US 658952 A
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LACING ATTACHMENT. (Application filed Mar. 30, 1900.)
Patented 0st. 2 I900 VIIII'I'IIIII/ EYIA NITED STATES FFICE.
PATENT LACING ATTACHMENT.
SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 658,952, dated October 2, 1900.
Application filed March 30', 1900. Serial No. 10,735. (No model.)
To all whom it may concern.-
Be it known that I, PETER M. KLING, a citizen of the United States, residing at the city of St. Louis, in the State of Missouri, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Lacing Attachments, of which the following is a full, clear, and exact description, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, forming part-of this specification.
My invention relates to an attachment for leggings,corsets, gloves, or other articles to receive the lacing-cord and by the use of which a pull on the free end of the lace will cause the leggings to be tightened up throughout the entire length of the laced part.
My invention consists in features of novelty hereinafter fully described, and pointed out in the claims.
Figure I is a perspective view showing a legging with my attachment applied. Fig. II is an enlarged view of one of the attachments. Fig. III isa section taken on line III III, Fig. II. Fig. IV is an enlarged view showing two of the attachments in section, the section being taken j ust beneath the heads of the attachments.
1 represents a legging to which I have shown my invention applied, although it may be used on other garments or articles.
The attachment consists of an attaching base or plate 2, upon which is cast or formed a neck 3, having an overhanging head 4, conforming to the contour of the neck.
5 is a lace or cord that bears against the neck of the attachment beneath the head 4. The neck of each attachment is made of more than half a circle, so thatthe cord does not come against the corners or edges 6.
The attachments are secured to the garment by rivets 7. To prevent the lace or cord from being disengaged from the attachments, the heads 4 are joined to the plates 2 by narrow extensions 8, of reduced dimensions, in the direction of the circumference of the neck, that extend from the heads to the plates, thus forming an eye of reduced thickness at the back of the neck.
When the garment is laced up, a pull on the free end of the lace will cause the garment to be tightened up throughout the extent of the laced portion, the cord passing through the attachment freely and easily, much in the same manner that it would were the attachment composed of a series of pulleys.
I claim as my invention 1. A lacing attachment comprising an attaching-base, a neck projecting from said attaching-base and having a rounded bearingsurface for the lace, a head conforming to the rounded bearing-surface and overhanging the latter so as to retain the lacing thereon, and an extension of reduced dimension in the direction of the circumference of the neck, extending from the overhanging head to the attaching-base and preventing the disconnection of the lacing-cord with the lacing attachment; substantially as herein set forth.
2. In a lacing attachment, the combination of a plate, a neck having a rounded bearingsurface of more than half a circle, a head overhanging the neck, and a projection joining the head to the plate, substantially as set forth.
3. A lacing attachment comprising an attaching-base, a rounded neck projecting integrally therefrom, a head integral therewith, conforming to, and overhanging the neck, and
' a reduced extension between an intermediate In presence of- E. S. KNIGHT, M. P. SMITH.