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Publication numberUS1806162 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 19, 1931
Filing dateFeb 20, 1930
Priority dateSep 8, 1928
Publication numberUS 1806162 A, US 1806162A, US-A-1806162, US1806162 A, US1806162A
InventorsPaul Hahn
Original AssigneePaul Hahn
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Lace and like fastening
US 1806162 A
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May 19, 1931. P. HAHN 1,806,162

LACE AND LIKE FASTENING Filed Feb. 20. 1950 Patented May 19,1931


Application filed February 20, 1930, Serial No. {130,072, and in Germany September 8, 1928.

Lace fasteners for corsets, foot-wear and the like in the form of plates having apertures through which the lace can be threaded, are already known. These fasteners,

particularly after some use, are not quite reliable in that they allow the laces to slip and get loose.

The object of the present invention is to produce a fastener which remains permav nently reliable, and the invention consists in the provision of a plate having one or more clamping slits which are narrower than the thickness of the lace and one or more gateways opening at an angle into said slits for leading the lace ends into the latter.

Being narrower than the thickness of the lace, the slits will cause the lace to be gripped and to be effectively prevented from slipping under the ordinary stress to which the lace is exposed. This is particularly the case with elastic laces which are stretched on introduction into the clamping slits and which thereupon tend to regain their normal thickness, thereby building up a ridge of material against the edges of the slit.

The fastening may be made still more secure by the provision of one or more apertures through which the lace can be threaded before it is introduced into the slits. In this case the lace will withstand considerable forces.

Two sets of gateways and clamping slits may be provided, one for each end of the same lace or for connecting parts of diiferent laces, and the plate itself may be given various forms, some of which are illustrated by way of example in the accompanying drawings.

Figs. 1 to 7 of the accompanying drawtion,

Fig. 8 is a crosssection of a plate provided with a cover,

Fig. 9 is a plan of this plate in open position,

Fig. 10 is a cross-section of a covered plate of modified construction,

Fig. 11 is a plan of this form shown in open position,

ings represent views of dilferent forms of, the fastening plate accordlng to the 1nven-- Fig. 12 is a cross-section of a further modification of a covered plate,

F i-g. '13 is a plan of the latter in open position, V I

Fig. 14 is a View of an annular form of the device, a

Fig. 15 is a cross-section on :the line 15-15 of Fig. :14: on a reduced scale, and r Fig. 16 isza view of a modification-of the annularform.

The-plate p is formed withone or more clamping slits I) which are narrower than the thickness of, the :lace so that the latter, on being introduced into the slits willbe retained therein and prevented normally {0, from slipping. For introducing the lace into the slit, agateway a is provided which is formed with a flared mouth .so that the lace will be readily admitted. The gateway opens at an angle into the slit .Z),upreferably 9 atthecentre ofthe latter so .as to" form a T, and thelace can then be introduced .into :either .branch of the slit 1). Alternatively two ilaceuends may be introduced one :ineach :branch of. the slit.

same :plate for receiving different parts of ,thesame lace or forconnecting the endsor parts of different laces. Such an arrangement is shown in Fig. 2 wherein the plate is 93.0 of a roundconstruction. The plate in Fig. 1 is also of round. construction ;.1it has only oneclamping slit and gateway but it has also an aperture 0 through which the lace can be threaded beforeor after its introduction into the slitso asto render the fastening more secure.

g The entrance to the gateway may befdisposed at the edge of the plate as shown in Figs. 1 and 2,. but itcan also be formed r .byan aperturewdin the body portion of the plate as shown in Fig. 3 andin various other figures. In Fig.3tl1eaperture all provides theen-trance' fortwo sets of slitsand gateways. The plate is moreovenelongated and has two additional lace apertures cone [for 'B aCh'SBt/Of clamping slits. Fig. ,4 -.shows:an-

other form of plate with two setsiof clampingslits andadditional lace apertures. .More than one additional aperture may be pro- 2100 Two or more sets of K5 slits and gateways may be providedin the Vided for each set of clamping slits as shown in Figs. 5 and 6. The application of the lace to a plate of this type is illustrated by way of example in Fig. 6. One end of the lace is threaded through apertures 0 and e and then introduced into the slit 7). The other end is threaded first through the aperture c, then introduced into the slit, thereupon threaded through the aperture e and finally tucked under the lace portion passing from 0 to 6. Where the slits and gateways form a T shape, the two branches is of ,the

way for the lace leading at right angles into said'slit at a point situated midway between the ends thereof, and an aperture through which the lace can be threaded, said aperture situated in alignment with said gateway.

2. A structure as claimed in claim 1 dished.

wherein the plates are PAUL HAHN.

clamping slit 7) may be utilized for both ends of button. In this case both plates may be provided with clamping slits as well as with one or more lace apertures c. The free ends of the lace may be enclosed between the plates or extended through apertures or.

slits in the plates. The entrance to the gateway may be at the edge of the plate or formed by an aperture (Z as shown.

These slits and apertures may be made in a depressed portion Z of the plate 2 as shown .inFigs. 10 and 11. 7

Figs. 12 and 18 also show a construction presenting .two dished, hingedly-connected plates 10, 7, but the clamping slits-are here made in a plate h which is connected to the plate 19 and set off from the letter by a space 2'. The additional lace aperture is moreover .fitted with a flanged eyelet c which .also serves as a connecting element for the plate It. a v

The plate may be formed into a ring or sleeve as shown in Figs. 14 to 16 which also show difierent formations of slits and apertures. One end of the ring or sleeve may be closed so as to form a box.

When the slits b are shown at right angles to the gateway, the angle may be varied according to requirements.

The branches of the slits I) must be at least aslong as the lace is wide, butthey are preferably made'much longer. The apertures c, e should be substantially of the same width as the lace.

The plates may be made of any suitable material such as horn, celluloid, vulcanite,

. metalor the like.

I claim l. A lace and like fastening comprising two hingedly connected plates one of which has a straight clamping slit that is narrow- 7 er than the thickness of the lace, a gate-

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U.S. Classification24/712.6, 24/18, 24/129.00B, 24/712.9
International ClassificationA43C7/04, A43C7/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43C7/04
European ClassificationA43C7/04