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F. V. HIDOCK SHOE LACEHOLDER Fon SHOES Filed Jan. 2, 1924 2 Sheeis-Sheet l sv" v 1,504,043 F. v. HIDOCK SHOE LACE IHOLDER FOR SHOES Filed Jan. 2, 1924 Patented Aug. 5, 1924.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
SHOE-LACE HOLDER FOR SHO-ES.
Application sied Januarye, 1924.` serial No. 684,049.
To all whom t may concer/n.:
Be it known that I, FRANK V. HIDooK, a citizen of the United States, residing at Plains Parsons, in the county of Luzerne and State of Pennsylvania, have invented a new and useful Shoe-Lace Holder for Shoes, of which the following is 'a specification.
This invention relates to shoe lace fastening devices, and more particularly a shoe lace fastening device to be permanently carried by the shoe to receive t-he tip of the lace and insure against accidental untying of the lace.
Another important object of the invention is to lprovide a device of this character to -be positioned between the body of the shoe and trimming strip at the top thereof, so that the device will be invisib-le.
TNith the foregoing and other objects in view which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the combination and arrangement of parts and in the details of construction hereinafter described and claimed, it being understood that changes in the precise embodiment of the invention herein disclosed, may be made within the scope of what is claimed, without departing from the spirit of the invention.
Referring to the drawings:
Figure 1 is a fragmental elevational view disclosing a shoe upper as supplied with a device constructed in accordance with the invention.
Figure 2 is a plan view thereof.
Figure 3 is a sectional view taken on line 3--3 of Figure 2.
Figure 4 is a perspective View of the securing device.
Figure 5 is a sectional view taken longitudinally through the securing device, and showing the modified form.
Figure 6 is a longitudinal sectional view through another modified form of the invention. I
Figure 7 is a longitudinal sectional view through a still further modified form of the invention.
Figure 8 is a fragmental elevational view disclosing a shoe upper provided with a further modified form of the invention.
Figure 9 is a plan view thereof.
Figure 10 is a sectional view taken on line 10-10 of Figure 9.
Figure 11 is an elevational view of the securing device shown in Figure 8.
Referring to the drawingsin detail the reference character 5 designates one form ofthe securing device which includes an elongated body portion formed preferably of rubber and provided with a central longitudinal bore 6 to receive the shoe lace tip associated therewith, the diameter of the bore being however slightly less than the diameter of the tip inserted therein, the tip being indicated at 7 so that the body portion will tend to grip the tip and prevent accidental displacementthereof.
The body portion is formed with laterally disposed ribs 5 which afford means for receiving the threads 6 employed for securing the body portion within the shoe upper.
In the form of the invention as shown by Figure 5 of the drawing, the body portion is indicated at 8 and is also formed of rubber material, the contour of the body portion being frusto-conical providing a. restricted portion 9 to closely grip the shoe lace tip and prevent removal thereof.
As shown by Figure 6 of the drawings, the body portion 10 is also formed with a longitudinal bore having a restricted area 11 providing gripping edges to frictionally engage the tip to prevent accidental displacement thereof.
In Figure 7 the bore 12 extends longitudinally of the body 14, the wall thereof being formed with offset portions 15 designed to restrict the area of the bore at a point adjacent to the upper end of the body portion to grip the shoe lace tip, supported therein.
Figure 8 illustrates a further modified form of the invention which embodies a length of spring steel bent intermediate its ends to provide opposed members 16, one of said members being formed with openings 17 to accommodate a securing thread 17 the opposite member 16 bein@ formed with a curved offset portion 18 adapted to cooperate with the outer surface of the upper to which the device is secured for gripping an article such as a shoe lace tip. The lower extremity of this member is curved outwardly at 19 to engage the shoe lace tip` and permit the tip to be readily positioned thereunder, the outwardly curved portion providing a space 20.
In the use of the device, it will be obvious that after the lace has been tied, the tip thereof may be readily inserted in the the body of the` 'securing devieeljis formed,
setting up a binding action between the Wall of the bore thereof andthe `tip inserted.
therein, to holdv the 'tip against accidental displacement.
A fastening device including-.a ,tubular body portion formed of flexible material, said tubular .bodyportion having-laterally disposed longitudinal ribs, said 'body lportion adapted to be positioned `between the receive a Ashoe lace tip.
In testimony that I Claim the foregoing i as iny own, l have hereto affixed my signatnreinv theA presence ot two Witnesses.
FRANK V. HIDOCK.
Witnesses: i i- A. v
VICTORBARGAIN7 f i ,FRANK J. KnIsER.