US 659073 A
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No. 659,073. Patented Oct. 2, I900.
- C. E. KELLER.
, Bo'oT HEEL.
(Application 51 1 Feb. 5,1900.
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' UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
CHARLES EDWIN KELLER, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent N 0. 659,073, dated October 2, 1900.
Application filed February 5, 1900. Serial. No. 4,033. KNo model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, CHARLES EDWIN KEL- LER, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of Los Angeles, in the county of Los Angeles and State of California, have invented new and useful Improvements in Boot-Heels, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description.
The purpose of this invention is to provide a yielding heel for boots and shoes, and Iattain this end by providing a rubber pad with a metallic spring attached, thus presenting a more durable device than one constructed'entirely of rubber and yet insuring an effective cushion to the tread of the person using the device.
This specification is the disclosure of one form of my invention, while the claims define the actual scopethereof.
Reference is to be had to the accompanying drawings, forminga part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate corresponding parts in all the views.
Figure 1 is a perspectiveview illustrating the device applied to a shoe. Fig. 2 is a sectional view on the line 2 2 of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is a bottom view of the spring. Fig. 4 is a bottom .view of the rubber pad, and Fig. 5 is a top view thereof.
The heel of the shoe has a recess a cut in the bottom thereof of the form shown in Fig. 1, and to the top wall of this recess is secured by fastening devices b of any desired construction the metallic spring, which comprises a body plate 0, through which the fastening devices I) are passed, and two spring prongs or fingers c, which are projected from the inner end of the body-plate c downwardly and then rearwardly parallel with the bodyplate. The rubber cushion-plate d has a cavity (1 formed in its top face, in which is set the body a of the spring. The cushion-plate 01 also has openings 01 formed in its inner end, through which the prongs c are respectively passed, and the bottom face of the plate d is formed with two grooves 61 in which ,the prongs 0 respectively lie. It will thus be seen that the spring, being fastened securely to the heel, serves to hold the cushion-plate d in the recess a of the heel and that this arrangement provides an effective, yet thoroughly durable, cushion for the heel. The spring prongs c cushion the tread as well as the plate (1, and the spring-prongs hold the plate in place without the necessity of fastening devices passing through the plate, and at the same time they protect the plate from being cut or torn during the use of the device.
Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent- 1. An attachment for the heels of boots and shoes, comprising a spring-prong adapted to be attached to the heel, and a cushion-plate detachably embraced by the prong.
2. An attachment for the heels of boots and shoes, comprising a spring having a bodyplate attached to the heel, a spring-prong projectin g downwardly and then rearwardly parallel with the body-plate, and a yielding cushion-plate held between the body-plate and the prong.
3. An attachment for the heels of boots and shoes, the attachment comprising a spring having a body-plate and one or more springprongs carried thereon and extending parallel therewith, and a yielding cushion-plate having openings formed therein through which the prongs are passed, the cushionplate also having grooves for the reception of the prongs.
In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
CHARLES EDWIN KELLER.
FREDERICK NYE PAULY, OLIVER HUBERT MORGAN.