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July 3, 1945.
w. T. B. ROBERTS
2,379,543
LASTING MACHINE
Filed Feb. 23, i943 ,
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: William Thomas'Buckingham Roberts, Leicester,
I _ ~ England, assignor to United Shoe Machinery
- Corporation, Flemington, N. -J.,.a corporation of; _ _
'- New Jersey 1
Application February 23, 1943, ‘Serial No. 476328
I InGreat Britain February 28, 1942
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25 Claims‘. (01. 12-14) >
have been used withi'highly satisfactory results in .
‘This invention relates to lasting machines, and
in some aspects more particularly to machines for
lasting the toe ends of shoes. "The invention is
herein illustrated as applied to a'power-operated
toe-‘lasting machineof'the-Same general lchar- ?
operating on shoes'of ‘various styles and of dif
ferent materials. In operating,'however,'onmen’s
shoes having ‘comparatively "heavy uppers there
actor‘ as disclosed'in-United States Letters Patent
is sometimes a tendency forlooseness or wrinkling
of the upper to develop at the sidesof the toe
No.'2,l34,148, "granted on'October 25,1938, on an
application of mine,“but modi?ed in certain 'r-e
near the tip line a‘djaccnt'to portions of the upper
which have already been lasted or‘ at least ‘pulled
spects as ‘further disclosed particularly in Letters
over ‘and fastened to the insole,"'by reason'of a
Patent No. 2,138,308, granted on Novemberv 29; 51o tendency'for the wipers to ‘deflect ‘portions ofithe ‘
.1938, and No. 2,140,652, granted on December 20,
upper'near'the tip line'in a-‘heelwarddirection‘as
1938, also on?appli'cations of ‘mine. It ‘is to be
understood, ‘however, that the invention is not
they are advancedandclosed inwardiy over the
shoe bottom. An object of the present invention
thus limited in its applicability. _-
is to vavoid such ‘results in-the ‘toe-lasting oper
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A machine such as that to which "the invention ['15 a?ibn- For the purposes in View; the Consfm???n
is'herein shown as applied is-provided "with toe;
herein ShW/‘n Comprises a‘ Pair Of additionalvol‘
embracingvwipers which are operated ‘to wipe the
auxiliary retarders arranged to clamp ‘thefinargin
toe-end portion of an. upper heightwise of a last,
of the upper 0n the Wipers at the Sides 01’ the toe
i. egto perform what is ‘commonly known asthe
beyond-the above-mentioned retarder ?ngers and
‘ upwiping .opera?gn, and are‘ thereafter operated
to wipe the margin of the upper inwardly over an
Controlled independently or-the'latter. The 11118,
chine is provided with automatic means for mov
insole on the 19st,, Associated with thewipers is
ing the additional retarders widthwise of the shoe
a device, hereinafter referred: to‘ as a .ret'arder;
which clamps the marginal portion of the upper
outwardly‘ over the‘ insole with :a spreading action
‘ 0n‘ the 'marein'of' ‘the upper and fO'I‘ thereafter
outspread'on the wipers about the end and-‘along 52-‘5 moving them farther'vutwardly over’ the wipers
portions of the sides ‘of the "the and cooperates -
in timerelation to the outward movements of the
‘them 'to'apply a pull to the upper. in‘ the
upwiping' operation, the iretarderi thereafter‘by
?rst-mentioned retarderi?ngers.‘ As illustrated,
hOWeVer; the ‘movements ‘Of, the‘ additional re‘
its clamping action renderingthe wipers more 31‘;
tarders are so timed that/portions thereof‘still
Iective to Wipe the marginof theupper tightly and ~30 rest on the insole as the wipers'approach them in 1
the upwiping operation, :so "that they clamp the
smoothlyi inward over‘ the, insole; The :retarder
comprises a pair of upper-clamping ?ngers which
upperi‘on the wipers "only ‘when the upwiping >
are moved "bodily lengthwise of the shoe with
movement of the wipers ‘has been substantially
swinging movements also widthwise ofztheshoe to
spread the margin of the upper fromover the i‘
insole and are thenmoved heightwisc of the shoe
vtoward the-wipers into positions to cooperate with v
them in the upwiping operation.v Immediately
after the upwiping-movement. of» the wipers the
completed.~~ The ‘additional retarders are further .
so controlled that as they are moved‘ outwardly,
over the insole they maybe de?ect-ed in directions
toward the end of the toe by engagement of por
tions of the margin of‘ the‘ upper therewith ‘to
avoid any substantial intervaisbetween them and
shoe is'moved a short distance heightwise in the ~40 the ‘ends "of ‘the ?rst‘menti‘onéd retarder-
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opposite direction, after which the wipers are ad-'
Orderthat the additional'retarders may beorop- '
wranced and closed to .wipe-the'margin vof the upper
erly positioned relatively-to ‘thE'WiPBI‘S' and t0 the ’
inwardlyover the insole. In time ‘relation to such
edge .Of 1111951109. bottom’in ‘Operating
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advancing andvclosing movements of the Wipers
differ-entwidths, the invention further ‘provides *
theretarder?ngers are moved-‘farther outwardly 45 means for-i variably timing their outward move
over the wipers, releasing the margin-of the upper.
mentsi SW11 means in ‘the 'constmctien" Shown
Mter the. wipers have completed their advanccomprising acamaportionof which is adjustable
.ing and ‘closing movements, they are partially re-
tracted from over the shoe bottom and are then
for the purpose in‘ViBWv .
