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MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT OR METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING OR REPAIRING FOOTWEAR
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

All the machines and tools to build a shoe. Each group relates to a machine, or a step of the production. Most of them are explicit. A more detailed explanation will be given to the others.

Special rules of classification within this subclass

A43D 2200/00 used to provide additionnal information on those machines, information independent from the type of machine e.g. when they are provided with a magazine for blanks, etc...

Foot or last measuring devices; Measuring devices for shoe parts
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Essentially (but not necessarily) in order to build a model in order to produce a shoe.

Relationship between large subject matter areas

A43D 8/26 and subgroups relate to the marking of future work.

Lasts
Definition statement
This subclass/group covers:

Lasts and shoe trees.

Glossary of terms
In this subclass/group, the following terms (or expressions) are used with the meaning indicated:
Last
a foot shape form used to build a shoe
Shoe tree
a foot shape form used to put inside a shoe in order to maintain over time its original shape, they are sometimes nevertheless still denominated lasts
Hand appliances or hand tools for making or repairing shoes, other than those covered by groups A43D 15/00, A43D 19/00, A43D 95/00, A43D 100/00, A43D 117/00
Machines for cutting, ornamenting, marking or otherwise working up shoe part blanks (pulling-over or lasting A43D 9/00 to A43D 23/00; making or fastening soles, heels or welts A43D 25/00 to A43D 83/00)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Making or fastening soles, heels or welts
Pulling-over or lasting
Devices for binding the uppers upon the lasts (for the toe ends A43D 15/00)
References relevant to classification in this group
This subclass/group does not cover:
For the toe ends
Machines for preliminary treatment or assembling of upper-parts, counters, or insoles on their lasts preparatory to the pulling-over or lasting operations; Applying or removing protective coverings
Machines for pulling-over the uppers when loosely laid upon the last and tacking the toe end
Pulling-over or lasting machines for binding the toe end with cord, string, or wire; Machines for lasting with clamps; Lasting machines with sewing devices, also for platform shoes (special sewing machines for leather or shoes D05B)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Special sewing machines for leather or shoes
Pulling-over or lasting machines with oscillating shoe supports
Hand lasting; Lasting pincers
Lasting machines
Single parts for pulling-over or lasting machines (nailing devices A43D 75/00)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Nailing devices
Devices for gluing shoe parts
Special rules of classification within this group

As far as the technique used is moulding B29D 35/10 is the relevant group.

Machines for trimming as an intermediate operation (working on edges or margins, e.g. by trimming, of shoe part blanks A43D 8/32; trimming as a finishing operation in shoemaking A43D 87/00)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Working on edges or margins, e.g. by trimming, of shoe part blanks
Trimming as a finishing operation in shoemaking
Machines for making soles from strips of material
Machines for making or inserting shank stiffeners
Machines for assembling lifts for heels (cutting-out heel lifts A43D 8/02)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Cutting-out heel lifts
Presses for shaping pre-existing loose soles, shoe bottoms or soles fixed to shoe bottoms (glueing soles on shoe bottoms A43D 25/06)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Glueing soles on shoe bottoms
Machines for roughening soles or other shoe parts preparatory to gluing
Machines for making foot-supporting pads or instep-raisers for flat feet
Machines for making stitch lips, or other preparatory treatment of soles or insoles before fixing same (flexing of soles or insoles A43D 8/52)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Flexing of soles or insoles
Machines for attaching welts or rands
Machines for trimming or butting welts fixed on uppers
Machines for pounding
Machines for lip-setting
Machines for trimming-off surplus material along the inseam
Machines for flattening, pressing, or rubbing the inseams of lasted shoes
Machines for attaching the welt ends
Machines for rasping the lasting-margins of shoes which are sewn through
Machines for nail-pulling, nail-cutting, or nail-detecting
Machines for carrying-out other finishing operations
Machines for fastening soles or heels by means of screws or screwed wire
Shoe-nailing machines (nailing machines in general B27F)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Nailing machines in general
Elements of nailing machines; Nail-feeding devices
Driving mechanisms for moving the horn; Nail-cutting apparatus connected with the horn
Nailing devices on pulling-over or lasting machines
Combined heel-pressing and nailing machines
Machines for attaching top-lifts
Heel-presses without nailing apparatus; Machines for pressing single lifts or punching holes for nailing
Machines or apparatus for turning, e.g. for making turn-shoes
Machines for assembling soles or heels onto uppers, not provided for in groups A43D 25/00 to A43D 83/00, e.g. by welding
Edge or heel cutters; Machines for trimming the heel breast (trimming machines for wooden heels B27M; copying machines B44B)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Trimming machines for wooden heels
Copying machines
Sole-levelling machines with rolls
Stitch-separating or seam-indenting machines
Edge-indenting machines
Shoe-finishing machines
Machines for making pulling-on pieces
Machines for making laces (of leather C14B; braidings in general D04C); Applying fibre or celluloid to ends of laces (making tags from metal sheet B21D; from wire B21F)
Informative references
Attention is drawn to the following places, which may be of interest for search:
Making tags from metal sheet
Making tags from from wire
Machines for making laces of leather
Braidings in general
Setting or removing eyelets, buttons, lacing-hooks, or elastic gussets in shoes
Shoe machines with conveyers for jacked shoes [N: or for shoes or shoe parts]
Machines for making shoes with out-turned flanges of the uppers or for making moccasins
Machines for skiving or removing heel-lifts, heels, or soles, or for removing stitches, preparatory to repair
Racks for receiving or transporting shoes or shoe parts; Other conveying means
Driving or controlling mechanisms of shoe machines; Frames for shoe machines
Subject matter not provided for in other groups of this subclass
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