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Publication numberUS1053529 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 18, 1913
Filing dateDec 7, 1911
Priority dateDec 7, 1911
Publication numberUS 1053529 A, US 1053529A, US-A-1053529, US1053529 A, US1053529A
InventorsJohn J Neary
Original AssigneeJohn J Neary
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1053529 A
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1,053,529,V Y Patented Fb.18,1913.

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Application filed December 7, 1911.

,attached to the upper' ofa shoe, and whicl will not only facilitate lacing and unlacingthe shoe, but also present a smooth bearing surface to the cutis of the trousers so as to :prevent ravcling or otherwise cutting the trousers when walking.

A further object of the. invention is to provide a lacing stud including co--acting clamping jaws bent to produce an intermediate guiding loop for the reception of a lacing string, there being attaching spurs formed on the jaws and extending in opposite directions through the material constituting the upper for retaining the studs in position on said upper.

A still further object of thc invention is generally to improve this class of devices so as to increase their utility, durability and etliciency, as well as to reduce the cost of manufacture.

Further objects aud advantages will appear in the following description, it being Aunderstood that various changes iu form,

proportions and minor details of construction may be resorted to within the scope of the appended claims. y

For a full understanding of the invention and the lnerits thereof, reference is to be had to the following description and accompanying drawing, in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a shoe `provided with laoingstuds (.onstrlu-tedv in accordance with the present invention; Fig. 2 is a perspective -view` of one of the studs detached; Fig. 3 is a'plan view of one of the studs before being bent into shape; Fig. 4 is a transverse sectionahview taken ou the line 4 4 of Fig. 1 and looking in the direction of the arrow; Fig. 5 is a longitudinal sectional view, showing the stud in position on the upper of the shoe and ready to be 'clenched or permanently attached thereto;

Specification of Letters Patent.

Fig.-6 is a front elevation of the stud, showing the position of the anchoring spurs be- Patented Feb. 18, 1913.

seran No. 634,411.

fplre the stud is applied to the upper of a s oe.

Corresponding and like parts are referred to in the followingdcscription and indicated in all the views of the drawing by the saine reference characters.

The improved stud forming the subject matter of the present invention is principally designed for use in connection with lace shoes, and by way of illustration is shown applied to a shoe of the ordinary construction, in which 5 designates the vanip, (3 the upper, and 7 the tongue receiving opening.

The fasteners are each preferably stamped or otherwise formed from a single sheet of metal having its intermediate portion Ife- .duced at 8 and bent upon itself to form co ting or raveling the culi's ofthe trouscrswhen walking. The reduced portions 8 of the studs project inwardly from the opposite longitudinal edges of the upper at the closure 7 to form guiding loops 13 adapted to receive a lacing string or cord 14, the inner ends of the loops 13 being preferably transversely curved to facilitate passinlr the lacing string 14 through said loops andhalso to assist in preventing abrasion of the string incident to lacing or unlacing the shoe.

The material constituting the concavof convex head 12 of each stud is formed with spaced incisions 15 and the mtal between y upper. Extending laterally freni the head 12 on opposite sides of the anchoring-lug, are spurs 17 also adapted to pierce the Iupper, there being a single `spur or lug 18 formed on the end of the" flat jaw 9 and preferably disposed at a point between the 'incisions 15 so to enter the space between said incisions when ithe jaws are clamped in enga rement with the upper. It will here be noted that the lug 18 is dis osed slightly in advance of the lu 16 so t at when the jaws are compressed 1n thc'act of fastening 110 the stud on the upper, the free end of the lug will extend through the perforation4 l1, while the free end of the lug 1S will. enter the recess ll in the head l2, 4torined by the incisions 15.

ln attaching the studs to the upper of a shoe, said studs are positioned on the upper,

preferably in transverse alinenient with Y each other and with the jaws 9 and l() of the studs embracing the adjacent longitudi y nal edges of said upper. The jaws are then compressed with asuitable tool, which causes the spurs 17 and lug l'S'to pierce the material constituting the upper and the tree end ot' the lug 16 to pass through the perforation ll and in which position, it may be bent or dat ,duced to a minimum.

clenched laterally into eugagen'xent with the adjacent dat .face of the aw 9, as best 'shown in F ig. 4 of the drawing. The opposite Yends 01"' the shoe string or lace 14 are then threaded alternately from right to left through the guiding loops 13, as best shown in Fig. l of the drawing. Thus it will be seen that .by exerting a longitudinal4 pull on the shoe string or lace at the vamp 5, suiiicient slack in the string will be produced to permit expansion of the edges ot' the upper at-the tongue receiving opening when removing the shoe, and by exerting u longitudinal pull on the ends of the shoe lace, the edges. of the upper may be drawn together, thus to cause the shoe snugly to While 'the studs are principally designed for attachment to the uppers of boots, shoes and other foot wear, it will of course be Vunderstood that said studs may be used with is claimed as new is:

1. lacing stud formed of' a single piece `of metal bent upon itself to produce coacting normally separated jaws connected by a guiding loop, .one of said jaws being vdat, a lug toi-ined integral with said jaw and disposed at its edge portion, the other of said `jaws being concave-conver` in cross section,

said jaw being recessed at its edge to receive the lug of the dat jaw, thev metal removed to form said recess being bent to form a lug which -is disposed toward the other jaw and which extends within an aperture formed in said jaw, the eonoavo-comex jaw being provided with proiigs which together with the lugs oi: both jaws extend through the inaterial to which thc device is secured, said prongs being bent to engage the edge portion of the flat head.

2. A lacing stud comprising coacting jaws connected by a reduced inte'ri'nediate guiding loop, one of said liaws being formed with a lug adjacent it-s outer edge, the other of said jaws being recessed to receive said lug, a lug carried by the recessed jaw, said lug being disposed to enter an aperture formed inthe other jaw, its terminal being bent to lieQ Hush with the outer face of said jaw,

and prongs carried by the recessed jaw, said prongs being disposed in spaced relation and arranged to be bent upon the edge of the other jaw.

ln testimony whereof' l atiix niy signature in presence of two witnesses.

' JOHN d. Nllli/XRY. [Ls] lllitnesses y* Lr *ein Gn nL'l rn,

S. Sco'r'r.

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U.S. Classification24/715.1, 24/703.3
Cooperative ClassificationA43C5/00