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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
MARKUS NEUBURGER, OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, ASSIGNOR OF ONE-HALF THEODORE G. ELMER AND GEORGE ANDERSON, OF SAME PLACE.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 461,961, dated October 27, 1891.
Application filed January 12, 1891. $erial No. 377,414. (No model.)
To'all whom it may concern: omy of material, since by formingthe pieces Be it known that I, MARKUS NEUBURGER, a separate, as shown, smaller pieces of leather resident of Chicago, in the county of Cook can be employed than would be possible if and State of Illinois, have invented certain the quarters were formed in single piece. The new and useful Improvements in Moccasin quarters C are joined together by the heel- 5 5 Boots and Shoes, of which I do declare the seam 2and by the front seam 3, and the quarfollowing to be afull, clear, and exact descripters are joined to the front portion A upon tion, reference being had to the accompanythe instep-seam 5, and are joined to the top ing drawings, forming part of this specifica- D by the seam 6. IO tion. In order to enable the front portion A of My present invention has relation more the boot or shoe to be united to the quarters particularly to that class of moccasin boots 0' securely and without permitting any of the and shoes especially designed for the use of wool to project beyond the edges, and also to lumbermen, hunters, and others exposed to enable the parts to be united in such manner 15 severely cold Weather; and theinvention has that the seam will not hurt the foot of the for its object to provide a boot or shoe that wearer,Iemploy the binclingstrip E. (Shown shall be very warm, and that shall be neat in detail in Fig. 4 of the drawings.) This in appearance, shall be economical in conbinding-strip E is first stitched to the front struction, and shall be comfortable upon the' portion A of the boot or shoe by the line of 20 foot of the wearer. stitches 8, after which the binding-strip is My invention consists in the novel features doubled over upon itself and folded down upon of construction, hereinafter described, illusthe woolly side of the portion A. The part A traied in the accompanying drawings, and with the binding-strip E is then laid upon the particularly pointed out in the claim at the quarter-pieces C, and by the rows of stitching 25 end of this specification. 10 and 11 the parts are firmly connected to- Figure l is a perspective view of a boot gether. By this means a tightjoint is made embodying my invention. Fig. 2 is a side between the portion A and the quarter-pieces view of a boot similar to Fig. 1, but having C of the boot or shoe, and the binding-strip E its leg portion formed with the hair upon the also serves, effectually, to prevent any of the 30 outside. Fig. 3 is a section on line 3 3 of wool projectingbeyond theseam,which would Fig. 1. Fig. 4 is an enlarged detail view in be the case if no such binding-strip were emcross-section showing the mannerof attachployed and a lap-joint of the parts A and C ing the binding-strips for the seams. Fig. 5 were made. Consequently the binding-strip is a detail view of one of the quarter-pieces. E renders the boot more sightly than would 5 The body of the shoe is preferably formed be the case if no such strip were employed. of a front or toe portion A, a sole B, and the I11 like manner I prefer to employ a bindingquarters C, and to this body is connected the strip at the heel-seam 2 of the boot or shoe, leg D. The body or foot portion of the boot and in boots or shoes like that illustrated in or shoe is formed of leather, preferably sheep- Fig. 1 of the drawings, in which the entire 40 skin or the like, tanned with the hair on, and boot is formed with the wool upon the inside, throughout the foot portion of the boot or I prefer to employ a like binding-strip E for shoe the hair is upon the inside. This feaconnecting the quarters C to the top D of the ture of forming the boot with the hair on the boot. inside is particularly advantageous not only In the form of my invention illustrated in 45 in that it gives great warmth to the feet of Fig. 2 of the drawings the upper part of the the wearer, but the space between the hair boot is formed with the wool upon the outside; allows for a free ventilation from the foot but in this construction, as in that illustrated portion. My object in forming the quarters in Fig. 1,the foot portion of the boot is formed C of separate pieces is to enable a better shape with the hair upon the inside. The leg por- 50 to be given to the shoe and also to efiect econtion of the boot is preferably provided. with too means whereby it may be laced, as shown, and if desired one or more pockets F may be attached to the extreme upper part of the leg portion.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
A moccasin boot or shoe formed of leather tanned with the hair on and comprising a foot portion having an instep-seam 5 and a binding-strip E overlapping and inclosing one of the parts united together by the seam '5 and lying between the parts so united and Stitched thereto, whereby a firm union of the parts is effected and the projection of the r5 hair at the seam is avoided, substantially as described.
GEo. P. FISHER, J12, T. B. CARPENTER.