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Aug. 2, 1946. W. H. DOHERTY SOLE AND HEEL FORMER‘ Filed Jain. 23, 1945 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 63 4! 7l:n1wz.7lv L, fr.l 3W l 2 ' A I INVENTOR. Milli/hm 1-1.’ 1707127W W. ATTORNEYS I *1’? 9» 14° . w. H. DOHERTY ‘ SOLE‘ AND 2,406,005 HEEL FORMER Filed Jan. 25, 1945 ' . I . I 2 Sheeté-Sheet 2 Ti :FZI, 65 I 26 ATTORNEYS Patented Aug. 20, 1946 2,406,005 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE‘ 2,406,005 _ SOLE AND HEELFORMER William H. Doherty, Elmhurst, N. Y. ' Application January 23, 1945, Serial No. 574,072 6 Claims. (CI. 18-34) 1 This invention relates to a device to sole and heel footwear, including worn footwear, and it relates to the rehabilitation and repair thereof. Its principal object is to provide improved means for moulding a new sole and new heel of rubber or plastic material on and a?ixing the same to an article of footwear whether that ar» 2 of a conventional article of footwear. It is clear from the drawingsthat band I 0 is of substan tially uniform thickness throughout but its width varies from a relatively ,wide heel portion which tapers gently at the shank portion to a relatively narrow sole portion. Band II] is provided at pre determined intervals with small holes H whose ticle be new-in which case the moulding process function will hereafter appear. would take place during the course of the original It will be noted that there is overlapping of manufacture of the article of footwear—or ll: the end portions of said band at the shank and whether that article be Worn, in which case the that one end thereof curls outwardly at that process would ‘be one of rehabilitating or repair point to form approximately two-thirds of a mg. , circle. The very tip end l2 of said circular por Another object is to provide an improved sole tion I3 is bent over at right angles thereto. and heel moulding means susceptible of proper 15 Referring now to'Fig. 1, it becomes apparent adjustment into marginal conformity with an that a ratchet mechanism M is disposed in the article of footwear of the character described, circular space formed by said circular portion i3 adapted to shape and mould the shank thereof as and thatsaid ratchetmechanism engages tip i2 well as the sole and heel members thereof. thereof. Ratchet mechanism l4 comprises a r0 Still another object is the provision of a de tatable wheel IE to which is a?ixed a ratchet vice of the character described which may be used wheel l6, which ratchet wheel is engaged by a in conjunction with conventional shoe holding ?xed pawl IT. A slot or notch in wheel 55 ac devices commonly employed by shoe repair men commodates the bent tip l2 of band I0. A square in small shoe repair stores. . hole IS in said wheel I5 and ratchet wheel 16 A still further object is the provision of a de accommodates a crank or key member which is vice of the character described which consists of not shown. It is clear that rotation of wheel i5 few, simple, inexpensive parts and which, when and ratchet wheel It‘ in a counter clockwise di assembled, is light in weight and convenient to rection as viewed in Fig. 1 causes a drawing to handle and use. , gether of band l0 and a consequent reduction of 'Another object still is the provision of a de the space encompassed and de?ned by said band vice of the character described which is designed III. This will become clear as the speci?cation for cooperation with vulcanizing equipment of conventional types. Referring now to Fig. 1, it will be seen that A preferred embodiment of the invention is whenthe band I 0 is placed in operative posi shown in the accompanying drawings in which 35 tion upon conventional article of footwear 20, Fig. 1 is a plan view of the device as a whole, ‘nails or tacks 2! inserted through holes H in said device being shown applied to a conventional said band a?ix the band to the article of foot article of footwear; wear and more particularly to the welt 22 and proceeds. Fig. 2 is a transverse section of said device on the line 2—2 of Fig. 1; Fig. 3 is a transverse section of said device on . ’ heel 23 portions thereof. Fig. 5 will show that a substantially L-shaped member 25 having a wedge shaped foot is mounted on each said nail or tack 2| tobrace and erectly support band I0 the line 3-3 of Fig. 1; Fig. 4 is a fragmentary side View of the device; during the moulding operation. The wedge Fig. 5 is a fragmentary detailed sectional view shaped foot is wedged by means of said nails 24 on the line 5-5 of Fig. 1; 45 into the space between welt 22 and upper 25 Fig. 6 is a perspective view of the moulding adjacent the point where said welt, said upper band of said device, and; and the inner sole v26 are respectively af?xed to Fig. 7 is a perspective view of a unitary sole, shank and heel member formed by said device. Referring now to Fig. 6, it will be seen that . the moulding member of the