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Publication numberUS2254579 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 2, 1941
Filing dateNov 18, 1940
Priority dateNov 18, 1940
Publication numberUS 2254579 A, US 2254579A, US-A-2254579, US2254579 A, US2254579A
InventorsPitcher Okie Howard
Original AssigneeBenjamin S Bell, Louise A Green
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Clip to keep in engagement the ends of shoestrings or other fasteners
US 2254579 A
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Sept. 2, 1941. p OKIE 2,254,579

CLIP TO KEEP IN ENGAGEMENT THE ENDS 0F SHOESTRINGS OR OTHER FASTENERS Filed NOV. 18, 1940 Patented Sept. 2, 1941 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE CLIP TO KEEP IN ENGAGEMENT THE ENDS OF SHOESTRINGS OR OTHER FASTENERS Howard Pitcher Okie, Washington, D. 0., assignor of one-fourth to Benjamin S. Bell, Washington, D. 0., and one-fourth to Louise A. Green, Washington, D. 0.

Application November 18, 1940, Serial No. 366,191

2 Claims.

keep together adjacent parts of shoes or other articles of dress, and, at the same time, to facilitate the disengagement of the ends of such fasteners, thus entirely obviating the necessity of tying or untying knots.

The invention is an improved article of manufacture of novel construction hereinafter described and claimed.

I have fully and clearly illustrated my improved device in the accompanying drawing, in which:

Figure 1 is a perspective view showing the clip in use; Figure 2 is a side elevation of the clip as it appears when not in use; the device is of two elements, and Figure 3 shows the contained, or inner, member; it is made of stainless, tempered steel and functions as a spring; Figure 5 is the containing element, or shell; it must be made of a rigid substance and I prefer to employ plastic phenolite as it may be of different colors and shades to make a harmonious effect; in this figure, is an orifice to permit the emergence of the knob K as shown in Figure 3; DD in Figures 3, 4 and 5 are angular depressions made in the ceilings of each element so placed that when assembled the ridges in the under side of the ceiling of the shell will enmesh with the grooves in the roof of the inner or contained element. CC in Figure 5 are curved openings or slots to facilitate the placing of laces or strings between, re-

spectively, the ceiling of the container and the roof of the inner element; this act is performed while the two elements are temporarily separated at the top by depressing the knob K; before releasing that pressure the strings to be secured are drawn taut, they thus become chords of the arcs (5C and will traverse the grooves of the contained member and will be tightly held in place when the pressure upon K is removed and the ridges and grooves tend to enmesh. Figure 4 is a cross section through the center of the projecting knob K of the device when assembled but is not in use; Figure 6 is a plan of the upper surface of the clip as it appears when, in use.

Having fully described my invention, what I claim as new and what I desire to secure by Letters Patent is:

1. A fastener for shoe laces, cords and ribbons comprising a rigid shell having a wall provided with a pair of curved slots and an opening between the slots, an angular depression in said Wall between said opening and each of said solts, and a resilient member within the shell having means adapted to register with said depressions and provided with a knob projecting through said opening.

2. A fastener for shoe laces, cords and ribbons comprising a rigid shell having a wall provided with a pair of curved slots and an opening between the slots, a resilient member within the shell and forming a clamp with said wall of the shell, and a projection on said resilient member disposed in said opening.


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U.S. Classification24/712.1, 24/712.5
International ClassificationA43C7/00
Cooperative ClassificationA43C7/00
European ClassificationA43C7/00