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Publication numberUS1728783 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication date17 Sep 1929
Filing date21 Feb 1929
Priority date21 Feb 1929
Publication numberUS 1728783 A, US 1728783A, US-A-1728783, US1728783 A, US1728783A
InventorsChase Henry B
Original AssigneeChase Henry B
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Ice creeper
US 1728783 A
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Sept. 17, 1929. H. B. CHASE 1,`728,783

ICE CREEPER Filed Feb. 21, 1929 INVNTOR.

czzyl Cka'e ATTORNEY.

Patented Sept. 17, 1929 UNITED STATES ICE CREEPER Application filed February 21, 1929} seria m; 34 1,75 1

This invention relates to certain new and useful improvements in ice creepers and has for its primary object of simplified Construction and ineXpensive manufacture, the creeper being struck from a blank of sheet metal of triangular form and fashioned to provide a pair of rear calks and one forward calk.

Another object of the invention is to provide an ice creeper of the above type having a central struck out tongue or finger forming a retaining element for a rod or stirrup of U- formation with which an ankle strap is associated.

ith the above and other objects in view 1 that will become apparent as the nature of the invention is better understood, the same consists in the novel form, combination and arrangement of parts hereinafter more fully described, shown in the accompanying drawing and claimed.

In the drawing z Figure 1 is a side elevational View of the ice creeper operatively engaged with a shoe and confined under the instep portion thereof;

Figure 2 is a top plan view of the ice creeper with the ankle strap carried by the sti rrup g Figure 3 is a bottom plan View of the creeper;

Figure 4 is a longitudinal sectional view taken on line 4-4 of Figure 2; and

Figure 5 is a developed plan view of'the blank from which the creeper is forrned.

The ice creeper is formed from a blank piece of sheet metal of triangular form as illustrated in plan View in Figure, the blank comprising a body portion l having a central U-shaped incsion Qtherein providing a por-` tion 3 to be struck out to provide a lip, the base end 4 of the blank extending in a straight line while the sides 5 are incut or arched as at 6 intermediate the ends thereof. The base corners 7 and the single forward corner 8 are bent to provide ground engaging calks for the ice creeper.

As shown in Figs. 1 to 4, base corners 7 are bent downwardly to form a pair of rear calks 7 a and the forward corner 8 of the blank is bent downwardly to form a single forward call( 8% the calks 7 and 8 being arcuate or curved in cross-section as illustrated, for the 'being cut away to provide a clearance for the y of to y the structure. p r i i The lip 3 is struck out from the blank 1 as at 3 and cooperates withthe blank or creeper body l to forma retainer for anankle s'tirrup, the stirrup comprises a U-'shaped metallic rod having a lower cross portion 9 and vertical side legs 10 provided with guide loops 11 at r their upper ends. The stirrup extends transversely of the creeper-body at a point adja- .60' cent the rear ends of the curved portions 6 in p the side edges 5, this arrangement permitting limited forward pivotal movement of the stirrup, thus preventing rearward movement thereof toward the heel of a shoe or boot. The ice creeper is associated with the shoe S' shown in Figure 1 beneath the instep portion thereof and in proximity of the heel H, the rear calks 7 a being juxtapoed to the heel H While the single forward calk 8' is disposed forwardly of the heel as illustrated. The side portions 10 of the stirrup enclose opposite sides of the shoe S and a buckle strap 12 is threaded through the loops 11 of the upper ends of the stirrup for securing the ice creeper to the .shoe. i y

From theabove detailed description of the invention, it is believed that the Construction andoperation thereof will at once be understood, and while there is herein shown and clescribed the preferred embodiment of the invention, it is nevertheless to be understood that r minor changes may be made therein without departing from the ,spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.

Iclaimze r 1. In an ice creeper, a triangular body portion having depending calks at the `corners thereof, two of the calks being at the rear end e of the body` and the other calk being for- 0 wardly positioned, a U-shaped stirrup carried by the body portion and an ankle strap carried by the upper ends of the stirrup, the forwardly converging sides of the body portion side portions of the stirrup to permit the latter to move forwardly and be prevented from rear-ward movement. i e

2. In an ice creeper, a triangular body portion having depending calks at the corners {0 thereof, two of the calk being at the real' end of the body and the other .oalk being for- Wardly positioned, a U-shaped stirrup carried by the body portion, and an ankle strap carried by the upper ends of the stirrup, the connection between the body portion and stirrup including a depending lip struck out from the body portion and the stirrup having a lower cross portion confined between the lip and body portion, the forwardly converging sides of the body portion eooperatng With the stirrup to permit the latter to move forwardly and be prevented from rearward ,movement i In testimony Whereof I aifix my signature.

- i HENRY B. CHASE.`

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US5440827 *15 Jul 199315 Aug 1995Atlas Snowshoe, Inc.Rear cleat for a snowshoe
US5699630 *14 Aug 199523 Dec 1997Atlas Snow-Shoe CompanySnowshoe with front and rear cleats
US625690820 Apr 199910 Jul 2001Tubbs Snowshoe Company LlcTerrain-engaging cleat for traction enhancement
US650542322 Dec 199714 Jan 2003Tubbs Snowshoe CompanySnowshoe with front and rear cleats
Classifications
U.S. Classification36/62
International ClassificationA43C15/06, A43C15/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43C15/065
European ClassificationA43C15/06B3