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PATENTED FEB. 13, 1906.
S. WILDE, DEGD. A. w. NORTH, Anmms'rnuox.
BOOT AND SHOE.
AZPLIGATIOR FILED 8EPL21. 1904.
4.5 canvas, leather, or other suitable material ARTHUR W. NORTH,
OF WOODLAND, CALIFORNIA, ADMINISTRATOR OF SAMUEL WILDE, DECEASED.
BOOT AND SHOE.
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that SAMUEL WILDE, deceased, late a citizen ofthe United States, and a resident of Woodland, county of Yolo, and State of California, did invent a certain new and useful Improvement inBoots and Shoes, of which the following is a specification.
The invention relates to improvements in boots and shoes, and has for its object the providing of a new mode of construction which shall give strength, flexibility, lightness, and economy of material andlabor over the modes of construction heretofore in use.
In the following, with reference to the accompanying drawings, is shown one embodiment of the invention, the features of invention being particularly pointed out hereinafter in the claims.
In the drawings, Figure 1 is a plan view of a blank from which is formed the shell adapted to form a part of the completed article, the dotted line representing the outline of the sole. Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the shell formed from the blank shown in Fig. 1 Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a completed boot or shoe made in accordance.,with the invention,
part of the top being broken away for convenlence of illustration. Fig. 4 is a sectional view along the line 4 4 of Fig. 3 looking in the a direction of the arrows.
Similar characters indicate similar parts throughout the several views.
The blank shown in Fig. 1, of any desirable material, is preferably bifurcated at the rear or heel end, as shown at 5 5, the edges of said bifurcated portion being adapted to be united together to form the heel portion when the blank is turned up along the dotted line to form the shell X. (Illustrated in 2.) The front or toe portion of the blank is preferably provided with wings 6 6, adapted to be united together to form the toe portion of the shell when the blank is turned up, the point of union in the shell being shown at Y in Fig. 2.
'8 represents the shoe-top, which may be of V i and which is adapted to extend beneath the insole 9, as shown in Fig. 4. 10 represents a filler, of suitable material interposed, when necessary, between the insole 9 and the shell X in order to level the Same up.
11 is the outsole.
Specification of Letters Patent. Application filed September 21, 1904. Serial No. 225,296.
Patented Feb. 13, 1906.
adapted to be 12 is a protecting strip or ca the shell.
placed over the toe portion 0 13 is the heel, adapted to be attached to the shoe in any convenient way.
14 is the line of stitches along the top of the shell, connectingthe same to the top 8, ac- 6o and is the means, such as eyelets and ing-hooks, for fastening the upper parts of the shoe-top together.
The shoe is made as follows: The top 8 is lasted to the insole 9 as shown in Fig. 4, the. bottom ed e of the top extending beneath the i insole, as shown. The filler 10 is then inserted between the edges of the top 8 on the bot.- tom of the insole, if necessary. The filler 10 would be desirable wherever the top 8 is of material sufficiently thick to present an uneven appearance when its edges are lasted t0 a While the top 8 andthe insole 9 are still on the last. the shell X, shaped up.
from the blank as described, is slipped onover the top and insole. The protecting strip or cap 12 is then placed over. the toe portion of the shell, the heel 13 put on in the usual manner, and the outsole 11 attached by nailing, sewing, or other desirable means. After the last is. withdrawn the shell X is attached to the shoe-top by stitches 14.
In the construction as illustrated it isobvious that the shoe-top can be secured to the shell by machine work instead of by flat seaming, which must be done by hand, thus permitting of a much cheaper shocbeing made Another advantage of the construction illustrated is that the lower portion of the shoetop being attached to the insole in the manner described assists in keeping the shell in shape, formlng a reinforcing and a lining for the same.
It is obvious that the details of construction and mode of operation and the order of steps may be varied without departing from the spirit of the invention, and the claims are not portion, an insole within the shell, a top having its lower edges lasted around the insole and'secured between the insole and the shell,
said top being secured to the shell along the upper edges of the latter and a protectingstrip ada ted to cover the union of the toe portiono the shell, substantially as'described.
In witnesswhereof I have hereunto si ned my name in the presence of two'subscri ing witnesses.
ARTHUR W. NORTH, Administrator of the estate of Samuel Wilde,
EUGENE T. LAMPTON, BYRON F. HILLHOUSE.