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Publication numberUS1715247 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 28, 1929
Filing dateJul 13, 1928
Priority dateJul 20, 1927
Publication numberUS 1715247 A, US 1715247A, US-A-1715247, US1715247 A, US1715247A
InventorsRongonui Reeves Henry Alexande
Original AssigneeRongonui Reeves Henry Alexande
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shoe lace
US 1715247 A
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May 28, 1929. H. A. R. REEVES SHOE LACE Filed Juiy 13, 1928 Fatented May 28, 1929.

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T 50F 1 C HENRY ALEXANDER RONGONUI REEVES, OF CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND.

SHOE LACE.

Application filed July 13, 1928, Serial No. 292,504, and. in NewZealand Jul-y 20, 1927.

This invention relates to laces for boots and shoes, the object of the invention being to obviate the tying or knotting of the lace end.

In lacing shoes, in order to avoid the tying or knotting of the lace where the lacing ends, it is necessary that one end of the lace should be fixed or attached to the shoe in an eyelet, and in order to so secure the end of the lace, the usual cylindrical tag on the lace is sometimes bent into the shape of a hook or the tag is removed and the lace end knotted. These methods result in discomfort owing to the pressure exerted by the foot on the knot or hook.

According to my invention, a shoe lace is formed with a stop at one end thereof in the shape of a disc like member, whereby the lace is prevented from being withdrawn from the eyelet of a shoe or boot, the stop being so shaped that it will not cause discomfort to the wearer, when located between the shoe and the foot.

In carrying out the invention when a fabric lace is used, a flat disc like end or stop is provided, and the lace passed through an opening in the centre of the disc. The end of the lace is frayed, the frayed parts being spread outwards in a radiating direction over the face of the disc, so as to extend to near the circumferential edge of such disc.

Another disc of slightly larger diameter is placed over the first disc, so that the frayed ends of the lace will lie between the two discs. The two discs are then secured together so as to retain the ends of the lace firmly between them. The usual tag may be used on the other end of the lace.

The two discs may be secured in any desired manner, such as being glued together by a suitable glue or clamping the edge of one disc over the edge of the other.

In the case of a leather lace the stop, preferably disc shaped is formed with a hollow stem projecting from its centre and into this stem the end of the lace is placed and securely gripped therein by clamping or crimping the stem on to the lace.

The invention will be described with the aid of the accompanying drawings Figure 1, is a perspective view of the complete lace.

Figure 2, is a perspective View of the parts forming the stop and showing how the end of the lace is attached thereto, but drawn to a much larger scale than the lace would be used.

Figure 3, is a cross sectional elevation through the stop showing one form of securing the two discs.

l Figure 4, is an elevation showing another form of securing the two discs together.

Flgure 5, is a section through aneyelet showing how the lace is used.

F1gure 6, is a cross section showing the stop applied to a leather lace.

Figure 7, is a section through an eyelet showlng how the form of stop illustrated in Figure 6 is used.

Referring to the drawings, the lace 1 is passed through an opening 2 in a disc 3 of metal or other material. The end of the lace 1s frayed as shown in Figure 2 and such frayed portion 4 being spread outwards in a radiating direction over the face of the disc 3, so as to extend near to the edge of such disc. Another disc 5 of slightly larger diameter, is placed over the disc 3, so that the frayed ends 6 of the lace will lie between the two discs. The edge 7 of the disc 5 is then clamped around the edge of the disc 3 as shown in Figure 3, thereby'retaining the frayed ends of the lace firmly between the two discs.

The lace may now be placed through an eyelet of a shoe or the like as indicated in Figure 5, and will not form any projection that will cause discomfort to the wearer.

Referring to Figure 4 the two discs may be of the same diameter, and glued together, the glue being interspersed with the frayed ends 6, as indicated at 8 in Figure e.

Referring to Figures 6 and 7 which show the stop applied to a leather lace, the disc 10 has a hollow stem 11 projecting centrally from such disc, and into this stem the end 9 of the lace is inserted and securely gripped therein by clamping or crimping the stem on to the lace as indicated in Figure 6. In this case when the lace is in position on a shoe the stem 11 passes through the eyelet 12.

hat I claim is 1. A shoe lace having one end passing through a disc, the end of such lace frayed outwards in a radiating direction so as to lie upon the face of such disc, and another disc secured over such first disc, adhesive being applied between the discs, so as to clamp the frayed ends of the lace firmly between the two discs, substantially as described.

2. A shoe lace having one end thereof through a disc, the end of such lace frayed frayed, a disc, a central opening in such disc outwards in a radiating direction, so as to through which the lace is passed, and an lie upon the face of such disc, and another other disc of slightly larger diameter than disc secured over such first disc, and held in the first disc, and secured circumferentially position by glueing, substantially as de- 1 to the edge of the first disc, adhesive being apscribed. plied between the discs, whereby the frayed In testimony whereof, I have signed my end of the lace is firmly held between the two name to this specification. discs, substantially as described.

.0 3, A shoe lace having one end passing HENRY ALEXANDER RONGONUI REEVES

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Classifications
U.S. Classification24/713.1, 24/712.4, 273/143.00R
International ClassificationA43C9/00, A43C9/02
Cooperative ClassificationA43C9/02
European ClassificationA43C9/02