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June 7,- 1938.
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Original Filed April 24, 1936
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June 7, 1938.
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Patented June 7, 1938
John M. Whelton, Peabody, Mass, ‘assignor to
United Shoe Machinery Corporation, Pater
son, N. J., a corporation of New Jersey
Application April 24, 1936, Serial No. 76,244
Renewed September 2, 1937
6 ‘Claims. (CI. 12—21)
This invention relates to gauging mechanisms to and fro in accordance with Various sizes in a
and is herein shown as embodied in a form of given range. For practical reasons the size in
mechanism designed to locate an unattached tervals in the range'of the operating member are
shoe-sole lengthwise in a certain relation to constant and are indicated by a scale, while those
5 other means in a constant ‘location’. A problem
in the range of the gauge are variable. The size
with which the invention is concerned is to pro
scaleifor the operatingrmember is preferably sup
vide for locating the range and regulating the plemented by locking means providing a series of
size intervals of a sole-gauging member in accord
locking stations at ?xed locations corresponding to
ance with the requirements of various styles. the ?xed size .graduations of the scale, to the end
‘ More speci?cally, the invention is shown as em
that the ‘operating member may be secured only 10
bodied in a form of mechanism capable of use, at stations corresponding to sizes and half-sizes.
for example, in assembling a sole‘and a shank~ On the other hand, the variability of the size
stiffener in a certain relation in a machine of
intervals in the range of the gauge is provided
the type set forth in my co-pending application by regulatable transmission means through which
for Letters Patent of the United States ?led the operating movements of the operating mem- 15
November 16, ‘1934, Serial No.'753,36'7.
ber are communicated in a variable ratio to the
In an assembling machineof'that type a molded gauge, and the invention provides means by which
steel shank-stiffener and an insole of certain any desired ratio may be ascertained and estab
selected style characteristics are assembled and lished in the regulation of ‘the transmission
permanently connected ‘in a certain predeter
means according to the requirements of any se- 20
mined relation with the aid of two gauging abut
lected style.
ments, one arranged to be engaged by the for
ward end of the shank-stiffener, and the other
arranged to vbe engaged by the toe end of the sole.
The distance between these two abutments must
be Variable to provide for locating soles of dif
ferent sizes, and the gauging means must pro
vide for size gradations of different magnitudes
which owe their differences to differences ‘in style
30 characteristics. For example, the length from
the toe end to the ball-line of -a short-vamp shoe
and the size gradations thereof are not the same
as those of a long-vamp shoe, and those of a
pointed shoe are not the same as those of a wide
35 toed shoe.
Differences in length due to various
styles, and those due to various widths, are
graphically shown in Letters Patent No. 1,315,171,
granted September 2, 1919. Still, whatever the
style may be, the longitudinal curvatures of the
40 shank-stiffeners and the corresponding last-bot
toms rrequire precision with regard to the distance
from the toe end of a sole to the forward end of
the shank-stiffener, errors on the score being
particularly critical in high-heel shoes.
With regard, then, to conditions of the kind
above set forth, an object of the present inven
tion is to provide an improved sole-‘locating
mechanism of universal adaptability and accu
racy for a range of sizes in ‘all styles without re
50 quiring any substitution of parts to counteract
differences in size gradations due to different
style factors.
As herein shown and described the-sole-locating
mechanism ‘comprises a sole-locating “gauge and
55 an operating member-by which it imay be shifted
Moreover, to provide for complete coordination
of the gauging-mechanism with some other mech
anism arranged to perform an, operation on a
sole at a certain constant locality, the gauging 25
mechanism under consideration is organized to
be shifted intact, that is, bodily, toward and from
that locality and secured wherever it will locate
the range of the gauge in accordance with the
requirements of a selected style and a selected 30
To afford a clear understanding of the sig
ni?cance of such coordination by way of outlin
ing a de?nite example, the organization herein
shown comprises a mechanism for ‘performing 35
an operation on a sole at a constant locality,
speci?cally, attaching a molded steel shank-stif
fener to a sole and molding the shank of the
sole and a superposed reinforcing piece. The
forepart of the sole may 1be long or short accord- 4O
ing to the particular style in process. To satisfy
various requirements on this score the gauging
mechanism, considering its entire assemblage,
will be located at -a point that will place the vrange
of its gauge at a predetermined distance from 4,5
the constant locality above mentioned,'this pre—
determined distance having been previously cali
brated in accordance with the style in process,
and preferably recorded in some convenient form
for duplication.
