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Publication numberUS907703 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 22, 1908
Filing dateApr 1, 1908
Priority dateApr 1, 1908
Publication numberUS 907703 A, US 907703A, US-A-907703, US907703 A, US907703A
InventorsAxel Edward Peterson
Original AssigneeEdwin Locke, Axel Edward Peterson
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 907703 A
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Patented Dec. 22, 1908.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Dec. 22, 1908.

Application filed April 1, 1908. Serial No. 424,637. 2

To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, AXEL EDWARD PETER- SON, a citizen of the United States, residing at Admire. in the county of Lyon and State of Kansas, have invented new and useful linprovements in Overshoe-Retainers, of which the followin is a specification.

This invention relates to devices or securing overshoes in place so that they cannot be accidentally pulled off by suction when one is walking over muddy places, and it relates more particularly to a retainer in the nature of an attachment which can be readily applied to ordinary overshoes or rubbers.

The invention has for one of its objects to provide a retaining device of this character of comparatively simple and inexpensive construction, which is so designed as to e'ifectively hold the rubber or overshoe in place without marring or destroying the boot and which is readily applied to the overshoe by a shoe mender or by a manufacturer in the making of the overshoe.

A further object of the invention the provision of an overshoe retaining device which consists of a U-shaped strip of spring metal preferably enameled, and applied to the outside of the overshoe at the heel thereof, and an inner gripping member of leather or the like disposed inside the overshoe and secured to the latter by rivets which also serve to secure the spring in place, the gripping member being so disposed as to engage the boot at the points where the latter covers the hollow portions of the foot above the heel and in advance of the heel tendon, whereby the said member will bear on the upper edge of the quarter of the boot and thus prevent the rubber frombeing pulled off.

With these objects in view and others, as 1 will appear as the description proceeds, the I invention comprises the various novel features of construction and arrangement of parts which will be more fully described hereinafter and set forth with particularity in the claims appended hereto.

In the accompanying drawing, which illus trates one of the embodiments of the invention, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a shoe or boot showing a rubber equipped with the retainer applied thereto. Eig. 2 is a longitudinal sectional view of the heel portion of the rubber. Fig. 3 is a fragmentary plan view of the rear portion of the rubber showing the retainer thereon.

Similar reference characters are employed to designate corresponding parts throughout the several views.

Referring to the drawing, A designates an ordinary lace shoe, and B, a rubber overshoe of usual construction, which has applied I thereto the attachment designated generally by C. This attachment comprises a strip 1 of spring metal which is preferably enam eled so as to avoid rusting and is bent into such shape as to conform to the shape of the overshoe at the heel portion thereof. This spring is applied to the overshoe B at the upper edge thereof and arranged with its ends projecting forwardly a short distance in front of the heel tendon.

Disposed inside the overshoe is a strip 2 of leather or other suitable material which bears on the lining 3 of the overshoe and has its ends terminating opposite the ends of the outside spring 1. These two strips are secured to the overshoe by rivets t which pass through the lining and rubber of the overshoe and through the apertures in the said strips, the heads inside and countersunk in the leather strip so as not to mar or cut the upper of the boot or shoe A. ihe strip 2 stands out beyond the lining of the overshoe so that the bottom edge of the strip constitutes a shoulder or ledge that is adapted to engage over the top edge 5 of the quarter portion 6 of the shoe A and the spring 1, by the inward tension of its extremities, maintains the said strip 2 in looking engagement with the edges of the quarter of the shoe.

In applying the overshoe, the s ring is spread open while passing the hee of the overshoe over the heel of the boot and when the overshoe is in final position the extremiof the rivets being arranged I ties of the spring will move toward each other and cause the inner strip 2 or griIpping member tofirmly engage the boot. 1; will be noted that the gripping member has its ends so arranged as to engage points covering the hollow portions of the foot above the heel and in advance of the tendon of Achilles so that the overshoe could not be pulled off when worn with the blucher style of shoe.

From the foregoing description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, the advantages of the construction and of the method of operation will be readily apparent to those skilled in the art to which the the boot at the invention appertains, and while I have described the principle of o eration of the in- I vention, together with t e device which I now consider to be the best embodiment thereof, I desire to have it understood that the device shown is merely illustrative, and

that such changes may be made when desired as are Within the scope of the claims.

Having thus described the invention, What I claim is 1. 'lhe combination of an overshoe, with a retainer attachment therefor, said attachment comprising a U-shaped spring disposed around the outside of the overshoe at the upper edge of the heel portion thereof, a strip of flexible material disposed at the inside of I the overshoe and in parallel relation to the spring, and means for securing the spring and strip to the overshoe.

2. 'ihe combination of an overshoe, with a retainer attachment therefor, said attachment comprising a strip of spring metal secured to the heel ortion of the overshoe adjacent the top e ge thereof and disposed approximately in a horizontal plane, and a grip ing member arranged within the shoe at t 9 heel portion thereof and adjacent the top edge of the same, the said member having its bottom edge outstanding from the inner surface of the overshoe to engage the top edge of the quarter of a shoe.

3. 'lhe combination of an overshoe, a U- shaped strip of spring metal having apertures and fitted to the outside of the overshoe at the heel portion thereof, a strip arranged within the shoe and consisting of flexible material and provided With apertures registering with those of the spring, and fastenings extending through the apertures and through the overshoe for securing the strips to the latter, the inner ends of the fastenings being countersunk in the inner strip.

In testimony whereof I aiiix my signature in presence of two Witnesses.




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