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moved inwardly .again to positions short of the 50 including means ior'renderi-ng the additional 16-.
limits of their ?rst inward movements, whereupon‘
tarders inoperative at will, and various novel de
a plurality of iastening-inserting devices are op
tails of construction and combinations of parts,
erated to drive a row of tacks beyond the edges of . will :now be‘ more particularly described with, ref
the wipers to fastenthe ‘upper in lasted position.
erence to the accompanying drawingsand there
> _ I Machinesconstructed as above brie?y described
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The above and other features of the invention, I ~
after pointed out in the ‘claims.
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margin of the upper until the latter is withdrawn
from between them and the wipers by the move
ments of the wipers. Thereafter, following par
tial retractive movements and second inward
movements of the. wipers, a plurality of tackers
positions;
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lo are moved into tack-inserting positions be
Fig. 2 is mainly a section onkthe line II-II of
yond the edges of the wipers and j are then
Fig. 1, with parts'omitted;
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operated to drive tacks to fasten the toe end of
Fig. 3 is a view in front elevation of certain
the upper in lasted position. As thus far brie?y
parts shown in Fig. 1;
Fig. 4-. is a plan view on an enlarged scale of v10 outlined, the machine herein shown is intended
tooperate in substantially the same manner as
certain parts shown in Fig. 1;
heretofore.
Fig. 5 is a section on the line V—V of
4;
For purposes of this invention the machine is
Fig. 6 is a section on the lineVI-7-VI of ,Fig. 4, ‘
provided with a pair of auxiliary retarders com
with parts omitted;
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prising upper-clamping ?ngers l2 arranged to
Fig. '7 is a view substantially in front elevation
control the margin of the upper at the sides of
of certain parts shown in Fig. 1;
the toe in locations beyond the ?ngers B in a
Fig. 8 is a view in side elevation of a cam with
In the drawings,
Fig. 1 is mainly a plan view of a portion of the
machine in which the invention is herein shown
as embodied, with the parts in their starting
heelward direction. The ?ngers I2 are hook
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shaped, as shown in Fig. '7, to render them more
Fig. 9 is a section on the line IX-IX of Fig. 8:,
Fig. 10 is mainly a plan view of the wipers and 20 effective in spreading the margin of the upper
outwardly from over the insole on which they
of parts associated therewith as they appear
rest initially, as illustrated in Fig. 1, in locations
when the wipers are substantially at the end of
which the machine is provided;
spaced considerable distances inwardly from the
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edge of the insole. These ?ngers are formed on
Fig.'11"is a view similar to Fig. 10, showing
the'sa'me parts as they appear when the wipers 25 the inner end portions of arms I 4 which extend
laterally of the shoe and, for a purpose herein
have partially ‘completed their ‘movements to
after explained, are pivotally mounted at their
wipethe ‘margin of» the upper inwardly over
outer ends for swinging movements heightwise
of the shoe on pins l6 supported on outwardly
r Fig. 12 is aview partly in right-hand side ele
vation an‘d‘partly in section, showing the wipers 30 extending bars IS. A spring-pressed plunger l9
ineach bar l8 tends to swing the arm l4 up
and other parts as they appear substantially at
wardly and holds it normally in a position deter
the ‘beginnings. of the .upwiping action of the
wipers on theupper.
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mined by its engagement with the bar [8. Each
bar l8 has formed therein a cam track 20 in
In'view‘o'f the'discl'osures in the previously
mentioned: Letters Patent, only as much of the 35 which lies a roll 22 supported between the arms
of a bifurcated member 24, these arms being far
machine "as it- is necessary to refer to for an
enough apart to permit limited swinging move
understandingiof the invention is shown in the
mentof the bar is axially of the roll 22 for a
drawings‘ and ‘will bedescribed in ‘detail. For
wiping‘ the toe'e'nd of the upper heightwise of
purpose hereinafter described. Each member 24
the last and'for'thereafter wiping its margin. in 40 has an upwardly extending stem 26 journaled in
their upwiping movement;
the'insolefand-
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wardly over an insole on the‘last the machine
an arm 28 (Figs. 1 and 2) extending rearwardly
isprovided‘withv a pair of toe-embracing ‘wipers
2 operated'iby‘means‘fully disclosed in the above
from the upper end portion of‘a slide 30. This
slide is vertically .movable in guideways formed
The
in a bracket 32 secured to and movable with the
shoe is positioned bottom upward for the opera 45 appropriate'one of a pair of vertically movable
tion of the wipers thereon and is clamped and
slides 34 connected together by a transverse cross
held in that‘ position between an insole-engaging
head 3'5 which carries the previously mentioned
holddown 4 and'a' toe rest 8 (Fig. 12). Arranged
holddown 4 (Fig-'12), the slides ‘34 and the cross
to‘ cooperate ‘with ‘the wipers is‘a retarder com
head 36 corresponding to the parts identi?ed by
prisingTtWO upper-‘clamping ?ngers 8 positioned
the reference characters 69 and 61, respectively,
initially over'the‘toe end of ‘the insole in con
in‘ Letters Patent No. 2,134,148. A vertical screw
tact‘therewith as " illustratedby broken lines in
38 extends freely downward through a lug 40 on
Fig, l. In'the‘ operation of the machine these
the bracket 32 and is threaded at its lower end
fingers are moved lengthwise‘of the shoe toward
in the lower end portion of the slide 30. A spring
the end of ‘the toe and are also swung apart to 55 42 through which the screw extends bears at its
insure the spreading of the marginpf the toe
upper end against the lower face of the lug 40
mentioned ' Letters Patent No. 213L148.
