_Oct. 29, 1946. ' G. H‘ DE LONG ET AL 2,410,153 PUMP FORM ‘Filed March _ 22; 1945 > awe/1M ‘ Geor'qe H._DeL0n9 Blair, .Drez'sbaa/z 2,410,153 Patented Oct. 29, 1946 UNITED‘: STATES , .' “PUMPFORM ’.‘.2',410,15s . ' " George De Long .and- Blair ‘Dreisb'ach, . ‘ Allentown, 'Pa. ., . Application March 22, 1945;;seria1 No. 584,102, " ' " .. 3 Claims. 1 This invention relates to shoe forms and more particularly forms for pumps. The primary object of this invention resides in the provision of forms for pumps whereby the (Cl. 12—.128) ' 2 inward pressure and thereby return the distorted material of the pump to initial condition so as to neatly ?t the foot in a manner prevailing when new. The pump form shown in Figs. 1 and 2, consists usual bulging of the pumps will be corrected or 5 of a substantially U-shaped band 6 constructed eliminated when removed from the feet. of any suitable material such as metal, plastic, Another object of this invention is the provision leather, canvas, silk, cotton or rubber, having se of pump forms adapted to exert pressure on the cured to its end portions pressure plates 1 of any outside of the bulged portions of the pumps when removed from the feet so as to return the same 10 suitable or ornamental con?guration, said ends being connected when in operative position on a to their initial shapes when the leather or other pump by a strap 8 and fastener 9. The strap 8, material from which the pumps are constructed while herein shown as of the button type for ad is in ?exible condition. Another object of this ‘invention resides in the justment, may be of any well known type whereby provision of the combination of the conventional 15 adjustment of the strap determines the pressure of the plates against the bulged sides of the pump. inside shoe tree and outside shoe form. The pump form shown in Figs. 3 and 4 prefer With these and other objects in view, this in ably consists of a ?exible ribbon Ill formed of vention resides in certain novel features of con suitable material having a ?xed pressure plate struction and arrangement of elements to be here inafter more particularly set forth in the speci 20 I l secured at one end and an adjustable pressure plate l2 slidably disposed on the intermediate ?cation, illustrated in the accompanying draw portion of the ribbon, said pressure plate I I being ing, and pointed out in the appended claims and, provided with the male element l3 of a snap while this disclosure depicts our present concep fastener adapted to be engaged by the female ele tion of the invention, the right is reversed to re sort to such changes in construction and arrange 25 ment I4 thereof carried by an adjustable clip l5 ment of elements as come within the spirit of the invention. In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this application; disposed on the free portion of the ribbon so as to draw the aforesaid pressure plates against the bulged portions of the pump upon securing the pump form in operative position on the pump. Fig. 1 is a perspective view of one form of the 30 In Fig. 5 the pump form is secured to the con ' ventional tree F by an adjustable joint H5 having pump form as applied in operative position on a arms I‘! formed of any suitable material extend pump. ing therefrom and carrying suitable pressure Fig. 2 is a similar view of the form per se. plates at their outer extremities so as to exert Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a modi?ed form 35 inward pressure against the bulged portions of of the pump form secured on a pump. the pump. ‘ Fig. 4 is a similar view of the pump form shown That form shown in Fig. 6 of the drawing con - in Fig. 3. sists of two arcuate bands l8 of suitable material Fig. 5 is a perspective view of a modi?ed form of adjustably connected together by a fastening ele the pump form connected and supported by a conventional shoe tree of a type designed for in 40 ment l9 so that the same can be extended or con tracted to ?t pumps of different widths. Secured serion in shoes. to the free ends of the arcuate bands I8, are pres Fig. 6 is a still further modi?ed form of the sure plates 20 adapted to bear against the bulged pump form shown in perspective. portion of the pump and extending from one of In the present illustration of this invention, the letter P designates a conventional style of pump 45 the aforesaid arcuate bands I8 is a strap 2| adapted to be adjustably connected to the 0p in which is inserted a conventional tree F adapted posite arcuate band by a suitable fastening ele to retain the pump in shape other than correcting ment 22. bulged portions therein subsequent to wearing With this invention fully described it is ap the same and, in order to correct or eliminate the usual bulging portions prevailing in all types of 50 parent that means are provided whereby bulges in pumps and shoes can be readily corrected and pumps and shoes, particularly ladies’ shoes, a their shapes retained in normal condition and form designated in general by the numeral 5 and through the simplicity of the construction set constituting the subject matter of this invention forth, the cost of manufacture and sale price will is disposed on the outside of the pump or shoe against the bulged portions thereof so as to exert 55 be reasonable. 2,410,155; 3 Zl Having thus described our invention what we claim and desire to protect by Letters Patent is: edges thereof, and means operable to secure the band constricted about the body of the pump with the plates engaging the opposite sides thereof between its vamp and heel and proximate the free edges of the sides to thereby exert oppositely in wardly directed pressure on the latter. 3. »A device of the class described comprising a sole portion adapted to engage and span the sole ofV-a shoe‘ proximate the frontv face of its heel, re 1. A device of the class described comprising a ' ?exible band of suf?cient length to embrace a pump forwardly of its heel, a pair of pressure members carried by and lying substantially trans versely of the band in oppositely disposed rela tion, and means operable to secure the band snugly about theiibody' of a pump'with‘ the’pres sure members-engaging‘the oppositesides thereof 10 silient outwardly biased wings respectively rising between its vamp and heel to thereby exert op from the ends of said portion adapted to receive positely inwardly directed pressure upon said the body of the shoe between them, and means sides. operable to hold the wings compressed against 2. A device of the class described comprising a" the sides of the shoe in opposition to their nor ?exible band of sufficient length to embrace a»v 15' mal ‘outward bias, the upper extremities of the pump forwardly of its heel, a pair of rigid e1on wings being rearwardly offset from and of greater gated pressure plates carried by the band, each Width than said-sole portion. plate lying substantially transversely of the band and extending oppositely outwardly bey'nndthe: GEORGE H. DELONG. ' BLAIR DREISBACI-I.