US 992221 A
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E. B. LOEWBNBACH.
, APPLIOATIO! rum) 11017.20, 1900.
Patented May 16, 1911.
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E. B. LOBWBNBAGH.
APPLIOATIOH mun 11011.20, 1909.
992,221. Patented May 16,1911.
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UNITED strAfrns ENT OFFICE.
ERWIN B. LOEWENBAGH, OF MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN.
To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, Enwm B. Lonwan- BACH, a citizen of the United States, residing at Milwaukee, county of Milwaukee, and State of Wisconsin, have invented new and useful Improvements in Shoes, of which the following is a specification.
My invention relates to improvements in shoes, with especial reference to that class of shoes used in gymnasiums or for laying games, such as tennis, where a lig t shoe which will not mar a floor or dig up the earth is desired.
The object of my invention is to provide a more durable and less expensive shoe than those heretofore used. Also to provide Such a shoe with a suitable spring heel without adding materially to the expense of manufacture.
In the following description. reference is had to the accompanying drawings, in which Figure 1 is a side view of a shoe embodying my invention. Fig. 2 is a plan view of the same. Fig. 3 is a perspective view showing the sole and spring heel. the several members thereof being partially separated, the upper leather being partially broken away and the remainder turned to the position which it occupies when attached to the sole. Fig. 4 is a sectional view, drawn on Fig. 5 is a view similar to Fig. 4, showing a modified form of construction. Fig. 6 is a sectional view, drawn on line y;l of Fig. 5.
Like parts are identified by the same reference characters throughout the several views.
The sole of my improved shoe includes a forming member A preferably of linoleum, cut to the contour of a shoe sole. This is placed upon a piece of soft flexible leather B similarly cut, but of larger size so that the piece B extends beyond the piece A on all sides sufliciently to be turned up and inclose the margins of the piece A and preferably extend above its upper surface for a short distance. A heel piece C is interposed between the heel portions of the members A and B withits front margin skived or beveled at D to avoid an abrupt shoulder in the rear of the instep which would otherwise prevent conformity of the piece B along the entire under surface of the pieces A and C. This piece C preferably comprises a cake of ground cork, the particles of which are Specification or Letters Patent. Patent-0d May 16, 1911.
Application filed November 20. 1909. Serial No. 529,014.
united by rubber or other suitable cement. A piece of canvas E covers the piece A and is of substantially the same size as the piece B. This forms the inner lining of the solo in the completed shoe. The members A, B, C and E are then lued together to form the sole. The n )per preferably of leather, is then applie in a reversed position, to the under mar inal surface of the member B and SBClll'Et thereto and to the canvas member E by stitchin at G, after which the upper is turned to t 1e position of use, in which position it holds the margins of the members B and E in an upright or raised position, covering the margins of the linoleum member A, as clearly shown in Fig. 4. The linoleum member A is the forming member, this alone having the required rigidity.
In Figs. 5 and (3, I have illustrated a heel portion provided with a counter. In this case, the counter is applied while soft and while the upper is in position for sewing, after which the. shoe is turned and the leather forming the counter is stiffened by wetting and drying it.
So far as I am aware, the forming sole members whereby these shoes may be made in rights and lofts, together with heel lifts and counters, are novel features in it turned shoe, but by their use, I am enabled to provide tennis and gymnasium shoes with substantially the same contours as in the case of shoes formed on a last.
Having thus described my invention, what- I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-
1. In a shoe, the combination of a sole having a flexible and substantially inelastic forming member of sufiicient thickness and rigidity to give shape to the sole, a covering of soft leather for the under surface of the forming member, extended upwardly over the margins of the forming member, an upper stitched to the under surface of said covering at its margins and doubled upon itself into a position to hold said margins in a raised position, and a heel counter having its lower margin doubled upon itself between the body of the upper and the upturned edge of the upper, and stitched to such upturned edge and to the margin of the soft leather sole covering; said forming member and sole covering being secured together, and said forming member not being directly connected with the upper.
2. In a shoe the combination of a flexible forming member, a compressible resilient heel member applied under the heel portionof the formin member, a flexible lower covering of soft eather, an upper covering of canvas, and a shoe up er stitched to the under surface of the eather covering and doubled upon itself into a position to hold the margins of the coverings in a raised position and retain the forming and heel members in position.
3. In a shoe, the combination of a sole having a linoleum forming member inclosed by a lower covering of soft leather and an upper covering of canvas both projected beyond the forming member, and an upper stitched to the undersurface of the lower covering and doubled upon itself into a osition to hold the projected margins o the covering in a raised position, together with a cushion heel piece of cemented cork fragments, interposed between the heel portion of the formin member and the leather covering and held in position thereby.
In testimony whereof I aflix my signature in the presence of two witnesses.
ERWIN B. LOEWENBACH.
LEVERETT C. \VIIEELER, O. R. Enwm.