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Patented July 5, 1938 2,122,552 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,122,552 HEEL FOR FOOTWEAR Carlo Antoline, Ferriday, La. Application May 18, 1937, Serial No. 143,301 2 Claims. This invention'relates to heels for footwear. It is particularly directed to a light weight, long wearing heel for men’s and women’s shoes or slippers. An object of this invention is to provide a heel of the character described, so constructed as to allow nails to be driven in without splitting, and which shall be extremely light and strong. A further object of this invention is to pro vide a heel of the character described made of layers of wood and leather, or rubber, and which ‘ shall be strong and rugged in construction, and easy to make. Yet another object of this invention is to pro 15 vide a heel of the character described which shall be relatively inexpensive to manufacture, and yet ' practical and eflicient to a high degree in use. Other objects of this invention will in part be obvious Vand in part hereinafter pointed out. o The invention accordingly consists in the fea tures of construction, combinations of elements, and arrangement of parts which will be exempli ñed in the construction hereinafter described, and of which the scope of application will be 2 Cl indicated in the following claims. In the accompanying drawing, in which is shown one of the various possible illustrative em bodiments of this invention, bodying the invention, with parts in cross-sec tion; and of attaching the same to the shoe or slipper. The part I4 is preferably considerably thicker than the leather layers I2 and I3. The wood part I4 is preferably made of cypress knee wood. The cypress knee wood grows from 5 the root of the cypress tree, and extends above the ground. This wood not having a decided grain allows the nails to be driven without caus ing the wood to split. 'I'his wood is much lighter than the usual cypress wood, and has been found to be extremely efn‘cient for the purposes above set forth. 'I'he leather portions I2, I3 are prefer ably oak tanned. The combination in a heel of leather or rubber and wood produces a heel having extremely long wearing quality. Such a heel is rugged, practical and efñcient. The heel can be made in any size or shape. The invention may be incorporated in heels for shoes for either men or women. The heel is eX tremely cheap to fabricate and will not split even if a considerable number of nails are driven into it. It will thus be seen that there is provided a device in which the several objects of this inven- 2 tion are achieved, and which is well adapted to meet the conditions of practical use. As various possible embodiments might be Fig. 1 is a side elevational View of a heel em 3 (C1. Sii-_34) , Fig. 2 is a bottom plan View of my improved heel, with parts broken away. Referring now in detail to the drawing, I0 des 35 ignates a heel embodying the invention applied to a shoe or slipper II. The heel I 0 comprises a lift layer I2 of leather or rubber, a tread layer I3 of leather or rubber, and an intermediate lay er or portion I4 of wood. The strips of leather 40 or rubber may be adhered to opposite faces of the wood part I4, by glue or in any other suit able manner as at I8 and I9. Furthermore nails 20 may be driven through the leather and wood to hold the same together, and for the purpose made of the above invention, and as various changes might be made in the embodiments set 30 ' forth, it is to be understood that all matter herein set forth or shown in the accompanying drawing is to be interpreted as illustrative and not in a limiting sense. . Having thus described my invention, I claim 35 as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent: l. A shoe heel having an intermediate major part made of cypress knee wood and tread and lift layers of leather on opposite sides of said part. 2. A shoe having a heel comprising a major part made of cypress knee wood, and a tread at tached thereto. CARLO ANTOLINE'.