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Publication numberUS874862 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 24, 1907
Filing dateJun 4, 1907
Priority dateJun 4, 1907
Publication numberUS 874862 A, US 874862A, US-A-874862, US874862 A, US874862A
InventorsAbraham Posner
Original AssigneeAbraham Posner
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ankle-stay for shoes.
US 874862 A
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PATENTBD DB0. 24, 1907.






Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dec. 24, 1907.

Application filed June 4. v1907. Serial No. 377.191'

lb all whom it 'may concern:

Be it known that I, ABRAHAM PosNnn, a citizen of the United States, and a resident ol" thc city of New York, borough of Brooklyn, in the county of Kings and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Ankle-Stay for Shoes, of which the following is a iull, clear, and exact description.

"lhe invention relates to stays for the ankle portions of shoes, such as shown and described in Letters Patent of the United States, No. 555,328, granted to me on February 25,1896.

The object of the present invention is to provide a new and improved ankle stayior shoes, which'is simple and durable in construction and arranged to permit'of conveniently placing it in position in the shoe, to properly supporter stay a-weak ankle ofthe wearer of t ie shoe, at the same time 'maintaining the stay at all times in proper position and preventing undue binding at the back of the foot above the heel. i

The invention vconsists of novel features and parts and combinations of. the saine, which will be more fully described hereinafter and .thenpointed out in the claims.

- A practicalembodiment of the invention is represented in the accompanying drawings forming a part of this specification, in which similar characters of reference indicate correspondingparts in all the views.

Figure 1 is a longitudinal sectional elevation of the improvement as applied, part of the shoe being shown in section and art in elevation; Fig. 2 is a face view of tie im provement, parts of the stitfener pockets being broken out; F ig. 3 is a transverse section of the same on the line 8 3 of Fig'. 2, and Fig, 4 is a perspective view of an ankle stay having an elastic cross band for engagement by the foot. of the wearer to hold the stay in lace.

p The improved ankle stay has its body A made of a suitable iiexible material such as leather covered at the outer tace with canvas, and in the said body A are arranged side pockets B running u and down in an approximately vertical i irection, and each containing a stilienerf() of spring metal, whalebone or other similar material, and in the lower end of the said body A is lornicd a pocket D for containing a stiifener l1] of stoel, whaleb'one or a similar material. 'lhebody A has a out out portion A at the rear and extending from the top of the body to approximately the middle thereof, so that when the stayis placed in position in the shoe l?, as illustrated in Fig. l, .then the cut ont portion A is at the rear of the wearers foot above thc heel thereof, to prevent undue binding of the stay on the wearers foot at the portion referred to. When placing the ankle stay in position in the shoe, the lower edge thereof rests on the inside oi' the sole of the shoe while the upper end oi the ankle stay is tucked in under a top flange F', arranged on the inside of the shoe, as plainly indicated in Fig. l. In case the ankle stay is to be used on shoes without such a flange F', then an elastic band G is provided attached to the sides of the body A at the lower end thereof, to hold the stay in a bent position and to allow the stay to readily conform to the shape of the shoe. New when the ankle stay is iii place in the shoe, the foot of the wearer rests on top of the elastic band Gr, thus preventing the stay from upward movement 1n the shoe while the' latter is worn.

it is understood that by having the stiieners C at the side of the ankle of the wearer of the shoe, the ankle is properly supported or stayed, and by having the stiiiener E at the lower end of the stay, the latter readily conforms to the shape of the shoe and at the same time assists in holding the stay in.

place in the shoe, by firmly pressing the ower end of the body A in firm contact withv the upper of the shoe, owing to the inherent elasticity of the stiti'ener E.

The ankle stay shownvand describediis ver simple and durable in construction,

van can be readily placed in position in the shoe, or removed therefrom, whenever -it is desired to do so. Having thus describen` my invention, ,i

claim as new and desire tose'cnre by Letters Patent s Y ,Width thereof, stiiiening members in each ofthe pockets, said stay being cut away at the back of the shoe a )proximately to the vertical center, and an elastic connecting the lower corners of the stay.

2. An ankle stay comprising a face of iai lie

and said stay being provided with a l1ori Zonta] pocket at the bottom extending across the Width thereof, stiil'ening membersA in each of 'the pockets, said stay being eut away at the back of the shoe approximately to the l vertical enter.

3. An ankle stay comprising a flexible body having a portion adapted to rest upon eai side of the ankle, a plurality of vertical sti eners arranged in eaeh ankle pprtion and extending from the top to the bottom thereof, and a horizontal resilient' strip at the bottom of the stay and extending the full Width thereof, sliil stay being out away at the baek from the top approximately to the vertical center. 'f

4. An ankle Stay comprising a Aflexible body having a portion adapted to rest upon eaeh side of the ankle, a plurality of vertical stil'enere arranged in eaeh ankle portieri and extending from the top to the bottom thereof aliorizontal resilient strip at the bottoni of the stay and extending the full Width thereof.

In testimony whereof l have Signed my naine to this speeiiieation in the presenee of two "subscribing Witnesses.


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