The other stage'of coordination consists in regu
lating the transmission means to establish the
required ratio between the size intervals of the
operating member and those, of the sole-gauge.
When both of these factors of coordination have 55 ‘
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nism is ready to deal with a range of sizes per
taining to one width of one style. If some other
width of that style comes to hand the operator
has merely to shift the gauging assemblage to
Ward or from the constant locality to counteract
differences in forepart length that exist in a
minor degree between different widths of one
them incidentally to the application of the pres
sure by which they are united.
been correctly established the gauging mecha
The usual procedure in assembling the parts
In, H and I2 is substantially as follows.
operator, having soles, reinforcing pieces and
shank stiffeners to match with regard to style
and size, ?rst places a sole, coated side up, one
supporting bed or platform in'the assembling ,
machine and locates the sole in‘ a certain pre
.size of a given style. These differences may be
[determined relation to the bed with the aid of
10 greater in some styles than in others, but how
suitable gauging means with which'the appa
ever great or small they may be in any given‘ style
the invention provides for utilizing a scale or inter
changeable scales by which an operator may be
guided when shifting the gauging assemblage for
15 some width that calls for a different setting than
the one pertaining to the standard width.
Referring to the drawings,
Fig. 1 is a front elevation of an assembling ap
paratus including gauging mechanism embody
ing the improvements that constitute the present
Fig. 2 is a front elevation of an adjustable
frame, included in the assemblage shown in
Fig.‘ 1;
Fig, 3 is a front elevation of the operating
lever and parts of the transmission mechanism
included in Fig. 1, the operating lever being in
adifferent position of adjustment;
Fig.4 is a right-end elevation, partly in sec
tion, of the assemblage within the range of line
IV—IV'of Fig. 1;
‘Fig. 5 is an elevation of a combined clamping
member and index included in Fig. 1;
Fig. 6 is a top plan View of the assemblage
represented in Fig. 1;
Fig. '7 is a sectional View indicated by line
VII—VII of Fig. 1;
Fig. 8 is a perspective View including a sole, a
steel shank stiffener and a reinforcing piece as
40 sembled to form a composite and molded unit,
the assemblage being a product of the apparatus
herein described; and
VFig. Brepresents a form of chart from whic
an operator may ascertain how to adjust the
gauging mechanism for various styles of work.
Althoughthe purpose of the assembling ap
paratus herein illustrated is'similar to that of
the corresponding apparatus more fully illus
trated and described in my aforesaid application
50 SerialvNo. l753,367, a‘brief outline thereof will
facilitate an understanding of the principles and
operation of the improvements upon which
ratus is provided. Having located the sole ‘as
stated, he depresses a treadle by which a mov
able assemblage of apparatus is brought down
and pressed upon the sole'in the region of the
ball-line. ‘This movable assemblage includes
means for clamping the sole against the bed;
means for locating a shank-stiffener by its for
ward end in a certain relation to the sole, and
means by which the shank-stiffener may be
clamped against the sole. Having depressed the
treadle far'enough to clamp the sole, he super
poses a shank-stiffener l2 thereon and locates
the forward end of the shank-stiffener in its true
relation to the sole with the aid of the gauging 25
members, provided for that purpose. One of
these members-is arranged to provide an abut
ment for the forward edge of the shank-stiffener
while two of them, being spaced apart in ac
cordance with the width of the shank-stiffener, 30
are arranged to engage the longitudinal edges to
locate the shank-stiffener widthwise. Now, by 1
depressing the treadle a little more, the operator
causes still another member of the movable as
semblage to bear upon the upper surface of the
shank-stiffener adjacent to its forward end to
clamp the stiffener against the previouslyv
clamped sole.
Next, the operator superposes a reinforcing
piece .I I, coated side down, upon the shank-stif
fener, and with one ?nger locates the rear end of
the reinforcing piece in register with the rear '
end of the sole. At this stage widthwise register
of the reinforcing piece is insured by the same
jaws that register the sole widthwise relatively
to the bed or platform.
