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Publication numberUS483963 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 4, 1892
Filing dateFeb 16, 1892
Publication numberUS 483963 A, US 483963A, US-A-483963, US483963 A, US483963A
InventorsEdward Leger
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Edward leger
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

(No Model.)


No.483,963. Patented 0ct.4, 18;92.




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 483,963, dated October 4, 1892.

Application filed February 16, 1892. Serial No. 421,690- (No model.)

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, EDWARD LEGER, a citizen of the United States, residing at Chicago, in the county of Cook and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Shoe-Holders, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, that will enable others to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which Figure 1 is a front elevation; Fig. 2, a side elevation; Fig. 3, a horizontal section and plan on line 3, Fig. 1, looking in the direction in dicated by the arrow. I

This invention relates to a shoe-supporting attachment for display stands or fixtures.

Some considerable difficulty has been experienced in obtaining a suitable device for properly holding a shoe on a display or show stand. The object, therefore, is to provide a simple and convenient device of this character that will obviate the difficulties and obj ections met with heretofore.

Referring to the drawings, A is a stem, on the upper end of which is mounted the shoeholding mechanism. The lower end of the stem serves for attachment to the bars or other parts of a show-stand. (Not shown.) The upper part of this stem is screw-threaded, as at a, and has the correspondingly-threaded nut B mounted thereon, the functions of which will be hereinafter set forth. The head-piece B is'rigidly mounted on the upper end of stem A, and is cut out on each side, providing recesses a a. The companion hingeplates O are provided on their inner edges with knuckles a a fitting in the notches in the head-piece and movably attached thereto by pivot-pins b 12, forming a hinged connection between these parts.

The lower ends of angle clamping-jaws D D are secured to the outer edges of the hingeplates. The upper ends of the clamping-jaws incline inwardly at an angle to engage with the respective edges of a shoe-sole, as shown in Fig. 2, the relative position of a shoe being indicated by dotted lines.

The lugs d d are formed on the under side of the hinge-plates C O and project downposition in Fig. 1. Now by turning the nut This nut is provided with the annu- 5 5 upwardly the lugs are spread and the hingeplates caused to swing upwardly on their pivotal joint and throw the jaws inwardly to a clamping position. A slight movement of the nut in either direction releases or clamps the object.

A slide or eccentric might be substituted for the ball-nut; but thearrangement shown is preferred.

The device is more especially intended for holding shoes; but it is obvious that it may be used for the display of other articles.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

In a shoe-holder, the combination of the supporting-stem screw-threaded exteriorly, as at a, the head-piece rigidly mounted on the upper end of said stem, the companion plates hinged to opposite sides of said head-piece and provided on the under side with downwardly-projecting lugs, the clamping-jaws secured to the companion plates, and the screwthreaded nut mounted upon and adapted to traverse the threaded portion of the supporting-stem, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

EDWARD LEGER. Witnesses:


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Cooperative ClassificationA47F7/08