end of the upper materials from over theinsole,
and‘ as‘ soon as they pass the edge of the insole
and at'its lower end against a shoulder on the
slide 30 and thus serves to urge the slide‘ in a
downward direction, the downward movement of
they are moved downwardly'toward the wipers
so as to clamp 'the marginal portion of the upner 60 the slide being limited by engagement of the head
outspread on the top of the wipers when the lat
of the screw 38 with the lug 40. The screw is
ter‘ have beenv moved ‘upwardly far enough to
'me'et‘them, as“illus_trated in Fig. 12. As the
wipers continue their upward movement to wipe
the‘ upper‘ heightwise of the‘ last the ?ngers 8
are‘ lifted by'the wipers while: cooperating with
'them" to'a'pply a pull to the, upper. After the
upwiping movement of 'thewwipers the shoe is
‘forced downward a short’ distance by the hold
down-4, and the wipers are then advanced and
closed to wipe the‘m‘arginal portion of the upper
inwardly over the’insole. In time relation to
'theseimovements of ‘the wipers the ?ngers ‘8 are
‘moved- farther lengthwise of vthe shoe and are
swung farther apart while still controlling the
held in a fixed position by means of a set screw
44 in the slide 3!]. The outer end portion of each
of the bars I8 is bifurcated and carries a roll 46
mounted on a pin 48 in the bar. This roll rests
on the upper surface of an arcuate guide rail 5|]
secured by bolts 52 to the rear end of a rearwardly
extending arm 54 formed on the vertically mov
able slide 34 at that side of the machine. When,
therefore, the two slides 34 are moved downwardly
at a predetermined time in the operation of the
machine to cause the holddown 4 to depress the
shoe, the bars (8 are moved downwardly with the
slides. Through the springs 42 the ?ngers I2
in their initial positions are held downwardly on
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7 the insole ‘when there is a shoe in the machine, .
and these springs are yieldable to permit :upward
swinging movementsof the bars- I8 in response
_- 1 I8_-on the arm as servesby its action on the disk
toaholdthe pin‘ I88 in this position. At its‘ front
end portion the ‘arm 9815 provided with a lug I28
connected to theleft-hand end of the previously
to .pressure of the upper :on the .lowerfac‘es?of
the ?ngers I2 when by the relative movements
of the wipers and the shoe‘the wipersare caused
to assume positions above the level'of the insole
preparatory to the wiping ‘of the margin of the
upper inwardly over the insole.
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stem 58 extending upwardly through the front
end of a forwardly extending lever arm '68 mount
ed on a pin 82 for horizontal swinging movements.
It will be noted that the front ends of the arms 68
are far enough above the lower bifurcated por
‘ ‘tions of the members 56 to afford leeway for ver
arm 84 connected by a link 86 to an arm‘GB in
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derstood that with the parts in vtheir normal posi
tions the cam-operated vlever ‘arm 82 is effective,
to‘ operate the arm 98 through ‘contact of, its de
pending lug, 82 and the arms ‘88 with the pin I88
carried by I-the'arm 98-. Hit should be desired,
however, not'to use vthe auxiliary ?ngers I2‘; thev
operator by means of the handle H8 may move
the pin I88 downwardly to free it from thelug
92and~the arms 98, after-"which the auxiliary
?ngers may be moved to out-iof-the-way posi
tions and the arm 82 ‘will "be movedidly during
Mounted on each of the pins 48 is the lower
bifurcated end of a member 58 provided with a
tical movements of the slides 34 and the bars- I8
supported thereby. The left-hand lever arm 68
has integral therewith a rearwardly‘extending
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the power operation of the machine.
