|Publication number||US430537 A|
|Publication date||Jun 17, 1890|
|Filing date||Mar 21, 1890|
|Publication number||US 430537 A, US 430537A, US-A-430537, US430537 A, US430537A|
|Inventors||Harry L. Page|
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|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
H. L. PAGE.
ICE GRBQPBP.. No. 430.537. Patented June 17, 1890.
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HARRY L. PAGE, OF WELLS, NEW YORK.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent'No. 430,53*?, dated June 17, 1890.
Application filed March 2l, 1890. Serial No. 344,801. (No model.)
To all whom t may concern: i
Be it known that I, HARRY L. PAGE, of Vells, in the county .of Hamilton and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Log and Ice Creepers; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it pertains to make and use it, reference being had to the accompanying drawing, which forms part of this specification. l
My invention relates to an improvement in log and ice creepers; and itconsists in the particular arrangement and construction of parts, to be fully described hereinafter, and pointed out in the claim.
The object of my invention is to produce attachments for boots or shoes which can be used by lumber-meu in walking upon or jumping from one log to another, and which allows the foot to give and bend as freely as though no metallic plates were applied to them, and in which the length of the sharppointed projection can be varied to suit the wishes of the wearer.
The accompanying drawing represents a perspective of a log jumping attachment which embodies my invention.
A represents the sole-plates, which are pivoted at their front ends, and which are provided with vertical projections B upon their outer edges to clamp the edges of the sole of the boot or shoe. These two plates are applied to the sole of the boot or shoe and rigidly secured thereto by the clampingscrew C, which passes through horizontal apertures made in the lugs P, which are formed upon their rear ends. Both of these plates are provided with a number of screwthreaded holes, and through which the headless sharp-pointed screws are passed. These screws are sharpened at their lower ends, so as to enable the wearer to walk with perfect safety, not only upon the slippery surfaces of logs while lumbering, but enable the wearer to jump from one llog to another, and to walk over frozen icy surfaces without the danger of slipping. The two heel-plates I are similarly constructed, being hinged together at their rear ends, provided with suitable vertical projections J for engaging with opposite sides of the heel, and are secured together by means of a screw L, which passes th rough horizontal apertures made in the lugs D, which are formed upon their front ends, and which serves to close the two plates upon the heel and secure them rigidly thereto. These two plates are also provided with perfo rations, through which sharp-pointed screws are passed, the screws in these two plates being made adjustable, as already described.
In order to allow the foot to bend and give in every possible direction, and thus allow the wearer of these plates to move with greater freedom and safety to himself, the two pairs of plates are connected by means of the rod o, which is pivoted at each of its ends upon the clamping-screws by which the plates are closed. This rod, while it allows the greatest freedom in the movement of the foot, at the same time serves to connect the two pairs of plates, so that if one pair should become detatched from the foot they will not be lost in the water, as would ot-herwise be the case.
As will be seen, the construction of my attachments is Very cheap and simple. The plates can be quickly secured to or removed from the foot, and being connected they are not so liable to be lost as when they are disconnected in the usual Inanner.
Having thus described my invention, I claim- In a log and ice Creeper, the combination of sole and heel plates, which consist, respectively, of two plates pivoted at their front and rear ends, respectively, provided with vertical projections at their sides, and with l1orizontally-apertured lugs at their adjacent ends, a connecting-rod provided with a horizontal aperture at each end, and the clamping-screws, which pass through the said lugs and the connecting-rod, whereby the sole and heel plates are clamped upon the shoe and allowed a vertical movement independent of each other, substantially as shown.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
HARRY L. PAGE.
EDWIN GOUETNEY, JAMEs H. CowLEs.