US 1533964 A
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M. BERMAN SHOE LACE Filed Nov. 2, 1923 INVENTOR MJSREMHN BY f ATTORNEYS WITNESSES Q/zzm April 14, 1925.
Patented Apr. 14, 1925.
UNITED lSTATES MEYER BERMAN, OF NEW YORK, N. Y.
Application led November 2, 1923. Serial No. 672,430.
To (/ZZ whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, MEYER Bamm-N. a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the city of New York, borough of Manhattan, in the county and State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Shoe Lace, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description. i
rl`his invention relates to improvements in shoe fasteners, and has particular reference to an improved shoe lace.
An object of the invention is to provide a slice lace which. after being applied to a shoe and tied, will permit of the shoe being removed from a foot without untying the lace.
Another object is to provide a shoe lace of simple and inexpensive construction wherein a resilient body is provided with non-resilient ends, which may be readily tied and which after being tied will securely remain in fastened position.
The above and other objects will appear more clearlyv from the following detail description, when taken in connection with the accompanying drawing, which illustrates a preferred en'ibodiment of the inventive idea.
In the drawing- Figure 1 is a perspective view of a shoe showing the improved lace applied thereto;
Figure '2 is a plan view of the lace g' and Figure 3 is a fragmentar plan view, part ly broken away to show tie manner of attaching an end portion of the lace to the main section thereof.
Although the lace -is shown as applied to a high shoe, it will be understood, of course, that the same may be used in connection with low shoes with equal facility. The lace may he used in connection with a shoe 4 having the usual rows of eyelets 5 therein 4for recciving the lace. The main section 6 of the lace is made of any suitable flexible and resilient material, preferably of tubular formation in cross section and of any desired length depending upon the nature ot' the shoe. The length of the main section is such that when the shoe is completely laced the ends ot' said main section will terminate at points contiguous to the top eyelets of the shoe, thus imparting a maximum iexibility when the shoe is laced. Each end of the main section 6 is designed to receive an end portion 7 which may be secured to the main section by stitches 8 or any other suitable fastening means. The end portions 7 of the lace are provided with the usual tips 9 and made ot' any suit-able fiexible material which is not elastic. The end portions 7 are otl such length that when the lace is applied to the shoe said end portions mav be tied into a knot and bow, as shown in Figure 1.
A iter the lace is properly applied to the shoe and tied, the fact that the main section of the lace is resilient will permit of considerable relative movement between the scctions of the upper portion of the shoe adjacent their meeting edges which are secured together by the lace. This stretching of the main section of the lace, due to its resiliency, will permit of the foot being Withdrawn from the shoe and again inserted into thel same without untying the lace. Making the ends of the lace of non-resilient material rather than of the same material as the body makes the ends easier to tie, as they will not then stretch, and also better maintains the ends in fastened condition.
What is claimed is: y
A shoe lace comprising an intermediate elastic portion and non-elastic extremities, the length of the intermediate elastic portion being suiicient to'coact only with the -lace engaging elements of the shoe, and the non-elastic ends extending beyond the lace engaging elements to aii'ord a non-elastic tying portion.