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If, more
over, the auxiliary ?ngers should strike against
any part. of the maohinein-returning to their
initial positions after having operated on a shoe, 1
nmdamage-Will result, since the pin I88 will
wedge the ‘arms 98 apart against the. resistance
of the spring-:96‘ and the arm'82will continue
?xed relation to the right-hand arm 68. Through
parts' including the link '88, ‘therefore, the two
arms 88 are coupled together, the arrangement
being such that swinging movement imparted to 25' its movement without operating the ‘arm 88;
~ ‘The manner-of operation ‘of the machine; in
sojar. as’ it is of interest with reference to the ‘
the left-hand arm 68 in a clockwise direction
to move the left-hand ?nger I2 outwardlyover
present invention, will now‘ ‘be brie?y suma
‘ inarizedr *Shortly after the starting of the ‘power
the insole will cause the right-hand arm 88 to
swing in a counterclockwise directionandthere
by to move the right-hand ?nger I2 also outward‘
1y. For thus swinging the left-hand arm 68 the
operation of the machine, the shoehavingbeen
to clampedxbetween
the 'holdd'own' 4‘ and the toe
resti'?; then-lain retarder ‘?ngers ‘8 are moved
rearwardly over the insole toward the end of
the toev :and'arei also swung apart to insure that
the margin of the upper will be vspread from
over-the insole, the movements-of these ?ngers
continuing until they pass beyond the edge of
machine herein shown is providedwith a’ cam
track ‘I8 (Fig. 1) formed in the periphery‘of‘a
cam 12 fast on the ‘left-hand end portionof a v '
shaft ‘I4 (Fig. 9), this shaft corresponding to that
identi?ed by the reference character 258 in‘ Let
I fters Patent No. 2,134,148.‘ Lying' in the camitra‘ck
is a roll 78 mounted on ‘a rearwardly extending
' the‘: insole; whereupon they are moved ‘down
lever arm ‘I8 which is ‘positioned below the cam
12 and is arranged to swing about a vertical stud‘
88 on the frame of the machine. Integral ‘with
.wa'rdly'a short‘ distance, as ‘illustrated in Fig. 12,
into positions to clamp the marginal portion of
,the'rupper outspread on the top faces of» the
the arm ‘I8 is a forwardly extending arm 82 cone
nected by means which will presently be described
to the left-hand end of a link 84 which is con‘
nected at its right-hand'end to a'pin 88 positioned 545
wipers-2 as soon ‘as the wipers‘ have been moved
‘upwardly far enough-tormeet them.‘ As ‘the
?ngers 8 “are thus moved?out‘wardly 'over' the
->insole,~tthe auxiliary‘ upper-clamping ?ngers ‘I 2
substantially midway between the opposite‘e'nds
:a'lso'beginito ‘move outwardly-with a spreading
of the left-hand arm 68 for operating the latter.v
The connections between the arm 82 and the
link 84 are best shown in Figs. 4, 5 and 6. "Mount?
atthe‘sides 'of'the toe beyond the ?ngers "8. ‘In
-actiori_'on'* portions of'the'ma'rgin‘of the upper
their outward movements the ?ngers'l2 maybe '
ed ‘under the front end of the arm" 82 re swing 50 ‘de?ected- lengthwise - of 'the shoe toward the
aboutfpins 88 carried by the arm aretwo short vfingers 8by' the'action thereon .of inwardly ex
tending portions of the :margin of, the upper '
arms 98 so formed as'to extend part way'ar'ound
[which are'adjacent to. portions already lasted,
a‘ boss 92 on the arm 82, this boss having therein
tor, 1atle'ast pulled'over and-fastened ‘to the in
an arcuate recess 94. Mounted betweenlugs ex.
tending from the arms 98 is a spring 98 which‘ 55 ‘sole; rjust'be'yond, the‘ .toe portion of theshoe.
In this manner the ‘fingers I2._ar-e maintained
tends to swing the arms inwardly towardw'each
near the. ends of vthe ?ngers~:8, so that control
other. Extending forwardly from the stud '88
,of'Ythe margin of the upper will besubstantially
is an arm 98 which is mounted to'swing about the
stud, and carried by this'arm' in}; ‘location 'slub- . continuousxrall along ‘the sides of the toe. It ‘will
stantially midway between its vfront and rear ends to ‘be understood that such de?ection of the ?ngers
-'I.2--*lengthwise ofv the shoe is permitted by'the
is a pin I08 movable vertically in a herein the
provision for "swinging movements of the ‘bars
arm. Extending rearwardly from the pin I88‘ is
~|eai<ia11y of the rolls 22, as hereinbefore de-.
a small pin ‘I82 positioned in 'a'slot "I84 (Fig; ‘5)
formed in a circular disk I88. ‘ This disk is fast
on the rear end of a shaft I88 mounted 'to turr'i
scribed.v Just before the wipers 2 vcompletetheir
upwiping movement ‘the inner end portions of '
"the =?n-‘gers'l2 arrive'in positions where they are
over, the'iedges ofv the wipers, as villustrated ‘in
a handle II8 forturning it. It will be evident,
that by turning the shaft I88 the pin I88 may be - IFigQITO, to render them ‘effective to clamp‘the;
moved upwardly or downwardly. Normally the margin of ‘the upper outspread on the “wipers
parts are so positioned that the pin: I88 extends' "similarly to the ?ngers 8 near the end of the
in the arm 98 and provided on its front end with
upwardly into the arcuate recess ‘94"o'f the‘bos's
92 on the arm 82, and in this‘ positionit isalso
engaged by inwardly inclined shoulders ‘I I2 of the
two arms 98. A tension spring I I4 (Figtj?‘ycon
Vupwipin'g'op'eration.
