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Oct.‘ 1,1946.
G_ H_ JENNINGS
2,408,650
WATER RE_S I S TANT SHOE
Filed March so, 1945
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INVENTOR.
GEORGE HOLLIS JZ'IVIV/AG'S _ 4
Patented Oct. 1, 1946
, 2,408,650
UNITED STATES ‘ PATENT OFFICE
2,408,650
WATER-RESISTANT SHOE
George Hollis Jennings, Cincinnati, Ohio
Application March 30, 1945, Serial No. 585,649
3 Claims. (CI. 36-78)
My invention relates to shoes having a type
01’ welting which may be additional to the regu
A line of stitching l3 holds the bead in shape.
lar welting, said type of welting being sometimes
place between the upper and the vwelt, and joined
known as calk welting.
with the shoe insole by the seam, as already
In making up the shoe the calk welt is set in
I have in my U. S. Letters Patent No. 2,004,116,
noted. The strip portion not part of the bead,
described a method of shoe construction in which
forms the ?n for attaching purposes. The assem
bly of the shoe outer sole with the upper, the
a calk welt is applied. ' I have illustrated my
insole and the welt follows usual practice.
The calk welt will surround the shoe together
10 with the welt, and it is not found necessary to
calk welting is not an essential.
,
attempt to use the calk welt about the heel
It is the object of my invention to provide a
proper of the shoe, which is not welted in regu
calk welting which contains in the head portion
lar construction.
thereof, a ?lling of oil absorbing material such.
present invention as being formed in the same
manner but in its essence the precise mode of
In use an oil can may be used to oil the
as a cord formed of cotton ?ber or of any other
suitable oil absorbing and retaining material. 15 calk welt bead which projects around the shoe
between the regular welt and the upper. The
The bead, which is preferably perforated, is
oil is drawn from the wicking or cord, into the
formed, according to my invention, by enclosing
leather of the shoe in a short time oiling the
this cord in a folded piece of suitable leather and
entire upper, and attention to oiling from time
stitching, or otherwise securing, the resulting
bead to form thereby a calk welt with a bead and 20 to time will maintain this condition.
For soldiers this invention is highly valuable
a ?n. The leather on the upper side of the bead,
as it not only greatly assists in keeping the feet
at least is perforated to facilitate oiling the bead,
dry, but also keeps the upper of the shoe soft
and to permit gradual exuding of the lubricant
and pliable, and stops the inner sole from curling
through the perforations. I have found that
when oiled at fairly frequent intervals, the oil 25 up, warping'or disintegrating.
The sole I may be of the standard rubber like
from the oil absorbent bead is soaked into the
material used in military footgear. The calk
leather of the shoe keeping it soft and water
welt may be associated with, the upper by any
resistant, and the oil containing calk welt is,
desired method of attachment, to the sole. It
of course, a very e?icient water resistor at the
line of connection of the regular welt with the 30 is not necessaryvthat a self-sustaining strip of
wicking be used, as any ?lling which will hold
insole and upper.
a bead, and will absorb oil and retain it, will
In the drawing, I have shown an example of
serve my purpose.
my invention and refer to the appended claims
Having thus described my invention, what I
for setting forth the invention resident in the
said example.
claim as new and desire to secure by Letters
Figure 1 is a plan view of the toe portion of
a shoe equipped according to my invention.
Figure 2 is a vertical section taken through the
shoe along the lines 2-2 in Figure 1, showing the
mode of construction above referred to.
Patent is:
v Figure 3 is a section through the calk welt.
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1. A calk welt for shoes formed of a strip fold
ed around an oil absorbent body to form a bead,
with the remainder of the strip serving as a ?n ,
40.
for mounting in a shoe, and a series of holes
formed in that portion of the strip which sur- ‘
Figure 4 is a detail plan view of the calk welt.
In the drawing, I is the outer sole of the shoe,
2 the ?lling and 3 the insole. The regular welt
4 is stitched down to the outer sole by stitches
5. The upper B is held by the stitched seam ‘l
rounds the oil absorbent body.
2. A calk'welt for ‘shoes formed of a strip
to the insole lip 8.
of holes formed in that portion of the strip
which surrounds the oil absorbent body, said
The same seam holds the
folded around an oil absorbent body to form a
head, with the remainder of the strip serving
as a ?n for mounting in a shoe, and a series
calk welt in place, between the regular welt and
the upper. While the invention is speci?cally de
vholes being formed in that portion of the head
scribed in a welt shoe, it should be understood 50 which lies against the upper when mounted in
that the calk welt may be held in position in a
the shoe.
cemented sole shoe or a shoe in which the sole
is secured by nails and staples or in a McKay
shoe.
As noted, the calk is formed of a ?exible strip
9, preferably of leather formed into a lengthwise
fold I0, within which is an oil absorbent cord or
wicking II. The one portion of the leather at
the resulting bead is perforated with holes I2.
’ 3. A calk welt for shoes formed of a perforate
strip folded around an oil absorbent body to
form a ‘head, with the remainder of the strip
serving as a ?n for mounting in .a shoe, and
means securing said bead in position in the shoe
as described.
GEORGE HOLLIS JENNINGS.
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