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Publication numberUS1879475 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 27, 1932
Filing dateAug 22, 1930
Priority dateAug 22, 1930
Publication numberUS 1879475 A, US 1879475A, US-A-1879475, US1879475 A, US1879475A
InventorsPoon Tom K
Original AssigneePoon Tom K
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shoe fastening device
US 1879475 A
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Sept 279 E933 T. K. PQGN SHE FASIENING DEVICE Fild Aug., 22, 1930 INVENToR. T015' K P0 0N @QW/m ATTORNEY Patented Sept. 27, 1932 UNITED STATES TM K. POON, 0F SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA SHOE FASTENING DEvIcza Application mea August 22,1930. serial Noirzmso.

This invention relates to improvements in shoe fastening devices and has partlcular reference to a combined lace and buckle to realize a quick securing of the lace ends in the i eyelets of the shoe and to present when the ends are, thus secured, an ornamental and attractive lace fastening device. Y

A further object is to produce a device of the character described which is simple in construction, economical to manufacture, Ipositive in operation and one that will eliminate the necessity of tediously lacing shoes.

Other objects and 'advantages will be apparent during the course of the following description.

In the accompanying drawing forming a part of this specification and in which like numerals are employed to designate like parts throughout the same', Y l? Figure 1 is a front elevation of the upper portion of the shoe showing my device secured thereto,

Figure 2 is a perspective view of the buckle per se,

Figure 3 is a similar view of the same, disclosing the lower side thereof,

Figure 4. is a modified form of the invention disclosing the manner in which the lace strands may be inserted throughthe ornamental tab of the device, Figure 5 is a cross sectional view taken on the line 5 5 of Figure 1,

Figure 6 is a similar view taken on the line 6-6 of Figure 1, and if' Figure 7 isa fragmentary detail view of the lace disclosing the split portion thereof. I am aware of the fact that various lace retaining devices have been previously utilized but none to my knowledge` discloses the use of an ornamental buckle in combination with the lace wherein the buckle is adapted to be received in two of the top eyelets of the shoe to effect the retention of the buckle and lace in a securedposition, and which alit lows a ready detaching of the prongs of the buckle when itis desired to unfasten the shoe, and none which further presents an ornamental finished effect when the lacing of the shoe is completed.

In the accompanying drawing wherein for the purpose of illustration 'is shown a 'pre ferred embodiment `of my invention, the numeral 9 designates lthe uppers of the shoe thathave provided therein respective pairs of eyelets 10-10, 11-11, 12-12, 1'3--13 55 and A1414. The Areference character .C designates the `lace proper which is split or divided to provide a short strand A and a longer strand B'. The lace is preferabl made of leather so as to render the same and -give a highly finished effect to the same.

It isequipped at its upperend with an ornar mental tab 15.

The buckle per se embodies in its construction Va metal platef16 which may be made in .05 ornamental designV if desired, but for the Vpurpose of illustration is here shown as a substantially rectangular plate. This .plate 'has spaced openings 17 and 18 provided in the central portion thereof and equipped withv .70 two protruding ends 19 and 20 realized by bending back a portion ofthe frame to obtain underlying hooks 21 'and 22.

From aconsideration of Figure 1 it will be `noted that a Vportion of the lace is looped 1,5

Vthrough theopenings 17 and 18 Iand that teeth or serra-tions 23 provided adjacent the lopenings serve to grip the lace thus preventing the same/from's'lipping through the buckle during the lacing action. When the lacing u action has been completed the underlying hooks 21 and 22 are receivable in the eyelets 10 and 11 and the buckle together with the lacepresents a positive lace securing device that is attractive and pleasing in appearance. l

In order that the method of inserting the lace in the buckle and eyelets of the shoe'may be clearly understood, the operation'is herewith briefly described as follows The lace C is first inserted in the buckle 90 through the openings 17 and 18 and then adjusted therein until the split portion is positioned directly beneath theY opening 17. The short lace A is then inserted through the eyelet, 12 from the underside thereof, continued to the eyelet 12 and trained therethrough and thereafter placed through the eyelet 10 from the lower sidethereof and finally positioned beneath the buckle and adjacent the hook 22 and finally adapted to sa;

urable 60 j rest beneath the ornamental tab 15. In lpositioning the strand B in the eyelet it is first trained through the eyelet 13 of the underside thereof continued to eyelet 13 and then 5 14 and 14 respectively andfthenup to the eyelet 11. After being positioned beneath the buckle andv adjacent the ,hook 19 of the buckle it is adapted to be crossed over vthe strand A and rest beneath the tab 15., de- 10 sired openings may be provided in the tab 15, as indicated at 24for'receiving'therein' the strands A and BV and as shownin theft modified formV of Fig. 4. By virtue of the construction employed the lace can be readily 15 adjusted so as to tighten or 'loosen the same -in the eyelet of the shoe.V

F rom the foregoing description considered tinfconnection With the accompanyingy drawing it will be obvious that I havedevised a 2p simply constructed and positive lace securi ing device, and due to thev ornamental tab employed, the article is highly attractive and pleasing in appearance. It iis'to be understood that theform of my `2p invention herewith shown and describedis to .be takenas a preferred example 'ofthe same and that various changesrelative to the material, size, shape and arrangementof Y parts may be 'resorted to Withoutdeparting 3o from the spirit of the invention or the'scope ofthe subjoined claim. Y

Having thus described my invention, I claim The combination With a shoe having eyet,35 lets formed therein, of a lace positioned in the eyeletsl and having a pair of lace ends, a

buckle slidably secured to said lace,saidbuckle comprising a plate'having openings therein through which a portion of saidlace passes,

,4p said `buckle-serving to confine the lace ends,

and hooked elementsbentvfrom said plate andldetachably secured in certain of the eyelets `of the shoe. f f

In testimony whereof I affix 4my signature.

'TOM K. POON.

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US3279015 *Aug 24, 1964Oct 18, 1966Curry Byron VShoelace apparatus
US5572778 *Jul 14, 1994Nov 12, 1996Stenner, Deceased; John R.Shoelace securing method
US5979028 *Mar 9, 1998Nov 9, 1999Hicks; RobertShoe lace clip
US6119318 *Jul 12, 1999Sep 19, 2000Hockey Tech L.L.C.Lacing aid
US6219891Jan 21, 1998Apr 24, 2001Denis S. MaurerLacing aid and connector
US6823610Dec 6, 2002Nov 30, 2004John P. AshleyShoe lace fastener
US6938308 *Jun 24, 2003Sep 6, 2005Douglas P. FunkLace securing and adjusting device
US20040261235 *Jun 24, 2003Dec 30, 2004Lace-Link CorporationLace securing and adjusting device
USD754960Aug 6, 2014May 3, 2016Wolverine World Wide, Inc.Lace band for footwear
DE1270992B *Jan 27, 1965Jun 20, 1968Heinrich ClasenSchnuersenkelhalter
Classifications
U.S. Classification24/712.9
International ClassificationA43C7/08, A43C7/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43C7/08
European ClassificationA43C7/08