byfits adaptation of material; and the adaptatlo and design of the ecatches, orother" fasten i y ings, of the heeltoitseasyremova manipulation ofthe wearergl; ff Iprepare` the wood fromiwhich 1th heel `are :to be Vformed by first steaming it, an while itis in thesoftened and heatedfcond tion consequent upon the steamingyit filled With resinous matter, andifsubmit e to great pressure by` which; its; bulk re duced in some cases nearly one half `Th wood when cut into fsmall pieces" of th size of a rough heel,gismorelea y `d quickly preparedthan iflleft inlarg ce Previous to the resinorbgumfbeing"` nc porated into the Wood it `mayb`iflqTa. or filled with a preservativegsolution, y i e may also be made al dye for the fwooiL:""Ihe` object in preparing the wood with i resin to prevent it fromgabsorbingmoisturewhic would cause changeof form offthebretella-f` Among the manynformswhich the seco d part of my invention may bejmadeft" a sume that illustrated by the drawinfs"` portion` of itl arrange The heel (a) hasafxedto its seat a me tallic plate (b) which projects Qnearitsgedge i from the concave surface oftheheel to` mit of the interlockingishown1` at Fig; where the bandla)` whichencompasse th edge of the heel portion `of thea`sole,1 th spring heel, as theicaseimay be, islshown metallic tie (d) which,whenyinplaceiupon the shoe, lies on thesurface of thefsole, `and Il a projection (e fmmid iform catch which dropszlinto theigrecess;formed in the sole (f) atfwheneverthe y nd (o) is slid upon ityfrolntbe rear, ,and hen the catch (e) is interlockedtin;(g)l1 be obvious the bandcanyonlyybeiremov by unlockingthe catch,1fwhich fiseffecte "by slipping the piece (h2 up out of recess (g) ormed for the purpose in the sole.
VFurther inspection of the drawings Will show that (d) is so formed that the anges ('vl) turned on (Z9) will slide under (CZ) as the heel is pushed into its seat, thus holding the heel at its front or straight edge, as Well as at its curved edge. A portion of (d) is formed into a spring catch (j) which, When the heel is slipped into its seat, catches in the recess formed in (d) at (7c) thus locking the heel in its place.
When it is desired to remove the heel the piece (l) is slipped under that part of the spring catch (j) Which projects beyond and in front of the heel. This unlocks the catch,
i and the heel is then free to be slipped for- Ward out of band (o) and aWay from the beneath it, raising it.
shoe. Then by use of (It) as described the shoe is entirely freed from all parts foreign to a plain or spring heeled sole.'
Having described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is:
1. The heel herein described as being made of compressed Wood which is first filled with resinous or oily or other equivalent matter for the purpose set forth.
2. Also the holding band (c) arranged to be fixed upon and removed Jrom the sole in combination With the metallic plate (b) and heel (a) substantially as set forth.