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vJuly 16, 1946.
2,404,150 '
Filed March 25. 1944
2 Sheets-Sheet 1
July 16, 1946.
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4,. J. WALSH
‘Filed March 25, 1944
2 Sheets-Sheét 2
Patented July 16, 1946
J ohn J. Walsh, Des Peres, Mo., ass'ignor to Charles
_ D. P. Hamilton, Jr., Charles D. P. Hamilton, III,
‘ Everett R.‘ VHamilton, Forest , Ross Hamilton,
‘Albert 'J. Scheu, and John J. Walsh, a partner
ship doing business under the trade-"name
Penaljo Company, St. Louis, Mo.
Application March'25, 1944, Serial No. 528,078
3 Claims.
(01.‘ 12-142)
invention relates to a new and useful im
To vsuch end, I provide a section or pieceA of
cloth, thin leather, or other-readily 'oreasily'l?exj
ible fabric or material out‘ to- and having the
ing the same.
general outline or contour and, dimensions of,the
My invention has forits primary objectv the
provision of a shoe .requiring for its production , 01 outer sole of the particular shoe being manufac
provement in shoes and to the process of mak
only a few process operations which are readily
e?ected with ease,~accuracy, and precision by
relatively unskilled workers. and with consequent
tured, as is best seen in Figure l.
Such material-section A becomes, as presently
appearing and as it may now be designated, the
shoe-insole cover, and to facilitate subsequent
savings in labor costs and the elimination of
10 marginal underfolding of the insole-cover A on
losses by reason of faulty and rejected shoes.
and about the shoe-insole, the cover A is pref
My invention has for a further object-the pro
erably nicked or notched, as at I, around the
vision of-a shoe through and by the employment
of’ the process-operations ,mentioned which is ‘ heel, the toe, and at the base of the, ball and at
other selected points along its margin, as shown
simple and sturdy in structure, which‘ is soft and
-_ _i ;
comfortable on, the foot, which is light in weight 15 in Figure 2.
Depending then upon vthe desired sizev and con
and attractive in appearance, and which is ef
tour of the particular shoe, the insole-cover A
?ciently serviceable.
is suitably, either. by an operator, or workerfor
And with the above and otherobjects inview,
my invention. resides in the novel features of ' otherwise, marked or indexed, as at 2,‘ 2, through;
form, construction, arrangement, and combina 20 out,‘ for the most part; its shank‘ and ball-‘por-v
tion and in; suitable adjacence to its margin,~,_as
tion'of parts and in the unique steps or process
shown in Figure 3,1 so asyto afford or-provide
of shoe‘ production all presently described and
not only a visual pattern‘ for indicating'to the
pointed out in the claims.
operator the line of- attachment in subsequently
. In’ the accompanying drawings (two sheets):
sewing or stitching the-upper B, Figure 4, to the
Figures 1 to 5, both inclusive, illustrate‘in plan
insole-cover A, but also a marginal portionj 3',f01‘
or perspective some of the e1ements,_namely, the
insole‘underfolding, as presentlyappearsu 1 r _ .
insole-cover, the upper, and'theinsole, employed
, The upper E; Figure 4, is ?rst cut and other
in the construction, and forming'part, of a shoe
wise constructed ‘to approximately conform to the
oflmy invention;
‘Figure 6 illustrates the'insole of Figure 5 as 30 contour, shape,- and size required in the?nished
shoe.v ,Such upper B will, of course, comprise, any:
partially marginally skived on its under face and
suitable marginally ‘?exible material and may,
equipped with a so-called shank-stiffener, as
while in the present instance illustrated as of the
embodied in the ?nished shoe;
open heel and opentoe type, shape, or design,
Figure 7 is an enlarged longitudinal sectional
equally well be of closed heel and closed‘ we or
view of the shank-stiffener-equipped and mar
other desired or selected type, shape, or design,
ginally skived insole of Figure 6;
andsuitably surface embellished or ornamented.
