US178387A - Improvement in counter-stiffeners for boots and shoes - Google Patents

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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
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    • A43BCHARACTERISTIC FEATURES OF FOOTWEAR; PARTS OF FOOTWEAR
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G. W. SIMPSON. OOUNTER-STIFFEITERS FOR BOOTS AND SHOES.

No. 178,387. Patent ed June 6,1876.

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GEORGE W. SIMPSON, OF FEDERALSBURQ MARYLAND.

IMPROVEMENT IN COUNTER-STIFFENERS FOR BOOTS AND SHOES.

Speeification forming part of Letters Patent No. 178,387, dated J une 6, 1876; application filed April 10, 1876.

To all whom it may concern:

Be it knownthat I, GEORGE W. SIMPSON,

of Federalsburg, in the county of Caroline and State of Maryland, have invented a new and useful Improvementin Counter and Back- Stay for Boots and Shoes, of which the folv shoes, which shall be simple in construction,

easily applied, and effective in use, wholly preventing the boots and shoes from running over at the sides or running down at the heel,

. and which, at the same time, will be comfortable to the wearer.

The invention consists in the skeleton counter or back-stay made of spring-steel, and consisting of the parallel bars and the cross-bars, having their projecting ends bent inward to adapt it to be applied to boots and shoes, as hereinafter fully described.

A represents the counter, which is made in skeleton form, and consists of two parallel bars, 00, connected at their ends and center by cross-bars 0, the lower ends of which project beyond the lower bar 0). The counter A is made of spring-steel, and is curved, as shown in the figure, to correspond with the shape of the boot-heel, and the projecting ends of the cross-bar a are bent inward at right angles. In using the counter the boot is sewed and turned, and the counter is then slipped in between the outside leather and the lining, and the turned-in ends of the crossbars a are placed between the inner and outer soles of the boot. As back-stays for shoes,-

the device is made and applied in the same way, except that the corners of the device are rounded off or beveled to give them the proper shape. With this device, should the boot or shoe be pushed over, the elasticity of the steel will bring it back to its place as soon as the pressure is removed.

The device thus constructed will be light, strong, and durable, will be easy to the foot, and will lessen and lighten the labor of manufacture.

Having thus described my invention, I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent-- The skeleton counter or back-stay A, made of spring-steel, and consisting of the parallel bars a and the cross-bars a having their projecting ends bent inward to-adapt it to be applied to boots and shoes, substantially as herein shown and described.

GEORGE W. SIMPSON. Witnesses:

JOHN R. LEE, A. L. HUTGHINSON.

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EP2332433A1 (en) * 2008-09-30 2011-06-15 ASICS Corporation Athletic shoe with heel counter for maintaining shape of heel section
US8020317B1 (en) * 2007-04-05 2011-09-20 Nike, Inc. Footwear with integrated biased heel fit device
US20120279084A1 (en) * 2011-05-06 2012-11-08 Bodmer E James Heel jack
US20150196095A1 (en) * 2014-01-15 2015-07-16 Kiri Christa Chapman Heel strap device and method to use the same
US9095188B2 (en) 2011-02-09 2015-08-04 Nike, Inc. Adjustable heel support member for article of footwear

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US8020317B1 (en) * 2007-04-05 2011-09-20 Nike, Inc. Footwear with integrated biased heel fit device
US8468721B2 (en) 2007-04-05 2013-06-25 Nike, Inc. Footwear with integrated biased heel fit device
EP2332433A1 (en) * 2008-09-30 2011-06-15 ASICS Corporation Athletic shoe with heel counter for maintaining shape of heel section
EP2332433A4 (en) * 2008-09-30 2013-10-16 Asics Corp Athletic shoe with heel counter for maintaining shape of heel section
US9795187B2 (en) 2011-02-09 2017-10-24 Nike, Inc. Adjustable heel support member for article of footwear
US9095188B2 (en) 2011-02-09 2015-08-04 Nike, Inc. Adjustable heel support member for article of footwear
US9474325B2 (en) * 2011-05-06 2016-10-25 E. James Bodmer Heel jack
US20120279084A1 (en) * 2011-05-06 2012-11-08 Bodmer E James Heel jack
US20150196095A1 (en) * 2014-01-15 2015-07-16 Kiri Christa Chapman Heel strap device and method to use the same

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