The composite parts of a bottom unit having
been thus assembled and being maintained in true
relation to each other by various elements ‘of
the apparatus, the operator shifts a movable 50
presser from its initial position of retirement to
its operative position where it overlies the as
sembled elements of the work. Thereupon,
the present invention is predicated.
A shoe bottom unit of the type illustrated in power-operated mechanism is set in operation to
depress the presser against the assembled parts 55
Fig. 8 comprises an insole ll) of moldable mate
of the Work with sui?cient pressure to mold the
rial‘ suchv as leather, a reinforcing piece II of
moldable material such as compressed sheet ?ber, sole by conforming it to the upper surface of
and an intermediate shank ‘stiffener I 2 of steel the bed, and to conform the reinforcing piece H.
suitably arched to conform to the arch of a last to the sole and to the interposed shank-stiffener 60
l2. The molding or conformingpressure thus
of a predetermined style. Theforward end of
applied also establishes a ?rm bond'of cohesion
the steel member I2 is reversely curved to con
formrrto the “break” in the region of the ball line between the sole and the reinforcing'piece, and
of the last where the shank portion adjoins the the component parts H], H and I2 are thus
permanently united in the relation represented in
forepart. Since ‘the reinforcing piece. II is in
Fig.‘ 8. .‘The operator now returns the presser
and the shank‘ portion-of a sole it. is cut to a to its initial position or permits it to retire auto
shape and size that will match those portions. maticallyyand releases the treadle by which the
At some priorstage of manufacture, one surface‘ parts In and I2 ‘were clamped during the appli
cation of molding pressure.‘ Themolded unit is
of each, reinforcing piece H and the correspond
thus freed so that it may be removed from the,
ing area of one surface ‘of each insole are prefer
ably coated-with a suitable adhesive such" as latex, apparatusgto clear the bed for the next cycle of
to the end that when they are assembled and operations.
7 The work-supporting bed or platform prefer
pressed one against thev other the faces so coated
will cohere to maintain noto-nly their assembled ably comprises a plurality of individual sections 75:
including‘two _?at steel plates l3 and M (Fig.
relation but also the molded form imparted to
6), a molding section l5 (Fig. 1)‘, and an inter
mediate section IS. The plate I4 is mortised
into a slot in the plate I 3 and is movable rela-'
tively thereto in lines lengthwise of a sole, these
two plates constituting in effect a smooth com
posite bed for the forepart of a sole. The plate
I3 is a?ixed to a stationary frame l1 and does
not partake of any movement whatever.. The
frame I’! is mounted upon and a?ixed to the
10 main frame l8 of the assembling machine.
The intermediate section l6 of the bed is ar
ranged to underlie the sole in register with the
ball-line and its work-engaging surface is con
vexed to form the usual “break” in that portion
of a sole.
The frame I1 also supports the molding platen
| 5 which corresponds to the shank portion and
the heel-seat portion of a sole. The platen l5
may be a block of wood and may be quickly
detached if it is desired to substitute a corre
sponding platen of different form or style. In
practice, a variety of platens l5 will be provided,
each embodying the curve characteristics of the
shank and heel-seat portion of an individual style
25 of last, as set forth in my aforesaid application‘
serial No. ‘753,367.
As shown in Figs. 1 and 6, a pair of short jaws
20 and a pair of long jaws 2| are arranged to
locate a sole l0 widthwise by engaging its perim
30 eter at two opposite points in the heel-seat por
tion and at two opposite points in the shank
portion. The two forward jaws (Fig. 1) are ar
ranged to swing about a common pivot member
22 by which they are mounted on a vertically
movable slide 23. The two rear jaws are like
wise mounted on the slide 23 and are arranged
to swing about a common pivot (not shown)
corresponding to the pivot 22.
The construc
tion and operation of these jaws are more fully
shown and described in my aforesaid applica
Another mechanism to all intents and purposes
the same as the corresponding mechanism more
fully shown and described in my aforesaid ap
plication includes a treadle-operated assemblage
arranged to- be brought down upon a sole
in the region of the ball-line to clamp the sole,
to locate the shank-stiffener, and ?nally to clamp
the shank-stiffener. This mechanism includes a
vertical post or plunger 25 arranged to slide up
and down in bearings projecting from the rear
of the frame H. A rod 26 forms an operating
connection between the plunger 25 and a treadle
(not shown). An arm 21 (Fig. 6) a?ixed to the
¢ plunger co-operates with a vertical guiding pin
28 to prevent turning movement of the plunger
about its axis. Another arm 29 also affixed to
the plunger overhangs the bed member "5 and is
provided with a vertical groove that is occupied
by two slides 30 and 3|, the latter being nested
in the slide 30. A ?nger 32 rigidly secured to
the arm 29 is arranged to bear on the upper
surface of the forward portion of a shank-stiff
ener I2 to clamp the latter against a sole.
