US 430982 A
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C. F. ZIEGLBR.
No. 430,982. Patented June 24, 1890.
UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE.
CHARLES F. ZIEGLER, OF BLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 430,982, dated Tune 24, 1890;
Application filed February 11, 1890. Serial No. 340.019. (No model.)
T0 all whom it may concern:
Be it known that I, CHARLES F. ZIEGLER, of Bloomington, in the county of McLean and State of Illinois, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Shoe-Fasteners; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the in vention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same.
My invention relates to an improvement infasteners for slippers and rubber shoes, the object of the same being to provide a device by means of which slippers and shoes may be secured at the heel and ankle, so as to prevent the same from slipping,as is frequently the case when the shoe is old and loose.
A further object is to provide a device of the above character which shall be simple, neat, and economical in construction and durable and efficient in use and with these ends in view my invention consists in the certain features of construction and combinations of parts, as will be hereinafter fully described, and pointed out in the claim.
In the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of the device, and Fig. 2 is a view with the device attached to the slipper.
The fastener is preferably made of leather and of a single piece. The short strap a is formed by slitting the strap from the points a. The lower piece is then cutand shortened.
The ends are then' splieed or otherwise secured, as shown at b. This portion is adapted to fit under the heel and to bear against the front part c thereof, as shown in Fig. 2, while the longer piece d is adapted to fit around the back of the heel. The ends e of the fastcner are then carried over the instep and secured together. The fastener so constructed will hold the shoe or slipper against slipping and may be made very ornamental.
Having fully described my invention, what I claim as new, and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is
A device for securing rubber shoes and slippers on the foot, consisting of a single piece of leather or other suitable material, the same being slitted in the center lengthwise and having the lower section thereof cut and shortened, the ends secured together, thereby forming a short section to engage the front part of the l1eel, the longer section adapted to engage the back of the heel, and the free ends of the leather providedwitli fastening devices adapted to be secured around the instep, substantially as shown and described.
In testimony whereof I have signed this specification in the presence of two subscribing witnesses.
CHARLES F. ZIEGLER.
SAIN WELTY, C. W. HITCH.