On January 24, 1871 Charles Goodyear, Jr. patented the Goodyear Welt, a machine for sewing boots and shoes.
Welted shoes have more strength, durability and repair qualities.
Publication number: US111197 A
Patent Title: Improvement in machines for sewing boots and shoes
Publication type: Grant
Publication date: Jan 24, 1871
Inventors: Chables Goobyear