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Publication numberUS1342149 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 1, 1920
Filing dateJan 7, 1920
Priority dateJan 7, 1920
Publication numberUS 1342149 A, US 1342149A, US-A-1342149, US1342149 A, US1342149A
InventorsWilliam H Avis
Original AssigneeWilliam H Avis
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Pull-strap for laced shoes
US 1342149 A
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' Patented June 1, 1920.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented J une 1, 1920.

Application filed January 7, 1920. Serial No. 349,952.

I '0 alt whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, WILLIAM H. AvIs, a citizen of the United States residing at Hamden, in the county of New Haven and State of Connecticut, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Pull-Straps for Laced Shoes; and I do hereby declare the following, when taken in connection with the accompanyingdrawings and the characters of reference marked thereon, to be a full, clear, and exact description of the same, and which said drawings constitute part of this application, and represent, in-

Figure 1, a perspective View of a shoe provided with a pull-strap constructed in accordance with my invention;

Fig. 2, a side view, partly in section, of the upper part of the rear portion of a shoe with my improved pull-strap applied thereto.

This invention relates to an improved pull-strap for laced shoes. Wearers of laced shoes frequently experience the misfortune of breaking a shoe-lacing, and usually at a time when it is not convenient to secure a new lacing. The object of this invention is to form the usual pull-strap for laced shoes,

with a pocket in which a lacing may be,

placed and so as to be always ready for use if required; and the invention consists in the construction as hereinafter described and particularly recited in the claims.

In carrying out my invention, I employ the usual pull-strap 3, commonly attached to the upper edge 4 in the rear of a shoe, and to one face of this strap I connect a strip 5 of fabric corresponding, preferably, to the fabric of which the strap is for1ned, so as to provide a pocket 6 into which a shoe lacing 7 may be placed. Any desired means may be provided for closing the pocket. As

herein shown, the strip 5 is provided at its upper end with a button-fastener 8 of usual construction, adapted to engage with a spring-post 9 secured to the strap. By thus providing the pull-strap with a pocket for an extra lacing, the wearer of the shoe always has an extra lacing at hand for use as occasion may require.

'I claim:

The combination with a pull-strap for laced shoes, of a strip secured at its lower end and sides to the said strap, whereby a pocket is formed between them; and means for detachably connecting the upper end of the strip with the said strap.

In testimony whereof I have signedthis specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.




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U.S. Classification36/1, 36/136, 36/56
International ClassificationA43B11/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43B11/00, A43B3/0031
European ClassificationA43B3/00P, A43B11/00