US 1725597 A
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Aug. 20, 1929. J. w. ROGERS ANKLE! Filed Feb. '1, 929
Patented Aug. 20, 1929.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
Application filed February This invention relates to an anklet or spat, one of the objects being to provide a device of this character which does not require a strap or buckle to keep it in place but can, instead, be held in proper position by the lace of the shoe to which the anklet or spat is applied.
Another object is to provide lace engaging means concealed within the anklet or spat which will adapt itself to the positions of the upper lace receiving eyelets of the shoe irrespective of their distances apart.
A further object is to provide fastening means which eliminate the use of the strap ordinarily employed for extending under the shoe to prevent the anklet or spat from shifting upwardly out of proper position.
A still further object is to provide an anklet or spat so shaped as to be practically concealed when worn.
With 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.
In the accompanying drawings the preferred form of the invention has been shown.
in said drawings,
Figure l is a view partly in side elevation and partly in section showing the anklet or spat fastened to a shoe.
Figure 2 is a vertical transverse ection through the anklet.
Figure 3 is a section on line 3-3, Figure 2.
Referring to the figures by characters of reference 1 designates an anklet of any suitable material preferably opening at the side where it can be secured by means of snap 7, 1929. serial No. 338,281.
buttons indicated generally at 2. The anklet is shaped like the. ordinary spat with the exception that it does not extend as far downwardly over the shoe S. Thus when the anklet is worn it remains practically concealed within the trouser legs;
Secured to the inner surface of the front of the anklet at a point above the lower edge thereof is a fastening strip 3 of leather or any other suitable material having integral downwardly diverging tongues t that terminate upon the lower edge of the front of the anklet. Each of these tongues is provided with an eyelet 5 and when the anklet is in position these eyelets can be located directly over the uppermost eyelets of the shoe, thereby to receive the end portions of the shoe lace L. Obviously when these ends are tied the anklet will be held to the shoe at the front and will not shift upwardly relative thereto. It will be noted, furthermore, that the fastening means is entirely concealed.
By providing the diverging tongues the eyelets 5 can be brought to position over the upper eyelets no matter at what distances apart they may be located.
The tongues are of course attached to the shoe and the lace tied before the anklet is closed at the side. After the anklet has been properly attached, it can be wrapped about the ankle and fastened by means of the snap buttons 2 or the like provided for that purpose.
lVhat is claimed is:
The combination with an anklet, of clownwardly diverging tongues secured to and concealed by the anklet, each of said tongues having an eyelet for the reception of the lace of a shoe to which the anklet is applied.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto aflixed my signature.
JOSEPH W. ROGERS.