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Itv will-b'e'understood that after the upper is
" ?rst clamped‘ on thewipersby the ?ngers '8,"-as
i‘snsw'nfin Fig. 1-2, further upward movement of
nected to a pin I I6 on the disk I88 and'td‘a pin a". 'the
wipers serves to ‘lift these ?ngers, the wipers
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and the ?ngers cooperatingto applyfani upward
pull 'to' the upper in‘ the upwiping operation.
this -' purpose thereis mounted on the shaft ‘I4
(Fig; 9) for adjustment lengthwise of the shaft
adjacent to the cam ‘I2 a segmental member I88
Immediately after the‘ upward movement of the
which carries a hardened wear piece I98 arranged
wipers the shoe is depressed a short distance by
the holddown 4, thus causing the wipers and GI to serve ‘as a portion of the left-hand wall of the
cam track ‘H1 by which the ?ngers I2 are oper~
the ?ngers 8 to apply a further pull to the upper
ated} A pair of ‘springs I92 mounted in the hub
and positioning the shoe inlproper'relation to
of the segmental member I88 tend by engagement
the wipers for‘ the latter to wipe the marginal
with the hub of the'car'n to move the segmental
portion'of the upper inwardly over the insole.
member outwardly along the shaft. Threaded on
As the shoe is thus moved downwardly the
downward movements of the slides 34 which
the end of the shaft is a hand wheel I94, and
carry the holddown result in further compresi
fastened by bolts I96 ‘to the inner side ofv this
sion of-the springs 42 which control the bars l8
hand wheel is a hardened steel plate I98 ar
and the ?ngers I2, thus‘ increasing the clamp
ranged to bear on the hub of the segmental mem
ing pressure of the fingers on the margin of'the 16 ber I88. By turning the-hand wheel, therefore, the
position of the segmental member and of its wear
upper over the wipers.
As the‘wipers are advanced and closed to wipe
piece I98 may be varied to vary the timing of
the upper inwardly over the insole the ?ngers 8
the ?rst portion of the outward-movements of the
are moved farther rearwardly and are swung
farther apart while clamping the margin of the
upper on the wipers until the upper is with
drawn from under them by the wipers. At sub
stantially the ‘same time the auxiliary ?ngers
?ngers 12 as and for the purpose above described.
Such an adjustment of the segmental member
will be made when the wipers are changed pre
paratory to the use of the machine on shoes of a
different size. In the steel plate I98 are a plural
ity of recesses 208 arranged to receive a spring
I2 are moved farther outwardly while similarly
‘controlling the margin of the upper at the sides ; 25 pressed detent 282 mounted‘ in the hub of the
of the toe beyond-the ?ngers 8 (Fig. 11). In this “ member" I88 to hold the hand wheel I94 in ad'
manner the ?ngers I2 cooperate with the ?ngers
justed’position.
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Having described the invention, what I claim
the sides of the toe to be de?ected in a heele
as new ‘and desire to secure by Letters Patent of
ward direction by the wipers in such manner as 30 the United States is:
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tocause any loosening or wrinkling of the upper
1. In a lasting machine, the combination with
in locations adjacent to the previously pulled- .
wipers movable to wipe the margin of the toe-end
‘over or side-lasted portions. A machine such
portion of an upper inwardly over an insole on
'as'that to which the invention is herein shown
a last, of a retarder for clamping the margin of
as applied comes automatically to a stop when .35 the‘ upper on said wipers around the end and
the wipers are at the end of their overwiping
along portions of the sides of the toe as‘ it is thus
movements to permit the operator to inspect the
wiped inwardly by the wipersysaid retarder being
work, and when the machine is again started ‘
movable lengthwise of the shoe outwardly overthe
the wipers are partially retracted and are then
wipers in the course of the‘wiping operation, ad
moved'short distances inwardly once more prior ( 40 ditional retarders-arranged to clamp the margin
to the fastening of the upper in lasted position.
of the upper on» the wipers at the sides of the toe
In time relation to this second inward wipe the
beyond said ?rst-named retarder, and means for
tackers II] are moved into tack-inserting posi
controlling said- additional retarders independ
tions just beyond the edges of the wipers and are
ently of the ?rst-named retarder.
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then operated to drive the tacks; After the sec- ; 45
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1 2. In a lasting machine, the combination with
and starting of the machine the auxiliary ?ngers
wipers movable to wipe the margin of the toe-end
I2 are moved still farther outwardly‘ and by the
action of the rolls 22 on the bars I8, by reason
portion-of an upper inwardly over an insole on
a last, of a retarder for clamping the margin of ‘
of the shape‘ of the'cam tracks 28,‘ the ?ngers
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the upper on said wipers around the end and
are swung upwardly‘ away from thewipers to: 50 along portions of the sides of the toe-as it is thus
avoid interference with the latter in’their fur
wiped inwardly by the wipers, said retarder being
In case any of I the
ther outward movements.
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movable lengthwise of the ‘shoe outwardly over
.tackers in their downward and inward move
the wipers inthe course of the wiping operation,
ments over the I wipers toward tack-inserting
additional retarders arranged to clamp the mar
positions should strike against the ?ngers I2 the , 55 gin of the upper on the wipers at the sides of the
latter may swing‘downwardly vagainst the re
‘toe beyond said?rst-named retarder, and means
sistance of the spring-pressed plungers I9 to
avoid any danger of damage to the machine.
