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' ' Oct. 1, 1946? ' c. G. HILTON‘ . 2,403,540 COMBINED BOOT JACK AND'BOQT HOOK Filed Aug. l2, 1943 z 8 01mm; a. Ham; ' INVEN TOR. ' Arrorzzvsx 2,408,640 Patented Oct. 1, 1946 jUNlTEDL-gSTATES PATENT OFFICE 1_ , " " _‘ , 2,40s,64o_ ‘ g ' , COMBINED BOOTJACK AND-BOOT 1100K _ v Charles G. Hilton, Amarillo, Tex. Application August 12', 1943, Serial No. 498,349 4 Claims. (Cl. 223-115) . . 1 ~ . This invention relates to improvements in a combined boot jack and boot hook. Bootiacks and boot hooks, as used heretofore, have required separate instruments for the respec tive purposes. The object of this invention is to combine, the boot jack and boot hook, capable of separation for the respective purposes, and yet providing a , . . 2 _ , from the loop18 to form supporting legs 5 having out-turned feet l0. ' _ The hooks 4-4, when used as a boot jack,‘serve as a resting stand to hold the device in the correct position for use, as shown in Fig. 5. The loop 8 is coiled around the body 3, as shown in Figs. 1 and 4, so as to reinforce and brace the stand to sustain the weight placed thereupon when used as a boot jack. The wire or rod of the body component parts are interlocked, as well as a 10 portion 3 is corrugated in a single plane so as to provide a resting place for the sole of one foot pair of sturdy e?lcient and easy-to-use boot hooks sturdy, rigid and e?icient boot jack when the when the parts are detached one from the other. The device is light in weighhe?icient, and simple in construction, making it highly practical for manufacture and use. ‘ ' A preferred embodiment of the invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which: ~ .to hold the boot jack in place while the boot is being drawn o? the other foot, and also forms a ?at rest for the foot that must hold the jack 15 after the boot has been taken from it, thereby preventing injury thereto. As shown in Fig. 4, the legs 9 are tilted inwardly and downwardly from the body por tions 3 to the out-turned feet l0 so that when Fig. 1 is a plan view of the invention used as 20 weight is placed upon the top of the units I and a boot jack; 2 there will be a tendency for the units to spring Fig. 2 is a similar view thereof in disconnected outward at the top, causing the hook 6 and eye relation for use as a pair of boot hooks; ‘I to become more ?rmly engaged. It is prefer Fig. 3 isa similar view showing the use of one able to have the U-shaped yoke 5—5 at a slight boot hook; Fig. 4 is a cross section, taken on the line 4-4 25 angle to embrace wedgingly boots of varying heel of Fig. 1; and Fig. 5 is a side elevation of the invention used as a boot jack. The combined device is constructed of a pair sizes. While it is desirable to have the points of the hooks 4 in contact relation, they may be spread apart slightly to cause the U-shaped yoke 5—-5 to accommodate a boot with a smaller heel, of complementary hook unitsreach formed with 30 as the boot vjack will pivot about the'hook and a handle at one end and a hook at the other, which hook units are constructed for interconnected relation. When thus assembled, the device forms a boot jack one end of which rests on the floor while the other end is elevated and forms a yoke to engage the heel portion or spur .of a boot B. ‘ eye 6-1. . When usedvas boot hooks, the members I and 2 are disconnected at the hook and eye B—'I, and the hooks 4 are used to engage the loops L of the boot B on either side of the boot as shown in Fig. 3. The leg 9 together with the hook 6 or eye ‘I constitute a handle for each member, which handles may be grasped in the hands to pull on the boot. The separated hook units are used individually to engage the loops L of the boot B in pulling it onto the foot. It will be evident, therefore, that the device The complementary hook units are designated 40 may be used either as a boot jack (Fig. 5) or as a generally I and 2, and as shown in Figs. 1 to 5, boot hook (Fig. 3), and is readily converted from are formed preferably of heavy steelwire or metal one to the other. The inter-engaging hook and rod bent to the required shapes. Each of the ‘eye 6-‘! permit disassembly for separate use and units 1 and'Z is formed with an elongated body portion 3, having ‘an inturned hook 4 at one end 45 for packing, and yet securely hold the members together when used as a boot jack. thereof. The opposite end of each'unit is bent The use of the hooks 4 to form the heel of the transversely in somewhat arcuate shape to form boot jack provides a rigid bearing therefor on the one side 5 of a U-shaped yoke, the opposite side being formed by the complementary portion~of ?oor, and prevents scarring of the boots or foot the other unit. The yoke sides 5 are then bent 50 injury. back upon themselves to form respectively inter I claim: , engaging hook 6 and eye 1, with the ends of the ,1. A combined boot jack and boot hook com wire or rod then coiled about the body portions ' prising a pair of elongated members arranged in 3 of the units .1 and 2, to form a loop 8 there- r side-by-side relation and having in-turned hooks around. The wire or rod is bent atright angles CI forming a relatively flat keel rest at one end, 2,408,640 3 4 means for detachably connecting said members sides for supporting said yoke members, a pair of intumed hooks at the opposite end of said members and forming a somewhat smooth,'flat together, and yoke arms on the respective mem bers at the other end thereof coacting to form a yoke to receive a boot heel, and a pair of legs projecting at an angle from said members and converging toward each other at the outer ends of said legs. 2. A combined boot jack and boot hook com prising a pair of elongated members arranged in side-by-side relation and having in-turned hooks forming a relatively ?at heel rest at one end, means for detachably connecting said members together, and yoke arms on the respective mem bers at the other end thereof coacting to form a yoke to receive a boot heel, each of said mem bers being formed of wire and corrugated in a plane providing a top surface as wide as said yoke which receives said boot heel and forming a somewhat smooth surface. 3. In a combination boot jack and boot hook, members, means for inter-connecting said mem bers, a U-shaped yoke at one end of said mem bers, ‘a pair of posts with inwardly converging end, and a stand intermediate the ends of said frame member and projecting inwardly and downwardly at an angle therefrom. 4. A combination boot jack and boot hook com prising a pair of frame members, said frame members having means forming a wide ?at sur face at the top thereof, hooks at one end of said frame members forming a somewhat smooth, ?at end to provide a support for an end of said boot jack and yoke arms at the opposite end which may be placed together to form a U-shaped mem ber, the ?at surface on each frame member be ing approximately as wide as the hook thereon, a hook and eye for interlocking said frame mem bers, and a stand intermediate the ends thereof and projecting therefrom at an angle thereto and forming a second support, said members being separable to form independent boot hooks. CHARLES Gr. HILTON.