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Publication numberUS344710 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJun 29, 1886
Publication numberUS 344710 A, US 344710A, US-A-344710, US344710 A, US344710A
InventorsWalter E. Bennett
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
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US 344710 A
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BUTTDN BOOT 0R SHOE. No. 344,710. Patented June 29, 1886.


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SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 3&4710, dated June 29, 1886.

Application filed November14,1885.4 Serial No.182,783. (No model.)

or shoe upper.

The invention consists in a button-piece having a series of bnttons,a series of independent metallic fastenings engaged withthe eye thereof, each fastening being formed to penetrate and pass through the button-piece, and a continuous cord or wire at the inner side of the button-piece engaged with said fastenings.

In the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, Figure l represents a perspective view of a portion of the outer surface of an upper, showing my improved stay in dotted lines. Fig. 2 represents a view of the inner surface of said portion. Fig. 3 represents a sectional view. Figs. 4 and 5 represent modifications.

The saine letters of reference indicate the saine parts in all the figures.

In the drawings, rt, represents the buttonpiece, or the portion of a boot or shoe upper to which the buttons b are applied.

c cc represent the metallictasteningswhich, as shown in Figs. 1, 2, and 3, are staples engaged with the eyes of the buttons, and having pointed prongs passed through the piece c and bent over or clinched at the inner side thereof, said prongs being formed to penetrate the piece c, and thus form receiving-oriflces, which closely lit the fastening.

el represents a cord or wire of such size that it is capable of being embraced by the bentover or clinched ends or prongs ofthe fastenings. Said cord is placed on the inner side of thebutton-piece, and the prongs of the fastening are bent around it, as best shown inFig. 3, the bentprongs being preferably compressed so closely against the cord or wire that the latter cannot easily slip through them lengthwise. l prefer to use strong linen eord as the material of the stay, but may use any suitable liber or metal.

I do not confine myself to a staple-formed fastener, but may use any well known or suitable fastener having one or more prongs formed to penetrate and pass through the button-piece. l

My invention is not limited to the cord or Wire with the clinched points of the fastenings, for, if desired, it may be used with fastenings composed of headed tacks t, Figs. 4. and 5, the shanks of which have penetrating-points and pass outwardly through the buttonpiece, and are bent to form button-holding loops passing through the eyes of the buttons, the heads of the tacks bearing against the inner surface of the button-piece. When such fastenings are employed, the cord or wire may be passed around the shank of each tack, between its head and the inner surface of the buttonpiece, as shown in Figs. 4 and 5, which show, respectively, a view of the innersurface of the buttonpiece and a section of said piece.

l am aware that it is not new to connect a continuous cord or wire at the inner side of the button-piece with a series of buttons by a series of metallic fastenings passing through the button-piece and engaged with the cord and with the eyes of the buttons, but heretofore the metallic fastenings have been loops or links not formed to penetrate the button-piece, but requiring to have slots of considerable size formed in the button-piece for their reception,whle my fastenings form their own apertures.

l claim- 1. In a button boot or shoe, the button-supporting piece having a series of buttons` a series of independent nietal fastenings penetrating said portion, and engaging with the eyes of the buttons at the outer side of the piece, and a continuous cord or wire at the inner side of said piece, engaged, as described, with said fastenings.

2. In aJA button boot or shoe, the button-piece In testimony whereof Than-fe signed my name I having a series of, buttons, a'seri'es of metallic to this specification, in the presence of two sub- 1o staples passed through the eyes of the butsorihing Witnesses, this 11th day of'Novemher,

tons, each having two prongs penetrating the 1885.

5 leather piece, and aJ continuous cord'or wire WALTER E. BENNETT.

at the inner side of said piece, rround which Witnesses: the points `of*thelstdplesvare bent or 'clii'lei'xefh` C. F. BRO WN,


as set forth.

It is hereby certified that the neme of the assignee in Letters Patent No. 344,710, granted June 29, 1386, upon the application of Welter E. Bennett, of Boston, Massachusetts, for an improvement in Button Boots or Shoes.7 was erroneously Written and printed Edward P. Mervin, that said neme should have been Written and printed Edward P. Merwin and that the said Letters Patent should be read with this correction therein that the same may conform to the record of the case in the Patent Office.

Signed, eountersigned, and sealed this 20th day of July, A. D. 1886.

H. L. MULDRoW, Acting Secretary of the Interior [SEAL] Gountersigued:


Commissioner 0j' Patents.

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