'When the ?ngers I2 are moved inwardly to'their
for moving said additional retarders outwardly
overthe wipers widthwise of the shoe in the
course of the wiping operation.
starting positions after the operation of the ma- , 60
3. In a lasting machine, the combination with
chine on the shoe any'danger of damage in case '
wipers movable to ‘wipe the margin of the toe-end
either of the ?ngers should strike against some
‘ portion of an upper inwardly over an insole on a
part of the machine is avoided by‘ the yieldable
last,.of a retarder for clamping the margin of
means provided for connecting the operating
the upper on said wipers around theend and
arm 82 to the arm 88, as hereinbefore explained. _ 65 along portions of the sides of the toe as it is thus
To cause the auxiliary ?ngers I2 to cooperate
wiped inwardly bythe wipers, said retarder com
prising membersmovable bodily lengthwise of the
properly with the wipers in the mannerv above
shoe. outwardly over the wipers with swinging
described in operating on shoes of di?ferent
widths,‘ provision is afforded for variably timing
movements also .widthwise of the shoe in the
the outward movements of the ?ngers over the, 70. course of the wiping operation, additional re
tarders arranged to clamp the margin of the up~
shoe, so that they will arrive in positions over the
per on thewipers at the sides of the toe beyond
edges of the wipers, as illustrated in Fig. 10, at
,said ?rst-named retarder, and means for moving
substantially the same time relatively to theup
said additional retarders outwardly over the wip
wiping movement of the wipers in operating-on a
narrow shoe as in operating on a wide‘ shoe. For; 75 ers widthwise of‘the shoe independently of the
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?rst-named retarder in the. course of the» wiping
to the; additional retarders movements torspread
operation;
the. morginof the upper from, over tho-8.119s“
bottomri?tlid bars. being. supported for swinging
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.4. In a lasting machine, the combination with
wipersfor wiping the toe-end portion of an upper
movements to permit the additional rotardorsto '
into-lasted position, of a'retarder for clamping
be‘ moved lengthwise of theelioe, toward theend
oithetoe by. de?ecting action of the margin of
the .margin of the upper on said wipers aboutthe
end of thetoe to control the. upper in the lasting
thouppertheroonrqyl 1
operation, said retarder being movable to. spread
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‘9. In. a lastingmaoliloa the ‘combination with
the margin of the upper from over. the shoe bot
wipers for wiping the toe-end portion of-an upper
tombefore'clamping. item the wipers, additional. 10 into lasted position. ole retarder :for. clamping
retarders arranged to clamp the margin of the
the margin oi. the'ilpoer on, saidlw-ihors. about the ~
upper‘on thewipers at the sides of the toe beyond
end oithe toe to oontrol. the apostle; the, lasting
said ?rst-named retarder, and means for moving
operation, additional 'retarders arrongedtoolamp
said additional retarders widthwise' ofrtheshoe in
dependently .of said ?rst-named retarder to spread
the margin of. the upperron thowWors at the
sides of the toe beyond said; ?rst-named retarder,
bars arranged. to. extend wldthwige. oi. theelioe
and supporting said. additlonalretarders; means
for moving saidbars lengthwise toimpart to the
the-margin of the upper‘ from over vthezsho'ea.lo'ot- ,
tomginithe course of the operation of the machine.
-.:5_- .In a lasting machine, the; combination with
wipers for ‘wiping the toeeendportionrof. enun
Per. into i lasted position; of rotarderniembers .for
clamping. the margin oithe upper‘on .said'wip‘ers
attheend and along portions of they sides. of the
additional retarders; movements to spread. the. ‘
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toe tooontrolthe upper-in‘thelasting operation,
said members being movable bodily lengthwise of
thenshoe with. swinging movements al?Of width‘
wise of the shoe to spread the margin. of the up;
margin of the upper on the wipers-
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ranged to clamp themargin ofthe. upper on, the
wipers at the sides of the. toe'beyond said ?rstr ,
ditionalmemberswidthwise of the ,shoeindenend»
ently. of saidnrst-narned members to .Soreadthe
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wipersforwloing the toe-endportlon of anguhper
into lasted position, of a retarder for. clamping
the margin of, the upper on. said. wipers about
the end of the, toeito control the upper in the
to olamp, the margin of the upper on the wipers
at the, sides of the toe beyondsaidnrst-nained
retarder,‘ ‘bars. arranged. to extend, widthwlse. of
the shoeand supporting said additional retard
ers, levers connected to said bars for moving them
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6. In a lasting machine, the combination with
wipers for wiping the toe-end'p0rti0nDf an 1119-.
her into lasted position, of a retarderfor clamp
ing the margin of- the upper on said Wipersv about
the end of the, toe to control the upper in the
lengthwise to. impart to. the. additional» retainers‘
movements to .onreadthe xrnareiniof. I‘ the upper
outwardly iln=.~the tour-go .ot the operation-entire
mid-Chino,’ moans. oonlleoting said, levers together,
aoda oemioroooratlngbothmidlevers.
lasting operation, additional retarders arranged
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ll-vln a lasting machine, the combination with
Wipers‘ movable to wipe the toeeend portionioi
to clamp the margin of the upper onthe wipers
at the sides of the toe beyond said ?rst-named
an Upper into 1aSiod‘bo5itionr of: a. retard'erzfor
clamping the margin of. the upper, on said wipers
about the end oithe toe, toioontrolrthe llpper. in
retarder. bars arranged to extend .widthwlso of
the shoe and supporting said additional retarders,
and; means for moving said bars lengthwise to
the lasting operation said retarder being movable '
impart to'the additional retarders movements to
spread the margin of the upper outwardly in the
course of the operation of the machine. , ,
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lasting operationoadditional retardorsr arranged ‘
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margin of the upper outwardly in the course of
the operation of the, machine.