The lower end of the slide 30 is arranged to
bear down on the sole to clamp the latter
against the bed section l6 and it serves also as
an abutment or gauge against which the for
ward end of the shank-stiffener may be placed
to locate the latter lengthwise in a certain pre
determined relation to the bed. The smaller
slide 3| is provided at its lower end with two
confronting fingers 33 spaced apart in accord
ance with the width of a, shank-stiffener.
75' function is to locate theshank-stiffener width
wise, and they cooperate with the gauge member
30 to provide a stall into which the end of the
shank-stiffener may be inserted. The clamping
?nger 32 projects into the space bounded by the
abutment 30 and the two ?ngers 33. ‘
This assemblage is normally raised by, a ten?
sion spring 34 (Fig. l), the lower end of which
is attached to a collar 35 on the treadle-rod 26
and the upper end of which is attached to any
convenient ?xture, such as an anchoring pin 10
(not shown).
When the assemblage is raised
a pin affixed to the slide 30 is held against a
cover-plate 38 by a tension spring 36, and a pin
43 affixed to the slide 3| is held against the
upper end of the slide 30 by a tension spring 4|.
The spring 36 is connected to the plate 38 by a
pin 39 and to the slide 30 by a pin 40, while the
spring 4| is connected to the pin 40 and to a
pin 42 affixed to the slide 3|. _
When this gauging assemblage is depressed to
its operative position (Fig. 1) ?rst the ?ngers
33 and then the member 30 clamp the sole and
are arrested thereby, a slight additional down
ward movement of the plunger 25 being required
to carry therclamping ?nger32 against a shank
It is to be understood that the general organ
ization of the elements hereinbefore described,
with the exception of the plates I3 and I4, is vir
tually the same as the corresponding elements
shown andrdescribed in my aforesaid applica
tion. The present description will therefore pro
ceed from this point to set forth the novel fea
tures of the gauging mechanism by which soles
of. various styles and of various sizes and widths £351
of each style may be located in their true rela
tion to the work-supporting bed, particularly
with regard to the distance from the toe end of
a sole to the forward end of a shank-stiffener.
The right-hand end of the stationary frame I?
is formed with guideways for an adjustable frame
50. As shown in Fig. 4, the guideways comprise
?at supporting surfaces or tracks 5|, a guiding
?ange 52, a gib 53 and a retaining flange 54 for
the outer face of the gib. As shown in Fig. 1,‘ 45
these guideways are parallel with the plane of
the plates l3 and I4 of the work-supporting bed.
The purpose of the frame 50 is to support a toe
gauge 55 and mechanism by which this gauge
may be adjusted toward and from the gauge 3%.‘
The confronting faces of the gib 53 and the frame
50 are complementally beveled to operate with
a clamping effect in consequence of depressing
the gib toward the underlying supporting surface
5|. To obtain a clamping effect, a cap-screw 51
is a?ixed to the frame I‘! by a pin 56 and is ar
ranged to project loosely through a hole in the
gib, the upper end of the cap-screw being pro
vided with a screw-thread to cooperate with a
nut formed with a handler58. Preferably the nut
and the gib' are counterbored to provide a cham
ber for a compression spring 59, the purpose of
which is to maintain slight pressure of the gib
against the frame 5|! even when the nut 58 is
loosened to permit adjusting the frame.
The adjustable plate M of the work-support»
ing bed is superposed upon the frame 56 and is
slidably connected thereto by cooperative dove~
tail formations shown in Fig. 4, the purpose of
this feature of construction being toprovide for
adjusting the toe-gauge 55 which is carried by‘
the member I4 and a?ixed thereto, as by screws,
so that it may extend across the ?xed work-sup->
porting plate l3 and move relatively thereto for
purposes of adjustment.
The adjusting move-.
