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`lune 7, 1938.
Filed March 29, 1934
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Patented June 7, V1938
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Edmund R. Nebeling, Woodhaven, N. Y.
Application March 29, 1934, Serial No. ’717,961
1 Claim.
(Cl. 3GB-_42) "
rI'his invention relates to shoe heels, and more
particularly it pertains to a new and novel means
whereby a shoe heel lift may be detachably associated with a’sh'oe heel.
It is one object of the invention to provide- a
new and novel means whereby a lift may be
reacliiy removed from a shoe heel, thereby providing for interchangeability of the lift of a shoe
carding of a heel lift and its replacement by
another lift.
In order to provide for ready detachment of
the heel lift from the heel, I have provided a
lift securing means in the form >-of two interen- 5
gaging members, one of which is carried by the
heel and the other being carried by the lift. This
attaching means is almost identical in construc
tion ' with a separable fastener illustrated in
A further object of the invention resides in a
novel construction whereby the fastening or
Patent No. 1,357 ,795 granted >to me November 2, 10
i929, and I will not, therefore, describe the same
securing means of the lift is relieved of all excessive pressure or strain under operating con-
other than in a cursory manner and to such ex
tent as is necessary to its adaptation to the
present purpose.
Still a further object of the invention resides
The attaching means consists of two inter- 15
in anew and novel method of securing an attachengaging members A and B. The member A l
ing means to the lift of a shoe heel.
‘ comprises a housing I8, which is formed with a
With the above and other objects in View, the
nature of. which will be apparent as the descrip20 tion progresses, reference will be had to the
accompanying drawing wherein:
Figure l is a fragmentary View in elevation of
a shoe, showing a heel having a removable lift
constructed in accordance with the present in25 vention,
Figure 2 is a fragmentary view in elevation,
taken from the left hand side of Figure l,
Figure 3 is a plan View ofthe tread end of the
heel, the lift being removed,
flange 2E# having a cut-out portion 22. A filling
plate 24 is placed in the bottom of the housing I8,
and on top of this filling plate 24 is placed a 20
guide plate 2S, cut out as at 28, `to provide guld
ing means for a latch member 38. The latch
member 38 has a reduced extension 32, which
terminates in an angular end V315, providing an
operating member by which the latch may be 25
moved in the guide plate 26. The guide plate 26
is cut out as at 36 to receive the reduced ex
tension 32 of the latch member 3D. A cover
plate 38 holds the several described parts in their
Figure 4 is a plan View of the heel abutting
operative position, and the cover plate may be 30
' face of. the lift,
retained in position by turning over the edge of
Figure 5 is an enlarged vertical sectional View » the flange of the housing as at 40. Each of the
taken substantially on the line ‘5_5 of Figure 2, several elements just described, except -the latch
Figure 6 is a similar view taken substantially member 38, is provided with a plurality of open
on the line 8-5 of Figure l,
ings £2, which when the several parts are assem- 35
C12 Ul
Figure '7 is a horizontal sectional view on an
bled, register with one another for the reception
enlarged scale taken substantially on the line
of. fastening means, herein illustrated as nails
'?-ll of Figure `2,
Figure 8 is an enlarged transverse sectional
40 view of that member of the fastening means
which is carrie-d by the heel lift,
Figure 9 is an enlarged plan view of that member of the fastening means which is carried by
the lift, and
Figure l0 is a distended perspective view of one
or tacks 48. The housing I8, filling plate 24, and
the cover plate 38, are each provided with spaced
cpenings'llâ, preferably circular in form and the 40
edges of the cut out portion 28 of the guide
plate 2€, as well as the side edges of the latch
member 38, are provided respectively with notches
23S and 56, which are preferably semi-circular
in form.
The several parts are so assembled that 45
member of. the fastening means.
Referring to the drawing by reference char-
the several openings 46, and the notches 48, of
the guide plate are in registration with each other
acter, the numeral- i2 designates the rear or
l to provide openings C, when the latch member 30
counter portion of a shoe, the reference character
50 lll, designating a shoe heel, the lift thereof being
ldcsignated l5.
The lift l5 is of a type which is readily removable from the heel and this feature of the invention permits of ready interchangeability of the
55 lifts from one heel to another or the complete dis-
is extended, as illustrated in Figure 3, it being
understood that at this time, the notches 50, o1' 50
the latch member 3B, will coincide with kthe
notches 48, 0f the guide P19/06 26
The other member B, of the fastening means
consists of a plate 52, of. rigid or relatively stiff
metal and it carries two posts 54, which are 55
adapted for reception in the openings C, of the
member A.
These two posts are cut out as at 56,
see Figure 6.
The member A, of the fastening means is
mounted in the tread end of the heel I4, Within a
recess 58 therein, which recess is of a depth which
is greater than the thickness of the member A.
