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Publication numberUS908040 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 29, 1908
Filing dateJul 23, 1908
Priority dateJul 23, 1908
Publication numberUS 908040 A, US 908040A, US-A-908040, US908040 A, US908040A
InventorsAlbert G Secrist
Original AssigneeAlbert G Secrist
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 908040 A
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APPLICATION FILED JULY 23 190B Patented Dec. 29, 1908.


ALBERT e. SECRIST, or noonnsrna, NEW YORK;

' IcE-cnEEP'ER.

Specification .01 Letters lfatent.

Patented Dec. 29, 1908.

Application filed July 23, 19px. 1 serial Ira-444,928.

others to provide a simple and cheap antislip ing attachment that can be readily receiving plate,

a p led to ladies as well asgentlemens s oes and which shall be so constructed and applied as not to tear or catch 'intothe leg 0 the trousers or the skirt, or wear the same, yet which shall be light and stron and ca able of being clam ed to the heel of the s 0e solidly and tight y. The attaching means is disposed in front of the heel where it is out ofthe-wayand practically out of sight.

Other objects and advantages of. the invention will hereinafter appear and the novel features thereof will be specifically defined by the appended claims. I

The irwention is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawings, which, with the numerals of reference marked thereon, form a part of this. specification, and in which Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the anti-slipping attachment as applied to the .heel of a shoe. Fig. 2 shows the heel of the shoe in elevation, with the attachment shown in substantially central vertical longitudinal section.' Fig. 3'is a substantial y central vertiealsection from front to rear, with the plate that cooperates with the securing screw, in elevation. Fig. 4 is a bottom plan of the attachment. Fig. 5 is an enlarged detail showing the form of rear barb. Fig. -6 is a detail in bottom Ian showing a modified form of barb. ig. 7 I is a perspective view of the screwbefore being applied to the shoe. Fig. 8 is a cross section onthe line 8 8 of Fig. 6. a

Like numerals of reference indicate like parts throughout the several views.

Referring to the drawings 1 desi nates the body or frame of the device whic may be of any-suitable material, as metal,'having best the ge'neraleontour of the heel of a boot upper edge portion of the heel of the boot or shoe as seen 'inFig. 1, the upper ends of Ward as seen best in Fig. 1 to afi'ord a better hold upon the leather of the heel as will be evident.

At the front the body orframe is provided with another upward extension 3 which is provided with; a; screw threaded hole 4 for the reception of the securing screw 5.-- This screw isde'signed to engage .sho'e, asfseen in Figs. 1 and 4." It is formed or provided with the upward extensions 2 at the rear, of a length to engageover the these extensions being slightly curved inat its and against a plate 6, which is prowhich are engaged in the heel of the shoe vided with one or more prongs or pins- 7' at the. front as seen in -Fig, 2. This plate is designed to be permanently @afl'ixed to the heel ,of the shoe,- and, is shown as pro vided with a depression -.orthelike 8 into which the end .of the screw is seated. 1 The body or frame 1 is provided at th rear with points or barbs 9, which may be of any approved form, preferably as seen in Fig. 5, where they are shown as conical and centrally bifurcated as at 10 with the two sides flattened to form the edges 11, 11. This gives a stron base portion which will stand the strain an wear,

and the edges thusprovided will engage in the ice or snow and serve effectually. These barbs may be inte ral with or separate from and secured to the body portion in any suitable manner; one way is indicated by dotted lines in Fig. 5, at 12 I In Figs. 6 and 8 I have shown a modified form of barb, the same being a narrow continuous strip of metal 13, slightl curved to conform tothe curve ofthe hee portion of the body or frame; this barb may be integral with or secured to the body in any of the well known ways. The frame 1 is also shown as provided with pins 14 at the sides toward the rear-and also with pins 15 at the sides, between the pins 14 and the front end, these pins being on the under face of the body and adapted to engage in the snow or ice and serve to assist in preventing slipping.

The ins, as well as the barbs 9 or 13, should e of some firm metal as steel, that will stand the wear to which they are subjected and may be of any desired length, dependent uponthe service to which they are to be put.

Inpractice', the'plate 6 is attached to the front wall 16 of the'heel of-the boot or shoe. 2. An ice creeper comprising a frame by forcing its pins 7 into such wall, and then having upward extensions with their upper the frame is ap lied byplacing itupon the .ends curved inwardly to engage over the bottom of the eel, the u per ends of the upper portion of a heel,barbs on the under extensions 2 being engage over the leather side of the frame, and attaching means at at the top of the heel, as seen in Fig. 1, and the front end embodying an inde endent thenthe. screw" 5is screwed u till the frame barbed plate to engage the front wail of the is securely fastened to the hee of the boot or heel of a shoe.

shoe. It will be seen that the screw is 3. An ice creeper comprising a frame located at the front of the heel and under having upward extensions to engage the rear the'sole of the shoe in the space infront of of the heel of a shoe, barbs at the heel the heel, where it is not only out of the way portion of said frame on its under face, and where it will not wear or tear the skirts pins at the front and sides on its under face or trousers of the wearer, butalso where'it is and attaching means embodying a plate practically hidden from view. independent of the frame and constructed.

The attachment. is readily adjusted to to engagev the front wall of the heel of a different sizes and shapes of heels and when shoe.

1 once in position will be foundv most service- 4. An ice creeper comprising a frame able for the purposes for whichit is intended, having upward extensions at the rear, attachand' fitting snugly to the-heel} it is not uning means at the front, depending barbs sightly'and not easily detached or brokenupon its under side, and a plate independent W liat'is claimed as'new is of said frame and having attaching means 1. 'An ice creeper comprising aframe with\ and a depression, and adapted to receive I: extensions toengage at the top of the heel the end of the first named attaching means.

upon its under face with barbs.

ofthe shoe at the rear, a bar (1 plate in- In-witness whereof, I have hereunto set dependent ofsaid frame for engagement with my hand this 18th day of July, 1908, in the the front wall of the heel, andj'securingpresence of two subscribing witnesses.

means constructed to engage said plate and ALBERT G. SECRIST.

force it against the front wall of the heel Witnesses:

beneath the sole, said frame being provided E. B. WHITMORE,


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