device comprises a unitary strip or band In of relatively ?exible, relatively resilient material, such as spring metal. Band I0 is shown shaped to the marginal lines . of conventional heel, shank and sole members each other. At the inner end of. the heel section is a transverse band 2?, which extends at both ends to band 10. Between said transverse band and the sole portion proper is a shank core 39 which occupies the space corresponding to the space formed beneath the shank of a conven tional shoewhen that shoe is placed upon a flat surface; The shank core comprises a pair of 2,406,005 3 spaced longitudinally extending members 3| and 32 respectively which are mounted between a pair of spaced upper shank plates 33 and 33:11, re spectively, and a lower shank plate 34. Upper plates 33 and 33a have a pair of side walls 35 and 36, respectively, with inwardly bent end portions 31 and 38, respectively, which correspond to the wedge shaped foot portions of bracing members 4 members 3| and 32 with respect to each other and the degree of pressure contact between walls 35 and 36 and band 16 and said core members 3| and 32. Ratchet mechanism I4 is now oper ated in the usual way thereby drawing the curled end of band I!) around it and urging said band into marginal conformity with the sole and heel members of said article of footwear. The device is now ready for use. A plastic material or rub 24 and perform the same function therewith. Lower shank P1317334 is provided with a ‘rear 10 lber is poured into the mould and the operation continues from‘this poirrt on in the conventional Wall 39 which has a forwardly bent ‘upper end manner. After the plastic material is set, the portion 40. The forward end 4| of lower shank device is removed and the end product may be plate 34 is bent backward facing bent portion seen in Fig. '7 affixed, however, to the shoe. It 40. It thus appears that the shank members 3| and 32 are held in place by upper and lower 15 is clear from Fig. 7 that what has been produced isa unitary member having a heel portion '10, a plates 33 and 33a, and 34, respectively, and their shank portion ‘H integral therewith, and a sole walls 35 and 36, and 39, respectively. portion 72 integral with said shank portion. The Referring now to Fig. 3, it will be noted that sole and heel portions of the unitary member a transverse screw member 45 extends through apertures 46 and 4‘! inside walls 35 and 36, re 20 shown in Fig. 7 are provided with. depressed por tions (or raised portions) ‘l3 which are formed spectively, apertures 48 and 49 ‘in the band mem therein in the usual manner by means of a suit ber 10 and loose threaded apertures 56 and 5|, able mould or otherwise. respectivelyin cores 3| and 32. It will be noted ' The device above described .is but a preferred too that screw member 45 is ‘rotatably ?xed at its center portion ‘in a bearing 52 which is mount 25 embodiment of the invention and changes may be incorporated therein without departing from ed on lower plate 34. Said bearing permits of the basic principles thereof. These basic prin rotation of screw 45 on its own axis but prevents ciples form the subject matter of the claims here axial displacement of said screw relative ‘to said to appended. bearing. .It will be ‘noted also that ‘screw 45 is I claim: ‘ provided on one side of bearing 52 with right 30 1. A device for moulding the sole, heel and screw threads and on the other side ‘with left shank of an article of footwear, said device ‘com screw threads. Core members 3| and 32,.respec prising a unitary flexible band, said band having tively, are provided with corresponding screw threads so that when screw 45 is caused to rotate on its axis, core portions 3| and 32 'will move in opposite directions either toward or away from two overlapping ends, a shank core in said band, adjusting means cooperating with said shank core for pressing said band into marginal conformity with the shank, additional adjusting means for drawing said band into marginal conformity with Nuts 60 and 6|, respectively, are mounted on the sole and heel by pulling one end of said band the opposite ends of screw ‘45 immediately adja cent side walls 35 and 36, respectively. Nut 6| 40 until the band is contracted to appropriate size and shape, and means to demountably attach is provided with a square key receiving aperture said band to said article of footwear. 