US 1822284 A
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Sept. 8, 1931.
M. G. GRUNDMANN SHOE FASTENER Filed Oct. 8. 1930 Patented Sept. 8, 1931 UNITED STATES MICHAEL G. GRUNDMANN, OF VINCENNES, INDIANA V SHOE FASTENER Application filed October 8, 1930. Serial No. 487,320.
This invention relates to shoe fastening devices, the primary object of the invention being to provide means for securing the strap of a shoe, without the use of the usual but ton or buckle.
An important object of the invention is to provide a device of this character which may be adjusted for the comfort of the user, novel means being provided for permitting sliding movement of the fastener, to permit the shoe to be removed from the foot of the wearer, without the necessity of removing the fastening device.
With the foregoing and other objects in View, which will appear as the description proceeds, the invention resides in the comb1- nation 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.
Referring to the drawings:
Figure l is a side elevational View of a shoe equipped With a fastening device constructed in accordance with the invention.
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the fastening device.
Figure 3 is a view of an ornament, forming a part of the fastener, and through which the string of the fastener extends.
Figure 4 is a modified form of the ornament.
Figure 5 is .a view illustrating one end of the strap of a shoe.
Figure 6 is a fragmental View illustrating a portion of the shoe upper.
Referring to the drawings in detail, the reference character 5 designates the upper of a shoe, which is formed with openings to receive the shoe string 6, as clearly shown by Figure 2 of the drawings.
The reference character 7 designates the strap of the shoe for securing the shoe on the foot of the wearer, the strap being shown as provided with a plurality of openings 8, for
the reception of the string 6. The string 6 is passed through the openings of the upper 5, from where they are passed through certain openings of the strap 7, whereupon the strap may he slid over the string 6 to loosen the strap, or secure the strap to the shoe upper.
Forming a part of the fastener, is a button 9 which may be of any ornamental design, the same being constructed of suitable stiff material such as bone or the like, to protect the strap and openings against undue wear. The. button 9 is also formedwith openings to recelve the string 6; When it is desired to secure the shoe on the foot of the wearer, the button 9 is forced downwardly while the ends of the string 6, are held in one hand, the but: ton acting to move the strap 7 into close engagement with the upper 5. The string 6 is now tied in a bow knot, as shown by Figure 1 of the drawings.
In the form of the invention as shown by Figure 4., the button 10 is formed with irregular end portions 11, lending a pleasing appearance to the button. It will of course be understood that the button maybe of any desired shape.
As shown by Figures 5 and 6, the strap 12 is formed with a plurality of openings 13 to receive the shoe string, to the end that an unlimited adjustment of the strap is permitted.
In Figure 6 is illustrated a shoe upper 5 formed with a plurality of spaced openings 14, to receive the string 6, providing a further adjustment.
Should it be desired to remove the shoe from the foot of the wearer, the bow knotis untied and the strap 7 slid along the string until suficient clearance is provided to allow the shoe to be slipped from the foot.
1. A shoe fastener comprising a shoe upper having openings, a strap having openmgs, a string extended through openings of the upper and passing through openings of the strap, a button having openings to receive the string, said button adapted to force the strap into close engagement with the upper, when the button is moved towards the upper, and the ends of said string adapted to be tied directly over the button to hold the button and strap against movement.
2. A shoe fastener comprising a shoe up per having openings, a shoe string extended through the openings, a strap having openings to receive the shoe string, a slidable member constructed of stiff material having open- 5 ings to receive the string, and said slidable member adapted to move over the string to force the strap into engagement with the upper.
3. A shoe fastener comprising a shoe upper having openings, a strap having openings, a string passed through the openings of the upper and strap, means on the string for engaging the strap to force the strap into engagement with the upper, and said string adapted to be tied to secure the strap in its securing position.
4. A shoe fastener comprising a shoe upper, a strap having openings, a string secured to the upper and adapted to extend through V the openings of the strap, means on the string for engaging the strap to move the strap into engagement With the upper, and said string adapted to be tied at the strap.
In testimony that I claim the foregoing as my own, I have hereto aifixed my signature.
MICHAEL G. GRUNDMANN.