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Publication numberUS299840 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 3, 1884
Filing dateMar 3, 1884
Publication numberUS 299840 A, US 299840A, US-A-299840, US299840 A, US299840A
InventorsLawrence F. Norman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Boot or shoe
US 299840 A
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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 299,840, dated June 3, 1884.

Application filed March 3, 1884.

To @ZZ whoml it may concern.-

Be it known that I, LAWRENCE F. NORMAN, of Boston, county of Suffolk, State of Massachusetts, have invented an Improvement in Boots and Shoes, of which the following description, in connection with the accompanying drawings, is a specification, like letters on the drawings representing like parts.

This invention relates to a novel method of attaching an india-rubber sole to` the lasted upper of a boot or shoe.

In accordance with my invention a sole-l1old ing welt having a chamber, recess, or pocket at its inner edge is attached to the lasted upper and inner sole, the edges of the india-rubber outer sole placed in the said recess or pocket, being secured therein preferably by means of india-rubber cement, or with what is known as compo,7 or any other usual or suitable cement which will cause india-rubber and leather to adhere closely and firmly.

Figure l is a bottom view of a lawn-tennis or india-rubber-soled shoe with the heel omitted. Fig. 2 is a eross-section thereof on a larger scale; and Figs. 3 and 4, a partial crossseetiou of a modified forni of shoes embodying my improvements, and to be described.

The upper c and inner sole, b, are and may be of usual construction. In the manufacture of the boot or shoe the said upper will be drawn over the inner sole, b, on the last c, and will be lasted in any usual manner. The soleholding welt d, attached to the upper and to the inner sole, as herein shown, by stitches e, has its inner edge suitably chanibered or recessed (see Fig. 2) to form a pocket to receive and overhang the beveled or reduced edge of the india-rubber outer sole, f, preferably corrugated or ribbedl transversely, as best shown in Fig. 2, the said india-rubber sole j being united to the inner sole by india-rubber cenient or compo, or other suitable paste or cenient, the cement being also introduced between the recessed or chambered inner edge of the said welt and the outer edge of the outer sole.

In this my invention the chambcred inner (No model.)

edge of the welt holds the outer sole pressed toward the inner sole, whereas in other welts sewed to uppers and inner soles the outer sole has been secured to the welt by fastenings inserted through itaud through the outer edge of the welt.

In the modification, Fig. 3, instead ofrmaking the welt from a thick piece of leather and beveling or undercutting its inner edge, Ihave employed a broader welt-strip, g, which is stitched to the upper and inner sole by stitches h., and is folded longitudinally over toward the center line of the inner sole, thus forming a pocket or recess for the reception of the edge of the outer sole.

In Fig. t the welt is so cnt away at its under side as to engagealip or iange of the outer sole.

If desired, the inner edge of the welt, when it overlaps the outer side, maybe nailed down by fine nails, one of which is shown at fn.

I claiml. 1n a boot or shoe, an inner sole and upper and a sole-holding welt attached directly thereto, the said welt being provided at its inner edge with a chamber, recess, or pocket for the reception of the edge of an outer sole, the edge of the welt being secured to the Qnter sole, which it overlaps, substantially as described, and for the purpose set forth.

2. The herein-described shoe, composed of an inner sole, upper, and narrow welt extended from the heel forward about the shank, fore part, and toe, and attached directly t0 the upper by stitches made through the welt, and an india-rubber out-er sole cemented to the inner sole with its edges under the projecting inner and beveled or recessed edges of the welt, substantially as described.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.



G. W. GREGORY, W. II. Sies'roN.

Referenced by
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US4777738 *Aug 12, 1986Oct 18, 1988The Stride Rite CorporationSlip-resistant sole
US5465507 *Apr 13, 1994Nov 14, 1995Osage Footwear, Inc.Integral sole with footprint embossing
Cooperative ClassificationA43B7/125