2,1 19,564
ments of the toe-"gauge are derived 'from'an op
erating lever 60 (Figs. land 3) mounted on'the
frame’ 50 and connected thereto by’ a fulcrum
pin 6|. Operating motion is communicated from
the lever 65 to the toe-gauge by regulatable trans
.7 The slot‘ 8| is‘ curved‘and‘the length of its.
radiusof curvature is the same as the distance
between the center of the pin 68 and the center‘
of the pin 61.‘ Moreover, for a reason hereinafter
explained, the radial-center'ofjthe slot 8| is so
located as to coincide with the axis of the pin 61
mission means comprising a link 52, an arm 63 .
and'a link 64. A pivot pin 65 connects one end. when the operating lever 60 occupies a position
(Fig. ,3) corresponding to size 5 on the scale 10.
of thelink 64 with the member M, a pivot pin
65 connects the other end of that link with the Consequently, the relation of the toe-gauge 55 10
to the frame 50 is constant for size 5, irrespective
arm vtit, a'pivot pin 61 connects one end of the
link 62 with the arm 63, and a pivot pin 68 con
nects the other end of the link 62 with the oper
ating lever 60. The connecting pin 68 is adjust
able toward and ‘from the fulcrum pin 61 in a
of the location of the pin 68 within the range
of the slot 8|. This constant relation for size 5
is utilized as hereinafter explained as a basis for
regulation of the size intervals in the range of
15 manner and for a purpose hereinafter'described.
The arm 63 is mounted on a fulcrum pin 69 car
ried by the frame 50. This entire assemblage
' including the toe-‘gauge 55, the operating lever
6B and the transmission means connecting them
20 may be shifted bodily toward and from the gaug
ing member v30 by sliding the frame 50 in its
guideways, and although the frame 50 may be
secured at any position of adjustment by the gib
53 and the clamping, member 58 the toe-gauge
25 may be adjusted. individually by the operating
lever 60 while the frame 50 is secured.
the toe-gauge.
. ,
provide readings to be’ recorded ona style-chart
(Fig. '9) where they’mayrb'e supplemented by
once recorded on a style-chart in ‘conjunction
with respective style symbols or designations will 7
enable an operator to reproduce, whenever neces
sary, the adjustments required tocoordinate the
gauging’ mechanism in accordance’ with any
range of sizes’ and half-sizes of soles. A pointer
12 a?ixed to the frame 50 is arranged to cooper
ate with this scale. Moreover, the frame 50 is
provided with a series 13 of teeth and notches to
style so charted.
lever 60 is bored to provide a bearing for a look
ing pin 15 arranged to cooperate with the teeth
and notches 13. The operating lever also carries
a latch 16 by which the pin 15 may be latched in
an inoperative position when it is desired, for
example, to leave the operating lever unlocked.
The latch 16 ‘is connected to the operating lever
by a pivot pin 11 and ‘is arranged to cooperate
with a lever 18 by which the pin 15 may be moved
45 in and out.
The lever 18 is connected to the
operating lever by a‘ pivot pin 19.-
The'latch ‘I6
and the lever 18 are so related that a single spring
readings obtained from‘ the regulatory scale ‘H
on the operating lever 60. These-readings when
The operating lever 60 is provided with two
scales ‘HI and ‘II. The scale 10 corresponds to a
provide locking stations corresponding to the
size graduations of the scale 10. As shown best
35 in Fig. 6, the handle portion 14 of the operating
As‘shown'in'Fig. 6 the stationary plate l3 of
the work-supporting bed is provided with a style
scale 90 with which the toe-gauge 55 cooperates.
This scale may be utilized in the ?rst instance to
The gauging mechanism may also be provided with a supplemental scale 9| (Fig. '7) indicative
of various widths, but if, as shown, the intervals
in the scale 90 are made exactly equal to those’
in the scale 9| the latter scale may be ignored
or even omitted after an operator has acquired
facility in the use of the gauging apparatus. This
does not mean that the letters or symbols applied
to the scale 90 have any signi?cance with respect
to, various widths and theyshould be disregarded
when’ av change of adjustment is made for a. 40
different width by reference to- this scale. a
; The manner of using the described gauging ap- '
paratus will be described ?rst with regard to 0b
tainingreadings to berecorded, for example on '
av style-chart, and afterward with regard to uti
lizing such readings when adjusting the gauging
mechanism for operation in assembling a sole
80 engaging both serves two purposes, namely, to ' and a shank-stiffener in a prescribed relation to
shift the pin 15 to its locking position and to each other.
