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Publication numberUS1333466 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 9, 1920
Filing dateApr 3, 1919
Priority dateApr 3, 1919
Publication numberUS 1333466 A, US 1333466A, US-A-1333466, US1333466 A, US1333466A
InventorsCharles F Colby
Original AssigneeCharles F Colby
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shoe-buckle holder
US 1333466 A
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c. F.- COLBY.



1,333,466. L Patented Mar. 9,1920.



orIAnLEs r; coLBY, or Los ANGELES, cALIronnIA.


To all whom z't may concern:

Be it known that I, CHARLES F. GoLBY, a citizen of the United States, residingat Los Angeles, in the county of Los Angeles and State of California, have invented new and useful Improvements in Shoe-Buckle Hold- .ers, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to a buckle support of the type, adapted to-be detachably en gaged with the edge of a slipper and to aflord a means for holding a buckle in place.

Itis the object of this invention to pro vide a device for attaching a buckle toa slipper so constructed that the buckle will be securely held against displacement.

Another object is to provide means Whereby the buckle support may be securely 'afiixed to the upper 1marginal edge of the slipper to project upwardly therefrom and whereby projections beneath or over the vamp of the slipper other than edge thereof will be obviated.

Other objects will appear hereinafter.

The invention is illustrated in the accompanying drawings in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a slipper illustrating the invention as applied.

Fig- 2 is a perspective view of a back member for attachment to the slipper.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of a separable plate adapted to form a connection be tween a buckle and the back plate shown in Fi 2.

Fig. 4 is a perspective view illustrating a buckle having a back bar with which the separable plate is engageable.

Fig. 5 is a detail in vertical section showing the manner of mounting abuckle on my buckle support.

Fig. 6 is a detail showing amodified form of the connection between the back member and the slipper.

Fig. 7 is a detail of a modified form of-a locking means. 7

More specifically, 7 indicates the back plate which is curved to substantially conform to the instep and is here shown as approximately rectangular in. shape and formed with inturned flanges 8 onits vertical edges (and havingnarrow tangs 9 on its lower edge formed with perforations 10 to adapt it for being stitched to the marginal edge of a sl'pper. The back plate is preferably f rmed-wit p of g Specification of Letters Patent.

I sizes.

, Patented Mar. 9, 1920.

Application filed April 3, 1919. Serial No. 287,206. I i

9'spaced apart and arranged adjacent the edges thereof below the'fianges 8 and which tangs may be enga ed with the edge of the slipper either on t e under or outer sides of the slipper. edges However, an intermediate flange 11 may be formed between! the flanges 9 as shown in F ig; 6 and .p1o-

vided with perforations 12 to receive stitches; the tangs 9 and ll'being adapted to engage theopposite sides of theslipper edge i The separable plate is indicated at. 13 and I I is here shown as comprising a substantially rectangular plate adapted to have its vertical edges slidably engaged by the inturned flanges 8 on the back plate. This separable. plate is designed to be attached to a buckle,

and for this purpose. is formed with a series of perforations 14- on opposite sides of its vertical center and adjacent to, each end thereof; a pair of perforations being preferably provided on each side of the plate near one end thereof and several perfora plate is formed with'a longitudinally ex tending channel 17 on its back adapted to receive the back bar 16; the separable plate being disposed between the back barand the face of the buckle to effect engagement.


. As a means for retaining the separable plate against displacement'on the back plate a pair of indents are formed from-the back .of theback plate to provide projections 18 on the front face thereof in such position as to engage opposed perforations 14 in the separable plate. The perforationscl l being arranged in rows permit the separable plate being disposed in various positions on the back plate with the projections 18 engaging either of the opposed pairs of perforations 14:, thus providing an adjustment to adapt thedevice for use with buckles of various In attaching the back plate to the mar- .ginaledge ofthe-slipperthe tangs 9 are 'ar ranged to extend a short distance over the outer face of the slipper and .are secured thereto by stitching. As a means of afl'ordi g a 1 9k tit n t h s 9 are formed on the edge of the tangs 9 opposite the openings 10 in which the threads extend in passing over the edge portion of the tangsi By pass ing the thread from opening to opening in each tang and thence over the edge thereof to engage the notches 19, a secure connection is effected between the back plate and the slipper so as to retain the back plate against movement relative to the point of its connection with the slipper. If the third tang 11 is employed to project beneath the "edge. of the'slipper, this tang will likewise .be'stitched to the slipper edge.-

