US2366097A - Shoehorn - Google Patents

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US2366097A
US2366097A US504236A US50423643A US2366097A US 2366097 A US2366097 A US 2366097A US 504236 A US504236 A US 504236A US 50423643 A US50423643 A US 50423643A US 2366097 A US2366097 A US 2366097A
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47GHOUSEHOLD OR TABLE EQUIPMENT
    • A47G25/00Household implements used in connection with wearing apparel; Dress, hat or umbrella holders
    • A47G25/80Devices for putting-on or removing boots or shoes, e.g. boot-hooks, boot-jacks
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F. A. GESELL SHOE HORN Dec. 26, 1944.
Filed Sept. 29, 1943 INVENTOR. a fianii'fZGeseZl BY w g horn placed in the shoe;
line s s of Fig. 5.
Patented Dec. 26, 1944 UNITED STAT ES PATE NT oFFlcE SHOEHORN Frank A. GBSBILCBCHCVHIQ, N. J. i Application September 29, 1943, Serial No. 504,236
a 1 Claim. This invention relates to shoe horns and more particularly to an improved shoe horn which will more readily fit the contour of apersons heel when used.
' At the present time shoe horns are normally 1 standard size and. are usually made from metal or plastic which is substantially rigid. One of the purposes of this invention is to provide a shoe horn which is very flexible and which can adapt. itself to the contour of the human heel to more readily allow insertion of the foot into the shoe.
tensile strength. Preferably the material should be between 10 and 20 one thousandths of an inch thick. The shoe horn is double ended having a wider end member I I and a narrower end member l2, the wider end member being adapted for use by men while the narrower end member for women. The shoe horn is creased along the lines l4 and use that it will naturally assumethe Present day shoe horns of necessity, because of the metal Or other material of. which they are made, have considerable thickness. This is a disadvantage due to the fact that shoes today, and particularly womens shoes fit very snugly about the heel and the useof a heavy or thick shoe horn tends to distort the shoe.
An object of this invention therefore is to provide a shoe horn which will bevery thin, about /1000 of an inch thick which will allow insertion of the foot into the shoe without distortion.
Another advantage of my shoe horn is that it is double ended providing one size for" the larger heels and a smaller size for smaller heels.
Other objects and advantages of my invention W111 appear from the accompanying drawing and description.
Figure 1 is a plan view of a shoe horn embodying my invention; l
Fig. 2 is a side view thereof; Fig. 3 is a cross-sectional view; Fig. 4 is a cross sectional view the shoe; i
Fig. 5 is a sectional view in elevation of the shoe Fig. 6 is a cross sectional view taken on the.
My improved shoe horn I is preferably made arcuate shape of a persons heel as shown in Figure 3. While it will normally assume an arouate position it is flexible enough to flattenout without damage. Toward the center portion of my shoe horn I provide lateralprojectionsl and I6. These projections limit the insertion of a the shoe horn into the shoe so that there is no danger of itbeing carried in under theheel when theheel is slid into the shoe. ures 5 and6 the projections are of a sufficient dis-. tance from the end in each case to allow the working member of the shoe horn to be inserted into the shoe but not to be drawn in by the. in- I sertion of the foot. The members II and I2 are optionally usable in suchm'anner that one mem-.
taken on the line 4-4 of Fig; 5 showing the shoe horn inserted in l of flexible pliable plastic material having ahigh ber serves as the handle for the other member while inserted in a shoe at theheel for putting the shoe on the foot of the user. l
It will be appreciated that the protruding stops l5 and I6, whilenot essential to my invention,
are highly advantageous in the sense that if they are not provided the shoe horn, due to its flexibility, might be carried in underthe heel as the foot is inserted into the shoe and might require the removal of the shoe to free the horn.
I claim: An elongated flexible member having end portions formed for use as shoe horns and a median portion of increased lateral extent forming shoulders for limiting insertion of the respective end portions, when used as shoe horns.
FRANK A. casein Asshown in Figl
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Cited By (12)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3165246A (en) * 1962-05-31 1965-01-12 Orlo F Stearns Shoe horns
US3175307A (en) * 1963-05-10 1965-03-30 Anthony J Evans Shoe attachment
US3396883A (en) * 1967-01-09 1968-08-13 Batista Jose Hernandez Flexible shoehorn
US3436000A (en) * 1967-06-27 1969-04-01 Jose Hernandez Batista Shoehorn
US4290539A (en) * 1976-03-25 1981-09-22 Lowery Robert L Boot tool
US4503628A (en) * 1982-07-20 1985-03-12 Mancinelli Ralph A Shoe insert
US4858795A (en) * 1988-04-27 1989-08-22 Selinko George J Device for aiding in the putting on of stockings or the like
US5741569A (en) * 1996-09-16 1998-04-21 Votino; Anthony Shoe and sock donning device for physically handicapped
WO1998056283A1 (en) * 1997-06-13 1998-12-17 Vesa Koskela A shoehorn
US6426132B1 (en) 2000-04-13 2002-07-30 Carl Stewart Flexible, laminated shoe horn
DE102012021380A1 (en) * 2011-11-03 2013-05-08 Ömer Köse Shoehorn in shoe
US20140151412A1 (en) * 2010-06-10 2014-06-05 Assistive Design Concepts LLC Hosiery donning device

Cited By (14)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US3165246A (en) * 1962-05-31 1965-01-12 Orlo F Stearns Shoe horns
US3175307A (en) * 1963-05-10 1965-03-30 Anthony J Evans Shoe attachment
US3396883A (en) * 1967-01-09 1968-08-13 Batista Jose Hernandez Flexible shoehorn
US3436000A (en) * 1967-06-27 1969-04-01 Jose Hernandez Batista Shoehorn
US4290539A (en) * 1976-03-25 1981-09-22 Lowery Robert L Boot tool
US4503628A (en) * 1982-07-20 1985-03-12 Mancinelli Ralph A Shoe insert
US4858795A (en) * 1988-04-27 1989-08-22 Selinko George J Device for aiding in the putting on of stockings or the like
US5741569A (en) * 1996-09-16 1998-04-21 Votino; Anthony Shoe and sock donning device for physically handicapped
WO1998056283A1 (en) * 1997-06-13 1998-12-17 Vesa Koskela A shoehorn
AU744705B2 (en) * 1997-06-13 2002-02-28 Vesa Koskela A shoehorn
US6426132B1 (en) 2000-04-13 2002-07-30 Carl Stewart Flexible, laminated shoe horn
US20140151412A1 (en) * 2010-06-10 2014-06-05 Assistive Design Concepts LLC Hosiery donning device
US9516965B2 (en) * 2010-06-10 2016-12-13 Assistive Design Concepts LLC Hosiery donning device
DE102012021380A1 (en) * 2011-11-03 2013-05-08 Ömer Köse Shoehorn in shoe

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