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June 7, 1938.
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2,119,703
ARCH SUPPORT
Filed oct. 22, 195e
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Patented June 7, 1938
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Anon SUPPORT
Walter E. Copithorn, Natick, Mass.
Application october 22, 1936, serial No. 107,031 v
8 Claims. (Cl. 36-71)
This invention relates to an arch support to fit « stitches 23 secure said top and bottom coverings
within a shoe and which is adjustable.
I0 and 22 together at each end thereby making
A person often requires a change in his arch a unitary main supporting member 24. At the
support to raise or lower its height, and inasmuch outside and below said bottom covering 22 is a
as the ordinary arch support is non-adjustable a curved, arch spring plate 25, which is removable, UK
new one must be bought before the old one is
thereby making my arch support readily adjust
worn out, thereby causing extraexpense and in
convenience. One object Vof my invention is to
provide an arch support which is readily adjust
able to any height desired by merely replacing one
substituting another of a different curvature as
desired. This plate is held in position at the
member. Another object is to provide such a
simple arch support that its adjustment can be
changed' by an unskilled person in a few minutes,
and which change requires the use of only a single,
tend through the anchor piece I2, the heads of
said bolts preferably being countersunk therein,
through the angular piece I1, the bottom cover
ing 22 and holes 2l in said spring plate 25. Screw
inexpensive part.
threaded nuts 28 screw on said bolts 26 and hold 15
said spring plate 25 in place. f The rear end of
saidspring plate 25 is unattached and has a
The foregoing and other objects which will ap
pear as the nature of the invention is better
understood, may be accomplished by a construc
tion, combination and operative arrangement of
parts such as is disclosed by the drawing and
speciñcation. The nature of the invention is
such as to render it susceptible to various changes
and modifications, and, therefore, I am not to
be limited to said disclosure; but am entitled to
able by merely removing said spring plate 25 and.' .
forepart of the foot by small bolts 26 which ex- ^
curved portion 29 _bearing against said bottom
covering 22 which is free to move longitudinally
as the person using it walks. My arch support
is merely inserted in a shoe 30 and need not be
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attached thereto. When the height or adjust
ment is desired to be changed the arch supportis
removed from the shoe, the said nuts 28 are
- all such changes therefrom as lfall within the , taken on“, said spring plate 25 removed and an
scope of my claims.
other substituted in its place. While one bolt 26-
In the drawing:
Figure 1 is a plan view of my arch support, the
dot and dash lines indicating the outline, of a
shoe.
Figure 2 is a sectional view of my arch support.
Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on the line
3_3 of Figure 2.
Figure 4 is a view, slightly in perspective,>
showing various parts used in my arch support.
As illustrated my arch support has a top cover
ing Ill usually made of leather and sometimes
called a sock lining, and next to it is a padding
member II, consisting of a perforated piece of
rubber, for protection and to provide a cushion
ing effect. Then cornes a heavy piece of leather
I2 or other suitable material which serves as an
anchor `to which other parts are secured.
A
curved arch plate I4, preferably made of spring
s; metal, has holes lB through which rivets I5 pass
that are fastened to. said anchor piece I2. A
small piece of metal I'l of angular shape is adja
cent to and preferably slightly spaced from said
arch plate I4 andA has a hole i9 therein through
would be sufñcient to hold said spring plate 25
the use of two said bolts 26 prevents any lateral
movement of it, and is, therefore, preferable.
-What I claim is:
1. An arch support comprising a top covering,
a padding member, an anchor piece, an arch plate
fastened to said anchor piece, a separate member
adjacent said arch plate and fastened to said an
chor piece, a bottom covering, stitches holding
said top and bottom covering together with said
padding member, anchor piece, arch plate and
separate member between them, an arch spring
member outside of said bottom covering, and a`
plurality of bolts and removable nuts to hold said 40
arch spring member to said anchor piece, said
bolts extending from said anchor piece through
said separate member, bottom covering and arch
‘ spring member.
2. An arch support comprising a vtop covering, 45
a bottom covering and an anchor piece inter
mediate said coverings, a member fastened to said
anchor piece within said coverings, and an arch
spring member outside of said bottom covering,
and means to hold said arch spring member ex 50
which a rivet i3 passes that is fastened to said
anchor piece l2, and serves as a brace at this
point. It also has two bolt holes 2B later referred
member to said arch spring member.
to. This member I‘i permits my arch support
to readily flex at the metatarsal joint in the foot.
There is an outside, bottom covering 22, and
bottom covering and an anchor piece intermedi
ate said coverings, an arch plate fastened to said 55
tending from said anchor piece through said
3. An arch support comprising a top covering, a ~
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anchor piece, a separate member adjacent said
arch plate and fastened to said anchor piece,
and an arch spring member outside of said bot
tom covering, and means to hold said arch spring
member extending from said anchor piece
through said separate member to said arch spring
member.
4. An arch support comprising a main support
ing member embodying an arch plate, a separate
10 member fastened to and Within said main sup
porting member, adjacent to and forward of said
arch plate, an arch spring member outside of
»said main supporting member, and means to hold
said arch spring member extending from said
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main supporting member through said separate
member to said arch spring member. Y
5. An arch support comprising an outside cover
ing, an anchor piece, an arch plate fastened to
Said anchor piece, said anchor piece and arch
20 plate being vintermediate said covering, and an
arch spring member outside of said covering, and
means fastened to said anchor piece at one end
and to said arch spring member at the other to
hold said arch spring member, said means em
25 bodying removable means whereby said arch
spring member may be removed and replaced.
6. An arch support comprising a top covering,
anchor means, an arch plate fastened at both
ends to said anchor means, a bottom covering,
means to hold said top and bottom coverings,
anchor means and arch plate as a unit with said
anchor means and arch plate intermediate said
coverings, an arch spring member outside of said
bottom covering, and removable means to hold
one end of said arch spring member to said an
chor piece, the other end being free.
'7. An arch support comprising an anchor piece,
an arch plate fastened to said anchor piece, an
arch spring member, a pin member extending 10
from said anchor piece at a point beyond the
end portion of said arch plate to one. end of said
arch spring member, and separate removable
means to hold said pin member to said arch spring
member.
8. An arch support comprising a padding mem
ber, an anchor piece, an arch plate fastened at
both ends to said anchor piece, a separate mem
ber forward of and adjacent said arch plate and
fastened to said anchor piece., means to hold said 20
padding member, anchor piece, arch plate and
separate member together, an arch spring mem
ber extending outside of said aforementioned
members, and a plurality of pin members to hold
said arch spring member extending from said
anchor piece through said separate member and
the forward end portion of said arch spring
member.
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WALTER E. COPITHORN.
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