US 1197783 A
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Patented Sept. 12, 1916.
APPLicATIoN FILED JUNEzG. 191e.
DAVE WINBRAY, OF HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented Sept. 12, 1916.
Application led June 26, 1916. Serial No. 106,024.
To all whom t may concern Be it known that I, DAVE VVINBRAY, a citizen of the United States, residing at Hot Springs, in thc county of Garland and State of Arkansas, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Boots, of which the following is a specification, reference being had to the accompanying drawings.
This invention relates to an improved boot and more particularly to means for closing and fastening the boot upon the foot of the wearer.
It is the primary object of the invention to provide simple and effective means whereby the upper portions of the boot may be quickly and tightly closed and all liability of the same becoming loosened or unfastened obviated.
It is a further'object of the invention to provide a boot which is especially designed for use by campers, forest rangers, militiamen, and the like, which is exceedingly durable and can be manufactured at relatively small cost.
lith the above and other objects in view, my invention consists in the novel features of construction, combination and arrangement of parts to be herinafter more fully described, claimed and illustrated in the accompanying drawing, in which,
Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating the manner of applying and fastening my improved boot upon the foot of the wearer; Fig. 2 is a section taken on the line 2 2 of F 1; and Fig. 3 is a detail elevation showing the means of attaching the buckle to the side of the boot upper.
Referring in detail to the drawing, 5 designates the vamp of the boot or shoe and G the sole thereof.
The upper portion of the boot consists of the two sides or sections indicated at 7 and 8 respectively, which are secured to the body or sole portion of the boot in anyl usual or approved manner. These upper sections 7 and 8 are integrally connected and vertically extended, as indicated at 9, to inclose the lower portion of the leg above the ankle. The lower end portion of the section 7 which extends over the instep, is gradually widened, such widened end of the upper section being stitched or otherwise suitably secured adjacent to its outer longitudinal edge to the vamp portion 5 of the shoe. This relatively wide end of the upper section is laterally attenuated toward the opposite side of the shoe to provide a strap extension 10 which is adapted to extend around the edge of the sole G and beneath the same. To this extension G, one end of a leather strap 1l is spliced or otherwise permanently secured. This strap extends across the bottom of the shoe sole 6 and is drawn upwardly and inwardly over the opposite edge thereof. The upper section 7 is provided with spaced, parallel slits in the instep portion thereof to provide a loop 12 through which the strap 11 is passed, and said strap extended obliquely over the instep.
It will be observed that the section 7 of the upper overlaps the inner edge of the section 8 to a considerable extent. Upon the side of the section 8, a metal hook indicated at 13 is riveted or otherwise securely fixed, and a buckle 13 is provided with an eye for detachable connection to said hook.
This buckle may be of any ordinary or ap-v proved form, but I preferably provide a rectangular frame having loops 14v on its opposite end through which the strap 11 is adapted to be passed and an intermediate frame bar for engagement through any one of a series of spaced openings 16 provided in the strap 11. The strap 11 is suiiiciently long'so that after it has been fastened by means of the buckle 13, said strap may be extended upwardly and wound around the leg encircling portions 9 of the upper sections 7 and 8 of the boot. It is understood, of course, that the portion 9 of the boot sections 7 and S is open only at the front. To the upper edge of the portion 9, an additional buckle 17 is suitably attached, to which the end of the strap is adapted to be connected.
From the foregoing description, taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, the construction, manner of operation and several advantages of my invention will be clearly and fully understood. It will be seen that by eliminating the use of eyelets and laces, or other analogous fastening means usually employed upon boots or shoes of this type, the boot can be very securely fastened upon the foot easily and quickly, and as readily removed therefrom. By detachably connecting the buckle to the hook 13 on the upper section 8, said buckle may remain permanently attached to the strap 11, and the tension of the strap across the instep may be varied as desired without increasing the tension of the strap upon the leg portion of the boot. It will thus be seen that my improved fastening means for a boot or shoe is admirably adapted for the rough usage to which the same would be subjected by campers or forest rangers, and is also of great convenience and serviceability in practical use. If the end portion of the strap 11, extending under the shoe sole, becomes unduly worn, a new strap may be very easily substituted therefor and spliced to the strap extension 10 on the section 7 of the shoe.
Vhile I have shown and described the preferred construction and arrangement of the several parts of the device, it is to be understood that the invention is susceptible of considerable modification therein, and I, therefore, reserve the privilege of adopting all such legitimate changes as may be fairly embodied within the spirit and scope of the invention as claimed.
Having thus fully described by invention, what I desire to claim and secure by Letters Patent is l. A boot of the character described having an 'upperportion to encircle the leg of the wearer, said upper having two integrally connected sections, one of which is wider than the other for lapping engagement upon the inner edge of the latter section and having its lower end portion gradually widened and laterally attenuated to extend around the edge of the boot sole and beneath the same, a strap permanently secured to the extension of said upper section toextend across the sole and upwardly over the opposite edge of the boot, means for adjustably fastening the strap to the other upper section of the boot, said strap being adapted to be wound about the leg portion of the boot, and means for fastening the extremity of the strap to the upper edge of the boot. v 2. A boot of the character described having an upper portion to encircle the leg of the wearer, said upper' having two integrally connected sections, one of which is wider than the other for lapping engagement upon the inner edge of the latter section and having its lower end portion gradually widened and laterally attenuated to extend around the edge of the boot sole and beneath theI same, a strap permanently secured to the extension of said upper section to extend across the sole and upwardly over the opposite edge of the boot, the widened end of said upper section having a loop formed therein through which said strap is adapted to be passed, ai buckle adjustably engaged upon said strap, means for detachably `connecting the buckle to the other upper section of the boot, said strap being adapted to be extended upwardly and around the leg encircling portionV of the boot, and means for fastening the strap to the upper edge thereof.
In testimony whereof I hereunto aiiix iny signature in the presence o-f two witnesses.
DAVE wiNBuAY. p
A. I. HIND, M. R. WILSON.
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