Sole & Heel Protector Cleasby Original Patent Lithograph 1888

Sole & Heel Protector Cleasby Original Patent Lithograph 1888

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On this original linen-backed lithograph from 1888, A. J. Cleasby patented a form of protection for the sole and heel of a shoe. A midsole provided with a number of square-headed bolts is secured to the boot so that the ends project. An outsole having corresponding holes, and round or square plates, which are attached by rivets, is detachably secured by nuts bearing against the plates. The nuts may appear on the surface to act as protectors or may be thinner and covered by leather plugs. The top-pieces of heels are attached similarly.

All patent lithographs sold by Maymont Group are 100% ORIGINAL.

These documents are NOT reproductions or posters (patent art).

These are the original lithographs found in books obtained from the Patent and Trademark Office directly.


In the 1800's and early 1900's, inventors would submit a detailed drawing of the invention and/or improvements to the patent and trademark office. Once received and if approved, the Patent office would then send a letter of confirmation to the inventor and begin to take that drawing and etch it into stone in order to create and print this linen-backed lithograph. These documents are the original hard copies that were created by the patent office's artists, and act as patent examiner reference material. With that being said, these are 100% original and are the only physical copies in existence.

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