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Publication numberUS1227981 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 29, 1917
Filing dateDec 30, 1916
Priority dateDec 30, 1916
Publication numberUS 1227981 A, US 1227981A, US-A-1227981, US1227981 A, US1227981A
InventorsLucius M Tynes
Original AssigneeLucius M Tynes
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Fish-cord shoe.
US 1227981 A
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APPLICATION FILED DEC. 30.1916- Patented May 29, 1917. U

H0... 0 n r Witnesses Atto rn eys LUCIU S M. TYNES, OF FORT WORTH, TEXAS.

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Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Ma 29, 1917.

Application filed December 30, 1916. Serial 170,139,827.

To all whom it mayv concern:

Be it known that I, Looms M. TYNES, a

. citizen of the United States, residing at 'Fort Worth, in the county of Tarrant and State of Texas, have invented a new and useful Fish-Cord Shoe, of which the following is a specification.

The device forming the subject matter of this application is a shoe, and one object of the invention is to provide a shoe the'body portion of which is made out of mesh-work fabric, so as to provide ventilation, and to render the shoe of peculiar utility as a bathing shoe, the fabrlc being of peculiar construction adapting it for use in. a shoe.

Another object of the invention is to provide novel means for connecting the constituent parts of the shoe.

It is within. the province of the. disclosure to improve generally and to enhance the utility of devices of that type to which the present invention appertains.

' With the above and other objects in view which will appear as the description'proceeds, the invention resides in the combina-. tion and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described" and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed can be made within the scope of what is claimed, without depart ing from the spirit of the invention.

In the accompanying drawings, t

Figure 1 shows in side elevation, a shoe constructed in accordance with the present invention;

Fig. 2 is a fragmental vertical section taken through the heel of the shoe;

Fig. 3 is a section taken approximately on the line 33 of Fig. 1, the line 2--2 in Fig.

3 indicatingthe cutting plane on which Fig. 2 is taken;

Fig.- 4 is a fragmental section taken appr0x1mately on the line 4-4 of Fig. 1;

Fig. 5 is a' diagrammatic plan showing one of the threads whichgo to make up the mesh-work fabric of the shoe; and

Fig. 6 is a cross section of the thread shown in Fi 5.

The shoe orming the subject matter of this application embodies an insole 1 and an outsole 2. At the rear of the shoe is located a counter 3. The insole 1, the outsole 2 and the counter?! maybe made of any desired material, such as leather. As shown at 4,

the lower endjof the counter 3 is extended between'the rear ends of the insole 1 and the outsole 2 and is held by certain of the nails 5 which unite the insole and'the outsole. 1 Although nails are shown in the drawings, the

insole and the outsole may beconnected some other way. 'The shoe comprises across strip 6 of arched form, the ends of which pass between the insole 1 and the outsole 2 and are held by certain of the nails 5. Fig. 2, al-

though depicting the heel portion of the shoe, will render it evident how the ends of the cross strip 6 are secured.

The upper. portion'of the shoe'includes apalr of side pieces 7 overlapped at the heel of the shoe, as shown at 8, the overlapped ends of the sidepieces 7 being secured together by stitching or otherwise, as shown at 12. The lower edges of the side pieces 7 extend as indicated at 10.between the insole 1 and the outsole 2 and are engaged by the nails 5. The rearv portions of the side pieces 7 maybe stitched to the exterior counter 3,

as shown at .9. The device includes a toe piece 11, the edges of which extend between the insole 1 and the outsole 2 and are en-.

gaged by certain of the nails 5, after the man nor of the side pieces 7. The side pieces 7 and stitched together, the toe piece 11: and the side pieces 7 being stitched at 14 to the cross strip. Fig. 3,. although illustrating the heel portion of the shoe, illustrates asbinding strip 15 which is stitched in placeas shown at 16. -The binding strip 16 may be stitched as shown at 21 to the counter 3.

The invention comprises atongue 17 stitchedor otherwise secured-as shown at 18 to the under side of the cross strip 6.

It is to be observed that the side pieces 7 and the rear edge of the toe piece 11 extend r beneath the cross strip 6 and are overlapped andthe toe piece 11 are of woven mesh-work construction. I Articles of footwear including an'open mesh-work upper have not come into practical use,by reason of the fact that the threads which make up the fabric hitherto have been round and generally have been twisted. I In the present invention, each thread 19 is braided, and is made up of a plurality of strands, four being'shown in the present instance. Incross section, each thread is' of rectangular form, as shown at 20 in Fig. Owing to the fact that a braided thread is used, and since the thread is rectangular in cross section, a mesh-work fabric woven out of the thread will retain its form and constituent threads of the fab-.

Any deric will not slide on each other.

.sired material may be used in the making of the threads, a hard, closely braided and preferably water-proof thread'being used.

Having thus described the invention, what 2. A shoe the upper of which embodies a woven, mesh-work portion made up of crossed, hraided threads, of rectangular cross section.

In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto aflixed my signature in the presence of two witnesses.


Witnesses: I I

C. 0. AUs'rIN, Jenn STANLEY.

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U.S. Classification36/3.00A, D02/944, 36/8.1
Cooperative ClassificationA43B7/06