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Publication numberUS844057 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 12, 1907
Filing dateFeb 12, 1906
Priority dateFeb 12, 1906
Publication numberUS 844057 A, US 844057A, US-A-844057, US844057 A, US844057A
InventorsAlbert W Tillinghast
Original AssigneeAlbert W Tillinghast
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shoe-sole attachment.
US 844057 A
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No. 844,057. I PATENTED FEB.12, 1907.




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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Feb. 12, 1907.

Application filed February 12,1906. Serial Ilo1 300,678.

To all whom t may concern;

Be it known that I, ALBERT W. T ILLING- HAsT,-a citizen of the United States, residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, have invented certain Improvements in Shoe-Sole Attachmentshof whichhthe following is a specication.

My invention relates to shoe-soles, and consists of certain improvements in suctionpadsl or antislipping structures designed for attachment to the shoe-sole or to be combined therewith and adapted more particularly for use by golf-players, although it is equally adapted for use with all forms` of sporting-slices. i

My invention is fully shown in the accompanying drawings, in which- Iigure 1 is a cross-sectional view of the shoe-sole attachment made in accordance with my invention before the same is applied to the shoe. Ifig. 2 is a similar sectional view showing the attachment as applied to the shoe-sole. lfi'g. 3 is an inverted plan view of a shoe-sole, showing the attachment in place. llig. 4 is a cross-sectional view illustrating a modification of my invention. Pigs. 5 andL 6 ,are views of modified forms of retaining or securing means. llig. 7 is an enlarged view of a portion of Fig. l. Fig. 3 is a view of a shoe-sole with which the suction-pad or antislipping device is integrally combined, and Ifig. 9 is a view illustrating a detail of my invention.

As illustrated in the accompanying drawings, my invention relates to the disk structure shown in Ifig. 1 and consists of certain improvements in this article, which in general terms comprises a rubber or rubber-containing body 1, having an annular wall or rim 2, and an integral web 3, reduced in thickness and joining said wall, the whole adapted to fit against the shoe-sole and be secured thereto by suitable means.

My improvements are directed to several novel features in connection with this device and are as follows: By beveling the outer contour of the annular wall 2 toward the sole, as shown at L1, and providing a comparatively thin edge 5 for this portion of the attachment, which projects below the under face of the same, as clearly shown in Fig. 1, the rubber or other material of which the article is made will be spreadI by the securing means when the device is applied to the sole and will insure closer contact with such sole, as clearly illustrated in Fig. 2. The under surface of the member 1 is slightly dished and is provided with a section of canvas webbing 6 in my improved device, which canvas is stopped a short distance from the edge of the disk, as shownin the several figures of the drawings, notably in lig. 7, so that when the latter is compressed in the manner shown in I* ig. 2 there will be no obstruction to prevent the edge of the rubber or other material making close contact with the sole. r1`his close contact, coupled with the beveled enge of the disk, which assumes the curved form shown at 7 in `nigs. 2 and 1, enables the attachment to be firmly secured' and used without danger of separation from the sole and avoids the consequent picking up of small stones, dirt, &c.

rI`he central web 3 of the article is formed integral with the annular projecting portion 2, and in my improved form of the structure I recess said web centrally, as shown at 10, so that the hollowing out of the ordinary shoesole effected by the foot in walking will never be sui'licient to cause the under surface of such web to contact with the ground. In my improved structure the inner wall of the projection 2 is undercut at ll, so as to increase the suction of the device. rPhis attachment may be secured to the shoe-sole by screws 12 passing through apertures in the projecting wall 2, as illustrated in Pigs. 2, 3, and 4 of the drawings, and these screws are applied in the manner shown in Pig. 3, the greatest number being disposed at the `front of the attachment. In Pigs. 5 and 6, however, I have shown modified forms of attaching means, that in F ig. 5 comprising an annular ring 15, fitting the inner undercut portion of the wall 2, which serves also as a stiffening member for said wall, while in Fig. 6 an annular plate 16 is let into the under surface of the device. In both instances the screws l2 pass through these metal portions. When fastening means of the character shown in Figs. 5 and 6 are employed, a better contact of the projection will be secured, as its surface is continuous.

In Fig. 8 I have shown a rubber sole with which the antislipping device or suction-pad is integrally combined, such structure embodying the improvements forming the subject of my invention, which are also shown in the other views and specifically referred to. This sole will be sewed to the'welt or other sole of the shoe in the usual manner and may also have its surface coveredwith any cement IOO IIO

preparatory to being seWed down. Instead of having the flanged portion 5 extend entirely around the sole, as illustrated in Fig. 3, I may arrange it at the forward and rear portions only and slightly greater in length, as clearly illustrated at 17 in Fig. 9.

I claim- 1. A shoe-sole attachment of the type comprising an annular plate havinga raised circumference forming a projecting rim being designed for contact With the ground and connected by an integral web, said projecting rim having its inner Wall undercut.

2. Ashoe-sole attachment of the type comprising an annular projecting Wall or rim connected by an integral Web, characterized by having said Web strengthened by a body of canvas applied to the underside, Which canvas is stopped short of the edge of the attachment, and a flange projecting beyond said canvas to be 'flattened against the shoe-sole.

3. A shoe-sole attachment of the type comprising an annular projecting Wall or rim connected by an integral web, characterized by having an undercut inner Wall for said annular projecting portion, an annular ring iitting l said Wall, and fastening means passing through said ring to secure said attachment to the sole of a shoe.

4. A shoe-sole attachment ofthe type com-- prising an annular projecting Wall or rim connected by an integral Web, characterized by having its body recessed or undercut, a metallic member fitting said undercut or recessed portions, and fastening means passing through said metallic member.

5. A shoe-sole attachment of the type comprising an annular projecting Wall or rim connected by an integral Web, characterized by having an undercut inner portion for said annular projecting rim or Wall, a metallic member fitting said undercut portion and serving as a stii'lening means 'for said rim or Wall, and fastening means passing through the metallic member and serving to hold the structure to the sole of the shoe.

In testimony whereof I have signed my name to this specification in the presence of tWo subscribing Witnesses.




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Cooperative ClassificationA43C15/161