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G. PAPP. SHOE TONGUE SUPPORTBR, APPLICATION FILED 001. 23, 1911.
PatentedJune 4, 1912.
' ATTORNEY UNIT GEORGE PAPP, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented June 4, 1912.
Application filed October 23, 1911. Serial No. 656,190.
To all whom, it may concern:
Be it known that I, GEORGE. PAPP, a subject of the King of Hungary, and resident of the city of New York, in the county of New York and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Shoe-Tongue Supporters, of which the following is a specification.
The present invention relates to improvements in supporters for shoe tongues, and has for one of its objects to provide a simple and inexpensive device for preventing the slipping of the tongue to one side or the other or down toward the instep of the shoe.
With these and other objects in view, which will more fully appear as the nature of the invention is better understood, the same consists in the combination, arrangement and construction of parts hereinafter fully described, pointed out in the appended claim and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, it being understood that many changes may be made in the size and proportion of the several parts and minor details of construction within the scope of the appended claim without departing from the spirit or sacrificing any of the advantages of the invention.
One of the many possible embodiments of the invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawing, which represents a perspective view of the tongue of a shoe with the device for holding it in position.
In the drawing, the numerals 1, 1 indicate the two pieces of the quarters of a lace shoe. To the front edges of these pieces are secured in a manner well known in the art studs 2, 2 adapted to be engaged by a lacing cord or other suitable fastening means, wherebythe upper of the shoe is closed at its front in the usual manner. A tongue 3 is attached to the upper edge of the vamp of the shoe and bridges the closure slit at the front edges of the pieces 1, 1. To hold the upper end of the tongue in position, the same is provided with two slits 4, 4, through which is drawn an elastic band 5, the ends of which are attached to the upper pieces 1, 1. To facilitate the drawing of the shoe on the foot, a band 6 is secured to the tongue, its upper end being made in the form of a loop 7, into which a finger can be inserted to exert pull upon the shoe when the foot is to be inserted into the latter.
In inserting the foot into the shoe, the band 5 does in no way interfere with the same, for the reason that the band is made of resilient material. It adjusts itself to the foot of the wearer and holds the tongue, after the shoe has been laced in the usual manner, in a central position, preventing the slipping of the tongue to one side or the other or downward.
What I claim is A shoe having quarters consisting of two pieces, the front edges of said pieces being provided with a fastening means, a tongue bridging the closure slit at the front edges of said pieces, said tongue being provided with. slits, and an elastic hand drawn through the slits in said tongue and attached to said pieces.
Signed at New York, New York and State of New York, day of October, A. D. 1911.
in the county of this 17th Witnesses SIGMUND Hnnzoo, M. FRIEDLANDER.
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