By attaching the back plate to the marginal edge of the slipper in the manner just described, objectionable projections beneath the vamp is obviated, which is important in -that such projections afford discomfort and are apt to wear the stocking; the tangs merely projecting beyond the edge of. the slipper such distance as to enable stitching thereto, V

In the application of the invention after the back plate is secured in place the separable plate is disposed in front of the buckle cross-bar with the latter extending in the longitudinal'channel 17, or, if a buckle is used not having a cross-bar, or in event of a ribbon or the like being employed, such buckle orribbon is stitched to the separable plate as before mentioned. This separable plate may then be inserted lengthwise between the flanges 8 projecting forwardly from the outer face of the back plate and moved downwardlybetween the flanges such distance as to dispose the lower edge of the buckle or ribbon in the desired position relative to the upper edge of the slipper. If the projections 18 are employed these projections will engage the openings in the separable plate as before stated. As a means of afl'ording various adjustments of the separable plate it is desirable that the spacing between the pair of openings 14 from the upper edge of the separable plate be different from that of the openings adjacent to the lower edge of the separable plate so that, on inverting theseparable plate and engaging a pair of openings'with theprojections 10, the plate will be disposed in a position either higher or lower on the back plate than it would occupy if the opposite end were inconcealingthe support a vfiller 20-0f any suitable material is positioned between the sertedin the back plate. As a means for separable plate and the back plate.

' 7; modified form ofthe means for locking the separable plate on the back plate is shown in Fig. 7 which comprises a tang 21 formed. on the .uppersedge of the back plate andadapted to be bent forward slightly'to plate and to on said back plate. v

project over the upper edge of the separable plate after the latter is put in place to hol it against accidental withdrawal. I

When the separable plate is positioned on the back plate and engaged by the said flanges the buckle will be securely held against accidental displacement and its proper position on the slipper insured.

a slipper, a separable plate slidably engageable with said back plate having a longitudinal open-ended channel engageable with the back bar of a buckle, and means for temporarily V retaining said separable plate against slidable movement on said back plate.

In a slipper buckle support, a baclr plate, inturned Sld flanges onthe edges of- 'SitlCl back plate, a pan of spaced tangs projecting from the lower edge of said plate-adjacent to the lower ends ofsaid-"fianges, said tangs adapted to seat on the edge of a slipper, a slidable plate detachably engageable with said side flanges having a longitudinal open-ended channel extendlng to open to the space betweenthe inner pair of tangs, and a buckle having a back bar adapted to be engaged between said slidable plate and back plate to extend in the channel in the slidable project between the pair of tangs. 4

3. In a slipper buckle support, a back plate, inturned side flanges on the edges of said back plate, a pair of spaced tangs projecting from the lower edge'of'said plate adjacent to the lowerends of said flanges, said tangs adapted to seat on the edge of a slipper, a slidable plate detachably engageable with said side flanges having alongitudinal open-ended channel extending to open to the space between the inner pair of 'tangs, a buckle having a back bar adapted to be engaged between said slidable plate and back plate to extend in the channelintheslidable plate and to'project between "the pair of tangs, and means for temporarily 'retaining said-slidable plate against sliding movement GHARLES; F. COLBY.

U.S. Classification2/245, D02/976
International ClassificationA43B23/24
Cooperative ClassificationA43B3/0078, A43B23/24
European ClassificationA43B3/00S80, A43B23/24