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Publication numberUS1362970 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateDec 21, 1920
Filing dateJan 13, 1920
Priority dateJan 13, 1920
Publication numberUS 1362970 A, US 1362970A, US-A-1362970, US1362970 A, US1362970A
InventorsJoseph Tanguay
Original AssigneeJoseph Tanguay
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1362970 A
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APPLICATION mw mn. 13. 1920.

1,362,970.. Patented Dec. 21, 1920.



Specification of Letters Patent.

Patented Een.

Application led January 13, 1920. Serial No. 351,091.

To all 'Lo/0m t muy concern Be it known that l, JOSEPH Tixeimr, a subject ot the King of Great Britain residing at Quebec, Province of Quebec, danada, have invented certain new and useful lmproveinents in Slices; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.

The present invention relates to shoes for use in skating in the play of hockey wherein very strong and wide shoe laces are employed and it is the purpose of the present invention to provide a novel locking means for such shoe laces.

A further object of the present invention `is to provide a strong, durable and etlicient shoe lace fastener for hockey shoes which will securely hold the lace of the shoe and which may be easily and readily operated to release the lace.

`With the above and other objects in view which will hereinafter appear as the description continues, the invention consists of a shoe lace fastener comprising novel features of construction, combination and formation of parts as will be hereinafter more fully described and which may be employed for securely locking the free ends of the relatively wide shoe laces.

In the accompanying drawings:

Figure 1 is a perspective view of a shoe, illustrating the adaption of my invention thereto;

F ig. 2 is a perspective View of the closure;

Fig. 3 is a longitudinal section through the closure; and,

Fig. 4 is a detail section of a part of the lace and eyelet.

Generally speaking, more or less trouble is experienced in the wearing of heavy shoes, such as brogans, in lacing the same, and likewise due to numerous eyelets, the usual shoe strings are very quickly worn out.

The shoe to which the present invention is more particularly adaptable, is known as theV Blucher type or brogan, and in place of the usual eyelets, 1 provide elongated eyelets 10 and 11 in the uppers thereof. The former are arranged in a row of three, while the latter form a row of four in the opposite upper. A leather band or strip 12 has one end extending through the lower eyelet 11, and the same is secured to the inner surface of the said upper by rows of stitching 13.

The leather band 12, serves, as the means for lacing the shoe upon the foot and its end is drawn through each successive eyelet.

Secured to the upper, bearing the eyelets 1Q, is the lacing closure device, which coniprises a casing 15 and base plateilG. rlhe base plate 16 is connected by the leather 15 is connected to the base plate 16 by theV tongues 19 and 19, which are bent over upon said base plate 16. Casing 15 is open at the opposite ends and has formed in its opposite side walls 20, the inclined angular slots 21, the angle of inclination of said slots 21 is the saine as that oi the inclined portion 18 of the casing with which lthey coperate to guide the pin 22 into wedging engagement with the strip 12, and disposed within said slots 21 is a pin 22 having enlarged annular heads 23 projecting from without the slots 21 but serving to hold the said pin 22 in position within the casing.

vThe leather lacing end is inserted into casing 15, and due to the angular conformation of the base plate, the said lacing 12 will j be passed through and engages the inclined portion 18 of the base plate, being guided by the latter toward the wall of the casing.

The pin 22 is then adjusted downwardly in the slots 21 of the casing, and serves to bind against the lacing 12. Resultantly, the greater the pull on the lacing, more tightly will the pin 22 bind the same in the casing.

The under surface of the inclined portion is in a plane with the adjacent edges of the inclined slots 21.

It is obvious, that by the provision of a relatively wide lacing and a round pin clamping member, that the shoe uppers will be iirmly held together and the toot supported at this point.

Having thus fully described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent is A shoelace fastener, comprising a base section, and a top section, each being stamped from a single sheet of metal, said base section consisting of a flat rectangular plate having an opening in one end thereof, through which may extend the fixed end of can the lace, the medial portion of said plate being struck down and forming a relatively wide inclined bottoni, terminating in a reversely bent brace portion, said top section consisting of a plate, sides formed upon the opposite edges of the plate, said sides being cut away to form tongues and slots, each slot having an angle of inclination, parallel to the said inclined bottorn of the base section, and thelnner surface of `said inclined bottoni, being inthe same plane with the i adjacent edges of each of said inclined slots,

said tongues being connected to said base plate, a roller extending through the slots 'of the base section, and guided in its movements bv said slots and inclined bottom, whereby the free end of the shoe laceinay be retained between said roller and the lower face of the top section substantially as and for the purpose speciiied.

In witness whereof have hereunto set my hand.


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US5001847 *Mar 14, 1989Mar 26, 1991Waters William ALace fastener
DE3920266A1 *Jun 21, 1989Jan 3, 1991Rolf GethoeferLacing system for closing footwear openings - has one fixed end and one end passing through eyelets and clamping device
EP2807938A1 *May 31, 2013Dec 3, 2014Honeywell International Inc.Quick closing system for a safety boot
U.S. Classification24/712.5, 24/194
International ClassificationA43C11/14, A43C11/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43C11/14
European ClassificationA43C11/14