Figure 8 illustrates in perspective the upper of
Suf?cenow merely to say that, as shown in' Fig
Figure 4 marginally joined to the marginally
ure 8, the particular upper B is preferably by
nicked insole-cover of Figure 2 for connection,in
turn, as a unit with the insole of Figures‘ 6 and '7; 40 lines of threadestitches ll projected ‘vertically or
at right angles, as it may be said, through’ the
Figures 9 to 15, both inclusive, illustrate the
cover A and upper B stitched at and along its
several successive processesteps involved in join
lower opposite side margins 5, 5, to, and‘ along
ing the connected upper and insoleecoverof Fig
the indicated'or pattern stitch-line -2 of, the
ure 8 with the insoleof Figure 7 ;
insole-cover A. Thus, I provide, as. a unit, ‘the I
Figure 16 is an inverted, partly broken plan
combined insoleecover and upperrillus'trated‘in
view of the partially?nished- shoe;
Figure 8 for incorporation, as soon appears, in
Figure 17 is a reduced side elevational View of
the ?nished shoe:
a ?nished shoe constructed in accordance with
C designates an insole ‘of ‘any approved or
and embodying- my invention; and
standard type, which‘, aszis' customary, includes '
,‘Figure a transverse sectional view of the
a heel and shank-portion ;6 of ?ber or other rela
?nished shoe taken approximately on the line
tively stiff or rigid material lengthwise arcuated
l8--l8, Figure 1'7.
or curved, as best seen in Figure '7, to conform
to the arch orthe foot and equipped with a fore
are illustrative both of a practical ‘embodiment 55 part or balleportion ‘l of thin ?ber-board or other
suitable flexible‘ or pliable material and equipped
of,=a shoe of my presentainventi-on and of its
centrally and longitudinally on it's‘un'der‘ face
method or process of manufacture or production,
with a suitable and correspondingly‘lengthwise
the present shoe is built up on a soecalled cov;-'
curVedshimk-stiffener ligofl metal or other s"u'it‘-_v
ered insole as a'gfoundation, as it may be said,
> Referring now more in detail and by reference
characters to the. accompanying drawings,‘ which
without the employment or use, during the ?rst GO able rigid material. It will be understood, of
- course, that (the insole C is approximately of the,
steps of its production, of a last.
is then disposed ?atwise, as indicated in‘Figures
der face of the insole-cover A and to which’ cover
A the insole C is adhesively or otherwise per,
changes and modi?cations in the form, construc
tion, arrangement, and combination of the several
parts of the shoe, as well as changes also in its
manently ?xed throughout fromtoe to heel, as
underfoldin'g, and it is to be understood that other
9 and 10, on the preferably adhesively coated un- " - =
indicated in Figure 10.
a ?exible marginal portionthroughout for insole
precise size and contour of the ?nished shoe and
’ steps of manufacture or production, may be made
‘and substituted for those herein‘ shown and de-
With the parts A, B, and C so joinedor united .iscribed without departing from the nature and V
one to the other, preferably only that part of ' principle of my invention.
the marginal portion 3 of the insole-cover A 10
Having thus described my invention, what I
which extends from and around the heel to‘ the
claim and desire to secure by LettersPatent is:
‘base ofvthe ball thereof is suitably coatedlwith
adhesive, as indicated in Figure 11, and then
1, lThat process of shoe production which in
turned or folded under and adhesively ?xed ?at-'
cludes the provision of an insole-cover having
approximately the contour of the ?nished shoe,
,wise to ‘and upon the corresponding marginal
portion of vthe insole C,‘as is indicated in Figure
providing an upper also having the approximate
dimensions and shape desired in the ?nishedfs‘hoe,
T '12, siiChunderfolding being facilitated by‘ the’ a
marginal nicks or notches I.
at amarginallyrtml
selected distan'c_e"_i_from
and, M
the outer vedge of, the cover for joining the cover
A last D of the proper size and contour, de- ‘
and upper and providing Va'margirial portio'r‘lffor
insole underfolding,,‘then disposing an insole to
‘pending upon’ the desired rsiz‘e,econtour, and shape
of thel?nished shoe,'is then ‘disposed within the
‘upper B and upon the upper face o‘f the insole
and upon‘the under'face of’ the insole-cover, then
cover A, as shown in Figure 13, such disposition
' underfolding and'secu'ring vsaid marginal cover
"of the last D being greatly facilitated by the fact
portionjand upper portion partially’ to and‘ upon
that the upper B, as stitched or united to the in
the under face of the insole, disposing a'last with
in the upper and upon the eovenand thendpulling _
randyfoldingv the remaining part of said upperdgand
cover marginal portion under and securing the
sole cover A, is, as it may be said, initially ‘some;
what oversize, and then, to insure subsequent .'
‘precise lasting, tacks or other temporary secure
ing members 9 are preferably disposed through
the insole C and insole-cover A and into the last 30
D, as indicated in Figure 14.
