|Publication number||US2241653 A|
|Publication date||May 13, 1941|
|Filing date||Jun 17, 1940|
|Priority date||Jun 17, 1940|
|Publication number||US 2241653 A, US 2241653A, US-A-2241653, US2241653 A, US2241653A|
|Inventors||Weyenberg Sylvester A|
|Original Assignee||Simplex Shoe Mfg Co|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Referenced by (11), Classifications (6)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
May 13, 1941.
s. A. WEYEN'BERG SHOE Filed June 17, 1940 ATTO R N E YJ Patented May 13, 1941 UNITED STATES PATENT GFFICE SHOE Application June 17, 1940, Serial No. 340,909
This invention relates to improvements in shoes.
It is the primary object of the invention to provide a novel and simple way in which the tongues of high shoes, particularly in childrens shoes, may be anchored to the side of the shoe upper without requiring the use of stitching which passes through the upper to become conspicuous externally of the shoe.
The invention has particular utility in shoes which do not have external stitching back of the eyelets in the general location where the side of the tongue must be anchored.
It is a further object of the invention to provide a novel type of a lace stay provided integrally with means constituting a tongue anchorage tab.
In the drawing:
Fig. 1 is a view in perspective of a shoe embodying the present invention.
Fig. 2 is a detail view taken in section horizontally at the level of the tongue anchorage tab.
Fig. 3 is a detail view of a lace stay made in accordance with the invention and shown in plan.
Like parts are identified by the same reference characters throughout the several views.
In the type of shoe wherein this invention has particular utility, the outer layer 5 is provided with a fabric liner at 6 internally faced at the margins of the upper by lace stay strips 1, one of which is shown in detail in Fig. 3, modilied in accordance with the present invention by the provision of an anchorage tab 8 projecting inwardly and stitched at 9 t0 the tongue l0 which is otherwise connected with the shoe solely at its lower end portion II in the usual way.
The finishing seam l2 along the lacing flap margin of the upper is the only seam which passes completely through the upper in this part of the shoe. The inner margin of the lace stay 1 is connected by a seam at i 3 with the liner 6, but this seam does not pass through the outer layer, there being no seam passing through the outer layer behind the eyelets It in this part of the shoe.
In accordance with the present invention, the shoe is completed in the usual way without regard to anchorage tab 8, the seams l2 and I3 being made as usual. After the shoe is otherwise complete, the stitching 9 is provided to connect tongue Ill with anchorage tab 8 for the purposes of the present invention. This leaves the anchorage tab 8 folded inwardly toward the face of the lace stay I when the shoe is in use. The tongue is correctly positioned as; required without impairing the finished external appearance of the shoe.
Lace stays made as shown in Fig. 3 constitute separate articles of manufacture which may be made up in any desired quantity, sold as articles of commerce and assembled into shoes as desired.
In a shoe, the combination with an upper having fastening means disposed in rows adjacent its forward margins, of fastener-reinforcing stay elements secured inwardly of said upper adjacent said forward margins, a tongue mounted to lie underneath the forward margins of the upper, and a tab integral with one of the stay ele ments and extending transversely of the shoe from an intermediate portion of the rear edge of said last-mentioned stay element and connected to said tongue.
SYLVESTER A. WEYENBERG.
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|U.S. Classification||36/54, 36/52|
|International Classification||A43B23/00, A43B23/26|