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peroutwardlm additional retarder. members war
named members. and means for-.Inoving said ads
margin of. the. upper outwardly, endearing moans
tending to. swinggaid bars'heightwise oi the shoe
to pause the additional .retarders to press. the
length-Wise of the shoe, outwardly toward the. edge
of. the shoe bottom before clamping-the upper‘on
the Wipers. 'Eadditional retarders arranged to
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olamp ‘the margin oitheupper-onithe merger
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wipers for wiping the toe-end portion of an upper
the, sides: of the. toe beyond said ?rst-named
retarder, and power-operated means for: moving
into lasted position,‘ of a retarder for clamping
_ the margin of the upper on said Wipers about
said additional. retarders rwidthwise of .1 the. shoe
the end of the toe to control the upper in the
outwardly toward the. side edgesof. the. shoe bot
lasting operation, additional retarders arranged
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adiustablypredeterminedtime relation
to clamp the margin of the upper on the Wipers 55 to themovementsofthewioers.. ,
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at the sides of the .toe beyond said first-named
‘.12- Ill-a lasting machine; the combination with
retarder and movable widthwise of the shoe to
wipers ‘movable to wipe the tO?r-?lld portion of
' spread the margin of the upper from over the shoe
an north into lasted position, oi -.aretarder,~ for
bottom in the course of the operation of the ma
clamping themarginoi the upper onsaid. Wipers
chine, vand means supporting said additional re-. '
about the end of. the toe‘ to control. theupper
tarders for movements lengthwise of. the shoe
1n the-lasting operation;additionalretarders ar
toward said‘ ?rst-named retarder in response to
ranged to. olainp the-margin: of the upperlon'the
de?ecting action of the margin, of the upper
thereon.
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Wild?re-at theusides of the toe beyondgsaid. ?rst
named retarder, and power-operated means in.
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_8. In a lasting machine, the combination with 65 olddlng. a tam. formoving saidssadditionali re+
wipers for wiping the toe-end portion of an upper
tarders i-widthwise of . the shoe; outiwardly'toward
into lasted position, of a retarder for clamping
the side-edges ofthei-shoe bottom in predeter
the margin of the upper on said wipers about the
mllldd'tlmo relation .‘to the vmovements: of.‘ the
wipers, a portion‘ of. saidoam- beingxadjustable'
end of the toe to control the upper iii-the lasting
operation, additional retarders arranged toiolamp
the margin of.v the -.uoper. (in-the wipers at. the
70 #0 vary the timing ofthe movementsof said addi. ‘
sides Oitho. too beyond said ?rstenamed retarder, .
‘ bars ‘arranged to extend widthwise. of'the shoe
tional retardersl
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is; In a lasting machine, the combination with
Wipers movable. to wipe an upper into lasted posi
‘own at the opposite .sidesrof a.shoe,'o-f.rretarde?rs'
ondsuoporting ‘said. additional .retarders; and
means. for proving. saidbars lengthwise .teimpart 75 arranged to clamp :the margin of.‘ the‘. upper on '
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said wipers to control the upper in the lasting op
over an insole on the last, of a retarder for clamp
oration, and power-operated means including a
ing the upper on said wipers about the end of
the toe as it is thus wiped heightwise of the last
rotatable cam common to both said retarders for
and inwardly over the insole, said retarder being
movable heightwise of the last with the wipers,
and additional retarders for clampingrthe upper
of the wipers, a portion of said cam being adjust- ~ on the wipers at the sides of the toe beyond said
?rst-named retarder, said additional retarders
able to vary the timing of the movements of the
being arranged to rest on the insole in positions
retarders.v
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14. In a lasting machine, the combination with 10 to clamp the upper on the wipers onlywhen the
wipers have been moved far enough heightwise
means for wiping the margin of an upper into
of the last to render them e?ective thus to clamp
lasted position over an insole on a last, of a re
the upper.
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tarder for clamping the margin of the upper on
20. In a lasting machine, the combination with
said wiping means to control the upper in the
wipers for wiping the toe-end portion‘of an upper
lasting operation, said retarder being movable
heightwise of a last and then inwardly over an
outwardly over the‘insole toward the edge of the
insole on the last, of a retarder for clamping the
shoe bottom prior to the clamping of the margin
upper on said wipers about the end of thetoe
of the upper on the wiping means and having a
as it is thus wiped heightwiseio'f ‘the lastnand
‘ hook-shaped portion’ for engaging the margin of
inwardly over the insole, said retarder being mov
the upper and spreading it from over the insole.
able outwardly over the insole to a position beyond
15. In a lasting machine, the combination with
the edge thereof and then heightwise of the last
wipers for wiping the toe-end portion of an upper
toward the wipers into position for clamping the
into lasted position, of a retarder for clamping
upper thereon, additional retarders arranged to
the margin of the upper on said wipers about the
end ‘of the toe to control the upper in the lasting 25 clamp the upper on the wipers at the sides of
the toe beyond said ?rst-named‘ retarder, ‘and
operation, and additional retarders arrangedto
means for moving said additional retarders width
clamp the margin of the upper on the wipers at
wise of the shoe outwardly over the insole to
the sides of the toe beyond said ?rst-named re
positions where portions only thereof are beyond
tarder, said additional retarders being movable
widthwise of the shoe outwardly toward the side 30 the edge of the insole for clamping the‘upper
on the wipers only when the wiping of the upper
edges of ~ the shoe bottom and having hook
heightwise of the last has progressed far enough
shaped portions for engaging vthe margin of the
to render them e?ective thus to clamp the upper.