This construction provides a seat or thelike 60,
upon the tread .end of theheel, which seat lies
10 in a plane beyond the outer face of the member A
of the fastening means, as illustrated by the
22, which’portion is left standing up and is inVv `
such a position that it passes through the ycut
out portion 18, of theplate 52, and into biting
engagement with the lift I6, thus preventing
relative movement between the lift and the heel.
When it is desired to remove the lift from the
heel, it is only necessary to insert a tool or similar
article behind the member 34, of the latch plate
30, and exert a slight outward pressure thereon.
This Will move thek latch plate to its extended 10
position, whereupon the notches 50, will coincide
with the notches 48, and the posts will be free to
The member B, of the fastening means is car
pass from they openings C‘.
ried by the lift member I6, and to secure the
The plate 52, is of a greater transverse dimen
same tothe lift member, I provide on the outer f
than is the recess in the heel in which the 15
edge of the plate-like member 52, a plurality of
very closely adjacent prongs 64. Each of these member A, is positioned, and thus when the lift is
in position upon the heel, the plate 52, engages
prongs is provided on its outer end with a pierc
bears upon the seat 60, which defines said
ing point 66, and where the prongs join ,the>
recess, and since, as before stated, this plate is
20 main body portion of the plate, each is provided
of stiñ or rigidvmaterial, the pressure occasioned 20
with oppositely curved portions which provide by
the weight of the` person wearingv the shoe, `is
oppositely disposed locking shoulders ’68, upon transmitted
directly to the heel by- the plate» 52,
' the side edges of each prong. In attaching the
and the fastening means is relieved of all strain .
plate 52, to the lift I6, the prongs 64 are bent incidental to the wearing of the device.
at an angle to the body portionrof the plate,
From the foregoing, it will begapparent thaty
space 62, in Figure 5.
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as illustrated in Figure 6, in such a manner that
when pressure is applied to the plate 52, the
prongs; 64, and their locking shoulders 68, will
be embedded in the material ofthe lift I6, which
is preferably leather. The locking shoulders
6B serve rto anchor the prongs in the'material
of the lift, and by providing a large numb-er of
prongs, closely associated With one another, the
plate is not’only ñrmlysecured 'to the lift I6,
35 but the plate is held in close contact throughout
itsdeiining edge with the face of the lift I6.
Still another advantage resulting from this con
struction resides in the fact that by using the
prongs in large numbers together with theV lock
40 ing shoulders, I am enabled to make the prongs
comparatively short or atV least short enough that
they do not p-ass entirely through the heel
In placing the lift upon the heel, the latch
30 is moved to- its extended position as
The posts 54 of the
member l?,` are then positioned in the openings
46, after which the latch member is moved to
' illustratedl in Figure 3.
its innermost position whereupon the side edges
50 of the latch member pass intothe cut out por
tions 55, of the Vposts 54, and thereby prevent
Withdrawal of the posts 54, from _the openings
46, and thus locking the interengaging members
A and B together.` 'I'he latch member 30 has a
55 projecting lug or member 10, which engages
in an opening 'I2 in the filler plate 24, when the
latch plate is'in its innermost position, and this
means serves to. retain the latch plate in its
holding position.
Also, means» is provided lto prevent relative.
sliding or rotary movement ofthe lift'and heel,
and this means preferably consists of a portion
16, of the turned over portion 40, of the flange
the present invention provides a new and novel
heel lift attaching and fastening means: which
permits of the ready removal and replacement
of a shoe heel lift,çwhich is simple in opera
tion and which can be constructed in a strong 30
and durable'manner.
>The invention has been herein illustrated in its
preferred embodiment, in which it has been ap- `
plied to the lift ofthe heel of a lady’s'shoe.
It is to be understood, however, that it may also 35
be incorporated in lifts of larger sizes, such as , `
are employed in connection with men’s shoes
or it may also be employed asa means for at
taching a heel to a shoe instead of attaching a lift
to a heel.
Having thus described the invention, what is`
claimed, is:
A detachable lift for shoe heels- comprising in
combination, a shoe heel, a lift therefor, and
a two-part fastening means for said lift, one part 45
of said fastening means being carried by the shoe
heel and including a housing, a tongue project
ing from said housing, the` other part of said
two-part fastening Vmeans being carried by the
lift and including a rigid’plate having a portion 50
thereof removed to permit of the afore-mentioned
projecting tongue of the housing of the other part
of the fastening means to engage the lift to pre
vent turning or sliding movement thereof relative
to the shoe heel, studs on the plate penetrating
the housing, a locking plate slidably mounted in ~
the housing and having edgewise locking engageek ’
ment with the studs and cooperating means car
ried by >the plate and an element within the
housing for securing the plate against accidental 60
sliding movement.
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