~To*obtain data'for' recording, the only req '50
tract the pin 15, the operator has merely to press uisites-are two size models of any given style, for
example a model of size 5 and a model of size 9,
both of thesame style and both of an arbitrary
the lever and the pin will be caught by the latch. ‘ standard width, such as width A. Style designa
tions will’presumably be numbers obtained from 55
55 The latch may be readily displaced to release the
lasts likewise numbered. Each of the two size
To provide for shifting the connecting pin 6 , models may embody the make-up of the com
the left-hand, end of r the lever 18" toward the
latch 16, and if this motion is of suf?cient length
toward and from the fulcrum pin 6| the operat
ing lever 60 is provided with a slot 8|. The pin
60 68 projects through and beyond this slot and its
forward end "is threaded to cooperate with a
- ?nger-nut 82 (Fig. 6)., A ?anged bushing 83
surrounding the pin 68 cooperates with a'flange
84 on the pin to clampthe lever when the nut 82
65 is tightened. A rabbet on the front face of the
lever cooperates with an edge of the bushing to
prevent the latter from turning. -As shown in‘
Fig. 5, the bushing is provided with an index por
- tion 85 arranged to cooperate with the scale ‘II "
70 to indicate various settings of the pin 68., The
purpose of the adjustments afforded by this. con_-,
struction is to regulate the size intervals in the
range of the toe-gauge 55 notwithstanding con
stance inv the size intervals of'the operating lever
posite 'unit illustrated in Fig. 8 ‘and will be ac
curate with regard to the distance from the toe
end of the sole to the forward endof the shank;
stiffener l2. To facilitate, describing a typical
example of procedure, it will be assumed that
the'operator is about to obtain data for a chart - I
from two size models one of size 5 and the other‘
of size 9, both ofwidth A, and both of style #125.
The operator ?rst sets the operating lever 60"
toregister “5” on the size-scale T0 (Fig.3) and . ‘
locks it _in-that position._ _Then he places the
model of size 5 on the operating bed or platform,
so that the forward end of the steel shank-stif
fener I2 will touchrthe gauge 30 when the latter
is brought down to clamp the sole. . Next, if the
toe-gauge 55 does not abut. the toe end of ‘the
sole, he slides the frame 50 in whichever direc
tion is necessary to obtain that result, and tight 75
,5 ,
ens the clamp 53 to preserve the setting of the
frame for that style. The model of size 5‘ has
now ful?lled its purpose and may be set aside.
machine, so that he may select the‘correct shanka
sti?eners for each group of. soles.'
When the operator has noted the style-num~
Now the Operator shifts the operating lever ber of a new group of soles he will refer to the
60 up the size-‘scale 10 some distance beyond - style-chart (Fig. 9), and if that number (e. g.
“9” to provide, temporarily, a margin of clear
ance, but in this case he latches the locking lever
18 so that the pin 15 will not function, since it
is desirable, at this stage, to leave the operating
10 lever 69 freely movable. The model of size 9
will now be placed on the operating platform, its
shank-stiffener against the gauge 30 as shown
in Fig. 1, and the operating lever 60 will be moved
just enough to bring the toe-gauge 55‘ against
#125) is charted he has merely to place the
operating lever 60 at the known neutral point
(“5”) of the size-scale 10, shift the frame 50
to‘. locate the toe-gauge at “F” of the forepart
style-scale 90, clamp the frame 50 at that loca 10
tion, if for'width A, and place the pin 68 at the
prescribed point “4—-1” of the regulatory scale 1|.
Bearing in mind that an arbitrary width (e. g'.
width A) is used as a standard for all models,
15 the toe-end of the sole which is now clamped ‘ recordings and initial adjustments, the opera
against the bed. Now, if the size-scale 10 does
not register exactly “9” some regulation is neces
sary to coordinate the gauging mechanism with
the size-intervals of the style to be charted.
Since the frame 50 has already been located
and secured in its true position for the selected
style, and the toe-gauge 55' has been located
individually in its true position- for size 9, (Figs.
1 and 6) it is desirable to secure the gauge tem
porarily in that position to facilitate the regulat
ing procedure about to follow. Here, the opera
and to the left for widths narrower than A.
