US 603052 A
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G. W. BURFORD.
No. 603,052'. Patented Apr. 26, 1898.
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GEORGE W. BURFORD, OF VERONA, PENNSYLVANIA.
SPECIFICATION forming part of l Letters Patent No. 603,052, dated April 2S,V 1898. Application filed March 15l 1897. Serial No. 627,600. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.:
Be it known that I, GEORGE W. BURFORD, a citizen of the United States, residing at Verona, in the county of Allegheny and State of Pennsylvania, have invented certain new an d useful Improvements in Shoe-Fasteners; and I do declare the following to be a full, clear, and exact description of the invention, 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 the Ifigures of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification.
My invention relates to a fastener for shoes or any article that may require the same. The old method of tying the shoestrings is avoided, as the strings only need to be coiled about fastener, as shown in the accompanying drawings, in which- Figure l is a view showing the fastener as stamped of one piece. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal section at A B. Fig. 3 is aview showing the fastener pressed into shape required with staple for fastening to shoes, dac. Fig. 4 is a section at O D. Fig. 5 is a section at E E. Fig. 6 is a perspective view. Eig. 7 is a perspective View showing the manner in winding the strings about the fastener. Fig. 8 is a plan View. Fig. 9 is a side elevation showing the same. Fig. l0 is a perspective view showing the fastener as applied to shoes.
The device comprises a sheet of tin, iron, or any suitable material stamped in the shape as shown, having two plates l and 2, they being joined by a narrow strip 3.
t is a lip for forming hinge or to fasten the staple 5 to the plate 2. 5 is the said staple, by which the fastener is pivotally secured to shoe or other articles. 7 and 8 are holes in the said plates, through which the strin gs may pass.
9 is a slot cut in the periphery of the plate l. 10 is a corner or edge of the said plate turned up.
l1 and l2 are shoestrings; l5, part of shoe.
16 are cleats on shoes.
To fasten the strings of shoes by my invention, the strings l1 and 12 being Wound about the cleats 16 of the shoes, I then take one of the said strings and pass the end of the same through the holes 8 and 7 of the plates 2 and l, then over the plate l and through the slot 9, then under the plate l and about the strip 3 and over the string ll. The spring l2 is taken and Wound in the same manner, as described.
Having described my invention, what I claim as new, and Wish to secure by Letters Patent, is as follows:
l. A fastener for shoes or other articles,con sisting of the plates bent one upon the other, each provided with a circular opening said plates being joined together, one of the plates being provided with a slot, the other being provided with a lip, and a staple attached to said lip for pivotally attaching the fastener to the shoe or other article, substantially as described.
2. A fastener for shoes or other articles consisting of the two plates joined together by a narrow strip and bent one upon the other, a centrally-located circular opening in each of said plates, one of said plates being provided with a lip, a staple attached to said lip Whereby the fastener is pivotally attached to the shoe or other article, the other plate being provided with a slot in the periphery thereof, substantially as described.
In testimony whereof I affix my signature in presence of two witnesses.
GEORGE W. BUREORD.
Jos. R. MCQUAIDE, I-I. J. LEVIS.