US 586452 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
(NModeL) L. F. NORMAN & E. E. BENNETT SHOE.
No. 586,452. Patented July 13-, 1897.
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UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
LAURANCE F. NORMAN, OF NEWTON, AND EDWARD E. BENNETT, OE BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 586,452, dated July 13, 1897.
Application filed January 11, 1897. Serial No- 618,694. (No model.)
To all whom itmctg concern:
Be it known that we, LAURANoE F. Non- MAN, of Newton, county of Middlesex, and EDWARD E. BENNETT, of Boston, county of Suffolk, State of Massachusetts, have invented an Improvement in 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 has for its object to improve the construction of shoes especially adapted for the use of golf-players and the like, and theinvention resides in the construction of the sole of the shoe.
In accordance With this invention the outer or tread sole is formed with a number of perforations through it from face to face and a slip or half-sole is placed upon the inner face of said outer or tread sole prior to its application to the shoe, and to theunder side of said slip or half-sole a number of rubber projections or plugs are secured, which more or less snugly fit the perforations in the outer or tread sole and project through said sole a short distance, and to secure said rubberproject-ions or plugs to said slip or half-sole in a very secure manner metallic fastenings are provided, such, for instance, as staples, the crowns or heads of which are or may be embedded in the rubber projections or plugs, and the legs thereof are inserted through holes made in said slip or half-sole and are overturned or clenched upon the opposite side of said slip or half-sole. In lieu of staples any othermetallic fastenin gs may be employed, which can be inserted through holes in said slip or half-sole and clenched upon the opposite side thereof, or said rubber projections or plugs may be otherwise securely attached to said slip or half-sole. The sole thus producedthat is to say, consisting of an outer or tread sole and the attached slip or half-hole having rubber projections or plugs attached to it and projecting'through perforations formed in said outer or tread soleis used in the manufacture of the shoe in any desirable way, as, for instance, like unto the ordinary outer sole. The outer or tread lift of the heel may be also constructed in a similar manner, and when so constructed will comprehend this invention.
Figure 1 shows a plan view of a shoe-sole embodying this invention; Fig. 2, an edge view of the sole shown in Fig. 1, broken out to show in section one of the rubber projections or plugs; Fig. 3, a detail of one of the rubber projections or plugs, taken in vertical section to show the crown or head of the metallic fastening.
The outer or tread sole a, of any usual or suitable shape, has a number of perforations made through it from face to face.
A slip or half-sole b is made of a shape to correspond with the shape of the outer or tread sole a. A number of rubber projections or plugs c are attached to the under side of the slip or half-sole, being made of a shape and size to more or less snugly fit the perforations made in the outer or tread sole a and to project through the perforations of said sole a short distance. To securely attach these rubber projections or plugs to the slip or halfsole 1), we provide each plug with a metallic fastening, herein shown as a staple d, the crown or head of which is embedded in the rubber plug, while the legs thereof project sufficiently to pass through a hole made in the slip or half-sole b, and to be then overturned or clenched.
Other metallic fastenings may be employed in lieu of staples. There will be as many of these rubber plugs provided as desired. The rubber plugs having been thus securely attached to the slip or half-sole and said slip or half-sole having been attached to the outer sole by projecting said rubber plugs through the perforations of said outer sole, a double sole is produced ready to be applied to the shoe. It is obvious, however, that the parts of said double sole may be separately applied to or Work into the shoe, if desired.
Our invention may also be applied to the heel'of the shoe, the outer or tread lift being perforated like the sole a and the next lift having secured to it rubber projections in the manner hereinbefore described.
1. In a shoe, the outer sole at, having a number of perforations, and the slip or half-sole 12 having a number of rubber projections or plugs attached to it passing through the outer sole, and metallic fastenin gs for attaching said rubber plugs to said slip or half-sole, the heads of which are embedded in said plugs, substantially as described.
2. In a shoe, the outer sole a, having a number of perforations, and the slip or half-sole I), having a number of rubber plugs attached to it, which more or less snugly fit and project through the perforations made in said outer sole a, and metallic fastenings for attaching said rubber plugs to said slip or half-sole b,
the heads of which are embedded in said plugs, and the legs of which are inserted 15 through holes in said slip or half-sole and are then overturned or clenched, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof we have signed our names to this specification in the presence of 20 two subscribing witnesses.
LAURANOE F. NORMAN. EDNV. E. BENNETT. \Vitnesses:
B. J. NoYEs, ARTHUR F. RANDALL.