US 1804211 A
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y N. DANIELS ETAL 1,804,211
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Patented May 5, 1931 ldl ll SATFZS h t hzll PATENT NATHAN DANIELS, OF MALDEN, A'ATD JOHN M. 331330, GE RAZTDGLEH, MTASSACHUSETTS SEGE LACING Application filed August 30,1930. Serial No. 479,029.
5 'Lngs for use in boots and shoes, it has been universally customary to employ a woven type of textile fabric, either tubular or of narrow fabric type, wherein the woven fabric had a longitudinally extending grain or Our invention, preferably utilizes a tubular fabric, but instead of the longitudinal gr in form of weaving, we have devised a novel type of cross or grosgrain weave, as applied to a narrow or tubular fabric and utilize same as the basis of a shoe lacing, to
which we apply any desired form of tip, either metal, fabric, or otherwise.
In our present invention, employing the grosgrain type of fabric, we are enabled to produce a highly attractive and extremely strong, sturdy lacing which will outwear any previous type of lacing at present on the market. This increased strength and more attractive appearance enables us to produce a 5 lacing for high-class and expensive footwear which will add to the attractiveness and value of the shoes to which our laclng 1s applied. For this purpose our invention is especially applicable to ladies shoes of expen sive type and adds a distinctively attractive finishing appearance thereto.
An important feature of our present invention, and a peculiar advantage incident to shoe laces, is that the grosgrained structure of the lace tends to prevent untying of the lace when it is knotted by any usual tying method. Formerly, where the grain of the lace was longitudinal, especially in silk and the fancy types of shoe laces, there was a constant tendency for the lace to slip through the knot, no matter what form of knot was used. In our type of lace, however, we have discovered that the gros-grained, or cross grained structure prevents such slipping, and with the added strength of our type of weave, and more attractive appearance, enables us to produce a shoe lace, particularly in silk and the like, which is more desirable and has the adaddition to its appearance, as well as the feature of non-slipping through any usual type of tying knot.
In making up our lacing, we may utilize any desired width so long as same is of the grosgrain type, and preferably tubular, as above explained, applying to same by the usual tipping machines or presses, either a straight metal, beaded metal, or fabric tip at each end.
Referring to the drawings illustrating preferred embodiments of our present inveution,
Fig. 1 is a plan view of our novel grosgrain type of shoe lacing fitted with the usual smooth metal tips;
Fig. 2 illustrates in fragmentary form a beaded type of tip.
Fig. 3 illustrates a fragmentary portion with a fabric tip.
Fig. t is an enlarged side view showing the grosgrain or cross-grain lacing of our present invention, and
Fig. 5 is an enlarged cross sectional view of our lacing as shown enlarged in Fig. l.
Referring to the drawings, 1 indicates the grosgrain lace, preferably tubular, as herein shown and explained, preferably of several lengths appropriate for different styles and types of shoes, to which is applied, by the usual tipping devices, a tip 2 at each end. In Fig. 2 the lacing 1 has fitted to each end a beaded type of tip 3, these tips, both 2 and 3. usually being of metal, which are applied by the ordinary type of tipping machines.
In Fig. 3 the lacing 1 is shown with a fabric tip a of celluloid or of suitable adhesive, making the tip substantially of the same ma terial as the lacing.
As shown in Fig. 4, the lacing 1 is distinctly made with the cross grain weave constitutpreferably of tubular form, are a distinct novelty in the boot and shoe industry and this constitutes our present invention.
Fig. 5 illustrating a cross-sectional view til of the grosgrain lacing 1 of tubular form in an enlarged scale further illustrates our invention, which presents a highly attractive, expensive appearing type of shoe lacing.
It will be appreciated that our present invention produces a grosgrain fabric of highly finished appearance which is of great value, particularly on ladies shoes of high-grade, expensive type.
Having described our invention, what we claim is:
1. As an improved article oi. manufacture, a grosgrain, ribbonlike fabric, of appropriate length and width for shoe lacings, providml with lacing; tips at each end.
2. As an improved article of niainifactnre, a. tubular grosgrain, rihhonlilze "fabric, oft ap propriate length and width for shoe lacings, provided with lacing tips at each end.
3. As an improved article of manufacture, a. ribbonlike fabric of gyros-grained weave, of suitable length and width for use asa shoe lacing, provided with lacing, tips at each end, and with the gros-grained weave construction of snfiicient proportion to produce a nonslipping ell ect when tied in a shoe lace knot.
In testimony whereof, we have signed our names to this specification.
JOHN M. PERU. NATHAN DANIELS.