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Publication numberUS825869 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 10, 1906
Filing dateJan 19, 1905
Priority dateJan 19, 1905
Publication numberUS 825869 A, US 825869A, US-A-825869, US825869 A, US825869A
InventorsHarry Sandeman
Original AssigneeHarry Sandeman
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Attachment for golf or tennis boots or shoes.
US 825869 A
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Be -it known that I, HARRY SANDEMAN, a' Subject of the King of Great Britain, residing at Throgmorton avenue, inthe city of London, England, have invented a new and use.-

full Improved Attachment for Golf or Tennis Boots or Shoes, ofrtvhich the followingis a v specification.`

My invention relates to improvements in attachments forboots andshoes to beworn bythe players of certain-games, more especially" golf, tennis, Vand theflike. Boots or shoes for .thesepurposes have often been constructed with ribs or' bars across the sole and also with studs of rubber or .other elastic ma- My present-,invention relatesto the 'constructionofangattachment for a boot or shoe in some respects similar to the foregoing, in-

` asmuch as it gives the user a satisfactory and reliablegrip of the ground,but differinges sentially from previous deviceszin its purpose and in the means whereby the said purpose is attained. f l 'v 1 In playing the game of golfit is necessary i for/the foot to turn upon the ball as upona pivotin orderthat the'full swing may be given'tothe golf-club and an effective blow be struck. This involves the turning of the foot throughthe eater part of a semicircle without raising t e ball or toe of the foot from 'the ground, and it is consequentlydesirable that vthe ball of the sole of the boot or sho'e or the toe, orboth, should have some a pliancewhich will securely hold upon Vtlie ground notfonly without hindering, but to facilitate as much as possible this pivotal motion and still preserve or .not diminish the grip. To secure this,-I .attach a flexible or elastic device, preferably in form of a ring made of rubber, leather, or other suitable material or a combination of the same to thesole -of theA boot under the broadest part or ball of the/foot and a flexible semicircular piece made 'of rubber, leather, or other suitable materiall 'or af combination of 'the' same to the so'leof the boot at the toei The ring on the sole of the boot under the ball of the foot is of sufcient `diameter according to the size of the boot or shoe to properly hold upon the ground-in fact, withinreasonable limits the larger its 'diameter the v.more effective will be its hold upon the ground. This ring'by itself con- Specifcaton of Letters Patent.

Application fileaJanwy 19.19115; serai No. 241.740.


Patented Ju1y 10,1906.

stitutes an effective attachment for. a golf orV tennis boot or shoe, and in many instances this device alone is employed. The Semicircular toe attachment is of sufficient size to vpractically cover the sole of the boot at the securing in the best manner possible and with the least resistance to the motion of the foot the position of the player-0n the ground there is the further advantage' that the attachment,

' being in the form of a circle or at the toe in a semicircle, will do no injury to the rass Vor surface of .the ground "which in go f-links much played over or on polished or 'other floors is amatter of considerable importance. Further,the ring and semicircular toe attach- .ment, owing to their hollow form, act upon vacuum, and thus aid in preventing shpping. In order to'more clearly set forth `myinvention, I haveillustrated the same in the accompanying drawings, in which- A Figure 1 shows the ring vand semicircular toe-piece attached to the'sole of a boot.` Fig. 2 is a section von the line A- B of Fi L .1; and Fig. 3 is a' section, on an enlarged sca e, on the line C D of 1. Y l

The surface a next to the boot or shoejis preferably composed of fabric, such ascanvas, vulcanized into a solid iece With the rubber b, of which the rest oft el attachment is composed. The configuration of the rubber part of the apparatus is well illustrated annulus surrounding the 'central cavity being" provided with a groove c and a series of stu or screw holes. constructed .Witha brass leyelet e, counter-` sunk in the rubber, and are not made to pene,- vtrate through the Whole depth of the rubber, as shown in Fig. 3, until the attachment is actually fastened shoel f 1- is then piercedthrough the perforated por-- Wet or slippery ground by. creating a partialA toe. In striking the blow the swing of the l e of many of the champion turns'when stri ring the blow. In additionto in the drawings, the raised circumference or IOO These screw-holes are .best

to the sole of thebootor vIn order: to fasten the attachments toI the.I i sole ofthe boot or shoe, the said attachments,- are placed in position on the sole, and a hole tion of the rubber beyond the countersunk eyelets into the sole of the boot and screws or the like are inserted therein and screwed tight. p -has a iirin grip'of the brass eyelet and h'old's firmly the ring or semicircular toe attachment in position. When screws are inserted in all the screw-holes, the attachments will be held preventing slipping.

firmly inposition upon soles of very moderate thickness. 1 K

As shown' clearly in Figs. 2 and 3, the circumference of Athe, attachments. are raised considerably above 'the central part f, and the hollow tlius formed additionally 'acts upon dry as well as wet or slippery greund by creating a partial'vacuum, andv thus aids in In order to allow the player to either 'I on the ball of the soleor the toe,`as convenient, I make thetoe vattachment slightly "thinner than the ring,`is6 as to be on a lower level than the la'tterl Further, the toe tiirnsv `up sufficiently to escape contact with the whereby it is rendered possible' to turn 'on the vforward part of the ball ofthe foot as upon a 2.' Iii combination witha golf or tennis.

boot or shoe an attachment secured tonthc forward part of the sole.,and covering prac-- tically the whole width of same and consistingof an elastic circular plate, a stiifening layer of heavy fabric on its innerl surface, a

raised circumference on said elastic plate, an

In this manner tlie head of the screw annular'groove, therein, anda Acentral poi'- tion completely dished out whereby it isrende red possible to .turn on the forward part of the foot' as upon a pivot.

3. In combination with a golf or tennis y boot or shoe an attachment secured to the sole under the ball of the foot and. consisting of an elastic circular plate having a circular plate of canvas on the inner surface vulcanized into said elastic plate, a raised circum- 'ference on said elastic plate, an annular groove therein and acentral portion cornlar toe-piece'having a seinicircular piece of canvas on vits inner surface vulcanized into saidtoe-piece2 a raised edge portion on said elastic toe-.piece, a groove therein and a dished-out central portion.

4. In combination with ,a golf or tennis lboot or shoe an attachment secured to the sole under the ball of the foot and consisting of an elastic circular. plate having a circularlate of canvas on the inner surface vulcanized into said elastic plate, a raised circumference on said' elastic' plate, an annular groove therein, vscrew-lioles with countersunk brass eyelets in said groove and a central portion completely-.dished out? andan 'elastic semicircular vtoe-piece having a semicircular piece ofrcanvas onsaid inner surface vulcanized into'said toe-piece, a raised edge- `portion on said. elastic toe-piece, a groove therein, screw-holes with lcountersunk brass eyelets-in said groove, and a dished central portion..

In testimony whereof I have signed my naine to,this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.



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Cooperative ClassificationA43C15/161