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Publication numberUS1460743 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 3, 1923
Filing dateApr 29, 1922
Priority dateApr 29, 1922
Publication numberUS 1460743 A, US 1460743A, US-A-1460743, US1460743 A, US1460743A
InventorsBinns Edward H, Binns Ralph H
Original AssigneeBinns Edward H, Binns Ralph H
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1460743 A
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WITNESSES July 3, 1923; V 1,460,743

- E. H. BINNSVET AL HOLDER Original Filed April 29 1922 ATTORNEYS I it will be seen that the reference numeral 1 Patented July 3, 1923.

UNITED. S T S To all whom it may concern:

Be it known that we, EDWARD H. BINNS and RALPH H. BINNs, citizens ofthe United States, and residents of Pittsburgh, in .the county of Allegheny and, State of Pennsyl- Vania, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Holders, of Which the'following is a specification. a

It is anobject of our invention to provide a device which is primarily adapted for association with a shoe, and by means of whichthe knot and ends of the shoe string will be concealed from view.

It is a further object of our invention to provide a device of the character stated which will also serve to retain the afore mentioned parts of the shoe string in proper position with respect to the body of the shoe.

A still further object of the present invention resides in the construction of a holding device of extremely .simple design and pleasing appearance, which device may readily be applied or detached from the member with which it is associated, and which when in proper position will serve to conceal and to retain certain portions of elements associated with this member.

Reference is had to the attached sheet of drawings as illustrating one practical embodiment of our invention, and it will be seen in the drawings that;

Figure 1 is a prospective view ofa shoe and showing our improved type of device associated therewith; a,

Fig. 2 is a front view of the holder.

Fig. 8 is a rear view, partly in section, of the receptacle portion of the same.

Fig. 4.- is a sectional plan view taken along the line 4+4 and in the direction of the arrows indicated in Fig. 2.

It will be noted in the embodiment illustrated that we have shown our invention in association with a shoe of the hook type, and

indicates the uppermost of the series of hooks which are applied to the shoe upper 2, and in the present instance the holder may be applied to these uppermost hooks.

This holder, as in Figs. 2 to 4, embraces a cap 5 the sidewalls 6 of which are formed with openings 7 at diametrically opposite points in the side walls. A preferably resilient and flexible mounting member 4 is utilized, which extends through the slots or openings 7, and has its ends projecting beyond the same, the cap 5 being slida'bly 7-" EDWARD H. BINNS AND Riem nn. BINNS', 0F rrrrsnoncn, PENNSYLV NIA. .nonnnn'.

' Application fiiea a m ae, 1922', Serial no.557,se2. ,1ienewea ma ch 15, 1 923.

mounted upon thisi member. I t to noted in this connection however, that due to the fact that the mountingmember i l is preferably constructed 'of flutedv. braided wire, that the edge portions of the .s'ame will be'serrated as at 8 so that although the cap iscapable of. being moved with respect to the supporting member, it will normally remain fixed withrespect to the same.

Now with a view of; providing means WhlCll will permit ofthe devicebeingat tached t0 the shoe hqqke or other. supports with which it is to be associated, it willbe noted that we preferably secure looped .ele-

ments 3 to the ends of the mounting member sufficient diameter to permit of the introduc- 4, and these elements present an opening of tionof the hook ends therethrough, so that the entire device may readily be associated with or detached from these hooks.

In use, assuming that the device isemployed as shown in the drawings,the shoe is laced in the usual manner, and this operation is terminated by tying the ends of the lace in a bow or other suitable'knot. The

holder may be attached to the uppermost of the hooks. and the cap 5 will serve to 'enclose the knot, bow and string ends Within its body, and to prevent any movement of these portions with respect to the shoe, incident to the inherent resiliency of the supporting member 4, which will at all times press the cap, against the shoe. However, upon it being desired to remove the device, it

,will be obvious that this may readily be accomplished by simply detaching one or both of the loop members 3fr0m the hooks, subsequent to which the lace ends are available.

Thus all of the objects of this invention have been accomplished, andit willbe un 1. As an article of manufacture, aholder' including a chambered receptacle, a flexible member attached to said. receptacle, and

means at the ends of said flexible member whereby thesame may be detachably eonnected with a support affixed to the member with which the holder is to be associated.

2. As an article of manufacture, 'a holder including a cap, a supporting member v mounting said cap and extending beyond bothsides of the same, and means providing a loop portion at each end of said member whereby the samemay be I detachably con-:. nected with a support affixed to the member With-Which the holder is to be associated.

3. A holder including a flexible supporting member, a cap 'slidably mounted upon said supportingmember, the ends of said supporting member projecting beyond said cap, and means. for connecting the ends of said supporting member with asupport affixed to the member with which the holder is to be associated.

4. A holder including a flexible supporting member, a cap slidably mounted upon said supporting member, and being formed with] openings through whichfthe same extends, the ends of said supporting member project ing beyond said cap, and means for connecting the endsof said supporting member with with a supporting member whereby to mount said cap.

6. A holder including amounting "mem- I her presentlng serrated s de edges, a cap slidably mounted upon said member, said cap presenting edge portions adapted to engage the edges ofsald mounting member for normally preventing amovement of said cap with respectto the same.

Signed at New York city in the county of New York and State of New York this27th day of AprilA. =D.1922.' I



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US2674021 *Jan 19, 1951Apr 6, 1954Charles HerdmanShoestring knot retainer
US4545138 *May 4, 1984Oct 8, 1985Tie-Tite Products, Inc.Reusable tying device
US5209000 *Feb 20, 1991May 11, 1993Rowland Edward PDisplay for footwear
US8402677Nov 30, 2009Mar 26, 2013Dennis HoustonDevice for footwear
U.S. Classification24/712.3, 2/245
International ClassificationA43C7/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43C7/00
European ClassificationA43C7/00