US 1319681 A
Description (OCR text may contain errors)
0. A. ALBRECHT.
SHOE LACE PACKAGE.
APPLICATION man JUNE 1, 1911.
1,319,681 Patented Oct. 28,1919.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
OSCAR A. ALBRECHT, 0F GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN, ASSIGNOR'TOO. A. ALBRECHT COMPANY, OF OMAHA, NEBRASKA, CORPORATION OF NEBRASKA.
Specification of Letters Patent.
To all whom it may 0011061 12:
Be it known that I, OSCAR A. ALBRECHT, a citizen ofthe United States, residing at Grand Rapids, county of Kent, and State of Michigamhave invented certain new and useful Improvements in Shoe-Lace Packages, of which the following is a specification.
This inventon relates to shoe lace packages.
My object'is the provision of a simple, inexpensive, flat, compact, neat and secure shoe lace package, particularly adapted to tubular or round shoe laces, but not limited thereto, wherein a pair of laces are applied to and wound on a backing in a novel mannor, the ends of the laces being retained by the wound portion thereof and accidental loosening or unwinding being prevented.
The invention is set forth fully hereinafter, recited in the appended claims, and shown. in the accompanying drawings, in which:
Figure 1 is a front view;
Fig. 2 a rear View; and
Fig. 3 a section on line 3-8 Fig. 1.
The backing 1 of the package is of sheet material, preferably a piece of cardboard, or the like, having an aperture 2 preferably in the location of the median line thereof, located considerably inwardly from one end of the backing 1. Near the other end of the backing is a second aperture 3 which is preferably disposed near the side edge of the backing.
The ends of a pair of the tubular or other shoe laces are first drawn through the open ing 3 and laid flat against the backing 1, in parallel arrangement, and allowed to extend nearly to the opposite end of the back ing parallel to and near a side edge thereof as shown at 4;. The laces are then wound around the backing 1 and across the ends 4 as shown at 5 and the remaining end portions 6 are passed through the aperture 2 from the opposite side of the backing 1 to the direction in which the ends 4 are passed through the aperture 3 and are then tucked under the wound portion 5 in spread relation as shown at 7. Preferably these end portions are crossed at 8 where they pass through the opening 2. The ends 6 are fully covered by the wound portion 5 at the back of the card or backing 1. The major portion of the end portions 1 are covered by the wound portion 5, but a sufficient portion thereof projects to display the tipsor tags 9. Both end portlons of*the laces are anchored against accidental detachment and the entire pack age is neat, fiat, and compact. Having no specially formed packet, the package is inexpensively produced because the body or backing 1 comprises only a flat piece of cardboard or the like provided with two holes 2 and 3. On the space 10 of the backing 1 may be printed any desired matter to identify the shoe lac-es; the disposition of the ends a at one side of the backing 1 and the location of the aperture 2 considerably inwardly from the end of the backing leaves the free space 10 for the aforesaid purpose. The space 11 at the lower end of the backing may also be utilized for printing, if desired.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is 1.. A shoe lace package, comprising an elongated backing, and shoe laces, wound therearound, crosswise thereof in a single layer, said laces having their end portions located between their wound portions and the backing and held thereby.
2. A shoe lacepackage, comprising an elongated backing, and a pair of shoe laces, wound side by side in a single layer, around and crosswise of the backing, said laces having their end portions located between and crosswise of their wound portion and the backing on opposite sides of the latter and held thereby.
3. A shoe lace package, comprising a backing having apertures at different points thereof, and shoe laces having their end portions protruding through the respective apertures, said laces being wound in a single layer around said backing and said protruding ends, at right angles to said protruding ends.
4. A shoe lace package, comprising a backing having apertures at different points thereof, and shoe laces having end portions passing through the respective apertures and protruding on opposite sides of said backing, said laces being wound in a single layer around said backing and said protruding ends, at right angles to the protruding ends, one end portion of each place extending beyond the wound portion for the displaythereof.
5. A shoe lace package or the like comprising an elongated backing having apertures at different points thereof, and shoe laces or the like wound crosswise around 5 said backing and having their end portions passing through the respective apertures, and located between the wound portion and the backing on opposite sides of the backing, one end portion of the laces or the like extending the full length transversely of the coils of the crosswise wound portions and projecting freely beyond the said crosswise wound portion for the display thereof, the
other end portion of the laces, or the like being wholly covered by the crosswise wound portion.
6. A shoe lace package or the like comprising an elongated backing and shoe laces or the like crosswise wound thereon, one end portion of which projects freely beyond the end of the crosswise wound portion for purposes of display.
In testimony whereof, I hereunto aflix my signature.
OSCAR A. ALBRECHT.
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