For his guidance inthis procedure he may use
a special width scale 9| (Fig. 1) or one of similar
type but of longer or shorter scale intervals, ac
cording to the characteristics of the style in proc 25
ess. Having selected the appropriate width scale
tor turns a screw 92 (Fig. 4) by which the toe—
gauge may be tightly clamped to the carriage in
preparation for the next step. The screw 92 is
screwed through a bell-crank lever 93 and abuts
the frame 50. Consequently, when the screw is
adjust it lengthwise to place the “A” in register
with the index 95 while the frame 50 is set for
width A. The index 95 is a?ixed to the frame 50.
turned it operates the lever 93, one arm of which
applies upward pressure against a lug on the
frame IT by tightening the clamping screw 96
under side of the member I4, the gauge 55 being
thereby secured to the frame 50. The fulcrum
pin 94 of the lever 93 is ai‘?xed to the frame 50.
The operator now turns the nut 82 to release
the pin 68 and moves them toward or from the
fulcrum pin 6|, in whichever direction may be
necessary to locate the operating lever 60 in
its true position for size 9 as indicated‘ on the
scale 10. This result is pictured in Fig. 1. When
this is done he tightens the nut 82, and thus
completes the regulation of the transmission
means by which the gauging mechanism is
brought into coordination with the. size‘ intervals
of the style selected. To restore the mechanism
to operative condition the operator loosens the
50 screw 92 to release the toe-gauge and trips the
latch 76 to release the locking pin 15.
The data now available for recording on a
style-chart (Fig. 9) comprises three items, viz.,
?rst, a style-number (“125”) with which both
models are marked; second,a reading (F) obtain,
able from the forepart scale 90 when the operating
lever 69 is set for size 5 (no other) ; and third, a
reading (“4—1”) obtainable from the regulatory
scale 1| (see the setting pictured in Figs. 1, 2
and 3). These items may be recorded on a
chart for future use, for example, in the manner
shown in Fig. 9. For another style such as “131”
the reading on the scale 90 may be “H—-11/2”
for size 5, and. the reading on the scale ‘H may
be “3”.
With such a chart an operator may quickly co
ordinate the gauging mechanism for any charted
style without again using any model.
For pro
duction purposes soles and shank-stiifeners are
70 grouped according to style and size, though one
size of shank-stiffeners is commonly used with
three or four sizes of soles. Furthermore, soles
are grouped according to various widths. These
groups are identi?ed in some manner, as by tags,
75 when supplied to the operator of an assembling
tor has only to alter the setting of the frame 50
for any other width of a selected styleafter'mak
ing the aforesaid adjustments for that style. To
do so he will shift the frame 50 to the right from
the standard location for widths wider than A, 20
9| and having placed it on its shouldered bed
on the frame IT, as shown in Fig. 4, he will ?rst
He will then secure the scale 9| to the immovable
(Fig. 4). The width scale is now in the correct
position to indicate the, various settings of the
frame 50 for all widths of the selected style. Con
sequently, as various widths of that style come
to hand, the operator may take his readings from
the scale 9| when altering the setting of the
frame 50.
In operation, the operator has only to shift the
lever 60 for various sizes» of soles of any selected
width of a selected style. For another width of
the same style he may shift the frame 50 to an
other station where it will remain for all sizes of 45
that width. For another style he has only to- shift
the pin 68 along the regulatory scale ‘H with or
without shifting the frame 50, as the case may be.
Having described my invention, what I claim
as new and desire to secure by letters Patent 50
of the United States is:
1. Sole-locating mechanism comprising a sta
tionary frame, a movable frame mounted there
on, a style scale arranged to indicate various
positions of adjustment of said movable frame, 55
means arranged to fasten said movable frame at
various positions in the range of said scale, a
sole-locating gauge adjustably mounted on said
movable frame, an operating member also
mounted on said movable frame, transmission
means arranged to communicate operating mo
tion from said operating member to said gauge,
a scale arranged to indicate constant size in
tervals in the range of said operating member,
said transmission means being regulatable to 65
vary the size intervals in the range of said gauge,
and a scale arranged to indicate various degrees
of regulation of said transmission means.
