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Publication numberUS526830 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateOct 2, 1894
Filing dateJun 21, 1894
Publication numberUS 526830 A, US 526830A, US-A-526830, US526830 A, US526830A
InventorsE. E. Duljl
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Shoe-lace fastener
US 526830 A
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O 0 e E. R. DULJ.

SHOE LAGE PASTENER.

No'. 526,830. Patented 001;. 2, 1894.

WITNE-SSES: wwwa/ HWENTOR Elimche R. 'Dulje' NITED 'STATES 4EUSTACHE R. DU/LJE, OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY.

SHOE-LACE FASTENER.

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters lPatent No. 526,830, dated October 2, 1 894.

Application filed Tune 21,1894. SerialNo. 515,216. (No model.)

ToraZZ whom/it may concern:

Be it known that l, EUSTACHE R. DULJ, a citizen of the United States, residing atNewark, in the county of Essex and State of New Jersey, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Shoe-Lace Fasteners; and I do hereby declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of theinvention, such as will enable others skilled in the art to which it appertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to letters of reference marked tnereon,which form a part of this specitication. Y

My present invention relates to improvements in a shoe lace fastener and has for its obJect to provide a device for the purpose of preventing the laces of the shoe from becoming untied. l

, The invention has for its further object to provide a holding clasp of this class which will not become accidentally disengaged from its holding contact with'the laces, but which can be readily diseugagedfromits holdingcontact with the laces, when desired, by the l manipulation of a cam-lever pivoted in the frame of the device to'permit the partial with` drawal of the shoe laces from the device and their unlacing from the studs on the shoe.

The invention therefore consists of the novel form of shoe lace fastener herein shown and claimed, as a new article of manufacture, and further, the invention consists in certain novel arrangements and combination o fparts, such as will be hereinafter more fully described and finally embodied in the clauses of the claim.

The invention is clearly illustrated in the accompanying sheet of drawings, in which slmilar letters of reference are employed to indicate corresponding parts in Veach of the several views.

In said drawings, Figure l is a perspective view of a shoe and its laces, illustrating in connection therewith the use of my novel form of shoe-lace fastener. Fig. 2 is a side View, and Fig. 3 a longitudinal vertical section of the device, clearly illustrating the operative parts of the device in their clamped or holding positions on the shoe lace. Fig. 4

is a View similar to Fig. 3, with the clamping lever 1n its raised and disengaged position.

Fig. 5 is a horizontal section of the device,

just below the pivoted cam-lever, illustrating the arrangement of a movable clamp-plate vused in connection with the device.

Fig. 6 is a perspective View of the frame of the device. Fig. 7 is a like view of the cam-lever, audFig. 8 is a similar View of said clampplate.

In said views, b indicates the shoe and h the shoe lace, which is doubled and arranged in the eyelets of the'shoe in the usual manner.

My novel form of shoe-lace fastener A, consistsessentially of a frame a provided with two upwardly bent arm-portions a and a2,

substantially as illustrated in Fig. 6. These arms are bent inwardly, as at a3, and then upwardly to form the bearing-lugs or ears a4 and a5. f These ears are each of them provided with a perforation a6, for a pin c on which is pivoted, between thesaid ears a4 and a5, a suitable cam-lever d, having the enlarged part d', and being preferably provided with a serrated or scalloped edge d2 and a handle portion d3 for manipulating said lever. The base :of the frame cris preferably corrugated,vas

shown,being formed with the inwardly curved -central portion a7 and the outwardly curved fend portions 0.8 and a9. Between said arm portions a and a2 of the frame al have arl ranged a movable clamp-plate e which is also corrugated to correspond with the curvature of said base of the frame a, as will be clearly Aseen Afrom Figs. 4.3 and 4., In order that said `clamp-plate e may be retained between said arms a and a2, and still be loosely and adjustably arranged therein, to permit its adjustment for either a heavy or a light shoe lace, said plate is formed on its opposite ends with suitable stops e and e2, which ride against the edges of said arm-portions a and a2, as clearly shown in Fig. 5.

l The device is used in the following man- Y ICO on the cam lever cl have this purpose, that they act as stops for holding the lever d in different positions when clamped against the plate e. Thus, when a thin lace is inserted between the plate e and the corrugated base of the frame, said lever, when in its clamping position, will be in the position illustrated in Fig. 3, but when used on a thick lace the plate e is higher up and the lever d will be in clamping contact with said plate, in an entirely different position. Said linger piece d3 of the cam-lever d may also be provided With a sharp nose-portion d4, which,

when the lever has been forced down into itsoperative holding engagement with the plate e will force the shoe-lace tightly against a projecting lip ctw on one of the end-portions a8 of the frame a, as will be clearly understood from an inspection of Figs. 2 and 3.

The parts of the clasp are preferably struck up from sheet metal and may be made of any suitable shape and configuration in outline.

The device is simple in construction, being cheaply made, and can be readily manipulated to secure the laces in their holding relation to the studs on the shoe.

From the construction and arrangement of the several parts of the clasp herein described and illustrated, it will be seen that it is applicable to the use of a suspender buckle or other like article'of manufacture.

Having thus described my invention, what I claim is- 1. A shoe lace fastener, or the like, comprising therein Va frame a having arm-portions a and a2 and bearings on said arms, a cam-lever pivotally arranged between said arms, and provided with scallops forming stops and an adjustable clamp-plate between said arms, with which said cam-lever can be brought into operative holding engagement Said cam plate being provided -with stops e and e2, substantially as and for the purposes set forth. 0

2. A shoe lace fastener, or the like, comprising therein a frame a having acorrugated base, arm-portions a. and 0,2 and bearings on said arms, a cam-lever pivotally arranged between said arms, and a corrugated clampplate e adj ustably arranged between said arms, with which said cam-lever can be brought into operative holding engagement, said clamp-plate being provided with stops e and e2, substantially as and for the purposes set forth. U

3. A shoe lace fastener, or the like, cornprising therein a frame a, having a corrugated base, arm-portions a. and a2 and bearings on said arm-portions, a cam-lever pivotally arranged between said arms, provided with a cam surface d and serrations or scallops d2, and a corrugated clamp-plate e adgustably arranged between said arms, with which said cam -lever can be brought into operative holding engagement, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.

4:. A shoe lace fastener, or the like, comprising therein a frame a having a corrugated base, arm-portions a and a2 and bearings on said arm-portions, a lip am on said corrugated base, a cam-lever pivotally arranged between said arm-portions, provided with a cam surface d and serrations or scallops d2, a handle portion d3 and a nosing d* thereon, and a. corrugated clamp plate e adj ustably arranged between said arms, with which said cam-lever can be brought into operative holding engagement, substantially as and for the purposes set forth.

In testimony that I claim the invention set forth above I have hereunto set my hand this 20th day of June, 1894.

EUSTACHE R. DULJ.

Witnesses:

ADoLF FRANZ, FREDK. C. FRAENTZEL.

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US6094787 *Mar 3, 1998Aug 1, 2000Chang; Chun-HsiungFastening device
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Classifications
Cooperative ClassificationA43C7/00