upper and spreading it from over the shoe bot
21. In a lasting machine, the combination with
16. In a lasting machine, the combination with 35 wipers for wiping the toe-end portion of an upper
into lasted positiomof a retarder for clamping
wipers for Wiping the toe-end portion of an upper
the'margin'of the upper on said wipers about the
heightwise of a last and then inwardly over an
end of the toe to control the upper in the lasting
insole on the last, of a retarder for clamping the
operation, and additional retarders arranged for
upper onsaid wipers about the end of the toe as
optional use to clamp ‘the margin of theupper
it is thus wiped heightwise of the last and in
on the wipers at the sides of the toe beyond said
wardly over the insole, and additional retarders
?rst-named retarder.
arranged to clamp the upper on, the wipers~ at the
22. In a lasting machine, the combination with
sides of the-toe beyond said ?rst-named retarder
wipers for wiping-the toe-end portion of an upper
only when the wiping of the upper heightwise of
into lasted position, of a retarder for clamping
, the last has-been substantially completed.
moving them bodily widthwise of the shoe out
wardly toward the side edges of the shoe bottom
in predetermined time relation to the movements
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wipers for wiping the toe-end portion of an upper
the margin of the upper on said wipers about ‘the
end of the toe to control the upper in the lasting
operation, additional retarders arranged to clamp
heightwise of a last» and theninwardly over an
the margin of the upper on the wipers at the
insole on the last,‘ of a retarder for clamping the '
upper on said wipers about the end of the toe as 50 sides of the toe beyond said ?rst-named retarder,
power~operated means for controlling said ad
it is thus wiped heightwise of the-last and in
ditional retarders in thev course of the lasting
wardly over the insole, and additional retarders
operation, and means for preventing at the will
for clamping the upper on the wipers at the sides
of the operator such control of the additional
of the toe beyond said ?rst-named retarder, said
retarders by said power-operated means to render
additional retarders being arranged to rest on the
them idle during the operation of the machine.
insole in positions to clamp the upper on the
23. In a lasting machine, the combination with
wipers only when the wiping of the upper height
wipers for wiping the toe-end portion of an upper
wise of the last has progressed far enough to ren
into lasted position, of a retarder for clamping
der them e?ective thus to clamp the upper.
18. In a lasting machine, the combination with 60 the margin of the upper on said wipers about the
end of the toe to control the upper in the lasting
Wipers movable to wipe the toe-end portion of an
operation, and additional retarders for clamping
upper heightwise of a last and then inwardly over
the margin of the upperon' the wipers at the sides
an insole on the last, of a retarder for clamping
of the toe beyond said ?rst-named retarder, said
the upper on said wipers about the end of the
toe as it is thus wiped heightwise of the last and 65 additional retarders being arrangedto be-Tmain
tained at‘ the will of the operator in idle~ posi
inwardly over the insole, said retarder being mov
tions to render them ine?ectiveand thus-to per
able heightwise of the last-with the wipers, and
mit control of the upper by said ?rst-named re
additional retarders arranged to clamp the upper
on the wipers at the sides of the toe beyond said
24. In a lasting machine, the combination with
?rst-named retarder only when the wipers have 70
wipers for wiping the toe-end portion of an upper
substantially completed their movement height
into lasted position, of a retarder for clamping
wise of the last.
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the margin of the upper on said wipers about the
19. In a lasting machine, the combination with
end of the toe to control the upper in the lasting
wipers movable to wipe the toe-end portion of
an upper heightwise of a last and then inwardly 76 operation, said retarder being» movable "to spread
tarder
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the margin of the upper outwardly before clamp
ing it on the wipers, additional retarders arranged
to clamp the margin of the upper on'the wipers
at the sides of the'toe beyond said first-named‘
retarder, power-operated means for moving said
additional retarders widthwise of v‘the shoe in
dependently of said ?rst-named retarder also to
spread the margin of the upper outwardly, and means for preventing at the will of the operator
such movements of the additional retarders-by
said power-operated means to render them idle
during the operation of the machine.
25. In a lasting machine, the combination with‘
wipers for wiping the toe-end portion of an upper
into lasted position, of a retarder for clamping
the margin of the upper on said vwipers about the 15
end of the toe .to control the upper in the lasting
operation, said retarder being movable to spread
the margin of theupper outwardly before clamp
ing it on the ‘wipers; additional retarders ar
ranged to clamp the margin of the‘upper on the,
wipers ‘at the sides of the toe beyond said ?rst- -
named retarder, and power-operated means for
moving said additional retarders widthwise of the ,
shoe independently of said ?rst-named retarder
also to spread the margin of the upper outwardly,
said power-operated means comprising parts ar- -'
ranged to be disconnected fromleach other. to
render the additional retarders idle and thus to
permit said ?rst-named retarder‘ alone to be used
during the operation of the machine.
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WILLIAM THOMAS BUCKINGHAD.
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