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Publication numberUSRE9618 E
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 22, 1881
Publication numberUS RE9618 E, US RE9618E, US-E-RE9618, USRE9618 E, USRE9618E
InventorsAndrew Nichols
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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A; NICHOLS, Assignor w'himself and 0. GRANT, Jr.

Reissued March 22,1881.

7 UNITED STATES PATENT Y OFFI E.

AND CHARLES GRANT, Ja, OF-SAME rLAoE.

sPEomIeATroN-armin part of Beissued. Letters Patent No. 9,618, dated March 22, 1881 I Original No. 230,649, dated August 3, 1880. Application for reissue filed February 15, 18B}.

To all whom it may concern} I Be it known that I, ANDREW NICHOLS, of Boston, in the county of Suffolk and State of Massachusetts, have inven ted certain new and useful Improvem ents iuSprin g-Heels for Soles and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the invii: tion, that will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same,

reference being had to the accompanyin g drawings, and'to the letters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specifica- 'tion.

,Thi s invention relates to spring-heel soles; andit consists in the construction and combination of parts hereinafter set forth and claimed.

In the accompanying drawings, Figure-1 represents alongitudinal vertical section of a shoe I embodying my invention; Fig. 2, atransverse A designates the upper of a shoe, and B the sole thereof. Said partsA and B are fastened together, as usual. i

To give the heel the required convexity on its bottom, I make use of a re-enforce, G, which has a gonvex lower face, and [which I apply as follow I portion fromits rear edge toward the soleshank, the Slit being horizontal, or approximately-so, as shown inFig. 3, thus partly severing'a lower flap, B ,froin the main part of the sole and heel. I attach thesaid re-enforce, by nails, pegs, or any other suit-able'means, to the main part of said heel portion, which it fits and covers. I then turn the flap B over theponvex lower face of said re-enforce, and cement or otherwise fasten it thereto. As said flap necessarily conforms to the convex shape of the re-enforce, a spring-heel is produced having the 2 required convexity of bottom. r v I v The re-enforce C may be of any suitable inaterial, though sole-leather is ordinarily preferred.- Its front edge, 0, is'beveled off, so as to fit snugly into the beveled front end, I), of the cleft aforesaid; and the remainder of its pethe sole,

slit the sole through the said heel v riphery conforms to the adjacentparts of the sole, being vertical, or nearly so, and suitably curved, so that the sides and rear of the heel will be smooth and symmetrical.

Prior tothis invention it has been considcred difficult, if not impossible, to form the sole of a turned Shoewitha spring-heel. My

invention easily effects this purpose. In so doing, I'first sew the upper and soletogcther,

while the upper is turned inside out. I then reverse the upper, so that it will be in position and insertand fasten the re-enforce, as hereinbefore described, and finally fasten the outerflap. The drawings show the stitching for uniting the turned edges of the upper with thl sole by passing only part of the waythrough thereof.

Having thus described my invention, What I claim as new, Patent, is'- I 1. A. sole having a convex re-cnforce fastened the bottom of said heel a convex shape, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

2. In combination with sole B, having heelflap B, a re-enfoice, 0, having its front edge beveled at 0V and its lower face convex, as shown, said re-enforce beingsecured to the main part of said sole, and said flap being secured to said re-enforce, substantially as and for the purpose set forth.

3. As an improved manufacture, a shoe having its sole split at: the heel portion and a reenforce inserted and Secured therein, substantially as set forth.

V4 lhe method of making ashoe, consisting of fastening theupper and sole together, sub stantially as described, then slitting'the sole from itsheel to, or nearly to, its shank, between the stitchingand the outer face of the sole, andinserting in the slit and fastening to the inner faces thereof a con vex re-enforce. as set forth.

In testimony that I claim, the foregoing I have hereunto set my hand this 8th day of February, 1881. g

ANDREW NICHOLS. Witnesses? H. E. Lonen, E. G. SIMPSON.

and then out again on the upper side for use. I then slit the heel portion of the sole and desire to secure by Letters 1 substantially 151. within a slit 1n its heel portion, so as to give to

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