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US2331607A
US2331607A US46631942A US2331607A US 2331607 A US2331607 A US 2331607A US 46631942 A US46631942 A US 46631942A US 2331607 A US2331607 A US 2331607A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A43FOOTWEAR
    • A43CFASTENINGS OR ATTACHMENTS OF FOOTWEAR; LACES IN GENERAL
    • A43C15/00Non-skid devices or attachments
    • A43C15/06Ice-gripping devices or attachments, e.g. ice-spurs, ice-cleats, ice-creepers, crampons; Climbing devices or attachments, e.g. mountain climbing irons
    • A43C15/061Ice-gripping devices or attachments, e.g. ice-cleats, ice-creepers
    • A43C15/066Ice-gripping devices or attachments, e.g. ice-cleats, ice-creepers with ice-gripping means projecting from the heel area, e.g. ice spurs

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Oct. 12, 1943. c. HARVEY 2,331,607

. ICE CREEPER I Fild NOV. 20, 1942 IN VEN TOR.

Patented Oct. 12, 1943 Rea H IGEGREEPER- Clarencefiarivey, Canastb t f I Application November 20, 1942; ser rndsnssgsia l "50m wi ena" fly" of a rubber or boot; where itwill ibeput ofthe waywhen-it'is not desirable to-use the creeper.

Another object of the invention is to provide,

an ice creeper whioh may be r eadily moved from its inactive position, toits activeposition, or. to

a point incontact withrthe heel of the overshoe on which the device is positioned, means being provided for exerting pressure on the ice creeper to hold it in place.

Still another object of the invention is to, provide an ice creeper which will be exceptionally cheap to manufacture, and one which may be manufactured and mounted on 'overshoes, boots or the like, without the necessity of making extensive alterations in the overshoe or boot construction. I

With the foregoing and other objects 'view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention consists of certain novel details of construction and combinations of parts hereinafter more fully described and pointed out in the claims, it being understood that changes'may be made in the constructionand arrangement of parts without departing from the spirit of the invention as claimed.

Referring to the drawing Figure 1 is a side elevational view of an overshoe equipped with an ice creeper constructe in accordance with the invention.

Figure 2 is a plan view of the creeper.

Figure 3 is a side elevational view of the ice creeper, showing the same as in its inactive position, within the instep of an overshoe.

Figure 4 is a sectional view illustrating a modified form of attaching means.

Referring to the drawing in detail, the body portion of the ice creeper is indicated generally by the reference character 5 and comprises a substantially wide length of sheet metal material, formed with an elongated opening 6, extending from a point adjacent to the forward end of the body portion, to' a point substantially centrally of the body portion.

This elongated opening is designed to receive the button 1, which may be formed integral with the sole of the overshoe whichis usually constructed of rubber. As shown, the body portion 5 extends downwardly from the button 1, where it extends horizontally; tof :lie flush against "the outer surface ofthel'reel of the"rubber; 'as'shownr by Fig.1"of

the drawing. Portions o the bodypornc agaojacefitftcth side "edges thereof, arefextendediupwardly as' at it, providing" stops to iengagei the vertical front wail ofthe heel of the rubber, to hQ'ld the body portion fi against rearward mpveinept on the l lfo th o r hqagbe o d ce t in p ini-f The "reference character 8' designates a, rubber bandfwhich; has itsjends vulcanized'tofthe over.- sh at o nt i t itheiinsten ol' ienffo thef overshoe.;the, H inediatelportion' of ithe rubber bandbeing spacedfrom'ithe instep of the overshoe, providing a rest for the body portion.

It is obvious that when thebody portion is moved from its active position as shown by Fig. 1, to the inactive position'as-shown by Fig. 3, the resiliency of the rubber band 9 will act to hold the body portion into close engagement with the bot tom of; the rubber, the spurs 8 embedding themselves slightly in the rubber, to further insure against the body portion slipping.

When it is desired to move the body portion to its active position, the body portion is pulled rearwardly until'the'spurs contact with the vertical'wall at the front of the heel of the overshoe. The elastic-band 9 now exerts an upward pull on the body portion to hold it into close engagement with the heel of the overshoe.

Spurs indicated at I0 are stamped fromthe bod'ygp'ortion 5' adjacentto' the rear end thereof,

and are adapted to embed themselves in the snow or ice surface over which the person using the device is walking.

In the form of the inventionshown by Fig. 4, the button, which is indicated by the reference character I5, is of the type which may be riveted to the overshoe, at a point within the instep thereof. This type of button afiords means whereby the ordinary overshoe maybe supplied with an ice creeper, constructedin accordance with the invention.

The reference, character l6 designates the body portion of the ice creeper, which is formed with an elongated opening to receive the button.

From the foregoing it is believed that the operation of the ice creeper will be apparent, and that further detaileddisclosure of the device and use,

being secured adjacent to the instep portion of the overshoe, an elastic band secured to the overshoe and adapted to pass over the body portion normally urging the body portion towards the sole of the overshoe, spurs forming a part of the body portion and adapted to bite into the a surface over which the person using the overshoe wardly from the body portion and adapted'to rest against the front wall of the heeloi the overshoe on which the device is positioned, surface-engaging spurs extending from the plate, and an elastic band secured to the overshoe and adapted to engage the plateQnorni'ally holding the plate into engagement with the overshoe; r

3. The combination with an overshoe having a button extending fromthe instep portion of n the solethereof, of an ic'creeper'comprising a body portion having an elongated opening ex-- tending longitudinally thereof, said elongated opening adaptedto accommodate the button, slidably mounting the body portion'onthe overshoe,

means for restricting movement of the body portion towards-the heel of the overshoe, surfaceengaging spurs extending mm the body portion, and yieldable means secured to the overshoe and engaging the body portion for holding the body portion into close engagement with the overshoe.

4. The combination with an overshoe having a button extending from the instep portion thereof, of an ice creeper comprising a body portion having a longitudinally extended elongated opening formed intermediate the side edges thereof, said opening adapted to accommodate the button, slidably mounting the body portion on the overshoe, yieldable means carried by the overshoe and engaging the body portion, said yieldable means embodying a band adapted to normally urge the body portion into close engagement with the shoe, means for restricting movement of the body portion longitudinally of the sole of the overshoe, and surface-engaging spurs stamped from the body portion.

5. The combination with an overshoe having a button extending from the instep portion of the sole of the overshoe, of an ice creeper comprising abody portion having a longitudinally extending elongated opening formed therein, said opening adapted .to accommodate the button, slidably connecting the body portion to the overshoe, means for restricting movement of the body portion longitudinally of the overshoe, yieldable means carried by the overshoe and adapted to overlie the body portion, normally urging the body portion into close engagement with the shoe, and surface-engaging spurs extending from the body portion.

CLARENCE HARVEY.

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