US 392677 A
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nJuoaeL C. W. KING.
FASTENING FOR BOOTS 0R SHOES. No. 392,677. Patented Nov. 13 1888.
' f theli I the foot of the wearer; 'andit consists of a fast- Q I CHARLES W. KING, OF WEST NEWT CHARLES KING,
on, MASSACHUSETTS, Assien'on ro OF NEW YORK, N:
FASTENING FOR BOOTS OR SHQES.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Lotte To all whom it may concern:
Be it known that 1, CHARLES W. KING, of West Newton, Massachusetts, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Fasteners for Boots and Shoes, of which the following is a specifi cation, reference being had to the drawings accompanying, and forming a part hereof, in which- Figure'l is a perspective view' of my fastener. Fig. 2 is an outsole with several of my fastenels in position. Fig. 3 is a cross-section through one side of a shoe, showing my fastener between the outsole and insolein the po sition which it assumes-when in use. Fig. 4- is a perspective showing part of an outsole fitted with a fastener. I Y
As is well known to all skilled in the art, when a shoe has been lasted the outsole is laid in position on the insole, its edges overlapping the edge of the upper, and is temporarily secured in this position preparatory to its being permanently secn red by the operation of stitch ing or nailing. The usual methodoflthus temporarily securing the outsole is by means of tacks or short sections of wire, whichflare driven through the oiitsole, upper, and insole atin tervals around the edg'e'ofjthe last. These tacks are driven in the channel-which is out around the edge of the outsole',l.inforder that they may be covered up by the channel-flaps, and because it is not desirable to puncture the outer surface of the outsole, andthns interfere with the subsequent finish thereof. These 3 5 tacks or short sections of wire,- being placed as they are in the channel, are much in the way -in sewing the shoe, since the needle of the machine is frequently broken-by contact with them. They also 'i'requently, remain in the 40 shoe after it is finished,-and, as they project through to the inside of the insole and often work loose, theyare liable to cause .:pain and discomfort to the'wearer.
The object of my invention is to produce a blind or intermcdiate'fastener which may be 'inserted between the outsole and insole inside ne of 'the channel oi-the outsole', and which shall 'serveto' secure the outsole temporarily in position without. projecting-through either, the outsoleor the insole, thus avoiding any danger of damaging the outs'ole orhurting ener having a single point or prong projecting;
rs Patent No. 392,677,dated November 1 Application filed March 5, i888.
county of Middlesex, State of Serial No. 266%. (No model.)
curved prongs projecting in the opposite direction,-as hereinafter more fully described My.fasteuer is very simple in construction and is of substantially a Y shape. (see Fig 1,) havingaprong, a, projecting in one directlon, and two divergent prongs, b, projecting in the opposite direct-ion, as shown. The base of'the prong a is joined or secured to or s integral 'with the bases of the prongs b. A shoulder, d, is preferably formed around the base of the prong a, as shown in Fig. 1, to receive the dIlV- ing-tool, and thus enable the fastener to be easily driven. The prougsb are preferably. flattened, and their outer ends or points are outwardly curved, and are sufficiently sharp to permit them to be easily driven into the surface of the leather. The flattening of the prongs b tends to prevent the fastener'from working. up or down when the shoe is worn.
In using my fastener, I apply it, preferably, to the flesh-sidc of theoutsole, placiugthe d|- .vergent prongs 6 against the sole,and drivingit by a tool made for the purpose, giving it a sharp blow, which spreads the prongs'b, fo rcing theirends under the surface and forcing the shanks of. the prongs down against the .80 leather, thus causing the fastener to assume the position in theoutsole shown in Fig. '4, the entering cndsof the prongs b turning back toward the surface and clinching, as shown in Fig. 3; In'this mannerthe fasteners are secured at intervals, where desired. on the out; i sole. the pronga projecting up at right angles to the surface of the sole. The outsole, being thus fitted, is ready to be laid on the insole, and by afew taps of the hammerthe prongs a are forced into'the insole, (see Fig. 3,) and'the outsole is firmly secured in lace. Ido not desire to limit myinveution to two divergent curved prongs, b, as obvious] y three,'or even more, prongs, b,--nnght be employed.
What I claim is A fastener for boots and shoes, having two or more divergent prongs,- b, and a single oppositely-projecting prong, a, said prongs b beiug flattened and having thei points outwardly curved, and all said prongs. 1 being joined together at their bases, substantially as shown and described.
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