US 1778954 A
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Oct. 21,1930. K. J. MISLIN SHOE STRING FASTENER Fi ledFeb. 17
v 20 device with the lace in cross section. V
Fig. 3 1s an enlarged perspective vlew of a;
Patented Get. 21, I936 1 KARL J. MISLIN, or Kinsman, mssovml SHOE-STRING FASTENER Application filed F-ebruary17, 1930. Serial No. 429,027.
My invention relates to fastening devices I and While it may be employed to advantage in a number of different places, in the present instance I have shown it applied to a shoe.
" One object ofuthe-invention is the provision of a fastening device which Will hold a shoe.
closely and comfortably upon the foot and v Will require no readjustment after the shoe has once been closed.
i0 Another object is to provide a fastening.
device including an elastic strand which will not have to beunlaced to permit removal of the shoe. 7 f V. p
In order that the invention maybe fully I understood, reference will now be had to the accompanying drawing, in which: V V
Fig. 1 1s. a broken plan view of-ashoe equipped with the mvention.
Fig. 2 is an enlargedfvi'ew of the fastenin holdingmember forming an important feature of the lnvention.
Fig. 4 is a section on the plane of line 44. 2 rof Fig.2. 1 I
l 2 Referring in detail to the partszdisclosed by the drawing,"2 designates the shoe which may be a low shoe asshown, ora high shoe,
The. lower end of the strand 6 is attached to a holding member 8 and after said strand has been laced back and'forth through the eyelets.
4 its upper end is attached toa holding member 10, which is then slid upon the strand 6 and against the inner surface of theshoe to a point adjacent to the last eyelet through which the strand was laced. 7
After the lace 6 has been properly threaded through the eyelets 4 the holding members 8 and 10. will lie fiat between the flaps l2 and the tongue 14 of the shoe and cause-no discomfort to the wearer. bers 8 and 10 are alike and each has a body 16 consisting of leather. fiber-or" other suit- 1 able material. Thebody l6 has two apertures tare therein, anda spur projecting from said body into said aperture. 1
I he holding mem Spaced apart and communicating with slots 20, each of which latter extends out .to the 1 adjacent endof said body, as best shown by Fig. 3. VJhile either of the holding devices 8- 10 maybe slid upon the lace 6, the latter live is of such diameter as to fit snugly within dental slippage by the inner ends of the inwardly converging sides 22 of the slots 20, .andspurs 24 which project from the body 5&0
16 into the apertures 18and compress those apertures as shown by. Fig. 4.
I After'the shoe has been'laced as stated, will not have tobe unlaced to remove'it from,
that the lace 6 will stretch sufficiently to permit such removal. or replacement without disturbing the. holding-members 8 and 10. I
While I have shown one embodiment of the substituting a fiat disk for the lowermost holding member 8 and permanently attach or replaceit upon the foot owing to the fact the apertures 18 where it is held from acci- "portions of the lace 6 which lie within said 7 invention it is .to be understoodthat-slight j I w changes maybe made, such for instance as ing the lower e'nd ofthe lace to said disk. 'I 5 also reserve 'all 'rights to such other changes as properly fall withinthe spirit andscope V of the invention as claimed.) V f H k 7 Having thus describedmyinvention.what v I claim and desire to secure by Letters Patent,
1. A fastening devicecomprising-a lacing, I
a holding member consisting of'a'bodyhajv-f .ingapertures through which said lacing is adapted to extend, 'andspurs projecting from ea.
said body into said apertures and engaging,
- 2. A holding device of 'the character described consisting of a body having an aper- 3.. A holding devie. of the character described censisting of a body having spaced apertures therein, and spurs projecting from said body into said apertures.
4. A holding device of the characterde-' as T scribedconsisting of a bodyhavinganlaper- 'ture therein and a slot withsides converging f j 7 from the marg n of the body to sald aperture, .1 0? v and a spur projecting aperture.
from the body into said 5. A holding device of the character described consisting of a body having spaced apertures therein and slots with sides converging from the margin of the body'to said apertures, and spurs projectin body into said apertu In testimony where 6 kg; I v. 1:
g' from the res. of I aflix my si ature.
KARL -J. MIbLIN.