2. Sole-locating mechanism comprising a sta
tionary frame provided with a sole-supporting 70
bed, a movable frame mounted on said stationary
frame and adjustable to and fro in a certain path
thereon,'a style scale arranged to indicate var
ious positions of adjustment of said movable
frame along said path, means arranged to fasten 75
said movable name at‘ various" positions in“ the
range of said scale,“ a'sole-locating'gauge ad
justably mounted ;on: said "movable frame, an 'op
erating member also 'mounted on said movable
frame,itransmission means‘arranged to communi- <
cate operating‘motion froinisaidtoperatirig mem
ber :to“ said vgauge, a scaler'arranged to indicate
size intervals in 'the range of said operating
member,'and a width scale arranged to indicate
range ofthe sole-gaugej'and ‘meansfby which
‘the sole-gauge may be secured against movement
to provide for registering the operating member,
when free, 'with one of said locking stations ‘by
regulation of said ,transmission'vmeans. ‘
a‘ 5. In a machine for assembling a sole and a
shank-stiffener, a sole-supporting bed, means ar
ranged to locate the forward end .of a superposed
shank-stiifener at a certainline transverse to
supplemental adjustment 'of- said movable, frame the, length of the sole, a sole-gauge adjustable 10
along said pathiaccording 'to the degrees to which "toward and from said line, an‘ adjustable frame
sole-lengths are affected by’ various widths of a on which said sole-gauge is mounted, a style
scale arranged to indicate various'positions of
given style;
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adjustment of said movable frame, 'means ‘ar
Sole-locating mechanism comprising a sta
tionary frame, a" movable frame 'mounted on" ranged to fasten said frame at various positions 15
of adjustment, an operating‘member mounted
saidstationary framesand adjustable in a 'cer
tain paththereom-‘a style-scale arranged to in: on said adjustable frame, transmission means
arranged to communicate motion from said'op
dicate‘ various positions of ‘ adjustment of said
movable frame along, said path, means arranged
,to fasten said movableframeat various posi
tions in the range of'said scale, a sole-locating
gauge adjustablyemount‘ed ‘on said movable
frame, an operating‘ member also“ mounted,‘ on
said movable -frame,~transmission' means ar
25 ranged ‘to communicate'operating motion from
said operating member to said-gauge; a‘scale
arranged to indicate constant'size“intervals,in
erating member to shift said sole-gauge toward
and. from said line,"a ‘sizeiscale arranged to‘indi
regulatable to increase anddiminish the size'ine
tervals in the range of saidsole-gauge, and. a
scale arranged to indicate various degrees of
regulation of said transmissionrmeans,
6. An apparatus for operating on shoe-parts
the range of said operating memben'said trans- , comprising two mechanisms, one forperforming
an operation on a shoe-part and the other for
mission means being regulatablerto vary' the
locating the shoe-part with respect to the mech
30 size intervals in the range ‘of 'said' gauge, a scale ‘7
arranged to indicate various" degrees of ‘regulation anism ?rst speci?ed, said mechanisms’being rel
of_ said transmission means, and clamping means ’ atively adjustable bodily one toward and from
arranged to secure said gauge ‘to said movable the other, and a scale arranged to indicate rela
tive bodily adjustment of said mechanisms ac
framewhile said transmission'means is in proc
cording to various styles of vshoe-parts to be
ess of being‘regulated.~
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operated upon, said locating mechanism com
4. Sole-locating mechanism comprising va
prising a locating gauge individually adjustable
frame, a sole-gaugeladjustably mounted there
and from the mechanism ?rst speci?ed,
on_.,an operatingmember alsoimounted thereon,
transmission means for’ communicatingmotion an operating vmember, transmission means for
from said operating member to said soleegauge, communicating motionv from said operating
member to adjust said gauge individually accord
locking-means providing’ a series of locking sta
tions at fixed intervals corresponding, to size ing to various sizes of shoe-parts," and a scale
gradations at which said operating‘member may arranged to indicate constant size intervals in
be, secured, a spring by which the locking effect the operating range of said operating member,
is normally , established,'a detent by which the said transmission means being regulatable to
vary the corresponding size intervals in‘th'e range
locking- means may be restrained from func
tioningwhen free movement of said operating‘ of said gauge. 7
member is desired, said transmission means being
regulatable to vary, thesize intervals, ‘in the
cate constant size intervals in the range of said
operating member, said transmission means’v being ’
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