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Publication numberUS372435 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateNov 1, 1887
Publication numberUS 372435 A, US 372435A, US-A-372435, US372435 A, US372435A
InventorsIsidoe Sommeepield
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Isidoe sommeepield
US 372435 A
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HEEL FOR BOOTS OR SHOES. No. 372,435. Patented Nov. 1, 1887..

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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 372,435, dated November 1, 1887.

Application filed November 26, 1886. Serial No. 219,867. (No model.)

To aZZ whom it may concern-.-

Be it known that I, IsIDoR SOMMERFIELD, of the city, county, and State of New York, haveinvented certain new and useful Improvements in Heels for Shoes, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to an improved heel for ladies and other shoes, by which the reliable connection of the heel-and its top lift with the sole and spring-shank is obtained and the breaking off or dropping of the heel prevented; and the invention consists of a heel which is attached to the sole and spring-shank by a stay that passes through a hole in the heel and its top lift, said stay being formed of two headed. sections, of which the upper one is riveted to the spring-shank and connected to the lower part by a screw-connection.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 represents a vertical longitudinal section of a shoe with my improved heel, and Figs. 2 and 3 are respectively a top view and a bottom view of the heel.

Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.

A in the drawings represents a heel for ladies and other shoes, which heel is made of wood or other suitable material and provided at the bottom part with atop lift, B, of leather or some suitable fabric.

0 represents the spring-shank, which is riveted to the head of a stay, V D, that passes through a hole, (I, of the heel A, said stay being formed of two sections, 6 e, of which the lower part, 6, is provided with a nicked head, so that its threaded end portion, efl'which is of smaller diameter than the body of the stay, can be conveniently screwed into the interiorly-threaded socket a of the upper portion, 6, of the stay, as shown in Fig. l. The two sections of the stay D, when screwed together,- connect the spring-shank and sole with the heel and form a re-cnforcing piece for the heel,

so as to render the same less liable to split and break. As the shank O is, furthermore, at tached by screws 1) to the heel A, a reliable c011- nection of the heel is formed with the shoe, which is still more increased by the binding action exerted by the two-part stay.

Vhen the top'lift B gradually wears off, it may be readily replaced by a new one by unscrewing the lower section of the stay. By its elasticity it acts frictionally on the head of the lower section, 6, of the stay 0 and prevents the same from unscrewing and getting dey tached. When the top-lift is partly worn, the lower section of the stay is screwed home by a few turns imparted by a screw-driver, and thereby a rigid and reliable connection of the heel with the sole and spring-shank re-established.

By riveting the upper section of the bolt to the shank-piece said upper section is held securely and cannot turn when the lowersection is screwed into it. Furthermore, the cost of riveting on said upper section is much less than making said upper section integral with the shank-piece.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- The combination, with a sole and springshank of a shoe, ot' a solid heel having a top lift, and a stay passing through a hole of the heel and top lift, said stay being made of two headed sections, the upper section of which is riveted to the spring-shank and provided with a threaded socket, while the lower section has a threaded shank fitting into the socket of the upper section, substantially asset forth.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my invention I have signed my name in presence of two subscribing witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationA43B21/39