62. Screw 45 has affixed to the end opposite the 2. A device for moulding the sole, heel and end on which nut 6| is mounted a‘knurled knob shank of an article of footwear, said device com 63. ’ prising a unitary ?exible band, said ‘band having Nuts 6!! and 6|, respectively, are used to tighten two overlapping ends, a laterally adjustable shank the contact between walls 35 and 36 on the one one another. hand and band It! on the other and band ill on the one hand and core members 3| and 32 on the other. Referring again to Fig. ‘1, ‘it will be seen ‘that the foot portions 31 and 38, respectively, of walls 35 and '36 are provided with serrated edges which are intended, when the band is drawn together as herein described, to prevent creeping. It will also be noted in 'Fig. 1 that upper plate 33 is pro vided with a slotted ear 65 which accommodates— see Fig. 2-2. screw member 66 having‘ eccentric core in said band, adjustable screw means co operating with said shank corefor pressing said band into marginal conformity with the shank, ratchet means for drawing said band ‘into mar ginal conformity with the sole and heel by pull ing one end of said band until the band is con tracted to appropriate size and shape, and means for demountably attaching said band to said ar ticle of footwear. 3. A device for moulding the sole, heel and shank of an article of footwear, said device com prising a unitary ?exible band having'two over lapping ends, saidband being adapted to con wedge shaped .head 61 which performs the same function as the feet of braces 24 and the inwardly turned wedge members 31 and 38 of walls 35 and 60 form to the marginal outlines of said sole, heel and shank, said band being relatively wide ‘at 36, respectively. This slot arrangement permits of lateral movement of plate 33. Plate 3311 also has an ear 68 which is substantially as large as the cross-sectional dimensions of the ratchet mechanism I4. Fig. 2 will show that the ratchet mechanism is rotatably carried by said ear 68. The pawl I‘! of said ratchet mechanism which has hereinabove been described as a ?xedly mounted pawl, is a?ixed in the usual manner, as by pin 69 to said car 68. It is not di?icult to understand .how the device above described may be used. It is mounted on the article of footwear by means of nails 2| as above described. Screw 45 and .nuts 60 and 6| the heel, tapering at the shankand being rela tively narrow at the .sole, a laterally adjustable shank core positioned in said band, screw means cooperating with said shank core for pressing said band into marginal conformity with the shank, ratchet means for drawing said band into marginal conformity with the sole and heel by pulling one end of said band until the band is contracted to appropriate size and shape, and means for demountably attaching said band to said article of footwear. ' 4. A device for moulding the sole, heel and shank of an article of footwear, said device .com are manipulated ‘to adjust the positions of core 75 prising a unitary, relatively ?exible band having 2,406,005 two overlapping ends, said band being adapted to conform to the marginal outlines of said sole, heel and shank, said band being relatively wide at the heel, tapering at the shank and being rel atively narrow at the sole, a laterally adjustable Cl a attaching said band to said article of footwear, said shank core comprising a pair of longitudinal members which are transversely adjustable both with respect to each other and with respect to the article of footwear. shank core, screw means for pressing the shank 6. A device for moulding the sole, heel and portions of said band against and in marginal shank of an article of footwear, said device com conformity with said shank core, a ratchet mech prising a unitary ?exible band having overlap anism engaging one end of said band and draw ing said band into marginal conformity with the 10 ping ends, said band being adapted to conform to the marginal outlines of said sole, heel and heel and sole, and nail means for demountably shank, said band tapering at the shank from a attaching said band to said article of footwear. relatively wide heel portion to a relatively nar 5. A device for moulding the sole, heel and row sole portion, a laterally adjustable shank shank of an article of footwear, said device com prising a unitary, relatively ?exible band having 15 core against which one of the ends of said band is pressure-held, a ratchet mechanism engaging overlapping ends, said band being adapted to con the other end of said band and drawing said form to the marginal outlines of said sole, heel band into marginal conformity with the heel and and shank, said band being relatively wide at sole, screw means for pressing the shank portions the heel, tapering at the shank and being rela of said band against and in marginal conformity tively narrow at the sole, a laterally adjustable with said shank core, and tacking means for de shank core, screw means for pressing the shank mountably attaching said band to said article of portions of said band against and in marginal footwear, said shank core comprising a pair of conformity with said shank core, a ratchet mech longitudinally extending members which are anism engaging one end of said band and. draw ing said band into marginal conformity with the 25 transversely adjustable both with respect to each other and with respect to the article of footwear. heel and sole. and nail means for demountably _ WILLIAM H. DOHERTY.