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Publication numberUS1640665 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateAug 30, 1927
Filing dateNov 13, 1926
Priority dateNov 13, 1926
Publication numberUS 1640665 A, US 1640665A, US-A-1640665, US1640665 A, US1640665A
InventorsFausto A Muscente
Original AssigneeFausto A Muscente
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Flapping-shoe-ornament holder
US 1640665 A
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' 30 19 Aug 27 F. A. MUSCENTE FLAPPING SHOE ORNAMENT HOLDER Filed Nov. 15. 1926 I Inventor Eusio 14. fizes'cenie I I Attorney Patented Ang; 30, 1927.


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Application filed November 13, 1926. Serial .No.'148,209.

This invention relates to ornament holders for shoes and has more particular refer. ence to and for its primary ob ect.the 'pro vision of means whereby ornaments or var rious designs of buckles may be applied to the instep portion of a womans slipper or pump, in such a manner as to cause tlie said ornament or buckle to flap or swing up and down and'thus' considerably enhance in the appearance of the same.

One of the most important objects of the invention is to provide an article of the character wherein the ornament or buckle 'may be applied to the shoe without requir ing the necessity of stitching or otherwise securing the ornament directly to the shoe and without the ornament or buckle contacting with the wearers stocking which is the great disadvantage in the application of ornaments or buckles to said slippers or pumps.

- An additional object is to provide an ornament of this character that may be readily attached or removed from the shoe and that when once applied will be maintained in permanent association with the shoe when the same is uponthe foot ofthe wearer.

Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from the following description taken in connection with the accompanying drawing:

In the drawing wherein like numerals indicate like parts throughout the several views Figure 1 is a perspective view of a conventional slipper or pump for women equipped with an ornament constructed 1Il accordance with the present invention.

Fig. 2 is a front elevation of the ornament per se. 7

Fig. 3 is a perspective of one form'of the attaching means for the ornament.

Fig. 4 is a perspective view of one form of ornament that may be used. Fig. 5 is a detail section taken substantially upon the line 5-5 of Fig. 2, with the attaching means as shown in Fig. 3.

Fig. 6 is a group perspective of a two part attaching means for the ornament in distinction to a one part attaching means as disclosed more clearly inFig. 3, and

Fig. 7 is a detail longitudinal sectional view thereof.

New having particular reference to the drawing wherein there is disclosed two forms of means whereby buckles or ornamentsmay be attached to low shoes, the first form of the invention disclosed inFigs. l to 5 inclusive, constitutes the provision of a strip of fabric or other suitable material designated by the numeral 5, upon one end of which is formed a turned over tab 6,

preferably of a formation similar to the contour of the ornament or buckle to be attached as'disclosed' clearly in Figs. 2 and 3. The material constituting the st ip at the connecting portion between the main body 5 and tab 6 is refer'ably of tapered formation as disclosec. V V

A suitable ornament or buckle, an orna- 'ment being, shown in the drawing, and be 'ing designated by the reference'character 7,

is then secured to the outer face of the tab 6, preferably by stitching 8. The various stitching between the top side of the ornament 7 and the tab 6 preferably extends through the body 5 directly at the connecting portion of the material between said body and said tab, as disclosed in Fig. '5. This will limit the upward swinging movement of the ornament carrying tab after the article has been applied to the shoe as indicated inFig. 1.

In actual practice, the body .5 is arranged on the inner side of the shoe Sat the instep portion thereof, the ornament carrying tab 6 being disposed upon the outer side of the instep portion as clearly disclosed in said Fig. 1. Then the shoe is applied to the foot, the body5 will be securely bound between the shoe and the foot of the wearer so as to prevent the slippage of the ornament with respect to the shoe.

When the foot is in movement, the tab will flap or swing to certain degree and consequently the ornaments will be more readily visible to passers-by.

In the form of the invention disclosed in Figs. 6 and 7, the attaching means consists of a separate body 5 and tab 6, but may be stitched together at their upper edges as clearly disclosed in 7. In this instance, also, the tab 6 is similar in contour to the contour of the ornament or buckle to be applied thereto, said ornament or buckle being secured to the tab in a manner, similar to that changes may be made therein without affect,

ing the spirit and scope of the appended claims.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new is 1. In an article of the character described, a strip of fabric of predetermined length, an integral tab formed upon one end of the fabric strip and turned downwardly with respect thereto in such a manner as to enable said tab to flap or swing up and down, said strip of fabric adapted for disposition between the foot 'of a shoe wearer and the instep portion of the shoe whilesaid tab is adapted for disposition upon the outer side of the shoe instep portion, an ornament arranged upon the outer side of the said tab and securing means between said ornament and saidtab, said securing means passlng through the tab and said strlp of fabric at the connecting point between said fabric and said tab. 7

2. In an article of the class described, a backing strip for disposition between the foot of a shoe wearer and the instep portion of the shoe, a downwardly extending tab arried by the upper end of the strip for engagement upon the outer side of the shoe, an ornament attached to the tab, and a flexible connection between the backing strip and the, tab, whereby swinging movement "of the tab and the ornament carried thereby is permitted.

3. In an article of the-class described, an elongated backing strip of flexible textile material for disposition between the foot of a shoe wearer and the instep portion-ofzthe shoe, a tab of the same, material, afieXible connection between the tab and the upper edge of the backing strip, said tab adaptedfor engagement upon the outside of the instep portion of the shoe, the flexible connection permitting the swinging movement of the tab.

' In testimony whereof I aflix my signature.

FAUSTO A. Mnsonuirn.

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U.S. Classification2/245, 36/1, D02/976, 36/70.00R
International ClassificationA43B23/24
Cooperative ClassificationA43B3/0078, A43B23/24
European ClassificationA43B3/00S80, A43B23/24