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Publication numberUS178449 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 6, 1876
Filing dateApr 29, 1876
Publication numberUS 178449 A, US 178449A, US-A-178449, US178449 A, US178449A
InventorsAugust W. H. Lindemann
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improvement in shoe-lacings
US 178449 A
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APW. H. LINDEMANN.

SHOE-LA 011w.

Patented June 6, 1876.

N- PETERS. PNOTO UTHDGRAPM ER, WASHINGTON, D

UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.

AUGUST W. H. LINDEMANN, OF BRENHAM, TEXAS.

IMPROVEMENT IN SHOE-LACINGS.

Specification'forming part of Letters Patent No. 178,4 dated J nne 6, 1876; application filed April 29, 1876.

To all whom it may concern.-

Be it known that I, AUGUST W. H. LIN- DEMANN, of Brenham, in the county of Washington and State of Texas, have invented a new and valuable Improvement in Shoe-Laces; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description of the construction and operation of the same, reference being had to the annexed drawings, making a part of this specification, and to the letters and figures of reference marked thereon.

Figure l of the drawings is a representation of a front elevation of my shoe-lace when drawn tight; and Fig. fl is a front elevation, showing the lace open.

This invention has relation to device for lacing gaiterboots; and the nature of my invention consists in an arrangement of shoelaces whereby the shoe may be properly laced and the operation performed much more speedily than hitherto.

In the annexed drawings, A designates the ankle portion of the shoe, and B the meeting edges thereof, which are to be laced, whether situated on the side or upper portion of the foot. These meeting edges are provided with eyelet-holes O, for the purpose of receiving the laces at. These laces d are made of any desired length, and joined at the ends, after having been passed through the eyelet-holes O, and are so constructed that when the lacing portion of the shoe is open it will allow free access to the foot to pass within the shoe. Between the eyelets are placed books or buttons (as may be desired) E, over which the slack portions of the laces are passed, so that the opening in the shoe is drawn together, and the operation of lacing is complete.

There are tassels or tags F attached to the laces at the points where they are designed to pass over the hooks or buttons E, by which they are easily placed over or detached from the said hooks or buttons, as occasion may require.

The operation of my invention is as follows: After the gaiter or shoe has been adjusted on the foot, the portions of the lace between the eyelets on the left side of the opening are drawn over and placed on the books or buttons situated on the right side of the opening,

and the portions between the eyelets on the right side are in like manner adjusted on the hooks or buttons on the left side of the opening, and by means of this operation the opening is closed and securely fastened.

When it is desired to loosen the laces, the operation can easily be performed by the use of the tasscls or tags attached to them.

What I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is-

An endless lace, d, applied to the meeting edges of a shoe, as described, in combination with eyelets O and hook or button fastenings E, arranged between the eyelets, as set forth.

In testimony that I claim the above I have hereunto subscribed my name in the presence of two witnesses.

AUGUST W. H. LINDEMANN.

Witnesses H. MOKENHAUER, R. LINDEMANN.

Referenced by
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US2454335 *Jul 19, 1947Nov 23, 1948Hayden NicholsShoe closure
US2893090 *Jan 24, 1958Jul 7, 1959Pagoda Walter SShoelace tightener
US4507878 *Dec 20, 1982Apr 2, 1985Hertzl SemouhaFastening mechanism
US5909947 *Jan 15, 1997Jun 8, 1999Salomon S.A.Sport footwear assembly
US20060053658 *Sep 14, 2005Mar 16, 2006Dee VoughlohnUnique systems and methods for fastening footwear
Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA43C7/00