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Publication numberUS855163 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 28, 1907
Filing dateSep 5, 1905
Priority dateSep 5, 1905
Publication numberUS 855163 A, US 855163A, US-A-855163, US855163 A, US855163A
InventorsCornelius J Cotter
Original AssigneeCornelius J Cotter
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Spring-insole for shoes.
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No. 855,163. PATENTED MAY 28, 1907,



parts,.-a. lower: member or spring A. and upper:-membe1" or cover B. *The spring is I I UNITED STATES v PATENT OFFICE.

.ooR ELn-Js J. oo'r'rnn, OF BUFFALO, NEW. YORK.


Application filed flaptember 3,1906. Serial No- 277,623-

Specification of Letters Patent.

- Patented-m 28, 1907.

To fall whom it may concern.-

Be it" known that-'1, CoRNnLIUs J. Corrine,

a citizen of the United States, -residing at Buf falo,in-the county of Erie and State of New York, have invented'a new and useful Improvement in S ring-Insoles for Shoes, of.

which the following. is a specification,

.7 The object of this invention is to producea spring insole forshoes which forms a yielding support forthe heel andyalso forthe arch'o 4 v g In the accompanying drawjngsz lizigurel is a verticallongitudinal section showing my {improved insole applied to a shoe; 1 5

Fig.2 is a-bottom plan'view of the insole. j-

I Similarletters of reference indicate corre spending parts in both figures.

My improvedinsole comprises, two main constructedof a sheet or strip of spring steel or, other suitable material in substantially the shape of the letters and'consists of a front part a-having the form of an, arch and a rear part a having the form of a leaf -'or.

tongue which curves if 'wa'rdly and *rear wardly from'thefrear en ofthe'arch, -This form practica 1y a part thereof. The front h and rear ends of the cover extend somewhat beyond the corresponding ends of the spring and are fitted to the adjacent parts of the shoe soas to form a finished joint between the same which will not discomfort the foot. On the inner longitudinal side of the cover,

the same is provided with an upwardly pro-. Jecting guard or extension 0 which fits against the corresponding art of the foot and forms "a reliable support t erefor. v

The cover and spring maybe connectedin any suitable j-manner :'but preferably by means'ofrivetsdas.shown; ;"In:the-aot of walking theinstep'or arch and theheel'of the footalternatel depress the arch and tongue of the" inso e spr ng,

causing, thelatterto reckon the bottom of the shoefat thejunction of. the. arch and -'tongue asa fl1'lcrum, thereby causing the spring insoleto always follow the movement and conform to the changing position of the foot. A-firm-butsyielding support is thus furnished at all times for the foot both at the arch and at the heel, thereby relieving-the' feet ofpersons whoseoceupation causes the f feet to be constantly sub ected to jarring",

such as Imotormen and'conductor's of street, 65.

railways. My im roved insolealso aids in restoring to their ormer' conditionfeet hfiaV'.

in broken down arches.

claim as my inve'ntion:,'

sheet of spring metal, and consisting'of' a frontpart havingthe form of an arch and a rear parthavingthe form of a tongue which curves upward and rearwardly from the An insole spring for shoes constructed .of'a,

rear end-:of. said arch, said insole bein adapted to rest ,on the bottom of a shoe at t e front end of saf d;,arch and at the junction of said arch and tongue so as to elevate the central 7 part of the arch and-the-rear part .of said producing a. rocking movement of the insole inthe act of walking, substantially as set forth. I p

Witness my hand this 28th'day ,of August,




tongue above the bottom'of the shoe and cause the same to'be depressed alternately the-instep and heel o the foot, thereby Y

Cooperative ClassificationA43B7/142