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Publication numberUS654388 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 24, 1900
Filing dateMay 4, 1900
Priority dateMay 4, 1900
Publication numberUS 654388 A, US 654388A, US-A-654388, US654388 A, US654388A
InventorsFrank Diemer
Original AssigneeFrank Diemer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 654388 A
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Patented July 24,1900. F. DIEMER.

S H0 E V(Application led May 4, 1901?.)

(No Model.)




SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 654,388, dated July 24, 1900. Application led May 4, 1900. Serial No. 15,478. (No model.)

To @ZZ whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, FRANK DIEMER, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Niagara Falls, in the county of Niagara and State of New York, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Shoes, of which t-he following is a specification.

This invention has the object to reinforce that portion of the shoe which incloses the ankle of the wearer and to provide at the same time a convenient pocket on the inner side of the upper in which money, shoe-laces, and other articles of small bulk may be carried. To that end the upper is provided with an interlining which is arranged between the upper and the lining and which is so constructed and secured that it reinforces the upper and also forms a convenient pocket.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure lis an inside elevation of my improved upper spread out. Fig. 2 is a detached view of the interlining. Fig. 3 is a vertical section in line 3 3, Fig. l. the top portion of the upper on an enlarged scale. Fig. 5 is a vertical sectionin line 5 5, Fig. l. Fig. 6 is a similar section of the top portion ofthe upper on an enlarged scale. Fig. 7 is a horizontal section in line 7 7, Fig. l. Fig. 8 is a fragmentary horizontal section 0f the front of the upper on an enlarged scale. Fig. 9 is a fragmentary horizontal section of the heel-joint of the upper on an enlarged scale.

Like letters of reference refer to like parts in the several figures.

A represents the upper of a shoe7 which may be a mans or womans lace or button shoe, that shown in the drawings being the upper of a lace-shoe having at its front a the usual eyelets b for the reception of the laces and at its middle the' usual upright heel seam or joint c.

D represents thelining, ot' well-known form and made, as usual, of a suitable fabric. E represents an interlining Vof similar material which is arranged between the upper A and the lining D on both sides of the heel-seam c.`

This interlining extends at the rear from the top f of the upper along the heelseam c to the bottom of the upper and along the bottom or sole forwardly a suitable distance Fig. .tis a similar section of preferably, as shown, about as far as the width of the top of the upper. The interlining extends at the front along the front of the upper to the lower end of the facing g at the inner side of the front and upwardly for a short distance alongthe inner edge of the facing and then down to the bottom or sole. The interlining E is thus composed of a main portion e, which extends from the top to the bottom of the upper, and a front extension e', which extends to the lower end of the front of the upper, as clearly shown in Fig. 2 and by the dotted line l0 in Fig. 1,. The interlinin g is secured at the heel by the usual seams, at the bottom or sole by the usual stitching or other fastening devices, and at the front by the usual seams and eyelets or other fastening devices by which the lining D is secured, so that the interlining forms an additional stiffening for the upper and rein-V forces the same. This renders the ankle, heel, and front portion of the upper somewhat more substantial and enables the same to better retain its shape. This interlining E is secured at the top to the doubled top edge of the upper by a seam h, as shown on the left-hand side of Fig. l and in Figs. 3 and 4t. The lining D is not secured at the top to the upper except at the front and rear, leaving the upper edge of the lining unattached between the front of the upper and the heelseam. The interlining and the lining are secured together at a suitable distance below the top edge ot' the upper by a seam 7e, so that the portions of the lining and interlining above this seam form a pocket of a size and form which is suitable to contain money, shoe-laces, and other small articles, the unattached top portion of the lining forming the mouth of the pocket.

If desired, the upper may be provided at its top with a iiap L, of fabric or other suit= able material, adapted to cover the mouth of the pocket, as shown on the right-hand side of Fig. l and in Figs. 5 and 6.

secured at its top, together with the upper edge of the interlining, to the doubled top edge of theupper by a seam Z.

The interlining constructed and secured as described adds but a trie to the cost of the shoe and renders the shoe more sightly and `This flap is` durable'einforoing the upper, and at the same unattached to the interlining at its top edge, time provides the convenience of inside pockto form the mouth of a pocket, and attached ets in the upper. to the intel-lining at a suitable distance be- I claim as my inventionlow its topedge to form the bottom of a I5 5 The combination With the upper, of an inpocket, substantially as set forth.

lrlitningdwhiolfl secured atditshtolp edtge o Witness my hand this 2d day of May, 1900.

e op e ge o 1e upper an W 1o eX en s n from the top edge of the upper downwardly I RANK DIEMER along the front of the upper and along its Vitnesses: 1o heel-joint, and a lining which is arranged on J NO. J. BONNER,

' the inner side ofthe interlining and which is GYESTA HORNBECK.

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Cooperative ClassificationA43B3/0031
European ClassificationA43B3/00P