2. That process of shoe production whichjini eludes the provision of an insole-cover having
With the last D so-‘dispos‘e‘d. in’ co-operative
relation to the joined insole-cover A, upper‘ B,
and insole C, the remaining part of the [marginal
‘ portion ‘3 of ‘the insole-cover A is on its ‘under 35
face equipped or coated'with suitable adhesive,
as'also: indicated in Figure l4, and is then‘with‘
the attached marginal portions ‘of the upper B
pulled around and folded urider‘andv preferably
same to the insole.
approximately the contour of the ?nished shoe,
providing an ‘upper also having the approximate
dimensions and shape‘ desired in the ‘finished ‘shoe,
then securing the upper marginally'tmand upon
the upper‘ face and at a‘fselected distance‘from‘
the outer‘edge of, the cdverfor joining the: cover
and upper and providing a marginal“ portion' for
insole underfolding, then‘ disposing "an insole'j'to
' adhesively ?xed‘to ‘and upon ‘the corresponding 40 and upon‘theunde‘r-face of the insoleeco‘ver, then
marginal portion‘of the insole C, such’ underfold
ing vof the marginal insole-cover portion 3 being
again facilitated by marginal nicks or notches l
and lasting the upper B'to approximately the‘
precise-?t required or desired in the ‘?nished shoe
Eillustrate‘d‘in Figure 17. When ‘so underfolded,‘
the marginal‘ portion notonly of ‘the cover, ‘but
also of the upper are concealed between the outer‘
sole‘ and insole.v
portion, and upper'portion' vpartially to‘ and‘ upon 7
the under face ‘ofth'e insole, disposingrfa‘last‘lwitlié
in the upper'and upon the coveig; then pulling
,7 and folding the remaining part‘__of"said upper‘and
cover marginal portion_;under endTsecunng ithe
same‘to the insole,» andithen securing anlouter
sole to and upon the ‘outer face of‘the insole‘fin
such manner as to conceal ltherebetw'een‘th'e unw
The temporary’securing tacks 9 are thereupon‘
removed, and an outer sole F of the desired shoe-‘
contour, design, and shape is then adhesivelyv or‘
: derfolded marginal portions of ‘the insole‘fcp'ver‘
otherwise suitably ,?xed?atwise to and upon the
the provision of an insole} cover having apprbxi‘;
mately the ‘contour of the ?nished shoe,'cuttin'g§
under face of the insole C and over, and thereby
concealing, the underfolded-marginal portions of
' 3. upper.
The process_ of making a shoed which-includes
g V
a plurality of spaced slits for_a short distance
\the insole-cover A and‘ upper 'B, as is best ‘seen
in Figures 16 and 18.
the cover along those portions of itslength"whichv
' ' It ‘will be understood, of course, that the shoe
' lie in the region of the ball portion of the "s‘h'og
, partsfor elements are permitted‘ to stand from
when ?nished, providing an’ upper also’ having; the
‘ time to ‘timeduring the production of the shoe‘ 1
‘ _‘ toiallowfthe adhesive ‘or cementitious binding or
se‘curingmaterial to dry and harden, and in due
course a heel G is suitably affixed at the desired
location to and upon the under face of the ‘outer
when‘ the, ?nished shoe’ E illustrated in‘ "
Figure 17 results, a shoe which, in production
radially inwardlyifrom 'the peripheral margin-‘of
approximate dimensions and shape‘desirediin the
?nished shoe, securing the upper‘ma‘rginally'to ,
and upon the‘ ‘upper face of the ‘cover at a selected
distance from the outer'edge thereof‘by aili'ne of
stitches spaced inwardly from the internab‘end‘s
of said slits,‘adhesively joining the'c'overto an,
insole, disposing a last within the ‘upper and'up'onv V
and in form; ?t, and ‘appearance meets and ful
the cover, folding the marginal edges of the’cover
?lls the objects stated.
together-with the‘margin‘al edges‘of the'upper '
' '
Imay-add that, if the upper of the particular1
' shoe be of, the closed heel‘and closed toe type, as '
indicateclin dash-lines in‘Figure 17, the particu
underfolding and securing "said marginafcover
lar upper Will throughoutits margin be corre
spondingly stitched to the insole-cover A, as-in-‘
dicated by dash-lines in Figure 3, seas to provide ‘
secured thereto over and around‘the peripheral
edge of’ the insole, and ?nally 'securingan outer‘v
sole "upon the under face of the inner?s‘ol‘e and
against the underturned ,marginalport‘iorls of the 7
cover and upper; ‘
JOHN J; Ween
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