Improvement in shoe-soles
US 65247 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
N.FETEHS. FHOTO-LITHOGRAFHER. WASHINGTON, D C.
CHARLES B. LOVELAND, OF ELIZABETHPORT, NEW JERSEY.
Letters Patent 1Y0. 65,247, dated May 28, 1867.
IMPRUVEMENT 1N SHOE-SOLES.
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3e it; known that I, CHAR-LES 13. LOVELAND, of Elizabethport, in the county of Union, and State of New Jersey, have invented a new and improved Adjustable Shoe-Sole and Lift; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, which will enable others skilled in the art to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part of this specification, in which- Figure 1 is a bottom View of a shoe having my movable sole and li-ft attached.
Figure 2, a vertical section taken in the line .fa a', tig. 1.
Figure 3, a detached view of the movable sole.
Similar letters of reference indicate corresponding parts.
This invention relates to improvements in the manufacture of shoes, boots, die. and consists in attaching an extra sole to a single sole by means of a metal plate fastened with screws, and also inserting a metal plate-lift in the heel with a tap secured to it in such manner that the metal plate-lift and tap on the heel of the shoe of one foot may be shifted and adjusted to the shoe of the other foot, in order to equalize the wear in the sides. The arrangement of these devices is very nent, and they will conduce greatly to comfort and economy.
A represents a shoe of anyvsuitable material, having a single sole, a, either pegged or sewed in the ordinary .mannen An eXtra sole or half-sole, b, is fastened with nails riveted to a thin metal plate, B, fig. 3, which plate lies against the single sole a, and has a hent liange or lip, c, on the toe, which clasps upon the edge of the single sole when slipped upon it. The lip c thus holds the-front part of the plate B to the toe and sides of the shoe, while the rear part of the plate is made fastto the single sole by screws dd, through projections into nuts mm, which are inserted in and held by anges under the single sole a, as shown in fig. 2. The lip c may be finished with black' surface like the sole, and when the plate B and sole b are attached to the shoe, the whole presents the appearance of a double sole, and possesses all of its advantages in protecting thefoot against damp and cold. It may also be renewed at small cost when worn while the singlesole remains unimpaired. In the heel is introduced a similar thin metal lift, e, upon which is fastened with screws or nails zz', or otherwise, a tap, g. The plate-lift c is made with an offset before and behind which fits against the front and hind part of the heel, and the fore end of the lift is fastened to the bottom of the' sole a with screws s e, and the rear end to the back of the heel by the screw d in nuts n 11, and o, inserted and held in the leather of the sole and heel in the same manner as the nuts m m. These lifts are made to tit either heel alike, and when one side of the heel of a shoe is worn the plate-lifts and taps can be shifted to keep the wear of the heels even.
What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
1. The movable metal plate B, with the continuous bent lip c, for clasping the sole a, and having the halfsele b attached thereto, and fastened to the sole a by means of the screws and flanged nuts m, as and for the purpose herein described.
2. The adjustable met-al lift, e, with front and rear set-olf, with the tap g employed and fastened to the heel of a shoe hy means of the screws cls tting into the flanged nuts n o, as and for the purpose herein specified.
The above specification of my invention singed by me this 20th day of March, 1867.
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WM. F. McNAMAn/i, ALEX. F. Ronnnrs.