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May 3, 1938. s. QUISLING 2,116,124 ARCH SUPPORT AND BLANK THEREFOR Filed June 21, 1935 IN VEN TOR. Patented May 3, 1938 2,116,124 vUNITED STATES PATENTQ‘OFFICE 2,116,124 ARCH SUPPORT AND BLANK» THEREFOR ' Application SverreJune Quisling, 21, 1935, Madison, serial in. 27,630’ 5 Claims. (01. 35-471‘) Thisinvention relates to arch supports adapt ed to be placed in shoes and to the blanks from which such supports may be quickly, easily and cheaply made. In the present state of the art, arch supports are made in two distinct types. The common type of arch support is made in standard sizes. These standard sizes are not adaptable to any large number of feet and are not suitable for use in 10 every type of shoe. The other type of arch sup port‘is made to ?t individual feet. In order to obtain an arch support which properly ?ts the individual foot, it is necessary for an orthopedic expert to make a plaster mold of the foot. A 15 metal casting is then formed and ?nished to ?t the foot and the shoe, using the mold as a pattern. The making of this type of arch sup port requires considerable time and is, of neces sity, expensive, as is apparent. Even the best of these arch supports are often cumbersome. My invention has for its purpose, the provi sion of arch supports adapted to be ?tted to the individual foot which do not require the services of an expert either in the making of the sup port or the ?tting of the support to the foot and which may be made in a few moments. Another purpose of the invention is to provide a blank from which arch supports may be made by the use of a minimum amount of equipment. Another purpose of the invention is to pro vide a blank of sheet metal or plastics, cellulose with supports‘at the transverse and. at the longie tudinal arch positions. ‘ v i v ‘Fig. (his -a top 'view'of' a?blank illustrating shortened appendages to provide an arch sup port having lower arches and illustrating the blank provided with a plurality of perforations. Referring to the. drawingv in detail, a blank is provided having sole portion 5, a longitudinally projecting appendage 3 and a laterally project ing appendage I. The sole portion 5 is so shaped 10 as to conform to the heel, instep and ball por tions of a shoe. The transverse arch or meta tarsal arch support is formed by bending down wardly appendage 3, at substantially right angles to sole 5, along line ‘I. In order to provide a per 15 manent support at this point, the appendage is formed with Wing-shaped projections 4 which are adapted to be bent inwardly under sole 5 at sub stantially right angles to appendage 3 along lines 9, as illustrated in Figs. 2 and 3. The longitudi 20 nal arch is formed by bending downwardly ap pendage l at substantially right angles to sole 5, along the line 6. In order to provide a perma nent support at this point, the appendage is formed with wing-shaped projections 2 which 25 are adapted to be bent inwardly under sole 5 at substantially right angles to appendage I along lines ‘8, as illustrated in Figs. 2 and 3. Figs. 2 and 3 are top and side. views, respective ly, of a completed arch support. The appendages 30 l and 3 are shown bent downwardly, with the plastics and hard rubber having been found par ticularly useful, from which arch supports may be formed. Another purpose of the invention is to provide blanks from which arch supports may be easily and quickly shaped by the use of the “annealing, forming and cutting machine” of the type de Wing-shaped projections 2 and 4 bent inwardly under the sole portion to support the longitudinal and transverse arches, respectively. will appear as the description progresses, the in vention resides in novel features in construction arches are lower. Fig. 4 illustrates a blank which may be used 35 to form a support having lower arches, the sole portion having a plurality of small holes H! to provide ventilation of the feet. A blank having scribed in my Patent No. 1,990,092 granted Feb- ‘ full sized appendages is provided and the ap pendages I and 3 are cut, as indicated, to allow 40 I‘uary 5, 1935. With these and other objects in view which the forming of an arch support in which the hereinafter described and claimed, it being un 45 derstood that changes may be made from the precise embodiment as shown without departin from the spirit of the invention. ‘ Referring to the drawing: Fig. 1 is a top View of the blank from which 50 arch supports are made. ‘ Fig. 2 is a top view indicating in dotted lines the appendages folded under the sole portion for purpose of supporting the transverse and inner longitudinal arches. 55 Fig. 3 is a side view of an arch support formed . The. arch supporting means is thus formed of a blank in the shape of the heel, instep and ball portions of a shoe, or the shape of the insole of 45 a shoe minus the front toe portion. The blank is provided with integral appendages having free wing-shaped projections integral with the ap pendages. The appendages when bent down wardly at right angles to the blank and the wing 50 shaped projections when bent inwardly at right angles to the appendages, serve as supports for the arches. , These blanks, as stated, may be formed of any desirable material; cellulose acetate sheeting of 55 2 2,116,124 1% inch thickness has been found suitable. This porting appendage portion bent down at right material is very strong,‘ semi-elastic and wash angles to the sole portion with free tips perpen dicularly supporting the sole portion at the posi tion of the arch. 4. In a blank for making arch supports, a ?at 5 piece of material shaped in the form of the insole of a shoe less the front toe portion with wing like appendages having free tips located at the positions of the transverse and inner longitudinal able and can be formed up readily on the anneal ing, forming and cutting machine of my patent previously mentioned. Having thus described my invention what I claim is:— 1. In arch supporting means and a blank there for, a single piece of flat material cut in the 10 shape of the inner sole of a shoe with appended wings having free ends located at the positions of the arches which wings may be folded down with the free ends turned under the sole to serve as supports. 15 2. In an arch support made of a single piece of ?at material, a main portion shaped like the in ner sole of a shoe and an appended wing portion folded at right angles to the sole with free tips folded perpendicularly under the sole at the posi 20 tion of the inner longitudinal or transverse arch. 3. In an arch support made of a single ?at piece of material, a sole portion less the toe por tion shaped like the insole of a shoe and a sup arches of the foot respectively. 10 5. An arch support blank comprising a perfo rated body portion, an outwardly projecting ap pendage integral with said body portion at the position of an arch and wing-shaped projections integral with said appendage, said body portion 15 being adapted to be shaped so as to support the sole of a foot, said appendage being adapted to be bent downwardly at substantially right angles to said body portion, said wing-shaped projec tions being adapted to be bent inwardly at sub 20 stantially right angles to said appendage and under said body portion. SVERRE QUISLING.