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Publication numberUS930990 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 10, 1909
Filing dateJan 6, 1908
Priority dateJan 6, 1908
Publication numberUS 930990 A, US 930990A, US-A-930990, US930990 A, US930990A
InventorsKarl C Rogers
Original AssigneeKarl C Rogers
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Boot or shoe heel.
US 930990 A
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1/92 in eases Patented Aug. 10,1909) I UNITED s rATEs KARL C. BQG -RS, OF LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS noon: on SHQE man.

No. 930,690.- Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Aug. 10, 1909.

Application'filed January 6, 1908. Serial Ho. eoaeaz.

To all whom it may concern: 7

Be it known that I, KARL 0. Rooms, a citizen of the United States, residing at. Little Rock, in the county of Pulaskiand State of Arkansas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Boot or Shoe Heels; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the ,invention, such as will enableothers skilled in the art to which it appertiains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the characters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification. a

This invention relates to new and usefu improvem nts in heels for shoes and comprises essentially a cushion having a protecting portion upon the top thereof adapted to pass through an aperture in the sole of a shoe and a metallic plate with spurs struck up therefrom which pass through the cushion and adapted to clench in the sole and a rotecting cap engaged by said spurs proqecting from the under face of said plate.

The invention comprises various details of construction and combinations and arrangements of parts which will be hereinafter fully described and then specifically defined in the appended claim.

I illustrate my invention in the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 1s a perspective view showing a heel made in accordance with my invention.

Fig. 2 is a sectional view on line 2-2 of Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is-a perspective view showing the parts disassembled, and Fig. 4 is a detailed perspective view of the outer face of a metallic retaining plate.

Reference now being had to thedetails ofthe drawings by letter, A designates a cushion portion of the heel, made preferably of rubber and having a contracted portion A upon its upper surface which is designed to extend through an aperture B in the middle sole B, an enlarged detail of said middle sole being shown clearly in Fig. 3 of the drawings. Said extension A projects slightly above the upper surface of the middle sole through which it passes, as shown in Fig. 2

"of the drawings, in order that the weight of proved heel will rest upon said cushion. A suitable water proof covering C rests upon the upper surface of the middle -ui and serves to prevent the rubber cushion from drawing or otherwise making it uncomfortable for the foot of the wearer.

D designates a metallic plate having spurs D, which are pointed and struck up therefrom and are adapted to be passed through the cushion heel A. and have their upper ends clenched as at d, shown in Fig. 2 of the drawings, over the upper surface of the outsole J, thereby securely holding the rubber cushion in place. Spurs E are also struck up from the plate D and extend'in an o posite direction from the spurs D and rorn the outer face of the plate and are designed to pass through the apertures F formed in the protecting cap or plate F. which latter and described, a simple and efiicient device is afforded which may be readily attached to a shoe and, by'the protecting means, the life of the heel is greatly extended.

\Vhat I claimto be new is A; heel for shoes comprising a cushion having a projection upon the upper face thereof designed to pass through an aperture in the sole of a shoe, a metallic platehaving spurs struck up therefrom passing through said KARL C. ROGERS.

\Vitnesses WV. K. CANTRELL,

the wearer of a shoe equipped with my im- D. A. MORTON.

cushion and designed to pass through and clench the sole to hold the same in contact

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Cooperative ClassificationA43B21/06