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. A. E. JOHNSON. I INSOLE FOR USE IN THE MANUFACTURE OF BOOTS AND SHOES.
APPLIOATION FILED JULY 14, $03..
produce a reinforced lipped insole strong in of which the applicant is aware.
ALBERT E. JOHNSON, OF BROCKTON, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSIGNOR TO UNITED SHOE MACHINERY COMPANY, OF PATERSON, NEW JERSEY, A CORPORATION OF NEVV-JERSE-Y.
lNSOLE FOR USE IN THE MANUFACTURE OF BOOTS AND SHOES.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented April 2, 1907.
Application filed July 14,1903. Serial 110,165,477.
To coll whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, ALnnnr' E. JoHNsoN, a citizen of the United States, residing at Brockton, in the countyof Plymouth and State .of Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Im rovements in Insoles, for Use in the Man nature of Boots and Shoes; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and usethe same.
The present invention relates to on i111- provement in insoles for use in the manufacture of boots and shoes, and more particularly for in the manufacture of Welt boots and shoes.
The object of the present invention is to construction and cheaper than prior insoles To the above end the present invention consists in the. improved insole. hereinafter described, and particularly defined in the claims.
.In the acconi anying drawings, iliustrat ing the preferre form of the invention, Fig-- ure 1 is a plan of the improved insole, and Figs. 2, 3, 4., and 5 illustrate the method of making the improved'insole, Fig. 5 being a cross-section, enlarged, on the line a. 9:, Fig. 1. The preferred embodiment of the present invention illustrated in the drawings conout to the desired shape of the insole.
sists of a body portion 1, made of leather and Fig. 2
illustrates in section the blank forthe body portion of the insole. This blank is split, as
shown in Fig. 3, on the line 2. around theshank and fore part to form a li 3 and feather 4. A. channel-5, as shown in ig. 3, is also out around the shank and fore part of this blank, thereby forming a second lip-'6 alongside of the lip 3, above referred to. These two lips 3 and 6 are preferably cut simultaneously and turned up at right angles to theb'ody portion of the insole and united together by cement and pressure to form a single practically integral lip around the shank and fore part of the body portion. of the insole, as shown in Fig. 4.. A reinforcingcover 7 is cemented to the body portion, preferably within the lip and to the inside or innot face of the lip, as shown in Fig. 5.
The reinforcin -cover 7 in theillustrated embodiment of t BiIlVGIltlOIl esters the entire inner surface of the lip and the entire cen tral. part of the body c'rtion of the insole--- that is, that part of t e body" ortion of the the thickness of the feather of the insole; I I
This is a feature. of advantageaccruing. from.
the preferred construction, because in the welt-sewing machines usnallyemployed for sewing the inseam, which unites the insole upper, and Welt," the curved needle enters from the outside and should emergent the,
base the inside of'the l'i and it is appan insole inside of the lip the needle is liable to penetrate the body-portion of the insolebe-. yond the 11p, thereby-impairing the product by the wee er the seam.
It is preferred to unite the two lips 3 and 6 by insane of a cement, althongh other:
rneans of nnitin the two lips-to form apractic-ally integral ip may bH-QIHPlOff-Bd, if d" sired. It is also pmierred "to secure the rein p forcing-cover to the body portion by means of cement, but other-means of efiiciently f 's h curing the cover tolthe body portion may be emplovedflf'preierredi It is also preferred that the rein rrcing-cover be seciired to the inner face of thelip'and to the body portion of the insole within the lip, although theqim vention in its broader aspecqcontemplates Fseeuring thereinforcing-cover te -either the ,inner or the-on terffsce oi the lip and to the adjacent art-of the body'portion, s0-'that the angle ,tweentheflip and body portion is covered by the reinforcing material.
It will be observed that the struction permits the use of re atively'thin material for-the body; ortion of the insole,
' for the lips cut from t e body portion may I GO resent con- 5 hold the stitches of the inseam and to produce a strong and durable shoe. The saving effected by the use of thinner or poorer stock for the body portion of the insole is considerable and sfl'ords a material economy in mento ufacture.
Having thus described the invention,what is claimed is- -1. An insole for use in manufacturing sewed shoes,
permanently united throughout their length .to form 1a single stitch-receiving'lip.
2, An insole for use in manufacturing sewed shoes, consisting of a body portion 20 having two lips cut therefrom, and turned up consisting of a body portion I5 having two lips out therefrom, turned up and and united together by cement and pressure to form a single'coin' ressed stitch-receiving lip around the shen and lore part of the body ortion of the insole. 3. n insole for use in manufacturing sewe'ijl shoes, consisting of a body portion having two lips out therefrom and turned up and united to form a single stitchreceiving lip around the shank and fore part of the body portion of the insole, and a sheet of re inforcing materiel cemented to the surface of t-Ee lbody portion and to the inner surface of t e i In'liestimony whereof I aiiix my signature in presence of two Witnesses.
ALBERT E. JOHNSON.
ALFRED H. HILDRETH. BENJAMIN PHILLIPS.