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Publication numberUS949754 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 22, 1910
Filing dateNov 24, 1909
Priority dateNov 24, 1909
Publication numberUS 949754 A, US 949754A, US-A-949754, US949754 A, US949754A
InventorsJohn S Busky
Original AssigneeJohn S Busky
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pneumatic heel for boots and shoes.
US 949754 A
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Description  (OCR text may contain errors)

J. S. BUSKY.

PNEUMATIC HEEL FOR BOOTS AND SHOES. APPLICATION TILED 1999. 24. 1909.

949,754., Patented Feb.22, 1910.

'III IIIIIIIIIIIAVIIII IIIIIIIII ll/lAungmm-lVll INVENTOR ATTORNEY Jenn s. BUSKY, or NEW roux, N. Y.

PNEUMATIC HEEL FOR BOOTS AND SHOES.

Specification of Letters Patent. Patented Feb. 22, 1910.

Application filed November 24, 1909. Serial No. 529,771.

V wearer an elastic tiead upon the ground avoiding all shocks caused by uneven ground andto prevent all danger of slipping on snow-covered or icy pavements.-

The object of this invention is to provide a shoe-heel of simple and inexpensive construction that may be worn without discomfort and by the use of which uneven wearing or runnin over of the heels is effectively prevente To these ends the invention consists of a heel for boots and shoes as an article of manufacture and of the combination of parts therein, as hereinafter described and more particularly pointed out in. the claims at the end of this specification and illustrated in the accompanying drawings, in which:

Figure 1 is a side view of a shoe with the heel constructed according to the present invention in section. Fig. 2 is a detail view of a rubber heel-piece, Fig. 3 a detached view of a conical metal body, and Fig. +l a detail view of the leather tread-piece of a heel as they are used in connection with the heel according to the present invention.

The heel 1 of the customary boot or shoe 2 of any desired shape or form and of any suitable material is provided with a recess or opening 3 in its middle part into which the top t of a flanged, hollow metal cone 5, open at its base, is extending, leaving a suitable space between said top and the upper wall of said recess. This body 5 of aluminum or any other suitable metal or material, is resting with the underside of its base flange 6 upon the tread-piece 7 of the heel to which it is fastened in the usual well known manner by nails, pitched thread etc. Upon the upper side of the base-flange 6 is resting an elastic ring 8 of rubber or similar suitable material conveniently fastened thereto and to the customary heelpieces of the boot or shoe. By thisarrangement the weight of the wearer resting upon the heel -will create a pneumatic efi'ect in compressing the air in the recess surrounding the top being closed at the bottom by the elastic rubber ring 8. vThus the wearer of the shoe will touch the ground with an elastic tread, greatly adding to his personal comfort, avoiding all shocks caused by uneven ground or by encountering obstacles in his path and preventing any harmful strain or shock to h1s system.

The width of the central opening in the leather tread-piece? corresponds exactly with the width of the cone-base and its edges 9, being beveled, will easily permit snow or ice accumulating on the heel to fall out thus avoiding all discomfort experienced by wet or half-frozen snow, ice etc. accumulating upon the tread-surface of the heel' and effectively preventing slipping and bodily injuries to the wearer caused thereby.

Changes ma 1 be made in the shapes and proportions o the parts forming-the improved pneumatic heel without departing from the sco e of the present invention as described an laid down in the claims, therefore I do not wish to be limited to the particular form of heel herein described and shown, but

hat I do claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent of the United States is 1; As an article of manufacture a pneu matic heel for boots and shoes of the character described, comprising a hollow, flanged conical body open at its base, a recess in the heel body adapted to receive the top of said cone, an air space surrounding said cone, an elastic heel-piece resting upon the flange of said cone and a tread-piece connected to its underside, substantially as described and for the purposes set forth.

2. As an article of manufacture a pneumatic heel for boots and shoes of the character described, comprising a hollow, flanged conical metal body open at its base, a recess in the heel body adapted to receive the top of said cone, an air space formed by said recess and surrouintling the top of said cone, an elastic rubber heel-piece resting upon the flange of said cone closing said air space at the bottom, and a leather tread-piece connected to its underside, substantially as de scribed and for the purposes set forth.

3. As an article of manufacture a pneumatic heel forvboots and shoes of the character described comprising a hollow, flanged conical body open at'its base, a recess in the of the metal cone, said recess heel body adapted to receive the top of saidcone, an air space surrounding said cone, an

' elastic heel piece resting upon the flange of s aid cone and a tread-piece connected to its stantially as described and for the purposes set forth.

4. As an article of manufacture a pneumatic heel for boots and shoes of the character described, comprising a hollow, flanged conical metal body open at its base, a recess in the heel body adapted to receive the top of said cone, an air space formed by said recess and surrounding the top of said cone, an elastic rubber heel-piece surrounding the mantle of said cone, closing said air space at the bottom, and a leather tread-piece connected to the underside of said cone-flange and having an opening in its center correg spending in width to the opening in the base of the hollow cone and bemg provided with beveled edges, substantially as described and 25 for the purposes set forth.

This specification signed and witnessed I this 22nd day of November A. D. 1909.

' JOHN S. BUSKY. Witnesses:

H. E. HAYNES, HARRY SWEET.

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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA43B21/28